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Tuesdays – Introductory Astrology Readings at Spirit Dancer 125 S. Winooski Ave in Burlington, VT.
Wednesday & Fridays – Intuitive Astrology Readings, Life Coaching, Hypnosis, & Reiki Sessions at 161 North Street in Burlington, VT. I have appointments between 2-7pm, so please give me a call to schedule. It is a two-story white house and there is ample parking in the back.
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: Scorpio 11/14-12/10
Venus: Libra 10/28-11/21, 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 Sagittarius 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
In the afternoon, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus ® in Aries (exact at 3:29pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Libra (exact at 4:10pm 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.
(Monday 11/19/12)- Early in the morning, the Moon in Aquarius makes a flowing trine with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 5:48am 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 afternoon, Mercury (R) in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 2:53pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. 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”. Verbal sparring or debates could end in disastrous results because others won’t want to back down. Just go with the flow right now. Lastly, the Moon in Aquarius forms an uncomfortable square with Mercury (R) in Scorpio (exact at 10:22pm EST) possibly causing miscommunications. You may find that you are not able to express yourself as easily or someone may cut you off from saying something.
(Tuesday 11/20/12)- 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 will consist entirely of Moon transits with the exception of one mostly pleasant planetary transit. Five out of the six Lunar transits will be pleasant. This is a good time to remind you that Moon transits are shorter in duration than planetary transits. The astrological day starts in the morning when Venus in Libra will form a slightly annoying sesquisquare to Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 6:17am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. We will feel like being social around this time. However, we may make a small social faux pas, like wearing the wrong attire or calling the boss’s husband the wrong name. Avoid impulse buys around this time; it will cost you! The same goes for speculative ventures. You may have grandiose ideas about the direction of a love relationship. Then, the Moon in Aquarius forms a flowing trine with Venus in Libra (exact at 8:35am 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! Next, the Sun in Scorpio will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Aquarius (exact at 9:31am 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. This will be the beginning of a 2+ 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 11:55am 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 both in Pisces (exact at 12:37pm 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. Then, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 5:11pm 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! Next, the Moon in Pisces will make a flowing trine to Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 10:01pm 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! Lastly, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron both in Pisces (exact at 11:04pm EST). You may be presented with an opportunity to heal or to be healed. Holistic and alternative medicine is especially favored. Serendipitous moments abound!
(Wednesday 11/21/12)- Today is an Astrological day that is geared towards transition. Both the Sun and Venus are going to be shifting today into different signs. Be prepared for that new energy to take hold over the next few days….
Overnight, the Moon in Pisces will form a positive sextile with Pluto Capricorn (exact at 2:31am) 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 form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 11:34am 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 Sun will transition into the adventurous sign of Sagittarius (exact at 4:50pm EST). Words and phrases to describe Sagittarius are: “I See!”, Mutable/Fire, traveler, wanderer, freedom, honest, expansive, argumentative, horses, law, philosopher, and generally easy-going. Jupiter is the ruling planet & it’s associated with the hips, thigh muscles, fat, insulin, and sciatic nerve. Its metal is tin. Stones: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and Turquoise. We are starting to move away from the intense sign of Scorpio (although we have three other planets in that sign). Scorpio is also a “fixed” sign, while Sagittarius is “mutable”…more go-with-the flow. Just in time for the holiday season; we are moving into a more upbeat & optimistic time period! Opulence and abundance will take center-stage. Use caution around this time because we are prone to over-spend and over-indulge (especially with fatty or sweet foods). Anything that is a little over the top goes right now. This is a good time for athletics and being outdoors. It depends on where the Sun/Sagittarius falls within your natal birth chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Some famous Sagittarians are: Tina Turner, Christina Aguilera, Tyra Banks, Ludwig van Beethoven, Harry Chapin, Dick Clark, Emily Dickinson, Woody Allen, Samuel Jackson, Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Brendan Frasier, John F. Kennedy JR, Ed Harris, Bruce Lee, Sinead O'Connor, Ozzy Osbourne, Bette Midler, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, Patty Duke, Jimi Hendrix, Steven Spielberg, Ben Stiller, Marisa Tomei, Mark Twain, Joe DiMaggio, Ray Romano, and Anna Nicole Smith. The Sun will transition into the traditional sign of Capricorn on Dec 21st!
Venus will transition into passionate Scorpio (exact at 8:20pm EST). Words and phrases to describe Scorpio are: “I Desire”, Fixed/Water, deep, prodding, sexual, secretive, solitary, inquisitive, moody, loyal, spiritual, occult, death/rebirth (Phoenix Rising), mystery, and detective. It is associated with the reproductive organs, bladder, rectum, genitals, bowels, obsessions, and allergies. Metals are iron & steel. Stones: Topaz, Opal, Coral, Obsidian, and Topaz. Over the next 3+ weeks there will be some intensity in the love department. This can be for good or bad. There may be an interesting combination of wanting to be close yet needing space. For singles, you may be drawn to someone that is mysterious and passionate. For couples, it is best to rekindle things in the bedroom. Remember when you were 1st dating and you would stay up all night talking & engaging in deep, intimate conversations? Time to return to all of that! The dark side of Venus in Scorpio is: jealousy, sneaky behavior, secrets, power struggles, and obsessions. It depends where Venus/Scorpio is located in your birth chart in order to know how this will affect you on a personal level. Venus will transition into the sign of adventurous Sagittarius on 11/15/12.
