Sunday, August 3, 2008

Your Milky Way Horoscope -- Aug. 3-9

By Milky Way Maid

Hope you enjoyed the fact that we had a Solar Eclipse late last week -- at 6:13 am Eastern Daylight Time Aug. 1, 2008, at 9 degrees Leo. I will do another post with something about eclipses in each sign and whether it contacts (conjuncts) a planet in your own chart. For now, it is enough to know that this eclipse is in Leo, and will probably affect both Pres. Bush (ascendant Leo) and Barack Obama (Sun-sign Leo). In addition, the United States’ North Node is at 7 degrees Leo -- so we will all feel some effect from this eclipse.

The Sabian symbol for the eclipse degree (from Dane Rudhyar) is: “Early morning dew sparkles as sunlight floods the field; the exalted feeling that rises w/in the soul of the individual who has successfully passed thru the long night which has tested his strength and his faith”. In general, many large companies have incorporation dates near the date of an eclipse. They are hit hard tho by negative transits over those “birth charts”. But in an election year, one should pay particular attention to the statements made by candidates within three to six weeks of an eclipse. The same goes for debates or speeches or other significant campaign events like endorsements.

Eclipses are neither good nor bad by themselves, but they tend to boost those who have been working long and hard toward a goal -- and tear down those who have been breaking rules and generally lining their own pockets at the expense of millions of others.

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 is in your 4th House of home and family. You may start a family or buy/expand your home. Keep your ideal in mind when acting on any of these issues; choose a house not for its chi-chi zip code but for a quiet neighborhood or fishing stream or other features that mean something. Join groups that are based on humanitarian ideals and break down barriers between groups.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Solar Eclipse falls in your 10th House of Career. Possibly you have been working toward a second career. Those who are in school may be able to find a part-time job in their field while still studying. Those who started blogs or websites may finally get the whole pageview tracking thing together and start promoting their services. So this is a very significant eclipse, similar to the last Leo eclipse on July 30 in 2000. What were you doing then?

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The Solar Eclipse occurs in your solar third house of communications, relatives and the neighborhood. A Jupiter aspect suggests the eclipse may bring a boon to your blogging or journaling efforts, or even to publishing ventures. Also Mars in your 4th House of home is opposed by Uranus -- this sounds worrisome so please check safety matters, and maybe install a fire extinguisher. Better safe than sorry.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Oh joy, the Solar Eclipse is in your second house, so it sounds like you could really come into some money soon. Whether the sum is large or small, avoid frittering it away on lattes and other consumables. Put it into things that will appreciate; I know you are good at finding lovely things to collect but see a financial advisor who can point out good savings vehicles.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Things that you started in Feb. under another eclipse, may come to fruition with this eclipse. Try to be consistent in your promises to others because a wavering monarch does not send the right signals to significant others. Mars opposes Uranus in the 7th House of partners; you may get quite angry with your spouse. He or she is never around when you need him or her; or your dates keep getting broken because other stuff comes up. Leos of course want to come first, but ask yourself what is the motive behind all of this? Just goofing off, or building a better life for the whole family?

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The Moon is in Virgo from the afternoon of Aug. 2 thru Monday evening the 4th. Be careful of traffic in the Mon. morning rush because of the Moon-Mars-Uranus opposition; traffic can get quite snarled and accidents or dead engines may be the cause. Venus enters your sign midweek, so you may get compliments even if you don’t do anything special -- but take advantage of any beauty shop deals between now and the end of the month while Venus visits. Note that the Sun conjuncts Saturn in Virgo on Wed. -- this may mean you get better as you get older, so fight off any gray clouds hanging around you.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Moon is in Libra from Monday evening thru Thursday morn. Your ruling planet Venus trines Pluto on Monday night; things could get serious between you and a friend. Possibly nothing will come of it because Venus passes into Virgo Tues. night, but I’ll bet it will be a scorching evening and morn. Wednesday looks pretty challenging (busy busy) but the evening aspects suggest relaxing with music and a bubble bath.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Moon is in Scorpio from Thursday morn thru early evening Saturday. Try to circulate within group meetings Thurs.; you might meet a fascinating older woman or couple. A Friday morn sextile to Jupiter sounds lucky; go in for a square in the office pool. Friday evening a Moon-Uranus trine suggests a night with a comedy film or show will tickle your funny bone. Your Saturday morning will be energetic; possibly gardening chores call you.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Solar Eclipse is in your solar ninth house of travel, law, higher education and religion. New projects could get off the ground that are related to any of the above. Perhaps you are applying to colleges, putting together a self-published book or e-book, or have some legal issue on the docket. Any or all of these may be related to matters that got off the ground in February. Also, Mars opposes Uranus in your home-vs.-career axis (4th House -10th House). Take special notice of safety issues and install a fire extinguisher, because this sounds rather worrisome to me.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Your Sunday afternoon and early evening are very pleasant under a Moon-Jupiter trine; relationships with women go smoothly so thank your life partner for all she’s done with some quality time. The Sun inconjunct, and Moon sextile Jupiter in your sign on Wed. suggests an adjustment in the family and career; maybe concerns over your department’s budget will arise.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Hmm, the Solar Eclipse occurs opposite your own Sun sign. This may signify that your spouse or business partner is more affected by this eclipse than you are, or that a partnership may be formalized. Do you hear any wedding bells? In other matters, Mars in your solar 8th House opposes Uranus in the 2nd House of money. Mars is debt and loans and interest rates. Take a close look at your credit card notices and read that small print. Are they raising the interest rates or penalties or fees? You have the right to refuse these changes but again, you have to read that small print.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Solar Eclipse falls in your solar sixth house of health, pets, and ordinary jobs (as opposed to Careers). The eclipse can trigger changes in your job, and these changes could affect your health if the company starts using different suppliers or other chemicals. Also take the time to schedule a thorough check-up with your doctor. And rescuing a dog or cat from a shelter is always a rewarding event.

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