Monday, September 27, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 3-9, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury enters Libra on Sunday mornin
g at 11:04 am. Mercury in Libra has the property of being able to change its voice without distortion or hurting one's vocal chords. Actors and singers can mimic different accents, or create different voices for different characters with great success. Mercury in Libra wants a mental connection with others. Mercury here is also rather good at finding the right words to say or write in any social situation. You may write about art or artistic subjects, and be an arbiter of popular taste.

Venus and Mars are conjunct in passionate Scorpio at 5:58 pm Sunday, at 13 degrees. Stand back everybody, they could go up in spontaneous combustion. Scorpio seems to have an undeserved rep for sleeping around; in actuality, there is no one more committed to a relationship than ol' Scorp. There is often a spiritual aspect to their deepest associations. Mars is stronger than Venus in Scorpio, so I would expect that sports and martial arts, as well as sex, risque clothing and speech, assertiveness, and salesmanship will be accented. Your romantic partner may enjoy a date in which you pretend to be spies, meeting in a secret hideaway, etc.

On the economic side, Mars and Venus represent a transaction where goods may be sold in a distress situation, like a going out of business sale. This is Mars coming in for the kill. Mars scoops up goods in a distress sale that may be profitably resold down the line. I recommend reading more about the astrology of economics in the 'Time & Money: The Astrology of Wealth' book by Barbara Koval.

Mercury's first aspect will be a square to Pluto in the wee hours of Tuesday. Mercury-Pluto aspects often favor some kind of detective work, or perhaps reading/writing a mystery novel. You may have to work a bit harder to get to the bottom of things under the square, but you are more driven to dig it out. In personal communications, use caution lest your bluntness alienate those you need information from. But you are capable of penetrating insights under this aspect, too. And those insights can include psychological or motivational reasons why people do or have done what they do. If you have any urge to write a novel, join that local writers' group and get started.

A New Moon at 2:45 pm Thursday occurs at 14 degrees 24 minutes of Libra. The last aspects that the Moon makes before this New Moon are conjunctions to Mercury and Saturn early in the morning. The first aspect after the NM is a trine to Neptune in Aquarius on Friday morning. You may find that the half hour before and after the NM are very auspicious for starting something important. Artistic projects may flourish under the Neptune trine, especially music, dance, poetry, and painting. The NM is semi-sextile Mars and Venus in Scorpio, so love stories may be the main subject. BTW we had a Full Moon in Libra on March 29 at 9 degrees; those with natal planets here will get hit again. What lesson is taking you so long to learn?

Venus alas, goes retrograde again at 3:05 am Friday, Oct. 8 at 13 degrees Scorpio. She will go direct again on Nov. 18 at 27 degrees Libra. Those with planets in late degrees of Libra may get hitched/engaged in a famous marriage (in Nov.), after a difficult period. You may want to check out my article on planets at late degrees here:

Venus' motion is also part of the economic cycle; when she is retrograde she usually is not shopping. She closes up her purse and waits for value. This does not mean that you should close your purses, just be very choosy about the merchandise and the price. Have enough cash on hand in case your own planets get rough aspects from this transit.
Venus' romantic liaisons while retrograde can be quite interesting, but some find that the relationships do not endure past the time that Venus goes direct. (The exception is if you are reuniting or starting over again with each other.) It's nice while it lasts, tho.

There are many articles on Venus retrograde or on the Venus cycle online; just Google. I am enjoying this one at He seems to think that the New Moon conjunct Spica may outweigh any negatives of the phase.

