Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 2, 2017 through January 8, 2017

A new year has begun! Have you set your plans for the upcoming year?          

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara by Nat Krause via Wiki Commons

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara by Nat Krause via Wiki Commons

Are you up against a difficult decision, or are you questioning your current life, love, or career direction? Or perhaps you are simply curious about what you can learn about yourself and your life.

An astrological consultation with Astrolore will clearly show you the larger picture at play, the universal directional path for the months ahead.

I am taking new clients and would love to meet with you to help pave the path ahead.

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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.

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A GENTLE START TO 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017:

A very brief VOC* Moon will not interfere with the day at all! By the time you wake up on Monday morning, the Moon will be in dreamy Pisces where she spends the rest of the day lazily content.

It is delightful to be given such an easy and gentle movement into the first week of 2017.

At 7:58 AM EST, we are offered a lovely, supportive sextile between the imaginative Pisces Moon and Mercury (the planet of communication and thought) in hardworking Capricorn. You may want to get up early to engage with gentle movements of mind. This will be a lovely morning for writing, meditation, and to engage with the dreams that you intend to create during the course of 2017.

At 10:57 PM EST, the passive Pisces Moon joins with mystical Neptune encouraging whimsical, gentle dreams throughout the night.

 

INTUITIVE LOVE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Tuesday morning, there are a significant number of planets gathered in inspired, sensitive Pisces. At 2:46 AM EST, Venus (the planet of love and beauty) leaves independent Aquarius behind to join Neptune, Mars, and the Moon in this sensitive, mystical sign.

When such a gathering occurs, it is good to pay attention to what the Universe is teaching you through the energy of this sign. If you know what house Pisces occupies in your personal chart, this will help you understand where to put your artistic, mystical, or inspired focus.

Are you being called to focus on developing compassion or your spiritual practice? Are you being call to focus on music, poetry, or creating a work of inspired beauty? Follow your heart and intuition.

Venus will remain in Pisces until February 3rd when she will enter assertive, courageous Aries. For now, allow your intuition to guide you in matters of love, money, and beauty.

 

LEAVE THE FOG BEHIND

 

Footprint of the Buddha from Zen You Mitsu Temple by Beta M via Wiki Commons

Footprint of the Buddha from Zen You Mitsu Temple by Beta M via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, January 4, 2017:

The mystical haze of Pisces clears up somewhat on Wednesday morning as Mercury (still retrograde) backs out of serious, steadfast Capricorn and into expansive Sagittarius at 9:17 AM EST.

Shortly thereafter, the Moon leaves mystical Pisces behind to enter dynamic Aries at 11:20 AM EST. As these energies bring the element of Fire to our collective, we come out of the Pisces fog and into a more direct, straight-forward manner of getting through the day.

Shake off the dust and get back to work. It is time to leave the holiday state of mind behind and get back to the projects on your Mercury Retrograde list. Remember, the list you made when Mercury turned retrograde on December 19th? If the holidays have distracted you, now it is time to finish up that list. Mercury goes direct on Sunday! There is still time to complete those old projects so you will be ready to move ahead next week.

There will be a five minute VOC* Moon between 11:15 AM EST and 11:20 AM EST, when the Moon enters Aries!

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AN ACT OF COURAGE

Thursday, January 5, 2017:

Following a quiet morning on Thursday, the impatient Aries Moon squares off with the rigid Capricorn Sun for the First Quarter Lunar Phase at 2:47 PM EST.

The First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle asks that you take direct action on what you began a week ago at the Capricorn New Moon. Tension between your needs and desires push you forward. What action can you take that will lead toward productive growth of the seed you planted on December 29th? You will know you are taking the correct action by the courage required.

The aggressive Aries Moon is further complicated Thursday evening with a square to transformative Pluto at 5:17 PM EST and a conjunction to unsettling Uranus at 11:14 PM EST.

Be aware of the actions you must take even as you should remain cautious to not act hastily. This is a day of action; do what must be done with courage, caution, and compassion.

