Monday, September 26, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 2-8, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Wedding bells may ring for some of us, as Venus, the planet of love, conjoins Juno, the asteroid ruling marriage and partnerships, on Sunday, Oct. 2. Make your dates for that romantic dinner with the uncommitted beau you are so crazy about.
Mars in Leo squares Jupiter at 8 degrees of Taurus (which is BTW a critical degree) at 1:21 am Monday. Night owls will be playing the slots or anything else they feel lucky at. The fact that this is a critical degree, will I think mean that these fixed signs will finally break out of their ruts to take a risk on something. Leo, a sign that prefers to be acknowledged as the best, will be more competitive.
Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 19 degrees Libra at 6:01 pm Thursday. Libra loves discussing ideas (and ideals) anyway, and Mercury with Saturn emphasizes playing with words, concepts, numbers, and all scientific data and theories. This evening may find you crunching the numbers or dealing with statistics.
Venus in Libra trines Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius at 7:26 pm Friday. Ah, partnership-oriented Venus in Libra starts getting dreamy-eyed over a rather aloof Other. Creative types can find new inspiration and fresh spurt of artistic productivity. Try playing music to help you get into your groove.
Venus soon enters the sign of Scorpio at 1:50 am NEXT Sunday, Oct. 9. Where Venus in Libra insists on equality, Scorpio insists on total commitment. In the financial area, it might (emphasize might) be possible to get that loan or line of credit with Venus in this sign.
PS – I listed a few used astrology books for sale on Amazon Books; Part Two was posted July 1! **Includes a classic Alan Leo book** Look for reviews in my column with a link to the listing. Even more titles to come soon. Thanks for your support (and patience). Note that the Intuition book, listed in Part One, has sold.
ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they-mean/
ALSO – see new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-goddess-archetypes-the-pallas-athena-myth/
ALSO – check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online

