SALE!! Valentine’s Day is coming!! I will be running a special on couple’s/relationship readings for the entire month of February! This is where I match two people's charts to give you an overview of the relationship and discuss the strengths & weaknesses. Although this is a very valuable tool with a love relationship, this can also be helpful in business partnerships, friendships, or familial relationships. This Reading also includes a 20+ page synastry report. $70 per hour (the “usual” rate is $80 per hour-you save $10). I will also extend offer this for Gift Certificate purchases too.
From now until the first two weeks of February, I will be featured on a local public TV show being interviewed by Gwendolyn Evans about astrology. It will be airing: Mondays 9am & 11am, Tuesdays 12:30am & 5:30am & 9pm, Wednesdays 4:30pm, and Thursdays 1:30pm. This show airs on the Comcast Cable network, Chanel 15, in the Colchester, Fairfax, Milton, & Georgia 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
Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Aquarius 1/20-2/18
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Aquarius 2/3-2/21
Venus: Capricorn 2/4-3/1
Mars: Aquarius 1/15-2/22
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: Aquarius until 2/8/11
Current Retrograde Planets:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went Retrograde for an explanation.
Saturn turns 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 2/6/11)- Overnight, the Sun in Aquarius will form a flowing trine with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 1:40am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit gives us discipline and helps us to tackle projects. If there has been something that you have been avoiding, like an organizational project, now is the time! There is a reason that Saturn’s nickname is the “task master”. This would also be an excellent day to start a diet or other health regime. It will help us to get along better with father figures or male authority figures too.
In the afternoon, Mars in Aquarius will form a flowing trine with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 12:16pm 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 into Monday. 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! Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Pisces (exact at 2:13pm 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 3+ 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. Then, Venus in Sagittarius will form an annoying square to Jupiter in Aries (exact at 2:39pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Both Venus & Jupiter are considered to be benevolent planets…even though they are forming an uncomfortable square. This may be a time of optimism and we may even feel like being social. However, we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name. What do you value most? Are you unconsciously pushing it away? Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. We may feel a little lazy and indolent around this transit….if at all possible try to relax later today! The Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 5:45pm 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. Then, the Sun in Aquarius forms a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 10:16pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Try to avoid compulsive shopping. It is possible to over-promise or to be overly confident (bravado). There may be a conflict between family and friends. We may be inclined to do everything big right now (including overindulging). Mostly, we will feel optimistic and sunny with this transit. Lastly, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Aries (exact at 11:50pm 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.
(Monday 2/7/11)- Just after midnight, the Moon in Aries will square Venus in Capricorn (exact at 12:38am EST). Although we will have a drive to be with others around this time, it would be best to avoid heavy conversations pertaining to love. Sometimes the object of our affections is just out of reach (or otherwise detained) around this transit. The is not a good time to go shopping or work on beautification because what we think looks good now may seem like a bad idea at a later time. Then, the Moon in Aries will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Aquarius (exact at 4:52am 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. Next, the Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:05am 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.
Later, Mars in Aquarius will make an awkward semisquare with Jupiter in Aquarius (exact at 8:54pm 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….just don’t go chasing rainbows either!
(Tuesday 2/8/11)- 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.
In the early morning, the Moon in Aries will have its monthly opposition with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 4:20am 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. Then, the Moon in Aries will form a positive sextile with Mars in Aquarius (exact at 7:16am 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! Next, the Moon in Aries will positively sextile the Sun in Aquarius (exact at 9:09am 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?
