Astrology by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life (August 12 – August 18, 2019)

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 12, 2019, through August 18, 2019 

written by me, Laurie Farrington

 

 

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Please keep in mind that your personal transits can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.

 

 

MATURITY REQUIRED

Monday, August 12, 2019:

The Moon is in Capricorn, bringing with it a level of seriousness, maturity, and caution. You may wake this morning shaking your head with displeasure at a reality you would rather not face. 

Wouldn’t it be nice if while the Sun was in warm bright Leo, we could ignore hard truths? Your best bet is to open your eyes to clarity on the actual situation. Whatever the challenge is, look at it directly.

The Capricorn Moon joins with Saturn (5:54 AM EDT) and Pluto (6:12 PM EDT) suggesting and offering these difficulties. Allow space to be alone in serious contemplation today.

Whatever house contains Capricorn in your chart is likely the main area of hardship, frustration, and struggle. Keep an eye on this area of your life as it will be a major place of required effort for many months to come.

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The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course from 6:12 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius tomorrow morning at 11:36 AM EDT. This condition suggests that what begins or occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 

 

THE STATE OF THE WORLD

Tuesday, August 13, 2019:

Some crankiness from yesterday may linger this morning, but when the Moon leaves Capricorn you will feel the shift.

At 11:36 AM EDT the Moon enters innovative Aquarius, renewing your hope in humanitarian ideals. This shift brings us a much easier day than yesterday. Your mood is lighter and you are able to see things with objectivity.

Aquarius is innovative and unconventional. When the Moon is here you are able to see the other side of the coin without your emotions getting in the way.

Today is a great day to listen to others who have very different beliefs than you. Widen your interests, look for a more expansive or humanitarian perspective. Aquarius suggests the need to march to the beat of a different drummer. Go ahead and express the parts of yourself that are most unique.

You can anticipate that others will have more understanding of your quirks than usual. You will care less if they do not.

Engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world. What can be done to help the suffering of humanity?

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The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aquarius at 11:36 AM EDT. This condition suggests that what begins or occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 

 

LOVE – FRIENDSHIP – CREATIVITY

Wednesday, August 14, 2019:

The Sun joins with Venus today, focusing your attention on love, partnerships, finances, beauty, and creativity. This meetup offers a pleasant day made for socialization, romance, and friendships.

If you have personal planets near 21 degrees of Leo, this will be a particularly great day for you.

For all of you, go ahead and focus on pleasure, comfort, and fun. This is a great time to purchase items for your wardrobe or to hire a home decorator. Take advantage of your greatly improved sense of beauty, style, and ornamentation. The Moon in Aquarius will keep you from spending money from a place of emotional neediness. Your desires come from a true sense of harmony and beauty.

 

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AQUARIUS FULL MOON: SELFISHNESS VS SELFLESSNESS

Thursday, August 15, 2019:

At each Full Moon, the luminaries (Sun & Moon) are in opposing Zodiac signs. The polarity between them seeks balance and clarity. At this Aquarius Full Moon, we work to balance our individual needs with the humanitarian needs of the collective.

Between selfishness and selflessness, there is a spot to hold steady. Find that place today.

At the Full Moon, we feel a buzz of recognition and understanding as the interplay between these polarities is exposed.

Think back to February 4, 2019. That was the last time we had a New Moon in Aquarius. Go back to calendars or journals, consider what you may have started thinking about or doing at that time. Consider that today’s Aquarius Full Moon is the culmination of what began then. Are you able to make a connection? This is why it is a good idea to keep a journal. Be sure to always make entries at the New and Full Moons.

Full individual expression is necessary in order to have anything to give to the larger community. Keep your eyes on this balance point today.

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The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 9:02 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 11:50 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what begins or occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 

 

ELATION – RESTLESSNESS

Friday, August 16, 2019:

Don’t expect your daily routines or communications to be ordinary or run-of-the-mill today. With Mercury (newly in dramatic Leo) square Uranus, your interactions with others may bring you to the brink of excitement or the edge of anxiety. You can expect to hear, learn, or experience something that is unsettling.

Don’t bother trying to hold steady with your normal routines. Unanticipated thoughts or ideas may come out of left field.

Put your most dynamic ambition into new and unusual plans and projects. Open your perspective to an elevated view.

It may not be easy, but today’s Pisces Moon does her best to keep you in a state of passive imagination and dreaminess.

Look for balance by bringing unusual ideas to your spiritual practice. Open your spiritual eyes to see beyond where you have stopped in the past. Meditation or prayer will support the changes that are bubbling within your mind.

