Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017

White Rose and Red Rose by Margaret MacDonald via Wiki Commons

“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 challenge 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.

 

We are in the midst of Eclipse Season and life is moving quickly. The energy swirling around us is hot and unpredictable. It is clearly reflected in our political and social climate. Hold steady, breathe deeply, and keep closely connected to those in your inner circle. Look around you, hold the hands of those you love, and offer kindness to everyone you encounter.

 

 

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SENSITIVE, INTUITIVE LOVE

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Astrologically, Monday presents a very quiet day. The Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Pluto at 7:11 AM EDT. This will color a great deal of the day with a sense of empowerment. You may be able to release something deep within your heart that has fulfilled its purpose and is better left behind.

At 10:53 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters emotional, moody Cancer. Since July 4th, Venus has been moving through the inquisitive, restless sign of Gemini. This transit has created a state of curiosity regarding our deepest held values.

With Venus changing signs, your nervous state of flightiness settles into deep emotion. You have come to understand the importance of protective sensitivity and intuitive, nurturing care in your love relationships and all your personal relationships.

Venus is moving quickly through the signs and will leave behind this loving space soon. Venus will move on and start seeking loyalty and expressive vitality in Leo beginning on August 26th. For now, even in the face of so much exciting fiery energies, prepare to go deep with your closest intimates in seeking cozy, domestic love.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:11 AM EDT and until she enters Sagittarius on Tuesday morning at 8:02 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Tuesday, August 1, 2017:

If your day begins before 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon will still be in private and introspective Scorpio. At 4:55 AM EDT, the intense Scorpio Moon formed a flowing trine aspect to Chiron, the asteroid that represents our deep healing path. You may awake from dreams that left you with a sense of understanding the direction to take in your healing journey.

At 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius where she encourages you to look at the more optimistic side of your situation. This is a day that may bring much learning, understanding, and wisdom. Open your mind to a new, more expansive view. Connect with folks who will show you a new perspective. Open your mind.

At 10:00 PM EDT, the extravagant Sagittarius Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Mercury, the keeper of your thoughts, communication, and logic. Your optimism may be challenged or you may question your own path of understanding. This is a quickly passing Moon transit and is best managed by not engaging in the challenge but simply heading to bed for a good night’s sleep.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) this morning until she enters Sagittarius at 8:02 AM EDT. Clearly, this will impact very little of your day. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SEEK FREEDOM AND UNDERSTANDING

Diana and Her Nymphs by Robert Burns via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 2, 2017:

With the Moon in Sagittarius on Wednesday, you are seeking freedom and respect. This is a day of lightness and moving toward a higher understanding of where you find yourself.

You may absorb learning more easily with this expansive Moon placement. However, you do not want to find that learning in a classroom setting. You want to see the world and understand your place in it from a broader perspective. You want to meet people who think and view the world differently so that you can understand and experience what is new and unusual to you.

Think about what the element of Fire expresses: heat, transformation, anger, and action. There is currently a great deal of Fire showing up astrologically and also in our world in general. We see it clearly in the political discourse and in our own lives. Where do you feel this heat in your own life?

Very early on Thursday morning, Uranus, the planet of unpredictable change and defiance, turns retrograde following its very slow motion over the last few weeks. Where does 28° Aries fall in your personal chart? Stay conscious and be prepared to adapt to any unusual shifts and unexpected change over the coming days.

 

 

EYES OPEN

Thursday, August 3, 2017:

Very early Thursday morning, Uranus, the planet of unpredictable change and defiance, turns retrograde after moving very slowly over the last few weeks. Upheaval and excitement or possibly stress may spark in some area of your life.

Where does 28° Aries fall in your personal chart? Keep yourself awake to all the quickly changing parts of your life. Be prepared to adapt quickly and pivot when necessary over the coming days.

The Moon continues her adventures through philosophical Sagittarius helping you to keep your eyes open particularly when she forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to Uranus at 5:39 PM EDT.

Enjoy the brief excitement this aspect suggests as the Moon enters serious, hard-working Capricorn at 8:37 PM EDT. Anticipate that Friday will be a day of work or sustained effort.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:39 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 8:37 PM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

STABLE ATTENTION

Friday, August 4, 2017:

Watch the news for power grabs and contentious legal issues coming to a head or coming out of the blue on Friday.

With the square of Jupiter to Pluto perfecting (at 2:48 PM EDT), there will likely be a sense that action is demanded. This is part of the Third Quarter Square. We are releasing powerful energies that began in December 2007.

