Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 17, 2018, through December 23, 2018

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

 

 

A FEISTY DAY
Monday, December 17, 2018:

The day begins under the feisty influence of Mars sextile Pluto. Think back to a challenging situation that occurred or began in late April 2018. Bringing that circumstance to mind may open a door toward a more passionate engagement with your life.

The Moon in Aries brings that sense of feistiness into all aspects of the day. Midmorning you may find that you are challenged by someone else’s power dynamics. Engage with determination and well-protected boundaries, do not engage with anger. If anger arises, check in with yourself to determine what exactly hurt your feelings.

At 9:28 PM EST the Aries Moon forms a Trine aspect to the Sagittarius Sun. This is a positive firey energy that won’t want you drifting off to sleep peacefully. If you have a partner to frolic in the sheets with head to bed, otherwise move energy through your body with dance or other engaging activities that bring your whole body into focus. Enjoy.

 

 

 

CREATE A SPOT OF BEAUTY
Tuesday, December 18, 2018:

The Taurus Moon offers a few days early of quiet stability. You will probably be aware of your desire for security, comfort, and beauty. The general mood is sensual, solid, and stable.

Let all of the stress associated with the holidays slide off your back and remember what is really important. It is not about gifts and spending money. Bring beauty into your home with an open heart of love.

Even if there is chaos elsewhere make your bed and put flowers on the bedside table and your dining room table. A calm domestic environment will bring great benefits to everyone involved. If you must buy gifts purchase gift certificates for massage. Everyone needs that!

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The Aries Moon is VOC* from 2:21 AM EST until she enters Taurus at 4:37 AM EST. I suspect you will be sleeping. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

THE GIFT OF RELAXATION AND LOYALTY
Wednesday, December 19, 2018:

The desire/ need for loyalty, security, peace, and comfort is what motivates us when the Moon is in Taurus. We look for sensuality and constancy. Our basic instincts are to resist change, slow down and relax. Seek comfort and a relaxed escape from the chaos that seems to be a constant in this holiday season.
With the Moon in sensual slow moving Taurus, you are able to experience life more fully through your senses. This is a day to be quiet and still. There is no need to push yourself in the service of accomplishment. You may want to indulge your senses with good food, lovemaking, music, and a massage.
Your senses are aroused by nature. If possible get outdoors, listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth constantly provides.

Activities will likely revolve around home and family, loyalty is on display and helps to ground and stabilize you through this season. Keep your home a place of calm. Close the door on the anxiety the advertisers are pushing on you. Your family needs love not gifts.
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The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 7:42 PM EST until she enters Gemini at 9:34 AM EST on Thursday morning. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

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FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY
Thursday, December 20, 2018:

Following a few quiet slow days now it is time to wake up! The Moon finds herself in busy, social Gemini as the Sun trine Uranus at 11:21 AM EST. Keep your eyes open for an unexpected surprise or a communication coming out of the blue that changes the landscape of the week. Consider what began in mid-April that is now ripe and offering its gifts. Those gifts may open a door to a surprising new reality.

With the Moon in Gemini, you will want intellectual stimulation. This is a great time for social activities, phone calls and catching up on emails. Most folks will be feeling more lighthearted than usual. If you happen to find yourself feeling low ask what you should be doing that you are avoiding. That will likely direct you to the thing that is keeping you down.

This is a great time to engage in storytelling and listening to the stories that others want to share. We learn so much through stories. Start a journal, write a story, exchange ideas & information. Follow your curiosity.

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The Taurus Moon is VOC* until she enters Gemini at 9:34 AM EST. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

WINTER SOLSTICE – SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN
Friday, December 21, 2018:

A highly active day with the Moon still in talkative curious Gemini. You will likely hear a great deal of chatter!

At 12:11 PM EST we encounter a trine aspect between Venus and Neptune which encourages us to soften our values and see the beauty in all things. Clarity may be lacking but feelings and expressions of love and beauty are deep and tender.

