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: November 19, 2018 through November 25, 2018

 

Just the Dailies:

KEEP YOUR BELIEFS TOP OF MIND 

Monday, November 19, 2018:

With the Moon still in Aries, you will be happiest if you wake up alone this morning. Everything is best done in a solitary manner from the perspective of Aries. In the close company of others, the strong forward energy can so easily turn into conflict.

 

Add to that simple fact, which can generally be pushed away without too much difficulty, the fact that Mars forms a square aspect to Jupiter at 8:30 PM EDT and you could encounter the perfect storm. Indeed, what exactly does that mean? You may have the energy to push forward with great determination. On the other hand, you may bite off more than you can chew.

Any forward momentum that feels insistent is worth taking a second look at over the next day or so. Are you pushing too much? Pushing forward versus holding back may present a tender balance. Whatever the issues in question, look carefully and move forward with eyes wide open keeping your overriding values and beliefs top of mind.

 

A SETTLED EVENING

Tuesday, November 20, 2018:

Tuesday brings us another day with the Moon in assertive, self-directed Aries, keeping your attention firmly affixed to your personal needs and desires.

With the Moon in Aries, you may feel more courageous and daring than at other times. You may be more inclined to act in ways that you would normally shy away from.

At 5:47 PM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square with Uranus, you may find yourself or others inclined to selfishness or impatience. Get it out of your system at the gym or in another solitary manner.

At 6:43 PM EDT, the Moon shifts into stable, settled, Earth-based Taurus offering a more comfortable emotional tone for the next few days.

With the Moon in Taurus, you may find yourself more connected with the natural world and your own sensual body. You will want to slow down, take your time in all that you do and be fully present in the here and now. There is no need to hurry, no need to start anything new, and perfectly fine to put off until tomorrow anything that does not need to be done now.

This is an evening to indulge in good food, beautiful surroundings, and massage or lovemaking.

The Aries Moon is VOC* for a brief period of time between 5:47 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 6:43 PM EDT. 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.

 

PREPARE FOR A FEAST

Wednesday, November 21, 2018:

Early on Wednesday morning, the Taurus Moon forms an aspect of ease to Saturn, bringing a sense of reverence to all that you do. Your preference today will be to take your time and spend a good portion of the day in touch with the natural world.

This is a time for practicality and patience. Allow yourself time to get outdoors for a walk in nature, indulge all your senses with music, physical contact, beauty, cooking and tasting food.

Given that Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the US, many of you will spend the day in preparations for the feast ahead. This is a natural fit for the astrological weather. Cooking is a great way to be in touch with practical reality and the sensuality of pleasure. Enjoy cooking with friends, family, and especially family.

 

PLEASURE AND INCREASED UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, November 22, 2018:

Before you wake on Thursday morning, the Sun enters Sagittarius moving toward the Winter Solstice just a month away. As the Sun leaves Scorpio behind, our need and desire for deep intimate connection shifts toward a desire to see beyond ourselves into the wider world.

We want to see our lives with a wider lens and from a broader perspective. While the Sun moves through Sagittarius (a mutable Fire sign), we take steps to gain awareness of the world at large. This is a time to expand your horizons, go on a trip, seek out an adventure, and accept new ways of thinking that give you a big picture view.

What house in your chart is being lit up by the Sun over the coming month?

Given that this is Thanksgiving in the US, the Sagittarius Sun offers the ability to deal with differences within your family more easily if you are able to move beyond self-interest and seek understanding of others’ perspectives.

The Moon continues through Taurus (until 11:11 PM EDT), perfect for Thanksgiving. The pleasure of food and the presentation of the meal will hold the focus of the day.

Don’t talk about politics or cultural issues unless you are speaking to the choir. Make this day about pleasure and the expansion of understanding.

The Full Moon occurs shortly after midnight in Gemini. As you fall asleep on Thursday night, allow a fullness to support your sleep. The holiday is past, bringing with it an internal illumination that may be clear when you awake on Friday morning.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 4:59 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 11:11 PM EDT. 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.

 

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GEMINI FULL MOON – AVOID BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING

Friday, November 23, 2018:

What do you understand on Friday morning that was not clear 24 hours ago? With the Moon now in Gemini and having reached Full at 12:40 AM EDT embrace your new understanding and allow it to offer its benefits moving forward.