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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 – The Libra New Moon lights up your solar seventh house of partners this week. Relationships may demand some actual work to make them succeed, but that is a pleasurable duty, Aries. Perhaps a local church or community center holds marriage enrichment courses. The Mars-Venus conjunction is in your solar eighth house of estates and insurance. This hardly sounds romantic, however it also rules sex and procreation; so if you had plans to expand your family, this is pretty auspicious for that.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Mars-Venus conjunction is in your solar seventh house of partners. And what lovely creature have you been eying from across a crowded room?? You may want to get something started but it will be difficult when Venus goes retrograde Friday. He or she may go out of town or be otherwise unavailable for a while. The Libra New Moon is promising a serious relationship, but Saturn there says slow down, not so fast. There is also a chance that the person is somewhat older than you. Best days have the Moon in compatible Virgo, Monday evening thru Wednesday afternoon. A lunch date on Tuesday can be very romantic.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – You will just love this New Moon in Libra activating your solar fifth house of romance. Saturn there may indicate formalizing things with an engagement or wedding. You insist on a mental connection with anyone you date, and this NM will accent that area big time. You will be two chatterboxes. The Mars-Venus conjunction in your solar sixth house of everyday work is troubling. See Aquarius' notes because he has it in the tenth. Workplace romances are sticky messes these days, and you will have to be doubly aware of ethical guidelines in such matters. Do not tease clients, since the wrong word may fuel a mistaken idea that you are interested in someone personally. Just don't.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Libra New Moon challenges you from your solar fourth house of home and family. Saturn there can indicate both the taking on of a mortgage or the move to a new place. The Mars-Venus conjunction in Scorpio trines your Sun from your solar fifth house of romance. Either you or a child of yours may fall in love in a big romance. Be prepared for the angst of separation since Venus soon goes retrograde on Friday. Have the hankies and chicken soup ready. Best days this week have the Moon in compatible Scorpio Friday through the weekend. Schedule a romantic lunch Saturday, possibly somewhere with a view of water.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The week begins with the Moon in Leo and stays till Monday afternoon. The Moon sextiles Sun-Saturn in Libra very early Sunday, when you might rise early to begin a new exercise regimen (and probably to good results, too). A Moon square to Venus-Mars in Scorpio at midday does not favor a date for lunch; Tues. or Sat. are much much better. It does favor martial arts or sports. Mars-Venus conjunction Scorpio will square any natal planets at 13 degrees about 6 pm. Sunday; could be very sexy but competitiveness might spoil a lovely meeting. Use caution all day Monday; the morning Moon-Neptune opposition can be idealistic to the point where you fall for a scammer.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 4 pm Monday till Wednesday afternoon. A Moon-Pluto trine (and Mercury square Pluto later that night) help you ferret out the truth about someone's motivations or past. No mysteries to unravel? Then unwind with a novel. The Moon sextiles Venus-Mars in your solar third house of siblings and local attractions; you may meet someone fascinating at a bookstore. You rarely overdo, but under Jupiter's rays you just might, to your own detriment, on Wed. morn.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 3:52 pm Wednesday till Friday afternoon. See notes on the New Moon Thursday above. The Moon first joins Mercury and Saturn early Thursday; your interest in scientific matters increases, or you finally summon the discipline (Saturn) to begin that novel. This all carries over to early Friday. The accent is on your solar sixth house of health mid-morning Friday, when an unusual treatment helps turn things around. A sextile to Ceres in Sag mid-afternoon Friday helps you locate a wonderful organic grocery.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Wow, not only does Mars and Venus have a conjunction in your sign on Sunday afternoon, those two are later joined by the Moon on Saturday afternoon and evening. (Moon-Mars at 1:35 pm; Moon-Venus at 8:06 pm) Your feelings will need sorting out that day, and you might benefit from journaling or from expressing yourself in dance or music. The Moon is in Scorpio from 3:52 pm Friday till next Sunday evening. Looking ahead to next Sunday, it might be best to stay in and express your artistic feelings. The Moon squares Neptune, not ideal for smart shopping, but better for listening to music, dancing, painting, writing poetry.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – A heavy emphasis on your solar eleventh house of friends this week, as a New Moon occurs there, and Mercury enters Libra on Sunday. The NM may signify a new project with your club, or possibly taking an officer position. With the Mercury ingress there, I suspect it may be Secretary, or Editor of the newsletter. Mercury squares Pluto early Tuesday; an overhaul of the newsletter may be in order, or a financial audit. The Moon joins Mercury and Saturn in Libra on Thursday and Friday; you are finally emotionally ready to accept discipline in order to reach your goals.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Libra New Moon accents your solar tenth house of career. Saturn, Mercury and Vesta there can all indicate a great deal of energy whirling around your career, with Saturn in particular indicating a position of responsibility. Vesta may relate to careers in family or child related businesses, or to security systems. Pluto is contacted by Moon and Mercury on Monday night; legal decisions may arrive at a final verdict, likely one that supports your claim. On Wednesday night the Moon square your Pluto; you may come across as heavy-handed or harsh, but rescheduling a chat for Friday night gives you time to think of better ways of phrasing things.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday morning's sextile from the Moon to Sun in Libra affects your spouse or partner. Watching the sun rise together over coffee and pastry makes a sweet memory for you both. A Libra New Moon favors new starts in your solar ninth house: higher education, law, publishing, religious matters. You might even combine two of those fields by writing a textbook! The Venus-Mars conjunction in your solar tenth house is rather troubling, tho. Workplace romances often stir up troubled waters, and you would be wise to check your company's ethics manual.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – It may frustrate you that the Mars-Venus conjunction this week is not in a relationship house. It is in your solar ninth house, where Scorpio watches over your spiritual development. You may feel a soul connection with someone special that you meet thru church or a legal matter, altho I cannot guarantee that things will develop from there. Ethical considerations may bar romantic entanglements with clients. The Libra New Moon is in a difficult placement for you to handle, in the awkward eighth house. Saturn there could indicate a death in the family, but just as likely is a denial of insurance benefits (also ruled by the eighth house).

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