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 and Juno conjoin in your solar seventh house of partnerships, so if you are not wedded now, you might at least latch onto a suitable partner this week. There is some threat of minor injuries this week so look around your house and yard to identify and remedy unsafe situations. Monday morning is a rather emotionally stressful time, when others may look to you for a course of action – sad to say, this may set the tone for the early part of the week. Thursday and Friday promise a chance to take a breather with an outing (or trip) with friends. Saturday might be spent at a private retreat, such as a cabin or out camping.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – This could be a stressful week, or it could be a chance to show how athletic you are. Mars in Leo, Jupiter in your sign, and Vesta in Aquarius form a T-square; and BTW Venus will form another one as it moves into Scorpio. You may have to learn to tap into inner resources as well as network with helpful people to weather this storm. You may have trouble getting your doc to understand what you think is the matter with you, but try to get him to order a blood test at least. Oh, and start building a little money stash in case cash flow is interrupted this month.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Wedding bells are ringing in your solar fifth house of romance this month, as Venus and Juno conjoin Oct. 3. Things may get serious with your beau very soon. Internet security may be an issue this week so pay attention to updates. Venus moves into Scorpio this week, your solar sixth house of work and health. You could get some compliments if not sales of your craft or hobby products. Maybe someone can give you a tip on a good craft show to display your wares at. South Node is about halfway through your sign now; you may notice a lack of energy as it goes over your Sun, but that should pass.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – You may be forced to examine fees, taxes and other commission charges you are being assessed. Take a magnifying glass to bills and contracts; perhaps if your situation warrants you can get relief from these fees by switching bank account types or institutions. Ask your local credit union about assuming a loan with high fees. On a happier note, a family member may announce an engagement. Have people you do business with sign releases to absolve you in case of injury.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The week begins with Mars in your sign squaring Jupiter; you challenge others to a (mostly) friendly game. Your competitive fires may be kindled! Also your Mars is opposed by Vesta, so you may be busy installing alarm or intercom systems (or even a mini gym) at home. Taking a class with your mate on Friday can open up a great deal of stimulating discussion about values and ideals. Venus will enter your solar fourth house, where you may be moved to paint or spruce up your home.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Jupiter in your solar ninth house of law is challenged in court by Mars in Leo. Can't predict outcome at this time, but pick your lawyer carefully. Those who are romantically involved with a lawyer or counselor would be wise to avoid mixing business with pleasure. You may need a mental-health day from work, or choose to spend a weekend at that rustic cabin you love so much. Best day of the week may be Saturday, when easy sextiles unite the earth signs with restful Pisces.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus in your sign is conjunct Juno, the asteroid ruling marriage and other close partnerships, on Sunday, Oct. 2. Getting married? At least hang around someplace where you might meet suitable partners. Vesta in your solar fifth house trines the Sun in your sign; a romantic partner provides a sense of security; another beau may be more of a hearts-and-flowers type but offer only promises. Children may also help you out on a material level. With Uranus in your solar seventh house, a foreigner or someone with an accent is likely to be your mate. Mars in Leo indicates friends who may risk too much this month; don't offer to bail them out.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – So much has been going on behind the scenes, just hang on a little longer and some favors will come your way soon. The North Node transiting your second house of money shows that as you gain skills in money management, things will bloom for you. This can be a stressful week, as things play out in all the major areas of your life. You might think about a home business, or a partnership situation. Chiron enters Pisces in your solar fifth house of recreation and romance; take care to warm up properly before exercise, and replace worn-out gym shoes for proper support.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The week begins with the Moon in Sag, until Monday morn. Sag enjoys the company of older friend Sunday morning; perhaps you could take gran out for brunch. The early afternoon is very favorable for enjoying the company of a young lady, for attending a concert or art show, or checking out the local music scene. A late-night movie appeals. Foot injuries are a definite possibility this month, which can be avoided if you carefully re-stack boxes and clear the steps of all items.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:16 am Monday till midday Wednesday. Monday morning may find you at loggerheads again with a Aries at home; I see you laying down the law. However, the evening is very pleasant, possibly enjoying a massage or a concert. Tuesday will probably be quite stressful; career issues demand a decision now. Chiron in the third points to possible injuries to hands or arms; wear proper gloves for yard work, and in general just think ahead.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 11:18 am Wednesday till Friday night. Try stopping at the local bookstore after work Wednesday; you might find a humorous book under a Uranus aspect. Things may get blown all out of proportion when dealing with family members at home early Thursday (or late Wed.). Dial down the emotions and stay cool. Things can get smoothed out by midday Thursday if you try to reach each other on a mental level. Thursday night favors handling the family budget. Friday is smooth sailing, especially if you are literally on the water by evening.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Chiron enters Pisces this month; you may be susceptible to ailments or injuries affecting the feet. Baby yourself with foot baths or pedicures, or see a podiatrist if needed. The Moon is in Pisces from 9:13 pm Friday through the weekend. The Moon conjuncts Chiron very late on Friday; you dwell on those who have wronged you, when you might ponder what you have learned from those you've met. Saturday midday finds you optimistic or even lucky; hang out at a bookstore, library, or sign up for a class.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Sun in Libra opposes retrograde Uranus at 2 degrees of Aries
at 8:15 pm Sunday. This is the “Born To Be Wild” aspect. Now, if you are driving that might not be a good thing if you ignore a stop light and plow into another car, so heads up on that. Pay attention to inner needs that come to light now, urges that you have suppressed so you could make brownie points. You may find some way of giving them an outlet, but it will take time to find it. Going from “Rebel Without A Cause” to one WITH a cause is the goal. Dying your hair purple may be amusing, but taking up a fight against some City Hall silliness brings longer-lasting satisfaction.

Mercury joins the other inner planets in the sign of Libra
at 5:09 pm Sunday. (This is followed by the Mercury opposition to Uranus at 2:30 am Tuesday.) Mercury in Libra can be too afraid to say what is really on his/her mind, for fear of losing acceptance. A strong Mercury expression would be communicating what people NEED to hear (rather than what they WANT to hear) – which better serves your ideals of truth, justice and balance. You can still sugar-coat hard messages with diplomacy, my dear.

A New Moon occurs at 4 degrees exactly of Libra at 7:09 am Tuesday. (We had the Libra ingress aka Fall Equinox on Sept. 23.) Moon and Mercury oppose Uranus, with the Moon conjoining Venus overnight. Moon-Mercury opposite Uranus could bring shocking news, one that truly alarms the public (Moon). Venus recalls us to our core values, and helps us to comfort one another. It might also cause a rush to pull cash out of banks or other accounts like the stock market.

