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

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~ Noel Tyl

 

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

 

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LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARDS AT HOME

Monday, August 6, 2018:

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

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

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

 

 

FRUSTRATION AND EPIPHANIES

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

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

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

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

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 3:55 AM EDT until she enters Cancer after midnight – ALL DAY. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SWEETNESS REPLACES RESTRICTION

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:

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

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

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

 

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SOBER REALITIES

Thursday, August 9, 2018:

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

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

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

The Cancer Moon is VOC* From 7:20 AM EDT until shortly after midnight (ALL DAY) when she enters Leo. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Friday, August 10, 2018:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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GENEROSITY AND OPEN HEARTED LOVE

Saturday, August 11, 2018:

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

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

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

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

The Leo Moon is VOC* From 5:58 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:59 PM EDT – All day! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

A PRACTICAL FLOW

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

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

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

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

 

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
~ Carl Jung

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 30, 2018 through August 5, 2018

Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language, The Sky Speaks to You.”

Dane Rudhyar

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DREAMY MONDAY

Monday, July 30, 2018:

The cosmic movement and planetary impacts on Monday are relatively quiet. The Moon passes through Pisces forming only a lovely trine aspect to Jupiter at bedtime offering good sleep and sweet dreams. This is not a day when you are anxious to get to work or bother with much accomplishment at all. You may feel called to rest or dream the day away.

If you suspect that folks are avoiding you, rest assured that they may be doing just that or perhaps your imagination is running away with you. Let the concern go and enjoy your own open space of private consciousness.

Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. Monday is a good day for meditation, spending time on water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music. Enjoy the rest and sweetness of the early days of this week.

 

WINE, MEDITATION, AND MOVIES

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

We are blessed on Tuesday with another day of the Moon in dreamy Pisces. Indeed it is a mixed blessing. If you have to accomplish things that require determination or fortitude you will not be happy with where you find yourself on Tuesday. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart you will welcome another day in this gentle space. While the Moon is in Pisces we all feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and vulnerable than usual. Remember this in your interactions with others. They may put on a brave face but underneath they are deeply aware of their human susceptibilities.

Find an emotional retreat for the day if you are able. You may be drawn to water, poetry, and music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are easily tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion on Monday evening.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 6:42 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Wednesday morning at 6:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

THE HIGH COST OF ANGER

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

Wednesday morning brings a rather dramatic shift in how you feel. Suddenly you can’t imagine how you ‘wasted’ the past few days and may feel the need to make up for lost time. Early Wednesday morning the Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries bringing attention to your personal needs and desires.

However, there are more important things to consider with Mars forming a challenging square to Uranus on Wednesday evening. This will be felt for several days, so familiarize yourself with whatever issue that is asking for your attention.

Because of Mars’ current retrograde, this is more than a passing issue, this is a story that can be tracked from its actual beginning in February 2017 to the more recent chapter which began in mid-May, the core of the story occurs now, and this chapters conclusion which comes in mid-September. Look to the houses in your chart that hold Aquarius and Taurus as you consider how you have used your drive, forceful ambition, anger, and/or sexual energies in ways that have not served you or those around you well. Do you know what this story is? How can you bring healing to the results of your own misused anger and help support others in doing the same?

The Pisces Moon is VOC* until she enters Aries on at 6:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

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KEEP SAFETY TOP OF MIND

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

Continue your contemplation on Thursday regarding your past use/misuse of anger, drive, and aggression. Determine to use these powerful energies with more conscious awareness and kindness toward others.

With the Moon in Aries, you may feel more inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. With Wednesday’s square between retrograde Mars and Uranus very much still in effect, you may not want to actually try those things just yet! Your focus is inclined to selfishness and impatience. You may be impulsive and not have the level of caution necessary for skydiving, rock climbing, or whatever courageous physical endeavor you are drawn to. If you do engage in such activities this week, consciously keep your safety top of mind.

You will want to engage your body in some good physical activity so go dancing or make love.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 10:52 PM EDT until she enters Taurus on Friday afternoon at 3:51 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

THOUGHTS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday, August 3, 2018:

A generally quiet day gives way to a more sensual evening/ weekend with a bit of excitement added to mix things up. When the Moon enters stable Taurus at 3:51 PM EDT your heart settles down and your ideas for the evening focus on comfort and connection. However, as the Moon joins with Uranus at 8:34PM EDT you may find yourself surprised by unusual circumstances. This could bring with it either excitement or anxiety. At 10:07 PM EDT the Moon trine Saturn stabilizes whatever brought the upset earlier in the evening.

