Monday, May 9, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope May 15-21, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Both Venus and Mercury enter the sign Taurus on Sunday, May 15
; Venus at 6:12 pm and Mercury at 7:18 pm. The downside of Venus in Taurus is that the Bull so loves his comfort that he is reluctant to share his creature comforts with others. Woe to the unwary visitor who sits in his favorite chair without asking! Taurus needs to learn to share not only his possessions but his clever methods for accumulating them. And on a larger scale, the Bull can share his values and the ability to enjoy simple pleasures.

As for Mercury, the paradox is that Taurus is a very creative sign, but Mercury here tends to block creativity and get locked into a rut, looking to literal interpretations of instructions, etc. Taurus also tries too hard to figure things out himself, often doing things the hard way just because he is not afraid of hard work. But please, little Bull, bend yourself to take a leaf from the books of those who have gone before you and discovered or invented easier ways to make progress. You do not have to re-invent the wheel!

Ha, I can talk. I have Mercury in Taurus and believe me, I have been too reluctant to look around for info or study aids or whatever that would make things easier for me. Show me, the Missourian in me says.

Mercury and Venus conjoin at 0 degrees Taurus at 5:25 am Monday, moving actually in lockstep for a few days; they will then sextile Neptune about 5 hours later. Love and other feelings find expression in letters and song; music IS the language of love after all. It's a good day to enjoy the arts in general, not just music but dance and art. It also favors seeing patterns in not only data but in the various experiences of your life.

The above planets are very near Mars, and Mercury conjoins Mars first on Friday at 9:20 pm. They are at 7 degrees Taurus. A few hours earlier, Mars and Mercury at 7 degrees Taurus trined Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury conjunct Mars is forceful verbal expression, favoring debate but often getting bogged down in argument just for the sake of argument. Mental energy is high, though, and with Pluto you can easily make progress in research, slicing through irrelevant data like a knife to get to the nitty-gritty.

The Sun enters Gemini bright and early at 5:21 am Saturday, so that native Twins can pack double the fun on their birthdays. Gemini is sometimes a bit too glib, responding in superficial ways to conversation with friends and strangers alike. But some of them have developed a real gift for changing the atmosphere in a room with their lighthearted friendliness, and for drawing out others who don't normally chat a lot. You grow through interaction with others that increases your appreciation for the infinite variety of human experience.

Venus in Taurus trines Pluto at 7 degrees Capricorn at 2:04 pm Saturday. Venus is happy to give her whole heart to someone that she loves completely, right down to the cellular level. The trine makes for easier expression of those intense emotions that we usually keep locked up.

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 – A triple conjunction this week in Taurus, your solar second house of money and other good stuff, is not a bad arrangement. And if anyone can figure out how to harness all that energy, you can. Just a word of warning about Mars in the second; it can mean paying out too much in fees, commission, taxes, etc, so check that out ahead of time. Best days may be when the Moon is in compatible Sag, midday Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. You and your lawyer may have to sit down and tear apart your case, and put it together from the ground up. It's best to find any weaknesses in it now, before going to court. Same applies if you have a publishing project; your editor may ask for a massive rewrite, but you want it to be the best book you can possibly write, right?