The Capricorn Moon does its best to keep maturity and reason on the table but it will be a challenge. Do your very best to maintain your connection with Capricorn’s ideals of integrity, realism, and responsible maturity. The dark side of Capricorn is unbridled ambition, pessimism, and fear. You may see that in the eyes of those around you but keep your eyes on integrity and stable attention.

 

Adoration of the Sun by Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciulionis via Wiki Art

CARE FOR SELF AND OTHERS

Saturday, August 5, 2017:

At 7:38 AM EDT, the conventional Capricorn Moon joins with powerful Pluto. Then at 7:52 AM EDT, the Moon squares idealistic Jupiter bringing our attention directly back to the square between Jupiter and Pluto.

If you maintained a calm state of maturity, stability, and patience on Friday, you did well. However, the test is in full swing on Saturday as the stable yet often times pessimistic and fearful Capricorn Moon plays directly into the power grab that was in full focus on Friday. If these dynamics are not playing out in your personal life, be grateful. Much depends on where and how the Jupiter/Pluto square interacts with your own individual chart.

You can watch the dynamics clearly on display in the social and political landscapes. If this dynamic is problematic in your personal life or those around you, it is your job to approach the situations with kindness toward others and a huge dose of care and deep love for yourself.

 

 

GATHER TOGETHER

Sunday, August 6, 2017:

Sunday offers some relief as the Moon finds her way into innovative, progressive Aquarius. However, the balm provided might not be equal to the level of abatement we wish for, as the universe sets the stage and the buildup to the partial lunar Eclipse, which reaches perfection on Monday at 2:11 PM EDT.

Take the relief that is offered. With the Moon in objective Aquarius, allow your mind to support original thinking and humanitarian understanding. You are encouraged to gather with like-minded folks to prepare for the days ahead as our world dances with such profound uncertainty and upheaval.

Joining together in community, helping each other through the hard spots… This is what we are here for.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:22 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:16 AM EDT. Clearly, this will have very little impact on the day. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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 21, 2016 through November 27, 2016

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Untitled by Muhammad Arif Gohar via Wiki Commons

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SUN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS – EXPANDING WISDOM

Monday, November 21, 2016:

Monday begins with the Last Quarter Square of the lunar cycle – exact at 3:34 AM EST. With the Moon in expressive Leo and the Sun in secretive Scorpio, the week begins with an internal argument between your need for expression and your desire for privacy.

At 4:35 AM EST, the Moon enters critical Virgo bringing us into a day of analyzing and organizing in preparation for the week.

At 4:42 PM EST, the Sun having been in private Scorpio for the past month, happily enters freedom-seeking Sagittarius. You are ready to lighten up a bit, leave some intensity behind to explore new adventures and expanded perspectives. It feels like you can finally bring a larger perspective into view. You may be ready to explore new areas of personal growth and philosophical understanding.

At 10:08 PM EST, the Moon opposes elusive Neptune offering sweet slumber and dreams of future possibilities.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:34 AM EST until she enters for now at 4:35 AM 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.

 

EXPAND YOUR THINKING

Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

Tuesday’s Virgo Moon is highly active throughout the morning. With a square to Mercury at 9:32 AM EST, the naturally critical Virgo Moon may have you questioning your ability to accomplish what needs to be done. From there, you may swing into an exaggerated sense of your own abilities with a trine to Pluto at 10:38 AM EST.

On the heels of that, the Moon squares Saturn at 12:42 PM EST, which brings you back to questioning your abilities. All of that back and forth activity may leave you feeling out of balance and uncertain of yourself.

However, if you can set your self criticism aside and simply pay attention to a higher vibration of energy, you will be able to engage with the Mercury sextile Jupiter aspect that is exact at 1:19 PM EST. Seek out a renewal of inspiration and intellectual excitement. Open your mind to new perspectives of thought. Look for conversations that will stretch your ways of thinking about and perceiving the world.

If you are alone, this is an afternoon for study. Read something that will open your mind to new possibilities. These conversations or expanded thinking will not come looking for you; it is important that you make the effort to seek it out.

Remember, a sextile guarantees nothing. A sextile offers an opportunity, a possibility. You must make the effort. If you miss the opportunity, you will be stuck in the moodiness of a highly self-critical day.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:42 PM EST on Tuesday until she enters Libra on Wednesday at 2:41 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.

