Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 26, 2015 through February 1, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 26, 2015 through February 1, 2015

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” ~ Wilferd Peterson

This week we release an old dream in order to allow focus and passion to infuse the new dream to carry us forward.

We are moving directly into the daily posts this week, no time to dawdle!

Second Hour of the Day, Woman with Star. Artist Unknown.

Second Hour of the Day, Woman with Star. Artist Unknown.

Monday, January 26, 2015:
It may feel like everyone and everything is in a hurry on Monday morning! We begin the week with the Moon simmering in the aggressive heat of Aries. Don’t be surprised to notice yourself and others expressing more determination and assertiveness than usual.

At 9:23 AM EST, the Moon has a short VOC* period until she enters Taurus at 11:37AM EST. At this point, our emotions stabilize and we can settle into a more restful day.

Shortly before midnight, we reach the First Quarter Moon. Consider the New Moon in Aquarius last Tuesday, January 20th. What was the intellectual consideration that began at that time? The First Quarter Moon always asks us to consider what action we can take to propel forward that which began at the New Moon.

Monday will be the day to consider and determine what action to take but don’t worry about taking that action until Tuesday. Do not spend a lot of time worrying about what action to take. Simply make the determination and prepare to take the action. It does not need to be anything big or dramatic. Sometimes the smallest actions result in the most amazing impacts.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015:
The big news on Tuesday rests with Venus. Following her time in Aquarius (since January 3rd), Venus takes her first steps into Pisces; joining Neptune, Mars, and Chiron.

As Mars and now Venus leave Aquarius behind, they gain perspective on the Aquarius Sun and begin bringing a bit of mystical sensitivity to the wild ideas that Mercury and the Sun are still conjuring up in Aquarius.
Shortly after midnight (technically Wednesday), Mercury sextile Uranus; this energy will be clearly felt on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pay attention to your mind, your communications, and your wild thoughts. Anticipate innovative or exciting ideas or plans from the past to reemerge. Some of our best ideas fade into the past and with Mercury retrograde pay attention to what reemerges this week. Upsetting or exciting secrets may be revealed.

Following a square to Jupiter at 9:18 PM EST, the Taurus Moon is VOC* until Wednesday evening.

It may prove difficult to sleep on Tuesday night with the mind essentially plugged into the light socket of Uranus. Allow your mind to open into its most creative spaces.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015:
Long before we awake on Wednesday morning, Mercury is sextile Uranus encouraging innovation, thinking outside the box, and speaking the truth regardless of the consequences. Allow space in your life to anticipate flashes of inspiration. Listen when others speak, you may hear something that surprises you or opens your mind to a new way of viewing the world.

Keep that excitement in check, we do have a VOC* Moon to contend with through the entire day! When the Moon finally enters Gemini at 5:36 PM, look for a welcome burst of energy. If there is work to be done, you will likely accomplish more if you simply rest throughout the day and work in the evening than if you spend the whole day working.

“Healthy curiosity is a great key in innovation” ~ Ifeanvi Enoch Onuoha

Work on the development of curiosity within your open mind. Respect and encourage the curiosity of others.
These long spells of VOC* Moon occur when the planets are in the early degrees of their signs. Remember the Moon is considered VOC* following her final (major) aspect in a sign, until she enters the next sign.

Fourth Hour of the Night, Ora Della Notte. Artist Unknown.

Fourth Hour of the Night, Ora Della Notte. Artist Unknown.

Thursday, January 29, 2015:

Thursday brings us a simple but very busy day with the Moon highly active in Gemini. This is a day to work on writing, project development, and/or communications.

Remember that Mercury is retrograde. I hope you are working with ongoing projects and not developing anything new. Speaking of Mercury retrograde; how is it going for you this time around? I have had my usual scheduling snafus, which usually involve forgetting to account for different time zones when I schedule with folks! Several of you know exactly what I am talking about! Other than that I am getting a lot accomplished on some projects that had been set aside and have now been revitalized. I hope you are experiencing the same success!

I would love to hear from you! Please share your Mercury retrograde experiences with us!

