I am extending the discount on all Reiki Sessions Through the end of 2010! $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: Sagittarius 11/22-12/21
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Capricorn 11/30-12/18, Sagittarius 12/18-1/13/11
Venus: Scorpio 11/29-1/7/11
Mars: Sagittarius 10/28-12/7, Capricorn 12/7-1/15/11
Jupiter: Pisces 9/9-1/22/11
Saturn: Libra 7/21/10-10/6/12
Uranus: Pisces 8/13/10-3/11/11
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 Retrograde in Capricorn 12/10-12/30
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 12/12/10)- Overnight, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 1:04am 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, the Moon in Pisces forms a flowing trine with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 3:39am 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 in the evening, the Moon in Pisces forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 9:02pm 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…
(Monday 12/13/10)- There will be a lot of astrological energy today. The triple conjunction between Mercury, Mars, and Pluto will take place later tonight. We have been feeling this one since last week and it will continue all of this week (today is just the height). Lots of Capricorn energy! You would need to know where Capricorn falls within your birth-chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Definitely, this will create lots of energy and even affect our sleep cycles. In fact there were a few days last week I couldn’t fall asleep until 4:30am! I was up and posted on Facebook that I was having trouble sleeping, and several of my friends were awake at the same time!
The Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Pisces (exact at 8:59am 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 afternoon, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Pisces (exact at 3:16pm 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. Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Pisces (exact at 7:35pm 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 tomorrow morning into pioneering Aries. 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...Well here it is…the triple conjunction! Mercury (R) will form a conjunction with Pluto both in Capricorn (exact at 11:05pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. If you have to give a speech or a sales pitch to someone right now…well you couldn’t have picked a better time! Communication skills will be persuasive & powerful. Hot topics right now will be sexuality, transformation, psychology, secrets, and fears. If you are able to face these subjects with openness and honesty; then real healing could occur. It would be a good time to whisper sweet-nothings into your partner’s ear. Use words to arouse passion (the good kind!). Any Pluto transit does have a dark side, so watch for obsessive thinking, honoring boundaries, and jealousies. Just after, Mercury will go onto conjunct Mars (exact at 11:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit will be beneficial for mental agility, technical skills, hand/eye coordination, quickness, fast-talking, debating, and even possibly speeding…don’t get a ticket! This is a good time to put your thoughts into action! Write out a list…and start crossing things off! This will give us pep in our step! The down-side to this transit is to watch what you say transit! You may find yourself or others expressing themselves in a passionate or aggressive manner (like “foot in mouth” type of stuff). This is a time when words could just fly out of your mouth! Then, Mars will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:15pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. If you are goal-oriented and really know yourself well, this could present an awesome opportunity coming your way. For folks that are wanderers, directionless, and really don’t know what they want from life…well this could give you the confidence & spunk you have been looking for. It is also possible to feel a strong need to change some area of life (most likely it will pertain to business with the association of Capricorn). This will also give us increased energy, vitality, and possibly sex drive! All types of physical exercise are encouraged (especially martial arts, kick boxing, fencing, or really anything that brings out that strong competitive/combative drive). Careful not to over-do it, because this can create a “weekend warrior” type of syndrome. The caveat with this transit is to avoid bad neighborhoods and crime-riddled areas. As I said before, Pluto does have a dark side.
(Tuesday 12/14/10)- 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.
The Moon will go onto highlight the triple conjunction between Mercury, Mars, and Pluto that occurred last night (please read the entry). Unfortunately, what I mean by highlighting is that the Moon is actually squaring these planets, which is not always the easiest association. Remember what I was saying yesterday about not sleeping? Well, overnight the Moon will transition into Aries which will be adding to this already abundant energy.
Overnight, the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 2:15am 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. The Moon in Aries forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury (R) in Capricorn (exact at 10:57am 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. Then, the Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:43am 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. Next, the Moon in Aries will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 12:32pm 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.
Later in the evening, the Moon in Aires will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 8:06pm 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.
(Wednesday 12/15/10)- Today is the quietest Astrological day of this week (which is good after the last few days). In the morning, the Moon in Aries will have its monthly opposition with Saturn in Libra (exact at 9:44am 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.
(Thursday 12/16/10)- 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!!
Today will have a lot of planetary energy! I think the overall vibe of the day will be pleasant. Jupiter will aspect bot Venus and the Sun and the Moon makes multiple positive associations. Sometimes when there is this much positive energy, we may lack motivation or feel like pampering yourself. So enjoy!
