Astrology by Astrolore: Powerful Guidance for Daily Life (August 26 – September 1, 2019)

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 26, 2019, through September 1, 2019

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This is an interesting week as we head toward the Virgo New Moon early on Friday morning. The few days before each New Moon should be thought of as The Dark of The Moon, a time to rest and go inward. This is also a week of excitement and unexpected changes. Venus, Mars, the Sun, and Mercury all form flowing Trine aspects to Uranus, the planet of sudden shifts in direction, epiphanies, and innovation. We may find that we want more freedom and are willing to take more risks than usual. With Venus trine Saturn on Sunday, things should work out just fine.

Please keep in mind that your personal transits can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.

Monday, August 26, 2019


The week begins with the Moon in protective Cancer keeping your emotional focus on family, sensitivity, and moodiness. Yet the trine formed from Venus to Uranus at 11:38 AM EDT urges you to seek exciting changes regarding something that you value.

You long for more stimulation and excitement in your romantic relationships and friendships. Venus represents the things that we most value. Generally speaking, we value love, resources (money & possesions), and beauty. You may long for wild change in relationship, or you may want to buy a new updated and unique wardrobe or create a wildly unusual piece of art.

The status quo is not going to satisfy you today. A new love interest could develop quickly under this influence. Keep in mind that a relationship starting now may not be stable and could end as quickly as it begins. Don’t let that stop you from having a ton of fun while it lasts!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


The Cancer Moon remains until evening when she enters Leo at 7:54 PM EDT. For the bulk of the day you can expect to remain focused on emotional needs of safety, security, and belonging. Because the Moon ‘rules’ Cancer, don’t be surprised that everyone’s tender emotions are very close to the surface. This is a day to keep family connections, self care, and kindness as your top priorities. Happiness will come with close familial connections and domestic activities. Nurture yourself and your loved ones.

When the Moon enters Leo this evening a more playful nature comes forth that will hold sway for the next few days. It is time to shake off deep emotion in exchange for fun and creativity. A romantic connection before bedtime is the perfect way to make this shift.


The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 4:56 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 7:54 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019


The day begins with a lovely flowing trine aspect from assertive Mars to wildly unique Uranus. It is time to let your freak flag fly!

Look around and you will see that you are not alone. There is a strong desire to break free of restrictions and boring routines. You are ready to let your hair down and take a risk or two. Don’t do the same old things today/ this week. Go someplace new, speak to folks you’ve never spoken to before, find new experiences to explore. Your mind is open to ideas and ways of understanding that may surprise you.

With the Moon in Leo, this may be a dramatic and boisterous day. Don’t go straight home after work. Hire a babysitter if necessary, go out dancing. The Leo Moon encourages dramatic self-expression and playful creativity. You will want to be seen and appreciated for your most unique qualities.

Go ahead and take a creative risk, allow others to see a part of you that you normally keep under wraps.


The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 8:07 PM EDT until she enters Virgo tomorrow evening. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

Thursday, August 29, 2019


In the early morning hours, Mercury, the planet of thought and communication joins with the Sun, Mars, and Venus already in Virgo. This puts Virgo Season in highest gear.

While in Virgo, Mercury brings precision and meticulous care to thoughts and speech. You are more analytical in your thinking and more judgy toward how others express themselves. Approach others with a good dose of compassion and kindness to keep a cap on your judgemental tendencies

For most of the day, the Moon continues through Leo. Use the careful thinking of Mercury in Virgo to support the expression of creativity. Find a creative way to use your words. Write a children’s story for your child or grandchild.

The Moon joins the crowd of planets already gathered in Virgo at 7:57 PM EDT.

At 11:14 PM EDT the Virgo Sun forms a trine aspect to excitable Uranus. Even with so many planets in practical Virgo, it is unlikely that you will be chugging along accomplishing tidy, meticulous chores. Watch for quirky dreams tonight and possibly excitement and epiphanies tomorrow. You may have trouble sleeping under this influence. If so, get up and do some writing. Get the flashes of insight and self-discovery down on paper. Again, look to the houses that hold Virgo and Taurus in your chart for clues.