Mercury in Libra squares Pluto at almost 5 degrees Capricorn at 10:26 am Wednesday. Pluto aspects often are related to taking control of some area of our lives, or with the Moon, wishing we had control of that area of our lives. Mercury-Pluto aspects, I suspect, respond to using affirmations or possibly self-hypnosis as an aid to regaining control of an area of our life, a habit that we'd like to break, or in voicing our concerns and thoughts to others so that they willingly change the way they treat you.

The Sun is conjunct Mercury later the same day (4:16 pm), at 5 degrees Libra. Generally a good day for finding things when shopping. Your mind is usually functioning at a high level, comparing facts and figures quickly and making fast decisions on what is a good deal or not. This is especially true when they are in discriminating Virgo, who is great at the purely clerical side of getting quotes and comparing numbers and getting paperwork done (with all the t's and i's properly crossed/dotted).

Mercury in Libra sextiles Mars at 6 degrees Leo at 10:12 am Thursday, followed by the Sun sextile Mars overnight. This is favorable for eye-hand coordination, whether in crafts, sports, working with heat/fire, or whatever. Debate should be even-handed and fair (Libra), tho Leo tends to believe that everything he believes is of course unalterably true.

Venus is conjunct Saturn at 18 degrees Libra at 7:48 pm Thursday. Saturn prefers to earn the money (Venus) that he gets – and it will be only as much as you need to get by, probably not too much more than that. Ambitious Saturn receives the benefit of Venus who softens the edges and helps you gain the favors of those who make hiring decisions, for example. If this transit contacts natal Venus or Saturn, there may be a separation in a relationship, or you may decide to “make it official” and announce an engagement.

PS – I listed a few used astrology books for sale on Amazon Books; Part Two was posted July 1! **Includes a classic Alan Leo book** Look for reviews in my column with a link to the listing. Even more titles to come soon. Thanks for your support. Note that the Intuition book, listed in Part One, has sold.
ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they-mean/
ALSO – see new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-goddess-archetypes-the-pallas-athena-myth/
ALSO – check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online

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 – You may pine for a newer, faster, shinier electronic something early Sunday, but see if you can clean up the files in the one you have for faster computing. Sunday night you may decide to circulate a petition, to fight City Hall in other words; well, if anyone can get something going, you can. Mercury enters your seventh house this week, where you will have to say what your partners need to hear rather than what they want to hear. The New Moon is also in your seventh house, where you may learn rather startling things about your partner as well as yourself.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar sixth house; psychological insights may pop up from nowhere. Mercury enters your sixth house, too, this week, where you will have to say what co-workers (or health practitioners) need to hear rather than what they want to hear. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your sixth house of health and work; you may get a job that pays only a minimum or flat rate, but it should be something easy or in pleasant surroundings.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar fifth house; a child or beau may have something rather startling to say, or be upset about something he/she has learned. Mercury enters your fifth house this week, where you will need to say what children need to hear rather than what they want to hear. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your fifth house of romance, favoring making things official with that special someone.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar fourth house; you may be shocked to learn something about a family member, or your employer may make a sudden announcement. Mercury enters your fourth house this week, where you will have to say what family members need to hear rather than what they want to hear. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your fourth house of home and family, signifying you may have to move to a smaller tho pleasant home.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar third house; communications may get a technology upgrade; you may be shocked at some of the things proposed for the local school district or community college. Mercury enters your third house this week, where you will have to say what others need to hear rather than what they want to hear. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your third house of education and messages; you may enroll in a course of study related to Venus-ruled subjects, such as art, baking, candy-making, leather-working, crafts, furniture-making or cabinetry, jewelry-making, and of course music.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 12:49 am Sunday till the wee hours Tuesday. The Moon trines Pluto at 8:49 am Sunday; pull out an affirmation and start working on changing the things that you can. The Moon trines Jupiter at 3:47 pm Sunday; a good time is had by all, especially lucky you. Mercury enters your second house this week, where you will need to talk about money matters in a diplomatic fashion. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your second house of finances; you may enroll or teach on the subject of finance or bookkeeping, you make a sounder budget plan, or you may willingly retire or take a pay cut.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Sunday night's Sun-Uranus opposition brings out the inner rebel in you; don't toss out mate without a great deal of thought. The Moon is in Libra from 12:51 am Tuesday till late Wednesday. Your mate could have shocking news, or you find out something about him that knocks you for a loop. By Wednesday pm you may be better able to talk things out. The Mercury-Pluto square today means you will just have to accept what the Boss at home decides. On Thursday you are able to debate someone and marshal the facts at will. Thursday also favors taking a hard look at finances and cutting out all extraneous items (Venus-Saturn conjunction).

