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. This is a 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: Taurus 4/20-5/21
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Gemini 6/2-6/16, Cancer 6/16-7/2
Venus: Taurus 5/15-6/9, Gemini 6/9-7/4
Mars: Taurus 5/11-6/20
Jupiter: Taurus 6/4/11-6/12/12
Saturn: Libra 7/21/10-10/6/12
Uranus: Aries 3/11/11-5/16/2018
Neptune: Pisces 4/4/11-8/4/11, Aquarius 8/4/11-2/3/12
Pluto: Capricorn until 1/20/24
Chiron: Pisces 2/8/11-4/18/2018
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
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn 4/9/11-9/16/11
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces 6/3/11-12/10/11
Chiron Retrograde in Pisces 6/8/11-11/10/11
Coming up Saturn turns Direct on 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 (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 6/12/11)- Overnight, the Moon in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Gemini (exact at 1:55am 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. Next, the Moon in Scorpio forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Aries (exact at 3:38am 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). Then, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:41am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Then, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:31am 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.
In the evening, the Sun will conjunct Mercury both in Gemini (exact at 7:44pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. (Sometimes this is referred to as a “New Mercury”.) Finally some clarity! If you have felt like you were in a fog, this transit will help. This transit will greatly assist in getting both communication & travel plans worked out. It will be easier to assimilate information. Writing, emailing, faxing….go for it! This may be a time of social activities and invitations to parties/events. Take advantage of harnessing this time of mental clarity and use it to your advantage! This will be helpful in improving relationships with siblings, teachers, or with someone younger than yourself. With Gemini’s influence this transit will be felt doubly so because Mercury is the “ruler” of Gemini! Then, Venus in Gemini will form a positive sextile to Uranus Aries (exact at 10:36pm 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!
Lastly, (good news) when the planet Saturn turns Direct in Libra (exact at 11:51pm EST)!! It has been Retrograde in the sign of Libra since 1/26/11. Saturn is the planet of obstacles, delays, long-term goal setting, hard work, Karma, and life lessons. Key words for Libra are: “I Balance!”, Cardinal/Air, fairness, beauty (did I say Beauty?), partnership, aesthetics, harmony, indecision, dependence, fickle, and gracious. Libras make great judges because they are often able to see both sides. Creativity in your life! Physical associations are the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. Retrograde periods are a time of reflection and lessons that we are supposed to learn from. Themes that were predominant during this phase were: relationship issues, fairness, justice, BALANCE, interest in beauty & art, etc. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn, which also influences knees, teeth, falls, chronic health problems (like arthritis), and the skeleton (in addition to the areas listed above). While Saturn can create many obstacles, frustrations, and delays it can also bless us with great rewards (usually after much hard work). You would need to know where Saturn/Libra falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Please feel free to reference the Blog Entry when Saturn first entered Libra on 7/21/10 to get a full description of that energy!
(Monday 6/13/11)- Today will consist of all Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the morning, the Moon in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Gemini (exact at 9:35am EST). It may be hard to feel supported around this time. Accomplishments may go unrecognized. It is possible to clash with someone younger than yourself (like a parent child relationship). Then, the Moon in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Gemini (exact at 11:00am 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?
In the afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Taurus (exact at 1:43pm EST). Someone could irritate you during this transit. It’s possible to enjoy a debate with someone (or at worst, an argument). As with all Mars transits, I recommend exercise or doing something physical. Mar’s energy will want to get out one way or another; it might as well be constructive! This will also be the beginning of a 9+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 10:38pm EST). 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. It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transitions. 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.
(Tuesday 6/14/11)- I will not be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today, but I will be there this Saturday!
Just after midnight, the Moon in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:09am) 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. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will quincunx Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 1:53am 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! Next, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Aries (exact at 5:53am 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). Then, the Moon in Sagittarius forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Taurus (exact at 8:47am 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 afternoon, Mars in Taurus forms a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:44pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Mars wants to go, go, go and Saturn’s approach is slow & steady. These planets don’t have the same energy, and that is the problem. Mars will give us the energy, but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Put your energy towards organization and goal setting. If the Universe throws you speed bumps around this time, try not to react with anger and simply handle it with grace. Someone may be overly dramatic right now and it may be hard to remain balanced. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:18pm EST). Time to tap into our inner discipline, goal setting, organization and attention to details. We may want to make long term plans in our close relationships. Lastly, Venus in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 7:10pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually bring an obstacle or delay. This is will bring trouble on the love/passion forefront. The object of our affections may be inaccessible around this time. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas. Pluto brings intensity and there is a possibly of obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances.
(Wednesday 6/15/11)- In the earlier part of the day, there will be no astrological transits. There may be a lot of astrological energy regardless because of the Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse that will be occurring later in the day. Therefore Sagittarius Lunar energy will be very activated.Later in the afternoon, we will experience the height of the Full Moon in Sagittarius (exact at 4:14pm EST). This is the first Total Lunar Eclipse this year and is the third eclipse out of a series of six eclipses that will occur in 2011. Family, we will be unable to view it from the United States. However, in Astrology that does not matter because we will still feel the energy of the Eclipse. Eclipses in Astrology are considered to be of particular importance and indicate transformation. If any of this sounds familiar, we just experienced a Solar Eclipse/New Moon on June 1st in the sign of Gemini. The Full Moon that takes place in June is often called the Full Strawberry Moon, the Flower Moon, the Honey Moon, and the Full Rose Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Gemini). Do you travel in your mind or in your heart? What holds you back from pursuing adventures? Do you think about your passions or do you experience them? These questions/themes will be highlighted now. It depends where the Moon/Sagittarius & Sun/Gemini falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Full Moons astrologically are considered to be a time of culmination or endings. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for family, friends, and humanity. This event will be a prelude to a partial Solar eclipse in the sign of Cancer that will be occurring on July 1st, so mark your calendars!
