Monday, October 15, 2012

Astro-Updates! New Moon in Libra! Week of 10/14/12-10/20/12



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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:  Libra 9/22-10/22
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Scorpio 9/16-10/29
Venus: Leo 9/6-10/3, Virgo 10/3-10/28
Mars: Scorpio 8/23-10/6, Sagittarius 10/6-11/16
Jupiter: Gemini 6/12/12-6/27/13
Saturn: Libra 7/21/10-10/5/12, Scorpio 10/5/12-12/24/14
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.
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
Jupiter Retrograde in Gemini on 10/4/12-1/30/13 

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 10/14/12)-   Overnight, the Moon will highlight the Mars/Uranus trine that will occur tomorrow when the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 3:31am 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!  Then, the Moon in Libra will make its monthly opposition to Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 4:55am EST).  This is not an ideal time to break from the tried and true.  Even with the best of intentions to stick with details & organization, an outside event may steer you in a different direction. This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams).  Next, the Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:52am EST) possibly throwing a speed bump in our path.  Someone could know how to push our buttons and really get under our skin.  It is important to have good boundaries with others and remember not to overstep yours.  

In the afternoon, Mars in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with (the Wounded Healer) Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 2:48pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  This will be certain to bring up old wounds and memories and our 1st emotion may be anger.  However, Mars provides us with the tools to act and make things better.  It would be best to face these situations directly (yet with tact) and just deal with them once and for all.  The rewards will outweigh any uncertainty.  Lastly, the Moon in Libra makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 9:44pm 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.  

(Monday 10/15/12)-  Today and tomorrow will be very busy astrological days. "The early bird gets the worm" old adage will be in effect this morning as Mars forms of positive trine with Uranus and then shortly after the height of the New Moon in Libra will occur.  However, after the New Moon, the remainder of the day will be under the influence of a pesky void-of-course Lunar cycle which is not ideal for new endeavors. Later this evening may have a more somber energetic-feel when the Moon slips into moody Scorpio and then forms a conjunction with "taskmaster" Saturn.  In the morning, Mars in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 6:33am EST) helping us to break out of our rut and even do something that may be somewhat unconventional.  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  Technology (like computers), inventing, innovation, New Aged ideologies, and friendships are favored around this transit.  This one will increase energy, so parents out there try to be patient with the kids!  Pay attention to dreams tonight also, since some startling revelations may occur.   
Then, the New Moon will be at its height in the sign of Libra (exact at 8:02am EST).  All of the Libra Moon themes will be highlighted/amplified.  The New Moon is considered to be beneficial for new ideas, new projects, and manifesting.  I personally like to do space clearing and meditating during this time.  It depends on where the Moon/Libra is located in your chart in order to know how it will affect you on a personal level.  This will be the start of a long 12+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until later tonight when it transitions into the Scorpio.  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.  

In the afternoon, Jupiter (R) in Gemini will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:57pm EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  (The effects of this transit may last as long as a week or more.)  These are the two giants of our solar system, and they aren’t on the same page right now.  This is also a big planetary event that is tying into the larger “Cardinal Climax”, which also involves the Saturn/Uranus opposition, the Saturn/Pluto square, and the Uranus/Pluto square.  Expansion and contraction!  Optimism and pessimism!  Radical and traditional!  Feel like you are being pulled in two directions?  You are not alone!  Jupiter is optimism and the future and Saturn is the past, foundations, & long term goals.  We may hear about issues pertaining to banking/finance, housing/construction, foreign affairs/policies, justice/law, teaching and education around this time (more than the usual).  It will be difficult to do goal setting right now or to have forward motion.  Use positive thinking and keep a smile on your face if a few speed bumps appear right now.  Any delays may be fortuitous.  Keep your sights set on the larger picture (Jupiter) but Saturn will remind you not to forget the details either. The Moon will transition into Scorpio (exact at 8:06pm EST).  Favorable Scorpio Moon activities are: anything related to research, occult, detective work, self discovery, digging below the surface (both figural & literal), passion, mysteries, secrets, etc.  Things that are not favored or exacerbated during the Moon in Scorpio are: jealousy, anger, intensity, and surgery (it can delay healing time).  These will be themes over the next 2 ½ days.  Next, the Moon in Libra will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:59pm 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).  Lastly, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Saturn both in Libra (exact at 10:04pm EST).  This is an all work no play transit.  Best to concentrate on: work, organization, BALANCE, joint enterprises, goal setting, and details.  This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime.  Build foundations in relationships.  Sometimes this can give us a feeling of loneliness or isolation (or even the blues).  

(Tuesday 10/16/12)-  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.

