Thursday, June 26, 2008

Your Milky Way Horoscope June 22-28, 2008

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun in Cancer is sextile Saturn in Virgo in the wee hours Wed. --Looks good for adopting a health or diet regimen, altho the Moon in self-indulgent Pisces can sabotage any serious diet. But try to make some painless substitutions, like oatmeal for any sugar or corn syrup loaded cereal, or just go back to plain coffee instead of calorie-loaded lattes and cappucinos, and maybe herb tea instead of any corn-syrup sweetened pop. Any of those will get you moving in the right direction.

Pluto has retrograded back into Sagittarius. Remember late last summer when several sports stars were getting busted for steroids, or execs forced to retire or celebs in entertainment and religion were having to pay the piper for their transgressions? There may be another phase like that from mid-June till December, when Pluto finally re-enters Capricorn again. Pluto is probably a factor in Tiger Woods’ injury which put him out of action for the summer at least - and I bet we will see season-ending injuries to several other major sports stars, too, maybe more gambling scandals, and maybe a few who will just retire for whatever reason. A rapper got off this past week in a child porn case (offering proof that his head was pasted on another body) but other celebs may not be so lucky in court and will have to do time like Paris Hilton did last year.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop

ARIES - March 20-April 19 - The Moon enters your sign late Wed. and stays thru the wee hours Sat. Aries likes the weather hot hot hot, so I hope you get your wish and please wear a hat or other protection against the sun. Your Moon squares Sun-Venus Thurs. and then sextiles Mercury; maybe a bit of battle of the wills ensues at home, because this is in your solar fourth house. Maybe dad and sis want you to do X for them, and you have contracts to do Y all thru the summer, so you got a problem. I suggest you talk over their plans and tell them what it ought to cost them to hire a contractor, and give them a referral. Tho you probably have energy to spare to do this job on the weekend, they don’t have a right to bully you into anything or lay on a guilt trip. Besides I think you will get some overtime coming thru on Friday.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - - The Moon enters your sign in the wee hours Sat., just in time for a fun, indulgent weekend. Sounds like a great weekend for planting in the garden and then a get-together with good friends and lots of music. I say this because the Moon trines Saturn in Virgo (another earth sign) Sat. morn, meaning hard work in the dirt; possibly you get creative in laying out an herb or veggie garden, and don’t forget to feed the earth with some rotted manure. Plant a few flats of flowers for the soul, too; I find that impatiens is a very forgiving plant that blooms in sun or shade, and cosmos blooms right thru frost. Pallas in your sign is moving toward a trine to Jupiter in Capricorn; become the authority in your field, get your blog signed up with Technorati, start a blog is you don’t have one and make sure that it is one that Google can find articles on!

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Pluto is retrograding back into your solar seventh house and will not go back to Capricorn (your solar eighth) till December. Possibly you have been promised some bequest earlier this year, but the estate matters won’t be settled till fall and you won’t see a check till December or even next year. Be patient, the wheels grind slowly. Sun, Venus and Ceres are in your second house, Cancer; any garage sales you have planned this year should be held this month, especially now that Mercury is direct. You may also find something you really need, too, while chatting with customers. A bit of windfall may come to you at work Wed. when the Moon conjuncts Uranus, possibly when the computer acts up and you save the days’ work with a nifty little geek trick. Well done!

