Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury in Libra squares Mars at five degrees Cancer at midday Thursday, at 12:19 pm . There is some danger of accidents especially if you are suppressing anger (Mars). With Cancer involved, I think it is more likely that something you eat may sicken you or cause some reaction. Just make sure foods are well cooked and you stick to familiar foods and recipes. Everyone, look waaay back in the frig and clear out the moldy whatever back there. All the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are likely to be affected most, but also any air and water signs.

Mercury will go retrograde on Sept. 6 so try to tie up any loose ends but do NOT rush to sign contracts. You may find out something during the retrograde period that changes whether or not you want to finalize the matter. Do take advantage of the Mercury retrograde to poke around for negative feedback from former customers or associates of whatever company you are thinking of dealing with.

It's rather a quiet week astrologically. I notice that the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy came right when the T-square between Mercury, Mars and Pluto was coming to a head. Mercury is news, Mars is health issues, Pluto represents both the 'old money' he came from and life-death transitions. Also Cancer is family or clan, and of course the Kennedy family is possibly the best-known family in American politics if not in all of America. My deepest condolences to the entire Kennedy clan on the loss of their paterfamilias.

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 Moon enters Aries late Saturday and soon squares Pluto in Capricorn. You may feel frustrated in trying to get your own way on something but I cannot see you moping about it. Set about doing what you can control. The Mercury-Mars square affects your solar fourth and seventh houses. Your partner and your family are areas of focus this week; perhaps some minor illness affects a family member and you have to pick them up.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Mercury-Mars square affects your solar third and sixth houses. Shuttling back and forth between clinics and labs is a possibility, or becoming ill while in transit somewhere. (not the time to try the Tilt-a-Whirl after eating hot tamales, lol) Direct your mental energies into creative activities befitting your Venus ruler.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The Mercury-Mars square affects your solar second and fifth houses. This actually favors using a creative outlet to process and cope with all the multiple influences in your life. Also ponder how to utilize personal resources in multiple ways so you get the most service out of them. Look in basements and boxes for unused items that have a lot of life still in them.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Mercury in Libra squares Mars in Cancer at midday Thursday. The square affects your solar fourth house of family and home as well as yourself personally. Chuck out the stuff hiding in the back of the frig, and use care that conversation at dinners is positive and invites sharing.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The Mercury-Mars square affects your solar twelfth and eleventh houses. I see brewing resentments caused by friends (or groups) taking advantage of your generous nature. This aspect can easily set off those resentments in a fiery blast. Do you really want to end the friendships, or just insert some mutual consideration? Think about how to do that.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The Mercury-Mars square affects your solar eleventh and second houses. Friends may cost you money or other possessions, so be careful who you lend to. You especially need to guard against fault-finding under this transit. However, you are challenged to use reason and logic to deal with whatever transpires this week.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Mercury in Libra squares Mars in Cancer at midday Thursday. You are likely to be stressed by this aspect affecting your solar first and tenth houses of self and career. Try not to insist on absolute perfection, but do direct your energies into creative expression befitting your Venus ruler. Find beauty wherever it hides.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Mercury in Libra squares Mars in Cancer at midday Thursday, affecting your solar ninth and twelfth houses. Try not to shoot yourself in the foot regarding legal matters; let an attorney speak for you. If attending college, check over your hours and credits to ensure you graduate on time. Try not to waste energy on criticism if you find errors, just ask how you can all work this out as smoothly as possible.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Mercury in Libra squares Mars in Cancer at midday Thursday, affecting your solar eighth and eleventh houses of pooled resources and friends/groups. Perhaps the best use of this aspect is for your group of friends to pool their pocket money for a shared benefit, whether it's a delivered pizza or contributions to a multi-family rummage. Creative use of such pooled items is the keyword here.

CAPRICORN
- Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon starts the week in Capricorn till 11:43 pm Monday. The Moon trines the Sun overnight and then squares Ceres Sunday morning; favors dealings with the law courts but Ceres here will penalize those who have not been fair. The Moon trines Saturn Monday morn; you are able to benefit from talking things over with an older person and getting a new perspective. The Moon sextiles Uranus that afternoon; you may feel a bit restless and embrace new sensations and people. Mercury in Libra squares Mars in Cancer at midday Thursday. This square affects your solar seventh and tenth houses of partner and career, both deeply important to you.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Moon is in Aquarius from late Monday till noon Thursday. The Moon is conjunct Jupiter Wednesday afternoon; buoyant feelings and positive contacts with women especially (or public) mark this aspect. Make presentations or introductions now. The Moon is inconjunct Saturn and conjunct Neptune Wednesday night; this is a recurring aspect between Saturn and Neptune, and the Moon exaggerates feelings of unworthiness, and yet we may be deeply inspired by stories and performances of gifted artists.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from noon Thursday till 10:14 pm Saturday. On Thursday the Moon sextiles Pluto, and you may engage in deep discussions among friends or clubs about mysteries and the meaning of life. Browse books about psychology, New Age topics, sociology, genetics, quantum physics or mysteries. Aspects late Thursday activate the Mercury-Mars square earlier that day, so read note at top of column. This aspect will likely affect you more than most other signs. With the Moon opposing Saturn on Saturday, you are not likely to tackle the to-do list with vigor. But check that you do not miss appointments or deadlines or you will likely be quite upset over something.

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