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Marlena Applebaum

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Astrological Counseling

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June 6, 2014

A day for patience and flexibility

 

 

My motto today is to try to stay relaxed, patient, and flexible as things may not be accomplished quickly, pinned down easily, or sorted out clearly at the moment. Not only is the Moon void of course all day, making it a great day for internal musings and non goal oriented activities, but Mercury — ruler of commerce, transportation, and communication, etc — has basically come to a standstill, about to turn retrograde tomorrow morning (and will be retrograde until July 1st). Mercury is already revealing the trouble spots of things that need repairs. It’s not Mercury’s fault that things break down. Mercury is only the messenger, letting us know, for our own benefit, that something is not working. Thank-you, Mercury. 


October 13, 2012

Long periods when the Moon is Void-of-Course

 

 

Last week and this week we are having long periods, many hours at a time or full days, when the Moon is Void-of-Course (Since the majority of planets are near the same degrees of the signs they are in, the Moon is having long stretches when it is not making any significant aspects. This is the dynamic which creates the void times).  I’ve found that these long periods “in the void” can be wonderfully peaceful when used for down time, contemplation, visioning, or creative work, etc. If it is possible to postpone important left-brain, linear, or practical demands of life, do so during the Void Moon, and go with the flow. To watch when the Void Moons are happening, here is a calendar.  


August 25, 2011

The complexity of today

 

 

Mars square Saturn: the impulse to act may be blocked. Frustrating, but Saturn usually has good reason to make us stop and take heed. Venus trine Pluto: the intensity of facing one’s fears in regard to love or finances, but coming through to the other side, empowered. The Moon is Void all day and Mercury is slowing down to turn direct: things may feel extra blurry, but tomorrow the shift towards clarity is coming.


August 16, 2011

The Sun, Venus, and Mercury (retrograde) join in radiant Leo

 

 

Today the Sun, Venus, and Mercury are closely aligned together in Leo. The Sun is all about creative self-expression, Venus desires [or demands] love and affection, and Mercury needs and must communicate! This is a potentially sweet combination of energies. With these three celestial bodies in the extravagant sign of Leo, the archetype ruled by the radiant Sun itself, there may be a strong pull to share one’s unique expressions of love and beauty that pour forth from the heart... (But with Mercury still retrograde, and an extra long Void-of-Course Moon yesterday and today, patience is helpful to deal with possible misunderstandings, confusion, and delays.) Read more...


July 29, 2011

Listening for the voice of inspiration...

 

 

The Moon is Void-of-Course all day, Mercury is opposite Neptune (☿☍♆), and it’s the last day of the Waning Crescent (Balsamic) Moon before the New Moon on 7/30. What does all this mean? Chill time, rest, introspection, patience and faith... Diving within, accessing the higher octaves of love, imagining the new beginning, allowing the past to dissolve away, listening for the voice of inspiration, letting things be...

 

In addition, the Moon is in Cancer ♋ today, which further encourages enjoying the inner realms to find/create nurturing, comfort, and healing. 


June 22, 2011

Itís a day ideal for contemplation, meditation, dreaming, and imagining

 

 

The Moon is in Pisces ♓ and Void-of-Course all day, so it’s a day ideal for contemplation, meditation, dreaming, and imagining. Envision solutions and outcomes that are best for you and the higher good. Tomorrow The Moon will enter Aries ♈, a perfect time to initiate action inspired by today’s receptivity and dynamic stillness.

 

Also today, the Sun☉trined Neptune ♆ (10:08aEDT), amplifying the dreamlike quality and spiritual essence of the day. At the same time Mars ♂ squared Neptune ♆ (2:46aEDT), obscuring our motivations and assertions, emphasizing again the wisdom in waiting until tomorrow to take important actions, if possible. There is a potential for lack of clarity - what’s “real” or “true” may be colored by subjectivity, yet the voice of intuition may also be strong today. How to sort through it all? I’m not sure, but I can guess it’s not via the ego’s route... 


April 1, 2011

I probably wonít schedule you during a Void-of-Course Moon

 

 

For those of you who have tried to schedule with me during a “Void-of-Course Moon” and came up against my request to re-schedule, check out this article for an explanation about the do’s and don’ts of VOC Moons!

Also, if you would like to follow the Void Moons, here is a calendar.

 

Note that right now we are in an extra long VOC Moon time: Thu 3/31 at 9:43a until Sat 4/2 at 7:16a).


January 7, 2011

A perfect time for just being

 

 

All planets are direct, so in general this is a great phase for venturing forward on projects, endeavors, and ideas; however today we have a long Void-of-Course Moon from 3:51p-9:57p EST, making this evening a perfect time for just being, and allowing what is to be what it is. Tomorrow is another day for striving...


December 18, 2010

Use the Void-of-Course Moon to your advantage

 

 

We have a long Void-of-Course Moon today 4:36p-10:37p EST. As Steven Forrest says, regarding actions taken during the VOC Moon, “Nothing will come of the matter. Sometimes that’s good news, other times not.” Knowing when the Moon is VOC can help you use it to your advantage.


November 23, 2010

Void-of-Course Moon

 

 

The Moon makes a complete cycle through the twelve signs every 28.5 days and spends approximately 2.5 days in each sign. Every few days there is something called a Void-of-Course Moon that happens (today we have one from 4:56pm-8:14pm EST). A Void Moon lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. It is a great time to go inward or do routine things, as opposed to initiating new projects or meeting new people.

 

Excellent article about the Void-of-Course Moon


 
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