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
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Gemini 6/10-6/25
Venus: Cancer 5/19-6/14, 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
Did you ever feel like the energy in your home is stagnant? Some of you may or may not know that I have had an interest in energetic-space clearing of homes and businesses (and have been performing Space Clearings for some time now). I have also been studying Feng Shui for the last few years and just became a Reiki Master recently. After selling Real Estate for the last 9 years now (and being intuitive and sensitive to energies), I feel this is a natural and logical next step. I will come to your home or business and perform a ritual/blessing to clear away the negative energy. I try to schedule it during a time that is in alignment with beneficial planetary aspects/lunar phases. I am adding this as an additional service that I can offer to my Vermont clients and my rate is $60 per hour (the time depends on the size of the structure). There may be an additional fee for travel time depending on your location. Feel free to call or email me with questions! Namaste!
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 6/13/10)- Overnight, Venus in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:23am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Looking for the truth? Try another time. It is usually hard to swim through the murky waters that Neptune creates. Idealism, love, & escapism all rolled up into one big rose-colored package! It will be hard to take off our blinders around this transit, so wait until another day before serious declarations of love or before signing on the dotted line! Creativity, music, art, films, etc. will be favored. Dreams tonight may be prophetic or sentimental. Next, the Moon in Cancer will form a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 3:13am 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 Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 5:17am 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. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Cancer Moon…
(Monday 6/14/10)- I am hosting a class at “The Living Room” in Colchester on 6/14/10 6:30-8:30pm. This introductory workshop will provide a brief overview of various forms of divination, Tarot, Numerology, and Astrology. Beginners and advanced participants are welcome. Expect a fun and interactive evening as you learn to increase and harness your intuition. Contact me for more info! Please RSVP. Link for more info: www.livingroomvt.com
In the morning, the planet Venus (ruler of love, art, beauty & finances) will be transitioning into the proud sign of Leo (exact at 4:50am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Over the last month Venus has been in the sensitive & conservative sign of Cancer. Our express of love will change dramatically! Words and phrases to describe Leo are: “I Will!”, Fixed/Fire, warm, kind, generous, actor/theater, drama, loyal, domineering, proud, dignified, egocentric, creative, gambler/speculation, honest, noble, love children (especially their own), and games. A lot of “larger than life” people are Leos. It is common for actors and performers to be Leo or have heavy Leo in their chart (Leo needs recognition-I believe that is why). Areas of the body associated with Leo are the heart, gall bladder, & spine. Stones: Ruby, Onyx, Carnelian, Golden Topaz, and Tourmaline. Leo’s usually like to show their love with gifts and bold declarations. We may want to “play” with our partner. Over the next month we may go to shows, concerts, or other forms of entertainment. If you are single, this would be a good way to meet new people, so don’t decline any invitations. Children (or pets that we consider our children) may be on our mind more during this time. It would be a great time to pursue a career or charity that benefited children. We may be more inclined to gamble or invest our money in speculative investments during this time (obviously if you have the funds, then go for it! If you don’t, then certainly use caution!). It depends where Venus/Leo falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Venus will be in this playful sign until July10th when it will transition into perfectionist Virgo.
In the afternoon, Venus in Leo will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Aries (exact at 1:20pm EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Routine is so boring! Desire for independence and freedom. Looking for your muse? If you are single and looking for someone that is different from the usual types, then go out tonight! You might be up for anything that is progressive and new. Strange and unusual artwork or music may catch your attention. If you are in a relationship, take a break from your rut. Do something exciting with your partner! Later, the Moon in Cancer will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 8:38pm 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. This will begin a 3+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into Leo. 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. The Moon in Cancer forms a (minor) annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 9:40pm 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. The Moon transitions into dramatic Leo (exact at 11:54pm 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. Just after, Venus in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:57pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This could bring up past pains & past loves. Use this time to heal old wounds. You may find yourself giving relationship advice to others around this transit (even if your relationships have been unsuccessful).
(Tuesday 6/15/10)- 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.
This day will have lots of planetary and lunar activity; however it will mostly be in the beginning of the day. There will be 6 Moon transits; 4 out of the 6 will be positive. In addition, Venus will trine Jupiter (accentuating romance & optimism) and Mars will trine Pluto (helping with sexuality & transformation). Whenever there is this much planetary activity, try to work on grounding and balance.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Leo will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Aries (exact at 12:36am 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 Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:27am 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 highlight the Venus/Uranus trine that will occur a little later. The Moon will conjunct Venus both in Leo (exact at 1:35am EST). We will want to experience love on a visceral level. This is a great time to: pamper ourselves, decorate, shop (because we will have an “eye” for things that look good), artistic endeavors, creativity, and be in the company of loved ones. Sometimes this transit can have us feeling a little indolent; it is actually a favored time for finances. Just after, the Moon in Leo makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 1:46am 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. Next, Venus in Leo will form a flowing trine to Jupiter in Aries (exact at 4:07am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. I was looking forward to this one… This will bring luck/opportunity with both love and finances! This will be beneficial for group gatherings and social events too. If I were a betting woman (which I am), this would be a good time to buy a lottery ticket. (Sorry, but I am not responsible for any losses nor am I condoning gambling-LOL). In fact, speculative ventures & real estate investments are favored. Venus transits also encourage us to: get outside & be close to nature, beauty, music and the arts. Enjoy! Next, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:09am 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). Next, Mars in Virgo will form a positive trine with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 8:12am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. If you are goal oriented and really know yourself well, this could present an awesome opportunity coming your way. For folks that are wanderers, directionless, and really don’t know what they want from life…well this could give you the confidence & spunk you have been looking for. It is also possible to feel a strong need to change some area of life (most likely it will pertain to business with the association of Virgo/Capricorn). This will also give us increased energy, vitality, and possibly sex drive! All types of physical exercise are encouraged, especially dance, yoga, ice-skating, & martial arts. Careful not to over-do it, because this can create a “weekend warrior” type of syndrome.
