Sunday, June 10, 2012

Astro-Update! Jupiter into Gemini! Week of 6/10/12

My Schedule:
Monday & Thursdays – Phone/Skype. Intuitive Astrology Readings, Life Coaching, Hypnosis, & Remote Reiki Sessions.
Tuesdays – 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: Gemini 5/20-6/20
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Cancer 6/7-6/25
Venus: Gemini 4/3-8/7
Mars: Virgo 11/10-7/3/12
Jupiter: Taurus 6/4/11-6/12/12, Gemini 6/12/12-6/27/13
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.
Saturn Retrograde in Libra 2/7/12-6/25/12
Venus Retrograde in Gemini 5/15/12-6/27/12
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn 4/10/12-9/18/12
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces 6/4/12-11/11/12
Coming Up: Chiron turns Retrograde in Pisces 6/12/12-11/13/12 

Keep in mind while you read this Blog that 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.  The effects of a transit are often felt as long as a day or two (or even longer).  The energy is usually felt more strongly during the time leading up to the height and then it slowly starts to dissipate after.  It’s important to remember that Moon transits tend to last a shorter period of time than planetary transits.  I will no longer be including every transit that occurs, but rather highlighting the most dominant transit (to make the Blog a little easier to read, in response to reader feedback!). 
(Sunday 6/10/12)-  Today will be a mostly easy-going Astrological day. There will be four Moon transits. This is a good time to remind you that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits.  Overnight, the Moon in Pisces makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Cancer (exact at 1:11am 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 Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 7:34am) helping us to connect with what is going on under the surface.  If you are 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.  Next, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron both in Pisces (exact at 9:29am 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 will square Venus (R) in Gemini (exact at 3:16pm 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.  

(Monday 6/11/12)-  Today will be very busy Astrological day!! There are a few major astrological events that will occur on this day. Firstly, Mercury will aspect the Uranus/Pluto square that will be taking place on June 24th, Jupiter will move into Gemini (for one year), and Chiron will turn Retrograde (for 5 months)!  On top of that, the entire day will be under the influence of a void-of-course Moon cycle which is not very conducive to forward movement.  You can see that this is a start to several new cycles. Whenever a new cycle starts, I often say that that is when we usually feel it the strongest (at least until we get used to the new energy).  There could be a generalized uneasiness felt on a global level.  Things are shifting and change is in the air…. 

