Weekly Weather July 6, 2015
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Weekly Weather July 6, 2015

Music spoke to me for this week’s column.  Sometimes the songs just say it better than I can.

We face profound choices. We make life altering decisions.  Below are videos to support whatever choices you face.  Watch them all if you can.  They each speak to a different energy appearing in the week ahead and someplace in your chart.

First up is DARE~ all about being brave and facing fear and doing what you know you need to do.  Take a couple of steps backwards if needed!





Second John Legend sings about what stage we are with the love in our life.





Next up, Bette Midler sings about the choice to leave or stay.





Finally, Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin sing about moving on.


We have to choose this week.  On Monday, Sun opposes Pluto making us face our deepest, most inner parts and deal with them. We see them clearly. Next Sunday, Sun squares Uranus giving us the impetus to move on and make the needed choices in our lives.  Don’t be afraid.  Stephen Sondheim says it better than I ever could.

“Stop worrying where you’re going-
Move on
If you can know where you’re going
You’ve gone
Just keep moving on
I chose, and my world was shaken-
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The choosing was not
You have to move on.”  ~ Stephen Sondheim

Venus is in her shadow and moving toward her upcoming retrograde. She will be in an inferior conjunction, meaning Venus is between Earth and the Sun during this retrograde.  That is why she is so bright in the sky with Jupiter these summer nights. Venus is asking you to make a deep, inner heart choice.  Listen to your heart. It knows what is best for you. When Venus is in a Superior conjunction, we often pick from an Ego or What the World (or partner, mother, father, friends or culture) wants us to do.  Now, in the silence of Venus joined to so close to our heart space, we chose from depths of our heart.  It can be a hard choice because it may go counter to what the world wants or asks you to do. But it is the choice of your soul.  Honor that choice.

Venus has three unions with Jupiter (July 1, August 4, and October 25) and three squares with Saturn (July 14, August 5, October 10).  As Venus dances back and forth with Jupiter and Saturn, she’s figuring out what the future holds for her (and you). She’s in Leo the first two times ~ encouraging the heart to choose the path it needs to take.  You are starting a new 12 year abundance cycle with Jupiter and a new 8 year heart cycle with Venus.  Think back to the Augusts of 2007, 1999, 1991, 1983, 1975, and 1967 to see your heart path of Venus unfolding in your life! We’ll be covering this heart process in depth if you attend the Venus Star Point lecture in August in Santa Fe, NM.

Mercury enters Cancer and gets sensitive after July 8 until July 23. Your intellect, communication style, and ideas shift each and every time the Moon shifts. So this week, Mercury answering to Moon sign Aries Wednesday and Thursday brings a sharp tongue and direct communications. Mercury answering to Moon sign Taurus Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday is stubborn, dug in and very clear what he wants ~ bad listening skills.  Moon in Gemini ruling Mercury in Cancer Saturday night and Sunday offers choices and options in how we proceed. Mercury’s square to the Nodes of Fate invite us to make a choice, meet an important person, relationship or approach on Friday. Be prepared to Move on to what your heart wants.

The Grand Trine in Fire continues to break up as Jupiter, Uranus and Pallas Athena move on.  Eris gets into the mix so some unexpected jealousy or envy can asserte itself this week.

You need to feel the fear and do it any way.

The eclipse from March 20, 2015 is triggered this week on July 7 & 8 as Sun sets off Uranus, Pluto and Mercury sets off the Sun and Moon. Transiting Sun in Cancer also sets off Pluto on Monday and Uranus on Sunday. Expect forward movement on projects or situations from then.  You will get news (Mercury) about the story from back then too. Pay attention to Mercury’s message on July 8.

Saturn in Scorpio wants you to wrap up unfinished psychological, merger or inheritance matters this summer.  Get digging!  This week Moon and Venus set up a deal with Saturn by fighting with him. Dive back into the swamp of unfinished emotional stuff and get it OUT OF YOUR LIFE!  What is the unfinished business preventing you from moving forward? Time to deeply dedicate yourself to clearing psychological roadblocks. Saturn is going back to 28:17 Scorpio and turns direct on August 2.  He re-enters Sagittarius on September 18.