Then, the Moon in Sagittarius makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Taurus (exact at 7:33pm EST). Did you ever meet someone that says something that is completely different than how they actually act? For instance: you went out on a date, the person says that they had a fantastic time, and then they never called you? This type of disconnect (coming from yourself or coming from others) may be more pronounced around this time. Later, the Moon in Sagittarius makes its monthly opposition with Mercury in Gemini (exact at 11:31pm EST). You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. It will be hard to put your thoughts into words. This is a time where someone may oppose your thoughts or feelings. The key is to integrate the two (thoughts & emotions), although it may not be easy. This will also be the beginning of a 2+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn tomorrow….
(Thursday 6/16/11)- Today there'll be six Moon transits and the planet Mercury will shift into the sign of Cancer. Two out of the six Lunar transits will be positive. Keep in mind that lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn (at 1:59am EST). Themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, discipline, work, goal setting, drive, public ambition, and tradition. Try to avoid: workaholic tendencies, coldness, and using people for personal gain. Next, the Moon in Capricorn forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:31am 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 6:05am 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 Capricorn uncomfortably squares Uranus in Aries (exact at 9:36am 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. It is possible to experience issues with technology or mechanical issues. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams).
In the afternoon, the Moon in will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 1:23pm 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.The planet Mercury (the ruler of communication, thought processes & transportation) will transition into the sensitive sign of Cancer (exact at 3:09pm EST). Words and phrases to describe Cancer are: “I Feel!”, Cardinal/Water, emotional, holds grudges, moody, intuitive, “chicken soup”, caring, tenacious, family, defensive, nurturing, conservative, frugal, empathic, maternal/mothering, cooking & complex. It is associated with the stomach, breasts, elbow joints, and pancreas. We will be moving away from a time of communication & social activity into a period of sensitivity and domestic concerns. Over the next 2+ weeks, people may not be as direct with their communication. Cancer’s symbol is the crab which tends to approach things in a zig-zag manner. They may beat around the bush, so to speak. We also may not be as open with our feelings and thoughts (remember the crab has a fairly thick shell). Our mental processes may be more about family & home around this time. Cancer is often associated with maternal and mothering endeavors (yes, even the men). Planning a family vacation or BBQ? This would be the perfect time to start a home improvement project. Being or playing around water is also favored. Mercury is actually moving at a high rate of speed right now and will only be in this sign until 7/2/10 when it changes into Leo.
Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Gemini (exact at 5:38pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 8:24pm 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.
(Friday 6/17/11)- Today Mercury will aspect two planets. While both of these transits are positive in nature, Neptune can be somewhat fuzzy and Jupiter’s influence can be overly optimistic. Therefore, we could find ourselves committing to things that don't really fit into our schedule or overpromising. It will be very easy to get swept up in all of this optimism! Maybe wait until tomorrow before committing to anything? Just after midnight, Mercury in Cancer will form a flowing trine with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:52am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. All this idealism could have you simply gushing to all your friends. Daydreaming and intuition high around this time. You may be thinking (& talking) about a vacation or simply just getting away for a while. Creative endeavors will be favored around this time or really anything that requires imagination. This is also a good time to get lost in a good book or to watch a film.
Later, Mercury in Cancer will form a positive sextile with Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 8:35pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This may be a time that you are thinking of traveling or are in contact with people located a long distance away from you. This transit is beneficial for interest and/or dealings with other cultures, philosophy, higher education, continuing education, religion, and law or legal issues. We may be feeling expansive and wish to feed our intellect. This transit is ideal if you have wanted to learn a foreign language or to cook an exotic meal. Go ahead and be adventurous; now is the time!!
(Saturday 6/18/11)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2:30-5:30pm (I take my last reading at 5:00pm). 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.
Today will be astrologically busy day. The Moon will form five transits and there will be two planetary transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits will be shorter in duration than planetary transits. Just after midnight, Venus in Gemini will form a flowing trine with Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:31am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Discipline and organization are required. This transit will be permeated by seriousness. This probably won’t be a time of busy social activities. But the invites that you do get, will most likely be from your oldest and dearest friends. If you are willing to put in the hard work around this time, you have the will to accomplish a lot! Any delays that are experienced will be for the better (but you might not feel that way at the time). This is an auspicious time for finances, business endeavors, strategizing, etc. This may be a good time to sit down with the boss (or with someone with authority over you) to hammer out long-term goals. They will appreciate your proactive attitude, which may benefit you financially. It is best to acquiesce since folks are prone to digging in their heels. This is a beneficial time to make a deeper commitment in a relationship (love or business relationship). Work on building foundations! Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Gemini (exact at 1:41am EST). It may be hard to feel supported around this time. Accomplishments may go unrecognized. It is possible to clash with someone younger than yourself (like a parent child relationship). Next, the Moon in Capricorn forms a flowing trine with Mars in Taurus (exact at 4:07am 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 also be the beginning of a 3+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into unique Aquarius (exact at 7:47am 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 afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 12:55pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Aquarius will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Cancer (exact at 3:51pm 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? Then, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Aries (exact at 3:55pm 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. Lastly, Mercury in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Aries (exact at 4:11pm 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!
Coming up next week: Monday (6/20) Mars moves into Gemini, Tuesday (6/21) the Sun moves into Cancer and is the Summer Solstice!! Mark your calendars!
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, over the phone, or via Skype. 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
Ordained Minister & Certified Spiritual Healer (Non-Denomination)