Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 6, 2015 through April 12, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 6, 2015 through April 12, 2015

The end of last week and the beginning of this week are likely to offer some challenges. We still are in the midst of understanding the profound changes in our personal lives and the world around us.

As we work to make sense of our new lives, there is the added challenge of trying to understand where others are in their life changes, and how these changes impact our relationships.

We have encountered profound shifts in ourselves but also the people we love, live and work with seem to be on a very different path as well. Just when we might be comforted to have the familiarity of old friends and loved ones, we look around and they are no longer filling the roles in our lives that we have come to expect of them.

Have you found yourself engaging with a new social circle over the past 6 to 12 months? Go ahead and allow the new people in your life to take more space as the past is left behind and we move forward into our new life.

Summer by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Summer by Pierre Auguste Renoir

As we move through this week, our challenges and difficulties may subside. The later part of the week brings more ease, even as Jupiter turns direct on Wednesday! Jupiter is the planet of expansion and higher understanding. With its direct motion beginning this week, our learning and understanding move forward. Open your heart to the new direction, the new path you find yourself on; there is no going back. Find joy exactly in the place you find yourself.

If you are ready to understand this process in your own life; contact me for a consultation. We can explore what the changes mean in the wider context of your life and help you determine your path forward.

 

 

Monday, April 6, 2015:

You’re probably beginning this Monday morning with a certain amount of anxiety or excitement. The powerful energies of ongoing change continue their pressure upon us. A good deal may have shifted over the weekend with the lunar eclipse, the full Libra Moon, and the Sun squaring Pluto.

The pressure continues on Monday as the Sun joins up with Uranus at 10:07 AM EDT. This suggests the beginning of a year-long cycle of innovation; related to the cycle and relationship between the Sun and Uranus!

What did you start a year ago that is now coming to an end? What innovation or humanitarian effort do you need to begin now? If you have been doing the work necessary, I hope you are able, at this point, to trade in your fearful anxiety for anticipation and excitement. The transformation of our life and our world is in process; there is no turning back.

Remain focused, mindful, and clear; within the context of this anxiety, embrace the excitement. If you are struggling with fear or anxiety, don’t attempt to escape. Try to relax into it and learn from the intensity.

Imagine the best places your life may be taking you. It is best to open your heart fully, allow the softening of fear and anxiety to teach you the best steps forward.

At 9:25 AM EDT, Mercury trine Jupiter and we flow with the positive expansion of our minds and our conversations with others. Monday will be a powerful day, no doubt about it.

Today is a day to have conversations that need to be had and open the doors that need to be opened. Hold steady with mindfulness to embrace the response you receive from others. Accept where you find yourself with a joyful heart.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

Tuesday’s Scorpio Moon asks us to embrace the depth of our feeling nature even as we embrace these deep ongoing changes. On Tuesday, Mercury squares Pluto and on Wednesday, Mercury will conjunct Uranus.

The cycle between Mercury and Pluto which began in late December 2014 comes to the first quarter square on Tuesday. We keep coming back to these particular dates and considering what we began then. In late December, there was intensification of our thought process or a deepening commitment.

Now, it is significant to consider where the Mercury Pluto cycle brought us and what action we can take now. There may be a communication that is important to put on the table at this time. It could be a speech you need to give, a paper to write, or a line of thinking to actively process.

I would suggest a modicum of caution in your words. With a square between Mercury and Pluto, do not use your words thoughtlessly. Pay attention to what you say, pay attention to the responses you get from others, and don’t jump to conclusions about what you hear.

Your mind can take you in very deep profound areas or very profoundly frightening areas. Never fight against a Pluto transit, make a choice early in the day of how you want to work with your mind in a deeply profound way or in an area of deep understanding and awareness.

Pandora opening her box, artist unknown.

Pandora opening her box, artist unknown.

At 4:42 PM EDT, the Moon goes VOC* until she enters Sagittarius Wednesday morning at 1:08 AM EDT.

