Sunday, August 8, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 15-21, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

OK, retro-phobes, Mercury goes retrograde Friday, August 20 at 3:59 pm, at 19 degrees and 2 minutes of Virgo. The retrograde will probably bother persnickety Virgo more than most other signs of a Mercury transit, just because they expect things to always work perfectly. So they get in a vinegary mood when a program or a tool does not work the way it is supposed to, and look at you with a wrinkled nose like you don't know what you are doing at all, AT ALL.

However, Mercury retrograde is great for travel, because as one astrologer told me, you can be sure that you will always wind up back home. So make the annual trip to the cabin or the boat or the whatever, and just chill out there. But for gorsh sakes, don't sign any contracts.

Venus is conjunct Mars the same day at 13 degrees Libra. I am not sure what to make of that timing, except that hey, so what if the washer is on the blink, the repair guy is sure cute. Romance will be in the air, even if nothing malfunctions, so chat up anybody and everybody.

Libra is the sign of marriage in general, and Librans may even go so far as to host swap parties where people bring the person they have set free with them, so that everyone can meet available 'soul units'. Libra is an air sign, so a certain impartiality, even coolness, can be part of their personality. They will prefer a partner who dresses well, is polite, and never tells dirty jokes, at least not in public. Since Libra is associated with flowers, you might try attending flower shows at the state fair, or the garden department at Home Depot.

For some real help with getting your relationship off to a flying start, try checking out the experts online like Rori Raye of “Have the Relationship You Want”, Christian Carter of “Catch Him and Keep Him”, or Sarah of “You Can Get the Guy”.

Jupiter opposes Saturn at 2 degrees Libra at 4:45 pm Monday
. This is part of a much longer cycle and is key to both personal and economic cyclical trends. Just make note of what transpires that week, for it may help clear up some questions about general trends and turning points in your own life.

Saturn squares Pluto early Saturday.

Obviously Libra is a happening sign this week, but Libra is a cardinal sign and likes to get things done (usually thru consensus, true, but still she likes to get things on track). So these squares this week will help Libra to get things moving. Lib gets frustrated when nothing is happening, when there is no progress to a goal, so these squares will at least get things moving in a hurry. Things may be a bit too exciting, even traumatic, but try to look on even the worst of events as the best thing that ever happened to you (rather than the worst thing).