 

CALM BEFORE PASSION

Friday, January 6, 2017:

The tension from Thursday has lightened considerably by the time you begin the day on Friday. If you did what you needed to do on Thursday, Friday morning should be quite pleasant. You feel strong, solid, and stable in the conviction and certainty of your path forward. Uranus’ recent forward motion is assisting as the future calls.

A lovely Moon trine Mercury aspect at 1:41 PM EST enables you to express your emotions with confidence, kindness, and ease.

A feeling of stabilization increases when the Moon enters patient dependable Taurus at 3:18 PM EST. This is an evening for relaxation. The anxiety of the election season is passed; there is nothing further to do but wait and watch. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is also behind us; now, you need rest.

However, as the evening approaches, you feel the powerful connection between the Capricorn Sun and obsessive Pluto which will be exact in the early hours of Saturday. This is an aspect of great passion and power. Enjoy the buildup. On Saturday, there will be little to hold you back from pursuing your desires.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:41 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 3:18 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.

 

The Bayon in Angkor by Manfred Werner via Wiki Commons

The Bayon in Angkor by Manfred Werner via Wiki Commons

PASSION AND POWER

Saturday, January 7, 2017:

Pay attention to the circumstances you wake up surrounded by on Saturday morning. Do not be taken by surprise by unresolved or looming power dynamics between yourself and another. You will feel a big shift moving beneath the surface.

Hold your tongue if things get heated. If you wake up Saturday morning with a responsive lover by your side, take advantage of passion offered. If you encounter a negative passionate response, disengage yourself from the circumstance and seek introspection and time alone. Hold your awareness on the inner transformation at hand.

At 8:06 AM EST, Venus joins the karmic South Node asking you to look to your past relationships. What or who do you need to forgive, or whom do you need to ask forgiveness of, in order to move forward into the relationship dynamics of your dreams?

Saturday’s steadfast Taurus Moon forms lovely supportive aspects to dreamy Neptune, assertive Mars, powerful Pluto, and the vital Sun. This day will become easier and more stable as the day goes on. A calm quiet evening of relaxation is in order.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

from 9:23 PM EST on Saturday evening until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST on Sunday evening. 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.

 

MERCURY TURNS DIRECT

Sunday, January 8, 2017:

How good it will feel to wake up on Sunday morning! While you slept, Mercury turned direct at 4:43 AM EDT. Now, you are ready to take your first tentative steps forward with projects and plans that will move ahead over the coming months.

The Moon is in Taurus VOC* for the entire day until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST. This is a day of preparation, physically calm, and quiet even as your mind is racing forward.

Tomorrow morning, when the Moon is in Gemini and Mercury is beginning to move forward, you may be surprised at the energy that will return to your body and mind.

Spend the evening with family or friends making plans for new projects or upcoming travels. Get your ideas and plans down in writing; begin a concrete plan that will match and support your goals and desires.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

from 9:23 PM EST on Saturday evening until she enters Gemini at 5:07 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.

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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: December 19, 2016 through December 25, 2016

You can anticipate a busy week ahead. Of course, you don’t need astrology to tell you that! If you celebrate any of the holidays surrounding this winter season, you will likely have a very long to-do list that you are working hard to manage.

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Commons

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Commons

Monday brings us to the beginning of another three-week Mercury retrograde. Get to work right away making a list of everything that has been left undone over the past few months. Over the next three weeks, you can get a lot accomplished if you stick to working from that list!

Mars changes sign on Monday moving from unique, eccentric Aquarius into mystical, sensitive Pisces. Remember, that Mars represents your ability to take action. Mars is not delighted to be in Pisces, although artists, poets, and mystics can move forward delightfully at this time.

On Wednesday, we come to the Winter Solstice, when the Sun leaves the fun of Sagittarius behind to enter the serious, cautious ground of Capricorn.

The Winter Solstice, which occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun, lasts only an instant in time (December 21, 2016 at 5:44 AM EST), and occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Sun’s daily maximum position in the sky is at the lowest point in the year at this time as well. The seasonal significance of the Winter Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. The light will return.

