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.

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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.

Find Time for Silence; Virgo New Moon Eclipse on Sunday 9/13

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 7, 2015 through September 13, 2015

Sunflowers by Harmony Hansen

Sunflowers by Harmony Hansen

Contemplation for the week:
The world is far bigger, more complex, and more beautiful than any of us can imagine. Very little is beyond the scope of what is possible. If we aspire to kindness and love, we are on the right path.

Other than the Moon, there are no planets changing sign this week. We have several interesting aspects, my favorite being a beautiful trine between Mars and Uranus on Tuesday.

This suggests a great deal of excitement and powerful energy, all presented with a sense of flow. In positive psychology, FLOW, also known as THE ZONE, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Be aware of and allow yourself to be pulled into this flow, this zone, in the early days of the week!

Wednesday, you are well advised to practice mindful speech, kindness, and more compassion than is your usual habit. It is safe to assume that things will be said that cannot be taken back. We have all been there.

If you find yourself regretting something you said, apologize and move on with more awareness. There’s no point beating yourself up about this, everyone has the experience of being pulled into saying what should not be said. Therefore, we can show compassion and forgiveness.

If you pay attention to the VOC* schedule, posted below the blog, you will notice that we currently have very short periods of VOC* Moon. This is due to having several planets in the very late degrees of their sign so the Moon continues to make aspects throughout her course through the signs. Read below if you need more information.

The important thing is to realize is that things feel a bit easier and we have a sense that our lives are more workable day-to-day. When we have long VOC* Moon times, life can feel a bit choppy as we encounter those times that things simply don’t flow easily.

Are you concerned or unclear about the path ahead? Do you know where spring will find you? Let Astrolore help you understand the upcoming adventure and the path you are on. Make your appointment today!

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 simple conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

INTENSE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION

Monday, September 7, 2015:

Monday morning, you can expect to wake up with a visceral sense of the dreams you are leaving behind. Your imagination is activated with a flow of gentle and intangible dreaminess. Coming out of sleep may be the last thing you will want to do on Monday morning.

Once you’re moving into the day, your mind becomes more active and accomplishing your endeavors should be relatively easy as long as you are able to move beyond moodiness.

Sensitivity could get in the way and by mid-afternoon, you can anticipate intensity within connection, conversation, or conflict with a family member. This could be a mother, sister, daughter, lover, ex-wife, or very close woman friend.

In any such encounter, maintain mindfulness and compassion. It really is up to you whether this escalates or not. You could hold the experience as if it were a passing cloud. Breathe and practice kind awareness. It will pass.

“Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.” ~ Jill Bolte Taylor

 

EXCITEMENT AND ACTIVITY

Tuesday, September 8, 2015:

So much of how this week unfolds depends upon how you dealt with the intensity or conflict that was raised on Monday. If you went to sleep Monday night with intense upheaval still cranking around within, it is apt to carry through and create difficulties throughout the week.

The Moon remains in Cancer until 10:36 PM EDT when she will enter Leo.
At 3:53 PM EDT, Mars (the planet of action) trine Uranus (the planet excitement). Remember, that a trine aspect is a free flow of energy. When Mars and Uranus connect in this way, we can expect unexpected intensification.

Look for excitement or an unusual activity. If you have a lot of Fire and Air your chart, you will likely enjoy this greatly. If you have a great deal of Earth and Water in your chart, there may be stress and anxiety involved. Either way, try to relax into the excitement, enjoy a new way of seeing the world and your experience of it.

If you are interested in following the entire cycle between Mars and Uranus, look back to March 2015 when the cycle between them began. Did you make a sudden decision or start a sudden project at that time? Did you take on a new lover? Did an existing relationship take a new path at that time? Did you begin a new exercise routine or other physical activity?

Whatever began then took a major step forward in mid July. Within this cycle, we now are able to see the benefit of what we have been working toward. Allow the current energies between these planets to move you easily toward the clarity you will reach by the second week of December.

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

NO PLACE TO HIDE

Wednesday, September 9, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Leo Moon offers playfulness and joy to your emotional life. Mercury squares Pluto at 3:27 PM EDT. Words may be spoken that are not intended, welcome, or understood. Conversations and communications could get deep, intense, and potentially ugly.

Rainbow at Ethan Allen Fort by Harmony Hansen

Rainbow at Ethan Allen Fort by Harmony Hansen

Keep your awareness and mindfulness sharp. Reach for deep intense honesty, fully connected to kindness. Take full responsibility for where you find yourself in your life. If you are able to hold this, you should be able to avoid the more negative side of this aspect.

Because Mercury goes retrograde next week, this aspect (Mercury square Pluto) will be repeated on September 24th and again on October 22nd. What intense depths of conversation have you been avoiding? How can you say what needs to be said with kindness and compassion?

