Astrology as a Symbolic Language

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Astrology is one of a number of symbolic languages, such as music, mathematics, tarot, and even emojis, that enable us to communicate complex ideas more quickly and efficiently than through spoken or written language. Each symbolic language has its unique set of symbols and rules for interpretation, making them powerful tools for conveying meaning.

In astrology, practitioners can explore and implement various approaches. Some astrologers utilize this language as a means for self-awareness, personal development, and developing a deeper understanding of human experiences. Other astrologers focus on prediction for individuals, nations, or cultures. Some concentrate on providing insights into personality traits, psychological patterns, and life themes. For many, astrology serves as a valuable tool for self-discovery and personal growth rather than a means of fortune-telling.

To me, astrology is a form of alchemy. As we engage with the symbols and the understanding they provide we are changed in a profound and fundamental way. Once we see an expanded perspective of ourselves, each other, and the world we can not unsee it. We take that understanding and move forward into a new life.

During this Leo season with Venus retrograde, do yourself a favor and schedule an astrological consultation on Zoom or a fully recorded video reading with Astrolore.

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Seeking Harmony Through Introspection

Monday, July 24, 2023

Today’s Libra Moon makes no aspects as it quietly moves forward. Libra, being the sign of balance and partnership, infuses the day with a desire for fairness and compromise. However, with Venus retrograde, the next few months will be very different during the Moon’s passage through Libra and Taurus. Because Venus rules these signs there will be more of a focus on self-reflection and introspection during these times.

If you encounter difficult issues in your relationships, focus on seeking a diplomatic resolution that is fair and equitable. Underlying tensions in relationships and partnerships may surface. Stay steady without blame, self-reflect, and encourage others to do the same. As we all reevaluate our values, seek harmony amidst the powerful challenges of our times. Promote growth and healing through patience and empathy.

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Emotional Intensity at The First Quarter Square

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Today’s Moon in Libra fosters a desire for harmony, balance, and fairness in our emotions and relationships. However, we know that Venus being retrograde brings a need for more introspection and we also have a difficult square from the Moon to Pluto at 11:06 AM EDT. This suggests that our emotions will be heightened as we manage emotional intensity as well as the potential need to manage power struggles or repressed feelings. Being aware of this should help you sidestep potential conflicts that will pass quickly if we simply do not engage them.

As the Moon enters Scorpio at 12:56 PM EDT, the intensity of emotions may further deepen. Scorpio is the fixed water sign encouraging us to seek truth and uncover hidden motives. Scorpio wants us to explore the depths of our subconscious and confront our deepest fears. It’s a powerful time for personal growth and self-discovery. It is also crucial to practice self-awareness and avoid falling into a rabbit hole of intensity.

The First Quarter Moon at 6:07 PM EDT marks a turning point in the lunar cycle. This phase presents conflicts between the aspiration we set during the New Moon and the actions needed to manifest them. At this time it is important to take decisive action to overcome any obstacles. With the Moon in Scorpio, expect emotional depth and determination to help navigate any challenges that come along.

Overall, this day is likely to be emotionally charged and conducive to introspection. It’s essential to approach situations with patience, both towards ourselves and others, as we navigate the complexity of the day.


Intense Emotions

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Moon remains in Scorpio today keeping a layer of intensity over everything we do and everyone we encounter. As the Moon passes through this fixed water sign, emotions tend to run deep, and we may find ourselves preoccupied with uncovering secrets or hidden motivations.

The intensity of emotions heightens a desire for authenticity and a need to confront repressed fears and desires. We may feel more secretive, introspective, and focused on personal growth. We are also more inclined to work at letting go of emotional baggage and radically changing the parts of our lives that no longer support us.

The Scorpio Moon may also lead to increased passion and intensity in relationships. We seek meaningful connections and deep experiences

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Introspection and Clarity

Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Moon remains in Scorpio for the bulk of the day encouraging introspection, self-awareness, and personal growth. It encourages us to embrace our deep emotions and face fears unblinkingly.

At 11:15 AM EDT, Mercury and Venus (retrograde) come together in Leo. This opens a period of potential clarity in matters of communication, relationships, and self-expression.

During this alignment, you may find yourself rethinking past conversations or reevaluating the way you express your feelings to those you care for. Pay attention because this is a time you are able to gain insights into how you relate to others and how you can improve your communication in your most significant relationships.

This awareness may come through the consideration of unresolved issues from the past. If you find yourself thinking of past misunderstandings or miscommunications, pay attention. These things are resurfacing as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Creatively, this can enhance your ability to express yourself artistically. You may find yourself inspired to revisit old creative projects or approach artistic endeavors from a new perspective. This is a time when past influences and experiences can enrich your current creative expressions.

At 8:23 PM EDT, the Moon lets the intensity of Scorpio go and enters the expansive arena of Sagittarius. The next few days will offer a lighter emotional ground for us all.


Embrace Optimism and Productivity

Friday, July 28, 2023

Today’s Sagittarius Moon suggests an optimistic day to explore new adventures, opportunities, and ideas. There are some complications as the Moon forms challenging aspects to both Mars and Saturn. You will likely encounter some tension in balancing your desire for freedom with your responsibilities. This may lead to feelings of frustration and a sense of being held back. Don’t take any of it too seriously as Moon transits pass quickly.

At 5:31 PM EDT, Mercury, having been in playful Leo since July 11th enters Virgo. Mercury will remain in Virgo throughout its upcoming retrograde (August 23 – September 15). With Mercury in its domicile, you can anticipate heightened analytical skills, increased productivity, as well as an enhanced ability to articulate your thoughts. Embrace this time to prioritize tasks, improve decision-making, and offer practical help to others. Be mindful to not be overly critical of yourself and others. Use this transit to organize your thoughts and build a strong work ethic.

Emotional Odyssey

Saturday, July 29, 2023

With today’s Moon in Sagittarius, your emotions tend to be optimistic and adventurous. You feel a need for freedom as you seek new experiences and a greater understanding of the world around you.

As evening approaches the Moon forms a square to Neptune. This suggests some emotional confusion as well as heightened sensitivity. Although your intuition may be strong notice where your expectations don’t quite align with reality. The Moon also forms a trine aspect to Venus, further softening your emotions. Enjoy a flowing sense of ease in your emotional responses and expression.

Overall, you may feel optimistic and adventurous, as you seek new experiences and connections with others today. Be open to new experiences while maintaining a healthy dose of realism. Use your intuition and creativity to your advantage, but avoid getting lost in daydreams or unrealistic expectations.

At 11:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn. Your dreams may turn to serious topics of ambition and accomplishment.

Ambitious Horizons

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Today’s Capricorn Moon pushes us toward progress and achievement. You may find your focus is on what is practical and powerful. While passing through this cardinal earth sign the Moon forms a grand trine configuration with Mars and Jupiter.

A grand trine is a highly supportive and active configuration. Mars’ involvement gives a strong boost of motivation and courage. You may feel ready to take on any challenge to go after what you want. You may find yourself with lots of energy to take action even as you are able to see things from a broader perspective. This is a great time to take well-calculated risks.

Today holds tremendous potential for success and growth. It’s an excellent opportunity to set ambitious goals, take action, and embrace new opportunities that come your way. Stay focused, disciplined, and open-minded, and you’ll likely have a rewarding and productive day.

In these weekly reports, I explore 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 give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration are conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.


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