I am happy to announce that I am able to rent a private room for Astrology Readings, Reiki Sessions, Life Coaching or Hypnosis at Candles & Creations. They are now located at 132 Church St. I am working there by appointment, so please give me a call to schedule!!
I am running a discount on all Reiki Sessions during the month of November! $25 for ½ hour and $45 for 1 hour sessions (“usual” rates are $30/$60). Most people find this type of energy work extremely relaxing and restorative; helping your body to return to its natural state of balance. If you would like more information about Reiki, here is a cool web site I found to reference: http://www.reiki.org/faq/WhatIsReiki.html or you can feel free call me! #802-999-4677
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: Sagittarius 11/8-11/30
Venus: Libra 11/7-11/29
Mars: 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
Going Direct!! Neptune in Aquarius Retrograde 5/31/10-11/7/10
Coming up: Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn 12/5-12/30
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 11/14/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Aquarius forms a flowing trine with Venus (R) in Libra (exact at 1:33am 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! This will also start a 4 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into sensitive Pisces. 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 Pisces (exact at 5:24am). Activities that are favored during Moon in Pisces: creativity, intuition, spiritual aspirations, higher consciousness, connection with feelings, counseling, music, art, photography, nature and especially being near water, and charitable work. Things to avoid are: getting so caught up in others feeling that you put yours aside, excessive escapism, and acting like a martyr. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 12:57pm) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface. If you were awake during this time it would be beneficial for: cathartic experiences, deep conversations, and all forms of counseling are favored during this transit. Lastly, Venus (R) in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 9:57pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit may bring some tension (especially with love, family, & finances). However, we may have a drive to be social around this time. We will want to act on our feelings; just make sure you look before you leap. I always advise doing some sort of physical activity whenever Mars is involved because Mars’ energy will want to get out one way or another. This is also a good time to look within and find your “hearts desire” whether that be a person, vocation, hobby or otherwise. Sometimes this will bring up sexual tension. Hmmmmm?!?
(Monday 11/15/10)- At midnight, the Moon in Pisces forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 12:00am 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. Just after, Mars in Sagittarius will positively sextile Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:58am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. I wish the height of this was occurring during the working day, however it will still be felt Sunday into Monday. Sextiles are usually associated with opportunity, but may take some effort to have it come to fruition. Mars wants to go, go, go and Saturn’s approach is slow & steady. Mars will give us the energy, but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Try to be patient and take your time with handling the details; it will be worth the effort! Put your energy towards planning, family/domestic pursuits, finances, organization and goal setting. This is a good time to get things done! The Moon will go onto highlight the Mars/Saturn sextile when the Moon in Pisces forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 7:51am 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 Pisces will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 8:15am 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.
In the evening, the Sun in Scorpio forms a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:44pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. (This event only occurs twice yearly, usually while Jupiter is Retrograde.) Sunny optimism and confidence surround this transit! This would be a beneficial transit if you were a salesperson (advertising, marketing, publishing, law, etc) because you could easily convince others to buy into your endeavors. This could be one of the best transits, so make the most of it! Work on attracting and manifesting abundance!
(Tuesday 11/16/10)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2-5pm (I will take my last reading at 5:00pm). 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, Overnight, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter (R) both in Pisces (exact at 4:55am EST) assisting us in feeling optimistic and upbeat. This is an ideal time to work with groups of people. It also highlights/benefits: travel (especially long distance), other cultures, higher education, law, publishing, advertising, sales, horses, and spirituality. The Sun in Scorpio will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Pisces (exact at 5:52am 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! Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus (R) both in Pisces (exact at 11:37am EST). The Uranus connection can bring us unexpected inspiration/ideas & can enhance clairvoyance & channeling. This can highlight technology, electricity, inventing, and unexpected events. This will begin a long 6+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon changes into pioneering Aries.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Venus (R) in Libra (exact at 1:28pm 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. The Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 5:59pm EST). Aries Moons are similar to New Moons. It is considered to be a favorable time to start new projects, physical activities (like sports or working out), dynamism, leadership, competition, and action. Things to avoid are being too bossy, arrogant, and insensitive during the next 2 1/2 days. Aries rules the head, so pay attention to stress; especially of you are prone to tension headaches.
(Wednesday 11/17/10)- Today will consist of 3 Lunar transits and 2 Mercury/planetary transits. The Moon will highlight the Saturn/Pluto square possibly highlighting tension. However, Mercury (hopefully) will balance out that energy when it positively highlights Venus and Saturn. Actually the Mercury/Saturn sextiles is very beneficial for getting work done or studying. As always, with this much cosmic energy, try to remain grounded and work on balance.
