Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Scorpio 10/23-11/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Scorpio 10/20-11/8
Venus: Scorpio 9/8-11/7, Libra 11/7-11/29
Mars: Scorpio 9/14-10/28, Sagittarius 10/28-12/7
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.
Venus in Scorpio Retrograde 10/8/10-11/18/10
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 10/24/10)- In the late morning, Mars in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with Uranus (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. Mars is energy and Uranus represents sudden shake-ups. This one will help us to break out of our rut and do something that may be somewhat unconventional. We could have unexpected insights or receive startling news around this time. Technology (like computers), inventing, innovation, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored. This one will increase energy; so parents out there try to be patient with the kids! Although, this is mainly a positive transit the down-side could be that those prone to nervous conditions and anxiety may have difficulty around this transit. We may also hear of fires, war, explosions, or accidents (watch your speed) more around this time.
Later in the evening, 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.
(Monday 10/25/10)- Today will be a very busy astrological day. Mercury will be on the prowl for the next two days and will be aspecting 2 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. The last four transits of today will be quincunxes which represent obstacles or blockages. It starts just after midnight when, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:11am) 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. 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 Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 12:32am 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 Taurus will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 2:50am 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. Then, the Moon in Taurus will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Scorpio (exact at 3:49am 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! This will start a 4 hour 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. The Moon transitions into chatty Gemini (exact at 7:47am 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.
Then, Mercury will form its yearly conjunction with Venus both in Scorpio (exact at 9:17am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We may have love on the mind and want to talk about it! Hobbies, artistic, and social endeavors are favored. It may be possible to have a money-making idea (or opportunity); take the time to write it down before you forget! If you’re single, you will be drawn to an intelligent & witty person. If you are in a relationship, have fun laughing with your partner (maybe watch a comedy or go to a show)! You know what they say; your brain is the biggest sex organ!
The Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Scorpio (exact at 11:47am 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).
In the afternoon, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 1:51pm 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). Later the Moon will highlight the Mercury/Venus conjunction when, the Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 9:29pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Scorpio (exact at 11:51pm 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?
(Tuesday 10/26/10)- 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.
In the early morning, the Moon in Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:00am 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! Then, Mercury in Scorpio forms a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:59am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Too much information (TMI)! This is a time where we could find others (or even ourselves) saying too much. 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. Use caution with overconfidence and avoid embellishment of the facts. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook.
Then in the afternoon, the Sun in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 3:01pm). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a time where we may want to get deep and explore our subconscious. This will greatly assist us in processing our emotions and is beneficial for all types of counseling, cathartic experiences, and exploration of hidden or “taboo” subjects. We may even be feeling passionate & sexy around this time! It will be hard to be superficial. Even though it is the weekend, our business “sense” may be sharp and we may be shrewder with our money.
(Wednesday 10/27/10)- Today will be a very busy astrological day. There will be 7 moon transits and 1 planetary transit. Three out of the seven Moon transits will be positive. With this much planetary activity, it is wise to try and remain grounded. In the early morning, the Moon in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:56am 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. Then, Saturn in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with nebulous Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 6:29am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. 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. This transit will last a few weeks. Next, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:52am 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. Next, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 8:11am 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 uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:19am 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 5+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into domestic Cancer.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Gemini makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Scorpio (exact at 2:35pm 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. The Moon transitions into domestic Cancer (exact at 3:14pm 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. Later, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:11pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Scorpio will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Gemini (exact at 11:35pm 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!
(Thursday 10/28/10)- I am excited to announce that Candles & Creations has moved to a new location. They are located at 132 Church St in Burlington, VT (on the second floor, above Ake’s Place). I will be working from this location by appointment and therefore will have more flexibility to see clients at various times or days. Please call me to schedule a time #802-999-4677. Check out their link: http://www.candlesandcreations.net
Today will be a very busy astrological day. There will be 3 moon transits and 3 planetary transits and Mars will transition into Sagittarius. With this much planetary activity, it is wise to try and remain grounded. Overnight, the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 2:05am 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).
Mars will transition into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 2:48am EST). Mars influences our actions, expression of anger, aggression, ego (both in and out of power), energy, courage, confidence, self-reliance, boldness, violence, destructiveness, cruelty, and often dictates the type of person that we will be sexually attracted to. Its medical associations are: red blood cells, tolerance for pain, muscular energy, inflammation, and fevers. Mars is like our engine…it makes us go, go, go! Words and phrases to describe Sagittarius are: “I See!”, Mutable/Fire, traveler, wanderer, freedom, honest, expansive, argumentative, horses, law, philosopher, and generally easy-going. Jupiter is the ruling planet & it’s associated with the hips, thigh, muscles, and sciatic nerve. People may want to argue their beliefs and will be firm in their positions around this time. They may be inclined to argue or debate politics, religion, law, or philosophy right now. Although Sagittarius’ are known for their honesty….people may be a little too blunt (so if you don’t want to know, then don’t ask!). International affairs will take on greater importance right now. In fact, this is an excellent time to plan or take a vacation. We may be a little more adventurous than usual. Sports and other outdoor activities will be appealing (just make sure to stretch properly to avoid sciatica or a hamstring injury). This is an excellent time to work on publishing, advertising, marketing, and sales endeavors. Certainly, we may be more willing to take risks during this cycle, including how we choose invest or spend our money. It depends where Mars/Sagittarius falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Mars will transition into the practical sign of Capricorn on 12/7/10.
Then, Mercury in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:23am 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. 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 be too scattered to stop and think them through. There is a possibility that you may encounter someone that serves as inspiration. Awakening. There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding technology...so just remain flexible. There may be difficulty or disruption with sleep. The Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 11:14am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Scorpio (exact at 2:08pm 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. Then, Saturn in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Chiron (the Wounded Healer) (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Old pains, past situations and previous hurts could come back around this time. Was there something that you did only half-way or weren’t as thorough as usual? This is not the time to cut corners. There could be trouble with male authority or father figures. Unfortunately healing and forgiveness may be hard to access right now; except that is exactly what is needed! This transit will last a few weeks. We end the day on a high note when, the Sun will make its annual conjunction with beautiful Venus both in the sign of Scorpio (exact at 9:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t looking forward to this one! This is beneficial for both love and money. We may be focused on our heart’s desire right now…which may be a person, vocation, material object, etc. The Sun tends to make us a little ego-centric and we may be only thinking about ourselves and not how we affect others. The only caveat is that we may just feel like taking the day off or getting a massage instead! The air may smell a little crisper today and the birds may be chirping just a little louder. Take the time to recognize the beauty that exists in this world and within each and every one of us.
(Friday 10/1/10)- Today and tomorrow will consist of all Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the later morning, the Moon in Cancer makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:28am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:32pm 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. Next, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 1:49pm 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 3:48pm 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 5 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into proud Leo (exact at 8:39pm 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 forms a flowing trine with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 10:56pm 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.
(Saturday 10/30/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:26am 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 Leo will square Venus (R) in Scorpio (exact at 4:49am 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 Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Leo (exact at 8:46am EST). So, toward the early morning 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 late afternoon, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:15pm 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.
Mark your calendars! New Moon in Scorpio next Saturday on 11/6/10.
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
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner) Hypnotherapy Life Coach