Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 6, 2018 through August 12, 2018

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Hi, Folks!
Please keep this in mind, when the Moon is VOC this week, she isn’t fooling around! Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, she remains VOC ALL DAY LONG!! Along with Mercury & Mars Retrograde, these are days to keep a low profile and not seek accomplishment. This would be a great week to be on vacation or otherwise resting!

 

Bust of a Young Woman, Summer by Karoly Brocky via WikiMedia

LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARDS AT HOME

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Get your day started early on Monday because we soon have three full days of no Moon activity at all! The Moon is VOC* all day long on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Your best bet will be to take advantage of the days when the Moon will support activity and accomplishment! Monday brings the lighthearted, friendly energy of the talkative Gemini Moon to the table, allowing easy engagement with others.

Monday evening, Venus happily leaves stuffy Virgo behind to enter agreeable Venus ruled Libra. Venus represents love and beauty and, while in Virgo, she may have been overly critical and a bit prickly. In Libra, she has an easier time relaxing into the moment and finding beauty and value in cooperation and diplomacy. You may notice yourself and others more interested in compromise, diplomacy, and romance.

With the Sun forming a challenging square to Jupiter, you may feel a pull towards overindulgence. This may be a good day to leave your credit cards at home and pay careful attention to any promises you make. Don’t give away the store.

 

 

FRUSTRATION AND EPIPHANIES

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

The generally talkative Gemini Moon makes no aspects today suggesting some frustration as all that you want to say may fall on deaf ears.

As Uranus turns retrograde, it focuses its attention bringing further frustration and impatience to the areas of life that don’t seem to be moving forward as quickly as you would like. A sense of limits and restrictions bubble under the surface. Practice mindfulness, patience, and allow epiphanies to surface. You may be surprised by an unexpected occurrence or communication.

At 8:32 PM EDT, Venus in Libra forms a lovely trine to Mars in Aquarius. This opens communication, ideas, and the movement of energies between folks. Spend time in public to enjoy. Follow up over the coming days on any possibilities that show up now.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 3:55 AM EDT until she enters Cancer after midnight – ALL DAY. Remember, 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.

 

 

SWEETNESS REPLACES RESTRICTION

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:

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Wednesday morning brings us the Moon in protective, loving Cancer. The Cancer Moon wants to create security within the context of family, biological or chosen. However, difficulties arise with an opposition between the Moon and Saturn just as you begin the day. This suggests a difficult challenge in getting your needs met. Others may simply not see you as clearly as you would like to be seen. You may feel unloved and restricted in showing love.

By bedtime, things feel better as Mercury joins the Sun, providing clarity where it has most recently been missing.

This is followed by a Grand Water Trine formed between the Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune. This soothes all the challenge of the day and offers a great time for sweet late night lovemaking or at the very least delightfully beautiful dreams.

 

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SOBER REALITIES

Thursday, August 9, 2018:

Thursday offers a day for emotional rest as we settle down following an early morning confrontation between the Cancer Moon and powerfully disruptive Pluto.

Following a rocky start to the day, try to make an effort to manage your emotions with rest. Allow what was said or done over the breakfast table to be released; don’t hold onto negativity. Mistakes happen and we all respond in ways that are inappropriate at times. Forgive others as you hope others will do the same.
It is important to approach the end of the day with a clean slate if possible.

At 9:33 PM EDT, Venus squares Saturn. This evening and Friday will likely present challenges to your relationships with others. You may feel sobered by the realities of your situation regarding love, relationships, and finances. Perhaps, it is a good time to schedule a serious clarifying conversation with a loved one. Don’t implement the conversation now in the Dark phase of the Moon but begin to accumulate your talking points and clearly approach the situation over the coming days.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* From 7:20 AM EDT until shortly after midnight (ALL DAY) when she enters Leo. Remember, 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.

 

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Friday, August 10, 2018:

It may take a bit of effort to get out from under some uncomfortable dreams in the night but moving forward, they will fade into the distance. On Friday morning, the Moon will be in lighthearted, playful Leo. However, it is the Dark phase of the Moon with the New Moon coming on Saturday, this brings a sense of waiting and endings, not so lighthearted after all.