On December 25, 2014, we began a new cycle of intensity in communication. Perhaps, you made a commitment to intense honesty within a relationship; or you may have held tightly to a deep secret that you were unable to reveal. The cycle unfolded with a necessary communication in early April. By mid-July, the conversation continued with deeper intensity of honesty or a stronger hold on the lack of honesty.

Now, it is time to move on. Understand that over the coming months you will begin to unravel your own hidden agenda. There is a complication here because not everything has been above board. It is time to get honest and clear, first with you!

Prepare now to move into a renewed understanding of yourself in relationships and communication. Be willing to see what the Universe is showing you. Be kind to all involved, including yourself.

“It is better to be honest and authentic and disappoint some people then to exhaust yourself trying to keep up the façade of perfection.” ~ Crystal Paine

 

INTERNAL SILENCE & EXTERNAL EXCITEMENT

Thursday, September 10, 2015:

This is the day of the week that I am looking forward to!

Of course, the intensity from Wednesday is still with us. However, if we paid close attention and did the work necessary, now on Thursday we can enjoy a lovely day even as we internally assimilate Wednesday’s issues.

The Moon is in playful expressive Leo making contact with Venus at 14° Leo (conjunct my Sun!). This playful Moon then goes on to open a free flow of enthusiastic expansive excitement into the day (1:20PM EDT Moon trine Uranus).

Barring anything restricting within your personal chart, you will have a great deal of playful, inspired, creative, and optimistic energy at your fingertips.

Yes, we are moving into the dark phase of the Moon and even as you experience this excitement, your heart is being pulled into a quiet more inward space. It is important to balance the excitement while holding the quiet inward space.

As humans, we have not trained ourselves to hold opposites at the same time. The first step in developing this skill is to simply slow down. Holding dichotomies within your heart and mind is possible. Hold out your hands. In one hand, hold space for quiet inward awareness, in the other hold full expressive playfulness with others.

We are so much bigger than we think. Once you learn how easy it is to hold two sides at once, you will wonder why you ever thought it was difficult. On Thursday, this is your powerful practice.

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”

~ Orison Swett Marden

 

RELEASE JUDGMENT

Friday, September 11, 2015:

We have a brief VOC* Leo Moon to begin the day. By 10:00 AM EDT, the Moon has entered Virgo and we can expect the next two days to have few complications. There is energy for accomplishment particularly regarding detailed or routine work. You may feel a strong need or desire to either help or criticize others!

Look at that person you feel critical of and realize, on a very deep level, your shared humanity. Understand that whomever your mind may be judging is simply trying; in the best way they know how, to live a happy life free of pain. It is important to find that space within yourself to connect with others in our shared humanity.

You may think you know how they should do things better or how they should live their life, but you must realize that you have absolutely no idea of their life journey.

Find kindness, compassion, and lack of judgment within your heart. This is where the rubber meets the road. Find that place where your desire to be a better person or your spiritual practice, or whatever it is, bumps into your own internal critic.

Find that soft, kind space at your center that can see the other as simply, like you, trying to get through this, often very difficult, life!

This is a day of detailed routine work and inner deep contemplation.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals.” ~ Pema Chodron

 

Hot Air Balloons outside of Montreal by Harmony Hansen

Hot Air Balloons outside of Montreal by Harmony Hansen

ON THE LINE BETWEEN ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

Saturday, September 12, 2015:

On Saturday, we come to the deepest part of the dark phase of the Moon. This phase is called the Balsamic Phase. On Sunday, we will reach the New Moon (in Virgo) and we begin, yet another, Lunar Cycle.

This is the quiet time, the time to allow your emotional nature to sleep, take refuge in quiet rest for your soul. Now, is a time to allow intuition and instinct to run the show. This is not a time to follow a path of logic.

You will do best if you use Saturday to rest and trust the process that you are on. This is a shifting time, a time to end one cycle even as you begin a new one. There is something disorienting about this process each month. I picture the awkwardness of sincerely saying goodbye to a friend at the train station at the same time as you are welcoming a new friend. How do you hold these two perspectives? Letting go of the old while welcoming the new?

Throughout our lives, we learn to hold space for many things within our hearts and our minds. This is a day to practice the skill involved. Say goodbye to the old as you open your heart to the new. Keep your eyes open to the people you may encounter who need a bit of assistance in their similar process. Rest.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

 

VIRGO NEW MOON ECLIPSE: 20 DEGREES VIRGO

Sunday, September 13, 2015:

At 2:42 AM EDT at 20 degrees Virgo, we reach a partial Solar Eclipse. Being in the sign of Virgo, work and health matters are likely to call for your attention. The eclipse offers a new beginning within your work, details, fitness, health, and routines.