 

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4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

When Mercury turns retrograde, everywhere I turn someone will ask (with trepidation and a touch of fear in their eyes) is Mercury turning retrograde AGAIN??

There is so much unnecessary fear and misinformation around Mercury’s retrograde cycles.

I am going to keep these instructions very simple!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!

I know that it is easier said than done, but please forget all the terrible things you have heard about Mercury retrograde! There are no astrological conditions that we need to block from ourselves in fear! We simply need to pay attention to the best use of certain times and Mercury retrograde is one of them.

I honestly LOVE Mercury’s retrograde cycle! I feel like I can finally catch up with all the things that have been left undone since the last retrograde cycle!

After years of watching and working with Mercury’s retrograde cycles, I have come to love these brief periods scattered throughout the year. I feel that they are a gift. We simply must know how to use them!

  1. Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind, and think back over the past few months. On September 22, 2016, Mercury turned direct at 14° Virgo. Since then, he has zipped along through Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and into Capricorn at 15° where he is now turning retrograde.

Think about what you have been doing since late September. Look through your calendar, your notebooks, your bills, wherever you will find reminders of everything that you have been thinking about and working on since then. Now, carefully make a list of all the things that you have begun but not completed. Dig deep; there are probably more things than you are aware of.

What about that appointment you have been meaning to make? The project that you tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it? Moreover, we all have communications that have fallen through the cracks, unanswered emails, texts, and phone calls!

  1. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!

Once you have the list made up, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for approximately the next three weeks (Mercury turns direct once again on January 8, 2017).

Get to work, accomplish the things on this list; nothing more, nothing less. That is the whole trick of dealing with Mercury retrograde. Stick with this list!

Our lives are so busy; we zip from one project to another, from one communication to another. We never seem to have the time to slow down and carefully complete the tasks that we have begun.

Mercury retrograde brings us a gift of time to wrap up all those loose ends!

  1. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

This is the time for clean up only. Don’t move forward until Mercury turns direct.

If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during these periods!

Good Luck and Get to Work!

 

 

WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Monday, December 19, 2016:

In the wee hours of Monday morning, Mars, the planet that represents assertive action, enters Pisces, the most passive of the signs. Mars will remain in Pisces until January 27th.  During this time, your usual self-confidence and ability to take action may feel that it has been turned upside down. Rather than courageously pushing forward, you may find yourself slowing down, stepping back and attempting to ‘feel’ your way forward. Pay attention to your dreams and intuitions.

At 5:55 AM EST, Mercury stations retrograde at 15° Capricorn; between the softening of your assertiveness (Mars in Pisces) and the somewhat skewed logical thinking of Mercury retrograde, you may feel a bit lost as you adapt to this new territory. Mercury will remain retrograde until January 8th.

The Moon in Virgo supports practical considerations and encourages you to improve your circumstances by reaching for your potential.

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.
  3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up loose ends!

 

PARADOX AND COMPLEXITY

Tuesday, December 20, 2016:

On Tuesday, you will continue adjusting to the more passive nature of Mars in Pisces and the more inward mental work of Mercury retrograde. Both of these require considerable adjustment. Take time to absorb and understand the change and the challenge. Slow down your actions and your thinking.

At 8:56 PM EST, the Virgo Moon squares the Sagittarius Sun (Third Quarter Square) suggesting that your internal and external realities seem to be working against each other. On one hand, you may be feeling free and idealistic, and yet, somewhat critical and nitpicky. It is important that you allow contradictions and paradox to exist side-by-side without trying to change either side of the equation.

At 9:39 PM EST, the Moon enters Libra, settling your expectations as you seek equanimity, calm, and a diplomatic sense of your connection to others.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:56 PM EST until she enters Libra at 9:39 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.

 

SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN – SERIOUSNESS & INTEGRITY

The Innocent Swan by Elizabeth Sonrel via Wiki Commons

The Innocent Swan by Elizabeth Sonrel via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, December 21, 2016:

The Sun’s movement into Capricorn heralds the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. We encounter late dawn and early sunsets. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night.

