Monday, March 7, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 13-19, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 7 degrees Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn at 1:32 pm on Sunday
, March 13. The issue is trying to persuade or even force others into your way of thinking (a mortal sin in my book). You may BE very persuasive, but let others come to their own conclusions. Also this aspect favors research and delving into all sorts of mysteries. Your focus can be tremendous now.

Venus at 15 degrees Aquarius trines Saturn in Libra at 9:34 pm Monday. Favors practical matters, developing a budget, shopping for a bargain, etc. A romance initiated under this transit will be practical and stable, and that is nothing to sneeze at, folks. Saturn helps the parties live up to their promises and obligations.

Mercury is conjunct Jupiter at 11 degrees Aries at 9:26 pm Tuesday. Jupiter is the higher octave of Mercury, so this is very apropos. Good for commencing all types of education, including self-study. Light bulbs go on, y'know? Sometimes that light bulb is in a floodlight, helping you to see the big picture. You can go to the mountaintop on this aspect.

Mercury in Aries opposes Saturn at 15 degrees Libra at 9:55 am Friday. Thoughts (Mercury) may be too negative (Saturn). However, excellent for getting a rational opinion from an elder or an authority --- and you may get aforesaid opinion whether you ask for it or not. Also favors scientific analysis.

A look at the Aries ingress for March 20, 2011
at 7:20 pm CT (chart set for Minneapolis, MN) --- Here's the real New Year, the natural new year when our agrarian ancestors could begin the growing season and preside over the births of new calves, lambs, piglets and chicks. This year the ingress is in the evening, so Libra is rising and Aries is in the seventh house, the reverse of the natural chart. Saturn and the Moon are in the first house: feeling poor, feeling down and out and unwanted. Jupiter is just peeking above the horizon in the seventh: Mr. Moneybags sure looks good. Whether one actually marries money this year depends on your personal chart and so forth. Venus and Neptune in the fifth house of romance reeks too much of the “in love with love” syndrome, and Venus is semisquare Pluto. Maybe that plan just isn't gonna work out. Perhaps one could find a financial backer/partner for your surefire business plan.

The chart also has the Sun-Uranus conjunction in Aries, and unaspected Mars in Pisces, in the sixth house of work and health. Aries can lead us all into a whole new business sector that may provide jobs for the new economy. Mars here indicates not only the medical sector but also the military, although we really don't need more soldiers and wars. Sun-Uranus are square the nodes, which suggests to me that the path to future growth will be indicated by these planets. Solar energy, electronics, computers especially hand-held computers, medical devices are all some items that may see growth and innovation this year.

BTW I also promised to tell you what the Venus-Pluto conjunction near my third house cusp brought. Well, it was kind of hard to tell. That was Feb. 9. The only event I noted was an acceptance at a apartment building I applied for earlier. The place has certain advantages, for which I am grateful (altho the tiny closets are not one of them). But how is this third house stuff? --- oh, now I know. It was the LETTER that I got in the mail that day. Also the New Moon of Feb. 2 was in my fourth house. Next up: a New Moon on April 3 will conjunct some asteroids in my sixth house Aries. Hope this brings a job offer or a great new medical practitioner.

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 – Mercury in your sign squares Pluto on Sunday. You will be frustrated trying to get others to see your perspective. Give that up for now; just work at getting others to explain THEIR perspective to you. Then skillfully show them how your idea would solve their problem. And older friend of yours or your partner's may have good advice for you on Monday. Expect light bulbs to go on Tuesday under the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction; take up a new field of study. Friday can be frustrating or depressing, but push away the black clouds because that mood won't stick around, anyway.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Maybe you could just stay off the internet Sunday. Pluto in your solar ninth house (global communications) squares Mercury; no use arguing with anyone online. The Venus-Saturn trine on Monday affects your solar houses of work (6 and 10); check back with an employer you interviewed with. The Mercury-Saturn opposition on Friday affects your health houses (6 and 12); perhaps going in to the hospital or clinic for an evaluation would be wise. Better to get to the bottom of anything that's been bothering you now.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Monday offers a grand trine in air, between Venus in Aquarius, Saturn in Libra in your solar fifth house of romance, and your natal Gemini planets. Whoo hoo! You really could meet a lovely, dependable person who makes a mental connection with you. Lots of activity this week in your solar eleventh house of friends and groups, due to aspects to planets in Aries. For example, Tuesday would be great to start a study group with like-minded people, perhaps in your own home, in a club house, or library. This is favored by the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction that day. Even if you embark on a self-study program, you can make wonderful progress. The Mercury-Saturn opposition on Friday may mean that a friend frowns on your new beau, but who do they think they are, anyway?

