Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017

 

“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 challenge 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

La Petite Esméralda by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

The big news of this week comes on Saturday at 9:00 PM EDT when Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right through retrograde.

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

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CHANGE YOUR REALITY – AQUARIUS LUNAR ECLIPSE

Monday, August 7, 2017:

Monday is one of the most powerful days of the incredibly transformative summer of 2017.

This morning brings an opposition from the Aquarius Moon to aggressive Mars and with it the possibility of being angered by someone’s attempt to curb the direction of your opinions and ideas. Let it slide. It is of little importance in the big picture.

At 2:11 PM EDT, we come to the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is a dynamically potent Full Moon. At this time, you are offered the space and opportunity in your life to deeply shift your awareness and change your reality.

Given that this eclipse is in intellectually sharp Aquarius, it offers you an understanding of the necessity to release and clear out thought patterns that no longer serve you. One of the great gifts of Aquarius is the ability to be fully objective and not get stuck trying to please others. You know what is right for you and are willing to stand in opposition to the opinions of others as you move in the direction that spirit presents.

At this Full Moon Eclipse, allow yourself to clearly see how your unique contribution moves all of humanity forward. Consider what you need to release to allow your inventive or revolutionary gifts to increase in effectiveness and impact.

A lovely trine aspect between the Moon and Jupiter at 7:06 PM EDT releases tension and opens a pathway to hope and optimism.

 

 

AN EVENING OF FLOW

Tuesday, August 8, 2017:

On Tuesday, the quirky Aquarius Moon forms lovely sextile aspects to both stabilizing Saturn and eccentric Uranus. Yes, these are quickly passing Moon transits but we are wise to engage with them. Consider ways to bring stabilization to the areas of your life that are (or seem to be) a bit unpredictable.

Your wild side may move your life forward in significant ways if you are able to define and structure it. The most restrained parts of your life will not be emboldened if you allow some inspiration and unconventional thought into the mix.

At 5:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters empathetic Pisces and you are able to let go of the powerful tension that has encased all of us. Allow yourself to move into an undefined state of sensitivity, dreaminess, and deep compassion. This is a great evening for meditation, music, and even an extra glass of wine.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 5:56 PM EDT. Remember, 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.

 

Chanson de Printemps by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

DREAMY SENSITIVITY

Wednesday, August 9, 2017:

Allow yourself to float unencumbered through Wednesday. The Moon continues on her journey through mystical, fanciful Pisces and asks that you listen to your intuition and allow space for dreamy sensitivity. You may notice your imagination is more active and the boundaries between yourself and others don’t hold up too well.

Pisces wants to merge, blend, and dissolve whatever separates you from others. This can translate to romantic connections as feelings that are deeply powerful, connecting, and soft.

Reality may simply be too harsh and, for the moment, you don’t have to look at it. Spending time in meditation, prayer, or on water is ideal; float, daydream and let the water wash away your concerns.

 

 

GROWTH OF LOVE

Thursday, August 10, 2017:

If you start the day early, you can take advantage of Mercury sextile Venus at (5:03 AM EDT) with sweet pillow talk and expressions of love and appreciation.

There may be a bit of a glitch when the Moon squares restrictive Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT and you must face reality and move into the workday.

However, that transit will pass quickly and the afternoon’s Sun sextile to expansive Jupiter at 5:24 PM EDT will imbue the evening with the possibility of fun, pleasure, love, and romance. These have not been easy days; it is important to enjoy this one!

With the Sun in generous, playful Leo and optimistic Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, you are supported in the growth of love within all types of partnerships.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:38 AM EDT until she enters Aries in the wee hours of Friday morning at 1:22 AM EDT. Remember, 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.

 

 

LEARNING COURAGE

Friday, August 11, 2017:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters impetuous, energetic Aries. Following this determined step forward, the Moon then makes no major aspects throughout the day. This is a day of high vitality where you may feel ardently compelled to act on your feelings. You have a strong desire to begin something new… on your own. This is a time for individual action rather than partnership or group action.

Keep in mind that each astrology sign has a particular lesson to teach. Aries teaches courage. No one learns courage by sitting languidly on the couch or taking a meditative walk in the forest. You learn courage by facing your deep fears and the most stressful issues of your life. What can you face with courage today?

Keep an eye on the possible tendency to take irrational, impulsive action that has not been thought out. Consider what you are learning and find a way to stay safe even as you learn determination and bravery. Do not start anything you cannot finish up over the next few days. Aries is impulsive but has little staying power.

This is a great evening for physical activity and biking, dancing, or making love will fill the bill. Enjoy the abundance of Fire.

