Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 31, 2014 through April 6, 2014

The week begins with the Moon in Aries following yesterday’s New Moon, which began this New Cycle very closely united with the coming Grand Cross. We can not be alive on this planet in these times without feeling this pressure building. What is changing in your life, your perceptions, your circumstances, or your thinking?

 

We are now on the other side of the Aries New Moon. Regardless of the temperature outside, here in the northern hemisphere, we know that spring must come! Perhaps this will be the week that warmth will arrive.

 

Throughout the course of this week the Moon moves from Aries, through Taurus, Gemini and into the mid degrees of Cancer. On an emotional level we are concerned with Self. We seek the best manner to assert ourselves, comfort ourselves, express ourselves, and finally, at the end of the week we are ready to move out of the realm of self and begin to express love and nurturing to those closest to us.

 

This is certainly a week to pay attention to as we reach ever closer to the Grand Cross, only a few weeks away. The Aries Sun, with all his assertive energy to push forward with aggression and force, connects with Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto!

 

We know we are on the precipice of great irrevocable change. This week brings intensity, insistence, and demand for the transformation that is pressing upon us to move forward. If we have been trying to exercise patience or self control, this week could easily blow that self-control and patience right out of the water! Prepare the way forward, we are in motion.

 

Get out your journals for this posting, as there are some significant cycles you’re going to want to reflect back on to understand where you are in current time.

 


Monday, March 31, 2014:

Following Sunday’s New Moon we begin the week with the Moon in Aries. This is a day that provides us with a great deal of energy to begin the week. We feel alive, energized, and ready to take on the world. We may have very little patience, be easily aggravated, and riled up by others.  You will want to keep an eye on issues of assertiveness, anger, and aggravation throughout the day. The Aries Moon goes VOC* at 4:07 PM EDT following a sweet Sextile between the Moon and Venus. This provides us with an excellent evening to express our love, appreciation, and gratitude to others. This expression of love will does not come from an emotional space but from a spiritual enthusiasm.

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014:

Early Tuesday morning while we (in the northern hemisphere) are sleeping, the Moon will enter Taurus (1:19 AM EDT).  The moon makes lovely Aspects throughout the day; we seek calm, ease, and comfort within the environment of the day!

Now, I want you to look back at approximately June 19, 2013. What was newly expanding in your life at that time? Were you learning something new? Were you developing, or coming to understand a new belief system? Were you opening to seeing the world from a larger perspective? If you can identify what was growing, developing, or expanding at that time, look also to mid October. At this time the same issue was at hand, an action was taken regarding what had begun in June. In early January you were very likely to fully see the results of what began in June. If you know what this pattern is referring to, please write me a note, I would love to hear about it.  This is the Cycle between the Sun and Jupiter; at this time we come to the closing Square between them. Consider what adjustments need to be made as you are able to see the weak areas of your original plan. Now it is time to let go of certain elements that are no longer supportive as that Cycle shifts toward another cycle of expansion that will begin in July 2014.

Be aware of tendencies to over-indulge, over-spend, and over-extend yourself!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014:

Wednesday will very likely be a day of intensity! You are likely to experience intense excitement or intense anxiety, depending on your perspective or circumstances. Do you have planets in the mid degrees of cardinal signs? This is where excessive amounts of stress and tension are currently being held. The Sun Conjuncts Uranus at 3:08 AM EDT, at 12degrees Aries. This begins a New Cycle in the relationship between the Sun and Uranus. Our most unusual, even revolutionary ideas and plans are enlivened under this influence. This also concludes the previous cycle that began on March 28, 2013. To follow this cycle you could consider what began on that day. The issue at hand came back for renewed attention/ required action on July 4, 2013, came into full clarity on October 3, 2013, sought reevaluation (and the beginning of release) on December 30th and now we see the completion of that Cycle as the new one begins.  Any brilliant ideas, sudden inspirations, and deep excitement that you are pulled toward at this time are  worthy of deep consideration.

Thursday, April 3, 2014:

There will be a VOC* Moon on Thursday but it’s not apt to interfere with our lives here in the northern hemisphere. The moon is VOC following a square to Venus at 2:43 AM EDT. At 7:48 AM EDT the Moon will enter Gemini, thereby ending the VOC* Gemini Moon offers the opportunity to open our minds to deep levels of curiosity and interest in all that is happening around us. There may be a great deal of conversation and activity; with Gemini Moon there is a constant busyness surrounding the day. But the significant news on this Thursday has nothing to do with the Moon in Gemini.

The Sun squares Pluto at 5:21 AM EDT. The Cycle between the Sun and Pluto began on the first day of 2014. I suspect we each knew, if we were paying attention at that time, where in our lives a serious transformation was being called for. Anything that began at that time needs to be looked at carefully at this time. What action can you take at this time that will move you forward? Where is it you want to land when the dust settles following the transformations we are currently engaged in? Consider carefully and take one significant step forward now.

Friday, April 4, 2014:

In the midst of incredible intensity we have a day of simple Aspect to the Gemini Moon. As much as possible spend Friday with friends, engage yourself in social situations, engage your mind with creativity and curiosity. With such an intense week, this is a day to set the pressure aside, take time to enjoy a social Friday evening. Try not to complicate anything!