Over the coming weeks, you will see the days get longer; celebrate the return of the light.

As the Sun moves into Capricorn, we enter the most serious time of the year. This is the time to focus on developing maturity and taking seriously our responsibilities and commitments. Capricorn insists that we seek accomplishment; it is important to spend time in solitude to explore and understand how closely you have aligned your life with your highest beliefs and integrity.

The upcoming month is not a time for frivolous activities; focus on accomplishment in order to create your most stable, satisfying future.

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WATCH FOR OVEREXTENDING YOURSELF

Thursday, December 22, 2016:

If you have shopping still to do for your holiday celebration, be practical in your spending. With Jupiter joining with the Libra Moon at 1:30 PM EST, you could easily spend more than you intend. The possibility of over extension could show up in your emotional expenditures as well. Watch for over extension in all areas.

This will be a great day for spending time with family or loved ones. Before the Moon goes VOC*, she forms an opposition to Uranus allowing us to make unusual, exciting, or unpredictable connections with others.

By evening, quiet connection with a partner or close friend, will feel satisfying. Remember, you’re still adjusting to the changes of the past few days (Mercury retrograde, Mars entering dreamy Pisces, and the Sun entering ambitious Capricorn). Rest together, with a partner or friend. Some hours of calm quiet rest may be more important than you realize.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:32 PM EST until she enters Scorpio on Friday morning at 9:32 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.

 

MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE

Friday, December 23, 2016:

The rest we required on Thursday evening will serve us well when the Moon enters emotionally penetrating Scorpio at 9:32 AM EST. Throughout the afternoon, this powerful Scorpio Moon engages in harmonious conversations with the Sun and Mars.

The intensity of your emotions can be used for practical purposes. You are powerfully driven to push forward as you approach your deepest desires.

This may be a simple day but the results of connections made may powerfully move your life forward.

There is no need to keep your deepest desires undercover. Allow others to support you and offer support to others, as you each engage in the transformation of your lives. A sense of mystery and intrigue show you are on the right path.

Monsigneur Love by Thomas Cooper Gotch via Wiki Commons

Monsigneur Love by Thomas Cooper Gotch via Wiki Commons

 

STABILIZE ECCENTRIC PROCLIVITIES

Saturday, December 24, 2016:

Saturday holds a very important transit that presents important keys to the coming months. At 7:20 PM EST, Saturn trine Uranus; this is the first of three ‘hits’ of this aspect. The second will be on May 19, 2017 and the third on November 11, 2017.

This transit brings the defiant, independent, and eccentric, revolutionary energy of Uranus and the stabilizing, responsible, conservative authority of Saturn into a harmonious conversation. Uranus questions the places where Saturn is stuck. Saturn shows Uranus how to bring responsibility and stabilization to revolutionary shocking realities.

Considering how these two energies may support each other in the midst of our current political catastrophe certainly gives us food for thought. Uranus upsets and revolutionizes; Saturn brings maturity and restriction. Keep in mind that this is a harmonious connection. Harmonious for whom, we must ask?  We have no idea what is happening behind the scenes politically; we do know there are powerful energies at work.

Within the context of your personal life, this may show up as you struggle to stabilize your more eccentric proclivities or work to break out of places where you are stuck. Much depends on where this occurs in your chart. If you have personal planets between 18 and 22 of Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you are feeling a deep flow on these issues.

 

LOVE <3

Sunday, December 25, 2016:

It is a delight to find that on Sunday, which so many people are celebrating, provides us with an entire day of the Scorpio Moon VOC*. This enables us to easily relax into a holiday. There is nothing to be done. Enjoy wherever you find yourself. The Scorpio Moon encourages us to stay deeply connected to profound emotions.

Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and sensual pleasures is incredibly active on Sunday. First, she forms a lovely, flowing trine to philosophical Jupiter at 8:22 AM EST allowing your understanding of love and beauty to expand.

