Saturday, July 2, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 3-9, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Venus enters Cancer at 12:17 am Monday, July 4
--- just in time for spreading some love of country on Independence Day. Venus immediately (well, midday) trines Neptune, affirming our ideals and hopes for the future. Venus in Cancer is so empathetic or sympathetic, and gives so much emotional nourishment and validation to those she loves. Now this nourishment often takes the form of food, and with Venus ruling sweets, this means baking some homemade cookies and other treats. Just add milk (ruled by the Moon, Cancer's ruler).

Celebrities with Venus in Cancer include Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Bob Hope, Nelson Rockefeller, Louis Armstrong, Casey Stengel and Judy Garland.

Mercury in Leo trines Uranus at 4 degrees Aries at 8:47 pm Monday. The fireworks displays that night should be quick, peppery sprays of sparkle and noise. On a personal level, the keywords are surprising (or even delightful) news. Both planets love gadgets so you might play with 'broadcasting' your local fireworks display to Aunt Jane who is traveling in Tunisia. A good time to post something on your blog if you want it to get some attention, especially if the content is a bit shocking, surprising, rebellious, or promotes your 'Cause.'

Mercury in Leo squares Jupiter at 5 degrees Taurus at 2:09 pm Tuesday. Mercury is the point of a Yod with Chiron in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury and Jupiter are the most eager students who want to know EVERYTHING. However, the square can prompt some of us to try to proselytize everyone we meet, which tends to turn people off, you know? That Yod suggests some of us will take charge (Pluto) of our own health (Chiron), perhaps looking up info on alternative medicine (Chiron) because we want to avoid surgery (Pluto again).

Mars in Gemini trines Saturn at 10 degrees Libra at 8:16 am Wednesday. Awright, you bums, back to work now, holiday's over. Saturn cracks the whip over Gemini, who would rather be comparing notes on everyone's holiday weekend. But Gemini, the premier multi-tasker, will work out the Master Plan between breaks. Mars-Saturn is super organization, so clean out those closets and work out your budget and grocery list for the next six months. Perhaps you need to find the money to pay off a debt (Mars) and Saturn here will help you work out a disciplined budget to achieve your goal (another Saturn word).

Jupiter in Taurus trines Pluto at 5 degrees Capricorn at 10:06 am Thursday. Wow, Jupiter plus Pluto can create their own Xanadu, buy a private island, or psych out the stock market for a huge killing. Jupiter with Pluto can also translate as Magnificent Obsession. It can also mean a Giant Crisis in whatever sector of your chart it affects. If affecting the first house, it can favor a successful Total Makeover. If affecting a communications sector, it can help you reach the masses.

Grand Cross alert: Venus in home-loving Cancer squares Uranus at 4 degrees Aries at 5:44 pm Thursday. Venus-Uranus squares in the romance department can get things off to a surprising start (the 'cute meet' and all that), but it generally doesn't last too long. But hey it makes for a swell summer romance, with all its ups and downs. Venus falls for someone who is very independent, unusual, just very aloof, or really, really wants his/her freedom from anyone who tries to tell him/her what to do. This does not make Venus happy, folks. However, it can be pretty exciting for awhile, anyway. Anyway, with both planets in cardinal signs, anyone with natal planets contacted by this aspect is likely to be the aggressor (OK, initiator) of any relationship. So don't be surprised if a heretofore meek little mouse suddenly invites you out.

NOTE: Moon in Libra squares Venus, opposes Uranus, and squares Uranus in Aries the same day. That makes a Grand Cross, and cardinal signs will be tense and stressed. Some of you may have to work late, some of you may have to deal with spouses or family who are not happy about how little time you seem to have for them, etc. This is temporary, folks, and your mate will have to hold the fort for a bit till things settle down.

Venus at 5 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 8:31 pm Friday, then Venus sextiles Jupiter in Taurus at 2 am Saturday (still at 5 degrees). Venus-Pluto opposition can express itself as an obsession with a romantic object. It isn't love, honey, it's a controlling Svengali or abuser-type. The sextile to Jupiter is much more loving and giving, so if you have dates with two different guys, break the Friday date and keep the later one. Hang out at the midnight showing or an all-night diner or something.

Mercury sextiles Saturn at 11 degrees Libra at 4:19 am Saturday; early birds can get a lot of emails or other writing work done, including bookkeeping. Scientific types can make good progress on their research paper. You can handle a pile of stats, crunch a ton of numbers.

Uranus goes retrograde at 4 degrees, 34 minutes of Aries at 8:35 pm Saturday. There may be sudden reversals of policy or decisions. The company that was going to hire you, instead not only does not hire you but also lays off another 50 people.

Technology issues can run into snags in performance or sales. People, trends and companies are unpredictable. Your wild n crazy Uncle Louie tries to change for the sake of a job or a lady and starts wearing suits and ties. Not gonna last. Or your inner rebel makes you start wearing black leather and gets a tattoo.

