MOTHER’S DAY & THE INFLUENCE OF THE MOON

 

All issues of mother and mothering are in the astrological domain of the Moon. The Moon in your birth chart provides information about your relationship with your mother, your sense of yourself as a woman and mother, as well as your emotional nature, subconscious instinctual nature, and the deepest NEED of your personality.

 

 

In honor of Mothers everywhere, I have set aside time to meet with you for a half hour conversation at $58. (a fraction of my normal rates).

 

 

In this powerful conversation we will discuss:
*  the Sign placement of the Moon at the time of your birth
*  the phase of the Moon at your birth and what that tells us about your position in a cycle of lifetimes
*  Aspects between the Moon and other planets at your birth and how they impact your emotional needs
*  Significant planetary impacts to your Moon in current time and how to manage any changes at hand

 

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We will meet on Zoom (as long as you have a good internet connection, this will be simple) for an intimate conversation centered around your personal astrological Moon.

Astrology by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 6, 2019, through May 12, 2019

 

 

For all its complexity astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike

 

 

 

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

Monday, May 6, 2019:

Since April 17th Mercury has been moving through Aries, at 2:25 PM EDT it enters Taurus. What a difference a day makes! Consider that Mercury represents our thought processes and communication style. While in Aries you may have noticed yourself and others being more verbally assertive than usual. Perhaps you have also been aware of an edge of impatience in tone and content of communications. Now as Mercury enters Taurus, the tone softens and stabilizes. The way we think and the words we are likely to use are more grounded and based in common sense and deliberation. Don’t let your thinking become overly rote, but do keep your attention on one thing at a time. Keep your mind, your thinking and your communications simple and based in practicality. Mercury will remain in Taurus until May 21st.

Because the Moon is in Gemini at the time Mercury changes sign (Mercury Rules Gemini) I expect this day will have two very separate themes. The morning may feel lighthearted and restless with a powerful shift to calmness after 2:25 PM EDT.

Watch the shift with curiosity and then settle in to enjoy an intellectually slower evening.

If you, like so many have fallen into habitually watching media in the evening before bed, this would be a great time to turn off your television or laptop and read a book or write. Your mind can slow enough to help you develop a new habit.

 

 

ICE CREAM MAY HELP

Tuesday, May 7, 2019:

With the Moon in Gemini, you really would like to keep things light and carefree, however, that is not likely to be the case today. At 9:26 AM EDT Venus forms a challenging square aspect to Saturn. This is not a fun carefree day but if you understand the situation you can use it to deepen your values regarding love and resources. Your choices should be kept to either spending time alone or making a serious effort to stabilize and calm any potential relationship or financial problems. If you find yourself feeling lonely or depressed take the time to look inward for self-reflection and to deepen understanding of your own values.

You may be required to get clear about your responsibilities in relationships and face disappointment. Remember that we all face disappointing in love. It is part and parcel for the terrain. It is normal for us to encounter times of sadness and loneliness. Go inward, look reality in the face. If you need to eat a pint of ice cream to get through the day, that is fine. You will feel better tomorrow. No whining.

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The Gemini Moon is void-of-courseFrom 7:50 PM EDT until she enters Cancer Wednesday morning at 5:07 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

WILD MIND SEEKS FREEDOM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019:

The day begins with the Moon in tender-hearted Cancer and yet your thoughts are unlikely to be on issues you would generally associate with this intuitive family-oriented sign. At 10:22 AM EDT Mercury joins with Uranus beginning a cycle that will invigorate your thinking with innovation, intensification, and possibly defiance.

Freedom is very much on your mind as you conceive new ideas and unusual directions to explore moving forward. Gathering with unconventional new friends will do wonders for waking you to awe-inspiring ways of thinking. Ask questions, seek out remarkable ideas, and allow yourself to consider what has previously been inconceivable.

At 10:52 PM EDT the Sun sextiles Neptune offering a tonic of calm and sweet imaginings just in time to settle your mind into a space of dreaminess before sleep.

