Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 3, 2015 through August 9, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 3, 2015 through August 9, 2015

This week and next are terribly busy! Posts are going to be a bit briefer than normal. With my birthday on Saturday, I have other things to do!

So… for now we have just the daily posts. Enjoy the Summer and enjoy my birthday!
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Sunflower by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Sunflower by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

ADJUST FOR REALITY

Monday, August 3, 2015:

I suspect that you could do with more assertiveness and less soft sensitivity on Monday morning. You may find yourself wanting to stay in bed, listen to music, make love, meditate, or pray. This is a day for deep contemplation.

At 7:24 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Pisces to enter Aries. At that point, your imagination and dreaminess will give way to a strong need to direct your physical energy more assertively. A bike ride, a run, or other solitary physical activities, will bring much needed energy to your body and help keep unnecessary aggressiveness at bay.

Jupiter squares Saturn on Monday asking you to make necessary adjustments. You may have recently noticed behaviors or thought patterns within yourself that no longer seem appropriate or in accordance with your current circumstances and reality.

This may bring tension as you attempt to adjust your thinking and behavior patterns. This may be accompanied by restlessness and uncertainty. As much as possible, observe the space between your current behavior and how you would like your behavior to be.

Do not worry about taking action at this time. Observe, contemplate, and prepare for the change without taking action, at least while Venus is retrograde.

 

THE COURAGE TO EXPRESS LOVE

Tuesday, August 4, 2015:

With Tuesday’s Moon in Aries, you may notice yourself feeling more competitive and assertive than usual. The Moon in Aries is a good time to look at the area of your life where you need to learn resourcefulness and courage. You may see clearly where you must learn to deeply rely on yourself.
Ask yourself where in your life are you learning to be truly and courageously independent and what is the next step that you must take in that direction?

Venus and Jupiter come together offering you the ability to increase and expand love within your life and your heart. Perhaps, the courage you must develop is the ability to be as vulnerable as necessary in order to fully allow and express love.

 

Dede's Lily Pad by Deanna Brinkman

Dede’s Lily Pad by Deanna Brinkman

CONTEMPLATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 5, 2015:

On Wednesday, there may be some struggle as you work with Venus retrograde. Remember, that Venus retrograde moves us to reexamine our personal values, finances, and relationships.

We are working with the cycle between Venus and Saturn. This cycle asks that you structure your love relationships or your finances.

Think about what began in November 2014 and culminated in April 2015.
At this time, you are letting go of some part of what that cycle has manifested as in your life.

No, this does not mean that the relationship has to end or that the financial plan is dead in the water. It does mean that there is some piece of the puzzle that you are working hard to let go of. The process is not easy and due to the retrograde this is not a simple act of letting go.

This energy of releasing spans from July through October. A new cycle and a new beginning of stabilizing relationship and finances will begin in January 2016.

 

PHYSICAL WORK; EMOTIONAL RELEASE

Thursday, August 6, 2015:

Thursday will provide you with a lot to think about. The contemplation of your personal values (courtesy of Venus retrograde) will be heavy on your mind.

Physical energy is strong and stable, you are able to get a great deal of physical work done. The contemplation of your relationships and finances will be greatly supported by physical work or effort.

Keep your mind working as you move energy through your body.

Much of this thinking may not be easy but there is a richness and depth that will bring much needed awareness to how you have been managing your relationships and finances.

Stick with the contemplation and develop keen self-observations.

Today’s Third Quarter Moon in Taurus supports the continued release of those things that are holding you back from your desired path. Are you releasing old self-limiting attitudes and beliefs about relationships and/or finances?

Contemplate release, contemplate security. No action is necessary or advised at this time.

 

EXPAND YOUR MIND

Friday, August 7, 2015:

Following a great deal of heavy, and possibly uncomfortable, contemplations on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday offers the expansion of ideas and new possibilities.

By now, some previously entrenched processes of your mind have been released and you notice yourself less attached to certain beliefs that have held you back.
Now, you are able to begin a new cycle of expanding the direction you allow your mind to go.

The Moon remains in Taurus throughout the day allowing you to maintain emotional stability and reverence in your present circumstances. In order to move forward, it is important to accept and honor what is available exactly where you find yourself. The reality of current circumstances must be loved fully in order to move forward.