Friday night will be colored by the trine between Venus and Neptune at 1:17 AM EDT on Saturday morning. This aspect adds sweetness and a little romance to begin the weekend.

 

A Day Dream by Sir Edward John Poynter via SightsWithin

WRAP UP LOOSE ENDS DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE

Saturday, August 12, 2017:

Saturday begins with the sweet, soft influence of sensual Venus trine dreamy Neptune. These two lovely planets began their cycle in mid-January of 2017. What seed of mystic beauty or inspirational love was planted at that time? Do you feel a resulting flow into your life experience now? Open to the harmony and pleasure provided.

However, the forceful Aries Moon brings conflicting messages as she re-engages the square between Jupiter and Pluto. This leaves us wondering where that sweetness went. Don’t be discouraged, the afternoon will bring us back to earth as a Grand Fire Trine offers flow and support as the Moon trines both the Sun and Saturn.

Hold steady. One foot in front of the other and accept offers of kindness and connection.

The big news of the day is that at 9:00 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right three retrograde. Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

PEACEFUL SUNDAY

Sunday, August 13, 2017:

The Moon leaves hot-headed Aries behind and enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT, ushering in a lovely day of rest. There are no aspects to concern you, just the slow, steady movement of an unruffled Taurus Moon.

While the Moon is in Taurus, your emotions long for sensual delights and find deep satisfaction in earthly pursuits. You may want to work in the garden, go for a hike, organize your budget, do some cooking, or get a massage. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is done slowly and with simplicity. Right now, there is no need for hurry or complexity.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT. Remember, 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.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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: September 26, 2016 through October 2, 2016

Let’s begin with a quote from “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” and then go right into the daily

Poppy from Flower Folk book by Laura Coombs Hills via Wiki Commons

Poppy from Flower Folk book by Laura Coombs Hills via Wiki Commons

astrological weather.

“If one has failed to develop curiosity and interest in the early years, it is a good idea to acquire them now, before it is too late to improve the quality of life. To do so is fairly easy in principle, but more difficult in practice. Yet it is sure worth trying. The first step is to develop the habit of doing whatever needs to be done with concentrated attention, with skill rather than inertia. Even the most routine tasks, like washing dishes, dressing, or mowing the lawn become more rewarding if we approach them with the care it would take to make a work of art. The next step is to transfer some psychic energy each day from tasks that we don’t like doing, or from passive leisure, into something we never did before, or something we enjoy doing but don’t do often enough because it seems too much trouble. There are literally millions of potentially interesting things in the world to see, to do, to learn about. But they don’t become actually interesting until we devote attention to them.” 
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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FEEL GOOD

Monday, September 26, 2016:

You may be surprised at how good you feel this morning. So much has loosened up with mental Mercury now moving forward at a good clip, serious Saturn inching away from his tight contact with dreamy Neptune, and a lovely, passionate Leo Moon to play with.

The best, by far, occurrence on Monday is the conjunction between the Sun and expansive Jupiter. Where in your life are you feeling the growth of enthusiasm and optimism? This transit begins a yearlong cycle of increasing joy, expansion, and possibly romance. It is time to take a stand, go ahead and plant the seed that you sincerely want to grow into deeper connection, understanding, and love in the coming year. Contemplate partnership and step forward to meet it, the new path is clear to be stepped upon. Begin the work of developing the partnerships and love of your deepest desires.

Pluto has been retrograde since April 18, 2016 and turns direct at 15 degrees Capricorn. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) or points (Ascendant or Midheaven) between 12 and 18 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn) you are being impacted significantly this week by the transformative energy of Pluto.

Allow major change to come. Holding it at bay will only create discord. Surrender is the best plan where Pluto is concerned. A personal consultation is in order!  For many of you this is a powerful time of transition. As Pluto turns direct, what has been held back is ready to move forward. Enjoy the ride.

 

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Tuesday, September 27, 2016:

When we wake up Tuesday morning, there will be a considerable shift of energy. Mars, the planet of action and courage, finally leaves Sagittarius behind to enter Capricorn. On March 5, 2016, Mars first entered Sagittarius. Normally, Mars spends several months in a particular sign and moves on. However, with his three month retrograde (much of which was in Scorpio), he is just leaving Sagittarius now. This is another clear indication that we really are leaving behind the stuck energy we have felt mired in for the past 6 months.

With Mars in Capricorn, we are ready to work to fulfill our goals with steadfast determination. Ambition leads us to serious, disciplined accomplishments. Don’t expect to reach your desires with spontaneous action. Slow and steady wins the race. This is a great stabilization that will support our growing integrity over the next six weeks. Much work can be accomplished and significant progress made in reaching your most important goals.

