Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 15, 2016 through February 21, 2016

There are a few significant astrological changes coming over the next week for all of us to remember and integrate into our lives!

Marika Dragoumis by Nikos Stefanou Dragoumis via Wiki Commons

Marika Dragoumis by Nikos Stefanou Dragoumis via Wiki Commons

On Tuesday, Venus finishes her time in Capricorn and enters Aquarius.
Venus has been in Capricorn since January 23rd. During this time, we have tended toward a serious attitude toward finances and have probably worked overtime to develop serious structures within intimate relationships and business partnerships.

Your ambition and need for accomplishment has been an area of serious consideration; now this will change. The boundaries between friends and lovers may break down as your ability to be more lighthearted in your intimacies grows stronger.

It is easier during this time to openly love and connect with others.

While Venus is in Aquarius, it is the perfect time to examine your long-held beliefs about relationships and sexuality. There are many ways to love and while Venus is in Aquarius, we are able to explore outside the traditional boxes we normally stay within. It is important to consider at this time whether you are truly looking for a significant relationship or if you simply want a lover or a play partner.

On Friday at 12:33 AM EST, the Sun enters Pisces, and we come to the end of the current astrological year. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and signals the ending of one cycle as we prepare for a new beginning at the Spring Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries.

We leave intellectual brilliance behind as we reach to deepen intuition, sensitivity, and mysticism.

During this time, we may need more rest than usual to open our hearts and minds to the less obvious side of life. Take time over the coming weeks to pay attention to your dreams, listen to music, and meditate regularly. Seek a deeper understanding and compassion for others.


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Monday, February 15, 2016:

The week begins with the First Quarter Moon in Taurus. Consider back to Monday, February 8, 2016. How did you spend the day of the New Moon? Can you identify what was the new beginning that occurred in your life?

Considering that what began at the New Moon will come into full illumination at the Full Moon on February 22nd, now is the time to take action that will bring the results you are hoping for. This is the day to take action.

Monday begins calmly enough with the Moon in Taurus. The energy kicks up at 9:35 AM EST, when the Moon enters Gemini. There are many stories to be told and conversations to have on Monday.

The afternoon should be a time for easy connections and lighthearted conversations. Open up to your own vulnerability and encourage others to speak openly. What do you imagine could come out of the conversations you engage in on this day? Think about this and plan accordingly..


Tuesday, February 16, 2016:

The Moon remains in Gemini all day on Tuesday encouraging us to continue the conversations that we began on Monday. Early afternoon this could prove challenging, as the stories you want to share are not necessarily appreciated by others. Pay attention to your audience and choose your stories accordingly. In the late afternoon, this energy shifts and more freedom of expression is available.

By the end of the day, Venus enters Aquarius, remaining there until March 12, 2016. During this time, we have the opportunity to explore new ways of relating to others and to our money and other resources. We will have the opportunity to examine, with a new perspective, the beliefs that we hold without question.

Now is the time to question those beliefs. Perhaps, your relationships don’t need to fit in the box you were told they did. Perhaps, you do not need to make or spend money the way you were told was necessary.

Due to the recent Uranus and Pluto square, the world is experiencing a radical shift. It is time to take our blinders off and examine some previously unexamined issues. It is okay to play with new ideas and ways of viewing the world. Radical change can bring deep expansion, profound connections, and even unexpected joy.


Merida 2015 by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

Merida 2015 by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons


Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

Wednesday begins still on the high note of the active, sometimes jittery, sign of Gemini. Following a trine aspect between the Gemini Moon and the Aquarius Sun at 11:37 AM EST, the Moon becomes quiet until she enters Cancer at 2:24 PM EST. During this quiet spell, we may consider celebrating our own personal siesta. The activity of the past few days has left us just a bit tired.

When the day is done, we are delighted to head home. Nothing sounds better than our own home, a hot meal, and our closest family members or loved ones.

If you are heading home alone, do not fret. We do not need others to expand the internal depth of love we long for.

With the Moon in Cancer, our thoughts turn to family, security, and even the home of our youth. Give your mom, your sister, or your aunt a call this evening. Making contact with someone connected to you from a different time and space will bring comfort, and perhaps deep satisfaction.


Thursday, February 18, 2016:

On Thursday, the Moon continues through Cancer and yet, our minds are not content to rest in a quiet space developing security. There is an edge of anxiety as the Moon links with Pluto and Uranus, turning our minds toward that which interferes with our security. Perhaps, you have family members that challenge your most personal beliefs, which offer safety and security to your life.

