Monday, August 10, 2009

Astro-Update! Mars on the prowl! Week of 8/9/09

Hope this entry finds you well! Monday might be a little intense when Mars squares Saturn, be prepared for delays. Tuesday and Wednesday will mostly be pleasant. Mars will start to trine the super triple conjunction on the 13th, 15th, and 17th. These will be action-oriented days. Watch for over optimism and maybe even bravado on Friday when the Sun opposes Jupiter. 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 8/9/09)- We start the morning with the Moon will forming its monthly conjunction with Uranus (R) both in Pisces (exact at 8:44am 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 4:23pm 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.

In the afternoon, the Moon will transition into Aries (exact at 4:23pm EST). 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 in the day, the Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 6:10pm 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. Lastly, Venus in Cancer will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:44pm EST). Idealism, love, & escapism all rolled up into one big rose-colored package! It is possible to meet charming people (or to be charming ourselves) around this time so, wait until another day before serious declarations of love or before signing on the dotted line! Creativity, music, art, films, etc. will be favored.

(Monday 8/10/09)- In the afternoon, the Moon in Aries will square Venus in Cancer (exact at 1:48pm EST). Although we will have a drive to be with others around this time, it would be best to avoid heavy conversations pertaining to love. Sometimes the object of our affections is just out of reach (or otherwise detained) around this transit. The is not a good time to go shopping or work on beautification because what we think looks good now may seem like a bad idea at a later time. Then, the Moon will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 3:29pm EST) possibly causing blocks in communication. It may be nearly impossible to express ourselves. Have you ever had a time that you couldn’t put your thoughts into words? We end the day intensely, as Mars in Gemini forms an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 8:16pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Mars wants to go, go, go and Saturn’s approach is slow & steady. These planets don’t have the same energy, and that is the problem. Mars will give us the energy, but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Put your energy towards organization and goal setting. If the Universe throws you speed bumps around this time, try not to react with anger and simply handle it with grace. Miscommunications and travel delays are also possible.

(Tuesday 8/11/09)- 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.

Today, there will be 5 Lunar transits. Four out of the five will be beneficial. We start the early morning with the Sun in Leo forming a beautiful trine to the Moon in Aries (exact at 4:04am EST). This is beneficial for all kinds of relationships (especially with children) and assists in making us feel loved and supported. Very pleasant indeed! Then the Moon will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 7:14am EST). 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. Luckily, this influence will be short. Just after, the Moon will form a positive sextile with Mars in Gemini (exact at 7:43am). As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time. Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. Our feelings will be in alignment with how we act. Later in the morning, the Moon makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 10:56am EST) helping us to feel optimistic and/or lucky. This is an ideal time to be with friends or to work with a group of people. It is also beneficial for spirituality/religion, high education, horses, law/legal matters, advertising, sales, and publishing.

Lastly, the Moon will form a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 4:03pm EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. This transit is beneficial for imagination, creativity, daydreaming, idealism, intuition, romance, music, poetry, abstract ideas, mysticism, etc. It is possible to be more charming around this transit. Anyone have rose-colored glasses? This will start a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the sign of stabile Taurus just after midnight. Use this time to finish old projects and wrap up odds and ends.

(Wednesday 8/1209)- Today will be the most (astrologically) quiet day of the week. The Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 12:49am 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. These will be the lunar themes over the next 2 days. A couple of hours later, the Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:27am EST). This will greatly assist us in processing our emotions and is beneficial for all types of counseling & cathartic experiences. It will be hard to be superficial around this time. If you are sleeping while this is occurring, it is possible to have intense or even erotic dreams.

(Thursday 8/13/09)- Today will be a mixed bag. I am hoping that the positive interaction between Mars & Jupiter dominates the day. There will be 7 Lunar transits; 4 out of the 7 will be positive. The morning will be more favorable than the afternoon. Overnight, the Moon in Taurus will form a positive sextile with Venus in Cancer (exact at 2:31am EST). It is likely that we could receive compliments on how we look or dress. It will be easy to interact with others. This transit is positive for relationships, love and finances. Too bad the height of it will occur while we are sleeping! Then the Moon makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 5:51am EST). Again, too bad this transit occurs so early because it will assist 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 and is highly beneficial for all kinds of relationships.

