I hope this Blog entry finds you well! We start the week on Sunday with the Sun conjuncting Mercury (still in it’s Retrograde phase). This will give us a boost in communication & mental processes. Venus will transition into the perfectionist sign of Virgo on the same day. On Monday, Venus will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Mars, causing small fireworks. Tuesday we will repeat the Mercury/Saturn conjunction and everything will slow down. Also on Tuesday we can celebrate the change of seasons when the Sun enters Libra…Happy Fall Equinox!! Wednesday may be the most difficult and complex day with 4 (unfavorable) planetary transits; including the Mercury/Uranus opposition. Don’t push your luck on Friday when the Sun forms a slightly awkward sesquisquare with Jupiter. Both Thursday and Saturday will be the most astrologically quiet days of the week! Many blessings…
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 9/20/09)- Overnight, the Moon in Libra makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 3:59am 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. The Sun will conjunct Mercury (R) both in Virgo (exact at 6:04am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. (Sometimes this is referred to as a “New Mercury”.) Finally some clarity! If you have felt like you were in a fog for most of the weekend, this transit will help. Even though Mercury is still Retrograde, this will greatly assist in getting both communication & travel plans worked out. It will be easier to assimilate information. Writing, emailing, faxing….go for it! 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 Virgo’s influence also take this take to concentrate on health, organization, and taking care of details.
Lovely Venus will transition into the perfectionist sign of Virgo (exact at 9:32am EST). Words and phrases to describe Virgo are: “I Analyze!”, Mutable/Earth, detail oriented, perfection, service, criticism, conscientious, health, intelligent, analytical, worry, improvement to others lives, and practical. It is associated with the abdominal area, gastrointestinal system (large and small intestines), spleen, solar plexus, and lower lobes of the liver. Stones: Jade, Moss Agate, and Blue Sapphire. Over the next month, we will become much more discriminating. Lovers, friends, activities, and entertainment that we enjoyed over the last month will be examined more closely. If you are single and meet someone new, you may be more selective with your choice. If you are in a relationship try not to nit-pick your partner too much. Virgo’s tend to show their love through criticism. They will often justify this by saying that if they didn’t care, they wouldn’t bother saying anything. Anyone placed under a microscope will have faults. People that were born with Venus in Virgo in their natal charts often are bachelors/bachelorettes. Venus is often associated with finances or vocation. Therefore, this will be an ideal time to perform an analysis of our finances. Lastly, Virgos are prone to worry. Just remember, that fear is a negative faith. Venus will transition into relationship oriented Libra on 10/14/09, where it will be more comfortable.
Then in the afternoon, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:43pm 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 (or to meet charming people) around this transit. (I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time). This will start a short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into secretive Scorpio just after midnight. 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. Next, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:13pm EST). This is a time where someone around you may challenge tradition. You may also want to buck the system. An expected event or surprise could catch you off-guard. Lastly, Venus in Virgo will form a flowing trine with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:57pm 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.
(Monday 9/21/09)- As promised, just after midnight the Moon will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 12:52am EST). Favorable Scorpio Moon activities are: anything related to research, occult, detective work, self discovery, digging below the surface (both figural & literal), passion, mysteries, secrets, etc. Things that are not favored or exacerbated during the Moon in Scorpio are: jealousy, anger, intensity, and surgery (it can delay healing time). These will be themes over the next 2 ½ days. Overnight, the Moon will highlight yesterdays Venus/Pluto trine. The Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:04am EST). This will be a favorable time to look below the surface and have in-depth conversations or counseling. This is a time that we could be feeling passionate or intense. This will amplify the Scorpio Lunar traits. Then the Moon will form a positive sextile with Venus in Virgo (exact at 2:23am 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 both relationships/love and finances.
Later in the day, Venus in Virgo will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Cancer (exact at 3:09pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit may bring some tension (especially with love, family, & finances). However, we may have a drive to be social around this time. We will want to act on our feelings around this time. Just make sure you look before you leap. I always advise doing some sort of physical activity whenever Mars is involved because Mars’ energy will want to get out one way or another. This is also a good time to look within and find your “hearts desire” whether that be a person, vocation, hobby or otherwise. Sometimes this will bring up sexual tension. Hmmmmm?!?
