ASTROLOGY WEEKLY: December 31, 2018, through January 6, 2019

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather


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

 

 

 

TAKE THE PLUNGE

Monday, December 31, 2018:

It seems appropriate that the Moon is passing through Scorpio, on this last day of 2018. You are naturally inclined to examine issues of power and transformation, you understand that in order to grow you must allow circumstances to be fully overhauled through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart and mind to deep passion, determination, and powerful change.

At 9:19 PM EDT Mars, the planet of assertiveness, strength, and initiative enters Aries, the sign it ‘rules’. Watch the world over the next few days while Mars is at the power point of Zero Degree Aries. You will see issues of courage, rage, strength, and violence clearly exhibited. Look to what house in your own chart holds Aries. What act of courage and initiative is needed? Without taking courageous action you could easily turn to selfishness, impatience, frustration, and anger. Take a deep breath, understand what needs to be done, summon courage, and take the plunge. Don’t worry about the details, for now, it is important that you simply take action where you know it is needed.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019:

The year begins with the Scorpio Moon making easy aspects of power (Pluto) and pleasure (Venus). Rest up from your most recent revelries and parties. Sit down with a hot cup of coffee and work on your goals for the coming year. What issues or circumstances in your life are in need of big change in the year ahead? We all know that New Year’s resolutions are very hard to maintain once the glow wears off.

Never the less, take the time to connect with your deepest desires for change in the coming year. Don’t make unrealistic promises but get clear about what you would like to be different by year’s end. Look deeply into unexplored dark corners of your life/mind, face the truth and prepare to make changes.

With the Moon in Scorpio, go deep as you focus your mind and allow emotions to bubble to the surface. There is transformation and powerful healing work occurring beneath the surface. For now, rest, plan, and allow.

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The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 5:27 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 3:59 AM EST in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY
Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

In the wee hours of the morning (12:49 AM EST) the Sun joins with hard-working, authoritative Saturn. This begins a one year cycle of stabilization and determination. Continue developing goals for 2019. What house holds Capricorn in your chart? There is hard work to accomplish in this area; plant a seed for that now.

You may feel satisfaction for work well done or you may feel sluggish, restricted, and insecure. The party is over and it is time to pay the piper. Much of how you feel now depends on how responsible and diligent you have been over the past 12 months. Be prepared to take on more responsibilities, duties, and obligations going forward. Set up systems of organization for the year ahead.

The Moon in Sagittarius helps to lighten a heavy day and encourages you to add travel and learning to your goals for the upcoming year. Do the hard lifting in the morning and take a break later in the day to simply allow yourself to look beyond issues of work. Remember part of your path ahead involves fun and growth. Do not neglect that in your plans.

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The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course until she enters Sagittarius at 3:59 AM EST. I suspect you will sleep through it. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

SEEK NEW EXPERIENCES

Thursday, January 3, 2019:

With the Moon in Sagittarius, you may feel the need to shift and change your physical and emotional environment. You feel adventurous, excited, and possibly restless. You want to have new interesting experiences that will stretch your awareness and understanding.

You will want to push yourself, get outdoors, move your body and mind. Movement is important to keep restlessness at bay.

See and experience the world from a new and different perspective. If you find yourself in a funk get out in the world; people watching will do wonders for your frame of mind. With the Moon square Neptune, make up stories about everyone you see, stretching your mind into imagination will help you to gain a higher understanding of humanity in general.

This is a great day to philosophize with friends; make travel plans, socialize, explore other cultures, and enjoy humor.

 

 

SUDDEN INSIGHTS – WILD EPIPHANIES

Friday, January 4, 2019:

The day begins under the intensely exciting influence of Mercury trine Uranus. Do you remember an unusual idea or new way of thinking that began in May and culminated in October? Now you are ready to share that understanding with a few trusted friends. You may find that you are teaching others without realizing it; we teach a great deal by simply modeling behavior. You may receive exciting or surprising news, have a chance encounter with interesting folks, or have a sudden epiphany. Allow yourself to think outside convention and watch for big ideas or sudden insights.

At 1:55 PM EST the Moon enters Capricorn making for a much less social weekend ahead. After the past few weeks of parties, family, friends, and holidays we are ready to settle in for more goal-oriented solitary time.

Later in the afternoon with the Sun sextile Neptune, your sensitivities are heightened and you may find yourself easily understanding the subtleties of what is happening below the surface. There is empathy and receptivity in the air. We can all more easily understand, love, and forgive.

