Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 22, 2018 through October 28, 2018

 

 

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We are moving into a very interesting and mostly positive week.

On Tuesday, the Sun leaves relationship-oriented Libra behind to enter the deeply psychological sign of Scorpio. Now, we enter the darkest time of the year as we go deeply inward to find what is below the surface.

That may sound difficult but there are lovely aspects throughout the week that support our ability to communicate, the ability to support and love each other, and the ability to stabilize our lives.

I don’t want to paint too rosy a picture as Tuesday evening brings an opposition from the Sun to Uranus. I like to think of that aspect as bringing great excitement. However, the reality is it could also bring great anxiety. Do your best to direct your days to a search for excitement while maintaining whatever personal practices support stability in your life.

 

YOUR EMPOWERED VOICE

Monday, October 22, 2018:

In the wee hours of the morning, the growing Moon (she will be Full on Wednesday) enters assertive, dynamic Aries. Today also marks the last day with the Sun in peace-loving Libra as the Sun enters Scorpio tomorrow. The Aries Moon offers a fiery, dynamic energy as we approach the intense, internal time of Scorpio Season.

At 3:13 PM EDT, Mercury forms a sweet sextile aspect to Pluto. This suggests that the time has come to speak your mind. What powerful and significant communication have you been sitting on, waiting for just the right time? With Venus still retrograde, perhaps there is some issue from the past that needs to be raised. Your voice (in speech or the written word) may be empowered and strong. Make sure it is kind as well. The important thing is that your intentions are honorable and in the ultimate service of loving kindness.

 

SUN ENTERS SCORPIO – FACING DARKNESS, GOING DEEP

Tuesday, October 23, 2018:

At 7:22 AM EDT, the Sun leaves diplomatic Libra behind and enters the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio where it will remain until November 22nd. During the time that the Sun is in Scorpio, the clocks turn back resulting in more darkness in our lives, we encounter small ghouls on our doorstep seeking treats to keep evil away (Happy Halloween!), and the leaves take leave of the branches of the trees.

Darkness arrives in every corner of our lives. Scorpio asks us to look beneath the surface and uncover what we have kept hidden and secretive in our lives. As we face and look deeply into the eye of darkness, we grow in understanding and compassion. The veil between the world we function in and the world of spirits seems to dissolve during Scorpio season, allowing us to see beyond the boundaries we generally assume are firmly in place.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the Sun opposes Uranus, an aspect that has been building over the past few days. Look to the houses in your chart that hold Scorpio and Taurus to understand where these energies may be playing out in your own life. Expect anxiety or excitement here. The Sun shines its light and brings heat to something unexpected. Watch for unusual issues to be revealed suddenly without warning in your own life and in the social, cultural, and political arenas.

Get outside as much as possible this week. Have you heard of Forest Bathing? In Japanese culture, it is called ‘Shinrin-Yoku”, and is the evidence based activity of immersing in oneself in nature for powerful health benefits.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 2:18 PM EDT until she enters Taurus on Wednesday morning at 10:33 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

TAURUS FULL MOON – ILLUMINATE SENSUALITY AND BEAUTY

Wednesday, October 24, 2018:

Venus has been retrograde in Scorpio since October 5th suggesting a reorientation to deeply personal issues of love and finances. At 8:51 PM EDT, Venus sextiles Saturn.   This offers a possibility and an opportunity to stabilize the intensity of the past few weeks. Look for an opportunity to show love from a powerful stable place in your heart.

When the Moon enters Taurus at 10:33 AM EDT, you can breathe deeply and enjoy a renewed sense of body awareness and appreciation of beauty. The Taurus Full Moon is exact at 12:46 PM EDT.  The Full Moon always give us a chance to open to a clarity that has been a bit subdued since the New Moon two weeks earlier. Because the Full Moon is in the sensual sign of Taurus, this is a day to celebrate all our senses.

Consider each in turn. Celebrate taste, go for comfort food; celebrate sight, notice what is right in front of you; celebrate touch with a massage or simply petting your cat; celebrate smell by paying attention as you cook your meal; celebrate sound as you listen to a child’s voice or your lover speak your name. In all things, this is the day to notice, pay attention, open up to your senses. Remember Forest Bathing (‘Shinrin-Yoku”), you can engage all your senses as you give your body, mind, and soul a tremendous health boost.

The Aries Moon is VOC* until she entries Taurus at 10:33 AM EDT.  When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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AROUSE YOUR SENSES

Thursday, October 25, 2018:

With the Moon in sensual, slow moving Taurus on Thursday, you will be able to experience life 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 accomplishment or what someone else desires you to do.

