Friday, July 25, 2008

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 27-Aug. 2

The Solar Eclipse Week by Milky Way Maid

Happy Solar Eclipse to the lucky Leos! A Solar Eclipse is on the docket, you might say, for Friday Aug. 2 at 6:12 am Eastern Time, at 9 degrees Leo. It’s right on the Ascendant in Washington, DC, by the way., so it has a special importance to the presidential race all the way to November. You may wonder whose chart benefits more from this eclipse, John McCain or Barack Obama? Look at the eclipse chart first. In Washington, it has 9 degrees Leo rising and 28 degrees Aries at the Midheaven. Saturn (Democrats) is in the second house at 7 degrees Virgo and Jupiter (Republicans) in the sixth house at 14 degrees Capricorn. The GOP will seize on health care reforms as an issue, but because they are beholden to the insurance companies (Capricorn) they are really for the status quo. The Dems will work the economic issues and emphasize how people are hurting in this recession.
Obama is affected by this eclipse because his Sun is very close to the eclipse degree, at 11 Leo. However, McCain’s Mars is close, too, at 12 degrees Leo, but because the eclipse Mercury is at 12 Leo, I suspect that McCain will go on the offensive and attack Obama and the Dem platform -- take note, tho, that McCain has been known for outrageous outbursts and this eclipse is goading him into another such outburst. (BTW it could be Hillary Clinton who goads him into this outburst; she knows how to push a guy’s buttons.) He could really shoot himself in the foot this fall or even in August. Personally I would think twice about putting such a man in charge of the red phone or the ‘football’. See also my recent article on the Obama birth chart.
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 Solar Eclipse falls in your solar fifth house -- woohoo!. It’s a great boon if you like to play the lottery now and then, or other games and sports. It is also a good one for just enjoying your children’s accomplishments and getting them on a positive path in life. Your home could get a boost in some way from the trine between Uranus and Ceres; maybe you can pay off a loan early. Groups such as professional organizations, charities, community and fraternal entities can all be sources of personal growth for you. Maybe you complain that they spend too much time in meetings or just pick your pocket for dues/donations, but working in unity for a common benefit is something that you need for your own personal growth.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Solar Eclipse in Leo activates your solar fourth house of home and family. Maybe you were not actively looking for a house, but you may get one anyway. There always one offered on a drawing at state fairs or charity fundraisers. Another possibility is gaining a family, whether the usual way or by adoption or fostering. Those who have relocated may assemble a ‘found’ family, or find a virtual home online. In other matters, speculation is not favored right now whether in gambling or in the stock market. You might be better off in the money markets. The Aquarius career sector is very active as the North Node, Chiron and Neptune huddle close. If you have a conventional job it may come to an end, but a futuristic career could open up or expand. Examples: alternative health, acupuncture, massage or even music therapy.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The Moon enters flirtatious Gemini Sunday morn and stays thru midday Tues. You may want to assure friends you have not cloned yourself; they will swear you have because they see you everywhere this week. Sunday you feel like fun and games -- an amusement park, maybe? Make sure to get home before your parents’ curfew tho. You’ll be juggling all day at work and ready for a funny movie that evening. Serious matters or research are on the work tab Tues. The Solar Eclipse falls in your solar third house of communications, neighborhood, relatives. I would suggest getting involved in local issues like school board meetings or traffic control. You can certainly get a petition filled without even trying.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - The Moon enters Cancer Midday Tues., and stays thru midday Thurs. You may have to discipline your feelings, or bite your tongue Tues. afternoon when someone else monopolizes the discussion. But Wed. afternoon your ideas find a better reception. Be prepared to move quickly to implement your suggestions. That evening relax with a comedy -- your funny bone is ready to be tickled. You could have your sleep interrupted Thurs. morn; hope it doesn’t ruin your day. Some serious news could come in later that morning or midday. All in all, it sounds like this week has several changes of direction but you manage to keep everything together.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The Sun conjuncts Mercury in Leo Tues. about 4 pm Eastern Time -- try not to dominate the conversation (don’t you hear your wife sigh?). The Moon enters Leo midday Thurs., and stays till Sat. afternoon. If you have to do an audition, presentation, or taping try to schedule it for early as possible Friday morn. Both Sun and Moon will be in Leo and you can knock them out their seats anyway. I see you up till the wee hours that night -- let’s hope you have to learn some lines for a callback. The Moon conjuncts Venus in Leo midday or early afternoon Sat. -- you look more attractive than usual, you receive a gift, your charms are irresistible, and you get the job, too. Oh, we’re all just putty in your hands when you turn it on, Leo.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - On Tuesday you may be asked to chair a committee or undertake some duty for a group you belong to. You may not feel like you really have the energy to put more items on your agenda, but on Wed. you’ll start to get an influx of energy as you get excited about the project. After all, everyone wants the job done right, and who better to do that than a Virgo?