(Thursday 11/22/12)- Thanksgiving Day.
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~Henry Van Dyke
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~Henry Van Dyke
Today will be a very busy Astrological day. I will be only focusing on planetary transits today because there is going to be so much activity. Keep in mind that planetary transits last longer than Lunar transits. We may feel the effects of this on Wednesday and Friday. Clarity may be hard to come by with nebulous Neptune's influence and to make things even more unclear, the Moon will be void-of-course for most of the day….
Starting at 1:32am EST there will be a long void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into pioneering Aries later tonight. Overnight, the Sun in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with nebulous Neptune in Pisces (exact at 2:11am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Dreaming and daydreaming of the good old days? This one could zap some of our energy. We could feel fuzzy and have trouble focusing. Idealism and a lack of practicality could be running rampant right now. Try to avoid making big decisions or signing important papers around this time. What is favored is creativity (art, film. music, etc)…best to try and relax and enjoy a good movie! We may have the desire to sleep-in. Then, Venus in Scorpio will form a flowing trine to Neptune in Pisces (exact at 3:59am EST) giving us a dreamy and idealistic outlook on the day. Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. When it comes to love, we will have our rose colored glasses on today. Love relationships will take on an ethereal quality. If you are single, and you meet someone under this influence you will have the feeling that you were meant to be together. It’s possible that a friend could become more than a friend. It would feel like you are seeing this person in a new light. This will be a beneficial day for creativity, arts, music, film, etc.
In the afternoon, the Sun in Sagittarius will make an awkward semi-sextile to Venus in Scorpio (exact at 1:01pm EST) Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit may influence us to question love and finances. This is a good time to do homework pertaining to purchases. 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. Relax, demanding a commitment now could backfire! Next, Mercury (R) in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 3:29pm 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. The Moon transitions into pioneering Aries (exact at 8:12pm EST). Aries Moons are similar to New Moons. It is considered to be a favorable time to start new projects, physical activities (like sports or working out), dynamism, leadership, competition, and action. Things to avoid are being too bossy, arrogant, and insensitive during the next 2 1/2 days. Aries rules the head, so pay attention to stress; especially of you are prone to tension headaches. Lastly, Mercury (R) in Scorpio forms an uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 10:58pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Think before you speak! This may cause us to feel restless and fidgety (attention those with ADD or ADHD). If the energies are harnessed properly, ideas can be brought to fruition. Things may be moving at a fast pace and may be a little aggressive, so make sure you use patience and don’t skim over details.
(Friday 11/23/12)- Today and tomorrow Mars (the God of War) will be making astrological associations with Uranus, Chiron, and Saturn. Mars’ energy is not exactly subtle. On top of that, the Moon is currently in the sign of Aries (ruled by Mars)! It is best around this time to keep anger at a minimum. People will be more apt to fight and situations could quickly spiral in a negative direction. The most positive way to channel Mars energy is through physical exercise and healthy competition!
Early in the morning, Mars in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with transiting Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 5:05am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Time to expect the unexpected! If you are normally impulsive, then a steady approach is best during this time. If you are normally sedate or in a rut, then use innovation to jolt yourself out of it. This can be a great time for innovation and sudden breakthroughs just make sure to think things through before you act. As with any Mars transit, physical activity is favored (to assist in positively channeling the extra energy). Those prone to nervous conditions, insomnia, electrical conditions of the body, and anxiety may have difficulty around this transit. Be very careful driving today as people will not be very patient and maybe driving more aggressively than normal. Just after, the Moon will go on to highlight the Mars/Uranus and Mars/Saturn transits that will be happening both today and tomorrow. This will just simply be amplifying these astrological energies. Then, the Moon in Aries will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 11:47am 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 Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Chiron (the Wounded Healer) in Pisces (exact at 1:29pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles often produce an opportunity that requires some effort on your part to have it come to fruition. This will be certain to bring up old wounds and memories. 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 Aries makes a positive sextile with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 8:34pm 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. This will be the start of a VERY LONG void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until Sunday morning!
(Saturday 11/24/12)- As you may have read on yesterday's Blog entry, Mars is continuing its transits by aspecting Saturn today. Please keep in mind that the entire day will be under the influence of the Aries void-of-course Lunar cycle that won't end until tomorrow morning. Even though Mars will give us the desire to press forward and maybe even make us feel pressured to push towards an outcome; this is still not an ideal time for forward movement.
In the morning, the Moon in Aries will form an annoying quincunx to Mercury (R) in Scorpio (exact at 8:47am 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, Mars in Capricorn will positively sextile Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 5:51pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Sextiles are usually associated with opportunity, but may take some effort to have it come to fruition. Mars wants to go, go, go and Saturn’s approach is slow & steady. Mars will give us the energy, but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Try to be patient and take your time with handling the details; it will be worth the effort! Put your energy towards planning, family/domestic pursuits, finances, organization and goal setting. This is a good time to get to complete things that have been started a while ago and to take care of the small details!
Mark your calendars! Next Tuesday (11/26) Mercury in Scorpio will turn Direct (yay), and on Wednesday (11/28) there will be a super Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Gemini.
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)