Enjoy the Leo Moon on Monday, she offers you the ability to release self-consciousness and truly express your most authentic self. At 5:43 PM EDT, once the Moon enters Virgo, you will be ready to get serious about utilizing the energy of Mars in Capricorn.

The next few days will be great for getting jobs done and projects started. Support the projects of others with encouragement and putting them in touch with others who may benefit from the introduction. Every time you help others, your light shines a bit brighter.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:53 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 5:43 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

Take the Fair Face of Woman by Sophie Gengembre Anderson via Wiki Commons

Take the Fair Face of Woman by Sophie Gengembre Anderson via Wiki Commons

INDUSTRIOUS EFFORT

Wednesday, September 28, 2016:

Wednesday should be a great day for getting things done. Whether you are starting a new project, working with diligent patience on the details of an ongoing project, or helping others with their projects, the work will move forward on Wednesday.

Perhaps, you are involved in a major project for a huge corporation, a serious effort forward in your own business, or perhaps you are sorting laundry and cleaning out your closets or your pantry. Bring the same industrious efficiency to whatever you are working on.

Make no mistake this is a day for work, if you try to turn it into a day of play you are likely to feel frustration at the end of the day.

Yes, you may feel some confusion around 12:46 PM EDT when delusional Neptune comes calling. Take your lunch break between 12:30 – 1:30 and don’t worry about it. Come back to the job refreshed.

When somber Saturn also gets in on the story at 3:42 PM EDT… take a coffee break, or better yet, a walk outside. These transits of the Moon don’t last long. Fit them into your day and all will be fine.

Pay attention to the details, do an excellent job. Don’t get stuck in perfectionism to the point that is stops progress.

 

NATURE CALLS

Thursday, September 29, 2016:

You will want to keep your attention on whatever your efforts went into on Wednesday.  However, due to the VOC* Moon, it will be best to consider keeping to the less important details that in the longer view of the project will have less impact.

Wait! Let’s rethink this! How about leaving all that work behind and go for a walk? A solitary walk to soothe your soul at this dark time of the Moon (New Moon on Friday). Winter will be here before we know it and perhaps a walk by a lake, a river, or the ocean will bring more value into your life than any amount of work even with the Moon in Virgo!

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:06 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 3:53 AM EDT on Friday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

LIBRA NEW MOON – EXPANSION OF LOVE

Friday, September 30, 2016:

Friday’s New Lunar Cycle (Libra New Moon) begins on an expansive, confident, and hopeful note with the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter conjunct in the graceful, charming sign of Libra.

Jupiter’s main purpose is always to expand whatever s/he touches. This new lunar cycle is about expanding beauty, value, and partnership. The seeds you plant at this time will support the growth of love, romance, and resources far beyond the current month’s cycle.

The involvement of Jupiter (newly in Libra) suggests that these seeds have tendrils that will stay with us throughout the Jupiter cycle for the next 12 years.

We are deeply grateful that the challenging pattern between sometimes, bewildering Neptune and often restrictive Saturn are now behind us. This lovely Libra New Moon encourages us to accept the opportunity and move beyond the confusion and disappointment so recently encountered, to welcome a renewed sense of our values, ideals, and our connection to the deeper understanding of a loving Universe.

Go out into the world on Friday and plant seeds of love, connection, and beauty. If you know what astrological house holds 8 degrees Libra in your chart, you will have a better idea of where to scatter those seeds.

Regardless, go ahead and create beauty while scattering seeds of love.

 

Morning Glory, the Fairy of the Dawn by H.J. Ford via Wiki Commons

Morning Glory, the Fairy of the Dawn by H.J. Ford via Wiki Commons

LOVE FLOWS

Saturday, October 1, 2016:

On Saturday, the Moon continues through charming Libra offering a pleasant day for charming social interactions. However, don’t be in a hurry to start those social situations. With the Moon squares Pluto at 9:30 AM EDT, it will help to spend a few morning hours alone in deep contemplation. But don’t stay there too long! Once you leave that solitary energy behind, simply move forward into a day that offers beauty and harmony in cooperation with others.

At 1:13 PM EDT, Venus (in Scorpio) trine Neptune (in Pisces) offers us a lovely flow of intangible beauty and love.  This flow likely stems from a beautiful dream (or fantasy) that began in March 2016 and was fully illuminated in mid-August. The benefits and reality of that dream flow easily now. Enjoy.

Enjoy the feeling of love and beauty created in imagination, fantasy, and flow. This is a lovely day for artists and lovers. Hearts are open. Love and beauty moves easily between your open heart and a world hungry for connection.  Offer this energy out into the world.