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015:

We wake up Wednesday morning with the Moon in Sagittarius and our energy is immediately uplifted. Our good morning from Sagittarius encourages us to look at the wider perspective of the world. Consider the difference in perspective that people in other cultures have. This is a great time to simply be aware of the differences in how we think, process information, and attempt to bring understanding to the table.

At 8:19 AM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus and surprising or unusual information may come to light. Depending on your own personal chart, this could be a wonderful day or deeply stressful. This brings us to the beginning of a cycle of innovative thought.

Are you beginning a new understanding of your mind or a new understanding of how to communicate in a more helpful and interesting manner?

Shortly before midnight, Jupiter, which has been retrograde since December 8, 2014, turns direct. This provides a forward motion in some expansive area of your life. I think here in Vermont it provides the push for the final arrival of Spring! I think of Jupiter as a place where we feel rewarded. After the long cold Winter, we certainly need to push forward with the reward of Spring.

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015:

As we head into the later part of the week, we come to Thursday which looks like a lovely day. The Moon in Sagittarius brings our thoughts into uncharted territory. We want to explore a new way of viewing the world. This would be a great day to spend getting to know folks who live a very different cultural or lifestyle than your own.

It is a great day to look for a new perspective. Everyone has an image of the centaur (half man /half horse) for Sagittarius. I like to think that the symbol for Sagittarius is not the centaurs themselves but the arrows that the centaurs release into the air!

Think about the perspective from that arrow and that is the perspective of Sagittarius. That is the perspective to seek on Thursday.

Take a few hours today to explore your ideas for future travel or education. Do you have children reaching the age of contemplating higher education? This would be a great day to get them excited about the prospects of their future! Dream big!

The Moon is VOC* following a trine to the Sun at 1:42 PM EDT; she will enter Capricorn on Friday morning.

Just before midnight, the Sun and Mercury connect at 19° Aries. This begins a new cycle of invigorating our intellect, and our way of thinking.

 

Friday, April 10, 2015:

Friday morning, the Moon enters Capricorn at 8:47 AM EDT. This moves us into a somewhat conflicted but serious weekend. Perhaps, you have a lot of work to do or you are feeling more ambitious then you have all week.

Maybe you can finally get some work done! Even as a part of you moves in this direction, there is a great deal of fire energy to be managed.

We would probably do well to spend the evening on our own, accomplishing our personal work without the distraction of social activities. In general, this is not going to be a great weekend for socialization. There just seems to be a damper on us even if we desire the socialization.

Much better use of this energy is to determine what it is you want to accomplish and plan the day around that. Don’t look for shared activities. Solitary activities will result in more accomplishment and you will end the day feeling great about yourself.

 

Beach and Two Houses by Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Beach and Two Houses by Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Saturday, April 11, 2015:

In the midst of this somewhat solitary hard-working weekend, we have Venus moving into Gemini at 11:28 AM EDT. Suddenly, the steadfastness of our desires shifts and we desire more activity and are curious about new options and possibilities. As Venus enters Gemini (an Air sign), she adds a spark to the five planets currently in Fire signs.

We know there is still solitary work to do and yet the pull toward fun and activity may very well get the best of us on Saturday.

I don’t know about you but for me I suspect this is going to be about the crunch time right before taxes are due on April 15th. Do your best to get those taxes completed on Friday and Saturday before 11:28 AM EDT.

Saturday afternoon, you may be tempted to take the kayak down the river, go for a vigorous hike, or get out for some last-minute Spring skiing! Don’t let the conflicting energies get to you; allow space for both the solitary ambition and powerful physical activity. Balance these two for the weekend.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015:

Sunday morning begins with the Moon still in Capricorn. If you’re still working on your taxes, get them done this morning because by afternoon you’re not going to want to be bothered with any of that!

At 1:22 PM EDT, Mars sextile Neptune; think back to the beginning of this cycle that started on January 19 of this year. On Sunday, we are reminded of the dream that began at that time.

Consider where that process is moving now. Investigate what the next steps may be to bring this dream forward. Time alone in this contemplation could be very beneficial to the outcome.

The Moon is VOC following a square to Mercury at 4:15 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:44 PM EDT. Sunday afternoon and evening would be great to shake off the challenges of the early part of the weekend. Gather with like-minded friends, enjoy conversations that stretch your mind. Shake off the dust and enjoy the evening!