Overnight, the Moon in Pisces will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Virgo (exact at 3:16am 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!  This energy is not very conducive to sleeping…  Next, the Sun in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Pisces (exact at 6:41am 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.  This will begin a very long 17+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into powerful Aries tomorrow evening!  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 big event will occur when the planet Jupiter will transition into communicative Gemini for the next year (exact at 1:22pm EST)! Jupiter (the traditional ruler of Sagittarius) rules over luck, optimism, expansiveness, religion (and spirituality), abundance, reversals in fortune, law, long distance/foreign travel, higher education, books, printing, publishing, marketing, horses, and really anything affecting the masses. Jupiter’s physical associations are: fat, tumors, pancreas, liver, plaque, cholesterol, hips, thighs, and insulin. Jupiter is considered to be the most beneficial planet in an astrological chart. However, it is also associated with over-confidence, conceit, mass epidemics, extravagance, and fanaticism.  Words and phrases to describe Gemini (Mercury) are: “I Think!”,  Mutable/Air, communication, writing, media, talking, duality (the twins), diversified interests, “jack of all trades”, travel, shallowness, witty, quick, intellect, multi-tasker, gossip, designer, nervousness, moodiness and chatty.  The body parts it’s associated with are: hands, arms, shoulders, nervous system and lungs.  Its metal is Mercury and Stones are: Agate, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl, and White Sapphire. 
During the next year we will be moving away from a time of focusing on materialism and stability (Taurus) to communication and social endeavors (Gemini).  Jupiter's cycles are important and can affect us in a variety of different ways. With Gemini's influence, we are going to be more apt to be social during this timeframe.  Gemini is all about communication and sometimes it's hyper-communication. Phone calls, e-mails, social media, cell phones, texting, etc. will all take center stage and become a focal point.  This will be a very busy year and education, writing, lectures, travel, importing/exporting, and even mail order and on-line businesses may see an increase during this time.  Certainly, this will pick up as we approach the 2012 elections.  The only thing is, there may be a lot of chatter but make sure that there is substance as well. Gemini tends to cover a lot of ground skimming the surface along the way. Have you ever heard the expression “jack of all trades master of none”? We could be bombarded with the news and various stories. Even gossip could be at an all time high around this time. We could be in for some interesting scandals!  New in interesting ways to experience travel could be explored and we may hear about more trouble in the airline business.  There will certainly be an increase in social endeavors and you may receive (more than usual) invitations for parties, networking, or events.  Just remember, Jupiter acts as an amplifier (too much of a good thing). Therefore, we could also be a little more scattered around this time.  Keep a close eye on your calendar and be sure to record appointments and other social commitments. Use an active worksheet of things to do and more importantly remove items that are not top priority. I am always advising to my Gemini's during astrological readings to pursue exercise as an outlet for all of their mental energy. Whenever you're feeling out of your body it is important to make that physical connection and doing so through exercise is a very quick way to achieve this. What do I mean by out of your body? Have you ever felt like you were walking around and your feet weren't even touching the ground, you are little bit more clumsy than normal, your thoughts were cycling and mind was racing, having trouble sleeping, not paying attention to what you're doing, forgetting important things, etc.  A good way to get that mental energy to quiet is through connecting with your physical self.  We may need it over this next year as things become a little bit busier or even hectic. Luckily we'll have lots of friends and family around to share with!  It is important to know where Jupiter/Gemini is located in your natal chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. 

In the afternoon, Mercury will be forming a less than favorable aspect with the Uranus/Pluto square that will be coming to a height in two weeks (6/24).  With Mercury's involvement of course this is going to be affecting communication and travel.  Mercury in Cancer will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Aries (exact at 1:41pm EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  These two planets are sort-of the “live wires” of the zodiac.  People with ADD, hyper activity, anxiety, nervous conditions, etc., may have difficulty around this time.  We may get ideas or sudden insights, but we may be too scattered to stop and think them through.  There is a possibility that you may encounter someone that serves as inspiration.  Awakening.  There could be sudden changes in our plans, travel snafus, and issues surrounding just remain flexible!  Next, Mercury in Cancer will form it’s yearly opposition with intense Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:04pm EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  Oppositions are usually stressful.  People may be grumpy!  It is possible that you could encounter a sneaky, secretive person around this time.  You don’t appreciate it and you will probably tell them too!  Watch what you say; there is definitely power associated with words right now!  This can bring up jealousies, paranoia, hidden fears, etc.  Definitely use caution with business dealings around this time.  This would not be a good time for the US to set nuclear policies (Pluto rules over nuclear, terrorism, and fanaticism)….Um can someone send this to the White House?  (LOL)  OK, on the upside it would be a good time to whisper sweet-nothings into your partner’s ear.  Use words to arouse passion (the good kind!). 

Then, Chiron (“The Wounded healer”) will turn Retrograde in the sign of Pisces (exact at 11:11pm EST).  (Retrograde meaning:  As all planets orbit around one another, they do so at different rates.  Long ago Astronomers/Astrologers believed that the planets seemed to slow down and eventually reverse their orbit.  This in fact, is an optical illusion caused by different orbit speeds, when viewed from Earth.  This process is called a Retrograde in Astrology.  In interpretation it means that the planet is somewhat weakened and the energies are harder to access).  Chiron turns Retrograde today and it will remain Retrograde for the next five months.   In astrology, Chiron is associated with healing, medicine, the mind/body/spirit connection, teaching, reoccurring problems in our life, and music.  This will be a time to review those matters.   You would need to know where Chiron/Pisces falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level.  