 

VULNERABILITY SUPPORTS LOVE

Sunday, October 2, 2016:

On Sunday, we awake to the Moon still in Libra but adrift without focus until she enters Scorpio at 3:43 PM EDT. In the early part of the day, we may feel our emotions are holding us back; we may wish we could stay with the innocence and simplicity of that Libra New Moon. However, it is time to move forward, with the Moon in Scorpio we must begin a committed exploration of how to best water the seed of love that was planted at the New Moon from Friday. The ‘water’ that is required now is deep, intense, and powerful. Do not shy from the more hidden, private areas of yourself. Explore how vulnerability supports the developing beauty and love that is expanding in your life.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:43 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 3:43 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have 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.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 27, 2016 through July 3, 2016

For those of you who wrote in response to my offer to send my Saturn Square Neptune/ Mars retrograde story:

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Doing this piece of writing has been quite a process. It is almost done. Thank you for your patience. If anyone else is interested, let me know. I will have it to you be early next week.

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

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ENERGY FLOWS TO YOUR DREAM

Monday, June 27, 2016:

We begin the week with the Moon in Aries forming the Final Quarter Square to the Sun at 2:18 PM EDT. This places our needs and desires at cross-purposes to each other.  At a fundamental level, there is a sense of wanting our familial relationships close by for comfort and love. However, at the same time we sense the need for pushing forward on an individual path that will take us further from those familial relationships. Balance between these two can be a challenge, accept that challenge and utilize courage to work with it.

At 9:52 AM EDT, Venus forms a lovely trine aspect to Neptune. This is a highly romantic aspect, although not necessarily the romance of personal love. It could show up regarding a dream, a fantasy, or a spiritual aspiration that holds that same energy of soft love.

Think back to March 20th – give or take a day – of this year. What began at that time? Was it a dream, a fantasy, a new acceptance or awareness of spirituality, or was it, in fact, a romantic love relationship? Whatever began at that time very likely came to a point of requiring attention and effort on (approximately) June 3rd.  Now, we are on the part of the path that is clear sailing. We encounter a free flow of energy occurring between these two planets that will support you as you reach the full illumination of the dream or awareness in mid August.

The important thing here is to trust where you are in the process, allow the gift that is offered in the form of opening your spirit and heart to love and you are over-arching dream.

 

ALLOW ANXIETY OR POWER DYNAMICS TO PASS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

The only major aspects in the heavens on Tuesday involve the Aries Moon. Therefore, even the most difficult challenges won’t stick around long if we allow the energy to simply pass by without attaching ourselves to a particular agenda.

At 7:14 AM EDT, the Aries Moon squares Pluto. This suggests the potential for a volatile morning. Perhaps a run, bike ride, or a trip to the gym would be helpful to release this energy. If you choose not to move the energy in that way, make the effort to simply not engage with frustration and power dynamics. This challenge will pass quickly if you do not feed it with drama and upset.

At 8:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Uranus offers more highly intensified emotional energy. If your chart is predominantly of the Water or Earth elements (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces), make an effort to show restraint regarding impatience and aggravation toward others. If your chart is more highly balanced in the Fire or Air elements, this can be a very innovative and exciting evening.

If you notice yourself feeling excited, enjoy the ride. If you notice anxiety or even fear arising, understand that if you can hold steady it will pass rapidly.

This is a passing influence; neither the anxiety nor the excitement will last long. Give everyone, including you, some slack to make mistakes.

 

MARS TURNS DIRECT; RELIEF

Obra Serie Amado Luz o Serie Corazon by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Amado Luz o Serie Corazon by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 29, 2016:

Wednesday morning the Moon enters Taurus at 6:03 AM EDT. This settles us down and brings our focus to simple pleasures and practical effort. We are deeply aware of our desire to build a life that works smoothly without drama. Mercury leaves its home sign of Gemini to join the Sun and Venus in Cancer. Venus will remain in the emotional sign of Cancer until July 12.

While Mercury is in Cancer, our thoughts are based on feelings more than actual thoughts; communications become personal as we nurture others with our words and conversations.

We have been waiting for this day for a while now! I am delighted to finally be here! At 7:38 PM EDT, Mars having been retrograde since April 17th finally turns direct at 23° Scorpio. Now, we must consider what we have learned over the past 2.5 months regarding our use and experiences related to assertiveness, aggression, anger, and even violence in our lives.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to contemplate the most authentic ways to use powerful, masculine energy with integrity. Watch this learning as it reflects in our culture as well as our personal lives. The current conversation about gun control issues is one obvious place this issue is playing out.

The experiences of Mars retrograde have past and now we learn from what we have encountered.