The Moon, now in Gemini, encourages light social gatherings, the exchange of information, communication, and curiosity throughout the day.

Avoid Black Friday. With the Moon forming challenging aspects to Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Neptune along with Mercury being retrograde, this is not the time to shop for gifts. The experience would likely be fraught with frustration and difficulties.

Far better to go out to brunch with friends or have a small gathering at home. With the Moon continuing its path through Gemini, go in the direction of lighthearted engagements’ with easygoing friends.

Tell and listen to the stories of those you engage with. Enjoy a simple friendly day of conversation and connection.

 

 

MOVE YOUR DREAMS FORWARD

Saturday, November 24, 2018:

Another easygoing day is available on Saturday with the Gemini Moon wanting to engage in chattering connections and conversations. The Sagittarius Sun and Gemini Moon is a great combination as our vision is broad and expansive and we will want to talk about it all. Open your mind and talk about all that you find there!

At 8:08 PM EDT, Neptune, the planet of dreams, sensitivity, and imagination stations direct at 13° Pisces. Neptune has been retrograde since mid-June. Have there been dreams on hold since then? Are you ready to move forward on those dreams? Look to the area that holds Pisces in your chart for more information.

HOLD YOUR LOVED ONES CLOSE

Sunday, November 25, 2018:

When you wake on Sunday the Moon has entered Cancer, settling you into a day where it will be nice to envelop yourself in family and hold your closest loved ones near.

When the Moon is in sensitive Cancer, you will reach for comfort food and the safety of family and intimate loved ones. You may want to retreat to the places you feel most at home. You may feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual.

Your emotions are heightened and you may be consumed with memories and thoughts of the past. This may be a very moody day; go ahead and indulge in that chocolate cake or whatever other goodies soothe your soul.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* for a brief period of time between 12:32 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 1:37 AM EDT. 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.

 

 

“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: November 12, 2018 through November 18, 2018

Moving forward has indeed been a challenge in recent months! In June 2018, Mars turned retrograde beginning a very long slog of personal planet retrogrades. Have you felt that you just couldn’t get the proper traction to move forward in multiple areas of your life? No surprise with all these retrogrades. The end is not here yet but it is within our sights.

The best news this week is that Venus (having been retrograde since October 5th) turns direct on Friday (at 25° Libra). If you have done your due diligence in looking inward regarding your personal values, relationships, and finances, you can anticipate beginning to slowly move forward on these issues.

The rather unfortunate news is that on the very same day, this Friday, Mercury turns retrograde! If you have learned to properly work with Mercury retrograde, this will not concern you, only alert you. This suggests that you need to slow down, there are plans that are not yet ready for implementation. What needs to be reconsidered and talked about before moving forward? What communications and projects still need to be revisited and worked through carefully and with full awareness? Take your time. In three weeks, on December 6th, Mercury will turn direct and all systems (personal planets) indicate forward motion.

As always, remember to wrap things up before Mercury turns retrograde. Wrap up holiday plans, sign any documents or agreements that need to be done, and back up all data on your computer. During the retrograde, do not start new projects. Complete what has been left undone.

Remember to celebrate Venus’ direct motion. Take your partner or a loved one out to dinner, enjoy a museum or a concert. Love and finances are ready to shift and change in a forward direction.

 

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

 

 

BUILD FOCUS AND INTEGRITY

Monday, November 12, 2018:

With the Moon in Capricorn on Monday, you can expect a serious day when you won’t be interested in dealing with trivial issues. You may be most comfortable working on your own. Focus on serious work that has long-term repercussions. Plan for the upcoming Mercury retrograde.

Early afternoon, when the Moon tangles with Pluto, you may struggle with intense overwhelm. Take a break and go for a walk. It is only a Moon transit and will pass before you know it. Ease your mind and take a break.

Remember that there are days you need to dream, days you need to play, and days you need to work. This is a day for work. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new direction.

 

BREAK FREE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

You may experience some anxiety and stress early in the day as the serious Capricorn Moon has a difficult conversation with anxious Uranus. Your emotions may feel unsettled and unmoored. This will not last and when the Moon enters Aquarius at 10:46 AM EDT you are ready for social interactions.

Engaging with others will open your mind to more unusual thoughts and activities that may surprise, worry, or delight you.  Allow the more rebellious and spontaneous parts of your nature to emerge. Break out of routines and unhealthy stuck patterns that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:14 AM EDT and 10:46 PM EDT when she interesting Aquarius. 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.

