Nana by Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883)

Nana by Edouard Manet (1832 – 1883)

This week everything seems possible. The struggles of the past months may not be resolved but for the moment we set them aside.
Without further ado….
This week: The VOC* Moon!
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!
Monday, October 13, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Trine to Mercury at 1:58PM EDT, ending at 7:30PM EDT as the Moon enters Cancer.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Square to Mercury at 7:27PM EDT and ending at 6:29AM EDT on Thursday October 16, 2014 as the Moon enters Leo.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Sextile to the Sun at 9:10AM EDT and ending at 7:08PM EDT when the Moon enters Virgo.


Monday, October 13, 2014:

It may surprise you how easy it is to get up and get moving toward work on Monday morning. The Gemini Moon fuels our curiosity and our drive toward interpersonal communications. Go ahead, get interested in the lives others are living. Ask questions; others will be delighted to engage.
The Moon Trine both Mercury and the Sun allows the drive for communication to truly open a flow of energy to whatever we put our attention on. With the Moon Opposing Mars this morning it is easy to push our drive and ambition forward to what needs our attention. At 1:58PM EDT, following a Trine to Mercury, the Moon turns VOC* until she enters Cancer at 7:30 PM EDT.
Monday will be a good evening to spend close to home with your closest loved ones. Nurture those you love with good food and the warmth of your shared history.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014:

Looking back just a few months to the powerful ‘Cycle of Love’: Jupiter and Venus.
On August 18, 2014 a new cycle between them began. Something of value expanded within your mind, your heart, and/or your life. The energy between yourself and a new friend or lover expanded, perhaps there was an opening of financial energy, in some way you felt your world-view enlarge with pleasure.
Consider what you have learned, since then, through that expansion. A lot has changed in this short time. Today we are presented with an opportunity to increase or build on that expansion. We are still in the early stages of this cycle and nothing is certain. If you are presented with an opportunity now, simply say: YES.
A Sextile between Venus and Jupiter suggests that any opportunities offered now are moving us in the direction of increasing the pleasure and value that began in mid-August. Don’t pass up what is presented.
The Moon spends the day in Cancer making contact, this evening, with both Pluto and Uranus. I picture us, all too easily, entering into a state of nostalgia. We are unsettled with our current circumstance, which are still in flux. Our emotional insecurity pushes us into looking to the past for comfort (nostalgia).
Keep in mind that the past is gone, the future calls. We all need a bit of extra kindness this evening. Remember to give kindness to those around you, unreservedly.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014:

Today let’s talk about the Cycle of Passion and Assertive Action.
Consider passion and direct assertive action. The Cycle between Mars and the Sun began in mid-April, 2013. What action did you take it that time? What was the driving passion of your life?

The Fife Player by Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

The Fife Player by Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

Whatever began at that time has taken much of your time, attention, and hard work over these past 18 months. Many mistakes have been made along this path. Remember that mistakes are how we learn.
If you are able to remember what began in mid April 2013, consider the mistakes that you have made pursuing that path. Consider what those mistakes have taught you. The New Cycle between Mars and the Sun begins in June 2015. Between now and then you have time to plan for the next push of direct action toward the fulfillment of your personal passion. Prepare now for the New Cycle by releasing the mistakes and the projects that are clearly not serving you at this time.
If you have been chasing rabbits down rabbit holes now is the time to stop. Let go of everything that will not serve the Next Cycle, be ready next June to pursue your deepest passions. Release what isn’t working, carefully research what will support the next forward push!
Third Quarter Moon on Wednesday suggests an edge between our need to nurture and heal others and our desire to create calm, stillness, and peace. With this aspect as well, we are letting go in order to make space for the next Cycle.
Moon is void of course following a square to Mercury at 7:27 PM EDT. Please have a quiet evening, do not engage in intellectual, relational, aggravation. The importance of time alone is suggested. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014:

On Thursday at 6:29AM EDT the Moon enters playful, expressive Leo!
This could be an important day for significant Communications. With the Libra Sun conjunct Mercury (yes Mercury is still retrograde) our thinking mind is highly activated. The Sun and Mercury are both in Libra; the thoughts and communications that are calling to us, seek diplomacy, calm, and peace within our dramatically changing relationships. Mercury(retrograde) is also Sextile Mars(in Sagittarius).
Freedom calls; each of us in the situation understand the reality of what has transpired over the past months. Today we are able to have productive and REAL conversations. Things that normally would be difficult to say are more easily expressed now. However, do remember that Mercury is retrograde.
Keep clarity on what is said and how it is understood. Because this conversation is likely to be about re-negotiation, it is fine to have it during Mercury Retrograde. Don’t make decisions from these conversations… just open the door… more talk will follow if you take that first step now.

Friday, October 17, 2014:

Friday looks like a lovely day/a lovely evening.
Enjoy the energy of this day; go out on the town, see live music, go to a show, mingle with people who will expand your way of viewing the world! Do not go to the same restaurant you always go to with the same friends you always go with! No! No! No! This is a day for something new; throw in some excitement, playfulness, and fun! Today’s Leo Moon makes lovely aspects to Uranus and Jupiter. Uranus adds excitement, the unusual, and the unexpected! Jupiter adds a sense of expansion and idealism. The people you meet today could make a lovely impact on your life; pay attention!


Saturday October 18, 2014:

If you are reading this post early in the week be sure to make special plans for the weekend! This is a very pleasant and special Saturday! The Moon is moving through Leo all day! In the course of the morning she makes lovely aspects to Venus, Mars, and the Sun. We will likely want to engage with others on Saturday, this is a very social day! The energy of Leo loves to be seen!
This weekend we are able to allow ourselves to fully express the internal reality of who we truly are! This is NOT a day to hide your light under a barrel.
At 9:10AM EDT, following a Sextile to the Sun, the Leo Moon is VOC* until moving into Virgo at 7:08PM EDT.
The day holds the potential to be active, social, and fun! By evening you will probably want to settle into a quieter routine; alone or with a few close friends.

Sunday, October 19, 2014:

Sunday brings us to the end of a week that has likely been much easier than many we have encountered recently.
On Sunday the Virgo Moon encourages us to get the practical tasks of our lives handled before moving forward into another week!
But before we get into the part of accomplishing anything we can allow ourselves to move slowly into the day. Early in the morning Neptune Opposes the Moon. You will probably want to stay within the space of dreams as long as possible. Go ahead and do that! Sleep late, get up slowly, put on beautiful music, enjoy a morning of calm.
By afternoon the Moon Trine Pluto moves us to accomplish practical tasks that must be done. Prepare for the upcoming week; clean the house, do the laundry, do some meal preparation. This is a great day for practical accomplishment.

A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet  (1832 - 1883)

A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet (1832 – 1883)

* 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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*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; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.