Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Astro-Update! Holy Quincunx's!? Week of 3/25/12

As you may have seen from my other Blog entries, Mars (currently Retrograde) will be residing for an extended-stay in the sign of Virgo until July. Usually, Mars is only in each sign for 2-2 ½ months. It is interesting to me because, there has been an intestinal virus/stomach flu going around and spreading like wildfire. This has even been affecting cruise ships that had to dock and be disinfected due to the spread of the norovirus! Mars does influence inflammation and Virgo rules over the intestines and digestion. I also have several personal friends & acquaintances that are having flare-ups of their colitis and IBS issues. I was wondering if this was going to occur when Mars was in Virgo?! I would love to hear feedback from you, and you
Itcan leave comments at the bottom of the blog entry. I hope you enjoy your week!

My Schedule:

Monday & Thursdays – Phone/Skype. Intuitive Astrology Readings, Life Coaching, Hypnosis, & Remote Reiki Sessions.

Tuesdays & (1-Saturday Per Month) – Introductory Astrology Readings at Spirit Dancer 125 S. Winooski Ave in Burlington, VT.

Wednesday & Fridays – Intuitive Astrology Readings, Life Coaching, Hypnosis, & Reiki Sessions at 161 North Street in Burlington, VT. I have appointments between 2-7pm, so please give me a call to schedule. It is a two-story white house and there is ample parking in the back.

Current Planetary Positions:

Please reference the Blog entry on the date the planet went into that sign for an explanation.

Sun: Aries 3/20-4/19

Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.

Mercury: Pisces 3/23-4/16

Venus: Taurus 3/5-4/3

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: Pisces 2/3/12-3/31/25

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 Aries 3/12/12-4/4/12

Mars Retrograde in Virgo 1/23/12-4/13/12

Saturn Retrograde in Libra 2/7/12-6/25/12

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 3/25/12)- Today may be (astrologically speaking) the best day this week. There is going to be a Lunar Earth Trine involving Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto. Trines, in astrology, are very beneficial, as all of the planetary energy is fully in alignment. Very harmonious! It starts when, the Moon in Taurus forms a flowing trine with Mars (R) in Virgo (exact at 6:13am 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.

In the afternoon, the Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 12:58pm 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. Lastly, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter (R) both in Taurus (exact at 6:02pm EST) assisting us in feeling optimistic and upbeat. This is an ideal time to work with groups of people. It also highlights/benefits: travel (especially long distance), other cultures, higher education, law, publishing, advertising, sales, horses, and spirituality.

(Monday 3/26/12)- In the early morning, the Sun in Aries will form an uncomfortable square with Mars (R) in Virgo (exact at 1:39am 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). Just after, Mercury (R) in Pisces forms an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:09am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will not be a good time for communication or travel. There may be delays or obstacles with both. It is possible to experience solidarity. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. Don’t try to tackle too many things around this transit. A slow and steady approach is called for. Focus on one thing at a time, otherwise there is a good chance mistakes will be made or it will need to be done over anyway. It may be possible that we are slower than normal in learning something. Back-talking to someone in authority is a no-no.

In the afternoon, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Taurus (exact at 3:26pm 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.

(Tuesday 3/27/12)- 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.

Today there will be a mixed bag of Lunar energy today. Most of the Lunar energy will be highlighting the two quincunx’s that occurred yesterday. Be prepared for obstacles and delays when they happen and people may be a little bit more on edge or quite frankly grumpy around this time. Just after midnight, the Moon in Taurus will highlight the Mercury/Saturn quincunx that occurred yesterday. This will highlight obstacles and delays that were felt pertaining to communication and travel. Luckily, this will occur overnight. On top of that this will also be the beginning of a 6+ hour long void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into lively Gemini. 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. The Moon transitions into the communicative sign of Gemini (exact at 6:43am EST). Good Gemini Moon activities are: communication (including talking, emailing, faxing, writing, etc), working with your hands, interaction with others (especially siblings and teachers), learning something new, diversified interests, mental agility, inquisitiveness, travel, and reading. Things to avoid are: fickleness, information overload, starting too many things & not being able to finish them, hyper activity, talking too much, and indecisiveness. These are all themes that will last the next 2 ½ days. Just when it seemed the energy was going to pick up the Moon in Gemini forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune in Pisces (exact at 10:39am) 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.