You can expect Thursday’s square between Venus and Saturn to continue into your experience on Friday. You may find yourself dissatisfied with your partner, friends, or your paycheck. If the things that bring value and meaning to your life seem to not fit you properly at this time, examine what needs to be released in order to bring new growth in the coming months.

Do you need to have a clarifying conversation with your partner, lover, or friend? Do you need to ask for a raise? Don’t take action now but get clear on what needs to change to bring more satisfaction and love into your heart.

 

“Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language,
the Sky Speaks to You.”
~ Dane Rudhyar

 

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GENEROSITY AND OPEN HEARTED LOVE

Saturday, August 11, 2018:

Saturday brings the final eclipse of the season. This is a partial Solar Eclipse occurring at 18 degrees Leo at 5:46 AM EDT. The Solar Eclipse happens at the New Moon.

Think about this as a New Moon on steroids. Remember, that each New Moon, we plant a seed. What do you want to begin now that will develop over the coming months? Consider what house Leo is in your chart. What seed do you want to plant in that area of your life?

Don’t neglect your New Moon ritual (although wait until Sunday) do give it added weight as whatever seed you plant will be activated for a much longer period of time. The Moon (once again) is VOC ALL DAY! Rest, don’t take any actions that you want to amount to anything as they will simply not develop in the way you would wish.

This is a complex day with Mercury and Mars still retrograde, the New Moon, our last Eclipse, and the Moon VOC*. Spend time developing your understanding of how to best use the expressive nature of Leo. Express generosity and open-hearted Love.

The Leo Moon is VOC* From 5:58 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:59 PM EDT – All day! Remember, 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.

 

 

A PRACTICAL FLOW

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

Just after midnight on Saturday, the Moon enters tidy, meticulous Virgo. This is a Sunday to settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend the day creating constructive plans for the upcoming week. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning.

A Grand Earth Trine is formed in the late afternoon from the Virgo Sun to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is a very pragmatic day where all the preparations you do for the upcoming week will go smoothly and easily. Enjoy a flow of orderly functional work.

At the end of the day, Mars (still retrograde) backs into Capricorn, adding to the practical Earth centered vibe. Take advantage.

 

“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

 

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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: August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017

 

“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 challenge 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

La Petite Esméralda by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

The big news of this week comes on Saturday at 9:00 PM EDT when Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right through retrograde.

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

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CHANGE YOUR REALITY – AQUARIUS LUNAR ECLIPSE

Monday, August 7, 2017:

Monday is one of the most powerful days of the incredibly transformative summer of 2017.

This morning brings an opposition from the Aquarius Moon to aggressive Mars and with it the possibility of being angered by someone’s attempt to curb the direction of your opinions and ideas. Let it slide. It is of little importance in the big picture.

At 2:11 PM EDT, we come to the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is a dynamically potent Full Moon. At this time, you are offered the space and opportunity in your life to deeply shift your awareness and change your reality.

Given that this eclipse is in intellectually sharp Aquarius, it offers you an understanding of the necessity to release and clear out thought patterns that no longer serve you. One of the great gifts of Aquarius is the ability to be fully objective and not get stuck trying to please others. You know what is right for you and are willing to stand in opposition to the opinions of others as you move in the direction that spirit presents.

At this Full Moon Eclipse, allow yourself to clearly see how your unique contribution moves all of humanity forward. Consider what you need to release to allow your inventive or revolutionary gifts to increase in effectiveness and impact.

A lovely trine aspect between the Moon and Jupiter at 7:06 PM EDT releases tension and opens a pathway to hope and optimism.

 

 

AN EVENING OF FLOW

Tuesday, August 8, 2017:

On Tuesday, the quirky Aquarius Moon forms lovely sextile aspects to both stabilizing Saturn and eccentric Uranus. Yes, these are quickly passing Moon transits but we are wise to engage with them. Consider ways to bring stabilization to the areas of your life that are (or seem to be) a bit unpredictable.

Your wild side may move your life forward in significant ways if you are able to define and structure it. The most restrained parts of your life will not be emboldened if you allow some inspiration and unconventional thought into the mix.

At 5:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters empathetic Pisces and you are able to let go of the powerful tension that has encased all of us. Allow yourself to move into an undefined state of sensitivity, dreaminess, and deep compassion. This is a great evening for meditation, music, and even an extra glass of wine.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 5:56 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.

