Hope this entry finds you well! This will be a fairly active astrological week. Sunday and Friday will be the most astrologically active and complex days. On Sunday there are lots of planetary transits and the height of the Full Moon in Aries. On Monday-Wednesday will mostly consist of Moon transits. Tuesday will be the quietest day of the week. On Thursday Mercury will conjunct Saturn for the 3rd time, making it a good day for work. Friday, Mercury returns to the relationship oriented sign of Libra. 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 10/4/09)- What a day! I am glad that yesterday was relatively quiet leading up to today. There will be 6 planetary transits and 3 Moon transits. I won’t be covering the Lunar transits because they will be overshadowed by the stronger planetary ones. To add to the intensity there will also be a Full Moon. Try to stay grounded around this time. Don’t forget that the influence of theses transits can last a few days. As you read today’s entry, there will be a lot of push/pull. Some transits will give us energy and some will make us tired. All of this could make us quite scattered and unfocused.
We start overnight, at the height of the Full Moon in Aries (exact at 2:10am EST). The Full Moon that takes place closest to the Autumn Equinox is called the Harvest Moon or the Hunter’s Moon. The interesting thing about this Full Moon is that it takes place in the sign of Aries. Full Moons astrologically are considered to be a time of culmination or endings. Aries Moons, however usually signify new starts or beginnings. I feel that a little of both may take place around this time. It depends where Aries falls within your natal chart, to know how it would affect you on a personal level. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for family, friends, and humanity.
In the morning, Mercury in Virgo will form a positive sextile with Mars in Cancer (exact at 7:37am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit just happened last Thursday! It will be beneficial for mental agility, technical skills, hand/eye coordination, quickness, fast-talking, debating, and even possibly speeding…careful don’t get a ticket! This is a good time to put your thoughts into action! This will give us pep in our step! Then, Venus in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:57am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We may feel like being social around this time, but there might be something getting in the way of joining the group. It’s possible that we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name. Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. This would not be a beneficial time for trying to get a loan (especially for education) or legal matters.
Later in the afternoon, Mercury in Virgo will quincunx nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:57pm 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. Just after, Mercury in Virgo will make its opposition with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:06pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be the third and final time of this year! This opposition happened on 8/21 and 9/23. Think back, did anything happen for you around those times? If so you may have to deal with it once again. Luckily, this time should be the last time. 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.
Later, Mars in Cancer will form an uncomfortable quincunx with nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 9:33pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. The energies of these two planets don’t normally blend easily, and today more than ever, they aren’t going to. Mars is about fire and passion. Neptune is water and emotion. It could be hard to access intuition around this time. We may feel fuzzy and unmotivated. Not an ideal time to make big decisions or to sign contracts. Dancing, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, boating (in fact all water sports) are recommended around this time. Lastly, Mars in Cancer will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:37pm EST) helping us to break out of our rut and even do something that may be somewhat unconventional. Technology (like computers), inventing, innovation, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. This one will increase energy, so parents out there try to be patient with the kids! Pay attention to dreams tonight also, since some startling revelations may occur.
(Monday 10/5/09)- The next three days will mainly consist of Moon transits. However, we may still be dealing with some of the affects of the much stronger planetary transits that we experienced on Sunday. Keep in mind that Moon transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. There will be a lot of Moon activity overnight. Some folks (that are “Moon sensitive”), may have trouble sleeping. We start with the Moon in Aries forming a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:36am EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. This transit is also beneficial for 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. Just after, the Moon will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Cancer (exact at 1:46am EST). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. Did you ever have a moment where circumstances seem like they are conspiring against you? Often, this transit results in a culmination of things that can be annoying. Sometimes small irritations or quarrels can result. This will begin a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into stable Taurus. 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 Aries will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 2:13am 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 will form another annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 7:28am 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…
The Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 12:33pm 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. In the afternoon, the Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:01pm 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. Both Taurus & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for gardening or connecting with nature. The remainder of the day will be astrologically quiet….
(Tuesday 10/6/09)- 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. 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 will be the most astrologically quiet day of the week. The Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Libra (exact at 12:49pm 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 Moon will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:18pm EST). Someone could challenge your beliefs at this time. It’s possible that you could find out someone within your group has been acting behind your back or is at odds with the greater good. Dealings with groups of people or legal matters are unfavorable around this time.
(Wednesday 10/7/09)- This is another day with a lot of Moon Transits. There will be 7 total, 5 out of the 7 will be positive. We start overnight with Moon in Taurus forming a flowing trine with Venus in Virgo (exact at 12:56am 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! Then, the Moon will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:00am 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 could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). Just after, the Moon will form an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:05am) telling us to not believe everything we are told. On the positive side, creativity will be high around this transit. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep. Next, the Moon will form a positive sextile with Mars in Cancer (exact at 9:31am EST). As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (the energy will need a constructive outlet). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. Our feelings will be in alignment with how we act. Make sure to put your actions toward positive pursuits!
In the afternoon, the Moon will positively highlight the conjunction between Mercury and Saturn that takes place tomorrow. The Moon in Taurus makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 12:10pm 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. Then, the Moon in Taurus will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 1:19pm EST). This is a great time for organization, house cleaning, filing, recycling, and being disciplined. This is also beneficial for starting 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 assist! This will start a 4+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini. Use that time to finish old business and projects.
