Hope this Blog entry finds you well! On Sunday, the Sun will trine Mars helping to give us some extra energy. Just after though, the Sun will oppose Saturn possibly causing issues with discipline and stability. The Sun will continue to highlight the Saturn/Pluto square, when it squares Pluto on Thursday. This can bring up some intense emotions. On Monday, Mars will sextile Saturn. This will be a great time to get things done and accomplish goals…so go for it! Tuesday may be a bit trying and fuzzy due to several stressful Moon transits and the Mercury/Neptune association. Friday should be positive and mellow. Have a great week!!
Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Aries 3/20-4/19
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Aries 3/17-4/2
Venus: 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
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.
Saturn in Libra 1/13/10-5/30/10
Coming up: Pluto goes Retrograde 4/8 & Mercury 4/19
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 3/21/10)- Today will be a bit confusing. There will be plenty of energy available to us, but there will also be blocks in our path. It is like when you shake a soda and then trying to put a cap on it. Frustration! Plan on trying to use some of that energy channeled in a positive way. It would be beneficial to try and pursue some outdoor sports. Early in the morning, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:14am 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). Then, the Moon in Gemini will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Aries (exact at 10:51am 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.
In the afternoon the Sun in Aires forms a beautiful flowing trine with Mars in Leo (exact at 1:54pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an excellent time to get things done or start a new project! This is energy, pure and simple. As with any Mars transit, I always advise doing something physical around this time to positively use up some of that energy. Trines usually present opportunity/blessings, so make sure you are ready to act! This could be a positive time to be around children or someone younger than you (or someone young at heart). The key to this transit is action! There will be a strong fire element in play so be sure to light candles, your woodstove, or fireplace to get you motivated (and wearing the color red wouldn’t hurt either). Next, the Sun in Aries will oppose Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:37pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This can lead to frustration with obtaining or pursuing goals. Someone in authority could stand in the way of something you want. Certainly having trouble with getting organized will be a problem. This transit can present a problem for folks with a predisposition to depression or feeling sorry for oneself. This is not a great time to begin something new. It would be better to concentrate on slow and steady progress. (BTW, this is the BEST time of year to see Saturn in the night sky!) Lastly, the Moon in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 11:33pm 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.
(Monday 3/22/10)- In the morning, the Moon in Gemini will form a positive sextile with Venus in Aries (exact at 5:54am 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.
Later in the evening, the Moon in Gemini uncomfortably squares Uranus in Pisces (exact at 8:49pm 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. Then, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 9:49pm 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). This will begin a 4+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into domestic Cancer early tomorrow morning. 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. Then, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 11:41pm 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, Mars in Leo will positively sextile Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 11:53pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles are usually associated with opportunity, but may take some effort to have it come to fruition. Mars wants to go, go, go and Saturn’s approach is slow & steady. Mars will give us the energy, but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Try to be patient and take your time with handling the details; it will be worth the effort! Put your energy towards planning, family/domestic pursuits, finances, organization and goal setting. This is a good time to get things done!
(Tuesday 3/23/10)- 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.
The Moon will transition into Cancer (exact at 2:16am 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 morning, the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 4:20am 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 best to work on organization around this time. Then, the Sun in Aries will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Cancer (exact at 7:00am 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. Next, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:38am 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.
Later, Mercury in Aries forms an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:07pm 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.
(Wednesday 3/24/10)- Just after midnight, the Moon in Cancer forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Aries (exact at 12:55am 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. Next, the Moon in Cancer makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 5:03am 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, Mercury in Aries will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with the “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 7:34am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Past memories may come flooding in around this time. Forgiveness (or the need to forgive) often accompanies this transit. This can increase sensitivity, so please choose your words carefully.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer will square Venus in Aries (exact at 3:14pm 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 later!
(Thursday 3/25/10)- I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations today 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
Then, between 6:30-8:30pm, 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
There will be 1 planetary transit 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. After midnight, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 12:39am 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 5 hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into dramatic Leo. Next, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 1:31am 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. Then, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 3:24am 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. The Moon will transition into Leo (exact at 5:39am 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. Then, the Moon in Leo forms a positive sextile to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 7:21am 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. We will be able to start the day with lots of energy when the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Leo (exact at 8:15am 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.
In the afternoon, the Sun in Aries will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Leo (exact at 1:57pm 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! The Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:37pm 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). We end the day with an intense transit when the Sun in Aries will form an uncomfortable square with transformative Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:45pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Power, power, power…did I say power? This one will draw power struggles to us like a magnet. If someone wants to fight, don’t bite…just walk away. They can’t fight with themselves! I would avoid heavy discussions, confrontations, especially if you know things could get heated. It may be hard to balance relationship and work obligations. There may be a boss (or someone in authority) that is making things difficult right now. Just remember fair play is what is important. There is a way to diplomatically explain things without cutting to the bone.
(Friday 3/26/10)- Much like yesterday, today mostly consists of Lunar transits. We may still be feeling the effects of last night’s Sun/Pluto (tense) transit. Please keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. It starts with the Moon in Leo forming an annoying quincunx Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 8:06am 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 Leo makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Aries (exact at 11:05am EST). This transit will assist us to express how we feel. It will be much easier to speak with friends and loved ones during this time. We may have an urge to be social around this transit and is highly beneficial for all kinds of relationships.
We will end the day on a high note when the Moon in Leo forms a flowing trine with Venus in Aries (exact at 9:36pm 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!
(Saturday 3/27/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 2:19am 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. Then, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 3:04am EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time. Especially since this will also enhance escapism (people with drug or alcohol issues will have trouble around this transit). This will start a 4 hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo. Then, the Moon in Leo forms its monthly opposition with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 4:59am 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. The Moon will transition into detail-oriented Virgo (exact at 6:57am). Good Virgo Moon activities are: organization, being detail-oriented, service to others, health improvement, intellectual pursuits, practicality, research, and really anything that requires precision. Things to avoid are: being overly perfectionistic, excessive worry, analysis paralysis, criticism, and being too caught up in the details that we can’t see the forest through the trees. All of these themes will be prominent in the next 2 1/2 days…
In the afternoon, the Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 3:40pm 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 Virgo & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for gardening or connecting with nature. Lastly, the Moon in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Aries (exact at 6:30pm 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).
Mark your calendars! Next Monday (3/29) the Full Moon will occur in the sign of Libra!
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