 

Chanson de Printemps by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

DREAMY SENSITIVITY

Wednesday, August 9, 2017:

Allow yourself to float unencumbered through Wednesday. The Moon continues on her journey through mystical, fanciful Pisces and asks that you listen to your intuition and allow space for dreamy sensitivity. You may notice your imagination is more active and the boundaries between yourself and others don’t hold up too well.

Pisces wants to merge, blend, and dissolve whatever separates you from others. This can translate to romantic connections as feelings that are deeply powerful, connecting, and soft.

Reality may simply be too harsh and, for the moment, you don’t have to look at it. Spending time in meditation, prayer, or on water is ideal; float, daydream and let the water wash away your concerns.

 

 

GROWTH OF LOVE

Thursday, August 10, 2017:

If you start the day early, you can take advantage of Mercury sextile Venus at (5:03 AM EDT) with sweet pillow talk and expressions of love and appreciation.

There may be a bit of a glitch when the Moon squares restrictive Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT and you must face reality and move into the workday.

However, that transit will pass quickly and the afternoon’s Sun sextile to expansive Jupiter at 5:24 PM EDT will imbue the evening with the possibility of fun, pleasure, love, and romance. These have not been easy days; it is important to enjoy this one!

With the Sun in generous, playful Leo and optimistic Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, you are supported in the growth of love within all types of partnerships.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:38 AM EDT until she enters Aries in the wee hours of Friday morning at 1:22 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.

 

 

LEARNING COURAGE

Friday, August 11, 2017:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters impetuous, energetic Aries. Following this determined step forward, the Moon then makes no major aspects throughout the day. This is a day of high vitality where you may feel ardently compelled to act on your feelings. You have a strong desire to begin something new… on your own. This is a time for individual action rather than partnership or group action.

Keep in mind that each astrology sign has a particular lesson to teach. Aries teaches courage. No one learns courage by sitting languidly on the couch or taking a meditative walk in the forest. You learn courage by facing your deep fears and the most stressful issues of your life. What can you face with courage today?

Keep an eye on the possible tendency to take irrational, impulsive action that has not been thought out. Consider what you are learning and find a way to stay safe even as you learn determination and bravery. Do not start anything you cannot finish up over the next few days. Aries is impulsive but has little staying power.

This is a great evening for physical activity and biking, dancing, or making love will fill the bill. Enjoy the abundance of Fire.

Friday night will be colored by the trine between Venus and Neptune at 1:17 AM EDT on Saturday morning. This aspect adds sweetness and a little romance to begin the weekend.

 

A Day Dream by Sir Edward John Poynter via SightsWithin

WRAP UP LOOSE ENDS DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE

Saturday, August 12, 2017:

Saturday begins with the sweet, soft influence of sensual Venus trine dreamy Neptune. These two lovely planets began their cycle in mid-January of 2017. What seed of mystic beauty or inspirational love was planted at that time? Do you feel a resulting flow into your life experience now? Open to the harmony and pleasure provided.

However, the forceful Aries Moon brings conflicting messages as she re-engages the square between Jupiter and Pluto. This leaves us wondering where that sweetness went. Don’t be discouraged, the afternoon will bring us back to earth as a Grand Fire Trine offers flow and support as the Moon trines both the Sun and Saturn.

Hold steady. One foot in front of the other and accept offers of kindness and connection.

The big news of the day is that at 9:00 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right three retrograde. Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

PEACEFUL SUNDAY

Sunday, August 13, 2017:

The Moon leaves hot-headed Aries behind and enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT, ushering in a lovely day of rest. There are no aspects to concern you, just the slow, steady movement of an unruffled Taurus Moon.

While the Moon is in Taurus, your emotions long for sensual delights and find deep satisfaction in earthly pursuits. You may want to work in the garden, go for a hike, organize your budget, do some cooking, or get a massage. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is done slowly and with simplicity. Right now, there is no need for hurry or complexity.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 6:39 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.

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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: July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017

White Rose and Red Rose by Margaret MacDonald via Wiki Commons

“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 challenge 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.