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – You need to express yourself! All this emotional energy is getting focused in a triple conjunction in your sign this week, and if you don't find some outlet you could burst. Join a local glee club, take an art class at the craft shop, even gardening would all be good outlets for you. Just do SOMETHING. If you can connect with the Pluto energy in Capricorn, too, you may uncover either your deepest self, or your fondest ambition. Just go for it. The Moon in compatible Capricorn Thursday pm till Saturday night offers a chance to get lots done; Friday has tons of easy aspects plus a square to Saturn to keep your nose to the grindstone.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Happy birthday to all Geminis, who are sometimes their own twin self. Don't take that personally, I just mean that Gemini is one of the dual signs; this is one sign that would love to clone themselves so that they can be everywhere and do all the things they want to do. The Moon in the opposite sign, Sag, Tues.-Thurs. favors working with the public in some way. You have a real sense of ease when in the spotlight, and are never at a loss for words. The Moon-Saturn sextile on Wednesday helps you multi-task your way thru tons of work.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in compatible Scorpio from midday Sunday till midday Tuesday. Best day may be Monday when Mercury and Venus whisper words of love and appreciation in your ear. Lots of activity in your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs this week, due to the triple conjunction in Taurus. Possibly you will volunteer on a committee or to run a special event. And remember, this is something that looks good on a resume, too. And the Full Moon in Taurus on Tuesday puts the accent on fun, children, creative expression, sports and games. So get out there and have some fun.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Oh, this triple conjunction should shake something loose in your career sector; it's in Taurus and that is your solar tenth house of career. Perhaps meeting with an older advisor on Wednesday will turn up some new leads, or a tip from one of the kids will pan out. Whatever you do, keep things under your hat until its a done deal; I speak from experience on this. The Sun enters your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs early Saturday; this brings a good month to host any parties or take over chairing club meetings.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Things may finally gel this week inre whatever legal or publishing matters have been hung up. The triple conjunction of Taurus can bull through any obstacles in no time now. The Moon is in compatible signs for most of the week: Scorpio Sunday-mid-Tues., and Capricorn Thurs pm till early Saturday. Monday promises a lovely chat with a loved one, and Friday offers opportunities for creative expression, and playing with youngsters in the family.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The week begins with the Moon in Libra but only till midday Sunday. Your mate may suddenly be in an expansive and emotionally expressive mood midday Sunday. Give him or her a setting where he/she will feel secure enough to talk about these things. The triple conjunction in Taurus is inconjunct your natal Sun (or ascendant, as the case may be); this puts an emphasis on adjustment and on creativity. For example, you may feel uncomfortable with your living room, and by moving some pieces around you discover a more pleasing arrangement. Maybe you even decide that one corner needs something, and so you go to the craft store and find yourself a little project to fill that corner. You latch into your creative spirit and make the space work better for you. That's using creative energy of Venus (the artistic), Mars (action), and Mercury (the hands).

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 12:31 pm Sunday till midday Tuesday. The Moon-Neptune trine favors going to a matinee Sunday afternoon, or possibly the local watering hole. Avoid bringing up controversial topics at dinner Sunday, which might ignite that Moon-Mars opposition. People will dig in their heels, wedded to their opinions. Conversing with a relative may uncover an old family mystery on Monday. You can make positive changes to your health regimen on Tuesday, with a little help from Jupiter or a shrewd doctor.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 1:22 pm Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. A square to Neptune in Pisces Tuesday afternoon can cloud your judgment; or maybe the family is hiding plans for a surprise party later on--- the Moon trines Uranus (surprises) that evening. And Venus promises a lovely time had by all. Wednesday favors getting sage advice from an older person, a friend or mentor type. Thursday's Moon-Jupiter trine can prompt you to overdo again, but it does offer promise of good news regarding children and investments (stocks, etc).

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:16 pm Thursday till late Saturday. A relative may pull the wool over your eyes Thursday. Surprises may be in store the same day at home, tho I cannot tell if they will be good or bad. But some late-night loving is favored under Venus' rays. Getting up early Friday to work on writing or other expression should be productive. Try to get lots done at work, too, under a square to Saturn; the boss may be watching. Your solar fifth house will be very active with the triple conjunction in Taurus this week. You will enjoy your children or grandchildren, the arts, and amusements.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The triple conjunction of Venus, Mercury and Mars in Taurus this week puts a lot of bull-power into your solar fourth house of home and family. Perhaps you roll up your sleeves to paint rooms that haven't seen a brush in a decade. Perhaps you host several visitors, and that should be fun though tiring. The Moon is in Aquarius from 10:32 pm Saturday thru the weekend. A harmonious Sun-Moon trine ends the day with promise for a compromise or a successful mediation. On Wednesday, the Moon-Saturn sextile in Sag helps you gets lots done, especially if you and friends are teaming up.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The triple conjunction in Taurus this week occurs in your solar third house of communications; perhaps you receive a heartfelt letter from a relative. Perhaps a family reunion is planned, and you play a key role in that gathering. Be prepared with lots of camera film (or smart cards), video, etc to document the event. Sounds like something suitable for a scrapbook of its own. In other news, Thursday has the moon in compatible Capricorn and Uranus offering lots of laughs and Venus promising pleasant times, so go ahead with party plans for that night.

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