Weekly Astrology Weather: April 28, 2015 through May 3, 2015

This Week’s Scorpio Full Moon Shows us the Nature of Our Desire

I am delighted to be back!

Again, I apologize for not having the weekly posts here on the blog for the past two weeks. I hope you have read the daily posts on Facebook.

In case you are wondering; Brenda is working hard on her recovery. We are both focusing on consistent exercise and making healthier food choices. 😉

I have moved out of my Burlington apartment and am now living in the northern wilderness, very close to the Canadian border! I am enjoying the quiet, the wildlife I see along the road, and the owls and peepers I hear at night.

As much as I have watched the lives of my clients transform over the past several years, I was not anticipating such total transformation in my own life. Somehow, I believed that major life transformation was the province of youth or of those not obsessively watching the planetary cycles! Ha! What a silly thought that was!

On the Lawn by Georges Barbier

On the Lawn by Georges Barbier

The early part of this week looks pleasant and relatively uncomplicated. As we move toward the weekend, we may encounter some stress and intensity of emotion.

Sunday brings us to a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio, illuminating our desires and demanding that we work within the full reality of our situation. The full reality is never as easy to see as one may imagine; take time to consider the perspective from which you view the world.

As an exercise, consider your situation from the perspective of others. Working with a multitude of perspectives enables us a clearer view of reality.

 

SOCIALIZE WITH AN OPEN HEART
Monday, April 27, 2015:

The week begins with the Leo Moon square Mercury in Taurus at 10:13 AM EDT. Our stable thought processes may struggle with our emotional need to engage in high drama and playfulness.

Between 10:13 AM EDT and 9:08 PM EDT, the Leo Moon is VOC*, offering us time to move slowly into the week. It is best not to schedule anything of future significance during this time.

Good conversation along with a playful attitude is available today. Join your colleagues or coworkers for a cocktail or coffee after work. Simple socialization and openhearted friendliness without an agenda is a great way to utilize the energy of this day.

 

GIVE YOURSELF TO ACCOMPLISHMENT
Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

On Tuesday, we are ready to settle into some serious work. The Moon is in hard-working Virgo, allowing us to focus on the details of any project we are involved in. Take advantage of this push toward accomplishment as early in the day as possible.

The Virgo Moon is supported by Saturn early in the day and by the Taurus Sun in the afternoon. Plan on getting a good deal of work accomplished by mid afternoon.

At 4:00 PM, the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune and we may lose focus and simply need the evening hours for dreamy consideration of the softer side of life. Watch a good film tonight. Please don’t waste time on bad television; find a film that will detach your mind from its most solid moorings and allow your imagination to soar.

 

GATHER INFORMATION TO REACH YOUR DREAM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

In many ways, Wednesday is going to be a simple mirror image of Tuesday. Again, we start the day off with a great deal of energy that can be used toward accomplishment and working with details.

Painting of Romeo and Juliet, artist unknown

Painting of Romeo and Juliet, artist unknown

I can imagine our work feeling inspired and even infused with empowerment, assertiveness, and drive. You will not want to waste this energy. Find the projects that most need motivation and drive and put your attention on those!

At 7:10 PM EDT, the Sun sextile Neptune. The cycle between the Sun and Neptune began the last week of February 2015. What dream did you choose to begin at that time?

Consider that dream; spend time gathering information, and researching what your next steps toward it will be. The requirement today is not in action but in gathering the information that will enable serious action at the end of May.

 

EASE OF COMMUNICATION
Thursday, April 30, 2015:

Thursday begins with the Moon in Virgo becoming VOC* following a trine to Mercury at 8:24 AM EDT. This is a brief VOC* as the Moon enters Libra at 10:02 AM EDT. This is another day that would be good for socializing after work. Others should be feeling good about their accomplishments and with the diplomacy of Libra. This is a great time for social bonding.

At 9:59 PM EDT, Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini where it will remain until July 8, 2015. If that seems like a long time in one sign, it is! Yes, Mercury will be retrograde in Gemini between May 18th and June 11th. Get this information on your calendar right away, so that you can prepare ahead of time!

For now, enjoy Mercury in Gemini. Mercury is the planet that represents what we think about, our skills and struggles with communication, and our thought processes in general. Mercury loves to be in Gemini where it can think and process information more easily than in any other sign.

 

APOLOGIES MAY BE IN ORDER
Friday, May 1, 2015:

Friday, as the Moon passes through Libra, she once again encounters both Pluto and Uranus. We are reminded of the struggles and challenges we have encountered in the past few years. This is an excellent day to take stock of the mistakes you have made along the way. Consider any toes you may have stepped on throughout the period of your most recent life transformation.

Perhaps, you have left others feeling disregarded, disrespected, or uncared for as your own needs have demanded your focus. Consider any amends or apologies that may be in order.

The apologies themselves can wait and be made at the next New Moon (May 17). Determine who those apologies need to go to, make the commitment to do so, and get it on your calendar.

