I hope this Blog entry finds you well! Sunday will be the Full Moon in adventurous Sagittarius. Monday will be under the influence of transformative Pluto. The biggest planetary player this week will be Mercury as it aspects 3 planets on Tuesday, aspects Jupiter on Wednesday, and then transitions into its native sign of Gemini on Saturday.
I wanted to add a footnote to my entries. I include the time that a transit will be exact so that you can see when it waxes and then when it starts to wane. However, the effects are often felt sometimes even as long as a day or two. The energy is usually felt more strongly during the time leading up to the height and then it slowly starts to dissipate after. Keep in mind that Moon transits tend to last a shorter period of time than planetary transits.
(Sun 6/7/09)- I was out of town this past weekend and didn’t have time to write the Blog entry. The big event today was the Full Moon in adventurous Sagittarius. Full Moons are said to (energetically) be the culmination of our efforts over the last month. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for humanity.
(Mon 6/8/09)- There are 6 Moon transits today. Four out of the six will be positive. There will be a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will start between 9:51am EST until 3:59pm EST). When the Moon makes no major planetary aspects to another planet, before it switches into the next sign, is call “void of course”. It is best to not do anything new during these times because it has a decreased chance of working or will have delays. The major astrological transit that will happen is when Venus in Taurus will form a flowing trine with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 3:22pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Trines are harmonious, with no opposing energies. This is power in love, pure and simple. This will be beneficial with both love and finances. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas. The only caveat is possibly obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances. As Pluto, even when positively aspected, is still prone to having a dark side.
Just after, the Moon will transition into hardworking Capricorn at 3:59pm EST. Themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, work, goal setting, public ambition, and tradition. Try to avoid: workaholic tendencies, coldness, and using people for personal gain. Just after, the Moon will be highlighting the Venus/Pluto trine again when the Moon now in Capricorn will make its monthly conjunction with Pluto (exact at 8:43pm EST) adding more emotional intensity to the mix. This may help with insights pertaining to business and financial endeavors. Helping to “pick up” on the undercurrent of a situation. This is also beneficial for therapy, cathartic experiences, passion, and ferreting out secrets. Lastly, the Moon will form a flowing trine with Venus in Taurus (exact at 9:13pm EST). This placement assists with bonding with loved ones in our life! It also assists with feeling loved and supported by our loved ones in general. Secondarily, it is beneficial for decorating, finances, and self-pampering. Enjoy!
(Tues 6/9/09)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm. This is a great opportunity to get an introductory reading from me at a discount ($25.00 per ½ hour). They are located at 125 S. Winooski Ave in Burlington, VT (across from the fire station). Walk-ins are welcome or you can call me for a time.
We start early in the morning, with the Moon in Capricorn forming a flowing trine with Mars in Taurus (exact at 4:43am EST). We will be able to act on our feelings with this transit. I always advise for people to exercise or do something physical during Mars transits. This will help to positively channel the energy. Yes, gardening or house cleaning counts-LOL.
Today there will be 3 Mercury transits. Mercury rules over communication, transportation, and all mental processes. Today will be filled with lots of mental stimulation, so make sure you get nice and grounded before tackling projects. If you don’t, it will be possible to have frazzled nerves or to be pulled in too many directions. We start with Mercury in Taurus forming an uncomfortable square with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) in Aquarius (exact at 8:51am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This may bring up some old memories and possibly past hurts. It is time to forgive and move on. Then Mercury will make a positive sextile to Uranus in Pisces (exact at 5:45pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Wow! Talk about high-wire energy? Mental processes will be very quick around this time. Sudden flashes of insight are possible. It will be an ideal time to come up with unique or unusual ideas. Technology, inventing, electricity, New Age ideologies (especially energy healing), and communication are all favored. This can increase clairvoyance or channeling. Folks that are prone to anxiety or nervous conditions may have trouble around this time. Meditation and grounding are highly recommended. (Use of lepidolite, kyanite, or obsidian are good stones for grounding). Just after, Mercury will form an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 5:53pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Imagination and daydreaming will be increased around this transit. Neptune’s influence can cause us to feel fuzzy and unfocused. This is not a favorable time to make big decisions or to sign contracts. This can be a time of heightened intuition. It is also favorable for art, music, poetry, abstract concepts, and creativity.
Lastly, the Moon will form a flowing trine with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 11:10pm EST) helping us to be more disciplined and organized. This will assist us in feeling conservative or traditional. Sometimes, you will find people asking you to assist them during this transit. It won’t be a burden, you will be happy to oblige!
