Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016

Have I ever mentioned how much I love August? When I hear people complain about the heat of summer it is hard for me to understand. I love August!

Bonfire Celebrating Mid-Summer by Nikolai Astrup via Wiki Commons

Bonfire Celebrating Mid-Summer by Nikolai Astrup via Wiki Commons

Yes, it is true I live in Vermont, I don’t live in the south where it’s 100+ degrees on these summer days.

I believe that it is important to absorb as much heat as I can in August in order to get through the cold of February. Join me in celebrating these warm summer days of August, and don’t forget to have a bonfire in honor of my birthday!

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ACTIVITY – EXCITEMENT – STABILIZATION

Monday, August 1, 2016:

Monday is a day of excitement, activity, and stabilization, a very active day! You may wonder where to put your energy and your emotions.

Shortly after midnight while we still slept, Venus, the planet that represents our deepest values, love, relationships, and resources forms a trine aspect to Uranus. The energy created is progressive, exciting, and requires no sleep!

This cycle began in late April (a cycle that brings innovation to our understanding of relationships and money) an action was taken on its behalf in early July, now the energy flows freely. The full results will be clear in mid-September.

At 1:49 PM EDT, the dramatic Leo Sun forms a free flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn. This settles us, stabilizes us, and allows the sensitive Cancer Moon to feel safe and loved.

The Moon is VOC* for a very brief time between 8:44 PM EDT and 9:12 PM EDT when she enters Leo. Anticipate a little playful fun before sleep. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, and simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

MARS LIGHTENS UP- GENEROSITY & PLAY WITH THE LEO NEW MOON

Tuesday, August 2, 2016:

On Tuesday, Mars says farewell to the deep, intense emotion of Scorpio and enters the light explorative energy of Sagittarius. What a relief!

In early January, Mars entered Scorpio. He normally spends approximately two months in any particular sign. However, due to his retrograde cycle, he entered Sagittarius in early March, and then retraced his steps back into Scorpio at the end of May.

Now, we can embrace the explorative, passionate side of masculinity and more easily release toxic masculinity in our world and within each of us. We have learned much. As a species and as a culture, I hope we are leaving behind our unconscious acceptance of that toxic energy.

The New Moon is exact at 4:45 PM EDT as the Sun and Moon conjunct at 10° Leo.  At this time, we see no Moon at all. If you are able to get away from the lights of civilization and look into the heavens, it will be so dark you will see every star in the sky. As the Sun and Moon come together, we are reminded of the power in the Universe.

Don’t neglect a simple New Moon ritual on Tuesday evening or Wednesday. You will want to complete the ritual after the exact time of the New Moon and within 24 hours.  The dramatic Leo New Moon is ideal for planting seeds of generosity, love, and playfulness or for telling the Universe you are awaiting a child or a lover.

Take a moment to write down what you wish to create for the upcoming cycle.  Have two candles available; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.

Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you desire as you bring the two candles closer together.  At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.

Embrace the dark and allow growth.

 

Jazmin El Libertad by Mariselem via Wiki Commons

Jazmin El Libertad by Mariselem via Wiki Commons

SAY YES

Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

If you are a person who loves summer, don’t go to work on Wednesday! This is a day to take off for purposes of sheer enjoyment.

I know the world is in the midst of its share of struggles and yet, we can’t put our heads in the sand. Remember to have fun along the way. Yes, right in the middle of the rough points in our lives, those times that are consumed in deep struggle, still… stop to smell the roses, seek beauty, and play. Find sweet places of joy that call you to life and follow them. Wednesday, listen for the call.

At 5:23 PM EDT, the dramatic Leo Moon forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Uranus, the planet of innovation and sudden change. Expect the unexpected on Wednesday evening. You may be invited to an event or a gathering. Say yes.

Enjoy the company of like-minded community; add your intelligence, strength, and energy to the mix. There is revolution in the air. Caution is not a reasonable position.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Thursday, August 4, 2016:

By the time we awake on Thursday morning, the Moon is in Virgo cooling us off (metaphorically speaking) after the heat of Wednesday. This is a day for accomplishment as our attention turns to the details that must be managed. In the late afternoon, the meticulous Virgo Moon conjuncts with Mercury enabling us to manage meticulous details and accomplish practical tasks. Please give yourself credit for all that you get done.

At 10:02 PM EDT, you may struggle with self-criticism and have a hard time seeing your accomplishments. Practice self-compassion and kindness. Look outside of yourself and see the bigger picture.

