Sunday, February 13, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 13-19, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Sorry am late. Have been recuperating from killer flu and dealing with assorted other obstacles. 2011 is a tough but promising year.

Mercury at 17 degrees Aquarius trines Saturn (retrograde) in Libra at 3:48 am Monday. The trine is helpful for detail work; you focus on the task at hand and don't feel much like small talk. However, you are so near to the trees that you cannot see the forest, comprende? This aspect also favors getting some long-range practical advice from a sage expert or an older person.

Oh, yeah, almost forgot. Valentine's Day is Monday (a Monday, bleah) so you are probably interested in the transits. The Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto and Venus at midday and night, respectively. Venus seems a lot better. If Venus at 11 degrees happens to be in the seventh house at the time of your dinner, the Venus person will sure seem irresistible. With the Moon in Cancer, the food is sure to be delicious, too. Possibly seafood (Cancer) will be on the menu, topped off with a scrumptious dessert (Venus, who rules sugar and butter). Avoid luncheon dates, when a T-square involving Pluto at 6 degrees, Moon and Jupiter is in effect and might not be too pleasant.

The Sun is conjunct Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius at 4:56 am Thursday. Neptune conjunctions tend to confuse one's self-image; on the other hand it helps in changing one's image or appearance. Ex: coloring one's hair, or the way Madonna keeps reinventing herself. The cautions are to avoid drugs (and double-check your Rx refill label), alcohol, or other chemicals. Allergies can flare up. And beware of diving into emotional swamps, thinking you can 'save' someone. It's OK to escape with daydreams, meditation, artwork, music, etc.

Venus at 16 degrees Capricorn squares Saturn in Libra at 2:21 pm Friday. Time to withdraw for a bit and introspect about your relationships. A bit of self-analysis can produce insights that improve a discouraging situation. This square will be tougher than usual because Libra always gets frustrated if not in a happy partnership; maybe Libra is not happy because Capricorn is more interested in status than in the actual bond between the two parties.

For example, sometimes Cappy thinks he wants a trophy wife, when a solid and honest relationship is more conducive to long-term happiness. The square and opposition are the most difficult aspects between these two, while the conjunction and trine can be very positive.

And the Sun enters Pisces at 7:25 pm Friday. Happy birthday to all our fishy-signed friends!Pisces can be indecisive, hesitant, lack self-confidence, and get in their own way. They can enjoy crying on others' shoulders a bit too much. But the flip side is that Pisces can uplift others with their talents as artist, poet, musician, and social reformer/crusader.

This year's ingress is accompanied by Mercury, Mars and Neptune. They are in the sixth house of health in a chart set for Washington D.C. Other health indicators: Moon is in Virgo (in the twelfth house of hospitals), and trine Pluto in the fourth. Saturn is applying to the ascendant, indicating possible weight loss or ill health. And Neptune conjunct both the Sun and Mars saps the vitality of both. All this puts the burden on Pisces to watch their health carefully to get through a challenging year.

Also on Friday is a Full Moon at 29 degrees Leo. See last week's column about the series of FMs at 29 degrees. The Full Moon at 3:36 am Friday, at 29 degrees Leo, is conjunct the great star Regulus according to some books. Leos may be called on for their legendary courage this month.

An interesting thing happened with the Sun-Mars conjunction (exact Feb. 4 at 14 degrees Aquarius). I was sick most of the day and night before, with shall we say flu symptoms, and had to go to the ER Friday. Got re-hydrated with 2.5 units of fluid. Trying to figure out what was the contact to my chart and all I can come up with is that old Chiron was the culprit. He's >>at 17 degrees in my natal chart; I've written about him before. (give link) But why any of these bodies should cause this sudden and severe dehydration is a mystery to me. No fever, which would have been explained by Mars' presence -- chills, instead.

YAY! The Packers won the Super Bowl! What did I tell ya? And didn't I tell ya that Rodgers would have a great day? I did so. Too bad I was still too wiped out to go to a S.B. party or something. Hey, anybody have a tape of the game I could borrow?