 

 

TENDERNESS AND EMPATHY

Saturday, August 17, 2019:

Ah. Go ahead and stay in bed late. Later in the day, take a nap. There is no reason to push yourself into accomplishment or frenetic socializing. Today is a dreamy day with the Moon in Pisces. You may find that folks you normally enjoy spending time with leave you feeling worn out and simply tired. Take that as an indication that you need a day of solitary rest. When the Moon is in Pisces it is easy to absorb and feel all the emotions of the people you encounter. No wonder you feel tired.

If you pay attention and use the days of the Pisces Moon each month to catch up on your rest, it will make the entire rest of the month easier to manage.

Even if you normally feel strong and self-assured, while the Moon is in Pisces you may feel vulnerable and defenseless. Don’t let it worry you. Spend the day resting, reflecting, daydreaming, meditating, listening to music, or watching movies. Allow tenderness and empathy to move and open your heart.

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The Pisces Moon is void-of-course from 6:35 PM EDT until she enters Aries tomorrow at 12:33 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what begins or occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 

 

PRODUCTIVE DISCIPLINED ACTION AHEAD

Sunday, August 18, 2019:

Mars, the planet of assertiveness and determination has been happy, fiery, and dramatic in Leo since the first of July. Today Mars leaves Leo behind to enter meticulous, analytical Virgo. Mars is not delighted with this move as Virgo’s humble attitude does not fit with Mars’ idea of himself as a warrior. However, we can always count on Mars to make the most of whatever sign he finds himself in.

While in Virgo, Mars can be passionate about doing the ‘right’ thing, connecting the dots, and being of service to others in a practical way. His actions will be efficient, productive, and disciplined. Look to what house contains Virgo in your chart to see what area of your life is activated with this workhorse energy. Mars will remain in Virgo until October 4th.

At 12:33 PM EDT the Moon leaves behind yesterday’s Piscean dreaminess to enter assertive, restless Aries. This afternoon is great for taking action on your own for yourself. When the Moon is in Aries you may be too self-focused to work well with others. You will do best to go on a solitary run, bike ride, or hike. Use your physical body and face all fears with courage and determination.

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The Pisces Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aries at 12:33 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what begins or occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 

 

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* 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 void-of-course time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the void-of-course.

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.

 

For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike

 

 

Astrology by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 4, 2019, through March 10, 2019


Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.” ~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag

 

 

EXPANDING VIEW

Monday, March 4, 2019:

The week starts slowly as the Moon continues her path through innovative forward thinking Aquarius. She is rapidly approaching the New Moon.

We consider ourselves in the ‘dark-of-the moon’ for a few days before each New Moon, suggesting more interest in quiet contemplation than we would normally expect with the Moon in Aquarius.

Going inward, contemplate where you are still ruled by social conventions, consider the areas of your life that you have not questioned. Allow yourself to open to the possibility that your view is incomplete.

At 11:31 AM EST the Moon forms an amiable sextile aspect to Jupiter allowing your beliefs to expand and enabling you to engage others in captivating conversations and connections. See the good in those around you, show the best of yourself to others.

 

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE; RE-IMAGINE & RE-INSPIRE

Tuesday, March 5, 2019:

Just as Mercury is about to enter Aries, it stops and turns back to retrace its path. Mercury will remain retrograde until March 28. Find the house that holds Pisces in your chart to better understand the area of your life that requires this revisiting of your thoughts and attention. Something here needs to be reimagined, adjusted, or considered from a different perspective. Mercury retrograde pushes us to look and consider more deeply those things we have breezed over without proper attention. Mercury will be in contact with dreamy illusory Neptune through most of March. Allow your imagination to help you understand the perspective that is needed. This is a time to reengage your imagination, inspiration, and sensitivity.

The Moon in Pisces will help you go with the flow and understand the spaciousness that will be required over the coming weeks. As much as possible, rest, retreat, find inspiration and offer inspiration to others.

 

 

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THE TIME IS NOW

Wednesday, March 6, 2019:

Between Uranus entering Taurus and the Pisces New Moon, this is a powerhouse of a day.

Uranus’ movement into Taurus is probably the most anticipated astrological event of the entire year. Uranus spent time in Taurus between mid-May and early November 2018 before returning to Aries due to its retrograde movement. Uranus will remain in Taurus until 2025. Uranus moves very slowly and as it enters a new sign you know there are big changes coming in the area of the chart that holds Taurus. Uranus is the planet of freedom, liberation, and undeniable change. Where you will experience this change depends on where Taurus is in your chart.