 

LIVE AND LET LIVE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius on Wednesday. Make it a point to seek out people you don’t generally engage with. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks who think in ways we do not understand? How can we learn to understand folks we do not engage with? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities, beliefs, and values.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, you can maintain objectivity enough to begin the process of understanding. You don’t have to look very far to see how desperately we need to learn this lesson of acceptance and understanding. Live and let live.

 

MARS BECOMES OUR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

There is a lot of astrological activity on Thursday. The day begins with some excitement or anxiety as assertive Mars has a friendly conversation with unconventional Uranus. You may feel a strong and impulsive need to let go of something that began in February 2017.  Something that feels stuck may easily release. If you feel depressed, consider what you know you need to do but are avoiding. You may be able to avoid it now but you will be pushed more firmly in that direction in mid-February 2019.

This all relates to a cycle of developing personal freedom and truly becoming the most unique expression of your individual self. You can choose to make a big change this week when it will come more easily, or wait until February.

At 5:20 PM EDT, Mars leaves Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. Since March when Mars entered Capricorn, there has been a general sense that we have been trying to move ahead with the breaks on. Now, as he moves into Pisces he is ready to move more easily.

Mars is the planet of action and conquest. Pisces is the sign of deep mystical understanding. Let’s consider Mars in Pisces as the spiritual warrior. You may feel driven to develop a deeper understanding of compassion and empathy. This is a great placement for artists as your imagination will be activated and you will want to take action on what you imagine. Maintaining focus may be challenging but engage that compassion and inspiration and you will find your way.

One more thing! The Moon reaches its First Quarter Phase asking that you take action on whatever you began at the New Moon last Wednesday. The Moon then enters Pisces shortly before midnight.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:59 PM EDT and 11:42 PM EDT when she enters Pisces. 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.

 

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MOVING FORWARD-LOOKING BACK

Friday, November 16, 2018:

Early on Friday morning, Venus turns direct in Libra. Since October 5th, we have all turned inward to understand our most personal values in the area of love and finance. Now, as you move forward you can expect your relationships and finances to move forward more easily as well.

Over the coming weeks, you will be able to make necessary changes to improve these areas of your life. Consider what you have learned since early October and you should be able to understand the adjustments needed. Venus wants to build harmony and balance in Libra, now she will be able to do just that.

The cosmic joke comes with Mercury turning retrograde on the same day that Venus turns direct.  A sense of humor is helpful!

If you have followed me for a long time you probably are fairly comfortable with this common retrograde. Mercury does a three week retrograde three times a year.

4 Simple Steps to get Mercury Retrograde to Work for You!

  • Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  • Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months
  • Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list
  • Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Learning to enjoy and work with the retrograde cycles of the personal planets is one of the greatest ways that understanding astrology can support your everyday life. This is such a great time to catch up on tasks and projects that have been left undone. If you stick with the program you will find yourself more productive than ever!

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

The Moon moves through dreamy Pisces on Saturday, offering a mixed blessing. If you were hoping to accomplish specific things that require determination or fortitude, you will find yourself in an unhappy struggle. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart, you will welcome a weekend day in this gentle, emotional space.

While the Moon is in Pisces, you may feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and more vulnerable than usual. As you deal with others, remember that underneath the mask each person wears is a deeply vulnerable soul looking for love and compassion.

You may find that you are drawn to water, poetry, or music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are more easily than usual tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. The Pisces Moon will help you to go with the flow if you let it.

 

DIRECT PASSIONATE EXCHANGE

Sunday, November 18, 2018:

You can expect the early morning on Sunday to continue the theme from Saturday of sensitivity and dreaminess courtesy of the Pisces Moon. Enjoy it while it lasts!

The Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries at 10:56 AM EDT, putting aside all that watery sensitivity. The rest of Sunday you may find that you are more concerned with yourself than with others. This is necessary and not in any way a bad thing. We certainly don’t want to be selfish but we clearly need to turn our attention to our own needs on occasion.

With the Moon in Aries, you are inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. Go for courageousness without sacrificing at least a bit of caution.

When the Moon is in Aries, it is time to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, or prove something to yourself. This is not a time for empathy or romance, better to go for a direct passionate exchange.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 3:04 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 10:56 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…” ~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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