The energies of Friday evening could be utilized in several distinct ways. You could find fun and pleasure in social circumstances with a more unusual eccentric group of friends or you may prefer to find unique ways to engage and connect with a lover.

The Aries Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus at 3:51 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

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

A SATURDAY OF QUIET CONTENTMENT

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

The Taurus Moon squares the Leo Sun on Saturday at 2:18 PM EDT. This suggests a certain amount of stress as your emotions are looking for calm, quiet stability and yet at the same time you long for playful expressions of dance, parties, and drama. Endeavor to balance these energies as you consider what needs to be released from last weeks Lunar Eclipse.

Content yourself with a quiet Saturday evening. This is not a day or an evening for excitement, socializing, or parties. Stay home, enjoy your family or close intimate friends. Get to sleep early, sometimes, even in summer that is what is needed.

 

INDULGE YOUR SENSES

Sunday, August 5, 2018:

With the Moon in sensual slow moving Taurus, you are able to experience life more fully though your senses. This is a day to slow down, be quiet and still. There is no need to push yourself in the service of any accomplishment. You may want to indulge your senses with good food, good sex, good music, and a massage. Your senses seek arousal. Get outdoors in nature, weed your garden, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth is constantly offering.

It is a Sunday, Mercury and Mars are both retrograde, allow yourself to procrastinate just for today. It won’t hurt anyone.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 7:47 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:32 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have 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, 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: July 23, 2018 through July 29, 2018

 

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The upcoming six months may well pivot on the activities and occurrences of this week.

 

First, keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde until August 27th. Continue to explore and examine issues of aggression and anger. Understand where you have misused these energies and do what needs to be done to learn better, less hurtful ways of getting what you want.

Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday and will remain so until August 19th. Please remember that this not something to worry about once you know how to manage it. Take the opportunity to complete tasks and projects rather than moving forward to new ones. Resist beginning new projects, partnerships, or plans. If you have significant communications or purchases that need to be made, wait.

As we approach the Lunar Eclipse on Friday afternoon, you will want to pay special attention to your own life circumstances and the world around you. What makes this lunar eclipse particularly significant is the involvement of both Mars (aggression, anger, action) and Uranus (expect the unexpected).

An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January of 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

 

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Monday, July 23, 2018:

There may be a sense of listlessness in the air when you awake this morning. You’d like to pull the covers over your head and resist facing the day at all.

The Moon is in Sagittarius which normally keeps us feeling open and ready to explore and experience new ideas and directions. However, as she forms a challenging aspect to both Venus and Neptune, she feels lazy and looks for an easy escape. Perhaps, your needs are pulling you in one direction and your desires are pulling you in another.

These are Moon aspects and will pass quickly. It’s possible all you really need is to engage in a conversation with someone who can show you a different perspective or an entirely new worldview. Push yourself a bit to see or experience something you have resisted in the past. You will be pleased you did and the world will never look quite the same.

 

DEVELOP MASTERY

Tuesday, July 24, 2018:

The emotional environment is calm and uneventful for most of Tuesday with the Moon VOC* in Sagittarius. This may leave you quite susceptible to unrealistic, overly romantic notions and ideas as Venus oppose Neptune at 3:22 PM EDT. Don’t jump to any conclusions or make any decisions as it is unlikely that you have all the information necessary to do so. Meditation or prayer (whatever that means to you) will be helpful to keep confusion at bay.

Reality and clear thinking don’t have a place at the table until the Moon enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. If you have been lost in whimsy or escapism, you may be distressed to have reality show itself so clearly at that time. It is important that you roll with the shift and allow yourself to re-dedicate yourself to your responsibilities. Keep in mind the necessity of reality and hard work in order to develop integrity and mastery in all parts of your life.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SETTING THE STAGE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

The dramatic Leo Sun squares Uranus on Wednesday morning setting the stage for the Lunar Eclipse on Friday. You may have a powerful urge to break free or rebel against someone or something that you feel is holding you back. Freedom beckons.

