Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
This past week had its challenges, but I would also say in hindsight that there was a lot of healing and dissolving of old patterns going on. Being compassionate with myself really came in handy. Sometimes that's the best we can do for ourselves.
The main thing this week is the upcoming Full Moon in Scorpio (Sat. at 11:35pm EDT) -- this is also a "SuperMoon" (closer to the Earth) and thus more intense in its energy. Feel free to watch my video on the subject (will be posted on or before Thursday).
Monday starts with a Moon void of course (VoC) -- from 10:17am until 7:02pm EDT -- so take it easy and go with the flow. The Moon moves into detail-oriented, well-organized Virgo at 7:02pm EDT, moving towards an alignment with Mars.
Mars is making a challenging aspect to the Moon's Nodes, exact at 7:30pm. This aspect asks of us to stretch ourselves a little, maybe even be uncomfortable for a while -- all so we can find a balance between "what's what" in our immediate environment and the bigger picture behind it all. Being able to understand motivations (both our own and those of others) is going to be valuable to us at this time. We can feel this aspect until Friday.
On Tuesday, the Moon is still in Virgo all day, bringing our focus towards practical activities. We might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole. This is a great time to look at our daily routines (eating, work, self-care, etc.) and see if they are in alignment with our personal goals.
At 6:58am EDT on Wednesday we enter another Moon void of course (VoC); this one lasts 15 hours, until 10:04pm EDT. This gives us a chance to process all the adjustments we have made in the past two days. As best as you can, use this time to nurture yourself and your relationships, be of service rather than making harsh judgments. Your mind is a powerful tool, use it wisely ;-)
A Mercury/Venus aspect on Thursday, exact at 11:01pm EDT, gives us an opportunity to connect to others, share our goals and chat up a storm while getting things done.
On Thursday and Friday, the Moon is in Libra all day. This brings up a need for pleasing interactions with others and for pleasing aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The flip side of this is a tendency to avoid direct confrontations. We see both sides to any given situation, so decisions do not come easily. Fear of losing others' approval is another potential source of hesitation. As best as you can, find your inner balance with things -- and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm.
Friday afternoon at 2:02pm EDT we are entering another Moon void of course (VoC), this lasts 8 hours, until 10:20pm EDT. This is a chance to get clear about our commitments and responsibilities. As best as you can, use this time to nurture your personal and business relationships; however, whenever possible, wait until VoC phases end, before you make new plans and appointments. Don't let the reality of life weigh you down; rather, see how you can handle things in a mature and adult way.
Also on Friday (at 10:20pm EDT), the Moon moves into passionate Scorpio. This starts the energy of tomorrow's Full Moon -- and intensity is what the Moon in Scorpio is all about. Emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won't work for us now. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it's an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. As best as you can, avoid manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspicion.
On Saturday at 11:36pm EDT, the Full Moon will be exact. This Full Moon in Scorpio is also a "SuperMoon" -- it is closer to the Earth than normal -- and as such, is more intense in its energy than the usual Full Moon. We are looking for balance and are more aware than ever that something needs to be brought into alignment. This needs to happen so we can feel empowered from within, rather than feeling powerful over others. We are birthing a new paradigm based on "the power of love" vs. "the love of power". Feel free to watch my video on the subject (will be posted on or before Thursday) -- and remember that "self-love" is one way to love :-)
A Mercury/Saturn aspect at 9:07pm EDT might bring some misunderstandings or feelings of restriction. As best as you can, make the necessary adjustments so you can speak from a grounded, truthful place -- while remaining committed to what others expect of you.
On Sunday at 8:15am EDT we are entering yet another Moon void of course (VoC) -- until 9:39pm EDT. What did you learn during the time of the Full Moon? Where do you need to make changes? Use this time to have some fun and expand your horizons.
Have a fantastic week.