Hope this entry finds you well! This will be a fairly active astrological week. Monday and Saturday will be the most astrologically active and complex days. Mercury will be very active this week when it forms a positive sextile with the super, triple conjunction (Jupiter on Sunday 11/29, with Chiron also on Sunday 11/29, and with Neptune on Tuesday 12/1). It will also square Uranus on Monday, possibly causing some stress. On Tuesday, Uranus will turn Direct and there will be no Retrograde planets for a few weeks! Venus will transition into adventurous Sagittarius on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Full Moon in Gemini will have us wanting to be hyper-social and chatty. Friday, will be the most astrologically quietest day of the week. On Saturday there will be lots of planetary activity and Mercury will transition into business-minded Capricorn. 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 11/29/09)- In the morning, the Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 5:34am 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. Then, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 6:53am EST). This may be a time that you are thinking of traveling or are in contact with people located a long distance away from you. This transit is beneficial for interest and/or dealings with other cultures, philosophy, higher education, continuing education, religion, and law or legal issues. We may be feeling expansive and wish to feed our intellect. This transit is ideal if you have wanted to learn a foreign language or to cook an exotic meal. Go ahead and be adventurous; now is the time!! (The Moon will highlight the Saturn/Pluto square-see Blog entry from 11/15/09.) The Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:24am 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. Next, the Moon will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 10:41am 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…
In the evening, Mars in Leo will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:47pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This one could bring about lots of physical energy. As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (Mars creates energy and it would be best to channel it into positive pursuits). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. So what happens when the God of War forms an uncomfortable liaison with the Lord of the Underworld? Don’t push others around this time! It is best to strategize. Actions now will have results (good or bad). Try to keep today positive….just remember that Pluto is the great transformer. Next, the Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 7:34pm 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). Lastly, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer“) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 10:42pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an indication that talking/communication could heal old wounds. Are you wearing your heart on your sleeve?
(Monday 11/30/09)- There will be 1 planetary transit and 6 Moon transits today. Five out of the six Moon transits may be trying. Try to stay grounded around this time. Don’t forget that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary ones. All of this could make us quite scattered and unfocused (nervous energy)…especially with Mercury and Uranus’ involvement.
It starts with the Moon in Taurus forming an uncomfortable square with Mars in Leo (exact at 11:52am). 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.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 2:52pm 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. 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 be too scattered to stop and think them through. There is a possibility that you may encounter someone that serves as inspiration. Awakening. There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding technology..so just remain flexible. Then, the Moon in Taurus will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 5:59pm 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. Next, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 7:23pm 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 highlights the Uranus/Mercury square). The Moon will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:03pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Scorpio (exact at 9:47pm 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? Lastly, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 11:04pm) 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.
(Tuesday 12/1/09)- 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.
Firstly, the Moon in Taurus forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Scorpio (exact at 8:39am EST).It’s not good to shop or decorate during this transit. Someone could offend your sense of good taste! Our feelings could be at odds with love relationships right now. This will begin a short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into sociable Gemini. 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. The Moon will transition into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 9:23am 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. feelings will be in alignment with how we act. Then, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 9:52am EST). All this idealism could have you simply gushing to all your friends. Daydreaming and intuition high around this time. You may be thinking (& talking) about a vacation or simply just getting away for a while. Creative endeavors will be favored around this time or really anything that requires imagination. This is also a good time to get lost in a good book or to watch a film.
The Moon will highlight the Saturn/Pluto square-see Blog entry from 11/15/09. In the afternoon, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:08pm 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. Next, the Moon in Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:30pm 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!
The planet Uranus has been Retrograde during the last 5 months will turn Direct (forward motion) (exact at 3:27pm EST)! Uranus is a slow moving planet and the third largest in our solar system. It is stationary for about 16 days before and after the “beginning” of the Retrograde phase. (Retrograde meaning: As all planets orbit around one another, they do so at different rates. Long ago Astronomers/Astrologers believed that the planets seemed to slow down and eventually reverse their orbit. This in fact, is an optical illusion caused by different orbit speeds, when viewed from Earth. This process is called a Retrograde in Astrology. In interpretation it means that the planet is somewhat weakened and the energies are harder to access). Uranus rules over: disruption, change, reform, originality, friends, lightening, uniqueness, electricity, New Age (and Astrology), technology (like computers), accidents, and unexpected events. It is associated with lower legs & ankles, blood circulation, nervous conditions, body spasms and X-Rays. No matter where Uranus shows up in your chart, it will force change in that area! Hopefully, you have used the last 5 months as a time for reflection (especially pertaining to the above areas). This is a rare time when there are NO Retrograde planets right now (at least the planets that I cover on this Blog)! This is a time of forward progress in all areas…there is nothing to hold you back! The next planet to turn Retrograde is Mars on 12/20, followed by Mercury on 12/26.
