Also for the remainder of this month, Gwendolyn Evans does Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive Readings & Reiki Healing and you can check her out at website: www.lovingself.net or her Blog: www.gwendolynscauldron.wordpress.com
Anyway, enjoy your week!
Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Virgo 8/22-9/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Virgo 7/27-10/8
Venus: Scorpio 9/8-11/7
Mars: Scorpio 9/14-10/28
Jupiter: Pisces 9/9-1/22/11
Saturn: Libra 7/21/10-10/6/12
Uranus: Pisces 8/13/10-3/12/11
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.
Jupiter in Pisces Retrograde 7/23/10-11/18/10
Uranus in Pisces Retrograde 7/5/10-12/5/10
Neptune in Aquarius Retrograde 5/31/10-11/7/10
Chiron in Aquarius Retrograde 6/4/10-11/6/10
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 9/26/10)- There will be all Moon transits today. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the morning, the Moon in Taurus forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:18am 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. Next, the Moon in Taurus will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Scorpio (exact at 7:28am 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!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Taurus forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Scorpio (exact at 1:25pm 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.
(Monday 9/27/10)- Early in the morning, the Moon in Taurus makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 5:39am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:13pm) 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. Then, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:07pm 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!). Things start looking up when the Moon in Taurus makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:27pm 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 Taurus will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:03pm 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. This will start a 3+ our void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow when the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini. 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.
(Tuesday 9/28/10)- 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.
Much like the last two days today is all Lunar transits. The Moon transitions into chatty Gemini (exact at 2:10am EST). Good Gemini Moon activities are: communication (including talking, emailing, faxing, writing, etc), working with your hands, interaction with others (especially siblings and teachers), learning something new, diversified interests, mental agility, inquisitiveness, travel, and reading. Things to avoid are: fickleness, information overload, starting too many things & not being able to finish them, hyper activity, talking too much, and indecisiveness. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days. In the morning, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:33am 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).
In the afternoon, the Sun in Libra will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Gemini (exact at 12:27pm 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 Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:16pm 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! Lastly, the Moon in Gemini makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Scorpio (exact at 8:04pm 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.
(Wednesday 9/29/10)- This will be the last of the “quiet” astrological days this week. As the week progresses, the complexity builds. Just after midnight, the Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 12:12am 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.
Later in the evening, the Moon in Gemini will go onto make an annoying square to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 10:30pm 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.
(Thursday 9/30/10)- Today will be a very busy astrological day. There will be 7 moon transits and 2 planetary transits. Five out of the seven Lunar transits may be trying. With this much planetary activity, it is wise to try and remain grounded. I will say that the Sun/Saturn conjunction should help us with that. This day has a very “weighty” feel to it. It may be hard, but try to relax and build in some fun time!
The Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 3:03am 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. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. Next, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 3:50am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Then, the Moon in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:43am 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. The Moon in Gemini uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 6:37am 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). This will begin a 3+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into domestic Cancer (exact at 9:46am 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 afternoon, Venus in Scorpio will form a slightly annoying sesquisquare to Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:59m 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. Just after, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:55pm 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. Then, the Sun will form its annual conjunction with Saturn both in Libra (exact at 8:42pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit gives us disciple and helps us to tackle projects. If there has been something that you have been avoiding (like an organizational) project, now is the time! There is a reason that Saturn’s nickname is the “task master”. This would also be an excellent day to start a diet or other health regime. It will help us to get along better with father figures or male authority figures too. People may be in a more serious mood around this time. Then, the Moon goes onto highlight the Sun/Saturn conjunction. The Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 11:40pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Cancer (exact at 11:52pm EST). So, toward the late evening 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.
(Friday 10/1/10)- Today will be another busy astrological day. Mercury will be on the prowl for the next two days and will be aspecting 6 planets! This will bring focus to relations with others and communication, communication, communication!! This will be a lot of air/mental energy. With this much planetary energy, it would be a good idea to work on grounding and trying to remain balanced. Meditation or yoga would be a good idea too.
In the morning, the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine with Mars in Scorpio (exact at 5:40am 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. Then, Mercury in Virgo forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Scorpio (exact at 7:25am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Think before you speak! This may cause us to feel restless and fidgety (attention those with ADD or ADHD). If the energies are harnessed properly, ideas can be brought to fruition. Things may be moving at a fast pace and may be a little aggressive, so make sure you use patience and don’t skim over details. Next, the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 7:50am 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! Then, Mercury in Virgo will for an annoying quincunx nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:32am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Be very careful (especially) with business dealings today. 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. To put it bluntly, we could be more susceptible to manipulation or someone fibbing to get their way. We may want to get lost in our thoughts. Our imagination may be working overtime. Although, this will give our day a dreamy quality.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Aquarius (R) (exact at 2:00pm 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) may be just out of reach, but that is exactly what is needed. This may involve more of an intellectual process, but we may have difficulty in discussing it with others. If that is the case, start/write in your journal. Lastly, Mercury in Virgo will oppose Jupiter (R) Pisces (exact at 6:36pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Oppositions, in astrology, are considered to be stressful. 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. 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. Today may be stressful in dealing with children. Try to be patient, as they are more open to the effects of cosmic vibrations. 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.
(Saturday 10/2/10)- Overnight, Mercury in Virgo will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 1:55am 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 Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:57am 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. Next, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:39am 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. Just after, the Moon in Cancer makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:07am 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, Mars in Scorpio will make an awkward sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:18am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Use caution with over spending, over confidence, and taking unnecessary risks with this transit. Place your energy (and you may plenty of it) into positive pursuits….just don’t go chasing rainbows either! Next, Mercury in Virgo will make its annual opposition with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:23am 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. Oppositions in astrology are considered to be stressful and this one won’t be any different. 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 not be grounded enough to stop and think them through. There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding technology. FLEXIBITY is the key word for today. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:14am EST) helping us to step up to the plate and do the right thing, even though it may be somewhat unconventional. We could get sudden revelations or ideas, so write them down! Technology (like computers), inventing, New Age ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. Just after, the Moon in Cancer will forms a positive sextile to Mercury in Virgo (exact at 11:21am 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. This will begin a 3 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into proud Leo.
In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into Leo (exact at 2:21pm 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…. Lastly, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:14pm 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).
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
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner) Hypnotherapy Life Coach