 

A LOVELY MORNING

Thursday, June 30, 2016:

Thursday begins with high hopes and the potential of love and sweetness. We start the day with a Grand Trine aspect in stable Earth signs with the Taurus Moon forming trine to both Pluto and Jupiter along with sextile aspect to Venus and Neptune. This is a prescription for pleasure, enjoyment, and personal growth.

By evening, the tides turn as the Moon opposing Mars at 8:18 PM EDT. Slow down and allow your temper and impatient to dissipate. Once that passes, the atmosphere of conflict will very likely continue into your dreams as Venus opposes Pluto at 11:31 PM EDT. Jealousy, power dynamics, and possessiveness may arise.

Consider that you may be projecting your own insecurities onto your relationship(s). Go inward for this contemplation. Go to sleep early, sleep late on Friday and perhaps you can process this challenging transit within sleep and dreams.

 

ENJOY THE LOVE

Friday, July 1, 2016:
Friday loosens up the tight knot of inflexibility and intensity that was with us through the later part of Thursday. At 7:45 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini where our minds and hearts open to flexibility, simplicity, and friendliness. This is not a day for heavy conversations or deep introspection. This is a day for light friendship and pleasant explorations.

At 3:18 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile aspect to Jupiter expanding possibilities for love and sweet connections. Show your appreciation for others (and you will likely feel a great deal of it) with words and deeds rather than with gifts. It would be far too easy to spend more than is advisable.

You would be ill advised to do any shopping on Friday unless you have planned the purchase ahead of time. Pay attention to all the areas of your life that you cannot afford to overindulge in. Make sure before you enter any situation that may elicit this issue that you know exactly the lines and limits you want to stick with. It is so easy to overdo it when Venus and Jupiter join forces. ☺ Enjoy the Love!

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

 

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

Saturday, July 2, 2016:

Saturday’s Gemini Moon is actively encouraging us to explore all kinds of internal and external conversations, people, and ideas. Do you have plans for this weekend? If not, don’t sit at home waiting for the Gemini Moon to do its magic without your making the effort. Follow curiosity; seek out people, places, and situations that engage your most inquisitive nature.

Brunch, followed by a road trip with friends would be ideal. Watch your tendency to overspend when you are out with others.

If you stay up late, you may encounter delightful and unexpected surprises as the Gemini Moon sextile Uranus at 11:43 PM EDT. Perhaps, this is the Saturday night to head to a dance club and enjoy play and movement.

 

THE RESULTS OF A DREAM

Sunday, July 3, 2016:

Whatever you encountered at that dance club on Saturday night must have been beneficial as Sunday begins with a trine aspect from the Sun to Neptune (due to Neptune’s retrograde this aspect will be repeated one last time on November 1st). We may feel that we are under a spell of mystical pleasures and overwhelming compassion and love.

When the Moon enters Cancer at 9:20 AM EDT, the desire to nurture and love increases. It is important to find an outlet for this deep kindness. Babies, puppies, lovers, & friends are all easy recipients; allow tenderness to flow.

Whatever dream began in late February is now flowing its fullness into your heart. Accept this soft transcendent sensitivity as a natural outcome of allowing the dream to take root in late February.  A new dream (or a renewed version of this one) will begin in early March 2017. Go ahead; begin to plan for that now.

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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: December 7, 2015 through December 13, 2015

The Princess and the Monkey by Janis Rozental

The Princess and the Monkey by Janis Rozental

Every poem is a
Momentary stay
Against the
Confusion of the
World.
~ Robert Frost

These are intense days. As you live each one of them, be aware of the gift that you can be to others, what you do and what you say each day to those you meet makes a difference.

Make a point each day to show unexpected kindness. No matter how small, your actions can make a profound difference in the love and kindness another person brings to their life and the people that they encounter.

Kindness is being called for, please do your part.
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ACCEPT THE NEED FOR DEEP INTROSPECTION

Monday, December 7, 2015:

Early Monday morning, the Moon follows Venus into Scorpio. The emotional feeling of the day joins with the intensity of the internal path you began traveling last Friday when Venus entered Scorpio. You may experience a powerful need to go inward, to experience your own mysterious depth.

Last Friday, this energy (brought by Scorpio) may have felt unsettling and frightening.

As this week begins, I hope you are ready and able to embrace the mysterious intrigue that you deeply long for. As you embrace the power within this energy, you will be able to experience less of the fear, compulsion, and jealousy you may have felt as you accept the need for deep introspection and passion.

Open your heart, accept what is deeply present.

 
DYNAMIC UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday, December 8, 2015:

The depth and intensity that you have been dealing with in recent days takes a serious backseat on Tuesday. Feelings of defiance, excitement, or anxiety are your most likely companions on this day!

