Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Gemini 5/20-6/21, Cancer 6/21-7/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Gemini 6/10-6/25, Cancer 6/25-7/9
Venus: Leo 6/14-7/10
Mars: Virgo 6/7-7/29
Saturn: Virgo 4/7-7/21
Jupiter: Aries 6/6-9/9
Uranus: Aries 5/27-8/13
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.
Neptune in Aquarius Retrograde 5/31/10-11/7/10
Pluto in Capricorn 4/6/10-9/13/10
Chiron in Pisces Retrograde 6/4/10
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 6/20/10)- Happy Father’s Day!! Compared to yesterday, today will be astrologically quiet. In the afternoon, the Moon in Libra makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Gemini (exact at 2:43pm 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 it is highly beneficial for all kinds of relationships. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Libra Moon…
(Monday 6/21/10)- Well, we start the week off with a bang! There will be 7 Moon transits, 1 planetary transit, the Sun will move into Cancer and the Moon will move in Scorpio! Whenever there is this much activity in a 24 hour time span, it is best to work on grounding.
Early in the morning, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 5:44am 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 also be the beginning of a 2+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio. 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.
We start the day with the Sun transitioning into the sensitive sign of Cancer (exact at 7:28am EST). This is also the Summer Solstice and it is the longest day of the year! It will be hard for you to work today.....it's nature's way of saying, "get outside"! Attached is a Web Site that has GREAT information on the Solstice's significance. Please read: http://www.crystalinks.com/summersolstice.html.
Words and phrases to describe Cancer (the Crab) are: “I Feel!”, Cardinal/Water, sensitive, emotional, holds grudges, moody, intuitive, “chicken soup”, caring, tenacious, family, defensive, nurturing, conservative, frugal, empathic, maternal/mothering, cooking & complex. It is associated with the stomach, breasts, elbow joints, and pancreas. Its metal association is Silver. Stones: Pearl, Opal, Emerald, Moonstone, and Ruby.
Since Cancerian energy is going to be prominent over the next month (and it’s the Solstice), it is a good time to take a walk down memory lane (Cancers love to reminisce about the old days). Unfortunately, this also means that they can really hold onto a grudge, so try to let go of unhealthy patterns (keep it positive). Maybe reorganize family photos and certainly take time to honor/remember our fathers and grandfathers. Cancer also rules the stomach area. It would be a good time to eat fish, violet colored foods like grapes, and greens. Try to avoid yeast (like breads and sorry, beer). Cancers usually love to cook (and eat) so go ahead and have that BBQ! Herbs/flowers/scents that are favored are jasmine, magnolia, chamomile, lemon, rose, and carnation. Lastly, take time to honor nature and its cycles by getting outside or bring in some fresh cut flowers to honor the Solstice! Some famous Cancer’s are: Meryl Streep, Prince William, Robin Williams, Calvin Coolidge, Giorgio Armani, Tom Cruise, Phyllis Diller, Harrison Ford, Forest Whitaker, Princess Diana, Ringo Star, Tom Hanks, Bill Cosby, Nelson Mandela, Donald Sutherland, the Dalai Lama, Liv Tyler, Willem Dafoe, Tobey McGuire, Deborah Harry, George Michael, Kathy Bates, Dan Ackroyd, Pamela Anderson, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Beck, Geraldo Rivera, George W. Bush, John Cusak, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, 50 Cent, Hellen Keller, Mel Brooks, Mike Tyson, Estee Lauder, Courtney Love, Carlos Santana, Natalie Wood, and Ernest Hemingway.
The Moon will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 8:14am 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. Next, the Sun in Cancer will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Scorpio (exact at 8:17am 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! Then, the Moon in Scorpio forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Aries (exact at 9:08am 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. Next, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:43am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! The Moon in Scorpio will quincunx Jupiter in Aries (exact at 11:24am EST). This is a time where you could feel disconnected from the group. Someone could challenge your beliefs. 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! Use this time to finish old projects.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 3:40pm 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 will amplify the Scorpio Lunar traits. Later, the Sun in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Aries (exact at 8:27pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. In the evening, we may experience some obstacles with communication or receive some unexpected news. It may be difficult to act on this new information. There may also be small glitches with technology or travel. We could experience a block or feel uninspired. It is also possible to have trouble with someone older or in authority around this transit. Lastly, the Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 10:20pm 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!
