Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Astro-Update! Venus into Scorpio & Mercury into Capricorn! Week of 11/28/10

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Current Planetary Positions:

Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.

Sun: Sagittarius 11/22-12/21

Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.

Mercury: Sagittarius 11/8-11/30, Capricorn 11/30-12/18

Venus: Libra 11/7-11/29, Scorpio 11/29-1/7/11

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.

Uranus in Pisces Retrograde 7/5/10-12/5/10

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 (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 11/28/10)- Today will consist of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 3:30am 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 1+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo. 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 service-oriented Virgo (exact at 4:34am 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. The Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:38am 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 Virgo & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for connecting with nature.

In the afternoon, the Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Virgo (exact at 3:36pm EST). 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.

(Monday 11/29/10)- Overnight, Then, Mars in Taurus will make an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:47pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Use caution with over spending, over confidence, and taking unnecessary risks with this transit. Place your energy (and you may plenty of it) into positive pursuits….because manifestation is possible with this transit! We could have the tendency to “make mountains out of molehills” with this one. This is not a good time to rely purely on luck. Group endeavors may go poorly.

Lovely Venus will return to the passionate sign of Scorpio (exact at 7:33pm 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. If you remember, Venus was in Scorpio prior and during its Retrograde cycle (between 9/8-11/7). Do you remember what was going on during that time? It may be repeated, so hopefully we learned those lessons. 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 Wednesday (12/1) when Venus forms a positive sextile with Mercury. It depends where Venus/Scorpio is located in your birth chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level.

In the evening, the Moon will highlight the Mars/Jupiter square that happened earlier today. The Moon in Virgo makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 8:41pm 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! Lastly, the Moon in Virgo will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 9:15pm 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.

(Tuesday 11/30/10)- I will not be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today.

This will be an astrologically active day with 5 Moon transits and Mercury will transition into Capricorn. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary ones. Whenever there is this much cosmic activity, try to stay grounded.

After midnight, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 12:38am 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 you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. Just after, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 1:10am 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. Next, the Moon in Virgo will make its monthly opposition to Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:41am 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. Then, the Moon in Virgo forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 6:17am 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. This will also be the beginning of a short 1+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into relationship-oriented Libra (exact at 7:15am 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.

In the afternoon, the Moon in Virgo will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:22pm 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 evening, Mercury (the ruler of mental processes, learning, communication, and travel) will transition into hard-working Capricorn (exact at 7:10pm EST). Words and phrases to describe Capricorn are: “I Use”, Cardinal/Earth, ambition, self-discipline, hard work, motivated, coldness, condescending, frugal (sometimes cheapness), responsible, slave-driver, public ambition and tradition. It is associated with the skeleton, knees, teeth and falls. Its metal is lead. Stones: Amber, Black Onyx, Ruby, Agate, and Garnet. We will be moving away from expansive thinking and ideas (Mercury in Sagittarius) into a period of time where will want to plan and make steady progress. Our thought processes will become much more serious (possibly even stern). This is a good time for organization, budgeting, financial planning, and long-term goal setting. Just remember that it’s not just about the destination; but to relax and enjoy the journey as well. It is a good idea to try and accomplish as much as possible before Mercury goes Retrograde on 12/10/10 (when it wouldn’t be a good time to start new projects). Especially if you are making plans to travel; try to take care of all the details now! Lastly, the Moon in Libra will positively sextile the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 10:03pm 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?

(Wednesday 12/1/10)- In the morning, the Moon conjuncts Saturn both in Libra (exact at 7:48am 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. Then, Mercury in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 11:34am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles often present opportunity but may require some effort on your part to come to fruition. We may have love on the mind and want to talk about it! Artistic and social endeavors are favored. It may be possible to have a money-making idea (or opportunity). 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!

Later, the Moon in Libra will quincunx Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 11:17pm 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!

(Thursday 12/2/10)- Hanukkah Begins. The transits occurring today are interesting. This will be an astrologically active day with 7 Moon transits; 6 out of the 7 will be positive! Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary ones. The Mars/Neptune sextile will be beneficial for all creative endeavors. Even though the energies today are mostly positive; whenever there is this much cosmic activity, try to stay grounded.

Overnight, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 2:30am 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! Then, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 3:08am 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). This will also be the beginning of a 6+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio Moon tomorrow. Then, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 3:43am 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 Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 4:07am 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. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). The Moon will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 9:44am 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. Then, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Scorpio (exact at 11:43am 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.

In the afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 12:40pm 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. Then, Mars in Sagittarius will form a positive sextiles with nebulous Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 2:39pm 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. The energies of these two planets don’t normally blend easily. Mars is about fire and passion, and Neptune is water and emotion...but blending them is exactly what is called for! Dancing, yoga, meditation, swimming, boating (in fact all water sports) are also recommended around this time. Lastly, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 5:00pm 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 transit will amplify the Scorpio Lunar traits.

(Friday 12/3/10)- Mars will aspect two planets today and there will be no Moon transits. You know what I always say about Mars? Energy, energy, energy! Sagittarians, Aries, and Gemini’s will feel this the most (but no one is immune completely). Make sure your energy is directed into positive pursuits and it wouldn’t hurt to exercise to burn off any excess. We would start feeling this yesterday into Saturday.Overnight, Mars in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with (the Wounded Healer) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 2:05am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles often produce an opportunity that requires some effort on your part to have it come to fruition. This 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 uncertainty. Then, Mars in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with transiting Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:01am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Time to expect the unexpected! If you are normally impulsive, then a steady approach is best during this time. If you are normally sedate or in a rut, then use innovation to jolt yourself out of it. This can be a great time for innovation and sudden breakthroughs just make sure to think things through before you act. As with any Mars transit physical activity is favored (to assist in positively channeling the extra energy). Those prone to nervous conditions and anxiety may have difficulty around this transit. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Scorpio Moon…

(Saturday 12/4/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Scorpio makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 2:28am 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. Next, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:17am) 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. Just after, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 6:56am 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!). Then, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:13am 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 could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). This will also be the beginning of a 5+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius Moon…

In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 12:59pm EST). 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.

Mark your calendars! Next week: Sunday 12/5 New Moon in Sagittarius & Uranus turns Direct, Tues 12/7 Mars transitions into Capricorn, and Friday 12/10 Mercury goes Retrograde (get your online shopping done now!)!!

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

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