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Mercury, however, is standing stock still, ready to turn retrograde in the early hours of Thursday morning. Regardless of how strong the urge is to make a sudden change, hold steady and watch what is unfolding in the outer world. There are steps to be taken and issues to revisit before the path will be truly clear. You can anticipate feeling off-kilter, possibly overly excited or plagued with anxiety. Understanding that this is impacting everyone, you can model calm kindness to others.

Watch for unanticipated news, inspirations, and epiphanies. Get out of any ruts you may be stuck in and allow your mind to absorb something you never expected.

The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of independence and intensification. The cycle began in mid-April, can you see a connection now with something that began at that time?

 

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MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, July 26, 2018:

Along with Mars retrograde (since June 26) and anticipating Friday’s Lunar Eclipse, Mercury turns retrograde (at 23° Leo) at 1:02 AM EDT.  People worry so much about Mercury retrograde but it really is fairly easy to manage.

4 Simple Steps to Manage Mercury retrograde:
⦁ Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned and don’t listen to folks who spread anxiety.
⦁ Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since April 15, 2018; dig deep, there are probably more things than you are aware of. There are probably appointments you have been meaning to make, projects left undone, communications fallen through the cracks, books unfinished, etc.
⦁ Accomplish what is on this list, and only what is on this list, nothing more, nothing less.
⦁ Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.
If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!
Remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Be practical and do what must be done.
Also please remember: Mercury is retrograde, Mercury is NOT IN retrograde.

Thursday’s Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day. You may notice frustration as Capricorn wants to get stuff done but being VOC*, it is best to work on mundane projects only. Keep breathing, practice keeping your heart open and offer kindness to all whom you encounter.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:42 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius on Friday morning at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A BIG DEAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Friday, July 27, 2018:

Friday brings us to the big deal Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse always occurs on a Full Moon and is basically an amped-up Full Moon on steroids. This Lunar Eclipse is particularly significant due to its close contact with both defiant, unsettling Uranus and aggressive, sharp, cutting Mars. These are very volatile energies coming into play.

The Moon enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT, easing the potential emotional distress as Aquarius offers perspective and even detachment if necessary.

The difficulties inherent in this eclipse may unfold in your personal circumstances or you may watch it unfold in the outer world. Pay attention to your life circumstances and the world around you. An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

Keep your eyes open as you give of yourself to help others. There is much need in the world and in your community for kindness. Helping others is the best way to care for yourself. With Venus trine Pluto at the end of the day, there is great power in love. Express it freely.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* Friday morning until she enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any 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

 

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LEARN TO LOVE

Saturday, July 28, 2018:

Saturday is a great day for self-reflection and to take a break from the direction you have been moving. Wait and watch. Take whatever time you need to consider your options for the day. Don’t just automatically do what is expected of you by yourself or others. Look for a different path.

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. Listen and learn from folks who live 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.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks, the likes of which, we have never gotten to know? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities.

 

BREAK FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018:

Sunday is a quiet day astrologically. All the intensity earlier in the week is now being assimilated by each of us. With the Moon now in Aquarius, continue the theme of Saturday by reaching out to understand others. Aquarius suggests the need to march to the beat of a different drummer. Allow yourself to not only engage with others who are different from you but to express the parts of yourself that are most unique. Others will have more understanding of your quirks, and yet it will matter less to you if they do not.

Spend the day in social interactions, don’t let anyone influence your most unusual expressions. Allow the most rebellious and spontaneous parts of your personality to emerge. Break out of any routines or ruts that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:25 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 7:28 PM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“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: July 16, 2018 through July 22, 2018

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This is a very different week from last week. There is simply not too much going on in the heavens. And that, my friends is cause for celebration!

Yes, we still have Mars moving retrograde along with Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto.

We are still working through the issues of how we misuse our direct drive and aggression, individually and collectively.

For the most part, we are simply managing the Moon and her ongoing conversations with all the planets day to day as she goes from one sign to the next.

This is the last week with the Sun in Cancer as it heads into Leo on Sunday!

Ahh, Joy! I confess that Leo season is my joy!

 

 

SET THE STAGE FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT

Monday, July 16, 2018:

The week begins with the meticulous and productive Virgo Moon forming a lovely sextile to Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion. You want to be useful and to properly analyze any situation in order to make improvements. This is a great morning to accomplish tasks quickly and easily.

Later in the afternoon, when the Moon opposes Neptune at 4:24 PM EDT, you may find yourself feeling uncertain about how to proceed. Perhaps, it is simply time to end the work day and take yourself to a movie or meditation center, write poetry, or daydream by a body of water.