This is a time to cultivate new habits that will increase your health and energy levels. Set up routines that support your body and your own healing process. This is the best time to develop organization and pay more attention to details of self-care.

Eclipses can open our awareness to things that have been hidden; perhaps things you have hidden from yourself. This is a time when you will see some realities you may not want to see. It is urgent that you find the courage to face the reality of your situation. Not looking clearly at your reality at this time will close doors that you want to keep open! Your eyes are open and you are able to see yourself clearly.

Please keep this clarity focused on you; there is plenty of work to do close to home.
You may need to let go of something significant in order to move into the next chapter that is being offered in your life. Surrender to the unknown. You are on a new path. Embrace it.

Where has your thinking become too small? Where are you ready to encounter a new expanded vision of the world and of your life? Allow the vision in.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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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, September 8, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trine to Saturn at 9:28 PM EDT, until she enters Leo at 10:36 PM EDT.

Friday, September 11, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Saturn at 9:03 AM EDT, until she enters Virgo at 9:56 AM EDT.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a sextile to Saturn at109:08 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:41 PM 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 6, 2015 through April 12, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 6, 2015 through April 12, 2015

The end of last week and the beginning of this week are likely to offer some challenges. We still are in the midst of understanding the profound changes in our personal lives and the world around us.

As we work to make sense of our new lives, there is the added challenge of trying to understand where others are in their life changes, and how these changes impact our relationships.

We have encountered profound shifts in ourselves but also the people we love, live and work with seem to be on a very different path as well. Just when we might be comforted to have the familiarity of old friends and loved ones, we look around and they are no longer filling the roles in our lives that we have come to expect of them.

Have you found yourself engaging with a new social circle over the past 6 to 12 months? Go ahead and allow the new people in your life to take more space as the past is left behind and we move forward into our new life.

Summer by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Summer by Pierre Auguste Renoir

As we move through this week, our challenges and difficulties may subside. The later part of the week brings more ease, even as Jupiter turns direct on Wednesday! Jupiter is the planet of expansion and higher understanding. With its direct motion beginning this week, our learning and understanding move forward. Open your heart to the new direction, the new path you find yourself on; there is no going back. Find joy exactly in the place you find yourself.

If you are ready to understand this process in your own life; contact me for a consultation. We can explore what the changes mean in the wider context of your life and help you determine your path forward.

 

 

Monday, April 6, 2015:

You’re probably beginning this Monday morning with a certain amount of anxiety or excitement. The powerful energies of ongoing change continue their pressure upon us. A good deal may have shifted over the weekend with the lunar eclipse, the full Libra Moon, and the Sun squaring Pluto.

The pressure continues on Monday as the Sun joins up with Uranus at 10:07 AM EDT. This suggests the beginning of a year-long cycle of innovation; related to the cycle and relationship between the Sun and Uranus!

What did you start a year ago that is now coming to an end? What innovation or humanitarian effort do you need to begin now? If you have been doing the work necessary, I hope you are able, at this point, to trade in your fearful anxiety for anticipation and excitement. The transformation of our life and our world is in process; there is no turning back.

Remain focused, mindful, and clear; within the context of this anxiety, embrace the excitement. If you are struggling with fear or anxiety, don’t attempt to escape. Try to relax into it and learn from the intensity.

Imagine the best places your life may be taking you. It is best to open your heart fully, allow the softening of fear and anxiety to teach you the best steps forward.

At 9:25 AM EDT, Mercury trine Jupiter and we flow with the positive expansion of our minds and our conversations with others. Monday will be a powerful day, no doubt about it.

Today is a day to have conversations that need to be had and open the doors that need to be opened. Hold steady with mindfulness to embrace the response you receive from others. Accept where you find yourself with a joyful heart.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

Tuesday’s Scorpio Moon asks us to embrace the depth of our feeling nature even as we embrace these deep ongoing changes. On Tuesday, Mercury squares Pluto and on Wednesday, Mercury will conjunct Uranus.

The cycle between Mercury and Pluto which began in late December 2014 comes to the first quarter square on Tuesday. We keep coming back to these particular dates and considering what we began then. In late December, there was intensification of our thought process or a deepening commitment.

Now, it is significant to consider where the Mercury Pluto cycle brought us and what action we can take now. There may be a communication that is important to put on the table at this time. It could be a speech you need to give, a paper to write, or a line of thinking to actively process.

I would suggest a modicum of caution in your words. With a square between Mercury and Pluto, do not use your words thoughtlessly. Pay attention to what you say, pay attention to the responses you get from others, and don’t jump to conclusions about what you hear.

Your mind can take you in very deep profound areas or very profoundly frightening areas. Never fight against a Pluto transit, make a choice early in the day of how you want to work with your mind in a deeply profound way or in an area of deep understanding and awareness.

Pandora opening her box, artist unknown.