The Moon will transition into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 5:46pm 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. The Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:14pm EST). Certainly this can bring up jealousy issues, power struggles, hidden fears, and obsessions. This transit could cause frustrations on blending work and social time. Lastly, Venus in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:15pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This could bring up past pains & past loves. Use this time to heal old wounds. You may find yourself giving relationship advice to others around this transit (even if your own relationships have been unsuccessful).
(Thursday 10/8/09)- I am excited to announce that I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations twice monthly! I will be there today between 3:30pm-6:30pm (I will take my last reading at 6:30pm). This is a great opportunity to get an introductory reading from me at a discount. They are located at 150 Dorset St, Suite 301 South Burlington, VT (in the Blue Mall). Walk-ins are welcome or you can call #802-660-8021 to ensure that you reserve a time. Check out their web link: http://www.candlesandcreations.net
Déjà vu anyone? This event is usually yearly, but because of Mercury’s Retrograde cycle, it will be repeating itself three times this year. It already occurred on 8/17/09 and 9/22/09. Think back, did anything occur for you on or around these dates? They may reappear again for further analysis. Mercury forms a conjunction with Saturn both in Virgo (exact at 2:34am 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. I know a few people that experienced computer issues around the last two times this conjunction occurred. A great time for building foundations! The Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:05am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
We end the day with two very beneficial transits. The Sun in Libra will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Gemini (exact at 9:27pm 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. Very pleasant indeed! Lastly, the Moon makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:42pm 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.
(Friday 10/9/09)- Aside from Sunday, this will be one of the most astrologically complex days this week. Again work on grounding your energies to best serve yourself and others around you. An area that may be emphasized with be relationships. We start with the Moon in Gemini squaring Venus in Virgo (exact at 10:23am 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 uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:05am 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. Just after, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:15am EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. This transit is beneficial for 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).
Later, the Moon in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 5:52pm 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. Just after, Venus in Virgo will form its annual opposition with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:00pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. In astrology, oppositions are considered to be a stressful transit. Time to go with the flow! Positively, it is possible that an exciting creative person or project suddenly comes into your life creating a little tension. This is a good time to “surprise” you romantic partner with a nice gesture. On the negative side, you could experience an unexpected revelation about your romantic partner or they may do something that seems very out of character. We are more inclined to be fickle around this transit and will feel a strong pull toward being independent. You could also have a “surprise” financially; this could mean that you unexpectedly got a bonus OR are overdrawn on your checking account! Then, Venus in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:01pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Looking for the truth? Try another time. It is usually hard to swim through the murky waters that Neptune creates. Idealism, love, & escapism all rolled up into one big rose-colored package! It will be hard to take off our blinders around this transit, 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. The Moon in Gemini forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Virgo (exact at 9:35pm EST). Ironically, the planet Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini. This transit will normally cause miscommunications, but with Mercury’s involvement it will be doubly so! You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. This will start a super short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into sensitive Cancer. The Moon transitions into Cancer (exact at 9:48pm EST). Good Cancer Moon activities are: anything to do with home and family, cooking, maternal/mothering, being emotional, crafts, sensitivity, empathy, finances, savings, and care-taking. Things to avoid are: holding grudges, feeling slighted (possibly with little or no cause), over sensitivity, emotional eating, stubbornness, and being grumpy. All of these themes will be highlighted over the next 2 ½ days.
Later, the Moon will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:17pm EST). This can signify a (short) period of intensity. Someone could challenge you in an area where you are sensitive. Another possibility is that you may spend too much time analyzing instead of acting. Avoid underhanded tactics because someone will be more apt to notice. Lastly, Mercury (the ruler of communication & transportation) will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 11:45pm EST). Does this seem familiar? If so, it is because Mercury is actually returning to the sign of Libra. It briefly went back into the sign of Virgo during its Retrograde cycle a few weeks ago. It was in the sign of Libra between 8/25/09-9/17/09. 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. Its physical associations 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. During the next 3 weeks, our mental processes will become more relationship oriented, diplomatic, and fair. However, Libra is famous for its indecision and sometimes this can cause analysis-paralysis. Mercury will move into the intense sign of Scorpio on 10/28/09.
(Saturday 10/10/09)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm (I take my last reading at 5pm). This is a great opportunity to get an introductory reading from me at a discount. 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 Sun forming a beautiful flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:38am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sunny optimism and confidence surround this transit! This would be a good transit if you were a salesperson (advertising, marketing, publishing, law, etc) because you could easily convince others to buy into your endeavors. This could be one of the best transits, so make the most of it! Work on attracting and manifesting abundance!
Then later in the afternoon, Mercury in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:44pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit just occurred on 9/17/09. 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 a situation. Adjustment (on your part) may be needed to come out on the winning end. Verbal sparring or debates could end in disastrous results. Others won’t want to back down right now. People may have trouble reconciling “relationship time” vs. “work time”. Just go with the flow right now.
Mark your calendars! Jupiter (the planet of luck, optimism & opportunity) will be turning “Direct” next Tuesday 10/1309!
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