  • If you have Aries rising the change will come in the area of finances or self-worth
  • If you have Taurus rising the change will come in how you express your personality.
  • If you have Gemini rising the change will affect your deeply hidden subconscious
  • If you have Cancer rising the change will involve the community that supports your desires
  • If you have Leo rising the shift will involve your career or reputation
  • If you have Virgo rising the change will involve travel, education, or your world view.
  • If you have Libra rising the change will involve something deeply powerful that you share with others; other people’s money, beliefs, or values
  • If you have Scorpio rising the change will profoundly impact your intimate partnerships.
  • If you have Sagittarius rising the shift will revolve around your health or work routines.
  • If you have Capricorn rising you will experience a significant change around creativity, children, or love affairs.
  • If you have Aquarius rising the change will involve your home or family.
  • If you have Pisces rising you will experience a powerful change in how you communicate, there may also be changes regarding your siblings.

Now, let’s think about the New Moon. Remember that New Moons always bring a new beginning. This New Moon is exact at 11:04 AM EST, in Pisces; think of bringing a new sensitivity and understanding into your awareness. Think also of how the understanding of human suffering brings us to deep levels of compassion.

~~Pisces New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase during this Moon Cycle. The Pisces New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of emotional sensitivity, imagination, and mystical awakening,

Have two candles available. Light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as inspiration for what you intend to create. Take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. Then, light the second candle as you imagine drawing toward yourself what you want to create as you physically bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day for two weeks until the Full Moon (March 20) when you will bring the candles fully together and acknowledge your personal growth in this area.

 

 

MAKE KINDNESS A PRIORITY

Thursday, March 7, 2019:

The day begins with the Moon still in passive dreamy Pisces. Give yourself permission to begin the day slowly. Don’t expect too much from yourself or others unless you are working on a project that requires free-floating imagination and compassionate connections.

At 3:28 PM EST the Moon enters Aries, at that time it may feel as though you have woken from a nap. It is time to push forward to reach a destination or a goal that has evaded you over the past few days. You may have been easily taking ‘no’ for an answer or not even asking the questions that you want answers to. Now you are ready to find the chinks in the armor and push hard to gain an advantage. With the Moon in Aries, it is good to remind yourself that the needs of others are just as valid as your own. Selfishness can sneak in if you don’t keep your awareness sharp, make kindness a priority.

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The Pisces Moon is void-of-course from 2:09 PM EST until she enters Aries at 3:28 PM EST. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

DRIVE AND PASSION

Friday, March 8, 2019:

I expect you are not only ready but rather impatient, for the arrival of the weekend. Go ahead and make impulsive plans to do something that takes courage, powerful drive, and independence. You are not looking for time with others but time on your own.

Aries offers great courage and bravery but does not have a high level of caution. If you engage in activities such as skydiving, rock climbing, or other courageous physical endeavors, please consciously keep your safety top of mind.

When the Moon is in Aries, you may be called to take a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, or prove something to yourself. This is a time that calls for passion.

 

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino

 

 

SEEKING MATURITY

Saturday, March 9, 2019:

On January 2nd, the Sun joined with Saturn beginning an annual cycle of serious stabilization. Now (Sun sextile Saturn) it is time to explore different ways of developing that stabilization and bring greater maturity and steadfast ambition to your life. No action needs to be taken now but do explore various ideas of how you will bring forth this new level of maturity. Action will need to be taken on this issue during the second week of April, for now, contemplation may bring ideas that will grow into action then.

The Moon continues its path through assertive, determined Aries. Find a powerful way to use your physical energies. If you don’t use those energies you can easily find yourself embroiled in anxiety or aggression. Go for a run, a hike, wash the car, go dancing!

This is not a great evening for romance but excellent for passion.

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The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 12:14 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 3:10 AM EDT on Sunday morning. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

A HAZE OF ROMANCE

Sunday, March 10, 2019:

The romance that was not on the menu earlier this weekend is available now. By the time you begin the day, the Moon has entered sensuous, earthy Taurus, bringing attention to all of your senses. As you touch flesh or create tangible beauty you may be overwhelmed by deep reverence and appreciation.

At 12:19 PM EDT Mars forms an alluring sextile aspect to Neptune casting a haze of romance over all that you touch. You are able to attract others, captivate and enchant them or you may be on the receiving end of this powerful attraction. You are sensitive to the desires of others and are able to sooth and magnetize those you encounter. This is a great time to dance and make love. Creativity and passion can be moved through the body with great strength and charisma.

 

 

Understand that western astrology is based on the tropical zodiac system.The tropical zodiac is a metaphorical, season-based system that aligns the vernal equinox with the first degree of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. At the Spring Equinox the Sun enters the sign of Aries.

