Astrology by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life (October 21, 2019 – October 27, 2019)

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 21, 2019, through October 27, 2019

 

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

 

 

ROSE COLORED GLASSES 

Monday, October 21, 2019

The week begins with the Moon in nurturing and sensitive Cancer. Make a nice breakfast for your household this morning or heat up muffins for everyone to grab on the way out the door. Don’t underestimate how loved folks feel if you feed them when the Moon is in Cancer.

The Third Quarter Moon Phase is exact this morning at 8:40 AM EDT. The First and the Third Quarter Moon Phases occur when the Sun and Moon are in a challenging square aspect to each other. The First Quarter Phase comes between the New Moon and the Full Moon. The Third Quarter Moon comes between the Full Moon and the New Moon. Both of these Phases require that you make a decision that will be important to your future.

Consider the difficulties and opportunities that are presented today. Choose the direction you take with integrity and kindness and you will move in the right direction.

At 12:29 PM EDT, the Moon enters Leo and you can put the sensitivities and the tissues away. The Leo Moon will encourage you to express the most colorful side of your personality dramatically.

At 3:39 PM EDT, lovely Venus trines dreamy Neptune. This transit is a sweet one that will open your heart to beautiful daydreams of romance and fantasies. You feel tender and compassionate and see the best in everyone. You may not, however, see reality too clearly. But it is a Trine, after all, so enjoy the simplicity and beauty of your fantasy.

The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 8:40 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 12:29 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 


DISPLAY GENEROSITY

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tomorrow the Sun enters Scorpio ushering us into the darkest phase of the year. Take advantage of the last day with the Sun in Libra by considering who will be by your side as you enter this time of seclusion. I suspect that Libra season comes before the Scorpio season so we are less likely to go into the darkness alone.

With the Moon in Leo, let your most childlike expression out to play. Look for inspiration that will encourage warmth, generosity, and open-hearted self-expression. Put the grandness of your personality on full display.

Leo is a very personal sign, and when the Moon is here, expect folks to take things very personally. It is easy to offend or be offended, so give others a pass and be especially complementary in all encounters.

Give and receive recognition, be generous in your undertakings, play with children, play dress-up, and be creative. Now is not the time to hide your light under a bushel.

 


SUN ENTERS SCORPIO – A DEEP DIVE

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Today we come to a powerful seasonal shift as the Sun enters Scorpio bringing us fully into autumn. Mercury and Venus have paved the way, and Mercury will spend its entire retrograde (October 31 – November 20) in Scorpio. This transit suggests a deeper intensity than usual in this Scorpio Season.

My mind turns to early evening darkness, driving on roads littered with spiraling leaves with a murder of crows gathering overhead. Leaves crunch underfoot, warm flannel sheets are on the bed, and soup simmers on the stove. I love this time of year and yet know many who have a profound distaste for it.

Scorpio is a sign of extremes, of power that digs deep to find what is hidden below. During this time, we are not interested in making things look good and have no patience with what is superficial. We want power and intensification.

Look to the house that holds Scorpio in your chart to understand what is highlighted in your own life.

The Moon enters Virgo at 3:29 PM EDT, offering the perfect evening to get flannel sheets on the bed and start a pot of soup simmering on the stove.

The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 5:14 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 3:29 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 


KEEP KINDNESS IN MIND

Thursday, October 24, 2019

It generally takes us a few days to adjust when the Sun changes sign. Acknowledge and honor your adjustment. It isn’t always easy as we follow the Sun into the darkness of Scorpio.

Today, with the Moon in Virgo, it is a good day to pay attention to that shift. Virgo likes us to be rather quiet as we pay attention to whatever details present themselves for our consideration.

As you go about the tasks and chores of your day, give thought to the broader issues and deep emotions that are bubbling up.

You will find those issues reflected in whatever house Scorpio holds in your chart.

Today is a great day to focus on organization and finding ways to be of helpful service to others. Pay attention to your habits and prepare to develop healthier ones. Offer a helping hand to others without asking to be in the spotlight for doing so. Emotional gratification comes by helping others from a place of humility.

During the Virgo Moon, you can fall into a trap of being critical of yourself and others, so please remember to be kind.