 

Two Lovers in a Garden, artist unknown

Two Lovers in a Garden, artist unknown

 

SEEK INTENSE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
Saturday, May 2, 2015:

Saturday begins with the Moon still in Libra. She makes a beautiful trine aspect to Venus at 10:04 AM EDT, followed by a full day of the Libra Moon VOC*. This is a lovely day for simply enjoying your life.

Hang out in coffee shops with friends, spend the day in a museum, or watching people on the street. This is not a day for shopping or for trying to accomplish anything for the future. This is a day for simple enjoyment. Don’t complicate it!

At 9:47 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us to an evening of intense emotional connection, deep sexual pleasure or intensification, or profound psychological probing. If you spend Saturday evening/night with someone you do not know well, this will bring your connection to a profound depth quite quickly.
SCORPIO FULL MOON ILLUMINATES OUR DESIRE NATURE
Sunday, May 3, 2015:

Sunday brings us to the Full Moon in Scorpio as we experience sexual and emotional passion and connection. This is not the day to spend with folks you want a light or casual connection with. There is far too much emotional intensity within the environment of the day.

Spend time alone looking into your own deep psychological patterns or connect on a profoundly deep level with others.

Early Sunday morning, at 4:34 AM EDT, Mercury opposes Saturn. If you keep a journal or are able to remember the serious consideration or conversation you began during the last week of November 2014; now you are able to see exactly where that conversation or consideration has brought you. The full energy of that conversation is now fully revealed and that creative expression is now released.

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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*!

Monday, April 27, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Mercury at 10:13 AM EDT until entering Virgo at 9:08 PM EDT.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Mercury at 8:24 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:02 AM EDT.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a trine to Venus at 10:04 AM EDT until entering Scorpio at 9:47 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.

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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 9, 2015 through March 15, 2015

We are still waiting. The final exact square between Uranus and Pluto comes next Monday.

The pressure is on!

There is no question as to the intensity of this week. When Mars, currently in his glory in Aries, lines up with Uranus and squares Pluto, it is anyone’s guess how this will manifest.

Be sure to practice kindness and compassion to yourself and others. Enjoy the intensity; ride with the changes!

 

Woman with a Harp by John Armstrong

Woman with a Harp by John Armstrong

Monday, March 9, 2015:

Monday begins with the Libra Moon VOC* until she enters Scorpio at 9:10 AM EDT. Remember, that Sunday night we began Daylight Savings Time and our clocks moved ahead an hour.

It is difficult to get up an hour earlier on Monday morning knowing we will not gain that hour of sleep back until next Fall.

With the Moon in Scorpio and all the intensification that this period of time holds, pay attention to what hidden issues or secrets may be revealed. Be aware that any secrets you have may come to light at this time as well.

Be prepared to deal with such revelations with as much integrity as you’re able to. It will serve each of us well to look deeply into our own motivations at this time. Give yourself and others space to make mistakes and ask forgiveness.

Remember we are all human, we all make mistakes. Within the depths of our souls is a core of basic goodness that is never marred regardless of what mistakes we have made. Honor yourself and others with integrity, kindness, and open-hearted acceptance.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015:

Tuesday brings a trine aspect between Mars and Jupiter that brings our attention back to July of 2013. A trine aspect offers a free flow of energy! This offers powerful incentive to expand courage in some area of our lives.

On Wednesday, as Mars moves through Aries (the sign of his ruler-ship), he conjuncts Uranus and squares Pluto. We are less than a week away from the final square between these two powerful planets. This is extremely powerful, dramatic, unpredictable energy that will be a challenge for all of us to manage! With the Moon in Scorpio, you may want to ask; what are the secrets that are hidden beneath the surface? Where are we holding energy that is potentially dangerous, destructive, and deeply transformative?

Keep your physical energy, anger, and drive in check. Be aware of any personal tendencies to anger or destructive behaviors. Stay out of situations that will trigger the more negative side of Mars. Play safe, stay safe.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

Okay! There is no denying the intensity of this day. At 11:05 AM EDT, Mars conjunct Uranus at 15° Aries; at 5:40 PM EDT Mars square Pluto.

If we simply think about the keywords for these three planets, we will have an idea of the energy involved. Mars represents action, courage, assertiveness, anger, violence, and war. Uranus is about sudden change, innovation, revolution, defiance, and inspiration. Pluto is about destruction, subversion, transformation, hidden forces, and empowerment. Bringing these three energies together within the powerful sign of Capricorn and the ‘take no prisoners’ sign of Aries suggests that we will want to pay careful attention to this day and this entire week!

Please spend extra time in meditation and pay careful attention to your personal triggers.

The final exact hit of the square between Uranus and Pluto is very close at hand (Monday, March 16). Powerful energies continue to build.

The final aspect of the Scorpio Moon is a square to Mercury at 3:46 PM EDT. Following this aspect, the Moon is VOC* until 7:31 PM EDT when she enters Sagittarius. We wish we could breathe a sigh of relief but we are still in the clutches of this very powerful day. The final aspect of the Scorpio Moon is a square to Mercury, pay careful attention to your communications and conversations with others, particularly between 3:46 PM and 7:31 PM EDT. Watch your words and be aware of your body language. If you feel yourself moving toward high agitation, take time out, go for a walk, or sit in meditation.