The Moon is VOC* for a brief time while we sleep between 12:13 AM EDT and when she enters Virgo at 3:34 AM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is not good, and not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

CONSIDER YOUR SERVICE TO THE HIGHER GOOD

Friday, August 5, 2016:

Friday begins with a sense of stability and empowerment as the Virgo Moon forms a free-flowing trine aspect at 8:54 AM EDT. This day has the potential of being highly productive. Plan that productivity early and stick with the plan.

At 11:26 AM EDT, Venus enters dependable hard-working Virgo encouraging us to hold a very high standard on what we are accomplishing. Our values and relationships may need to be meticulously analyzed.

At 11:21 PM EDT. the Moon, still in Virgo, conjunct Jupiter increasing our desire to perfect something significant within ourselves as a service to the higher good. Because this aspect happens after bedtime, your dreams may give clues that are significant for you at this time.

The Moon is VOC* beginning at 11:21 PM EDT and ending on Saturday at 12:57 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

Մարտին Ակողլյանի կտացներից by Martin Akoghlyan via Wiki Commons

Մարտին Ակողլյանի կտացներից by Martin Akoghlyan via Wiki Commons

COMMUNICATION – TENSION – LUST

Saturday, August 6, 2016:

Pay attention to how you may be trying have ”perfect” conversation or how you are trying to please another person by saying what they want to hear. It is important to not worry about the responses of others when you need to be honest and say what is true for you.

At 9:17 AM EDT, Mercury square Saturn lets us know that we must work on our communication skills. Towards the end of November 2015, the cycle between Mercury and Saturn began. This is a cycle of deepening our commitment to authentic communication based on integrity. That cycle came to full illumination on June 20th giving us a full view of how we have developed this issue during this time, where have our choices landed us?

Now, at the Last Quarter Square of this cycle (Mercury – Saturn) we are asked to fully understand the process and what we have learned from it. It is time to practice what we have learned, making it a part of how communication works for us now. We will practice communicating within these parameters until we begin the new cycle between Mercury and Saturn in late November of 2016.

At 12:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra relaxing the anxiety around communication, as we are more willing to see the other side of the issue. Given the sextile between the Moon and Mars at 4:07 PM EDT, we may want to consider a different manner of communication. Connecting sexually as a way to manage perceived conflict could be highly beneficial.

With a square aspect between Venus and Mars (exact at 8:19 PM EDT), this could bring a battle between contrasting perspectives or it could create just the right amount of tension to release into naked time together.

Saturday begins with the Moon VOC* until she enters Libra at 12:57 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

ALLOW THE MIND TO FLOAT UNTETHERED

Sunday, August 7, 2016:

If we played our cards right on Saturday evening, we should start the morning with the Libra Moon sextile Saturn bringing harmony and stability to our emotional connections.

The remainder of the day is most strongly impacted by the opposition between Mercury and Neptune. Your experience of this transit will be determined by how you managed the challenges of Saturday.  It will also be determined by what you set in motion back in mid-March 2016.

You may experience great mental confusion, connection to imagination, or renewed commitment to a significant meditation practice. This is not the day to make decisions between various options in your current circumstances. You simply do not have the clarity to choose wisely.

This may feel frustrating when the Moon squares Pluto at 7:39 PM EDT. Don’t hold onto the frustration, as this is a quickly passing Moon transit.  At 8:29 PM EDT, the Libra Moon sexiles the Leo Sun offering a lovely connection that can last throughout the night.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

The week begins with the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Taurus; the Moon and Jupiter in Virgo, and Pluto in Capricorn. That’s 6 out of 10 “planets” in Earth signs. We can expect the week to begin with a sense of slow deliberation.

On Monday afternoon, the Moon enters Libra where she remains until the wee hours of Thursday morning. Saturday at 1:49 PM, she enters Sagittarius where she will remain through the end of the weekend.

The early days of the week (Monday through Thursday) are quite uneventful. Of course, there are the general ups and downs reflected by the lunar aspects but there is nothing terribly significant to speak of. Remember, that the aspects made by the Moon pass by very quickly. When the slower moving planets aspect each other, we are looking at a longer term process.

However, we can expect the quiet uneventful days to end on Friday when the Sun enters Gemini at 9:36 AM EDT. The Sun’s entrance into Gemini moves us from slow and steady into a more energized activity of growth. Communication and curiosity replace deliberate predictability.

You can think about Taurus as Ferdinand the Bull and Gemini as the Road Runner.