(Tuesday 6/22/10)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2:00-5:00pm (I take my last Reading at 5:00pm). 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.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Scorpio will square Venus in Leo (exact at 12:22am 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. Next, the Sun in Cancer forms a flowing trine with Chiron (R) (the Wounded Healer) in Pisces (exact at 4:20am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a great time to heal past hurts (especially with siblings and friends). We will be feeling positive about the future. Even if you have been feeling down lately, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Scorpio Moon…
(Wednesday 6/23/10)- Today will consist mostly of Moon transits, except for 1 planetary transit. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits.
Overnight, Mercury in Gemini will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Venus in Leo (exact at 3:54am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Artistic and social endeavors are favored. The only caveat could be a foot-in-mouth situation or uncomfortable silences. Your idea of what is beautiful might not be the same as your friend/partner. Your friend may actually love that bright orange shag carpeting! If you’re single, you could meet a slightly awkward yet intelligent & witty person. Have fun laughing with your partner! Then, the Moon in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Gemini (exact at 6:11am 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? Next, the Sun in Cancer forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 9:21am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Even though this is a square (& would normally be a trying event), it will be occurring between two benevolent planets. Therefore, this may end up putting us in a good mood! Try to avoid compulsive shopping or big ticket purchases. It is possible to over-promise or to be overly confident (bravado). There may be a conflict between friends or with a group of people. Travel, higher learning/education, religion/spirituality, law, horses, publishing, and advertising may be highlighted. The Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 11:04am 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. Next, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 11:32am) 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. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. This will also be the beginning of a 2+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius.
In the afternoon, the Moon will transition into Sagittarius (exact at 2:10pm 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 will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Aries (exact at 3:09pm 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 or idea, so write them down! Technology (like computers), inventing, New Age ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). Then, the Moon in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:39pm 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! Then, the Moon in Sagittarius makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 5:52pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Sagittarius will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Cancer (exact at 6:29pm 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 (6/24/10)- I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations today between 3:30pm-5:30pm (I will take my last reading at 5:30pm). 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. Her link: http://soniachoquette.com Come and “play” with your intuition!
It starts in the morning; the Moon in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Virgo (exact at 7:17am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a flowing trine with Venus in Leo (exact at 12:20pm 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! Next, Mercury in Gemini forms an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 12:25pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will not be a good time for communication or travel. There may be delays or obstacles with both. It is possible to experience solidarity. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. Don’t try to tackle too many things around this transit. 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. It may be possible that we are slower than normal in learning something (people with learning disabilities may have trouble around this time). Then, Mercury in Gemini will form a flowing trine with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:34pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. All this idealism could have you simply gushing to all your friends. Daydreaming and intuition high around this time. You may be thinking (& talking) about a vacation or simply just getting away for a while. Creative endeavors will be favored around this time or really anything that requires imagination. This is also a good time to get lost in a good book or to watch a film.
(Friday 6/25/10)- Today may be a little trying, especially the afternoon into evening. Mercury will square Uranus and the Sun will oppose Pluto today. This can cause tensions, power struggles, and the unexpected. Try to stay grounded around this time and try not to let outside circumstances throw you off.
