I hope this week’s blog entry finds you well! I have exciting news to share with you! Starting now until the end of January, I will be featured on a local public TV show being interviewed by Gwendolyn Evans about Astrology. 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
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 11/2-1/9/12
Venus: Capricorn 11/26-12/20
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
Uranus Retrograde in Aries 7/9/11-12/10/11
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 11/30/11)- Overnight, the Moon in Capricorn makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 1:01am 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. Next, the Moon in Capricorn will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:26am 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn forms a flowing trine with Mars in Virgo (exact at 11:23am 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.
Lastly, Venus in Capricorn will form a flowing trine to Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 4:23pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite transits! This will bring luck/opportunity with both love and finances! This will be beneficial for group gatherings and social events too. If I were a betting woman (which I am), this would be a good time to buy a lottery ticket. (Sorry, but I am not responsible for any losses nor am I condoning gambling-LOL). Venus transits encourage us to get outside and be close to nature, enjoy art, and admire beauty in all its splendid forms.
(Monday 11/28/11)- There will be only 1 Moon transit today. Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Later in the evening, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:01pm 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 also be the beginning of an 8+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into practical Capricorn 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.
(Tuesday 11/29/11)- 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.
Overnight, the Moon transitions into unique Aquarius (exact at 2:02am 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. Then, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 3:16am 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. Next, the Moon in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 4:50am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius will positively sextile the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 3:09pm 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? Lastly, the Moon in Aquarius makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Virgo (exact at 6:07pm 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 morning, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile to Mercury (R) in Sagittarius (exact at 8:36am 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.
In the afternoon, Mercury (R) in Sagittarius forms a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 2:34pm 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.
(Thursday 12/1/11)- Overnight, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 1:37am 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 makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune both in Aquarius (exact at 6:27am 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…. Next, Venus will conjunct powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:51am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is power in love, pure and simple. Sensitivity may be high, as emotions will be felt more strongly. We may be more open to probing our darker side and are willing to embrace our subconscious. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in the area(s) of love/finances. Actually things could get fairly steamy & passionate. However, Pluto is still prone to having a dark side. Avoid: obsessing (or being too intense), using subversive tactics, jealousies, hidden fears, and manipulation. The Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces (exact at 9:45am 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 11:25am 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 makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 12:23pm 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. Later in the evening, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto Capricorn (exact at 9:54pm) 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. It may be possible to have intense dreams while you are sleeping. Lastly, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Venus in Capricorn (exact at 11:19pm 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.
(Friday 12/2/11)- I am available for private Astrological/Life Coaching sessions between 2-7pm today please call or e-mail me to schedule an appointment!
In the morning, the Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Pisces (exact at 4:52am 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 Pisces will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Virgo (exact at 5:02am 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! Next, the Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Virgo (exact at 8:08am EST). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Unfortunately, this may set the tone for the day (at least the beginning part). So make sure you are well prepared because delays could block our path. It seems the more we assert ourselves and the harder we try, the more resistance will be felt. The best advice I can give around this transit is, leave your ego at home! There could be a lot of aggressive attitudes, competitiveness, ego-centric behavior, arguments, temper tantrums, and quick judgments around this time. There may also be an increase in accidents (please be careful while driving & allow extra time to get to your destination). The lessons learned will be fortuitist in the long run. We may have a lot of extra energy, so make sure it is channeled properly (like with exercise).
In the afternoon, the Moon in Pisces forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury (R) in Sagittarius (exact at 1:06pm 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. This will begin a long 19+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the moon transitions into powerful Aries on Saturday night!!
(Saturday 12/3/11)- In the early morning, the Sun in Sagittarius will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:59am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. People may be in a more serious mood around this time. This can be a time of pessimism, feeling “the blues”, or even loneliness. Try to avoid being overly critical and hard on yourself (or others). It is also possible to clash with someone older than yourself (especially father figures or someone in authority). Best to concentrate on: work, organization, BALANCE, joint enterprises, goal setting, and details.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:48pm 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. The Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 8:51pm 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. Lastly, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Uranus both in Aries (exact at 10:11pm 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. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams.
Mark your calendars! Next Saturday (12/10) Uranus turns Direct in the sign of Aries and there will be a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse when the Moon is in Gemini.
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)