Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather September 17, 2018 through September 23, 2018


The most significant happening of the upcoming week is the third and final difficult square aspect between aggressive Mars and revolutionary Uranus.

This energy invokes images of intense hurricanes, typhoons, and gas explosions. Yikes, sound familiar?

When Mars and Uranus connect, the energies are unexpected, shocking, and over-the-top. You may experience this as extreme anxiety or excitement.

Pay attention to where you are experiencing your own version of a typhoon or hopefully some less destructive sudden change. Stay awake and aware. Pay careful attention to how you respond to the shifts that occur without warning.



Monday, September 17, 2018:

With the Moon entering Capricorn at 7:08 AM EDT, and joining with Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) at 12:25 PM EDT, this is not a day to pursue trivial issues. Monday is a day to work hard on your personal goals and ambitions.

Take your work and what you want to accomplish seriously. Your life has consequences and you have important goals to set and things to successfully complete. Monday is not a day for daydreams or lack of focus.

If you have been drifting or wasting your abilities, now is the time to get clarity on what actions are necessary to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new path.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 7:08 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.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

Tuesday brings us to the peak of the challenging square between Mars and Uranus. Keep your eyes open and accept what arrives; do not fight against any change you encounter, no matter how sudden or unexpected.

Mars represents aggression, action, and the power of will. Uranus represents defiance, intensification, and revolution. Look in your own chart to the houses that hold Aquarius and Taurus. Those are the areas of life that will likely require acceptance as you deal with intense anxiety or possibly excitement.

The powerful arena of news, politics, and weather is certainly ripe for this dramatic energy. Watch as these issues continue to shift and change with unusual speed and intensity.

The Moon continues through authoritative, hard-working Capricorn. This will help you to maintain maturity and a focus on reality in the midst a potentially hectic day.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018:

Here mid-week, the Moon remains in Capricorn until late evening. When the Moon is in Capricorn, it is important to exercise maturity, caution, and responsibility in all your interactions. Early in the day, the Moon forms a soothing trine to the Sun and Mercury (both in efficient, analytical Virgo).

At 7:52 PM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius and you can breathe a sigh of relief as your perspective moves toward objectivity.

Allow for wild, innovative thinking in the hours before sleep; seek insights, genius ideas, and a humanitarian perspective. Your emotions will not get in the way as you will be able to set them aside and view your life from a more detached viewpoint. You are more interested in the plight of humanity than in your own, sometimes bothersome, emotional state.

Wednesday may turn out to be the most productive day of the week. Stick with ongoing projects in the afternoon as you don’t want to start anything new with the Moon VOC after 1:10 PM EDT.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* from 1:10 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 7:52 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.



Thursday, September 20, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius all day on Thursday. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. It is easy to spend our lives with people who think, look, and vote just as we do. Seek to do it differently.

Take time to deeply listen and make an effort to understand others; this will help you clarify your own values and views. Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities. Widen your interest, look to a more expansive or humanitarian perspective. Love all.

Mercury joins with the Sun (9:51 PM EDT) bringing a great need to communicate. Include others in your awareness, do not get stuck in self-concern, and involved only with your own interests. Share your words with an open understanding and mind. Maintain a logical mind; seek clarity. Listen.



Friday, September 21, 2018:

The Moon remains in Aquarius on Friday offering you an objective view of your situation and the folks around you. This should be an easy day to allow your most unique expression to emerge.

You may feel a need for freedom from people or situations that in any way restrict your individuality. This will change moving forward as Mercury and the Sun move into Libra.

Enjoy where you are at now, as this is a day to spend with your most unusual friends or the folks in your social circle who stretch you intellectually. Your interests are less focused on yourself and your closest loved ones as you are more interested in what is happening collectively in the larger world. When the Moon is in Aquarius, it is easier to open your mind to new ways of viewing the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, consider what you can do, with the support of like-minded others, to help alleviate suffering in the world.