The Sun in Sagittarius forms a free flowing trine aspect to Uranus! This can be a highly dynamic day with the possibility of unusual discoveries, opportunities, and active, lively occurrences in your life.

If you are following this cycle, consider what excitement or stress began in April of this year. What action did you take on the situation in mid-July, and what was the outcome you were able to see by mid-October?

Now, consider what you have learned thus far from this cycle. Be ready and available to pass that information on where it is needed. Someone in your life needs to learn from your experience. Be willing to offer your perspective and your wisdom.

Watching the cycles of your life is a powerfully enriching opportunity to understand deeply the purpose and meaning of our experiences and our lives.

 

 

Woman w Lily Pads - Wikicommons

Woman w Lily Pads – Wikicommons

GETTING SERIOUS

Wednesday, December 9, 2015:

Wednesday begins with the Moon still in deeply private and sensitive Scorpio. However, she is VOC* until she enter Sagittarius at 5:26 PM EST. This offers you a day of low-key simplicity and maintenance. Don’t try to accomplish a great deal, keep it simple and pay attention to getting caught up on routine tasks.

Mercury leaves Sagittarius behind at 9:34 PM EST to enter Capricorn. The Sun and Mercury never move far away from each other; however, Mercury enters Capricorn a full 12 days before the Sun follows.

This suggests that your mind becomes deeply serious and focused on ambition while your energy is still in playful exploration mode. Perhaps, you can think of ways that this deepening mind can be supported by the playful energy of Sagittarius.

Over the next few days, with both the Moon and Sun in Sagittarius, you may encounter frustration between play and work. As always, balancing the two is most important.

With the holidays close at hand, there is a great deal of encouragement to play and yet, we now become more aware of the serious issues on the table in our personal lives and within the context of our world. Perhaps, you can use the broad perspective of Sagittarius to give substance to your more serious contemplation.

This is a time when you will be able to get more serious about letting go of some bad habits you developed while Mercury was spreading himself too thin and perhaps playing a bit too much while in Sagittarius.

 
BE CAUTIOUS

Thursday, December 10, 2015:

So, did you have some event or state of mind that created a good deal of difficulty for you last weekend? Have you been waiting for the next shoe to fall? Perhaps, this Thursday will bring the completion of that issue or show you another side to it.

Mars oppose Uranus is not what we would consider a ‘feel good’ transit. These are two planets that can stir up a lot of intensity when they come together in any configuration. Yes, they can bring excitement but also anxiety and stress.

With this opposition, we want to look back to where the cycle between Mars and Uranus began. What was the issue of tension and stress in your life back in March of 2015? This issue is clearly connected to the one we talked about on Tuesday.

Did something big happen last spring, something that showed you a new view on the world? What personal revolution began in your life? Full illumination comes now. Whatever began then is releasing its full potential, for good or ill!

If you feel you have been wronged by someone from that time, be very careful. Perhaps, your anger has been building for some time; outbursts could easily occur now. Pay attention to your thoughts and curb the temptation to impulsively lash out; the likelihood of defeat in any battle is far too likely. Do not press forward in that direction.

We are also in the very darkest phase of the Moon; spend time alone in contemplation.

 
PLANT A SEED OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Friday, December 11, 2015:

Friday offers an active morning but after 11:06 AM EST things settle down and the rest of the day sports a Sagittarius Moon VOC* until she enters Capricorn on Saturday morning. Therefore, allow yourself to spend the afternoon on routine, uneventful tasks.

The day begins with a trine aspect between Venus and Neptune. When Venus and Neptune come together in any configuration, the subject at hand is a dream. What was the dream you began or were building in February 2015? No doubt, you have experienced difficult days and struggles as you tried to manifest this dream; now, there seems to be a free-flow of acceptance for where you find yourself. Perhaps, the dream did not bring you where you expected it to, but now you see that it has brought you to a good place. Imagination and pleasure are strong and creativity is high.

At 5:30 AM EST, we reach the Sagittarius New Moon. This begins a new lunar cycle as you work to integrate all the parts of yourself. Each step forward is a step along the path; even our mistakes bring us forward.

Here, at the New Moon, take responsibility for planting a new seed, thought, idea, or a plan that will continue or deepen your spiritual quest. Spend some time with this thought; make a plan, plant a seed.

Release a mistake and start anew!

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ACCOMPLISHMENT

Saturday, December 12, 2015:

Anticipate a serious day of responsibility, discipline, and accomplishment. The Moon enters Capricorn, the sign of hard work and integrity at 1:47 AM EST. If you celebrate the upcoming winter holidays, this is the day to get everything on your list done.