 


INFUSE YOUR LIFE WITH LOVE

Friday, October 25, 2019

Today should be a day of pleasure. The Moon continues through practical service-oriented Virgo until she enters Libra this evening.

A lovely sextile aspect from Venus, the planet of love and beauty, to Pluto, the planet of empowerment, profoundly impacts the day and into the evening. This transit suggests that opportunities for powerful love are waiting on the sidelines.

Sextile aspects are positive, like trines, but with one crucial difference. A trine is a gift; there is nothing we have to do to claim it. A sextile is an opportunity; you have to keep your eyes open and be available. Venus sextile Pluto can present you with a new love or the opportunity to deepen an existing one.

Alternatively, this transit can refer to your creativity or your finances. Keep your eyes open for a new love interest, friendship, creative ideas, or financial opportunities. The key is noticing when the opportunity arrives. Pay attention to people or circumstances that engage your curiosity. Follow up on clues that fall in your path like bread crumbs.

The Moon enters pleasure-seeking Libra at 4:20 PM EDT. With the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Libra, under the influence of Venus sextile Pluto, you may have a highly successful romantic encounter this evening. Don’t waste your time on an encounter that is lukewarm or superficial. Infuse your connection with love and heat.

The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 9:00 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 4:20 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 


GIVE EACH OTHER A PASS

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The weekend begins with everyone playing nice and trying not to rock the boat. You may start the day believing that you can manage any issues that arise with diplomacy and tact. 

By mid-afternoon, when the Moon joins with Mars and forms a square to Saturn, you are not sure that diplomacy is going to do the trick. You may feel angry or frustrated but not know how to deal with these feelings. Don’t go the passive-aggressive route. Do your best to speak with clarity and face the circumstances at hand.

Ask a friend or partner to share in a creative venture this evening. Cook or create something beautiful together.

No one is perfect. We all make mistakes, so please, give each other a pass. If you squint your eyes the tiniest amount, you may be able to see the beauty in the difficulty. Try that tonight. Do what you can to bring balance and kindness to the situation. Lovely background music won’t hurt.

 


SCORPIO NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF DEEP TRUTH

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Libra Moon would dearly like to make nice and keep everyone happy, but there are complications today that make that an arduous undertaking. 

At 10:30 AM EDT, Mars, who is already uncomfortable in Libra, makes a challenging square aspect to Saturn. This transit can bring frustrations, aggravations, limitations, and anger. One of the problems with this set-up is that you may not know how to release the anger because Mars in Libra feels unable to push directly as he would typically. You may think that someone has you under their thumb, and you are not able to fight back. 

Your best approach is to hold steady and don’t try to get more. Be satisfied with what you do have. Find a project that requires a physical effort of the slow and steady kind. Don’t go for a run; instead climb a steep mountain, slowly and steadily. Plod forward with patience and doggedness.

At 4:29 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio, bringing your emotions to deep levels of passion and empowerment. The Scorpio New Moon occurs at 11:38 PM EDT. I include the Scorpio New Moon Ritual here but best to wait until tomorrow afternoon. Give the Moon time to gain some distance from the heat of the Sun before commencing with the ritual. 

~Scorpio New Moon Ritual ~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this Moon Cycle. The Scorpio New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of deep passion, introspection, truth, and trust. To get to the bottom of an issue, peer into the dark corners of your own heart.

Have two candles available. Light the first to represent your situation as it currently stands. Light the second candle as inspiration for the shift you crave during this cycle. Take a moment to focus as you light each candle. Imagine drawing your desire toward you as you physically bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day for two weeks. At the Full Moon, you will bring the candles fully together as you acknowledge what has changed and will continue over the coming months.

Keep in mind that the energy you infuse into this cycle will continue over the next six months until the Scorpio Full Moon in May 2020.

The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 4:21 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:29 PM EDT. This condition suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

 



 

* 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.

 

 

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: November 5, 2018 through November 11, 2018

 

 

The exciting news of this week is the ingress of Jupiter into Sagittarius on Thursday morning.

Last year (October 2017), Jupiter’s entrance into the intense, dark waters of Scorpio marked the time when the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke. We have spent much time deliberating and expanding our understanding of the darker side of sexuality and sexual assault over this past year, appropriate for Jupiter’s time in Scorpio, the sign where we dig deeply into issues of sexual manipulation and the need to rise above our darkest impulses.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. With Jupiter now entering Sagittarius, a new area of heightened awareness will open. Sagittarius brings us to thoughts of different worldviews. We hold a worldview that is not the same as others. It is time to look outside our narrow view.

