Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope for Jan. 3-9, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

I misspoke when I referred to the Moon being in Leo when the New Year began. I obviously erred. Please forgive me.

The Sun is conjunct Mercury in Capricorn at 2:06 pm Monday. They are at about 14 degrees Capricorn. Mercury is retrograde, and Venus is a little behind at 12 degrees. They all trine the Moon in picky Virgo. The Sun-Mercury conjunction normally creates a flurry of communications, so I expect emails, phone calls and Twitters to just fly. With Mercury retrograde, pay attention or you may miss something important!

Mercury retrograde is conjunct Venus in Capricorn at 5:39 am Tuesday. This is a very important conjunction to the market cycle, useful for fingering turns in the stock market. Investors would do well to note what happens this week, as it will likely foretell the start of either a strong bull or bear trend. Capricorn takes a very hard-headed approach to business matters, whether personal or corporate; he may decide to cut his losses or take profits. Good luck! Also both the Sun and Venus makes inconjunct aspects to retrograde Mars, the planet of debt, fees, and other things that add to the final price of a piece of merchandise or service. We might see changes in interest rates.

Venus in Capricorn is inconjunct Mars in Leo on Friday morning. This aspect reiterates the chance of a change in interest rates. We may also see a rearranging of the rankings in major sports such as the NFL, as we look to the playoffs.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – Aries is a self-starter and so may resent close supervision on Wednesday when the Moon is conjunct Saturn in Libra; a partner (business or personal) may make you feel restricted or compelled to do things you would rather not, but this is a passing transit and perhaps you can get the chore out of the way in record time. Take good note of the Mercury and other transits in Capricorn (see notes at top of column) because they occur in your solar tenth house of career. It is possible that whatever the current work situation, it will see a reversal soon.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Taureans may benefit from the Sun-Mercury-Venus stellium in Capricorn trine the Moon in Virgo on Monday. Publishing, higher education and legal issues can make progress. The sextile from the Moon in Scorpio to Sun-Venus in Capricorn on Saturday afternoon presents the possibility of a publishing effort in partnership with your spouse or other partner.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Best days may be when the Moon is in compatible Libra Wed.-Thurs. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Wednesday morning may start the day on a somber note but you will be able to focus on getting a great deal of work done. Thursday morning offers a sextile to Mars in Leo and a trine to the Moon in Libra; possibly you can arrange a workout date before work that morning with a sibling, neighbor, adult child or art associate. A grand trine forms that evening between the Moon in Libra, Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius and your solar planets. It's a great time for a bull session or just making entries in blogs or journals.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Cancer's best days this week are likely to be when the Moon is in cardinal Libra; the Moon-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday helps you to get a great deal accomplished at home that day. Perhaps putting away the tree and other holiday decorations is the order of the day? The conjunctions in Capricorn, your solar seventh house of partners, affect spousal communications and business dealings with the general public. Try to avoid public appearances right now because things are in flux, and communications can get garbled while Mercury is retrograde. Be very careful in making any public statements.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The week begins with the Moon in Leo till Sunday evening. The Moon is conjunct Mars in the wee hours; you may never go to bed Saturday night, or you might set your alarm to take an early run. The Moon is inconjunct Uranus and opposite Chiron late morning; take due regard for safety in all areas but this aspect does have the quality of favoring alternative medicine. The Moon opposes Neptune about 1 pm; you may be easily deceived so it is best to spend this transit at the movies.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 9:52 pm Sunday till late Tuesday. The Moon trines Pluto, Venus, Mercury, and Sun in Capricorn through the day Monday. Fifth house matters will be very active: children, art, fun, dating, sports, and creative pursuits. The Moon opposes Uranus midday Tuesday; your feelings may be volatile so taking some time alone can be beneficial while you sort through your thoughts.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from almost midnight Tuesday till early Friday. Wednesday is rather somber while the Moon is conjunct Saturn, but is good for focusing on chores or work. The Moon squares Venus and the Sun early Thursday; you struggle with feelings of self-worth and with trying to please others first all the time. Please yourself this once. A trine to Jupiter-Neptune Thursday night promises a great time at the movies or theatre.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 5 am Friday till next Sunday. The Moon sextiles Pluto midday Friday; you may feel you're helpless or trapped by tradition, but you have an opportunity to speak up when the Moon sextiles Mercury that night. Say what you would prefer to do; you are free to start new traditions at any time. The Moon squares Mars midday Saturday; you may be raring to go but in so much of a rush that you have to backtrack to retrieve forgotten items. Sextiles to Venus and the Sun in early evening promise a pleasant time, perhaps with a parent or siblings.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Best days this week are probably when the Moon is in Libra, Wed.-Thurs. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Wednesday favors seeking good counsel from an older friend. A square to Mercury retrograde in Capricorn on Wednesday night makes your views and opinions change almost hourly, so don't ink any contracts today.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You may feel richer than you really are when the Moon trines Jupiter-Neptune on Thursday evening, so watch the credit card expenses and don't offer to pick up the check when eating out. Best days this week may be when the Moon is in Scorpio Friday and through the weekend. Influential relatives or neighbors may be sympathetic midday Friday when the Moon is sextile Pluto. Be sure to touch base with siblings or catch up with mail/email Friday evening; a sextile from the Moon to Mercury helps you clarify any mixups.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon-Saturn conjunction in your solar ninth house on Wednesday morning helps you tackle that long to-do list. Matters related to publishing etc. may be discouraging but tight editing can fix many problems with a draft. A trine from Jupiter-Neptune in your sign (along with your natal planets) to the Moon in Libra on Thursday night offers growth on spiritual and personal levels. See if there are any metaphysical lectures or group meetings you might attend.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Best day this week may be Monday when the Moon in opposing Virgo is trine Pluto, Venus, Mercury and the Sun in Capricorn. That stellium in your solar eleventh house of friends and groups may be activated enough to see you attend club meetings, etc. Don't miss their meeting; you may find backing and information you can obtain no other way. The Moon in compatible Scorpio this weekend presents a lovely sextile to Sun-Venus Friday afternoon; possibly going with friends to a class reaffirms positive values, or you discuss writing a book together.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope for Dec. 27-Jan. 2, 2009; Venus runs the show

By Milky Way Maid

This will be a somewhat abbreviated column this week due to the holidays, but I promise to provide a sneak peak into the New Year of 2010 before year's end (I hope).

Well! Did you enjoy an extra zing to your love life on Saturday, Dec. 19? That was when our dear girl Venus was square Uranus, the lord of surprises. I had thought that the square portended that relationships could come to a sudden end, and that is true if there were hard aspects in your natal chart. However, the unattached and lonely were just as likely to experience a sudden (Uranus) attraction (Venus) to a certain Other. I hope that all of the unattached readers felt a certain zing when with an interesting Other, and were able to at least get phone numbers.

Speaking of Venus, she is conjunct very-serious Pluto early Monday in Capricorn. Romantic matters could get quite serious very fast. Use caution, though, to stay out of unsavory parts of town at dangerous hours of the night, because Pluto can sure pull unpleasant surprises.

Geez, Venus is busy this month. Next she squares Saturn at 1:55 am Tuesday at 4 degrees of Capricorn and Libra. Now some of you may throw up your hands and think, oh no, now Saturn is going to kill this love affair she just started on Dec. 20! But Saturn is commitment as well as responsibility, too, so it is possible that a couple may decide to get married or otherwise cement their relationship (like with a ring).

Mercury was inconjunct Mars on Dec. 21, and with Mercury's retrograde it repeats that aspect at 11:53 pm Thursday, Dec. 31 (only this time with both Mercury and Mars in reverse motion, OK?). The aspect will repeat when Mercury is direct again, about Jan. 26. (Mars will not go direct until March 9.) Mercury is going through a process of re-evaluating how it determines what the truth is. Mercury always likes hard data; he loves lots of numbers to crunch. Mars suggests to me that sports is somehow involved, ergo all the sports analysts and prognosticators are going to be challenged to accurately predict the outcome of bowl games, etc at this time. Some teams that were supposed to roll over meekly in a blowout, may surprise with a very spirited performance. They may not win, mind you, but they could acquit themselves very well. Likewise, persons who do not give the impression of being great physical specimens may surprise you with strength and stamina.
Hugs to all.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – The Venus-Pluto conjunction occurs on Monday in your solar tenth house; this sounds excellent for starting a business related to financial investing or advice. The conjunction squares Saturn on Tuesday, but that's all right; I think it gives some stability to the cardinal energy here. Fire signs like Aries will feel at home with the energies of the Leo Moon on New Years' eve. You will probably add a fire element to the day somehow, whether with sparklers for the kids or by firing up a BBQ grill, or with a roaring fire in the family room. (((Aries)))

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus as the week begins, and remains there till Monday evening. Sunday begins with a very lovely, harmonious Moon trine Sun. Couples will probably enjoy the lull after the holiday rush with some quiet time together; just go watch the sun rise together. Early Monday begins with a Moon square Mars in Leo; a relatively minor tiff is possible, so tiptoe around the kitties if you can. At 5:36 am, the Moon trines Mercury; your message inbox will fill quickly so stay on top of that. Try to make time to write or do your bookkeeping. About 8 am, a sextile to Uranus; share a joke, cruise the web; also some insights may come if you concentrate on data or search for information. A square to Jupiter and Neptune at midday offers big challenges and opportunities if you know how to capitalize on them. (((Taurus)))