The Leo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Virgo at 7:57 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

Friday, August 30, 2019


With the excitement of the Sun trine Uranus still with us from last night, we reach the Virgo New Moon at 6:38 AM EDT. Each New Moon follows several days of the Dark of the Moon, a time of inward silent development. At the New Moon, we plant a seed for future growth. Do your New Moon ritual late in the day or even tomorrow. You may feel pulled in several directions today. On the one hand, the Virgo Moon wants you to focus on practicality and efficient service to others. On the other, the Sun trine Uranus encourages you to take risks and express something unusual or unique.

Find a way to balance these desires. Explore unusual ideas in a practical way. And don’t forget your New Moon Ritual!

~Virgo New Moon Ritual ~ Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this Moon Cycle. The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of meticulous anyalysis and practicality. Have two candles available. Light the first to represent yourself, as you are right now. Light the second candle as inspiration for what you the change you want to create. Take a moment to focus as you light each candle, imagine drawing the change toward you as you physically bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day for two weeks. At the Gemini Full Moon (September 14) bring the candles fully together and acknowledge what you have created.

Saturday, August 31, 2019


It makes sense that the holiday we celebrate during Virgo Season is a celebration of effort and work. If you are attending gatherings or parties, you can find many practical details to make the event successful. Plenty of effort goes into the preparations and the after-party clean-up. The tasks involved, and being of service to others, may bring more satisfaction than the party itself.

The Virgo Moon helps you chug along doing practical chores and getting things done efficiently. Keep your expectations reasonable and curb the tendency to be critical of yourself and others.

At 7:08 PM EDT the Moon enters diplomatic beauty-oriented Libra. Now the socializing will comes more easily. The Libra Moon supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, or creating art. As you interact with others, remember that everyone will be more cooperative this evening. Face any challenging issues with dispassionate objectivity. Libra asks that you put cooperation ahead of other considerations. Face internal and external work with grace and decorum.


The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 4:46 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 7:08 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have a significant impact.

Sunday, September 1, 2019


Today is an exciting day with two lovely trine aspects bringing a flow to mental intensification even as love and values are stabilized. The Moon is in Libra suggesting an undercurrent of pleasure and ease in social situations.

The Morning brings Mercury trine Uranus which excites your thinking. This will open your mind to new possibilities as it brings unusual, intense, and interesting conversations to the table. You may receive communications that startle and electrify your system. With an open mind you can make new friends that will challenge, illuminate, and change your thinking.

This afternoon brngs another trine, this one from Venus to Saturn. Consider long-term financial and relationship plans. You will need to balance the wild ideas in your mind with a practical conservative approach to love and money. Let your thinking be wild even as you are steady, loyal, and stable with love and money.


* 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: February 2, 2015 through February 8, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 2, 2015 through February 8, 2015

Here we are at the first week of February!

As the Sun continues its path through Aquarius, I consider the sharp intellect, intense clarity, and extreme brilliance of Aquarius to color these days.
Following the solstice on December 21st, the light has continued to return a few moments each day. At this point in the process, in the northern climates (I am writing from Vermont, USA), we experience a profound shift in the quality of light.

When I think of February, I think of brilliant sunshine glittering off ice and snow. There is brilliance and clarity in that light that is unlike any other!  Perhaps it is because of the opposition to the sign of Leo, which is ruled by the Sun. Opposite Signs have much in common; in the case of Leo and Aquarius I think the commonality is the brilliance of the Sun and the perspective of clarity.

Woman combing her hair by Edgar Degas

Woman combing her hair by Edgar Degas

Aquarius is the sign of genius; not genius in the way of being of the highest intelligence, but genius in the ability to think outside boundaries that culture or family have imposed upon us.  That is the brilliance and the genius of Aquarius.