This year will expand our attention on what is not familiar. We will look and learn through other’s philosophies and cultural differences. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, we consider the importance of freedom and understanding for those differences. We seek wisdom. Our worldview is asked to expand and broaden. I am hopeful.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Jupiter is very happy to be back in its home sign where it will remain for approximately a year. During this time, you can expect more and even BIGGER conversations about those who travel and live lives different from our own.

Look to the house that holds Sagittarius in your personal horoscope to understand more specifically where this expansion occurs in your life. (Check out my offerings on Patreon for more help in consistently being able to track these movements in your life).

Jupiter follows a 12-year cycle, if you consider what began to expand in the Fall of 2006, you may have some hints on what area of your life is being revisited for a new level of expansion.

There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving, as if by an invisible hand.” ~ Noel Tyl

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GRACE AND BEAUTY

Monday, November 5, 2018:

The week begins with the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra. You will likely begin the day with a strong desire to please others, engage in social niceties, and create beauty and harmony.

It sounds lovely and it is. However, you can expect a challenge in the form of someone or something pushing against your efforts in the early afternoon with a square from the Moon to Pluto at 12:56 PM EDT.

Commit yourself to let that challenge go without engaging it with anger and defensiveness. As the day moves on, you will regain balance and work toward fairness and pleasure in all your interactions.

Sometimes, it is challenging to make a definitive decision when the Moon is in Libra, but perhaps you don’t need to. Keep the day simple. Bring beauty into your life. Visit a museum, go to an art show, paint a picture, or engage with a crafty project. Bring grace and decorum to all that you do.

Due to an early morning trine between the Scorpio Sun and Neptune, don’t be surprised by an overriding sense of dreaminess, lack of clarity, or heightened imagination, particularly as the day proceeds.

 

ASSERT YOURSELF WITHOUT ANGER OR AGGRESSION

Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

Early Tuesday morning, the all-powerful Sun (in deeply contemplative Scorpio) forms a flowing trine to dreamy Neptune. This offers an open awareness of spiritual compassion and inspiration. Find time on Tuesday to sing, write a poem, or take a nap.

The Moon joins the Sun in mysterious Scorpio just after 8:00 AM EDT, deepening your emotional depth. You are unlikely to be satisfied with surface interactions.

Since Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May, the earth has been working to show each of us where we need to wake up regarding our bodies and our planet. Now, for a few months (until early March) Uranus retrogrades back into Aries once again. There is some message regarding your ability to assert and stand up for yourself that you have been working on since 2011 that offers you another chance to understand and get it right.

What house does Aries hold in your chart? It is in that area that you have a bit more learning to do regarding standing up for yourself without destroying the other person in the process.

You will see may folks get it wrong on Tuesday and in the coming days as they rush to anger and aggression, trying to control others with their sense of entitlement and power. Don’t forget to vote.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:18 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:02 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.

 

SCORPIO NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF DEEP REFLECTION

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

We wake at the darkest point of the Lunar Phase on Wednesday. At the New Moon, the Moon joins with the Sun, making herself invisible as the Sun’s rays overtake her. Cultivate awareness of the significance of how you manage yourself and what seeds you plant at the New Moon. With the Moon in Scorpio, the seed you plant is one of deep emotional significance. You are willing to look deeper than usual and take an emotional risk.

When the Moon is in Scorpio, you may be more aware of those things that you generally keep out of sight and all the things that polite society would rather you kept hidden under a rug. However, Scorpio suggests the importance of bringing what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and to be brought forth for healing. Tell your own secret or hold one close to your heart for a friend.

New Moon ritual

Late Wednesday or anytime on Thursday, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the coming month and up to the next 6 months.

