As you will see, this is a very intense astrological week. Luckily Mercury will be turning Direct on Monday. This will help to smooth over any communication issues that we may have been happening. The entire week will be under the influence of the Venus/Saturn and Mars/Pluto conjunctions that will be occurring on Monday and Tuesday. Please be sure to read those entries because their Astrological energies will take a while to dissipate. Of course, everybody is fascinated by the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on Wednesday!!
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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: Scorpio 10/22–11/21, Sagittarius 11/21-12/21
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Scorpio 11/14-12/10
Venus: Scorpio 11/21-12/15
Mars: Capricorn 11/16-12/25
Jupiter: Gemini 6/12/12-6/27/13
Saturn: 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.
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio 11/6/12-11/26/12!!
Uranus Retrograde in Aries on 7/13/12-12/13/12
Jupiter Retrograde in Gemini on 10/4/12-1/30/13
Coming Up: Mercury in Scorpio turns Direct on Monday 11/26 at 5:48pm EST!!
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 11/25/12)- Today Venus will dominate the picture when she forms transits with both Uranus and Chiron. To enhance this energy the Moon will finally transition into Taurus (Venus is the ruler of Taurus) after a very long void-of-course cycle, which will enhance our need for aesthetics and comfort. Relationships are bound to be infected with all of this energy!
In the early morning, the Moon transitions into Taurus (exact at 7:18am 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.
In the afternoon, Venus in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 4:15pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Time to go with the flow! This is one of those transits that is conducive to an awkward romantic situation. Either you or your honey could be unexpectedly detained or separated due to outside circumstances. There are always surprises in the air whenever Uranus is involved. You could also have a “surprise” financially; this could mean that you unexpectedly got a bonus OR are overdrawn on your checking account! The Moon will be aspecting the Venus/Saturn conjunction that will occur tomorrow and the Mars/Pluto conjunction that will occur on Tuesday. This will simply just be highlighting that energy to come! Please refer to those blog entries for more details. Lastly, Venus in Scorpio will form a positive trine with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) in Pisces (exact at 11:11pm EST) helping to heal old relationship wounds. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be beneficial for artistic endeavors (especially if you have strayed from doing them for a while) and relationships. Love will have a very healing effect upon us now and comfort will be of greater importance. There may be a need for an increase in stability in order to make us feel at home.
(Monday 11/26/12)- The astrological energies will certainly be interesting over the next few days. We will begin to have some forward movement when Mercury turns Direct this evening and right after Venus forming a conjunction with Saturn. The Venus/Saturn conjunction will want us to find concrete answers, but with Mercury barely moving at this rate, answers may elude us. This will not stop us from searching however!
In the morning, Sun in Sagittarius will form a beautiful flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 9:15am 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!
In the afternoon, the Moon in Taurus will make its monthly opposition with Mercury (R) in Scorpio (exact at 7:57pm 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. This will be the beginning of a 12+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into chatty Gemini tomorrow…. (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.)
Next, Mercury in Scorpio turns Direct tonight (exact at 5:48pm EST)!! The temporary period of time where miscommunications and travel snafus run amuck, is now over. Unfortunately, it can take several days for Mercury to start traveling in a forward direction (it is Stationary right now), but this is certainly a step in the right direction! Hopefully you used the last three weeks to review and re-evaluate what is working and what is not. Toward the end of the week we should feel the cloud of confusion lift as we begin a new Mercurial Phase! It depends where Mercury/Scorpio falls within your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Lastly, Venus will form a conjunction with Saturn in both in Scorpio (exact at 8:19pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Discipline and organization are required pertaining to relationships or finances. This transit will be permeated by seriousness. This probably won’t be a time of busy social activities. The invites that you do get however, will most likely be from your oldest and dearest friends (quality vs. quantity). 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. Just avoid confrontation with them at this time, since we may be more inclined to fight for what we believe is right. This will also be a beneficial time for deep cathartic activities and subconscious psychological motivations.
(Tuesday 11/27/12)- 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.
Like I mentioned on yesterday's blog entry, there is a heavy planetary energy right now. The entire day will be dominated by yesterday's Venus/Saturn conjunction and now today Mars/Pluto conjunction. It starts in the afternoon when Mars will conjunct Pluto both in Capricorn (exact at 3:17pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This astrological transit happens roughly every two years. Deep psychological processes and probing the dark recesses of the mind are common around this time. If you are goal-oriented and really know yourself well, this could present an awesome opportunity coming your way. For folks that are wanderers, directionless, and really don’t know what they want from life…well this could give you the confidence & spunk you have been looking for. It is also 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 will also give us increased energy, vitality, and possibly sex drive! All types of physical exercise are encouraged (especially martial arts, kick boxing, fencing, or really anything that brings out that strong competitive/combative drive). Careful not to over-do it, because this can create a “weekend warrior” type of syndrome. The caveat with this transit is to avoid bad neighborhoods and crime-riddled areas. As I said before, Pluto does have a dark side. Then, the Moon in Gemini forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 8:52pm) 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. Lastly, the Sun in Sagittarius forms a pleasant semi-sextile with Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 11:31pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit will have a mildly grounding effect (which we could use right about now). Benefits work and discipline. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, connecting with nature in general especially soil, woods, & forestry, and details. Assisting the elderly or an aging relative is also favorable.