Gemini is a mutable Air sign. Mutability speaks to the versatile, adaptable nature of Gemini. The element of Air speaks to the intellect, bringing curiosity, versatility, and inquisitiveness to the table.

Gemini wants to explore the possibilities available, whereas Taurus simply wanted to sit on the sidelines and hold space of consistency and reliability.

On Saturday, we come to a Full Moon in Sagittarius. The lunar cycle has been building since the New Moon on May 6th. Whatever we began building at that time is now released into full expression. A Full Moon in Sagittarius is a time to celebrate expansion. Look at the expanding possibilities!

On Sunday, Mercury turns direct! We are all delighted with this news and are ready to proceed forward with new projects, ideas, and communication.

On to the Dailies!

Have a wonderful week.

 

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A DAY FOR ARTISTS AND LOVERS

Monday, May 16, 2016:

Even with Mercury and Mars still retrograde, the week begins with a sense of ease and predictability. Routines feel easy to maintain and we have the patience to stick with them.

At 12:33 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, the sign of diplomacy and social graces. This is a day meant for artists and lovers. Expect to feel a pull toward beauty and love.

Don’t sit around waiting for love or inspiration to find you, put yourself out in the world where you can interact with others. With the Grand Earth Trine still active between Jupiter, Pluto, and Mercury, you likely feel a strong pull toward sensual pleasures. The only drawback to this planetary configuration is the tendency to overindulge in food, drink, or spending. Unless you have the money to spend, leave the credit cards at home!

This should be a great evening for any social activities or simply a pleasant evening to share with family.

 

TINY INCREMENTAL STEPS FORWARD

Tuesday, May 17, 2016:

With the Sun, Venus, and Mercury still in Taurus and the Libra Moon moving quietly throughout the day, there is nothing to do but continue putting one foot in front of the other. Nothing is apt to happen in a hurry today but steady progress can be made on whatever you choose to put your attention on.

At 6:35 PM EDT, the stable Taurus Sun sextiles Saturn, the planet that forms structure and stability in exchange for our efforts. What area of your life are you working to build a stable foundation? If you pay attention this evening, you may hear as quiet whisper encouraging you to explore a new path for emotional stability.  By May 22nd, you will see more clearly the appropriate action.

This will not take you on any radical new path. Remember that tiny incremental steps move us forward just as surely as radical leaps into the unknown. For now, it is slow movement forward.

Enjoy the slow pace of the continued Taurus energy as she is still enjoying the company of the full Grand Earth Trine. It won’t last too much longer.

Pay close attention to the reality of your life and encourage pleasure to grow.

 

CONVENTION VS. PROGRESS

Wednesday, May 18, 2016:

Explosión de Supernova by Tel2368045 via Wiki Commons

Explosión de Supernova by Tel2368045 via Wiki Commons

Tuesday was a day devoted to the maintenance of pleasure and calm. On Wednesday, don’t be surprised if you wake up feeling abandoned by that pleasure! What happened? Where did that sense of ease and beauty go?

Remember, the square aspect formed by Uranus and Pluto that we talked so much about over the past 4 years? Well, that aspect has been technically complete for some time now. However, think about how slowly both Uranus and Pluto move. It takes Uranus 84 years to fully orbit the Sun; it takes Pluto 248 years. Because of this, they are still very close together in the square of their cycle.

On Wednesday, the Libra Moon squares Pluto (12:38 AM EDT), shortly after she opposes Uranus (11:23 AM EDT). With the Moon linking them together in this way, we are reminded us of the powerful challenges and profound changes that have occurred in our lives over the past 4+ years.

It is important to pay attention to the issues in the culture (and in our personal circumstances) that continue to pit protocol and convention against progress and revolutionary change.

Following the opposition to Uranus, the Moon remains quiet for the rest of the day.

Don’t feel guilty for taking the afternoon off for rest and rejuvenation. You need it more than you may realize.

 

ALLOW POWERFUL HEALING

Thursday, May 19, 2016:

Perhaps Wednesday’s contemplation of recent changes in your life prompted you to look more deeply into your own unacknowledged wounds. If you have been hurt or hurt others during the past 4 years of radical change, it is important that you stop trying to sweep that pain under the rug. You don’t have to blame another to acknowledge your own personal hurt and the hurt you absorb when you hurt others.

When the Moon enters Scorpio at 2:30 AM EDT, most of us will be sleeping. While you slept your dreams have deepened your understanding and view of your current circumstances. Within dream space you can engage the hidden dynamics at work, without your conscious mind getting in the way.