 

We are in the midst of Eclipse Season and life is moving quickly. The energy swirling around us is hot and unpredictable. It is clearly reflected in our political and social climate. Hold steady, breathe deeply, and keep closely connected to those in your inner circle. Look around you, hold the hands of those you love, and offer kindness to everyone you encounter.

 

 

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SENSITIVE, INTUITIVE LOVE

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Astrologically, Monday presents a very quiet day. The Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Pluto at 7:11 AM EDT. This will color a great deal of the day with a sense of empowerment. You may be able to release something deep within your heart that has fulfilled its purpose and is better left behind.

At 10:53 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters emotional, moody Cancer. Since July 4th, Venus has been moving through the inquisitive, restless sign of Gemini. This transit has created a state of curiosity regarding our deepest held values.

With Venus changing signs, your nervous state of flightiness settles into deep emotion. You have come to understand the importance of protective sensitivity and intuitive, nurturing care in your love relationships and all your personal relationships.

Venus is moving quickly through the signs and will leave behind this loving space soon. Venus will move on and start seeking loyalty and expressive vitality in Leo beginning on August 26th. For now, even in the face of so much exciting fiery energies, prepare to go deep with your closest intimates in seeking cozy, domestic love.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:11 AM EDT and until she enters Sagittarius on Tuesday morning at 8:02 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.

 

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Tuesday, August 1, 2017:

If your day begins before 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon will still be in private and introspective Scorpio. At 4:55 AM EDT, the intense Scorpio Moon formed a flowing trine aspect to Chiron, the asteroid that represents our deep healing path. You may awake from dreams that left you with a sense of understanding the direction to take in your healing journey.

At 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius where she encourages you to look at the more optimistic side of your situation. This is a day that may bring much learning, understanding, and wisdom. Open your mind to a new, more expansive view. Connect with folks who will show you a new perspective. Open your mind.

At 10:00 PM EDT, the extravagant Sagittarius Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Mercury, the keeper of your thoughts, communication, and logic. Your optimism may be challenged or you may question your own path of understanding. This is a quickly passing Moon transit and is best managed by not engaging in the challenge but simply heading to bed for a good night’s sleep.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) this morning until she enters Sagittarius at 8:02 AM EDT. Clearly, this will impact very little of your day. 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.

 

 

SEEK FREEDOM AND UNDERSTANDING

Diana and Her Nymphs by Robert Burns via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 2, 2017:

With the Moon in Sagittarius on Wednesday, you are seeking freedom and respect. This is a day of lightness and moving toward a higher understanding of where you find yourself.

You may absorb learning more easily with this expansive Moon placement. However, you do not want to find that learning in a classroom setting. You want to see the world and understand your place in it from a broader perspective. You want to meet people who think and view the world differently so that you can understand and experience what is new and unusual to you.

Think about what the element of Fire expresses: heat, transformation, anger, and action. There is currently a great deal of Fire showing up astrologically and also in our world in general. We see it clearly in the political discourse and in our own lives. Where do you feel this heat in your own life?

Very early on Thursday morning, Uranus, the planet of unpredictable change and defiance, turns retrograde following its very slow motion over the last few weeks. Where does 28° Aries fall in your personal chart? Stay conscious and be prepared to adapt to any unusual shifts and unexpected change over the coming days.

 

 

EYES OPEN

Thursday, August 3, 2017:

Very early Thursday morning, Uranus, the planet of unpredictable change and defiance, turns retrograde after moving very slowly over the last few weeks. Upheaval and excitement or possibly stress may spark in some area of your life.

Where does 28° Aries fall in your personal chart? Keep yourself awake to all the quickly changing parts of your life. Be prepared to adapt quickly and pivot when necessary over the coming days.

The Moon continues her adventures through philosophical Sagittarius helping you to keep your eyes open particularly when she forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to Uranus at 5:39 PM EDT.

Enjoy the brief excitement this aspect suggests as the Moon enters serious, hard-working Capricorn at 8:37 PM EDT. Anticipate that Friday will be a day of work or sustained effort.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:39 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 8:37 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.

 

 

STABLE ATTENTION

Friday, August 4, 2017:

Watch the news for power grabs and contentious legal issues coming to a head or coming out of the blue on Friday.

