Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Libra 9/22-10/23
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Libra 10/3-10/20
Venus: Scorpio 9/8-11/7, Libra 11/7-11/29
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.
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 10/10/10)- Today will consist of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than Planetary transits. In the late morning, the Moon in Scorpio makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:09am 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, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:27am) 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 Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 11:57am EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. If you are sleeping while this occurs, you may dream about the past. 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!).
In the afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 2:27pm 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 also be the beginning of a 3+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 6:09pm EST). 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. It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transition. So use caution around this time and allow for (minor) setbacks. Activities that are favored during Moon in Sagittarius are: sports, horseback riding, outdoors/nature, spiritual aspirations, higher consciousness, honesty/bluntness, law/legal, higher learning, education, travel (especially international), and getting out to meet people. It is best to avoid taking too strong of a stance and not being open to others opinions, as people will usually defend their beliefs rigorously at this time. These themes will be prevalent for the next 2 ½ days.
(Monday 10/11/10)- Columbus Day Overnight, Mars in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable semisquare with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:42am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This one could bring about lots of physical energy. As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (Mars creates energy and it would be best to channel it into positive pursuits). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. So what happens when the God of War forms an uncomfortable liaison with the Lord of the Underworld? Don’t push others around this time! It is best to strategize. Actions now will have consequences (good or bad). Try to keep things positive….just remember that Pluto is the great transformer. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 10:01am 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.
Later in the evening, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Libra (exact at 8:31pm 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.
(Tuesday 10/12/10)- 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.
Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius will positively sextile the Sun in Libra (exact at 3:43am 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?
Later in the afternoon, the Moon in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:15pm 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, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:59pm 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? Then, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a (minor) positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Aquarius (exact at 5:29pm 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 in Sagittarius uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:08pm 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 also be the beginning of a 4+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Capricorn tomorrow. Lastly, Venus (R) in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:10pm 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.
(Wednesday 10/13/10)- Today, Thurs and Fri will consist of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than Planetary transits. Just after midnight, the Moon transitions into adventurous Capricorn (exact at 12:17am EST). Themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, work, goal setting, drive, public ambition, and tradition. Try to avoid: workaholic tendencies, coldness, and using people for personal gain. Then, the Moon will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:52pm EST) adding emotional intensity to the mix. This may help with insights pertaining to business and financial endeavors. Helping to “pick up” on the undercurrent of a situation. This is also beneficial for therapy, cathartic experiences, passion, and ferreting out secrets. Wow!
Later, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 5:58pm 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.
Thursday (10/14/10)- 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.
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Just after midnight, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Venus (R) in Scorpio (exact at 12:09am EST). I wish this one took place a little later in the day! 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.
Later in the afternoon, the Moon in Capricorn forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Libra (exact at 1:57pm EST) possibly causing miscommunications. You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. Next, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Mars in Scorpio (exact at 3:32pm 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! Lastly, the Sun in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Capricorn (exact at 5:27pm EST). So, toward late evening to 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.
(Friday 10/15/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Capricorn makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:21am 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:49am 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 could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). This will also start a 4+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into unique Aquarius (exact at 10:24am 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. The remainder if the day will be under the influence of the Aquarius Moon….
(Saturday 10/16/10)- 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 morning, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 5:40am 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! Next, the Moon in Aquarius will square Venus (R) in Scorpio (exact at 10:09am 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.
Later, the Sun will conjunct Mercury both in Libra (exact at 9:05pm 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. This transit 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 Libra’s influence also take this time to concentrate on improving relationships with others (especially romantic partnerships), and this is an auspicious time for legal issues & signing contracts!
Mark your calendars! Mercury will move into Scorpio (Wed 10/20), the Full Moon will take place on (Fri 10/22) in Aries, and the Sun will move into Scorpio (Sat 10/23).
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 & Hypnotherapy Life Coach