Monday, February 9, 2009

Astro Update: Full Moon in Leo! Week of 2/8/09

Hi Everyone! We are starting this workweek off with a bang!

(Monday 2/9/09)- Full Moon/ Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Leo (exact at 9:49am Est)! This is the 1st Lunar eclipse of 2009! (Definition from Wikipedia: A penumbral eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's penumbra. The penumbra does not cause any noticeable darkening of the Moon's surface, though some may argue it turns a little yellow.) The “height” of the Eclipse took place in the early hours of morning, so it was not really visible. However, we should all still be “buzzing” from it’s energies!

All areas associated with Leo will be especially highlighted: warmth, kindness, generosity, actor/theater, drama, loyalty, domineering, proud, dignified, egocentric, creative, hair/hair styles, gambler/speculation, honesty, noble, love children (especially their own), and games. A lot of “larger than life” people are Leos. It is common for actors and performers to be Leo or have heavy Leo in their chart (Leo needs recognition-I believe that is why). Areas of the body associated with Leo are the heart, gall bladder, & spine.

Further, the Moon is opposing both the Sun (exact at 9:49am Est) and Neptune (exact at 2:28pm Est) both in Aquarius. It may be harder to incorporate how we feel on the inside versus how we function throughout the day. Even our intuition may be a little off. Anything that was started during the Solar Eclipse on 1/26, also may be brought back to our attention. Don’t indulge in any drama right now as emotions maybe run close to the surface.

(Tues 2/10)- The Moon moves into the perfectionist sign of Virgo at 12:38am EST. We may still feel the buzzing of Monday’s Eclipse, but the energies will be come more subdued. Anything to do with service to others, health improvement, and organizing in general get a big "thumbs up" during a Virgo moon.

(Wed 2/11)- The Moon in Virgo will be conjuncting the planet Saturn (also in Virgo) exact at 10:43am EST. Some people ask me when is a favored time to start a diet, exercise, quit smoking, etc.? Today would be the best time! The grounding energies of Saturn will give us the fortitude to make a plan and stick to it! Sometimes this transit can make us feel a little lonely or isolated. It is really a great day to work behind the scenes and get things done.

(Thurs 2/12)- The Sun will be conjuncting Neptune (both in Aquarius) exact at 7:40am EST. Did you ever have a day that you felt like you floated through it? Well today could be that kind of day. Nebulous Neptune can enhance our intuition, creativity, musical ability, and dreaminess. The dark side of Neptune is that it can enhance our escapist tendencies (a real problem for those struggling with addictions) and cloud our judgment.

The Moon moves into the diplomatic sign of Libra at 3:33AM EST. Later in the day the Moon (Libra) will Oppose Venus (Aries) exact at 4:28pm EST. It is very possible with this transit that a loved one (or possibly our finances) could challenge how we feel. Luckily, the Libra Moon gives us a sense of fairness and most likely will result in a carefully weighed out decision. This would not be a good day to sign contracts, so wait until tomorrow.

(Fri 2/13)- Despite the negative connotations attached to this date, Friday the 13th is the quietest day of the week!!

(Sat 2/14)- The Moon travels into passionate/intense Scorpio at 9:50am, where it will stay for most of the weekend…..Just in time for Valentines Day!

The planet Mercury is now moving at a fairly good clip and will be re-entering the sign of futuristic Aquarius 10:39am Est. Mercury (the God of transportation & communication) in Aquarius encourages us to focus on humanitarian efforts, social work, political agendas, friendships, inventions, computers, electricity, New Age ideologies, etc. This is where Mercury was back on 1/20 before it went Retrograde (backwards) into the sign of Capricorn. It will remain in this sign until March 8th.

Until next week…..

Peace & Light,

Gretchen A. Hidell, Astrologer

Intuitive Counselor/Gem/Crystal Work


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