There is nothing light-hearted about Thursday. Allow your self-understanding to expand into uncharted territory. Expect to shed some tears; not the kind that rock you to the core, not the sentimental, or even the manipulative kind. The tears we shed now are tears of deep opening and powerful healing.

 

At 8:27 PM EDT, Venus sextile Chiron shows us the path that will support the healing of relationship issues that hold us back from deeper joy. The Scorpio Moon is delighted with this deep inner work.

 

PICK UP THE PACE – SUN ENTERS GEMINI

Friday, May 20, 2016:

It’s time to pick up the pace! Slow just went out of style.

Even as the Scorpio Moon continues asking us to deepen our heart connection to the world around us, the Sun shifts us onto a path that speeds up our thinking and insists we pay attention to everything. Pay attention to EVERYTHING?! Imagine the anxiety of trying to do that!

While the Sun is in Gemini, make it a practice to watch your breathing, remain in your body, and keep your mind and awareness in the present moment.

At 10:36 AM EDT, the Sun leaves behind the sensuous, grounded, Earth sign of Taurus to enter the inquisitive, Air sign of Gemini. Perhaps, your life has been moving along at a steady pace, following this shift; it may feel as though someone has put too much pressure on the gas pedal.

With Mercury (Gemini’s ruling planet) (and Mars) currently retrograde, it will take some effort to maintain focus without anxiety, anger, or blame getting in the way. Having this awareness will help considerably.

Gemini is a curious, perceptive, and intellectual sign. During this time, our thoughts come ever closer to the surface as we gather information, analyze, and communicate. Gemini brings lightness, and a touch of fun, to every corner of our lives.

Watch how your ability and interest in communication and learning shift and move quickly. We learn so much when we let curiosity guide the way. Follow your curiosity. It will set you on a path of profound learning.

 

Germany 1912 from Internet Archive Book Images via Wiki Commons

Germany 1912 from Internet Archive Book Images via Wiki Commons

SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON: EXPANSION & CURIOSITY

Saturday, May 21, 2016:

Sagittarius Full Moon is exact at 5:15 PM EDT – Make a plan for Saturday evening! It should be a memorable night.

As we expand our curiosity about the world around us, our minds and our hearts expand with understanding and compassion; as we expand our understanding and compassion our curiosity grows.

With the Sun in optimistic Sagittarius and the Moon in inquisitive Gemini, the issue of exploring big ideas is front and center. Think back to the Taurus New Moon on May 6th. You probably planted a seed you hoped would grow into a stable force of support and structure in your life. How do you see that growth from the perspective of the Full Moon? Has your desire for stability shown you that you need to learn something new or has it asked you to begin a new study of some sort?

Do you need to learn something to support your stability or do you need stability to support your learning? Isn’t this a question similar to: which comes first the chicken or the egg? You really can’t have one without the other.

Mars – the assertive planet of initiative and the power of will – is conjunct the Full Moon, bringing a great deal of energy to the table on Saturday evening. Be aware of the tendency to be a bit more self-centered than usual. Luckily, Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs, so we are able to adapt and don’t need to have our own way. Relax and go with what is offered… up to a point!

This is a night to enjoy; we are all seeking a sense of adventure. However, with the Sun opposing Mars early Sunday morning, please consider how this adventure will appear in the light of day.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE ENDS; TURNING DIRECT AT 8:20 AM EDT

Sunday, May 22, 2016:

With the Sun opposing Mars at 6:16 AM EDT, we may wake up less than thrilled with how we ultimately choose to spend Saturday night. Perhaps, you followed an adventure that was a bit ill advised. On the other hand, whatever you got ‘up to’ on Saturday night may energize the morning! You feel angry with yourself or you feel energized! Which will it be for you?

You may get a hint if you think back to the beginning of the cycle between the Sun and Mars. This is a cycle of energizing the self, of bringing determination and initiative to consciousness. The cycle began in mid-June of 2015. Perhaps, you began a physical disciple, a sexual connection, or some other dynamic or assertive activity at that time. In early February, you very likely took an action that propelled the energy to where it is now. It is helpful to keep a journal to follow these cycles.

This is certainly set up to be an intensely active, somewhat fun, and somewhat stressful weekend. The Moon brings uneasy aspects to Neptune and Saturn on in the late afternoon. How about we all agree to a kindness to one another, a quiet evening and an early bedtime?

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

 

 

 

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