Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 14, 2018 through May 20, 2018


This is the week we have all been waiting for!

The powerful New Moon on Tuesday joins the shift of Uranus into Taurus, Mars into Aquarius, and the challenging square aspect formed between Uranus and Mars on Wednesday.

A story is being fleshed out that speaks about your urge to break any rules necessary to become your most authentic self, regardless of the opinions and desires of others.

Because of the upcoming Mars retrograde, there will be three steps to this process and Mars will square Uranus three times.

The first view of the upcoming story occurs this week (it has been building in the background), full understanding comes in August, and the story will wrap-up in September.

Where in your life are you feeling the need for major, powerful change? Don’t fight it. I envision each of us waiting on a precipice.

There are choices to be made. You can take the initiative and jump, you can wait until you are pushed, or you may simply fall over the edge!

I recommend that you determine your highest truth and jump in the direction that will most invigorate that truth and allow you to express your most creative, wild side.

There is no point in attempting to hold a hard line of convention or stability.
As has been said: “The times they are a-changin‘.” Allow yourself to be moved.

“For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike


Are you sick of feeling like a fraud?
Do you long to be respected and fulfilled as a working astrologer?
Have you studied astrology for years but still don’t know how to have a meaningful conversation with a client?
Do you want to work with clients but are unsure how to move forward?
Let Astrolore help you move from where you are to where you long to be. Contact me TODAY for a FREE STRATEGY SESSION.



Monday, May 14, 2018:

Monday’s Taurus Moon is in her darkest phase as she moves toward Tuesday’s New Moon. Go inward and contemplate the changes that are just pushing you into a new reality. The Taurus Moon wants calm and stability. Perhaps, you can hold onto a tiny piece of that quiet, just for this day.

Stabilize your emotions through sensual care of your body. Get a massage, take a bubble bath, dress in your most beautiful clothes. Connect, honor, and love your body. Savor all of your senses. Pay attention to the beauty around you, or cook a delicious meal.

With the big changes occurring all around you, it will help to keep complications to a minimum. Don’t allow drama to pull you in. Keep quiet. Touch the beauty of simplicity.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018:

Tuesday’s Taurus New Moon is highly significant coming as it does on the same day that Uranus (the planet of disruption, change, and revolution) enters Taurus. This is a powerful shift, do not underestimate its ability to move your life in a new direction.

What house in your chart holds Taurus? This is the area of your life that is demanding change. Don’t try to avoid the profound shifts that are in the wings in the coming months. Allow yourself to be moved.

Take advantage of the New Moon being in the same sign by planting a seed that will support the changes you want to see in this area of your life. Think big as the change available is not a minor one!

At 7:48 AM EDT, the Sun joins the Moon at 24 degrees Taurus (the New Moon). Wait a day or even two but do not neglect your New Moon Ritual. Keep your ritual simple. Being in Taurus the intention you set will focus on maintaining stability in the face of the big shifts that Uranus is bringing.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Taurus, it will help you clarify what intention is needed. For example, if Taurus is in your 1st house, set an intention to maintain personal stability even as Uranus is shaking up your personality, in the 4th house, set an intention to maintain stability and calm in your family relationships or your home environment, even as Uranus is pushing for something shockingly new. If Taurus is in the 7th house, perhaps you need to bring calm and love to your committed partnership even as the relationship undergoes a sea of change. If it is in the 10th house, you may need to continue honoring your commitments even as you allow yourself to bring revolutionary changes to your work or business.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires calm, stable, predictability. Better yet, make an appointment for a consultation. Make your appointment today!


~~New Moon Ritual ~~
Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.
Have two candles available. Light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, focusing on drawing to you what you want to create, bringing the two candles closer together. Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.
The Taurus New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of loyalty, patience, dependability, and calm. This energy will be dearly needed in the coming months.
At 4:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini, bringing more curiosity into the evening hours. There is much you want to talk to others about as you evaluate the changes you feel coming.
The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)for only a matter of minutes from 4:29 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 4:43 PM Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Consider that the last time Uranus was in Taurus was between 1934 – 1942. Think about what was happening in the world during those years.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018:

Much has occurred before you even wake up on Wednesday morning. Mars has left Capricorn behind where he has been pushing a serious agenda of work and ambition. He is now in Aquarius where he will remain until mid-November; staying so long due to a retrograde this summer. Mars in Aquarius suggests that your energy levels are less predictable, you may be more interested in group dynamics that in your own advancement. You are able to detach from your emotions when anger or difficulties arise.

Uranus entering Taurus and Mars entering Aquarius sets these two dynamic players up for an intensely challenging conversation. Mars and Uranus will form three highly challenging square aspects over the coming months. There will be one now, another again in August, and finally the last in September.

You will get the first taste of the story now, the plot will flesh out in August, and reach its conclusion in September. You will spend the months following that assimilating the full storyline.

