Sunday, January 15, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 22-28, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Happy Chinese New Year! It is the year of the Dragon
, a fortunate animal.
The Sun is square Jupiter in the wee hours Sunday (1:35 am). This is when our excesses claim their payment, sometimes as the hangover, or the bellyache, or the empty wallet. Can be a good time to start something that grows into a big operation, like a company. Can be a good time to reach out to the larger audience, reach outside one's comfort zone, actually.

Mars goes retrograde on Monday, Feb. 23 at 23 degrees Virgo. The station is exact at 7:54 pm. Look for some sports events to have odd results; this includes the NFL playoffs currently in progress. Some teams that were expected to make it to the Super Bowl cannot take it for granted that they will get there! Oh, and Mars will be retrograde till April 13.

Mercury enters Aquarius at 1:12 pm Friday. Mercury in Aquarius can be objective to the point of being cruelly cold. But when combined with the power of universal love, you recognize the individuality of others, and can draw them out to share their unique perspective. Often a habitual people-watcher, often a wonderful judge of human nature, often has a knack for predicting the outcome of situations. People with Mercury in Aquarius include John Steinbeck, Jackie Gleason, Chopin, Thomas Edison, FDR, Muhammad Ali, Mia Farrow, Gertrude Stein.

The New Moon is at 2:39 am Jan. 23, on 2 degrees, 42' of Aquarius. The Sun and Moon are square Jupiter in Taurus, sextile Uranus in Aries. The lights are in the third house of a chart set in Washington, DC, with Scorpio rising and ruler Mars in the tenth house. I should note that Congress is set to vote on cloture of a bill called SOPA-PIPA which would have devastating impact on the internet if our Congress votes for cloture. Do we want our government to be able to censor the internet? I don't think so. Call or write your senator and just say we want freedom of speech on the internet.

NOTE that this New Moon is accompanied by Mercury trine Mars (chart ruler Mars is Stationary Retrograde, not good). There will be some heated debate for sure. As it occurs during the morning commute, listen to what the drive-time radio discussion is about. It is sure to be rather energized! Can be a good time to give a speech (or post an article online), in which your passion for your subject shows thru the verbiage. Just be aware that volatile energies can be close to the surface, so mind your debating manners.

LOOKING AHEAD: Juno enters Sag at 9:13 am Sunday, Jan. 29. Juno in Sag is more likely to be married to their careers, especially if it allows them to travel. A Sag-Juno marital partner needs a good deal of freedom, possibly even to travel alone. Wants a mate who brings travel and new interests into his or her life.

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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 – The New Moon Monday falls in your solar eleventh house and squares Jupiter in your second house; beware of friends asking for loans. The Moon is in Aries from 1:28 pm Friday thru most of the weekend. A friend may offer to help Friday. Call up a friend after lunch Friday for a good tho brief chat. You may be upset by someone in late afternoon, but try to keep it in perspective. An opportunity to make a little money sits in your lap in early evening. Have a Plan B for Saturday morning if your Plan A is frustrated. A friend tells you a fish story late Saturday; could be very entertaining!

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The New Moon Monday falls in your solar tenth house of career, squaring Jupiter in your own sign. You may have setbacks in career, or things promised may not materialize. You are challenged to assert yourself thru proper channels. Best day may be Wednesday morning when the Moon in Pisces sextiles Jupiter in your sign; a good friend makes you feel better. You might return the favor by defusing a volatile situation Thursday. On Saturday you incline towards cocooning and getting lots of chores done.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - The New Moon Monday falls in your solar ninth house of law-publishing-the internet-college. It squares Jupiter in your twelfth house; visit only safe web sites, and get good advice before filing legal complaints. You benefit from Saturn trine Neptune in the other air signs; scientific concepts could come easily to you, as do all kinds of ideas. South Node passing thru your sign can sap your energy, so watch for that and make yourself get to bed at a reasonable hour. Venus is squaring the nodes in Gemini-Sag; if this contacts a natal planet, avoid sweets but treat yourself in other ways, like with a bubble bath.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Mars station in your solar third house may coincide with a sibling's health problem; just be available to help out. Monday's New Moon puts the accent on joint accounts; you may resent money that a spouse loans one of his friends, so talk things out. Good news may arrive early Thursday regarding a book project or college application. Early Friday can be frustrating if phone batteries run dead or family members cannot be reached.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Mars station in your solar second house may indicate problems with loans or with paying fees or commissions; make sure there are no surprises when you sign any contracts. Monday's New Moon is in your solar seventh house, where career demands put a strain on relationships. Pallas is in your solar seventh house till mid-February; avail yourself of the good sounding board in the person of your mate. The latter part of the week can be more creative, possibly Thursday morn provides some inspiration.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Mars station in your solar first house can shorten your normally controlled temper; we know you can be pushed too far, just give yourself a time out to cool off. Monday's New Moon puts an accent on health issues. You may have to deal with regulations about the workplace. Your mate may promise you some quality time Thursday. Friday morning could be frustrating, so have backup plans and ready cash. Saturday afternoon is a good time to schedule sewing projects or other crafts.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Mars station in your twelfth house could indicate a visit to a hospital, altho it could be to visit a loved one. Be safety conscious, and get your beauty sleep. Monday's New Moon in your solar fifth house could indicate finding a larger audience for your creative projects; run things by an editor and don't expect the first one to say yes. Coworkers may gift you with a token of their appreciation on Thursday. You may make a favorable impression if you are in the public eye on Saturday.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Mars station in your solar eleventh house of friends and groups could signal a dispute with a friend or with a club you belong to, possibly over loans or dues owed. Monday's New Moon is in your fourth house of home and family. Note that Juno in your sign squares Neptune this week; you want to keep family disputes within the family, but others may have other ideas. Wednesday morning favors family outings, or at least planning one. Your children may actually thank you Thursday.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Mars station in your solar tenth house of career may cause a hit to your reputation; refrain from professional feuds or attacks, or gossiping about coworkers. Monday's New Moon is in your third house of relatives and daily life; you may hear from a relative who lives across the country. Thursday morning is unusually affectionate at home; it's nice to get a hug before going off to work. Mercury enters your third house Friday and the phone probably rings off the hook.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn as the week begins, where it stays till Sunday night. Good energy Sunday morning helps you get lots done. Monday's New Moon in your second house kicks off a testing month for your financial resolutions; stick to the plan. And that Mars station in your ninth house of law could be accompanied by a legal complaint or ticket, so be careful. Moon conjunct Venus on Wednesday morning is affectionate; send birthday greetings, etc. Mercury squares Saturn Friday morn; frustrations due to delay and miscommunications, tho you are able to take care of lots of details.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 9:53 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. Monday is the real New Year for Aquarians, with the New Moon; make it a good one. Tuesday is a day of adjustments and verbal accommodation. The Mars station in your solar eighth house may indicate a problem with your mate's debts. Mercury enters your sign on Friday; use it to see the whole picture. You could have a good heart-to-heart chat after lunch. A light bulb may go off in your head on Saturday.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Mars station in your solar seventh house may coincide with your mate's short temper; talk things out. The Moon is in Pisces from 4:11 am Wednesday till midday Friday. Short trips can be profitable Wednesday morning. Midday is a time for creative adjustments. Thursday morn is a time for trading favors with your good friends. Midday Friday has some awkward work-arounds to silly rules. On Saturday you may remember where you put that lost item.

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