It has been an amazingly busy weekend ! The post may be a bit abbreviated but  looks like we have a relatively simple week to enjoy!

The Wind by Karl Hofer

This week’s VOC* Moon!
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 15, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Square to the Sun at 10:05PM EDT, ending at 11:24AM EDT on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 as the Moon enters Cancer.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Sextile to the Sun at 2:38PM EDT and ending 11:10PM EDT as the Moon enters Leo.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Sextile to Mercury at 12:34AM EDT and ending at 11:54AM EDT when the Moon enters Virgo.

Monday, September 15, 2014:

Monday is a great day to explore options, ask questions, and engaged your deepest curiosity. Suggest unusual ideas and offer new perspectives.
The week starts with the Moon in Gemini. We may feel restless and flirtatious, enthusiastic and alert. Our emotions may seem highly unstable and deeply exciting.
Do you remember the anxiety or excitement that was on your mind and within your communications last Saturday? On Monday we encounter the same excitement or anxiety although with a more positive and uplifted energy. At 10:05 PM EDT the Gemini Moon reaches its Third Quarter Square followed by a VOC* Moon which will last until Tuesday morning at 11:24 AM EDT. A good night to get to sleep early and enjoy the dreams that arise!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

Tuesday begins with the Moon VOC* until she enters Cancer at 11:24AM EDT. Don’t rush to the office as your best work won’t be done until after 11:30AM EDT on Tuesday morning. The day begins slowly; your best bet is to stick to routine tasks until afternoon.
Even then your work may be compromised by the trine between the Moon and Neptune. Allow your imagination to rule the day. Tuesday we will do best to work with our lives through the perspective of intuition, imagination, and the surreal. Do not put hard edges on this day. Allow softness, listen to music that will transport you, spend time in meditation. Open to the mystical and what is unseen.

Girl with Cactus by Carl Hofer

Girl with Cactus by Carl Hofer



Wednesday, September 17, 2014:

On Wednesday, you can anticipate the need to look more directly at the reality of your situation then you have over the past few days. The Cancer Moon makes difficult aspects to the Square between Pluto and Uranus. Once again it is important that we step back and look at the transformation that has been active in our lives, and on the greater world stage, since the summer of 2012. Simply take a bit of time to appreciate how far your life has brought you since that time.
I don’t often talk about Chiron, but today we must note the opposition between Venus and Chiron. The cycle between them began in April; yes, right in the middle of the Grand Cardinal Cross.
Consider where, in your life, and in your heart, you encountered a sense of being broken in April. At that time, perhaps for the first time, you understood that healing was possible. On Wednesday we reach the opposition between Venus and Chiron, suggesting that you are able to see the reality, the possibility, and the agent of your healing. Your job today is to look directly into the heart of your own woundedness and see the gift of healing that is offered. You may not understand this but that healing gift is already in your hands; offer thanks and accept this gift of healing.

Thursday, September 18, 2014:

Get out of bed 20 minutes earlier today! It will help to smooth some of the early-morning anxiety of getting the family out the door to work and school. The Moon is in moody, emotional Cancer throughout the day making a final aspect (sextile to the Sun) at 2:38PM EDT. With that energy holding steady, the Moon is VOC* until 11:10PM EDT when the Moon enters dramatic, expressive Leo.
Any projects or tasks of importance need to be completed early in the day. The afternoon provides us with an excuse to rest, recuperate, and complete mundane tasks.

Friday, September 19, 2014:

This is a day meant for open expression and playfulness. If you have children in your life take time to focus yourself within that simple Space of childhood. Turn your living room into a tent fort, put on a puppet show! Pretend every interaction is a staged performance! Encounter, and joyfully accept, the largeness of your own heart! Bring generosity to everyone you encounter.
Friday evening would be a great night to go to a show, a concert, or the theater! Go out with friends, have a party! This is a great evening for socialization, for expressing your true nature, for giving and receiving appreciation!


Saturday September 20, 2014:

Saturday continues the expressive pleasures of Friday. The Moon continues through the extroverted and flamboyant sign of Leo. The most negative side of Leo is the tendency toward arrogance and a prideful nature. I had an astrologer once tell me that Leo is loud and arrogant because it is the one sign that deep inside worries the most about its worthiness. The early part of the day brings with it a great deal of excitement as the Moon conjuncts Jupiter and Trine Uranus! Seek out a worthy stage for your performance this morning! Find a way to deeply express a spark of your creativity from within. The later part of the day may become a bit weighted down with concern, caution, and pessimism.
Make it a point to spend at least a few hours on Saturday alone. Solitude will allow the shift from exuberance to a deeper sense of responsibility.

Sunday, September 21, 2014:

Sunday is the most complicated day of the week! The Moon makes a final aspect (sextile Mercury) at 12:34AM EDT. This ushers us into a VOC* that lasts until 11:54AM EDT when the Moon enters Virgo.
At 9:02AM EDT Venus Sextile Saturn; Venus represents beauty, love, romance, and our own personal values. Saturn represents structure, stabilization, and restriction. The sextile between them offers an opportunity to stabilize our values and our relationships. As this is a closing sextile it offers the opportunity to release restrictions, to let go of things that have held back our sense of beauty, our need for love, romance, and the development of our own individual personal values. In November we will begin a new cycle between these two planets. This will be the rebuilding of solid stable values that more clearly reflect our true nature at this time.
At 11:58 PM EDT Mars squares Neptune. The cycle between Mars and Neptune began in February 2013. Consider where your assertive or sexual energy is unclear or idealized. Fantasy and charisma play a role in how we move forward. Keep your eyes open and understand that there is a lack of clarity that will simply take time to unravel.

Reading and Art by Karl Hofer

Reading and Art by Karl Hofer


Images by Karl Hofer (1878 – 1955)

* 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.

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