Right on the heels of that, at 12:36 PM EST Mercury joins with Jupiter both now in Sagittarius. We all have our opinions and not many of us will be shy about expressing them at this time. Engage humor as you watch folks tripping over themselves to express the opinions they are so sure are RIGHT. Laugh at your own big opinions as well.

At 5:22 PM EST we enter Capricorn Season as the Sun moves into this serious hard working sign. This brings us to the Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere (Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere).

With the Sun in Capricorn, it is time to deeply consider your responsibilities and ambitions. Now is when you will start considering your upcoming New Year’s resolutions.

According to Bob Dylan “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom.”

 

SENSITIVE CANCER FULL MOON
Saturday, December 22, 2018:

The Sun is now in Capricorn with the Cancer Full Moon occurring at 11:27 AM EST. This is the final Full Moon of 2018 and has a deeply sensitive vibe due to its making a challenging aspect to Chiron, the planet of our wounding. Your heart may feel extremely sensitive and tender. Remember that your vulnerability is connected to the vulnerability of all humans; show compassion to everyone you encounter. Please also remember that we are all under this influence.

Offer kindness and chocolate cake. Yes, comfort food helps. Whatever activity you initiated at the New Moon two weeks ago culminates and is illuminated here at the Full Moon.

When the Moon is in protective Cancer you seek security within the context of a biological or chosen family. Gather with loved ones, go out of your way to offer food, comfort, and kindness.

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The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 9:20 AM EST until she enters cancer at 11:27 AM EST. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

SENSITIVITY AND NOSTALGIA
Sunday, December 23, 2018:

Sometimes I think I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” ~ Sanober Khan

With the Moon in Cancer, you may find yourself reaching for comfort food and the safety of family and intimate loved ones. You will want to retreat to the place you feel most at home and may feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual.

Everyone you meet may be consumed with memories and thoughts of the past. This could be a very moody day so go ahead and stay in bed, indulge in chocolate or whatever soothes your soul.

This is a dynamic and mysterious universe and human life is, no doubt, conditioned by imponderables of which we are only dimly aware. People sometimes say, “the strangest coincidence happened.” Coincidences may seem strange, but they are never a result of caprice. They are orderly laws in the spiritual life of man. They affect and influence our lives profoundly. These so-called imponderables are so important that you should become spiritually sensitized to them. Indeed, the more spiritually minded you become the more acute your contact will be with these behind-the-scenes forces. By being alive to them through insight, instruction, and illumination, you can make your way past errors and mistakes on which, were you less spiritually sensitive, you might often stumble.”  ~ Norman Vincent Peale, Stay Alive All Your Life

 

 

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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, textiles, 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: December 10, 2018 through December 16, 201

 

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

 

FIND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Monday, December 10, 2018:

The day begins with the same serious energy that has been with you over the past few days. You may feel relieved to get back to your day job and be able to utilize this serious hard-working Capricorn Moon in a practical manner. Take advantage of it and get as much done as possible early in the day.

As you push deeper into the afternoon the Moon comes into contact with unpredictable Uranus. Allow that stodgy Capricorn work ethic to seek out innovative solutions. Something significant may occur to you that will make your work process move forward more quickly and easily.

At 6:40 PM EST the Moon enters humanitarian and unconventional Aquarius. This moves your focus from your own productivity and more toward seeking out others to expand your thinking. Aquarius is able to see the world and others with great objectivity. Gather with folks who engage your mind and open your perspective.

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The Capricorn Moon is VOC* from 4:27 PM EST until she enters Aquarius at 6:40 PM EST. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have significant future impact.

 

 

EXPANDING PERSPECTIVE

Tuesday, December 11, 2018:

With the Moon in Aquarius, allow your self to move outside of what is expected. Allow that for others as well. No one is going to want to stay inside a restrictive box. We each march to the beat of a different drummer and when the Moon is in Aquarius it can be a bit more obvious than at other times. Express those parts of yourself that don’t always fit in well with others. Don’t take disapproval personally. Allow others to express their quirkiness as well.

Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. Listen and learn from folks who live within a different reality. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold. Widen your interest, look at the world from a more expansive or humanitarian perspective. Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, consider what you can do to help the suffering of others in our human family.

 

 

ENGAGE DELIGHT

Wednesday, December 12, 2018:

It is helpful to think of the planets as teachers. Mercury teaches us how to think and what to think about; this small planet is never far from Earth and teaches us through words, thoughts, and conversations. Mercury first entered Sagittarius at the very end of October and other than a slight dip back into Scorpio it and remained in this free-thinking sign until now.

Mercury enters Sagittarius at 6:42 PM EST where it will remain until January 4, 2019. Sagittarius is the planet of expansive optimism, philosophical wisdom, and idealism. Over the next few weeks, you may notice that the conversations you engage in have a more philosophical bent. Sagittarius can also bring tactless humor and boisterous opinions. Regardless of whether you experience your thoughts as having more wisdom or more impatience, recognize that you are exploring and seeking more adventure in the area of thoughts and communications.

The Moon continues through Aquarius keeping your emotions light and objective. As you go about your day, play a game with yourself. See how many people you can surprise with a smile and see how many will smile back. The combination of Sagittarius Sun, Jupiter, and now Mercury all in Sagittarius along with an Aquarius Moon is a delight. Engage with others to create a fun social evening.

 

 

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REST AND DREAM

Thursday, December 13, 2018:

Before the day really gets underway the Moon enters Pisces (7:40 AM EST) leading us into a quiet day of sensitivity and inspiration.

Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. This offers us a day that is great for meditation, engaging in inspiration, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music. Enjoy rest and passive sweetness.

This can be challenging if you have to accomplish things that require determination or fortitude. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet you will welcome the poetic dreaminess available. While the Moon is in Pisces we all feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and vulnerable than usual. Remember this in your interactions with others. Everyone is feeling a bit tender around the edges. Compassion, intuition, and imagination will serve you well, enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion.

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The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 5:20 AM EST until she enters Pisces at 7:40 AM EST. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have significant future impact.

 

 

GO AHEAD, TAKE A NAP

Friday, December 14, 2018:

With the Moon in Pisces find time for a nap, or simply allow yourself to be a bit less productive than your boss would like you to be, not in a rebellious manner but simply to take care of your need for rest. You may notice that you are sleepy and want to separate yourself from all the busyness of life. You may find that you are more susceptible to absorbing the emotional state of those around you. Remembering that before you make plans with others will help you to avoid falling into difficult emotional states brought on by others. Don’t engage with those whose energy will bring you into negative space. Rest, release, empty your mind.

“Life is a mystical and tragic thing. It is a journey often full of fear when it ought to be full of home. It is fascinating to look back on your life and feel as though most of it was a precursor to the rest of it; to what was always supposed to be.” ~ L. K. Hill

 

 

PUSH THROUGH TO AN EVENING OF ENGAGEMENT

Saturday, December 15, 2018:

The morning begins with the First Quarter Moon Phase pulling us out of the doldrums that can sometimes come with the Pisces Moon. Consider what seed you planted at the New Moon last week. What kind of study or exploration is beginning to take shape? There is an internal push to take action, push forward on that issue.

Once the Moon enters Aries at 7:45 PM EST you are able to find the energy to enjoy that holiday event or party that was planned for Saturday night. Only a few hours ago you may have wished you could avoid it altogether but now energy has returned and you are ready.

With the Moon in Aries, you may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. You may be extra impulsive so pay special attention to how you handle anything that comes up. Remember, this is not a time for empathy or romance but a great time to kick up your heels, dance and engage in a direct passionate mutual exchange.

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The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 6:50 AM EST until she enters Aries at 7:45 PM EST. This simply suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have significant future impact.