 

Gathering by Aharon April via Wiki Commons

Gathering by Aharon April via Wiki Commons

RELEASE RIGID THINKING

Wednesday, November 23, 2016:

Early Wednesday afternoon, with the meticulous Virgo Moon VOC*, Mercury, the planet of our thought processes connects with serious, authoritative Saturn. This significant transit may inhibit our conversations or somehow put a block on our ability to gain clarity in our thinking. Don’t be discouraged by this. Go inward and find your true authentic voice. Release rigidity of mind. This begins a cycle that asks you to stabilize your thoughts and get clear on what is most important in the manner in which you perceive your world.

Anything begun now has importance and long-term implications. Do not make decisions quickly or without significant for-thought.

At 2:41 PM EST, the Moon enters diplomatic Libra focusing us on compromise and diplomacy. You may want to focus your attention on stabilizing significant relationship dynamics.

At 6:56 PM EST, with the lovely Libra Moon sextile the exploratory Sagittarius Sun, it is time to look beyond where you have felt stuck. Go out into the world with an attitude of potential, possibility, and excitement.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:42 PM EST on Tuesday until she enters Libra on Wednesday at 2:41 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.

 

SUPPORT EVOLVING CONSCIOUSNESS; HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thursday, November 24, 2016:

Thursday’s lovely Libra Moon tries valiantly to maintain equilibrium and a steady calm on your life and circumstances. However, there are serious challenges and powerful forces working below the surface.

At 6:00 PM EST, expansive Jupiter forms the first of three waning square aspects to transformative Pluto. The energy of this transit has been building for some weeks, peaks now and again at the next two occurrences – March 30, 2017 & August 4, 2017. This difficult transit brings your attention to focus on a powerful long-term process involving the expansion of power and hidden forces. We clearly see where this is playing out in the outer world and in our political system.

Pay attention, also, to where and how it is impacting your personal life. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter) or significant points (North Node, South Node, Midheaven, Ascendant) between 12 & 17 degrees of any Cardinal Sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) this will be particularly pronounced in your life.

Be aware of your own tendency (or others) to use excessive force in order to gain power. You must consciously build on kindness and compassion for all humans. This is not a game. We MUST practice the development of evolved humanity beginning with ourselves. There are forces that are utilizing these energies destructively. It is your job to counter that negativity in your own life circumstances and to dig deeply to challenge beliefs that stand in the way of kindness and the growth of evolutionary consciousness.

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FACE YOUR INNER WORK

Friday, November 25, 2016:

On Friday, Venus, the planet of personal values, money, and pleasure, joins the conversation that Pluto and Jupiter began on Thursday. Lovely Venus conjunct powerful Pluto at 6:49 AM EST and squares overextended Jupiter at 8:44 AM EST.

Watch how values and money are highlighted in issues of power and control. Consider your own use and understanding of money and other things of value. Do you harbor private beliefs, or are you behaving in ways, that do not support your highest good and integrity? Work on these issues today. Be aware of greed and underhanded dealings that are rotting our culture to the core. Make sure you are personally managing your own love and money with squeaky clean integrity. The reflection is all around you and your work must start with yourself. It always begins as an inside job.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:53 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 3:02 AM EST on Saturday. 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.

Cover of Open Catalog from 1904 via Wiki Commons

Cover of Open Catalog from 1904 via Wiki Commons

INSIGHTS COME THROUGH ANXIETY OR EXCITEMENT

Saturday, November 26, 2016:

When we wake up on Saturday, the Moon is in introspective Scorpio.  Look deeply into your own psychological patterns to understand how to work with any fears that may arise throughout the day.  Be patient when dealing with the difficulties your friends and loved ones may be dealing with. Find inner strength and seek deep insights.

At 8:37 AM EST, perceptive Mercury trine unconventional Uranus bringing insights through anxiety or excitement. Mercury is the planet of mind and communication, Uranus is considered ‘The Awakener’. Allow your mind to open to unsettling original thoughts. Your conversations may surprise everyone.

When you head to bed Saturday night, you may have a very different set of ideas than when you awoke Saturday morning. Allow defiance and individuality while maintaining kindness and consideration of how differently we each experience the world.

 

REST – HIBERNATE

Sunday, November 27, 2016:

Rest on Sunday in deep quiet. If you are able to sleep late, you can avoid the one cranky transit of the day. At 6:25 AM EST, the Moon squares angry Mars, putting you on the defense. Allow that energy to work itself out in your dreams.

Later in the day, the Moon forms a sweet aspect to Venus and Pluto allowing you to rest at the end of a stressful week. Time alone is recommended. You likely feel the need to hibernate before the new lunar cycle begins on Monday with the Sagittarius New Moon.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:48 PM EST until she pictures Sagittarius at 3:46 PM EST on Monday.

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

Stan Tatkin

 

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