Overnight, the Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 1:35am 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. Then, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Venus (R) in Libra (exact at 10:19am 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!
In the evening the Moon will highlight the Mercury/Saturn sextile that will occur later. The Moon in Aries makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 8:25pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Aries will have its monthly opposition with Saturn in Libra (exact at 8:30pm 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’s possible that our feelings may get in the way of responsibility. Lastly, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with Saturn in Libra (exact at 9:09pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles usually present opportunity, but will take some work on your part to have it come to fruition. A slow and steady approach is called for. Focus on one thing at a time, otherwise there is a good chance mistakes will be made or it will need to be done over anyway. In fact, this is a good time for mental discipline. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. A great time for building foundations, goal setting, and long-term planning!!
(Thursday 11/18/10)- Today will have a lot of planetary energy! The big event(s) will be when both Venus and Jupiter turn Direct today!! I am so happy about this. At one point recently, there were 5 planets Retrograde. Talk about feeling stuck with very little forward movement? Keep in mind that it will take a few days or even weeks for them to have normal forward motion, but this is a good start! The morning starts out really fuzzy with the Sun squaring Neptune and then later when the Moon highlights this square again. Whenever Neptune is involved, try not to make a big decision or sign any papers.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Aries forms a flowing trine with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 12:15am 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, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with nebulous Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 4:54am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Dreaming and daydreaming of the good old days? This one could zap some of our energy. We could feel fuzzy and have trouble focusing. Idealism and a lack of practicality could be running rampant right now. Try to avoid making big decisions or signing important papers around this time. What is favored is creativity (art, film. music, etc)…best to try and relax and enjoy a good movie! We may run late for work this morning or have the desire to sleep-in. Then, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 9:46am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Did something come up recently that made you start thinking about that situation all over again? Living in the past is so time consuming and can be painful. Try not to let your ego get in the way, and allow the healing to begin!
In the late morning, the planet of Jupiter will turn “Direct” in Pisces (exact at 11:53am EST), after being Retrograde for 4 months!! (Retrograde meaning: As all planets orbit around one another, they do so at different rates. Long ago Astronomers/Astrologers believed that the planets seemed to slow down and eventually reverse their orbit. This in fact, is an optical illusion caused by different orbit speeds, when viewed from Earth. This process is called a Retrograde in Astrology. In interpretation it means that the planet is somewhat weakened and the energies are harder to access). Jupiter (the traditional ruler of Sagittarius) 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 is considered to be the most beneficial planet in a chart. However, it is also associated with over confidence, conceit, mass epidemics, extravagance, and fanaticism. Jupiter goes Retrograde every 9 months for a 4-month duration. It is good during a Retrograde period to go back and heal old wounds or to deal with something in the past. Hopefully you made good use of this time of reflection. Jupiter will begin to move forward (slowly) and ultimately return to the sign of Aries (which is where is was residing when it started its Retrograde cycle) on 1/22/11.
Then, Venus (the planet that rules over love, art, beauty & to a lesser extent finances) turns Direct in the sign of Libra (exact at 4:18pm EST). (Retrograde meaning: As all planets orbit around one another, they do so at different rates. Long ago Astronomers/Astrologers believed that the planets seemed to slow down and eventually reverse their orbit. This in fact, is an optical illusion caused by different orbit speeds, when viewed from Earth. This process is called a Retrograde in Astrology. In interpretation it means that the planet is somewhat weakened and the energies are harder to access). Venus has been Retrograde since 10/8/10. As you may remember, Venus just entered the sign of Libra during its Retrograde cycle on 11/7/10. The good news is that the time for evaluating and re-evaluating relationships is coming to an end. How did yours fare? What I observed during the beginning part of this cycle (when it was in Scorpio) there were a lot of celebrity break-ups being announced, then towards the end of the cycle (in Libra) there were several big names getting engaged. You see, sometimes the time period of evaluating a relationship and bring both parties to the realization that they would like to deepen their commitment. Venus will return back to the sign of Scorpio on 11/29/10.
In the evening, the Moon will highlight the Sun/Neptune square when the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 9:14pm 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? Next, the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 9:39pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Lastly, the Moon in Aries will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Scorpio (exact at 10:41pm 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).
The remainder of the week is currently under construction, please check back!
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