Saturday, January 7, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 15-21, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Reminder: Venus is in Pisces now.

SPECIAL NOTE:
Earth-Sky has January 2012 guide to visible stars

Read Earth Sky article for a guide to identifying the lights in the sky for January: Venus, Jupiter are en route to their March conjunction. Link: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

The Sun in Capricorn squares Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 4:19 pm Thursday. A likely time for mass frustration, although it can result in a more focused drive to achieve a particular goal. Not a good time to start a new venture, but it does present challenges if you like that kind of thing.

Venus in Pisces sextiles Pluto at 8 degrees Capricorn at 3:32 pm Friday. This Venus-Pluto sextile could indicate a good opportunity to obtain loan approval, or increases in cash payouts. On a personal level, you could get a lot better acquainted with a special someone.

The Sun enters humanity-loving Aquarius on January 20 at 11:10 am. People with the Sun in Aquarius express an appreciation of the special gifts of everyone they meet. Aquarians are awed by technology, and have a great faith that mankind will continue to progress.

The Sun in Aquarius squares Uranus at 1 degree Aries at 8:20 pm Saturday. You might see upsets in sports events or in the political scene. While Uranus often signifies falls or accidents, the kinds of falls with the Sun involved probably will not result in broken bones. Uranus specializes in knocking those with pretensions of grandeur flat on their fannies.

Looking ahead: Mars will have its Retrograde Station on Jan. 23 at 23 degrees Virgo. Not a misprint; 23 and 23 is the key number.

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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 - Sunday is stressful; you may be called in to work when you had family times planned. Monday morn you may have to cheer up your mate before work. Try not to spend money that afternoon before you have it in hand. Your employer may have to remind everyone Tuesday to turn in expense reports before deadline. You find something funny in the headlines Wednesday pm. Thursday afternoon is stressful as numerous deadlines and rules come to a head. Friday is more fun and everything proceeds much more smoothly.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - Monday's Moon-Saturn conjunction warns of poor health, or maybe you'll merely be down in the dumps; pamper yourself in the morning. The afternoon promises to be very emotional (either positive or negative), and you might be better off listening to emotional music. Meet a friend after work for hugs and dessert. Good news is promised midday Tuesday or Wednesday. Thursday might have frustrations regarding insurance issues. A late Friday date exploring an exotic menu proves to be lots of fun. Meet a woman friend Saturday morning.

GEMINI
- May 21-June 20 - Children can be stressful Sunday with noisy chatter. A child may need encouragement Monday morning. Meeting a friend right after work Wednesday could be a real gas (lots of laughs). Creative pursuits can get very frustrating Thursday. Early Friday can be stressful as you try to do ten things at once; you almost pull it off. You may get noticed by the boss that afternoon. You most enjoy a late evening just curled up at home Friday. You may have to go in to work Saturday morn, but that evening is full of fun and laughs.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - You get an early start Sunday morn, possibly with work you brought home. Pay attention to your most ambitious thought Monday morning. You may latch onto a wonderful favor Monday afternoon, so be properly grateful. Check your messages midday Tuesday; hubby may be trying to reach you. Late Wednesday morn is favorable for making presentations of any kind, or posting a notice online. Thursday afternoon may be the most stressful time this week but stay cool; you are the family's rock. Friday, you are happy things worked out for hubby. Spend a late night having friends over for good times.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The phone may be ringing off the hook early Sunday. A somber mood prevails Monday morning; but you get people revved up again. Monday pm, you're the one going over-the-top emotionally. A creative outlet after work helps you regain perspective. Tuesday is busy with messages. Wednesday's post-lunch slump catches you daydreaming (but don't let the boss catch you). You might have to act as spokesperson Thursday pm. Work proceeds fairly smoothly Friday. Saturday night finds you in good form if you are emceeing or just playing host at home.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - You don't find out till Sunday that you have to buy the kids something, or pay for a field trip. Check your wallet before leaving for work that you have enough to cover lunch. You find some good news to cheer about Monday afternoon. You might locate good prospect midday Tuesday. You could luck onto a better insurance deal for the kids Wednesday pm. Before signing any contracts Thursday, make sure you can afford them. Family life goes pretty smoothly Friday. Your Friday night entertainment may have a foreign flavor, and come highly recommended.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Moon is in Libra as the week begins, till midday Monday. If you stayed up late till the wee hours of Sunday trying to talk things out with a significant other, you probably will talk past each other without being able to listen to the other's concerns. Table the discussion for a better time slot. Monday morning is such an emotional roller-coaster. Avoid emotional eating or spending Monday afternoon. Wednesday pm offers some laughs; try catching a comedy show after work. Friday afternoon may be your best day, especially if you concentrate on arts or spend time with the children. You're perfectly happy spending Sat. am at home.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Moon is in Scorpio from 11:33 am Monday till Wednesday afternoon. It's easy to over-react Monday about 1:30 pm, when the Moon opposes Jupiter. However, about 5 pm has a lovely Venus aspect for spending with the kids or just taking a moment to see the beauty around you. Tuesday favors making a speech at the club, or a chatty lunch with friends. Partner with someone Wednesday morn to get twice as much done. Treat your mate to a night out on the town Friday (leave about quarter after 8). Take charge of the kids Saturday morn.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - You probably won't be able to reach friends Monday morning, and if you do, they won't be able to help you anyway. It is too easy to misplace belongings Tuesday. The Moon is in Sag from 2:29 pm Wednesday till Friday afternoon. A funny twist in a legal matter bounces in your favor Wednesday. See if you can help out an old friend Thursday afternoon. Friday afternoon has a couple nice sextiles to help move forward with a project for your club.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Early risers on Monday wake up grumpy; (best to let him sleep). A group creative effort gets off to a good start Monday afternoon. Have a friend over for dinner Monday or lunch Tuesday. Thursday afternoon is bound to be frustrating. The Moon is in Capricorn from 5:40 pm Friday till next Sunday night. Late Friday favors a romantic evening out. Saturday morning you awake determined to accomplish something for the day, even if they're only chores. A family member has some good news to announce Saturday at dinner.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Happy birthday to all the Aquarians this weekend! Your lawyer, editor, or ombudsman may not have good news for you Monday morn. However, positive news re career is due the same afternoon. Watch what you let slip out at lunch Tuesday. Try not to shoot yourself in the foot Wednesday afternoon. This is the last week Ceres is in your second house of money; she might grant a parting gift. On Saturday night, the Sun in your sign sextiles your ruler, Uranus, promising lotsa laughs at a comedy or a surprise visitor.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Chiron entered your sign with the New Year, where it will remain till 2019; be careful of your feet. (Chiron has actually been there since Feb. 2011, but it retrogrades back and forth so much that it began the year at 2 degrees.) Sunday is a creative time; play or dance along to music. You may feel weighed down by details of a will Monday. About 5 pm Monday favors picking up the kids for a special treat. A pleasant chat with a friend beckons midday Tuesday. Wednesday's a good day to plan a long trip, possibly a cruise. Your employer may award a raise or bonus on Wednesday afternoon. A friend is stressed out Thursday; lend a sympathetic ear.

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