You may have heard a lot about the Uranus/Pluto square. It will be the most intense on June 24th and September 19th of 2012. However, this jarring astrological transit will be in the background throughout all of 2012-2015. 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: Leo 7/22-8/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Leo 6/25-8/31
Venus: Gemini 4/3-8/7, Cancer 8/7-9/6
Mars: 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.
Mercury Retrograde in Leo on 7/14/12-8/8/12!!
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
Uranus Retrograde in Aries on 7/13/12-12/13/12
Coming Up: Mercury turns Direct in Leo on 8/8/12!
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 7/29/12)- Astrologically speaking today should be smooth sailing. The only exception being the Saturn/Chiron sesquisquare that will occur later in the evening. Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile with Mars in Libra (exact at 1:23am 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!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Sagittarius forms its monthly opposition to Venus in Gemini (exact at 3:07pm 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. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 5:01pm 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. This will also be the beginning of a long 10+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into practical Capricorn early tomorrow morning. 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. Lastly, Saturn in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Chiron (R) “the Wounded Healer” in Pisces (exact at 9:56pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. In fact, we may feel this for a week or more. Old pains, past situations and previous hurts could come back around this time. Was there something that you did only half-way or weren’t as thorough as usual? This is not the time to cut corners. There could be trouble with male authority or father figures. Unfortunately healing and forgiveness may be hard to access right now; except that is exactly what is needed! The height of this transit will be experienced today, but maybe felt as long as a week.
(Monday 7/30/12)- 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. Much of the day will be under the influence of this transit when the Sun in Leo will form an uncomfortable quincunx with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 3:09am). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Quincunxes usually denote a period of time where we can experience obstacles, delays, or blockages. 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. This is a time where we may want to get deep and explore our subconscious but everyone around us wants to keep it superficial. We may feel passionate, but for some reason may not be able to express our passion. Just remember: "It is the nature of the ego to take, and the nature of the spirit to share." ~Proverb. Just after, the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn (exact at 3:29am 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn forming a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:30am 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? If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time.
In the afternoon, there will be several Lunar transits that will be highlighting the Sun/Pluto quincunx that occurred earlier today and two planetary transits that will be occurring tomorrow. Please feel free to refer to them for more information. The Moon in Capricorn forms a positive sextile with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:04pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound! Later in the day, the Moon in Capricorn will form an annoying quincunx Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 8:23pm EST). This is a time where you could feel disconnected from the group. Someone could challenge your beliefs around this time. Our optimism or self-confidence may be a little low. This is not a time to rely on luck. Don’t worry, this will be temporary!
(Tuesday 7/31/12)- I will be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today between 3:00-6:00pm (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.
Today could be a very beneficial astrological day, especially the first two planetary transits. It starts overnight when the Sun in Leo will form a beautiful flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 1:21am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Ready for some inspiration, excitement, or change? This could be a time that you will discover a new way to do something or break from old habits. You could meet someone that is creative (or unique) and could serve as your muse. Try to get out and enjoy nature and is also positive for athletics. A good time to go with the flow…..you never know, something wonderful could happen! Then, Venus in Gemini will form a flowing trine with Saturn in Libra (exact at 3:38am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Discipline and organization are required. This transit will be permeated by seriousness. This probably won’t be a time of busy social activities. But the invites that you do get, will most likely be from your oldest and dearest friends. If you are willing to put in the hard work around this time, you have the will to accomplish a lot! Any delays that are experienced will be for the better (but you might not feel that way at the time). This is an auspicious time for finances, business endeavors, strategizing, etc. This may be a good time to sit down with the boss (or with someone with authority over you) to hammer out long-term goals. They will appreciate your proactive attitude, which may benefit you financially. It is best to acquiesce since folks are prone to digging in their heels. This is a beneficial time to make a deeper commitment in a relationship (love or business relationship). Work on building foundations! Next, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Libra (exact at 5:43am 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. Then, the Sun in Leo will quincunx Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:10am). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This could bring up past memories (or hurts). Chiron puts an emphasis on healing and forgiveness.
In the evening, the Moon in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 7:30pm 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 10+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into Aquarius tomorrow morning. Lastly, the Moon in Capricorn will form an annoying quincunx with Venus in Gemini (exact at 8:24pm 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.
