This is a very busy week with a lot of Astrological energy. It starts on Sunday with the Sun/Uranus opposition. There could be extra aggression and/or anxiety around this time. On Tuesday the beautiful New Moon will be in the sign of Libra highlighting relationships in harmony. I am hoping that that will smooth out the plethora of disharmonious planetary transits that will be taking place both on Tuesday and Wednesday. On these days try to remain grounded in patient. Things look a little brighter on Thursday which will be a good time for communication and potentially finances, which will continue into Friday morning. Friday going into Saturday both the Sun and Mercury will quincunx Jupiter which means that luck will be just a little out of reach. It won't be too bad however because we still may have smile on our faces and a positive attitude to help counterbalance any hard feelings. I hope your week is good to you!!
I will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 2-7 PM to do private Astrology Readings, Reiki, Life Coaching, and Hypnosis (in-person) and will be available Mondays and Thursdays via phone or Skype. Please call me for an appointment, as I will not be taking walk-ins. The office 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. Please feel free to call me with questions or to book an appointment. #802-999-4677.
Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Virgo 8/23-9/23, Libra 9/23-10/23
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Virgo 9/9-9/25, Libra 9/25-10/13
Venus: Libra 9/14-10/8
Mars: Leo 9/18-11/10
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: 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.
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
Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus 8/30/11-12/25/11
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 9/25/11)- Just after midnight, the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 12:49am EST). Good Virgo Moon activities are: organization, being detail-oriented, service to others, health improvement, intellectual pursuits, practicality, research, and really anything that requires precision. Things to avoid are: being overly perfectionistic, excessive worry, analysis paralysis, criticism, and being too caught up in the details that we can’t see the forest through the trees. All of these themes will be prominent in the next 2 1/2 days. Then, the Moon in Virgo forms a stressful opposition with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:33am EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. 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 Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 5:05am 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. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams. Then, the Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:49am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Virgo makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 3:47pm 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. This will also be the beginning of a VERY LONG 33+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into peace loving Libra on early Tuesday morning. 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.
Next, Mercury (the ruler of communication & transportation) will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 5:09pm EST). Words and phrases to describe 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! Its physical associations are the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. Its metal is Copper & Stones are: Quartz, Marble, Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, and Rose Quartz. During the next 2+ weeks, our mental processes will become more relationship oriented, diplomatic, and fair. This Mercurial phase is beneficial for achieving balance and harmony in communications. Don’t be fooled, Libras love a good debate (as long as it doesn’t involve shouting or cutting words) and are often skilled at arguing both sides. Libra is famous for indecision they will often vacillate for a long time before finally making a decision. Therefore, we may be more fickle with our interests or even develop analysis-paralysis around this time. We won’t enjoy confrontation and may even tell small white lies to avoid it. Certainly we will have a deeper appreciation for love, art, and beauty. This transit can give us an extra smoothness or charm and will be beneficial for anyone that works in public relations, mediation, human resources, law, psychology, or any field where you need to deal with people. It depends where Libra/Mercury falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Mercury will transition into Scorpio on 10/13/11.
Then, the Sun in Libra will forming it’s annual, stressful opposition with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 8:15pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We may experience some obstacles with communication or receive some unexpected news. It may be difficult to act on this new information. There may also be small glitches with technology or travel. We could experience a block or feel uninspired. It is also possible to have trouble with someone older or in authority around this transit. People with anxiety, nervous conditions, palpitations or other conditions affecting the electrical system of the body may have trouble around this transit. Lastly, Venus in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:24pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Idealism, love, & escapism all rolled up into one big rose-colored package! It is possible to meet charming people (or to be charming ourselves) around this time so, wait until another day before serious declarations of love or before signing on the dotted line! Creativity, music, art, films, etc. will be favored. It is possible this could make us a little dreamy, sleepy, or fuzzy around this time.
(Monday 9/26/11)- This entire day will be under the influence of the void-of-course Moon cycle that will be occurring in Virgo. Therefore, this will not be an ideal day for new beginnings or starting projects. It will be best to work on completing tasks and finishing up existing business.