 

West Sky View by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

West Sky View by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

PARTY – ASTROLORE’S BIRTHDAY!

Saturday, August 8, 2015:

By the time you wake up on Saturday morning, the Moon is in Gemini. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are certainly at high Summer. The earlier part of this week required much work.

Saturday is a different day indeed! This is the day for a summer party! Coincidentally, it is also my birthday! 

At 7:32 PM EDT, Mars joins the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus in Leo! This is quite a line up of planets in Leo and quite the evening for a party!

This similarly mirrors my chart, in 1955 there were 7 planets lined up in Leo. Perhaps, I should plan that party! Want to join me?

 

OPPORTUNITY AND ADVANCEMENT

Sunday, August 9, 2015:

Don’t even try to think about work on Sunday. Continue the party from Saturday. Perhaps, you have been able to get away for the whole weekend. On Sunday, you will want to enjoy the company and conversation of others.

The Moon in Gemini forms a sextile to both the Sun and Uranus. Pay attention to all the things that spark your excitement. If you are offered an opportunity that feels invigorating and exciting, go ahead and say yes.

This is a great day to explore new ideas and new people that will bring your life to a new level of open intellectual advancement!

Enjoy.

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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, August 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a trine to Saturn at 4:36 PM EDT, until she enters Aries at 7:24 PM EDT.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Jupiter at 7:30 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:30 PM EDT.

Saturday, August 8, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a sextile to Mars at 12:46 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 1:40 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 6, 2015 through July 12, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 6, 2015 through July 12, 2015

Flowers by Yvonne Nelson

Flowers by Yvonne Nelson

Last week our values were challenged; although, we were given the opportunity to expand our understanding of those values and our willingness and ability to express love.

Now, we are all able to marry whom we love, regardless of gender. This is a huge shift and a clear reflection of the lovely Trine between Uranus and Jupiter. With Venus activating that trine last week, love really did win (#lovewins) as we expanded our understanding and value of the depth and meaning of love.

This week brings our attention back to the realm of powerful, sudden, and unusual change; excitement, stress, and upheaval may all play a role in the developing story of our lives.

On Monday, the Sun opposes Pluto, and the following Sunday, the Sun squares Uranus. The week is sandwiched between these two powerful aspects of deep struggle and the insistence on change.

Over the past several years (between 2012 and 2015), we have individually and as a collective, made tremendous transformative progress. This week we continue to work with our developing understanding of the newest version of our transformed values, beliefs, and our way of living in the world.

Since 2012, Uranus and Pluto have connected in a dance of powerful transformation. We are still moving through this time as we learn to see the social structures that hold power over our lives. We learn to speak truth to power, even in the face of our own fear. We see the power structures and understand that we must hold steady as we work with the consequences of our clarity and honesty.

I must admit a bit of concern, not necessarily for our personal dramas, but for the overall social structures and the larger world this week. Keep your eyes on the world stage.

On Wednesday, Mercury follows Mars into Cancer (where it will remain until July 23rd) bringing our mind into a bit of a moody place. Don’t get lost in melancholy or nostalgia. Attach the mind to kindness and compassion.

 

 

POWER DYNAMICS

Monday, July 6, 2015:

The week begins with the Moon in Pisces. This does not make it easy to start the week. Perhaps, if we could only stay home we would avoid the intensity that we feel right at our fingertips.

At 11:38 AM EDT, the Sun opposes Pluto. It is important to look deeply into issues of power and empowerment. Consider how and where power dynamics play out in the world and in your personal life. This is an aspect that will bleed through the entire week. We are called to look into dark places we may prefer to avoid.

However, it is important to remember that avoiding fear and power does not make them go away. Bringing light to this power is what we must do. On January 3rd of this year, we began the cycle between the Sun and Pluto, which is now releasing its creative energy. What began at the beginning of January in your life? Can you see the full result now?

Get clear about any power dynamics in your life. If you see the abuse of power, it is important that you do what you can to shine a light on that issue.

Look clearly at the dynamics of power in politics, government, or finances. This is bound to be an interesting week with the Sun opposing Pluto on Monday and the Sun squaring Uranus on Sunday.