The Full Moon in Leo on Tuesday enables us to see outside social (or familial) constructed boxes of limitation. Allow yourself to shine in full expression of your own individual truth.

The aspects throughout the week are highly positive. This brings us a week with plenty of opportunity to enjoy, stabilize, and deepen our relationships and circumstances.


Monday, February 2, 2015:

Starting the week off with an aspect between the Sun and Uranus indicates a week of excitement and a bit of instability.

We begin the week with the Moon VOC* in Cancer, suggesting a slow start to the day, couldn’t we just sleep a few more hours?

At 7:29 AM EST, the Sun forms it’s closing sextile to Uranus. In April 2014, the cycle between the Sun and Uranus began. Perhaps you received surprising news or began an unusual study or project at that time. Consider what began that was of an unconventional nature in April 2014. This cycle came to full illumination in October of 2014.

If you know what this cycle represents in your life, you may realize that it is now time to be actively completing or releasing that project or study.  If you are unclear, simply pay attention to a truth or belief that is leading you to a powerful and empowering change, which will begin a new cycle of seeking individuality in early April 2015.

If you are experiencing anxiety on Monday, look at where you are attempting to avoid or hold back some significant change in your life. Stop resisting the change and the anxiety will lift.

You may hear, experience, or somehow encounter a reality that will offer you the opportunity to move forward toward your most necessary change.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015:

A lovely Full Moon occurs in Leo at 6:09 PM EST. The New Moon appeared in Aquarius on January 20th, two weeks ago. Consider what began at that time and what you now see as the result.

The Moon is brilliantly clear on Tuesday as she makes contact with Mercury and Uranus.

This is a chillingly bright day, offering the possibility of clarity and generosity of spirit. The Full Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are exactly opposing each other. With the Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo; consider the intellect of Aquarius and the heart generosity of Leo being open to a clear, unobstructed view of each other. Thinking of the Zodiac as a round table, consider planets at opposite sides of that table; as the Sun and Moon are on Tuesday. In this position, they have the clearest view of each other and the most direct avenue for communication. The Moon in Leo insists on full expression of generosity and openhearted love; the Sun in Aquarius shines brightly as the humanitarian and somewhat eccentric ‘truth sayer’. As these two stand facing each other in full sight, our generosity opens into new levels of humanitarian acceptance and love.

Observe with new eyes those folks who are deeply and profoundly unlike you. Fully accept the variety of human nature, human belief, and human reality. Look clearly into the deepest core, to where our differences dissolve.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015:

Young Woman with Ibis by Edgar Degas

Young Woman with Ibis by Edgar Degas

I find it interesting when we go through spells with such long VOC* Moons! This happens when the majority of the planets are in early degrees of the Signs. Wednesday brings us a full day with the Moon VOC* in Leo.
I would anticipate a fabulous day as long as work and accomplishment are not your top priority.

Wednesday will be ideal for playful socializing with friends, keeping warm by the fire with a good book, or window-shopping to your hearts content! Let’s get clear about that last example. Window-shopping could be great fun, however, actually purchasing items could prove to be problematic. The final aspect the Moon makes in Leo is a conjunction to Jupiter; watch for overspending or overindulgence of all types.

Considering that overindulgence may be a problem, push your energy in the direction of love and caring for others. Overindulge in kindness. Wednesday would be a great day to play with children, visit the elderly, and/or bring love to those who have been forgotten.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu


Thursday, February 5, 2015:

We are relieved to wake up Thursday morning to the Moon solidly in Virgo bringing us a day where accomplishment is not only possible but likely to comes with ease. At 6:38 AM EST, Mercury sextile Saturn is asking us to look back to late November 2014, when a new cycle began between Mercury and Saturn. This cycle brought a serious topic of study or consideration to mind. Due to Mercury now being retrograde, we must reconsider the topic. The retrograde gives us an extended period of researching and considering what is needed to bring this topic to its desired conclusion.