(Wed 6/10/09)- We start the day with the Sun in Gemini forming an annoying quincunx with the Moon in Capricorn (exact at 7:59am EST) possibly causing a block/obstacle with feeling supported by others. It may be hard to “access” our feelings around this time. The big planetary event will be when Mercury in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 11:33am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Too much information (TMI)! This is a time where we could find others (or even ourselves) saying too much. Gossip may be at an all time high. If you ever had interests in other cultures, religions, law, marketing, publishing, and/or travel; it would be a great time to explore these subjects. Use caution with overconfidence and avoid embellishment of the facts. We may encounter a know-it-all today. Sometimes people get rigid or opinionated about their beliefs around this transit. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook.
Later, the Moon will positively sextile Uranus in Pisces (exact at 9:39pm EST). This is an opportunity to break out of old patterns and shake things up (sextiles will often present an opportunity that requires effort to have it come to fruition). Lastly, the Moon will make a flowing trine to Mercury in Taurus (exact at 11:31pm EST) helping us to express our feelings. We may want to be with our friends or be doing something social this evening. This will start a long void-of-course cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into the unique sign of Aquarius (exact at 4:52am EST).
(Thurs 6/11/09)- The Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 4:52am EST). Activities that are favored during Moon in Aquarius are: social endeavors, friendship, technology, humanitarian efforts, politics, inventing, and New Age ideologies. Things to avoid: are getting too caught up in the greater good and masses that you forget the individual & their feelings, and being overly fixed in your own unique way of doing things that you can’t consider someone else’s good ideas.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius will form a tense square with Venus in Taurus (exact at 3:43pm EST). This can stir up arguments with loved ones and a possible (small) financial loss. This is not a good time to go shopping or to decorate. Later the Moon will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Taurus (exact at 9:47pm EST). Sometimes this transit simply brings together a culmination of factors that can bring irritation and possible resentment. This is a time that we are more apt to fly of the handle and let little things bother us. Again, as with any Mars influence, exercise can help to channel your energy in a positive way. Mars influences passion too!
(Fri 6/12/09)- This will be the most astrologically quiet day of the week. The Moon will form one transit today. It will be an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 12:24pm EST). Quincunxes often present an obstacle or delay. It may be hard to complete everything on our “list” today or to get organized. It’s also possible that our emotions could make it hard to work around this time. Luckily, this influence will be short…..
(Sat. 6/13/09)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm. This is a great opportunity to get an introductory reading from me at a discount ($25.00 per ½ hour). They are located at 125 S. Winooski Ave in Burlington, VT (across from the fire station). Walk-ins are welcome or you can call me for a time.
Overnight, there will be a beautiful trine between the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Aquarius (exact at 2:16am EST) making our efforts feeling supported. This transit helps us to feel “comfortable in our skin” creating a synergy between how we feel on the inside & our actions. We would have felt this mostly last night and into early morning today. Then the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune both in Aquarius (exact at 10:22am EST). Creativity, art, spirituality, music, intuition, idealism, abstract thought, will be favored around this time. Unfortunately so is escapism and unrealistic expectations. The Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Aquarius (exact at 11:34am EST) assisting us in feeling optimistic and upbeat. This is an ideal time to work with groups of people. It also highlights/benefits: travel (especially long distance), other cultures, higher education, law, horses, and spirituality.
Later in the day, the Moon will form an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Taurus (exact at 5:04pm EST) possibly causing miscommunications. You may find that you are not be able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. This will start a very short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 5:32pm EST when the Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces. Activities that are favored during Moon in Pisces: creativity, intuition, spiritual aspirations, higher consciousness, connection with feelings, counseling, music, art, photography, nature and especially being near water, and charitable work. Things to avoid are: getting so caught up in others feeling that you put your aside, excessive escapism, and acting like a martyr. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days. The Moon in Pisces will make a supportive sextile to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:58pm EST). This will be a favorable time to look below the surface and have in-depth conversations or counseling.
Lastly, later in the evening Mercury (the God of Communication and Transportation) will transition back into its native sign Gemini (exact at 10:47pm EST). This is where Mercury was back in the beginning of May before it went Retrograde. Now things are moving along full steam ahead! (See the Blog entry from 4/30/09 for more information about Mercury in Gemini.) Communication should be fast and furious over this next month with lots of social activities. It will transition into the sign of Cancer on July 3rd.
The above transits are often felt collectively but you would need to know where within your chart that they would fall. As always, I am available for a professional astrological reading. I now have a variety of charts to choose from (relationship, life path, time-line, etc). I can do readings in-person or over the phone. Or if you’re not into having a reading I can just supply a chart. Please feel free to contact me for more information! Have a great week! Bye for now……
Peace & Light,
Gretchen A. Hidell, Astrologer
Intuitive Counselor/Gem/Crystal Work