The wheel of fortune by Edward Burne Jones

The wheel of fortune by Edward Burne Jones


Consider the planetary energies of the week ahead and plan your best approach.


Do you feel like you are still waiting for the Virgo Sun to bring a bit more stability? Did you expect the productive energy of Virgo to have settled over you and calmed all the tension in your life? When the Sun left Leo for Virgo last week we anticipated our lives becoming more settled and stabilize. It hasn’t really played out that way in my life. How about yours?


I suspect it is the approaching Trine between Jupiter (in Leo) and Uranus (in Aries) that may be keeping your solid work focus at bay. This aspect will not perfect until September 28th but is a powerful intensification of expanding individuality and truth that has been building since June 2010.


Ride with the wave of it. Enjoy that the excitement of Summer hasn’t yet let up!


This week we have several planets changing sign:
On Tuesday Mercury moves into Libra, encouraging our thoughts to move toward diplomacy, romance, and partnerships of all kinds.
On Friday Venus leaves Leo behind to enter Virgo. This will help to increase our appreciation of work and productivity. We are reminded of the value and beauty within efficiency and orderly dedication. We are able to release some of the overriding desire for expressive and constant appreciation. Allow this to settle your ego’s over-riding need for attention.

This week’s VOC* Moon!


I’m going to start providing this information each week to help support the workability of your lives!

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or trying to work 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, September 1, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a sextile to Mercury

at 11:40AM EDT and ending at 1:17AM EDT as the Moon enters idealistic Sagittarius.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a trine to Venus

at 2:06PM EDT and ending at 6:15PM EDT as the Moon enters ambitious, hard working Capricorn.


Friday September 5, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a sextile to Mars

at 11:08AM EDT and ending at 7:59PM EDT when the Moon enters quirky, unusual Aquarius.


Sunday September 7, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a square to Mars

at 1:18PM EDT and ending when the Moon enters Pisces at 7:47PM EDT.




Monday, September 1, 2014:

The week begins with a holiday (Labor Day) here in the US. Labor Day is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. Labor Day constitutes a yearly tribute to the contributions workers have made to our strength, prosperity, and well-being. Celebrations generally consist of parades, barbecues and gatherings of all types where you may encounter folks you don’t generally encounter in your everyday life.
The astrological weather supports these gathering with a bit of a twist.
We begin the day with the Moon in Scorpio making her final aspect (a sextile to Mercury) at 11:40AM EDT. The Moon is VOC* from then until she enters Sagittarius at 1:17 PM EDT.
Enjoy the afternoon and evening by enjoying the traditional celebrations in a more non-traditional way. Mingle with people who provide you with a very different sense of the world. Explore Reality and Truth from the perspective of someone who sees the world very differently from you! Open your mind to the vast difference in thought and experience between you and another. Work to remove the barriers in your mind.
The reality, experience, and thinking of those from a different background, culture, or life style is valid and fertile ground for your own personal essential growth.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

Tuesday the Moon is in Sagittarius all day. At 7:11AM EDT the Moon reaches her First Quarter Phase. This is the waxing Square aspect of the Moon to the Sun.
At last Monday’s New Moon in Virgo (August 25), consider the seed that you planted, the aspiration you declared. Consider, once again, your intention and now take a specific action to move toward this intended growth; envision and feel your way into your future.
When you wake Tuesday morning the big news is that Mercury has entered Libra. Mercury is currently moving very quickly and has only been in Virgo since August 15th. Your mind has likely been trying to stabilize the wild Fire energy and with Mercury’s entrance into Libra, now seeks the help of companionship. You will notice that your thoughts turn to finding ways to partner more effectively. Consider how the help of another can balance and bring more harmony to your mind. Mercury will remain in Libra until September 27th.
This should be a great time to work with issues of diplomacy and cooperation. You are able to see both sides of the conversation. During this time your mind is not stuck on holding our own perspective irregardless of the reality for the thinking of others. Connect with others, listen closely, and balance your mind.