On March 16, 2015, we reach the First Quarter Square in the cycle between them. At that time, we will be ready to take a serious step forward on this project, study, or idea.

Thursday morning holds serious energy, which will be replaced later in the afternoon by a bit of dreaminess, lack of clarity, or simply exhaustion.

Perhaps, you will want to focus your attention on health concerns. Pay attention to your body, how it feels, and how you care for it. Pay attention, as well, to your pets and their health concerns. A bit of selfless service to the outside world will do wonders for your self-esteem and your way of moving through life. As you care for and show value toward others, you also learn to more highly value yourself. Bring love to all corners of your life.


Friday, February 6, 2015:

Friday brings us another day of high productivity. We have a lot of energy to get a great deal accomplished on Friday.
At 1:19 PM EST, the Sun opposes Jupiter. This brings us to a full view of where our lives have expanded over the past six months. The Sun and Jupiter began this cycle of expansion in the last week of July 2014. The view is clear now.

We are able to see clearly how far we have come, how much our lives have grown and expanded throughout this time. The clarity is right there before our eyes!

Consider what began expanding in July 2014 and how that is now fully expressed and illuminated in your life. I would love to hear your experience! Please leave me a note!

The Moon is in Virgo going VOC* at 5:09 PM EST following an opposition to Mars. We may find ourselves struggling with frustration and crankiness Friday evening.

If you notice tension and strain in your conversations with others, simply set those communications aside for now. Whatever the conversation, there are better times to have it! Spending the evening at the gym, or some other solitary physical activity would be ideal.

In Front of the Mirror by Edgar Degas

In Front of the Mirror by Edgar Degas


Saturday February 7, 2015:

Allow yourself a slow leisurely start to Saturday morning. The Moon is VOC*, still being influenced by the opposition to Mars on Friday. Don’t be surprised if you feel a little cranky. Please don’t let it rule your morning, there is no reason for it to last! Let the energy pass through you.

At 1:44 PM EST, the Moon enters Libra and we release that crankiness that has kept us feeling a bit separate from others. Saturday afternoon everything takes on a lighter feel and we can enjoy a wonderful afternoon, evening, and Saturday night!

Yes! Whatever the question is, the answer is yes! Allow yourself the joy of connection, the joy of friendship, and the joy of socialization on this Saturday evening! Have a party, go to a party, or enjoy a night on the couch with an intimate partner.

I would be remiss to not mention that very early Sunday morning, shortly after midnight, Venus forms a sextile to Pluto. The energy of this transit will impact the entire weekend.

Sextiles always represent opportunities or possibilities. We can ignore them if we choose. When Pluto and Venus come together, there is a powerful attraction available. This is a powerful impact, a powerful pull toward love and all things of beauty. Our values are empowered profoundly. Keep your eyes open for deep transformative attraction.

Say: Yes!


Sunday February 8, 2015:

As I spoke about in Saturday’s post, the Venus sextile Pluto aspect is exact at 12:53 AM EST. Keep your eyes and your heart open for the opportunity to connect in deeply transformative ways with love, beauty, desire, and that which we value most deeply in our lives. If you feel pulled toward love or beauty, allow yourself to go with this profound offered opportunity.

The Moon is in Libra all day; this evening connecting with the ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto. You may feel that you need to justify some action that you have taken this weekend. Be prepared to own your right to create the life that works best for you. Watch for misunderstandings.

Don’t let the potential stress of the evening cause you any concern as you accept the love that is offered and the joy that this weekend offers.


This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the moon VOC*!

Monday, February 2, the Moon begins the week VOC* in Cancer until 12:41 PM EST when she enters Leo.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a conjunction to Jupiter at 12:31AM EST and ending Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:46 AM EST when the Moon enters Virgo.

Friday, February 6, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following an opposition to Mars at 5:09 PM EST and lasting until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:44 PM EST when the Moon enters Libra.

* 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 it’s VOC* time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*.

The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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