Friday, January 23, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 25-31

By Milky Way Maid

The New Moon on Jan. 26 is a solar eclipse. This is at 6 degrees Aquarius, at 2:56 am EST, conjunct Jupiter at almost 5 degrees Aquarius plus the North Node at 9 degrees Aquarius. It will also be the Chinese New Year (4707) of the Ox. Traditional Chinese set out food and drink to bribe the kitchen god so they will have a fortunate year.

The eclipse opposes the eclipse point of August 1, 2008 - so if you can remember what issue was being dealt with then, you can expect another edition of the same (only different). Maybe legal matters begun then will resolve, or an agreement made then will have to be reworked. The Sun and Jupiter are square to the asteroid Vesta; Vesta rules home and hearth, security concerns, service and service groups, personal sacrifices. Take a clue from whatever house Vesta occupies (at 4 degrees Taurus).

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 - The Moon is in Aries from Friday morning till late afternoon the following Sunday. Friday looks like a day when Aries can remake the world in two hours or less. Your impatience with what does not work may prompt you to toss stuff that maybe only needs repair or tinkering. The evening favors spending time with boon companions who like to treat and don't care if they overdo. Saturday calls for creativity or adjustments, anything from rearranging furniture to designing your spring garden to crafts. A tough writing assignment (or discussion) challenges you. The Solar Eclipse affects your solar eleventh house of formal and informal groups; you might join a club that becomes significant, or make a great new friend.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Solar Eclipse is in your solar tenth house so your career may be affected. A new career option may present itself that you would never have considered before. Venus and Uranus are laughing themselves silly in your solar house of friends and groups. Get out to club meetings and get-togethers where you can meet others who broaden your mind and expand your horizons. The eleventh house includes charitable or non-profit groups, but also the bowling league, and the gang that you meet at the corner bar. They're all fun-loving types and will raise your spirits.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The Solar Eclipse affects your solar ninth house which means that issues related to higher education, publishing, religion or law come to the fore. If you are having doubts about your choice of major, for example, you might consider moving sideways into a related field. You might take a long trip to research for a doctoral thesis. Publishing is everything media: from writing for a news organization to getting a book published to getting on national radio show, etc. Jupiter is party to the eclipse so that could mean you break through to a higher level of exposure, at the national level where you meet major figures or just gain a wider audience.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - The Solar Eclipse affects your solar eighth house. No, that does not mean you are going to die - although everyone dies eventually. The eighth house includes a lot of territory, wills and estates, birth and death and other transitions. If you have been patiently waiting for an estate to be wrapped up, the process could finally conclude. If you have been trying for a baby, you (or your daughter) might finally find yourself pregnant. Those who are waiting to adopt may finally get word that a child is ready to come home with them. DNA testing may be an issue that comes up or gets resolved under this eclipse.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Solar Eclipse affects your solar seventh house. This eclipse could put you in public situations. Marriage or relationship issues are accented but so are all partnerships. Make very sure that anyone you sign a contract with is on the up-and-up. Marriages may begin or possibly end; troubled marriages may benefit from intense counseling. OK marriages can benefit from enrichment seminars that teach how to share feelings with each other. Finally, the seventh house also includes open enemies; don't let anyone put footprints on your back but develop the fine art of turning away people who are looking for trouble.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The Solar Eclipse affects your solar sixth house of health but also the work that you do just to pay bills. The universe may kick you in the pants to start using your real talents instead of wasting your time on menial stuff. Then it might reinforce the message by making you literally sick of your job-life-house-etc. Pay more attention to your health and to what you eat, and avoid the temptation to eat lower-quality food to save on grocery bills. You can get by on less. Virgos are natural mavens and you might enjoy teaching what you know.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Solar Eclipse affects your solar fifth house of fun, children, entertainment, speculation (like the stock market or craps table - it's hard to tell them apart right now), creativity and the arts. The eclipse may open up opportunities to teach or perform, or you could volunteer to babysit grandkids so that your children can pay other bills. I think you will become quite determined to have fun no matter what the news is, and become very good at finding things to do for free.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Solar Eclipse affects your solar fourth house of home and family. You might be in a position to take advantage of the downturn in real estate to pick up a home of your own at last. It might be bigger than you really need, so it's possible you might offer space to others to store a car or whatever. Your family might grow, a family member may turn out to be an unexpected source of help and advice, a relative may come into a windfall and share a bit with you. Anything is possible.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Solar Eclipse affects your solar third house of communications, messages, writing, siblings, the neighborhood, and short trips. Everyone deals with a mountain of emails and other messages nowadays but maybe you will venture into getting your first iPhone or texting. You might learn a foreign language, or start writing a column for online news or your website. A relative of mine and her widowed sisters decided to buy a house together, so you may go into some joint venture with sibs or cousins. Your job may now entail driving a route to visit stores or offices instead of being cooped up in a rabbit warren all day.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn only till midday Sunday this week. The Moon is conjunct Mercury early so you will probably read the paper first thing to catch up on the news. On Monday Mercury joins Mars and sextiles Venus; call your sweetheart to make a date; write a poem that expresses how much she means to you. The Solar Eclipse affects your solar second house of money. While everyone's finances have been affected lately, your efforts probably affect several other people because you may be an employer as well. Funds for operating expenses is becoming available so reapply for loans.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Moon is in Aquarius from midday Sunday till the wee hours of Wednesday. The Moon conjuncts Jupiter then the Sun this evening, putting you in a generous and jovial frame of mind. Invite others over for dinner or a friendly get-together. The Solar Eclipse is early Monday so you might write down goals for this year that have to do with friends, innovation, equality, altruism, and the betterment of humanity. Tuesday can feature some intense debate; make sure you think about what you say before blurting it out. Pick up some movies on the way home because you will feel like forgetting your cares tonight.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Moon is in Pisces from the wee hours Wednesday till Friday morning. The Moon opposes Ceres and sextiles Pluto Wednesday. It is an opportunity to analyze your health and especially your eating habits to see how it affects you; if you feel crummy the next morning after gorging on something, maybe you should cut it out. Thursday you will be tempted to duck responsibilities and just hang with friends. The evening does favor enjoying the arts like music, film, dance, theatre BUT your boss needs you around or you would not have been hired. The Solar Eclipse affects your solar twelfth house so examine ways in which you do yourself no favors; resolve to get out of your own way!

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