Go ahead and indulge your senses with good food, good sex, good music, and a massage. Your senses seek arousal. Get outdoors in nature, walk barefoot on the earth, listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the Earth is constantly offering.

The only bump in the road on Thursday is a square from the Moon to Mars at 6:18 PM EDT. Perhaps, it would be good to spend a portion of the evening on your own to avoid aggravations toward others, or better yet, you could postpone dinner and climb into bed for an energetic roll in the hay! That would provide the energies a direct and forceful way to express themselves and support the higher good of building love.

 

SHINE A LIGHT ON LOVE

Friday, October 26, 2018:

Venus has been working hard (during her retrograde: October 5 – November 16) to focus your attention and have you reconsider your deeply personal issues around love and money. On Friday at 10:16 AM EDT, with the Sun and Venus conjunct at 3° Scorpio, you are able to see something that you have kept hidden from yourself in the past. Open your eyes and look into the dark corners that sometimes seem easier to ignore. Love, value, beauty, money, & resources take center stage, not in a loud expressive manner, but internally and privately. This is allows the growth of deep understanding regarding the depth of your own personal values.

Show love more profoundly, spend money on what you truly value, create beauty through art, and deep loving kindness.

At 3:40 PM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini leading you into a weekend of friendships, connections, conversations, and socializing. Don’t spend the evening alone, find folks to engage with to share deeply held beliefs.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 10:49 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 3:40 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 any significant future impact.

 

 

A LIGHT-HEARTED WEEKEND

Saturday, October 27, 2018:

A Gemini Moon is always welcome on weekends. Remember, the Moon provides the emotional landscape of the passing days. With the Moon in Gemini, we feel more light-hearted and casual than usual.

Your attention span may be short as you want to socialize, see new things, meet new people, and generally have a good time with as many folks as possible. Humor is a good way to diffuse Gemini’s propensity toward anxiety. Anxiety can become an issue when you want to know and learn everything, all at once, at lightning speed.

This is a great weekend to catch up on communications and catch up with friends. You won’t be in the mood for deep or serious connections but are interested in having a good time, playing games, or chatting.

If you don’t have that social community to connect with, do some light-hearted research, read, or begin writing a story that speaks to your heart.

 

BE CURIOUS, ASK QUESTIONS

Sunday, October 28, 2018:

The Moon continues to color the weekend with the talkative, social shades of Gemini for the majority of Sunday. The focus is on mental stimulation and bringing your thoughts and ideas to others. If you do not engage in mental activity, you will very likely become painfully restless and irritable.

Stay in motion, seek others to talk and engage information with. Allow yourself to get curious and inquisitive about others’ lives and thinking. Visit with your siblings and other relatives, make some phone calls. Gather information about things that call to you. Go on a short road trip, see something new.

When the Moon enters Cancer at 7:28 PM EDT, you are ready to be home for a quiet evening with family and loved ones. I think it has been a good weekend.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 12:38 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:28 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 any significant future impact.

 

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 14, 2016 through November 20, 2016

Mourning Angel in Firenze, photo by Mark Voorendt via Wiki CommonsA TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN

”Dance Me To The End Of Love”

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin 
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in 
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone 
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon 
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on 
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long 
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born 
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn 
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin 
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in 
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love

~LEONARD COHEN

 

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TAURUS FULL MOON: INDULGE YOUR SENSES

Monday, November 14, 2016:

What a way to start the week!  The Taurus Full Moon is exact at 8:52 AM EST.

Consider that when the Moon is in Taurus, the Sun is in its opposite sign of Scorpio.  Scorpio compels us to look into the deepest crevices and probe the darkest secrets in order to expose the truth.

Taurus’ agenda is something far different. Taurus seeks contentment and pleasure, finding stability and simplicity in opposition to the complexity and intensity of Scorpio.

Today, take a moment to slow down and indulge your senses. Pay attention to what your body wants. Go ahead and give yourself permission to eat that chocolate cake if that is what you want.

Consider what matters the most to you. Reconnect with your deepest roots. Find the patience necessary to build the structure that will support your future. Look clearly and honestly at exactly where you find yourself. Move forward from that spot with eyes wide open. Send LOVE outward from your heart into the Universe.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:52 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 8:23 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

TAP INTO CREATIVE THINKING

Tuesday, November 15, 2016:

Tuesday is likely to feel very active on an emotional level; a series of ups and downs. The restless Gemini Moon moves quickly to gather information in all circumstances. Early in the day, confusion may cloud your thinking as the Moon squares (challenges) elusive Neptune (10:53 AM EST).