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

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!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following and opposition to Venus at 4:42 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:08 AM EDT.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to the Sun at 1:42 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Friday, April 10 2015 at 8:47 AM EDT.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to Mercury at 4:15 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:44 PM EDT.

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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 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.

Astrolore’s weekly astrology weather: April 28, 2014 through May 4, 2014

Are you still feeling overwhelmed by the intensification, drama, compulsions, or power struggles of the past few weeks? The Cardinal Grand Cross is now over. If you have been doing the work necessary in your own life, you have probably released a lot of energy that has been holding you in place. Do you feel the ground, and your being, shifting into new spaces? 

The week begins with the Sun and Mercury in Taurus; with the Moon joining them on Monday morning. This suggests a deep need to develop consistency and solid ground beneath our feet. We long for stabilization and steady routines following the past few wild weeks.

However, the Solar Eclipse (and the Taurus New Moon) on Tuesday continues the momentum of change, adding a new twist to the already changing scenery.

Whatever the change these past few weeks has been insisting upon, it is time to allow that deep level of shifting to be accomplished in order to find the predictable comfort that Taurus seeks.

Two weeks ago the Libra Full Moon was also a Lunar Eclipse. Eclipses are always two weeks apart, one at the Full Moon one at the New Moon. The point between these two events is very often a time when the most dramatic shifts occur.

The Moon begins the week VOC* in Aries, travels through Taurus, Gemini, and ends the week in Cancer. These are the most personal signs. Our hearts connect with our own personal needs. We want what we want; this is a week to consider your own needs and take care of yourself first. We are at the center of our own lives this week.

As Mars and Jupiter pull away from their place in the Cardinal Grand Cross we are ready to move into a deeper connection with the earth and out reverence with her.

Mercury is in high activity mode! This is a week of functioning from logic and thought. We may have occasion to speak up about things we have been previously silent about. We may have the opportunity to expand our thinking or our ability to express the more innovative contents of our minds! We have a great deal on our minds!

On Friday Venus will end her time of happily drifting through the deep silent waters of Pisces and enter into the firey, impulsive, independent space of Aries. Over the coming weeks our values become very clear and we may be called upon to assert our beliefs!

Enjoy this week. It is like a holiday in a park after the past few!


Monday, April 28, 2014:


The week begins with the Moon VOC *in Aries. This has been an very long VOC* period, which began early Sunday morning. The Moon enters Taurus, preparing for Tuesday’s New Moon, at 10:24 AM EDT.  This is a day to practice patience and a deep steadfast reverence for all of life. Consider the importance of slowing down, resisting drama, seeking comfort and deliberate consistency.  With the New Moon tomorrow, we are in the Dark of the Moon. It is important to take the time to go inward and consider what seeds you want to be planting in your life over the next 24 hours. Don’t stop with just the consideration, take the time to get your aspirations down on paper. Formalize your projections for the month. Make a plan.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014:


Tuesday we have a Solar Eclipse along with our Taurus New Moon (9degrees Taurus). The New Moon brings us to a new monthly Lunar Cycle. This is the time that we plant the seeds of what we want to grow over the coming month. Do you know where 9degrees Taurus lands in your horoscope? What do you project for the upcoming month? Where do you want to build and maintain stability, strength, dependability, and reverence?

However, The Solar Eclipse (and the Taurus New Moon) on Tuesday brings one more push to the momentum of change, adding an unexpected twist to the already changing scenery. Eclipses can act as a bit of a wild card. Whatever these past few weeks has been pushing us toward, it is time to allow the change its full expression, in order to reach the predictable comfort that Taurus seeks.

At 1:29 PM EDT Mercury Trine Pluto. Consider back to December 31, 2013. At that time Mercury and Pluto began a new cycle in their relationship. Something very powerful was on your mind, perhaps an important communication or project was in its beginning stage. Now it is possible to clearly see an important element that is ready to push forward into that project or relationship. You can successfully push forward on that situation now.

