Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 12, 2018 through November 18, 2018

Moving forward has indeed been a challenge in recent months! In June 2018, Mars turned retrograde beginning a very long slog of personal planet retrogrades. Have you felt that you just couldn’t get the proper traction to move forward in multiple areas of your life? No surprise with all these retrogrades. The end is not here yet but it is within our sights.

The best news this week is that Venus (having been retrograde since October 5th) turns direct on Friday (at 25° Libra). If you have done your due diligence in looking inward regarding your personal values, relationships, and finances, you can anticipate beginning to slowly move forward on these issues.

The rather unfortunate news is that on the very same day, this Friday, Mercury turns retrograde! If you have learned to properly work with Mercury retrograde, this will not concern you, only alert you. This suggests that you need to slow down, there are plans that are not yet ready for implementation. What needs to be reconsidered and talked about before moving forward? What communications and projects still need to be revisited and worked through carefully and with full awareness? Take your time. In three weeks, on December 6th, Mercury will turn direct and all systems (personal planets) indicate forward motion.

As always, remember to wrap things up before Mercury turns retrograde. Wrap up holiday plans, sign any documents or agreements that need to be done, and back up all data on your computer. During the retrograde, do not start new projects. Complete what has been left undone.

Remember to celebrate Venus’ direct motion. Take your partner or a loved one out to dinner, enjoy a museum or a concert. Love and finances are ready to shift and change in a forward direction.



ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past, you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns




Monday, November 12, 2018:

With the Moon in Capricorn on Monday, you can expect a serious day when you won’t be interested in dealing with trivial issues. You may be most comfortable working on your own. Focus on serious work that has long-term repercussions. Plan for the upcoming Mercury retrograde.

Early afternoon, when the Moon tangles with Pluto, you may struggle with intense overwhelm. Take a break and go for a walk. It is only a Moon transit and will pass before you know it. Ease your mind and take a break.

Remember that there are days you need to dream, days you need to play, and days you need to work. This is a day for work. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new direction.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

You may experience some anxiety and stress early in the day as the serious Capricorn Moon has a difficult conversation with anxious Uranus. Your emotions may feel unsettled and unmoored. This will not last and when the Moon enters Aquarius at 10:46 AM EDT you are ready for social interactions.

Engaging with others will open your mind to more unusual thoughts and activities that may surprise, worry, or delight you.  Allow the more rebellious and spontaneous parts of your nature to emerge. Break out of routines and unhealthy stuck patterns that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:14 AM EDT and 10:46 PM EDT when she interesting Aquarius. While the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.



Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius on Wednesday. Make it a point to seek out people you don’t generally engage with. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks who think in ways we do not understand? How can we learn to understand folks we do not engage with? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities, beliefs, and values.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, you can maintain objectivity enough to begin the process of understanding. You don’t have to look very far to see how desperately we need to learn this lesson of acceptance and understanding. Live and let live.



Thursday, November 15, 2018:

There is a lot of astrological activity on Thursday. The day begins with some excitement or anxiety as assertive Mars has a friendly conversation with unconventional Uranus. You may feel a strong and impulsive need to let go of something that began in February 2017.  Something that feels stuck may easily release. If you feel depressed, consider what you know you need to do but are avoiding. You may be able to avoid it now but you will be pushed more firmly in that direction in mid-February 2019.

This all relates to a cycle of developing personal freedom and truly becoming the most unique expression of your individual self. You can choose to make a big change this week when it will come more easily, or wait until February.

At 5:20 PM EDT, Mars leaves Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. Since March when Mars entered Capricorn, there has been a general sense that we have been trying to move ahead with the breaks on. Now, as he moves into Pisces he is ready to move more easily.

Mars is the planet of action and conquest. Pisces is the sign of deep mystical understanding. Let’s consider Mars in Pisces as the spiritual warrior. You may feel driven to develop a deeper understanding of compassion and empathy. This is a great placement for artists as your imagination will be activated and you will want to take action on what you imagine. Maintaining focus may be challenging but engage that compassion and inspiration and you will find your way.

One more thing! The Moon reaches its First Quarter Phase asking that you take action on whatever you began at the New Moon last Wednesday. The Moon then enters Pisces shortly before midnight.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:59 PM EDT and 11:42 PM EDT when she enters Pisces. While the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.


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Friday, November 16, 2018:

Early on Friday morning, Venus turns direct in Libra. Since October 5th, we have all turned inward to understand our most personal values in the area of love and finance. Now, as you move forward you can expect your relationships and finances to move forward more easily as well.

Over the coming weeks, you will be able to make necessary changes to improve these areas of your life. Consider what you have learned since early October and you should be able to understand the adjustments needed. Venus wants to build harmony and balance in Libra, now she will be able to do just that.

The cosmic joke comes with Mercury turning retrograde on the same day that Venus turns direct.  A sense of humor is helpful!

If you have followed me for a long time you probably are fairly comfortable with this common retrograde. Mercury does a three week retrograde three times a year.

4 Simple Steps to get Mercury Retrograde to Work for You!

  • Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  • Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months
  • Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list
  • Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Learning to enjoy and work with the retrograde cycles of the personal planets is one of the greatest ways that understanding astrology can support your everyday life. This is such a great time to catch up on tasks and projects that have been left undone. If you stick with the program you will find yourself more productive than ever!



Saturday, November 17, 2018:

The Moon moves through dreamy Pisces on Saturday, offering a mixed blessing. If you were hoping to accomplish specific things that require determination or fortitude, you will find yourself in an unhappy struggle. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart, you will welcome a weekend day in this gentle, emotional space.

While the Moon is in Pisces, you may feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and more vulnerable than usual. As you deal with others, remember that underneath the mask each person wears is a deeply vulnerable soul looking for love and compassion.

You may find that you are drawn to water, poetry, or music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are more easily than usual tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. The Pisces Moon will help you to go with the flow if you let it.



Sunday, November 18, 2018:

You can expect the early morning on Sunday to continue the theme from Saturday of sensitivity and dreaminess courtesy of the Pisces Moon. Enjoy it while it lasts!

The Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries at 10:56 AM EDT, putting aside all that watery sensitivity. The rest of Sunday you may find that you are more concerned with yourself than with others. This is necessary and not in any way a bad thing. We certainly don’t want to be selfish but we clearly need to turn our attention to our own needs on occasion.

With the Moon in Aries, you are inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. Go for courageousness without sacrificing at least a bit of caution.

When the Moon is in Aries, it is time to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, or prove something to yourself. This is not a time for empathy or romance, better to go for a direct passionate exchange.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 3:04 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 10:56 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.



“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…” ~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.



* 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.

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