Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 17, 2016 through October 23, 2016

Obra Serie Clara Luz o Serie Mariposas by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Clara Luz o Serie Mariposas by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

 

I am holding my breath trying to imagine how this week will play out on the political, social, and cultural level.

The week begins on the heels of the overly aggressive Aries Full Moon; she was in such close contact with unpredictable Uranus as well as Mercury (the planet of communication) being highly stressed by its connection to destructive Pluto.

With the wild politics the USA is engaged in, I can only imagine how these final weeks before the election will play out.

This week brings much change.

Venus, the planet that teaches us how to create relationship and beauty leaves issues of privacy and suspicion (Scorpio) behind as she enters Sagittarius where she explores new ways to create her heart’s desires.

Keep your eyes open on Wednesday and Thursday, as there are grave suggestions of fireworks and more unexpected surprises. Within the culture and political system, I don’t know what else could further surprise us… but keep your eyes open.

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NO SAFETY NET

Monday, October 17, 2016:

With the Moon in steadfast Taurus on Monday, we simply want to settle into a safety net. With aggressive, angry Mars moving toward its contact point with transformative Pluto (exact on Wednesday), it feels like the safety net may not be trustworthy. There are those among us who seek stability through the destruction of all that they do not understand. Power may seem solid, stable, and even trustworthy, it may be deceptive.

On a personal level, does your power come at the expense of others; or is your life at the mercy of the power grab of others? If you look clearly, and work at dismantling your own misogyny, racism, sexism, bigotry etc., the rest of the week will be not quite so brutal. Facing these issues is paramount for this entire week.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:47 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 10:29 AM Tuesday morning. 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.

 

EXPLORE PERSPECTIVES ON LOVE

Tuesday, October 18, 2016:

Tuesday feels better, by far, than Monday. By the time we begin the day the planet of love, beauty, and grace (Venus) will have entered Sagittarius after being in Scorpio since September 23rd. If your relationships have wandered into depths of intensity and even darkness these past 3 ½ weeks, you can anticipate a reprieve of that intensity. Venus will remain in optimistic fun-loving Sagittarius until she enters responsible, disciplined Capricorn on November 12. For now, enjoy the focus on exploration and expansion. You will be able to see broader potentials and possibilities for love and intimate connections.

At 10:29 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Gemini, you will want to seek out friends and acquaintances for conversation and sharing perspectives and ideas. You may encounter some discord when the chatty Gemini Moon opposes Venus at 11:10 AM EDT. Don’t engage in negative banter. This is a quickly passing issue and not worthy of extended engagement. Say what needs to be said and turn your attention back toward love. You do not need to agree with the values of others to remain kind and keep your own words above the fray.

The Taurus Moon begins Tuesday VOC* until she enters Gemini at 10:29 AM EDT.

 

INTENSE PRESSURE IN A VOLATILE WORLD

Bluetentraume by Jan Schuler via Wiki Commons

Bluetentraume by Jan Schuler via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, October 19, 2016:

Wednesday brings intense pressure to an already volatile environment.

At 7:22 AM EDT, Mars (the planet of aggression and anger) conjoins Pluto (the planet of power and coercion) at 15° Capricorn. Nothing feels unimportant or trivial. Everywhere you look you are likely to see folks in serious power struggles. It may be difficult, but do your best to maintain calm and project equilibrium. Thursday’s powerful transit of Mercury to Uranus is fanning the flames as well. Watch the political arena for more stories that none of us want to hear.

Stand back and carefully weigh your position before leaping to conclusions in any personal circumstances or communications. The intense pressure to take action and maintain control will not be easy to manage. Do not neglect your meditation practice at all this week, do what you can to maintain stability.

Understand that the pressure you see in the culture is the same pressure that you feel within your own gut. This pressure is also present in all the people you encounter. Show kindness to everyone you meet; you can make more of a difference than you may expect. Helping to smooth the path for those around you will sooth your own way.

 

UNPREDICTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, October 20, 2016:

You will likely begin Wednesday without a restful sleep to smooth the passage of another stressful day. The Moon begins the day in unsettled, restless Gemini. In the wee hours of the morning, logical Mercury will show a highly illogical side with an opposition to Uranus. The challenges from Wednesday may shift from an arena of coercion and control to verbal defiance with revolutionary overtones.

