Hope this entry finds you well! Sunday will be the quietest (and pleasant) astrological day. On Monday the Sun will conjunct Mercury super charging the atmosphere with lots of thoughts and ideas. In fact that will be the theme for most of this week. However, the energy may remain on a mental or intellectual level for a while, because most of the planetary transits will be quincunxes. If you have been reading my Blog for a while you may know that quincunxes usually bring obstacles or delays. So the plan should be to write down all these great thoughts or ideas, but plan to implement them on another day! On Friday Mercury (the God of Communication & Transportation) will transition into the proud sign of Leo. Mercury is moving at high speed now and will assist our mental processes. Have a great week!
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.
(Sunday 7/12/09)- We start the day, with the Moon in Pisces having its monthly opposition with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 10:24am EST). Luckily the duration of this event is short. Sometimes this can give us a feeling of loneliness or isolation. We may feel passed over or possibly not getting the recognition that we deserve. Our feelings may get in the way of responsibility.
Things will improve greatly, when the Moon makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Cancer (exact at 12:58pm EST) assisting us to express how we feel. It will be much easier to speak with friends and loved ones during this time. We may have an urge to be social around this transit. Lastly, the Sun in Cancer will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Pisces (exact at 4:30pm EST). This is beneficial for all kinds of relationships (especially with children) and assists in making us feel loved and supported. Very pleasant indeed! Both of these transits being in water signs, will make it an ideal day to fish, boat, jet ski, or really anything else involving water!
(Monday 7/13/09)- Early in the morning, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus (R) both in Pisces (exact at 4:03am EST). The Uranus connection can bring us unexpected inspiration/ideas & can enhance clairvoyance & channeling. This can highlight technology, electricity, inventing, and unexpected events. Due to Pisces’ influence it can also assist healing and healing arts. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams. This will begin a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 10:40am EST when the Moon transitions into ambitious Aries. 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. Aries Moons are similar to New Moons. It is considered to be a favorable time to start new projects, physical activities (like sports or working out), dynamism, leadership, competition, and action. Things to avoid are being too bossy, arrogant, and insensitive during the next 2 1/2 days. Aries rules the head, so pay attention to stress, especially of you are prone to tension headaches.
Later the Moon in Aries will form a positive sextile with the red planet Mars in Gemini (exact at 12:47pm EST). It will be easy to act on our feelings around this time. As with any Mars transit, I advise doing physical activity. Mars is about raw energy, and physical activity is a constructive outlet. Then, the Moon will square intense Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 1:29pm EST) possibly throwing a speed bump in our path. Someone could know how to push our buttons and really get under our skin. With the Moon in aggressive Aries, watch for power struggles, as both parties will have trouble backing down.
The big astrological transit will occur when the Sun conjuncts Mercury both in Cancer (exact at 10:15pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be beneficial for communication, writing, short distance travel and feeling supported by others. This may be a time of social activities and invitations to parties/events. Take advantage of harnessing this time of mental clarity and use it to your advantage! This will be helpful in improving relationships with siblings, teachers, or with someone younger than yourself. With Cancer’s influence also take this take to concentrate on family and domestic endeavors.
(Tues 7/14/09)- 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.
Just after midnight, Mars in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 12:48am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually will manifest in the form of a block or obstacle. Keep things light! Outside influences could affect you and you may need to change how you react to it. Adjustment (on your part) may be needed to come out on the winning end of the situation. Anger or aggression may be prevalent around this time (remember what I always say about Mars energy?). Now is not the time for big actions or reactions. Keep it subdued (if possible). The Moon in Aries will make a positive sextile with Venus in Gemini (exact at 5:38am EST). Around this time we feel more loved and supported by friends and loved ones. This is a great time for social activities. Creative &/or artistic endeavors are favored.
Lastly, the Moon will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 8:03pm EST). Quincunxes often present an obstacle or delay. It may be hard to complete everything on our “list” or to get organized. It’s also possible that our emotions could make it hard to work around this time.
(Wed 7/1509)- There will be 5 Moon transits today, three out of the five will be positive. I won’t be covering all of the Moon transits instead focusing on the more prevalent planetary transits. Mercury will form 3 quincunxes today (highlighting our triple conjunction with Chiron, Jupiter & Neptune). It may be hard to put our thoughts or mental processes into action. It is possible that we may feel a little scattered or find it hard to concentrate. Mercury is currently in the domestic sign of Cancer, so we could be consumed with thoughts of family. It would be best to concentrate on grounding today. The morning will be the most favorable time of day.
Starting at 11:07am EST, there will be a 7+ hour void-of-course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the sign of stabile Taurus (exact at 6:30pm EST). Use this time to finish old projects and wrap up odds and ends.
Firstly, Mercury in Cancer will quincunx the “Wounded Healer” Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:33pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Past memories may come flooding in around this time. Forgiveness (or the need to forgive) may be just out of reach, but that is exactly what is needed. Then Mercury in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:39pmm 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. This is a “foot in mouth” transit! Careful who you confide in, as they may not have your best interest at heart. This would not be a favorable time to plan a trip or pursue legal endeavors.
The Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 6:30pm EST). Positive Taurus Moon activities are: focusing on organizing your finances, clipping coupons, decorating, designing, sensuality, cooking & eating luscious foods, organizing your home, massage, singing, and comfort. Try to avoid: laziness, relaxing too much, stubbornness, obstinacy and being too stuck in your ways. This will be the lunar themes over the next 2 days.