With the square of Jupiter to Pluto perfecting (at 2:48 PM EDT), there will likely be a sense that action is demanded. This is part of the Third Quarter Square. We are releasing powerful energies that began in December 2007.

The Capricorn Moon does its best to keep maturity and reason on the table but it will be a challenge. Do your very best to maintain your connection with Capricorn’s ideals of integrity, realism, and responsible maturity. The dark side of Capricorn is unbridled ambition, pessimism, and fear. You may see that in the eyes of those around you but keep your eyes on integrity and stable attention.

 

Adoration of the Sun by Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciulionis via Wiki Art

CARE FOR SELF AND OTHERS

Saturday, August 5, 2017:

At 7:38 AM EDT, the conventional Capricorn Moon joins with powerful Pluto. Then at 7:52 AM EDT, the Moon squares idealistic Jupiter bringing our attention directly back to the square between Jupiter and Pluto.

If you maintained a calm state of maturity, stability, and patience on Friday, you did well. However, the test is in full swing on Saturday as the stable yet often times pessimistic and fearful Capricorn Moon plays directly into the power grab that was in full focus on Friday. If these dynamics are not playing out in your personal life, be grateful. Much depends on where and how the Jupiter/Pluto square interacts with your own individual chart.

You can watch the dynamics clearly on display in the social and political landscapes. If this dynamic is problematic in your personal life or those around you, it is your job to approach the situations with kindness toward others and a huge dose of care and deep love for yourself.

 

 

GATHER TOGETHER

Sunday, August 6, 2017:

Sunday offers some relief as the Moon finds her way into innovative, progressive Aquarius. However, the balm provided might not be equal to the level of abatement we wish for, as the universe sets the stage and the buildup to the partial lunar Eclipse, which reaches perfection on Monday at 2:11 PM EDT.

Take the relief that is offered. With the Moon in objective Aquarius, allow your mind to support original thinking and humanitarian understanding. You are encouraged to gather with like-minded folks to prepare for the days ahead as our world dances with such profound uncertainty and upheaval.

Joining together in community, helping each other through the hard spots… This is what we are here for.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:22 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:16 AM EDT. Clearly, this will have very little impact on the day. 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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* 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.

 

 

Find Time for Silence; Virgo New Moon Eclipse on Sunday 9/13

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 7, 2015 through September 13, 2015

Sunflowers by Harmony Hansen

Sunflowers by Harmony Hansen

Contemplation for the week:
The world is far bigger, more complex, and more beautiful than any of us can imagine. Very little is beyond the scope of what is possible. If we aspire to kindness and love, we are on the right path.

Other than the Moon, there are no planets changing sign this week. We have several interesting aspects, my favorite being a beautiful trine between Mars and Uranus on Tuesday.

This suggests a great deal of excitement and powerful energy, all presented with a sense of flow. In positive psychology, FLOW, also known as THE ZONE, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Be aware of and allow yourself to be pulled into this flow, this zone, in the early days of the week!

Wednesday, you are well advised to practice mindful speech, kindness, and more compassion than is your usual habit. It is safe to assume that things will be said that cannot be taken back. We have all been there.

If you find yourself regretting something you said, apologize and move on with more awareness. There’s no point beating yourself up about this, everyone has the experience of being pulled into saying what should not be said. Therefore, we can show compassion and forgiveness.

If you pay attention to the VOC* schedule, posted below the blog, you will notice that we currently have very short periods of VOC* Moon. This is due to having several planets in the very late degrees of their sign so the Moon continues to make aspects throughout her course through the signs. Read below if you need more information.

The important thing is to realize is that things feel a bit easier and we have a sense that our lives are more workable day-to-day. When we have long VOC* Moon times, life can feel a bit choppy as we encounter those times that things simply don’t flow easily.

Are you concerned or unclear about the path ahead? Do you know where spring will find you? Let Astrolore help you understand the upcoming adventure and the path you are on. Make your appointment today!

Together we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our simple conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

INTENSE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION

Monday, September 7, 2015:

Monday morning, you can expect to wake up with a visceral sense of the dreams you are leaving behind. Your imagination is activated with a flow of gentle and intangible dreaminess. Coming out of sleep may be the last thing you will want to do on Monday morning.

Once you’re moving into the day, your mind becomes more active and accomplishing your endeavors should be relatively easy as long as you are able to move beyond moodiness.

