I hope this Blog entry finds you well! Sunday will be the quietest day of the week. Monday could be tense (or even melancholy) when Saturn quincunxes Chiron. Mercury will square Mars on Thursday, so be prepared for communication problems or even arguments. The Full Moon will occur in the sign of sensitive Pisces on Friday.
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 8/30/09)- This will be the quietest astrological day of the week. Just after midnight, the Sun in Virgo will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Capricorn (exact at 12:51am EST). This is beneficial for all kinds of relationships and assists with making us feel loved and supported. Very pleasant indeed! The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Moon in Capricorn.
(Monday 8/31/09)- We start the day with the Moon in Capricorn forming a flowing trine to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 9:11am 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!
In the afternoon, the Moon will form a positive sextile with Uranus(R) in Pisces (exact at 2:09pm 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 a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 11:43pm 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. Later in the day, Saturn in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Chiron (the Wounded Healer) (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:01pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Old pains, past situations and previous hurts could come back around this time. Was there something that you did only half-way or weren’t as thorough as usual? This is not the time to cut corners. There could be trouble with male authority or father figures. Unfortunately healing and forgiveness may be hard to access right now (except that is exactly what is needed!). This transit will last a few days. Lastly, the Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 11:43pm 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.
(Tuesday 9/1/09)- 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.
In the morning, the Moon in Aquarius makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Cancer (exact at 8:24am EST). Did you ever meet someone that says something that is completely different than how they actually act? For instance: you went out on a date, the person says that they had a fantastic time, and then they never called you? This type of disconnect (coming from yourself or coming from others) may be more pronounced around this time. Then, the Moon makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Libra (exact at 9:22am EST). This transit 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.
Mercury in Libra forms an uncomfortable Sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:03pm 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. 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. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook. Then, the Moon will form its monthly opposition to Venus in Leo (exact at 2:27pm EST). It’s not good to shop or decorate during this transit. Someone could offend your sense of good taste! Our feelings could be at odds with love relationships right now. Lastly, the Moon will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Virgo (exact at 7:14pm EST). It may be hard to feel supported around this time. Accomplishments may go unrecognized. It is possible to clash with someone younger than yourself (like a parent child relationship).
(Wednesday 9/2/09)- Overnight, Mars in Cancer will make an awkward sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:06am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Use caution with over spending, over confidence, and taking unnecessary risks with this transit. Place your energy (and you may plenty of it) into positive pursuits. Then, Venus in Leo will make an uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 6:50am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Saturn’s influence is sobering to Venus. Attaining long-term goals, finances, and relationships may feel strained around this time. We may feel shy or hindered in expressing love or with our romantic feelings. Another possibility is that we may want to put our relationships into a category, but remember that emotions don’t always need to make sense!
Later in the afternoon, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Aquarius (exact at 3:26pm 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.
Lastly, the Moon will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 10:24pm 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…
(Thursday 9/3/09)- Overnight, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune ® both in Aquarius (exact at 1:19am EST). Creativity, art, spirituality, music, intuition, idealism, abstract thought, will be favored around this time. Unfortunately so is escapism and unrealistic expectations. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. This will start a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 11:58am 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.
Déjà-vu anyone? This same transit just happened last Tuesday (8/25/09). Mercury in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Cancer (exact at 12:19pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Think before you speak! We may have difficulty putting our thoughts/ideas into action. This may cause us to feel restless (attention those with hyperactivity, ADD or ADHD). Children (and adults) may be irritable. There can be issues with mechanical failures, travel plans, arguments, technology, communication, etc. This transit may affect relationships and domestic fronts the most. Remember, if someone doesn’t understand what you are saying, don’t push the issue (wait until another day). Sometimes this can give us a little too much energy, but it may be scattered. Just after, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 1:18pm) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface. It would be beneficial for: cathartic experiences, deep conversations, and all forms of counseling are favored during this transit.
Later in the evening the Mercury/Mars square will be highlighted again. The Moon will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Libra (exact at 11:21pm EST) possibly causing blocks in communication. It may be nearly impossible to express ourselves. You ever had a time that you couldn’t put your thoughts into words? Then the Moon in Pisces will form a flowing trine with Mars in Cancer (exact at 11:39pm EST). Our actions will be in harmony with how we feel. We may crave action around this time or have more energy. People will be inclined to fight for what they believe is right.
(Friday 9/4/09)- Full Moon in Pisces! Just after midnight, Venus in Leo will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Looking for your muse? The inspiration that you have been looking for may come around this time. However, you will most likely experience tension instead of feeling comfortable (that is what this transit is about). Nervous energy? Time to go with the flow! This is a good time to “surprise” you romantic partner with a nice gesture. Later in the morning, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Leo (exact at 8:47am EST) possibly causing a monkey wrench in the love department. It could be that the object of our affections is somewhat inaccessible around time…. unfortunately the same could be true with our finances too! Double-check your bank account before making a big purchase.
As promised, the Full Moon will take place (exact time 12:02pm EST) in the sign of Pisces. All of the Pisces’ Moon traits will be enhanced for better or worse. Full Moons are said to (energetically) be the culmination of our efforts over the last month. A sort of winding down of one phase, so that we can make room for new beginnings. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for family, friends, and humanity.
(Saturday 9/5/09)- In the morning, the Moon in Pisces will have its monthly opposition with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 9:45am 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’s possible that our feelings may get in the way of responsibility.
In the afternoon, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus (R) both in Pisces (exact at 12:53pm 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. This will start a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 10:14pm EST when the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries. 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. Lastly, Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 11:30pm 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, people won’t want to back down.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Mercury will go retrograde Monday 9/7-9/29. We are also approaching the height of the Saturn/Uranus opposition on 9/15/09!
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