Thursday should be a very social day. However, you will have to make the effort. Get together with friends for simple uncomplicated social time. Hang out over coffee or dinner. Catch up with old friends. Keep conversations light, gather information, enjoy easy banter.

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Friday, January 30, 2015:
Anticipate Friday being a very interesting day. There is significant activity and yet the Gemini Moon will be VOC* for the entire day; following a sextile to Jupiter at 4:24 AM EST. Allow the energy of this day to pass easily through you with full acceptance.

Two significant aspects on Friday will bring our attention back to the middle of November 2014. At that time, several cycles began that need attention now. How far has your life progressed since that time?

There are some determinations to be made with Venus Square Saturn at 3:22 AM EST. Venus represents our deepest personal values and generally shows up in our lives as love, resources (money), or both.

Consider the seriousness with which you began a new attitude toward a lover, a close relationship, or your financial situation in mid November. On Friday, it is important to carefully consider how that situation has developed over the past 2+ months. Are you firmly on the path you began in November? Is there something that you need to do to get back on track to your original intention in this regard? Are you doing what you said you would do? Do you need to renegotiate?

Also, Mars sextile Pluto 8:39 AM EST; this also brings our attention to November. Here we think of passionate action. The passion involved may be sexual passion or deeply passionate anger or aggression. Either way, we are now brought to a place where we clearly see the transformative power of our passion. This is a time to observe and consider where we want this passion to lead our lives. Does it have the power to burn us up or the power to lift us above where we ever imagined ourselves to be? Explore these ideas and set yourself on the path to your ideal future.

The Sun conjunct Mercury (retrograde) at 8:45 AM EST allows our attention to magnify our thoughts. If you have planets in orb of 10 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) this is where your attention will be focused for warmth and healing of past issues.

Saturday January 31, 2015:
Saturday morning you may want to stay close to home and family. Go ahead, build a fire in the fireplace and make a pot of soup (or whatever is your comfort food). Now, invite your dearest loved ones to join you as you reminisce, pore over old photo albums, and talk about the past.

Saturday should present us a quiet day with the Moon in Cancer forming trine aspects to both Venus and Neptune in Pisces. We may not have the tightest hold on reality as we delude ourselves with an idealized view of the past and present. This should not be problematic. Enjoy the fantasy; keep in the back of your mind that there is a layer of reality that you may not be seeing. Understand that it is appropriate now for you to feel the layer of love and warmth within that fantasy in order to bring your desires into future reality.

Bring deep compassion and kindness to all whom you encounter over the course of the weekend. We are about to plant the seed to a new dream; for now there is still a bit to release before committing to the planting of the new dream.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Danae by Gustav Klimt

Danae by Gustav Klimt

Sunday February 1, 2015:
Sunday is very much a continuation of the energies that were with us on Saturday. The Moon continues through Cancer. We long to remain closely connected to our family and love ones; to share meals and explore stories from the past together.

At 12:35 PM EST, Venus conjunct Neptune at 6° Pisces. This brings us to the completion of a dream that began in April 2014. That dream involved your love relationships, your money, or something of high value to you, personally.
Now we actively participate in the birth of a new dream. Take time to identify and plant the seed for the new dream that you know is stirring in your heart.

I encourage you to write this dream down, and perhaps explore it fully on paper. Share it with us, as well. Writing down our aspirations and our deepest dreams brings them one step closer to reality. Enrolling others to encourage and support us as we move toward our dream is a powerful act that will go a long way to bring our dream to reality! By mid -October 2015, we will see what we have created from the seed we plant now.

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” ~ Anais Nin
This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question. Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the moon VOC*!

Monday, January 26, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a sextile to Venus at 9:23 AM EST and ending at 11:37 AM EST when the Moon enters Taurus.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a square to Jupiter at 9:18 PM EST and ending Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:36 PM EST when the Moon enters Gemini.

Friday, January 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Jupiter at 4:24 AM EST and lasting until Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:09 AM EST when the Moon enters Cancer.
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC* time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*.

The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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