On a personal level, keep your interactions with others on an even keel or simply spend time with like-minded folks. Go ahead and engage in heated conversations with folks who will agree with you.  Trying to engage folks who have a very different perspective could end badly!

The energies showing up here in the middle of this week are not the energies we want to see reflected in these days leading up to the US presidential elections, but we are all far beyond being surprised by any of it.

At 11:29 AM EDT, the receptive Moon enters sensitive, intuitive Cancer. Pull your loved ones close and foster kindness in your domestic life.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a brief time between 7:17 AM EDT and 11:29 AM EDT when she enters Cancer.

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.

 

THE NECESSITY OF RISK

Friday, October 21, 2016:

Friday’s sensitive Cancer Moon wants nothing more than connection with home, tenderness, and family. However, there are factors that are apt to pull you into areas of distinct anger, power, and even rage or obsession. Like I said, this in not an easy week.

As the Cancer Moon goes head to head with the hidden forces of destructive Pluto at 1:13 PM EDT and with the frustration and anger of Mars at 4:05 PM EDT, keep your head above water and show kindness and love in every circumstance.

The world is changing outside your doors and within your heart and mind. As you watch the internal and the external changes, notice how they match up as a distinct reflection of each other. Do not run from this stress. Keep your heart open. Change is necessary and cannot happen without upheaval.

Do not underestimate the depth of change that is happening at the core of our political system. Do not underestimate the depth of change that is happening at the core of your own values, thoughts, and emotions. Allow change, allow upheaval; trust the process. One day we will look back on these days with wonder.

For now, step forward consciously, love deeply, and understand that sometimes you will need to take risks to find the path that will enliven your heart.

Tomea Fiorenzo by Fondazione Cariplo via Wiki Commons

Tomea Fiorenzo by Fondazione Cariplo via Wiki Commons

 

SUN ENTERS DEEP, PRIVATE SCORPIO

Saturday, October 22, 2016:

The stress of the week is still with us throughout the early part of Saturday.

At 3:14 PM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon squares the Libra Sun. You may feel stress between the desire to go deeply into emotional connection and the need to make things look good. Don’t worry about how things look, pay attention to the reality underneath appearance.

At 3:35 PM EDT, the sensitive Moon enters playful, fun-loving Leo. Several hours later at 7:45 PM EDT, the Sun enters secretive and introspective Scorpio.

Scorpio and Leo are each fixed signs, both are big on determination and accustomed to getting their own way. Leo and Scorpio make uncomfortable bedfellows as Leo wants to express every inner feeling and Scorpio wanting privacy and to avoid the limelight.

Social activities on Saturday evening could be difficult due to the discomfort of balancing these very diverse energies.

Here in the Northern hemisphere, we are very aware of the changing seasons during this upcoming month while the Sun moves through Scorpio. The darkness overtakes the light, we feel secretive, mysterious, deep, and private. We understand the transformation that occurs below the surface in the dark.

Enjoy this time; it is a powerful time of intensity and transformation.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a very brief time between 3:14 PM EDT and 3:35 PM EDT when she enters Leo.

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.

 

NEEDING REST

Sunday, October 23, 2016:

Finally, you can take a deep breath and relax. We all need a rest. Sunday should provide just that.  The creative expression of the Leo Moon is in the mood for child-like fun and games. Set aside the challenges of the past few weeks and put on hold the ideas you most recently had of where you thought you were headed.  Things are not set in stone; allow change.

In the early hours of the day, the Moon makes sweet aspects to harmonious Venus and expansive Jupiter. There may be excitement, optimum, good fortune, and new opportunities. Keep your eyes open for what you know to be the right path and the most powerful way forward.

At 4:20 PM EDT, when the Sun trines the Leo Moon, you have the opportunity to see what stands in the way of your deeper understanding of where you now find yourself.

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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: October 19, 2015 through October 25, 2015

Heading Home by Laurie Farrington

Heading Home by Laurie Farrington

Contemplation for the week:
“We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment needed to achieve complete happiness.”
~ Dalai Lama

This certainly looks like an interesting week ahead!