Sensitivity could get in the way and by mid-afternoon, you can anticipate intensity within connection, conversation, or conflict with a family member. This could be a mother, sister, daughter, lover, ex-wife, or very close woman friend.

In any such encounter, maintain mindfulness and compassion. It really is up to you whether this escalates or not. You could hold the experience as if it were a passing cloud. Breathe and practice kind awareness. It will pass.

“Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.” ~ Jill Bolte Taylor

 

EXCITEMENT AND ACTIVITY

Tuesday, September 8, 2015:

So much of how this week unfolds depends upon how you dealt with the intensity or conflict that was raised on Monday. If you went to sleep Monday night with intense upheaval still cranking around within, it is apt to carry through and create difficulties throughout the week.

The Moon remains in Cancer until 10:36 PM EDT when she will enter Leo.
At 3:53 PM EDT, Mars (the planet of action) trine Uranus (the planet excitement). Remember, that a trine aspect is a free flow of energy. When Mars and Uranus connect in this way, we can expect unexpected intensification.

Look for excitement or an unusual activity. If you have a lot of Fire and Air your chart, you will likely enjoy this greatly. If you have a great deal of Earth and Water in your chart, there may be stress and anxiety involved. Either way, try to relax into the excitement, enjoy a new way of seeing the world and your experience of it.

If you are interested in following the entire cycle between Mars and Uranus, look back to March 2015 when the cycle between them began. Did you make a sudden decision or start a sudden project at that time? Did you take on a new lover? Did an existing relationship take a new path at that time? Did you begin a new exercise routine or other physical activity?

Whatever began then took a major step forward in mid July. Within this cycle, we now are able to see the benefit of what we have been working toward. Allow the current energies between these planets to move you easily toward the clarity you will reach by the second week of December.

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

NO PLACE TO HIDE

Wednesday, September 9, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Leo Moon offers playfulness and joy to your emotional life. Mercury squares Pluto at 3:27 PM EDT. Words may be spoken that are not intended, welcome, or understood. Conversations and communications could get deep, intense, and potentially ugly.

Rainbow at Ethan Allen Fort by Harmony Hansen

Rainbow at Ethan Allen Fort by Harmony Hansen

Keep your awareness and mindfulness sharp. Reach for deep intense honesty, fully connected to kindness. Take full responsibility for where you find yourself in your life. If you are able to hold this, you should be able to avoid the more negative side of this aspect.

Because Mercury goes retrograde next week, this aspect (Mercury square Pluto) will be repeated on September 24th and again on October 22nd. What intense depths of conversation have you been avoiding? How can you say what needs to be said with kindness and compassion?

On December 25, 2014, we began a new cycle of intensity in communication. Perhaps, you made a commitment to intense honesty within a relationship; or you may have held tightly to a deep secret that you were unable to reveal. The cycle unfolded with a necessary communication in early April. By mid-July, the conversation continued with deeper intensity of honesty or a stronger hold on the lack of honesty.

Now, it is time to move on. Understand that over the coming months you will begin to unravel your own hidden agenda. There is a complication here because not everything has been above board. It is time to get honest and clear, first with you!

Prepare now to move into a renewed understanding of yourself in relationships and communication. Be willing to see what the Universe is showing you. Be kind to all involved, including yourself.

“It is better to be honest and authentic and disappoint some people then to exhaust yourself trying to keep up the façade of perfection.” ~ Crystal Paine

 

INTERNAL SILENCE & EXTERNAL EXCITEMENT

Thursday, September 10, 2015:

This is the day of the week that I am looking forward to!

Of course, the intensity from Wednesday is still with us. However, if we paid close attention and did the work necessary, now on Thursday we can enjoy a lovely day even as we internally assimilate Wednesday’s issues.

The Moon is in playful expressive Leo making contact with Venus at 14° Leo (conjunct my Sun!). This playful Moon then goes on to open a free flow of enthusiastic expansive excitement into the day (1:20PM EDT Moon trine Uranus).

Barring anything restricting within your personal chart, you will have a great deal of playful, inspired, creative, and optimistic energy at your fingertips.