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Monday’s Mercury/Sun conjunction may have given us a boost. This conjunction will put the brakes on somewhat. This event is usually yearly, but because of Mercury’s Retrograde cycle, it will be repeating itself. It already occurred on 8/17/09. Mercury (R) forms a conjunction with Saturn both in Virgo (exact at 5:07am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. A slow and steady approach is called for. Focus on one thing at a time, otherwise there is a good chance mistakes will be made or it will need to be done over anyway. It may be possible that we are slower than normal in learning something (people with learning disabilities may have trouble around this time). It is possible to experience solidarity. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. Don’t try to tackle too many things around this transit. A great time for building foundations!! This transit will occur yet again on 10/8/09, because of Mercury’s Retrograde phase during 9/7/09-9/29/09. Pay attention to what happens around this time because it may be brought up around 10/8 again! Mark your calendar. Then the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with Mars in Cancer (exact at 7:16am 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. Between 9:03am-8:44pm, the Moon in Scorpio will be squaring the triple conjunction (Jupiter, Chiron, & Neptune). Feelings may be intense and it is possible that we could get a bit carried away with our emotions around this time. It is best to work alone, because interactions with groups of people will be unfavorable. Old pains or hurts may resurface. Try to be realistic and use caution with idealism.
Happy Birthday Libra & Happy Fall Equinox!! The Sun will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 5:18pm EST). When the Sun transitions into Libra, this is the end of the Summer and transition into Autumn. The leaves start to change, the night air becomes crisp, and we begin to see pumpkins on people’s doorsteps. Words and phrases to describe Libra are: “I Balance!”, Cardinal/Air, fairness, beauty (did I say Beauty?), partnership, aesthetics, harmony, indecision, dependence, fickle, and gracious. Libras make great judges because they are often able to see both sides. Creativity in your life! Its physical association are the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. Its metal is Copper. Stones: Quartz, Marble, Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, and Rose Quartz. Under the Sun’s influence we will become more relationship oriented, diplomatic, and fair. Libra’s generally hate to be alone, and do much better if they are in a relationship or if they live with someone else (it does not have to have romantic ties). However, Libra is famous for its indecision they will often vacillate for a long time before finally making a decision. This can cause analysis-paralysis! Libra’s can drive people crazy by arguing both sides within one discussion. They don’t enjoy confrontation and are often guilty of telling small white lies to avoid it. Venus is the native ruler of Venus, so they often have a deep appreciation for love, art, and beauty. Some famous Libra’s include: Johnny Carson, Matt Damon, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sarah Ferguson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Barbara Walters, Avril Lavigne, John Lennon, Will Smith, Heather Locklear, Sting, Emily Post (Authority on etiquette), Julie Andrews, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Usher, Alicia Silverstone, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Kate Winslet, Yo Yo Ma, Simon Cowell, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Later, the Moon will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:12pm EST) helping us to step up to the plate and do the right thing, even though it may be somewhat unconventional. We could get sudden revelations tonight, so write them down! Technology (like computers), inventing, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. (Then the Moon will positively highlight the Mercury/Saturn conjunction.) The Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile to Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 10:06pm EST). This will make us want to reach out to friends and family to chat. This transit helps with the flow of communication. It will be easier to express how we feel around this transit. Lastly, the Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 11:32pm EST). Time to tap into our inner discipline, organization and attention to details. This would also be a beneficial time to garden and connect with the earth. It will be easier to feel grounded and stable. This will start a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon changes into adventurous Sagittarius. Use this time to finish old projects.