Keep in mind that Mars is the planet of direct action, anger, and war. Uranus is the planet of defiance, innovation, and revolution. Watch the world, the culture, your life and the lives of those you encounter. Choose to find excitement, reach for inspiration, and seek unusual change.

With the Moon in chatty Gemini, there is certainly much to talk about. Listen and gather the information that you need to make the best decisions in this new environment.


I am excited to finally find a way to make a video hang out/ astrological forecast/ Q&A session work so I can help you learn more about how astrology works in your life!
Please watch this 3-minute video explaining how this is going to work. Let me know if you have questions. I will also be providing folks who join with a copy of their chart in the Whole Sign house system.
I can’t wait to help you on your astrological path!
Go here for more information or to sign up!



Thursday, May 17, 2018:

Can you expect to rest on Thursday? That depends on many factors and on the circumstances of the past few weeks.

This is a day to share information and emotional realities with others with the talkative Gemini Moon on board for most of the day.

The Moon rests between 2:18 PM EDT and 5:48 PM EDT, if possible you should do so as well. The evening will call you to spend time with family and loved ones as the Moon enters Cancer at 5:48 PM EDT. At 6:00 PM EDT. with a sextile to Uranus, your contacts with family or loved ones may bring unusual information or unexpected news.

Take everything in stride, look for the places that call you with curiosity or excitement. People often say to follow your passion but many (I would say most) folks don’t know what their passion is. The thing to follow is your curiosity. Think about the things that call to you, that light up your eyes; follow those things and you will find the excitement that will fill your life with passion.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:18 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 5:48 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.



Friday, May 18, 2018:

Friday offers more stability as you find your feet more firmly on the ground with Mercury (the planet of thoughts and communication) forming a supportive trine aspect to stable, grounded Saturn.

Consider what seed for stability you may have planted in mid-January at the conjunction between Mercury and Saturn. The gift from anything begun at that time is likely offered now. You have built something in your conversations or your thinking that is able to help stabilize you now. Rest in this.

Friday is a good day to talk with family members, smooth any ruffled feathers, share a meal, and extend mutual good will.



Saturday, May 19, 2018:

Since April 24th Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and possessions) has been in Gemini, encouraging curiosity, thinking, and conversations about your values regarding love and money. On Saturday, Venus leaves that behind to enter sensitive Cancer. Now, you will notice a deeper emotional connection to these issues. You may be more interested in cuddling with a partner than in discussing the relationship. Watch your spending patterns as you are more likely to spend from an emotional need rather than a practical one. When you are feeling overly emotional over the coming weeks, leave those credit cards at home. Venus will remain in Cancer until June 13th.

At 1:30 PM EDT, Venus forms a sextile to unpredictable Uranus. Expect the unexpected regarding your values. You may suddenly come to a new understanding of your love relationships or your relationship to money or beauty. Sextiles provide opportunities, not gifts. Look for any opportunities that present themselves, go ahead and take a risk. Under the influence of this sextile, any opportunity that shows up regarding love or money is very likely to land you in a good place. Go ahead.

At 7:11 PM EDT, the Moon leaves maternal Cancer behind to enter playful, expressive Leo. She makes some stressful aspects over the course of the evening so watch that you are not overbearing in your enthusiasm. It will help considerably if you find the right folks to spend the evening with that appreciate your more dynamic self.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:04 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Wednesday morning at 8:03 AM Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.



Sunday, May 20, 2018:

Sunday offers a relatively simple day of creativity and dramatic expression. The Moon remains in vital Leo throughout the day allowing you to relax and play before heading into another work week.

You can count on the upcoming work week feeling very different from the past few weeks as the Sun leaves steadfast, slow-moving Taurus behind and enters versatile perceptive Gemini at 10:14 PM EDT.

With the Sun in Gemini, everything seems to speed up. Your mind moves more quickly and you want to share your thoughts with others. You may be less attached to your emotions and more interested in intellectual pursuits. The Sun’s transit through Gemini tends to be more lighthearted as you are busy exploring new ideas and learning new things.

Spend time at that library, attend a lecture, talk to those who know what you would like to learn, teach those who are interested in what you know.



Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?
Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.
Together we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.
Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances. Make your appointment today! 



That we can now think of no mechanism for astrology is relevant but unconvincing. No mechanism was known, for example, for continental drift when it was proposed by Wegener. Nevertheless, we see that Wegener was right, and those who objected on the grounds of unavailable mechanism were wrong.
~ Carl Sagan


* 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.

Comments are closed.

Are you at a crossroad in your life? Are your circumstances other than what you expected?

We can meet for an individual consultations (Burlington, Vermont), by telephone, or on SKYPE!

Life Transitions Require New Perspectives!

It is my goal to empower you in the exploration of the past, present and future of your life.

Let's talk. There is so much to learn and understand.

~ Laurie