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 7/27-10/3
Venus: Libra 8/6-9/8, Scorpio 9/8-11/7
Mars: Libra 7/29-9/14, Scorpio 9/14-10/28
Jupiter: Aries 6/6-9/9, 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.
Mercury in Virgo retrograde 8/20-9/12
Jupiter in Aries Retrograde 7/23/10-11/18/10
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
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 9/5/10)- There will be an astrologically active day with 7 Moon transits and 2 planetary transits. The Moon will be positively highlighting the Cardinal T-Square today (between Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto) helping to foster good feelings. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary ones. Whenever there is this much cosmic activity, try to stay grounded. We could feel pulled in several different directions, even if we are having fun!
Just after midnight, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:36am 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. Then, the Moon in Cancer will square Venus in Aquarius (exact at 1:18am 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 Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:06am 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 Cancer will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:31am 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. This will begin a short 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 5:45am 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. The Moon in Leo makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 6:31am 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 10:21am 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 Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 1:23pm 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. Just after, Mercury (R) in Virgo forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Libra (exact at 1:24pm 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 maybe a little aggressively, so make sure you use patience and don’t skim over details. Lastly, Venus in Libra will form a positive trine with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:44pm EST) helping to heal old relationship wounds. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be beneficial for artistic endeavors (especially if you have strayed from doing them for a while).
(Monday 9/6/10)- Happy Labor Day! There will be only one Lunar transit later in the day. This astrologically quiet day will be sandwiched in between two very busy days. This is a good time to remind you that transits dissipate gradually, so we could still be feeling yesterdays tor tomorrows transits. Later, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile with Mars in Libra (exact at 9:38pm 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 9/7/10)- 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 Monday, there will be 1 planetary transit and 7 Moon transits today. Try to remain grounded whenever there is this much cosmic activity. Most of the astrological activity will take place over night to early morning. If you are sensitive to cosmic activity, you may have trouble sleeping or could have an active dream state today.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:52am 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 could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). Then, the Moon in Leo forms a stressful opposition with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:14am 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 Leo will form a positive sextile with Venus in Libra (exact at 4:17am 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. This will start a short 1+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo. Next, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:35am 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. The Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 5:53am 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 will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 6:14am 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! Venus in Libra will form an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:49am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Time to go with the flow! This is a good time to “surprise” you romantic partner with a nice gesture. You could also have a “surprise” financially; this could mean that you unexpectedly got a bonus OR are overdrawn on your checking account! Later in the morning, the Moon in Virgo forms a flowing trine to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 10:17am 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.
In the evening, the Moon conjuncts Mercury (R) both in Virgo (exact at 5:13pm 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.
(Wednesday 9/8/10)- Early in the day, the height of the New Moon will occur in the sign of Virgo (exact at 6:30am EST). New Moons are considered to be highly auspicious times for starting new things, new ideas, new projects, and manifesting. All of Virgo Moon themes will be highlighted/amplified. I personally, like to do space clearing and meditating around this time. The New Moon is always accompanied by a conjunction with the Sun (also in Virgo). This usually makes us feel connected & supported by loved ones. It’s easier to talk about our emotions during this transit. Just use caution however, because there may be so much energy that we could
encounter perfectionistic attitudes or even criticism (negative traits of Virgo). It depends on where the Moon/Sun/Virgo are located in your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level.Then, lovely Venus will transition into passionate Scorpio (exact at 11:44am EST). Words and phrases to describe Scorpio are: “I Desire”, Fixed/Water, deep, prodding, sexual, secretive, solitary, inquisitive, moody, loyal, spiritual, occult, death/rebirth (Phoenix Rising), mystery, and detective. It is associated with the reproductive organs, bladder, rectum, genitals, bowels, obsessions, and allergies. Metals are iron & steel. Stones: Topaz, Opal, Coral, Obsidian, and Topaz. Over the next four weeks there will be some intensity in the love department. This can be for good or bad. There may be an interesting combination of wanting to be close yet needing space. For singles, you may be drawn to someone that is mysterious and passionate. For couples, it is best to rekindle things in the bedroom. Remember when you were 1st dating and you would stay up all night talking engaging in deep, intimate conversations? Time to return to all of that! The dark side of Venus in Scorpio
is: jealousy, sneaky behavior, secrets, power struggles, and obsessions. All of these traits will be amplified on Sunday (9/12) when Venus forms a positive sextile with Pluto. It depends where Venus/Scorpio is located in your birth chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Venus will be residing in the sign of Scorpio for an extended period of time because of it going Retrograde on 10/8/10.
