Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Cancer 6/21-7/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Leo 7/9-7/27
Venus: Virgo 7/10-8/6
Mars: Virgo 6/7-7/29
Jupiter: Aries 6/6-9/9
Saturn: Virgo 4/7-7/21
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.
Uranus in Aries Retrograde 7/5/10-12/5/10
Neptune in Aquarius Retrograde 5/31/10-11/7/10
Pluto in Capricorn Retrograde 4/6/10-9/13/10
Chiron in Pisces Retrograde 6/4/10-11/6/10
Coming up: Jupiter turns Retrograde 7/23
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 7/11/10)- Just after midnight, Sun in Cancer forms a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 12:13am 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. As with any Mars transit, I always advise doing something physical around this time to positively use up some of that energy. Sextile’s usually present opportunity, so make sure you are ready to act! This could be a positive time to be around children or someone younger than yourself (or young at heart). Then, Mercury in Leo will form a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 4:13am 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!! Next, Mercury in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 11:13am 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. It may be harder to access deeper thoughts around this time. This is actually a better time for superficial activities. Keep things light! Not a good time to do research or to “dig below the surface”. Outside influences could affect you and present situations beyond our control.
Next, the New Moon in Cancer will form a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 3:16pm 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! New Moon in Cancer and Total Solar Eclipse will be exact at 3:40pm EST. Unfortunately, we will not be able to see it in the US. It will mostly be visible from the South Pacific Ocean and Southern Chile & Argentina. However, this will be the most significant Solar Eclipse of the year. New Moons are considered to be a favorable time to start new projects. This is a good time to write down your monthly goals as well. It will be in the 19.23 degree of Cancer and the Sabian Symbolic meaning is “Venetian Gondoliers Giving A Serenade”. Words and phrases to describe Caner (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, 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 ancestors. Finances may also be affected around this time. Home, domestic, and maternal relationships will be highlighted. 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 a head 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. This eclipse is going to be tied to Mars (currently in Virgo) and has us begging for action and excitement. On a personal level, Eclipses often trigger transformation (that can last 3-6 months). It depends what area of your chart that the Cancer/Sun/Moon falls in as to how it will affect you. The next (partial) Solar Eclipse will be Jan 4th 2011.
(Monday 7/12/10)- There will be 7 Lunar transits today. Four out of the seven will be more positive. Don’t forget that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary ones. In the morning, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:05am 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 you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 7:48am 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 1+ 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 transitions into dramatic Leo (exact at 8:53am 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. Next, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:22am 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. Then, the Moon in Leo will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 9:49am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Leo makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 2:05pm 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, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:50pm 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). Lastly, the Moon will conjunct Mercury both in Leo (exact at 6:50pm 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.
(Tuesday 7/13/10)- 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.
Venus is the major planetary player today, placing emphasis on love and finances. In the morning, Venus in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 4:48am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We may feel like being social around this time, but there might be something getting in the way of joining the group. It’s possible that we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name. Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. This would not be a beneficial time for trying to get a loan (especially for education) or legal matters.
In the afternoon, Venus in Virgo will form a flowing trine with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 1:55pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Trines are harmonious, with no opposing energies. This is power in love, pure and simple. This will be beneficial with both love and finances. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas. The only caveat is possibly obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances. As Pluto, even when positively aspected, is still prone to having a dark side.
(Wednesday 7/14/10)- This day will have lot of lunar activity. There will be 6 Moon transits; 4 out of the 6 will be trying. Just keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the morning, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:23am 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). If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. This will start a 2+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 9:15am 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. Next, the Moon in Virgo forms a stressful opposition with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:37am 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!
Then, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 2:33pm 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 an annoying quincunx Jupiter in Aries (exact at 2:33pm 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 3:08pm 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 will conjunct Venus both in Virgo (exact at 5:14pm 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.
(Thursday 7/15/10)- The astrological day starts later. Most of the day will be under the influence of the Virgo Moon. The Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Virgo (exact at 8:31pm 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, the Moon in Virgo will positively sextile the Sun in Cancer (exact at 11:40pm 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?
(Friday 7/16/10)- There will be 6 Lunar transits today. The Moon will be highlighting the Saturn, Jupiter/Uranus opposition. Don’t forget that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary ones. In the morning, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:22am 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 or “visitation” dreams. Just after, the Moon conjuncts Saturn both in Virgo (exact at 9:46am EST). 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. This will start a short void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra. The Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra (exact at 10:24am 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. Next, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:39am 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. Then, the Moon in Libra will make its monthly opposition to Uranus in Aries (exact at 11:19am 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).
The Moon in Libra makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 3:58pm 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! The Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 4:24pm 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.
(Saturday 7/17/10)- In the morning, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Leo (exact at 10:36am EST). This will make us want to reach out to friends and family to chat. This transit helps with the flow of communication (in the morning). It will be easier to express how we feel around this transit.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Leo forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 3:45pm 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 day 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).
Next week will be astrologically busy when: Saturn moves into Libra (7/21), the Sun moves into Leo (7/22), and Jupiter turns Retrograde (7/23)! Mark your calendars!
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