Do not underestimate the importance of what ever is on your mind regarding this situation. What are you trying to create? Consider carefully, understand the power of your mind, and push forward.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014:

Wednesday begins with the Moon still in Taurus, continuing our emotional need for rest, stabilization, and strength building.

In the morning before we awake Mercury Sextiles Jupiter, suggesting another day of powerful and positive communications and/or work with the mind.  This is an aspect of opportunity and potential. Big and important information may be revealed or exposed.

Our minds and our communications are ready to open and express more belief, empowerment, wisdom and generosity that we ever knew we had access to!  All that we have experienced over these past weeks has enlarged the capacity of our minds!

At 11:54 AM EDT the Moon is VOC* following a Sextile to Venus. The Moon then enters chatty, active Gemini at 4:56 PM EDT.  The afternoon should certainly be a busy one; either in actual activity or within the mind.

There are so many people to talk to, articles and books to read, so much information to absorb and understand.

Your expectations may be high. Be easy on yourself and others.



Thursday, May 1, 2014:


Thursday begins with the Moon in Gemini making contact with Neptune. It may be difficult to get up and out of bed this morning. We may feel sleepy and called back to our dreams and fantasies. However, once we get ourselves moving it will likely be a lively day with friends, new acquaintances, and activities of all sorts.  As the Moon makes positive aspects to both Mars and Uranus it may be difficult to sit still as every cell within us is on alert with heightened perception. Our curiosity level may be restless and quick. Make sure you have some physical activity on your agenda to keep from tumbling into frustration and simple hyped up energy. Go to a lecture, take a class, find others to engage with this evening!



Friday, May 2, 2014:


Friday the Moon is in Gemini VOC* all day! The final aspect was a Sextile to Uranus at 7:32 on Thursday. This is another very long VOC* Moon. After the empowerment and expansion of thinking and planning earlier this week, we come to a bit more reality based information and communication this evening.  At 8:55 PM EDT, Mercury Opposes Saturn. Our conversations, communications, and thinking head to more serious matters. Consider what began at the conjunction between Mercury and Saturn (October/November 2013). What serious issue at hand at that time; were you feeling stuck or restricted in some endeavor?  Now you have a full view of where you thinking at that time has brought you.  If you are not where you want to be on this issue /project, now is the time to make a serious and well considered change in direction.

At 9:20 PM EDT Venus leaves Pisces behind and enters Aries. Venus has been in Pisces since April 5, 2014.Venus loves the soft, sensitive, dreamy, and romantic waters of Pisces. Now as she enters Aries she leaves her flowing scarfs and robes behind and dons her armour and weapons of war.  Our romantic nature may take a very different turn as Venus in Aries does not take ‘no’ for an answer; she is determined and passionate. Venus will remain in Aries until May 28th. Prepare to assertively go after what you want regarding love, resources, or finances!


Saturday, May 3, 2014:


Saturday morning, long before we awake, at 2:13 AM EDT, the Moon enters Cancer. If you have family or loved ones nearby, make plans for a project that will engage everyone. Cooking together is always a good way to spend time with loved ones when the Moon is in Cancer. You could also get out the photo albums and reminisce about those who are far away or no longer with us. This is a day of soft emotional connections to loved ones, home, and the past.

At 8:36 PM EDT the Taurus Sun Trine Pluto bringing power dynamics to the table. This should be able to be managed with just a bit of attention. Each person in your dynamic this weekend is feeling driven to personal empowerment. They each seek individual, vital significance. If you can keep your eyes open and your ego from getting in the way, it can be amazing to see the power expressed in each individual.

Sit off to the sidelines and watch as you empower everyone you encounter with love and kindness.


Sunday, May 4, 2014:

Sunday offers another day with the Moon in Cancer. However, this will be a bit more challenging as the Cancer Moon connects with the ongoing Square between Pluto and Uranus. We may all feel a bit cranky, moody, or defensive early in the day. Don’t take anything personally, particularly in the morning. Later in the day the energies lighten up and by evening all should settle into a simple and gentle time of preparation for the week ahead.

Paintings by: Evelyn De Morgan

ca: 1855 – 1919

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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 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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