This week is a little unusual because Sunday-Thursday are all Moon transits. Thursday actually consists of all trines which is extremely beneficial. Friday will be the most astrologically busiest day of the week. There will be a focus on relations with others and communication. Saturday Venus will aspect Neptune giving the day a dreamy-floaty feeling. 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 7/27-10/3
Venus: Libra 8/6-9/8
Mars: Libra 7/29-9/14
Jupiter: Aries 6/6-9/9
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
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 8/29/10)- There will be all Moon transits today. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Early in the morning, the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:47am 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 around this transit. Anyone have rose-colored glasses? 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 5+ our void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into stabile Taurus. 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 Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:52am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! The Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 10:35am EST). Positive Taurus Moon activities are: focusing on organizing your finances, clipping coupons, decorating, designing, sensuality, cooking & eating luscious foods, organizing your home, massage, singing, and comfort. Try to avoid: laziness, relaxing too much, stubbornness, obstinacy and being too stuck in your ways. These will be the lunar themes over the next 2 days.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 4:11pm 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 Taurus & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for gardening or connecting with nature. The Moon in Taurus forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:12pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Virgo will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Taurus (exact at 11:40pm 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!
(Monday 8/30/10)- There will be only one Moon transit today when, the Moon in Taurus makes a flowing trine to Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 2:40pm 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. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Taurus Moon…
(Tuesday 8/31/10)- 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 will be six total; four out of the six may be trying. Things will improve later in the day… Overnight, the Moon in Taurus makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Libra (exact at 2:00am 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. Then, the Moon will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Libra (exact at 7:45am 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, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:39pm) 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. Next, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:32pm 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 will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:13pm 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 1+ void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini (exact at 8:19pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Gemini makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 10:09pm 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.
(Wednesday 9/1/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 1:37am 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). Then, the Moon in Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:05am 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!
The Sun in Virgo will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Gemini (exact at 1:22pm EST). So, toward the early afternoon, 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. In the evening, the Moon in Gemini will go onto make an annoying square to Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 7:17pm 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 9/2/10)- I will be taping a half hour interview about astrology that will be airing on local public television. The host is Gwendolyn Evans, check out her web site: http://www.lovingself.net I hope to be posting it soon!!
There are very few days that consist 100% of trines. Trines are considered to be extremely beneficial, with no opposing energies. Days like this I consider to be “power” days, and should be taken advantage of! It starts in the afternoon, when the Moon in Gemini forms a flowing trine with Mars in Libra (exact at 12:30pm 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, Moon in Gemini forms a flowing trine with Venus in Libra (exact at 6:46pm 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! Later, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 9:26pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:07pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
(Friday 9/3/10)- Today will be a very busy astrological day and actually will be the busiest day of the week. There will be 6 Moon transits; 2 out of the 6 will be positive. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. The Moon will be (negatively) highlighting the Cardinal t-square. Mercury & the Sun will highlight Venus, and the Sun & Mercury will conjunct each other. This will bring focus to relations with others and communication. Again, 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.
Overnight, the Moon in Gemini uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 1:40am 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 will begin a short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into domestic Cancer (exact at 2:50am 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. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 4:06am 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. Next, Venus in Libra will form an awkward semisquare to Sun in Virgo (exact at 7:45am EST) influencing us to question love and finances. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This would not be an ideal time to make purchases (especially big ones). What we value may be tested. Although it is a good time to be with friends and loved ones, try to avoid too much intensity. Demanding commitments now could backfire. Just after, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:46am 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 most beneficial transit of the day will be when the Sun will conjunct Mercury (R) both in Virgo (exact at 8:35am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. (Sometimes this is referred to as a “New Mercury”.) Finally some clarity! If you have felt like you were in a fog for most of the week, this transit will help. Even though Mercury is still Retrograde, this will greatly assist in getting both communication & travel plans worked out. It will be easier to assimilate information. Writing, emailing, faxing….go for it! 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 Virgo’s influence also take this time to concentrate on health, organization, and details. Immediately after that, Mercury (R) in Virgo will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Venus in Libra (exact at 8:39am 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 will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 10:34am 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.
Later, we end the day on a high note when, the Moon in Cancer will forms a positive sextile to Mercury (R) in Virgo (exact at 8:56pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Cancer will positively sextile the Sun in Virgo (exact at 10:44pm 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?
(Saturday 9/4/10)- In the afternoon, Venus in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:11pm EST) giving us a dreamy and idealistic outlook on the day. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. When it comes to love, we will have our rose colored glasses on today. Love relationships will take on an ethereal quality. If you are single, and you meet someone under this influence you will have the feeling that you were meant to be together. It’s possible that a friend could become more than a friend. It would feel like you are seeing this person in a new light. This will be a beneficial day for creativity, arts, music, film, etc. Then, later the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Libra (exact at 6:49pm EST). As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (gardening, housework, working on the car, etc. all count!). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. Did you ever have a moment where circumstances seem like they are conspiring against you? Often, this transit results in a culmination of things that can be annoying. Sometimes small irritations or quarrels can result.
Mark your calendars! Next week, New Moon in Virgo on Wed (9/8).
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