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The Gemini Moon is void-of-course in the wee hours of the morning until she enters Cancer at 5:07 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Together we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances. Make your appointment today!

 

 

SYMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, May 9, 2019:

As you begin the day, Venus trine Jupiter offers a sense of expansive love allowing you to express affection and kindness easily. This is a great time to mend stressful issues in a relationship. However, later in the day, you may need to rethink your perspective as Venus squares Pluto. Your attention will move to issues of power and control within the relationship. Think ahead and plan how you want to manage any tensions that may arise. Consider your deepest fears of being valued and your partners’ insecurities as well. If either of you is feeling smothered in the relationship you will need to address this issue. Ultimately the relationship may break down or become powerfully strengthened and changed by how you manage the energies today.

With the Moon in Cancer, you want to retreat to a place where you feel protected and at home. Your emotions are heightened and you may be consumed with moodiness. Find a way to soothe yourself (chocolate cake and a bath?) and do your very best to bring sympathy and understanding to others.

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The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 10:06 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Friday morning at 9:13 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

READY FOR THE WEEKEND

Friday, May 10, 2019:

Early in the day, the Moon enters Leo bringing a joyful edge into focus. Allow creative endeavors to capture your attention as you move toward the weekend. Mid-afternoon you can anticipate that yourself and your coworkers may be champing at the bit to get out the door and onto a highly anticipated weekend. This may cause a bit of anxiety but nothing you can’t cure by heading home early!

With the Moon in Leo consider how to make space in your weekend for dramatic self-expression and playful creativity. This is a weekend for parties, festivals, being seen, appreciated, giving and receiving expressive love.

Enjoy.

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The Cancer Moon is void-of-course this morning until she enters Leo at 9:13 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

Saturday, May 11, 2019:

The day begins with a trine from the Taurus Sun to Saturn. This is a lovely aspect of stabilization, suggesting the ability to see the results of efforts well managed. You are able to realize a pay-off from determination and hard work that you have engaged in since the first of the year.

The Moon continues through Leo encouraging you to allow yourself the space for creativity and fun. This is a great weekend to spend with children or with the adults in your life who you are able to be spontaneous and playful with. The child within wants to immerse yourself in playful expression.

With that being said, we do come to the First Quarter Moon at 9:13 PM EDT. This phase of the Moon implies both difficulties and opportunities. Pay attention to challenges that arise and find the opportunity within the struggle. This is a time when your choices and decisions will move your life in one direction or another. Therefore take the high road.

 

 

PLAY BECOMES PREPARATION

Sunday, May 12, 2019:

The morning continues with great energy for socialization, playfulness, and fun. This is the perfect morning to take a kite to an open field with children, friends, and a picnic. Don’t let anything hold you back, get out early and enjoy.

The afternoon will bring with it plenty of time to address the chores that must be done before Monday morning. At 12:22 PM EDT the Moon leaves playful Leo behind to enter Virgo where she will support all accomplishment of those chores.

Settling in for practical activities will be easy to do as long as you gave yourself enough play time while the Moon was in Leo. The afternoon will be great for preparing for the week ahead, you may surprise yourself at how truly enjoyable the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning can be. Get the whole family engaged in these activities and the satisfaction of efficient productivity.

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The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 8:24 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 12:22 PM EDT. 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 

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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 by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 29, 2019, through May 5, 2019


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RECOMMIT AND STABILIZE STRUCTURE
Monday, April 29, 2019:

You may want nothing more than to continue hitting the snooze button as a new week calls you back, unwillingly to the real world. If only you could spend the day immersed in dreamland. The Moon in dreamy Pisces is certainly a mixed blessing. If you have to get yourself out the door to a job or have significant responsibilities this may be a rough morning. If you are an artist, a philosopher, or a mystic with time to explore imagination and inspiration, you will enjoy the morning tremendously. Regardless of the trajectory of your day, take a bit of time for meditation or prayer before pushing forth any other agenda.

