I am very excited to announce that I have found a new place to do private Astrology Readings, Reiki, Life Coaching, and Hypnosis!! I will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 2-7 PM. Please call me for an appointment, as I will not be taking walk-ins. It is located at 65 Pearl St. in lovely downtown Burlington VT (it is a dark red brick building). There is metered street parking and across the street behind the restaurant Bove’s there are also metered parking spaces. To celebrate, if you mentioned this Ad, there will be a 20% DISCOUNT on your private Astrology Reading during the month of July!!! Please feel free to call me with questions or to book an appointment. #802-999-4677. (Spirit Dancer is not included in this special)
Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Cancer 6/21-7/23, Leo 7/23-8/23
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Leo 7/2-7/28, Virgo 7/28-8/8
Venus: Cancer 7/4-7/28
Mars: Gemini 6/20-8/3
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.
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn 4/9/11-9/16/11
Uranus Retrograde in Aries 7/9/11-12/10/11
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces 6/3/11-12/10/11
Chiron Retrograde in Pisces 6/8/11-11/10/11
Coming up Mercury turns Retrograde in the sign of Virgo on 8/2/11-8/26/11!!
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 7/17/11)- Today will consist of all Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. During the majority of the day there will be a void-Moon cycle. This may create a quiet atmosphere during the day and it won't be ideal for accomplishing large tasks. Overnight, the Moon in Aquarius forms a flowing trine with Mars in Gemini (exact at 2:56am 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. Then, the Moon in Aquarius makes its monthly opposition with Mercury in Leo (exact at 8:23am 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 long 16+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the mystical Pisces Moon 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.
The Moon in Aquarius will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Cancer (exact at 3:20pm 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).
(Monday 7/18/11)- This will be another day that will consist of all Moon transits. The Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces (exact at 1:13am 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. Overnight, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune (R) both in Pisces (exact at 2:02am 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. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams. Later, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron (R) both in Pisces (exact at 10:27am 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 in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 12:17pm) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface. If you were awake during this time it would be beneficial for: cathartic experiences, deep conversations, and all forms of counseling are favored during this transit. Then, the Moon in Pisces makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 3:51pm 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, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 11:39pm 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…
(Tuesday 7/19/11)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 3-6pm **Please note the time change** (I take my last reading at 5:30pm). 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.
The astrological day starts in the afternoon when the Moon in Pisces forming a flowing trine with Venus in Cancer (exact at 2:43pm 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! Then, the Moon in Pisces will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Cancer scratch that Gemini (exact at 4:45pm 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. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Pisces Moon….(Wednesday 7/20/11)- Today seems like a light astrological day, but don't be fooled as there will be some difficult Moon transits later this afternoon/evening.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Leo (exact at 10:17pm 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, Venus in Cancer will form an uncomfortable sesquisquare with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:53am EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This could bring up past pains & past loves. Use this time to heal old relationship wounds. The Sun in Cancer will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Pisces (exact at 7:15am 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! This will start a 5+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries.
In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 12:25pm 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. Later in the evening, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Aries (exact at 9:30pm EST). The Uranus connection can bring us unexpected inspiration/ideas & can enhance clairvoyance & channeling. This can highlight technology, electricity, inventing, and unexpected events. Due to Aries’ influence it can also assist with a pioneering spirit and breaking out of your rut. The Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 11:45pm 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.
(Thursday 7/21/11)- Today will consist of one (difficult )Moon transit. Remember, that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the later morning, the Moon in Aries will have its monthly opposition with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:51am EST). Luckily the duration of this event is short and the height may occur while we are sleeping. 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.
(Friday 7/22/11)- I am very excited to announce that I have found a new place to do private Astrology Readings, Reiki, Life Coaching, and Hypnosis!! I will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 2-7 PM. Please call me for an appointment, as I will not be taking walk-ins. It is located at 65 Pearl St. in lovely downtown Burlington VT (it is a dark red brick building). There is metered street parking and across the street behind the restaurant Bove’s there are also metered parking spaces. To celebrate, if you mentioned this Ad, there will be a 20% DISCOUNT on your private Astrology Reading during the month of July!!! Please feel free to call me with questions or to book an appointment. #802-999-4677.
In the morning, the Moon in Aries will form a positive sextile with Mars in Gemini (exact at 8:45am 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! Then, the Moon in Aries will square Venus in Cancer (exact at 9:57am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Aries makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Leo (exact at 5:34pm 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 start a 7+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into stable Taurus.
(Saturday 7/23/11)- Early in the morning both Mercury/Saturn and Sun/Neptune will form uncomfortable aspects with one another. Also, just after midnight the Sun will transition into Leo. I would use caution on Friday night going into Saturday because there could be a unnecessary drama. We might not even have all the facts pertaining to the situation, and it will be hard to act towards any kind of resolution. Luckily, things will get better later in the day.Happy Birthday Leo’s! The Sun will enter Leo (exact at 12:12am EST). Since June 21st. the Sun has been in the sensitive & introverted sign of Cancer. Words and phrases to describe Leo are: “I Will!”, Fixed/Fire, warm, kind, generous, actor/theater, drama, loyal, domineering, proud, dignified, egocentric, creative, gambler/speculation, honest, noble, love children (especially their own), and games. A lot of “larger than life” people are Leos. It is common for actors and performers to be Leo or have heavy Leo in their chart (Leo needs recognition-I believe that is why). Areas of the body associated with Leo are the heart, gall bladder, & spine. Stones are: Ruby, Onyx, Carnelian, Golden Topaz, and Tourmaline. Leo’s usually like to show their affections with gifts and bold declarations. We may want to get out and “play” more. We may go to shows, concerts, or other forms of entertainment. In fact if you are single, these would be good places to meet someone new. The symbol of Leo is the lion…and lions will roar if they are angered (or if they notice others being treated badly). People will tend to be more proud and ego driven around this time. However, Leo is notoriously warm and generous. Children (or pets that we consider our children) may be on our mind more during this time. It would be a great time to pursue a career or charity that benefits children. We may be more inclined to gamble or invest our money in speculative investments during this time (obviously if you have the funds, that is great. If you don’t then certainly use caution!). It depends where the Sun/Leo falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Then, the Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 12:58am 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. Just after, the Sun in Leo will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Taurus (exact at 1:02am 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. Then, Moon in Taurus forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:36am 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 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. Next, Mercury in Leo forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 6:25am 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 day for communication or travel as there could 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. Then, the Sun in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with nebulous Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:54am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Neptune can zap some of the Sun’s vitality. This may be a morning that you might want to sleep late (if at all possible). We may feel dreamier or even a little fuzzy around this time. Then, the Moon in Taurus forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:11am 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 in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 12:12pm 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. We end the day on a high note when, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter both in Taurus (exact at 5:19pm 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.
Mark your calendars! Thursday (7/28) Venus will move into Leo and Mercury will move into Virgo. Saturday (7/30) there will be a New Moon in the sign of Leo.
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
Ordained Minister (Non-Denominational) & Certified Spiritual Healer