Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 5-11, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury conjoins Pluto in Capricorn at 6:20 pm Sunday, Dec. 5
. We will certainly want to get to the bottom of things, whether 'it' is a mystery novel, a bookkeeping error, political machinations, or anything else. The night favors cozying up with a mystery but one that has some quality of poetic justice, like the characters get what they really deserve. You may want to settle some scores yourself, but of course that is not something we recommend.
This also denotes a mental fixity, a determination to force one's own ideas on others, or at least get others to stop trying to force THEIR ideas on you because that ain't gonna happen, kiddo.

Pluto also represents government, and so Mercury in aspect may indicate that some communications take place regarding your personal accounts (SS, Medicare, military service or benefits, T-bills, etc.).

Chew on this dept.: Some famous people with Mercury conjunct Pluto natally include Della Reese, Sylvester Stallone, Harry S. Truman, Stanley Kubrick, Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

The same night, Uranus goes direct at 8:50 pm Sunday, at 26 degrees, 40 minutes of Pisces. You may feel a lurch as sideways-spinning Uranus forces you to look at things from a different angle. Always full of surprises, it is just about impossible to tell how Uranus' station will affect anyone. It squares Mars in Sag, and is semi-sextile Neptune-Chiron in Aquarius. This does not seem good; it sounds like mysterious illnesses and accidents, perhaps a flu bug. But check what aspects it makes to natal planets for clues; mine will sextile Venus so I'm hoping for love or money (preferably both, greedy pig that I am).

Kaye Shinker says that Uranus direct will have an effect on the popularity of electronic gadgets. (Perhaps a surprise i-thingie or app will take off with the public?) Additionally, she says a heliocentric grand cross composed of Venus, Saturn, Jupiter-Uranus, and Pluto, exact on Dec. 7, could cause sunspots or solar flares that play havoc with satellites and communications. See her article at http://www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/articles_pages/articles-sunspotExplosion2010.htm

Review the Uranus significators: electronics, computers, mechanical objects including cars, psychology, astrology, psychic phenomena, electricians, inventors, radio, all original thinkers, and everything unique.
Mars enters Capricorn, a very strong placement, at 6:49 pm, Dec. 7. Mars here natally can indicate someone with great physical energy, enough to be an athlete or performer. Mars here is also quite ambitious to get to the top of a career ladder or of a mountain. Your Cappy may be more goal oriented in December, with at least one personal project on the front burner. His first aspect is a sextile to the Moon in Pisces at 7:50 pm Saturday evening, at 3 degrees, 48 minutes Capricorn. In New York, Mars will be in the fifth house of fun and the Moon will be in the eighth house of sex and fertility. The sextile to the Moon offers a chance to express a higher value of this Mars placement, that of encouraging others to realize their ambitions, perhaps financing or offering other material support till he/she can get a business off the ground.

Mercury goes retrograde again. Oh stop that groaning. His retrograde station is at 7:04 am Friday, Dec. 10, at 5 degrees, 55 minutes Capricorn. We may see merchants start to slash prices a bit more starting that weekend, probably to help prod lookers into buying something. While the Thanksgiving weekend sales were fairly good, I think that business volume will become a bit weak and this will force merchants to soften the line on prices. They are counting their inventory and not liking how much is still in the stockroom. This is GOOD NEWS for shoppers. Just be careful that things fit, are the right size you need, right color that Suzie wants, etc etc.

Retrograde Mercury will go over the Mars-Pluto conjunction, though, affecting Dec. 10-14. Be extremely cautious about running up more credit card debt, or doing any sort of speculative buying. If you already have problems with debt, you may have to go back and settle these issues now. Seek help if you need it from non-profit credit counselors, such as at nfcc.org, incharge.org, credit.org. Read this first: http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/columnist/block/2003-10-20-credit_x.htm