Saturn turns retrograde this evening. The slow-moving planets are retrograde for long periods of time and do not impact us on an intimate level the way the personal planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars tend to.
However with Saturn now turning retrograde consider the house that holds Capricorn in your chart. This is an area that has required a great deal of effort and learning over the past 16 months. Saturn will remain retrograde here until September 18, 2019. If you have planets between 17 and 21 degrees of any Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) you will be particularly affected by this movement.
Consider the effort you have expended and agenda you have been pushing forward in this area of your life. For now, reverse your focus, go inward, recommit, and make sure the bedrock is firm. Are there things in this area of your life that you need to take responsibility for? Face your responsibilities directly and do some internal work that will help build strength and stability in this area of your life.

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SHOW COMPASSION – FIND CONNECTION
Tuesday, April 30, 2019:

I am going to repeat what I said yesterday because it is at least as applicable today: regardless of the trajectory of your day, take a bit of time for meditation or prayer before pushing forth other agendas.
The day begins with the Moon still moving through mystical, imaginative Pisces. Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. This is a great day to spend time with water, head to the ocean, a river, a lake, or just take a long hot soak in the tub! Allow yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watch movies, write or read poetry, create music.
Make it a point to look directly at every person you encounter today, remember that like you, they are seeking a pleasant life of love and ease. Show kindness, they are each more like you than you know. Show compassion and find a connection in the eyes of the young man behind the cash register at the grocery store or the waitstaff at your favorite restaurant.
Go ahead and enjoy an extra glass of wine before bed, tomorrow you will have much more energy for accomplishment.
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The Pisces Moon is void-of-course after 5:58 PM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

PRACTICE PATIENCE 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up early with lots of energy and lots to say! Mercury, the planet of communication has formed aspects to both Mars and Saturn while you slept. There is a strong pull to say something that seems suddenly important and at the same time, you may be concerned about how well this communication with be received. If you say what you need to say, there will likely be pushback. Perhaps it will go the other way. Someone will deliver communication to you and you will push back. That back and forth is necessary in order to come to a consensus. However with the Moon entering assertive forcefull Aries at 6:24 AM EDT this may not be the best time to push too hard for that direct conversation in intimate relationships. In work or project-based relationships you could get a great deal done with this energy as long as everyone involved is committed to equality and respect.
Watch for impulsivness and hastely made decisions. It will not be easy but do practice patience.
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The Pisces Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aries at 6:24 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

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Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.
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Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances. Contact me with questions or make your appointment today.

 

 

A RENEWED PURPOSE
Thursday, May 2, 2019:

The theme of something that needs to be said continues from yesterday. Were you able to exercise patience? The conversation that you hesitated with yesterday may just burst free now, changing the entire structure of the project you are working on or even the landscape of the relationship itself. Trust that everyone involved can handle significant change. Believe that each of you requires a transformation of the very bedrock that you are standing on. Go ahead and say what needs to be said. Patience was so yesterday! Today, seek empowerment and courage. Where you practiced patience yesterday, now you need to practice diplomatic skills and just plain kindness. Allow what you say to open a window into a new world view for the person you are talking to. Be clear about what you are offering and make sure you are able to deliver on that promise. Integrity, deep compassion, and even passionate love are all required today.
With Mercury forming a trine aspect to Jupiter at 11:58 PM EDT you will fall asleep with a renewed purpose and deep understanding.

 

 

SPINNING WHEELS
Friday, May 3, 2019:

Even though there is an edge of impulsive impatience under the surface, not much is likely to happen for the bulk of the day. The Moon is considered to be void-of-course between the time she makes her final direct major aspect in one sign until she enters the next sign. During these times, not much of significance is likely to occur. At 4:48 AM the Moon conjunct Mercury and forms no other aspects until entering Taurus at 4:18 PM EDT. Spend the day managing your impatience, if you feel that you are spinning your wheels, stop and give yourself time to rest. We are also at the darkest point of the Moon as we await the Taurus New Moon tomorrow.
When the Moon enters Taurus it will come as a relief as the edginess dissipates and you can settle into an evening focused on comfort and pleasure. This would be a great evening to schedule a massage for yourself, head home to cook a nice meal or go for an extended walk in nature.
As the sensual Taurus Moon conjuncts with Uranus at bedtime, prepare ahead with beautiful flowers by your bedside, clean sheets on the bed and plan to indulge in the excitement of body pleasures before sleep.
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The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 4:48 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 4:18 PM EDT. 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

