Introducing: MoonLore – Astrolore’s Moon Series
w/ Laurie Farrington and Jennie Date on Patreon
Jennie and I are creating short fun videos about astrology beginning with this Moon series. As a patron on Patreon, we will provide you with at least three 8 – 30-minute videos each month to help you understand yourself, your life, and the times we live in.
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Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.
THE ESSENCE OF YOUR DREAMS – Monday, March 2, 2020
The week begins with a First-Quarter phase of the Moon. This presents a challenge (a square) between the Moon in talkative, multi dimensioned Gemini and the passive dreamy Pisces Sun.
Your mind may be going a mile a minute in directions that have very little practical relevance. This suggests a great day for creative writing or spending time with a good book or film. It is unlikely to be a good day for serious or practical communications or projects.
Think back to the seed you planted, seeking an increase in imagination or the development of a dream, at the New Moon on February 23.
What action can you take today to bring that dream into reality?
As the evening progresses the sense of dreaminess increases as the Moon reaches for a square aspect to Neptune.
Set a pen and paper by your bedside to write a poem or capture the essence of your dreams.
INTEGRITY AND DESIRE – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Consider what you can do today to take a practical step forward on your finances or partnerships.
A square aspect from Venus to Saturn demands that you look clearly at your situation without becoming gloomy or discouraged. You may encounter obstacles, problems, and difficulties in finances and relationship dynamics.
Feeling sorry for yourself will only solidify the problems. Action is required to shift the trajectory. You do not need to be sure of the outcome only of your integrity and desire.
Make an effort, understand your responsibilities, and set aside criticism.
At 9:20 PM EST, a certain amount of equilibrium returns with the Moon sextile Venus.
As the Moon enters Cancer at 11:25 PM EST you are able to soothe and heal hurt feelings from the day. Enjoy loving comfort in dreams.
The Gemini Moon is void-of-course from 9:20 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 11:25 PM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
A SURPRISE ON THE HORIZON – Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Today is an active day with several significant shifts occurring. Given that the Moon is in super-sensitive Cancer, your emotions may be unsure where to land.
First thing this morning Mercury, still retrograde, retreats back into Aquarius. Having been retrograde since February 16, Mercury will be going direct in a matter of days (March 9). The remainder of the retrograde will likely feel less foggy and unsettled being in an Air sign. It is not time to move forward with projects and plans yet but you feel more connected to your thoughts and less lost in feelings.
At 4:24 PM EST Mercury forms a sextile to Venus encouraging you to speak your truth around issues of partnership and finances. What conversations or projects have seemed unworkable due to a lack of emotional clarity? Today offers an opportunity to revisit these issues with more confidence.
At 10:07 PM EST Venus (having been in Aries since February 7th) enters Taurus a favorite place for her to find comfort and pleasure. The leisurely comfort she most desires will encounter unexpected surprises when she bumps into Uranus over the next few days.
The house that holds Taurus in your chart will be the place to look for surprise and unexpected change.
HOLD THOSE YOU LOVE CLOSE – Thursday, March 5, 2020
Today’s Cancer Moon puts your instincts and emotions in the driver’s seat. Nothing seems more important than the need for security and belonging.
Your feelings run deep and you seek connection with those who hold the position of a loving family member in your heart. You need to feel loved and protected by biological or chosen family.
With the Moon in Cancer, everyone you encounter is likely to be dealing with mood swings and strong sensitivities. Be patient and kind, understand that vulnerability is high.
At 6:51 PM EST, the Cancer Moon opposes Pluto. You may feel that someone or something is working against you. Don’t let obsessive concerns get the best of you. Hold your loved ones close and head to dreamland early.
ATTENTION AND AFFECTION – Friday, March 6, 2020
By the time you wake this morning the sensitivity of yesterday’s Cancer Moon has released its grip. Yesterday’s moodiness and melancholy are left behind.
With the Moon now in Leo your attention turns to shining your brightest, most expressive light into the world. When the Moon is in Leo, much like any feline creature, you want the spotlight and great affection.
As the Moon squares Uranus at 11:05 AM EST you find that you are willing to go to unusual extremes to get the attention and affection you desire.
The Moon will remain in Leo until Sunday morning. This offers a lovely weekend of fun.
Go out tonight with others in search of excitement and entertainment. Find a stand-up comedian to support with your presence and appreciation. Any performer on stage needs the wild attention and appreciation of her audience. Show it with great generosity.
The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from To 12 AM EST until she enters Leo at 4:28 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
GENEROUS ENTHUSIASM AND FUN – Saturday, March 7, 2020
Today’s Leo Moon makes no major aspects whatsoever. There are no planetary shifts, changes, or configurations throughout the day. This presents us with a quiet day where the sign of the Moon is the singular configuration we have to deal with.
With the Moon in Leo, you will find that you are direct and generous in your self-expression. You will want to be part of a community that supports and adores you, to give and receive affection, warmth, generosity, and enthusiasm.
Your emotions are more dramatic than usual and you want to express everything you feel in a big way.
This is a great day to spend with children. Make a date to spend time with your children, your friend’s kids, or your grandchildren. Spend time playing or engaged in other childlike endeavors.
Put your generous enthusiasm, infectious attitude, and affection, into the pursuit of fun.
WELCOME AN EXTRA HOUR OF SUNSHINE – Sunday, March 8, 2020
Winter loses its grip as we move the clocks ahead giving us an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day. This has nothing to do with astrology but is a welcome transition and worthy of mention.
At 6:47 AM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo asking that you leave the fun behind for efficient and practical endeavors.
At 8:22 AM EDT, the Sun in Pisces joins with dreamy Neptune. This begins a year-long cycle of increasing intuition, imagination, and spiritual understanding.
Today is a good day to keep yourself in the company of kind and loving folks. The boundaries between yourself and others can be frightfully thin. Don’t put yourself in contact with folks that you will absorb negativity from.
Stay away from drugs, alcohol, and other addictive substances. Avoid being pulled into of overidentification with what is unhealthy in others. Write poetry, listen to music, or spend time on your meditation cushion.
Plant a seed of loving compassion. Consider how you will deepen compassion and spiritual understanding over the coming year.
At 3:37 PM EDT Venus joins with Uranus in Taurus, beginning a year-long cycle of bringing excitement and change to love or finances. Risks and thrills about love or investments may be appealing. Be aware that this excitement will not sustain itself for long. Also, remember that Mercury is still retrograde.
Plant a seed of adventure in love and money.
The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 4:12 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 6:47 EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
* 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. 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.