In the afternoon, Mercury in Libra will form an annoying quincunx with “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Pisces (R) (exact at 2:13pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Past memories may come flooding in around this time. Forgiveness (or the need to forgive) may be just out of reach, but that is exactly what is needed. This may involve more of an intellectual process, but we may have difficulty in discussing it with others. If you are having trouble communicating around this time with others if this may be a good time to start or continue writing in your journal. Lastly, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:41pm EST). Neptune’s influence can cause us to be fuzzy and idealistic. It is therefore, not an ideal time to make bold moves and big decisions. It is possible that we may have trouble accessing our intuition around this time. If sleeping around this time, it would be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams.
(Tuesday 9/27/11)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 3-6pm (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.
There will be a lot of planetary and Lunar activity today. I have to admit not all of it is entirely pleasant. This theme will continue tomorrow. This is a good time to remind you that planetary transits are longer in duration than Lunar transits. The bright spot today will be the New Moon in the sign of Libra. Themes surrounding relationships (not limited to romantic relationships) and balance will be highlighted. The bulk of the planetary energy will occur overnight and this may be disturbing to people that have issues with insomnia and could cause and a very active dream state.
Just after midnight, Mars in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 12:20am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually will manifest in the form of a block or obstacle. Keep things light! Outside influences could affect you and you may need to change how you react to it. Adjustment (on your part) may be needed to come out on the winning end of the situation. Anger or aggression may be prevalent around this time (remember what I always say about Mars energy?). Now is not the time for big actions or reactions. Keep it subdued (if possible). Then the Moon will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 12:51am EST). Activities that are favorable during a Libra Moon are: fairness, beauty (did I say beauty?), partnerships, joint enterprise, aesthetics, harmony, graciousness, cooperation, justice, peace, and romance. Things to avoid are: indecision, dependence, fickle, and lying (to avoid confrontation). Libras make great judges and counselors because they are often able to see both sides. Its physical associations are: the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. All of these themes will be accentuated during the next 2 ½ days. Next, Mercury in Libra will make its annual opposition with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 2:30am 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. Oppositions in astrology are considered to be stressful and this one won’t be any different. 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 not be grounded enough to stop and think them through. There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding technology. FLEXIBITY is the key word for today. The Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:21am EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. It may be hard to forgive & forget around this time. Remember that forgiveness gives you peace within yourself and is not necessarily for the other person. Between 5-9am the Moon will form four Lunar transits highlighting the Mars/Pluto and Mercury/Uranus transits that occurred earlier. This will simply highlight and strengthen those transits again. The New Moon will be at its height in the sign of Libra (exact at 7:09am EST). All of the Libra 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 during this time. It depends on where the Moon/Libra is located in your chart in order to know how it will affect you on a personal level.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Libra will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 3:03pm 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!
(Wednesday 9/28/11)- Remember, I am available for private Astrological/Life Coaching sessions between 2-7pm today please call or e-mail me to schedule an appointment!
Much like yesterday, today will have a lot of astrological energy.
Overnight, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Libra (exact at 2:33am 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 Sun in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with transformative Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 5:37am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Power, power, power…did I say power? This one will draw power struggles to us like a magnet. If someone wants to fight, don’t bite…just walk away. They can’t fight with themselves! I would avoid heavy discussions, confrontations, especially if you know things could get heated. It may be hard to balance relationship and work obligations. There may be a boss (or someone in authority) that is making things difficult right now. Just remember fair play is what is important. There is a way to diplomatically explain things without cutting to the bone. At the same time, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Saturn both in Libra (exact at 5:37am EST). This is an all work no play transit. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, BALANCE, joint enterprises, goal setting, and details. This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime. Build foundations in relationships. Sometimes this can give us a feeling of loneliness or isolation (or even the blues). Just after, Venus in Libra will form an uncomfortable semisquare with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:59am 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. Next, Mercury in Libra will form an uncomfortable square with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:26am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. It may be harder to access deeper thoughts around this time. This is actually a better time for superficial activities. Keep things light! Not a good time to do research or to “dig below the surface”. Another scenario is that outside influences could affect you and you may need to change how you think about a situation. Adjustment (on your part) may be needed to come out on the winning end. Verbal sparring or debates could end in disastrous results. Others won’t want to back down right now. Just go with the flow right now.