(Wednesday 11/28/12)- Again lots of astrological and planetary activity today. Of course, the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in lively Gemini will be the highlight of today. This is very exciting energy with the exception that the Moon will be forming difficult quincunx’s with the Venus/Saturn Mars/Pluto conjunctions that occurred on Monday and Tuesday. This could certainly bring up obstacles and difficulties even though the Eclipse will inject new energy. It may take a little while to see the results from this one. Early in the day, the Full Moon in Gemini will form a positive sextile with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 5:33am 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, the Full Moon/ Penumbral Eclipse will be at its height in the sign of Gemini (exact at 9:46am EST). The Full Moon that takes place in November is often called the Full Beaver Moon or the Full Frosty Moon. The height of the Full Moon is always signified by the opposition of the Sun (currently in Sagittarius). Do you travel in your mind or in your heart? Do you think about your passions or do you experience them? Full Moons astrologically are considered to be a time of culmination or endings. It depends where Gemini falls within your natal chart, to know how it would affect you on a personal level. I personally like to take this time to meditate and send out prayers for family, friends, and humanity. Just use caution however, because there may be so much energy that we could encounter feeling frazzled and scattered. Then, to give this Full Moon some extra zing, there will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. This event is considered to be a "minor" Eclipse. In order to view the entire eclipse you must live in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, or East Asia. For more information about its path check out this web site: http://earthsky.org/tonight/smallest-full-moon-of-year-and-penumbral-eclipse-november-28
Whether you can view the Eclipse or not, the astrological energy that is felt will be relatively the same. Eclipses in astrology represent a time that is similar to rebooting a computer. The energy of the planet is cut off for just a moment and then turns back on fresh and new. Therefore, it is a wise idea to pay attention to the days surrounding and Eclipse time period and notice if there are changes going on around you. These energies could be active for as much as six months or more. Eclipses are associated with transformation and a beginning of a new cycle. It would be helpful to know where the Moon/Sun/Gemini are located in your chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level.
Next, Venus in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with powerful Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:02am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is power in love, pure and simple. This transit will actually be beneficial with both love and finances. If the energies are harnessed properly, there could be true transformation in these areas. The only caveat is possibly obsessing (or being too intense) about love/sex/finances. As Pluto, even when positively aspected, is still prone to having a dark side.
In the evening, the Full Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Jupiter (R) both in Gemini (exact at 8:04pm 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. This will be the start of a very long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until early Friday morning that will end when the Moon transitions into sensitive Cancer…..
(Thursday 11/29/12)- Like I mentioned in yesterday's Blog entry, the Moon will be void-of-course all day today. This is not a good time to start a lot of new projects, it is better to complete old projects and wrap up pending details (sort of like a Mercury retrograde time.).
In the morning, the Moon in Gemini will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury in Scorpio (exact at 10:10am 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?
In the evening, Venus in Scorpio will positively sextile Mars in Capricorn (exact at 5:33pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Wow, Venus the sign of love meets up with the planet Mars that influences physicality and sexuality! Needless to say we may be feeling friskier around this time! We will enjoy being social, so get out and enjoy the day! We will want to act on our feelings around this time. I always advise doing some sort of physical activity whenever Mars is involved because Mars’ energy will want to get out one way or another. This is also a good time to look within and find your “heart’s desire” whether that be a person, vocation, hobby or otherwise. Lastly, the Sun in Scorpio will form a pleasant semi-sextile with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 9:04pm). Remember, all of these are planetary transits and their effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a time where we may want to get deep and explore our subconscious. This will assist us in processing our emotions and is beneficial for all types of counseling, cathartic experiences, and exploration of hidden or “taboo” subjects. This is not a time to indulge in power struggles.
(Friday 11/30/12)- After a very long void-of-course Moon cycle, the Moon will transition into sensitive Cancer (exact at 8:55am 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…. Then, the Moon in Cancer will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:51am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Cancer uncomfortably squares Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 6:22pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Cancer will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 10:18pm 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!
(Saturday12/1/12)- Today and Mars and Venus will form stressful quincunx’s with Jupiter. It may be a little harder to access good fortune today. We want to be optimistic, but we may not have sure enough footing to be able to truly let our hearts soar. Too bad really because we want to trust that everything will be fine. After all, isn't that what true faith is all about?
The Moon in Cancer will form its monthly opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:36am EST). This can signify a (short) period of intensity. Someone could challenge you in an area where you are sensitive. Another possibility is that you may spend too much time analyzing instead of acting. Avoid underhanded tactics because someone will be more apt to notice. Then, Mercury in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 2:34am 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. Next, Venus in Scorpio will form an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 3:45am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We may feel like being social around this time, but there might be something getting in the way of joining the group. It’s possible that we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s wife the wrong name. Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. This would not be a beneficial time for trying to get a loan (especially for education) or legal matters. Just after, the Moon in Cancer will form an annoying quincunx with the Sun in Sagittarius (exact at 4:15am 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). Just after, the Moon will highlight both Mars and Venus (just like it has almost the entire week). This energy could bring up both love and passion.
Lastly, Mars in Capricorn will make an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 9:42pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Use caution with over spending, over confidence, and taking unnecessary risks with this transit. Place your energy into positive pursuits. We could have the tendency to “make mountains out of molehills” with this one. This is not a good time to rely purely on luck. Group endeavors may go poorly.
Mark your calendars! Luckily, next week will be much lighter in the way of Astrological energy. What will be the “luckiest” day of the week?....Sunday!!
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)