When she sextiles Uranus at 11:35 AM EST, she asks you to look outside of your conservative expectations to see unexpected or unusual opportunities that may be presented to create beauty or build on loving connections.

At 1:32 PM EST, she sextiles Saturn offering the possibility of mature stabilization of love. These delightful Venus aspects promise you a delightful day.

Unfortunately, of course, you may have personal transits that override all this pleasure and beauty. Even so, you will feel this; remain open to the enjoyment of it.

As you head into the evening, the Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:19 PM EST, you may want to stay up late enough to spend some time in the expansive emotional energy that comes forward at the time.

Absorb and extend outward to others, all the love that you can muster on Sunday.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:22 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 10:19 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.

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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: January 25, 2016 through January 31, 2016

Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif by Bloemaert via Wiki Commons

Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif by Bloemaert via Wiki Commons

 

Contemplation for the week:

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life–happiness, freedom, and peace of mind–are always attained by giving them to someone else.”

~Peyton Conway March

 

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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.

 
MERCURY DIRECT! PREPARE TO MOVE FORWARD

Monday, January 25, 2016:

Once we get through the bulk of Monday, Mercury turns direct at 4:50 PM EST at nearly 15° Capricorn. For several days before and after Mercury turns retrograde or direct, there is a time when it simply seems to stand still. This brings an immense focus to the area of the chart that holds 15° Capricorn. Your thinking or your communications may feel stuck in the area of your life that is represented by the house placement involved.

The Moon is inactive (VOC*) in Leo until 10:46 PM EST when she enters Virgo. I expect Monday to feel like we are anxiously waiting for something to shift. Don’t make any big decisions or start any new projects on Monday. Rest and prepare your heart and mind to move forward over the coming days.

 
DREAMING THE PRACTICAL

Tuesday, January 26, 2016:

The Moon is in Virgo on Tuesday. We tend to gravitate toward practical activities, organization, and detail work while the Moon is in Virgo. However, on Tuesday the Virgo Moon is in a particularly soft and dreamy space, and not nearly as practical as you would expect.

Consider the organization and clarity necessary to develop your dreams. Make specific plans to reach your deepest emotional satisfaction through the development of dreams and beauty. Help others to find their way out of confusion. It may be easier to see their path than your own.

Now that Mercury has turned direct, you will also want to pay attention to health issues. Is there a change that you need to make in your self-care routines? Begin to examine what you want to change. Implement those changes at the next New Moon (February 8th).

You have the ability on Tuesday to ask for exactly what you want directly and honestly. This is a significant day to really get clear about what you want to create in your life.  Attend to the dream of value and beauty in your own heart; create a plan to bring that dream into fruition.

 

Chassidim1 by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Chassidim1 by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

MANAGING DETAILS; IMPROVING SKILLS

Wednesday, January 27, 2016:

On Wednesday, we are able to set any dreams aside in order to engage in the practical organization that is required to move forward.

Wednesday’s Virgo Moon forms aspects to Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, and Jupiter.  Remember, that Virgo is the worker of the zodiac and there is a lot of support in her efforts now. Never underestimate the importance of managing details while the Moon is in Virgo. We all know that any project will deteriorate rapidly without proper attention being given to the small moving parts.

Consider your greatest skills and talents. Where will the development of these skills allow you to support and be of service to your friends, neighbors, community, and the world?

The service we are speaking of here is a service of humility; there is no space for ego’s arrogant stance. What additional skills must you develop in order to increase your ability to help others? How will your most natural skills come to the service of others? These are all good contemplations for Wednesday.

 
SEEK DIPLOMACY; EXPRESS KINDNESS

Thursday, January 28, 2016:

You may wake up feeling a little blah on Thursday; there just doesn’t seem to be the energy necessary to get moving. Expect a slow start on the day. This sense of lethargy will pass as soon as the Moon enters Libra at 10:00 AM EST.

