Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 23, 2018 through July 29, 2018

 

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The upcoming six months may well pivot on the activities and occurrences of this week.

 

First, keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde until August 27th. Continue to explore and examine issues of aggression and anger. Understand where you have misused these energies and do what needs to be done to learn better, less hurtful ways of getting what you want.

Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday and will remain so until August 19th. Please remember that this not something to worry about once you know how to manage it. Take the opportunity to complete tasks and projects rather than moving forward to new ones. Resist beginning new projects, partnerships, or plans. If you have significant communications or purchases that need to be made, wait.

As we approach the Lunar Eclipse on Friday afternoon, you will want to pay special attention to your own life circumstances and the world around you. What makes this lunar eclipse particularly significant is the involvement of both Mars (aggression, anger, action) and Uranus (expect the unexpected).

An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January of 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

 

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Monday, July 23, 2018:

There may be a sense of listlessness in the air when you awake this morning. You’d like to pull the covers over your head and resist facing the day at all.

The Moon is in Sagittarius which normally keeps us feeling open and ready to explore and experience new ideas and directions. However, as she forms a challenging aspect to both Venus and Neptune, she feels lazy and looks for an easy escape. Perhaps, your needs are pulling you in one direction and your desires are pulling you in another.

These are Moon aspects and will pass quickly. It’s possible all you really need is to engage in a conversation with someone who can show you a different perspective or an entirely new worldview. Push yourself a bit to see or experience something you have resisted in the past. You will be pleased you did and the world will never look quite the same.

 

DEVELOP MASTERY

Tuesday, July 24, 2018:

The emotional environment is calm and uneventful for most of Tuesday with the Moon VOC* in Sagittarius. This may leave you quite susceptible to unrealistic, overly romantic notions and ideas as Venus oppose Neptune at 3:22 PM EDT. Don’t jump to any conclusions or make any decisions as it is unlikely that you have all the information necessary to do so. Meditation or prayer (whatever that means to you) will be helpful to keep confusion at bay.

Reality and clear thinking don’t have a place at the table until the Moon enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. If you have been lost in whimsy or escapism, you may be distressed to have reality show itself so clearly at that time. It is important that you roll with the shift and allow yourself to re-dedicate yourself to your responsibilities. Keep in mind the necessity of reality and hard work in order to develop integrity and mastery in all parts of your life.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SETTING THE STAGE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

The dramatic Leo Sun squares Uranus on Wednesday morning setting the stage for the Lunar Eclipse on Friday. You may have a powerful urge to break free or rebel against someone or something that you feel is holding you back. Freedom beckons.

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Mercury, however, is standing stock still, ready to turn retrograde in the early hours of Thursday morning. Regardless of how strong the urge is to make a sudden change, hold steady and watch what is unfolding in the outer world. There are steps to be taken and issues to revisit before the path will be truly clear. You can anticipate feeling off-kilter, possibly overly excited or plagued with anxiety. Understanding that this is impacting everyone, you can model calm kindness to others.

Watch for unanticipated news, inspirations, and epiphanies. Get out of any ruts you may be stuck in and allow your mind to absorb something you never expected.

The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of independence and intensification. The cycle began in mid-April, can you see a connection now with something that began at that time?

 

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MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, July 26, 2018:

Along with Mars retrograde (since June 26) and anticipating Friday’s Lunar Eclipse, Mercury turns retrograde (at 23° Leo) at 1:02 AM EDT.  People worry so much about Mercury retrograde but it really is fairly easy to manage.

4 Simple Steps to Manage Mercury retrograde:
⦁ Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned and don’t listen to folks who spread anxiety.
⦁ Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since April 15, 2018; dig deep, there are probably more things than you are aware of. There are probably appointments you have been meaning to make, projects left undone, communications fallen through the cracks, books unfinished, etc.
⦁ Accomplish what is on this list, and only what is on this list, nothing more, nothing less.
⦁ Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.
If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!
Remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Be practical and do what must be done.
Also please remember: Mercury is retrograde, Mercury is NOT IN retrograde.

Thursday’s Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day. You may notice frustration as Capricorn wants to get stuff done but being VOC*, it is best to work on mundane projects only. Keep breathing, practice keeping your heart open and offer kindness to all whom you encounter.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:42 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius on Friday morning at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A BIG DEAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Friday, July 27, 2018:

Friday brings us to the big deal Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse always occurs on a Full Moon and is basically an amped-up Full Moon on steroids. This Lunar Eclipse is particularly significant due to its close contact with both defiant, unsettling Uranus and aggressive, sharp, cutting Mars. These are very volatile energies coming into play.