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* 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 24, 2018 through September 30, 2018

 

“For all its complexity, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike

 

ARIES FULL MOON – COURAGE AND DETERMINATION

Monday, September 24, 2018:

Monday is a relatively quiet day as the Moon finishes her time in passive, dreamy Pisces and enters assertive Aries at 7:04 PM EDT. The Moon is said to be VOC*between the time she makes her final major aspect in one sign until she enters the next sign.

On Monday, the Moon makes her final major aspect (a trine to Jupiter) while in Pisces at 1:26 AM EDT and enters Aries at 7:04 PM EDT. This means she is in rest mode for the entire day. Void, of course, does not mean ‘Of course, it is void’, it means that it is ‘Void of its course’.

During these times, which happen every few days and last from a few minutes to over 24 hours, it is good to rest and contemplate. Let projects or plans that you hope will bring future results time to ripen, do not take action.

At 10:53 PM EDT, the Moon reaches full illumination at the Full Aries Moon. The Full Moon represents a time of optimal light and full brilliance. This is a time to see clearly what you have developed in the past two weeks since the Virgo New Moon on September 9th. What symbolic seed did you plant at the New Moon? What do you see has grown over that time? Look to the house in your chart that holds Aries, what can your shift in this area of life to bring the best result forward? Celebrate what you know to be true and engage your courage and determination!

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 1:26 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 7:04 PM 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.

 

THE REALITY OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Tuesday, September 25, 2018:

With the Moon in Aries on Tuesday, you are inclined to courageous action on personal needs and are able to stand up for yourself. Be aware that you could come across as overly aggressive and inadvertently trigger others to act against you.

Assertiveness can feel to others like aggression. That does not mean to back down, only to be aware of how others experience your actions. Aries needs to take risks, after all, we don’t develop courage sitting on the couch. You may be inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring.

At 7:50 PM EDT, the Libra Sun forms a stressful square aspect to restrictive Saturn suggesting limitations on your core source of light and warmth. Do you feel that something or someone is holding you back, pushing against you in a way that restrains your full self-expression?

What can you learn from this sense of denial and restriction? The key is to look with levelheaded maturity at the reality of the situation. Something needs to be released, a solid structure in our culture is being challenged. Racism – Patriarchy – Misogyny. We really can not talk about astrology without facing the reality of the world we live in.

The current cycle of the Sun and Saturn began in December 2017. Something that began at that time was clearly illuminated in late June and now the process begins to be released as we prepare for a new cycle that will begin in the first few days of 2019.

 

FAN THE FLAMES OF COURAGE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018:

Wednesday brings another day with the Moon making no major aspects to any planets, shortly after a challenging square to Pluto at 6:29 AM EDT. We begin the day in deeply profound anger, courage, or both.

The Moon remains in forceful, combative Aries all day. Whatever occurs on Wednesday, it will have little or no outward impact but it may result in you becoming braver and more willing to stand up for yourself. That is important and may be enough. Do you feel a deep level of fierce determination and independent leadership growing within you? No action is warranted now but fan those flames and encourage that growth.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 6:29 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 3:16 AM EDT on Thursday morning. 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.

 

 

HOPE FOR THE BEST

Thursday, September 27, 2018:

When you wake up on Thursday, the Moon has entered Taurus. I wish I could tell you that the emotional environment of the day would be one of stability and comfort, however, the Moon immediately engages with defiant Uranus.

Uranus can bring anxiety or excitement, this is the energy of the Awakener or the Revolutionary. The energy of Uranus is quite different from what we may expect from the sensible Taurus Moon.

In the evening at 7:34 PM EDT, the Libra Sun forms an easy trine aspect to Mars and offering physical energy and the power of will. With Mars in humanitarian, innovative Aquarius, forming this easy flow to the diplomatic Libra Sun you can anticipate intense, yet productive conversations. This is a day of high-intensity and brings with it the potential of important steps being taken in a forward direction. We hope for the best.

The Aries Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus at 3:16 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.

 

 

SOOTHE YOUR SENSES

Friday, September 28, 2018:

With the Moon in sensual, slow-moving Taurus throughout the day on Friday, allow your life to slow down, and be quiet and still. Connect fully and directly with your five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound.

Indulge each of those senses; cook and enjoy good food, get out in nature with your eyes wide open, smell the earth and the food cooking, have or give a massage or other physical pleasures, or listen to music that soothes you. Your senses need to be engaged as they seek to stabilize your heart.

There is no need to push yourself in the service of any accomplishment on Friday. Simply get outdoors in nature, rake the leaves, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth is constantly offering. Enjoy making love, going for a walk in nature, or cuddling with your partner rather than going out on a Friday evening. Soothe your soul.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 6:37 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:26 AM EDT on Saturday morning. 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.

