Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Pisces 2/18-3/20
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Pisces 3/1-3/17
Venus: Pisces 2/11-3/7, Aries 3/7-3/31
Mars: Leo until 6/7
Saturn: Libra until 4/7
Jupiter: Pisces until 6/6
Uranus: Pisces until 5/27
Current Retrograde Planets:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went Retrograde for an explanation.
Mars in Leo 12/20/09-3/10/10, Turns Direct 3/10!
Saturn in Libra 1/13/10-5/30/10
Coming up: Pluto goes Retrograde 4/6 & Mercury 4/17
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.
(Saturday 3/6/10)- Overnight, the Moon transitions into the sign of adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 2:36am 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…. Next, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a flowing trine with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 3:22am 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. Next the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 7:13am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Pisces (exact at 8:55pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 11:58pm 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.
(Sunday 3/7/10)- We start the day with the beautiful planet of Venus (ruling over love, beauty, romance, and finances) will transition into bold Aries (exact at 7:33am EST). Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac and is ruled by Mars (the God of War). Some words/phrases to describe Aries are: “I AM!”, Cardinal/Fire, passionate, head strong, adventurous, honest (often blunt), independent, enthusiastic, dynamic, selfish, courageous, energetic, enthusiastic, and easily bored. It rules over the head, face (not the nose), brain, eyes, upper jaw, fevers & inflammation. For single folks, this could be an excellent time to meet someone new! Aries likes a chase (or to give a good chase), so don’t be too easy to catch! This is a gallant and passionate sign. Aries color is red, so try wearing red to catch that certain someone’s eye. Couples that are in a current relationship could inject new energy into their current union. There is always danger of things heating up a little too much; like a heated debate turning into an argument (remember this is the God of War trying to deal with the Goddess of Love that we are talking about). If you need to discuss something with your partner, try doing it while you are both being physically active together (For instance taking a walk while you’re discussing things). Aries needs to physically burn off energy! This could also be a good time to start a new job or to think of new ways to make money as Venus also affects our finances. It depends on where Aries/Venus falls within your birth chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Venus will transition into sensual Taurus March 31st. Then, the Sun in Pisces will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Sagittarius (exact at 10:42am EST). So, toward the early morning 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.
In the afternoon, love is in the air when Venus in Aries will form a beautiful trine with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 2:15pm 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. Later, Mercury will form its yearly conjunction with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 8:45pm 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 only caveat is that Jupiter might have us over-doing things. So avoid over-confidence, over-promising, over-stating, etc.
(Monday 3/8/10)- 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 (some people will hardly experience them and others are more “Moon sensitive”). There will be 7 Moon transits and 3 out of the 4 will be positive.
Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius uncomfortably squares Uranus in Pisces (exact at 4:27am 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. Sometimes this can cause disturbed or vivid dreams. Next, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:13am 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. This will also start a 6 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 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. Just after, the Moon forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 7:28am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
In the afternoon, the Moon changes into business-oriented Capricorn (exact at 12:13pm 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn makes an annoying quincunx to Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 12:51pm 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will square Venus in Aries (exact at 3:30pm EST). Although we will have a drive to be with others around this time, it would be best to avoid heavy conversations pertaining to love. Sometimes the object of our affections is just out of reach (or otherwise detained) around this transit. The is not a good time to go shopping or work on beautification because what we think looks good now may seem like a bad idea at a later time. The Moon will highlight the Saturn/Pluto square when the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 4:47pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:33pm 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.
(Tuesday 3/9/10)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm (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 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 Aries will form a stressful opposition with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 3:21am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Attaining long-term goals, finances, and relationships may feel strained around this time. Slow down and proceed with caution. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day! This is definitely not a time to rush into things without tending to all the fine details. We may feel shy or hindered in expressing love or with our romantic feelings. Another possibility is that we may want to put our relationships into a category, but remember that emotions don’t always need to make sense!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Capricorn makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 12:08pm 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. Later, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Pisces (exact at 6:28pm 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. Lastly, Mercury in Pisces forms an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Mars (R) in Leo (exact at 8:55pm 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). If the energies are harnessed properly, ideas can be brought to fruition. Things may be moving at a fast pace and maybe a little aggressively, so make sure you use patience and don’t skim over details.
(Wednesday 3/10/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Capricorn will positively sextile the Sun in Pisces (exact at 3:41am EST). This morning will be 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?
Mars in Leo turns Direct (exact at 12:09pm EST)! Mars usually goes retrograde every two years and two months. Mars influences our actions, expression of anger, aggression, ego (both in and out of power), energy, courage, confidence, self-reliance, boldness, violence, destructiveness, cruelty, and often dictates the type of person that we will be sexually attracted to. Mars is like our engine…it makes us go, go, go! But when it is moving in reverse, things might not go as smoothly. Looking back over the 3 months, hopefully we learned the lessons that Mars was trying to teach us. Much patience was required (especially in some of the areas listed above). I personally, couldn’t wait for Mars to go direct again because I am an Aries and Mars (and I have Leo Rising) is my ruling planet! I know a few people that had this date marked on their calendars. Mars will start to slowly make its way back through Leo again until it eventually leaves on 6/7/10. Later, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 4:59pm 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 long 7+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last the Moon changes into unique Aquarius. Use this time to finish old projects.
(Thursday 3/11/10)- 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
Just after midnight, the Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 12:42am 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. Then, the Moon in Aquarius will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Leo (exact at 1:19am 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! Next the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 5:01am 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 Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Venus in Aries (exact at 11:14am 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.
In the afternoon, Venus in Aires will form an uncomfortable square with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 12:36pm 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. Try not to engage in power struggles with our loved one or indulge in ultimatums (it would most likely blow up in our faces). 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.
(Friday 3/12/10)- Since I have been writing this Blog (which is over 1 year now), I have never made this entry… There are no major planetary transits today! This day will be under the influence of the Aquarius Moon.
(Saturday 3/13/10)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm (I will 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.
In the morning, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune both in Aquarius (exact at 7:57am 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 a 5 hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when the Moon changes into dreamy Pisces. Then, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron both in Aquarius (exact at 9:32am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicines are especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
The Moon transitions into Pisces (exact at 1:44pm). Activities that are favored during Moon in Pisces: creativity, intuition, spiritual aspirations, higher consciousness, connection with feelings, counseling, music, art, photography, nature and especially being near water, and charitable work. Things to avoid are: getting so caught up in others feeling that you put your aside, excessive escapism, and acting like a martyr. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days. The Moon in Pisces makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Leo (exact at 2:26pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 5:36pm 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…
Mark your calendars! The New Moon will take place on Monday (3/15) in the sign of 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