Monday, July 11, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 17-23, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun enters Leo, its home, at 12:12 am Saturday
. Happy Birthday to all the Sun-kitties. Sun in Leo is big-hearted, magnanimous, and courageous. They make wonderful bosses, administrators, kings, and hosts, but poor clerks and other menial workers because they are bored to tears with detail. They work very hard, sometimes to the point where they strain their hearts. Fortunately their recuperative powers are pretty good.
Sometimes their vanity leads them to want admiration or applause whether they deserve it or not. But their enthusiasm for life easily spills over to infect those around them, spreading encouragement for others' efforts and the joy of life in general.

The Sun is inconjunct Neptune at zero degrees Pisces at 7:54 am Saturday. Inconjuncts are very uncomfortable, and often people resort to creative outlets to try to get comfortable again. People rearrange furniture until it feels more comfortable, although that generally happens under a Moon inconjunct. Sun is the Self, and Neptune is --- many things, but one is liquids like water or alcohol. If you have any inclination towards drinking to excess, this transit is one time to definitely avoid alcohol. It might be wise to check out the water before diving into a pool or lake. Neptune is oil and gases; be safety-conscious if dealing with propane, oil tanks, gas stoves, carbon monoxide, or other fumes.

MORE ABOUT INCONJUNCTS: People can have health challenges when they have double inconjuncts (Yods) in their natal chart; for example, when one of the lights is the point of a Yod, and in a vulnerable sign, the native might have vision problems. With Mercury at the point, someone may have long-term hearing problems or trouble with another of the sense organs.

The outer planet aspectarian is pretty skimpy again this week. Mercury is slowing down in the run-up to its retrograde period. It is said to enter its Storm period on Sunday, July 24. So let me give you the heads-up on the Mercury retrograde. Mercury has its retrograde station at 11:50 pm (ET) August 2, at 1 degree, 12 minutes of Virgo. Mercury has its direct station at 6:03 pm, August 26, at 18 degrees, 42 minutes of Leo. Mercury speeds up again and leaves its Storm period on August 31. You may also note when Mercury first crosses 18 degrees Leo (about July 15), and when it again reaches 1 degree Virgo when it has gone direct again (about Sept. 10). The whole period from July 15 to Sept. 10 is one where plans can go awry or you have to carefully shepherd them through each phase to get to your goal. On the bright side, some astrologers claim to always schedule vacations during the retrograde because they trust that they will always come back home again.

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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 Moon is in Aries from 12:25 pm Wednesday till early Saturday. Wednesday night has the Moon conjunct Uranus which just stationed July 9; emotional upsets are likely but also insights. Tell yourself everything passes. And for gosh sakes don't sass any cop who stops you for a traffic citation. Thursday you may focus too much on worries; try to let others know you care. On Friday morn you may go the extra mile for someone, but don't expect a huge thank-you for it. Friday night is much nicer as you enjoy a long chat with a dear one.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – On Monday you may be able to get a friend to obtain a favor for you, or give you a referral. Pallas Athena is retrograding toward a square to Jupiter in your sign this week; you may need an advocate or lawyer or someone with special talents to help you grab the brass ring. The Moon enters Taurus at 12:58 am Saturday. You may butt heads early Saturday (or late Friday) but neither of you will yield; just back away slowly. Midday you can play detective while reading a new mystery novel. Late afternoon is best for luck and just feeling good all over.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – On Sunday you may be able help a sibling or neighbor assess the pros and cons of various courses of action. Tuesday may be a bit difficult, and being defensive won't help matters. A friend may be in a tizzy over something on Wednesday; you may have to talk him or her down; have some tea on hand. Thursday you may consider running for the school board, or in some way serve a civic duty to young people. Saturday you may be in a mood to just be alone, or possibly enjoy a quiet time with a close relative.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Sunday afternoon presents a Moon inconjunct your Sun; a female may be difficult for you to deal with, possibly one who tells you how you ought to think (the nerve!). The Moon is in compatible Pisces Mon-midday Wed. EARLY afternoon Wednesday your lawyer or pastor makes you feel very cared for and secure. Wednesday night however is pretty tense, with your spouse and your career pulling you in all directions. Ditto for midday Thursday. Try to schedule dinner with a great friend on Saturday.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The Moon opposes Mercury in Leo at 8:23 am Sunday; not a good day for decision-making because your emotional and rational minds are going off in different directions. Maybe you'd profit from using someone as a sounding board. Any insurance or estate matters scheduled for Tuesday should go off very well. You may have to fulfill some kind of legal or religious obligation to a sibling on Thursday. The Sun enters your sign early Saturday; have a great birthday, and try to ignore disagreements and avoid alcohol that day.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday you may have to refuse dinner with a friend who will probably put you off your diet. You or your spouse may have to take a child to a campus orientation or interview Monday. The child just might be able to win a scholarship or other study grant. Tuesday afternoon can be quite tense; get to your happy place before dealing with career/family balancing acts. You may have to settle a financial obligation of some kind on Thursday. Saturday can be very productive if you aim to build something lasting.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Sunday the Moon trines Mars in the other air signs; you can put a great deal of mental energy into a project, and may be able to team up with other air signs to have a tremendous bull session. Not a good day to actually make any decisions on anything, but note all ideas for evaluation later. On Thursday you may have to fulfill a promise or obligation to your spouse. Be a friend this week and act as a sounding board for someone who has a decision to make.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – You might have a very difficult time deciding what to do about home vs career issues on Sunday; maybe it might help to talk things over with someone who can be impartial. Early Monday you may be wildly indulgent with a child, even foolishly so. This college-bound child may move to a dorm and perhaps you want to furnish it. Wait, those rummage sales may have almost everything needed at little cost. You may have some medical screenings on Thursday; by all means don't miss appointments.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Sunday you cannot decide a darn thing regarding a child's future; resolve to talk to one of the child's teachers or counselor for an impartial view. You may be quite attuned to a family member's feelings early Monday. Your spouse may be rather defensive about the house or family on Tuesday; don't criticize. A child may be quite upset Wednesday night that you refuse to spoil him. On Thursday you may consider running for a club officer position or decide how to fulfill an obligation with the club.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Your spouse is not happy Sunday about the family finances; ask your spouse to cut something from the budget and you will do likewise. Wednesday can be very tense at work, even explosive; the company may announce a reorganization or new leadership. You will have a dilemma Thursday trying to fulfill obligations to both your employer and to family; easiest solution is to just clone yourself but second best is to stick to a rational split of the hours in the day.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from Sunday till early Monday. The Moon opposes Mercury in Leo at 8:23 am Sunday; not a good day for decision-making because your emotional and rational minds are going off in different directions. You can shoot yourself in the foot (financially speaking) Monday morn so don't obligate yourself to any more monthly payments. A friend may be upset about something Wednesday night so try to be available to talk things over. On Thursday you may consider running for school board or other local political office.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 1:13 am Monday till midday Wednesday. Early Monday you may be very fuzzy-headed on the morning commute so have that second cup of coffee before setting out. Moon in Pisces is at the midpoint of Pluto and Jupiter Monday afternoon; ask a friend for a favor or referral. On Tuesday you wake up feeling like life is good under a trine to Venus. By afternoon, though, you are emotionally charged, even trigger-happy. Go work off some physical energy after work. On Wednesday morn you get along especially well with the boss and with children.

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