Just after midnight, Venus in Scorpio will form a slightly annoying sesquisquare to Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 12:03am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We will feel like being social around this time. However, we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name. Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! The same goes for speculative ventures. You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. Then, the Sun in Sagittarius will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Aries (exact at 2:32am 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 in Aries forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 6:41am 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 also be the beginning of a long 7+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the earthy Taurus Moon. Next, the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 7:47am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into the earthy Taurus Moon (exact at 1:49pm 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 ½ days. The Sun in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 4:47pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Even though this is a square (& would normally be a trying event), it will be occurring between two benevolent planets. Therefore, this may end up putting us in a good mood! Try to avoid compulsive shopping or big ticket purchases. It is possible to over-promise or to be overly confident (bravado). There may be a conflict between friends or with a group of people. Travel, higher learning/education, religion/spirituality, law, horses, publishing, and advertising may be highlighted. The Moon in Taurus makes a flowing trine to Mercury (R) in Capricorn (exact at 5:52pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Taurus will forms a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:07pm 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.
(Friday 12/17/10)- Today will consist of mostly all Moon transits. The only exception is when the Sun moves into the sign of Scorpio. Overnight, the Moon in Taurus forms a flowing trine with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 3:34am 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. Later in the morning, the Moon in Taurus forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Scorpio (exact at 10:49am EST). It’s not good to shop or decorate during this transit. Someone could offend your sense of good taste! Our feelings could be at odds with love relationships right now.
In the evening, the Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 8:18pm 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…
(Saturday 12/18/10)- Today has a lot of planetary energy. There will be 6 Lunar transits and 5 planetary transits. Plus, Mercury will transition into Sagittarius and the Moon into Gemini. If you are a regular reader of this Blog you know that I never usually edit the day’s happenings. However, because there will be so much activity today, I am going to focus on the planetary energies and not the Moon transits (because they most likely will be overshadowed). The Sun, Venus & Uranus will be the planetary “stars” today. Today is much better suited for creative endeavors than practical ones.
In the morning, the Sun in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with nebulous Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 5:29am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. All aspects of music, film, arts, creativity, abstract thought, dreaminess, intuition, escapism, and idealism will be highlighted. This is a good time to follow your gut feelings, as intuition will be high. We might be more introspective and contemplative. Serendipitous moments abound! Being near water may be soothing and regenerative. We may suddenly feel attracted (romantically) to a friend or a friendship could become a more spiritual connection. Then, Mercury Retrograde (ruler of communication & travel) will transition backwards into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 9:53am EST). 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. Its metal is tin. Stones: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and Turquoise. If you remember, Mercury was in Sagittarius between 11/8-11/30. I personally think the Mercury (the planet of communication, travel, & metal processes) is quite comfortable in the sign of Sagittarius. Over the next month, we will want to expand our intellect. Sagittarian’s are known for constantly wanting to learn new things. Travel will be on our minds and we may have the desire to plan for a trip...but keep in mind that Mercury will be Retrograde until 12/30. It would be better to make actual plans or to travel after it turns direct. People may want to argue their beliefs and may be firm in their positions around this time. 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 may take on greater importance right now. This is an excellent time to work on publishing, advertising, marketing, and sales endeavors. Just remember that since Mercury is currently Retrograde this is not a great time for new endeavors, but it is a great time for review and re-evaluation. Mercury will return to business-minded Capricorn on 1/13/11.
In the afternoon, Venus in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 12:09pm 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. The Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 1:48pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. In the afternoon, we may experience some obstacles with communication or receive unexpected news. It may be difficult to act on this new information. There may also be small glitches with technology or travel. We could experience a block or feel uninspired. It is also possible to have trouble with someone older or in authority around this transit. The Moon in Taurus will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 4:37pm 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 long 6+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini.
Later, Venus in Scorpio will form an awkward semisquare to Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 8:05pm 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 Sun in Sagittarius forms a flowing sextile with Chiron (the Wounded Healer) in Aquarius (exact at 8:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a great time to heal past hurts (especially with siblings and friends). We will be feeling positive about the future. Even if you have been feeling down lately, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. Lastly, the Moon will transition into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 10:37pm 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……
The biggest day of the month will occur next Tues 12/21 with Winter Solstice, the Full Moon in Gemini, and a Lunar Eclipse!!
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