I hope this week’s blog entry finds you well! I have exciting news to share with you! Starting now until the end of January, I will be featured on a local public TV show being interviewed by Gwendolyn Evans about astrology. It will be airing: Wednesdays 11AM, Thursdays 9PM & Saturdays 8:30 AM. This show airs on the Comcast Cable network, Chanel 15, in the Greater Burlington & Vergennes areas. Gwendolyn Evans does Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive Readings & Reiki Healing and you can check her out at website: www.lovingself.net or her Blog: www.gwendolynscauldron.wordpress.com
Did you ever feel like the energy in your home is stagnant? Some of you may or may not know that I have had an interest in energetic-space clearing of homes and businesses (and have been performing Space Clearings for some time now). I have also been studying Feng Shui for the last few years, I am a Reiki Master, and an Ordained Minister & Spiritual Healer. I will come to your home or business and perform a ritual/blessing to clear away the negative energy. I try to schedule it during a time that is in alignment with beneficial planetary aspects/lunar phases. I am adding this as an additional service that I can offer to my Vermont clients and my rate is $60 per hour (the time depends on the size of the structure). There may be an additional fee for travel time depending on your location. Feel free to call or email me with questions! Namaste!
Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Capricorn 12/21-1/18/11
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 12/18-1/13/11, Capricorn 1/13-2/3
Venus: Sagittarius 1/7-2/3
Mars: Capricorn 12/7-1/15/11, Aquarius 1/15-2/22
Jupiter: Pisces 9/9-1/22/11, Aries-6/4
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.
NO Retrograde planets right now!!!
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 1/9/11)- In the early morning, Venus in Sagittarius will make a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:06am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Saturn’s influence is sobering to Venus. Attaining long-term goals, finances, and relationships may feel strained around this time. We may feel shy or hindered in expressing love or with our romantic feelings. Another possibility is that we may want to put our relationships into a category, but remember that emotions don’t always need to make sense! Then, the Moon in Pisces forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 8:03am 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…
In the afternoon, the Moon in Pisces will positively sextile the Sun in Capricorn (exact at 12:20pm 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?
(Monday 1/10/11)- There will be a lot of astrological energy today. Over the next two days, Mercury will aspect 4 planets. In addition both Mercury and Mars will be aspecting the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction this week (see Blog entry from last Tues 1/4). The Mercury association will be slightly uncomfortable straining communications & travel plans. Definitely, this will create lots of energy and possibly even affect our sleep cycles. Work on grounding, even though you may feel pulled in lots of directions!
Overnight, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 1:25am 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! The Moon in Pisces forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 3:20am 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 will conjunct the Jupiter Uranus conjunction when the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Pisces (exact at 4:43am EST). The Uranus connection can bring us unexpected inspiration/ideas & can enhance clairvoyance & channeling. This can highlight technology, electricity, inventing, and unexpected events. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams. Then, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Pisces (exact at 6:12am 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. This will begin a 4+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon changes 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. The Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 10:24am 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.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 3:03pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be positive for anything creative, writing, imagination, music, abstract thought (& teaching it to others), philosophy, helping others, charity, prophetic dreams, intuition, etc. However, this would not be a great time to present those ideas to the world. You will find some people emotionally unavailable right now. Others will not be able to see your visions. Create, but stay behind the scenes with your project for now. Today holds a tricky combination that tells us to keep things more intellectual instead of emotional (hard for the sensitive types). Then, the Moon in Aries forms a flowing trine with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 5:27pm 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! Next, Mercury in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 7:13pm 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! Then, the Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:54pm 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.
(Tuesday 1/11/11)- 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.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 3:37pm 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. Gossip may be at an all-time high. 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. We may encounter a know-it-all today. Sometimes people get rigid or opinionated about their beliefs around this transit. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook. Then, Mercury in Sagittarius forms a flowing sextile with (the “Wounded Healer) Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 5:08pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an indication that talking/communication could heal old wounds. Are you wearing your heart on your sleeve? This is beneficial transit if you need to give a speech or to teach something. It will be easier to convey your thoughts & ideas around this time (especially if you speak from the heart). Lastly, the Moon in Aries will have its monthly opposition with Saturn in Libra (exact at 8:47pm 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.
(Wednesday 1/12/10)- Today Mars will start its (positive) association with the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and it will continue into tomorrow. This is the time for action!
