If you were hoping for a simple week with no complications, just put that idea aside! Dive in and welcome the reality of what this week offers.
The week begins with a lovely Full Moon in Pisces allowing us the opportunity to see the full illumination of the dreams, fantasies, and/or fears that we have been busy building these past weeks!
Consider the seed you planted two weeks ago at the New Moon. How have things changed in this time? Can you see the results that have been created?
There are several VERY long VOC* Moon periods this week. Thursday and Saturday will need to be planned with this in mind. Remember you can expect a lack of results from whatever you put your attention or effort into while the Moon is VOC*. Focus your attention on mundane tasks, catch up on rest, recuperation, and simple activities.
Pay careful attention, this week, to the stories you tell yourself and the ways that you present those stories to others.
Carefully consider your response to unexpected news or information. You may experience a delightful surprise or an unwanted shock. Mercury comes into contact with Uranus and Pluto this week, bringing intensity, transformation and sudden surprises to your most ordinary ways of thinking, exploring communications, and working with your mind.
Seek inspiration, sudden epiphanies, and surprising/shocking ideas. Do not discount the significance of any of these!
Explore ways to share the transformation of your thinking with those around you. Do this without expectation of the response you receive.
Midweek Venus opposes Neptune reminding us that sharp clarity is not always available when our hearts are deeply involved.
On Saturday Mars who has very happily been moving through Scorpio now enters Sagittarius. Action takes flight! Over the coming weeks you will find yourself planning a major trip or considering some education you realize you need for your upcoming changes.
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!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a trine to Mars at 3:09PM EDT and ending at 7:32PM EDT as the Moon enters Aries.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a conjunction to Uranus at 8:57PM EDT and ending on Thursday, September 11th at 9:17PM EDT as the Moon enters Taurus. Yes, You read that correctly; this is a 12+ hour VOC Moon.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a trine to the Sun at 9:31AM EDT and ending on Sunday morning at 2:25 AM EDT when the Moon enters Gemini. That is nearly 15 hours of VOC* Moon!
Monday, September 8, 2014:
The week begins with a Pisces Full Moon, which will be exact at 9:37PM EDT.
Take a moment this morning to consider the seed you planted at the Virgo New Moon on Monday, August 25th.
The appropriate response to that New Moon was to plant a seed of aspiration. To aspires to perfect something within the self as a gift for humanity. What seed did you plant?
What new routines did you put into place with the intention of making yourself a better person? With Monday’s Full Moon, we release the creative energy that has been building since that new seed was planted.
There is a very dreamy quality about Monday. The creative energy being released is full of deep empathy, compassion, and sensitivity. The reality of what has grown over these two weeks may leave you feeling deeply inspired, impressionable, and idealistic.
The creative energy, which has been building over the past two weeks, is ready to be released. Do not waste this elusive energy on escapism through drugs or alcohol. Reach instead for your mystical depth and transcendent understanding.
Open your heart through music, poetry, meditation, prayer; allow mystical transcendence into your experience.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014:
Tuesday begins with the Moon still in Pisces. Following a trine to Mars at 3:09PM EDT the Moon will be VOC* until 7:32PM EDT. Those 4 ½ hours will be best spent on routine tasks, or simply as, well deserved, downtime. At 7:32PM EDT the Moon enters Aries, bringing us the sense of wanting what we want, when we want it! Patience is not our strength on Tuesday evening.
The most significant issue on this day is reflected in the square between Mercury and Pluto.
Maintain vigilant awareness of your thought processes and your communications. There is more power in your words then you may understand. Communications and conversations can easily go to deeper, more powerful, and potentially more dangerous places then we anticipate. Watch your words. Pay attention to the responses you get from others. Prepare yourself give or receive communications that may change you and those you love, in unfathomable, long-term, and profound ways.
This has the potential to be a day when secrets are revealed and power dynamics are exposed. Please do your best to be aware of and kind to everyone you encounter.
Take a moment to consider the full cycle between Mercury and Pluto: the cycle began on December 31, 2013. Carefully consider what was on your mind at that time. What was your most pressing concern? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Whatever you began at that time required attention and action in mid-April 2014, was fully realized in July, and is now asking for reconsideration in preparation for future release. This cycle will end and the new cycle begin in December, 2014.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014:
On April 11, 2014 Venus conjunct Neptune at 6° Pisces. Did you begin a new dream; did you open you eyes to a new idealized vision of abundant love, money, or resources? Take time today to consider what began in April. How far has it come to fruition? Where have you been successful in implementing this dream? Do you now see its full potential? Over the coming months the full realization of that dream will be further explored.