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 8:13 pm Monday till late Wednesday. The Moon is inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn in the wee hours Tuesday, then more inconjunctions to Sun and Venus follow later that morning; you have the opportunity to take back control over some part of your life today. Issues may cover the gamut from finances to love to end-of-life matters. A Moon-Saturn trine on Tuesday puts you in a serious but productive frame of mind, so enjoy checking off lots of items from your to-do list. You could feel upset, impatient, and even rebellious on Wednesday when the Moon squares Uranus; not a good day for important decisions, Gem, because they are not well-thought-out. Best to break out of the rut in some small, symbolic way. (((Gemini)))

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 9:45 pm Wednesday till Friday evening. Your opposite sign, Capricorn, may be going through some deep struggle over love and identity and what kind of legacy he leaves behind. Small kindnesses and loving acceptance of him/her are the best prescription for now. A square to Saturn can make both of you feel lonely even when together; engaging in some cozy ritual like having tea together, or taking out photo albums, or reminiscing, can really help you reconnect with each other. A Moon trine Uranus on Friday morn can start your day with a laugh or happy surprises. (((Cancer)))

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Venus is inconjunct your sign, and Saturn is sextile, affecting your sixth and third solar houses; the two planets square off on Tuesday. You may feel that your siblings or other close relatives are not as close, warm, or accepting as you would like, but that may be remedied by expressing your wish that you were closer. Mercury is inconjunct Mars in your sign; you will be challenged to discern the truth of things you may have long accepted as true. Well, give others a respectful listen even if they are full of hot air. The Moon enters Leo at 9:41 pm Friday so Leo can announce the New Year with a really BIG splash. “I am 2010, hear me roar,” the NY says to us all. Whatever the year holds, it will likely do things in a big way. (((Leo)))

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Virgo might be the calm center this week. Best days this week come with the Moon in Taurus (Sunday-Monday night). An early Sunday hike or other excursion may turn out very good for restoring a sense of a special relationship between couples. The Moon trines Mercury on Monday during commute hours; great for catching important news snippets or doing your email on the metrorail ride to work.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Librans will likely be affected by Venus in Capricorn squaring Saturn in your sign (1:55 am Tuesday). A loving kindness eases the strains you have been under lately; a love relationship can either come to a belated end, or become formalized with a ring or wedding; you may feel terribly lonely; you are challenged to accept the shortcomings or foibles of your partner, but when you do so, your happiness increases tenfold. Things may appear worse than they are, so try to weather this transit with patience, and with the small kindnesses that people do for each other. Also a grand trine in air occurs on Wed. afternoon when the Moon in Gemini trines the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Aquarius; combined with your natal planets this can be a huge window of opportunity for you personally. (((Libra)))

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Best days this week are when the Moon is in compatible Cancer (late Wed. till Fri. evening). The Moon trines Uranus Friday morning, lending an air of fun and laughter to any early New Year's celebrations. The year 2010 starts off with the Moon high in your solar chart in Leo; Leo Moons sure knows how to throw a party, and I think that the fact it is in your solar tenth house as the year rolls in bodes well for your career this year, especially if you work with the public in some way. (((Scorpio)))

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Best days this week are when the Moon is in compatible Gemini (Mon. pm till late Wed.). Tuesday provides a Moon-Saturn trine that could be quite profitable if you are an authority (Saturn) in a field or in a scientific field. Fire signs like Sag will feel at home with the energies of the Leo Moon on New Years' eve. You will probably add a fire element to the day somehow, whether with sparklers for the kids or by firing up a BBQ grill, or a roaring fire in the family room. (((Sag)))

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Capricorns will likely be affected by Venus in Capricorn squaring Saturn in Libra (1:55 am Tuesday). A loving kindness eases the strains you have been under lately; a love relationship can either come to a belated end, or become formalized with a ring or wedding; you may feel terribly lonely. You are challenged to accept the shortcomings or foibles of your partner, but when you do so, your happiness increases tenfold. Things may appear worse than they are, so try to weather this transit with patience, and with the small kindnesses that people do for each other. You are also tested by Mercury inconjunct Mars; your beliefs may be challenged and need reassessment. (((Cappy)))

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Best days this week come when the Moon is in Gemini, another air sign (Mon. evening till Wednesday night). It may be quite beneficial to get up extra early on Tuesday to get some work done; the Saturn trine will help ideas flow whether you are writing or catching up on paperwork. Your partner may find his or her beliefs tested by events this month, and that can be very disconcerting. Perhaps just letting your partner know that you are still here for them will be calming and reassuring. (((Aquarius)))

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Fishes can get anything they want this Christmas, as long as it includes lots of hugs and jolly times. Early Sunday is lovely, too, when a Moon-Sun trine favors an early excursion with friends. Best days this week are when the Moon is in compatible Cancer (Thurs.-Fri.). On Thursday, the Sun and Venus sextile your sign while the Moon trines it; fun with friends beckons with the promise of a profitable venture. (((Pisces)))

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 20-26, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

The Moon will be in fiery and cheerful Aries this Christmas. Expect more candles than usual, perhaps with everyone assigned a small one to hold while standing around the tree, or perhaps a line of luminarias will light the approach to your home. Expect lots of RED. Possibly your turkey or ham will be cooked on a grill or over a flame. Aries is the eternal kid, so try to think of some small traditions from your own childhood that have fallen by the way, and merit resurrecting from the past. Making cookies with the kids has never gone out of style, either, and be sure to let them decorate however they want.

Mars makes a stationary retrograde on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 8:27 am at 19 degrees 42 minutes of Leo. Fiery Leo is a great placement for fiery Mars, and Mars in Leo is very courageous; PLUS Mars is opposed by the Moon for an extra emotional boost. I have no doubt that ball games played this month have generally been of a high caliber, with teams giving it their all to fight to make the playoffs. Frankly the games this month may be better than the actual playoffs in January or the Super Bowl.

Mercury in Capricorn is inconjunct Mars in Leo on Monday. Following on the heels of the Mars station, this is very interesting to say the least. Many of us will have to adjust our convictions and beliefs, especially those who are most attached to them! Listen to others with an open mind and at least a wait-and-see attitude. Capricorns and Leos are most involved in this aspect.

Venus sextiles Jupiter and Neptune on Sunday night; Venus wants to give the very best quality gifts and with Jupiter-Neptune involved, may blow the holiday budget to smithereens. Keep to your shopping list! Hide your credit cards from yourself if you have to. Venus enters Capricorn at 1:17 pm Friday, Christmas Day. This gives a practical yet high-quality tilt to gifts exchanged this day. Venus here also tends to be rather materialistic, and to use others for their own ends. However, a more developed Venus here is a master of knowing what is appropriate for every social situation; and with the square to Saturn, may become quite the go-to person for rules (Saturn) of etiquette (Venus).