Luckily, in the afternoon there will be a pleasant transit when the Moon in Gemini will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Aries (exact at 4:16pm 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. Then later on in the evening the Moon in Gemini will go on to highlight the quincunx between the Sun/Mars that occurred yesterday. Again, quincunx’s in astrology can cause obstacles and delays. It is best to lay low this evening and take it easy especially if you are in Aries or a Virgo!

(Wednesday 3/28/12)- Intensity and passion is the name of the game today. You will feel the effects of this even more strongly if you are Taurus or Capricorn. Overnight, the Moon in Gemini will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:04am 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).In the afternoon, Venus in Taurus will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 4:47pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This one could bring love/passion up close and personal. It could take the form of sexual tension, teasing in the form of flirtation (remember those school days?), jealousy (an unhealthy form of passion), etc. Pluto brings intensity and there is a possibly of obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances. We may be able to look below the surface and discover things about ourselves, others, or even our finances that we may have over-looked or not noticed previously. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas.

(Thursday 3/29/12)- Today may be a busy and somewhat complex astrological day. Things will start off rather upbeat with the combination of the moon being in Gemini and also Mercury having a positive interaction with Venus. Yet in the afternoon the Sun will be forming a difficult square with Pluto. This will continue the Pluto theme from yesterday and bring up feelings of intensity and possibly jealousy. Even though we will want to communicate (with the involvement of Mercury); it may be best to wait for better day. Perhaps next week when Mercury goes Direct?

In the afternoon, Mercury (R) in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Venus in Taurus (exact at 4:01pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles often present opportunity but may require some effort on your part to come to fruition. We may have love on the mind and want to talk about it! Artistic and social endeavors are favored. It may be possible to have a money-making idea (or opportunity). If you’re single, you will be drawn to an intelligent & witty person. If you are in a relationship, have fun laughing with your partner (maybe watch a comedy or go to a show)! You know what they say; your brain is the biggest sex organ! Then, the Moon in Gemini will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:04pm 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! This will start a 5+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the communicative sign of Gemini. Then, the Sun in Aries 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. Next, the Moon will transition into Cancer (exact at 7:07pm 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…. Lastly, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Pisces (exact at 11:05pm 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). If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time.

(Friday 3/30/12)- Today will consist entirely of Lunar transits. There will be six Moon transits; 3 out of the 6 will be positive. Another day of mixed astrological energy! Often times the Moon will highlight the larger planetary transits that are occurring. This is what is happening today; which will be a combination of some of yesterday's astrological energies and tomorrow's astrological energies. Unfortunately, the Moon in the morning will be highlighting the Mars/Uranus quincunx that will be occurring tomorrow AM. This will be a reminder of another set of obstacles that we may need to overcome. There could be lots of speed bumps in our road today. You will feel this much more strongly if you are a Virgo, Aries, or a Cancer.

In the afternoon, the Moon in Cancer will go on to highlight the Sun/Pluto square that occurred yesterday afternoon. This could bring up power struggles and aggressive attitudes. You may feel this more strongly if you are a Cancer, Aries, or Capricorn. Luckily we will end the day on a high note when, Moon in Cancer makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Taurus (exact at 8:41pm 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.

(Saturday 3/30/12)- The two big planetary transits that will occur today are both quincunx's (yet again). It begins in the morning when, Mars (R) in Virgo will form an annoying quincunx with Uranus in Aries (exact at 5:03am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Time to expect the unexpected! If you are normally impulsive, then a steady approach is best during this time. If you are normally sedate or in a rut, then use innovation to jolt yourself out of it. This can be a great time for innovation and sudden breakthroughs but make sure to think things through before you act. We may encounter someone that is oddly aggressive or not acting like themselves. I would just ignore their behavior (people may be a little “off” right now). Those prone to nervous conditions and anxiety may have difficulty around this transit.

Then in the afternoon, Venus in Taurus will make an annoying quincunx with Saturn in Libra (exact at 2:24pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually present themselves in the form of a block or obstacle. Attaining long-term goals, finances, and relationships may feel strained around this time. Definitely not a time to rush into things without tending to all the fine details. We may feel shy or hindered in expressing love or with our romantic feelings. Another possibility is that we may want to put our relationships into a category, but remember that emotions don’t always need to make sense!

Next week: On Tuesday (4/3) Venus will move into lively Gemini, then Mercury turns Direct on Wednesday (4/4), and Friday (4/6) the Full Moon will take place in Libra!! Mark your calendars!

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 (Interfaith) & Certified Spiritual Healer


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