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 12:05 am Thursday till early Saturday. Thursday poses mid-morning frustrations, when you're wise to back off and re-read the instructions. Over-emotionalism may prevail that afternoon; try not to blow things out of proportion. Talking to a counselor (or lawyer) Friday afternoon may bring a new perspective. Cocooning with a bunch of DVDs Friday night beckons. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your twelfth house of hospitals or retreats; you may decide to attend a spiritual or other retreat.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The New Moon in Libra affects your solar eleventh house; you may learn shocking things about a friend or even about a club that you belong to. The Moon is in Sag from 12:42 am Saturday thru the weekend. You enjoy time spent with a child or beau Saturday morn, possibly watching the cartoons but at any rate laughing yourselves silly. The afternoon calls for some physical activity, possibly rooting for a college team, with a friend in tow. The early evening favors chatting with friends either in person or online. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your eleventh house of friends; you may draw closer to a dear senior or mentor-type.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar tenth house; a family member, or even your employer, may have a startling announcement. Mercury enters your tenth house this week, where you will have to say what co-workers need to hear rather than what they want to hear. Wednesday's Mercury-Pluto square indicates serious discussions about your role in the company; you may try to negotiate a raise and get added responsibilities instead. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your tenth house of career; you may elect early retirement, or you may receive a well-deserved honor or gift.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar ninth house; communications may get a technology upgrade; you may be shocked at some of the things proposed for the local school district or community college. Mercury enters your ninth house this week, where you will have to say what others need to hear rather than what they want to hear. This may be related to politics, college education, law, religion, or publishing issues. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your ninth house, where a legal judgment may only cover expenses.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The New Moon in Libra affects your solar eighth house; surprises may be in store regarding joint accounts or pooled funds. Creative projects are favored Thursday under the helpful Mercury-Mars sextile, beneficial for crafts and any eye-hand coordination. The Venus-Saturn conjunction Thursday also contacts your eighth house of insurance and estates; if receiving a bequest, it may come through but be smaller than expected, and if dealing with an insurer, they may cover a lesser service.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 18-24, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Venus in Libra squares Pluto at 4 degrees Capricorn at 9:08 pm Sunday
. Venus square Pluto usually translates as obsessive attachment to a romantic Other, unfortunately all to often this Other is not interested at all. Sometimes it manifests as a controlling relationship (not healthy at all). OK, the highest expression would be a love that is transformative, helping one to become a better person. So there is not much to choose from on a realistic level here.

Mars enters fiery Leo at 9:51 pm Sunday. This is a great position for Mars natally, as fiery Mars is quite at home in fire sign Leo; also these natives often have the opportunity to prove their great leonine courage with this placement. Mars here also favors sports and athletics in general; we may see some good national league games.

Sun in Virgo is inconjunct Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius at 10:17 pm Wednesday. This can be a debilitating aspect, and people with natal contacts to these planets may be easily exhausted. So pace yourself, or let others help you out.
Venus in Libra is inconjunct retrograde Jupiter at 9 degrees Taurus at 1:23 pm Thursday. Some of us may have to make adjustments to how we express our affection and good natures. We may have to rely less on material expressions (meaning, buying gifts) and more on giving of ourselves.

The Sun enters Libra at 5:05 am Friday, the day of the fall equinox. It could be a wonderful and inspiring day, with the Moon and Mars in Leo trine Uranus in Aries.
Mercury in Virgo is inconjunct Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius at 11:48 pm Saturday. This can be a classic example of confused communications and garbled messages, so hang on and give each other a break.