Mercury stations retrograde on Saturday at 9:38 am, at about 21 degrees Capricorn. Check whether that makes any aspects to natal planets in your chart, and double-check any papers dealing with related issues. This can of course snarl routine communications. Use delivery confirmation on emails and packages. It's interesting that this occurs on the busiest day for after-holiday sales and also for exchanges. So make sure that if you are exchanging a shirt, for example, that it actually fits you or matches the item you plan to wear it with.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 -- The Moon is in Aries from 6:40 am till Saturday afternoon. The Moon squares the Sun and Pluto midday Thursday, and opposes Saturn that afternoon. You will feel terribly frustrated and as though decisions are made by others without any input from you at all. Aries does tend to want things their way all the time, so this is an opportunity to learn what a pleasure it can be to give others first choice. Mars stations in your solar fifth house of games and speculation; use caution if betting on sports because there could be upsets. The Moon will be in your sign on Christmas, so you betcha there'll be a fiery Yule log somewhere even it it's a fake one. It's the one day of the year where you are allowed to be a kid again, so enjoy.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 -- While you might prefer to celebrate on the weekend after Christmas, when the Moon will be in your sign, an Aries holiday is fine with you. You'll stay toasty by the fire, and the food will great. Your ruling planet Venus enters compatible Capricorn on Friday morning. Practical (Capricorn) gifts (Venus) will probably be the order of the day, but that is OK with you. The Moon is in Taurus from 3:26 pm Saturday thru the weekend. You will, like many Taureans, probably enjoy scooping up discounted items on the after-Christmas sales. Then because you have frozen manageable portions of your bountiful holiday feasts, you can relax and just heat up dinners.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 -- Monday's Moon-Jupiter-Neptune stellium may make it a very, very exciting and bountiful day; while you may not be a church-goer, something quite spiritual could lift you up above the shopping rush. The evening provides a challenge to your new insight with a Moon-Sun square; people may not be too willing to accept help but offer it anyway. Wednesday has a Moon-Uranus conjunction square your sign; don't be surprised by surprises, pleasant or otherwise. You might be called on to work around a computer glitch at work. You may enjoy being with Aries friends or Leo siblings on Christmas day, and take part in whatever candle ceremony is on the agenda. It'll be fun. Venus and Mercury will be inconjunct your own sign and force you into adjustments. Maybe more than the usual number of gifts will be returned, or you will question whether the items you gave were really worth the money.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 -- Mars is stationary in your solar second house of finances. This is not a good thing if you allow yourself to get sucked into buying on credit this holiday season. Mars is interest rates, commission, and other fees tacked onto everything you buy. However, if you are the one charging those fees, then you may do quite well this month. The Aries-Moon Christmas is perfectly compatible with you; you enjoy providing the bountiful table for guests. Just make sure the heat is set on simmer because there is some chance of burning foods. Venus moves into your opposite sign the same day, so your mate just might surprise you with a meaningful gift or those three little words.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 -- Monday may supply a challenge to some of your deeply felt beliefs, when Mercury is inconjunct Mars in your sign. Please let others voice their opinions without being swatted down by your mighty paw. By Wednesday you might decide that the other fellow made some good points after all. The Moon is in compatible Aries on Christmas, and you will enjoy the warmth of a fire-sign gathering. You might even 'play Santa' by handing out the gifts from under the tree. Venus and Mercury will be inconjunct your own sign and force you into adjustments. Maybe more than the usual number of gifts will be returned, or you will question whether the items you gave were really worth the money.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 -- The Aries-Moon holiday might not sit quite right with you; there may be too much darn spontaneity ruining the agenda. But seriously, the inconjunct to your own sign suggests adjustments have to be made, like for example you have to rearrange furniture to squeeze in the clan, or you decide to stay over with an adult child. So what if everything is not perfect? I think you will appreciate the ingenuity of the day to accommodate everyone, and you will come to appreciate other family traditions. Mercury goes retrograde Saturday in your solar fifth house (Capricorn). You may have to redo matters related to investments or your children.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 -- Venus and the Mercury station in square aspect to your sign from Capricorn can snarl your gift returns, so make sure you have everyone's wish list correct regarding size/color/model. But after that, Venus can get things moving in your solar fourth house of family and home. Some relief may be in store if you have mortgage woes. Hosting a young woman visitor can be a delight and a pleasure, and you may even pick up tips on handling your personal business.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – On Monday, Mercury in your solar third house is inconjunct Mars in your solar tenth house. A short trip may take you past a business you never noticed before, a place that could become your new employer; or a job application could result in a new job. Venus enters your solar third house on Friday, warming up relationships with siblings or neighbors. Offer a plate of cookies to a neighbor or commit similar random acts of kindness. Short trips may be pleasurable. However, the temporary fly in the ointment is that Mercury goes retrograde in the same house and sign. Pack carefully, using a list, if you plan to go out of town.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Monday, Mars in your solar ninth house is challenged by Mercury in your second; legal decisions or tickets might not favor your point of view. Also any publishing projects may need extensive editing before they will be accepted for printing. Mars stationing in your solar ninth house also warns of legal fees or penalties. Venus enters your solar second house on Friday, though, and should bring increased earnings or receipts. The fire-sign Christmas holiday sits well with you; you especially enjoy or direct activities for the children. I see you keeping them busy making snowmen and snow forts.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 -- Your beliefs may be strongly challenged by a Leo, due to Mercury in Capricorn inconjunct Mars. You really are not comfortable with this, but try to make a polite debate of it. Your business sense receives favorable Moon aspects midday Wednesday, but a square from the Moon on Saturday may distract you from paperwork. Also Mercury goes retrograde Saturday morning in your sign, and this can further snarl routine communications. Use delivery confirmation on emails and packages.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 -- The Moon is in Aquarius from Sunday till Monday evening. You may be rather emotional and uncharacteristically dramatic Sunday, when the Moon opposes Mars. This may be set off by results of football games today, but calm down; many teams deserve to go to the playoffs but there is not room for all of them. Your emotions will also be engaged on Monday when the Moon joins Jupiter and Neptune, and sextiles Venus.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 -- The Moon is in Pisces from 6:42 pm Monday till Thursday morn. On Monday night you may suddenly feel that you don't have enough food for the holidays, but relax, you have plenty. Just pop some popcorn for snacks and ask guests to bring an extra dessert. Wednesday is significant with a Moon conjunct Uranus and sextile Mercury; you might be upset be some discoveries today, but after looking deeper into the matter, I hope you realize what a useful insight you have received. All the planets entering practical Capricorn this week (Sun, Venus) will help you feel more grounded.

Blue Moons and Black Moons

by Milky Way Maid

Blue Moon: The second Full Moon in a given month.
Black Moon: The second New Moon in a given month. ALSO: a month without either a New Moon or a Full Moon (this can happen only in February.)

Blue Moons are linked to unexpected good fortune according to folklore. The hill people of the Appalachian mountains credit Blue Moons with all kinds of good luck in love, happiness, business, and serendipitous events.

By contrast, European traditions are the complete opposite. Blue Moons were blamed for harsh weather and attacks of the blues.
There is an alternate definition of Blue Moon and that is the name sometimes given to a thirteenth full moon in a calendar year.

Historically, the 1883 volcanic eruption of Krakatoa caused a blue tinge on the moon, the result of so much volcanic ash tossed into the atmosphere. And occasionally ice crystals in the atmosphere cause a blue tinge, and that may also be called a Blue Moon.

We will have a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve this year, Dec. 31, 2009. (NOTE: People who live near the International Dateline in the Far East will have a Blue Moon in January 2010.) It is at 10 degrees 15 minutes of Cancer. This doesn't look like a relaxed night in front of the fireplace or DVD player; the Moon makes a T-square with the other cardinal planets. Saturn has recently entered Libra, while Pluto in Capricorn is joined by the Sun, Mercury and Venus. Cardinal signs take action, so your New Year's plans may include several stops before dawn!

Other Blue Moons will occur on Aug. 31, 2012 in Pisces, and July 31, 2015 in Aquarius.

Black Moons (new moons) will occur on July 30, 2011 in Leo; on Jan. 30, 2014 in Aquarius; and March 30, 2014 in Aries.

The Black Moon seems to have a lot less publicity than the Blue Moon. At least, I don't recall hearing any songs about a black moon. It is said to open a portal to other dimensions. Magicians and Wiccans are said to revere the Black Moon as a special time when the veil between planes of existence can be pierced. One might try to contact those who have passed on, as well as ascended masters and other beings on a higher vibration.

Some astrologers and New Age types recommend people write down their wishes during New Moons. Your wishes will relate to the sign that the moon is in. For example, a new moon in Libra might be a good time to light a candle and ask that your relationships be more harmonious. The Black Moon may be an even more powerful window of quantum opportunity!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 13-19, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun in Sag squares Uranus mid-morning on Monday; this can lead to arguments or accidents due to impatience. However, your urge to break out of a rut is 'good thing' because you can luck onto some new opportunities. Shake up your life in less stressful ways by taking a different route on your commute, or stopping in at a shop or gallery you have been curious about.

Venus in Sag trines Mars in Leo on Thursday morning. Assertiveness combined with diplomacy is rewarded. Try a little Leo charm, and if you don't have any, fake it. Also relationships between men and women are harmonious; even breakups are amicable. Just discuss whatever issues you have in an adult manner instead of playing games. And Venus later squares Uranus on Saturday night. Ouch, this may push some couples into splitsville if they are not careful. But it can also mean impulse spending, or if you have a lucky transit, a nice windfall.
Mars will make a retrograde station next Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8:27 am. It will be at 19 degrees 42 minutes of Leo.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 -- Aries will probably enjoy this week. Fire signs benefit from several nice sextiles from Monday afternoon thru Wednesday. Monday night looks swell for sharing time with friends (Sun trine Jupiter in your solar eleventh house), possibly while watching the big ball game. A Moon-Venus conjunction on Tuesday afternoon in your solar ninth may bring good tidings in regard to legal, college, or publishing matters. The Moon in your solar ninth house this week is positive, and its sextile to Jupiter on Wednesday morning again brings benefits thru friends or clubs. Venus in Sag trines Mars in Leo, and that combined with your natal planets makes a wonderful grand trine; try to get projects off the ground or compete in contests.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Sunday may be rather stressful for you due to the T-square involving Leo Mars, Scorpio Moon, and Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius. You might wind up being the rock-steady fulcrum while a storm swirls around you, so just keep a ready supply of patience and your scrumptious Christmas cookies on hand. The rest of the week looks much smoother, even dull. If you have natal planets in fire or air signs it looks like a very pleasant week. If you have planets at 19 degrees, prepare for the upcoming retrograde station of Mars in Leo. Your energy level could suffer, or you could rush too much, so try to get as much of the holiday prep work done as you can before Sunday. Pace yourself!

