Current Planetary Positions:
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: Cancer 6/25-7/9, Leo 7/9-7/27
Venus: Leo 6/14-7/10, Virgo 7/10-8/6
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 6/4/10-11/6/10
Coming up: Uranus turns Retrograde 7/5 and Jupiter 7/23
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 6/27/10)- Overnight, Mercury in Cancer will form it’s yearly opposition with intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 3:15am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Oppositions are usually stressful. People may be grumpy! It is possible that you could encounter a sneaky, secretive person around this time. You don’t appreciate it and you will probably tell them too! Watch what you say; there is definitely power associated with words right now! This can bring up jealousies, paranoia, hidden fears, etc. Definitely use caution with business dealings around this time. This would not be a good time for the US to set nuclear policies (Pluto rules over nuclear, terrorism, and fanaticism)….Um can someone send this to the White House? (LOL) OK, on the upside it would be a good time to whisper sweet-nothings into your partner’s ear. Use words to arouse passion (the good kind!). Just after, the Moon in Capricorn will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Leo (exact at 3:22am EST) possibly causing a monkey wrench in the love department. It could be that the object of our affections is somewhat inaccessible around time…. unfortunately the same could be true with our finances too! Double-check your bank account before making a big purchase.
In the afternoon, Venus in Leo will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 2:52pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Looking for your muse? The inspiration that you have been looking for may come around this time. However, you will most likely experience tension or nervousness instead of feeling comfortable (that is what this transit is about, to push you out of your box). Nervous energy? Time to go with the flow! This is a good time to “surprise” you romantic partner with a nice gesture. Later, Saturn in Virgo will form an uncomfortable quincunx with nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 10:46pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually present themselves as a block or an obstacle. This one will not be favorable for forward progress with the oil spill in the Gulf and we may hear of set-backs around this time. This is really a right brain vs. left brain moment. Saturn requires discipline, planning and organization. Neptune is abstract, creative, and ethereal. These two aren’t on the same page right now! We may feel inclined to get work accomplished, but have our head in the clouds. If you find yourself feeling fuzzy or disoriented, it would be best to take a break from work related activities and let your imagination soar. This would be a good time to enjoy a movie and forget about reality for a little while.
(Monday 6/28/10)- In the morning, the Moon in Capricorn will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Virgo (exact at 5:56am 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! This will also start a 3 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into unique Aquarius. 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 Sun conjuncts Mercury both in Cancer (exact at 8:07am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be beneficial for communication, writing, short distance travel and feeling supported by others. This may be a time of social activities and invitations to parties/events. Take advantage of harnessing this time of mental clarity and use it to your advantage! This will be helpful in improving relationships with siblings, teachers, or with someone younger than yourself. With Cancer’s influence also take this take to concentrate on family and domestic endeavors. The Moon changes into unique Aquarius (exact at 8:52am 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. Next, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Aries (exact at 10:00am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 1:41pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Aquarius will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Cancer (exact at 11:26pm 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).
(Tuesday 6/29/10)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm (I will 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. The store’s number is #802-660-8060.
Overnight, the Moon in Aquarius will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Cancer (exact at 1:21am 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? Then, Venus in Leo will form a slightly annoying sesquisquare to Jupiter in Aries (exact at 6:50am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We will feel like being social around this time. However, 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! The same goes for speculative ventures. You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. Then, the Moon in Aquarius makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Virgo (exact at 9:04am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Aquarius forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Leo (exact at 9:14pm EST). It’s not good to shop or decorate during this transit. Someone could offend your sense of good taste! Our feelings could be at odds with love relationships right now.
(Wednesday 6/30/10)- In the afternoon, Venus in Leo will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:21pm 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. 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. Then, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune (R) both in Aquarius (exact at 6:03pm 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. This will start a 3+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon changes into dreamy Pisces. Then, the Moon in Aquarius will form a (minor) annoying quincunx with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 6:25pm 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. The Moon transitions into Pisces (exact at 9:10pm). 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. Lastly, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron both in Pisces (exact at 10:28pm). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
(Thursday 7/1/10)- In the morning, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 5:12am) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface. If you were awake during this time it would be beneficial for: cathartic experiences, deep conversations, and all forms of counseling are favored during this transit. It may be possible to have intense dreams while you are sleeping. Then, Mercury in Cancer will form a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 8:19am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles often present themselves through opportunity that will require some action on your part to come to fruition. This transit will be beneficial for mental agility, technical skills, writing, hand/eye coordination, quickness, fast-talking, debating, and even possibly speeding…don’t get a ticket! This is a good time to put your thoughts into action! Write out a list…and start crossing things off! This will give us pep in our step. Just after, Mercury in Cancer forms an uncomfortable Sesquisquare with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 10:51am 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.
Later, the Sun in Cancer will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Pisces (exact at 5:16pm 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!
(Friday 7/2/10)- Today will consist of Moon transits, except for the Mercury/Chiron association. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits! Just after midnight, the Moon in Pisces will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Virgo (exact at 12:44am 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! Then, the Moon in Pisces makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Cancer (exact at 3:24am 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. Next, Mercury in Cancer will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with the “Wounded Healer” Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:56am 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. Reminiscing? 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 Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Leo (exact at 4:23pm EST) possibly causing a monkey wrench in the love department. It could be that the object of our affections is somewhat inaccessible around time…. unfortunately the same could be true with our finances too! Double-check your bank account before making a big purchase.
(Saturday 7/3/10)- Today will consist of Moon transits. Keep in mind that they are shorter in duration than planetary transits! The Moon will highlight the Saturn/Uranus/Jupiter opposition and the Saturn/Pluto square. (Obviously this could bring tension). In the morning, the Moon in Pisces will have its monthly opposition with Saturn in Virgo (exact at 7:17am EST). Luckily the duration of this event is short and the height may occur while we are sleeping. 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’s possible that our feelings may get in the way of responsibility. This will begin a 2+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon changes into pioneering Aries. The Moon will transition into Aries (exact at 9:44am EST). Aries Moons are similar to New Moons. It is considered to be a favorable time to start new projects, physical activities (like sports or working out), dynamism, leadership, competition, and action. Things to avoid are being too bossy, arrogant, and insensitive during the next 2 1/2 days. Aries rules the head, so pay attention to stress; especially of you are prone to tension headaches. Then, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Aries (exact at 10:55am EST). The Uranus connection can bring us unexpected inspiration/ideas & can enhance clairvoyance & channeling. This can highlight technology, electricity, inventing, and unexpected events. Due to Aries’ influence it can also assist with a pioneering spirit and breaking out of your rut.
In the afternoon, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Aries (exact at 3:17pm EST) assisting us in feeling optimistic and upbeat. This is an ideal time to work with groups of people. It also highlights/benefits: travel (especially long distance), other cultures, higher education, law, publishing, advertising, sales, horses, and spirituality. Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will square intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 5:32pm 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.
Mark your calendars (next week is busy)! Uranus turns Retrograde 7/5, Mercury moves into Leo 7/9, and Venus moves into Virgo 7/10!
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