Hope this Blog entry finds you well! Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday will be the quietest days of this week. Mercury will be very active (again) this week when it aspects the Saturn/Pluto square on Monday (be prepared for delays or setbacks). It will also form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with the super, triple conjunction (Jupiter & Chiron on Thursday 12/10, and with Neptune on Friday 12/11) again watch for miscommunications. One of the most favorable transits will occur on Thursday night when the Sun will trine Mars helping us to have some pep in our step! Friday and Saturday will be fairly positive days (even though Friday may have some minor planetary bumps). Just a reminder, there are currently no Retrograde planets until 12/20/09! Use this time for forward motion and advancement. 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 12/6/09)- Today will be a quiet day (astrologically speaking). It starts when the Sun in Sagittarius will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Leo (exact at 12:28pm 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! Later, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Leo (exact at 6:51pm 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 12/7/09)- There will be 3 planetary transits and there will be 5 Lunar transits; 2 out of the 5 will be positive. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planter transits. Mercury will form 2 (intense) transits that will be highlighting the Saturn/Pluto square (see Blog entry from 11/15/09). We start overnight with the Moon opposing the super triple conjunction (Jupiter, Chiron, Neptune). The Moon in Leo makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 12:22am 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! Then, the Moon in Leo forms its monthly opposition with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 12:30am 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! Then, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 1:49am 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. Next, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 3:57am 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). If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. This will be the beginning of a 10+ hour void of course cycle that will last until 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. Just after, Mercury will form a conjunction with Pluto both in Capricorn (exact at 4:12am EST). If you have to give a speech or a sales pitch to someone right now…well you couldn’t have picked a better time! Communication skills will be persuasive & powerful. Hot topics right now will be sexuality, transformation, psychology, secrets, and fears. If you are able to face these subjects with openness and honesty; then real healing could occur. It would be a good time to whisper sweet-nothings into your partner’s ear. Use words to arouse passion (the good kind!). Any Pluto does have a dark side, so watch for obsessive thinking, honoring boundaries, and jealousies. I of this overnight planetary activity!! People who are sensitive, may have trouble sleeping with all of this going on. Luckily there will be a break until late afternoon.
The Moon will transition into detail-oriented Virgo (exact at 2:05pm). 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… Later, Jupiter will conjuncting Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) both in Aquarius (exact at 4:03pm EST). This is a time that real healing can take place. Spirituality, intuition, artistic endeavors, foreign travel/cultures, healing arts (especially alternative), and dream work, are all areas that will be highlighted by this conjunction. Mentors, guides, and teachers can come into our lives now. This is an ideal time to meditate and send out healing thoughts/prayers to our fellow brothers & sisters. This is also a good time to get involved with humanitarian efforts, social, or charity work. Next the Moon will (positively) highlight the Mercury/Pluto conjunction from earlier. The Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:14pm 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 Virgo & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for gardening or connecting with nature. The Moon in Virgo makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 7:47pm 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. Lastly, Mercury in Capricorn forms an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 9:35pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will not be a good time for communication or travel. There may be delays or obstacles with both. 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 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).
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Overnight, Mercury in Capricorn forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Leo (exact at 2:25am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Think before you speak! This may cause us to feel restless and fidgety (attention those with ADD or ADHD). If the energies are harnessed properly, ideas can be brought to fruition. Things may be moving at a fast pace, so make sure you eat a good breakfast when you get up! Then, the Moon in Virgo will square Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 3:53am 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.
Later in the day, the Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Virgo (exact at 7:13pm EST). So, this evening 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.
Wednesday (12/9/09)- Today is mainly comprised of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. It starts overnight, when the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 3:51am 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. Just after, the Moon in Virgo will quincunx Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 4:09am EST). This is a time where you could feel disconnected from the group. Someone could challenge your beliefs. 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! Next, the Moon in Virgo will make its monthly opposition to Uranus in Pisces (exact at 5:04am 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 inspirational or vivid dreams). This will be the beginning of a 12+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into diplomatic Libra. Use this time to finish old projects. The Moon in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 7:20am 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 dreams.
Later in the day, the Moon will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 5:47pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:13pm 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.
Thursday (12/10/09)- Just after midnight, the Moon Libra forms its monthly conjunction with Saturn both in Libra (exact at 12:07am 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). Then, the Moon in Libra forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 5:46am 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. Later in the morning, Mercury in Capricorn will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with the “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 10:27am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 1:28pm 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. Then, Mercury in Capricorn forms a slightly uncomfortable Semisquare with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 5:08pm 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. The best transit of the day (maybe even all week) is when the Sun in Sagittarius forms a beautiful flowing trine with Mars in Leo (exact at 8:18pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an excellent time to get things done or start a new project! As with any Mars transit, I always advise doing something physical around this time to positively use up some of that energy. Sextile’s usually present opportunity, so make sure you are ready to act! This could be a positive time to be around children or someone younger than yourself (or someone young at heart). The key to this transit is action! There will be a strong fire element in play so be sure to light candles, your woodstove or fireplace to get you motivated (and wearing the color red wouldn’t hurt either).
Friday (12/11/09)- There will be 2 planetary transits and 5 Moon transits today; 5 out of the 7 transits will be positive. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the early morning, the Moon will positively highlight the Sun/Mars trine from last night. The afternoon/evening may feel a little surreal as Neptune takes over. The Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Mars in Leo (exact at 3:52am 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! Then, the Moon in Libra making a positive sextile to the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 4:25am 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? Then, the Moon will form a beautiful trine with our super triple conjunction (Chiron, Jupiter, & Neptune). This is a good time to focus on manifesting abundance, spirituality, intuition, and healing. It starts with the Moon in Libra forming a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 9:10am 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 makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 10:01am 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. Then, the Moon forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 10:20am 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.
In the afternoon, Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 12:44pm 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). This will be the beginning of an 11 hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio. Use this time to finish old projects. Later in the day, Mercury in Capricorn will form a slightly uncomfortable Semisquare with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 9:38pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Be careful (especially) with business dealings around this transit. 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. On the positive side: creativity, intuition, and imagination could be increased too. Lastly, the Moon will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 11:31pm 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.
Saturday (12/12/09)- Hanukkah begins! At last, a quiet day! The Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 417am 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 later, the Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 6:22pm 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.
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