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Geminis benefit from several nice sextiles between fire and air signs this week. Monday afternoon through Wednesday look best, when you could accomplish much and even get a new project off the ground. Tuesday is more physical, with a trine from the Moon to Mars. Sextiles between the Moon and Jupiter, and a New Moon in Sag, make Wednesday bright. Aim high, consider a college course or enrollment, put out feelers on publishing or legal matters. The only troubling spot is Saturday night when a Venus-Uranus square threatens to end or interrupt a romantic relationship. Think twice before speaking; it might help to talk things over calmly on favorable Thursday morning, when a harmonious Venus-Mars trine is in effect.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – You have likely been frustrated since November when Saturn entered Libra, a sign square to your own. Cancer like any other cardinal sign really, really hates it when it is blocked from doing what it wants to do. Try not to take it out on others, tho, especially during this holiday season. Saturn is not saying no, it is just saying wait. And waiting is a lesson that cardinal signs need to learn. The Moon in Capricorn Friday sextiles Uranus in harmonious Pisces; you will enjoy being with your significant other and share laughs or maybe go to a comedy show.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 -- Sunday could be a bit of a challenge due to a transiting Moon squaring Mars in your sign. You could be rushed, impatient, and even rude; don't you know that some Leo charm works wonders? Also be sure that your impatience does not lead to any accidents. Best to work off some of your frustration in physical work. Good days are likely to be Monday afternoon thru Wednesday with sextiles to fire and air signs; creative work and your children may be involved. Thursday has a trine from Venus to Mars in Leo. Making your case in a diplomatic way can see your assertiveness rewarded. Friday you may have to make adjustments or compromises so be a good sport.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – If you are able to make adjustments without being too attached to the cold intellectual beauty of the way you had arranged things, you will make much progress this week. The Moon in Sag from Monday morn till Wednesday afternoon has many favorable transits if you are flexible and open to changes. Late Thursday and Friday favor critical analysis and other mental tasks. You can really drill down into the database then and perhaps even find some unexpected material. Saturday night's Venus-Uranus square could affect you personally; my advice is to back off from being too critical or telling others what they ought to do. This is the season of love and light, you know, so try to give others the benefit of the doubt.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon sextiles Saturn in your sign on Monday afternoon; a sibling or neighbor may be able to cheer you up a bit but you may have to pick up the phone first. Wednesday night's square from the Moon might prompt you into an emotional decision; things may look different in the morning. Saturday afternoon looks quite good as your emotions and rational self are under control. You may be called on to counsel or negotiate for siblings or others who are affected by the Venus-Uranus square Saturday. Mars goes stationary in your solar eleventh house next Sunday; it is possible that your club may have loan or credit problems, or that friends borrow money from you.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 -- The Moon is in Scorpio from Sunday till Monday morning. Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Sunday might be frustrating, tho, with several squares to Mars and Jupiter in a T-square, making you feel like a walnut in a nutcracker, perhaps. But if you have the determination to finish a project against all odds, you can get it done. Help may come from a Pisces, a child of yours, or with special tools or info off the web (Uranus). The Sun squares Uranus on Monday in your solar fifth house, which raises the possibility of a nice little windfall or at least a fun time at a comedy show.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 -- The Moon is in Sag from 7:25 am Monday till Wednesday afternoon. The Sun in Sag squares Uranus mid-morning; this can lead to arguments or accidents due to impatience. However, your urge to break out of a rut is 'good thing' because you can luck onto some new opportunities. So take a different route on your commute or whatever. Monday pm favors classes, exams, or studying with a friend. That evening is swell for exploring your neighborhood. Tuesday is much sweeter with a Moon-Venus conjunction, trining Mars in Leo. Anything you propose is likely to be met with encouragement. Wednesday is another caution day with the Moon square Uranus, altho you might benefit from counseling or talking to a sibling.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 -- The Moon is in Capricorn from 5:32 pm Wednesday till Saturday morn. Wednesday is likely to be fraught with obstacles (Moon-Pluto square Saturn) but you like challenges. Personal communications will flow easily on Thursday (Moon conjunct Mercury). Friday is promising if you are willing to make some adjustments, probably to your financial arrangements or insurance; you might have to followup on disputes over claims or something like that. Also the afternoon could produce some insights Moon sextile Uranus) if you analyze paperwork or stick to your desk.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 -- The Sun in Sag sextiles Chiron in your sign; it may be helpful to you to consult a natural health practitioner, such as an herbalist or massage therapist. The Moon is in Aquarius from 5:39 am Saturday thru the weekend. A trine to Saturn rules your day, which may not sound like a lot of fun but boy, you sure could knock out a bunch of items from your to-do list. Peeking ahead to Sunday: things requiring physical effort (Mars), or possibly some involvement with sports, can pay off financially or at least with a nice thank-you from a friend, club or charity.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Monday may be the most difficult day this week due to a Sun-Uranus square; disputes or accidents can arise but you secretly wanted a break in your routine anyway. Take a different route to work, or shake up your life in less stressful ways. Wednesday may present you with an unpleasant discovery but it can provide you with insights you can use in the future. The Moon in Capricorn sextiles Uranus in your sign on Friday afternoon; you will enjoy laughs and more with friends after work.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 6-12, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

On Monday, Mercury is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, and later that night Mercury squares Saturn. This bodes well for reaching penetrating insights and doing research, especially if it is of a scientific (Saturn) nature.

Also on Monday, Jupiter is conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer. Visits to local practitioner of holistic or homeopathic medicine should be productive. Also if you are studying any related field, you should be able to make some progress either in your private study, formal classroom instruction, or in finding a mentor (Jupiter).

On Thursday at 8:18 pm, the Sun in Sag is trine Mars in royal Leo. Sag natives may find enough courage to do what they had never tried before. Also Aries natives will benefit from these planets in the other fire signs. If they happen to trine their native planets, great, because I know that Aries will not be shy about acting on opportunities that arise.

I suggest to Leo natives that the Moon inconjunct Uranus can bring insights and windfalls and other “happy accidents.” However, most of us may feel our emotions (Moon) could burst forth (Uranus) in unpredictable or even damaging ways. You might take control of the situation and work off some of your latent energies in sports, athletics, a long jog, etc. You might prefer to exercise your artistic talents instead, as in painting, writing, singing or playing a musical instrument. I would not be surprised if you suddenly express your deep reserves of talent for the blues, or impressionistic art.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – You will probably join your fire-sign friends at the beginning of the week to watch the football games or other sports. Yes, the games will be good and unless you have plans to play your own version of touch football in the park, you can be found enjoying the rah-rah energy of the crowd. Having said that, I know other Arians who can't sit still through a whole game and would rather get a bunch of chores done. Mars' transit through your solar fifth house of children and recreation increases your drive to finish projects which may or may not be holiday-related. You're also good at playing with the kids to get them out from underfoot, so mom can do the gift-shopping. The Moon-Mars conjunction in Leo could make you press too hard, too fast to finish your chores. Be safe and be alert, Aries.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 -- The Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn may have you researching traditional recipes on the internet or in old recipe books. Capricorn there sometimes has an antiquarian bent, and so if you happen to luck onto some old books in granny's attic or in a used book shop, you could feel like Christmas came early. Taurus likes to be comfortable; consider finding or making a traditional crocheted throw, bed jacket, or other textile item. Virgo is in your solar fifth house of creativity, and Virgo rules textiles. Taurus may like to knit, crochet, sew, embroider, or otherwise create several Christmas gifts this year.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 -- Gemini is not known for being a sports fanatic, but they are as likely as not to have all the stats at their fingertips. And what with the high level of exciting play this fall, they are sure to also stop at the local sports bar for a bit of fun. Anywhere there is fun, there is a Gemini. The mutable signs are affected by Tuesday's square between Moon in Virgo and Sun-Venus in Sag. Your significant other may feel pressured, so I don't think that giving a deadline, or exchanging expensive presents, is the way to go right now. Just keep on keeping on.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 -- Cancer benefits from the laser-like focus created by the Mercury-Pluto conjunction in the opposite sign. Perhaps you are readying a school or other local event as part of the holiday observances (or are rushing to get projects/reports done before the holidays interrupt the normal business week). You could zoom through financial data on Monday and Thursday, especially. While Moon in Virgo Mon.-Wed. may be more comfortable for you, the next two days, with Moon in Libra, will really put the irons to the fire and have you pressing to get things done.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 -- The Moon is in Leo from the previous Saturday, till Monday afternoon. Your creative energies are high Sunday; the Moon trines the Sun and opposes Jupiter. Leos are never more alive than when either striving hard in games, or expressing their talents in entertaining others. Try to schedule something along those lines for that day. Happy accidents may befall Leo natives Sunday night, when the Leo moon is inconjunct Uranus, the planet of insights and windfalls. On Monday morning you may be walking in a dream, so look alive when commuting, OK? The Sun in Sag trines Mars in your sign on Thursday evening; this favors sports, games and any physically demanding activities.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 2:05 pm Monday till Wednesday afternoon. Your passion for detail may uncover some productive stats on Monday evening when The Moon in Virgo trines the Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. You try not to unbalance your life by taking work home, but this is one time that some concentrated effort may pay off for you. Wednesday may put your nose out of joint due to broken appts., etc, but try not to ruffle your feathers. Thursday is another good day for research or audits, etc., when your powers of analysis are keen.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 5:47 pm Wednesday till Friday night. Wednesday night may find you in a rare, dour mood as the Moon conjuncts Saturn and squares Pluto. You wish you had more control over your life, and feel frustrated over recent setbacks. (Believe me, I feel that way, too.) You will have to work hard to get rid of what is sometimes called that “stinkin thinkin.” Get your head on straight, press your shirts, freshen your lipstick and face the world again with your million-watt smile. Your luck turns upward early Friday if you ask friends, relatives and neighbors to keep an eye peeled for that something you seek. Your enjoyment and creativity are at a peak mid-morning thru the afternoon.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – On Monday, Mercury is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and later squares Saturn; is aspect is reiterated on Thursday. Scorpios will likely benefit from this aspect as they are natural detectives, anyway. You could be asked to consult for a club or civic group you belong to. Jupiter's conjunction to Chiron in New-Age Aquarius is not in your health house, but will likely affect you personally anyway due to the square. Consult a holistic practitioner for sensible advice. The Moon is in Scorpio from 11:31 pm Friday thru the weekend. Your research talents may be extra-keen, and in demand this Saturday. Have your business cards ready to hand out plus a teaser to bring the client back for more.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon-Mars conjunction in Leo on Sunday is right up your fire-sign alley. You could negotiate resolutions to tough, drawn-out legal cases or other ninth-house issues. And you will certainly enjoy getting together with sports-fan friends to watch the games at your house or sports venue. You might offer some alternative games for the younger folk (and non-fans) in the back yard. I just thought that this Saturn in Libra transit, in your solar house of siblings/cousins and neighbors, might have you chafing at none-too-subtle suggestions from them about what you should do or not do. I understand completely how you feel, but I think it may be payback for all the times that you flippantly told others what YOU thought they ought to do. Think about it.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Mercury is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn early Monday; your powers of analysis or scientific deduction will be keen. Any research, testing, analysis or audits will yield some profitable nuggets. It may be useful to go back over past records to try to see helpful patterns or indicators for you. Thursday may also be productive for you, when a Moon-Saturn conjunction squares Mercury in your sign. In other news, I think you are not too comfortable with the changes in the landscape lately, and by that I mean not only in the physical world but in the 'way things are.' You like having predictable outcomes to all events, even in sports games, and it disturbs you when there are upsets. Well, a new world is coming no matter how inconvenient it is to anyone, and we will all just have to make the needed mental adjustments.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – All the fire-sign energy is perfectly compatible with you, Aquarius, since fire needs air to send out a bright, warming flame. I see you helping direct that energy, tho, to where it needs to express itself. Maybe you pass along a query from someone trying to find entertainment for their holiday parties, or a business card to someone needing a Yule log. You're good that way. Aquarians can be very ingenious at rigging up timers and electronic or mechanical decorations. While the Moon is in Libra this week (Wed.-Fri.) you might be working very industriously on such a project. Just remember to work safely.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 -- Ah, yes, Pisces is often the one who remembers the little touches that make the holidays memorable. The little candle-powered angel carousel, the wine to go with the feasts, the family-favorite ornaments on the tree. Not to mention the family-favorite recipes for cookie-making time. They are often the ones who indulge the younger members of the family by taking them ice skating, caroling, or who tag along where their friends want to go. The middle of the week finds you tagging along with your significant other, improvising plans as you go. As far as you're concerned, it's all good.

