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Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Capricorn 12/21-1/18/11
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 12/18-1/13/11
Venus: Scorpio 11/29-1/7/11
Mars: Capricorn 12/7-1/15/11
Jupiter: Pisces 9/9-1/22/11
Saturn: Libra 7/21/10-10/6/12
Uranus: Pisces 8/13/10-3/11/11
Neptune: Aquarius until 4/4/11
Pluto: Capricorn until 1/20/24
Chiron: Aquarius until 2/8/11
Current Retrograde Planets:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went Retrograde for an explanation.
Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn 12/10-12/30
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 (or longer). 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 12/26/10)- In the morning, the Moon in Virgo forms a flowing trine with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 10:04am 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.
Later, the Moon in Virgo will form a positive sextile with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 5:49pm 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, the Sun will form its annual conjunction with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:04pm). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a time where we will want to get deep and explore our subconscious. This will greatly assist us in processing our emotions and is beneficial for all types of counseling, cathartic experiences, and exploration of hidden or “taboo” subjects. We may even be feeling passionate & sexy around this time! It will be hard to be superficial. Our business “sense” may be sharp. Pluto does have a dark side however; and this can create power struggles, explosive feelings, hidden fears/anxieties, and intensity. Lastly, the Moon in Virgo forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury (R) in Sagittarius (exact at 8:36pm 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.
(Monday 12/27/10)- Today will consist of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. The Moon in Virgo makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 5:49am 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 Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:54am 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. Next, the Moon in Virgo will make its monthly opposition to Uranus in Pisces (exact at 7:21am 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 start a 5+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra. 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, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 8:15am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra (exact at 12:38pm 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. Later, the Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:25pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Libra (exact at 11:18pm 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.
(Tuesday 12/28/10)- 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-$30 ½ hr. 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. The store’s number is 802-660-8060.
In the morning, Venus in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 5:29am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This one could bring love/passion up close and personal. It could take the form of sexual tension, teasing in the form of flirtation (remember those school days?), jealousy (an unhealthy form of passion), etc. Pluto brings intensity and there is a possibly of obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances. We may be able to look below the surface and discover things about ourselves, others, or even our finances that we may have over-looked or not noticed previously. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 3:42pm EST). 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. Next, the Moon conjuncts Saturn both in Libra (exact at 4:40pm EST). This is an all work no play transit. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, gardening/planting (connecting with nature in general especially soil, woods, & forest), and details. This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime. Lastly, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile to Mercury (R) in Capricorn (exact at 10:11pm 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.
(Wednesday 12/29/10)- This will be an astrologically active day with 4 Moon transits and Mars will square Saturn. The Mars/Saturn square could be contentious. Adding to the intensity, the Moon will transition into Scorpio. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary ones. Whenever there is this much cosmic activity, try to stay grounded.
In the morning, the Moon in Libra will quincunx Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 9:20am 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 Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 10:05am EST) 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 also be the beginning of a 5+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio Moon later today.Then, Mars in Capricorn forms an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 10:29am 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. Miscommunications and travel delays are also possible. Just after, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 10:30am EST). This is a time where someone around you may challenge tradition. You may also want to buck the system. An unexpected event or surprise could catch you off-guard. Then, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 11:32am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! causing our imagination/creativity to soar.
In the afternoon, the Moon will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 3:49pm 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.
(Thursday 12/30/10)- I would love to schedule an appointment with you! I am able to rent a private room for Astrology Readings, Reiki Sessions, Life Coaching or Hypnosis at Candles & Creations. They are now located at 132 Church St. I am working there by appointment, so please give me a call to schedule!!
Today will consist of three (pleasant) Moon transits. The Moon will highlight the Mars/Saturn square that occurred yesterday, only this time it will be pleasant. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. The event we have all been waiting for…Mercury turns Direct!! After midnight, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 12:56am 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 transit will amplify the Scorpio Lunar traits. Then, Mercury in Capricorn Turns Direct today (exact at 2:21am EST)!! The temporary period of time that miscommunications and travel snafus run amuck, is now over. Unfortunately, it can take several days for Mercury to start traveling in a forward direction (it is Stationary right now), but this is certainly a step in the right direction! Hopefully you used the last three weeks to review and reevaluate what is working and what is not. Toward next week we should feel the cloud of confusion lift as we begin a new Mercurial Phase! In 2011 Mercury will be going Retrograde for three cycles, highlighting all the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius). Next, the Moon in Scorpio will positively sextile the Sun in Capricorn (exact at 6:51am EST). This is an ideal time to be with friends & loved ones. This transit is conducive for feeling supported. Maybe it’s time to do something nice for your sweetheart?
Later in the day, the Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 10:39pm 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!
(Friday 12/31/10)- NEW YEARS EVE!! Another active Lunar day with 5 Moon transits; 3 out of the 6 will be positive. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary ones. In the morning, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Scorpio (exact at 8:11am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 2:11pm 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. Next, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 2:33pm) 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. Then, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 2:57pm EST) helping us to step up to the plate and do the right thing, even though it may be somewhat unconventional. We could get sudden revelations or ideas, so write them down! Technology (like computers), inventing, New Age ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. This will also be the beginning of a 5+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius Moon… Just after, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 4:08pm 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!). Lastly, the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 8:21pm EST). It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transition. 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…. (Saturday 1/1/11)- HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We start the first day of 2011 with no transits!! The day will be under the influence of the Sagittarius Moon.
I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year…many blessings!
Mark your calendars! Next week: Tues January 4th will be a New Moon AND Solar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn!
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, over the phone, or via Skype. 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, Reiki Master, Gem/Crystal Work
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner) Hypnotherapy Life Coach