The image in my mind is the warmth of the Sun shining on issues of power and destruction as we begin the week. As we end the week, I see the Sun shining light and warmth on areas of revolution and excitement that can disrupt even the largest power structures

 

PUSH AGAINST LIMITS!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015:

Tuesday’s Aries Moon adds a very assertive edge to the intensity we are feeling toward those who have power over the lives of others. We don’t have to look too far to see power being abused by governments, religious institutions, corporations, and even within our families.

If we take a moment of deep honesty, we may see the reflection of this abuse of power within ourselves. Don’t try to hide from this. It is possible to look clearly and begin working to dismantle this internal abuse of power. Until we see it within ourselves, we will continue to feel powerless when we encounter it outside of ourselves.

At 10:35 AM EDT, the Moon goes VOC*until she enters Aries at 12:38 PM EDT. Tuesday afternoon we can shake off the cloud of Piscean dust and head into the afternoon and evening with more energy and enough assertiveness to pull us forward.

Be clear about what you want on Tuesday evening. Make a declaration and ask for it. Allow yourself to get what you want.

Mountaintop Church at Trapp Family Lodge by Laura Decell

Mountaintop Church at Trapp Family Lodge by Laura Decell

One word of warning, however, please understand that this is the common environment we are all in. Therefore, be aware that those around you are feeling this stress and may also need to push against limits. Give those around you enough slack to move through their own process at the pace that is required for them.

Tuesday is an excellent evening to spend time alone working on your own individual projects and process.

 

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Wednesday, July 8, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Moon is in Aries, and we feel powerful and we do not want to take ‘no’ for an answer.

At 2:51 PM EDT, Mercury enters Cancer, following Mars who arrived in Cancer last week. Although we are not willing to take ‘no’ for an answer, it may be a struggle to be direct in our communication. Carefully watch any tendency you may have to blame others or to deal with your disappointments in a passive aggressive manner.

With Mars in Cancer, is not easy to say what needs to be said or do what needs to be done directly, we tend to approach everything from a side angle rather than head-on!

Astrology helps us to see ourselves so clearly that we lose the ability to blame others. This is one of the great gifts of astrology. In order to learn this language, it is necessary to understand yourself in a very deep manner.

At 4:24 PM EDT, the Moon squares the Sun bringing us to the Third Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle. The Moon in Aries squares the Sun in Cancer and we struggle with a feeling of being pushed and pulled between a space of kindness or melancholy into a space of selfishness or aggression.

However, at 6:42 PM EDT, Mars trine Neptune. This has the potential of softening the struggle between the Sun and the Moon. Actions that are taken may seem harmless and even beautiful. We want to take action from a place of imagination, compassion, and love.

Plan for an easy evening at home with great music or a movie that takes you well outside yourself. If you have Netflix watch With One Voice. Powerful!

 

PLAN AN EVENING OF CALM

Thursday, July 9, 2015:

As the Moon passes through Aries Thursday morning, she activates Venus and Jupiter in Leo. Anticipate excitement, restlessness, or anxiety.

At 9:47 AM EDT, the Moon goes VOC* until she enters Taurus at 3:49 PM EDT. Perhaps this is the afternoon (after 3:49PM EDT) to buy that new car! Now that I’m out in the deep woods of Vermont on a dirt road, I’m going to need a 4-wheel drive vehicle before next Winter comes (and it comes early here)! I also must get rid of my leased car as I’m putting way too many miles on it! J Yes, this must get managed soon and this looks like the day!

Thursday evening we can expect to be relatively laid-back and quiet. Make sure you build that into your schedule. Spend time alone or with family/loved ones. No need for conversation, you are better off sharing food, beauty, or touch. Plan for cooking, massage, or gardening.

 

TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS

Friday, July 10, 2015:

Pay attention and consider the fact that Venus is beginning to slow down, preparing to turn retrograde on July 25th. Consider how you think about your personal resources, money, and love. All of this will be coming under the microscope as your values are scrutinized and renegotiated over the coming months (Venus will be retrograde into September)

Friday and Saturday of this week would be a great time to do the things you may want to avoid doing during that Venus retrograde.

The Moon is in Taurus all day on Friday and most of Saturday. If possible, take Friday off and give yourself a long weekend. We could all use this weekend most productively for home projects, building projects, walks in the woods, and/or gardening.