Finally, Mars (out of bounds until July 18) trines Neptune this week working on clarity about and around vision.  Mars is in Cancer until August 8.  Every 2 ½ days, we are going to change our work and emotional focus as Mars shifts our activities according to the Moon’s changes.  MARS OUT OF BOUNDS DOES NOT FOLLOW THE RULES!!  Family matters move front and center and are absolutely CRAZY!  Your Cancer house is CRAZY.  Mars whipping through the Cancer house of your chart, with no constraints from the ego, kicks butt and takes no prisoners.  It also gets TONS of stuff done! Watch out for family drama and fights.  This week Mars is in Pisces Monday and Tuesday morning making us weepy, sentimental and emotional.  Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday morning Mars in Aries in kick butt and take no prisoners.  Tons of things can get accomplished but there is a definite angry edge or undertone. Mars goes into Taurus Friday afternoon, and Saturday adding a stubborn energy to his approach ~ plus he’s frustrated by the block from Saturn.  Gemini moon on Saturday night and Sunday is much lighter and happier.  Remember because the SUN and MERCURY (as of Wednesday) are in Cancer too, so they shift along with Mars every time the Moon changes ~ Pisces, Aries, Taurus and Gemini.  Now we all get to be honorary Cancers and we start to understand why our Cancer friends are so moody (moony)!

Void Moons in the Week Ahead:  When the Moon is Void, it is wise to avoid making important decisions as they tend to be unrealistic, and subject to false starts, errors or unexpected hassles.  Avoid being concerned with things beyond your spiritual center.  It is time for subjective, spiritual and non-materialistic concerns.  Kick back, let life flow, and center yourself.  Connect into your essential oneness with the Universal Forces.

Moon is in Pisces.

Moon goes void Trine to Saturn on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 09:37:02 am EST.

Moon Enters Aries on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 11:38:35 am EST.

Moon goes void Trine to Venus on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 08:47:53 am EST.

Moon Enters Taurus on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 02:50:34 pm EST.

Moon is void most of Thursday.

Moon goes void Opposite Saturn on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 04:53:09 pm EST.

Moon Enters Gemini on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 07:17:17 pm EST.

Moon goes void sextile to Venus on Monday July 13, 2015 at 11:31 pm EST.

Moon day Monday July 6, 2015 Moon is in Pisces and goes void Trine to Saturn. Sun’s opposition to Pluto starts off the week with a bang!  Not only are we back at the eclipse from March 20, we are EMOTIONALLY processing the deep feelings (Moon in PISCES) from the prior few years as Pluto and Uranus squared each other.  Now we have a request from the universe to look at where, EXACTLY, we are relative to the purpose for our existence. Yes, it’s a deep emotion day. And if you find you are calling in sick to work or avoiding connecting with something you KNOW you are SUPPOSED to do ~ you need to move on from that situation!! Watch where you want to avoid things for guidance of where you are actually supposed to be going.  We face hard choices with Admetos active today. We know it is done. Nodes square Hades ~ when you are going through hell keep on going!  Sun’s Scorpio shaped inconjunct with Pallas points out patterns that can no longer be ignored.  You’ll feel MUCH better if you put on your big girl or boy panties and deal with it! You KNOW you need to do this!

Mars’s day Tuesday July 7, 2015 Moon is in Pisces. Moon goes void Trine to Saturn at 09:37:02 am EST. Moon Enters Aries at 11:38:35 am EST and goes void Trine to Venus.  Warrior energy emerges!  With positive closing aspects of a trine to Venus.  How cool is that.  Watch the Dare video above. Take a deep breath. Go for it. Feel the fear and do it anyway!  Dreams last night were quite troubled. Note their content and reflect on same. Write the speech.  Practice in the mirror. Figure out what you want to say. Refine. Revise. Mars union with Kronos says a very old situation is coming to an end. Understand how the ending is part of the process. Reflect on how it all began. Proceed with love. You are doing with right thing when you choose from the heart space. Mercury’s Scorpio shaped inconjunct to Saturn makes you and other people be COMPLETELY responsible for your and their behaviors. It is what it is. The situation happened.  Next up is what you want to DO about it. I would suggest you document, state your position and move on to the next step. No dilly dallying! Sun sets off the eclipse points asking you to choose  your direction.

Wednesday Mercury’s day July 8, 2015 Moon is in Aries and goes void Trine to Venus. Another day to move things forward at a fast clip with a positive outcome. Mercury sets off the eclipse from March 20 so we have movement right before he enters Cancer until July 23.  Time to make emotional decisions that need to be handled and wrapped up. Moon rolls through the Pluto/Uranus square and sets off the old power struggle as well as the desire to break free. Mars square to Vesta encourages us to shift our focus from home and hearth to include only what nurtures us. Take action that supports your life and heart.  Rumors of endings are swirling. Important News arrives today around 1:51 pm EST (adjust for your time zone) which helps you make your decision.  Stand in the heart space.  Mars trine to Neptune clears the fog and inspires you (One of the reasons the music spoke to me so much this week). Listen to music that inspires you as you move forward! Nothing like a John Phillips Sousa march to get you out the door and onto your future!