(Wednesday 8/1/12)- In the early morning, the Moon transitions into Aquarius (exact at 5:56am 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 in the late morning, the Moon in Aquarius makes its monthly opposition with Mercury (R) in Leo (exact at 11:58am EST). You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something. It will be hard to put your thoughts into words. This is a time where someone may oppose your thoughts or feelings. The key is to integrate the two (thoughts & emotions), although it may not be easy.
In the evening, the Full Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 8:15pm 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. The height of the Full Moon in Aquarius (exact at 11:27pm EST). The Full Moon that takes place in August is often called the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Grain Moon, the Green Corn Moon, or the Red Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Leo). Do you feel rebellious but are actually complacent? Do you have trouble balancing friendships with family (especially if you have children)? Do you remember to bring out your inner child sometimes to play? Do you buck the system just to stir things up? Do you partake in drama even if it doesn’t pertain to you? If you don’t have drama in your life, do you feel bored? Do you help your community or charities enough with your time and/or money? These questions/themes will be highlighted now. It depends where the Moon/Aquarius & Sun/Leo 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. Just after, the Full Moon in Aquarius makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 11:50pm 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.
(Thursday 8/2/12)- This may be one of the most Astrologically beneficial days of this week! Take full advantage and work on your manifesting skills today. The sky is the limit!
In the early morning, the Sun in Leo forms a positive sextile to Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 5:56am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a “success” transit. Sextiles often present opportunity, but you will need to work at it to see it come to fruition. Now this would be a good time to make a presentation to your boss! This would also be beneficial if you were having issues with legal problems and/or contracts. You may meet with a teacher or guide that will help you (possibly someone older). This transit tends to give us confidence and optimism. The only caveat is being too overly confident (you know, too much of a good thing?). Travel, higher learning/education, religion/spirituality, law, horses, publishing, and advertising will be highlighted. Then, later in the morning the Moon in Aquarius forms a flowing trine with Mars in Libra (exact at 11:07am 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. Just after, the Sun in Leo will make an awkward semisquare to Venus in Gemini (exact at 11:54am EST) influencing us to question love and finances. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This would not be an ideal time to make purchases (especially big ones). What we value may be tested. Although it is a good time to be with friends and loved ones, try to avoid too much intensity. Try and relax, demanding a commitment now could backfire.
Later in the evening, the Moon in Aquarius will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Libra (exact at 11:19pm 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!
(Friday 8/3/12)- Just after midnight, Mars in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with nebulous Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:01am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. The energies of these two planets don’t normally blend easily. Mars is about fire and passion. Neptune is water and emotion. But blending them is exactly what is called for! Dancing, yoga, Tia Chi, meditation, boating (in fact all water sports) are recommended around this time. We may feel fuzzy, dreamy, sluggish or unmotivated around this time. It’s best to focus on inspiration and creativity. Moon in Sagittarius forming a flowing trine with Venus in Leo (exact at 3:24am 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 beginning of a 6+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the sign of Pisces… the Moon transitions into dreamy Pisces (exact at 9:58am 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.
In the afternoon, the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Neptune (R) both in Pisces (exact at 2:04pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Pisces will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury (R) in Leo (exact at 2:21pm 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, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto (R) Capricorn (exact at 11:16pm) 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.
(Saturday 8/4/12)- Today may be fraught with obstacles, delays, or blockages; especially early in the day. This is not a great time for making big decisions or tending to important details. With the Moon being in Pisces and Mercury forming a difficult aspect with Neptune, this may be a better day for drifting, daydreaming, swimming, music, or any other creative or whimsical activity. It starts just after midnight, when Mercury (R) in Leo will for an annoying quincunx nebulous Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:06am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Be very careful (especially) with business dealings today. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! Review all fine print closely and if possible put off signing any contracts. We will want to idealize people/situations around this time. To put it bluntly, we could be more susceptible to manipulation or someone fibbing to get their way. We may want to get lost in our thoughts. Our imagination may be working overtime. This will give our day a dreamy quality. Just after, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron (R) both in Pisces (exact at 1:17am 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 uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 5:27am 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 Pisces will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Leo (exact at 8:31am 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 evening, the Moon in Pisces makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Libra (exact at 7:17pm 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.
Mark your calendars! Next Tuesday (8/7) Venus will transition into the sign of Cancer, and Mercury will turn Direct in Leo on Wednesday (8/8)!!
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)