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 – Tuesday morn starts off with a dandy Moon trine Jupiter in Aries. Seek a favor or advice from someone in the legal or publishing fields; it may be something related to a partner. On Wednesday night, the Moon applies to a trine to Sun in Leo; combined with your natal planets this forms a grand trine. You may be able to lead and inspire others more than ever. Thursday afternoon could be quite trying; a square to Moon-Pluto in Capricorn and an opposition to Saturn in Libra puts you on the hot seat. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar sixth house. Check up on lab results; many times the office forgets to notify you of results and call you in for followup. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar seventh house, so you may meet a new love when in a public capacity like giving an interview or performance.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Monday may be very trying, with impatient customers annoyed at foulups caused by an aspect to Neptune in your solar tenth house of career. The Moon is in compatible Capricorn Thurs-Sat. Take seriously any advice doled out by your dr on Friday. Saturday offers creativity and then a swim or pool party that night. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fifth house, making dating an exercise in frustration. Dates may have to be canceled or rescheduled at the last minute. But you may be able to start over with someone that just was not ready yet. Just tell yourself, the course of true love does not run smoothly. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar sixth house of work or health, so you may meet a new love at the gym, at the doctor's office, at a health food store, or at your second job clerking.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fourth house, so please be extra safety-conscious. Maybe you should skip the annual pool party, or at least have a Plan B in case your caterer has to cancel. Check out any nagging problems before they become expensive. The Moon is in compatible Sag Tues-Thurs. Tuesday night you may meet someone interesting but the timing may be a bit off. Late Wednesday is swell for a date, but you might wait till the Venus-Mars conjunction in your solar fifth house on Friday; sweet! The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar fifth house of fun, so that includes amusement parks, art supply shops or shows, galleries, music classes or concerts, or at a playground.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in compatible Scorpio Sun-Mon; Sunday lets you take the driver's seat over your own bad habits. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar third house, and the mail or phone messages may miscarry. Send any packages with delivery confirmation. You may be Mr Malaprop this month also. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar fourth house of home and family. You may meet a new love in someone that a family member invites to dinner, or through a relative. Possibly a realtor's office or restaurant could be the setting for Cupid's arrow.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The New Moon in your sign Monday offers opportunities in education, both as a student or as a teacher. Check job boards with schools and universities regularly. The one caveat is that you need to guard your own health. The Moon sextiles the Sun in Leo early Sat.; an early coffee with a friend beckons. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar second house so take extra care in checking bank statements and charge accounts. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar third house; you may meet a new love at a bookstore, school, post office or office supply store.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon-Mercury conjunction on Wednesday helps make a sale; this includes job interviews. The Jupiter-Uranus transit through your solar eighth house is the classic signature for a surprise legacy from a distant uncle. Don't count your windfall before it's cashed, but there is that possibility. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar first house of self; Check yourself in the mirror before leaving for work, or arrive with mismatched shoes, etc. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar second house; you may meet a new love at the bank, or possibly at a locksmith's.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus in Libra opposes Jupiter in Aries Monday evening; you may do a job interview and look perfect for the position. Or, your dinner companion looks oh so good to you. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar twelfth house; you could really sabotage yourself if not careful. Run things by a trusted friend or advisor to avoid costly errors. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar first house; you may meet a new love just by hanging around where you normally are: home, office or whatever.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio as the week begins, till early Tues. A Moon inconjunct Jupiter in Aries very early Sun. may help you to change personal habits ; perhaps you decide 'no more late nights' or 'just two drinks n that's it'. A Moon-Pluto sextile close on its heels helps you keep this resolution. Monday has challenging squares but you will just have to grit your teeth. Monday afternoon is probably not a good time to see the boss about anything, under a Sun-Moon square. A square to Neptune in the evening indicates a movie may not please you. However a trine to Uranus overnight favors a visit to the comedy club or perhaps writing a personals ad online. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eleventh house of friends, and one or more of them may misunderstand you. Don't assume anything! The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar twelfth house; you may meet a new love on a retreat, hospital or other secluded place.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 1:34 am Tuesday till Thursday morning. A Moon-Jupiter trine to your solar fifth house early Tuesday can bring too many responses to your personals ad to ever reply to. Sextiles the rest of the day promise big help from friends or groups. Hold up any late-night emails till you re-read them Wed. morn to check for clarity. A Sun-Moon trine overnight Wed-Thurs favors all kinds of mixed gatherings. A Moon-Uranus square in your solar fourth house Thursday can signal disruption in the home, or even accidents. Talk out problems, and if someone has to leave, fine, send them off with best wishes. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar tenth house; the boss may overhear something he was not supposed to, so be careful what you say in the lunchroom. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar eleventh house of friends, one of whom introduces you to your new love.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 10:17 am Thursday till Saturday evening. The Moon squares Jupiter in Aries and Saturn in Libra on Thursday afternoon; you may feel like you are in a nutcracker. Be very careful about major decisions; be sure you can follow thru. The fact that the Moon is in your sign may tempt you into emotional decisions so balance that with some paper-n-pencil logic. A square to the Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra on Friday may urge you to a make-or-break decision in the romantic department. Mercury goes retrograde that day, but a late-night trine to the Moon can help discover essential details; have a direct chat with this other person. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar ninth house; missed messages from a lawyer or professor can snarl your schedule. The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar tenth house of career; you may meet a new love on the job.

AQUARIUS
- Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon enters Aquarius at 9:37 pm Saturday. A Moon-Jupiter sextile late that night puts you in a generous, jovial mood. You might pick up the tab for a group outing but is that really fair to yourself? The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar ninth house; you may meet a new love in court, at a bookstore or newspaper office, at church, or at college. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar ninth house; ask the college bursar to confirm receipt of tuition payment. Check court dates twice and give plenty of time to find parking nearby.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – You enjoy Moon in Sag especially in Tuesday when things can heat up in the ardor dept. Thursday may be trying, but Friday's romance quotient is sky-high. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar seventh house; you and your partner may have a silly misunderstanding. Do NOT assume anything! The Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra is in your solar eighth house; you may meet a new love through working on estates or wills, or insurance matters.