If you have significant communications to deliver, wait until after 12:22 PM EST when Mercury forms a sexile aspect to Mars. This offers you the opportunity to engage in quick, sharp and creative thinking well into the evening hours.

At 6:35 PM EST, the curious Gemini Moon trine philosophical Jupiter offers enthusiasm and a confident state of mind. However, these Moon aspects don’t last long and several hours later (9:33 PM EST), the Moon opposes Saturn. This energy could slip you into a heavy hearted, lonely, or tired state of mind. Consider that it may be a simple reminder to pay attention to something or someone you have been neglecting. Do not neglect your loved ones. Give them the kindness, love, and attention that they need, it will equally feed your own heart.

 

Medusa by Ugo Bongarzoni via Wiki CommonsPERMISSION TO INDULGE

Wednesday, November 16, 2016:

Wednesday begins with the excitement of the chatty Gemini Moon making a positive sextile aspect to unconventional and exciting Uranus. Expect unexpected conversations, communications, thoughts, and inspirational ideas. This energy will stick around throughout the day as the Moon is VOC* following this aspect and there is nothing else of note until the Moon enters Cancer at 5:57 PM EST.

At this point, you will do best to sit together with your loved ones. Hold them close, watch a sappy movie, and eat whatever your heart desires. Go for the chocolate cake and ice cream. Give yourself permission. If you are alone, do the same for yourself (the sappy movie, cake and ice cream) and take a hot bath. Pamper yourself.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EST until she enters Cancer at 7:57 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

ATTENTION ON LOVE

Thursday, November 17, 2016:

Thursday offers up another day of shifting emotions. In the early part of the day, you can tap into sweetness, love, and your open heart as the nurturing Cancer Moon and Venus (in Capricorn) sit across the table from each other with a clear view and understanding that love must be powerfully and intentionally created in difficult times.

As the Moon trine mystical Neptune at 11:04 AM EST, it is time to turn your eyes toward deep sensitivity, compassion, and your connection to the divine.

By evening, you may encounter emotional tension or stress as you consider how issues of manipulation and control can be sidestepped or unplugged from their source of power.

With the Moon in domestic, sensitive Cancer, it is best to focus your attention on the care and love of those you choose to call ‘family’. If it becomes difficult to do that, head to bed early.  As with all Moon transits, this will pass easily.

 

INSPIRED WHIMSY

Friday, November 18, 2016:

Friday brings another day of emotional sensitivity with the Moon (representative of our emotional nature and our greatest needs) remaining in touchy Cancer until 10:14 PM EST.

Mental Mercury squaring elusive Neptune (11:03 AM EST) may leave you confused and even baffled by your own thoughts. You may struggle with even simple communications. If you have communications that are important, this is not the day to present them. You may discover that the conversation you are having is not being heard as you intend it.

Please pay attention to what is true and what is simply imagination or illusion. Do not take what you hear as fact without double-checking the accuracy and the source. Do not pass on anything you are not sure of. This aspect can be used creatively. Story telling or writing a short story of inspired whimsy and imagination is a great use for these energies.

At 5:02 PM EST, the affectionate Cancer Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to the Sun in Scorpio. This suggests an evening when you can put tender kindness and emotional nurturing on the menu. You are able to freely explore your most tender loving connections.

At 10:14 PM EST, when the Moon enters Leo you may prefer to do something creative or playful rather than get to sleep! Enjoy! Friday will be a more outgoing and exuberant day.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:02 PM EST until she enters Leo at 10:14 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

Kone som syr by Harriet Backer via Wiki Commons

Kone som syr by Harriet Backer via Wiki Commons

 

ELUSIVE INSPIRATION

Saturday, November 19, 2016:

With the Moon in expressive, fun loving Leo, you can anticipate a friendly, creative weekend. However, slow down; first, you must get through the morning.

It would be best to spend the morning hours engaging in an independent physical activity. Go for a bike ride or a run. With the Moon opposed assertive Mars at 11:49 AM EST, the dynamics are ripe for aggravation and anger. Again, this is a Moon aspect and will not last very long; by mid afternoon, that energy lightens up.

At 6:00 PM EST, when the Leo Moon trine thoughtful Mercury, your communications will flow easily bringing you into a pleasant evening of generosity and play.

At 6:03 PM EST, Venus sextile Neptune; this offers you the possibility of bringing inspiration and lovely imagination to your relationships and your personal values.

Open your heart to accept the gift of compassion and inspiration, allow love to flow easily even if it is elusive and lacking solid form. Don’t try to hold on, allow it to slip easily into mystical dream space.

