You may have heard a lot about the Uranus/Pluto square. It will be the most intense on June 24th and September 19th in 2012. However, this jarring astrological transit will be in the background throughout all of 2012-2015 forming 7 squares total. The last time Uranus/Pluto formed a troubling square was in the early 1930s around the time of the Great Depression and when Hitler was at the height of his power. These are certainly interesting times that we live in! Please feel free to watch my astrological video to learn more!
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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: Cancer 6/20-7/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Leo 6/25-8/31
Venus: Gemini 4/3-8/7
Mars: Virgo 11/10-7/3/12, Libra 7/3-8/23
Jupiter: 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.
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn 4/10/12-9/18/12
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces 6/4/12-11/11/12
Chiron Retrograde in Pisces 6/12/12-11/13/12
Coming Up: Uranus will turn Retrograde in Aries on 7/13-12/13 and Mercury will turn Retrograde in Leo on 7/14-8/8!!
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 7/1/12)- Today will consist mostly of Lunar transits. Keep in mind that Moon transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 1:05am EST). Sometimes this can zap our self-confidence. Conversely, we could also feel a little too confident and over state our abilities (possibly over promising). Just remember you won’t always feel this way and there are only so many hours in a day….it is OK to say no! Then, the Moon in Sagittarius makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Leo (exact at 3:11am 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. Next, the Moon in Sagittarius forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Gemini (exact at 6:42am 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. Next, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus in Aries (exact at 7:52am 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. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams). The Moon in Sagittarius will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Cancer (exact at 10:35am 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).
In the afternoon, Venus in Gemini will make a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 12:33pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Saturn’s influence is sobering to Venus. Attaining long-term goals, finances, and relationships may feel strained around this time. 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! The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Sagittarian Moon….
(Monday 7/2/12)- In the morning, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 7:08am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Virgo (exact at 6:21pm EST). As with all Mars transits, I recommend doing something physical or exercising around this time (gardening, housework, working on the car, etc. all count!). Sexuality can be enhanced around this transit. Did you ever have a moment where circumstances seem like they are conspiring against you? Often, this transit results in a culmination of things that can be annoying. Sometimes small irritations or quarrels can result. This will also be the beginning very short void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into 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. The Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn (exact at 6:51pm EST). Themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, discipline, structure, work, goal setting, drive, public ambition, and tradition. Try to avoid: workaholic tendencies, coldness, and using people for personal gain. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn forms a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 11:39pm 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?
(Tuesday 7/3/12)- I will not be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today.
Overnight we will experience three quincunx’s with Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus. We could experience many blockages especially before 8am EST time hopefully we will be sleeping and could avoid that astrological energy. In the morning, the Moon will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 8:12am 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.
Mars (the God of War) will travel into diplomatic Libra (exact at 8:32am EST). Mars influences our actions, expression of anger, aggression, ego (both in and out of power), energy, courage, confidence, self-reliance, boldness, violence, destructiveness, cruelty, and often dictates the type of person that we will be sexually attracted to. It’s medical associations are: red blood cells, tolerance for pain, muscular energy, inflammation, and fevers. Mars is like our engine…it makes us go, go, go! Words and phrases to describe Libra are: “I Balance!”, Cardinal/Air, fairness, beauty (did I say Beauty?), partnership, aesthetics, creativity, harmony, indecision, dependence, fickle, and gracious. Libras make great judges because they are often able to see both sides. Its physical associations are the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. Its metal is Copper. Stones: Quartz, Marble, Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, and Rose Quartz. We just moved through a period of time when Mars was in the perfectionist sign of Virgo and now we will have the chance to practice fairness when it resides in Libra! We will become a little more relationship oriented, diplomatic, and fair. Libra’s generally hate to be alone, and do much better if they are in a relationship or if they live with someone else (it does not have to have romantic ties). Therefore, if you are single, you may be thinking about connecting with another around this time. For couples in a relationship, it would be a great time to bring some romance back into the relationship. Libra is famous for its indecision they will often vacillate for a long time before finally making a decision. We may be more fickle around this time. We won’t enjoy confrontation and may even tell small white lies to avoid it. This might not feel all that comfortable since Mars is about action and aggression…this could lead to passive-aggressiveness or simply biting our tongues a lot. Certainly we will have a deeper appreciation for love, art, and beauty over the next month and a half! If you work in the arts or a job that requires creativity; then you may be “in the zone” right now. It depends where Mars/Libra falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Mars will transition into the passionate sign of Scorpio on 8/23/12.