In the afternoon, the Sun will conjunct Mercury both in Libra (exact at 4:16pm 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 for most of the week, 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 Libra’s influence also take this time to concentrate on improving relationships with others (especially romantic partnerships), and this is an auspicious time for legal issues & signing contracts! Next, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:51pm 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. (I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time). This will also be the beginning of a 2+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio tomorrow….
(Thursday 9/29/11)- This will be the third day in a row of very active planetary energy. At least today the energy seems to be a bit lighter. There will be two planetary transits and five Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits.
The astrological day will start when the Moon will transition into intense Scorpio (exact at 12:05am EST). Favorable Scorpio Moon activities are: anything related to research, occult, detective work, self discovery, digging below the surface (both figural & literal), passion, mysteries, secrets, etc. Things that are not favored or exacerbated during the Moon in Scorpio are: jealousy, anger, intensity, and surgery (it can delay healing time). These will be themes over the next 2 ½ days. Then, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 2:29am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Next, Mercury in Libra will form a positive sextile with Mars in Leo (exact at 3:27am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles often present themselves through opportunity that will require some action on your part to come to fruition. This transit will be beneficial for mental agility, technical skills, writing, hand/eye coordination, quickness, fast-talking, debating, and even possibly speeding…don’t get a ticket! This is a good time to put your thoughts into action! Write out a list…and start crossing things off! This will give us pep in our step. Then, the Moon in Scorpio forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 3:58am 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. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams. Next, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 7:56am 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. Then, Moon in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Leo (exact at 10:12am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 2:12pm EST). Sometimes this can zap our self-confidence. Conversely, we could also feel a little too confident and over state our abilities (possibly over promising). Just remember you won’t always feel this way and there are only so many hours in a day….it is OK to say no! Lastly, Venus will form a conjunction with Saturn in both in Libra (exact at 7:48pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Discipline and organization are required pertaining to relationships or finances. This transit will be permeated by seriousness. This probably won’t be a time of busy social activities. The invites that you do get however, will most likely be from your oldest and dearest friends (quality vs. quantity). 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. Just avoid confrontation with them at this time, since we may be more inclined to fight for what we believe is right. This will also be a beneficial day to garden or do yard work.
(Friday 9/30/11)- Remember, I am available for private Astrological/Life Coaching sessions between 2-7pm today please call or e-mail me to schedule an appointment!
Overnight, the Sun in Libra forming a positive sextile with Mars in Leo (exact at 2:44am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an excellent time to get things done or start a new project. As with any Mars transit, I always advise doing something physical around this time to positively use up some of that energy. Sextile’s usually present opportunity, so make sure you are ready to act! This could be a positive time to be around children or someone younger than yourself (or young at heart).
In the afternoon, Mercury in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 2:16pm 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. This is a “foot in mouth” transit! Careful who you confide in, as they may not have your best interest at heart. This would not be a favorable time to plan a trip or pursue legal endeavors. Lastly, the Moon in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:17pm) 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. This will be the start of a short 1+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will and when the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius just after midnight….
(Saturday 10/1/11)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 2:00-5:30pm (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.
Just after midnight, the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 12:42am EST). It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transition. 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. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Taurus (exact at 4:38am 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).
In the afternoon, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a flowing trine with Mars in Leo (exact at 1:29pm 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 will highlight the Sun/Jupiter quincunx that will occur later in the day. The Moon in Sagittarius will positively sextile the Sun in Libra (exact at 2:31pm 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? Next, the Moon in Sagittarius will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 3:14pm 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! Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Libra (exact at 6:58pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Libra will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 11:57pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Although we will feel sunny and optimistic around this time, use caution with over-confidence. It might not be good to work with groups around this time. There may be a hindrance pertaining to a friendship. Family and friends may be at odds right now.
Stay tuned for more exciting astrological energy coming next week…..
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 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 (Inter-Faith)