 

BRING PRACTICALLITY TO WHAT YOU VALUE

Sunday, December 16, 2018:

A funny mix of a day. The Aries Moon would like to spend time alone on individual endeavors of courage and daring but I expect that will take a back seat with Venus (in deeply emotional Scorpio) sextile Saturn at 9:26 AM EST. You probably want to have a serious close companion by your side in whatever the plans for the day. You may feel ready to devote yourself on a deeper level to one loyal partner. Look for an opportunity to show your true intentions of love and affection. Don’t look for spontaneous displays of connection as this reflects that which has held steady and grown over time. Make a suggestion or make a plan to stabilize love and partnership.

This could also reflect bringing a practical steady hand to your bank account. Balance your checkbook and pay the bills. This is a time to bring stability to what you value, be it love, beauty, or finances.

“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: December 3, 2018 through December 9, 2018

 

“Science is the art of creating suitable allusions which the fool believes or argues against, but the wise man enjoys for their beauty or their ingenuity, without being blind to the fact that they are human veils and curtains concealing the abysmal darkness of the unknowable.”

~ Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

SEEK TRUTH AND HEALING

Monday, December 3, 2018:

The day begins with a healthy dose of objectivity. You know what needs to be done and you are not going to let emotions get in your way. However, are you anticipating something that has your heart racing just a touch? Is there someone you expect to encounter that is causing that? Notice it and move on.

At 2:54 PM EST the Moon leaves diplomatic Libra behind to enter into the deeply emotional sign of Scorpio where she joins with lovely Venus. Together they propel you onto a different path. Pay attention to what may be hidden just below the surface. Your heart is ready to follow as your passionate values work to root out something hidden in the darkness. Look within yourself. Resist any desire to lay blame on others. It is time to dig into your own dark corners, shine a light where you have previously been willing to live with denial. No blame, for yourself or others. It is time to seek truth and healing.

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The Libra Moon is VOC* from 1:16 PM EST until she enters Scorpio at 2:54 PM EST. 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.

 

 

ALLOW THE PAST TO DISSOLVE BEFORE BEGINNING THE NEW

Tuesday, December 4, 2018:

The Moon continues to pass through Scorpio inclining us to pay more attention to our deep unruly emotions. With Venus and Mercury (retrograde) also in Scorpio, you may find yourself ruminating on issues of power and passion in whatever area of life (house) holds Scorpio in your chart.

You may feel highly uncertain about what action to take in this area and yet feel a strong drive to step forward in some fashion. Wait! With the Moon trine Mars you want to act, but with Neptune’s current involvement you do not have all the information necessary. The Dream that is calling is still unclear and will remain so until you allow the last vestiges of an old dream to dissolve. Hit the pause button. No action is currently needed.

 

 

HUMAN SUFFERING

Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

Think about the connection between dreams and suffering. Dreams are unrealistic by nature and when we engage with them we haven’t much of a handle on reality. Suffering and dreams go hand in hand. Did you begin a dream in March of last year? How much suffering has it caused you? We try to reach that which we really can not touch. Have you learned what you need to in order to let go of the suffering and the fantasy? Have you learned to understand more about the reality of the situation? Sun square Neptune. Write a poem, listen to music that makes your heart soar, allow your soul to be untethered. Let go of your attachment to YOUR suffering. It is not yours; human suffering is what we all share. It is not your suffering or mine. The understanding of human suffering connects us all, uniting us in compassion and Love. Understand that your suffering and mine is the same suffering that countless other humans the world over share.

At 9:48 PM EST the Moon enters Sagittarius bringing a lighter edge to our bedtime routines and night dreams of expansive travel and exploration.

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The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 4:53 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 9:48 PM EST. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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MERCURY DIRECT – READY. SET. GO.

