Sunday, July 31, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 7-13, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Venus in Leo sextiles Saturn at 12 degrees Libra at 10:19 pm Sunday. You may receive a few words of kind advice, possibly from an older person or mentor. Venus softens your ambitions, putting the velvet glove on your iron fist. It always pays to be polite, send the thank-you note for the interview, etc.
Mercury (retrograde now) enters Leo again at 5:46 am Monday. Mercury also opposes Neptune in Aquarius at 10:27 am the same day. Mercury-Neptune can be confused thinking or wishful thinking, BUT it can also be magic words. Try to cook up a neat affirmation for your particular situation. Caution: do not sign anything under such a transit.
Mars in Cancer squares Uranus at 4 degrees Aries at 12:33 pm Tuesday. This would be a volatile, even explosive aspect but I think that watery Cancer dampens the volatile elements. People with a lot of natal planets in cardinal signs are going to be pretty stressed this week. If that applies to you, try to pamper yourself with a massage or exercise or whatever you like to do to combat stress. And if you work with someone affected by this aspect, be kind, give them the benefit of the doubt, let them take a little time off work if possible.
Mars in Cancer then opposes Pluto at 5 degrees Capricorn at 1:14 am Thursday, forming a tough T-square of all malefic planets. There's no give with Pluto present here. You may just lose it, tell someone to take a hike. Well, if you are better off without that person, then OK. Some people just bring out the worst in each other. But think carefully before speaking.

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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 early part of the week is probably best, when the Moon is in compatible Sag. Plus Venus in Leo Sunday night may mean a lovely date (possibly formal) with your mate. Mercury reenters Leo in your solar fifth house Monday where it gives you a bit more determination in sports or games. Jupiter in your solar second house of money receives a wonderful trine Wednesday morn; possibly a bonus or pat on the back may be in the offing. But Friday could be awkward money-wise if you have not planned out your expenditures this week. (hide a 20 from yourself)

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Venus in your solar fourth house on Sunday favors hosting older people or mentors for a lovely evening. Mercury reenters Leo on Monday, when people may not appreciate loud voices or egotistical statements. Use caution when making short trips Monday especially, but all week. Map out your expenditures this week or there is the risk of running out of money by Friday. Check due dates on bills, too. Don't spend Saturday boo-hooing over lack of money/love/someone to talk to; ask a friend over for lunch.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Sunday evening you may enjoy a date at a gallery, concert, or other art event. Mars in Cancer in your solar second house of money is getting a lot of stress this week (T-square with Pluto and Uranus). Try to shop for interest rates, fees, etc to build up your rainy-day fund. Best day may be Friday, when you might enjoy breakfast with a friend before work. On Saturday you may be involved with local politics or media events so look your best.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Sunday morning favors just lazing by the pool; may as well do some laps, too. Overall health, or your energy level, benefit from resolving a health problem on Mon-Tues. Do be careful all this week when handling electrical or mechanical items. On Wednesday morning, a friend and your spouse join forces for mutual benefits. Money issues are under discussion on Saturday.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - You may receive a few words of kind advice, possibly from an older person or mentor Sunday night. Be a defensive driver this week and if there have been any warning lights on the car, have them checked out. Monday does not favor eloquent expression; practice any speeches beforehand. Thursday might be a creative day when you express your feelings. You may be in the spotlight Saturday but have the generosity to share it with the those who made it all possible.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday brunch may not be a great time to bring up things you've been meaning to discuss; maybe you should just wait a few weeks. Monday does not favor medical exams or lab tests; try to get Tuesday or at least something later in the week. Wednesday morn may be the best day of the week; you can be quite productive; legal matters are looking up, and you find emotional expression in creative pursuits. You might want to skip any club meetings this week; they may be prone to power struggles that you care nothing about.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – You may be called upon for friendly advice Sunday night; be kind. Saturn in your sign receives hard aspects on Wednesday, but much more favorable aspects on Monday morning, or very late Friday. You may be on the receiving end of the stresses indicated by the T-square this week (involving Mars, Uranus, Pluto). Just tell yourself that this probably does not apply to you personally and that others are just going thru a stressful week. Keep cool, and offer a helping hand if you can.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio till midday Sunday. Moon in Scorpio squares Neptune in late Aquarius at 11:14 am Sunday. People tend to feel lost, anxious, confused worried under such a transit; best to listen to soothing music or walk on a beach. Use caution when making short trips Monday especially, but all week. On Friday it's possible that you run into a harsh reality, maybe it's the morning after syndrome, but try not to hassle authority figures

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 11:21 am Sunday till Tuesday pm. You may be self-absorbed midday, but you will want the wind in your hair by dinner hour. Perhaps supper on the patio appeals. Mercury trines those with planets in late Sag on Monday; you may find a receptive audience, or news related to a legal matter arrives. Monday afternoon is quite pleasant; you may even receive a gift.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:36 pm Tuesday till late Thursday. You too may be affected by the harsh T-square in effect all this week. Be careful when driving or handling any household electrical items (this may apply more to family members than to you personally); best to leave repairs to the pros. Jupiter in Taurus is in a generous mood with you Wednesday morn; you may plan a fun trip, but don't expect to get extra time off for it. Thursday is a day for adjusting to what is, or rearranging life's furniture if you can.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 11:47 pm Thursday till next Sunday morn. Friday's commute-time radio brings a laugh. Frustrations mount during the workday because you have no outlet for excess energy; try taking a walk during breaks. You may have thoughts of expanding the family, you may be a bit over the top emotionally although in a good way. Late Friday might be good for a heart-to-heart chat with a loved one. Saturday you feel like just basking in the glow of your mate or other loved ones.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Your mate may not be pleased Sunday if you are spending time at work rather than on family outings. Children or groups that you belong to may be sources of a great deal of stress this week, not that it affects you personally, but you always prefer to stay out of any power struggles. You might have to lay out some money on one or the other, probably on back-to-school supplies. Stick to you budget (which is always hard for you when the kids beg for whatever is the “in” thing) but you need to keep something in the rainy-day fund.

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