In the afternoon, Venus in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 1:36pm 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. Lastly, later the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:55pm 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.
(Thursday 9/9/10)- I will be doing Astrology Readings at Candles & Creations today between 3:30pm-6:00pm. 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
Rosh Hashanah. There will be 5 Lunar transits today and two planetary changes. The Moon will be highlighting the Cardinal T-Square today (between Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto) possibly bringing some tension. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary ones.
It starts just after midnight, when the planet Jupiter will return to the sign of Pisces for the next 4 months (exact at 12:50am EST)! Jupiter (the traditional ruler of Sagittarius & Pisces) rules over luck, optimism, expansiveness, religion (and spirituality), abundance, reversals in fortune, law, long distance/foreign travel, higher education, books, printing, publishing, marketing, horses, and really anything affecting the masses.
Jupiter’s physical associations are: fat, tumors, pancreas, liver, plaque, cholesterol, hips, thighs, and insulin. Jupiter is considered to be the most beneficial planet in an astrological chart. However, it is also associated with over-confidence, conceit, mass epidemics, extravagance, and fanaticism. Words and phrases to describe Pisces are: “I Believe!”, dreamy, idealistic, caring, sympathetic, creative, artistic, tender, sensitive, drifter, psychic, impressionable, escapism, and charitable. Neptune is the ruling planet and it’s associated with feet, veins, fluids, lymphatic system, & glands. Stones: Jade, Coral, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Rock Crystal, and Sapphire. This is a time where we will be focusing on what is good for the individual (Pisces). Much like the Butterfly Effect, one small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life. It can positively affect their family, then eventually the community….but it starts with the individual. (Taken from Wikipedia: “The butterfly effect is a metaphor that encapsulates the concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory; namely that small differences in the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system.”) Charitable contributions will be in style (either time or funds). If you are starting a business during this time, your business may help a lot of people but it may end up being more charity-based (possibly without a lot of profit). This may also be a time of optimism, but to use caution with idealism. It is possible that things may be a little convoluted and we may not have all the facts. Things will be especially good for you if you are an artist, musician, poet, photographer or film maker, creative writer, mystic, philosopher, theologian, counselor, or if you work with abstract theories. Anything that takes imagination and creativity will excel. I have to say that Jupiter in Pisces may not be the most ambitious of combinations. The possibility of being in our own heads daydreaming and sort of floundering around is certainly there. Folks with drug or alcohol problems may have increased issues around this time. Since Jupiter does inherently affect the masses; I will say that there may be increased news about water/water conservation/pollution affecting oceans (etc), oil/oil spills, spiritual awareness, organized religion, martyrdom, peace rallies, and diseases that are hard to diagnose. Jupiter will be in this watery sign until January 22, 2011. This will be the last time it will reside in Pisces for the next 10-12 years.
Next, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:13am 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 Virgo will make its monthly opposition to Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 3:35am 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. The Moon in Libra makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:59am 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! This will also be the beginning of a very short void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra (exact at 5:01am 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 Virgo will square intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:26am 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 conjuncts Saturn both in Libra (exact at 1:09pm 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. Lastly, Mars in Libra will form a flowing trine with nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 9:16pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This would be an ideal time to focus your energy on creative and artistic endeavors (like music, art, film, crafts, poetry, etc). Dancing, yoga, meditation, boating (in fact all water sports), any movement that is flowing is recommended. Selflessness is in style. It would be best to help others (and animals) and to concentrate on giving.
(Friday 9/10/10)- Ramadan Ends. Most of the day will be under the influence of the Libra Moon. There will be one Lunar transit very late in the day when the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:57pm 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.
(Saturday 9/11/10)- This will be an astrologically busy day today. There will be 7 Moon transits, 1 planetary transit and the Moon will move into Scorpio. Most of the cosmic activity will be overnight into morning. People who are sensitive to planetary activity may have trouble sleeping or will have a very active dream-state during this time. Just after midnight, Mars in Libra will form a flowing trine with (the Wounded Healer) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:17am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit will be certain to bring up old wounds and memories. However, Mars provides us with the tools to act and make things better. It would be best to face these situations directly (yet with tact) and just deal with them once and for all. The rewards will outweigh any fear or trepidation. Then, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:13am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Libra (exact at 1:16am 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. This will also be the beginning of a 4+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio Moon. Then, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:44am 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. The Moon in Libra will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:54am 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 will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 5:21am 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. The Moon will conjunct Venus both in Scorpio (exact at 8:54am 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. Next, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:59am 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.
In the afternoon things quiet down with one (pleasant) Moon transit. The Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile to Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 2:28pm 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.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