Thursday, December 6, 2018:

The morning greets us with a much lighter emotional tone thanks to the Moon, now in idealistic Sagittarius joining with expansive Jupiter. Add to that the fact that Mercury, having been retrograde for the past three weeks, turns direct at 27° Scorpio (4:22 PM EST). This ends the long slog (since mid_June) of personal planet retrogrades. Finally, all systems are giving us the green light, go ahead and breath a sigh of relief

Looking ahead we can also anticipate Mercury joining the Sun and Jupiter in optimistic happy-go-lucky Sagittarius next week. What are you looking forward to exploring in the area of your chart (house) that hold Sagittarius?

 

 

PLANT A SEED OF EXPANSION: SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON

Friday, December 7, 2018:

The expansive Sagittarius New Moon is exact at 2:21 AM EST while you slept. You can do your New Moon Ritual anytime on Friday or Saturday. While the Moon is in Sagittarius allow yourself to listen and pay attention and you will be able to see the world from new perspectives.

At 9:11 AM EST Mars joins with Neptune asking that you take your spiritual calling seriously and begin to look at this from a renewed perspective. This is the beginning of a two-year cycle that will pull you forward in this regard. What you do now matters. Begin a practice that will open you to a higher understanding. One way to think about this is to consider how sexuality and spirituality are able to work together. Think about how you can bring your sexual energy to your spiritual path. What if each of us were to view our sexuality as an important, vibrant part of life, and celebrate it as a path for spiritual practice and connection? Can you imagine how our lives would unfold if we shifted our mindset in this way? Awareness and kindness are key.

~~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, focusing on drawing to you what you want to create, bringing 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 Sagittarius New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of exploration, travel, or higher understanding.

 

 

BUDGET YOUR HOLIDAY SPENDING

Saturday, December 8, 2018:

I’m sure no one wants to read what I have to say after that title but with the Moon entering cautious Capricorn at 7:01 AM EST you may want to make a budget for your holiday spending and spend time in solitude.

This is a weekend to spend working on your goals and ambitions. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Don’t waste time with trivial issues, put a stake in the ground and determine what it is you really want and how to get there.

I know this is a prime holiday party night but next weekend will be far more conducive to a good time. This weekend is put to better use in contemplating what is really important that will help you reach your long-term goals.

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The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* from 5:01 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 7:01 AM EST. 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 AHEAD FOR LONG TERM GAIN

Sunday, December 9, 2018:

The Moon remains in responsible disciplined Capricorn pushing us to stay focused on what is most serious and important in our lives. This is not a day of carefree fun or games. This is a good time to focus on pushing past difficult obstacles that have stood in your way. You have the ability to be productive and disciplined. You are able to forego momentary pleasure for more distant long-term gain. What is important to you in the coming months? What can you do now that will support what you hope to bring forth in the future? Your concentration and self-control are strong as is your self-discipline.

It may be difficult to connect with your loved ones as you are feeling a bit ridgid and overly serious. If you are unable to be alone focus on simple kindness. Engage others in considering serious goals for 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: November 26, 2018 through December 2, 2018

 

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

 

 

 

HUMILITY SERVES GROWTH

Monday, November 26, 2018:

The morning brings with it enlarged opinions and the willingness to butt heads in service of your commitment to those opinions. Slow down and don’t let your feelings be hurt so readily. That may be easier said than done with the Moon in sensitive Cancer.

While you were sleeping in the wee hours the Sun joined with Jupiter in the very early degrees of Sagittarius. This begins a cycle of growing wisdom. Enjoy the expansiveness of this aspect even as you tend the seed of wisdom carefully. Just because you have the seed in hand does not make you suddenly ‘wise’ or ‘right’. Consider that humility will serve the growth of that seed far more than arrogance. With Mercury (retrograde and also in opinionated Sagittarius) forming a challenging square aspect to Mars watch your words, or better yet, hold your tongue. Challenge your own thinking before putting your foot in your mouth.

The Moon continues through protective, loving Cancer throughout the day; find and create security within the context of family, biological or chosen.