If you plan for an exciting Friday evening, you may be disappointed. You will do better to spend the evening with your most grounded, stable friends. Then head to sleep early, as Saturday you will need your energy for accomplishing projects and building stability. Take advantage of this!

 

Esperito or Glass Winged Butterfly by Britt Nielsen of www.LiveYourTrueNature.com

Esperito or Glass Winged Butterfly by Britt Nielsen of www.LiveYourTrueNature.com

EXCITEMENT OR ANXIETY?

Saturday, July 11, 2015:

Think ahead and plan this Saturday as a workday! With the Moon in Taurus forming challenging aspects to several planets, we are pushed forward. Even as we seek pleasure and rest, we understand that we must work with true diligence.

Do you have house projects that need your attention? Put your nose to the grindstone, work hard, and get as much accomplished as you can before 5:53 PM EDT.

Rest then and be ready to go out at 8:17 PM EDT, to spend time with old friends and new. Yes, at 8:17 PM EDT the Moon enters Gemini and we are ready for conversations, engagement, and sharing idea and fun.

Has the intensity of the early part of the week let-up? Has the intensity of Sunday kicked in?

Does it feel like excitement, or a bit more like panic? As long as you’re not fighting against the big changes in your life; as long as you are embracing and moving toward the change, this will be an exciting and fun weekend. Plan for it!

 

CHANGE PERSPECTIVE!

Sunday July 12, 2015:

The Moon is in Gemini on Sunday setting up a day of curiosity and conversation. Remember that on Monday the Sun opposed Pluto, now, nearly a week later the Sun squares Uranus.

This is a time to bring your most unusual individual perspective to whatever intensity or darkness was exposed on Monday. Seek a way of viewing the world that will enable you to break the chains that hold you within the power structure that confine you.

Consider early April 2015; at that time the cycle of expanded individuality began. What action must be taken now to move that cycle forward?

Your individuality over the coming months is at stake. Whatever action you take, make sure it is in support of your unique vision of yourself and the life you want to create. Do not allow yourself to be held in a box that is far too small for all of who you are.

Take the path that will lead to creativity and expansion. This is not the time for caution.

 

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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*!

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a trine to Saturn at 10:35 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 12:38 PM EDT

Thursday, July 9, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Venus at 9:47 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 3:49 PM EDT.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following an opposition to Saturn at 5:53 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 8:17 PM 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.

 

A Passionate Dance offers a New Cycle of Love

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 16, 2015 through February 22, 2015

There is much interesting activity and shifting energies throughout the upcoming week! The Sun enjoys its final days in the sharp, intellectual clarity of Aquarius before entering the watery sensitivity of Pisces on Wednesday evening.

As we move deeper into the week, Mars and Venus are dancing closely together in Pisces. We intuitively understand and work with releasing the expression of desire and beauty that began in April 2013. Perhaps the cycle beginning at that time brought with it a new romantic connection, a new direction in art or expression, or a new focus of our financial concerns (on a personal note, I finally gave up all outside work to focus on my astrology business in April 2013!).

Porto, Portugal by André Burian

Porto, Portugal by André Burian

In the last degrees of Pisces, you can expect this release to bring with it a certain amount of suffering. The process will bring less stress if you can let go of your need to control the opinions of others. If you find yourself in a victim/savior role; step aside and work on building healthy patterns of relating with yourself and others. Maintain an awareness of your patterns of alcohol and drug use.

As Venus and Mars enter Aries (exact on the powerful Aries Point – zero degrees Aries) shortly after midnight on Saturday; watch for the fireworks.

Once the past has been released, you are free to firmly take the reins on a new project, a new relationship, or a new development and focus of your desire. This brings us to a new cycle between Mars and Venus.

Where is Zero Degrees Aries in your personal horoscope? Can you anticipate what this new cycle means regarding your desires, attractions, and deepest values?

Attraction and a powerful pull toward relationship can be very compelling and significant at this time.

By the end of the week, we are immersed in the powerful element of Fire. Remember, Fire moves very quickly, is powerful, enthusiastic, and hot. With the Sun in Pisces approaching Neptune, use this time to work with your meditation practice to keep from being overwhelmed by the passionate energies coursing through our environment.

