Current Planetary Positions:
Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.
Sun: Scorpio 10/23-11/22, Sagittarius 11/22-12/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 11/2-1/9/12
Venus: Sagittarius 11/2-11/26
Mars: Virgo 11/10-7/4/12
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.
Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus 8/30/11-12/25/11
Uranus Retrograde in Aries 7/9/11-12/10/11
Mercury goes Retrograde in Sagittarius 11/24/11!!
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 11/13/11)- In the morning, the Sun in Scorpio will make a slightly awkward semisquare with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:12am EST). 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 Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Scorpio (exact at 8:23am 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).
In the afternoon, the Moon in Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:22pm EST). This is a great time for organization, house cleaning, filing, recycling, and being disciplined. This is also beneficial for starting a diet or health regimen (like quitting smoking). Sometimes others will ask for help around this transit, but it won’t be burdensome, we will be happy to assist! Then, the Moon in Gemini will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 10:42pm 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 3+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the sensitive Cancer Moon tomorrow…
(Monday 11/14/11)- Overnight, the Moon transitions into Cancer (exact at 2:19am EST). Good Cancer Moon activities are: anything to do with home and family, cooking, maternal/mothering, being emotional, crafts, sensitivity, empathy, finances, savings, and care-taking. Things to avoid are: holding grudges, feeling slighted (possibly with little or no cause), over sensitivity, emotional eating, stubbornness, and being grumpy. All of these themes will be highlighted over the next 2 ½ days. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine with”) Chiron (R) (the “Wounded Healer”) in Pisces (exact at 3:35am 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, the Moon in Cancer uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 4:06am 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). Then, the Moon in Cancer will form a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 5:28am 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! 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, the Moon in Cancer makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Aries (exact at 8:22am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:26pm EST). This can signify a (short) period of intensity. Someone could challenge you in an area where you are sensitive. Another possibility is that you may spend too much time analyzing instead of acting. Avoid underhanded tactics because someone will be more apt to notice.
(Tuesday 11/15/11)- 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.
Much like yesterday, today will consist of all Lunar transits. This is a good time to remind you that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. In the morning, the Moon in Cancer makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 7:49am 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. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 9:54am 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.
Later, the Sun in Scorpio will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Cancer (exact at 11:03pm 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!
(Wednesday 11/16/11)- Today will be a very busy astrological day! There will be 6 Moon transits and 2 planetary transits. Both planetary transits will involve Jupiter. Ready for a dash of luck & optimism? Just remember, with Mars’ involvement, don’t push your luck either…
Just after midnight, the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:22am 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. This will start a long 11+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into the proud sign of Leo. Next, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 7:51am 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, it would be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams. The Moon will transition into Leo (exact at 11:17am EST). Good activities to do when the Moon is in Leo are: anything to do with performing or theater, seeing a show, dressing up & looking nice, managing, feeling proud, entrepreneurial endeavors, gambling, playing games, routing for the underdog and taking care of children. Things to avoid are being too bossy, acting egotistical, and going over the top. All of these themes will be highlighted over the next 2 ½ days.
Then, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:31pm 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. Next, the Moon in Leo will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 12:54pm 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. Then, Venus in Sagittarius will form a slightly annoying sesquisquare to Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 1:01pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We will feel like being social around this time. However, we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name. Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! The same goes for speculative ventures. You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. Then, the Moon in Leo will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 4:33pm EST). Someone could challenge your beliefs at this time. It’s possible that you could find out someone within your group has been acting behind your back or is at odds with the greater good. Dealings with groups of people or legal matters are unfavorable around this time. Next, Mars in Virgo will form a beautiful flowing trine to optimistic Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 5:08pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Physical energy should be high today. This is a beneficial transit for any type of physical activity, exercise, physical therapy, and (especially) group sports. This is a day for action! This transit will also be favorable for career endeavors involving sales, law or legal issues, international dealings, organized religion, entrepreneurial endeavors, planning to further one’s education, humanitarian efforts, and possibly speculative endeavors. Relations with friend, siblings & groups of people will go smoothly. Be on the lookout for opportunity today! Lastly, Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:01pm 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).
(Thursday 11/17/11)- Today is a much quieter astrological day than yesterday! Only two (pleasant) Moon transits. Mercury and Venus are still traveling in a tight conjunction less than 1 degree apart. In the evening, the Moon in Leo makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 7:08pm 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. Then, the Moon in Leo forms a flowing trine with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 10:59pm 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!
(Friday 11/18/11)- Overnight, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 7:28am 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. Just after, Mercury in Sagittarius forms a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 7:29am 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. If you ever had interests in other cultures, religions, law, marketing, publishing, and/or travel; it would be a great time to explore these subjects. Use caution with overconfidence and avoid embellishment of the facts. The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook. Then, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Leo (exact at 10:09am 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 Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 2:05pm EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time. Especially since this will also enhance escapism (people with drug or alcohol issues will have trouble around this transit). This will start a 3+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 5:19pm 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 6:30pm 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 6:46pm 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. The Moon in Virgo makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 9:50pm 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.
(Saturday 11/19/11)- Just after midnight, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Virgo (exact at 12:12am EST). As with most Mars transits, I usually will recommend some form of physical exercise (yes, that includes gardening, working on the car, housework, etc.). This can increase physical vitality & health (and passion too). It is important to properly channel the excess energy; otherwise arguments and nitpicking could result. Then, the Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 3:32am 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 Virgo & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for gardening or connecting with nature. The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Virgo Moon….
Mark your calendars! Next week is busy!! Tuesday the Sun moves into Sagittarius (11/22), Thursday Mercury turns Retrograde on Thanksgiving Day (11/24), there will be a New Moon/Solar Eclipse on Friday (11/25) in the sign of Sagittarius, and on Saturday Venus moves into Capricorn (11/26)!!
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
Master NLP Hypnotherapy Life Coach
Ordained Minister (Non-Denominational) & Certified Spiritual Healer