Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went Retrograde for an explanation.
Mars in Leo 12/20/09-3/10/10
Saturn in Libra 1/13/10-5/30/10
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 2/7/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 2:55am 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. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 4:00am 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 Sagittarius forms a flowing trine with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 7:21am 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 in the day, the Sun in Aquarius will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 6:33pm EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. You know the story of the tortoise and the hare? This time is about playing the role of the tortoise. Youth may try to rebel against authority. With patience, they may find that they could learn something of value! Just after, Venus in Aquarius will form its annual conjunction with Chiron (The Wounded Healer) in Aquarius (exact at 6:47pm 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).
(Monday 2/8/10)- After midnight, Venus in Aquarius will form its annual conjunction to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 12:44am EST) giving us a dreamy and idealistic outlook on the day. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. When it comes to love, we will have our rose colored glasses on today. Love relationships will take on an ethereal quality. If you are single, and you meet someone under this influence you will have the feeling that you were meant to be together. It’s possible that a friend could become more than a friend. It would feel like you are seeing this person in a new light. This will be a beneficial day for creativity, arts, music, film, etc. Then, the Sun in Aquarius will make a slightly awkward semisquare with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:04am). This is a time where we may want to get deep and explore our subconscious but everyone around us wants to keep it superficial. Power struggles are possible (especially with friends/business associates), so pick and choose your battles! On a positive note, we may be feeling passionate & sexy around this time! Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will positively sextile the Sun in Aquarius (exact at 9:17am 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 Sagittarius uncomfortably squares Uranus in Pisces (exact at 6:57pm 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. The Moon in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 9:07pm 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 Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 9:37pm 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 Moon in Aries will form a positive sextile with Venus in Aquarius (exact at 11:58pm 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. This will also start a 6 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when the Moon transitions into conservative Capricorn. 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.
(Tuesday 2/9/10)- 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. The store’s number is #802-660-8060.
There will be all Lunar transits today and we will be under the business-oriented influence of the Capricorn Moon. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits.
In the morning, the Moon changes into business-oriented Capricorn (exact at 5:43am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon will highlight the Saturn/Pluto square. The Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 1:45pm 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. Afterwards, the Moon will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:58pm EST) adding emotional intensity to the mix. This may help with insights pertaining to business and financial endeavors. Helping to “pick up” on the undercurrent of a situation. This is also beneficial for therapy, cathartic experiences, passion, and ferreting out secrets. Then, the Moon in Capricorn makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 4:18pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Capricorn makes an annoying quincunx to Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 4:52pm 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.
(Wednesday 2/10/10)- All of the planetary activity happens early in the morning today. It starts when Mercury (the planet that rules over intellect, communication, and transportation) moves into the sign of Aquarius (exact at 4:06am EST). Mercury will now be joining the Sun, Venus (until tomorrow), Neptune and Chiron in this sign. Mercury has been in the sign of Capricorn for an unusual extended-stay because of its Retrograde cycle since Dec. 5th. Words and phrases to describe Aquarius are: “I Know!”, Fixed/Air, independent, unique, eccentric, inventive, futuristic, friendship, aloof, cold, political, and humanitarian. Its physical association is the ankles, shins & circulatory conditions. Stones: Amethyst, Garnet, Moss Agate, and Opal. We are moving out of a time period where our language and thoughts were serious and a little sober (Capricorn) and now are moving into a time where there will be more progressive thoughts and dialogue (Aquarius). This will be a favorable time for social events, friendships, politics, innovative ideas, inventions, finding new ways to do things, energy work, holistic medicine, new Age ideologies, Astrology (yay!) and group events. We will be more focused on the betterment of mankind and helping others on a large scale level. Since Mercury rules over thought and intellect, this would be a great time to write or discuss these ideas for these may be the seeds of change. There is a down-side however; Aquarius has an aloof and somewhat chilly side on an individual level. This is a very mental (Air) sign and sometimes emotions are just too messy. Please see Blog entries from Jan 18th and Jan 19th when both Venus and the Sun transitioned into this humanitarian-oriented sign for a more detailed description. Things will begin to take on a more personal/emotional quality after the planets shift into Pisces (which starts tomorrow). Mercury will enter Pisces on March 1st… Then Mars (R) in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 4:24am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Use caution with over-spending, over-confidence, and taking unnecessary risks with this transit. Place your energy into positive pursuits. We could have the tendency to “make mountains out of molehills” with this one. This is not a good time to rely purely on luck. Group endeavors may go poorly. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Capricorn Moon…