For this Scorpio New Moon, set an intention regarding deep introspection, passion, and emotional transformation. Perhaps, this intention involves taking on a new lover or deepening a passionate connection with a current lover, perhaps, it involves delving deeply into your own hidden, compulsive secrets. You could plant this powerful seed by starting a journal to work deeply on self-reflection.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 15° Scorpio, it will help you clarify where this issue is coming from. For example, if Scorpio is in your 1st house, set an intention for coming to understand some hidden issues in your personality; in the 4th house, set an intention to transformation and intensity into your home/ family; in the 7th, the intention may be for more passion in your partnership; in the 10th, you may plant a seed to uncover secrets in your work world or expose some hidden aspects of your reputation.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that needs to grow through depth, introspection, and the exploration of hidden powers.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. When you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Scorpio New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of deep empowerment and transformation. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

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EXPAND YOUR VIEW

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

The most significant point of the entire month of November happens on Thursday at 7:38 AM EDT, as Jupiter, the planet of expansion, idealism, and wisdom enters its home sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter and Sagittarius have much in common and Jupiter is thrilled to be in this, its happy place. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius for a year bringing opportunity and expansion to the area of your life (house) that holds Sagittarius.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. Over the course of the coming year, your understanding of how others experience the world will broaden and expand. This is a hopeful shift for us all.

At 2:00 PM EDT, the Moon follows Jupiter into Sagittarius. The downside of this doubling down in Sagittarius may be the tendency (the day after these contentious midterm elections) to get stuck in our belief that our view of the world is the RIGHT view. Remember, the positive side of Sagittarius is to open to see the full view, to understand the beliefs of others who think differently than we do. We all see the world from a different perspective. Do your best to be respectful of others. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom over the coming days.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:42 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 2:00 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.


SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

Friday, November 9, 2018:

Friday brings us to a trine aspect between Venus (still retrograde) and Mars. Given that both Venus and Mars are in Air signs, I suspect there is a conversation that may come more easily on Friday than you may have anticipated.

Venus has been retrograde for more than a month now and we have all contemplated our values in relationships at a deep level. Something that you have learned is ready to be shared. Perhaps, it will be in conversation or perhaps you could write a story that deepens your understanding of the process that Venus retrograde is still moving you through.

The Sagittarius Moon offers wisdom and a wider viewpoint. This may be a great evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, and kick up your heels. Prepare for a weekend road trip, explore someplace new, go dancing, play, have fun!

 

SEEK UNDERSTANDING, HUMOR, JOY & WISDOM

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

Welcome to a happy weekend! Plan a road trip or a party. This is a good time to get away and see different sights or engage with folks that will expand your thinking and view of the world. The Moon is in explorative Sagittarius making wonderful aspects to loving Venus, assertive Mars, and exciting Uranus. Spend the weekend expanding your vision, seeking wisdom, and looking for a good time!

Don’t let yourself get stuck in your own opinions or beliefs; remember to keep an open mind and learn from folks who think differently than you do! Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom.

There is no need for deep contemplations or difficulties, let it all go! Kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

At 10:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn bringing a more serious day on Sunday.

 

A RELEASE POINT; LETTING GO

Sunday, November 11, 2018:

When you start the day on Sunday, you will notice a much more serious vibe as the Moon is now in authoritative, hardworking Capricorn. Sunday is a day to spend alone working on goals and ambitious projects. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go.

When the Moon is in Capricorn, we are reminded that our lives and actions have consequences and we have important goals to pay attention to and things to accomplish.

Sunday is not a day for dreaming or playing, it is a day to contemplate significant life issues. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. Consider the importance of working with clear integrity to attain mastery of whatever is your calling. If you do not have a calling or don’t know what it is, make a serious practice of curiosity. Explore until you find what makes your soul sing.

The second week of January 2018, the Sun joined with Pluto beginning a cycle of understanding a deep cultural or personal shadow. Now, with the Sun sextile Pluto, is a point of release as you explore the darkness you are letting go of and what might present itself at the next cycle in January 2019. Something releases now with ease as you explore the future.

 

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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: October 8, 2018 through October 14, 2018

 

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SEEK FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, LOVE

Monday, October 8, 2018:

The week starts with a Libra New Moon at 11:47 PM EDT. Hold off on doing your New Moon ritual until Tuesday. Remember, that a New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon hold the same space in the cosmos. The metaphorical seed that you plant will be better able to grow if you give it some time to step out of the Sun’s overwhelming light and heat.