 

 

TAURUS NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF COMFORT
Saturday, May 4, 2019:

Because the New Moon is not exact until 6:46 PM EDT wait to do the New Moon ritual until tomorrow or even Monday. The New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon hold the same position, the ritual is most powerful if they are given time to create a bit of distance between them.
This is a day to take your time with everything that you do.
When the Moon is in sensual slow moving Taurus, you are able to experience life more fully through all of your senses. Slow down, be quiet and still. There is no need to push yourself toward any accomplishment. This is a day for self-indulgence and indulging the senses of those around you. Your senses seek arousal with good food, good sex, good music, perhaps a massage. Get outdoors in nature, prepare the soil in your garden, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth brings forth to those who listen.

~~New Moon Ritual ~~
TAURUS NEW MOON RITUAL
Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this Moon Cycle. The Taurus New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of sensuality, patience, and comfort.
Have two candles available. Light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as inspiration for what you intend to create. Take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. Then, light the second candle. Imagining drawing toward you that which you want to create as you physically bring the two candles closer together.
Do this each day for two weeks until the Scorpio Full Moon on May 18th when you will bring the candles fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

 

 

EXPANSION OF PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERSTANDING
Sunday, May 5, 2019:

The most significant planetary activity comes at 5:56 PM EDT when Mars, the planet of determination and direct action forms an opposition to Jupiter the planet of expansion and growth. Where in your life are you pushing yourself toward personal growth? What began at the start of their cycle in January of 2018? Look back now and you can see how far you have come on that path in the past 16 months. If you need to make adjustments, now is the time to do so. Use the power of your will and available courage to continue on the path toward increased philosophical understanding.
With the Moon still in Taurus keep close to home. Your desire for loyalty, security, and comfort motivate you. Slow down and enjoy a day of relaxation as you consider those bigger issues of personal growth. This is a day of quiet and stillness. If possible get outdoors, listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth offers.
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The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 11:10 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 11:39 PM EDT. 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 circumstance.” ~ Dane Rudhyar

 

 

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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 by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 22, 2019, through April 28, 2019

 

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
~ Yoko Ono

 

 

WELCOME YOUR FUTURE

Monday, April 22, 2019:

If you have not experienced the big changes suggested by Uranus entering Taurus last month, the Sun conjunct Uranus (exact at 7:06 PM EDT) will likely bring those changes into focus. The topics, themes, and issues that come to light over the next few days will very likely play a dominant role in your life over the coming years. Keep your eyes open and pay attention.

With the Moon in Sagittarius, you may be further pushed toward excitement and a desire to explore new areas of potential growth and awareness.

If you enjoy change and are open to new ways of viewing the world this could be a day of adventure, motivation, and even passionate elation. If change is difficult for you, you may feel anxious trepidation. Allow yourself and your world to shift and change, anticipate unexpected inner movement. Open your arms wide to welcome your own future.

 

 

HEAL AN OLD LOVE WOUND WITH COURAGE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019:

Your excitement and openness to unusual change continue as the influence of the Sun conjunct Uranus and the Moon in Sagittarius are still in focus.

The morning brings a conjunction between Venus and Chiron in Aries. Consider your ability to bring courage and deep healing to an old love wound. You may find a hint of how to manage this in the house that holds Aries in your chart.