Pandora opening her box, artist unknown.

At 4:42 PM EDT, the Moon goes VOC* until she enters Sagittarius Wednesday morning at 1:08 AM EDT.

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015:

We wake up Wednesday morning with the Moon in Sagittarius and our energy is immediately uplifted. Our good morning from Sagittarius encourages us to look at the wider perspective of the world. Consider the difference in perspective that people in other cultures have. This is a great time to simply be aware of the differences in how we think, process information, and attempt to bring understanding to the table.

At 8:19 AM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus and surprising or unusual information may come to light. Depending on your own personal chart, this could be a wonderful day or deeply stressful. This brings us to the beginning of a cycle of innovative thought.

Are you beginning a new understanding of your mind or a new understanding of how to communicate in a more helpful and interesting manner?

Shortly before midnight, Jupiter, which has been retrograde since December 8, 2014, turns direct. This provides a forward motion in some expansive area of your life. I think here in Vermont it provides the push for the final arrival of Spring! I think of Jupiter as a place where we feel rewarded. After the long cold Winter, we certainly need to push forward with the reward of Spring.

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015:

As we head into the later part of the week, we come to Thursday which looks like a lovely day. The Moon in Sagittarius brings our thoughts into uncharted territory. We want to explore a new way of viewing the world. This would be a great day to spend getting to know folks who live a very different cultural or lifestyle than your own.

It is a great day to look for a new perspective. Everyone has an image of the centaur (half man /half horse) for Sagittarius. I like to think that the symbol for Sagittarius is not the centaurs themselves but the arrows that the centaurs release into the air!

Think about the perspective from that arrow and that is the perspective of Sagittarius. That is the perspective to seek on Thursday.

Take a few hours today to explore your ideas for future travel or education. Do you have children reaching the age of contemplating higher education? This would be a great day to get them excited about the prospects of their future! Dream big!

The Moon is VOC* following a trine to the Sun at 1:42 PM EDT; she will enter Capricorn on Friday morning.

Just before midnight, the Sun and Mercury connect at 19° Aries. This begins a new cycle of invigorating our intellect, and our way of thinking.

 

Friday, April 10, 2015:

Friday morning, the Moon enters Capricorn at 8:47 AM EDT. This moves us into a somewhat conflicted but serious weekend. Perhaps, you have a lot of work to do or you are feeling more ambitious then you have all week.

Maybe you can finally get some work done! Even as a part of you moves in this direction, there is a great deal of fire energy to be managed.

We would probably do well to spend the evening on our own, accomplishing our personal work without the distraction of social activities. In general, this is not going to be a great weekend for socialization. There just seems to be a damper on us even if we desire the socialization.

Much better use of this energy is to determine what it is you want to accomplish and plan the day around that. Don’t look for shared activities. Solitary activities will result in more accomplishment and you will end the day feeling great about yourself.

 

Beach and Two Houses by Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Beach and Two Houses by Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Saturday, April 11, 2015:

In the midst of this somewhat solitary hard-working weekend, we have Venus moving into Gemini at 11:28 AM EDT. Suddenly, the steadfastness of our desires shifts and we desire more activity and are curious about new options and possibilities. As Venus enters Gemini (an Air sign), she adds a spark to the five planets currently in Fire signs.

We know there is still solitary work to do and yet the pull toward fun and activity may very well get the best of us on Saturday.

I don’t know about you but for me I suspect this is going to be about the crunch time right before taxes are due on April 15th. Do your best to get those taxes completed on Friday and Saturday before 11:28 AM EDT.

Saturday afternoon, you may be tempted to take the kayak down the river, go for a vigorous hike, or get out for some last-minute Spring skiing! Don’t let the conflicting energies get to you; allow space for both the solitary ambition and powerful physical activity. Balance these two for the weekend.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015:

Sunday morning begins with the Moon still in Capricorn. If you’re still working on your taxes, get them done this morning because by afternoon you’re not going to want to be bothered with any of that!

At 1:22 PM EDT, Mars sextile Neptune; think back to the beginning of this cycle that started on January 19 of this year. On Sunday, we are reminded of the dream that began at that time.

Consider where that process is moving now. Investigate what the next steps may be to bring this dream forward. Time alone in this contemplation could be very beneficial to the outcome.

The Moon is VOC following a square to Mercury at 4:15 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:44 PM EDT. Sunday afternoon and evening would be great to shake off the challenges of the early part of the weekend. Gather with like-minded friends, enjoy conversations that stretch your mind. Shake off the dust and enjoy the evening!

 

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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, April 7, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following and opposition to Venus at 4:42 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:08 AM EDT.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to the Sun at 1:42 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Friday, April 10 2015 at 8:47 AM EDT.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to Mercury at 4:15 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:44 PM 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 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.

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