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 Sag New Moon this time of year tends to always put you in a fine mood. The New Moon is high in your solar chart in the ninth house, and also in the ninth house of charts drawn up for the eastern time zone. This year, a sextile to Saturn in your solar seventh puts a sense of duty uppermost. Perhaps your holiday plans are chosen by your spouse this year, or perhaps plans are broken by family emergencies. Roll with the punches and have a good holiday, anyway. Mercury retrograde in your solar tenth can put snags in career schedules and plans. Confirm appointments before going on sales calls. Mars entering your solar tenth increases competitiveness; perhaps a department contest starts this month.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Sun-sign Taureans with planets in the middle of the sign will have a Yod. The New Moon in Sag sextiles Saturn in Libra Sunday and Tuesday; adding the inconjunct to your natal planets makes a Yod, a so-called Finger of God. Maybe your holiday season may be better spent working on creative projects; perhaps the month will have a fated quality. Tune into what makes you happy and if you'd rather be performing, traveling, writing or painting, then go for it. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar ninth house of law, publishing, higher education. Perhaps you can collect income from articles you have already written; perhaps enrolling in a seminar will brush up professional skills.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The New Moon in Sag activates your solar seventh house, with Saturn in your fifth house. Saturn there may crystallize a relationship with a formal proposal or wedding; or you may get a contract (Saturn) for providing services related to fifth and seventh house functions (performing, emceeing, dj-ing, etc). Uranus goes direct in your solar tenth house, which sounds pretty exciting but erratic. Review the list of significators above and see if your career touches on any of them. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eighth house of pooled resources; hold off on choosing health insurance till you understand the impact of the reform law on your situation. Insurance claims already in progress may be lost or misfiled, so keep tabs on its status.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The New Moon in Sag activates your solar sixth house of health. There is always the need to set out healthy options in this season of indulgence; you probably are skilled at hiding veggies in even the cake. With Saturn in your solar fourth house, perhaps you prefer to scale back celebrations, preferring to spend time with older relatives while you can. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar seventh house, confusing communications with your spouse or with the public. (Refrain from public announcements or appearances for the time being.) Have someone check over your holiday newsletter or cards before popping them in the mail or cyberspace.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – A Sag New Moon is a wonderful time for you, since it trines your fiery Sun Sign. Saturn in your solar third house means what? You're not sending out cards this year? E-cards save paper and postage. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar sixth house, where there might be mixups over doctor appointments or temporary jobs. Best days this week have the Moon in Sag, Sunday thru Tuesday. You are full of optimism and affection, just use caution when dining or drinking. You are tempted too often to overdo, especially when going from one holiday event to another.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – A New Moon in Sag activates your solar fourth house of home and family, right where you want it. You insist on hosting the family gathering, partly because you want to put some healthy options on the buffet. You may even host a visiting relative. Saturn in your second house may put a crimp on spending, but you are good at making do, and even better at making many gifts with your abundant talents. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fifth house, possibly creating garbled messages from children or over party details. Accept rain-checks from some who might not be able to travel to your house this season.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Sag New Moon activates your solar third house of communications and travel; you may spend the month in transit, one way or another. Saturn in your solar first keeps you disciplined. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fourth house, which may garble instructions to family members. Double-check that your gift list has the right size, color, brand, etc. Also Mars enters your solar fourth house; you add lots of red accents - a male guest may stay over the holidays - increased energy, sports interest, and debate (which we hope is all good-natured).

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Sag New Moon puts the accent on your solar second house, always an area of great interest to you. Saturn sextile, in your solar twelfth, can mean that you must discipline yourself and control against sabotaging your budget. Mercury retrograde in your solar third house sure can mess up communications and transit. Make sure you winterize your car. Mars enters your solar third house, too; it is probably in your best interest to finally speak up in your defense, and get a lawyer if necessary.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from week's start till Monday evening. There's a New Moon at 13 degrees, 28 minutes of Sag at 12:36 am Sunday. Thirteen is a soul number, pointing to soul growth rather than material advantage. Try to express Sag's gift for magnanimity, your inner Mahatma Gandhi. Tuesday's Sun-Saturn sextile to your solar eleventh house may offer an outlet in a non-profit or service organization. An opportunity to do so presents itself under Monday's Moon-Neptune sextile at midday. In the afternoon, a Moon-Mars conjunction can make you argumentative, ready for a debate; is it really worth it to win a fight that settles nothing? Burn off energy instead in an after-work gym session.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 6:16 pm Monday till very early Thursday. The Moon sextiles Venus and then conjoins Pluto overnight; perhaps you get serious about a love interest. You know, maybe it is less important whether the lady has social connections, and more important whether she makes you happy to be around her. A radical thought, I know. You will be unusually talkative under a Moon-Mercury conjunction early Tuesday; it's possibly a day when mentally you are running at top speed. The Moon-Saturn square late Tuesday may see you putting in late hours again; work matters may be frustrating while they sort themselves out on Wednesday. A sibling, relative, neighbor or teacher may have answers to all sorts of problems Wednesday night.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 2:30 am Thursday till midday Saturday. The Moon squares Venus in Scorpio midday Thursday; you may feel unloved or unappreciated. Who doesn't? But it is important to keep sending out energies that express your own values and your belief in humanity. It will come back to you. A Moon-Saturn trine in Libra may favor taking college exams, or a legal win, or winning a juried competition.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon spends a few hours on Sat., Dec. 11 in Pisces (till early next Tuesday). The Moon makes a series of sextiles to Mars, Pluto and Mercury in Capricorn thru the evening. You may get support from a friend in a personal ambition or venture, and map out a preliminary business plan. You may have to tweak this along, but this has possibilities. Mercury retrograde and Mars entering your eleventh house can cause aggravation with friends over garbled meet-ups. Confirm before setting out!

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