In the morning, Mercury (the ruler of communication, thought processes & transportation) will transition into the sensitive sign of Cancer (exact at 6:32am EST). Words and phrases to describe Cancer are: “I Feel!”, Cardinal/Water, emotional, holds grudges, moody, intuitive, “chicken soup”, caring, tenacious, family, defensive, nurturing, conservative, frugal, empathic, maternal/mothering, cooking & complex. It is associated with the stomach, breasts, elbow joints, and pancreas. We will be moving away from a time of communication & social activity into a period of sensitivity and domestic concerns. Over the next 2 weeks, people may not be as direct with their communication. Cancer’s symbol is the crab which tends to approach things in a zig-zag manner. They may beat around the bush, so to speak. We also may not be as open with our feelings and thoughts (remember the crab has a fairly thick shell). Our mental processes may be more about family & home around this time. Cancer is often associated with maternal and mothering endeavors (yes, even the men). Planning a family vacation or BBQ? This would be the perfect time to start a home improvement project. Being or playing around water is also favored. The Sun is also residing in this sign currently, which will re-enforce the Cancer traits. Mercury is actually moving at a high rate of speed right now and will only be in this sign until 7/9/10 when it changes into Leo.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Aries (exact at 12:37pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. These two planets are sort-of the “live wires” of the zodiac. People with ADD, hyper activity, anxiety, nervous conditions, etc., may have difficulty around this time. We may get ideas or sudden insights, but we may be too scattered to stop and think them through. There is a possibility that you may encounter someone that serves as inspiration. Awakening. There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding technology..so just remain flexible. Next, the Sun in Cancer will oppose transformative Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:53pm 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. During this transit it is possible we will hear a lot about violence on the news (possibly related to terrorist or nuclear topics). It may be hard to balance family and work obligations. There may be a boss (or someone in authority) that is making things difficult right now. On the up side, this transit could cause heightened passion. Just after, Mercury in Cancer will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 2:56pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an indication that talking/communication could heal old wounds. Are you wearing your heart on your sleeve? This is beneficial transit if you need to give a speech or to teach something. It will be easier to convey your thoughts & ideas around this time (especially if you speak from the heart). Then, Venus in Leo will make a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 5:51pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Saturn’s influence is sobering to Venus. Attaining long-term goals, finances, and relationships may feel strained around this time. 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!
Then the Moon gets into the mix when it highlights the Saturn/Uranus opposition. The Moon in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 7:19pm 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. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:34pm 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? This will also be the beginning of a 2+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Capricorn (exact at 10:21pm EST). 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. The Moon in Capricorn uncomfortably squares Uranus in Aries (exact at 11:25pm 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. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:49pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
Things will be building in intensity for the Full/Moon Lunar Eclipse tomorrow…
(Saturday 6/26/10)- We start the day with the Moon making its monthly opposition with Mercury in Cancer (exact at 1:41am 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. Next, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 2:37am 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. Then, the Full Moon in will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 6:12am 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. Mercury in Cancer forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 7:08am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Too much information (TMI)! This is a time where we could find others (or even ourselves) saying too much. Gossip may be at an all time high. If you ever had interests in other cultures, religions, law, marketing, publishing, and/or travel; it would be a great time to explore these subjects. Use caution with overconfidence and avoid embellishment of the facts. We may encounter a know-it-all today. Sometimes people get rigid or opinionated about their beliefs around this transit. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook. The Full Moon/ Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn (exact at 7:30am EST.)! The Full Moon that takes place in June is often called the Full Strawberry Moon, Flower Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon, or Planting Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Cancer). This is the 1st Lunar eclipse of 2010! New England & eastern Canada will miss the entire eclipse since the event begins after moonset from those regions. Observers in western Canada and the USA will have the best views with moonset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse. To catch the entire event, one must be located in the Pacific or eastern Australia. This is considered to be a “minor” Eclipse, so it will not be visible. However, we should all still be “buzzing” from its energies! Eclipses in astrology are considered to be of particular importance and indicate transformation. You would need to know where Capricorn/Cancer falls within your birth chart, to know exactly how it will affect you. Pay attention to things that happen earlier in the day, because this could be the start of a new cycle. Capricorn in general is a business-oriented sign. This could indicate a reconciling between business and family demands. This event will be a prelude to a bigger Total Solar Eclipse that will be occurring on July 11th, so mark your calendars!
Later, the Moon in Capricorn forms a flowing trine with Mars in Virgo (exact at 6:53pm 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.
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, Reiki Master, Gem & Crystal Work