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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: Capricorn 12/21-1/19
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Sagittarius 12/10-12/31, Capricorn 12/31-1/19
Venus: Sagittarius 12/15-1/8
Mars: Aquarius 12/25-2/1
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.
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 12/30/12)- I'm not going to sugarcoat this; today may be Astrologically intense. The Sun is going to be forming a conjunction with Pluto while harnessing the organized energies of Saturn. Today should be interesting for sure. In the past when the Sun and Pluto met up it was associated with the "Underwear Bomber" and a mass shooting in Arizona. It doesn't have to indicate violence and turbulence, although Pluto does tend to have a dark side. If we harness these energies properly there could be potential for great transformation. The entire day will be under the influence of the proud (albeit sometimes egotistical) Leo Moon….
In the morning, the Sun will form its annual conjunction with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:39am). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is a time where we will want to get deep and explore our subconscious. This will greatly assist us in processing our emotions and is beneficial for all types of counseling, cathartic experiences, and exploration of hidden or “taboo” subjects. We may even be feeling passionate & sexy around this time! It will be hard to be superficial. Our business “sense” may be sharp. Pluto does have a dark side however; and this can create power struggles, explosive feelings, hidden fears/anxieties, and intensity. Then, the Moon in Leo will form its monthly opposition to Mars in Aquarius (exact at 9:47am EST). Someone could irritate you during this transit. It’s possible to enjoy a debate with someone (or at worst, an argument). As with all Mars transits, I recommend exercise or doing something physical. Mar’s energy will want to get out one way or another; it might as well be constructive!
In the afternoon, the Sun in Capricorn forms a positive sextile with Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 12:45pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit benefits work and discipline. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, connecting with nature in general especially soil, woods, & forestry, and details. This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime. This is a great time for goal setting and building good relations with those in authority. Assisting the elderly or an aging relative is also favorable.
(Monday 12/31/12)- New Years Eve!! We may be feeling the intensity from the Sun/Pluto conjunction that occurred yesterday. Luckily today's energy will be a bit lighter. However, it's a little wild and unpredictable at the same time. With Mars’ influence we may have difficulty today with impulse control. This should make for very interesting New Year's Eve!!
Mercury (the ruler of mental processes, learning, communication, and travel) will transition into Capricorn (exact at 9:03am EST). Words and phrases to describe Capricorn are: “I Use”, Cardinal/Earth, ambition, self-discipline, hard work, motivated, coldness, condescending, frugal (sometimes cheapness), responsible, slave-driver, public ambition and tradition. It is associated with the skeleton, knees, teeth and falls. Its metal is lead and stones are: Amber, Black Onyx, Ruby, Agate, and Garnet. We will be moving away from expansive thinking and ideas (Mercury in Sagittarius) into a period of time where will want to plan and make steady progress (Capricorn). Our thought processes will become much more serious (possibly even stern). This is a good time for organization, budgeting, financial planning, and long-term goal setting. Just remember that it’s not just about the destination; but to also relax and enjoy the journey. Capricorns tend to be very ambitious, which for all intents and purposes, is a good thing. However, the downside to this ambition can include walking over others to benefit themselves. Obviously it's best to try to come up with a win-win resolution that benefits all parties whenever possible. This is a very work-oriented sign. During this cycle, it's a great idea to set up your calendars, and other organizational tools to help you throughout the year. Just remember, that there is more to life than a paycheck! It's helpful to know where Capricorn/Mercury falls within your natal birth chart in order to know how this will affect you personally. Mercury will move through Capricorn and transition into Aquarius on 1/19/13.
The astrological day starts in the afternoon when Venus in Sagittarius will form a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Mars in Aquarius (exact at 2:47pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This transit may bring some tension (especially with love, family, & finances). However, we may have a drive to be social around this time. We will want to act on our feelings; just make sure you look before you leap. 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; of course this may not be comfortable energy of you are trying to sleep! This is also a good time to look within and find your “hearts desire” whether that be a person, vocation, hobby or otherwise. Sometimes this will bring up sexual tension. Then, the Moon in Leo forming a flowing trine with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 4:52pm 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 start a very long 20+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into the organized sign of Virgo tomorrow afternoon. 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, Mars in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Aries (exact at 9:31pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will help us to break out of our rut and even do something that may be somewhat unconventional. 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.