The Solar Eclipse falls in your twelfth house -- this is hard to interpret but I think that you could be very tempted to get involved in something that is not in keeping with your true self at all. Maybe you suddenly get an obsession with gambling or entertainment or just big spending. But whatever it is just sucks your time and resources and will never pay off for you. Steer clear. To thine own self be true, etc.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Associations or groups that you belong to will take on added importance with this solar eclipse in Leo on Aug. 2. Stick to talking about ideas instead of attacking anyone if you are running for an officer position. Take the high road if representing your group in media appearances. You make a GREAT official rep for any group or agency because you instinctively know what to say and how to avoid the sensitive minefields. Your children or creative projects were a worrying issue earlier in the year but I see that problem easing up a great deal -- and you may actually see your artwork’s value increase. But do make sure to keep up your insurance premiums because you never know what might happen.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - You have had a long, long heavy problem with money issues due to Pluto in your second house, but Pluto will move along into Capricorn the end of November and this will give you a chance to breathe again. Good riddance to that pest! Creative projects (Uranus in your solar fifth house) get a boost from a trine to Ceres in Cancer, maybe as soon as Thursday! Some of those works may express your feelings about how we relate to food, how we nurture ourselves, and how we care for (or don’t care for) the earth. The Solar Eclipse this month will also square Vesta in Taurus, making your spouse/partner either stressed or under pressure with a lot of work, or put him/her in the media spotlight. Just be proud or supportive as the case may be. The Solar Eclipse activates your solar tenth house of career matters, lucky you. You finally hit on a career that will take you places; the path is clear now.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Moon opposes Jupiter in your solar second house; try to resist the temptation to shop because you will probably blow the budget for all of August. There is a lot of emphasis on the solar third and ninth houses because of the eclipse on Aug. 2. Are you getting involved in the election campaigns or in the media? Or even running for an office? Whatever it is will possibly take off in a big way if have gotten good advice and support from your party. PS - A rescue loan or other break comes thru to save the mortgage on your house.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Jupiter has been in your sign all year and now is at the midway point. Time to make an assessment -- have you taken advantage of opportunities or just sat in front of the TV? Have you comforted yourself with chips or sweets and gained thirty pounds, or pushed yourself to take classes, gotten on a path to promotions at work, availed yourself of a mentor? You can aim higher and work harder and still have a balanced life. The Solar Eclipse falls in your solar eighth house of insurance, death, pooled resources. A strange placement but let’s see. Hmm, keep up your insurance premiums, check the provisions and riders, make sure it is updated and make a video record of your collectibles. Oh, and you could come into a legacy from your great-aunt Bertha whom you never even met.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - This is interesting -- Chiron will soon conjunct the North Node in Aquarius; it will be exact on Aug. 11 but they have been very close all of July. Neptune is close at hand, too. Those who are seeing an alternative health practitioner, or studying to join their ranks, will find progress and a bit of enlightenment. With Neptune nearby, I would try out any form of hydrotherapy, too, from plain old ice to a whirlpool. A luxury massage with exotic music and guided reverie would also fit. The Solar Eclipse falls in your solar seventh house of partners and the public. Marriage is a possibility, as is your spouse’s career or fame suddenly taking off. Just be the loving supportive spouse and count your lucky stars.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Solar Eclipse falls in your solar sixth house of health; time to get a good health checkup and read up on health matters. There are lots of good book titles in the library so avail yourself of free resources. Maybe getting a referral to a specialist is what is needed.

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