Chiron (a “planetoid”) will enter the sign of Pisces (exact at 3:10pm EST). Chiron is often called “the Wounded Healer”. Last year, Chiron briefly made an appearance in the sign of Pisces between 5/18/10-7/20/10. During its Retrograde cycle it returned to Aquarius…until now. If you remember, this was the exact same time that the Gulf Oil spill occurred. Ironically, Pisces also rules over oceans and oil. Words and phrases to describe Pisces are: “I Believe!”, dreamy, idealistic, caring, sympathetic, creative, artistic, tender, sensitive, drifter, psychic, impressionable, escapism, and charitable. Neptune is the ruling planet and it’s associated with feet, veins, fluids, lymphatic system, & glands. Its metal is Tin. Stones: Jade, Coral, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Rock Crystal, and Sapphire. This “planetoid” is slow moving and it is in each sign for roughly 9 years. Prior to this, the last time it was in the sign of Pisces was 1960-1969. In astrology, Chiron is associated with healing, medicine, the mind/body/spirit connection, teaching, reoccurring problems in our life, and music. Looking back to the 1960’s can give us a small glimpse as to what to expect from Chiron’s energy. Civil rights, drastic changes in society, casual sex & the development of the birth control pill, drugs (yes, Pisces escapism tendencies), musical revolution, “Make Love Not War” (Pisces idealism & dreaminess), several important assignations took place in America (John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcom X to name a few), feminism, space exploration (isn’t Obama pushing for that now?), etc. Ironically, 1960 was the Valdivia Chilean earthquake which is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded (9.5) that also caused few tsunami’s. Chiron is about healing on a deep soul level. It will be interesting to see what will happen over the next 9 years as Chiron un-covers and then heals old wounds. I am personally hoping that there will be important medical discoveries and treatments during this time (like the 1st heart transplant surgery in 1967). After the big financial crisis, housing market tumble, and Middle Eastern wars; we certainly have a lot of wounds to heal!
(Wednesday 2/9/11)- Overnight, the Moon in Aries forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 2:31am 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 4 hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the earthy Taurus Moon (exact at 6:22am 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. Then, the Moon in Taurus forms a positive sextile with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) in Pisces (exact at 6:29am 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 goes onto highlight Venus/Pluto conjunction that will occur later tonight. The Moon in Taurus forms a flowing trine with Venus in Capricorn (exact at 7:32pm 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! Just after, the Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:40pm 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. Lastly, Venus will conjunct powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:52pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is power in love, pure and simple. Sensitivity may be high, as emotions will be felt more strongly. We may be more open to probing our darker side and are willing to embrace our subconscious. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in the area(s) of love/finances. Actually things could get fairly steamy & passionate. However, Pluto is still prone to having a dark side. Avoid: obsessing (or being too intense), using subversive tactics, jealousies, hidden fears, and manipulation.
(Thursday 2/10/11)- Overnight, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Capricorn (exact at 2:40am 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.
In the afternoon, the Sun in Aquarius will make a slightly awkward semisquare with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:27pm). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a time where we may want to get deep and explore our subconscious but everyone around us wants to keep it superficial. Power struggles are possible (especially with children), so pick and choose your battles! On a positive note, we may be feeling passionate & sexy around this time! Then, the Moon in Taurus will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 4:09pm 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 Moon in Taurus will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Aquarius (exact at 11:13pm 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.
(Friday 2/11/11)- Today and tomorrow will consist of all Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Sun in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Taurus (exact at 2:18am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Taurus forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 1:50pm) 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. Just after, the Moon in Taurus will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 2:27pm 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 2+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini (exact at 5:20pm 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…… Then, the Moon in Gemini forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Pisces (exact at 5:46pm 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!).
(Saturday 2/12/11)- Today has a lot of cosmic energy. There will be 4 Lunar transits and 2 planetary transits. People that are sensitive to cosmic energy may feel jittery or even grumpy today. Try to remain grounded and use this energy in a positive way!
Overnight, the Moon in Gemini makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Aries (exact at 1:04am 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, Mercury in Aquarius will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Uranus in Pisces (exact at 3:17am 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. There may be difficulty or disruption with sleep. Next, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:06am 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). Then, Mars in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable semisquare with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:20am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This one could bring about lots of physical energy. As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (Mars creates energy and it would be best to channel it into positive pursuits). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. So what happens when the God of War forms an uncomfortable liaison with the Lord of the Underworld? Don’t push others around this time! It is best to strategize. Actions now will have consequences (good or bad). Try to keep things positive….just remember that Pluto is the great transformer. Then, the Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Capricorn (exact at 11:38am 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 in Gemini makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Aquarius (exact at 9:08pm 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.
Mark your calendars! Next Friday: Full Moon in Leo and the Sun moves into Pisces the same day!
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, Skype, 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