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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
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 10/29-11/14, Scorpio 11/14-12/10
Venus: Libra 10/28-11/21
Mars: Sagittarius 10/6-11/16
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.
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
Coming Up: Mercury in Sagittarius turns Retrograde 11/6/12-11/26/12!!
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 11/7/12)- Daylight Saving Time at 2am – Set clocks back tonight!!
Overnight, the Sun in Scorpio will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Cancer (exact at 3:37am EST). This is beneficial for all kinds of relationships (especially with children) and assists in making us feel loved and supported. This is also an ideal time to be close to pets or nature. Very pleasant indeed! This will start a very long 23+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the proud sign of Leo 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.
Later in the evening, the Moon in Cancer makes an annoying quincunx to Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 8:54pm 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.
(Monday 11/5/12)- At the beginning of this day may start off a little slow due to the fact that the Moon is currently in a very long void-of-course Lunar cycle. On top of that Mercury will be turning Retrograde tomorrow which means it is currently stationary.
In the afternoon, the Moon will transition into the sign of dramatic Leo (exact at 2:39pm EST). Good activities to do when the Moon is in Leo are: anything to do with performing or theater, seeing a show, dressing up & looking nice, managing, feeling proud, entrepreneurial endeavors, gambling, playing games, routing for the underdog and taking care of children. Things to avoid are being too bossy, acting egotistical, and going over the top. All of these themes will be highlighted over the next 2 ½ days. Next, the Moon in Leo forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 3:22pm EST). Neptune’s influence can cause us to be fuzzy and idealistic. It is therefore, not an ideal time to make bold moves and big decisions. It is possible that we may have trouble accessing our intuition around this time. Then, the Moon in Leo will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 9:58pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Leo makes a flowing trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (exact at 10:57pm 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.
(Tuesday 11/6/12)- 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.
Election Day. Just after midnight, the Moon in Leo will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 12:44am 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). Then, the Moon in Leo will make an annoying quincunx with powerful Pluto (R) in Capricorn (exact at 5:21am EST). Certainly this can bring up jealousy issues, power struggles, hidden fears, and obsessions. It is best to keep things a little superficial. This transit could cause frustrations on blending work and family time (especially if you have children). Next, the Sun in Scorpio forms a stressful quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 9:56am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is not a great time to rely merely on luck. Although we will feel sunny and optimistic around this time, use caution with over confidence. It might not be good to work with groups around this time. There may be a hindrance pertaining to a friendship. Family and friends may be at odds right now. Travel, higher learning/education, religion/spirituality, law, horses, publishing, and advertising may be highlighted.
In the afternoon, the Moon in Leo will form a positive sextile with Venus in Libra (exact at 12:14pm 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.
Well it's that time again! Mercury in Sagittarius turns Retrograde (exact at 6:04pm EST). Usually Mercury (The God of Communication & Transportation) goes Retrograde for 3 weeks, 3 times per year. (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) We all feel the effects of this influence, but you will feel it more strongly if you are a Mercury-ruled person (Gemini & Virgo), if you have strong Sagittarian placements in your chart, or if Mercury was Retrograde when you were born. Astrologically, this causes small things to happen that may be considered to be "bumps in the road". Mercury heavily influences technology (how we stay connected to others). So an example of this could be computers crashing, copiers breaking down or jamming, faxes not transmitting, cell phone issues, etc. Communication is another thing affected by Mercury Retrograde. It's a good idea during this time to save fax transmittal sheets, postal receipts, and documenting important conversations, etc. Delays with travel can also occur because of miscommunications or breaking down of equipment. Make sure you confirm all reservations and allow extra travel time. This is not a good time to start anything new or to sign contracts (like getting a loan, buying a house, buying a car, etc). If you absolutely need to sign something important during this phase, take the time to re-read the document and pay attention to the fine print. This is a good time to strategize and do your homework on projects that you may be planning. On the up side (yes, there is an upside) this is an excellent time for the following: re-uniting, re-organizing, re-establishing, re-arranging, re-financing, re-negotiating, etc. Are you noticing a pattern? (I had a friend jokingly say that she was going to re-lax in her re-cliner with a glass of re-d wine!) I personally, look to these 3 weeks as a good time to get filling done, finishing up tasks that I have been putting off, tightening up details, etc. I look forward to this time because it's excellent for re-connecting with people in general. This seems to be a time when people you haven't heard from just call "out of the blue" or you may "randomly" run into someone while out shopping. You can see that in business, this would be an excellent time to follow-up with past customers or clients. Just remember, if you are in a relationship, try to be understanding with your lover if you have a miscommunication.......these things will happen with Mercury Retrograde, it's not the end of the world! Sometimes old flames will try to come back during this time. This is fine; just remember an ex is an ex for a reason! While Mercury is in Sagittarius, the emphasis will be on adventure, international affairs, travel, higher learning/education, religion/spirituality, law, horses, publishing, and advertising may be highlighted. Mercury will transition into the mysterious sign of Scorpio next week . We can all look forward to Mercury going "Direct" again on Monday November 26th at 5:48pm EST. (Remember the planets don’t just stop and change direction with 100% speed, we will feel the effects lingering of this a few days before the start of Retrograde and after it turns Direct again).