The Moon enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT, easing the potential emotional distress as Aquarius offers perspective and even detachment if necessary.

The difficulties inherent in this eclipse may unfold in your personal circumstances or you may watch it unfold in the outer world. Pay attention to your life circumstances and the world around you. An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

Keep your eyes open as you give of yourself to help others. There is much need in the world and in your community for kindness. Helping others is the best way to care for yourself. With Venus trine Pluto at the end of the day, there is great power in love. Express it freely.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* Friday morning until she enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

~ Og Mandino

 

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LEARN TO LOVE

Saturday, July 28, 2018:

Saturday is a great day for self-reflection and to take a break from the direction you have been moving. Wait and watch. Take whatever time you need to consider your options for the day. Don’t just automatically do what is expected of you by yourself or others. Look for a different path.

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. Listen and learn from folks who live a different reality. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks, the likes of which, we have never gotten to know? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities.

 

BREAK FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018:

Sunday is a quiet day astrologically. All the intensity earlier in the week is now being assimilated by each of us. With the Moon now in Aquarius, continue the theme of Saturday by reaching out to understand others. Aquarius suggests the need to march to the beat of a different drummer. Allow yourself to not only engage with others who are different from you but to express the parts of yourself that are most unique. Others will have more understanding of your quirks, and yet it will matter less to you if they do not.

Spend the day in social interactions, don’t let anyone influence your most unusual expressions. Allow the most rebellious and spontaneous parts of your personality to emerge. Break out of any routines or ruts that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:25 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 7:28 PM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016

Let’s do our best to keep this week simple!

Dame Ellen Terry ('Choosing') by George Frederic Watts via Wiki Commons

Dame Ellen Terry (‘Choosing’) by George Frederic Watts via Wiki Commons

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UNUSUAL SURPRISES

Monday, August 8, 2016:

I just love the looks of this Monday morning. With the Moon in Libra and the Sun in Leo, this is a delightful combination! As much attention and adoration as the Leo Sun can ask for, the Libra Moon willingly gives. These two support each other delightfully with playfulness and romance.

At 1:42 PM EDT, the Libra Moon opposes Uranus throwing a wild card into the mix. Depending on your own sensibilities and astrological makeup, this is the day of grand excitement or profound anxiety. Unexpected news and unusual surprises could come to light.

* It is also my birthday! Happy Birthday dear Astrolore!*

The Moon is VOC* from 1:42 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 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 any significant impact.

 

INTROSPECTION THROUGH LOVE OR ART

Tuesday, August 9, 2016:

On Tuesday, we head into deeper waters with the Moon in Scorpio encouraging us to look under the surface and hide from nothing. Yes, Scorpio has a bad rap, but we must question that and ask ourselves: where would we be without the deep introspection Scorpio calls for?

Anytime Scorpio speaks to us, we need to remember the importance of deep internal exploration. If we choose not to look deeply into our internal processes, we live with anxiety; if we look too deeply, we live with depression. Finding the balance between these two extremes is crucial.

On Tuesday, the intense Scorpio Moon makes lovely aspects to both Venus and Neptune. We are deeply sensitive, compassionate, and aware of the needs of others. This encourages us to meet introspection with an open heart and explore our inner depths through love and sexuality, or creativity and art.

 

EXPRESS VULNERABILITY

Abstract Sea by Emilia Bayer via Wiki Commons

Abstract Sea by Emilia Bayer via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 10, 2016:

Wednesday begins with a continuation of the introspection and sensitivity that we experienced on Tuesday. At 2:21 PM EDT, we come to the First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle. Whatever seed you planted for your New Moon ritual on August 2nd, now requires direct and concrete action.

Considering the intensity inherent in the two fixed signs involved (Moon in Scorpio, Sun in Leo) we must understand the requirement is in trusting our most private internal truth to outwardly expression. Who do you trust to see your inner life?

At 7:24 PM EDT, Mercury forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Pluto. Our words hold powerful transformative possibilities.

We are still in the waxing phase of the Moon; consider that you are building something to sustain the future. Express what needs to be expressed, do not hold back.  Allow yourself to experience the power of vulnerability.

 

DANCE… DANCE.. DANCE…

Thursday, August 11, 2016:

In the wee hours of the morning (1:22 AM EDT), the Scorpio Moon forms a sextile to Jupiter. Our dreams may be powerful and expansive but by the time we wake up the day moves at a slow pace until she enters Sagittarius at 1:24 PM EDT.