At 10:39 PM EST Mercury joins the Moon, Saturn, the Sun, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn. This leads us into a very serious weekend best dedicated to building self-respect through determination, hard work, and solitary maturity.

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino

 

 

BUILD WITH INTEGRITY: CAPRICORN NEW MOON

Saturday, January 5, 2019:

If you were hoping for a playful fun weekend, it is time to change those ideas. Now that Mercury is in Capricorn your thinking is more methodical and your planing solid, sober, and practical. It may be a challenge to remain upbeat; watch the fine line between working hard and become overly fixated and pessimistic.

Have you done the serious work of planning for 2019? Take time this weekend to do that. This weekend is an important time for planning.

Today’s New Moon is a partial Solar Eclipse so its impact lasts 6 months rather than the 4 weeks of most New Moons. This Eclipse is conjunct Saturn bringing even more serious effort and intent to the table. Whatever you set up now will reverberate into the future. This is a great time to start or grow a business. Set your goals on paper! Make sure integrity is built into the very fabric of whatever you begin now or the result will be regrettable.

The Capricorn New Moon occurs at 15degrees Capricorn at 8:29 PM EST. It is best to do your New Moon ritual on Sunday or even Monday after the Moon has moved away from the ‘beams of the Sun’. The growth of the seed you plant will be supported by the wait.

Keep your ritual simple. First write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase. With the Capricorn New Moon, the intention you set will be ambitious, business related, requiring hard work, and sustained effort.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Capricorn, it will help you clarify where this effort is needed. For example, if Capricorn rules (is on the cusp of) your 1st house, set an intention for serious effort regarding how you present your personality; if it is in the 4th house set an intention to bring serious effort to your family relationships or your home environment. If Capricorn is in the 7th house perhaps you need to make a significant commitment to a partner; in the 10th house, you may need to put your nose to the grindstone and focus on the ambitious growth of a business.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires maturity, focus, and hard work. Better yet check out my Patreon Group or make an appointment for a consultation. Contact me.

~~ The Ritual ~~

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are in 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 wish to create, bringing the two candles closer together. Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Capricorn New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of maturity, facing reality, growth through hard work, and stability.

 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

When Uranus first entered Taurus in May 2018 you may have been anticipating a major change in some area of your life. In August that change stalled as Uranus turned retrograde. Internal changes needed to occur. Now, slowly we see the light at the end of the tunnel as we prepare for that change. When Uranus reenters Taurus on March 6th forward motion will resume powerfully. What house does Taurus hold in your chart? What is the change you are waiting for? Uranus is the planet of revolution, defiance, and non-conformity. Watch how this plays out over the coming months not only in your personal life but on the cultural, political, and world stage.

The Moon continues through Capricorn until Monday morning. This is a day to spend time alone working on your own goals and ambitions. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go. Work on those Goals. Make plans. Love Life.

 

 

“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.

ASTROLOGY WEEKLY: December 24, 2018, through December 30, 2018

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 24, 2018, through December 30, 2018

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

INDULGE IN MAGIC

Monday, December 24, 2018:

For most of you, this won’t feel like a normal Monday. Many of you will have the day off and many more of you will go home early. Perhaps you are traveling or busy with company and doing last minute preparations.

You will likely wake early with lots of energy while still focused on family and creating comfort for others. However. when the Moon enters Leo at 11:59 AM EST your focus will shift to celebration, playfulness, and fun.

As the evening approaches allow yourself to release expectations and all the ‘shoulds’ that often crowd your mind. Mercury square Neptune at 7:32 PM EST suggests a lack of clarity in your thinking. Therefore, allow your mind to dream. Listen to music, read poetry. Indulge in the magic of the season with imagination and dreamy sensitivity.

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The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 9:51 AM EST until she enters Leo at 11:59 AM EST. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

GENEROSITY AND GIVING

Tuesday, December 25, 2018:

This is a lovely day for a holiday celebrated with generosity and giving! The Leo Moon allows us to fully embrace and engage with the playful heart of a child. Dramatic self-expression and playful creativity are front and center. This is a day for open-hearted generosity, a time to embrace the child within. Express love and appreciation in a big way. Think about the stage that is your life; express what you want the world to see. Take a creative risk, allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly side to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels. Your inner child wants to come out to play.