Later in the day, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Gemini (exact at 4:41pm 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.
(Wednesday 6/16/10)- Today will consist of Moon transits starting later in the day. Just keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. The Moon in Leo will positively sextile the Sun in Gemini (exact at 6:27pm 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? Then, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:24pm 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 2+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo tomorrow…
(Thursday 6/17/10)- The Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 1:41am EST). 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. Then, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Aries (exact at 2:26am 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 Virgo forms a stressful opposition with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:12am EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. 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! Next, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx Jupiter in Aries (exact at 3:42pm 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! The Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 8:54am 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. Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Virgo (exact at 10:53am 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. Of course it may be difficult to have this extra energy while you are sleeping!
Lastly, Venus in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:23pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually bring an obstacle or delay. This is will bring trouble on the love/passion forefront. The object of our affections may be inaccessible around this time. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas. Pluto brings intensity and there is a possibly of obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances.
(Friday 6/18/10)- The Moon in Virgo will go onto make an annoying square to Mercury in Gemini (exact at 2:35am EST). Ironically, the planet Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini. This transit will normally cause miscommunication, but with Mercury’s involvement it will be doubly so! So use caution in how you communicate with others on Sat night into Sun morning. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Virgo Moon…
(Saturday 6/19/10)- There will be 8 Lunar transits today, 2 planetary transits, and the Moon will transition into Libra. Don’t forget that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary ones. The Sun will aspect both Saturn and Neptune today. The aspect to Neptune will be more favorable, so I think that left brain/creative activities will be favored. Because of so much cosmic activity, this could have us feeling scattered. Get outside take a walk or find time for a quickie meditation will help greatly. Most of the planetary activity will occur earlier in the day. If you are sensitive to planetary energies, you may have trouble sleeping or have a very active dream-state tonight.
Just after midnight, the Sun in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Virgo (exact at 12:30am EST). So, toward the late evening/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. Just after, the Moon conjuncts Saturn both in Virgo (exact at 1:04am EST). Too bad this transit isn’t taking place on Monday morning! This is an all work no play transit. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, gardening/planting (connecting with nature in general especially soil, woods, & forest), and details. This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime. Sometimes this can give us a feeling of loneliness or isolation (or even the blues). This will start a 3+ void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra. The Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:51am 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. The Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra (exact at 4:13am EST). Activities that are favorable during a Libra Moon are: fairness, beauty (did I say beauty?), partnerships, joint enterprise, aesthetics, harmony, graciousness, cooperation, justice, peace, and romance. Things to avoid are: indecision, dependence, fickle, and lying (to avoid confrontation). Libras make great judges and counselors because they are often able to see both sides. Its physical associations are: the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks, and adrenal glands. All of these themes will be accentuated during the next 2 ½ days. Then, the Moon in Libra will make its monthly opposition to Uranus in Aries (exact at 5:03am EST). This is not an ideal time to break from the tried and true. Even with the best of intentions to stick with details & organization, an outside event may steer you in a different direction. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). Next, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:43am 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 in Libra makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 6:55am EST). Sometimes this can zap our self-confidence. Conversely, we could also feel a little too confident and over state our abilities (possibly over promising). Just remember you won’t always feel this way and there are only so many hours in a day….it is OK to say no! In the morning, the Sun in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 9:18am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. The last time this one occurred was on Christmas Day (it also formed an unfavorable aspect to Pluto…The same day as the “underwear bomber” event.) Saturn’s nickname is the “task master”. People may be in a more serious mood around this time. This can be a time of pessimism, feeling “the blues”, or even loneliness. Try to avoid being overly critical and hard on yourself (or others). It is also possible to clash with someone older than yourself (especially father figures or someone in authority). Remember, that Saturn rules over falls….so be careful while you are out and about. Hopefully, you won’t have a lot to do today….if at all possible, try to take it easy and relax! The Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 11:31am EST) possibly throwing a speed bump in our path. Someone could know how to push our buttons and really get under our skin. It is important to have good boundaries with others and remember not to overstep yours.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Venus in Leo (exact at 3:03pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Gemini will form a flowing trine with nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:21pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. All aspects of music, film, arts, creativity, abstract thought, dreaminess, intuition, escapism, and idealism will be highlighted. This is a good time to follow your gut feelings, as intuition will be high. We might be more introspective and contemplative. Serendipitous moments abound! Being near water may be soothing and regenerative. We may suddenly feel attracted (romantically) to a friend or a friendship could become a more spiritual connection.
Mark your calendars! Next Monday (6/21) the Sun moves into Cancer (the Summer Solstice) and next Saturday (6/26) will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn!
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