Thursday is likely to be a day of ‘people pleasing’. You may notice that you are concerned with creating balance, pleasure, and harmony between yourself and others. This is a good day for interpersonal negotiations or diplomacy. You may be surprised at the level with which you seem to understand others. Go out of your way to express kindness.

This could be an excellent time for socializing and getting back in the good graces of others whom you have possibly alienated over the past weeks or months. If apologies are in order, make sure they come from a place of deep authenticity, humility and sincerity.

It may be a challenge to make decisions on Thursday, or to make-up your mind about anything that requires a distinct choice. Simply release your concerns about those particular decisions and choices. They can wait.

 
BE AWARE OF VOLATILITY

Friday, January 29, 2016:

Enjoy the early part of the day on Friday. The more challenging side of the Libra Moon develops as the evening approaches.

The square aspect formed between Uranus and Pluto that has been a constant conversation in astrological circles since 2012, is echoing through our lives once again. Friday’s Libra Moon activates that energy (the energy of transformation, destruction, rebellion, and revolution) as she squares Pluto and opposes Uranus. Mercury is echoing this situation also as he lines up with Pluto in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We will talk about that more on Saturday.

This could be a volatile evening; keep that in mind when making plans.

Where are you holding tightly to resistance? What do you know needs to change in your life that you are still resisting? What about the transformation you have already been through over the past few years is not yet complete? Contemplate that question now. Pay close attention to any new places where deep thinking emerges. Follow your curiosity; your mind is seeking new levels of depth in previously unexplored territory.

 

Abstract 1312 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

Abstract 1312 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

 

MAKE SPACE FOR NEW THOUGHTS

Saturday, January 30, 2016:

You may feel a bit restless with the Libra Moon making no aspects (VOC*) all day, along with the more significant aspects of the day! The Moon will not enter Scorpio until 10:51 PM EST.

Mercury made contact with Pluto in mid-December 2015, again on January 22 while retrograde, and will make her final conjunction on Saturday. Our collective thinking is drilling deeply into intense social issues. Think: the environment, racism, guns! Our collective (and individual) thinking must be transformed. Consider all of the conversations in the culture that are changing the thinking of the masses. Listen to the political discourse!

On a personal level, what do you continue to do habitually, that you know is not healthy for you? This is an opportunity to go deep and destroy the core that is beneath the habit, making space for newly empowered thinking.

Another significant aspect of Saturday is a sextile between Venus and Neptune. You can expect your imagination to be dreamy and poetic, your values to be deeply stimulated by beauty or romance. There’s a touch of magic to your relationships even in the midst of the mental intensity of the day.

The best way to manage this day is with patience and kindness to self and others.
Seek inspiration, sensitivity, and whimsy. Read poetry, meditate, and dance.

 
FEEL THE CHANGES

Sunday, January 31, 2016:

On Sunday, we engage with the intensity that the Scorpio Moon is well known for. All emotions are deeply felt while the Moon is in Scorpio, be it passion, sorrow, elation, or desire. We are very motivated by the need to understand what is below the surface in any situation. We are not interested in frivolous conversations or connections.

The Third Quarter Moon is exact at 10:28 PM EST, encouraging us to begin the process of releasing what we began at the New Moon on January 9th. T

Now the Sun (Aquarius) and the Moon (Scorpio) are in square aspect to each other. The square aspect itself creates a level of anxiety or stress. The Sun which represents ‘core energy’ and the Moon that represents ‘emotional need’ come to a point where they are at cross-purposes to each other. Think about the Aquarius Sun and its expansion into new realms; compare that to the Scorpio Moon and its need to be private and even secretive. It is easy to see that they are on different paths and must learn to negotiate. It is within this negotiation that they begin to let go and release what is in a natural cycle of decay.

At 10:41 PM EST, Mercury squares Uranus, once again echoing the issue we talked about on Saturday of empowering and transforming our minds. The connection with Uranus tells the story of the necessity of an unpredictable revolutionary direction of our minds. This speaks to thinking outside the culture. It is moving us toward finding the true, authentic voice that has been so obscured in our world and in our culture.

 

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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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