 

SPREAD HOPE

Sunday, November 20, 2016:

Sunday is a very quiet day astrologically. Take advantage of this. The Leo Moon forms pleasing aspects to Jupiter and Saturn while we are still sleeping so they will not have an impact other than in your dreams.  Perhaps, you will notice both expansive and stabilizing dreams in the early morning hours. Write them down. You will notice if you write your dreams down each morning over time you will remember them more and more. Your dreams have messages and much to teach you.

At 12:08 PM EST, when the Moon trine Uranus, gather with your community or friends. Enjoy the afternoon. We have all been under so much stress in the past weeks. This is an excellent opportunity to open your mind are body to playful self-expression and joyous inspirations. Spread hope. Spread joy.

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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 for October 26, 2015 through November 1, 2015

"Static Ecstatic" by AleXander Hirka http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

“Static Ecstatic” by AleXander Hirka
http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

 

Contemplation for the week:

“I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” ~ Cheryl Strayed

 

After the intensity of the past week, let’s look forward to less complication and more pleasure in the coming days.

The early hours of Tuesday morning bring with them a lovely Taurus Full Moon. Pay attention to the areas of your life that fill you with pleasure. This Full Moon encourages you to bring your awareness to a sense of reverence for your very full and powerful life. As you learn the importance of taking full responsibility for exactly where you find yourself, your sense of wonder and reverence will grow.

Friday evening, as the Sun trine Neptune we are allowed a full expansive view of some deeply personal dream. Bring creativity, mysticism, music, and dance to the evening!

Allow yourself to flow easily throughout this week. Do not build walls or construct roadblocks where there is no need for them.

Pay attention to pleasure, seek joy; bring joy and pleasure to those around you.

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ABOUT THAT VOC* MOON

Monday, October 26, 2015:

Monday’s Moon in Aries makes a final aspect (opposition to Mercury) at 8:25 AM EDT; after that the Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus on Tuesday morning.

Let’s have a reminder on what the VOC* Moon is and how to work with it. The Moon is said to be VOC* between the time that it makes its final major aspect to another planet and the time when she enters the next sign. During these times, you do not want to take actions that need to have a significant impact moving forward.  With the Moon in Aries, you can count on excess energy to push forward. You can get a lot accomplished. Consider what projects you want to use that energy on while also considering the VOC* Moon.

If the activity itself is what needs to get done during a VOC*, it will work fine. Let me use an example. If I am cutting wood to fill the woodpile for winter warmth, at the end of the day I have my result. This is fine activity to do during a VOC* Moon. If I am writing a proposal that will ultimately be accepted or denied, the result is not clear at the end of the day. I would save this activity for a day without a VOC* Moon. Simply ask yourself about any particular activity: will I have the result at the end of the day?

For today, your best activity will involve communication or other intellectual or mental activity because the final aspect was a connection to Mercury.

So, probably the woodpile will wait! I think I will seek interesting conversations or study instead!

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

 

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“The Day Color Was Created” by Alexander Hirka http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

TAURUS FULL MOON; EMBRACE YOUR PHYSICALITY

Tuesday, October 27, 2015:

Tuesday brings us the beautiful creative expression of the Taurus Full Moon. If you work with the Moon Cycles, think about the seeds you planted at the New Moon two weeks ago. Whatever idea you began, or seed you planted at that New Moon comes into full expression now.

When I was 18 years old, I had a job as a Nurses Aid in a nursing home (perhaps they are now called retirement homes). I got a true education at that time of how people, without inhibitions (due to medications or lowered capacities), behave at the Full Moon. No one wanted to work the shifts at the Full Moon as our clients behavior would become quite bizarre and relatively uncontrollable.

The thing I learned through that experience, was that we are all a bit wild at the Full Moon. Embrace the wildly uncivilized side of your self at this time. Taurus wants you fully engaged in the sensuality and pleasure of being embodied in this life. Think of all the joys and pleasures that living in a human body offer.

Bring pleasure to your senses.

Think about all your five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. Engage all of these senses at this Full Moon. A delightfully prepared meal with the backdrop of beautiful music and flowers on the table, shared with a lover would lay out the perfect scenario. If your life does not fit this perfect scenario, make the tweaks you need to! Go ahead and enjoy a delightfully prepared meal, beautiful music, a visit to the massage therapist, and time spent honoring your connection to your body.

Enjoy and revel in your physicality. Engage gratitude with eyes open and body fully alive.

“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.” ~ Steve Maraboli

 

A PRACTICE OF KINDNESS

Wednesday, October 28, 2015:

If you fully enjoyed the Full Moon on Tuesday, you may wake up Wednesday morning feeling the effects of overindulgence. The theme of the Taurus Full Moon, slow reverence for pleasure, holds over into Wednesday morning.