Monday looks relatively uneventful although it should be a great day for ambitious accomplishment.

Tuesday brings the stress of the First-Quarter Moon as you become aware of the need to take a particular action to prepare for the future. The action necessary may be within the context of a relationship, an idea, a material possession, or something else altogether.

Mercury moves into full action on Thursday as it forms a square to Pluto and (of course) by the end of the week it will also oppose Uranus. As the impact of these aspects last for several days, these two may be working together to bring your attention, once again, back to the intense transformative days of the square between Uranus and Pluto.

Even though the square between Uranus and Pluto had its final hit in mid-March, we are still in a very active phase of assimilating and understanding the true depth of its impact on your individual life and in the larger human community.

Venus comes into play later in the week as she makes a beautiful, powerful, free flowing trine to Pluto on Friday and then joins forces with Jupiter on Sunday. This is a powerful week of empowering and expanding your values, love relationship, and money and resources! Remember, the flow of money may be going out as likely as coming in; be aware and conscious of which direction your money is moving.

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Allow more joy and love into your life.

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Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

FOCUS ON AMBITION

Monday, October 19, 2015:

Our weekend, now behind us, has left in its wake a great deal of forward moving energy. Monday is the perfect day to put that energy to good use.

With the Capricorn Moon making many aspects throughout the day, there is much activity. Put your shoulder to the grindstone, as they say, and you can accomplish more in this day than in many weeks.

With the Moon in Capricorn, your work is likely to be solitary work. This is not a day for corroboration or for working on projects you hope to receive accolades on.

This is a day when you work for your own applause. Consider the Mountain Goat that represents Capricorn. He works alone with focus, ambition, and integrity. He is not in a hurry; he has no concerns with what others think. It is all about what must be done by the end of the day. Follow his lead.

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.” ~ Andrew Ryan

 

WHAT ACTION WILL YOU TAKE?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015:

Tuesday begins with our minds still on the work we accomplished on Monday. Begin the day with a grounding meditation in order to continue on that project.

By late afternoon, you may experience some frustration with your progress. At that point, it is time to give yourself a break.

Consider what you began, what seeds you planted, or what intentions you made at the New Moon on October 12th. A specific action is required bring that intention to life. Consider the seed you planted at the New Moon; now it is time to water that seed with a specific action and the vision of its full growth in mind.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* between 4:32 PM EDT and 9:38 PM EDT when the Moon enters Aquarius. Enjoy a low-key evening without high expectations on yourself or others.

“Things do not change, we change.” ~Henry David Thoreau

 

EXPLORE IDEAS

Wednesday, October 21, 2015:

Contemplate Stillness by Laurie Farrington

Contemplate Stillness by Laurie Farrington

You may notice, on Wednesday, that your interest in solitary work has passed. Now, your mind turns to those who can help you and those you can help with some of the lessons you have recently learned. This is a day of corroboration and action taken with a humanitarian focus in mind.

The Aquarius Moon forms pleasant aspects to both Saturn and Mercury on Wednesday. Your emotional nature feel supported and stabilized; from that place of support you are able to express your ideas effectively.

Thursday brings powerful intensification that you will begin feeling on Wednesday.

It is important to consider, as you express your thoughts and ideas, that this is a time of sharing those ideas in order to receive input. You may feel a deep shift happening on, deep within your opinions.

Do not hold hard lines within your thinking. Allow space to change your mind. Enjoy the process of exploring your thoughts and ideas with others.

“Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?” ~ Paul Gauguin

 

EXPLORE THE DEEP MIND

Thursday, October 22, 2015:

Now, we enter the more intense part of this week. The Moon remains in Aquarius as we are reminded of the plight of humanity. How do you make a contribution to the suffering of humankind? This is an excellent question to ask yourself. How blessed is your life and how are you being of service to others?

The significant aspect of Thursday is traditionally considered to be very negative. Mercury square Pluto is thought of as a time when you may be suspicious of or mistrust others.

I tend to put a more positive spin on most of astrology, as I believe that it is often up to us to determine how we experience these daily aspects and cycles.