In the afternoon, Mars in Gemini will form a beautiful flowing trine to optimistic Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:29pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Physical energy should be high today. This is a beneficial transit for any type of physical activity, exercise, physical therapy, and (especially) group sports. This is a day for action! This transit will also be favorable for career endeavors, law or legal issues, organized religion, entrepreneurial endeavors, planning to further one’s education, humanitarian efforts, and possibly speculative endeavors. Relations with friends, siblings & groups of people will go smoothly. Be on the lookout for opportunity today! After, the Moon in Taurus will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 2:13pm EST). This is a great time for organization, house cleaning, filing, recycling, and being disciplined. Also a good time to start a diet or health regimen (like quitting smoking). Sometimes others will ask for help around this transit, but it won’t be burdensome, we will be happy to help! Just after, the Sun in Leo will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon (exact at 2:55pm EST). We may experience some tension between friends or loved ones. This won’t be conducive to feeling very supported. Sometimes this transit brings (minor) squabbles. Between 4:45pm-10pm the Moon will form uncomfortable squares with the triple conjunction (Jupiter, Chiron, & Neptune (R)). This could bring up old wounds or someone could challenge our beliefs around this time. Don’t believe everything you hear because we may be feeling a little too idealistic as well. We end the day on a high note, when the Moon forms a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:17pm EST) helping us to break out of our rut and even do something that may be somewhat unconventional. Technology (like computers), inventing, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. This will start at 7+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last between 11:17pm-6:25am EST when the Moon will transition into chatty Gemini. Use that time to finish old business and projects.

(Friday 8/14/09)- The Moon will transition into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 6:25am 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. In the morning, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:55am 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.

In the afternoon, the Sun in Leo will form its yearly opposition with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:53pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Oppositions can be stressful. This one however, could have us feeling a little too confident and/or optimistic. It is possible to over-promise or over-commit. Remember that it is OK to say NO! Try to avoid compulsive shopping, as we may feel inclined to buy big-ticket items. We could encounter a show-off or someone that opposes our plans or beliefs. Although we may want to be around others at this time, try to work independently instead. The opposition could come from children or friends. Again this one could make us feel rather sunny….so enjoy, just don’t over-do it!

From now until tomorrow afternoon, the planets will be quiet…..

(Saturday 8/15/09)- In the afternoon, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying square to Mercury in Virgo(exact at 2:40pm EST). Ironically, the planet Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini. This transit will normally cause miscommunication, but with Mercury’s involvement it will be doubly so! So use caution in how you communicate with others. You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. The Moon in Gemini will make an annoying square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 6:14pm 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. It is better to work on organization around this time.

Mars in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the Wounded Healer) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:25pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be the 2nd trine; when Mars will be highlighting the triple conjunction between Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune. This transit will be certain to bring up old wounds and memories. However, Mars provides us with the tools to act and make things better. It would be best to face these situations directly (yet with tact) and just deal with them once and for all. The rewards will out weigh any fear or trepidation. To further soften the previous transit, the Moon simultaneously makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:25pm EST) helping us to feel optimistic and/or lucky. This is an ideal time to be with friends or to work with groups of people. It is also beneficial for spirituality/religion, higher education, horses, law/legal matters, advertising, sales, and publishing.

Later, the Moon will make a positive sextile to the Sun in Leo (exact at 10:11pm EST). This is an ideal time to be with friends & loved ones. This transit is conducive for feeling supported. Maybe it’s time to make some time for your sweetheart? Lastly, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Gemini (exact at 10:56pm EST). 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 can increase physical vitality & health (and passion too). It is important to properly channel the excess energy; otherwise arguments and nitpicking could result.

Mark your calendars, Mercury will conjunct Saturn on Monday 8/17/09!

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


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