The Aries Moon is impatient with the speed of internal progress. Remember the side of Aries that is represented by the screaming infant demanding its due!
Love is idealized even as the necessary transformation of our lives may not have caught up enough to support the idealized vision of that love.
Mercury sextile Jupiter (2:36PM EDT); offering the opportunity to show your most authentic self to others. Speak your truth to those you love. Allow vulnerability at your very deepest core. This is the time.
At 8:57 PM EDT the Moon makes her final aspect, a conjunction to Uranus before going to VOC* until quite late on Thursday.
Thursday, September 11, 2014:
Keep your plans for Thursday very simple. There is really nothing of great importance to be done. Spend the day on routine tasks, meditating, reading, contemplating, or resting. This is a very long VOC* Moon in Aries; from 8:57PM EDT Wednesday until 9:17PM EDT Thursday when the Moon enters Taurus.
The Virgo Sun sextile Saturn at 11:03AM EDT suggesting that there is great stabilization energy available to us at this time. This is great for getting things accomplished! Hummmm. With the combination of this and the Moon being VOC* the logical way to deal with this day is to really dig into the many routine tasks that need doing in your office or your life! This would also be an excellent day to spend with someone whose wisdom or experience you respect. Seek a mentor in each person you encounter on Thursday.
Friday, September 12, 2014:
It looks like we are gearing up for a lovely weekend! Friday the Moon is in Taurus all day making lovely aspects to Neptune, Venus, Pluto, and connecting with Jupiter as well.
Friday is the day to appreciate Life! This is a day to make those lists of things that you are grateful for. Taurus has a sensual, earthy, reverence for life. This is not a day to be in a hurry. Take your time and create beauty everywhere you go.
Seriously take the time to enjoy each of your five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Appreciate the gift it is to live in this human body. Allow yourself to seek comfort in reliability and consistency.
Early Saturday morning the opposition between Mercury and Uranus will prevent this day from being without excitement. With all the desire for comfort and reverence, beneath the surface we feel the instability that is right around the corner.
Saturday September 13, 2014:
Saturday morning we awake with a pulse of excitement moving through our minds. Where do you want to take your mind today? Did something begin in mid April 2014 that is now releasing creative energy? Mercury opposes Uranus at 4:16AM EDT, your thoughts and communications are electrified with powerful revolutionary energy. Expressed negatively this could reflect you feeling scattered and full of nervous energy. From a more positive perspective it reflects great excitement in the mind. Our perceptions, our thoughts and ideas are moving quickly! Intuitive insights can come suddenly and without warning.
Meet new people! Engage in exciting and interesting conversations. Expect people to be direct and even blunt in their communications. Expect to hear the unexpected and perhaps to speak the unexpected as well!
Another very long VOC* Moon following a Trine to the Sun at 9:31AM EDT! Yes another full day of rest, revitalization, routine tasks, and downtime!
At 5:56 PM EDT Mars (having been in Scorpio since July 25) enters Sagittarius. Don’t be surprised if you notice yourself planning some sort of travel for yourself and a loved one. Get out the travel magazines and the education catalogs. Book yourself a cruise, plan a vacation, sign up for a class, or learn something new! Make it a point to engage in conversations with people from other cultures, other belief systems, or other lifestyles!
Sunday, September 14, 2014:
Sunday morning we awake to the Moon in Gemini making an early-morning opposition to Mars. The day may start with a sense of aggravation and anxiety.
If possible spend a few hours alone on Sunday morning with a good book or a pen and your journal.
You will find your mind very active and hot. Explore the thoughts and ideas that are working their way through your mind at this time. At 10:34AM EDT Venus trine Pluto reflecting great intensity of your emotional expression and your connection to others. Love relationships are profound and powerful at this time. Any love and any expression of beauty will take on great death and intensity.
Our souls are deeply touched, deeply moved, and deeply transformed by the profound soul connection of love at this time.
Images by Jean-Francois Millet
* 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.