This is a day to consciously and whole-heartedly accept the differences between yourself and others. We each see the world, our lives, and our families from a very different perspective. We cannot expect others to see the world from where we stand.

This would be a delightful day to sit in a busy public place and pay attention to your judgments as you watch people. Each person you see or each time you feel an internal judgment, simply say to yourself “This person wants to be happy, just like me” or “This person does not want to suffer, just like me.” This is a powerful practice, which will connect you to the entire human race with compassion and deep love.

Shortly after midnight on Thursday night, the Sun will enter Pisces. The intellect subsides as sensitivity and open awareness blossoms.


Friday, February 19, 2016:

The Sun’s entry into the passive, whimsical sign of Pisces at 12:33 AM EST brings the opportunity to release the past and embrace your own inner terrain. Your view of reality softens.

During the Sun’s time in Pisces, we are able to fully embrace a spiritual viewpoint even as we release the desires of ego. Take advantage of this time to notice what brings us together rather than focusing on what divides us.

The Moon enters Leo at 9:18 PM EST, just in time for a playful night on the town. This is a great date night or time to go out with friends, a night for dancing. Enjoy.


Obra De Ricardo Wagner by Pilarxita via Wiki Commons

Obra De Ricardo Wagner by Pilarxita via Wiki Commons


Saturday, February 20, 2016:

Saturday highlights an opposition between the Leo Moon and Venus and Mercury (both in Aquarius). This could easily manifest as an argumentative tone to the day. Both Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs, suggesting that each person engaged in this argument holds a powerful belief that they are right and only they are right.

Please take advantage of this information and allow yourself to truly see the other side of any disagreement or stressful engagements you may encounter. Do what you can to let it go. If you are unable to let it go, do your best to walk away and give everyone a chance to let time change the dynamic.
This is a passing issue; no one needs to win. As long as you don’t engage with the ‘issue’, it will pass and by evening, you will hardly remember what the fuss was about.

It is never worth having anything get in the way of a lovely Leo Moon on a Saturday night. If you are able to manage this well, you have every chance to enjoy a lovely evening with friends, family, or lovers.


Sunday, February 21, 2016:

Sunday provides us with a delightful Grand Fire Trine. With the Moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries, excitement and passion are likely to be sparked.  Consider what activity can bring fun and powerful delight. Seek that which engages your most authentic self-expression.

This is not a Sunday to stay home quietly preparing for the coming week. The upcoming week will take care of itself.

If possible, get the day rolling early. There’s much energy at your disposal for fun and connection. Engage it early.

* 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 Open Hearted Explanation

A Personal Note From Laurie (Astrolore)

Dear readers, I am ready to come out from behind the curtain of semi-anonymity.

Writing these weekly posts is time consuming and also highly consuming of my personal energy. This week I have been unable to write the weekly post. You will find a thumbnail sketch of the transits occurring this week and the VOC* Moon schedule below.

In lieu of an apology, I will explain.

If you are a student of astrology, you will learn as I share my personal experience. If you are simply curious about who writes these posts, I will satisfy some of your curiosity.  🙂  If, as a student, you are interested in the full picture, my birth information is as follows: born on August 8, 1955 at 9:17 AM in Boston Massachusetts.

My Moon is at 12° Aries in the seventh house (the House of Relationships), directly in the path of the Uranus Pluto square over the past year. This time has brought one of the most profound transformations of my life.

Following astrology, as I have since the age of 12, I’ve known for years that this time of change was going to profoundly impact my personal life. And yet that understanding is not a crystal ball. I was not able to imagine how this could possibly play out. On some level, I was in total denial of the huge change that could occur.

With Pisces on the cusp of my seventh house, it is easy for me to allow the reality of my relationships to be quite elusive. I didn’t anticipate the powerful transformation that could/would occur.

Brenda & Laurie

Brenda & Laurie

Last summer I met, and immediately fell in love with my current partner, Brenda. Yes, I was aware that she had some serious health problems. Up until now, my understanding has been on a conceptual level. Last Sunday, when she had her second heart attack in 14 months, her health issues suddenly became very real to me.