A few notes on Sports Astrology, Nov. 2009

by Milky Way Maid

I have mentioned I have been working more intensively on my sports astrology skills. It is not the first time I have made charts for individual games, but it is the first time I tried making charts for ALL the football games on a given weekend. It has been a challenge and a real learning experience (in a good way).

One of the interesting things that I noticed is that when Mars entered Leo about mid-October, it affected the play of the teams with Leo birth dates. In general, they started playing much more competitively. In some cases, a team settled on its starting quarterback and began winning more games than they lost. Some of the Leo teams started to perk up earlier than others, and that generally correlates with how early or late their Sun is actually placed in the sign Leo.

Don't assume that these teams will win everything from here on out. For one thing, the chart of the game will have many other clues about the outcome of the game. For another thing, Mars will go retrograde in mid-december and could take back any gains in the league standings.

The teams with Leo suns, as taken from the dates of the franchise being awarded or announced, are: New York Jets and New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, and Denver Broncos.

The teams with Leo ascendants are Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and appropriately enough, the Detroit Lions.

Wintry skies produce “rainbow smiles” or upside-down rainbows

by Milky Way Maid

SPACEWEATHER.COM has a beautiful picture of an upside-down rainbow. To quote: “The technical name for this phenomenon is circumzenithal arc or "CZA" for short--and it's no rainbow. CZAs are formed by sunlight shining through plate-shaped ice crystals in high clouds.”

These ice rainbows are more common in fall/early winter when the sun is low -- so keep an eye peeled for them. The photo was taken recently in Alabama. Consider it a smile in the sky just to brighten your day.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury squares Uranus on Monday afternoon. This aspect does not favor buying mechanical or electronic items. You may become fascinated by some product, but wait and check things out, research it online, then if you still want to buy, then do it under a trine or sextile between these planets. Trust me on this. Don't buy on Mercury square Saturn on Dec. 7; the item will probably die. But do try to get an item before Mercury goes retrograde Dec. 26.

Look out folks, Uranus makes it direct station 3:27 pm Tuesday at 22 degrees, 42 minutes of Pisces. This might jolt your mental and psychical faculties, or knock you out of a rut. Some of you may even have ESP events. You suddenly start to sing, “I Gotta Be Me” and look for new people and places to see. Uranus receives a square to the Moon on Wednesday, so you might feel rather odd at first. But Uranus trines the Moon Friday night so by then you may be more accepting of your unique qualities. As well you should. The Mercury-Uranus contact could also mean meeting foreigners as house guests or performers. Encourage your children to meet people who are different from themselves.

Venus enters optimistic Sag 5:04 pm Tuesday. Venus in Sag values personal freedom inside (or from) relationships. Venus here would benefit from allowing each other freedom in some areas if you have a strong trust in each other. This is easier if you two have arrived at mutual goals and how you will progress toward realizing those goals.

Mercury enters Capricorn midday Saturday. This is not the best home for Mercury but at least it is out of a sign of its detriment, Sagittarius. Mercury in Capricorn is methodical, and will soon sextile Saturn in Libra, which increases the practical, studious turn of this Mercury. Mercury here is a good teacher and professor, too. The downside is that Capricorn tries to make itself an authority on something by mastering a subject, when it might be more productive to foster sharing of data so all may advance and improve. You don't have to have the last word on everything, Cappy.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – Venus enters Sag, your solar ninth house on Tuesday. You may decide to travel to a foreign country for the holidays, possibly due to a romantic interest in a native of that land. Alternatively, a holiday event at a local college may attract you, perhaps one of those madrigal dinners with performances of medieval songs and music. Those events are tremendous, just check the web for articles about them, and take your camera for lots of photos. Aries, I know you have been crabby and impatient lately. Saturn in Libra is opposing your Sun, and gosh you just hate to run into obstacles. You try to run around them or over or even under them, but this Saturn, boy, just won't let you. Well, sad to say this Saturn will ease up briefly but then is here to stay for a couple years. Your lesson is to learn to take turns. That's all. Simple, hunh?

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 5:34 am Sunday till Tuesday morn. The Moon trines Pluto Sunday morning and you probably want to spend it the way YOU want, not by waiting on other people. An inconjunct to Saturn in Libra follows shortly, so you may have to adjust to others' schedules somewhat, and make some kind of compromise. Monday has all these squares to Mars in fixed Leo and Jupiter in fixed Aquarius, so it is best to make up your mind to tackle what has to be done. A sextile to Uranus that evening helps you get a laugh.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 9:23 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. The Moon trines Saturn in Libra on Tuesday morn, helping you put your shoulder to the grindstone. Saturn in Libra also will help you to bring everyone into the process so that all are recognized and treated fairly. Saturn is exalted here, and why? Because once Libra gets past clinging to social ideals (following Emily Post or Leticia Baldridge), then Libra figures out how to create truly harmonious relationships. Gemini can facilitate these social interactions. Anyway, a Full Moon occurs in Gemini at ten degrees 15 minutes Gemini on Wed., at 2:30 am. A Moon-Jupiter trine later that day is wonderfully optimistic and buoyant. You enjoy mixing people together at your holiday parties who should meet each other. Hmmm, you might be quite a matchmaker this holiday season.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 11 am Thursday till midday Saturday. A Moon-Pluto opposition Thursday afternoon may make you feel like your spouse/partner is far too controlling. Well, maybe he just wants to be involved and show he cares. Give him a job to do, a role to fulfill. A Moon-Saturn square frustrates you later that day, and you hate, just hate being told 'no', or even 'later.' I'm sorry, this is one of your lessons while Saturn is in Libra, and you will have to take your turn. Friday is a bit better with an inconjunct to Jupiter and a late trine to Uranus. Perhaps you can swap hours with a co-worker, or negotiate using the spouse's credit card. Uranus can bring a pleasant surprise or just a slew of laughs.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 12:07 am Saturday thru the weekend. A Moon-Saturn sextile on Saturday afternoon brings a pleasant duty or chore; perhaps you emcee a convention or 'referee' a children's party. The evening has a trine to Venus in Sag, which again, hints you may spend quality time with youngsters or possibly at an arts performance. Those holiday shows are always so charming, and it's a tradition we rarely tire of. Venus is in your solar fifth house for a stay thru Christmas. You will probably enjoy not only children but a moment in the spotlight as holiday concerts and plays fill our calendars. You should be quite a busy and popular show-business Leo this year. I know you will bask in the compliments.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Venus enters your solar fourth house for a stay thru Christmas. Of course everyone's home is the focus of the holidays, but your home will have an extra dose of seasonal beauty. I think you will bend and toss around a lot more red and green decorations this year, in a very tasteful way. Venus in Sag also suggests you may host an international visitor, perhaps a musician or artist. Mercury enters your solar fifth house of children and creativity and the arts. You may dash around a lot more this year from one concert to another, perhaps chaperoning schoolchildren on holiday outings. You may help children or grandchildren to create their own greeting cards or e-cards. Or you may help them write original Christmas stories to share with the rest of the family on Christmas eve.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus enters Sagittarius in your solar third house on Tuesday. Venus here helps you create your own beautiful Christmas cards and newsletters. You send and receive the most sincere wishes of the season to all you know. You receive thanks and compliments from many who have appreciated your special touch over the years. Mercury enters your solar fourth house which may just mean lots of cards and packages arrive at your home, and lots of short visits from friends and relatives. You might also play host to a student from a Capricorn country such as Spain or the Arabic nations.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Venus enters your solar second house on Tuesday, which is a very nice place to have it this holiday season. You could profit with a few small gifts or favors, or get invited to a few more parties than last year. Very nice. Mercury enters Capricorn, your solar third house where it is much at home. Your thoughts are more organized, and with some effort you may be able to accomplish more of your 'to-do' list each day. Maybe some people don't know this but Scorpio is also a deeply religious or spiritual sign. The holidays are a deeply meaningful time for you and you try to either attend a religious service or volunteer for a charity or fundraiser.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – You might not be thinking straight on Monday, when Mercury in Sag squares Uranus in Pisces. Some idea might appeal to you due to its novelty or maybe because it's funny, and brainstorming may bring a slew of possibilities. But do some rational evaluation on another date. Venus enters your sun sign on Tuesday. Venus in Sag values personal freedom inside (or from) relationships. Venus here would benefit from allowing each other freedom in some areas if you have a strong trust in each other. This is easier if you two have arrived at mutual goals and how you will progress toward realizing those goals.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Mercury enters Capricorn midday Saturday. This is not the best home for Mercury but at least it is out of a sign of its detriment, Sagittarius. Mercury in Capricorn is methodical, and will soon sextile Saturn in Libra, which increases the practical, studious turn of this Mercury. Mercury here is a good teacher and professor, too. The downside is that Capricorn tries to make itself an authority on something by mastering a subject, when it might be more productive to foster sharing of data so all may advance and improve. You don't have to have the last word on everything, Cappy. In other news, even though Saturn has entered Libra, squaring your sign, you are much more comfortable with Saturn energies than the other cardinal signs. You just put your shoulder closer to the wheel, is all.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You don't always cotton to religious ideas, but a Sunday sermon (Mercury sextile Jupiter) may hit on an idea that is meaningful to you. Share that with others. Venus enters your solar eleventh house (Sagittarius) where you may make or catch up with friends at club meetings or Christmas parties. You could even take over recording the minutes of those meetings for a while. Venus could bring an offer of chairmanship or other officer position, even if it is only ceremonial. Aquarius, you are going to be the rock this Christmas. Others are falling apart and getting frustrated, and you are going to maybe do some hand-holding and tell them things will get better, just be patient.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Someone may present an off-the-wall idea on Monday thinking you appreciate its brilliance. It might be brilliant, but unworkable at this time. File it away under pipe dream. Venus enters your solar tenth house in Sagittarius. Venus can bring a job offer, some perks or bonuses, or just the small thank-yous for a job well done. Mercury in Capricorn is sextile in your solar eleventh house, where it picks up the pace in messages, year-end newsletters to prepare, and updating the club minutes. You might explore finding a place to store the club's historical records online this winter.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 22-28, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

