Thursday, February 7, 2013

Astro-Updates! Astrology - Week of 2/7/13-2/9/13

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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:  Aquarius 1/19-2/18
Moon: Changes signs (approximately) every 2 ½ days.
Mercury: Pisces 2/5-4/13
Venus: Aquarius 1/8-2/25
Mars: Pisces 2/1-3/12
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. 
There will be NO Retrograde planets between 1/30/13-2/17/13!!! That means 100% forward movement of all the planets.  This will be the only time in 2013 and is a great time for manifestation!!
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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 transits (to make the Blog a little easier to read, in response to reader feedback!). 

(Thursday 2/7/13)-  Just after midnight, Venus in Aquarius will form a flowing trine to Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 12:57am 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.  Then, the Moon in will be making its monthly conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (exact at 6:20am 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.  Next, the Moon in Capricorn will form a positive sextile to Saturn in Rubio (exact at 7:44am 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.  This will be the start of a VERY LONG 30+ hour void-of-course Moon cycle that will end when the Moon will transition into Aquarius tomorrow afternoon….  

The remainder of the day will be under the influence of the Capricorn Moon….

(Friday 2/8/13)-  Our natural inclination today will be forward movement and potentially attempting to force our agenda. Keep in mind that there will be long void-of-course lunar cycle that will last until this afternoon when the Moon shifts into the sign of Aquarius.  I would wait until then before pushing toward progress!

In the afternoon, Mercury forms a powerful conjunction with Mars both in the sign of Pisces (exact at 12:57pm EST).  Remember, this is a planetary transit and its effects will be felt much longer than a Moon transit.  This transit will be beneficial for mental agility, technical skills, hand/eye coordination, quickness, fast-talking, debating, and even possibly speeding…don’t get a ticket!  This is a good time to put your thoughts into action!  Write out a list…and start crossing things off!  This will give us pep in our step!  The down-side to this transit is to watch what you say transit.  You may find yourself or others expressing themselves in a passionate or aggressive manner (like “foot in mouth” type of stuff).  This is a time when words could just fly out of your mouth!  The Moon will transition into Aquarius, ending a long void-of-course Lunar cycle (exact at 2:16pm 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.  

(Saturday 2/9/13)-  The bulk of the astrological energy will occur today in the morning. Keep in mind that planetary transits last longer than Lunar transits. Just after midnight, the Moon in Aquarius will form a positive sextile with Uranus in Aries (exact at 12:07am 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.  This could cause disturbed dreams and/or sleep (possibly inspirational or vivid dreams).  Then, the Moon in Aquarius makes a flowing trine with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 12:59am 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.  Next, the Moon will conjunct Venus both in Aquarius (exact at 5:25am 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.  Then, Mercury in Pisces forms an uncomfortable square with Jupiter in Gemini (exact at 7:08am 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.  Gossip may be at an all-time high.  If you ever had interests in other cultures, religions, law, marketing, publishing, and/or travel; it would be a great time to explore these subjects.  Use caution with overconfidence and avoid embellishment of the facts.  We may encounter a know-it-all today.  Sometimes people get rigid or opinionated about their beliefs around this transit.  The upside is that we could be feeling fairly optimistic and will have a bright mental outlook.  Next, the Moon in Aquarius will form an uncomfortable square with Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 9:12am 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.  

Next week:  On Sunday (2/10) there will be the New Moon in Aquarius and it will be the start of the Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake).

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