I hope this week’s blog entry finds you well! I have exciting news to share with you! I will be featured on a local public TV show being interviewed by Gwendolyn Evans about Astrology. Featured in December there will be a Year of Review in Astrology, then all of January a new show will be airing about 2012! It will be airing: Wednesdays 11AM, Thursdays 9PM & Saturdays 8:30 AM. This show airs on the Comcast Cable network, Chanel 15, in the Greater Burlington-Vergennes and Colchester-St Albans areas. Gwendolyn Evans does Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive Readings & Reiki Healing and you can check her out at website: www.lovingself.net or her Blog: www.gwendolynscauldron.wordpress.com
It’s that time of year again! Just a reminder that I have Gift Certificates available for the Holidays. Do you have a friend or family member that needs some guidance...a Reading makes a perfect gift! I also have Gift Certificates available for Reiki, Hypnosis, and Life-Coaching!
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: Sagittarius 11/22-12/22, Capricorn 12/22-1/20/12
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 11/2-1/9/12
Venus: Capricorn 11/26-12/20, Aquarius 12/20-1/13/12
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.
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius 11/24/11-12/13/11
Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus 8/30/11-12/25/11
Coming up: Mercury turns Direct on 12/13/11 @ 8:43pm EST
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 12/11/11)- There will be a lot of astrological energy today! There will be 7 Moon transits and 1 planetary transit. Four out of the seven lunar transits will be favorable. Try to stay grounded! Overnight, the Moon in Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:05am 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 5:24am 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 (exact at 8:26am 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. 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. Next, the Moon in Cancer uncomfortably squares Uranus in Aries (exact at 9:40am 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 makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 9:49am 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. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) in Pisces (exact at 10:35am EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury (R) in Sagittarius (exact at 4:36pm 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, Mercury (R) in Sagittarius will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Venus in Capricorn (exact at 7:57pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Artistic and social endeavors are favored. The only caveat could be a foot-in-mouth situation or uncomfortable silences. Your idea of what is beautiful might not be the same as your friend/partner. Your friend may actually love that bright orange shag carpeting! If you’re single, you could meet a slightly awkward yet intelligent & witty person. Have fun laughing with your partner! Lastly, the Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:04pm 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.
(Monday 12/12/11)- 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 later morning, the Moon in Cancer will form a positive sextile with Mars in Virgo (exact at 11:08am 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!
Much later, the Moon in Cancer forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Capricorn (exact at 11:27pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 11:46pm 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).
(Tuesday 12/13/11)- 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, except when Mercury turns Direct later tonight! Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. The astrological day begins later in the morning when the Moon in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 11:05am 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 5+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into the proud sign of Leo.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 1:58pm 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 4:48pm 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 will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 5:56pm 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, the Moon in Leo will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Aries (exact at 6:00pm 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, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Chiron in Pisces (exact at 7:00pm 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. Mercury in Sagittarius turns Direct tonight (exact at 8:43pm EST)!! The temporary period of time that miscommunications and travel snafus run amuck, is now over. Unfortunately, it can take several days for Mercury to start traveling in a forward direction (it is Stationary right now), but this is certainly a step in the right direction! Hopefully you used the last three weeks to review and re-evaluate what is working and what is not. Toward the end of the week we should feel the cloud of confusion lift as we begin a new Mercurial Phase! It depends where Mercury/Sagittarius falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Lastly, the Moon in Leo makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 11:53pm 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.
(Wednesday 12/14/11)- Today may have a slow or dragging quality to it. We may find ourselves watching the clock more than usual. There will be one Lunar transit when the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 5:05am 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). The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Leo Moon….
(Thursday 12/15/11)- In the late morning, the Sun in Sagittarius will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Leo (exact at 11:06am 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! Just after, the Moon in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Capricorn (exact at 11:52am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 5:50pm 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. Then, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune in Aquarius (exact at 8:20pm 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 2+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 10:58pm 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. In the last minutes of the day, the Moon in Virgo makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 11:55pm 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.
(Friday 12/16/11)- Just after midnight, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Aries (exact at 12:08am 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 Virgo forms a stressful opposition with Chiron in Pisces (exact at 1:13am 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! The Moon in Virgo will go onto make an annoying square to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 6:36am EST). Ironically, the planet Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini. This transit will normally cause miscommunication, but with Mercury’s involvement it will be doubly so! So use caution in how you communicate with others. Then, the Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 10:55am 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. Later in the morning, Mars in Virgo will make a slightly awkward sesquisquare with Jupiter in Taurus (exact at 11:02am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Use caution with over spending, over confidence, and taking unnecessary risks with this transit. Place your energy (and you may plenty of it) into positive pursuits….just don’t go chasing rainbows either! The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Virgo Moon….
(Saturday 12/17/11)- Just after midnight, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Virgo (exact at 2:34am 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 Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Virgo (exact at 7:48pm 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, the Moon in Virgo forms a flowing trine with Venus in Capricorn (exact at 9:29pm 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! This will be the start of a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until it transitions into the romantic sign of Libra tomorrow….
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