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - - Ceres is most at home in your sign and she will be there thru mid-August. Taking care of others, and taking charge in emergencies, come very naturally to you. Cancer is a natural executive who is also very sensible, so I hope that you offer your talents to a local organization, church or food bank, because it has become abundantly clear that we cannot depend on the federal government for help in crises. Home repair or rebuilding might be an avenue you can make a difference in, too. Do you work out of your home? I ask because Vesta is in your solar tenth house and Vesta can be rather reclusive -- she just like to set things up for her comfort at home and is quite content in her cocoon. National news, world events might be very upsetting to you personally on Wed. Try to keep a perspective, and act locally. The North Node, Chiron and Neptune are all clustered together in your solar eighth house; possibly you are getting involved in alternative health, maybe even you’re studying to be a practitioner yourself. But I feel that if you investigate this area that you will benefit dramatically yourself, and will influence others to try it too. It turns out the folk wisdom has a lot of scientific basis to it after all.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - This is very interesting: Mars is just about in an exact grand trine with Vesta in Aries and Pluto in Sagittarius. Mars trine Pluto should give you great endurance in sports. Pluto is transformative, but your personal goal is best oriented to the greater good rather than personal benefit. Paradoxically, you will benefit personally far more if you do that rather than just try to grab more for yourself from the outset. You’re a natural and courageous leader, and Vesta in Aries accents that even more, but your courage is stronger if based in protecting the weak rather than in proving your bravado.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Now that Saturn has been in your sign a while, maybe the burdens it brought are starting to feel lighter. This week it sextiles the Sun, Venus and Ceres all clustered together in Cancer, your solar eleventh house. Can you offer your services to an organized group, or even run for office? This group can be anything from a local Scouting pack to a charitable or environmental non-profit, to even an online group or your coffee circle. Saturn is responsibility and Virgoes are so responsible even when Saturn isn’t in their sign. It’s time the world knew how wonderful and capable you are.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Your solar fifth house of creativity, Aquarius, has been visited by the North Node, Neptune and more recently Chiron, and looking forward to July, Mercury will trine these planets and talk about your creative works. Don’t be surprised if you even get national attention! Neptune rules the arts in general, but especially dance, music, painting, poetry. Chiron seems to suggest that the art will comment on the wounding of the world’s soul by oh, everything, war, famine, lost loves, everything. Sun and Venus in your tenth house should bring a pleasurable month in the workplace; you are appreciated and small signs and favors come your way.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Neptune and Chiron in the solar fourth house don’t look so good to me; hope you are not one of those caught in the wave of bad news about spring flooding. I feel that even if you are, that it will prove to be a blessing in disguise and you will wind up in the right place for you. Pallas in your opposite sign suggests that your partner (business or spouse) will be a rock to you, a source of boons and encouragement. A woman, especially a strong woman (Juno) who has her own business, will be a good source of financial advice also in these stressful, changing times.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Geez, if you got into the house-flipping trade when the flipping was good, and got caught in the subprime squeeze, all your hard work could get wiped out by Pluto as it retrogrades back into your sign. This Pluto is forming a grand trine with Mars in Leo and Vesta in Aries, so possibly the remedies put in place by the federal government will help some people save their homes. Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones. Maybe you will have to put the house in someone else’s name to save it, but it is better than lying vacant. Best of luck to you.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - You may have to give your money away in order to keep control of it. No, really. Setting up a trust fund is how all the super-rich families have held onto their wealth. OK, maybe you are not in that rare company. But setting up some kind of fund to benefit your grandchildren will allow the fund to appreciate and outlast the current trying times in the stock market. Lots of electronic messages this week, not just mundane stuff but things that affect you emotionally like family news. Possibly it will be news of an addition to the family tree.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Moon is in your sign Sun.-Mon. The Moon trines Mercury which is finally direct, on Sun. morn -- Maybe you feel like going for a Sun. drive (in spite of gas prices) or finding a great place for brunch OR stealing some time to work on creative writing, a blog, or book collaboration. On Monday the Moon is conjunct Neptune which might be a fine time to try incubating a dream (on Sun. night) -- see dream.ca for instructions. Your spouse might not be in a great mood Mon. morn, so maybe you could try incubating “how to create harmony in the marriage”. The Moon’s last aspect Mon. afternoon is a sextile to Pluto in Sagittarius -- Do you have influential friends in charitable organizations or other groups? It might be time to pass the torch to a new generation of members, and that just might be you.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Moon trines the Sun late Mon. and then Venus early Tues. in Cancer --Better to busy in the home than retreat into a carton of Ben&Jerry’s. Those guys are very comforting, I know, but you can’t afford the calories now. The Moon is conjunct Uranus on Wed. in your sign. This often brings some emotional upset, even if the cause has no real effect on your life. It may be that some passersby is very rude; just count ten or meditate on Zen. Others’ bad manners have nothing to do with you, so drop thoughts of revenge.

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