Just after, the Moon in Capricorn uncomfortably squares Uranus in Aries (exact at 8:45am 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, Venus in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 11:45am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually bring an obstacle or delay. This is will bring trouble on the love/passion forefront. The object of our affections may be inaccessible around this time. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas. Pluto brings intensity and there is a possibly of obsessing (or being too intense) about love/finances.
In the afternoon, the Full Moon is at its height in the sign of hard-working Capricorn (exact at 2:52pm EST)! The Full Moon in July is often called the Full Buck Moon, the Full Thunder Moon, and the Full Hay Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Cancer). Capricorn in general is a business-oriented sign. This could indicate a reconciling between business and family demands. Are you having trouble balancing your career versus home life? Do you only call people when you want or need something from them? How do you know when you have attained success and what does that success look like? Do embrace people with open arms or you more formal than that keeping them at a distance? What are your goals and are you a goal-oriented person or do you tend to float through life simply reacting to what is happening around you? These questions/themes will be highlighted now. It depends where the Moon/Capricorn & Sun/Cancer falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Full Moons astrologically are considered to be a time of culmination or endings. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for family, friends, and humanity.
(Wednesday 7/4/12)- Happy Birthday America! "The greatest lesson we can learn from the past…. is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world" ~unknown
Today there will be literally a smorgasbord of astrological and planetary energy. Therefore, I am not going to cover all of the different transits and just focus on the main events. Essentially both Mercury and Venus are going to be highlighting the Uranus/Pluto square. This will be highlighting both communication and relations with close loved ones. Overnight, Mercury in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 2:19am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually will manifest in the form of a block or obstacle. It may be harder to access deeper thoughts around this time. This is actually a better time for superficial activities. Keep things light! Not a good time to do research or to “dig below the surface”. Outside influences could affect you and present situations beyond our control. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 8:25am 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 be the beginning of a long 12-hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into Aquarius later today. Next, Mercury in Leo will form a positive sextile with Venus in Gemini (exact at 9:26am 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!
In the afternoon, Mercury in Leo will form a beautiful flowing trine to Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 1:53pm 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! Then, the Moon transitions into Aquarius (exact at 8:26pm 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, Venus in Gemini will form a positive sextile to Uranus Aries (exact at 10:36pm 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 tonight! 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!
(Thursday 7/5/12)- In the morning, the Moon in Aquarius makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 5:12am 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. In the late morning to early afternoon, the Moon will highlight yesterday's planetary energies highlighting communication and relations of loved ones.
In the evening, the Moon in Aquarius will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Cancer (exact at 8:58pm 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). Lastly, Mercury in Leo will form an annoying quincunx with “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Pisces (R) (exact at 2:13pm 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. Forgiveness (or the need to forgive) may be just out of reach, but that is exactly what is needed. This may involve more of an intellectual process, but we may have difficulty in discussing it with others. If you are having trouble communicating around this time with others…this may be a good time to start or continue writing in your journal. At least you will be able to get things off your chest in a healthy way.
(Friday 7/6/12)- Today will be an astrologically quiet day with only one Moon transit in the late morning. The Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn (R) in Libra (exact at 11:49am 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 be the beginning of a long 12+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until tomorrow morning when the Moon transitions into the sign of Pisces…
(Saturday 7/7/12)- Overnight, the Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces (exact at 12:29am 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 makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune (R) both in Pisces (exact at 5:40am 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. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams. Next, the Moon in Pisces will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 10:40am 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 Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 3:04pm) 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. Then, the Moon in Pisces will square Venus in Gemini (exact at 5:29pm 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. Next, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron (R) both in Pisces (exact at 5:37pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Then, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Leo (exact at 7:43pm 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? Lastly, Venus in Gemini will form an uncomfortable square with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:49pm 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 found 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 Friday (7/13) Uranus turns Retrograde in Aries, and on Saturday (7/14) Mercury turns Retrograde in Leo!
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, child star, 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)