While the Moon is in Libra, you may have a strong desire to be liked and to please others. This is a good day to commit yourself to seek balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

 

 

~ New Moon Ritual ~

Over the next day or two, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon cycle. For the Libra New Moon, set an intention regarding relationship, justice, fairness, love, beauty, or money.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Libra, consider this to be the area where new growth seeks manifestation. For example, if Libra is in your 1st house, set an intention to express more diplomacy; in the 4th house, set an intention to create more beauty in your home; in the 7th, the intention may be to bring more cooperation to your partnerships; in the 10th, you may understand that you need to bring more diplomacy and fairness to your workplace… bring flowers for your office desk.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that you would like to see grow in fairness and beauty.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. When you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Libra New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of love and beauty. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

 

 

 

ROCK THE BOAT

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:

The Libra Moon is very quiet all day making no aspects other than a difficult square to Pluto that you will very likely sleep through. You may wake from dark, even frightening dreams; smudge yourself with a bit of sage and move into the day.

Don’t expect much in the way of accomplishment but instead spend time socializing, enjoying cultural activities, and intimate gatherings.

It may be challenging to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

At 8:40 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents our communication and thought processes, leaves the diplomatic sign of Libra behind to enter the deeply emotional Scorpio waters. Mercury will remain in Scorpio until October 31st.

Whatever sign Mercury is in suggests the general tone of our thinking and communications. While Mercury was in Libra (since September 21st) we were concerned with keeping others happy and not rocking the boat. Now, as Mercury enters the intense waters of Scorpio, the gloves come off and we are more willing to not only rock the boat but jump overboard in search of some truth that may be below the surface.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 4:51 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio shortly after midnight. 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.

 

 

 

DEFIANCE ON DISPLAY

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

Wednesday morning with the Moon having joined Mercury in the profoundly deep waters of Scorpio you will find that your thoughts, considerations, and communications are deep, intense, and emotional. Your emotions are full of complex thought, you may be willing to delve into the darkest, scary corners of your psyche and that of the culture in order to find the truth of what is hidden below the surface.

At 1:35 PM EDT, Mercury opposes Uranus. Uranus is the Awakener, currently prodding our minds into wakefulness. Revolution in the air, in our minds, and all the conversations around us. Remember, how you took the gloves off and determined to go ahead and rock the boat when Mercury moved into Scorpio. It is time to stop being polite? Listen to your own voice, the voice of those around you, and the voices in the culture. There is defiance on clear display.

At 10:29 PM EDT, Venus, in her current retrograde state, forms a square aspect to Mars. This is a challenge between the feminine and masculine energies in our culture. We don’t have to look very far to see it. Venus in Scorpio is digging deeply looking for truth; Mars in Aquarius is coolly detached, seeking objectivity. Seek to balance these energies within yourself, in your intimate partnerships, and in your dealings in the world.

 

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YIN/ YANG – FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, October 11, 2018:

The square aspect between Venus and Mars dig its nails in deeply on Thursday. Consider the challenge in your own life between masculine and feminine energies. This conflict is on clear display in the culture. For you, it may be an internal issue within your own psyche or it could be playing out powerfully in your intimate relationships. Perhaps, you are dealing with it in all these areas, the culture, your psyche, and your relationships.

Listen respectfully to the intensity of feminine rage (Venus in Scorpio) and the dispassionate objectivity of masculine detachment (Mars in Aquarius). Do your best to balance on this tight-rope while respecting both sides of the equation.

The Moon continues through Scorpio, allow these contemplations to go deep into the muck you may prefer to avoid. These issues can not be avoided.

Shortly after midnight with a square aspect between the Sun and Pluto, you will continue over the next few days facing this intensity. Face fear. Look it in the eye. You are far braver and stronger than you know.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 7:13 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 5:53 AM EDT on Friday 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.

 

 

 

LOOK FOR SUPPORT OFFERED

Friday, October 12, 2018:

Friday brings a day of great intensity and challenge. As the Sun forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto, consider how is your worldview is being transformed. This deeply powerful change is probably occurring through your personal circumstances and what you see in the culture around you. Consider what began during the second week in January. If you can identify some difficulty at that time, you will better understand your response to the current challenge. It is time to take some action on what began in early January.

There is a blessing offered today as well. We are offered support and a helping hand as Mercury forms a sextile aspect to Saturn. This brings an opportunity to speak your truth or hear the truth of another. You will have the ability to stabilize your mind, communications, and thoughts.