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At 6:51 PM EDT the Moon moves into Capricorn bringing a more serious edge to the next few days. You will likely want to spend the evening doing some work or project around the house or managing your home finances. This is a great evening to focus on time alone, productivity and tackling serious accomplishments

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The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course from 7:44 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 6:51 PM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

CONSIDER THE COST OF POWER

Wednesday, April 24, 2019:

As the Moon continues through Capricorn we feel an edge of intent earnestness; life is serious business. You may be sincere and intent but are unlikely to be playful or lighthearted. This is a time to put your nose to the grindstone and do some of the heavy lifting of your job or current projects.

At 2:48 PM EDT Pluto turns retrograde at 23° Capricorn. If you have planets between 21° and 24° of any of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) you will feel issues of power and control pulling on your awareness. This is an important time to pay attention to how you manage power in your life. Consider how you respond to those who seemingly have power over you, how you manage power in your own hands and the consequences of power in all its forms. This is a significant time to dig deep to understand where you have personally been wounded by power issues. Look into dark corners that you have been reluctant to explore regarding how you have misused your power over others and allowed others to misuse you. Make no mistake! You have been on both sides of this equation. Pluto will remain retrograde until October 3rd. During this time focus your attention on healing and understanding. 

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRITY

Thursday, April 25, 2019:

With the Moon in authoritative Capricorn throughout the day, pay particular attention to your responsibilities and make sure that all your actions come from a place of clear integrity. This is not a day to worry about the integrity of others but to look at the soundness of your own principles. Make sure inappropriate self-interest is not hiding beneath a ruthless desire for control. Spending time alone and being honest with yourself will yield clarity on areas within yourself that need a focused effort. This is not, I repeat NOT, a reason for self-flagellation! There is no reason to beat yourself up. Kindness toward our rougher edges (my God, we all have them!) will go a long way to bring yourself onto the right path of development. We can not improve without seeing where we need improvement, we can not improve by beating ourselves up. Look with clarity, treat yourself with kindness and commit to developing a high level of personal integrity.

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The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course after 3:48 PM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

STABILITY VS INEVITABLE CHANGE

Friday, April 26, 2019:

By the time you begin the day the Moon has entered objective, innovative Aquarius, bringing your thoughts to the future of humanity. Your view is expansive and oriented toward the inevitable. This is a good day to break out of intellectually tight thinking patterns. Seek out folks who will enlarge your world view.

The Last Quarter Square Moon phase is exact at 6:19 PM EDT. This occurs when the Moon has traveled three-quarters of the way between one New Moon and the next New Moon. At the First and Last Quarter Moon phase, a challenging square aspect is formed between the Sun and the Moon. This is a time that you may find yourself feeling that you just don’t quite fit in with the patterns that are expected of you and that you may expect of yourself. Consider what you need to release in order to find yourself where you want to be when the new cycle begins next week. You may feel a bit disoriented knowing that a new direction needs to be taken. Pay attention and be ready to observe life from a new viewpoint and take actions accordingly.

With the Sun in stable routine oriented Taurus and the Moon in wildly eccentric Aquarius, you can easily feel the uncomfortable rub between them. Seek a balance between stability and inevitable change.

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The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aquarius at 5:28 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

DREAMY IMAGININGS

Saturday, April 27, 2019:

You may be impatience with your ordinary life right now (Mars Square Neptune) and long to find glamor, along with the glitter and shine of the unrealistic. You are not likely to pay too much attention to the practical consequences of your current steps forward. This is not a time to take risks but open and allow yourself to be moved by music, museums, poetry readings, and movies. Allow yourself to indulge in dreamy imaginings. Reach for what calls you with an unrealistic gleam even as you keep your feet firmly planted on the earth.

In early December 2018 Mars joined with Neptune beginning a cycle of bringing determination to dreams, imagination, or your spiritual path. What did you begin at that time? Now, at this square between Mars and Neptune, it is time to take action on whatever you began then. Sign up for that yoga class, put pen to paper to flesh out your dreams, write a poem or a song. Simply allow yourself to dream.

