Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 15, 2018 through October 21, 2018

 

 

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“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”

~ Noel Tyl

 

 

A SIMPLE CHANGE OF FOCUS

Monday, October 15, 2018:

As the week begins, pause to consider what you learned over the weekend. As you ended the day on Sunday, the Capricorn Moon joined with authoritative Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler). A serious contemplation enters the week with you.

As the Moon is waxing, steadily growing day by day, she forms lovely supportive sextile aspects to Mercury, Venus, and Neptune throughout the day. Whatever lesson you took from the weekend settles into your heart and you are able to begin the week with a renewed clarity of your responsibilities and your willingness to work diligently with them.

At 4:20 PM EDT, Mercury joins with still retrograding Venus in deeply intense Scorpio. Spend time contemplating reality. Consider your own responsibility in your dissatisfaction regarding partnerships and finances. It is time to make the effort to shift your thinking to a place of acceptance and understanding going forward.

Could the real problem be your own commitment to being dissatisfied? This is a day when a simple change of focus can turn everything around.

 

 

FACE THE CHALLENGE

Tuesday, October 16, 2018:

You may feel out of sorts in the very early hours of the morning. The serious Capricorn Moon joins forces with Pluto creating a heaviness that may follow you into the day. Don’t hold onto it, allow it to pass without engaging in difficulties with others.

As that passes, we come to the First Quarter Moon phase at 2:02 PM EDT. Whatever you began last week at the New Moon is asking for further attention. What do you need to do to push forward with an intended agenda? There may be a clear division between what you want to do and what you know you should do.

You may feel an uncomfortable pull between two choices. Do what you need to in order to compromise with yourself. The effort required in this internal struggle is actually what is the most important. With the Moon in Capricorn, you may well need to lean in the direction of the choice that requires the most effort and work. Laziness is not an option.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* after 5:50 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 3:35 AM EDT on Wednesday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

INDEPENDENCE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Moon enters inventive, unpredictable Aquarius. With the Moon in Aquarius, you may find your thinking moves into less conventional areas. Your thoughts may seek wild innovations and unusual inventive ideas.

This is a good time to gather with others who do not think along conventional lines. Your emotions are far less personal and you are able to view the world from a cooler more detached perspective. You are less interested in personal issues and more drawn to considerations of the plight of humanity as a whole.

You may feel a bit alienated from those around you and in the later part of the day you may encounter issues in personal relationships. With Venus retrograde, consider how your most independent thinking is creating challenges in your intimate relationship. You are unlikely to be in the mood for compromise.

Spend the evening alone or with your less personal, more intellectual acquaintances. Personal independence is deeply important on Wednesday.

 

 

Announcement: ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November.

If you want to be grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! 

As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns. 

 

 

SEEK A BROAD PERSPECTIVE

Thursday, October 18, 2018:

Once again, as with Wednesday, you may not be interested in intimacy or close connections, much preferring independence and a wider perspective on humanity in general.

As the Aquarius Moon joins forces with Mars at 5:50 AM EDT, you may have to take steps to resist anger toward those who have opposing views to your own. It is probably best to keep your opinions to yourself and simply allow the issues to fade away.

Following that cranky morning zing, the rest of the day is relatively quiet.

With the Moon in Aquarius, you will seek freedom from people or situations that feel even a bit claustrophobic or otherwise restrictive. This is a day to engage with your more unusual friends or the folks in your social circle whose opinions help you to develop your personal world-view. Your focus is likely to be objective and you are more interested in what is happening collectively than personally. You are able to open your thinking to new ways of understanding the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, and consider what you can do to help the suffering of others. Allow for an objective detachment from personal intimacies.

 

 

PAY ATTENTION

Friday, October 19, 2018:

Friday should be an interesting day to pay attention to how you are using and engaging your mind. Mercury, the planet that represents our thought processes and communications, begins the day with a flowing trine aspect to imaginative, elusive Neptune. Do not get too attached to your thoughts and be careful how you use your words. Misunderstandings could happen easily as Neptune often suggests that things are not as they seem to be. If you hear something that sounds too good (or too rough) to be true, don’t take it at face value. On the other hand, this is a great morning to use your imagination, to spin fun tales of illusion or poetry.

At 1:23 PM EDT when Mercury squares Mars, you may find that the lack of clarity or strong imagination has gotten twisted around in a manner that is causing you difficulties. Verbal anger or aggression could result but doesn’t have to… instead find within yourself the courage to speak a truth that is deeply important to you.

At 4:21 PM EDT, the Moon leaves detached Aquarius behind to enter mystical, idealistic Pisces. As the Moon passes through Pisces, you may feel called to rest or dream the evening away. You can go with the flow and utilize this sense of watery spaciousness by delving into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns.

Use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 8:28 AM EDT until she entries Pisces at 4:21 PM EDT.  When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ALLOW DREAMS TO MOVE YOU

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Don’t expect to accomplish much during this dreamy, sensitive weekend unless you are an artist, a poet, or a musician. With the Moon moving through Pisces, you will likely feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and vulnerable than usual. Remember this as you engage with others. They may put on a brave face but underneath they are deeply aware of their human susceptibilities.

Make eye contact with those you meet as you go about your day. You are more apt to see the soul beneath the surface.

Find an emotional retreat if you are able. You may be drawn to water, poetry, and music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are easily tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. Sleep and rest, allow dreams to move you.