Take time before sleep to make a list of all that you want to accomplish over the course of the week. A trine aspect from the Moon to powerful Pluto will set the stage for accomplishment.

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY AND LOVE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018:

Tuesday begins with a sextile from the industrious Virgo Moon to the Cancer Sun. This is a ‘feel good’ aspect and its energy will rest with you until the Moon enters Libra at 3:43 PM EDT.

Because the Moon is VOC* during that time, focus your attention on common tasks; don’t try to dive into complex projects of a long-term nature. Clean out your inbox, do the laundry, or clean out the car.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, offering an evening that supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, or creating art. As you interact with others, it is good to remember that while the Moon moves through Libra we all desire companionship and beauty.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* from 6:49 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 3:43 PM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

REST WITH PLEASURE

Wednesday, July 18, 2018:

Wednesday offers a day with very little planetary activity as the Moon gently flows through charming, pleasant Libra. One thing to remember about Libra is that being an Air sign it is fundamentally an intellectual charm that is important here. What we want at this time is companionship, friendships, social alliances, and intimate gatherings. We want to engage with others in ways that provide cooperation, diplomacy, and compromise. Enjoy cultural activities, go to a museum, a concert, or a small gathering with compatible others.

It may not be easy to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

 

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FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, July 19, 2018:

Thursday brings us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. This puts the Libra Moon at odds with the Cancer Sun. The Libra Moon wants to make things look pretty and nice while the Cancer Sun is more interested in the messy world of emotional bonding.

Libra does not want to get its hands dirty and Cancer is more than willing to do so in the name of love. The theme of the day is found in balancing those two distinct impulses. How can the powerful sensitivity of Cancer feed the Libra need for diplomacy and smoothe social graces? Hold these ideas as you balance the day.

At 9:12 PM EDT, the Moon stops looking for peace and harmony and leaves Libra behind and enters the deeply emotional, dark waters of Scorpio. Head to bed with thoughts of powerful connection with your partner or delve into the dark sphere of your dreams.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:53 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 9:12 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

CONNECT DEEPLY

Friday, July 20, 2018:

Friday morning may start out a bit rough as the Scorpio Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Mars, in his retrograde path. Avoiding arguments over the breakfast table may be the most difficult part of your day. Consider where anger and frustration have damaged your relationships and your credibility. Keep in mind that Mars’ retrograde provides an opportunity to explore, dissolve, and eliminate toxic anger.

The day smooths out and offers an evening that is made for close and deep connections with close friends and lovers. With a sextile to Venus and a conjunction to Jupiter, you are looking for love that expands and fills your heart on a deeply profound level. Don’t settle for light social fare. Connect deeply for powerful soul growth.

 

“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

 

 

GO DEEP TO FACILITATE 

HEALING

Saturday, July 21, 2018:

The general mood of each day is reflected by the transits of the Moon. On Saturday, there are no other transits perfecting so we can simply consider the Moon’s movement through Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap as it is a sign that has a profound need to go deep and explore the inner dark corner of the psyche.

While the Moon is going through Scorpio, you may be more aware of those things that you generally keep out of sight and all the things that polite society would rather we kept hidden under a rug. However, Scorpio suggests the importance of bringing what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and to be brought forth for healing.

The things that Scorpio hides are usually the more unacceptable parts of our lives and personalities but remember that many folks hide their most precious gifts as well. Whatever you keep hidden is far closer to the surface on these Scorpio Moon days. Look inside, what you find needs light and healing. Provide that to yourself. Show love to the parts of yourself that most need healing.

At 4:01 PM EDT, when the Moon squares Mercury, it is best to think twice about sharing your deep inner thoughts and motivation with others. Keep your own counsel.

 

THE SUN ENTERS OPEN-HEARTED, GENEROUS LEO

Sunday, July 22, 2018:

Sunday begins with a sextile aspect from lovely Venus to expansive Jupiter. The cycle between Venus and Jupiter is a cycle of expanding our deep values. This cycle began in November 2017 and is now wrapping up in order to step onto a higher plane in January 2019. Consider what new step regarding love, money, art, or beauty you’d like to begin then. Now is the time to begin contemplating what will need to be released even as you begin to explore ideas for the next cycle. Think of these cycles as spirals going upward, ending one is really just taking the step to the next level as you spiral upward.