 

Monday, February 16, 2015:

The week begins as the serious Capricorn Moon offers us the opportunity to deal with the practical realities of releasing what was once deeply important to us. It is time to approach and/or manage the practical and financial side of dissolving a business or personal partnership.

As you change the entire structure of your life, bring to mind-full consideration to the reality, the finances, and the possessions you want to retain and what you are willing/able to leave behind.

The more you are able to release at this time, the more you will open yourself to the fresh expansive future you are being called to. The Moon is VOC* following an opposition to Jupiter at 8:59 PM EST. Tuesday we will have that VOC* with us throughout the entire day!

Keep your mind awake and aware through daily meditation so you do not miss the breadcrumbs that are there for you to follow. Assist others with awareness and kindness.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015:

Tuesday begins with an opportunity to stabilize our emotional nature in the midst of intense change. The morning would be best spent with organizational focus as we approach uncertainty. The effort put into stabilization will be helpful over the next few weeks.

Tuesday afternoon and evening expect the seriousness of the morning to give way to excitement. We know that no matter what the difficulty, these changes will ultimately breathe new life into every cell of our bodies, minds, and spirits.

Tuesday evening provides an opportunity for socialization. Find folks whose passions and interests align with your own. This community is important to have in place as we reach ever closer to the final culminating aspect of the Uranus Pluto square.

Allow radical change.

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015:

Wednesday begins with the Aquarius Moon, having been VOC* since Tuesday at 8:59 PM EST when the Moon opposed Jupiter. This is a helpful aspect to begin such a long VOC* Moon time, allowing us to hold an open and expansive awareness.

As we come ever closer to the Uranus Pluto square, it would be very helpful if we could take advantage of these very long VOC* periods. Life would work better for all of us if we could take Wednesday to simply care for ourselves in whatever way soothes and quiets our spirit.

Femme nue dans un paysage by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Femme nue dans un paysage by Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Aquarius New Moon (6:47 PM EST at the final degree of Aquarius) starts us on a cycle that will potentially bring public awareness or exposure. Your most hidden desires may come to light, or be publicly exposed in a way that changes your perspective. Keep your eyes open and your awareness sharp.

Immediately following the New Moon, she enters Pisces. Two minutes later, the Sun follows the Moon into Pisces. As you head toward sleep on Wednesday night, anticipate powerful dreams and remember them when you awake Thursday morning.

As the Sun enters Pisces, awareness shifts from sharp intellect to deep sensitivity. We become aware of silent secrets and sensitivities in the deepest resources of our souls. The upcoming month brings sensitivity, imagination, and dreams. We go inward, we long for silence to explore what is unseen. It is time to go deep, to see with the inner eye, to accept the ability to feel our way through the world.

Here in the northern hemisphere, we are deep in the coldest part of winter. It comes easily to enjoy an extra glass or two of wine or to seek escape in ways that may be less than healthy. In these cold climates, perhaps some form of escape may be necessary. Make it a healthy one. Explore new kinds of music; explore the benefit of meditation or mysticism.

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015:

Thursday is the first full day with the Sun in Pisces. With both the Sun and Moon in this watery sensitive sign, you can anticipate a day of working with imagination and fantasy.

With Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus each holding court in a different Fire sign, this influx of sensitive Water energy may feel stressful to manage. You want to take major dramatic action, and yet on the other hand you simply want to dream, lick a few old wounds, and nap! Work on finding a way to manage and balance these energies.

Remember it is you that is on each side of every equation. All kinds of trouble will be created if you project one side onto a friend, child, parent, or partner. If you are acting out drama and heat and your partner is acting out dreamy sensitivity, you can expect that both sides are part of the energy we are all living in. Do not play the blame game.
Be patient and loyal.

At 8:05 AM EST, Mercury sextile Saturn encourages us to look back to the last week of August 2014. What was your most serious consideration at that time?

Now it is time to explore and investigate where you want that path to lead you. A serious decision will need to be made on this issue in mid-March. Now is the time to gather the information to make the appropriate decision and take the appropriate path in mid-March.

At 7:11PM EST, Mars enters Aries, the sign of his ruler-ship where he will remain until March 31st. Utilize this time; much can be accomplished.