At 11:20 AM EDT, the Taurus Moon makes a trine aspect to Mars, kicking us into action. The rest of the afternoon and evening the Moon is VOC*. The trine to Mars will give us the strength and confidence required as we steadfastly accomplish what needs to get done.

This is a great day for a simple ‘practice of kindness’. Make it a point to show an unusual level of consideration and kindness to people you encounter who have no expectations of you. A truly thoughtful comment delivered with a kind smile to the cashier at the grocery store can have a profound impact on their life even as it spreads to those they encounter.

Keep steady, accomplish what is required, offer kindness, and enjoy a calm quiet evening.

“Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin

 

SEEK CURIOSITY

Thursday, October 29, 2015:

You may realize that you haven’t made plans for the weekend, and it is Thursday already! Last minute plans are fine! Get on it! Plan a gathering of friends for Friday evening. Anticipate a gathering that will stretch your thinking, peak your curiosity, fully engaged your imagination, and your search for deep meaning.

Consider all the thoughts and ideas that are presented throughout the day. Follow the directions that spur your intellectual curiosity. This is a great day to research ideas that have been percolating in your mind. Your curiosity will inform you of the questions to ask; the answers to the questions will lead you in the direction of new discovery.

Nothing less than full commitment to your life is required.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Bone Of Contention"  by AleXander Hirka  http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

“Bone Of Contention” by AleXander Hirka
http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

THE COURAGE TO EXPRESS

Friday, October 30, 2015:

There is a great deal that wants to be expressed through you at this time. Consider communication as a game. Play it out. Pay attention to what works and what does not work.

Think back to late February 2015. Can you remember the dream that began at that time? Were you aware that there was more than a little delusion involved in your thinking and scheming your way towards that dream? Did you follow that path of delusion? Did your well-developed boundaries hold you steady enough to avoid a dangerous ride?

Regardless of which way you played your cards at that time, you have learned a great deal and are now able to bring wisdom to others who need your teaching on the subject.

Take the time to get clear about what you have learned regarding that dream and how you have managed yourself and your situation over the course of these eight months. You have developed it to tell her wisdom to this process is necessary in the world. Find a way to share your wisdom.

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it, twice, to learn how to do it, and a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.” ~ Virgil Garnett Thomson

 

A FLOW OF SENSITIVITY

Saturday, October 31, 2015:

On Saturday, the Moon enters Cancer. Throughout the day, the Cancer Moon forms a grand trine with Neptune and the Sun. This water Grand Trine supports emotional connection, family gatherings, and the potential of healing deep wounds.

This could be a difficult day to get much accomplished due to the immense flow of sensitivity and moodiness. Get clear early in the day about how you want to manage this. Do you want to immerse yourself in emotion and even nostalgia?

If so, watch a romantic movie or look at old photo albums. If not, determine to stay clear of emotional quicksand and keep yourself moving.

I don’t believe that either way is right or wrong; simply make a decision and stick with it.

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~ C.S. Lewis

 

DEVELOP COMPASSION

Sunday, November 1, 2015:

If you managed to stay out of the emotional quicksand of Saturday, you will likely continue with significant accomplishments or deep connections on Sunday. However, if you found yourself swimming in the nostalgic deep space of emotional quicksand, you may continue to struggle mightily to simply pull yourself out of that space.

The Cancer Moon forms tense challenging aspects to both Pluto and Uranus. Your intensely powerful inner life needs space for home and emotional connection.

Your feeling life is full to overflowing. Even as these deep emotional connections call to you, there is also the internal expectation and demand for detachment, you feel an inner reach for independence and autonomy. You may feel your inner rebel wanting to take space for private contemplation.

Yes, these are contradictory emotions and feelings on a deeply emotional day. Make space for what is required in each moment, be patient and kind to yourself as you balance this challenge.

Understand that we all play along similar lines; develop compassion for the challenge that others encounter that so clearly mirror your own. Work together; find ways to move forward while accepting exactly where you are at this moment in time.

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”~ Niels Bohr

 

"Jungle Serene" by AleXander Hirka http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

“Jungle Serene” by AleXander Hirka
http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

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. These times are 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, October 26, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following an opposition to Mercury at 8:25 AM EDT until she enters Taurus on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 2:08 AM EDT.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a trine to Mars at 11:20 AM EDT until she enters Gemini on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:24 AM EDT.

Friday, October 30, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a trine to Mercury at 10:52 PM EDT until she enters Cancer on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:10 AM EDT.

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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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