Friday, August 8, 2008

Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 10-16

By Milky Way Maid

A Lunar Eclipse occurs at 2:23 pm EDT Sat. the 16th at 24 degrees Aquarius. It is closely conjunct Neptune and the North Node. This is probably a good time for a film to open, so make a note of which films do so. Aquarius is a techie sign, so there may be some announcement or rollout of more innovations. This is especially true if the said gadget or software breaks down barriers between people in far-flung area of the world. With Neptune there, I would still take any claims made for the gadget with a large grain of salt, as the company may be sugar-coating any bad news. Another possibility is a breakthrough in understanding diabetes (Neptune), with hopes for better control and even a reversal of the condition. Readers with a natal planet within five degrees of 24 degrees Aquarius should clearly feel a boost from this eclipse.
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 - Venus enters your sixth house of work and health; it joins Mercury and Saturn there. This could bring some good news if you have been working on bringing a health condition under control. It could also bring thanks, rewards, or even (gasp) payment for work you have done. The Lunar Eclipse in your eleventh house of groups, friends and charities could propel you into joining and participating in non-profit organizations devoted to bettering humanity’s lot.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - You may throw a birthday party for an elderly relative or friend. Venus and Mercury enter your solar fifth house of fun, sports, parties, children and creativity. Another possibility is enrolling or teaching a class related to any of these activities. Learning another art or craft is always fun for you, and if you have the chance to learn from a real master (Saturn) then go for it. The Lunar Eclipse this weekend is in your tenth house of career. Some boost to your career should be felt over the next few months; perhaps you are studying for a new career already since Jupiter is in your solar ninth house of higher education.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The Lunar Eclipse this weekend falls in your ninth house of higher education; perhaps you receive an acceptance letter from the school of your choice, or send out applications for scholarship money. Perhaps you take your first long trip or get a passport. In other news, and this may strike you as funny because you are not normally a person who goes for old stuff -- but you might redecorate your room or home with lovely antiques. Actually, you might be astounded to learn how low the prices have dropped on 18th and 19th century furniture. You could fall in love that cozy Victorian chair for reading the latest popular novel.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - The Lunar Eclipse accents your eighth house of estates, taxes, loans and insurance -- all that dreadfully boring stuff! There is the chance you could burn your mortgage or erase some other debt within the next several months. Check out a few online sources of independent insurance info like InsuranceConsumerAdvisor or HealthBeat blog. I have to warn you there is the outside chance that you will have to deal with estate matters for someone in your family, a parent, uncle, etc. Repeat, an outside chance. It is just as likely that you may welcome a new addition to the immediate or extended family, so I hope congrats are in order. Entrances and exits -- the opening and closing of the gates between levels of existence are the subject matter of the eighth house.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Leos were kissed by the Solar Eclipse a couple weeks ago, now the Lunar Eclipse accents their solar seventh house -- the public stage on which they strut. The Lunar Eclipse will also affect your business and personal partnerships. Perhaps you meet a soul mate or twin soul, someone who shares a great deal in common with you. Twin souls are not necessarily romantic partners; often they are more like “twins separated at birth” or a mentor type. Mercury enters your solar second house of money, too. It joins Saturn and Venus -- Mercury may bring news of a stipend or grant. A very Leo-type reason would be a grant for visiting nursing homes to bring entertainment and music -- music therapy or sing-alongs or barbershop quartets. Sounds like great fun.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Mercury enters Virgo, one of the signs it rules, early Sunday morning. This kicks off a month of higher than normal message activity. Mercury is also conjunct both Venus and Saturn; I interpret this to mean you will receive not only good wishes and compliments, but awards and honors for your contributions to your career and society. Congrats, Virgo, there are few who deserve it more than you! The Lunar Eclipse is in your solar sixth house of work and health; you already are quite health-conscious, so perhaps you are forced to pay attention to a particular problem or break a bad habit.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Your ruling planet Venus conjuncts Saturn in Virgo on Wednesday. You probably won’t be in a good mood at all and may be vexed by someone who has a degree of control over you. Try not to make the situation worse; chill out and think of some way that self-discipline may give YOU more control over your life. Later Venus trines Jupiter Sat. evening; indulge in visiting a garden show or conservatory where an expanse of flowers fills your spirit. Use caution if indulging in sweets instead of flowers, scented baths, or other healthy Venus “stuff”.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Lunar Eclipse is in your solar fourth house of home and family. Neptune, the North Node plus the asteroid Chiron are there also. Something’s in the works affecting your home or the place you start and end your day, or your nuclear or extended family. You may renovate or redecorate, or just get rid of “stuff” that the universe decides you no longer need. Family members may fall away from your life; in some cases that is good news. You might also decide that long-time friends are your “real” family. Lots of activity in your eleventh house of friends and groups, charitable or otherwise -- invitations to join groups and associations may prove very fruitful in time.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Moon entered your sign Sat. the 9th, so your weekend was probably spent gallivanting all over town if not the world. The Moon stays till Tues. morn. Monday morn has a Moon trine Sun in Leo; you’ll shine in the meeting especially if giving the “chalk talk.” Be prepared for computer or other gadget trouble that afternoon. Said gadget might give up the ghost by early Tuesday so I hope you know a techie who can do repairs. Venus trines Jupiter in your solar second house of money on Sat.; try to resist buying multiples of that darling lamp or those indispensable shirts. Remember, this is how you dug yourself into a hole last time?

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - The Moon is in Capricorn from Tues. morn till Thurs. afternoon. Tuesday the Moon trines Mercury, Venus then Saturn, click click click. You may ask a favor and get a quick OK, then you feel quite like celebrating Wed. morn. There may be a fly in the ointment, as they say, the same day so don’t go into a pout. Some adjustment may be made, that’s all.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Moon is in Aquarius from Thurs. afternoon till Sun. morn. Friday looks like a day of adjustments -- check your financial records for any bank errors, etc and get them cleaned up promptly. I suspect that you will sleep in on Sat. morn but will be quite active that afternoon. Perhaps trying out a new exercise routine or cleaning out the garage or closet. A Lunar Eclipse occurs at 2:23 pm EDT Sat. the 16th at 24 degrees Aquarius. It is closely conjunct Neptune and the North Node. This is probably a good time for a film to open, so make a note of which films do so. Aquarius is a techie sign, so there may be some announcement or rollout of more innovations. Maybe you check out a new electronic toy or software.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Your spouse or business partner gets the spotlight with Mercury, Venus and Saturn all in Virgo now. Perhaps you stand behind your spouse as he or she receives an award, silently cheering. Your solar sixth and twelfth houses are affected by this Lunar Eclipse. Pay attention to opportunities to work or do business with hospitals or other health care providers. There is the chance that one of your children may be in the hospital, since the Moon rules your fifth house, Cancer -- more likely due to an addition to the family, really. God forbid you should wind up in the hospital as a patient yourself, but if so try to learn what changes you have to make to improve your health.

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