Sunday is when some of us may have our Thanksgiving moment; Venus is conjunct Ceres in Scorpio about midnight. Look around you at your home, neighborhood, family, the feast awaiting prepping in the refrig, etc. Even if it is less than it once was, be grateful for having anything in a world where many are days from starving to death.

A poignant Venus square Neptune reminds us of those who are not there. This may affect Scorpio and Aquarius more than other signs. To remedy that, you might consider documenting the multi-generation gathering with some group photographs or video, and share that with those who are unable to attend. It would mean a lot to everyone concerned.

PS: The Moon will be in watery Pisces on the holiday so that should help keep the bird moist, and produce lots of gravy. Those fire-sign Thanksgivings seem to produce dried-out turkeys.

Venus at 19 degrees Scorpio is square Jupiter in Aquarius on Monday afternoon (5:02 pm). The two benefics do not often quarrel but when they do it is very annoying for us humans who depend on their good graces. Actually we are being forced to align our desire for material things and our urge to do good for the greater humanity. If you can do that, you not only have it made but you might be a saint.

Venus at 22 degrees Scorpio trines Uranus in Pisces on Wednesday evening. You may attract some very unusual or even eccentric friends at this time. You enjoy being with people who are somehow different, and are not possessive in these friendships. Artists may experiment with unique styles or unusual media.

Mercury at 16 degrees Sag trines Mars in Leo on Thursday morning. You may be better able to focus on achieving your desires, using your mental skills like logic, reasoning, or number-crunching. Also sports fans could see some great plays and great teamwork. Mars especially in Leo will dig in and play hard, while the aspect to Mercury enhances the accuracy of handoffs, passes, and play-calling.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Even if you have less than you once did, I hope that you can all be thankful for what you do have. Reach out to others to help them, even in small ways, I should say especially in small ways. Having a single person over for Sunday dinners, for example, will help them in so many ways, and you will enrich your life.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – The Moon is in Aries from 10:11 pm Thursday through the weekend. The holiday weekend may feel frustrating to you; you really would like to have more control over your life but face it, so would we all. Friday morning's opposition between Moon in Aries and Saturn in Libra can make you feel acutely frustrated, cramped, restricted. Work off some frustration in exercise and then enjoy an evening with fire-sign friends under a Moon-Sun trine. Watch some ball games or have a cookout. Saturday has lots of sextiles to help you get something done, also a trine to Mercury (10:27 am) can help you reach people you want/need to talk to.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Working in partnership can help you achieve something in the career world; that's what I see the Venus-Jupiter square doing for you. On Wednesday your partner may meet one of your friends and think he/she is pretty strange. But a romance may blossom nevertheless, so be careful if your partner is more than just a business partner and you want to keep it that way. You friends may seem strange even to you on Thursday under a Moon-Uranus conjunction in Pisces, in your solar eleventh house. Oh well, everyone is welcome at the Thanksgiving table, and there IS enough pie for them all, isn't there?

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Gemini is one of the signs that benefits most, and most easily, from the entrance of Saturn into Libra. You have always been adept at many things, and are a natural at multi-tasking. Now Saturn gently takes you by the sleeve and asks you to map out a three-year plan for yourself. You have been too inclined to think only about the near future, but by looking at what you think might be doable over the long term, you can make a lot more progress than you ever thought was within your reach. Best days are Sunday with a Moon trine Saturn, Tuesday with its Sun-Saturn sextile, Thursday with ruler Mercury trine Mars, and Friday with its compatible Sun-Moon trine.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – On Wednesday you may really enjoy a water-sign trine; Venus tines Uranus in Pisces for a lot of laughs and love as the women share prep duties or take a break from them. The holiday occurs under a compatible Moon in Pisces, so your guests are glad to gather at your home for tradition and for a bit of spiritual renewal. Friday it's OK to just rest, but Saturday has a lot of cardinal Aries energy, and several sextiles to help you get things done.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – We have felt your courageous Mars in Leo this month, as you dug in to fight for the good fight. Thanks. Not everyone will be so grateful, such as on Monday morning when maybe you insist on not yielding a lane when the moment calls for some accommodation. Share, Leo, share. That's what this week is all about. Friday should be quite productive as Moon trine Saturn energy helps you get chores done. Then it is off to a fire-sign gathering that evening under a Sun-Moon trine. Watch the ball games, or play some touch football, or host a cookout. It's all good.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – You are adaptable this holiday week. The Moon is in compatible mutable Pisces so you may be asked to pitch in with some of your knockout veggie dishes or home-made bread. Ruler Mercury is trine Mars in Leo on Thursday, when you may have to think on your feet. Good Mercury aspects this week are on Sunday evening and Saturday morn. You are not especially comfortable this week, maybe because the Moon is not in the most compatible signs or maybe because you are not really keen about excess. But you set a healthy table and give thanks for a healthy family.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Sunday may be your best day this week when the Moon trines Saturn in Libra. You put a good face on the reality (Saturn) of today, and can realistically plan for the long term. The Moon in Pisces this holiday week gives you a chance to be more creative or to adapt to your current situation. Perhaps you have a recipe for 2, or for 45, which you have to scale up or down as needed. Or you have to turn a table to accommodate guests that day. Whatever, get a helping hand for the heavy stuff.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Monday brings an opportunity to effect a win-win result from the Venus square to Jupiter. (see note at top of column) You might give yourself an incentive of promising to donate X percent to a local food bank if you make X amount on a sales call, for example. Or you might share your good fortune in some way; keep the good karma going, you know. Wednesday should prove interesting as you might meet some eccentric people under the Venus-Uranus trine. You might also find love or money by using the computer (Uranus).

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Sun in Sag sextiles Saturn in Libra mid-morning Tuesday. If you have not set some personal goals for the month, you should really sit down and do that; Saturn will help you stick to a plan long enough to see it accomplished. Also you may find yourself instilling order in your workplace or home. Enlist a friend if needed to clear out a room for a home office. Friday should be productive for you, when the Sun and Saturn help you have energy and discipline to finish jobs. You might also get all your fire-sign friends together for fun that evening.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Capricorn enjoys the sensual experience of this year's holiday gathering. Moon in Pisces will accent the aroma of the spices and pie, and also the general warm-fuzzy feeling of the day. Perhaps you can document the multi-generation gathering with some group photographs or video, and share that with those who are unable to attend. It would mean a lot to everyone concerned. Friday can be very productive as Saturn is sextile, and Moon is nudging you with a square. Your cardinal energy kicks in on Saturday when the Moon in Aries receives lots of help in getting tasks done. Got to work off some of that gravy, you know.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from Sunday till midday Tuesday. The Moon trines Saturn in Libra early Sunday, giving you the discipline to stick to your agenda for the day and get your projects done. Then the Moon sextiles Mercury that evening, which favors conversation, wordplay, word games, or composition of meaningful papers. The Moon opposes Mars early Monday, which is NOT a sign to get into any 'playing chicken' games on your morning commute. Maybe you can burn off some competitive energy in an early workout or just by setting a personal goal for the day or week. It is OK to just watch a movie Monday night, because the Moon conjunct Neptune needs a fantasy or dream.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 11:07 am Tuesday till Thursday evening. Tuesday afternoon looks very serious with you dealing with issues of control (Pluto) and responsibility (Saturn). If you want to have the say-so over your schedule, then you have to assume the responsibility to get your assignments done. Maybe you can organize your time better on your own than if you had to follow the office schedule (or whoever's), but I think you will have to prove it before you get this freedom to tele-commute or whatever your objective is.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 15-21, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

Natives of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) may feel the tensions of a T-square even tho it is not exact. A stellium of Sun, Mercury, Moon, Venus in Scorpio squares Mars in Leo and Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius. The Moon square Mars, and Sun square Neptune are exact on Sunday night. The first can have you burning up energy in wasted effort, and the second can bring self-delusion or intoxication. You might be able to channel the energy of this transit with a deliberate effort in support of positive Jupiter-Neptune memes like religious dedication, meditation, community involvement, music, and healing. Even your personal film festival would fit. Neptune is also water, so you may find it beneficial to take various water treatments including sauna, whirlpool, or even a bubble bath. Visiting a water park might do it for you, too, or watching fish in your aquarium.

Mercury enters Sag on Sunday night, and Sun enters Sag on Saturday night. It's an all-Sag week when the Moon also dallies in the same sign Tues-Thurs. Adaptability becomes a key word, so try to figure out how you can incorporate changing markets to your own situation.