Lastly, Mercury will quincunx nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:31pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Be very careful (especially) with business dealings today. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! Review all fine print closely and if possible put off signing any contracts. We will want to idealize people/situations around this time. To put it bluntly, we could be more susceptible to manipulation or someone fibbing to get their way. We may want to get lost in our thoughts. Our imagination may be working overtime. Although, this will give our day a dreamy quality.
(Thursday 7/16/09)- This will be a rather pleasant day. Mercury in Cancer will form a beautiful flowing trine to Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:33am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will set the stage for surprising insights and ideas on new ways to do things. If this event occurs while you are sleeping, pay careful attention to the dreams that you have on this night. They could be prophetic or contain some information that you may find helpful. This transit increases clairvoyance and channeling. Exchange of thoughts and information may come at lightening speed around this time. Brilliant ideas! You may not need much caffeine in the morning to feel awake! In fact, I would use caution with all stimulants around this time (and that includes sugar)….as we could be feeling downright jittery without much assistance!
Lastly, Mercury will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Venus in Gemini (exact at 5:45pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Artistic and social endeavors are favored. The only caveat could be a foot-in-mouth situation or uncomfortable silences. Your idea of what is beautiful might not be the same as your friend/partner. Your friend may actually love that bright orange shag carpeting! If you’re single, you could meet a slightly awkward yet intelligent & witty person. Have fun laughing with your partner!
(Friday 7/17/09)- There will be 6 Moon transits today, 4 out of the 6 will be positive! I won’t be exploring those however, because there are some other important planetary activities that will dominate the day. This day will favor mental processes & intellect. If you find yourself too caught up in your own head, then do something physical as a counter balance. The majority of the moon transits will occur between 2:45-5pm, so this may be an especially active part of the day.
So remember in my intro for this week when I was describing the onslaught of quincunxes? Now the Sun in Cancer is getting involved. It will quincunx the super triple conjunction between Chiron, Jupiter, and Neptune. We may find others blocking our path right now (either literally or figuratively). It would be best to go it alone for now and not to rely on others for support. First, the Sun in Cancer will quincunx Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 10:07am). This could bring up past memories (or hurts). Chiron brings puts an emphasis on healing and forgiveness. Then the Sun in Cancer will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:33pm EST). Although we will feel sunny and optimistic around this time, use caution with over confidence. Again, it might not be good to work with groups around this time. There may be a hindrance pertaining to a friendship. Family and friends may be at odds right now. There will be a 5 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last between 4:48pm-10:41pm EST when the Moon will transition into chatty Gemini. Use that time to finish old business and projects.
The planet Mercury (The God of Communication & Transportation) is moving at a high rate of speed right now. It will transition into the proud sign of Leo (exact at 7:07pm EST), after it only spent two short weeks in Cancer. Words and phrases to describe Leo are: “I Will!”, Fixed/Fire, warm, kind, generous, actor/theater, drama, loyal, domineering, proud, dignified, egocentric, creative, gambler/speculation, honest, 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. Leo’s metal is Gold. Stones: Ruby, Onyx, Carnelian, Golden Topaz, and Tourmaline. Thoughts may surround children around this time. There may also be an emphasis on theater, concerts, shows and entertainment. Certainly, there could also be drama-don’t get sucked into it, if it is not yours! Leo does everything big, so it is possible to have big dreams or grandiose ideas (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). All of these themes will be emphasized over the next two weeks when Mercury transitions into detail oriented Virgo on 8/2/09.
Lastly, the Moon will transition into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 10:41pm EST). Good Gemini Moon activities are: communication (including talking, emailing, faxing, writing, etc), working with your hands, interaction with others (especially siblings and teachers), learning something new, diversified interests, mental agility, inquisitiveness, travel, and reading. Things to avoid are: fickleness, information overload, starting too many things & not being able to finish them, hyper activity, talking too much, and indecisiveness. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days……
(Saturday 7/18/09)- 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.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 12:59pm EST). Certainly this can bring up jealousy issues, power struggles, hidden fears, and obsessions. It may be hard to express our deepest desires around this time. This will highlight the Mercury/Pluto quincunx later in the day. The Sun in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with nebulous Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 4:31am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Neptune can zap some of the Sun’s vitality. This may be a morning that you might want to sleep late (if at all possible). We may feel dreamier or even a little fuzzy around this time. Just after, we will get a little boost when the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Gemini (exact at 6:05am EST). (I still think the Sun/Neptune quincunx may override this transit) As with most Mars transits, I usually will recommend some form of physical exercise (yes, that includes gardening, working on the car, housework, etc.). This will help to properly channel the excess energy. Otherwise, arguments and nitpicking could result. Later in the morning, Mercury in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 10:49am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. It may be harder to access deeper thoughts around this time. This is actually a better time for superficial activities. Keep things light! Not a good time to do research or to “dig below the surface”. Another scenario is that outside influences could affect you and you may need to change how you think about it. Adjustment may be needed to come out on the winning end of the situation.
Lastly, the Sun in Cancer will form a beautiful flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:36pm EST). Ready for some inspiration, excitement, or change? This could be a time that you will discover a new way to do something or break from old habits. You could meet someone that is creative (or unique) and could serve as your muse. Try to get out and enjoy nature, especially water. A good time to go with the flow…..you never know, something wonderful could happen!
Mark you calendars, the biggest Solar Eclipse of the year will occur next Tues (7/21) in Cancer. The same day as the New Moon in Cancer! Work on manifesting your dreams!
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