Saturday, January 28, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 5-11, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Saturn goes retrograde at 29 degrees Libra at 9:03 am Tuesday
. It will remain retrograde until June 25 when it will be at 22 degrees, 46' of Libra. The interpretation of this change in direction depends on what house in your chart Saturn rules. In other words, look at where Capricorn is, what house is it on the cusp of? If it is say, fourth house, then matters related to home and family will not proceed smoothly. Perhaps it will not be a good time to try to buy a new house, nor renovate the home you presently reside in.

The Sun is conjunct Mercury at 4:02 am Tuesday, at 16 degrees Aquarius. This is also a Full Moon day (Sun opposite Moon), so it should be interesting re the economy. You may have trouble sitting still today, but when you do, you can concentrate on details and clear the inbox of messages. Logic suffers due to the opposition to the moon, although it can be helpful to consider the emotional impact of your words.

Venus enters Aries at 1:01 am Wednesday. Venus in Aries wants to retain a measure of independence in her relationships. The Aries Venus can be competitive with loved ones, an attitude that can confuse and alienate the ones she loves. On the plus side, a healthy Aries Venus is a real self-starter in social situations, introducing herself, inspiring others, helping others become self-reliant. Venus in Aries also favors one's talents in the hairstyling profession.

Thursday is a hot day for romance: not only does Venus conjunct Uranus at 2 degrees Aries, but the Moon also joins Mars about midnight. (The Moon later opposes Venus-Uranus on Friday evening.) Venus-Uranus can strike like lightning. One is strongly attracted to unusual people, those who are foreigners, bohemian types, or rebels. This kind of meeting may or may not signify a lasting bond (usually quite the opposite); it all depends on the synastry in the charts of the two individuals involved.

The asteroid Pallas Athena enters Pisces at 12:05 am Sunday, Feb. 12. Pallas is not really comfortable in such a feeling, spiritual sign like Pisces. Pisceans may be quite stressed and torn between the influence of Neptune in their sign (bringing out latent spiritual and humanitarian values) and the very practical, very self-controlled Pallas. Pallas might allow herself to respond to music, and that is about it for her. Pallas remains in Pisces until about mid-May, then the Neptune influence can begin to express itself more freely and openly.

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ALSO – see new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2011/07/goddess-archetypes-pallas-athena-myth.html --- also as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.
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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 – You are home-oriented this Sunday, and enjoy playing with the kids after supper. Monday morning's commute can be frustrating; allow plenty of time to get to work. Midday favors fun and laughs. Tuesday's Full Moon accents self-expression and creativity, possibly when you meet like-minded new friends. You may feel like quite a wild-n-crazy guy Thursday night. Reserve a table at that romantic restaurant Friday night.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – You may enjoy a school event Sunday night. Monday afternoon will frustrate you due to limitations at work. Tuesday's Full Moon accents the juggling act between demands of work and family. You enjoy a fun exchange with a handsome stranger Thursday night. You may give someone an unusual gift Friday night. Saturday may call on your creative solutions to household problems.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – You pick up a little something for the house Sunday afternoon. You sneak a good chat with a friend into your Monday lunch break. Tuesday's Full Moon accents classes, messages, teaching and writing. On Wednesday you invite some friends for a craft session. And on Thursday a friend introduces you to a charming stranger. Friday favors attending an arts event or concert. Children can be antsy Saturday but you will need to turn their energies toward a constructive outlet.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The week begins with the Moon in its home, Cancer, until Monday morning. Sunday morning can be awkward; you usually know just how to connect with people but here you feel like you speak different languages. Cut them some some slack and try later. About 6 pm is better for relating to males, and for exercise and games. Monday morning nixes any favors you ask of others. A pleasant surprise arrives midday, tho. The accent is definitely on home n family for the weekend. An unusual person arrives in the workplace late in the week.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 8:24 am Monday till midday Wednesday. Have lunch with a funny person Monday. You may have a hard time finding a receptive audience for your sales talks Tuesday, altho you can clear your desk of the backlogged papers and messages. Hide your credit card from yourself Wednesday. Thursday night favors asking hubby for some pocket money. You may meet a fascinating foreigner Friday. (say that three times fast)