If you are an introvert, express your appreciation of others. If you do not want to be on stage, applaud someone who does.

 

 

A SATISFIED EVENING

Wednesday, December 26, 2018:

A great post-holiday morning made for brunch with family or friends. The Moon remains in expressive, fun-loving Leo until she enters Virgo at 12:49 PM EST. At that point, you may want to head home and spend the afternoon tidying up after the festivities. You can expect a practical afternoon where productivity feels deeply enjoyable due to a lovely trine aspect formed between the Capricorn Sun and the Virgo Moon. Settle in for an afternoon and evening of practical activities. Remember that the Moon sets the tone for each day and changes sign every 2 ½ days. With the Moon in Virgo, you will find yourself serious, dedicated, and thoughtful. This is a good time to accomplish a project that requires detailed effort and efficiency. Enjoy a quiet and satisfied evening.

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The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 10:36 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 12:49 PM EST. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

 

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BACK TO WORK

Thursday, December 27, 2018:

If you need to head back to work after the holiday this is the optimal day to do so. The elementally stable Virgo Moon keeps things chugging along with practical efficiency. You will likely encounter both challenges and flow as the Moon alternates between aspects of ease and struggle throughout the day.

Watch your expectations and be easy on yourself. Watch the tone in your voice and curb any tendency to be critical. Showing kindness through practical service to others will ease your own self-criticism.

While the Moon is in Virgo you are deeply dedicated, thoughtful, and detail oriented.

As we come to the end of 2018 you may be thinking of New Year’s resolutions. The Virgo Moon offers the perfect time to consider that new health or fitness regime.

 

 

SOCIAL CHARM

Friday, December 28, 2018:

Mostly a quiet day of simple productivity on mundane issues or projects that are already in full swing. When the Moon enters Libra at 3:23 PM EST focus shifts from solitary service to a deep desire to connect with others. Offer the gifts of Libra this evening; the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. Commit yourself to achieve balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. Remember that as an air sign Libra’s charm comes from a fundamentally intellectual place. Libra knows how to create companionship, romance, and social alliances.

At 4:31 PM EST with Venus (the planet of love and beauty) forming a sweet sextile aspect of opportunity to Pluto (the planet of empowerment and productivity). Look for an opportunity to release something that is holding your back from your true calling of human love and kindness.

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The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 11:27 AM EST until she enters Libra at 3:23 PM EST. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino

 

 

RELEASE AND REFINE

Saturday, December 29, 2018:

The Moon continues through diplomatic, social Libra reaching the 3rd Quarter Moon Phase in the early hours of the morning. The themes to work with at this phase are those of release, letting go, and forgiveness. Let go of any grudges, and all messes, this intense holiday season has left you with. The challenges you release now with help you fully engage with the new cycle that begins at next week’s New Moon. Clean up any mess left over from the revelries of the past week. Go into the next phase and the upcoming new year with a clean slate. Shed what is no longer needed.

This is a great weekend to enjoy cultural activities, go to a museum, a concert, or gather together a group of friends. Any issues that arise are best met with dispassionate objectivity. Put cooperation, the harmony of the group, and an attitude of refinement ahead of other consideration. It may not be easy to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself., but that is how it should be right now. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

 

 

POWER BELOW THE SURFACE

Sunday, December 30, 2018:

The Moon remains in diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra and offers her gifts throughout the day. She brings the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. You may find yourself looking to others for balance, fairness, and pleasure. While the Moon moves through Libra we all desire companionship, charm, and beauty. Remember that Libra is an Air sign, it is fundamentally an intellectual charm and connection that is important here. Seek out companionship, friendships, social alliances, and intimate gatherings.

At 8:23 PM EST the Moon leaves all that politeness behind to enter the dark passionate waters of Scorpio. It is time to release the need to charm in order to engage on a deeply emotional and passionate level. 2018 ends and 2019 begins with each of us fully aware of the deeper intensities that reside below the surface, personally and socially. Even as we come to the end of the year and want to bring in the New Year with excitement and fun we are powerfully aware of the transformations that await us in the coming year. There are deep and powerful questions below the surface of your mind and the wider culture. As you fall asleep you may want to begin looking into those deep corners, ask yourself what you can personally offer to the cause of human transformation.

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The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 5:54 PM EST until she enters Scorpio at 8:23 PM EST. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a 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: 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.

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