(Thursday 2/11/10)- I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations between 3:30pm-5:30pm (I will take my last reading at 5:30pm). 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
The beautiful planet of Venus (ruling over love, beauty, romance, and finances) will transition into dreamy Pisces (exact at 7:10am EST). Venus has been in the sign of Aquarius since January 18th. Words and phrases to describe Pisces are: “I Believe!”, dreamy, idealistic, caring, sympathetic, creative, artistic, tender, sensitive, drifter, psychic, impressionable, escapism, and charitable. Neptune is the ruling planet and it’s associated with feet, veins, fluids, lymphatic system, & glands. Stones: Jade, Coral, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Rock Crystal, and Sapphire. As far as love is concerned, we are moving away from a time of being friendship oriented and somewhat impersonal (Aquarius) to a time of being romantic and idealistic (Pisces). If you are single this is a time where you may find yourself drawn to a person that is artistic and romantic, but maybe a little bit of a drifter. If you get an invitation to go to an art gallery show or music event…say yes! If you are in a relationship, try to rekindle the romance and have a date-night! Maybe write your partner a poem or paint them a picture?!? Ahhh, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This is certainly a great time to tap into your inner creativity in general. Venus also rules over finances..and well, Pisces’ unfortunately are not known for their financial discipline. Notice I didn’t say that they weren’t good with math? Albert Einstein was a very famous Piscean. He obviously excelled at abstract theories and that is a Piscean gift…. innate understanding of the intangible. They tend to (at least somewhat) live on an ethereal level. I will be discussing this more next week when the Sun transition into Pisces on 2/18/101. Venus will stay in this sign until March 7th when it goes into Aries.
Just after, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 7:39am 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 could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). This will start a long 13+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last the Moon changes into unique Aquarius. Use this time to finish old projects.
Later in the day, the Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 6:24pm 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. Lastly, the Moon will conjunct Mercury both in Aquarius (exact at 11:39pm 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. This is a great time to write (like journaling) or to express emotions.
(Friday 2/12/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 2:18am 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! Then, the Moon in Aquarius will form its monthly opposition to Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 4:01am EST). Someone could irritate you during this transit. It’s possible to enjoy a debate with someone (or at worst, an argument). As with all Mars transits, I recommend exercise or doing something physical. Mar’s energy will want to get out one way or another; it might as well be constructive! Then, Mars (R) in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:00am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually will manifest in the form of a block or obstacle. Keep things light! Outside influences could affect you and you may need to change how you react to it. Adjustment (on your part) may be needed to come out on the winning end of the situation. Anger or aggression may be prevalent around this time (remember what I always say about Mars energy?). Now is not the time for big actions or reactions. Keep it subdued (if possible).
Then, later in the day Mercury in Aquarius will form a flowing trine with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:34pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles usually present opportunity, but will take some work on your part to have it come to fruition. 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. In fact, this is a good time for mental discipline. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. A great time for building foundations, goal setting, and long-term planning!!
(Saturday 2/13/10)- New Moon in Aquarius! In the early morning, Mercury in Aquarius will form its annual opposition with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 5:25am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Think before you speak! We may have difficulty putting our thoughts/ideas into action. This may cause us to feel restless (attention those with hyperactivity, ADD or ADHD). Children (and adults) may be irritable. There can be issues with mechanical failures, travel plans, arguments, technology, communication, etc. This transit may affect relationships and domestic fronts the most. Remember, if someone doesn’t understand what you are saying, don’t push the issue (wait until another day).
Later in the evening, the New Moon will be at its height in the sign of Aquarius (exact at 9:51pm EST). All of the Aquarius 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. The New Moon is always accompanied by a conjunction with the Sun (also in Aquarius). This usually makes us feel connected & supported by loved ones. It’s easier to talk about our emotions during this transit. It depends on where the Moon/Sun/Aquarius are located in your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Then, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron both in Aquarius (exact at 11:22pm 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 makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune both in Aquarius (exact at 11:33pm 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. Because idealism & escapism can be enhanced with this transit, I wouldn’t make a big decisions or sign contracts around this time. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams. This will start an 7+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when the Moon changes into dreamy Pisces.
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