Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 11-17, 2009

By Milky Way Maid

A New Moon occurs at 24 degrees, 59 minutes of Libra on Sunday, Oct. 18 (17 in the Western states) with a trine to the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Aquarius. The Moon goes void-of-course, tho at the Sun-Moon conjunction till the Moon enters Scorpio min-morning Sunday. But if there is something that you can accomplish quickly, or need to get accomplished quickly, then a cardinal New Moon is a good time to do that.

We have an opportunity period while the Moon translates darkness -- from the time it sextiles Saturn to the time it enters Leo in the wee hours Monday. That covers 9:37 pm Sunday the 11th till 12:36 am Monday (all Eastern time). Not sure what kind of personal business you can transact in person during such times, but at least the online portals never close.

Jupiter goes direct at 12:34 am Tuesday. Rah! See what houses in your natal chart have Jupiter-ruled Sag and Pisces on the cusp. You may finally see some movement in issues related to those houses, if you have been stymied through the summer. Jupiter went retrograde in mid-June.

Two planets change signs this week. Venus enters its home, Libra, at 6:46 pm on Wednesday. Mars enters Leo at 11:32 am on Friday. Venus in Libra is so loving and so caring in regards to others' feelings. However, the bad part is that Venus here may withhold its real feelings and then feels confused, helpless, worthless -- with a cup of self-doubt -- in relationships. You need to learn the fun of swapping favors to get what YOU want out of a meeting or friendship. Assert your integrity, insist on fair play, and raise everyone else up to a higher level of play.

Now fortunately you Librans will see this Venus in a sextile aspect to assertive Mars, now entering brave Leo. Mars in Leo can be very courageous in asserting leadership, so draw on that Leonine courage. Leos can be very expansive anyway, and with Venus in Libra greasing the wheels a bit, and adding her irresistible charms, this Mars-Venus duo can dramatize, inspire others, and create positive partnerships. A Cardinal-energy Venus and a take-charge Leo Mars are pretty well unstoppable. Just remember not to run people over with your steamroller engine.

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. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – Best days are Mon.-Tues. with Moon in fire sign Leo. A Monday morning Mercury in your seventh house makes time for communication with your loved ones before going off to work. Tuesday night is made for a night out with friends at the movies, with that Moon-Neptune aspect. Your significant other never looked lovelier, now that Venus has entered your solar seventh house as of Wednesday evening. Mars enters your solar fifth house Leo on Friday, energizing anew your love of sports and competition. Your buddies better watch out, because you were just playing before, now you're in it for the win.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Mars entering your solar fourth house Leo can make you prefer a warmer color scheme for fall, as well as evenings by the fireplace. Mars here also increases your concern about security, and can raise the volume and frequency of arguments. Make a special effort to create a soothing atmosphere, with soft pillows. Feng Shui tip: place a mirror above the fireplace to keep fire energy from racing out of control. Venus entering your solar sixth house can bring an agreeable second job or supplemental income, possibly in a service position. Take care to avoid overdoing the sweets.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Give yourself plenty of time for commuting on Tuesday because traffic might be a bit heavy. On Wednesday, Venus enters your solar fifth house of fun and no one has more fun flirting and romancing. Gemini is the natural flirt anyway. Creative self-expression also is favored while Venus is there, so until Nov. 8, practice your flute, daub that self-portrait, and sing your solo. You are also certain to notice if there's a new boy next door, now that Mars enters your solar third house. Uh-hmm, I see you offering to help show him around the local establishments. And probably dropping a hankie (by accident, of course).

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in its home sign Cancer on Sunday till midnight. Cancer may get in a tug-of-war with Libra early Sunday as it the lights square each other. Maybe you should just do your thing and get back together for lunch or dinner. In the afternoon, the Moon trines Uranus; you may enjoy the company of a foreigner, so host an exchange student or try to meet visitors to your hometown. A sextile to Venus at dinnertime favors a lovely time with family, didn't I tell you? Venus enters your solar fourth house of home and family on Wednesday, auguring well for parties or redecorating.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from midnight Sunday till 3:45 am Wednesday. Moon in Leo sextiles Mercury in Libra Monday morning; pay a compliment, turn on the charm and make someone feel good about it being a MONDAY. Avoid frantic haste on Tuesday morning; get up when the alarm goes off instead of hitting snooze. And it's too easy for you to veg out at the end of the same day; this isn't like you. Try soothing your jangled nerves with a good soak in the tub. A bit of aromatherapy can get you through the week, too.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from very early Wednesday till Friday morning. Wednesday you may pick up a fascinating book (a mystery, or maybe some real-life detective story). Thursday favors a trip to your practitioner for an adjustment, whether to your spine or regimen. The Moon also opposes Uranus which can bring a new insight into why you are having certain problems. Early Friday aspects to Saturn and Mars will help you work through any pile of chores or clear your desk. Hang tight, Saturn will leave your sign at the end of the month. (Although it sometimes seems like you've enjoyed suffering through his sojourn in Virgo.)

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus enters Libra on Wednesday. You may seize the opportunity to spruce up at the salon with a new 'do for fall, and update your wardrobe. But this Venus can cause you to be too conciliatory to your own detriment; see notes at top. The Moon is in Libra 6:29 am Friday till Sunday. The Moon is conjunct Venus about 10 am Friday; ask a favor of a woman friend. The Sun in Libra trines Neptune Friday evening which can lead you to deceive yourself but is fine for a night at the movies. Saturday's trines to Jupiter-Neptune in your solar fifth house energize your creative muse in any medium you choose.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mars enters your solar tenth house of career; success may come with your own business altho you must watch what you say about others behind their backs. Mars here gives you the energy to introduce yourself to possible customers and suppliers. The New Moon this weekend is in your solar twelfth house of hospitals and other places of confinement. Let us hope that you are only visiting friends or volunteering. You may also wish to beautify a retreat corner of your home, to listen to music or just enjoy a private view.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Your ruling planet Jupiter goes direct on Tuesday and may ease frustrations that have vexed you this summer. A strong desire to travel may seize you when Mars enters your solar ninth house Leo on Friday. Venus enters your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs, so it is possible that an opportunity to travel with a group may present itself. Who knows, maybe you could even lead or chaperon the tour. If something does not present itself this week, then perhaps the New Moon over the weekend will activate it.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Venus moving into Libra, and a New Moon in Libra both put an accent on your solar tenth house of career. You may gain some women customers or mentors, or be in a Venus-ruled business like music, cattle, commodities like copper or sugar, interior decorating. Mars moves into your solar eighth house of insurance-wills-taxes, increasing the odds that you will have to dispute a decision by an insurer, contest a will, or incur taxes.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Venus moves into your solar ninth house of law, college, publishing and religion. You will possibly benefit from women in any of those areas, or receive an advance on a book project. Mars moves into your solar seventh house of partners, a most problematic placement. If you are a woman, a dynamic man may enter your life. If you are a man, arguments and disputes threaten to steal your marital happiness. Mars can be sublimated in regular exercise, attending sporting events you both enjoy, and cooking over a flame. Let go of what is not worth arguing about.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Venus enters your solar eighth house of wills-insurance-taxes. You may finally get a payment for a doctor claim, fees owed to you for services, or a little something from a late aunt. Beauty helps you recharge your batteries; this might mean visiting the local theatre district to see the lighted marquees. Mars enters your solar sixth house of health, boosting your energies. You'll be industrious at work and prone to impatience with co-workers. Mars here also raises the chance of fevers so keep taking your vitamins and protecting your immune system.

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