Sunday, August 7, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 14-20, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Can you get married in a hurry? (OK, just joking!) Sun is conjunct Venus at 22 degrees Leo at 8:08 am Tuesday, Aug. 16
. My parents got married on a Sun conjunct Venus, and stayed married 50 years till my father died. Venus helps you find favor with others, especially those that you love very much. Venus helps you relate in a harmonious way and exercise some diplomacy. Remember your p's and q's. Leo usually has strong opinions but maybe Venus helps him phrase things a bit more diplomatically.

Mercury is conjunct Venus the same day, at 7:21 pm. In the world of Wall Street and commerce in general, this conjunction represents the buyer who finds good value (Venus) for the buck when shopping for anything from books to stocks to office supplies to furnishings. Mercury with Venus is also excellent for schmoozing, the small talk and good manners that grease the social wheels-- so if there is someone you need a favor or reference from, now is a great time to do it.
Sun is conjunct Mercury in Leo at 9:04 pm Tuesday. It's a very busy time, in general, and with Leo present, someone is going to get the microphone in his face and hog the spotlight. But with Mercury retrograde, it is too easy to misspeak or get misquoted.

Mars in Cancer sextiles Jupiter at 10 degrees Taurus at 12:49 pm Thursday. Mars-Jupiter aspects favor sports, taking calculated risks, and taking advantage of opportunities. Jove adds a bit of luck so if you have natal planets touched by this aspect, take a gander with your pin money.

NEXT Sunday morning, Venus in Leo opposes Neptune at 29 degrees Aquarius at 9:39 am, Aug. 21. This is one aspect where someone may be scamming you, so do not sign any contracts now. It is fine for just enjoying the show that some performer puts on, so go to a film fest or something.

MERCURY is still retrograde; it will station direct on Aug. 26.
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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 – Tuesday has a series of conjunctions in compatible Leo; spend time with the kids or dabbling in artistic projects. The Moon is in Aries from 8:01 pm Tuesday till Friday morn. Tuesday night favors sports or creativity, especially if performing or speaking is involved. Wednesday could be stressful as you try to make both your boss and your family happy. Thursday is much more favorable for spending time with the kids, whether playing or taking a family jaunt. Friday morning is made for doing random acts of kindness.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Venus smiles on your homelife on Tuesday, and Jupiter gives you a boost on Thursday. The Moon is in Taurus (where it is exalted) from 8:36 am Friday till next Sunday night. Friday pm favors having a powerful ally/advocate handling legal matters for you. You could easily overdo Sat. breakfast if you visit that scrumptious buffet. Sat. morning finds you full of energy to accomplish your “to-do” list early. You probably won't feel warm 'n' fuzzy towards service people but they are just doing their jobs. Phrase messages carefully Saturday night, and read your mail twice. Mercury can play tricks!

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Tuesday morn favors short trips with loved ones, or shopping for fine editions of classic books. You may be so pleased to be invited to express you opinions on Tuesday night, but beware Mercury retrograde and have your notes to refer to. On Thursday you might make a profit on a small private bet. Friday favors a wonderful time on a jaunt either with friends or something sponsored by a club you belong to. On Saturday you might try to repeat your little coup of Thursday, but success is not as assured.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Your solar second house of money is active this week with all the conjunctions in Leo; Tuesday morning is best, but tricky Mercury retrograde may take back any earnings the same evening. Wednesday is sure to be plenty stressful but try to hold your temper. Things will look much better on Thursday, plus at midday the stars favor teaming up with a friend for a game of doubles tennis (or any other sport or game you prefer). On Saturday you will have plenty of energy to play with friends or spend time on club projects.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – What a week this should be for you, with a series of conjunctions in your sign on Tuesday. Getting married? That's the day for it. Just shopping? Looks good for that also, although Mercury retrograde may play a trick in the evening. Your mind may worry over legal matters Wednesday, but you won't get advice or good news till Thursday. You can focus on work a bit better Friday. Saturday morn is actually pretty good for career matters, if you have to go in. Otherwise playing sports or games in your own back yard is lots of fun; grab the last of summer while you can.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – On Sunday your mate decides you need to spend more time with the kids, so guess what? That's what you're gonna do. Late Tuesday does not favor making decisions or communications, due to the tricky Mercury retrograde aspect. Wednesday could be very stressful for a lot of people and you may have to deal with upset customers, etc. Thursday afternoon favors outings with friends or the children. Friday night is excellent for starting any building or other personal project.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Monday you find that the insurance covers your whole medical visit. On Tuesday you can beam as your best friend gets married or finally gets a break. Wednesday will probably be very stressful and you won't be able to reach helpful friends till Thursday; hand in there. Friday favors just spending time with the kids and mate, preferably by the water. On Saturday you probably feel like catching up with your work, but try not to take home too much paperwork.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Assuming this is vacation week, Monday morning is wonderful for spending time with your mate and kids. Your career gets a nice boost (possibly a raise or some token of appreciation) on Tuesday. On Wednesday you may be forced to pay attention to health matters; best to just get it over with. A modest gamble may pay off midday Thursday, especially if your mate suggests it. On Friday the focus shifts to relationships. Also consult a lawyer late Friday. Indulge your mate on Saturday morning, since she's been so good to you.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – A monetary settlement could be awarded Tuesday, the result of a legal dispute. (alternatively if you have a publishing project, your manuscript may find favor with editors) Wednesday can be stressful especially if dealing with insurance matters. Thursday is probably the best day of the week, favoring spending time with the kids or on creative outlets. Friday looks good for a jaunt with the children, or taking the camera or easel to capture the last of summer beauty.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Something related to insurance matters promises a boon; perhaps you can find a policy with a return of premium rider. Wednesday looks pretty stressful, but you could make a power play. Make time Thursday to watch a child's softball game. Friday night favors starting on a building or other project. Saturday morn looks fine for enjoying the kids, possibly on a family outing.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius as the week begins- but only for the early morning. The Moon is conjunct Neptune Sunday morning; you may actually enjoy a church service since your mind is oriented toward spiritual matters; also I should warn you that your intuition may be revved up so definitely pay attention to stray thoughts, those soft whispers at the back of your mind.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 8:54 am Sunday till Tuesday night. It may be hard to settle down to sleep Sunday night since your “engine” is revved up on high; try to get yourself tired out with sports, etc. before nightfall. Midday Monday calls for accepting the rules as they are. But Wednesday you can adjust to discomfort by moving the furniture, literally or metaphorically. Thursday favors attending a game or playing sports with the kids.

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