Yes, you may notice your mind seeking negativity under this influence. You may also notice that your mind wants to dig very deeply and uncover what is hidden in the dark quiet spot within.

If you notice yourself being suspicious or negative, pay attention to what is hidden beneath that negativity. Depth holds great beauty if we can look beneath the muck. Think of compost.

An excellent use of this day would be to spend time in silent meditation, exploring the power within the depths of your mind. It would also be very powerful to pick up pen and paper to explore the depths of your mind through writing.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Ambrose Redmoon

Bridge to Light by Laurie Farrington

Bridge to Light by Laurie Farrington

 

SUN ENTERS SCORPIO: A DAY OF POWER

Friday, October 23, 2015:

Early Friday afternoon, the Sun leaves Libra behind to enter Scorpio at 1:46 PM EDT. Have you noticed a deep quietness that settles upon you at this time of year? We each tend to go inward; we go deep, we feel the intensity and understand the reality of our own mortality. That is the energy that Scorpio brings.

Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the days have become very short. We wake up in the morning and it is dark, we come home after work in the dark. The leaves are off the trees and we see images of death and dying all around us. Your mind and heart plunge to the deepest core.

In our culture, this is the time of Halloween; a time when everyone seems to enjoy a sense of what is frightening and hidden. This is a time to contemplate death, darkness, and what is hidden beneath the surface.

It is always worth exploring the darker corners of your mind. There is great wisdom and rich gifts hidden there.

The Moon entered Pisces in the early hours of the morning bringing a bit of softness and an opening to your imagination.
Friday also brings a trine aspect between Venus and Pluto. Anytime there is a trine aspect between two planets, it brings the energies together in a powerful free flow of positive energy. Venus represents our values, our love relationships, and our finances. In a positive encounter, Pluto brings empowerment and transcendence. Consider your values and love relationships being infused with deep empowerment and transcendence.

Friday will bring a powerful day indeed. Connect with a loved one or with your own empowerment. Make good use of this day within the context of a sexual relationship or in deep personal work. It’s a great night for ritual trance work or simply take yourself out dancing!

“Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.” ~ William Penn

 

SENSITIVITY AND IMAGINATION

Saturday, October 24, 2015:

Saturday is a day of assimilating the high intensity of Friday.

The Moon is in Pisces all day, enabling you to utilize and work with your imagination and your deepest sensitivities. This is a day to expand your beliefs and look for areas to put those beliefs into practical use.

Your imagination is activated in service to your values. The actual work of the service will come later; this is simply a time to seek the pathway. The path forward may seem vague or allusive. Clarity will come later.

Work with yourself exactly where you are. If the path forward feels surreal, intangible, or inspired, you are on the right path.

“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

 

REFINED BEAUTY; UNCONVENTIONAL THOUGHTS

Sunday, October 25, 2015:

Following the dreamy day we had on Saturday, Sunday brings a day of action. The Moon is in Aries, providing the energy to get done what that didn’t get done on Saturday.

Venus conjunct Jupiter at 4:03 PM EDT, begins a cycle of optimistically expanding love and beauty in your life. The values that are being expanded are of a refined elegance.

Think about the values of discrimination, efficiency, humility, and kindness. There is nothing showy here, no hot passion or intensity. Expand with the love of service and kindness to others.

If your birthday is between September 4 – 10th, December 4 – 10th, March 1 – 7th, or June 2 – 8th, this will be particularly significant in your life.

At 6:59 PM EDT, Mercury opposes Uranus. Expect progressive conversations, anticipate unconventional changes in your thinking, and consider innovative ways to view the world.

Open your mind to thoughts, ideas, and topics of study that will open and expand your philosophical understanding and bring adventure and wisdom to your life.

The weekend ends on a powerful note as we reach ever closer to the Full Moon next Tuesday.

“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

Vermont Farm by Laurie Farrington

Vermont Farm by Laurie Farrington

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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, October 20, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to the Sun at 4:32 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 9:38 PM EDT.

Friday, October 23, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a trine to the Sun at 12:22 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 1:17 AM EDT.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following an opposition to Mars at 7:18 AM EDT until she enters Aries on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:22 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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