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 11/8/09)- We start overnight, when the Sun in Scorpio will forms a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:50am EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. You know the story of the tortoise and the hare? This time is about playing the role of the tortoise. Youth may try to rebel against authority. With patience, they may find that they could learn something of value! The Moon will transition into Leo (exact at 5:23am EST). Good activities to do when the Moon is in Leo are: anything to do with performing or theater, seeing a show, dressing up & looking nice, managing, feeling proud, entrepreneurial endeavors, gambling, playing games, routing for the underdog and taking care of children. Things to avoid are being too bossy, acting egotistical, and going over the top. All of these themes will be highlighted over the next 2 ½ days. Then, the Moon in Leo will square Venus in Scorpio (exact at 6:21am 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. Next, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 7:06am 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. A little after, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:56am 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. Then, Mercury in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 9:42am 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. Gossip may be at an all time high. 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. We may encounter a know-it-all today. Sometimes people get rigid or opinionated about their beliefs around this transit. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook.
In the afternoon, the Sun in Scorpio will make a slightly awkward sesquisquare with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:03pm). This is a time where we may want to get deep and explore our subconscious but everyone around us wants to keep it superficial. Power struggles are possible (especially with children), so pick and choose your battles! On a positive note, we may be feeling passionate & sexy around this time! Lastly, the Moon in will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Leo (exact at 11:21pm 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.
(Monday 11/9/09)- The good news is that we start the day with a beneficial planetary transit (that will hopefully influence the day positively). After that, there will be 6 Lunar transits that may be a bit trying. It starts after midnight, when Venus in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 12:34pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is power in love, pure and simple. This transit will actually 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/sex/finances. As Pluto, even when positively aspected, is still prone to having a dark side. Later in the morning, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Leo (exact at 10:56am 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.
Then the Moon will begin opposing the triple conjunction (with Jupiter, Chiron, & Neptune). Moon in Leo makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 12:41pm EST). Sometimes this can zap our self-confidence. Conversely, we could also feel a little too confident and over state our abilities (possibly over promising). Just remember you won’t always feel this way and there are only so many hours in a day….it is OK to say no! Next, the Moon in Leo will go onto make an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Scorpio (exact at 3:56pm 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. Then, the Moon in Leo forms its monthly opposition with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 5:33pm EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. It may be possible to run into someone that will tell you how to do something (even if they have never done it themselves….annoying! The Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:21pm 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, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 9:43pm EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time. Especially since this will also enhance escapism (people with drug or alcohol issues will have trouble around this transit). This will be the beginning of an 11+ hour void of course cycle that will last until early tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into detail-oriented Virgo. 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.
(Tuesday 11/10/09)- 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.
We start the day when Mercury in Scorpio will square the “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 6:18am 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) often accompanies this transit. The Moon will transition into detail oriented Virgo (exact at 8:30am). 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. All of these themes will be prominent in the next 2 &1/2 days…. Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:11am 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.
In the afternoon, the Sun in Scorpio forming an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 1:41pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Even though this is a square (& would normally be a trying event), it will be occurring between two benevolent planets. Therefore, this may end up putting us in a good mood! Try to avoid compulsive shopping or big ticket purchases. It is possible to over-promise or to be overly confident (bravado). There may be a conflict between friends or with a group of people. The Moon in Virgo will form a positive sextile with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 2:31pm 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. The reminder of the day will be quiet….
Wednesday (11/11/09)- Veterans Day. Please take a moment out of your day to send out prayers & positive intentions to those that are currently serving our country, as well as those that lost theirs lives (especially for those that were affected by the recent Fort Hood, Texas tragedy). In the morning, Mercury in Scorpio will form a beautiful flowing trine to Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:37am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will set the stage for surprising insights and ideas on new ways to do things! If this event occurs while you are sleeping, pay careful attention to the dreams that you have on this night. They could be prophetic or contain some information that you may find helpful. This transit increases clairvoyance and channeling. Exchange of thoughts and information may come at lightning speed around this time. Brilliant ideas! You may not need much caffeine in the morning to feel awake! In fact, I would use caution with all stimulants around this time (and that includes sugar)….as we could be feeling downright jittery without much assistance!