However, the biggest news comes at 5:00 PM EDT when the Sun enters generous, enthusiastic Leo, the sign that Leo rules. Here, we reach the height of Summer. Everyone understands the strength and life-giving force of the Sun. Feel the warmth and remember that life can not exist without the Sun. Now, is the time to absorb the rays and heat of the Sun that will carry you through the times with less light and warmth.

While the Sun is in Leo, folks take vacations and relax their grip on schedules and rules. There is a playfulness in the air. Think of the carnivals and fairs that happen at this time of year. Over the coming month don’t forget to express generosity and play.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:18 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 6:13 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have 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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This week begins in the darkest phase of the Moon. Allow what is no longer useful to fall away. Thursday night, we come to the Cancer New Moon/ Solar Eclipse. Don’t forget to do your New Moon ritual. It will be best to do that on Friday.

Keep your ritual simple. With this New Moon occurring in Cancer, the intention you set will involve nurturance, sensitivity, kindness, and love.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Cancer, it will help you clarify what intention is needed. For example, if Cancer is held in your 1st house, set an intention to nurture and care for yourself, in the 4th house, set an intention to be more sensitive with your family members. If Cancer is in your 7th house, perhaps you could pay more attention to and show more kindness to your partner, or a close friend, or in the 10th house, you may need to develop closer bonds with your coworkers or nurture your business more deeply.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires sensitivity and the development of loving and protecting others.

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The New Moon is on Thursday night… do your ritual on Friday!

~~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 Cancer New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of kindness and love in the development of deep family security. 

 

 

 

RELEASE PROCRASTINATION

Monday, July 9, 2018:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up Monday morning with an overriding desire to procrastinate whatever is pressing for your attention. The day begins with the Moon still in comfort seeking, sometimes lazy Taurus. Enjoy those last few moments of cuddling with your pillows or your partner.

We can’t blame the Taurus Moon for this procrastination as Mercury forms a square aspect to Jupiter in the early hours of the day. You may feel strongly resistant to others direction. This is a day you don’t want a boss at work.

At 12:59 PM EDT the Moon enters Gemini, lightening up the rest of the day. The procrastination will fall away and you can re-engage with whatever needs to be done with less internal protest.

At 10:31 PM EDT Venus leaves Leo behind to enter humble Virgo. Venus has been dancing and playing in Leo since June 13th without a shred of modesty. Now she will slow down to develop some refinement and discrimination.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Gemini At 12:59 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

EXPAND FORWARD

Tuesday, July 10, 2018:

Since March 9th Jupiter, the planet that represents expansion, higher understanding, belief, and growth, has been retrograde. During the time of Jupiters retrograde, we have been internally revising our beliefs and understanding of our personal path of growth. Now it is time to trust that revision has done its work and you are ready to move forward with a new enlightened outlook. The effort behind the scenes that was necessary has been completed. With Jupiter moving through Scorpio and its time in this intense and deeply sexual sign has intimately involved with the ‘#MeToo’ movement, I am watching the news carefully this week.

The Moon continues its path through Gemini encouraging communication, curiosity, and the gathering of information. We learn so much through stories. This is a great day to listen to the stories of others and tell our own.

Lighthouse staircase via Picabay

Where are you ready to expand as Jupiter turns direct?

  • Aries Sun & Rising: Understanding of Others
  • Taurus Sun & Rising: Relationships
  • Gemini Sun & Rising: Daily routines
  • Cancer Sun & Rising: Creativity
  • Leo Sun & Rising: Home/ Family connection
  • Virgo Sun & Rising: Communication
  • Libra Sun & Rising: Finances/ Self-esteem
  • Scorpio Sun & Rising: Sense of Self
  • Sagittarius Sun & Rising: Understanding of Internal or Mystical States
  • Capricorn Sun & Rising: Community
  • Aquarius Sun & Rising: Career/ Reputation
  • Pisces Sun & Rising: Education/ Travel

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 4 PM EDT until she enters Cancer on Wednesday at 1:58 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

BALANCE WITH LOVE

Wednesday, July 11, 2018:

The mixed energies on Wednesday may be a bit confusing and even disorienting. The morning is quiet, with a VOC Gemini Moon do your best to rest your mind.