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 10:29 am Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. The Moon squares Uranus mid-morning Sunday; upsetting things tend to happen with Moon-Uranus, but try not to let anyone ruffle your feathers. Sunday can end with a bit of tug-of-war with your partner, but you know how to make effective suggestions. Employer-paid classes may be in the works Monday morn. Monday night, you may not be comfortable with adding an older family member to the household; try to recall how much they did for you, with no expectation of payment. Tuesday looks very good with a Sun-Moon trine in water signs; ask a Pisces to brunch.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 3:33 pm Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. A Moon-Uranus trine could provide happy surprises or laughs Tuesday afternoon. The Mercury-Jupiter conjunction Tuesday night in your solar ninth house is ideal for enrolling in college classes, starting a research paper, or even promoting your book. Wednesday has several trines and sextiles, so push ahead on communications, education, publishing and promotion. You might speak at a club you belong to also. Thursday's lunch date may have to be moved, etc so be flexible. An opposition to Neptune that afternoon could make you fuzzy-headed or in need of a nap; try some peppermint tea.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 4:53 pm Thursday till Saturday afternoon. You may have some unpleasant surprises or changes Thursday inre your insurance, etc. On Friday, you and a Capricorn may hit on a way to regain control over children, the entertainment budget, etc. under a trine to Pluto. Other than that, Friday is a day for making adjustments; you may have to get creative about making things fit your budget or space or whatever. A Moon-Mars opposition Saturday night could make it too easy to get into arguments with your partner; add sugar to your words before speaking.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 4:03 pm Saturday thru the weekend and most of Monday. You or your partner may be upset late afternoon Saturday under a Moon-Uranus opposition. One of you accuses the other of not being there for the other, of being unreliable and all that. Well, let him/her explain what happened; it may be a very funny story. And lighten up alright already. Peeking at Sunday, your partner may be very generous with you midday, and I'm sure that your understanding nature on Saturday might have something to do with it!

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your solar sixth house of health and work is active due to aspects to Aries this week. The Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on Tuesday there could favor thinking hard about your job or health problems; perhaps getting a professional medical opinion Friday on health matters would be a good idea. The Mercury-Saturn opposition Friday may be very favorable for consultations with experts in any area of your life. Looking ahead to the Aries ingress next Sunday: Sun and Uranus in your solar sixth house of work and health will put the emphasis on those areas. Uranus may not bring steady employment, but it should pay pretty well when you do get your checks.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Your solar fifth house is activated this week by aspects to Mercury in Aries. Mercury squares Pluto on Sunday; someone will have very strong views on money and financial issues, and arguing with him or her will be a waste of breath. It is also possible that you could suffer a legal fine or fee, so get legal advice when needed. Your solar eleventh house is trined by Venus in the third house Monday; a sibling or relative may offer practical advice or help. Tuesday, the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in your solar fifth house favors classes in art or investment. Friday's Mercury-Saturn opposition on the fifth-eleventh house axis may mean that a friend frowns on your new interests; phooey on him, you can laugh later when you ace the class.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Your solar fourth house of home and family is activated by aspects to Aries this week. You may be a bit too heavy-handed Sunday with family members under a Mercury-Pluto square. Hey, others are entitled to their own opinions. Venus in your second house of money smiles upon (trines) your career house Monday; you could negotiate a modest raise or earn some overtime pay. Tuesday sees the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in your career house; a light bulb goes on when you analyze your company's market niche. The Mercury-Saturn opposition on Friday may bring unasked-for opinions from family members.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Your solar third house is activated this week by aspects to Aries. Mercury squares Pluto on Sunday; forget trying to trade rational comments at online forums. A Venus-Saturn trine on Monday could bring a favorable legal judgment, or excellent marks in a college course (provided you have done the work). Tuesday's Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in your solar third house is excellent for starting a class, whether conventional or online. Friday's Mercury-Saturn opposition along the 3rd-9th house axis could bring critical comments (possibly to the point of being discouraging) from an instructor or from siblings. Eh, who asked the sibs, anyway? As for the prof, just thank him for caring enough to help you.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Your solar second house is activated this week by aspects to Aries. Mercury there is squared by Pluto on Sunday; you are in danger of getting wiped out, gal, if you go shopping. The Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on Tuesday will be very helpful to you in analyzing your budget or bank statements. Friday's Mercury-Saturn opposition may be very discouraging where your finances are concerned. You really have to buckle down and accept limits; it is easy if you keep in mind your savings goal at all times. And you will get there sooner than you thought possible.

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