 

FUN WITH FRIENDS

Saturday, September 29, 2018:

Go ahead and stay in bed Saturday morning enjoying comfort and warmth until the Moon enters chatty Gemini at 9:26 AM EDT. The rest of the day is made for conversations and activity. As the Moon moves through Gemini, she encourages curiosity, the gathering of information, and active conversations.

This is a day to spend with folks you enjoy, people you can engage with, in light, friendly banter. Tell stories and listen to the stories that others tell, not the difficult stories we all have but the ones that are upbeat and bright. The Gemini Moon encourages buoyant, laid-back, friendly engagement.

On Saturday evening, a lovely Grand Trine is formed between the Moon, Mars, and the Sun; these are all in intellectual Air signs, elevating the conversation. Get together with friends in an environment where you can engage in lively conversations. Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* until she enters Gemini at 9:26 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.

 

BRINGING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

Sunday, September 30, 2018:

I have heard that the powers that be are considering reclassifying Pluto as a planet once again. With tiny powerful Pluto turning direct after being retrograde for five months, listen for more on that story in the coming weeks.

When Pluto is retrograde, deep internal transformations bubble beneath the surface, deep truths shift and tumble, even as they remain hidden. Pluto now turns direct, bringing a new ability and willingness to look directly into the deeper, hidden parts of ourselves. Whatever has been developing underground is now ready to be seen. It is time to bring forth what has been deeply private, internal work and now do the outer work that will solidify the changes into reality.

Over the coming days and weeks, you will be asked to be deeply and powerfully honest, to bring the darkness into the light. The Moon continues through Gemini allowing you to stay with the light banter and pleasures of the weekend even as these deep issues shift under the surface.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 11:37 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 2:01 PM EDT on Monday afternoon. 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.

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* 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.

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 19, 2018 through March 25, 2018

 

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.” ~ Carl Jung

 

A Nazarena Na Praia by Luciano Pereira via Wiki Media

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THURSDAY THIS WEEK – MERCURY RETROGRADE BEGINS

4 Simple Steps To Make the Most of Mercury Retrograde

Here we go again!
Mercury turns retrograde from our perspective (16° ARIES) on March 22nd at 8:19 PM EDT.

Everywhere you turn someone is asking (with trepidation and a touch of fear in their eyes) is Mercury turning retrograde AGAIN??

There is so much unnecessary fear and misinformation around Mercury’s retrograde cycles.

LET’S KEEP THIS SIMPLE

 

#1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned. Don’t listen to those who are

I know that is easier said than done, but please forget all the terrible things you have ever heard about Mercury retrograde!

There are no astrological conditions that we need to block ourselves from in fear!  We simply need to learn how to make the best use of the planetary cycles as we encounter them!

I honestly LOVE Mercury’s retrograde cycle! During these times, I can finally catch up on all the things that have been left undone since Mercury turned direct after the last retrograde cycle (December 22, 2017).

After years of watching and working with Mercury’s retrograde cycles, I have come to love these brief periods scattered throughout the year. I feel that they are a gift. We simply must know how to use them!

#2.  Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since December 22, 2017

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind, and think back over these past few months. On December 22nd, Mercury turned direct at 13° Sagittarius. Since then, he has zipped along through Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and into Aries where he is now turning retrograde at 16°.

Think about what you have been doing since late December. Look through your calendar, your notebooks, your bills, wherever you will find reminders of everything that you have been thinking about and working on since then. Now, carefully make a list of all the things that you have begun but not completed. Dig deep; there are probably more things than you are aware of.

What about that appointment you have been meaning to make? How about the project that you finally tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it? I am certain that we all have communications that have fallen through the cracks!

#3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!

Once you have this list, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for the next three+ weeks. Mercury turns direct once again on April 15th, 2018. Get to work, accomplish the things on this list. Nothing more, nothing less.

This is the whole trick of dealing with Mercury retrograde. Stick with this list!

Our lives are so busy; we zip from one project to another, from one communication to another. We never seem to have the time to slow down and carefully complete the tasks that we have begun.

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up all those loose ends!

#4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

This is the time for clean up only. Don’t move forward until Mercury turns direct on April 15th!

If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!

Good luck and get to work! Do remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Please be practical and do what must be done.

 

Onto the Dailies:

 

HIGH ENERGY – POTENTIAL AGGRAVATION

Monday, March 19, 2018:

Monday may feel like a fiery day of high energy and potential aggravation as the forceful Aries Moon begins to grow into her waxing crescent phase while making contact with defiant Uranus and power-hungry Pluto.