PS – I am listing a few used astrology books for sale on Amazon Books; Part Two was posted July 1! Look for reviews in my column with a link to the listing. Even more titles to come soon. Thanks for your support (and patience). Note that the Intuition book, listed in Part One, has sold.

ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they-mean/
ALSO – see new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-goddess-archetypes-the-pallas-athena-myth/
ALSO – check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online

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 - Best to avoid power struggles with a romantic Other on Sunday; no one can win that thing. Mars enters your solar fifth house of sports and other amusements; this could herald losses in gambling but is good for performing yourself. Fire signs may make a big impact on Friday, but may also be terribly volatile; get yourself centered. The Sun enters your solar seventh house on Friday; you may do more interviewing this month, or find a possible business partner.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus as the week begins, but only till the early morning. Dreams may be colorful and inspiring (or frightening) early Sunday. Early risers may feel up to running or other exercise, possibly ending with a view of the sunrise. Mars enters your solar fourth house this week; renovation or DIY home repairs may be on your agenda. The Sun enters your solar sixth house on Friday; you pay more attention to your health this month with the emphasis on wellness.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 4:06 am Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. Go to Sunday brunch with a humorous friend. Midday offers a lovely luncheon with a female friend or with a child (alternatively, artistic projects go well). Don't try to tell a child what to do Sunday night, just suggest options acceptable to both of you. Monday afternoon is auspicious for creativity; you may start a class with a fine instructor. Tuesday morning may feature a bit of a power struggle. Midday, you may pick up an inspiring book.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mars enters your solar second house; watch fees and other expenses closely. The Moon is in Cancer from 2:53 pm Tuesday till Thursday night. Someone puts your schedule in a tizzy late Tuesday. Try not to argue about money Wednesday morning; you're better off saving any discussion for the family meeting. Wednesday morning at work gets off to a lucky start, especially if a friend at work helps you. Now don't cut off a family member rashly Wed. night; think things thru. Thursday evening on the town is very pleasant.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 9:55 pm Thursday till the end of the week. Thurs-Fri may endow you with brilliant ideas, tho I suggest writing them all down. You freely express your individuality, which may irk some people so temper things with a bit of humor. Friday afternoon you may be emotionally over the top; take it out on a nerf ball. Saturday morn favors taking a class, while in the evening you will not have energy for much other than a night at the movies. The Sun enters your solar third house on Friday; you may visit the old neighborhood or run into people from your childhood.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Mars enters your twelfth house of self-undoing; your temper may get the better of you so you might try to burn off frustrations in the gym. The Sun enters your solar second house on Friday, tho, empowering you to find more resources within yourself. Best days may with the Moon in compatible Cancer Tues-Thurs. Working with a friend might not work out on Tuesday, but brunch with a Taurus is a pleasure Wednesday.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Best to avoid power struggles Sunday; no one can win that thing. Moon in Gemini trine Saturn on Monday helps you with classwork. Wednesday may be trying, but Friday may be the best day this week. Mars enters your solar eleventh house of friends; you may be competitive with friends, and that may be OK if you burn off excess energy in friendly ball games. The Sun enters your sign on Friday; get ready for your close-ups this month!