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter....Oh My!  As mentioned on yesterday's post, today will be another astrologically busy day. There will be three planetary transits today that I will be focusing on in this blog entry. Essentially the Moon will also be highlighting these three transits therefore enhancing the potency of the transits. The focus today will most certainly be relations with others and communication!  Brush off your thesaurus and express yourself as eloquently as you see fit….  In the morning, Mercury in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with Venus in Virgo (exact at 8:31am 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 evening, Mercury in Scorpio forms an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 6:36pm 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.  This is a “foot in mouth” transit!  Careful who you confide in, as they may not have your best interest at heart.  This would not be a favorable time to plan a trip or pursue legal endeavors.  Then, Venus in Virgo will form an annoying square to Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 7:34pm EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  Both Venus & Jupiter are considered to be benevolent planets…even though they are forming an uncomfortable square.  This may be a time of optimism and we may even feel like being social.  However, we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name.  What do you value most?  Are you unconsciously pushing it away?  Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you!  You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship.   We may feel a little lazy and indolent around this transit….if at all possible try to relax later today!  Lastly, the Moon will conjunct Mercury both in Scorpio (exact at 10:23pm EST) assisting with communication, short distance travel and feeling supported by others.  It will be very easy to express feelings and emotions around this time.  This is a great time to write (like journaling) or to express emotions. This will be the start of a VERY LONG 22+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until Wednesday evening when the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius….

(Wednesday 10/17/12)-  The astrological day starts just after midnight with two planetary transits. Keep in mind that the majority of the day today will be under the influence of the void-of-course Lunar Cycle. It would be best to complete what is already on our plate until the Moon transitions into Sagittarius later tonight. It starts when Venus in Scorpio makes a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:10am 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!  Just after, Mars in Sagittarius will form a mildly favorable semisextile Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 12:31am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  Around this time it's possible to feel a strong need to change some area of life (most likely it will pertain to business with the association of Capricorn).  This transit could give us increased energy and possibly sex drive!  All types of physical exercise are encouraged, especially competitive sports & martial arts. The only caveat is to be careful to not push yourself or others too hard around this time.

In the evening, the Moon transitions into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 8:26pm EST).  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.  It is said in Astrology that the Lunar transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius is the most stressful of all the Moon transition.  So use caution around this time and allow for (minor) setbacks.  Activities that are favored during Moon in Sagittarius are: sports, horseback riding, outdoors/nature, spiritual aspirations, higher consciousness, honesty/bluntness, law/legal, higher learning, education, travel (especially international), and getting out to meet people.  It is best to avoid taking too strong of a stance and not being open to others opinions, as people will usually defend their beliefs rigorously at this time.  These themes will be prevalent for the next 2 ½ days.  

(Thursday 10/18/12)-  Today will be a much lighter Astrological day. There will only be three Moon transits. This is a good time to remind you that Lunar transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits.  In the morning, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 5:50am 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).  Next, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Sagittarius (exact at 9:41am EST).  As with most Mars transits, I usually will recommend some form of physical exercise (yes, that includes gardening, working on the car, housework, etc.).  This can increase physical vitality & health (and passion too).  It is important to properly channel the excess energy; otherwise arguments and nitpicking could result.  

In the evening, the Moon in Sagittarius makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 10:32pm 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! 

(Friday 10/19/12)-  Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius will square Venus in Scorpio (exact at 3:15am 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.   
Later in the day, the Moon in Sagittarius will positively sextile the Sun in Libra (exact at 4:27pm 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 also be the beginning of a 5+ hour void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn (exact at 9:41pm EST).  Themes that will be prevalent over the next 2 ½ days are: business endeavors, discipline, 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 forming a positive sextile to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:31pm 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.  

(Saturday 10/20/12)-     I will be a vendor this year at the Bi-Annual Moonight, Body, Mind, Spirit Retreat today from 10-5pm at the Grange Hall. #135 Route 7 in Milton, VT.  Offering Intuitive Astrology Readings ($1 per minute).  $5.00 Admission. Children 12 and under are free to get in. Additional fees apply for readings, modalities & merchandise. 

 The majority of astrological energy will be occurring early in the day. With Uranus’ influence being so predominant, it would be safe to say it is time to expect the unexpected.   Just after midnight, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 12:33am 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.  Then the Moon in Capricorn uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 7:18am 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).  Next, Mercury in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 9:54am 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 technology…so just remain flexible.  There may be difficulty or disruption with sleep.  Lastly, the Moon will make its monthly conjunction with Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 9:50am 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.  The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Capricorn Moon….. 

Next week: the Sun will shift into the regenerative sign of Scorpio on Monday (10/22)!  

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 (Non-Denominational) & Certified Spiritual Healer
(802)-999-4677 

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