Mercury leaves perfectionistic Virgo and enters cooperative Libra at 11:39 PM EDT, and the Sun will follow the Moon into Libra on Saturday. Mercury represents our thinking and communications. We may notice that we are more interested in the coming weeks in cooperation and the creation of harmonious connections.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 1:14 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 8:27 AM EDT on Saturday. 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.




Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday’s Pisces Moon will help you go with the flow, allowing you to rest in the exploration of the softer, more sensitive side of yourself. Utilize Pisces’ watery spaciousness to move you with music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual contemplations; use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

Saturday, September 22nd marks the Autumnal Equinox (also called the September or Fall Equinox). This is the astronomical start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Sun enters Libra at 9:54 PM EDT, the moment of the Autumnal Equinox. At the Equinox, the Sun crosses the celestial equator. In the coming days, you will notice (in the Northern Hemisphere) a strong shift as the nights get longer and the days shorter.

Remember, that as the Sun enters each Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), the seasons change.

Moving into the colder season we become more aware of the significance of partnerships, and the importance of creating cooperative, harmonious relationships. These considerations will occupy you a great deal over the coming weeks.

Reading recommendation: How to Be An Adult in Relationship by David Richo

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Pisces at 8:27 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.



Sunday, September 23, 2018:

Mercury, now in Libra, encounters a challenging conversation with authoritative Saturn early on Sunday afternoon. There may be misunderstandings between you and a loved one. Don’t jump to conclusions; ask questions, listen and allow patience and understanding to grow. It may take time and effort but will be well worth it.

By evening, as a trine forms between Mercury and Mars, you are able to communicate effectively and take action on your new understanding. This is a day to embark on a planned action to resolve communication issues in your most significant relationships. You can move your partnership or friendship in a more positive direction with sincere willingness and effort.

The Moon continues through Pisces, a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, and deeply emotional energies. Sunday will be a good day for meditation, spending time on water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music. Enjoy rest and sweetness along with the relationship and communication work of this day.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 26, 2018 through April 1, 2018


“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Mittga in den Alpen by Segantini via Wiki Media


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Monday, March 26, 2018:

Monday begins with a flush of dreamy imagination as Neptune leads the Aries Sun into a new morning. Shortly after sunrise, the Moon, who sets the emotional tone for the day, enters Leo. Following a weekend of tension, as the assertive, independent Aries Sun tried to accommodate the sensitive, inward Cancer Moon, the Moon in Leo brings a surge of enthusiasm and drive.

The pioneering Aries Sun and the dramatic Leo Moon are delighted to be in each other’s company. The Leo Moon wants to be seen and the Aries Sun offers courage and pushes her forward. At 6:14 PM EDT, with the Moon forming a lovely trine aspect to the Sun, the spark, flare, and warmth of fire is unmistakable. Express yourself without holding back, allow others to see the full heat and shine of what is within.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:58 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 7:45 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.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018:

The Moon continues through fun-loving Leo on Tuesday, suggesting that you are able to relax into easy self-expression and play. If there are children in your life, consider spending time with them in simple, creative play. Dress up together, dance, remind yourself of the joy of spontaneity.

When the Moon is in dramatic Leo, you are likely to find yourself wanting more attention and affection. This is a great day to practice giving to others exactly what you yourself desire. Give appreciation and affection without expectation and it will come back to you, possibly from a very different direction but it will come. The downside of Leo is self-centeredness, the positive side is open-hearted generosity. Keep this in mind and go for the GOLD.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018:

Wednesday brings with it a Virgo Moon (10:30 AM EDT), slowing us down after the previous two days of dramatic emotions while the Moon was in flashy Leo.

Crocus, snowdrops, and checkered lily bloom on an alpine meadow by Else Bostelmann

However, the transit of Venus to Uranus suggests intense and sudden changes regarding love, money, and creative endeavors. Watch the news, there will be surprises regarding relationships or finances.

On Wednesday, you will go out of your way to avoid boredom as you require more stimulation and excitement than usual. Make sure you set up a plan to accommodate this. If your relationships do not provide the excitement you desire, make a plan and prepare an adventure.