If you are able to go off on your own and work alone, it is amazing what you will be able to cross off your list; nose to the grindstone and all! There is no point in anticipating a ‘fun’ day but you can certainly feel great at the end of the day when you see all that you accomplished!

 
FOCUS ON AMBITION

Sunday, December 13, 2015:

If you are able to spend the early part (at least) of the day alone, that would serve you and your loved ones best. In the morning, the stern, unyielding Capricorn Moon forms stressful aspects to Pluto, Uranus, and Mars. Watch what you say and how you treat others. Don’t make assumptions. This would be a good morning to take extra time in meditation.

When the Moon is in Capricorn, we tend to be focused on what is practical and ambitious. You are not interested in trivial matters and most of what comes to mind for a pleasant Sunday may seem trivial. You will probably want to avoid dealing with intimacy and emotional situations. You are focused on the future and how you can improve your social standing.

Indeed, that does not sound like much fun but is likely where your focus lies on Sunday. Folks who get in the way of your laser-like focus may seem like a bother.

So, let me say it again: This would be a great day to spend time alone.

You may be perceived as being emotionally cold and a bit gloomy but if you can just focus on your ambitions and have time alone this can be a wonderfully productive weekend!

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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: May 11, 2015 through May 17, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 11, 2015 through May 17, 2015

We begin this week with Mars and the Sun in the sensual, stable sign of Taurus. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we rest in the stable part of Spring. By the end of this week, Mars will have entered Gemini as we move closer to the point where we realize and remember how short the season is.

Before the end of next week, the Sun will follow Mars into Gemini and we become embroiled in our desire to squeeze every drop of pleasure out of this brief season.

Spring by John La Farge

Spring by John La Farge

Here in Vermont, we have been enjoying amazing Spring weather and it still seems that all the pleasure lays ahead of us. Soon, we must face the reality of how short this season is and how important that we enjoy every minute.

As Mars enters Gemini, we feel the increase in the heartbeat of time and we want to explore and experience all that is available to us. Mars is the planet that pushes us forward with assertive strength and drive. Don’t let this time slip away. Enjoy!

 

BALANCE PLEASURE WITH CONTEMPLATION

Monday, May 11, 2015:

Monday brings us to the Third Quarter Moon which is encouraging us to release something in our lives as we prepare for the new Lunar Cycle. This cycle begins with the New Moon on Sunday.

This week we move through the Dark Phase of the Moon. Our time will be spent going inward, spending time alone for contemplation; and becoming softer, kinder, and more pliable in the process.

The Moon is in Aquarius becoming VOC* at 6:35 AM EDT following the square to the Sun. She remains in limbo until entering Pisces at 10:54 PM EDT.

At 10:39PM EDT, Mars leaves Taurus behind to enter Gemini, ushering us into more physical and mental activity. The early part of Spring (Aries) is a time of sudden dramatic growth, and the mid part of Spring (Taurus) is a time of absorbing the energy and the sensual nature of Spring. Now as we enter the later part of Spring (Gemini), our activity and desire to participate in everything increases as we realize we must enjoy this time and these abundant pleasures before they are over.

It is important to balance your seeking of pleasure with inward contemplation; each will support the other.

 

REALITY WITH A SOFT FOCUS

Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

Tuesday should feel like a softer day as the Moon moves through Pisces, gently connecting with Venus and Neptune. Our imaginations are activated, and our rose-colored glasses are firmly in place as we encounter a gentle sense of loving kindness.

However, the downside is that we may want to avoid the necessary conflicts or rough conversations that must move forward.

We want pleasure and a soft touch and yet reality requires that we address certain issues at this time.

This is a balance that must be worked with on Tuesday. Don’t avoid what at first seems unpleasant. Enjoy the soft focus even as you look clearly at the reality and speak your truth. If you are able to do this with compassion and honesty, you have navigated the potential conflict well.

Encourage others to speak what may not be easy for them as well. Accept what they have to say as their own truth; hear them out without defensiveness. Take it in and respond with kindness.

 

CONTEMPLATION & ACCEPTANCE

Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

On Wednesday, we likely sink even deeper into soft fantasy. If you don’t absolutely have to work, stay home. This is a day to relax, sunbathe, listen to music, meditate, or daydream.

Crocus, snowdrops, and checkered lily bloom on an alpine meadow by Else Bostelmann

Crocus, snowdrops, and checkered lily bloom on an alpine meadow by Else Bostelmann

Following a sextile to the Sun at 12:55 PM EDT, the Pisces Moon is VOC* until Thursday morning at 1:14 AM EDT when she enters Aries.

