Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 27, 2015 through August 2, 2015
This past Sunday, July 26th, Uranus turned retrograde. Perhaps, you felt a sharp pull of rebellion in some area of your life.

Flower by Yvonne Nelson

Flower by Yvonne Nelson

If you know where 20° Aries falls in your natal chart, this will be the area of your life where you are experiencing this anxiety and need for dramatic change. If you don’t know your chart, pay attention to where in your life you feel the need for independence, innovation, and dramatic change.
You may feel disoriented by this sudden wave of rebellion. Uranus will remain retrograde until she stations direct in late December 2015. While Uranus is retrograde, you will explore your need for freedom and liberation.
With both Venus and Uranus retrograde, you may notice personal long-term patterns involving freedom and autonomy in intimate relationships. You may also want to explore how you have used money and resources to maintain or deny your full independence
Where do you give your individuality away in order to maintain relationships? Do you believe you have to do it this way? Explore new and unusual ways of engaging in and managing your love relationships and your financial issues.
There is a powerful urge to confront what we have previously ignored. How have you allowed yourself to lose freedom and autonomy in order to be loved? Have you believed that you had to be less of yourself in order to be worthy of love?
You are not here to be small. You have the opportunity to create an amazing life for yourself and for all you encounter. It is not easy to live an authentic life. That is okay. What are you learning?
Examine the deep place of your mind and heart. What must you shake up in order to bring your life’s direction to a higher level of manifestation? Explore your beliefs and your values; prepare for major forward motion in mid-September.
On to the dailies!
Monday, July 27, 2015:
Monday is a day of exploration. What do you want to experience? Are you able to make your imagination real? This is a time to open the heart and mind to seeing and experiencing new ideas, new cultures, and new places.
If you happen to be on vacation – what a lovely day!
The morning begins with Sagittarius Moon squaring Neptune, a lovely morning to sleep late and dawdle over coffee and conversation. Start the day slowly with meditation and/or music. Allow the mind to drift where it wants to go; slow and easy.
This evening, the Sagittarius Moon trine Uranus, pulling us out of a dreamy space and into excitement and innovation. Spend time with friends who are of a like mind.
Seek ways to expand the good for everyone. This is not the time to think only of yourself. In order to uplift yourself, focus on uplifting those around you.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015:
Don’t take yourself too seriously on Tuesday morning. Bring humor to the table. With Venus retrograde insisting that we be so focused on relationship and resource evaluation, it would be easy to forget how much humor and lightness is needed to get through our lives! Take it easy on yourself and those you come into contact with.
At 9:36 AM EDT, the Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 2:47 PM EDT. At this point of the day, we feel the shift to a more serious nature and the ability to get much more accomplished that we would have expected earlier in the day.
This is a good evening to focus on exploring your financial and/or relationship goals with your partner or loved ones. A family conversation to plan for changes in income or practical considerations would be appropriate. You will find that you are able to be more practical than usual even with the involvement of your heart.
Mushrooms by Hülya Tokur

Mushrooms by Hülya Tokur

Wednesday, July 29, 2015:
Wednesday we can expect to be a serious or ambitious day once we get past the early morning dreaminess. Revisit your goals, ambitions, and dreams in the morning. At a certain point, you will realize that you are ready to get serious about accomplishment.
The Moon in in ambitious, hard working, Capricorn throughout the day. Do the hard work. It is a good day to cross everything off your ‘to do list’!
Stay at work late because your mind will be on work even if you are at home. If you head home too early, you may encounter power dynamics that may be difficult to manage.
Wind down and head to bed early unless you have a work or writing project that can keep you occupied in a solitary endeavor. Even with the Sun in Leo, we can’t have everyday be about fun and pleasure!
Thursday, July 30, 2015:
You can expect to encounter an interesting edge to your work and ambition on Thursday and you may well meet with resistance and a certain amount of aggravation. You will want to find a way to bring change and innovation to whatever the work or effort is that you are involved in.
Don’t forget your meditation Thursday morning, as you will need whatever stability and calm it helps you to maintain. Utilize the internal aggravation to push forward on solitary work.
At 5:41 PM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius and you will be able to connect more easily with others. Gather with friends. All of you will need the social connection after the solitary work of the past few days.
Release tension. Enjoy the evening.
Friday, July 31, 2015:
Early Friday morning, we reach the Aquarius Full Moon (6:43 AM EDT). This brings us to the full illumination of the Lunar Cycle that began two weeks ago at the Leo New Moon.
At the Aquarius Full Moon, take the time to explore issues of social justice or injustice. You do not need to look very deeply into the fabric of our culture to see how far we still have to go to reach the social justice you may have thought you had all along.
As we gain in the area of marriage equality, we are confronted with immense inequality related to race. It is up to each one of us to move this world toward a place of full equality and love for our fellow humans. Speak out with clarity anywhere you see inequality.
Venus retrogrades back into Leo at 11:27 AM EDT; let go of any perfectionism you have fallen into. Relax into a bit more fun even as you continue reevaluating money and love.
Cemetery Sky by Erin Krygier

Cemetery Sky by Erin Krygier

Saturday, August 1, 2015:
The Moon is in Aquarius making contact with Jupiter and Venus offers a lovely day as the expansion of love is highlighted.
Acknowledge love, offer love, seek love, accept love, open your heart and feel love. If your life feels bereft of love, open to the love that is always internally available.
There is no reason to have a lack of love in your life. Offer it with abandon and it will always be with you. Look in unusual places for love; for love and beauty have the ability to surprise us on a day like this!
At 6:36 PM EDT, the Moon enters the softer space of Pisces and we are able to dwell in an intangible dreamy place.
Be careful with the tendency to explore the edges of reality with drugs and alcohol. It would be a better choice to allow a sense of the intangible with music or meditation. You want to reduce the boundaries between yourself and others, and between yourself and the universe.
Sunday, August 2, 2015:
Enjoy an interesting day on Sunday as Mercury trine Uranus will electrify the space between our ears and bring our thoughts and conversations to the most interestingly innovative places.
This is a day when brainstorming ideas can bring you places that will move your life forward! Don’t stick with the ‘tried and true’.
This cycle of innovative thought began in early April. Consider what may have come as a shock or invigorated your thinking at that time. We are in a smooth area with a clear vision of where we would like to be at the full illumination of that cycle in late October.
Your imagination and intuition will be strongly supported by the Pisces Moon. Watch a movie, have an extra glass of wine. Allow yourself to dream.
As Saturn turns direct, it is time for all in authority to take its rightful responsibilities. I hope this will herald a time when the police (and all white people) in this country will begin taking responsibility for the unimaginable racial issues (and the ones that may seem minor) that have come so dramatically to our attention while Saturn has been retrograde.
Where in your life have you become aware of the need to take responsibility? It is possible that you were unaware of this issue before Saturn turned retrograde (March 2015). Now that you are aware of it, what are you going to do to take responsibility and make the necessary change?
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. These times are 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*!
Tuesday, July 28 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to Jupiter at 9:36 AM EDT, until she enters Capricorn at 2:47 PM EDT.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a sextile to Saturn at 2:50 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 5:41 PM EDT.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following opposition to Venus at 6:02 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 6:36 PM EDT.
* 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 its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.