Thursday, May 21, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope May 24-30

By Milky Way Maid

This is the week of the fabulous Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, an event that may well herald a new awakening of spiritual consciousness. I recently read that the last conjunction brought, among other things, the enormous, immortal literary hit, A Christmas Carol, which popularized the keeping of Christmas but also the idea that we are our brother's keeper. Victorian England let the sick and weak die off, but the Dickensian tale instigated a commitment to caring for the poor, and allotting a living wage to the working classes. Our cynical, scientific age which places inordinate faith in technology to improve our lives, is sorely in need of renewing its spiritual energies. Let's hope that the energies of this conjunction find fertile ground here.

Signs likely to be most receptive are the air signs, (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and also fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sag). The other fixed signs (Leo again, Taurus, Scorpio) may be sorely challenged but also find a great opportunity if they are open to it. Cancer may not relate to its energies at all, and need to make a real effort to understand what it is all about. Ditto with Virgo, who may be too cerebral and earthbound to relate. The neighboring signs Capricorn and Pisces may feel its effects only peripherally, even tho the planets involved are Pisces' dual rulers.

Sunday is a New Moon in Gemini at 3 degrees 28 minutes. It is at 8:11 am Eastern time. It squares Saturn in Virgo, and is inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Geminis will probably have to keep their noses to the grindstone (Saturn) this month, so don't expect a lot of play time. Scratch that, Geminis can make play out of any work, and manage to find fun anywhere. But their free time may be very squeezed by necessity. Geminis will likely also take on more responsibility, too. It can also indicate breaking ground for planting a veggie garden, since Saturn is farming and Virgo is an earth sign.

And rah, Mercury goes direct on the 30th and we can resume our normal mode. Speech-makers may resume public speaking and be reasonably sure they've got their facts straight. And shoppers may miss finding unreal bargains but the goods are more likely to be first quality. However, travel is not favored the weekend after the holiday, with lots of snafus probable; better to stick to home and backyard or local park.


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.


ARIES - March 20-April 19 – The Gemini New Moon activates your solar third house of relatives and communications. Meanwhile your friends may be very deeply touched by the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction. Aries is a midpoint sign between these two influences, and with Venus in your sign representing values, you may debate (Mars in Aries) pressing issues of the day. Aries is not often eloquent but you may voice the questions in trenchant fashion. You might even be quoted somewhere. Best days this week: Sun.-Mon. and Thurs.-Fri.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Mercury goes direct in your sign at 22 degrees 52 minutes on Sat. evening; new info may have come to light recently and you may have to redo lots of plans. Have a Plan B, too! Jupiter-Neptune in solar career house asks you to found your business upon an ideal. Perhaps setting up a non-profit company, or a a film or music business would work for you. New Moon in Gemini in your solar second house is auspicious for increasing your income, but the square to Saturn says you will have to work hard for it. Best days this week: Tues. and possibly Sat.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from early Sunday till late Monday night. The New Moon is in your sign, so see notes above. Sunday is quite serious in tone, even somber. It can also indicate breaking ground for planting a veggie garden, since Saturn is farming and Virgo is an earth sign. Monday is much more agreeable, with a sextile to Venus-Mars in the morning (good physical energy, with a possible romantic sparkle) and trines to Jupiter-Neptune in the evening (great movie night, great time for listing your dreams and hopes).

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from late Monday till very early Thursday. Some of you may have your Sun squaring the Venus-Mars cluster in Aries lately, and that can get your goat if experiencing friction with a boss, but it can also create some sexual tension. Make sure those professional boundaries are in place! Tuesday may go easier than Wednesday, and you may even be the recipient of a “random kindness”. Several inconjuncts clutter your Wednesday, and you may have to find work-arounds and make other adjustments. A Moon square Mars very late can send you into a frenzy of activity which you will find was totally unnecessary. Rest up on the holiday!

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from early Thursday till early Saturday. Thursday afternoon gives you a chance to shine with a sextile to Sun in Gemini; perhaps emceeing or speechifying is on the agenda. Transiting Moon squares Mercury on Friday afternoon, tho, and transit or communications are not likely to go smoothly. Moon trines Venus minutes later, so picking up the phone may get you good news (fishing for compliments should be productive, too, wink). Moon opposes Jupiter-Neptune in the evening, you could get lost looking for a cinema but downloading instant movies might be better, and hugely enjoyable.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon enters Virgo about 6 am Eastern Saturday. The Moon in your sign rules that weekend, so I see a lot of backyard farming going on. The Moon is conjunct Ceres 7:15 pm Eastern on Saturday, with a trine to Pluto late morning the same day. This is great for working the soil, and spreading that ol' magic manure (Pluto). (Ceres rules the food supply, among other things.) Wait till after Moon conjunct Saturn on Sunday morn before you actually plant the seeds.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction falls in your fifth house of recreation, gambles, and creative expression. Artistic pursuits are favored especially if you can initiate something under the rays of the conjunction. Call up a gallery or sign up for a juried show. In this recession, the magic word is still “free” so find some way of sharing art with the general public and children, too. Good publicity still works. The New Moon in Gemini activates hopes for national attention and that is strongly reinforced by the Aquarius conjunction. The more in tune with its vibes you are, the more people will latch onto your work and ideas. Best days this week: Sun.-Mon,. and Thurs.-Fri.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction are in your solar fourth house of home and family, so obviously these will be key issues for you. Ultimately, the whole human race is your family, and the whole wide earth (and heaven) your home. You may feel called to serve humanity in some capacity; those in healing or helping professions may shift their focus a bit. The New Moon in Gemini is never easy for you; the inconjunct calls for adjustments and creative adaptation. Possibly frustrations in conceiving children may lead you to adopt or foster children. Best day this week: Tues.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction involves your ruler, yet the involvement of Neptune may confuse you at first. If you are truly opened to a larger spiritual life, its influence will be welcomed with joy. You may suddenly start voluminously reading books and online articles relating to this phenomenon. You may travel to hear speakers and attend conferences relating to this new wave. “What's it all about?” you ask, and want to hear everyone's take on it. Best days this week: Sun.-Mon. and Thurs.-Fri.

CAPRICORN
- Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The holiday Monday will not feel comfortable; beware of foods left out too long on picnic tables because the Moon in your sixth house of health will be squared by transiting Uranus (upsets). Tuesday could bring a guest to your home or possibly an exchange student; you are delighted with this young person. Wednesday you will probably have to sooth and fix; your life mate is likely all upset over appliances breaking or gutters leaking, so be prepared to pull out the trusty tools. Best days this week: Tues. and possibly Sat.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Ah, Aquarius, could this be the fabled dawning of the Age of Aquarius, with the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction this week? It is certainly going to inspire some memorable works in the arts, such as books and films. Are you a part of this spiritual renewal? The New Moon in Gemini, your solar fifth house of fun, children, and arts, is activated. Perhaps you will take part in a school field trip, escorting a class to a film or exhibit related to some New Age ideas. Best days this week: Sun.-Mon. and Thurs.-Fri.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – You will be so close to the goings-on related to events inspired by the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, yet you will be left wondering what the fuss is about. Well, go find out. The New Moon in Gemini, your solar fourth house, activates issues of home and family. A popular book (with movie due out soon) debates issues of whether human beings are merely conveyors of genetic material. What makes an individual unique? Do we own our own bodies? If each life is sacred, how can anyone take our unique DNA and just blend it with someone else's? Best days this week: Tues. and possibly Sat.

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