Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 26-Aug. 1, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

Venus trines Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron during the wee hours on Monday. It is easy to pig out on an excess (Jupiter) of sugar or sweets (Venus). And with Neptune near, diabetics should be especially careful about monitoring their diet. Chiron can warn of such illness or disease, and frankly I would not even buy sweets that day.

Venus squares Uranus in Pisces on Tuesday afternoon. It is quite possible to fall in love, or experience a small cash windfall. Uranus is surprises, after all, and Venus rules cash, the dollar, sugar, love, gifts, favors, cattle, and copper. I wonder if copper prices will see a swing. Make note of what house is occupied by these transits.

Mercury is opposite Jupiter early Thursday morn. Jupiter is the higher octave of Mercury, meaning that Jove rules the big theories and principles and college, while Mercury is the 'how-to' details, and grade school. They oppose, which is difficult, but you could work out a way to apply some principle to your own situation if you think on it hard enough.

Mercury in Leo opposes Neptune on Friday. Mercury-Neptune aspects tend to muddle communications, when what we say or write comes out confusing or just plain contrary to what we meant to say. So double-check your emails and other messages, both for content and for recipient lists.

Venus enters Cancer on Friday evening. Cancer is a most family and home-loving sign, and you may express your love of home by redecorating, painting or bringing in flowers from the garden. Look at how beautiful are the veggies you pick from your back yard, and arrange them attractively on the plate of antipasto. Cancer can be so home-loving, that they just can't tear themselves away on that vacation they had planned this August.

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.

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ARIES - March 20-April 19 – As a fire sign, you are quite thrilled with the entry of the Sun in Leo, especially with the Moon in equally fiery Sag making a trine on Friday. Your energy is probably high, and you cannot get enough of summer activities, sunshine, and sports. You probably instigate most of the group trips and games; this may include attending sporting events, organizing block rummages or parties, camping, trips to Spanish-speaking countries, or just soaking up the sun playing beach volleyball.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Venus enters compatible Cancer on Friday evening, in your solar third house. Relatives and neighbors extend kindnesses in your direction, so accept any invites to lunch dinner with them. You may also enjoy teaching a class or leading a discussion group, careful to give all a chance to be heard. You might also enjoy volunteering at local events, like at the first aid station or giving water breaks to runners in charity runs. Venus squares Uranus in Pisces on Tuesday afternoon, in your solar eleventh house, and that is when you might be 'volunteered' for some club activity.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Venus in your sign is very busy this week. Try to keep in mind that honeyed words catch a lot more flies than vinegar. Ask a teacher or professor for advice or referrals early in the week. You might also try to pry some free advice from a lawyer friend. Monday also has a trine from the Libra Moon to your Venus; indulge your creative side in arts or crafts. Venus squares Uranus in your solar tenth house on Tuesday afternoon; this can cause you to be smitten by Cupid but it could also bring a small bonus or tip.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon in Libra Sun.-Tues. morn will probably be action days, as it squares your sign; while you may be more comfortable with Moon in Scorpio Tues.-Thurs. Venus enters your sign on Friday evening, where it tends to smooth everything over with another piece of pie. Venus in Cancer is very good at soothing others' hurts with sympathy as you dry their tears, and send them on their way again. This Venus will hit the eclipse point around August 26, so make a note what transpires during that week. BTW Mars will contact the eclipse point in mid-October, so make a note likewise.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Moon sextile Mercury in Leo on Monday helps you communicate clearly and find a favorable audience. The Moon in Scorpio squares Sun in Leo on Tuesday; please don't imagine you are a king and can behead anyone that disagrees with you. That is your tendency, when you get right down to it, and you need to let go of the need to be right all the time (or at least agreed with all the time). Let it go. Do not schedule presentations for early Wednesday, because the Moon squaring your Mercury is going make it a real uphill battle. Monday morn or Saturday night are much better.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Venus in late Gemini inhabits your solar tenth house of career, where your may win favors or sales contracts. You are perfectly OK with being part of the woodwork these few weeks of July and August. What would we do without you manning the first aid stations at charity runs and state fairs? We'd be in big trouble, that's how we'd do. Venus moves into compatible Cancer on Friday evening, where it occupies your solar eleventh house of friends and groups. You might volunteer to man club tables at fund raisers or other events, or chair a club meeting.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Moon is in Libra from the wee hours Sunday till Tuesday morn. The Moon square to Pluto early Sunday makes you feel like you have no choices, but you do have power over your life; you just have to keep focused on what is important to you. You feel more positive and energetic in the evening, when the Moon trines Mars in Gemini; get out and attend a lecture or travelogue, or rent a related DVD. You are thrilled by ideas that evening. Venus in Gemini trines Jupiter in Aquarius on Monday; see above notes on watching those sweets. The Grand Trine in air (adding your natal planets) is wonderful for communicating your ideas and theories.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from Tuesday morn till Thursday afternoon. The Moon squares the Sun in Leo Tuesday afternoon, so do not waste energy trying to win an argument with other fixed signs. Wednesday can be very productive with the Moon sextile hard-working Saturn in Virgo; you and a friend can get a job done efficiently, so offer a deal in exchange for help. Thursday is challenge day, meaning squares to those Aquarius planets. They offer lots of rewards, tho, if you can overcome obstacles.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from Thursday afternoon till the following Sunday morn. The fiery Leo month of August begins with the Moon in equally fiery Sag, so the month kicks off with high spirits and a sense of fun. You can also inspire others to achieve far more than they thought possible. Saturday features easy sextiles from the Moon to Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius. You may feel like hosting a block party or other gathering for relatives. The outdoors beckon to you, Sag, and the wilder the better.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Venus enters your opposing sign Cancer on Friday evening; your affection for your spouse is renewed and you prefer spending time together to other pursuits. Express your gratitude for all his or her efforts to building your life together, and back up your words by pitching in with chores. Venus opposes Pluto in your sign on Saturday afternoon-evening; this can be a real tug-of-war with someone that you love dearly but want to avoid spoiling. Offer a matching funds deal instead, where you will match what they can earn or save by themselves.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You enjoy your Air sign friends a great deal this week, so much so that it may be hard to tear yourself away to do some actual work. But at any rate, conversation and letters fly back and forth as you discuss ideas, theories and hypotheses. Whether anything will ultimately come of these discussions is not known at this point, but keep a log or tape of these discussions to refer to later when you are looking for material for some sci-fi novel.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – You may host interesting discussions in your home; offer to host a club meeting or house a guest speaker. Venus in Gemini in your solar fourth house is making all kinds of aspects this week, so the home is definitely the setting for whatever transpires. A family member (rather than you yourself) is likely to be the catalyst, so be open to children bringing interesting friends home for dinner.

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