Monday, August 15, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 21-27, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Venus in Leo opposes Neptune at 9:39 am Sunday at 29 degrees Aquarius
; this is soon followed by the Sun opposition to Neptune at 7:26 pm Monday. Those Neptune aspects, within days of a Mercury station, can be treacherous times to do any business with anyone. Take plenty of time to check out new potential associates.

The Sun enters Virgo at 7:21 am Tuesday. Happy birthday to all Virgo natives! Be careful early in your solar year, though, as Chiron is lurking in opposition to your natal planets, in early Pisces. You may have to spend at least part of the year dealing with injury or a health problem. So look around your home and garage for accidents just waiting to happen, and be proactive.

Mars in Cancer squares Saturn at 14 degrees Libra at 6:46 am Thursday. Mars-Saturn squares are classic signatures for broken bones, if they contact natal planets. Be safety conscious. In more general terms, these planets can factor into balancing fear of failure with your ambitions.

Yay, Mercury goes direct at 6:03 pm Friday, while stationing at 18 degrees 45 minutes of Leo. OK, you can breathe again, those of you who are such wusses while Mercury is retro. It is kind of worrisome that the station is opposite the Full Moon in Aquarius of August 13, which in turn saw the Moon oppose the Sun and Venus both in Leo. Fixed sign natives are probably going to be stressed over miscarried mail, messages, or verbal communications.

Sun in Virgo is inconjunct Uranus in Aries at 3:24 am Saturday. Be sure to wear helmets if engaging in sports or riding recreational vehicles of any kind. And if dealing with electrical wiring or gadgetry, please leave it to the pros for now. You may feel rebellious, and even try to fight City Hall. If that goes nowhere, don't blame me.

Juno and Vesta trine each other this week in air signs Libra and Aquarius, respectively. Air signs may invest their energies in support of spouses or other partners, over and above the usual sacrifices that partnerships always entail. All for love, or something like that. Just send a bill at the end of this mission totaling your hours, with N/C at the bottom --- to make your partner appreciate how much you do.

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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 – Night owls among you may get lots of email and other correspondence done late Monday. Thursday morn is caution time; have adequate lighting on stairs or hallways, etc. Nothing's worse than slipping on your fanny just as you're stepping out the door. That romantic interest who disappeared for the last three weeks may suddenly pop up and start chatting as if nothing had happened, now that Mercury is in forward motion again (as of Friday).

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus as the week begins, but only till Sunday night. Try not to sound too whiny at the Sunday supper hour; and your anxious mood later that evening could get tiresome. Snap out of it! Sun and Venus enters your solar fifth house this week; this promises pleasant times with children or pursuing creative interests. If evaluating romantic others, try not to toss out candidates who are imperfect, since as human beings we are all imperfect.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 8:53 pm Sunday till Wednesday morn. Someone may not be able to return the favor you do, but just tell them to pay it forward. You might do another random act of kindness early Wednesday; you're building up your karma fund. . . Tuesday morning is especially busy with calls-chatting-messages. Time to go into super multi-tasking mode. Sun and Venus enter your solar fourth house of home this week, where you may host pleasant visitors or throw dinner parties. Also this week keep an eagle eye on finance matters especially debt or fees which can make for ugly surprises.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 6:31 am Wednesday till midday Friday. Wednesday morn and midday are very pleasant, when you may bring in treats for coworkers. The afternoon however may find you antsy to get out of the office, so maybe you can schedule a late lunch with a client. Thursday morn is caution time; have adequate lighting on stairs or hallways, etc. Nothing's worse than slipping on your fanny just as you're stepping out the door. The evening is fine for an intriguing night out with your mate.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Sun and Venus enter your solar second house, where a new attention to detail will pay off in savings. Try not to toss out lucrative offers just because every detail is not perfect. The Moon is in Leo from 12:09 pm Friday thru the weekend. Mercury goes direct in your sign Friday about 6 pm; your speech and motion may suddenly speed up, sometimes your speech could be too fast to be intelligible. Make notes to keep track of all the thoughts whizzing thru your brain. If setting off on a trip Friday, you will really appreciate the sense of the wind in your hair, breaking free from routines and all that.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Night owls among you may stay up late Monday getting work or craft projects done. The Sun and Venus enter your sign this week. Hey, happy birthday and may you live to be 100, and fastidious Virgoes have a good shot at doing that. Neptune in opposition suggests spending lots of time with your mate making wonderful memories; take a last summer weekend trip to the shore and practice skipping stones.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Night owls among you may stay up late Monday scribbling your latest book. Thursday morn is caution time; have adequate lighting on stairs or hallways, etc. Nothing's worse than slipping on your fanny just as you're stepping out the door. Mercury goes direct in your solar eleventh house of friends on Friday; pals you have not seen for ages suddenly call up. Also your clubs and other groups may become the focus of more activity.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Sunday can be quite stressful re partnership issues and career demands; you may be dashing back and forth all week trying to keep everyone happy. Keep close tabs on children this week, who may need to be carted around for school orientation or supply replenishment. Career matters that have been frozen for the past three weeks suddenly move very quickly, now that Mercury goes forward again (as of Friday).

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Night owls among you may stay up late Monday conferring with friends. Comb thru insurance or other finance papers by Thursday to avoid late fees or losing out on insurance reimbursement of a covered expense. Legal or publishing matters that have been frozen for the past three weeks suddenly start moving very quickly, now that Mercury goes forward again (as of Friday).

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Night owls among you may work late Monday night. Thursday morn is caution time; have adequate lighting on stairs or hallways, etc. Nothing's worse than slipping on your fanny just as you're stepping out the door. Insurance or estate matters that have been frozen for the past three weeks suddenly move very quickly, now that Mercury goes forward again (as of Friday).

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday may be stressful at home, and absenting yourself will not help matters. I see you staying up late Monday just to finish that cool novel. An elder sibling may need emergency assistance on Thursday; hmm, should you charge him/her? That elusive Other who disappeared for the past three weeks may suddenly pop up and start chatting as if nothing had happened, now that Mercury is in forward motion again (as of Friday).

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sun and Venus enter your solar seventh house of partners this week; your mate is lovely as ever, and you may be thrust in the public eye in some way. Thursday may be a caution day: be extra safety-conscious, and be on call to help a friend in an emergency. Work that had been interrupted for the past three weeks suddenly moves very quickly, now that Mercury goes forward again (as of Friday). Also get back into your exercise routine asap.

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