I hope this Blog entry finds you well! Monday and Saturday will be the most quiet days of the week. On Tuesday, Mercury turns Direct after being in a Retrograde phase for the last 3 weeks. Chiron will be the biggest planetary player on Wednesday with several challenging quincunxes thrown in for good measure. In the very early hours on Thursday Mercury will form a beneficial sextile with Mars, helping us to put our words into action. 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 9/27/09)- Today should be a pleasant day, with mostly beneficial Lunar transits. We start with the Moon forming its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Capricorn (exact at 10:24pm 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. With Capricorn’s association, concentrate on tradition and business pursuits.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Capricorn makes a flowing trine to Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 2:35pm 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. Later, the Moon will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:21pm 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. Lastly, the Moon will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 11:33pm 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! This will start a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon will transition into innovative Aquarius. 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.
(Monday 9/28/09)- Happy Yom Kippur! Just after midnight, Mercury (R) in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx the “Wounded Healer” Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:07am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This one may be felt late in the day yesterday until the morning today. 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. The Moon will transition into unique Aquarius (exact at 7:06am 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.
Lastly, we end the day on a high note, when the Sun in Libra forms a beautiful trine to the Moon in Aquarius (exact at 7:13pm EST). This is beneficial for all kinds of relationships (especially with children) and assists in making us feel loved and supported. This is also an ideal time to be close to pets or nature. With the Sun and Moon being in Air signs, this will also assist in communication & lively exchange of ideas. Very pleasant indeed!
(Tuesday 9/2909)- 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 the day with the Moon in Aquarius forming an annoying quincunx with Venus in Virgo (exact at 4:58am 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.The event that we have been waiting for….Mercury in Virgo Turns Direct today (exact at 9:13am EST)!! The temporary period of time that miscommunications and travel snafus run amuck, is now over. Unfortunately, it can take several days for Mercury to start traveling in a forward direction (it is Stationary right now), but this is certainly a step in the right direction. Hopefully you used the last three weeks to review and reevaluate what is working and what is not. Toward the end of the week we should feel the cloud of confusion lift as we begin a new Mercurial Phase!
In the afternoon, the Sun in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Chiron (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. Did something come up recently that made you start thinking about that situation all over again? Living in the past is so time consuming and can be painful. Try not to let your ego get in the way, and allow the healing to begin! We end the day on a high note, when the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Aquarius (exact at 6:25pm 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.
(Wednesday 9/30/09)- The planetoid, Chiron is the major player today. Chiron is often call “the Wounded Healer”. In astrology, it is associated with healing, medicine, the mind/body/spirit connection, teaching, reoccurring problems in our life, and music. Often when he appears: past pains, memories and wounds that need to be healed re-surface. There will also be a total of five quincunxes today. Quincunxes often present in the form of a block or obstacle, so it may be difficult to accomplish things today. The seeds that we gather today will need to be sowed later….
We start overnight with several Moon transits. Firstly, the Moon in Aquarius makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Cancer (exact at 2:08am 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 will form another annoying quincunx to Mercury in Virgo Libra (exact at 2:50am 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? Just after, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron (R) both in Aquarius (exact at 2:57am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Then the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune (R) both in Aquarius (exact at 7:34am 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. It may be hard to get out of bed this morning! This will start a long 12 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces.
Next, Mercury in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Aquarius (R) (exact at 9:32am 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. This may involve more of an intellectual process, but we may have difficulty in discussing it with others. If that is the case, start/write in your journal. Then, the Moon will form another annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 12:41pm 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. Mars in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with (the Wounded Healer) Chiron in Aquarius (R) (exact at 6:36pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be certain to bring up old wounds and memories and our 1st emotion may be anger. 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 uncertainty. The Moon will transition into dreamy Pisces (exact at 7:26pm EST). 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. Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto Capricorn (exact at 8:55pmEST) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface. If you were awake during this time it would be beneficial for: cathartic experiences, deep conversations, and all forms of counseling are favored during this transit. It may be possible to have intense dreams while you are sleeping.
(Thursday 10/1/09)- We start overnight with a beneficial sextile. Mercury in Virgo will form a positive sextile with Mars in Cancer (exact at 2:00am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit will be beneficial for mental agility, technical skills, hand/eye coordination, quickness, fast-talking, debating, and even possibly speeding…don’t get a ticket! This is a good time to put your thoughts into action! This will give us pep in our step as we start our day!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Libra (exact at 12:22pm 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). Later, the Sun in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 9:23pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Dreaming and daydreaming of the good old days? This one could zap some of our energy. We could feel fuzzy and have trouble focusing. Best to relax tonight and enjoy a good movie! Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will form its monthly opposition to Venus in Virgo (exact at 11:08pm 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.
(Friday 10/2/09)- There won’t be any planetary transits today, only Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. We start in the afternoon, with the Moon in Pisces making its monthly opposition with Mercury in Virgo (exact at 3:08pm EST). You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. It will be hard to put your thoughts into words. This is a time where someone may oppose your thoughts or feelings. The key is to integrate the two (thoughts & emotions), although it may not be easy. Just after, the Moon in Pisces will forming a flowing trine with Mars in Cancer (exact at 3:33pm 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. Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus (R) both in Pisces (exact at 6:02pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will have its monthly opposition with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 11:29pm EST). Luckily the duration of this event is short and the height may occur while we are sleeping. 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. This will start a 6 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries…
(Saturday 10/3/09)- (I will be doing astrology readings at a private wedding event.)
This will be an astrologically quiet day! The Moon will transition into Aries (exact at 5:20am 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. Lastly, Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:49am 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! Sunday Oct 4th will be a very active astrological day and
will be the Full Moon in Aries!
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