At this point, the energy shifts into high gear as our deep feelings come out of contemplation and into expansive awareness of the bigger picture. At 9:05 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Mars making it difficult to settle down to an early night’s sleep. Don’t even try. I know it’s a Thursday night but this is a delightful evening to go out dancing. That’s my recommendation, pure and simple: Dance… Dance… Dance

If you don’t want to go out, that’s fine! Turn your living room or even your kitchen into a dance floor!

The Moon is VOC* from 1:22 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:24 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 any significant impact.

 

RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Friday, August 12, 2016:

I do hope you enjoyed the pleasures of Thursday night! I hope you went dancing just as I recommended,

Unfortunately, with the Moon conjunct Saturn at 8:52 AM EDT you may not feel so great on Friday morning. Perhaps, you didn’t get enough sleep or are experiencing other repercussions from so much fun. What are you learning that will support you in future late night adventures? If the ‘fun/ pleasure’ is truly important, you can learn to accept the consequences and/or take measures that will mitigate those consequences. If it is not important, you go home and to bed early! It is not rocket science. Learn from your mis-steps and you will be delighted to have had them.

Several hours later, at 11:39 AM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune reminding us of the ongoing square between Saturn and Neptune and it’s power of disruption.

The final of three exact ‘hits’ of this aspect occurs on September 10, 2016. Whatever your experience is of this planetary struggle, you will be reminded of it on Friday. This may show up in your life as issues of compassion vs. selfishness, confusion vs. determination, dreams vs. reality, sensitivity vs. control.

It is easy to see how this is playing out in the political and social arena and on the world stage. Where is it playing out in your personal circumstances? In our personal lives and in the culture, seeking balance and expressing kindness is key.

At 7:59 PM EDT, Jupiter opposes Chiron showing us the importance of acceptance and openhearted compassion. The cycle between Jupiter and Chiron began in 2009. Did your understanding of your inner wound come into view or expand at that time?

Now, in mid-August 2016, you are able to see where that understanding has manifested in your life. Consider any fears and self-judgment you have brought with you from that time. Bring those fears to a mystical space.

When you clearly see your own intolerance, prejudice, and racism. you can begin the hard work of unraveling it. We must look at reality in order to make it better. We cannot fix a problem we cannot face. Yes, we are beginning to see. That is my hope and what I see reflected in this powerful day.

Figures on the Beach at Trouville by Eugene Louis Boudin via Wiki Commons

Figures on the Beach at Trouville by Eugene Louis Boudin via Wiki Commons

MOVING FORWARD; FACING REALITY

Saturday August 13, 2016:

Having been retrograde since March 25th, Saturn stations direct on Saturday at 5:50 AM EDT. Consider what Saturn represents and remember that each planet has a positive side and a more challenging side. Think about Saturn as the heavy hand of reality. Restriction, responsibility, and duty are represented here as well as self-respect, self-determination, solitude, and the ability to build stable structures. When we work well with Saturn, we receive her gifts. As time passes, we learn how to work with these energies more easily and our lives reflect that ease.  When we fight against Saturn, our lives contract and crystallize into structures of limitation and restriction. During the times when Saturn is retrograde, we consider our responsibilities and refrain from taking on new ones.

With Saturn now turning direct, we are ready to look clearly at our circumstances and prepare to build more stable structures and take on responsibilities that will support future growth.

At 10:30 AM EDT, Venus square Saturn suggesting the importance of working with challenges in your personal relationships and in your financial circumstances. The cycle between Saturn and Venus is a cycle of strengthening relationships and personal values. It is the cycle of responsibility and learning through love and/or money. This cycle began in early January. What seed did you plant at that time regarding love or personal value? On June 3rd, you were able to see how far you had come in this regard. Now, it is time to release the expectations you have built in order to prepare for a deepening sense of responsibility toward relationship or money at the end of October.

For now, be clear of the reality of your love life and your bank balance.

The Moon is VOC* from 1:36 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn in the early hours of Sunday morning. 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 any significant impact.

 

BALANCE REALITY & INTUITION

Sunday, August 14, 2016:

Shortly after midnight, the Moon enters stable Capricorn bringing the seriousness of Saturday along into Sunday. However, very different energy is asking us to look at it. At 1:03 PM EDT, Venus opposes Neptune reminding us of a dream that began on March 20, 2016 (give or take a few days).

Perhaps you began an art project, a meditation practice, or a love affair. Whatever began at that time required that you take action to move it forward in the first few days of June. Now, we are encouraged to look clearly at how far that dream has come and how well the seed has grown. We are able to look at our love and our values within a mystical light.

