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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: Sagittarius 11/21-12/21, Capricorn 12/21-1/19
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Scorpio 11/14-12/10, Sagittarius 12/10-12/31
Venus: Scorpio 11/21-12/15, Sagittarius 12/15-1/8
Mars: Capricorn 11/16-12/25, 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.
Uranus Retrograde in Aries on 7/13/12-12/13/12
Jupiter Retrograde in Gemini on 10/4/12-1/30/13
Coming Up: Uranus turns Direct in Aries on 12/13/12!!
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 12/9/12)- Hanukkah Begins! Today will be a quite Astrological day. Keep in mind that the Moon will be void-of-course until the Moon will transition into Scorpio (exact at 4:51pm 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. Just after, the Moon in Scorpio will form a flowing trine to Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 5:49pm 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).
(Monday 12/10/12)- Just after midnight, the Moon in Scorpio forms an annoying quincunx with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 12:28am 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. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams. Next, the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Saturn both in Scorpio (exact at 5:21am EST). This is an all work no play transit. Best to concentrate on: work, organization, self reflection, research, goal setting, and details. This would also be an ideal time to start a new health or exercise regime. Build a strong foundation within the psyche. Sometimes this can give us a feeling of loneliness or isolation (or even the blues). Then, the Moon in Scorpio will make a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:56am EST). This will be a favorable time to look below the surface and have in-depth conversations or counseling. This is a time that we could be feeling passionate or intense. This transit will amplify the Scorpio Lunar traits. Next, the Moon in Scorpio will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 9:42am EST). This is a time where you could feel disconnected from the group. Someone could challenge your beliefs around this time. Our optimism or self-confidence may be a little low. This is not a time to rely on luck. Don’t worry, this will be temporary!
In the evening, Mercury in Scorpio will form a slightly uncomfortable sesquisquare with intense Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 8:20pm 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. At the same time, Mercury (ruler of communication & travel) will transition into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 8:40pm 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, and sciatic nerve. Its metal is tin. Stones: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and Turquoise. I personally think the Mercury (the planet of communication, travel, & metal processes) is quite comfortable in the sign of Sagittarius. Over the next month, we will want to expand our intellect. Sagittarian’s are known for constantly wanting to learn new things. Travel will be on our minds and this would be a good time to plan for a trip. People may want to argue their beliefs and may be firm in their positions around this time. Although Sagittarius’ are known for their honesty….people may be a little too blunt (so if you don’t want to know, then don’t ask!). International affairs may take on greater importance right now. This is an excellent time to work on publishing, advertising, marketing, and sales endeavors. Mercury will move into business-minded Capricorn on 12/31/12. Lastly, the Moon in Scorpio will form a positive sextile with Mars in Capricorn (exact at 10:51pm 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!
(Tuesday 12/11/12)- 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.
In the morning, Mercury in Sagittarius will form an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 7:57am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Be very careful (especially) with business dealings today. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! Review all fine print closely and if possible put off signing any contracts. We will want to idealize people/situations around this time. To put it bluntly, we could be more susceptible to manipulation or someone fibbing to get their way. On the positive side: creativity, intuition, and imagination will be increased too. Then, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Scorpio (exact at 8:08am EST). We will want to experience love on a visceral level. This is a great time to: pamper ourselves, decorate, shop (because we will have an “eye” for things that look good), artistic endeavors, creativity, and be in the company of loved ones. Sometimes this transit can have us feeling a little indolent; it is actually a favored time for finances. This will be the start of a 9+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will last until later in the morning when it transitions into adventurous Sagittarius. 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 early evening, the Moon transitions into Sagittarius (exact at 5:22pm EST). 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. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Neptune (R) in Pisces (exact at 6:21pm) 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. If you are sleeping while this event occurs, it may be possible to have prophetic or “visitation” dreams around this time. Lastly, the Moon will conjunct Mercury both in Scorpio (exact at 7:21pm 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.
(Wednesday 12/12/12)- There has been a lot of talk about the famed 12/12/12! Astrologically you will see, that today is a fairly quiet day. The date however in numerology is significant because it is actually a Master Number day. While this is not unusual, it is getting a lot of press because of its preceding 12/21/12. Both dates numerically reduced to the number 11. The number 11 is significant in numerology helping us to positively manifest our dreams and influence humanity with a higher vibration of love.
Just after midnight, the Moon in Sagittarius will form a flowing trine with Uranus (R) in Aries (exact at 12:40am 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. If you are sleeping during this time, it may cause disruption in sleep or vivid dreams. Then, the Moon in Sagittarius forms an uncomfortable square with Chiron in Pisces (exact at 1:51am 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!). Next, the Moon in Sagittarius makes a stressful opposition with Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 9:12am 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!