As you move deeper into the day you feel pulled in several directions. First, you can’t help but be aware of the dark intensity building as the opposition between the Sun and Pluto is exact early Thursday morning. This powerful transit brings a clear view of the depth, hard work, and possible darkness that has been building over the past 6 months. Don’t turn away. Look directly at what is obvious, accept reality. This aspect will be exact on Thursday morning and will impact our lives for several days.

At the same time you are probably feeling a level of excitement, anticipation, and the opening of possibility as Venus, newly in Virgo, forms a flowing trine aspect to unusual innovative Uranus. Open your arms and your heart to accept a gift of beauty, love, or even finances from the universe. Keep your eyes open to what is being offered. Say yes.

At 1:58 PM EDT the Moon enters Cancer encouraging you to use love and your nurturing heart to balance these energies. Spend time with family and children. Cook together, love together.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* until she enters Cancer at 1:58 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

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CANCER NEW MOON/ SOLAR ECLIPSE

Thursday, July 12, 2018:

The overriding issue of Thursday is clearly the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer and the opposition of both the Sun and Moon to Pluto in Capricorn. It is true that the Sun opposes Pluto once every year, conjunct Pluto once every year, and forms a square aspect to the Sun twice each year. Therefore it is important to understand that we are not unfamiliar with this combination of energies. The fact that we have this at the same time as a New Moon/ Solar Eclipse intensifies it considerably. This could well be a pivot point culturally and/or personally. Be mindful of the fact that everyone’s emotions are heightened. Pay special attention to your New Moon ritual as whatever seed you plant for a new beginning at this New Moon will have far more strength pushing its growth forward. With Pluto in opposition, you have a clear view of what has been building over the past 6 months. Whatever began then is now fully illuminated in all its power or darkness. Open your eyes to look deeply.

Because the Cancer New Moon/ Solar Eclipse is at 10:48 PM EDT please wait and do your Full Moon Ritual on Friday. See instructions for your ritual above.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from10:48 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Friday at 1:30 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

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A NIGHT OF FUN AND LAUGHTER

Friday, July 13, 2018:

Friday starts quietly as we continue the process begun at the new lunar cycle (the Cancer New Moon on Thursday). Assimilate what you have learned over the past 24 hours.

At1:30 PM EDT the Moon releases her sensitivity and enters boisterous playful Leo, asking that we abandon our challenges and simply enjoy a beautiful summer weekend. At 5:11 PM EDT the dramatic Leo Moon forms a challenging aspect to Uranus. I suspect this will be just the push you need to get away from any problems lurking around and simply engage in social exuberance and creative self-expression. Part of you wants to stay home and wallow in some old story. Push yourself, you will be glad you did. This is a night for dancing and engaging with others. Make it easy for others to join you for a night of fun and laughter.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* until she enters Leo at 1:30 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have 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

STABILIZE LOVE & FINANCES

Saturday, July 14, 2018:

Saturday should offer a day of gentle stabilization. Beauty, finances, and love should feel available and the flow of life is one of ease. The smooth trine aspect between Venus and Saturn is exact in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Consider what began late last December. Did you start a new project, a new habit, a new intention or idea at that time regarding something that you value highly? Whatever began then the results were clear by late May and now you are able to flow easily in the stream of steadfast love, partnership or financial security that you have worked to build over this time. It may be subtle or it may be profound depending on your personal chart and how you have managed this cycle. This lovely energy offered up on a Saturday with the Moon in expressive Leo is wonderful to contemplate. Spend the day with loved ones, expressing and forming solid bonds and making plans for the future.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 7:11 PM EDT until she enters Virgo on Sunday at 1:31 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

PROJECTS, TASKS, KINDNESS

Sunday, July 15, 2018:

By the time you wake on Sunday, the Moon has entered practical hardworking Virgo. The Moon sets the tone for each day and changes sign every 2 ½ days. With the Moon now in Virgo we find ourselves more serious, dedicated, and thoughtful; you may find yourself more critical and detail oriented as well. This is a good time to accomplish a project that requires detailed effort and efficiency. Being so close to the New Moon, this is a great time to begin a new health or fitness regime. Watch the tendency to be overly critical of yourself and others.

On Sunday evening the Moon forms a Grand Trine to Uranus and Saturn. You are able to work with both excitement and stability seamlessly. What is most unusual may ground you and your most solid qualities will help to show you a more progressive path forward. A good day for projects, tasks, and kindness. Find innovative ways to ground and stabilize your experience.

“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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