As we are in the Dark of the Moon, the Moon is also encouraging us to spend time contemplating and investigating the inner terrain of our hearts and minds.

Pisces is not simple energy to understand. It is unfathomably sensitive, watery, and deep. It represents our consciousness; not the contents of consciousness but consciousness itself.

Understanding Pisces and Neptune, the planet of its ruler-ship, can be tricky. I think of Pisces as the rose-colored glasses we put on to avoid what is difficult. Pisces represents softness, lack of clarity, dreams, and suffering.

On Wednesday, it may be hard to feel that our feet are firmly on the ground. Don’t try to force them today. Allow the softness and the lack of clarity. Go inward for contemplation and full inner acceptance.

 

ENGAGE COURAGE

Thursday, May 14, 2015:

At 1:14 AM EDT, the Moon enters Aries, ushering in a day with more energy than we have had recently. We don’t want to waste time, we don’t want to ask permission; we want what we want simply because we feel it is our due. We don’t want to be slowed down by anyone and we don’t want anyone getting in our way.

This is a day to open our eyes fully and act with bravery and courage; a day to step forward for our own self-interest. Make sure your self-interests are not destructive to others and accept them for what they are.

Thursday can be problematic if you try to work with others; work on your own and you can move forward. Utilize physical strength and endurance; don’t let fear stop your movement forward. Engage courage.

 

ADJUSTMENT TO REALITY                       

Friday, May 15, 2015:

Another day with the Moon in Aries and we continue on a path of self-interest and the development of courage. At 2:02 AM EDT, Mars opposes Saturn.

Look to the start of the cycle between Mars and Saturn in August of 2014 at 17degrees Scorpio. Consider the development of some serious physical discipline or use of energy that began at that time; perhaps a new yoga class, a new sporting activity, or even a new sexual relationship.

Was a next step taken regarding the new discipline in mid-January? Now it becomes clear what the full expression and the full reality of what that discipline has become. Are there adjustments that can be made? Was it a worthwhile use of your precious energy? What have have created for yourself in this cycle of structuring our most active energies?

Consider that this cycle often relates to our sexual relationships or our sexuality in general. It may also refer to strong physical endeavors, sports, or something else that utilizes your physical body in a powerful way. Consider how you want your energy or sexuality to express itself in August 2016 at the start of the next cycle between Mars and Saturn.

We may feel that something is restricting us at this time; as though the cycle didn’t play out quite the way we have wanted/expected. Look clearly at the reality, don’t sugar coat it. Notice what adjustments can be made that will move your sexual energy in the direction you would like to see for your future.

The Aries Moon connects with both Pluto and Uranus early Friday morning following the conjunction to Uranus at 8:03 AM EDT.

The Moon is VOC* until 3:02 AM EDT on Saturday morning when she will enter Taurus for steadfast stability for the weekend.

 

Spring Landscape by Maurice Denis

Spring Landscape by Maurice Denis

FREE YOUR FANTASIES

Saturday, May 16, 2015:

Saturday morning, we wake up with the Moon in Taurus. This brings us to a fabulous weekend for spring yard-work or gardening.

Connecting with the earth in whatever way speaks to you is the very best use of this energy. Work with what is stable, solid, and dependable. Dig a ditch, plant a garden, cook a meal!

At 2:48 PM EDT, Venus trine Neptune suggests that within the solid stability of Taurus there is a deeply resonating dream coming to the forefront. You may not need a solid focus, but keep the dream alive and your internal soft imagination humming.

Create beauty in your world; make that yard and garden fill your soul with tender joy and unfocused beauty.

Allow fantasies freedom and free reign to join your reality.

 

 

NEW MOON: BEGIN A CYCLE OF SENSUALITY

Sunday, May 17, 2015:

Technically, the Taurus New Moon does not occur until Monday morning approximately 13 minutes after midnight.

But I don’t want to wait to talk about it! I think it is important to think about this now. Consider the opportunity the Taurus New Moon brings. This is a time when we are asked to begin a new relationship to our senses, to the sensuality inherent in our bodies, and the enjoyment our senses offer us.

Monday morning, allow yourself to observe and experience a new relationship to your body, your sense of beauty, and your own deeply internal values.

Along with Mercury turning retrograde, next week heats things up, prepare for the ride!

 

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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, May 11, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a square to the Sun at 6:35 AM EDT until entering Pisces at 10:54 PM EDT.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to the Sun at 12:55 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Thursday, April 14th at 1:14 AM EDT.

Friday May 15, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a conjunction to Uranus at 8:03 AM EDT until entering Taurus at 3:02 AM EDT.

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

The aspects I consider: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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