(Thursday 12/13/12)- Keep an eye on the sky, Geminid Meteor Shower tonight and tomorrow!!
The New Moon will be at its height in the sign of Sagittarius (exact at 3:42am EST The New Moon is considered to be beneficial for new ideas, new projects, and manifesting. All of the Sagittarian Moon themes will be highlighted/amplified. I personally like to do space clearing and meditating during this time. The New Moon is always accompanied by a conjunction with the Sun (also in Sagittarius). This usually makes us feel connected & supported by loved ones with emphasis on relationships. It’s easier to talk about our emotions during this transit. It depends on where the Moon/Sun/Sagittarius is located in your chart in order to know how it will affect you on a personal level. This will also be the beginning of a short 50+ minute void of course cycle that will last until the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn later today.
Then, Uranus which has been Retrograde during the last 5 months, will turn Direct (forward motion) today in the sign of Aries (exact at 7:02am EST)! Uranus is a slow moving planet and the third largest in our solar system. It is stationary for about 16 days before and after the “beginning” of the Retrograde phase. (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). Uranus rules over: disruption, change, reform, originality, friends, lightening, uniqueness, electricity, New Age (and Astrology), technology (like computers), accidents, and unexpected events. It is associated with lower legs & ankles, blood circulation, nervous conditions, body spasms and X-Rays. No matter where Uranus shows up in your chart, it will force change in that area! Hopefully, you have used the last 5 months as a time for reflection (especially pertaining to the above areas).
In the afternoon, Mars in Capricorn forms they slightly uncomfortable semisquare with Chiron in Pisces (exact at 12:06pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. If channeled in a positive way, this could present a very real opportunity to heal old wounds. However, we may be so wrapped up in our own busyness that we hardly take the time to pay attention. This would be a disservice to your emotional well-being, as these opportunities really present themselves. The short-term pain that may be experienced will just be part of the healing process. Next, the Moon transitions into hardworking Capricorn (exact at 4:43pm 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 5:45pm 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?
(Friday 12/14/12)- Literally just after midnight, the Moon in Capricorn uncomfortably squares Uranus in Aries (exact at 12:01am 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, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 5:24am 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, Mercury in Sagittarius will form a beautiful flowing trine to Uranus in Aries (exact at 6:24am EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. This will set the stage for surprising insights and ideas on new ways to do things. This transit increases clairvoyance and channeling. Exchange of thoughts and information may come at lightning speed around this time. Brilliant ideas! You may not need much caffeine today. In fact, I would use caution with all stimulants around this time (and that includes sugar)….as we could be feeling downright jittery without much assistance! Next, the Moon in will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:31am 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. Then, the Moon in Capricorn will quincunx Jupiter (R) in Gemini (exact at 8:11am EST). This is a time where you could feel disconnected from the group. Someone could challenge your beliefs around this time. Our optimism or self-confidence may be a little low. This is not a time to rely on luck. Don’t worry, this will be temporary!
Lastly, Mercury in Pisces forms and uncomfortable square with the “Wounded Healer” Chiron in Pisces (exact at 8:21pm EST). Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit. Past memories may come flooding in around this time. It is possible that we could encounter a hurtful person (or you could be hurtful to someone else). Forgiveness (or the need to forgive) often accompanies this transit.
(Saturday 12/15/12)- Overnight, the Moon will form its monthly conjunction with Mars both in Sagittarius (exact at 3:17am 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. However, since this transit is taking place in the middle of the night, we may have trouble sleeping!
The Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile with Venus in Scorpio (exact at 4:15pm 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 short void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon will transition into Aquarius (exact at 4:43pm EST). Activities that are favored during Moon in Aquarius are: social endeavors, friendship, technology, humanitarian efforts, politics, inventing, and New Age ideologies. Things to avoid: are getting too caught up in the greater good and masses that you forget the individual & their feelings, and being overly fixed in your own unique way of doing things that you can’t consider someone else’s good ideas.
Later in the evening, Venus (the ruler of love & finances) will transition into adventurous Sagittarius (exact at 11:38pm 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, and sciatic nerve. Our love life will take on a new sense of adventure during the next 3+ weeks. If you are single, it will be possible to meet someone while you are traveling. Or this person could be foreign or from another culture. Certainly we may be more willing to take risks right now. Including how we choose invest or spend our money. Couples should spend time planning or taking a vacation. Sports and outdoor activities could become another bonding activity. Venus in Sagittarius is often honest to a fault, if not downright blunt. People will be inclined to argue or debate politics, religion, law, or philosophy right now. All of this activity may lack romance, but certainly won’t be boring! Venus will transition into business minded Capricorn on 1/8/13.
Next week: On Friday 12/21/12 the Sun will transition into the sign of Capricorn signifying that winter has officially arrived on the Winter Solstice!
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