Friday, January 9, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 11-17

By Milky Way Maid

Hope you enjoyed the perigee Full Moon on Jan. 10! NASA has a story about the Perigee here at http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/08jan_bigmoon2009.htm Enjoy.

Yech, Mercury goes retrograde again on Sun., Jan. 11 at 11:43 am Eastern at almost 7 degrees Aquarius. It will re-enter Capricorn on Jan. 20, just after conjuncting the Sun in Aquarius that morning. Other milestones include a Sun-Jupiter conjunction on Jan. 24, Mercury going direct on Feb. 1 at 21 Capricorn, and a Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on Feb. 24. The Jupiter conjunctions are generally promising if you are looking to sell your product or service, tho when Merc is retrograde you will likely have to mark down the price to move it.

Mercury retrograde in Aquarius can lead one to speak too much in the abstract and forget to include sensitivity to the real emotional needs of the audience. Mercury retrograde in Capricorn can make one try to set oneself up as an authority, assuming an authoritarian attitude, and a resulting alienation and loss of credibility.
Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – Your ruler Mars sextiles Venus this week, so possibly your mind is not too much on your work if you know what I mean. But it also means your energies will be good and that your efforts will be rewarded with appreciation, if nothing else. Partnering with someone on a work project is also favored under this transit. You could get some creative insights from a friend in regards to a work project or situation (or from a coworker in regards to a friend). You have a drive to own your own business as a way to have more control over your income.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The asteroid Vesta is in Taurus and it squares Jupiter in Aquarius and trines Pluto in Capricorn. Vesta can be frustrating in your sign, so I am going to guess that frustrations will mount over a college class which you need for professional advancement/certification. Try to get past the fact that the class is not the way you would have designed it, and let go of judgment. Your ruler Venus is sextiling Mars this week, so relationships and creative projects can advance. A coworker may be able to offer parenting tips, or a child may have an insight into some problem at work. Interesting.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Transiting Jupiter in Aquarius and transiting Pluto in Capricorn – AND transiting Vesta in Taurus are all applying to aspects to the asteroid Pallas Athena in your sign. Pallas is a very career-oriented and competent lady, and all these transits will help you in keeping on top of your career. Jupiter will trine Pallas, and while Jove can bring great luck, sometimes the best luck is just protective. He might merely protect your job position and benefits, so count your blessings while you can. Pluto can completely redesign your job or even eliminate it; ultimately I think you will move toward having your own business where you can control your finances and invest the proceeds as you think best. Vesta is in a minor aspect but helpful; talk things over with your best friends from time to time.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Wednesday and Thursday may be downer days for you, with transiting Moon, your ruler, conjunct dour Saturn. Keep busy with routine or clean out the junk drawer; you'll feel better. The Sun will conjunct the asteroid Juno in your solar seventh house this week; unmarried Cancerians may receive a proposal and jump at the chance to plan the wedding they have long dreamed of. Press for a resolution to a legal problem as you may soon get an offer with a nice settlement in it for you.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from Sunday morning till midday Tuesday. Leos can be prone to driving themselves to nervous exhaustion from being on the go too long; take time to sit, smell the roses or meditate (Sunday midday and early afternoon). Sunday may also see you blurt out private thoughts that get repeated, and you can be upset by violated confidences. Keep private info private! Monday favors all creativity or just making adjustments in anything from furniture arrangements to software coding. Leos need a creative outlet for their energies to stay healthy, so sign up for classes in something in 2009!

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from midday Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. The Moon will conjoin Saturn late Wed. night so if you like to work late, you can get a great deal done that night. Thurs. will not be favored for anything while the Moon is void of course from 9:37 am to 5:30 pm, at which time it will enter Libra. Of course you cannot put your life on hold but just be aware that orders might get canceled or people's schedules might get rearranged. On the plus side, the Moon will be sextile Sun so partnership activities should go smoothly. Ceres in your sign trines Mars in your solar fifth house of children, so you may be called on to play Dr. Mom to a child.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from Thursday afternoon till late Saturday evening. Thursday evening you may feel so disgusted that you want to throw out everything. It's OK to purge the closets occasionally, but put other items to the side to have another person check them over. Maybe that appliance is not really broken, but just needs a simple cleaning or adjustment. Fortune could smile on you late Thursday, especially in matters related to art, creativity, romance or children (fifth house matters). Communications go very smoothly on Friday. That evening a creative or beautification urge strikes (Moon inconjunct Venus) so pull out your brushes. You may not be able to finish a project but you can at least experiment with different media or techniques. Your ruler Venus is sextiling Mars this week, so relationships and creative projects can advance.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Your co-ruler Mars sextiles Venus this week, so possibly your mind is not too much on your work if you know what I mean. But it also means your energies will be good and that your efforts will be rewarded with appreciation, if nothing else. Communications (third house) with your love interest or with children is favored this week. Mercury retrograde affects your fourth house of home and family, and steps back into your third house of communications (apt!) later this month. Check out any garbled messages from your apt. manager or mortgage company before they turn into a comedy of errors.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Mercury retrograde may affect your finances when it backs into your solar second house of money, so call to clear up any confusing messages from your bank or other financial managers. Also double-check your bank statements this month. Venus and Uranus conjunct in your solar fourth house of home and family should bring some happy news. Perhaps a child announces an engagement, or receives a modest scholarship. Maybe you even win a couple dollars on a speculation; don't go overboard at the casino, because your odds are much better on a local drawing than in any lottery.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Sun in Capricorn trines Saturn in Virgo midday Sunday. You really should learn to relax on the weekend instead of working all the time, but anyway this period can be a great time to get a lot done. Monday sees you wishing you could get away to your cabin or other retreat where you can recharge your batteries. You might have to settle for cocooning with your mate. Wednesday the Moon trines Mars in your sign from your solar ninth house; perhaps a break comes your way in some dispute over a law or publishing issue, with a happy ending on Thursday.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Jupiter in your sign opposes the Moon on Sunday; perhaps your generosity is seen as extravagance by a close female. It can also lead to some soul-searching in introspective types. Then the Moon opposes Mercury later that day, leading to emotional rather than logical thinking; on the up side you can gain some real insight into your own mind. Artwork with stone or metals is under a long-term favorable transit for creative pursuits, but especially on Thursday under a Moon transit.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Pisces natives have an opportunity to be creative or make adjustments on Monday, with the Moon in inconjunct aspect to Venus and then Uranus. Pull out your brushes or craft supplies, or hold a jam session with fellow musicians. Continue your project on Friday and Saturday for best results. Venus is approaching a conjunction to Uranus in your sign next week; possible meanings include a modest gift or windfall, to unusual creative work, to falling in love with a foreigner. Take your pick, altho frankly relationships begun under this aspect generally do not last very long.

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