It is time to explore possibilities and new ways of experiencing your world. Watch yourself for any tendency to push your weight or privilege around as you may want your own way in some situation where you don’t expect the issue of diplomacy to deliver what you want. On Monday you likely want what you want without regard to others. Keep selfishness in check, don’t beat yourself up for it, but try to look beyond your own needs and get curious about how everyone involved may get their needs met.

When the Moon enters stable, slow-moving Taurus at 9:07 PM EDT, you may expect things to calm down for an early night’s sleep, however, shortly after midnight, Mercury and Venus join together at 16° Aries. Your words of love and connection may not be gentle but they will be direct and leave no one wondering what it is you want.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:29 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:07 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

MARCH EQUINOX – SUN ENTERS DYNAMIC ARIES

Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

The Moon is steady and solid as she moves through reliable, consistent Taurus but the Sun’s entrance into Aries takes the cake and leaves us little thought for Taurus’s soft, earthy reverence.

At 12:15 PM EDT, we reach the March equinox. This is the vernal (Spring) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal (Fall) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The March equinox is the moment of the new astrological year, the moment when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s equator, entering the first sign of the Zodiac, dynamic impulsive Aries. It may be a tiny bit less than exact, but conventional wisdom tells us that on the equinox we experience a day and night of equal lengths – 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time. The name equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night.

At the moment of the Equinox, the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. This ushers us into the energies of Aries. Aries is a cardinal fire sign.

Think of the birth of Fire. As the Sun increasing in light and entices us to blast forward into new life with determination, courage, and physical, independent energy. Aries is a cardinal fire sign. Think of the birth of Fire.

 

FLOWERS AND BEAUTY

Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

Wednesday will be the first full day with the sun in dynamic, highly energetic Aries. Can you feel springtime in the air? During the month that the Sun is in Aries, Springtime itself is not dependable, we (in the NorthSpringtimeere) may still have days that feel more like late Winter than Spring.

On Wednesday, the Moon is in steadfast Taurus all day, allowing your heart to embrace the expansive excitement and deep pleasure of Spring. Taurus is a fixed, Earth sign that represents the period of time in the year when Spring becomes stable (the Sun will enter Taurus on April 19th). Taurus represents earth based beauty, reverence, and reliability. We know that warmth, sunshine and new growth are right around the corner. We must practice patience and bring beauty into our lives, encouraging the increase of more warmth, more sun, and more growth.

Bringing fresh flowers into your home, open the windows and let fresh air in; even if it is cold. Think about spring cleaning, you won’t want to work on that today, but plan for it.

Also, remember that on Thursday, Mercury stations retrograde. Begin preparing. Start a list of all that has been left undone over the past few months. I will post a reminder of how to manage Mercury retrograde in Thursday’s post.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:21 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 1:30 AM EDT on Thursday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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MAKE SURE THE PLAN IS IN PLACE – MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, March 22, 2018:

By the time you wake up on Thursday morning, the Moon has entered inquisitive, restless Gemini. While the Moon moves through Gemini, folks tend to be more talkative, light-hearted, curious, and also more alert and aware of others. However, don’t be surprised if your communications somehow fall flat. Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, is stationary, turning retrograde at 8:19 PM EDT. This may leave you feeling somehow stuck in your communications.

It may feel difficult to say what you want to say and leave you wondering if you were understood if you even manage to get the words out. It is best not to start new projects or communications. Consider carefully how to manage this Mercury Retrograde which continues until April 15th. Remember, Mercury retrograde is a powerful time for accomplishment if you plan and prepare accordingly.

Be sure to re-read the “4 Simple Steps To Make the Most of Mercury Retrograde” at the top of this post.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:21 PM EDT briefly until she enters Gemini at 1:30 AM EDT on Thursday morning. By the time you wake up, all will be in order.

 

RELEASE CONTROL 

Friday, March 23, 2018:

Friday brings a powerful transit that suggests the importance of deep change and possibly, profound turmoil to your love relationships. If you are in a less than stable, healthy partnership, this could bring a final break. If the relationship is healthy and you are well matched, you may find that some deep change needs to occur to move forward with full health intact. Dynamics of power and control must be managed carefully.

With Mercury retrograde as well, be acutely aware of communications between yourself and your loved ones. Don’t try to control those around you.

Allow yourself to loosen your grip, allow the future to be uncertain. Release your attachment to the outcome. The reality is that you can’t control others, you can’t control the future, and often, you often can’t even control yourself! Allow profound change to occur.

On January 9th, Venus and Pluto began their annual cycle of bringing beauty to power. Did something begin at that time that now needs a powerful push to move forward? Question your path forward.