The Moon is in Sagittarius on Friday bringing your emotions into a lighter space. You are more able to manage the intensity than you may know. This may be a good weekend for a road trip. It would be good to look at the world from a broader perspective. Open your eyes to a new vision and seek an adventure.

Remember: you are stronger than you know.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* until she enters Sagittarius at 5:53 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.

 

 

SEEK WISDOM OR JUST GO TO THE PARTY

Saturday, October 13, 2018:

With Saturday’s Moon in Sagittarius, we may get stuck in our opinions and insist that we are right. Remember that everyone’s opinions are just that – opinions! No matter how we may feel, it is important to understand and accept that no one has a direct line to TRUTH. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom this weekend.

This is a great weekend for a road trip, it will be good to get away from all the hard issues of the week and see different sights. Interact with folks outside of your normal circles. Release the deep contemplations and difficulties of the past few days, kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

Spend the weekend expanding your view of the world, seeking wisdom, or just heading to a fun party!

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* from 8:59 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 3:17 PM EDT on Sunday 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.

 

 

 

THE SERIOUS PROCESS AHEAD

Sunday, October 14, 2018:

Sunday begins with the Moon still in freedom loving, idealistic Sagittarius. Enjoy socializing with people outside your normal circle of friends. Find ways to see beyond yourself to a world view unlike your own.

At 3:17 PM EDT, the Moon leaves optimistic Sagittarius behind to enter serious, restrictive, hard-working Capricorn. Life is serious business and when the Moon is in Capricorn we are acutely aware of that fact. This is not a bad thing. There are times it is important to maintain a serious outlook, understanding that our actions have consequences and we need to keep our attention on creating the life we want.

The Capricorn Moon helps us to focus, to develop clear goals, and determine the steps to get us where we want go. Spend time this afternoon or evening contemplating your goals, putting them down on paper and getting serious about the process that will lead you in the right direction.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 3:17 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.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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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 3, 2018 through September 9, 2018

 

 

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EXPRESS GRATITUDE FREELY

Monday, September 3, 2018:

Getting yourself into the groove of work may be easier than is often the case on a Monday morning. The week begins with the Moon in lighthearted, talkative Gemini Moon.

At 8:58 AM EDT, Mercury (ruler of Gemini) forms a positive sextile aspect to Venus, the planet that represents love, all that we find beautiful, and what we deeply value.  Begin the day with acknowledgment toward those whose support you in your life. Make a special call to a friend simply to express gratitude. You will be amazed at how your mood is buoyed and the whole week will develop a positive tone. Go inward, find and express gratitude to everyone you encounter. Yes, even the teenager bagging your groceries or the barista at your local coffee shop.

All forms of positive self-expression and communication is supported and will create ripple effects of self confidence into the rest of the week.

 

 

WARM LOVING SECURITY

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

The Moon enters sensitive, family oriented Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT and most of you are likely spending the day with coworkers rather than family or loved ones. If you have challenging relationships at your place of work, keep in mind that even the crankiest person there is someone’s child and loved one.

At 12:22 PM EDT, with an opposition from the Moon to Saturn, it is likely that someone will get their feelings hurt. This could be expressed in tears or anger. Be a soothing influence and understand that Moon transits pass very quickly if we don’t hold on to them.

This may be a good day to bring cookies or a good healthy salad to share with your coworkers. When the work day is done, get home and plan a loving domestic evening. Encourage your partner and children to help prepare a delicious meal. Eat together even if you rarely do so. The Cancer Moon seeks to create a warm and loving environment that feels secure, make space for that today.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 2:38 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 8:03 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.

 

 

BRING YOUR MIND INTO FOCUS

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

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On Wednesday, the Moon continues through intuitive, inward Cancer, she is also waning with each passing day as she moves toward the New Moon at the end of the week. It is good to be gentle with others and with yourself as you are more touchy than usual as the Moon losses light.

At 10:38 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents your busy mind, thought processes, and communications finally follows the Sun into Virgo. The mind is ready to move beyond the heat of Leo and into the analytical world of Virgo.

You will notice that your ability to do detailed, meticulous, and efficient work is greatly increased. Your mind is now able to slow down and pay attention with humility and precision to what you choose to focus on. This is a good time to bring your attention to an intellectual project that you haven’t been able to focus on since before Mercury was retrograde last month.