 

 

DRAMATIC EXPRESSION OF BELIEFS AND OPINIONS

Tuesday, November 27, 2018:

By the time you wake, the Moon has left the tenderness of Cancer behind and entered expressive boisterous Leo. You will probably have a lot to say and will likely hear the loud opinions of those around you. With the Leo Moon trine, Mercury, the Sun, and Jupiter all gathered together in Sagittarius, opinions may fly without regard to much other than creating dramatic self-expression. Everyone wants to be seen and heard. Everyone thinks that their opinions, ideas, and beliefs are the right ones. Tread carefully, don’t offend others, and don’t take offense easily either. If you are preaching to the choir this may be a lot of fun, if you are around folks with very different beliefs, it may be challenging.

At 4:30 PM EST Mars in imaginative Pisces forms a creative sextile to Saturn. It may be time to re-engage your energies in a project that began in early April. Any thoughts of what that may be? Give it some thought and explore ideas of how to move that project forward.

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The Cancer Moon is VOC* for a brief period of time (while you sleep) between 2:22 AM EST and 3:34 AM EST when she enters Leo. While 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.

 

ALLOW OPEN-HEARTED ACCEPTANCE TO RULE THE DAY

Wednesday, November 28, 2018:

A quiet day with absolutely no major aspects being made. Even the Leo Moon spends the day minding her own business and keeping to herself. She spends the day drifting between a flowing trine to the Sun (Tuesday afternoon) and a sextile to Venus (early on Thursday). So, even though she is quiet she leaves us with a sense of ease while anticipating upcoming sweetness.

Take a chance, allow yourself to take a creative risk, bring your most expressive warmth and generosity to the table. Shine your internal Glow. While you are at it, notice how others show their own Light and creativity. Applaud what you see in others. Offer love and attention freely.

Everyone’s ‘inner child’ will be on full display. Don’t be afraid of looking foolish, your friends will adore you if you can lead them in the direction of active creativity! Allow your warmth, generosity, and open-hearted acceptance to rule the day.

 

 

MAKE AN EFFORT TO KINDNESS

Thursday, November 29, 2018:

At 6:07 AM EST the Moon enters Virgo offering a day of efficiency and productivity.

This is a day to analyze the best path forward on any projects you are engaged in. If you notice that others seem critical, consider that they are responding to the potential they see in you or your situation. Virgo allows us to understand the full potential of whatever we engage with. It may be difficult to see how much you have accomplished. Seeing the potential without seeing how far you have come can lead to critical judgment. Work to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself, your loved ones, and strangers. Notice the critical tone in your voice and seek to replace it with patience, understanding, and kindness.

Being of service to others will relax your internal self-criticism. Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

At 7:19 PM EST we come to a challenging square between the Sagittarius Sun and the Virgo Moon (Third Quarter Moon Phase). Opinions and criticisms may clash. However, given that both Sagittarius and Virgo are Mutable signs, everyone should be able to be adept and adjust without too much stress.

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The Leo Moon is VOC* between 4:47 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 6:07 AM EST. While 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.

 

 

EXCITEMENT OR ANXIETY

Friday, November 30, 2018:

Have you noticed excitement or anxiety building this week? At 9:12 PM EST Venus opposes Uranus. This aspect is the final chapter in a story that began in mid-September, came into focus at the end of October, and is now ready for resolution. What adjustment have your circumstances been asking for over these past few months regarding love or money? Are you ready to make that adjustment? If you are unhappy or depressed, consider the action that you know you need to take. It is time. Something may surprise or shock you into an unexpected decision. Keep your eyes open.

The Virgo Moon keeps you chugging along doing practical chores and getting things done efficiently throughout the day. Your expectations may be higher than usual as you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing. Speak kindly to your critical inner voice, it will quiet her. Spend time on meticulous practical activities, it will help to keep you calm and centered.

 

LOOK BENEATH THE SURFACE

Saturday, December 1, 2018:

Retrograde Mercury backs into Scorpio where it will remain until December 12th. Some area of your life needs a bit more digging into with courage to look beneath the surface and into the dark corners. Something you thought you had wrapped up into a neat little package is demanding a closer look. Don’t shy away, with attention and clarity of vision healing can be had.