Mercury is sextile Saturn in Libra midnight Monday. This is a good time to not only organize a department or a closet, but to learn to master a subject. You might enroll in a class, or get informal instruction from a friend.

Venus in Scorpio squares Mars in Leo early Thursday. Fixed signs may feel like the adage, “you can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em” is SO true! A love-hate relationship gives you cause for second thoughts. But realize that we all have our foibles and flaws, and try to tally your own such traits.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – Your natal planets plus the Moon in Sag and Mars in Leo start a bright 'fire sign' for all your friends to gather around. You are likely to gather at a sporting event or fun “casino night”. The Venus square Mars aspect midweek gives a real boost to your energy level. Mars in your solar fifth house will get you started on creative projects. Mars may even get you some playing time in local sports. PS -- I bet you are already planning a big, spectacular holiday display, possibly with some help from a techie friend.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The beginning of the week may put you on edge, and the pressure you feel could be coming from yourself, not from others. Giving yourself timeouts to read or take a walk can help, also playing music (I don't mean playing taped music, I mean playing an instrument yourself.) Groups may be contentious or competitive, but you can change the dynamic there. Break the ice, offer cookies, freely share your own tips for handling tricky issues, etc. Gradually the atmosphere will change.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Twins get a boost this month from Sun and Mercury moving into opposing Sag. You benefit from tossing ideas back and forth with a spouse or other sounding board. Tuesday's Mercury in Sag sextile Saturn in Libra helps you master a new course of study; perhaps you find a private instructor. Your studies may be in a creative arts or just in creative use of technical applications.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Venus in Scorpio squares Mars in Leo, affecting your solar fifth and second houses. You may spend too much on art supplies or on recreation, but geez, the soul needs its food, too, just as much as the body does. Well, maybe you can sell some of your holiday treats that use your secret family recipe. On Friday, the Moon in Capricorn sextiles Venus in Scorpio; perhaps your spouse can help you create your own supply of canvases or other surfaces to paint on.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – We love you Leo, but sometimes you act like your opinion is the only one that counts. And this Mars in Leo is terribly brave and strong, but also headstrong, stubborn and opinionated. Apply some of your Leo generosity towards giving others the space to feel that their opinion is valued, too. Share the spotlight. Boost the spirits of those who have lost heart; lend them some of your courage.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Virgo also feels energized by the entry of Sun and Mercury into Sag. Questions arise that prod you to find the answers. Also because they enter your solar fourth house, they refocus energy on home and family. You may want to prep your home for the coming holiday season with paint or just a deep cleaning. Your spouse spends more time at home, as does a child or a child's friends. Refrain from saying things you may regret midweek; that Venus square Mars affects your solar third house (communications, siblings) and self-undoing. Biting your tongue is a good skill to have.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Your transiting Saturn is sextiled by Mercury in Sag Tuesday. You may be called on to arbitrate matters involving siblings or neighbors (if you do try to meet with them, Thurs. afternoon is not best; Sat. night is much better). Others may ask you for advice on rules of etiquette relating to announcements or business communications. You may prefer to go to the movies on Saturday; since the Moon trines Saturn in your sign from your solar fifth house; I think you might enjoy a classic or something from the Criterion Collection.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from Sunday till early Tuesday. Avoid intoxication on Sunday night, due to the Sun-Neptune square; chemicals may hit you harder than normal. See notes above about the T-square. The Moon squares Neptune midday Monday, and could have you wallowing in self-pity; take your mind off personal stuff with movies, friends, etc. The New Moon that p.m. gives you a fresh start with a chance to identify where you might find fresh insights (Uranus). This NM also reinforces the spiritual side of Scorpio; you may feel called to give service in some way. Venus in your sign squares Mars in Leo Wed-Thurs, creating bickering, or mixed feelings of love-hate for the other person in your life.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 12:22 am Tuesday till Thursday morn. You are very mentally active on Tuesday (Moon conjunct Mercury and sextile Saturn), with the ability to focus on science, research, reports, etc. You are more physically active on Wednesday morn due to the Moon trine Mars. A square to Uranus that evening may affect your online surfing. Maybe you can just go into offline mode and enjoy a bubble bath (Moon sextile Neptune).

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 10 am Thursday till Saturday night. Thursday afternoon is very heavy-duty with Moon conjunct Pluto and square Saturn. You may be very determined to tackle an obstacle, or to regain control of a situation or relationship. Unfortunately you might be very willing to terminate relationships, too, if you believe they are not working out. Is there still some good worth salvaging? Counseling can help even tough situations, so give that a chance. Friday evening favors treating the wounds in a love relationship.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon enters Aquarius at 10:11 pm Saturday; a trine to Saturn follows in the wee hours of Sunday. You may find yourself staying up late to clean house or finish reports for work. You will be very goal-oriented this weekend instead of vegging out watching all the ball games. Saturn's move into Libra this fall may have you going back to school or seminars to sharpen your work skills. You may even begin teaching, and I bet you'd be good at it.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sun and Mercury enter Sag, squaring your own sign. This can bring more communication and demands from bosses at work, and you may also give talks or chair meetings in your department. The fact that the Moon is near the Sun may mean you represent the company in public in some way, perhaps at a local charitable event. A child in college may need a health matter tended to Venus in your solar ninth house squared by Mars in your solar sixth), so make sure your child has student coverage.

Watching the Planetary Hour-Wheels Go By

by Milky Way Maid
Recently I started noticing the planetary hours as they go by each day, well, most days.
MERCURY: I notice that generally, I can write a little quicker during a Mercury hour. It is best to START your writing project during this hour. I have not however, tried to track whether emails sent during a Mercury hour are more likely to get answered sooner.
MOON: During a moon hour, I am more likely to get hungry for a lunch or dinner, or to need a break from the computer. Sometimes I even feel like a nap. Step away from your work and just watch the clouds or aquarium or take a walk. Or go get a hug.
SATURN: This is very odd but I notice that I suddenly have the urge to straighten up papers or clean something. Weird, hey? You can stick with a project till it is done. You are willing to put some elbow grease into a job (generally a physical task). Time to get physical and accomplish something, then give yourself some points for doing so.
MARS: Feel like moving around, taking a walk, stretching those arms and legs. Seems to be best for doing your exercise routine, or for sports activities.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 8-14, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

The Full Moon tonight Nov. 2 is called a Frosty Moon; it is often so bright that you can see the eerie effect of the moonlight on the frosted lawns or fields below. There may even be enough light to see a rainbow after dark; go to http://SpaceWeather.com to see a beautiful photo of one taken in Yorkshire, England.

Venus entered Scorpio late on Saturday. Venus here can be obsessive or controlling; the upside is that she insists on commitment in a relationship. But she's a wonderful girl, fascinating, magnetic and complex. This week she gets a nod with a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn Sunday night, then a square to Mars in Leo on Nov. 19. I am thinking that a very nice relationship could be sparked early this month, which could heat up into something pretty sexy around mid-month. The square to Mars could mean a fight, but making up with Venus here is so much fun.

The fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus) should really watch their health because a T-square forms Monday between the Moon, Sun and Jupiter, with Mars close enough to meddle. Yes, there may be great opportunities for you also, but you won't be able to take advantage of them if you have run your body down. You are also likely to meet situations that humble your ego (Sun) (also Moon in Leo).

Mercury in Scorpio trines Uranus in Pisces at 6:38 am Wednesday. This is a great time to buy anything mechanical or electronic, like a car, computer, or smart phone. Mercury and Uranus are also well-known for their comic timing so you might want to tune in to the drive-time radio for a good laugh.

