Monday, July 26, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope August 1-7, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

Mars was conjunct Saturn on Saturday, July 31. This can be a great day to start a diet and exercise regimen for weight loss, especially if it contacts natal planets like the Sun, or the Ascendant. I once had a job that started with transiting Saturn conjunct my Sun, and the hard work I did there brought a rapid weight loss.

Other possible interpretations of Mars-Saturn are getting traffic tickets, bone fractures (due to the opposition to Uranus), accidents, regulation, the hard taskmaster who is also brilliant, or the sudden (Uranus) termination (Saturn) of relationships, jobs, contracts, and other situations. Uranus transits can mark turning points in one's life or career (for better or for worse). It is a truism but work repeating: the worst thing that happens to you can also be the best thing that ever happened to you.

A Grand Trine shapes up over the course of the day Monday between Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury in Virgo. It should be a very materially productive day for all earth signs so get cracking.

Jupiter squares Pluto (at 3 degrees Aries-Capricorn) very early Tuesday, followed by Mars opposite Jupiter barely 24 hours later (at three degrees Libra-Aries). Mars-Jupiter aspects bring a high level of risk as well as great opportunities, so this may mean going out on a limb in order to get to where you want to go. Be very careful and calculating what you can afford to risk, because that Mars-Saturn-Uranus aspect is still in effect (tho waning). The Jupiter-Pluto square threatens to wipe you out if you fall off the tightrope, so to speak. Sticking to philosophical principles (Jupiter) will help you to weather the trials of life.

Venus is inconjunct Neptune Wednesday night at 6:57 pm. Venus is sugar, and there is some evidence that Venus-Neptune aspects are related to diabetes or other metabolic problems. Diabetics should always be on top of their glucose levels, but perhaps it would be wise to avoid tempting fate that night. Cooks might do well to analyze where they can reduce sugar levels in recipes, or substitute natural sweeteners like fruit and honey. There are tapes out there that can help one reduce a craving for sweets.

Venus enters its second home in Libra at 11:47 pm Friday. Librans generally like going to a salon anyway, but this transit favors getting a bit more of a makeover, or treating yourself to a spa service. Librans often look great with lightened hair framing the face.

Venus opposes Uranus very early Saturday, which does not generally favor romance. Any relationships begun at this time are generally short though very interesting. You may meet rather unusual people who shake up your life and attitude. Ongoing relationships may undergo stresses and separations, or you may have to adjust to being separated by job assignments. At worst, the Venus-Saturn conjunction at 1:24 pm Sunday August 8 may signal a termination of a relationship. C'est la vie, as they say. Vaya con dios, my darling, as the song goes. The good news is that Mars and Venus rendezvous later in the month; the conjunction is on August 20.

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 – August begins with the Moon in fiery Aries till early Monday. The Moon trines Ceres in the morning, favoring a trip to a local pick-your-own farm. A Moon-Venus aspect Sunday evening may help you to control your sweet tooth; perhaps tinkering with a dessert recipe can reduce the sugar content while still satisfying you. The Moon sextiles Neptune Sunday night, favoring movies or dance. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar first-seventh house axis, which may indicate a case of seeing someone across a crowded room. This is not the moment for immediate followup. Let chance indicate when your paths cross again, hopefully under more favorable transits for long-term success.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 4:13 am Monday till midday Wednesday. The Moon is inconjunct Mars and Saturn in your solar sixth house of work and health. You may have to put in some overtime at work, or you may get doctor's orders to lose weight. A Grand Trine shapes up over the course of the day Monday between Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury in Virgo. It should be a very materially productive day so get cracking. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar sixth-twelfth house axis, so I am guessing you may have to make a trip to an ER or clinic, but more likely to visit a relative there.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 12:54 pm Wednesday till Friday evening. Lunch with a funny friend Wednesday lightens your mood with some laughs. A Moon-Mars trine that night favors sports and games to burn off your high energy. Thursday's lunch break is better spent exploring local shops or attractions; you may meet a very interesting shopkeeper. Conflict with a female family member is brewing Friday night. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar fifth-eleventh house axis, where affairs of the heart could come to a crashing end if communications are not cleared up. On the upside, you may meet unusual people through a club or service organization.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon in your solar eleventh house of friends early this week favors get-togethers; six pm Monday has a Moon-Mercury trine, and 7 am Wednesday has a Moon-Venus trine; both are rated A. The Moon is in Cancer from 5:50 pm Friday till next Sunday evening. You may be in the middle of a tug-of-war Friday night involving family members and work demands. Nothing is likely to be settled this week so cool everyone off. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar fourth-tenth house axis; a lucrative short-term assignment may be offered. You may also host a foreign visitor in your home for a weekend.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Wednesday night has a Moon-Mars trine linking to your solar eleventh house of friends; get together with the guys/gals to watch a game or play golf. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar third-ninth house axis. Legal matters may come to an unexpected end, with a generous award coming your way; you may meet unusual people thru a publishing event; you find the law of love in religious teachings. PS: Juno has entered your sign, giving you the fortitude to insist you be treated better. Equality and mutual respect are essential.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - A Grand Trine shapes up over the course of the day Monday between Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury in Virgo. It should be a very materially productive day for earth signs, so get cracking. A chat with a friend under Saturday's Moon-Mercury sextile can really give you something to think about. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar second-eighth house axis. This might be auspicious for receiving estate proceeds, but get the best tax advice you can. Make the most of any unexpected funds that come your way from any source, because it may be a one-time payout.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus enters your sign late Friday. You may be even more attractive to the opposite sex this month, but it might be more productive to be too busy to date till later. Playing hard to get is good strategy. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar fifth-eleventh house axis, which may indicate a case of seeing someone across a crowded room. This is not the moment for immediate followup. Let chance indicate when your paths cross again, hopefully under more favorable transits for long-term success.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Pallas Athena has been in your sign long enough now for you to notice that you feel stronger about knowing what you want and where to get it. You feel more competent and confident in all areas of your life. A book you pick up under Saturday's Moon-Mercury sextile may really hit home for you. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar sixth-twelfth house axis, so I am guessing you may have to make a trip to an ER or clinic, but more likely to visit a relative there.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – A Monday medical appointment goes perfectly, and you sail through a lab test with ease. The focus is on your spouse Wed-Fri, so be generous and lend an ear to his or her concerns. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar fifth-eleventh house axis, where affairs of the heart could come to a crashing end if communications are not cleared up. Also your children may land on your doorstep after a bustup. On the upside, you may meet unusual people through a club or service organization.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - A Grand Trine shapes up over the course of the day Monday between Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury in Virgo. It should be a very materially productive day so get cracking. Your spouse may find a publisher for you Saturday, or hand you a book you really ought to read, under a Moon-Mercury sextile. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar fourth-tenth house axis; a lucrative short-term assignment may be offered. You may also host a foreign visitor in your home for a weekend.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Monday's Grand earth Trine is anchored in your solar fourth house of family. You may finally find some pieces of the genealogy puzzle, or host a family reunion over the prior weekend. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar third-ninth house axis. Legal matters may come to an unexpected end, with a generous award coming your way; you may meet unusual people thru a publishing event; you find the law of love in religious teachings.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in the house of home and family midday Wednesday till Friday night. On Wednesday, homelife flows a bit more smoothly altho you may have to improvise dinner. A family discussion held under Saturday's Moon-Mercury sextile can clue you in to what is really going on with the kids and your spouse. Saturday's Venus-Uranus opposition is shaping up on your solar second-eighth house axis. This might be auspicious for receiving estate proceeds, but get the best tax advice you can. Make the most of any unexpected funds that come your way from any source, because it may be a one-time payout.