I hope this week’s blog entry finds you well! On Sunday, the Sun will form a beneficial sextile with the triple conjunction (Chiron on Sun 12/13, Jupiter on Mon 12/14, and Neptune on Tues 12/15). On Wednesday the New Moon will take place in adventurous Sagittarius. On Thursday Venus will trine Mars bringing both love & passion into the picture. Thursday and Saturday will be the two most astrologically quietest days of the week. On Saturday Venus will begin forming a positive trine with the triple conjunction, but then it forms a square with Uranus bringing unwanted surprises. This is the last week that there will be no planets Retrograde! Enjoy your week! (Don't forget that I have gift certificates available..they make great holiday presents!)
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 12/13/09)- In the late morning, the Moon in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Leo (exact at 11:24am). As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (gardening, housework, working on the car, etc. all count!). 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.
Later, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 4:41pm EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. If you are sleeping while this occurs, you may dream about the past. 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 Scorpio will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 5:44pm EST) helping us to step up to the plate and do the right thing, even though it may be somewhat unconventional. We could get a sudden revelation in our dream state tonight, so write them down! Technology (like computers), inventing, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. Next, the Moon in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 6:07pm 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. The Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 8:17pm) telling us to not believe everything we are told. Illusion, escapism and deception will be prevalent. On the positive side, creativity will be high around this transit. Lastly, the Sun in Sagittarius forms a flowing sextile with Chiron (the Wounded Healer) in Aquarius (exact at 9:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. The Sun will be positively highlighting the super conjunction between Chiron, Jupiter, and Neptune. This is a great time to heal past hurts (especially with siblings and friends). We will be feeling positive about the future. Even if you have been feeling down lately, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. This will also start a 11+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius. 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 12/14/09)- The Moon transitions into the sign of adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 7:25am EST). It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transitions. 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. In the late morning, the Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 10:27am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. In the late morning, we may experience some obstacles with communication or receive some unexpected news. It may be difficult to act on this new information. There may also be small glitches with technology or travel. We could experience a block or feel uninspired. It is also possible to have trouble with someone older or in authority around this transit.
In the afternoon, Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:46pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 7:16pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a “success” transit. Sextiles often present opportunity, but you will need to work at it to see it come to fruition. Now this would be a good time to make a presentation to your boss! This would also be beneficial if you were having issues with legal problems and/or contracts. You may meet with a teacher or guide that will help you (possibly someone older). This transit tends to give us confidence and optimism. The only caveat is being too overly confident (you know, too much of a good thing?). Travel, higher learning/education, religion/spirituality, law, horses, publishing, and advertising will be highlighted.
(Tuesday 12/15/09)- (I will not be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today.)
It starts later in the day when the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Sagittarius (exact at 5:17pm EST). We will want to experience love on a visceral level. This is a great time to: pamper ourselves, decorate, shop (because we will have an “eye” for things that look good), artistic endeavors, creativity, and be in the company of loved ones. Sometimes this transit can have us feeling a little indolent; it is actually a favored time for finances. Then, the Sun in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with nebulous Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 7:17pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. All aspects of music, film, arts, creativity, abstract thought, dreaminess, intuition, escapism, and idealism will be highlighted. This is a good time to follow your gut feelings, as intuition will be high. We might be more introspective and contemplative. Serendipitous moments abound! Being near water may be soothing and regenerative. We may suddenly feel attracted (romantically) to a friend or a friendship could become a more spiritual connection. Lastly, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a flowing trine with Mars in Leo (exact at 9:04pm 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.
(Wednesday 12/16/09)- There will be a lot of lunar activity overnight! Keep in mind that lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. It starts with the Moon forming positive sextiles with the super triple conjunction (Chiron, Jupiter, & Neptune). This will highlight the Sun’s associations with them over the last two days. The Moon in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 2:25am 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 Sagittarius uncomfortably squares Uranus in Pisces (exact at 3:22am 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. It is possible to experience issues with technology or mechanical issues. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep. Next, the Moon in Sagittarius makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 4:32am 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. The Moon in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:04am 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. The New Moon will be at its height in the sign of Sagittarius (exact at 7:02am EST). All of the Sagittarius Moon themes will be highlighted/amplified. The New Moon is considered to be beneficial for new ideas, new projects, and manifesting. I personally like to do space clearing and meditating around this time. It depends on where the Moon/Sagittarius is located in your chart in order to know how it will affect you on a personal level. This will start a 10+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last the Moon changes into traditional Capricorn. Use this time to finish old projects.
Later in the day, the Moon changes into business-oriented Capricorn (exact at 5:32pm EST). Capricorn Lunar themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, work, goal setting, drive, public ambition, and tradition. Try to avoid: workaholic tendencies, coldness, and using people for personal gain. Lastly, the Moon will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:00pm EST) adding emotional intensity to the mix. This may help with insights pertaining to business and financial endeavors. Helping us to “pick up” on the undercurrent of a situation. This is also beneficial for therapy, cathartic experiences, passion, and ferreting out secrets.
(Thursday 12/17/09)- I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations 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 in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 1:24am 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. Then, Venus in Sagittarius will form a beautiful trine with Mars in Leo (exact at 7:39am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Wow, Venus the sign of love meets up with the planet Mars that influences physicality and sexuality! Needless to say we may be feeling friskier around this time! We will enjoy being social, so get out and enjoy the day! We will want to act on our feelings around this time. 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 “heart’s desire” whether that be a person, vocation, hobby or otherwise. The remainder of the day will be under this pleasant influence…
(Friday 12/18/09)- Today will be relatively quiet also; comprised of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon will conjunct Mercury both in Capricorn (exact at 2:52am EST) assisting with communication, short distance travel and feeling supported by others. It will be very easy to express feelings and emotions around this time. Then, the Moon in Capricorn makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Leo (exact at 8:45am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 3:07pm 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 will start a 14+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when the Moon changes into unconventional Aquarius.
(Saturday 12/19/09)- Hanukkah Ends The Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 5:38am 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.
In the afternoon, Venus in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with Chiron “The Wounded Healer” in Aquarius (exact at 1:45pm EST) helping to heal old relationship wounds. This will be beneficial for artistic endeavors (especially if you have strayed from doing them for a while). Just after, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 1:57pm 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! Lastly, Venus in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 8:52pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. It’s possible that an exciting, creative person or project suddenly comes into your life creating a little tension. Nervous energy…but in a good way! Time to go with the flow! This is a good time to “surprise” you romantic partner with a nice gesture. You could also have a “surprise” financially; this could mean that you unexpectedly got a bonus OR are overdrawn on your checking account! You may find yourself attracted to the avant garde. We may be drawn to something or someone that is different for the sake of being different….make sure there is substance before becoming enthralled.
Mark your calendars! On Sunday (12/20) Mars in Leo goes Retrograde and Monday (12/21) the Sun moves into Capricorn marking the Winter Solstice!
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