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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
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Scorpio 10/13-11/2, Sagittarius 11/2-1/9/12
Venus: Scorpio 10/8-11/2, Sagittarius 11/2-11/26
Mars: Leo 9/18-11/10, 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
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces 6/3/11-12/10/11
Chiron Retrograde in Pisces 6/8/11-11/10/11
Coming up: Neptune turns Direct on 11/9/11 and
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 (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 10/30/11)- There will be all Moon transits today. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius forms a flowing trine with Mars in Leo (exact at 2:03am 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 Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 9:30am 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 3+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into practical Capricorn. 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn (exact at 12:39pm 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 1:52pm 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 Capricorn uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 2:53pm 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 9:19pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:58pm 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.
Overnight, the Moon in Capricorn will positively sextile the Sun in Scorpio (exact at 1:34am 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?
In the evening, Venus in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 5:19pm 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 (hopefully you have the day off)! Creativity, music, art, films, etc. will be favored. It is possible this could make us a little dreamy, sleepy, or fuzzy around this time. It may be hard to wake up this morning. People with drug or alcohol issues could experience some issues.
(Tuesday 11/1/11)- 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.
Are you still feeling fuzzy from yesterday's Venus/Neptune liaison? Well today is not going to get much better. Mercury is forming the same square with Neptune today. This is definitely not a good time to sign contracts or to make very important business or legal decisions. I will say that the Moon will be ending the day on a positive note with three pleasant sextiles in a row!
Early in the morning, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:15am 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. Then, Mercury in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Aquarius (exact at 4:37am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Be very careful (especially) with business dealings today. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! Review all fine print closely and if possible put off signing any contracts. We will want to idealize people/situations around this time. To put it bluntly, we could be more susceptible to manipulation or someone fibbing to get their way. On the positive side: creativity, intuition, and imagination will be increased too. Next, the Moon in Capricorn makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Leo (exact at 8:58am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Scorpio (exact at 3:55pm 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 5:00pm EST). It is likely that we could receive compliments on how we look or dress. It will be easy to interact with others. This transit is positive for both relationships/love and finances. This will also be the beginning of a short 1+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into unique Aquarius (exact at 6:08pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 8:24pm 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.
(Wednesday 11/2/11)- Remember, I am available for private Astrological/Life Coaching sessions between 2-7pm today please call or e-mail me to schedule an appointment!
Today will consist entirely of Lunar transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 2:53am 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, Venus (the ruler of love & finances) will transition into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 4:51am EST). Words and phrases to describe Sagittarius are: “I See!”, Mutable/Fire, traveler, wanderer, freedom, honest, expansive, argumentative, horses, law, philosopher, and generally easy-going. Jupiter is the ruling planet & it’s associated with the hips, thigh, muscles, and sciatic nerve. Its metal is tin. Stones: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and Turquoise. Jupiter is the ruling planet & it’s associated with the hips, thigh, muscles, and sciatic nerve. Our love life will take on a new sense of adventure during the next 3+ weeks. If you are single, it will be possible to meet someone while you are traveling or this person could be foreign or from another culture. Certainly we may be more willing to take risks right now including how we choose invest or spend our money. Couples should spend time planning or taking a vacation. Sports and outdoor activities could become another bonding activity. Venus in Sagittarius is often honest to a fault, if not downright blunt. People will be inclined to argue or debate politics, religion, law, or philosophy right now. All of this activity may lack romance, but certainly won’t be boring! Venus will transition into business-minded Capricorn on 11/26/11.
In the afternoon the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Aquarius (exact at 12:38pm 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. Just after, Mercury (ruler of communication & travel) will transition into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 12:54pm EST). (See the description above under Venus to get a more details about Sagittarius). I personally think the Mercury (the planet of communication, travel, & metal processes) is quite comfortable in the sign of Sagittarius. Over the next 2+ months, we will want to expand our intellect. Sagittarian’s are known for constantly wanting to learn new things. Travel will be on our minds and this would be a good time to plan for a trip. Keep in mind that Mercury will be going Retrograde again for the 3rd and final time this year on 11/24/11. If you are planning a trip, it would be best to wrap up all of those details before the Retrograde period begins. People may want to argue their beliefs and may be firm in their positions around this time. Although Sagittarius’ are known for their honesty….people may be a little too blunt (so if you don’t want to know, then don’t ask!). International affairs may take on greater importance right now. This is an excellent time to work on publishing, advertising, marketing, and sales endeavors. Mercury will move into business-minded Capricorn on 1/9/12. Lastly, Venus in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:52pm 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 wounds.
(Thursday 11/3/11)- We start off the day with two very pleasant trines to Uranus. This whole week has been about Venus and Mercury. Both love and communication will certainly be highlighted today however there may be an element of surprise waiting around the corner! Overnight, Venus in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 3:54am 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 today! 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! Then, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a beautiful flowing trine to Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 9:58am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will set the stage for surprising insights and ideas on new ways to do things. This transit increases clairvoyance and channeling. Exchange of thoughts and information may come at lightning speed around this time. Brilliant ideas! You may not need much caffeine today. In fact, I would use caution with all stimulants around this time (and that includes sugar)….as we could be feeling downright jittery without much assistance!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 1:06pm 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, Mercury in Sagittarius square the “Wounded Healer” Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:52pm 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. It is possible that we could encounter a hurtful person (or you could be hurtful to someone else). Forgiveness (or the need to forgive) often accompanies this transit. Next, the Moon in Aquarius will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Leo (exact at 8:06pm 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! Lastly, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune (R) both in Aquarius (exact at 11:40pm 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. This will begin a short 3+ hour void-of-course Moon transit cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the dreamy sign of Pisces tomorrow…
(Friday 11/4/11)- I am available for private Astrological/Life Coaching sessions between 2-7pm today please call or e-mail me to schedule an appointment!
Today will consist entirely of Moon transits. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration that planetary transits. The Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces (exact at 3:18am 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. Then, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron (R) both in Pisces (exact at 4:36am 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 Pisces forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 8:02am 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. Then, the Moon in Pisces will square Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 8:33am 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 morning, the Moon in Pisces makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 11:56am 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 Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto Capricorn (exact at 2:06pm) 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.
(Saturday 11/5/11)- As you know, this entire week has been about Venus and Mercury and today is no exception. They will both form and annoying quincunx with Jupiter. Now is not the time to press our luck. Early in the morning, the Sun in Scorpio will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Pisces (exact at 4:05am 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 begin a very long 21+ hour long void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the moon transitions into powerful Aries on Sunday afternoon!!
In the afternoon, Venus in Sagittarius will form an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 2:52pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We may feel like being social around this time, but there might be something getting in the way of joining the group. It’s possible that 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! You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. This would not be a beneficial time for trying to get a loan (especially for education) or legal matters. Then, Mercury in Sagittarius forms an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 5:13pm 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.
Overnight will be daylight saving time. Time to set your clocks back one hour!!
Mark your calendars! On Wednesday (11/9) Neptune will turn Direct, and on Thursday (11/10) there will be a Full Moon in the sign of Taurus and Mars will transition into Virgo.
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
Master NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner) Hypnotherapy Life Coach
Ordained Minister & Certified Spiritual Healer (Inter-Faith)