Be cautious of any attraction that feels intensely powerful and fated this week. This is also not a time to make new financial investments.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* for about 8 minutes before midnight on Friday night. She will enter Cancer before you awake on Saturday morning (4:52 AM EDT). Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Lotus by G.M. Solegaonkar via Wiki Media

 

SOLITARY PHYSICAL EXERTION

Saturday, March 24, 2018:

Before you awake on Saturday morning, the Moon has entered sweet, sensitive Cancer. Generally speaking, the Cancer Moon encourages us to create emotional security within our chosen or biological families. This is not without complication this weekend. The Sun has only been in Aries for a few days and we are just adapting to this assertive, impulsive self-centered energy which is so at odds with the nurturing nature of Cancer.

At 11:35 AM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to the fiercely independent Aries Sun. This is the First Quarter phase of the Moon. Think back to Saturday, March 17th. Did you plant a seed for the Pisces New Moon? Consider what action you can best take now to push that agenda forward.

Along with difficult conversations the Moon has with Mars and Saturn, early afternoon brings a difficult square aspect from the Sun to Mars. You may feel irritable, impatient, and defensive. Find a way to move energy that is healthy. Solitary exercise or hard physical work can help. It is best to be on your own, the energies are simply too inclined to irritation, frustration or even resentment.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* in the wee hours of Saturday morning. She will enter Cancer before you awake (4:52 AM EDT). Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

TENDERNESS ENDS THE WEEK

Sunday, March 25, 2018:

I’d like to tell you that Sunday will be better than Saturday for spending time with loved ones but I’m not sure about that. Test it out. Pay attention to your ability to stay connected without falling into old habits of power struggles or simple irritation.

If you notice yourself feeling frustrated and are unable to get a handle on it, pull back and keep yourself out of a defensive stance.

By evening, the aggravation should clear up allowing you to connect with love and affection before heading into another week.

Cook a nice meal or bring your loved ones out to a casual restaurant for dinner. Place kindness on the table as a main dish. The weekend has not been easy, end it on a note of sweet tenderness.

 

 

“Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfill it according to the law of light.” ~ Aleister Crowley

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 29, 2018 through February 4, 2018

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~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

 

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Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase by Leo Gestel via Wiki Media

 

FOSTER KINDNESS

Monday, January 29, 2018:

Monday morning begins with a dreamy trine aspect from the deeply sensitive Cancer Moon to Neptune at 10:19 AM EST. You may find it difficult to face the realities of the workday. Much of your consciousness longs to remain floating in Dreamtime.

At 9:34 PM EST, the Moon forms an opposition to Pluto. This could trigger a return to difficult interpersonal patterns that you hoped were in the past. Old resentments may raise their ugly heads. Consider that what you are reacting to may have little to do with the current situation and much more to do with patterns from the past.

Head to bed early, don’t allow this quickly passing transit to impact the week.

Keep attuned to and foster the protective side of the sensitive, nurturing Cancer Moon.

 

ANTICIPATE OPENING

Tuesday, January 30, 2018:

With a pre-dawn, challenging square aspect formed from the Moon to Uranus at 5:45 AM EST, you may awake on Tuesday morning with a bit of anxiety from an interaction before sleep or uncomfortable dreams. Allow that stress to pass and move into the day.

At 1:53 PM EST, the Moon allows us to set aside our moodiness as she enters playful Leo. It is true that you will not have access to nurturing type sensitivity, but the tradeoff is that you will likely feel more optimistic and upbeat.

At 6:12 PM EST with a lovely trine from the Moon to Mars (in Sagittarius), you are able to express your generosity and creativity in an open, playfully dramatic manner.

Wednesday morning will bring the Leo Full Moon; enjoy the sense of ‘almost there’! Think of a flower about to open, the petals straining within the bud. Where do you feel that anticipation in your life now?

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 11:41 AM EST until she enters Leo at 1:53 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

LEO FULL MOON: BALANCE FEMININE ENERGIES

Wednesday, January 31, 2018:

January ends on a powerful note. At 8:27 AM EST, we come to the Leo Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse which falls at 11° Leo. A Lunar Eclipse deepens the intensity of the Full Moon.

Madalena Cabral by Ana Cabral Campos via Wiki Media

Each Full Moon brings us to a point of clarity. The direction of what began two weeks ago at the New Moon should show its face clearly. Wednesday’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is aligned with an opposition to Venus, the planet that relates to the feminine principle, as does the Moon itself. Venus represents the feminine ideals of beauty, resources, and the ability to form loving partnerships. The Moon represents the feminine ideals of mothering, protecting, and nurturing. Remember, this has nothing whatsoever to do with gender; all of us, regardless of gender, have the Moon and Venus in our charts. We each share both feminine and masculine attributes within our personal patterns. With an opposition between these two energies, this aspect suggests the importance of considering how these sides of your feminine nature seek reconciliation.