Venus is reflecting to us the current square between serious Saturn and mystical Neptune. This is not easy.  On the one hand, we are looking at reality and structure (Saturn); on the other hand we are looking at confusion or mysticism (Neptune). How do we work with both sides of this equation in both our romantic love relationships and our relationship with money and resources?

It is important that make the effort to balance reality and intuition. It is important that we allow our lives to not fully make sense at this time. It is important that we bring both poetry and hard work to all that we do. Even as you create structure in your relationship, read poetry together, get lost in music, explore the mystical side of love, and explore the mystical soft side of life. Find balance, release expectations.

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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: October 12, 2015 through October 18, 2015

Contemplation for the week:

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

This could be a powerful week ahead; there is significant activity to be managed.

The week begins with the New Moon in Libra, following an opposition to Uranus.

Cairns in Bristol, VT by Harmony Hansen

Cairns in Bristol, VT by Harmony Hansen

I would anticipate the possibility of unusual beginnings. What could that mean in your situation?

This Libra New Moon brings our focus to relationship. Each New Moon offers a time of beginnings. Are you available for a surprising new relationship? Is there something exciting that you want to begin within a current relationship?

Ask for what you want; you may be surprised at what is available.

On Tuesday, you are able to speak your mind in a way that others will hear without defensiveness. Saying what you need to say may open the relationship in question to new possibilities.

On Thursday, passion, intensification, and empowerment are on display. Where do you feel the flow of empowerment in your life or situation?

On Friday and Saturday, your dreams seek your attention. Your dreams, values, and opinions are deeply energized and activated. What action is calling you?

On Sunday, you will need an easy morning for rest and recuperation.

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

 

 

LIBRA NEW MOON ~ PLANT SEEDS OF RELATIONSHIP GROWTH

Monday, October 12, 2015:

The week begins with emotional intensity as the Moon comes into contact with both Pluto and Uranus. You may feel a sense of intensity and struggle that brings your attention back to the most powerful issues that have driven your life forward since early 2012.

You may need to re-examine a mistake, miscalculation, or a plan that went awry over the past few years. Look clearly at that issue, admit any mistakes, see what you have learned, and contemplate the way forward.

Try to understand how that difficulty brought you to the important place you find yourself now.

At 8:06 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct the Sun at 19° Libra; this begins a New Lunar Cycle. If you perform New Moon Rituals, wait until after 8:06 PM EDT. Your efforts will be more effective and powerful following the exact conjunction.

The start of this Lunar Cycle brings the opportunity for new beginnings in intimate relationships. This could indicate a new relationship or a new path within a current relationship.

This New Moon cycle could also relate to financial issues. If you are not expending your energy toward intimate relationship, this may be a time for new beginnings in how you make or manage your resources or money.

Whatever seeds you choose to plant in the fertile soil of this new cycle have great intensity to support their future growth.

“If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So, don’t be afraid. Be alive.” ~ Sarah Dessen

 

 

THE LANGUAGE OF RELEASE

Tuesday, October 13, 2015:

Following Monday’s New Moon, Tuesday will bring calm and a pause in problematic emotions. No high expectations on Tuesday.

Occupy yourself with watering the seeds you planted at the New Moon. In general, this is a day for rest; however, it is not too late to plant seeds if you didn’t actually do it on Monday.

Early Tuesday morning, Mercury (finally moving direct) forms a sextile aspect to Saturn. This should be a good day for saying goodbye to people or projects that are no longer useful in your life. Somehow, the language of releasing comes more easily than usual.

Freedom calls you and you are able to articulate clearly and with kindness your path forward. On Tuesday, keep your eyes open for opportunities to structure and understand more about the reality of your current circumstance.

This is a day when you are able to see a new perspective that may deeply support your path forward.

At 5:39 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio leaving behind our desire to be ‘nice’ and moving us into a deeper more powerful state of emotional awareness.

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~ James Allen

 

 

Sun through the Window by Cassandra Gengras

Sun through the Window by Cassandra Gengras

BREAK A TABOO – OUT LOUD!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015:

Wednesday is an interesting day with plenty of emotional activity. The Moon is in Scorpio which offers a state of deep emotional contemplation.

Within the context of this deep emotional energy, the Moon brings aspects of ease, flow, opportunity, and possibility to the table.

This is not a day to stand still. This is a day to pay attention to what is traditionally hidden. Some great opportunities may arise out of areas you would least expect them.

Don’t shy away from conversations that may not be polite or expected. Go ahead and engage in conversations about the deeper spaces of being human. Talk about sex, death, and anything else that causes your deep personal values to painfully bump up against others values.