Lastly, Venus (the ruler of love & finances) will transition into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 5:03pm EST). Words and phrases to describe Sagittarius are: “I See!”, Mutable/Fire, traveler, wanderer, freedom, honest, expansive, argumentative, horses, law, philosopher, and generally easy-going. Jupiter is the ruling planet & it’s associated with the hips, thigh, muscles, and sciatic nerve. This is the last planet to leave the sign of Scorpio (at least for now). Our love life will take on a new sense of adventure during the next 3+ weeks. If you are single, it will be possible to meet someone while you are traveling. Or this person could be foreign or from another culture. Certainly we may be more willing to take risks right now. Including how we choose invest or spend our money. Couples should spend time planning or taking a vacation. Sports and outdoor activities could become another bonding activity. Venus in Sagittarius is often honest to a fault, if not downright blunt. People will be inclined to argue or debate politics, religion, law, or philosophy right now. All of this activity may lack romance, but certainly won’t be boring! Venus will transition into business minded Capricorn on 12/25/09.
(Wednesday 12/2/09)- Full Moon! Overnight, we will experience the height of the Full Moon in Gemini (exact at 2:30am EST). The Full Moon that takes place in December is often called the Oak Moon, Frost Moon, or the Cold Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Sagittarius). Do you travel in your mind or in your heart? Do you think about your passions or do you experience them? Full Moons astrologically are considered to be a time of culmination or endings. It depends where Gemini 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 afternoon, the Moon in Gemini will form a positive sextile with Mars in Leo (exact at 2:58pm 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, the Moon makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 8:36pm 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 in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 9:33pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Lastly, the Moon in Gemini uncomfortably squares Uranus in Pisces (exact at 11:03pm 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 or vivid dreams and/or sleep.
(Thursday 12/3/09)- There will be 5 Moon transits today. Four out of the five Moon transits may be trying. Try to stay grounded around this time. Don’t forget that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. It starts overnight when the Moon finishes its positive trine with the super, triple conjunction. The Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 1:03am 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 around this time. In the morning, the Moon in Gemini will make its monthly opposition with Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 5:27am EST). You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. It will be hard to put your thoughts into words. This is a time where someone may oppose your thoughts or feelings. The key is to integrate the two (thoughts & emotions), although it may not be easy. This will begin a 5+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into emotional Cancer (exact at 11:00am 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….
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:46pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 2:56pm EST) possibly causing a monkey wrench in the love department. It could be that the object of our affections is somewhat inaccessible around time…. unfortunately the same could be true with our finances too! Double-check your bank account before making a big purchase. Lastly, the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:13pm 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.
(Friday 12/4/09)- In the morning, Venus in Sagittarius positively sextiles Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:45am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Discipline and organization are required. This probably won’t be a time of busy social activities. But the invites that you do get, will most likely be from your oldest and dearest friends. Any delays that are experienced will be for the better (but you might not feel that way at the time). This is an auspicious time for finances, business endeavors, strategizing, etc. This may be a good time to sit down with your partner to discuss long-term goals. If you are single and meet someone during this transit, the new romance may have promise of being long-term. Relationships may experience a subtle, renewed strength. The Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 7:25am 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 in the day, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 10:12pm 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! Lastly, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 10:46pm EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. It may be hard to forgive & forget. Remember that forgiveness gives you peace within yourself and is not necessarily for the other person.
(Saturday 12/5/09)- There will be 1 planetary transit, 2 planetary sign changes, and 6 Moon transits today. Three out of the six Moon transits will be positive. Try to stay grounded around this time. Don’t forget that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary ones. If you are “Moon sensitive” you may have trouble sleeping around this time.
It starts just after midnight, when the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 12:08am 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. This will start a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into dramatic Leo. The Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 2:11am 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. In the morning, Mars in Leo forms a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 7:14am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Mars wants to go, go, go and Saturn’s approach is slow & steady. These planets don’t have the same energy, and that is the problem. Mars will give us the energy, but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Put your energy towards organization and goal setting. If the Universe throws you speed bumps around this time, try not to react with anger and simply handle it with grace. Someone may be overly dramatic right now and it may be hard to remain balanced.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Leo will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 12:05pm 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? Just after, the Moon will transition into Leo (exact at 12:07pm 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.
Just after that, Mercury (the ruler of mental processes, learning, communication, and travel) will transition into hard-working Capricorn (exact at 12:24pm EST). Words and phrases to describe Capricorn are: “I Use”, Cardinal/Earth, ambition, self-discipline, hard work, motivated, coldness, condescending, frugal (sometimes cheapness), responsible, slave-driver, public ambition and tradition. It is associated with the skeleton, knees, teeth and falls. Its metal is lead. Stones: Amber, Black Onyx, Ruby, Agate, and Garnet. We will be moving away from expansive thinking and ideas (Mercury in Sagittarius) into a period of time where will want to plan and make steady progress. Our thought processes will become much more serious (possibly even stern). This is a good time for organization, budgeting, financial planning, and long-term goal setting. Just remember that it’s not just about the destination; but to relax and enjoy the journey as well. It is a good idea to try and accomplish as much as possible before Mercury goes Retrograde on 12/26/09 (when it wouldn’t be a good time to start new projects). Especially if you are making plans to travel; try to take care of all the details now!
Then, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 4:01pm 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. Next, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 5:35pm 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, we end the day on a high note when the Moon in Leo forms a flowing trine with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 8:43pm 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