In the morning, Mars in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 5:30am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will helps us to break out of our rut and even do something that may be somewhat unconventional. Technology (like computers), inventing, innovation, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit. Even though the height of this will occur while we are sleeping, it will still be felt most of the day. This one will increase energy, so parents out there try to be patient with the kids! Pay attention to dreams tonight also, since some startling revelations may occur. The Sun in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Aries (exact at 6:31am 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.
Later, the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 4:52pm 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 will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 6:00pm 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. Then, the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) in Aquarius (exact at 7:13pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! The Moon in Aries makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 9:47pm 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. This will also be the beginning of a 1+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the earthy Taurus Moon (exact at 10:37pm 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.
(Thursday 1/13/11)- 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!
Mercury (the ruler of mental processes, learning, communication, and travel) will return to Capricorn (exact at 6:25am 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. If you remember, Mercury was in Capricorn 11/30/10-12/18/10 but dipped backwards briefly into Sagittarius during its retrograde cycle. 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. Mercury will move through Capricorn and transition into Aquarius on 2/3/11.
In the morning, the Moon in Taurus will forms a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:59am 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. Then, the Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 11:05am 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.
In the evening, Mars in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to optimistic Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 7:35pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Physical energy should be high today. This is a beneficial transit for any type of physical activity, exercise, physical therapy, and (especially) group sports. This is a day for action! This transit will also be favorable for career endeavors, law or legal issues, planning to further one’s education, humanitarian efforts, and possibly speculative endeavors. Be on the lookout for opportunity today!
(Friday 1/14/11)- Today and tomorrow will consist of mostly all Moon transits. The Moon will be highlighting the square that occurred between the Sun & Saturn last Fri (see Blog entry from 1/7). Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the morning, the Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 7:58am 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…
Later, the Sun in Capricorn will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Taurus (exact at 10:16pm 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!
(Saturday 1/15/11)- I will be a guest on a “live” internet radio show called the “Dream Shaman Radio Show” hosted by Anthony Pauly Jr at www.gemjin.com. We will be discussing Astrology and Dream Interpretation and looking forward during 2011. The show will be airing live Saturday evening at 7pm EST, 6pm CST, 5pm MST, 4pm PST and worldwide on the internet at www.gemjin.com . We will be answering questions, so call in during the show at #781-325-GLOW (4569)!!
Today has a lot of Lunar energy. There will be 7 Lunar transits; 3 out of the 7 will be positive. Plus, Mars will transition into Aquarius and the Moon into Gemini (2 Air signs!). Overnight, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 3:06am) 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 Taurus will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 3:25am 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 forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Aquarius (exact at 5:27am 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!). Next, the Moon in Taurus makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Pisces (exact at 6:01am 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 Taurus forms a flowing trine with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 7:47am 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. This will start a short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini (exact at 8:23am 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……
In the afternoon, Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 1:33pm 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?
Mars will transition into unique Aquarius (exact at 5:41pm 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 Aquarius are: “I Know!”, Fixed/Air, independent, unique, eccentric, inventive, futuristic, friendship, aloof, cold, political, and humanitarian. Its physical association is the ankles, shins & circulatory conditions. Its metal is Uranium. Stones: Amethyst, Garnet, Moss Agate, and Opal. When it comes to our actions, we are moving away from a time of formality (Capricorn) and into a time of uniqueness and originality (Aquarius). This will be a favorable time for social events, friendships, politics, innovative ideas, inventions, finding new ways to do things, energy work, holistic medicine, new Age ideologies, Astrology (yay!) and group events. We will be more focused on the betterment of mankind and helping others on a large scale level. If you are single, over the next month you may find yourself attracted to someone that is a little outside of the box. Aquarius is often associated with friendship, so this may be a time where we find ourselves attracted to friends (friends could become lovers). Friendships in general will take on more importance. Social consciousness and raising money for charities will become more of a focus as well. If you are in a relationship, this is the time to remember that all great relationships begin with the foundation of friendship. Sometimes we treat strangers nicer than we treat the people that we live with! Time to work on that! There is a down-side however; Aquarius has an aloof and somewhat chilly side on an individual level. This is a very mental (Air) sign and sometimes emotions are just too messy. Mars will be in this sign until 2/22 when it transitions into romantic Pisces!
Lastly, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:15pm 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).
Mark your calendars! Next week: Full Moon in Cancer Wed 1/19, Sun moves into Aquarius Thurs 1/20, and Jupiter moves into Aries Sat 1/22! (Please keep in mind that there are still no planets Retrograde right now! This is the best time for forward movement!!)
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