Look at the opposing houses that are ruled by Leo and Aquarius in your personal chart. This is where you are currently seeking this balance. Opposing houses can be seen as two sides of the same coin. Bring them together. If you do not know your chart well enough to understand this, simply consider where in your life you need to bring balance to personal issues vs collective issues, generosity vs restraint, ownership vs freedom.

At 8:39 PM EST, Mercury, the planet of your thinking mind, enters wildly innovative Aquarius. Mercury will remain in Aquarius until she enters Pisces on February 18, 2018. Enjoy and take advantage of the sharpness of mind that is available as Mercury moves through this Fixed Air Sign. Aquarius is considered the sign of genius, not because of extreme intelligence but because it allows the mind to move in directions and go into places it has never gone before. During this time, allow your mind and wild imagination free reign!

 

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HOLD STEADY

Thursday, February 1, 2018:

Thursday begins with the Moon still in flashy, dramatic Leo. However, she is much quieter than normal, responding in a subdued manner throughout the morning. You would probably prefer to spend the day involved in a personal creative project. By the time the Moon enters Virgo at 2:13 PM EST, you will finally feel ready to pay attention to any necessary details and concentrate on slow, steady effort.

At 8:49 PM EST, the sometimes overly particular Virgo Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Mars. It would be quite easy to get into a hotheaded argument that you would soon regret. Let aggravations roll off your back, as long as you don’t engage that energy the evening will settle down.

At 10:21 PM EST, the refined Virgo Moon forms a stabilizing, steadfast trine aspect to Saturn, allowing you to fall asleep with ease and renewal.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:59 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 2:13 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

ANALYSIS AND ADJUSTMENTS

Friday, February 2, 2018:

Friday holds very little astrological activity. In the absence of major planetary movement, we have the Moon to consider. Remember, that the Moon takes approximately 2 ½ days to transit through each of the signs of the zodiac. Life cooperates with us when we cooperate with life. Go with the energy of the sign the Moon is passing through.

The one aspect the Virgo Moon makes is an opposition to Neptune at 11:29 AM EST, this brings some challenge to your ability to find clarity in the details. Take a dreaming break and by mid-afternoon, clarity will return.

The Moon is in Virgo, asking that we find a steady pace of activities that focus on meticulous efficiency and even nitpicking detail. Focus on tasks that require concentration and analysis. Look for practical solutions and do your best to avoid criticism and judgment of yourself and others.

Look carefully at your health regime and make adjustments as necessary. This is not an evening that would be much fun for social playfulness. You are more inclined to staying home and puttering with home projects or preparations for the weeks ahead.

 

Flower Beds in Holland by Vincent Van Gogh via Wiki Media

COME TOGETHER

Saturday, February 3, 2018:

With the Moon in Virgo early in the day, you can continue with your mundane projects and tasks (like cleaning out the closets and pruning your houseplants). However, there is a good deal more energy available as you move into the day.

At 10:57 AM EST, with a lovely sextile aspect between Mercury (the planet of mind and communication) and Mars (the planet of direct action) you are offered an opportunity to speak your truth and take action on your words. Innovative ideas have the opportunity to unfold into wise and optimistic action.

At 4:47 PM EST, the Moon enters Libra suggesting the desire for a more social evening ahead. With the Moon in refined Libra, you may find yourself more aware and concerned with creating harmony in all personal interactions. You want to create pleasure and be appropriate.

This may be a challenging evening to be clear about what you truly want for yourself but an easier evening to find consensus. Remember, Libra is represented by the scales and all sides of every issue must be examined and balanced. This is a great time for romance and friendly social gatherings. Come together.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:06 AM EST until she enters Libra at 4:47 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

OVERINDULGENCE IS NOT SO BAD 🙂

Sunday, February 4, 2018:

Perhaps, you went overboard with your romantic or social desire to please others on Saturday evening. Maybe you find yourself on Sunday morning in a situation where you and a friend or partner are busy overindulging yourself and each other. Are you are not looking honestly at what you need to do to grow in wisdom and understanding of your relationship and how it fits into the overall vision for your life? This is not something you need to do anything about right now, just being aware of it will help you to make different choices as you move forward in this particular relationship.

Early in the afternoon, with a square from the Libra Moon to Saturn, you may be cranky and simply need time alone. Give yourself that time and be ready to come back to a friend, partner, or lover later in the afternoon for a lovely evening. The Moon forms a delightful trine aspect to Sun at 9:36 PM EST, ending the day on a note of support and love.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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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