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mars enters your solar tenth house of career, not a good time to pick fights with anyone at work. However, you may excel if you are in sales or athletics. Water signs can feel lonesome and unloved on Wednesday morn, but your mate offers positive encouragement to Scorpio. The Sun enters your solar eleventh house on Friday; you may wish to spend more time alone this month, possibly on a spiritual retreat.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Best days this week may be when the Moon is in compatible Gemini, Sunday to mid-Tuesday. Sunday brunch will be a pleasure with air signs, and you make progress on classwork on Monday. Mars enters your solar ninth house of law, where you finally insist on your rights in court. Fire signs may be terribly volatile on Friday; get yourself centered. The Sun enters your solar eleventh house on Friday; you may spend more time this month working with a union, society, assn, organization, etc.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Best to avoid power struggles Sunday; no one can win that thing. Mars enters your solar eighth house of estates and insurance; insurers may contest benefits so get assistance if needed to get a bill paid. The Sun enters your solar tenth house on Friday; you may be singled out for special attention (good or bad) this month. You may even be in the spotlight representing your company.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Mars enters your solar seventh house of partners; spouses or business partners may be argumentative; spell out rights & obligations in contract terms. Air signs have a great time generating ideas midday Sunday or Monday, but not on Tuesday. The Sun enters your solar ninth house on Friday; you may take a long trip and post your progress online. Alternatively, you may go back to school, possibly to study a foreign language.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mars enters your solar sixth house of health and work; you may have to see a doc for a painful problem. Alternatively, if your health allows, you may have to work harder or longer hours at your job. Water signs can feel lonesome and unloved on Wednesday morn, but a neighbor or sibling offers positive encouragement to Pisces. The Sun enters your solar eighth house on Friday; you may crave intensity and intimacy this month, which may be partly satisfied by reading romance or mystery novels.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 11-17, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Venus in Virgo sextiles Mars at 25 degrees of Cancer at 12:22 am Sunday. Venus-Mars aspects can be very romantic, of course, although the fact that this is in caring signs like Virgo and Cancer suggests that the expression may take the form of tending to each other's creature comforts-- probably late last Saturday.

Mercury in Virgo is inconjunct Uranus at 3 degrees Aries at 1:01 am Sunday. Mechanical or electrical tools/gadgets may break down or malfunction. Avoid haste in any communications, since your brain and mouth could experience one of those unfortunate disconnects. Anxiety or the jitters may make it difficult to concentrate, and impulsiveness when driving must be avoided.

Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto at 4 degrees Capricorn at 1:27 am Monday. You might attempt the use of a key affirmation, chant, or even a spell with Pluto's power behind it, late on Sunday. Concentration will be excellent, helping you solve problems or puzzles. Cut through superficiality to a meaningful discussion with a mentor or other person who has a great influence on you.

Mercury in Virgo trines Jupiter at 9 degrees of Taurus at 9:43 pm Wednesday. Mercury and Jove together can really help you sell a volume of items you wish to be rid of; with Jupiter retrograde, I am thinking this favors used items. Hold a rummage sale or list things on Ebay and Craigslist. Good luck!

Venus enters its second home, Libra, at 10:40 pm Wednesday. Libras can benefit from a visit to the salon for a fresh look, or possibly a stop at the local day spa. Libras usually love flowers, so pluck the late blooms from you garden, or pick up a bunch at the florist. Flowers have spiritual qualities, which may be why they usually lift people's spirits. Libra loves dance, especially ballet; with the Venus transit you may enjoy attending a performance. And since Libra is the sign of marriage, you may find yourself spending even more time with that special someone; courtship is important to you, no matter how out-of-fashion it may be with the general population. However, you may suffer a rift first – see the following aspect.

Venus in Libra opposes Uranus at almost 3 degrees of Aries at 7:05 am Saturday. Hard aspects between Venus-Uranus often denote attraction to the unusual or foreign, but not a long-term liaison. Uranus may signify a breakup here. While you may enjoy this Other, and learn a lot from him/her, do not make any long-term plans with this person!

PS – I listed a few used astrology books for sale on Amazon Books; Part Two was posted July 1! Look for reviews in my column with a link to the listing. Even more titles to come soon. Thanks for your support (and patience). Note that the Intuition book, listed in Part One, has sold.
ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they-mean/
ALSO – see new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-goddess-archetypes-the-pallas-athena-myth/
ALSO – check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online