The Golden Stairs by Edward Burne-Jones

The Golden Stairs by Edward Burne-Jones


Wednesday, September 3, 2014:

Wednesday brings extremely dynamic energies into our lives! The Virgo Sun forms a waning Trine to Pluto at 12:09 PM EDT. The powerful transformation of who you are and how you present yourself in the world cannot easily be hidden or contained. The response from others is also not easily contained. Strive for internal balance; allow the meticulous care of Virgo to feed the ambition of Pluto in Capricorn.
Pay attention to the way that power dynamics are working in your life. Consider who has power and how do they use it. Consider the areas in your life where you utilize power, how respectful are your dealings with those who have less power than you. Use the empowerment available today to expand your hopes and ambition for the future. If your birthday falls between April 29th – May 3rd, September 2nd – September 5th, or December 31st – January 3rd, this empowerment is more strongly available then for the rest of us.
For all of us power dynamics are important to pay attention to. If these energies are used unconsciously and without integrity, this power will backfire and work against your life. Never forget the importance of using power dynamics consciously and with the highest integrity. Your impact on others is highly significant at this time; far more so than you are likely to understand.
And Moon begins her day in Sagittarius making her final aspect (Moon Trine Venus) at 2:06PM EDT. Following this the moon is VOC*until entering Capricorn at 6:15 PM EDT. This brings you to a serious evening where your mind may be focused on work, ambition, and results.
Be aware, be kind; remember that each action, choice, and decision has lasting significance.


Thursday, September 4, 2014:

If you didn’t read Wednesday’s post go back and take a look. The energy in issues of power and empowerment will linger throughout Thursday.
The Moon is in Capricorn all day offering us a serious day of accomplishment, ambition, and the ability to focus in on the work we need to do.
As the Moon conjuncts Pluto and squares Uranus today we are highly aware that you are living, working, and playing in a very different world than you were several years ago.
Many of you are tired. Tired of the hard work of transformation that these past months and years have insisted upon. However, the aspects to the Moon on Thursday will remind you that you are not complete with this process yet. Consider where you resided in your life several years ago. Look at how far you have come, and consider how much further you have to go in this process. The last exact hits of Uranus Square Pluto will come in December 2014 and March 2015. It is interesting to image where we will each find ourselves by mid 2015!


Friday, September 4, 2014:

The Moon begins the day in Capricorn. Ambition, work, and discipline come very naturally. There is much to be accomplished.
At 11:08AM EDT following a sextile to Mars the Moon is VOC* until she enters Aquarius at 7:59 PM EDT; therefore the Capricorn Moon is VOC* between 11:08 AM and 7:59PM EDT. This is a perfect time to catch up on routine tasks!
The significant change on Friday comes at 1:06PM EDT when Venus leaves the playful expression of Leo behind and enters the meticulous, detail-oriented sign of Virgo. Your desire to Play recedes somewhat and you are able to embrace the necessity of precision and efficiency. With Venus in Virgo analytical precision and meticulous detail become something we want more of. We are able to see beyond our ego and envision the beauty in humility and service.
Venus will remain in Virgo until October 10th. Find the areas of your life that need to be perfected in order to perfect the one thing that you have to offer the world as a service. We each have something to give, and at this time in humanities history it is so necessary that we find that skill, perfect it, and offer it as our gift. Seek your own unique gift that the world is waiting for.
At 7:59PM EDT the Moon enters Aquarius, providing us with a lighter more intellectually stimulating evening. Get out with friends (old and new) and explore new, interesting, and wild ideas.


Saturday September 5, 2014:

This certainly has the potential to be a fabulous Saturday! Do something different from your usual routines! Gravitate toward areas that both fear and excite you.
Go somewhere and do something no one expects you to do; do it on your own, with platonic friends, or with a group of like-minded adults.
Go skydiving, mountain climbing, surfing, or jeeping! Whatever you do, make sure it is outside your general way of being, or outside your comfort zone. Surprise yourself. Find a new perspective on your life and your world. Don’t bring your spouse or your lover! Saturday is a day to detach from intimacy and experience your full individuality.
If you allow yourself to simply be ‘an extra’ in someone elses movie you will be resentful and miserable. Don’t let others dictate your day. Bring your truth to this day; your ability to move forward without restraint moves humanity forward in ways you can’t anticipate.


Sunday, September 6, 2014:

Sunday begins with the Moon still in Aquarius. At 1:18PM EDT the Moon squares Mars before going VOC*.
If you were truly able to engage your individuality in an exciting way on Saturday, there could be some difficulty adjusting back into your routines on Sunday.
Keep a low-profile with others as anger or frustration could easily bubble up from below the surface. The VOC* Moon lasts from 1:18PM EDT until 7:47PM EDT, when the Moon enters Pisces.
Saturday evening would be well spent in meditation or prayer. Another excellent option would be to simply watch a great film this evening. Allow yourself to escape the confines of the mundane world. Enjoy sensitivity and rest.

Garden of the Hesperides by Edward Burne-Jones

Garden of the Hesperides by Edward Burne-Jones

Images by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)



* 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.