Jupiter’s Day Thursday July 9, 2015  Moon is in Aries and goes void Trine to Venus.  Moon Enters Taurus at 02:50:34 pm EST and goes void Opposite Saturn.  Moon is void most of the morning and early afternoon.  Another rocking, rolling and forward moving day even though the Moon is void most of the day.  You can get oodles accomplished! Unexpected news arrives from Mercury and Uranus ~ totally WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!  In the future, you will see it for the gift it really is even if you cry yourself to sleep tonight.

Venus’ Day Friday July 10, 2015 Moon is in Taurus and goes void Opposite Saturn.  Another day of stubborn digging in as Cancer Sun, Mars and Mercury dig into the Moon in Taurus’ energy. Over the next few days, a bit emotional T-square forms as Moon, Venus and Saturn settle in to that configuration.  Sun, Mars and Mercury add their energy to the Moon’s leg and cheer her on.  What actually nurtures you might not be what fills your heart. If you find that is the case, now is the time to start making that difficult choice.  Health matters can flare. Jupiter trines Eris so envy, jealousy or some form of discord can be part of the story. Allow it to speak.  Or welcome it into the room.  No more banishing the 13th fairy as they say~ she’s spiteful and not particularly kind. Mars connects with Pallas and points out the recurring patterns. Time for new partnering options. You don’t have to keep doing this any more!  Mercury’s sextile to Juno asks you to consider what it would be like to actually LET IT GO and not be bothered by it any more?  It is old and ugly. It is what it is. Let it go. You can do it.  Move on.  Mercury’s square to the Nodes of Fate invites you to see the bigger picture rather than the one you’ve been holding onto for so long.

Saturn’s Day Saturday July 11, 2015  Moon is in Taurus and goes void Opposite Saturn at 04:53:09 pm EST. Moon Enters Gemini 07:17:17 pm EST and goes void sextile to Venus. Moon sets off the T-square by squaring Venus and Jupiter and joining with Saturn.  Go back and reread Friday!  Go watch the videos again. What do you want to do? Today you decide. Yes, forward motion! Dreams were full of images and tossing and turning. Record the impressions upon awakening.  Mercury’s inconjunct to Ceres suggests you need to organize, figure out the new structure of the future and develop a plan before proceeding. Do that today. Mercury’s quintile to Eris encourages you to use what you know the other person wants to make it more palatable or acceptable.  Quintiles give a brilliance ~ using it in this case, you know the strategic play to take. Moon in Gemini tonight offers good negotiating energy.  You also see a pattern that informs and supports your decision to change the matter and move on to the next stage.  

Sun’s Day Sunday July 12, 2015  Moon is in Gemini  and goes void sextile to Venus.  Today is another action packed day full of fun and getting things accomplished. Sun’s square to Uranus supports separating and departure energies as well as lots of unexpected but probably welcome changes. The heavens shift their energy as Sun, Mercury, Mars and Moon are all in Gemini exploring options and chatting up a storm. Today you get writing, communication, organization and connection projects finished and ready to go out the door.  Don’t let partner’s health or emotional matters deter you from letting things go. There is never a good time for ending things. Venus’ biquintile to the South Node invites an ending that is soft, needed and releasing. Let it go. Let it go. Move on.


Anne’s Three Radio Shows and Three Recommended Shows Recap:  Listen in to the podcasts via iTunes or by the website links.

Anne’s Weekly Weather: Beginning of the week easy. Back end is tough as a HUGE emotional and desire based T-square forms with Saturn/ Moon and Venus.  Middle of week is get tons of stuff done, easy and flowing. Venus leaves her union with Jupiter and Moves into her square with Saturn. Ouch!  Time to clear out those relationship issues.  Venus is forming an inferior conjunction with Saturn asking you to go for the HEART path ~ not the world’s heart vision for you but YOUR heart vision for you. Saturn is back in the swamp until mid-Sept.  Watch for the shadow to arise up! Oodles of projection ~ their issue not yours but YOU are a perfect mirror for them. Time to drain the swamp!  And watch out for quicksand!  And alligators and copperheads!

Access Astrology:  Anne, Mark and Heather talked and took calls from listeners.

Scorpios Talking:  Michael and Anne talked redefining love for ourselves.

Venus Unplugged: Llorraine Neithardt with Venus lessons for all!! For Jungians, dreamers, poets and visionaries this podcast helps with your individuation and your understanding of Venus!  Llorraine’s show is now at 9 am Monday morning!

Got a Lite? Pattie Canova hosts a talk show using wit, candor, keen insight, perception, experience and Tarot to inform, illuminate, enlighten and entertain her listeners.

CG Jung Speaks! There are great readings from Jung! Tune in! Fanny Brewster will be taking over from Kendrick Norris, Ph.D.  Watch this space for an announcement when she starts! She will read excerpts from Jung and share her observations.  If you are working on individuating, take the time to listen in!

Copyright @2015 A.C. Ortelee

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