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 1/24/10)- We start the day with a very productive trine between the Sun in Aquarius and Saturn (R) Libra (exact at 10:37am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit gives us disciple and helps us to tackle projects. If there has been something that you have been avoiding (like an organizational) project, now is the time! There is a reason that Saturn’s nickname is the “task master”. This would also be an excellent day to start a diet or other health regime. It will help us to get along better with father figures or male authority figures too.
Later in the day, the Moon in Taurus will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 7:25pm 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. Next, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 8:43pm 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! Just after, Mercury in Capricorn forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 8:52pm 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. This theme will be emphasized again when the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 10:03pm) 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. This will begin a 8+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when 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.
(Monday 1/25/10)- There will be 2 planetary transits and 7 Moon transits today. Four out of the seven 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. Relationships (or finances) could be tested today, since Venus forming stressful associations with both Mars and Uranus.
In the morning, the Moon will transition into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 6:11am 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. The Moon in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 9:09am 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.
In the afternoon, Venus in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 12:11pm 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 or nervousness instead of feeling comfortable (that is what this transit is about, to push you out of your box). Nervous energy? Time to go with the flow! This is a good time to “surprise” you romantic partner with a nice gesture. Then, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:27pm 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 (R) in Libra (exact at 2:04pm 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 Sun in Aquarius will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Gemini (exact at 4:17pm 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! Mercury in Capricorn forms an annoying quincunx with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 8:40pm 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). Our thoughts may be moving at a fast pace, but Mars Retrograde is saying look before you leap! We end the day on a high note when the Moon in Gemini forms a flowing trine with Venus in Aquarius (exact at 10:37pm 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!
(Tuesday 1/26/10)- 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. 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.
Today mostly consists of Lunar transits. Please keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon in Gemini will form a positive sextile with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 1:35am 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 Gemini will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 2:06am 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?
Toward the end of the day, the Moon in Gemini uncomfortably squares Uranus in Pisces (exact at 11:07pm 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. It is possible to experience issues with technology or mechanical issues.
(Wednesday 1/27/10)- Just after midnight, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 12:25am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Next, Venus in Aquarius will form a stressful opposition with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 12:29am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit may bring some tension (especially with lovers, family, & finances). However, we may have a drive to be social around this time. We will want to act on our feelings; just make sure you look before you leap! Actually taking action right now might not be the best thing to do especially since Mars is also Retrograde. It might be better to work on creative pursuits behind the scenes and get the “bugs” worked out of your project. 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 (dance, yoga, qui gong, etc. are favorable). Occasionally, this will bring up sexual tension. Hmmmmm?!? Then, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 1:32am 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. This will begin a 7+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into emotional Cancer (exact at 9:01am 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 makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 12:36pm 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. Things turn tense later this afternoon, when the Moon stressfully aspects the Saturn/Pluto square that will be coming to exactitude again on 1/31/10. The Moon will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 3:56pm 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. Next, the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 4:20pm 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. The Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Aquarius (exact at 10:12pm 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).
(Thursday 1/28/10)- I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations today between 3:30pm-5:45pm (I will take my last reading at 5:45pm). 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
Then, between 6:30-8:30pm (*note the time change), they will be hosting their monthly Sixth Sensory World Meeting. These meetings are based on the teachings of Sonia Choquette. Come and “play” with your intuition! Her link: http://soniachoquette.com
In the morning, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Aquarius (exact at 5:03am 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. Then, the Moon in Cancer makes its monthly opposition with Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 7:21am 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.
Much later in the evening, the Sun in Aquarius will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 9:48pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Later in the day, we may receive some unexpected news. It may be difficult to act on this new information. There may also be small glitches with technology or travel. It’s possible that we may just be restless around this time. Emotions are just under the surface. Further emphasizing the Uranus connection, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 11:49pm 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 could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). This will start a 9+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into dramatic Leo tomorrow...
(Friday 1/29/10)- The Moon in Cancer will form annoying quincunxes with the triple conjunction (Chiron, Neptune, & Jupiter) (exact between 1:08am-1:21pm EST). Quincunxes usually present in the form of obstacles or delays. 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! 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. The Moon will transition into Leo (exact at 9:10am 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.
Sun in Capricorn will form its annual opposition with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 2:43pm EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Make sure you are well prepared, because delays could block our path. It seems the more we assert ourselves and the harder we try, the more resistance will be felt. The best advice I can give around this transit is, leave your ego at home! There could be a lot of aggressive attitudes, competitiveness, ego-centric behavior, arguments, temper tantrums, and quick judgments around this time. There may also be an increase in accidents (please be careful while driving & allow extra time to get to your destination). The lessons learned will be fortuitist in the long run. We may have a lot of extra energy, so make sure it is channeled properly (like with exercise). Then, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 3:56pm EST). Certainly this can bring up jealousy issues, power struggles, hidden fears, and obsessions. It is best to keep things a little superficial. This transit could cause frustrations on blending work and family time (especially if you have children). Lastly, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:08pm EST). Time to tap into our inner discipline, goal setting, organization and attention to details. We may want to make long term plans in our close relationships.
Intensity will be building as we approach the Full Moon….
(Saturday 1/30/10)- Things may be intense tonight as the (almost) Full Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars (R) both in Leo (exact at 12:20am 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. With all of this Lunar energy, it may be hard to sleep tonight! Just after, we will experience the height of the Full Moon in Leo (exact at 1:18am EST). The Full Moon that takes place in January is often called the Wolf Moon, the Old Moon, the Moon After Yule, or the Ice Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Aquarius). Do you feel rebellious but are actually complacent? Do you have trouble balancing friendships with family (especially if you have children)? Do you remember to bring out your inner child sometimes to play? Do you buck the system just to stir things up? Do you partake in drama even if it doesn’t pertain to you? If you don’t have drama in your life, do you feel bored? Do you help your community or charities enough with your time and/or money? These questions/themes will be highlighted now. It depends where the Moon/Leo & Sun/Aquarius falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Full Moons astrologically are considered to be a time of culmination or endings. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for family, friends, and humanity. To add to the complexity, Venus joins the mix when the Moon in Leo forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Aquarius (exact at 8:49am EST). This will also highlight the Mars/Venus opposition that took place on Wed. This may be a stressful time for relationships. 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. Next, the Moon in Leo will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 10:33am 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, much later the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 11:11pm 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.
Mark your calendars! The Saturn/Pluto square will come to exactitude again tomorrow, Sunday 1/31!
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