(Tuesday 1/1/13)- New Year Day & Kwanzaa Ends…. Welcome 2013!! “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ~Oprah Winfrey
I will not be doing Astrological Readings at Spirit Dancer today.
We may get off to a very slow start today. No, it's not just because we partied too much last night! The moon is still going to be void-of-course until this afternoon when it transitions into Virgo. On top of that the Mercury/Neptune sextile will make us want to lay in bed and daydream.
Overnight, Mercury in Sagittarius forms a positive sextile to Neptune in Pisces (exact at 1:50am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will be positive for anything creative, writing, imagination, music, abstract thought (& teaching it to others), philosophy, helping others, charity, prophetic dreams, intuition, etc. However, this would not be a great time to present those ideas to the world. You may find some people emotionally absent or unavailable right now. I found a perfectly fitting quote for this transit: “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.” ~Steven Wright
In the afternoon, the Moon transitions into service-oriented Virgo (exact at 12:35pm 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. We will finish out the evening with the Moon in Virgo forming two difficult quincunx’s with both Uranus and Mars. We may find ourselves regretting some of that impulsive behavior that we may have indulged in yesterday. Time to lay low tonight and recuperate!!
(Wednesday 1/2/13)- Overnight, the Moon in Virgo will form an uncomfortable square with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 2:59am 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 Virgo will form a flowing trine to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:13am 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. Then, the Moon in Virgo will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 6:45am 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 Sun in Capricorn will form a beautiful trine to the Moon in Virgo (exact at 11:59am 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!
Later in the afternoon, Mars in Aquarius will form a beautiful semisextile with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer”) in Pisces (exact at 3:00pm 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. 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. If you are spiritually inclined, this is a great time to look at the big picture….trust in the Divine plan.
(Thursday 1/3/13)- Early in the morning, the Moon in Virgo will square Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 7:15am 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. This will also be the start of a 13+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon transitions into the sign of Libra later this evening. Then, Mercury in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with Uranus in Aries (exact at 11:30am 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!
In the evening, the Moon will transition into diplomatic Libra (exact at 8:11pm 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. Lastly, the Moon in Libra forms an annoying quincunx with Neptune in Pisces (exact at 10:16pm 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.
(Friday 1/4/13)- Today there will be a lot of complex astrological energy. I will not be covering all of the transits that will occur today; instead I will focus on the stronger ones. The morning is definitely more favorable than later in the day, especially when the Moon forms a square between the Sun/Pluto conjunction that occurred on Monday (see that Blog entry for more details).
This will be the sunny spot in the week when Mars in Aquarius will form a beautiful flowing trine to optimistic Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 7:46am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Physical energy should be high today. This is a beneficial transit for any type of physical activity, exercise, physical therapy, and (especially) group sports. This is a day for action! This transit will also be favorable for career endeavors involving sales, law or legal issues, international dealings, organized religion, entrepreneurial endeavors, planning to further one’s education, humanitarian efforts, and possibly speculative endeavors. Relations with friend, siblings & groups of people will go smoothly. Be on the lookout for opportunity today! Then, Mercury in Capricorn forms a flowing sextile with Chiron (the “Wounded Healer) in Pisces (exact at 8:55am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This is an indication that talking/communication could heal old wounds. Are you wearing your heart on your sleeve? This is beneficial transit if you need to give a speech or to teach something. It will be easier to convey your thoughts & ideas around this time (especially if you speak from the heart).
In the afternoon, the Moon in Libra will square intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 1:10pm 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. Next, Venus in Sagittarius makes a slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 8:30pm 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! Lastly, the Sun in Capricorn will form an uncomfortable square with the Moon in Libra (exact at 10:58pm 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.
(Saturday 1/5/13)- Overnight, Mercury in Capricorn forms an annoying quincunx with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 3:09am 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.
In the evening, the Moon in Libra will form a positive sextile with Venus in Sagittarius (exact at 6:13pm 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. This will be the start of a 7+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into passionate Scorpio very early tomorrow morning.
Mark your calendars! On Tuesday (1/8) Venus will transition into Capricorn and on Friday (1/11) there will be a New Moon in the sign of Capricorn!
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