Venus will follow Mars into Aries on Friday and we will push forward assertively. If your health has suffered over the past few months, this should help those issues move forward and you should begin to feel much stronger.

Following a sextile to Pluto at 6:02 PM EST, the Moon will be VOC* until Friday evening at 6:12 PM EST when she joins the pack currently gathering in Aries.

 

Friday, February 20, 2015:
The Moon is VOC* in Pisces for another full day on Friday! This VOC* follows a sextile between the Moon and Pluto on Thursday evening. When a VOC* is preceded by such a powerful and active aspect, we are able to function well on a deep intuitive level. Our emotions and ambition are activated. Hold steady; internal self-work is called for.

At 6:12 PM EST, the Moon follows Mars into Aries and is quickly joined by Venus as she enters Aries at 3:05 PM EST. We now have four planets plus the South Node in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, and Saturn in Sagittarius.

That is a lot of Fire; a lot of assertiveness and aggression. We are being asked to access deep levels of courage.
With the Moon, Venus, and Mars all gathered at 0° Aries, I can’t help recommend that we keep an eye on what is happening in the greater world as well as the aggression in our personal lives.

Be aware of what is public and what is private. Be aware of the energy you may encounter in the public.
With the Sun closing in on Neptune, we may not see reality as clearly as we would like to imagine.

Watch your own internal aggression, work with what is real in your life, and maintain a focus on kindness, compassion, and self-care.

 

House and Garden of Claude Monet by Claude Monet

House and Garden of Claude Monet by Claude Monet

Saturday February 21, 2015:

I suggest that each of us takes clear responsibility throughout this weekend for our behavior and our tendencies to run roughshod over others.

Don’t play the victim. Don’t leave space to be put in the role of victimizer.

This is an excellent weekend for high physical activity, release anxiety through intense physical drive. However, please be mindful, do not be reckless in the face of physical activities.

On Saturday, the Aries Moon comes in contact with Uranus square Pluto as they come ever closer to their final contact point in March.

Shortly after midnight (technically on Sunday), Venus and Mars connect at 1° Aries. This ends the cycle between them that began in April 2013.

When Venus and Mars come together, our minds turn to relationship as each of these planets play a major role in our most intimate partnerships. Think of Venus softening the energy of Mars while Mars activates the beauty and love of Venus. The fact that this cycle begins at the Aries point suggests that there is something profoundly public within partnership and asserting the self.

We are beginning a new two-year cycle of working within partnership. We are completing a relationship even as we begin a new one, or we are ending one phase of a relationship even as we begin a new phase to the partnership. Approach this with fully open eyes and mindfulness.

The Moon goes VOC* at 7:36 PM EST following a trine to Jupiter. There is nothing to accomplish but plenty of energy to expend. Find a useful and healthy outlet for that energy!

 

Sunday February 22, 2015:

For Saturday’s post, I talked about the Venus Mars conjunction, which technically happens very early on Sunday morning. As you awake on Sunday, contemplate your relationship status. What is beginning? What is ending? How do these two support each other?

Allow your desire for beauty and harmony to calm the fiery flames of Mars in Aries. Allow those flames of Fire to bring the issue of beauty, love, and harmony out into the world with determination and courage! The Moon is VOC* in Aries throughout the day following the trine to Jupiter on Saturday evening.

You may want to consider Sunday to be a day of play although you must be more cautious than you may like. This is not a quiet day to sit and read a book or watch movies. This is a day to use your body, exert yourself, stretch your boundaries, and continue the process of developing courage in your life.

At 7:28 PM EST, the Moon enters Taurus. We need the bit of calm Taurus may provide! All in all, this has been a very powerful weekend.

 

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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 16, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a sextile to Mats at 3:17 PM EST and ending at 7:12 PM EST when she enters Aquarius.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following an opposition to Jupiter at 8:59 PM EST and ending on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:47 PM EST when she enters Pisces.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to Pluto at 6:02 PM EST and ending on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:12 PM EST when the Moon enters Aries.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Jupiter at 7:36 PM EST and ending on Sunday, February 22, 2000 15 at 7:28 PM EST when the Moon enters Taurus.

 

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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 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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