Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Your Milky Way Horoscope for Jan. 3-9, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

I misspoke when I referred to the Moon being in Leo when the New Year began. I obviously erred. Please forgive me.

The Sun is conjunct Mercury in Capricorn at 2:06 pm Monday. They are at about 14 degrees Capricorn. Mercury is retrograde, and Venus is a little behind at 12 degrees. They all trine the Moon in picky Virgo. The Sun-Mercury conjunction normally creates a flurry of communications, so I expect emails, phone calls and Twitters to just fly. With Mercury retrograde, pay attention or you may miss something important!

Mercury retrograde is conjunct Venus in Capricorn at 5:39 am Tuesday. This is a very important conjunction to the market cycle, useful for fingering turns in the stock market. Investors would do well to note what happens this week, as it will likely foretell the start of either a strong bull or bear trend. Capricorn takes a very hard-headed approach to business matters, whether personal or corporate; he may decide to cut his losses or take profits. Good luck! Also both the Sun and Venus makes inconjunct aspects to retrograde Mars, the planet of debt, fees, and other things that add to the final price of a piece of merchandise or service. We might see changes in interest rates.

Venus in Capricorn is inconjunct Mars in Leo on Friday morning. This aspect reiterates the chance of a change in interest rates. We may also see a rearranging of the rankings in major sports such as the NFL, as we look to the playoffs.

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 – Aries is a self-starter and so may resent close supervision on Wednesday when the Moon is conjunct Saturn in Libra; a partner (business or personal) may make you feel restricted or compelled to do things you would rather not, but this is a passing transit and perhaps you can get the chore out of the way in record time. Take good note of the Mercury and other transits in Capricorn (see notes at top of column) because they occur in your solar tenth house of career. It is possible that whatever the current work situation, it will see a reversal soon.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Taureans may benefit from the Sun-Mercury-Venus stellium in Capricorn trine the Moon in Virgo on Monday. Publishing, higher education and legal issues can make progress. The sextile from the Moon in Scorpio to Sun-Venus in Capricorn on Saturday afternoon presents the possibility of a publishing effort in partnership with your spouse or other partner.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Best days may be when the Moon is in compatible Libra Wed.-Thurs. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Wednesday morning may start the day on a somber note but you will be able to focus on getting a great deal of work done. Thursday morning offers a sextile to Mars in Leo and a trine to the Moon in Libra; possibly you can arrange a workout date before work that morning with a sibling, neighbor, adult child or art associate. A grand trine forms that evening between the Moon in Libra, Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius and your solar planets. It's a great time for a bull session or just making entries in blogs or journals.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Cancer's best days this week are likely to be when the Moon is in cardinal Libra; the Moon-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday helps you to get a great deal accomplished at home that day. Perhaps putting away the tree and other holiday decorations is the order of the day? The conjunctions in Capricorn, your solar seventh house of partners, affect spousal communications and business dealings with the general public. Try to avoid public appearances right now because things are in flux, and communications can get garbled while Mercury is retrograde. Be very careful in making any public statements.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The week begins with the Moon in Leo till Sunday evening. The Moon is conjunct Mars in the wee hours; you may never go to bed Saturday night, or you might set your alarm to take an early run. The Moon is inconjunct Uranus and opposite Chiron late morning; take due regard for safety in all areas but this aspect does have the quality of favoring alternative medicine. The Moon opposes Neptune about 1 pm; you may be easily deceived so it is best to spend this transit at the movies.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 9:52 pm Sunday till late Tuesday. The Moon trines Pluto, Venus, Mercury, and Sun in Capricorn through the day Monday. Fifth house matters will be very active: children, art, fun, dating, sports, and creative pursuits. The Moon opposes Uranus midday Tuesday; your feelings may be volatile so taking some time alone can be beneficial while you sort through your thoughts.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from almost midnight Tuesday till early Friday. Wednesday is rather somber while the Moon is conjunct Saturn, but is good for focusing on chores or work. The Moon squares Venus and the Sun early Thursday; you struggle with feelings of self-worth and with trying to please others first all the time. Please yourself this once. A trine to Jupiter-Neptune Thursday night promises a great time at the movies or theatre.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 5 am Friday till next Sunday. The Moon sextiles Pluto midday Friday; you may feel you're helpless or trapped by tradition, but you have an opportunity to speak up when the Moon sextiles Mercury that night. Say what you would prefer to do; you are free to start new traditions at any time. The Moon squares Mars midday Saturday; you may be raring to go but in so much of a rush that you have to backtrack to retrieve forgotten items. Sextiles to Venus and the Sun in early evening promise a pleasant time, perhaps with a parent or siblings.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Best days this week are probably when the Moon is in Libra, Wed.-Thurs. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Wednesday favors seeking good counsel from an older friend. A square to Mercury retrograde in Capricorn on Wednesday night makes your views and opinions change almost hourly, so don't ink any contracts today.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You may feel richer than you really are when the Moon trines Jupiter-Neptune on Thursday evening, so watch the credit card expenses and don't offer to pick up the check when eating out. Best days this week may be when the Moon is in Scorpio Friday and through the weekend. Influential relatives or neighbors may be sympathetic midday Friday when the Moon is sextile Pluto. Be sure to touch base with siblings or catch up with mail/email Friday evening; a sextile from the Moon to Mercury helps you clarify any mixups.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon-Saturn conjunction in your solar ninth house on Wednesday morning helps you tackle that long to-do list. Matters related to publishing etc. may be discouraging but tight editing can fix many problems with a draft. A trine from Jupiter-Neptune in your sign (along with your natal planets) to the Moon in Libra on Thursday night offers growth on spiritual and personal levels. See if there are any metaphysical lectures or group meetings you might attend.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Best day this week may be Monday when the Moon in opposing Virgo is trine Pluto, Venus, Mercury and the Sun in Capricorn. That stellium in your solar eleventh house of friends and groups may be activated enough to see you attend club meetings, etc. Don't miss their meeting; you may find backing and information you can obtain no other way. The Moon in compatible Scorpio this weekend presents a lovely sextile to Sun-Venus Friday afternoon; possibly going with friends to a class reaffirms positive values, or you discuss writing a book together.