Monday, February 28, 2011

Astro-Update! New Moon in Pisces! Week of 2/27/11

I hope this Blog entry finds you well! Compared to last week’s entry this week seems so much more (astrologically) lighter. On Tuesday Venus will transition into Aquarius, the sign that represents friendship. Wednesday will have Saturn energy, which may test our patience and help to establish our foundations. Thursday we will have access to literal energy and that will be a good time to get things done. All this, leads up to Friday’s New Moon in Pisces. Time for your dreams to come to fruition!! Have a great week…

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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: Pisces 2/18-3/20

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

Mercury: Pisces 2/21-3/9

Venus: Capricorn 2/4-3/1, Aquarius 3/1-3/27

Mars: Pisces 2/22-4/2

Jupiter: Aries 1/22-6/4

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: Pisces 2/8/11-

Current Retrograde Planets:

Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went Retrograde for an explanation.

Saturn Retrograde in Libra 1/26/11-6/12/11

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 2/27/11)- Today will consist of mainly Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 3:54am 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 4:30am 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. Next, the Moon in Capricorn will positively sextile the Sun in Pisces (exact at 6:40am 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 morning, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Pisces (exact at 10:48am 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.

In the evening, Saturn (R) in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Chiron (the Wounded Healer) in Pisces (exact at 7:57pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Old pains, past situations and previous hurts could come back around this time. Was there something that you did only half-way or weren’t as thorough as usual? This is not the time to cut corners. There could be trouble with male authority or father figures. Unfortunately healing and forgiveness may be hard to access right now; except that is exactly what is needed! This transit will last a few weeks. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 9:36pm 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.

(Monday 2/28/11)- Later in the day, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Capricorn (exact at 9:57pm 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 11:03pm 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 also start a 1+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into unique Aquarius tomorrow. 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.

(Tuesday 3/1/11)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 3-6pm (I take my last reading at 5:30pm). *Please note the time change* This is a great opportunity to get an introductory reading from me at a discount-$30 ½ hr. 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.

Just after midnight, the Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 12:14am 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. In the morning, Venus in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Uranus Pisces (exact at 9:49am EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Routine is so boring! Desire for independence and freedom. Looking for your muse? If you are single and looking for someone that is different from the usual types, then go out tonight! You might be up for anything that is progressive and new. Strange and unusual artwork or music may catch your attention. If you are in a relationship, take a break from your rut. Do something exciting with your partner!

In the afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 3:53pm 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. Lastly, lovely Venus will transit into the sign of Aquarius (exact at 9:39pm EST). 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 love and finances, we are moving away from a time of formality (Capricorn) and into a time of uniqueness and originality (Aquarius). 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 not the most romantic sign and 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! We may be drawn to new or unusual art, music, and creative expression. We may be inclined to blend styles (like modern with antiques). Venus will be in this sign until 3/27 when it transitions into romantic Pisces!

(Wednesday 3/2/11)- Today will have a Saturn theme. Time to work on: patience, work, organization, BALANCE, goal setting, and details. Early in the day, Mercury in Pisces forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:03am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will not be a good time for communication or travel. There may be delays or obstacles with both. It is possible to experience solidarity. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. Don’t try to tackle too many things around this transit. 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. It may be possible that we are slower than normal in learning something. Back-talking to someone in authority is a no-no. Just after, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:10am 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!

The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Aquarian Moon. This is a good time to remind you that planetary influences can be felt long after their exactitudes….

(Thursday 3/3/11)- Overnight, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune both in Aquarius (exact at 9:36am 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. Because idealism & escapism can be enhanced with this transit, I wouldn’t make a big decisions or sign contracts around this time. This will also start a 2+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces. Then, the Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces (exact at 11:47am EST). 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 your aside, excessive escapism, and acting like a martyr. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days.

Later, Mars in Pisces will sextile Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:52pm EST). Sextiles are positive and usually present opportunity, but it will take some effort on your part to have it come to fruition. 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, you will have a harder time with this transit. 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 and possibly sex drive! All types of physical exercise are encouraged, especially dance, yoga, ice-skating, & martial arts. Careful not to over-do it, because this can create a “weekend warrior” type of syndrome.

(Friday 2/4/11)- I will be doing Astrology Readings between 3:30-6:30pm at Candles & Creations today. Sadly, they will be closing their doors at this location. They will however, be “Marching Forth” onto bigger and better opportunities! They are located at 132 Church St in Burlington VT. I am working there by walk-in or appointment. Please call me to ensure a time (#802-999-4677)!!

Overnight, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto Capricorn (exact at 2:10am) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface. During this time it would be beneficial for: cathartic experiences, deep conversations, and all forms of counseling are favored during this transit. Just after, the New Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Pisces (exact at 2:28am EST). As with most Mars transits, I usually will recommend some form of physical exercise (yes, that includes gardening, working on the car, housework, etc.). This can increase physical vitality & health (and passion too). It is important to properly channel the excess energy; otherwise arguments and nitpicking could result.In the afternoon, the New Moon will be at its height in the sign of Pisces (exact at 3:46pm EST). All of Pisces Moon themes will be highlighted/amplified. The New Moon is considered to be beneficial for new ideas, new projects, and manifesting. I personally like to do space clearing and meditating around this time. The New Moon is always accompanied by a conjunction with the Sun (also in Pisces). This usually makes us feel connected & supported by loved ones. It’s easier to talk about our emotions during this transit. It depends on where the Moon/Sun/Pisces are located in your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Talk about energy? Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:00pm 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 3/5/11)- In the morning, the Moon will conjunct Mercury both in Pisces (exact at 7:56am EST) assisting with communication, short distance travel and feeling supported by others. It will be very easy to express feelings and emotions around this time. This is a great time to write (like journaling) or to express emotions.

Later in the evening, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Pisces (exact at 11:34pm 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. This will start a short void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until 12:14am EST when the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries…

Mark your calendars! Next week: Mercury moves into Wed 3/9 and Uranus into Aries on Fri 3/11/11.

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


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