(Tuesday 6/12/12)-  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.

Just after midnight, the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 12:21am 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.  Just after, the Moon in Aries makes a positive sextile with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 12:34am 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, Mercury in Cancer will form a flowing trine with (the “Wounded Healer) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:08am EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.   This is an indication that talking/communication could heal old wounds.  Are you wearing your heart on your sleeve?  This is a beneficial transit if you need to give a speech or to teach something.  It will be easier to convey your thoughts & ideas around this time (especially if you speak from the heart).  

In the afternoon, the Moon in Aries will highlight the Mercury/Uranus/Pluto transit that took place yesterday.  This will just reinforce those energies.  Please feel free to read that Blog entry for more details.  Lastly, we end the day on a high note when, the Moon in Aries will form a positive sextile with Venus (R) in Gemini (exact at 7:37pm 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. 

(Wednesday 6/13/12)-  If you have been reading my Blog entries during the last few days there has been somewhat of a scattered feeling of the planetary energies. Today however, will have a much more stabilizing effect. It starts when the Sun in Gemini will form a flowing trine with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:12am EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  This transit gives us discipline and helps us to tackle projects.  If there has been something that you have been avoiding, like an organizational project, now is the time!  There is a reason that Saturn’s nickname is the “task master”.  This would also be an excellent day to start a diet or other health regime.  It will help us to get along better with father figures or male authority figures too. 
In the afternoon, the Moon in Aries makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Virgo (exact at 4:43pm 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.  Then, the Moon in Aries will have its monthly opposition with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 9:55pm EST).  Luckily the duration of this event is short and the height may occur while we are sleeping.  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’s possible that our feelings may get in the way of responsibility.  Lastly, the Moon in Aries will positively sextile the Sun in Gemini (exact at 11:09pm 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?  This will be the beginning of a long 12+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end in the tomorrow afternoon when the Moon transitions into practical Taurus….  

(Thursday 6/14/12)-  Today will be a very "light" astrological day. There will be only one lunar transit after the Moon transitions into Taurus!  

In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 12:22pm EST).  Positive Taurus Moon activities are: focusing on organizing your finances, clipping coupons, decorating, designing, sensuality, cooking & eating luscious foods, organizing your home, massage, singing, and comfort.  Try to avoid: laziness, relaxing too much, stubbornness, obstinacy and being too stuck in your ways.  These will be the lunar themes over the next 2 days.  Later, the Moon in Taurus forming a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:42pm 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 around this transit.  Anyone have rose-colored glasses?  The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Taurus Moon…..

(Friday 6/15/12)-  Today there will be a few, pleasant Moon transits.  Keep in mind that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits.  We could use an astrological break so to speak, from the planetary onslaughts that occurred earlier in the week.  With the Moon in Taurus, this will be an ideal weekend to garden and be outdoors in nature! 

Overnight, the Moon in Taurus will form a flowing trine to Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 5:53am 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.  Next, the Moon in Taurus forms a positive sextile with (the “Wounded Healer”) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:12am 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 evening, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile to Mercury in Leo (exact at 8:00pm 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.

(Saturday 6/16/12)-  Overnight, Mercury in Cancer forms a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 3:13am 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 Moon in Taurus forms a flowing trine with Mars in Virgo (exact at 8:09am 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. This will be the start of a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until early tomorrow morning that will and when the Moon transitions into lively Gemini….

In the early evening, Venus (R) in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:26pm 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.  I recently fall this saying and thought it was fitting “Remember, an EX is an EX for a reason…. To serve as an EX-ample of what you don't want”! 

Mark your calendars! Next week: Tuesday the New Moon in Gemini (6/19), and Wednesday the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer marking Summer Solstice (6/20)!!

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 intuitive 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)

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