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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – A Moon square Mercury on Monday afternoon can garble messages relating to your children so confirm sleepovers, etc. Your spouse may need a bit of cheering up on Thursday night when the Moon is conjunct Saturn in Libra; try to notice if she is quieter than normal or low in energy, hunh? The Moon is in fellow fire-sign Leo this week Sun.-Tues., when you will feel very comfortable with that energy. You may take charge of the kids on those days, driving them to sports practice or chaperoning outings. Your spouse will appreciate the favor, believe me.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – A Moon square Mercury on Monday afternoon can garble messages between you, spouse and family members so make sure who picks up whom where. On Tuesday (midday), you may be able to grab the reins in a life situation that has been bugging you. You may sit up late talking or trading jokes with your spouse on Wednesday. The Sun in Scorpio square Jupiter that afternoon can also favor your efforts to get an interview or make a presentation at work. Do guard your health this week, tho, and make special efforts to eat light and deal with stress.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Libra, your solar house of fun and creativity, Fri-Sat. (It enters on Thurs. but is conjunct Saturn so unless you want to do housework or mope, forget it.) Friday has a nice aspect affect the fifth house and third house (Moon sextile Mars) which is really fun for watching or playing sports. That night you really get into conversations or books about ideas and futuristic plans. Plans for Saturday morning may get rearranged, tho, so have a Plan B. You might decide to go for a swim or take your camera to get pictures of the magnificent fall landscape.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Venus enters your solar fifth house of children and creativity, so by all means explore every meaning of the fifth house. You might enjoy supervising the kids' art projects, or taking a class yourself; attending a play or exhibit may be deeply affirming or inspiring. Times that are especially activated for related activities are: Sunday morning, midday Monday and afternoon, Wednesday morn and evening, and Saturday afternoon-evening.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The Moon is in Leo from 5:23 am Sunday till Tuesday morn. The Moon squares Venus early Sunday which means you really should voice your opinion (nicely) and not be overly concerned about whether others will like you for it. Eat a lightly Sun-Mon because a T-square between Moon, Sun and Jupiter Monday can really challenge your health. On Friday, a sextile from Moon in Libra to your Mars denotes a fun time playing games with friends.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 8:30 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. Transiting Moon trines Pluto Tuesday morn; you will try to gain control over some aspect of your life or resent it terribly. A sextile to Venus in the afternoon makes for a pleasant late lunch with a friend or a successful sales presentation. A Moon sextile the Sun on Wednesday afternoon presents a chance to make a personal presentation or application; in-person will be favored over sending emails. A sextile to Mercury in the wee hours Thursday gives you a chance to tackle emails early.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 12:22 pm Thursday till Saturday afternoon. A Moon-Saturn conjunction Thursday afternoon can put you in a somber mood but it's good for tackling those unglamorous chores on your list. On Friday evening, volunteer to babysit children, or attend a play; a Moon-Jupiter aspect will expand your views and touch your heart. A Neptune aspect on Saturday morning continues the accent on your solar fifth house of children, arts and creativity. So keep the grandkids over and supervise their art project.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Take a hint from my notes above on the T-square forming early in the week; watch your health and eat lightly. Sun in Scorpio squares Jupiter exactly on Tuesday afternoon; this can be a very lucky time if you are prepared to seize an opportunity. (Tip: set up a Google watch for your keyword.) The Moon is in Scorpio from 5:24 pm Saturday till the following Sunday evening. Give your partner a choice about something for the same favor in return. A Sun-Uranus trine that night says you will probably greatly enjoy a comedy or foreign film.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon in Virgo Tuesday-Thursday gives you a chance to adjust and go with the flow. A Mercury-Uranus trine affecting your solar fourth house of home can mean finding a mechanic or repairman who can finally fix something right; you may have to take it in to the shop, tho. The Moon-Saturn conjunction on Thursday afternoon may mean your friends need some cheering up, a job you are all too happy to do.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon in Virgo this week from Tuesday morn till Thursday may be be the most comfortable days for you. You always prize Virgo's attention to detail and hard work, and you might show your appreciation in some small way. Tuesday afternoon has a swell aspect for sharing time with friends and fellow alumnae (Moon sextile Venus in your solar eleventh and ninth houses). This is followed by a Moon sextile Sun in the same houses so might be able to follow up with a long-lost frat buddy.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Sun squares Jupiter in your sign on Tuesday afternoon, which can be the best opportunity in along while for you. Be aware however of the T-square in fixed signs (see notes at top of column) and take care of your health. Mercury squares Neptune in your sign on Wednesday night, and can play havoc with your emails and other messages. Follow up with a call or email if you have not heard back inre your inquiries.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – You may have lunch with a key friend on Tuesday with the idea of asking a favor from him or her, but phrase things carefully. The Moon opposes Uranus in your sign late Wednesday; you may not be receptive at all to a suggestion or a change, but think it over because it might not be a bad idea. Your plans for the weekend may have to be altered early Saturday, so try not to be too upset. Remember, you did once ask that your life not be too dull and predictable.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov 1-7, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

Venus trines Neptune on Monday evening, and Neptune goes direct on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1:10 pm at 23 degrees 42 minutes Aquarius. One source says that Neptune retrograde brings exposure of shams and scams, or the desire to “unveil mysteries.” The retrograde gives an awareness of the subconscious but not necessarily the ability to tune into it.
I seem to notice that the retrograde in a birth chart shows people who are not so comfortable with the ordinary white lies of everyday life, or are people who are easily deceived and misled. Neptune direct though, is quite comfortable with lying to others to gain an advantage. So anyway, this may be a dry period for revelations of scandals hitting the headlines. Where is Neptune in your birth chart? And where is Aquarius in your birth chart? Take your cues from that.

BTW on Thursday, the Moon translates light from an aspect with a malefic planet (a trine to Neptune in the afternoon) into an aspect with a benefic planet (a trine to dear Venus late in the evening). Now, my opinion is that you can try to 'channel' the best of Neptune here by focusing on an ideal, on artwork and beauty, or even on beautiful dance. Then Venus can work on manifesting that thought-form into your reality.
Venus in Libra is inconjunct Uranus in Pisces Monday morning. This can be a tough aspect because one wants to have romance and freedom at the same time. Love may win out but not till after a separation or tiff. This tension can help produce some interesting and even avant-garde artwork.
Venus enters Scorpio at 7:23 pm Saturday, when she puts on the little black dress and her best pearls, a spritz of exotic perfume, and an allure that none can match. Venus here can cast a spell with just her eyes. Venus stays here for the month of November.
Venus in Scorpio natally is not supposed to be a good placement, but that all depends on how mature a soul one is. Younger or more insecure Scorpios may try to control their mates or loved ones. Mature Scorpio Venuses are just totally committed to their relationships. Venus here also has the talent of bringing out latent talents in 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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – The Moon is in Aries for a few hours Sunday morning. The Moon opposes Venus and sextiles Neptune, which sounds lovely for watching the sun come up with your beloved. Take along some coffee, sweet rolls and blanket. Be careful what kind of things you blurt out Sunday evening, though, when Mercury squares Mars. Things you say to your children or your romantic partner may not be very kind at all. I know you don't understand the nuances of casual conversation, so just agree with your loved ones for the time being.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 7:45 pm Sunday till late Tuesday. The Moon is inconjunct Saturn and then trine Pluto on Sunday night; you are frustrated by obstacles etc. imposed by others and make a determination to be more in control of your destiny. The Moon squares Mars in Leo Monday morn which is not a good time to try to bull your way along. Leo is just as stubborn, so yield when making your a.m. commute, OK? The Full Moon is at 2:14 pm Monday at 10 degrees 30 minutes Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Taurus anyway, so this may be a rather auspicious time to start something that you want to last; however, be careful how you use that Mars energy. Tuesday morn has these squares to Jupiter and Neptune so while it is good to dream big, one needs to ground that dream in realistic facts as you try to figure out how to make it happen.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 11:53 pm till early Friday. The Moon trines Saturn, exalted in Libra, right away Wednesday night; check your deadlines and be sure to deliver. Saturn in your solar fifth house is a rather odd place for a house of creativity and fun, but you know how to get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice, and Saturn is those untold hours of practice. On Wednesday you are going to have to exhibit your skills of adaptation all day. Thursday has trines to Jupiter and Neptune sandwiching a square to Uranus; ask yourself what you were doing Oct. 6-7 for clues to what this day will be like. The day ends with a trine to Venus; hugs and kisses for being sweet.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mars in your solar twelfth house squares Mercury on Sunday; you may shoot yourself in the foot with displays of temper so watch yourself. The Moon is in Cancer from 2:42 am Friday till the following Sunday. Ugh, the Moon squares Saturn right away Friday morning; at least it will help you check things off your to-do list. Friday night favors making social contacts with people who can give you leg up. Saturday kicks off with a trine to the Sun, for fun, kids, games and creativity. A trine to Uranus in late afternoon sounds great for humor and laughs, also for fixing mechanical things.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Mercury in Scorpio squares Mars in your sign on Sunday. This can bring arguments in the home, or at best thoughtless remarks, so be very sure of what you want to say. Try to avoid painting yourself into a corner where you have to defend your position. Venus enters your solar fourth house, helping to beautify your home with striking and classic design. You may want a black and white tiled floor, with striking, bold color accents. Your social life revolves around home and family all month. You also try to help family members to build a foundation for their lives.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Venus in Libra, your solar second house, trine Neptune on Monday; this is very nice for spending on art or music but Neptune can bring losses. Be alert to where you place your wallet or purse or purchases. Venus enters your solar third house, giving you a softer touch in your communications. Neighbors and siblings may express their fondness for you, and this could include some gifts or favors.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Sunday night a Mercury square Mars aspect affects your second house of money (and other possessions). So if you don't want something to become an object of contention between you, just say no to requests to borrow whatever. Also Venus trines Neptune on Monday, and while this may be very good for the arts it is bad for losing cash or jewelry; be alert. Venus enters your solar second house which is a very pretty place for it. You use money to reinforce your self worth, which is perfectly OK to do. You also organize your living and work spaces for comfort and beauty.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mercury squares Mars on Sunday evening, affecting your first and tenth houses. You may run around in a lot of wasted effort, or overwork yourself. Mercury in Scorpio can be very cutting, too, so think before shooting off your mouth. A Sun-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio on Thursday heightens your powers of analysis. Venus enters your own sign on Saturday. You feel more comfortable expressing affection with those close to you. Some may even say that you have a greater than usual need to be liked and loved this month.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Venus trines Neptune in your solar eleventh and third houses; you may introduce friends and siblings to each other and find they get along smashingly. Venus enters your solar twelfth house, where you may wish to share a spiritual understanding with others, or visit those in hospitals or other places of confinement. It's a good month to do volunteer work or donate to charity.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Neptune goes direct Wednesday in your second house of money or possessions; be aware of where you put your credit cards, wallet or purse and don't sign any contracts right now. Venus enters your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs. You may share personal resources or simple fellowship with others. You can be a force for harmonizing any group, or just bring cookies to the next club meeting.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Neptune goes direct in your sign on Wednesday, a bad day to hold press conferences or interviews because things may get hopelessly muddled. Venus enters your solar tenth house, where you get a pat on the back for your accomplishments at work or in the public sphere. Your self-worth is validated. You help support and promote social values, and help team members to get assigned to a productive slot.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Venus in Libra is inconjunct Uranus in your sign on Monday morning; you may feel inspired by some great music during your commute so tune in to a classical station. Venus enters your solar ninth house where you share values and inspire others in a college or publishing venture. You find a philosophical insight that you can take to heart, or explain such ideas to your students. You might even get an advance/royalties from a publisher or a legal judgment in your favor.