Later in the day, the Moon in Virgo will quincunx Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 4:34pm EST). This is a time where you could feel disconnected from the group. Someone could challenge your beliefs around this time. Our optimism or self-confidence may be a little low. This is not a time to rely on luck. Don’t worry, this will be temporary! Then, the Moon in Virgo will make a positive sextile to the Sun in Scorpio (exact at 6:29pm 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 dinner? A little after, Mercury in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 7:11pm 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. On the positive side: creativity, intuition, and imagination will be increased too. Then, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 9:14pm EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. It may be hard to forgive & forget around this time. Remember that forgiveness gives you peace within yourself and is not necessarily for the other person. Lastly, the Moon will make its monthly opposition to Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:57pm EST). This is not an ideal time to break from the tried and true. Even with the best of intentions to stick with details & organization, an outside event may steer you in a different direction. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly vivid dreams).
Thursday (11/12/09)- 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 across from the University Mall). Walk-ins are welcome or you can call #802-660-8021 to ensure a time. Check out their link: http://www.candlesandcreations.net
Overnight, the Moon will highlight the Mercury/Neptune square that occurred last night. The Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 1:25am EST). Neptune’s influence can cause us to be fuzzy and idealistic. It is therefore, not an ideal time to make bold moves and big decisions. It is possible that we may have trouble accessing our intuition around this time. If sleeping, it would be possible to have prophetic or “visitation“dreams. Then, the Moon in Virgo will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Scorpio Virgo (exact at 2:13am 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. This will be the beginning of a 10+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into diplomatic Libra. Use this time to finish old projects. Then, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 8:40am 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!
In the afternoon, the Moon will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 12:22pm EST). Activities that are favorable during a Libra Moon are: fairness, beauty (did I say beauty?), partnerships, joint enterprise, aesthetics, harmony, graciousness, cooperation, justice, peace, and romance. Things to avoid are: indecision, dependence, fickle, and lying (to avoid confrontation). Libras make great judges and counselors because they are often able to see both sides. Its physical associations are: the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. All of these themes will be accentuated during the next 2 ½ days. Next, the Moon will be highlighting a tense square between Saturn & Pluto that will be at its height on Sunday 11/15. The Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Saturn both in Libra (exact at 2:53pm EST). This is an all work no play transit. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, BALANCE, joint enterprises, goal setting, and details. This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime. Build foundations in relationships. Sometimes this can give us a feeling of loneliness or isolation (or even the blues). Just after, the Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 3:12pm EST) possibly throwing a speed bump in our path. Someone could know how to push our buttons and really get under our skin. It is important to have good boundaries with others and remember not to overstep yours.
Friday (11/13/09)- This will be the most quiet and pleasant day of the week. The Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Mars in Leo (exact at 9:51am 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!
Later in the evening, the Moon in Libra makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 9:28pm 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.
Saturday (11/14//09)- Overnight, Venus in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:27am 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. Just after, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 1:55am 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 in Libra will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 1:55am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Next, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:10am 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 (or to meet charming people) around this transit. (I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time). If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams. This will be the beginning of an 11+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into secretive Scorpio. (Attention insomniacs! That was a lot of planetary activity overnight. People who are sensitive may have trouble sleeping.)
Later in the day, the Moon will transitions into intense Scorpio (exact at 5:24pm 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. Then, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:26pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Scorpio will form a beautiful flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:41pm EST). Ready for some inspiration, excitement, or change? This could be a time that you will discover a new way to do something or break from old habits. You could meet someone that is creative (or unique) and could serve as your muse. Try to get out and enjoy nature, especially water. A good time to go with the flow…..you never know, something wonderful could happen!
Mark your calendars! Saturn & Pluto will form a tense square on Sunday and there will be a New Moon on Monday in the sign of Scorpio.
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