The Moon enters diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra at 9:49 AM EXT. Plan the day around that. This Moon placement supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, and/or creating art. As you interact with others, remember that we all desire companionship and beauty. Commit yourself to the achievement of balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your social and familial 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.

Keep in mind that as an Air sign Libra is fundamentally concerned with an intellectual charm. Seek intellectually based companionship, friendships, social alliances, and small gatherings. Enjoy cultural activities, go to a museum, a concert, or a small gathering with others of like mind.

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The Virgo Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time from 9:35 AM EST until she enters Libra at 9:49 AM EST. While 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.

 

 

PUT COOPERATION IN THE DRIVERS SEAT

Sunday, December 2, 2018:

Venus enters Scorpio at 12:01 PM EST where she will remain until January 7, 2019. During this time you can expect your attention on love and personal values to go into deep, possibly troublesome areas. Your attitudes and beliefs regarding relationships and finances are being shifted at a core level. You are asked to look below the surface, to face deeply buried beliefs you may be reluctant to examine. Go ahead and face the darkness; there is light on the other side.

At 7:34 PM EST with the Sun square Mars, how is your self-determination being challenged? Hold your ground with clarity and without anger. Be true to yourself; push back as necessary. With the Moon in Libra, the best move forward may be to face whatever is on the table with dispassionate objectivity. Libra asks that you put cooperation and an attitude of refinement in the driver’s seat. Face internal and external work with grace and decorum.

 

“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: October 29, 2018 through November 4, 2018

 

 

Announcement: ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

 

AN OPEN HEART IN HARD TIMES

Monday, October 29, 2018:

This morning the Moon is in Cancer. Cancer feels easily and deeply. How do we manage the emotions that fill and break our hearts as we read the news and assimilate the information of yet another unthinkable national tragedy?

It is hard to square the realities I see in the world with the Love I feel beating in my own heart and see in the hearts of those around me.

The message of today is to keep that tender heart of yours open fully even if it does not seem reasonable. Keep your boundaries, self-protection, and self-care strong; do not ever close your heart. Love even when it breaks you more. A broken heart enlarges and empowers deep compassion for others as we learn to see the tender broken hearts of those whose eyes we look into.

At 6:04 AM EDT Mercury joins with Jupiter. This begins a new cycle of bringing thought and awareness to beliefs. This is a time to place a stake in the ground regarding deeply held principles. Are you clear on what those principles really are? Get clarity and find the strength to hold true to your deepest held values and beliefs.

How to keep faith in the goodness of life: find kindness and profound LOVE in your own heart, nurture and cultivate it carefully, share it freely, and you will see it in others.

No matter how hard life seems to be, no matter what happens, we always have the choice to Love and to Help. I have deep gratitude to those I see offering Love every day without expectation of reward.

Vote Hard next week.

He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother’s house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always went away with spring.” ~ Ray Bradbury

 

 

RETREAT INWARD FOR SOOTHING

Tuesday, October 30, 2018:

The Moon continues through sensitive Cancer on Tuesday. Don’t give yourself a hard time when you find yourself reaching for comfort food. This is a day to nurture yourself in whatever way soothes your most tender side. Seek the safety of family (biological or chosen) and intimate loved ones.

You may long to retreat from the active world and find comfort in your home. Perhaps you feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual. You may find yourself indulging in memories and thoughts of the past. Go ahead and enjoy that chocolate cake or whatever it is that soothes your soul.

At 10:42 PM EDT the Moon shakes off her robes of tender connection to enter dramatic expressive Leo.

The next few days will bring higher spirits and exuberance due to more than just the Leo Moon. Any anxiety you experience on Tuesday is reflected in Venus opposing Uranus in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Keep open to unusual epiphanies around Love or unexpected shifts in your understanding of financial realities.