It makes me think of a podcasts called: ‘Sex Out Loud’! Yes, give yourself permission to talk about sex, death, and money… out loud! It is interesting that these issues, so crucial to the happiness in our lives, are kept hidden and conversations about them kept so hush-hush.

Look at our common humanity. Break a taboo, at least in your conversations!

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen

 

 

GREAT EMPOWERMENT

Thursday, October 15, 2015:

Once again, those issues that we normally don’t talk about are being called to the table! The Moon, still in Scorpio, is VOC* all day. Perhaps, your contemplation from Wednesday become more internalized on Thursday.

At 11:35 PM EDT, Mars trine Pluto. This may push you to look squarely in the face of any power dynamics in your relationships. Get clear about where you wield power over others or where others have power over you.

Get very clear about how you want to manage your own power or how you want to respond to any misuse of power by others. The cycle between Mars and Pluto began in November 2014. The cycle between these two malefics brings powerful and intense energies, indeed!

Consider what began in November, demanded action in March, and came into clarity in mid-July. This has been a difficult issue for you.

Now, with the trine between these planets you are able to understand where you have been with this cycle and you are able to bring your understanding to others.

You have learned something here that someone in your life needs to hear about. Share what you have learned.

Thursday is a day of great empowerment. If you want to accomplish something, today you will get it done.

Because of the VOC* Moon, it would be best to put your energy into a project you will complete by the end of the day, something that does not have a future agenda attached to it. One bite; get it done

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.”

~ Unknown

 

 

EXPLORE FANTASY

Friday, October 16, 2015:

After Thursday’s full day of VOC* Moon, Friday brings an energy of exploration and fun with the Moon in Sagittarius. She is fully engaged with Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Neptune.

Spend time looking forward; exploring options and dreaming big.

Friday evening offers an interesting perspective on your life and situation. This would be an easy energy to misuse this evening. It would be wise to avoid the temptation of mind-altering substances including, but not limited to, alcohol.

Venus opposes Neptune brings your attention to a dream that you have been enamored of on since the beginning of February 2015.

At this point in time, that dream is as fully realized as it ever will be. It would be a good idea this weekend to touch, (or even push) , on that dream. With Neptune involved, clarity is not solid or predictable. However, the full energy is now released.

The dream, in the direction you began it in February, will not go any further than it is now. Enjoy what has been built. It will be time to embark on a new dream in early Spring 2016. You will begin to see the glimmers of that new transcendent path in early January.

Enjoy where you are now. This could be an evening of exploring fantasies, losing yourself to music, dance, sex, or mystical realms of all kinds. Allow a gentle surreal light to shine within you.

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Understand that what is real may be well hidden by those rose colored glasses.

Don’t make any promises you are not sure you can keep. There may be an unseen space between reality and what you see. This should be a great night for fantasy play of all types.

“Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.” ~ Unknown

 

October Light by Jess Clark

October Light by Jess Clark

 

A TIME TO CHANGE YOUR OPINION

Saturday, October 17, 2015:

Saturday brings another active day of exploration and internal excitement. The afternoon could bring surprises and unexpected perspectives on your situation or your own inner patterns of behavior.

Saturday evening, Mars conjunct Jupiter at 6:39 PM EDT. This starts a new cycle of bringing activity and passion to your beliefs and opinions.

You could find yourself hotly debating or defending your opinions. In the process of this hot debate or defense, you may discover your own beliefs and opinions changing direction.

Allow yourself to change your mind. Allow yourself to have new opinions; do not let your ego hold tightly to what your deeper self knows needs to be released. Bring fresh new ideas to your opinions.

“Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from people who didn’t intend to give them. ~ Unknown

 

 

MORNING REST; AFTERNOON PRODUCTIVITY

Sunday, October 18, 2015:

Sunday looks like a great date day for rest. Following a sextile to the Libra Sun while we sleep, the Moon is VOC* in Sagittarius until she enters Capricorn at 2:53 PM EDT.

Enjoy a slow leisurely start to the day.

This was an intense week, anticipate an easier week next week.

If you have any serious home projects or preparations for winter, this afternoon should be perfect. Don’t try to get started too early, rest and take care of yourself in the morning but then turn your full attention to productivity.

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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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, October 12, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a conjunction to the Sun at 8:06 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Tuesday, October 13, at 5:39 PM EDT.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a sextile to Jupiter at 8:58 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Friday, October 16, at 5:19 AM EDT.

Sunday, October 18, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a sextile to the Sun at 4:49 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 2:53 PM EDT.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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