Mercury will remain in Virgo until September 21st. Take advantage of this for all productive and analytical work.

 

 

 

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MOVING SLOWLY FORWARD WITH RELIEF

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

Thursday morning brings our attention to Saturn who has been retrograde since mid-April. Saturn is a great teacher, insisting that we take our responsibilities seriously and work on long term goals. Saturn brings attention to restrictions and the reality of the lives we have created.

What house in your chart holds Capricorn? The restriction and cynicism in that area of your life can now slowly begin to move forward. Now, you can once again begin the process of steady forward motion. You may feel that much of the hard work of the past 4 ½ months is about to pay off.  You may also feel an internal sigh of relief.

At 9:55 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo, releasing us from the intense sensitivity of the past few days. You may find yourself wanting to take a creative risk, to allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly, childlike side to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to simply relax into fun and play. If you have children in your life, get down on the floor or out in the yard and play like puppies.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from 8:43 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:55 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.

 

 

 

INNOVATION, DREAMS, & EXPRESSION

Friday, September 7, 2018:

Friday offers an unusual day to bring forth your most innovative plans and ideas.  Your thinking is solid and mature and yet you are able to engage ideas that on first glance may seem anything but practical or level-headed. A configuration called a Grand Trine in stable Earth signs is in play this week (peaking on Friday) between Mercury (thoughts), Saturn (stability), and Uranus (innovation).

Allow yourself to explore new ideas with the intention of bringing them into reality. You can expect to be surprised by the positive response you get when you are vulnerable with unique ideas and plans. Share your ideas and listen to what others are thinking. Prepare to be surprised.

However, with an opposition between the Sun and Neptune during the afternoon, things may not be as clear as you wish. Hold onto your excitement for now and spend some time in lazy daydreams. Allow space within the day for the Leo Moon to express playfulness and joy.

 

STRESS OR PASSION

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

You may wake on this Saturday morning thinking about a fun social day, but the day may have ideas of its own when the Moon leaves Leo behind to enter tidy, meticulous Virgo. Settle in and get comfortable with more practical activities. You may want to do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning instead.

If the interest in socializing persists, perhaps you could plan a lovely, perfectly presented dinner for friends. Be aware of the tendency to over analyze everything you do. You may have a hard time allowing ‘good-enough’ to be good enough. Don’t let perfectionism stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

Mid-afternoon, Venus forms a challenging square to Mars. This could reflect renewed passion in an intimate relationship. However, if your relationship is suffering in significant ways, it may suggest a time of powerful stress between the two of you. This will be in effect throughout the evening and possibly into Sunday morning. Given the option of stress or passion, I suggest you move the dial to PASSION.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 9:31 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 10:29 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.

 

 

PLANT A SEED; PLAN YOUR FUTURE

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Venus, the planet that represents our understanding of love and our deepest values, moves into the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio. This will likely transport your heart into buried intensity regarding love or finances. Because Venus will be turning retrograde in the coming months, she will remain in Scorpio until early January 2019 (with a brief dip back into Libra in November).

Sunday afternoon at 2:02 PM EDT brings us to the Virgo New Moon. This is a time to plant a seed of pure practicality. Even with a quickly passing opposition to Neptune, we are not sowing fantasies here. Currently, there are 7 planets in Earth signs (wow), with many of them involved with an Earth Grand trine creating a free unhinged flow of practical energies to create a solid future.

Keep your responsibilities in mind in all that you do. Consider how your need, actions, and conversations are creating the future that you hope for.

It is also significant to consider that along with so many planets in reliable predictable Earth Signs, all the personal & bridge planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) are moving in forward, direct motion.

Do what is practical and keeps you connected to the Earth and your deepest values. Make plans for the future. Your New Moon ritual will be best performed on Monday. It is good to give the Moon a chance to pull away from the exact conjunction, giving it space to breath.

 

 

The New Moon is on Sunday afternoon… do your ritual on Monday!

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, and focus on drawing to you what you want to create, bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of practicality, humility, and dedication. What project or idea are you ready to dedicate yourself to for the good of all?

 

 

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar “Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach” 1980

 

 

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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.

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