 

 

UNDERSTAND ANOTHER VIEWPOINT

Sunday, April 28, 2019:

While the Moon is in Aquarius it is easier to see the viewpoint of others. You are able to be more objective about how other people approach the world. It will come more naturally for you to understand another viewpoint. As long as you can show up as your most unique self this is a good day for social interactions. Spend time with people who love you and support you for the more unusual parts of yourself. Break out of any routines or ruts that have been holding you back. You may be surprised at the ease with which you are able to release habitual patterns that you have struggled with.

At 6:12 PM EDT the Moon enters Pisces bringing us back to the dreaminess that Neptune brought us yesterday. Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle down with a movie to bring the weekend to a close. Head to bed early to seek out a lovely space in dreamland.

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The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 5:44 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 6:12 PM EDT. 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 circumstance” ~ Dane Rudhyar

 

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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 by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 15, 2019, through April 21, 2019

 

“Each planet in the birth-chart is a letter of the cosmic word sounded forth through space at the moment of our first inhalation…  A basic factor in natal astrology is the pattern made between the planets. Each planet represents a fundamental mode of activity: that is, an organic function, psychological as well as biological. The aspects between the planets describe the manner in which they interact, reinforcing or weakening each other, revealing a smooth type of cooperation between functional activities or indicating organic, psychosomatic tensions. The general distribution of the planets within the zodiac — whether, for instance, they are clustered within a small section of the zodiac or spread out more or less evenly through the sky — tells us a great deal about the meaning of this celestial word which constitutes the real name of the individual person.” ~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

 

PRACTICALITY TURNS TO PLEASURE

Monday, April 15, 2019:

The week begins with the moon in practical efficient Virgo making it a relatively easy day to get back to your day-job without resentment. You may even welcome the opportunity to return to an orderly schedule with clear tasks to be done. You will find mundane detail-oriented assignments to be surprisingly satisfying.

During the evening hours Venus, the planet of beauty and pleasure forms a square aspect to optimistic Jupiter, leaving you susceptible to overextension of your energies. Pay attention to where the tendency to excess will show up for you. If you feel an irresistible urge to indulge, do so in an area that you won’t regret later. If you are going to eat that entire quart of ice cream do so without shame, own it! If you know you will regret it later, think about something else to indulge in. Schedule a massage or spend the entire evening engaged in giving and receiving pleasure.

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The Leo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Virgo at 6:13 AM EST. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS

Tuesday, April 16, 2019:

You can anticipate a relatively quiet day as the Moon passes through service-oriented Virgo. While the Moon is in Virgo, you are able to watch yourself closely, analyzing and aware of every detail that seems to not meet the exacting standards you aspire to. Your expectations of yourself and others may be higher than usual and you carefully and critically observe progress and processes. Do your best to curb the tendency to be critical. As much as possible replace criticism with understanding and kindness. Find simple ways to be of service to others. Focus on observing, respecting, and releasing judgment as you make yourself available to help others in practical ways. This is a good day for practical activities. You may want to do your grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning. Work on projects that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

 

 

THE FOG CLEARS NOW

Wednesday, April 17, 2019:

By the time the day begins Mercury, the planet that represents our thought processes and communications has moved into Aries where it will remain until May 6th. You may be surprised by the heat and quickness of your thinking and how easily you are able to make decisions that have beleaguered you over the past few months (since February 10th). Mercury has been in Pisces for so long we have grown accustomed to living in a bit of an uncertain mental fog. The fog has now cleared and your decisions and actions will come much easier and quicker over the coming weeks. Assertiveness and confidence is on the rise, watch yourself and others to see this in action. We are ready to speak our minds although the Libra Moon will keep us from being too direct about it for a few more days.

The Moon enters Libra at 7:23 AM EDT supporting diplomacy and understanding. As an air sign, Libra’s fundamental need is to create pleasant and charming social interactions. Seek to engage with others in a manner that provides cooperation, diplomacy, and compromise. Put cooperation and refinement ahead of other considerations. The heat of certain communications will wait and build in understanding over the next few days.