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 2:49 am Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. Moon-Uranus squares Pluto in Capricorn on Tuesday; there may be some kind of rift or power struggle at work, and you could decide to go out on your own inre career. On Wednesday, do not expect your spouse to be totally supportive of your wishes; try to assure her regarding insurance coverages or other benefits. Thursday morn may produce wasted effort (possibly with some argument or difference of opinion), tho the second time you do a task should be durable.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in its exaltation, Taurus, from 3:25 pm Thursday till next Sunday morn. You may not get as much done Thursday night as you hoped; you may need to rest aching body parts. Maybe a nice Epsom salt soak will help. Try a positive affirmation late Thursday, and you may feel tons better in the morning. Midday Friday holds promise of a wonderful lunch with a Santa Claus-type. Moon trine Mercury Friday pm suggests long chats by phone or in person, so put out some tea and cookies. Have adult children or perhaps a new romantic interest over for supper on Saturday; extremely harmonious vibes prevail.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Monday night is auspicious for income from career. Friends may seem too strange for you Tuesday, tho they may seem amusing in the retelling. Midweek you may hit on ways to make money at home, possibly with home parties. Wednesday is good for having people over for dinner, especially those you want to impress. Venus enters your solar fifth house on Wednesday night. Ah, romance beckons. Children seem more delightful and affectionate than usual. Your creative talents find an outlet, possibly by performing in social situations.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Monday is favored for work issues, but Tuesday might be power-struggle day. Midweek offers an opportunity to make money teaching, possibly in the form of seminars for organizations. Venus enters your solar fourth house on Wednesday night. You freshen up the home with paint, decorations or flowers. You may host a lovely young guest in your home. Friday lunch with a generous friend is very favored; you might thank them for all they've done by picking up the check, but you'll be repaid in spades. PS- After this week, Mars will leave your sign, so try to wrap up unfinished projects.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – You may be able to sell health-related or hobby-related items mid-week, with the aid of a Venus-Jupiter trine. (put your craft items on consignment or online) Venus enters your solar third house on Wednesday night. Compliments may come your way, or the mail may bring certificates for free whatevers. You may have an opportunity to teach an art or craft. Career matters are very favored on Friday, with a little help from Moon, Mercury and Jupiter.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – You may be able to sell books, etc at rummage (with the aid of a Mercury-Jupiter trine) or by listing them online. Venus enters your solar second house on Wednesday night. Finances may take an upturn (after an early interruption in the flow of funds, possibly due to an ATM malfunction). You may see more demand for your services, or you may gain income from multiple sources. Late in the week, your mind may be on going back to school.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in a creative sign for you on Sunday-Monday; pull out your crafts or camera. Venus enters your sign on Wednesday night; treat yourself to a day spa, or a new salon haircut. You may even enjoy attending a dance performance. Foreigners or unusual people may hold a brief attraction for you, but aspects do not favor long-term prospects. Midweek offers a chance to make money thru connections with your spouse's family or contacts.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Chat with an influential friend early in the week, as he/she may be able to at least introduce you to someone. Monday night is great for a water-sign gathering, or holing up with your creative work. On Thursday, your mate may prefer cuddling on the couch to going out; nice work if you can get it, as they say. Relationships or public appearances are highly favored on Friday, so get something cooking now.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Tuesday a friend may borrow money, but count your bills so you have enough for your own needs. Midweek offers a chance to make your avocation into your vocation, so don't skip opportunities to network. Venus enters your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs; you may join an artistic or musical hobby group. Global music, for example, is one possibility. New friends are attractive, artistic, kind, and agreeable.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Tuesday can be a stressful day at work, but Wednesday and Friday are very favorable. Venus enters your solar tenth house of career on Wednesday night. Perks of the job may start appearing on your desk, like the exec washroom key, gift cards, or other freebies. You are able to move toward goals with greater finesse and grace, with manners being key. Make time for a luncheon or dinner with your mate on Friday, when the Moon and Jupiter dispose you to be generous with each other.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Seek out good advice Sunday from people in the know. Money matters are favored on Monday; possibly you might find a better interest rate or save on fees. Venus enters your solar ninth house of college-publishing-legal stuff-religion on Wednesday night. A legal judgment may be in your favor; an editor likes your manuscript; critics like your book; you meet agreeable people on campus. Friday is favorable for family time, maybe even a family picnic or reunion.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces as the week begins, till the wee hours Tuesday. The Moon has easy sextiles to Pluto and Jupiter Sunday; have brunch with an influential friend in the morning, and try to expand your mind midday. Monday morning may evidence tension with your mate, but dinner is lively especially if you have children sharing the table. Midweek offers opportunities to earn some extra cash by teaching, possibly on relationships or counseling.