(Wednesday 9/23/09)- Today may be the most complex and active day of the week. I would love to sugar-coat things, but it may in-fact, be trying. Tensions may be high, try to stay calm and grounded. This would not be a good day for intense discussions, wait until another time. What will help is when the Moon transitions into the sign of adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 7:43am EST), helping to lighten things up! It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transition. So use caution around this time and allow for (minor) setbacks. Activities that are favored during Moon in Sagittarius are: sports, horseback riding, outdoors/nature, spiritual aspirations, higher consciousness, honesty/bluntness, law/legal, higher learning, education, travel (especially international), and getting out to meet people. It is best to avoid taking too strong of a stance and not being open to others opinions, as people will usually defend their beliefs rigorously at this time. These themes will be prevalent for the next 2 ½ days. Then the Moon in Sagittarius will make a positive sextile to the Sun in Libra (exact at 8:55am 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 your sweetheart breakfast? Later in the morning, the Sun in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with transformative Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:22am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Power, power, power…did I say power? This one will draw power struggles to us like a magnet. If someone wants to fight, don’t bite…just walk away. They can’t fight with themselves! I would avoid heavy discussions, confrontations, especially if you know things could get heated. It may be hard to balance relationship and work obligations. There may be a boss (or someone in authority) that is making things difficult right now. Just remember fair play is what is important. There is a way to diplomatically explain things without cutting to the bone. Just like Tuesday’s Mercury/Saturn conjunction, this one is a repeat also (it occurred on 8/21)! Mercury (R) in Virgo will oppose Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:36am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. These two planets are sort-of the “live wires” of the zodiac. Oppositions in astrology are considered to be stressful and this one won’t be any different. People with ADD, hyper activity, anxiety, nervous conditions, etc., may have difficulty around this time. We may get ideas or sudden insights, but we may not be grounded enough to stop and think them through. There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding technology. FLEXIBITY is the key word for today. Usually this opposition only happens once yearly, but because of Mercury’s Retrograde journey we can look forward to seeing this one again on 10/4!! Anything that occurs now may resurface during those times.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Sagittarius will square Venus in Virgo (exact at 3:14pm 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, Mercury (R) in Virgo will quincunx nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:20pm 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. Lastly, Mars in Cancer will make an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:50pm 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 into positive pursuits. We could have the tendency to “make mountains out of molehills” with this one. This is not a good time to rely purely on luck. Group endeavors may go poorly. What a day?!?
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This day will be astrologically quiet (which we will need after the last 24 hours). Later in the day the Moon in Sagittarius makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 5:55pm 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, higher or continuing education, horses, law/legal matters, advertising, sales, and publishing. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Cancer (exact at 7:07pm 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.
(Friday 9/25/09)- There will be a multitude of Moon transits today, and one planetary transit. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter lived than planetary transits. We start overnight with the Moon in Sagittarius forming a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:07am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! The Moon forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 4:29am EST) possibly causing miscommunications. 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 Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:34am 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? If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. Then the Moon will form an uncomfortable square with the Saturn/Uranus opposition (for more information, please check out the my Blog entry from 9/15/09). The Moon uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:58am EST). This is a time where someone around you may challenge tradition. You may also want to buck the system. An expected event or surprise could catch you off-guard. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep. Next, the Moon will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 10:15am 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. This will start an 8+ hour void-of-course cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into the sign of traditional Capricorn (exact at 6:19pm EST). Just after the Moon goes void-of-course, the Sun in Virgo forms a slightly awkward sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 10:49am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Try to avoid compulsive shopping. It is possible to over-promise or to be overly confident (bravado). There may be a conflict between family and friends. Use caution with immature or childish responses.
The Moon with transition into the sign of practical Capricorn (exact at 6:19pm EST). Themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, work, drive, goal setting, public ambition, and tradition. Try to avoid: workaholic tendencies, coldness, and using people for personal gain. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:44pm EST) adding 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.
(Saturday 9/26/09)- Another astrologically quiet day! After midnight, the Sun in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Capricorn (exact at 12:50am EST). So, toward Sat. evening and into early morning 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. We end our transits on a high note when the Moon in Capricorn forma a flowing trine with Venus in Virgo (exact at 9:01am EST). You could find your thoughts with friends or loved ones. It is possible to receive a compliment on how you look. Love, beauty, art, creativity, and aesthetics will be favored (and because of this reason, shopping too). Pamper yourself!
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