Spending several days in the hospital caring for her, I have begun to assimilate this very new reality; as I’m sure many of you are also doing related to your own lives and relationships. Brenda and I are experiencing many new changes and are currently combining two households into one. Changes in employment will also be part of the new picture. All of these changes impact me emotionally, financially, and in ways I have not even begun to process.

The changes taking place throughout the cosmos are impacting us all greatly.  Even as I watch the planetary patterns and speak with clients throughout the world; I see how these transits play out in the lives of others, I never seem to expect the same level of change in my own life.

No matter how much we love a particular circumstance, person, or relationship in our life, everything must grow, expand, come to fruition; and ultimately, wither and die. This process is inevitable and cannot change. Joy in our lives depends on our understanding and acceptance of this reality.

As I saw this time of change coming and understood it’s impact on my emotional nature (Moon), relationships (7th house), and community (Moon rules 11th house); I knew that the quietly domestic relationship I was involved in had to change in a profound manner.

As I am nearing 60, I expected this transit to leave me on my own with my work as the fundamental driving force my life. You would think that after studying astrology for 45 years if I understood nothing else it would be to expect the unexpected with any transit of Uranus!

The last thing in the world I expected was to find love with all the intensity, excitement, and passion of a 16 year old! What an immense joy this has been!

However, there is no question that the issues we deal with as we approach 60 are very different than the issues we deal with at 16. No matter what age we are, love can be blind and we rarely choose our love connections with sheer practicality in mind.

Brenda in the hospital

Brenda in the hospital

I always envied people who are brutally practical in choosing a partner, making sure their separate lives fit neatly together. My personal life has never reflected that reality (Pisces on the cusp of the seventh house)!

It has been an intense week. I did not get the weekly astrology weather report written and am emotionally drained. I fully intend to have the daily posts on Facebook each day, and to have next week‘s post back to normal. If you are not a friend of Astrolore on Facebook, please check in with me there.

For today, this is where I find myself:

  • I need to explain to my people why I didn’t write the post this week!
  • I didn’t get my taxes done! Must file the extension!
  • Prepare Brenda’s house in the woods to accept a new occupant (this is a major undertaking)
  • Pack and clean my Burlington apartment
  • Find folks to help me move on Saturday
  • Work, work, work!
  • Face and work with REALITY.

Major Lesson for me: To allow and accept the support and help of others.

We can keep our eyes open, our hearts open, and accept change without resistance. We can show profound levels of kindness to self and others. What we cannot do is prevent the change from coming! We can make it easier on ourselves and others by not resisting, and by always remembering that change is inevitable.

How we respond to major change, upheaval, and transformation is where our understanding and preparation helps. If you are not aware of your own place in these cycles, please begin to work with a good astrologer. Making these connections and following the cycles will help you to understand yourself and your life.

If you would like to support or help our situation, now would be a great time to schedule an appointment with Astrolore. I had planned on increasing my rates on May 1st but due to all of the immediate changes, I will be waiting on that.

If you are interested in understanding all the changes occurring 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.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I love my readers and know that you’re a special bunch. Thank you for all your kindness and support during this time of great change. I hope you are enjoying your own version of transformation as it is playing out in your life!



Uranus and Pluto

Uranus and Pluto


Monday, April 13, 2015:

Moon in Aquarius

Moon square to Mars

Moon opposition Jupiter

Moon sextile Uranus


Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

Mercury enters Taurus – 6:51pm

Moon in Pisces after 4:12pm


Wednesday, April 15, 2015:

Venus oppose Saturn at 12:24am

Moon in Pisces


Thursday, April 16, 2015:

Moon VOC in Pisces enters Aries at 4:59pm

Pluto direct at 11:54pm

Dark of the moon


Friday, April 17, 2015:

Dark of the moon

Moon in Aries

Moon square Pluto

Moon conjunct Uranus

Mars square Jupiter 8:28 PM EDT


Saturday, April 18, 2015:

The Aries New Moon at 2:57 PM EDT

Moon VOC* until she enters Taurus at 5:31 PM EDT.


Sunday, April 19, 2015:

Mercury sextile Neptune at 3:11 AM EDT

Venus square Neptune 6:28 AM EDT

Moon in Taurus all day.

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*!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a sextile to mercury at 3:45 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 4:12 PM PDT.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to Pluto at 5:36 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 4:59 PM EDT.

 Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following the New Moon at 2:57 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 5:31 PM EDT.

* 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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~ Laurie