 

 

REST AND DREAM

Sunday, October 21, 2018:

The cosmic movement and planetary impacts on Sunday are relatively quiet. The Moon passes through Pisces, forming lovely aspects to Mercury, Pluto, and Jupiter.

Do not seek and accomplishment as you are likely called to rest or dream the day away.  Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. This will be a good day for meditation, spending time on the water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music.

Enjoy the rest and sweetness that this provides. If you have things that must be done this may feel uncomfortable. Do your best to go with the flow. Enjoy a sense of watery spaciousness by delving into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* after 7:48 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 2:59 AM EDT on Monday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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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.

Today’s Non-Rational Mind

Tuesday, December 11, 2012:

As we talked about yesterday, Mercury is now in Sagittarius encouraging us to connect with and expand our deepest philosophical beliefs and opinions.

No sooner has Mercury brought our minds to this area of expansion when s/he encounters something that makes us wonder what it is we were thinking anyway.

Something is not as it seems. There is a distortion of information. We may simply feel confused or inspired!

We are lacking a clarity of mind, not aware of the delusion we are in the midst of, or our minds are beyond the rational space we expect and inspired by creativity!

Today MERCURY SQUARE NEPTUNE at 7:56AM! This will color a few days with the mist of Neptunian fog.

Don’t attempt to make any clear and practical decisions today. Our minds are fully creative and totally without the clarity for rational ideas and plans!

If we are in the midst of writing fantasy, making a film, or any type of artistic endeavor this energy can be highly beneficial! The barriers that generally keep us on a practical line are blurred, we are able to tap into a higher plane of imagination and beauty.

Our minds are highly sensitized and far more impressionable than usual.  Stay away from the practical, go for the illusion!

This is a day to allow ourselves to get lost in music, poetry, meditation, and fantasy.

Maintain an awareness that the rational objective function of our minds is not to be relied on at this time. Given that: Enjoy this energy, used properly it is a thing of  great beauty!

MOON ENTERS SAGITTARIUS this evening and also SQUARES NEPTUNE, bringing our emotions right in line with this distorted, idealized, non-rational manner of thought.

Take the night off from any solid practical endevour.

Indulge your imagination. Write poetry. Take a bath. Watch a film. Meditate. Pray. Love.



Shifting Spirit, Neptune in Pisces

Today the big news is NEPTUNE ENTERING PISCES where she will reside for the next 14 years. Neptune spent some time in Pisces last year between April and August before retrograding back into Aquarius where she has been tying up loose ends until today.

Each sign has a ruling planet, for PISCES, that planet is NEPTUNE which simply means that the two have much in common. NEPTUNE feels this movement into PISCES as a homecoming.

Neptune moves very slowly. The last time Neptune entered Pisces was in 1848, very shortly after its discovery. It takes 165 years for Neptune to circle the entire zodiac! It is an uncommon occurrence for this outer planet to change signs! None of us, alive today, have had the opportunity to experience this placement, it is completely outside of our experience.

What can we expect?

The outer planets work on a generational and a cultural level more than on a personal level (although depending on your personal chart, this can certainly affect you on a very personal level, indeed!).

It is difficult to clearly understand what this type of movement will mean in our lives, in our cultures and in our world. The outer planets bring sweeping changes to our collective consciousness. With Neptune these changes will be deep although perhaps subtle. Neptune is often referred to as the higher octave of Venus. Neptune brings us an expanded level of sensitivity, imagination, a lack of boundaries, sometimes bewilderment, idealism, deep suffering and compassion. Neptune presents us with the need/desire to find an alternative reality. Think of all the things that take us away from the hard realities of our human life.  At this time these are the issues with take on more importance in our lives!

Poetry. Prayer. Drugs. Alcohol. Dreams. Love. Mysticism. Religion. Music. Ecstatic Dance. Film. Escape. Devotion. Imagination. Deep Suffering which, ideally, will result in Deep Compassion.

For good or for ill, all the places where we lose our sense of boundaries are a part of the Neptune vibration. Neptune can bring us to a level of suffering and a level of ecstasy that can drop us to our knees. It is through this suffering and ecstasy that we finally come (often times kicking and screaming) to a place of self-transcendence and spiritual awakening.

I believe that at this time we, as a collective, are fed up with the traditional experience that we have been fed of religion and religious belief.  We have seen the dark side of organized religion.  I expect that there will be an increase in belief, but a different kind of belief, a spirituality that may come from a place we are not yet aware of. Watch for new directions of spirit and mysticism, new directions of music and film as well. We, as a human species, will find new ways to escape our mundane lives. I wonder about new medications or drugs coming on the scene and new directions for the conversation of death in our culture. How will our attitudes toward the end of life change over the next 14 yeas?

I am so curious to watch these things!

I expect that we will collectively move into levels of deep suffering and ultimately to a place where we will see the wisdom and necessity of compassion and empathy for our fellow humans on this path of life.  I suspect that we will search to find a connection within ourselves and to each other that will bring meaning to our lives. I am hopeful that we will learn to care for each other in many ways that have been so long neglected.

We may learn to understand the suffering that is inherent in all humans’ life – the suffering of birth, old age, sickness and death. Perhaps as we understand that human suffering is universal we may finally learn the depth of compassion that will enable us to truly serve and help each other.


Knowing where Neptune is moving in your personal chart at this time can help you to work with the energies of the universe in your life!

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