Next, the Moon in Leo makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 6:45pm 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. Lastly, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Leo (exact at 7:36pm 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.
(Wednesday 11/7/12)- After yesterday's plethora of Astrological energies, today seems like a "light" day! There will be one Lunar transit when the Moon in Leo forms a flowing trine with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 10:27am 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 also be the start of a long 13+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into the practical sign of Virgo later tonight.
Much later in the evening, the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 11:35pm EST). Good Virgo Moon activities are: organization, being detail-oriented, service to others, health improvement, intellectual pursuits, practicality, research, and really anything that requires precision. Things to avoid are: being overly perfectionistic, excessive worry, analysis paralysis, criticism, and being too caught up in the details that we can’t see the forest through the trees. All of these themes will be prominent in the next 2 1/2 days.
(Thursday 11/8/12)- Just after midnight, the Moon in Virgo will form its monthly opposition with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 12:14am EST) causing our imagination/creativity to soar. I wouldn’t make a big decision around this time. Especially since this will also enhance escapism (people with drug or alcohol issues will have trouble around this transit). If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. Then, the Moon in Virgo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Libra (exact at 6:57am 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. Next, the Moon in Virgo will go onto make an annoying square to Mercury (R) in Sagittarius (exact at 7:06am EST). This transit will normally cause miscommunication, but with Mercury’s involvement it will be doubly so! So use caution in how you communicate with others. Then, the Moon in Virgo forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 8:53am 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. Next, the Moon in Virgo forms a stressful opposition with Chiron (R) in Pisces (exact at 9:42am EST). Past issues may resurface at this time. It may be possible to run into someone that will tell you how to do something (even if they have never done it themselves)….annoying!
In the afternoon, Mercury (R) in Sagittarius will form a pleasant semisextile with Saturn in Libra (exact at 1:24pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. A slow and steady approach is called for. This is a good time for mental discipline. Stick with the facts if you need to communicate. A great time for building foundations, goal setting, and long-term planning!! At the same time, the Moon in Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:25pm 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 Virgo & Capricorn are earth signs, so this is a good time for gardening or connecting with nature.
(Friday 11/9/12)- Overnight, the Moon in Virgo will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 1:23am 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.
Then, Venus in Libra will form a flowing trine to Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 2:26am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite transits! This will bring luck/opportunity with both love and finances! This will be beneficial for group gatherings and social events too. If I were a betting woman (which I am), this would be a good time to buy a lottery ticket. (Sorry, but I am not responsible for any losses nor am I condoning gambling-LOL). Venus transits encourage us to get outside and be close to nature, enjoy art, and admire beauty in all its splendid forms. Next, the Moon in Virgo will positively sextile the Sun in Scorpio (exact at 6:57am 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?
In the afternoon, the Moon in Virgo will form an uncomfortable square with Mars in Sagittarius (exact at 7:27pm 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 be the start of another long void-of-course Moon cycle that will and when the moon transitions into the diplomatic sign of Libra early tomorrow morning. Later in the evening, Venus in Libra will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 10:24pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Idealism, love, & escapism all rolled up into one big rose-colored package! It is possible to meet charming people (or to be charming ourselves) around this time so, wait until another day before serious declarations of love or before signing on the dotted line! Creativity, music, art, films, etc. will be favored. It is possible this could make us a little dreamy, sleepy, or fuzzy around this time.
(Saturday 11/10/12)- In the early morning hours the Moon will transition into the diplomatic sign of Libra (exact at 4:35am EST). Activities that are favorable during a Libra Moon are: fairness, beauty (did I say beauty?), partnerships, joint enterprise, aesthetics, harmony, graciousness, cooperation, justice, peace, and romance. Things to avoid are: indecision, dependence, fickle, and lying (to avoid confrontation). Libras make great judges and counselors because they are often able to see both sides. Its physical associations are: the kidneys, lumbar area of the back, buttocks and adrenal glands. All of these themes will be accentuated during the next 2 ½ days. Then, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:12am EST). Neptune’s influence can cause us to be fuzzy and idealistic. It is therefore, not an ideal time to make bold moves and big decisions. It is possible that we may have trouble accessing our intuition around this time. If sleeping, it would be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams. Then, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile to Mercury (R) in Sagittarius (exact at 10:06am 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.
Then, the Moon in Libra will make its monthly opposition to Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 1:08pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 5:33pm 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.
Mark your calendars! Next week will be a very busy astrological time!! On Monday Neptune will turn Direct (11/11), Tuesday will be the powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the sign of Scorpio (11/13), Wednesday Mercury will transition into Scorpio (11/14), and on Friday Mars will enter the sign of Capricorn (11/16).
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 (Interfaith) & Certified Spiritual Healer