 

Saturday, April 5, 2014:

The Moon begins Saturday still in Gemini and makes her final Aspect, a Square to Mercury, at 10:55 AM EDT. Following that the moon will be VOC* until she enters Cancer at 5:39 PM EDT.

The significant issue of Saturday is Venus leaving the eccentric land of Aquarius to enter the deeply sensitive area of Pisces. Venus represents all that we value and hold dear; including money, resources, and all things of beauty and value in our lives. Since March 5th Venus has been in Aquarius where our minds have been willing to except beauty, and find value in more unusual places.  I think Aquarius is a very fun place for Venus as our inspiration and insights encourage us to explore a quirkier view of the world. On Saturday Venus leaves that behind and enters the sensitive quiet space of Pisces. Venus is moves quite rapidly through the Signs and will spend approximately a month in Pisces. Venus loves her time in Pisces. During this time we are given the opportunity to truly v

alue sensitivity, softness, connection, and deep mystical love. This is a great month to take up a spiritual discipline, begin writing poetry, or simply enjoy the pleasure of singing in the shower! Go ahead and enjoy your glass of wine in the evening but be aware of any overindulgence in alcohol or other mind-altering substances. Find the healthiest ways to move out of the mundane world.  

 

Sunday, April 6, 2014:

Sunday brings us a full day with the Moon traveling through Cancer. We will begin the day immersed in dreamy sensitivity.  Go ahead and keep those rose-colored glasses on as long as you’re able to. By evening the rose-colored glasses have probably given way to more reality as the Cancer Moon makes contact with both Uranus and Pluto reactivating, once again the upcoming Grand Cross. I would suggest spending time alone this evening. Allow yourself to reminisce, and connect with your own process of change!

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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 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.
*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.

The Healing Power of Love Expands – Jupiter Enters Cancer!

Everyone wants to discuss MERCURY RETROGRADE!

But first let’s consider the GRAND TRINE forming today in the cosmos! 

THE SUN (CANCER), SATURN (SCORPIO), AND NEPTUNE (PISCES) are all in WATER SIGNS and making 120degree aspects (Trine) to each other.

Today we find ourselves in a flow of deep emotional energy.

VENUS, MERCURY, SUN, AND JUPITER are now all in CANCER.

CANCER brings us to thoughts of home, family, comfort, tenderness, and protective love. The deep energy of CANCER offers healing through love.

This creates a free flow of emotional energy. We are contained within this space of our own emotions and deepest feelings.

Between Mercury’s retrograde and the containment of this Water energy, today is not the day to attempt to express our emotions outwardly.

This is a solid time of internal processing.

We look to the past for comfort and security.  We want to understand the source of our emotional habits; the patterns that connect us to the past and to our ancestors.
In early Spring there were a number of personal planets in Gemini enabling us to stay pretty safely in our heads; no need to look at those, sometimes, messy feelings!

On May 31st Mercury entered Cancer, followed by Venus, the Sun and now, today, JUPITER!

The focus further expands from thinking to feeling; from our minds to our hearts.
JUPITER’S stay in CANCER will last a little over a year!

During this time there will be no mistaking the focus on family, home, comfort, and deep emotional connection.
During this influence we may notice how we comfort ourselves with food. Watch the tendency to over-eat as a way to feel safe and loved.

The last time Jupiter was in Cancer was between July 2001 – August 2002. If you can go back to a journal of that time it may be a good reminder of what Jupiter in Cancer brings to your personal emotional table.

Jupiter likes his/her time here, as the sign of Cancer provides the setting for expansion of love and caring.

During the coming weeks you may want to explore your old jewelry boxes, files of old letters, and those dusty cookbooks left behind from grandparents or other ancestors.

I will be sending out a separate post on Mercury Retrograde tomorrow!

Hold Off On Shopping

A sense of sadness, heaviness or responsibility may have kicked in last night as ARIES MOON OPPOSED SATURN.

Perhaps our dreams were filled with more loneliness and longing than we would have expected given the sweetness of our day. Perhaps the VENUS TRINE MARS of yesterday had us hoping for more than what we were left with by bedtime.

But here we are onto another day, and with it the MOON ENTERS slow and steady TAURUS at 10:35AM EDT.  This Moon offers us a very different mood and a very different environment for our hearts than what we have experienced in the past few days!

Our reactions have slowed down, we are more interested in comfort and in creating stability and consistency. We want safety and things to stay the same.  Exploration and taking risks will wait for anther day.  Today our hearts are more predictable and dependable.

Shortly after entering Taurus the MOON JOINS UP WITH JUPITER, enlarging our capacity for patience (which we have been very short on for several days).  Jupiter also enlarges the materialistic bent of Taurus, bringing this part of our nature to the forefront.  It is probably a good idea to hold off on the shopping today.

The idea that material goods can sooth and comfort us is probably strong this afternoon, leave the credit cards at home.  Remember that  security is not ensured by money or possessions.  Yes, the holidays are upon us but, please wait until Mercury turns direct (December 13th) before we consider spending. Today is not the day to Shop!

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