You may feel rebellious and impatient. Remember, this will pass in a few days, don’t imperil your life on a passing whim or restlessness. Watch carefully where you seek excitement through spending, investments, and love. This is the beginning of a one year cycle of invigorating your values through intense excitement and awareness.

Do keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde. Find your excitement in what is already on the table, build on what is already there. This is not the time to begin something out of left field, no matter how shiny it appears to be.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:54 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 10:30 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.



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Thursday, March 29, 2018:

As the Moon passes through efficient, analytical Virgo, you feel driven to accomplishment on Thursday. The excitement of Wednesday may settle with a thud as the Aries Sun forms a difficult, challenging square aspect to responsibility driven Saturn.

On December 21st, just after Saturn returned to his home sign of Capricorn, the Sun joined Saturn, beginning an annual cycle of bringing seriousness and stability to the table. Now, we reach the First Quarter Square between them, directing us to take a stand, take action, and put a stake in the ground. It is time to alert yourself and the Universe that you are serious about your duties and ready to face reality.

Thursday is a great time to consider what your responsibilities are, what holds you back, and how patients on these matters will teach you self-respect, mature wisdom, and mastery. That is what you are learning about whatever issues you face on Thursday. Face your circumstances with determination.



Friday, March 30, 2018:

The best use of Friday morning is the simple accomplishment of routine, mundane tasks. Don’t try to delve into anything more than that until mid-afternoon. Answer emails, clean out files or clean the refrigerator. 🙂

At 1:52 PM EDT, the Moon leaves industrious Virgo behind to enter graceful, diplomatic Libra. The rest of the day will be good for connecting with others in cooperative social projects.

With the Moon in Libra, it is easy to set your own needs aside as your focus tends to be peace, harmony, and cooperation. You are not willing to argue and are more able to compromise. Peace, calm and beauty are important, and you want to be in polite company, engaging in beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your time with friends.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:59 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 1:52 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.


Obra Serie ArboLuz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons


Saturday, March 31, 2018:

Venus, the planet of refinement, sensuality, attraction, and grace has been in the aggressive sign of Aries since March 6th. This placement has not been comfortable for her and she is delighted to now move into her home sign of patient, predictable Taurus. She will happily remain in until earthy Taurus until April 24th.

With Venus in Taurus, we are able to appreciate and indulge in the beauty of the world around us. Venus speaks to us about what we value most in love, money, and beauty. During this time, you are able to engage in open, level-headed conversations regarding these issues more easily. You trust yourself and others to be more patient and diplomatic in managing love and money.

Venus is not particularly passionate in Taurus but more sensual and willing to build structures and stability. You may find yourself more drawn to commitment. You will also notice a marked increase in your tendency to overindulge.

The Libra Full Moon is exact at 8:36 AM EDT. This brings into clear view the results of the seed you planted at the New Moon on March 17th. Look clearly and make adjustments. This is a good time to consciously balance your needs with the needs of the people you are connected with in love and financial partnerships. Deepen your commitments.



Sunday, April 1, 2018:

Sunday brings some challenges to the Libra Moon as she forms difficult aspects to both destructive Pluto and defiant Uranus. Allow any relationship aggravation to pass without holding on to what someone may have been said in anger or simply off the cuff. Give space and remember that Mercury is retrograde, communications may not be expressed as intended.

Mercury retrograde joins with the Sun at 1:52 PM EDT. There may be conversations, communications, or assumptions that need to be revisited. Step lightly, keep the diplomacy of the Libra Moon close at hand.

At 6:58 PM EDT, when the Moon enters Scorpio, diplomacy is set aside in favor of intensity, depth, and passion. Superficiality won’t cut the mustard. Go deep and bring passion to the table.

Whatever your plans for the weekend, by Sunday night you will have a far deeper understanding of your love relationships, your finances, your commitments, and your relationship to power.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:30 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:58 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.


“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


* 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.

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