Yes, we are moving into the dark phase of the Moon and even as you experience this excitement, your heart is being pulled into a quiet more inward space. It is important to balance the excitement while holding the quiet inward space.

As humans, we have not trained ourselves to hold opposites at the same time. The first step in developing this skill is to simply slow down. Holding dichotomies within your heart and mind is possible. Hold out your hands. In one hand, hold space for quiet inward awareness, in the other hold full expressive playfulness with others.

We are so much bigger than we think. Once you learn how easy it is to hold two sides at once, you will wonder why you ever thought it was difficult. On Thursday, this is your powerful practice.

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”

~ Orison Swett Marden

 

RELEASE JUDGMENT

Friday, September 11, 2015:

We have a brief VOC* Leo Moon to begin the day. By 10:00 AM EDT, the Moon has entered Virgo and we can expect the next two days to have few complications. There is energy for accomplishment particularly regarding detailed or routine work. You may feel a strong need or desire to either help or criticize others!

Look at that person you feel critical of and realize, on a very deep level, your shared humanity. Understand that whomever your mind may be judging is simply trying; in the best way they know how, to live a happy life free of pain. It is important to find that space within yourself to connect with others in our shared humanity.

You may think you know how they should do things better or how they should live their life, but you must realize that you have absolutely no idea of their life journey.

Find kindness, compassion, and lack of judgment within your heart. This is where the rubber meets the road. Find that place where your desire to be a better person or your spiritual practice, or whatever it is, bumps into your own internal critic.

Find that soft, kind space at your center that can see the other as simply, like you, trying to get through this, often very difficult, life!

This is a day of detailed routine work and inner deep contemplation.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals.” ~ Pema Chodron

 

Hot Air Balloons outside of Montreal by Harmony Hansen

Hot Air Balloons outside of Montreal by Harmony Hansen

ON THE LINE BETWEEN ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

Saturday, September 12, 2015:

On Saturday, we come to the deepest part of the dark phase of the Moon. This phase is called the Balsamic Phase. On Sunday, we will reach the New Moon (in Virgo) and we begin, yet another, Lunar Cycle.

This is the quiet time, the time to allow your emotional nature to sleep, take refuge in quiet rest for your soul. Now, is a time to allow intuition and instinct to run the show. This is not a time to follow a path of logic.

You will do best if you use Saturday to rest and trust the process that you are on. This is a shifting time, a time to end one cycle even as you begin a new one. There is something disorienting about this process each month. I picture the awkwardness of sincerely saying goodbye to a friend at the train station at the same time as you are welcoming a new friend. How do you hold these two perspectives? Letting go of the old while welcoming the new?

Throughout our lives, we learn to hold space for many things within our hearts and our minds. This is a day to practice the skill involved. Say goodbye to the old as you open your heart to the new. Keep your eyes open to the people you may encounter who need a bit of assistance in their similar process. Rest.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

 

VIRGO NEW MOON ECLIPSE: 20 DEGREES VIRGO

Sunday, September 13, 2015:

At 2:42 AM EDT at 20 degrees Virgo, we reach a partial Solar Eclipse. Being in the sign of Virgo, work and health matters are likely to call for your attention. The eclipse offers a new beginning within your work, details, fitness, health, and routines.

This is a time to cultivate new habits that will increase your health and energy levels. Set up routines that support your body and your own healing process. This is the best time to develop organization and pay more attention to details of self-care.

Eclipses can open our awareness to things that have been hidden; perhaps things you have hidden from yourself. This is a time when you will see some realities you may not want to see. It is urgent that you find the courage to face the reality of your situation. Not looking clearly at your reality at this time will close doors that you want to keep open! Your eyes are open and you are able to see yourself clearly.

Please keep this clarity focused on you; there is plenty of work to do close to home.
You may need to let go of something significant in order to move into the next chapter that is being offered in your life. Surrender to the unknown. You are on a new path. Embrace it.

Where has your thinking become too small? Where are you ready to encounter a new expanded vision of the world and of your life? Allow the vision in.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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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, September 8, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trine to Saturn at 9:28 PM EDT, until she enters Leo at 10:36 PM EDT.

Friday, September 11, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Saturn at 9:03 AM EDT, until she enters Virgo at 9:56 AM EDT.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a sextile to Saturn at109:08 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:41 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 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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