Thin Man Wearing a Derby by John Armstrong

Thin Man Wearing a Derby by John Armstrong

Do not try to avoid this energy by watching television, eating ice cream, or engaging in some other addictive way of avoiding your feelings. Become comfortable within the discomfort that is the astrological weather we are experiencing. Look at reality, no drama needed. Stay clear and allow this transformative energy to move you without regret.

In order to maintain the lack of regret, you will want to watch your words and actions carefully.

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015:

Thursday observe those around you and come to understand how others are assimilating and working with the changes in their lives. Remember that you do not live in a vacuum. The people you encounter are experiencing deep internal changes similar to your own.

Yes, it is possible that you are one of the lucky ones, not experiencing these energies directly. Even if that is the case, you live in the same weather patterns as the rest of us. Even if these weather patterns are not actively grinding the changes into your life, you are witnessing it in your loved ones. You may see it reflected in your neighbor’s lives, and you likely see it in the bigger arena of culture and community.

We are being transformed. Transformation is never an easy process. Neither cultures nor individuals can be transformed without growing pains. The more we fight the changes the harder the process becomes.

Ride the waves, open your arms, open your heart, and accept the changing patterns of your life. This transformation will deliver you to a new place, a new understanding of your experience, and a new world perspective! Embrace change.

 

Friday, March 13, 2015:

The message for Friday is all about letting go; releasing.

The Moon is in Sagittarius forming her final aspect, a trine to Venus at 7:11 PM EDT. Following that lovely aspect, the Moon enters VOC*, lasting until Saturday morning at 2:40 AM EDT when she will enter Capricorn. Friday also brings us to the Third Quarter Moon at 22° Sagittarius.

It is important on Friday to manage the stress between our need to move forward with open exploration and our equally strong reticence to do so. The Third Quarter square Moon Phase, like the First Quarter is formed from a square aspect between the Sun and the Moon. Square aspects always create stress; when enough stress is created we have no choice but to take action. At the First Quarter Moon, the action taken is part of the building process, of creation. At the Third Quarter phase, it is a necessity to break down and let go as we are approaching the end of the cycle. The internal discomfort provides the impetus to release, to let go.

A new cycle is on the horizon as we release what has served its purpose and it is now becoming a thing of the past.

Once again, I feel compelled to remind each of you to be kind to others. Understanding, even in a small way how the planetary cycles work, gives us a perspective that most people don’t have. Use that perspective to assist yourself and others along the path.

 

Garden of Contemplation by John Armstrong

Garden of Contemplation by John Armstrong

Saturday, March 14, 2015:

By the time we wake up Saturday morning, the Moon has entered Capricorn. We are encouraged to take this weekend very seriously. This is a weekend for serious endeavors, not for frivolous socializing or play. This will be a good weekend for solitary endeavors; for building or creating structures and solid forms in our lives.

At 11:01 AM EDT, Saturn turns retrograde at 4° Sagittarius. Saturn will remain retrograde until August 2, 2015. That gives us a 4 ½ month stretch where we must backtrack a bit to reassess the commitments, projects, and responsibilities that we have undertaken in the past. This is a time when we may need to back out of commitments and is not a time to take on new ones. Pay careful attention to the areas of your life that cause frustration or leave you feeling trapped or confined. Pay attention before this sense gets too strong; draw a line in the sand. Say “NO” where and when you need to say “NO”.

Do not start new business activities while Saturn is retrograde; work where you find yourself, go back and strengthen the structures that are already in place. During this time, it is very important that you look clearly and realistically at yourself. Examine your life in terms of personal responsibility and integrity. If you have not taken your responsibilities seriously, if you have not lived your life with integrity, you may find yourself during this time being held accountable. Whatever comes up, in this regard, deal with it now, do not try to sweep it under the rug. Face your responsibilities with clarity and integrity.

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015:

Very early Sunday morning, the Capricorn Moon will square Uranus and conjunct Pluto. I would recommend sleeping as late as you can with as little connection to other people as possible early in the day. Later in the afternoon, the energy will loosen up a little bit, but your best use of this will be to work on your taxes, to do paperwork, to get necessary solitary hard work accomplished. Once you have a clear sense of accomplishment and have prepared for the upcoming week, go to bed early. We truly cannot expect this to be an easy week. Monday, March 16th is the final exact ‘hit’ of the Uranus Pluto square. Remember this process has been transforming our lives and our world since the summer of 2012!

Now, we will begin the long process of assimilating the transformation and deep change to our personal lives, the culture, and the world around us.

Once again, please take this reminder seriously: practice kindness and compassion to others. We are all the same under the skin. We are all deserving of kindness, compassion, and love. Spread love; it will come back to you tenfold!
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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; times 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*!

Monday, March 9, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) to begin the week and enters Scorpio at 9:10 AM EDT.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the Moon is VOC* following a square to Mercury at 3:46 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 7:31 PM EDT.

Friday, March 13, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to Venus at 7:11 PM EDT and ending when the Moon enters Capricorn on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:40 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 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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