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 Moon is in Cancer this Valentine's Day on Monday, which just fine with you. The Moon in Cancer suggests restaurants with names related to home-family-foods, or to water itself, such as The Lakeside, The Creamery, the Brick Oven, the Something Family Restaurant, etc. The Sun-Neptune conjunction in Aquarius on Thursday morn is in your solar eleventh house of friends; be very cautious of anyone new who pushes you into a risky deal. You could get caught up in a T-square when Venus in Capricorn squares Saturn in Libra on Friday afternoon (after adding your natal planets to the mix). Love can be lost if you do nothing, but if you can convince the partner to go together for counseling, you could put it together OK.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Moon is in Cancer this Valentine's Day on Monday, which just fine with you. This Moon in your solar third house suggests restaurants with names related to transit, relatives or education, such as Main Street Grill, The Schoolhouse, Three Brothers, or a local drive-in, etc. The Sun-Neptune conjunction early Thursday is in your solar tenth house of career. Hard to read this one. Perhaps the workplace is hit by frozen water pipes that burst. The Sun enters Pisces Friday night; this year it is very afflicted, in your solar eleventh house of friends. Some friend may be shifty and steal your identity or wallet. Be on the qui vive.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini as the week begins, but only thru Sunday. The Mercury-Saturn trine in air signs early Monday could set off your natal planets; seek the wisdom of elders. Midday sees a Moon-Mars trine; you may have to argue your case so be prepared with facts and documents. A Moon-Neptune trine that night favors relaxing with a movie. Maybe it might be better to rent or download, since a Moon-Uranus square a bit later the same night could mean upsetting events. The Sun-Neptune conjunction in Aquarius Thursday can present you with a shifty lawyer or other professional; get referrals from others before hiring anyone.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 12:48 am Monday till early Wednesday. The Moon squares Jupiter in Aries in your (solar) career sector on Monday morning, then a T-square forms midday with the Moon opposing Pluto in Capricorn. Evening is much better for a romantic dinner than at lunch, so plan accordingly. A square to Saturn first thing Tuesday just puts you in a negative mood, so force yourself to ignore it. The rest of the day is spent in adjustment mode; roll with the punches. A trine to Uranus overnight may bring dreams with unusual themes or vivid color.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 4:14 am Wednesday till early Friday. Leos with planets in the first six degrees should guard their health Wed.; that means do not overdo on anything and do not take silly risks. Luck may protect you but then again... Thursday morn has a productive sextile to Saturn to help you absorb lessons in school. Your Moon opposes the stellium in Aquarius on Thurs.: Mercury, Mars, Neptune; your partner wants to talk about things that are bothering him/her. The Full Moon at 3:36 am Friday, at 29 degrees Leo, is conjunct the great star Regulus according to some books. Leos may be called on for their legendary courage this month.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 4:39 am Friday till early next Sunday. The Moon is inconjunct Jupiter in Aries midday Friday; some changes are coming inre to your insurance. Perhaps you shop around for a better quote, or seek referrals from friends. A Moon-Pluto trine in the afternoon is helpful in expressing your deep feelings thru artwork or music. A Moon-Venus trine kicks off the day Saturday; a lovely time for a picnic or day trip with a loved one. Earth signs like Virgo and Capricorn enjoy mountains, picnics or camping, even roughing it in rugged country.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Librans get a lot of contacts this week when transits go thru the air signs. Midday Sunday, the Moon in Gemini trines Mars in Aquarius; sports or athletic men are likely to catch your eye. The Moon trines the Sun about 3 pm (share your talents), and then Neptune at night (relax with a movie). The Moon in Cancer makes awkward aspects to a similar series of contacts on Tuesday; roll with the punches. Moon in Leo opposes all those Aquarius planets on Thursday night; a date or creative outlets will be hopping, but you may feel like your hopes for the date, etc. are just not fulfilled. The Moon in Virgo is inconjunct Mercury in Aquarius midday Saturday; try different phrases, etc. to help your beau understand you.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – On Monday and Tuesday, the Moon is in compatible Cancer. A late-night dinner Monday for Valentine's Day is just the thing, and don't forget dessert. Cancer is in your solar ninth house, so a restaurant that hints at faraway places would fit. Big Island Grill, Chinese, Indian or Italian places. Also, names that relate to transit like Route 56, the Whistle Stop. Thursday's Sun-Neptune conjunction occurs in your solar fourth house of home and family; a family member may just disappear for awhile. There is a chance of water (Neptune) damage to the home, so check for ice dams, leaks, old gaskets, disintegrating hoses, etc. The Sun enters your solar fifth house on Friday evening, where it energizes romance, fun, sports, children, and the arts. You will somehow find time to tend to all of the above.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Valentine's Day the Moon is in Cancer, which is a bit awkward for you. Cancer Moon is in your solar eighth house of joint funds. Been trying to link restaurant names with the Moon placement, but The Pit is a bit unlikely. How about the Stock Yards? Monday afternoon favors seeking wise advice about long-range planning from a friend or relative (under the Mercury-Saturn trine). The Sun-Neptune conjunction in your third house early Thursday throws sand in your eyes regarding a sibling or transit matters. The Sun enters Pisces, your solar fourth house, on Friday night. With Neptune nearby, water could damage your house, or a family member might just up and leave.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Cancer this Valentine's Day on Monday, which just fine with you. Your mate is the Moon, anyway. I suspect you will spare no expense to show your gratitude for all that your mate does all year to take care of you. Perhaps dinner in a top-floor restaurant with a panoramic view of city lights will do it for both of you. Watch out for the Sun-Neptune conjunction in your solar second house of money on Thursday; money could slip away, or you could forget a wallet. On Friday night the Sun enters Pisces, your solar third house of siblings, neighbors, letters/email. A long-lost brother may show up, or you start an online blog.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Moon is in Cancer this Valentine's Day on Monday, putting it in your solar sixth house of work and health. This seems rather unromantic, hmm? Perhaps a local restaurant has a suitable theme, like The Front Desk, the Old Mill, etc. Or the local health food store usually has excellent fresh foods and some little tables to the side. Mercury in your sign trines Saturn in Libra on Monday afternoon; chat with a mentor or senior for help forming long-range plans. A Sun-Neptune conjunction early Thursday can put gauze in front of your eyes and confuse you. See also notes above on this aspect. The Sun enters Pisces, your solar second house of money, on Friday night. It is possible you might make money on a film blog, but for most of us, Neptune means losses. Be on the qui vive.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Moon is in Cancer this Valentine's Day on Monday, putting it in your solar fifth house of fun, romance, and the arts. Moon in Cancer suggests restaurants attached to places people go for fun, like amusement parks, casinos, museums, etc. On Thursday, the Sun-Neptune conjunction occurs in your solar twelfth house of undoing. Be careful what you eat or drink on Wed-Thur, because it could bite back. The Sun enters your sign on Friday night; celebrate, but don't party too hearty. Neptune is nearby so nix the alcohol for now.

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