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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 – Venus enters your solar fourth house, Cancer, and may activate a desire to know your family roots. You may delve into genealogy this month, and receive some positive feedback for your interest (especially Friday). Aries will probably stay home this holiday weekend and linger in the backyard pool, when not playing with your tech toys. Thursday poses challenges with the Moon in Libra squaring Venus in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn, and your Uranus in Aries. Whew, pulled in four directions till you cry uncle, especially if you have natal planets at 4-6 degrees of cardinal signs. You're not one to duck out; just want to let you know you may have to work late.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Jupiter in your sign is active this week. First major aspect is Sunday's square to Moon in Leo; you could be called in to work, get overemotional, overdo things. Tuesday has both a Moon-Jupiter trine and a Mercury-Jupiter square; children are a joy and you may even add to your family; the Mercury square may tempt you to exaggerate, tell a great fish story, or just be pompous as heck. Jupiter trines Pluto on Thursday morn; the law may give you a favorable verdict, or editors love your book proposal. Saturn in your solar sixth house (Libra) receives major stresses on Thursday so if you have chronic conditions, observe doctor's orders and take your medicines. Late Friday and all Saturday has a lovely trine from Jupiter to Venus and an equally lovely Moon-Jupiter opposition. Enjoy feeling the love.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – On Sunday your energy will be good and you will be able to put a great deal of energy into any project. But on Tuesday you may be well advised to bite your tongue; try to hide that chip on the shoulder attitude. Mars in Gemini gets a trine from Saturn in Libra early Wednesday; you can crunch a mountain of numbers or process a ton of paperwork today. Thursday may be stressful for others but your energy is high and you can do more than you thought. You might even burn off some energy in games or sports after work.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Venus enters Cancer, your solar first house, early Monday. Venus helps you decide that You're Worth It, and so you're more vain, primp more, visit a salon, get a new 'do, start a diet. You could easily break the budget on a day with friends Sunday, so leave the plastic at home. Venus trines Neptune Monday, favoring lazing by the water all day. Thursday can be very stressful with a grand cross in the cardinal signs; you'll be pulled in every direction, but accomplish what must be done.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from July 2 till Monday night. Moon in Leo is very independent and a good executive. He feels nothing is too good for him and tends to treat his mother like a queen. The Moon-Jupiter square on Sunday will likely see you overdo things at the buffet table so make a point of working off some calories by walking in the parade. Mercury in Leo trines Uranus Monday night; we have fun with our gadgets, taking pictures with the camera phone and emailing them to mom, or shooting off an blog entry. Pluto in your solar sixth house (Capricorn) receives major stresses on Thursday so if you have chronic conditions, observe doctor's orders and take your medicines. Late Saturday the Moon in Scorpio squares Mercury in Leo; you may be more emotional, or get news that you are not happy about. Try to roll with the punches.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 9:15 pm Monday till late Wednesday. Moon in Virgo is smart and practical, and good at applying information to real-life. Monday's Venus-Neptune trine may see you enjoying the water (or visiting a vineyard?) with friends and your mate. On Thursday, your second house of money may be affected by the stressful Grand Cross in cardinal signs. Make sure to have cash on hand, and check due dates on bills. Check your mail carefully on Saturday for news regarding college or a legal issue; Jupiter in Taurus may decide a verdict in your favor.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 11:54 pm Wednesday till early Saturday. The Moon in Libra will tend to make us less emotional and more objective. We want to be fair and hear out the Other's side of the story. Red Alert for Thursday: as you may have read above there will be a Grand Cross in cardinal signs on Thursday, so be prepared to work late, or have to cover for someone at work, or have an empty seat at the dinner table when your mate is the one working late. Be the strong one, and don't add to your mate's stresses by complaining about stuff that is outside your control.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Venus moves into compatible Cancer, in your solar ninth house; you feel good about sharing your personal philosophy or about teaching others. Benefits may come thru publishing, law, college, or religious affiliations--- or by taking a long trip. Uranus in your solar sixth house (Aries) receives major stresses on Thursday so if you have chronic conditions, observe doctor's orders and take your medicines. The Moon is in Scorpio from 2:31 am Saturday thru the weekend. That opposition to Jupiter midday Saturday may lead you to overdo, but the square to Mercury late that night focuses your powers of observation.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in compatible Leo on the third and fourth (until about 9 pm). Festivities will be great fun, colorful, with loud brass bands in the holiday parade. A fire sign grand trine shapes up on Monday with Mercury in Leo, Uranus in Aries and your natal planets. You may try to be the Energizer Bunny and keep going all day, but give yourself breaks. Tuesday presents stresses when a Mars-Moon square involves your mate or business partner; he or she will be argumentative and demanding. Your mate will probably be in a much better mood to discuss things on Thursday night, under the trine.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Venus moves into your solar seventh house, where you turn on the charm, enjoy doing things with your mate, and are on your best behavior in public. Your ruler Saturn gets a nice sextile to the Moon late Sunday and a possibly depressing conjunction on Thursday; having dinner guests is obviously better on Sunday. You may get caught up in the Grand Cross in cardinal signs on Thursday; this is very stressful and you may have to make several decisions quickly. Plan a nice date with your life partner late Friday or on Saturday; Venus in Cancer makes passionate aspects so steal away to a nice B and B.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Mars-Saturn trine on Wednesday morn will make a grand trine with your natal planets tossed into the mix. This air trine can help you work with scientific (Saturn) symbols or data, and focus your mental abilities on any task. The Moon will be in compatible Libra Thurs-Fri. However Venus in your solar sixth house (Cancer) receives major stresses on Thursday so if you have chronic conditions, observe doctor's orders and take your medicines. A Moon-Mars trine late Thursday also will make a grand trine with your natal planets; this is more psychic and intuitive than the Wednesday trine so pay attention to thoughts that whisper in your ear. The Moon-Jupiter opposition midday Saturday may catch you trying to satisfy both your boss and your family; keep a work appointment early but make time for family in the afternoon.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Venus moves into Cancer, your solar fifth house of fun and children. This is a wonderful transit for beginning new relationships, adding a child to the family, or for producing creative objects of beauty and balance. Monday is ideal for just lazing by the water; you may be over-emotional but a good cry or listening to music will make you feel better. Children may be expensive on Thursday, under the Venus-Uranus square which could mean sudden expenses. Friday is especially favorable for dealing with deep feelings, even deep pain, thru a creative project.

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