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The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 12:30 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 7:23 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

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SLOW DOWN AND COMPROMISE

Thursday, April 18, 2019:

The Moon gently flows through charming, pleasant Libra throughout the day. Because Libra represents issues of relationship and beauty it is easy to think of it as an emotionally loving sign. This is not the purpose of Libra! Libra is an Air sign and seeks a fundamentally intellectual charm and understanding the balance of polarities through relationships. What we want at this time is companionship, friendships, social alliances, and intimate gatherings in order to intellectually understand ourselves more deeply. We want to engage with others in ways that teach us cooperation, diplomacy, and compromise.

Under this influence enjoy social and cultural activities, and connecting with others. Because Libra teaches compromise it may not be easy to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. You don’t need to, there is always another day to be decisive and outwardly assertive.

Because Mercury is now in Aries you may be champing at the bit to directly speak your mind. You will be able to do that shortly after the Full Moon Friday morning when the Moon enters Scorpio. For now, you will be better off waiting; while you wait surround yourself with beauty.

 

 

FULL LIBRA MOON – OPEN YOUR EYES

Friday, April 19, 2019:

Everyone seems to be aware that we all go a little crazy (hopefully in a good way) at the Full Moon each month. When I was young and worked in an institutional setting with highly unstable clients we always scheduled extra staff at the Full Moon. Those extra folks were always needed as even our most compliant clients would do what they could to escape. What did they see about their lives and situations that wasn’t an issue except at these times of full awareness?

At the Full phase, the Moon is in the exact opposite position from the Sun and reflects the full amount of light that she can absorb. We see what we normally cannot see. Light fills ordinarily dark corners. Make it a serious practice to pay attention to any new found awareness that comes at the New Moon.

The last Full Moon on March 20th was also in Libra (generally speaking we have only one Full Moon in each sign in any given year). I think this simply gives us another opportunity to clearly observe ourselves regarding the issues of Libra, particularly in the area of your life represented by the house Libra occupies in your natal chart. Examine your current satisfaction in close relationships. Consider issues of understanding and compromise. Ask yourself: is yours a true partnership of equals?

Shortly after the Full Moon, she leaves Libra behind to enter Scorpio allowing newfound awareness to transform your understanding of your circumstances. Open your eyes. Anticipate seeing something you have not seen before. This Scorpio Moon wants you to bring what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and brought forth for healing.

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The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 7:13 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:41 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

THE SUN ENTERS SENSUAL RELIABLE TAURUS

Saturday, April 20, 2019:

This is a day of significant change as the Sun leaves impulsive Aries behind to bring its light and warmth to steadfast Taurus for the coming month. Happy Birthday to all of you born during Taurus Season.

While the Sun is in Taurus we are motivated by our senses and are highly aware of the natural world during this season of growth here in the Northern Hemisphere. Plants are sending their roots deep into the earth just as our determination and loyalty to the process of growth and development is taking root as well.

A bit later in the day, Venus (ruler of Taurus) finds her way out of passive Pisces into forceful, assertive Aries. Now that all the personal planets have left Pisces behind you may feel as though you are waking from a dream and finally seeing the open road ahead.

With the Moon still in Scorpio throughout the day, it is important that you have a concentrated area of attention. A clear focus will help with any disorientation as the planets shift sign. This is not a time for lighthearted connections, connect with others from a place of depth and passion.

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The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course after 11:59 PM EDT. (haha! For ONE minute!) This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

STRETCH YOUR THINKING

Sunday, April 21, 2019:

During the morning with the Moon in Scorpio, you may find yourself inclined to examine the deeper (even the darker) side of life and love. Consider issues of deep passion, determination, and powerful transformative change. Spend the morning going quietly inward toward these contemplations.

At noontime, things lighten up considerably as the Moon enters Sagittarius. Now you will find yourself inclined to let loose and search for fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days and look for enjoyable explorations.

This is a time to cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom. Ask questions and get curious about the way that others think, stretch your mind beyond previously limited views, and expand your awareness.

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The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course until she enters Sagittarius at 12 noon EDT. 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.

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