Thursday, June 9, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope June 12-18, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Saturn goes direct at 11:51 pm Sunday, June 12, at 10 degrees, 27' of Libra
. Saturn is widely square Pluto at 6 degrees of Capricorn; restriction plus the masses kinda sounds like rationing, but that can't be because we are not on an official war footing like in World War Two. Pluto is also the power behind the thrones, so it could be that the monied people will to squeeze the working folks for every penny that they can. But what else is new?

The Sun is conjunct Mercury at 20 degrees Gemini at 7:44 pm Sunday; this is the last of the series with the ones at 7 degrees Pisces on Feb. 25, and at 19 degrees Aries (with a retrograde Mercury) on April 9. These conjunctions are important markers of the economic cycle, so keep an eye on what the stock market does on Monday, and on any economic reports that come out.

On an active day, Venus sextiles Uranus at 4 degrees Aries at 10:36 pm Sunday. This is a very pleasant aspect for romantic meetups of all kinds; schedule a date for sure.

We have a total Lunar Eclipse at 4:14 pm Wednesday, at 24 degrees, 23 minutes of Sag. The Sun in Gemini is closely semi-sexile Mars in Taurus, and square Ceres in Pisces. Ceres' presence in a T-square would suggest that the production of crops could suffer this year, possibly under the effects of more of the severe weather we have been having in recent years. Air and water signs suggest alternating drought and floods that alternately parch and rot the crops. That's my forecast but I will be glad if I'm wrong.

After re-reading the book on eclipses, I can offer a method of determining more accurately what an eclipse offers you. Make a chart for the time of the eclipse, but set in your own locality. (It is at 4:14 pm Eastern Daylight Time, so adjust for your own time zone.) Take the ruler of whatever house concerns you and check what aspects it makes. For instance, say the ruler of the fourth house is square Mars, threatening some kind of accident, fight, or dispute. If it is threatening enough, you might elect to spend the summer at a second home in another state. Or say the ruler of the ninth house (long trips) is trine Jupiter, so you might schedule a nice long dream vacation in Europe or cruise.

Mercury enters the sign Cancer at 3:09 pm Thursday. It immediately trines Neptune in Pisces overnight. The Mercury-Neptune positive aspect can work wonders for absorbing lots of information like a sponge. And Cancer has an excellent memory. So you might try memorizing a chart or photograph, or some other visual (Neptune) aid to memorization.

Mercury in Cancer sextiles Jupiter at 2 degrees Taurus at 8:35 pm Friday. This is quite bullish for the stock market and for sales in general. Mercury is deemed the lower octave of Jupiter in terms of education and mental growth. Mercury rules the practical, how-to or local classes, while Jupiter is higher education and larger questions of philosophy. Cancer has a great memory, so if you are in a course of study, your powers of memorization can help you get through the class.
Venus in Gemini trines Saturn in Libra at 10 degrees Libra at 12:31 am Saturday. Good Venus-Saturn aspects are actually very positive for formalizing relationships with an engagement or wedding. And then of course there's the other tradition of the May-December romance, nicely symbolized by Venus (May and Taurus) and Saturn (December and Capricorn).

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 – Communications are accented by the lunar eclipse on Wednesday in your solar ninth house. You might be offered an opportunity to travel on a long trip. You might latch onto free classes online, scratching an itch to know more about everything; this may transform your personal philosophy. Legal matters may also be active. The moon enters compatible Aquarius on Saturday, and sextiles Uranus in your sign. You decide to be the life of the party, and instigate gleeful fun with all your friends.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The solar eighth house is activated by the lunar eclipse this Wednesday. Estate matters, joint property and finances, spirituality or occult interests may be the focus of activities this summer. On Thursday, Jupiter in your sign trines the Moon in Capricorn; you may locate helpful lawyers or other professional people. Mercury enters your solar third house on Thursday, too, where it is at home. Check emails, make a blog entry, make a point of calling people to touch base.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The solar seventh house is activated by the lunar eclipse this Wednesday. Dealings with partners (romantic or business), dealing with the public, getting married or divorced, or seeking an alter ego are all issues that you may deal with this summer.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The solar sixth house is activated by the lunar eclipse this Wednesday. This usually marks the beginning of a period of service to others. You may don the uniform of a candy-striper at the local hospital. You may focus on your own health, and try to reform bad habits of eating or of not exercising. You may overwork yourself with overtime, or even take a second job. If so, guard your health and make a point of eating right.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The solar fifth house is activated by the lunar eclipse this Wednesday. You need to love and be loved this summer, even more than usual. You may seek affection from a love interest or from children, or from audiences who applaud your creative efforts on stage. If the eclipse is afflicted, be aware that this could as easily mark the end of an affair as the beginning. Speculation may as easily end in losses as profit.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The solar fourth house is activated by the lunar eclipse this Wednesday. The quality of your home life and family relationships may be the focus of attention this summer. You may change your residence either by buying a new home or renovating the present home. For some, trying to balance home life and career will be crucial.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The solar third house is activated by the lunar eclipse this Wednesday. You may enroll in or teach classes at a local community center or other site. The internet may absorb your interest, either in selecting software or writing a blog or locating books online. Contacts with siblings and neighbors may increase; you may draw closer to one in particular.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The week begins with the Moon in Scorpio, till Monday night. Early Sunday, the Moon figures in a Yod, with it inconjunct Venus in Gemini on one hand, and inconjunct Uranus in Aries on the other. Relationships (Venus) might be broken off (Uranus) or have to get counseling in order to survive. The Moon also trines the wounded healer Chiron the same morning, reinforcing the theme of getting counseling to save this relationship. Thursday might be positive for counseling, when a Moon-Jupiter trine in pragmatic earth signs could defuse toxic emotions. The eclipse this week accents your solar second house of money. You may be able to build up savings this summer; invest wisely.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 10:38 pm till Wednesday night. Tuesday features a really nice trine between the Moon and inspiring Uranus; it also offers loads of laughs on the morning commute. There's a sextile between Moon-Saturn that afternoon, helping you knock off items from your to-do list and favoring a productive chat with an older mentor. Wednesday's eclipse in your sign squares Ceres in Pisces and is inconjunct Mars in Taurus. You will be challenged this summer, possibly over issues of who you are really, inside, or with your bodily form or self-image.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 1:59 am Thurs. till Sat. morn. A really good trine to Jupiter early Thurs. offers a chance to get work done before the regular workday begins. Or, alternatively, hold a productive breakfast meeting. A square to Uranus may disrupt things about 9:30 am so finish before then. Your powers of concentration and analysis are excellent right after lunch, with Pluto's help. You deserve to knock off early. Friday offers Mercury in your seventh house (being in the public eye) getting a sextile and trine from Neptune and Jupiter, respectively. The eclipse accents private places: retreats, hospitals, even jails.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday accents your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs; it squares Ceres in your solar second house of money. Network! It promises meeting someone who can advance your interests. The Moon is in Aquarius from 7:47 am Saturday thru the weekend. The Moon squares Jove early Saturday, when you may be tempted to overdo. Perhaps Uranus in Aries in your solar eleventh house promises some good laughs with friends that afternoon; laughter is good medicine anytime. The next Sunday looks much more positive, so hang in there.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The moon in compatible Scorpio Sun-Mon offers a positive meeting with a health practitioner. The Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday squares Ceres in your sign, along with probable personal planets. Its placement in your solar tenth house implies being thrust into the public spotlight in some way. You may focus on career and become more socially ambitious. The moon in compatible Capricorn, trining Jupiter in your solar eleventh house on Thursday morn, offers helpful friends or groups.

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