Your meditation practice will support your ability to shift from anxiety to welcome excitement for change.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* very briefly between 10:31 PM EDT and 10:42 PM EDT when she enters Leo. 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.

 

 

WATCH FOR A LIGHT-BULB MOMENT

Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

Wednesday brings some interesting and rapidly shifting energies. You will wake to Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communications, now in Sagittarius following its time in the dark, quiet, hidden waters of Scorpio (since October 9th).

With Mercury in tactless Sagittarius until January 4th, thoughts and communication that have been hidden from view are likely to be put on display over the coming weeks. That thought may not be comforting but it is better to know what we are dealing with than to wonder what is below the surface. Pay attention, listen, hear, and speak from a larger perspective. Mercury will remain in Sagittarius for so long due to it’s retrograde from November 16th until December 6th.

At 4:44 AM EDT Venus (still retrograde and ruminating on love and money) opposes Uranus. You may suddenly see or experience something that deeply impacts your values. You may understand your particular relationship conundrums and financial situation differently due to a light-bulb moment that takes you by surprise. Keep your eyes, heart, and mind open to what you have not previously seen or understood.

 

 

NOTHING IS IMMOVABLE; ALLOW CHANGE

Thursday, November 1, 2018:

The general instability of Venus opposing Uranus will continue throughout November courtesy of Venus retrograde. Allow yourself to see things that challenge your deeply held principles and values. Issues of Love, money, beauty, and creativity may have surprises in store. You may come to a new understanding of what is truly of value going forward. Nothing is immovable, allow change.

The Moon is in playful fun-loving Leo but opposes Mars at 11:22 AM EDT. Your dramatic self-expression may trigger an aggressive response from others. Don’t let yourself be closed down; allow the opinion of others to slide off your shoulders. It will pass if you don’t counter attack.

Later in the afternoon take a creative risk, allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your sparkle to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to be seen and outwardly loved. The child inside wants to come out to play; engage in creative activities, find a spark of fun and tend to it.

 

 

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ATTENTION TO PLANS AND DETAILS

Friday, November 2, 2018:

When you awake on Friday you will find yourself in a very different emotional environment. The Moon is now in productive, meticulous Virgo. The entire weekend ahead is made for detail-oriented, practical works of service. With the Moon in tidy, meticulous Virgo, settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend Friday creating constructive plans for the upcoming weekend. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, or house cleaning Friday evening, giving yourself time for more service-oriented tasks over the weekend.

You will want to organize and analyze everything you do. Don’t allow perfectionism to stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

The Leo Moon is VOC* briefly while you sleep between 12:31 AM EDT and 1:48 AM EDT when she enters Virgo. 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.

 

 

KINDNESS AND SERVICE

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

Your expectations of yourself and others may be higher than usual on Saturday. As you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing, try to curb the tendency to be critical. Notice the edgy tone in your voice and replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. Plan to get involved in serving others; offer to help at a local food bank, homeless shelter, or bring winter coats to the homeless people in your town/city. It is getting cold out there and there are many folks in need of what you have plenty of. If you have children at home this is a perfect time to show them an example of service.

Clean out your closets and bring what you no longer need to Goodwill. This will satisfy the Virgo desire to clean and tidy the closets and help folks who are cold and have meager resources.

 

 

PRACTICAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

Sunday, November 4, 2018:

The Moon sets the tone for each day and changes sign every 2 ½ days. With the Moon still in detail-oriented Virgo, you continue chugging along doing useful chores and getting things done efficiently throughout the day. Practical preparations for the week ahead will go smoothly and lighten the load for the entire week ahead.

When the Moon is in Virgo we find ourselves dedicated, thoughtful, and aware of the potential in your self and others. You may also find yourself more critical and detail oriented as well. This is a good time to accomplish a project that requires critical attention to detail, effort, and efficiency. Watch the tendency to be overly judgmental of yourself and others. Meditate of the simplicity of human kindness.

 

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~ Brené Brown

 

 

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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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