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday favors having a friend over for dinner, possibly a barbecue. Tuesday is a whirlwind at work, with lots of messages and visitors. The Moon is in Virgo from 12:32 pm Wednesday till Friday afternoon. You may change your opinion of the attractive foreigner Thursday. You could change the interest rate or other terms of a contract Friday; shop around for a better rate. Push can come to shove Saturday morning.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Spend your frustrated energy on creative outlets Sunday. Midday Monday, you may get interested in a position with a non-profit. The community theatre or arts program might be on the agenda for Tuesday. The Moon is in Libra from 2:54 pm Friday till next Sunday. On Thursday, go with your mate to a tres' romantic restaurant, and fall in love again. Unattached Librans may well remedy their status with an unusual prospect. Saturday morn places obstacles in your path, but by midday you find someone who owes you a teensy favor to help.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The week begins with the Moon in compatible Cancer. You might get creative with the morning brunch, and play a friendly game of chess after supper. Work issues take an upturn Monday, and you could make the presentation Tuesday morning. Be generous with your time with your mate Thursday night. Some wonderful new software improves office operations Friday. Can't promise you a relaxing Saturday, but midday does offer love and appreciation.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Monday morn can be stressful, but midday favors getting people together to generate ideas. The Full Moon Tuesday emphasizes communication, education, and broadcasting ideas. Work issues may be relieved by Wednesday evening. The Venus-Uranus conjunction Thursday night favors dating that attractive foreigner. Accompany a friend to an art showing Friday night.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Encourage your mate's internet activities Sunday; you might show him or her some websites that offer free space for blogs or private journaling. The Full Moon on Tuesday accents financial activities; you may find a lender. Wednesday night favors starting a building project or other production. An attractive foreigner may visit your home Thursday for dinner. Friday night can be stressful; maybe you want to stay in.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You may be thrust into a spokesperson role on Monday. Tuesday's Full Moon accents seventh house relationship issues, with an increase in communications. On Wednesday you may locate a mortgage lender or negotiate the terms you already have. You enjoy a local travelogue Thursday night or Friday. On Saturday you may check out the local library's collection for more about that country or culture.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The week begins with the Moon in compatible Cancer. You enjoy going with your mate to a game Sunday night. Midday Monday presents an opportunity to earn some extra cash. Tuesday's Full Moon accents finding more information on health matters. You might enjoy tagging along with your mate to a local class Wednesday night. Thursday night presents upsets about money; keep hold of your wallet. Set aside time on the weekend for creative expression.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Weekly Horoscope for Jan. 29-31, Feb. 1-4, 2012

by Milky Way Maid

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.

The Moon is conjunct Jupiter at 6:29 am Monday at 2 degrees Taurus. This is a repeat of the conjunction on Jan. 2, which was at zero degrees. Try to keep an eye on whether it contacts (or aspects) natal planets, as it could be quite lucky for some of us.

Venus in Pisces opposes Mars at 22 degrees Virgo at 6:41 pm Wednesday. Physical attraction may start a relationship of sorts, but doesn't often last. Mars softens and minds his manners, acting more like the Knight in Shining Armor. Therefore Venus finds him much more attractive than usual. He may just be being nice till he gets what he wants. A good time to apply that Venus energy to artistic projects.

Happy Groundhog Day and Imbolc (pronounced im-milk) on Thurs., Feb. 2. You may wish to watch the Bill Murray movie yet again, or read the book, “The Magic of Groundhog Day” about the impact the film has had on people's lives.

Neptune enters Pisces at 2:03 pm, Feb. 3. Neptune is at home as the modern ruler of Pisces. Neptune dissolves boundaries between people; you may be able to empathize with others where you would not have been able to do so before. There is so little on Neptune in Pisces in the books (other than it heralded the coming of several spiritual leaders) that I will make note of Neptune in the houses below. Please note that Neptune makes an inconjunct to Juno entering Sag this week, too, and I suspect that some partnerships (Juno) may dissolve (Neptune) or at least be threatened under this transit.

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NEPTUNE IN THE HOUSES:

Neptune in the first- Tries to act on personal ideals of behavior, but others may react with suspicion. Can become very shy and ultra-sensitive to criticism or others' reactions toward self. Needs to continue to be true to self.

Neptune in the second- Tries to prove their worth by making money, which tends to slip thru their fingers. Needs to find their intrinsic self-worth, and learn how to trust the universe to support self and how to in turn support and share items with others.

Neptune in the third- May feel like non one understands you! But it would help to make a real effort to let their spontaneity move them to express themselves in a genuine way. Let go of ideas of “proper” ways to speak-act-etc. and free yourself to be honest and sincere.

Neptune in the fourth- May have illusions about family members being perfect, then be terribly disappointed when they do not act supportive in the crunch. A more realistic mindset will spare you the disappointment, and allow you to enjoy them as they are. Look to the larger family of humanity.

Neptune in the fifth- Romantic ideals may ruin the ability to enjoy many kinds of people of all ages. Being honest about your need for loyalty in a partner may spare you unnecessary heartbreaks. Unleash your playfulness and ability to see things as a child. Often helps with wonderful artistic sense and expression.

Neptune in the sixth- May be prone to a self-sacrificing role in work, which may lead to real health problems. You need to accept that you, too, need to be cared for by you. You can then be of greater service to the general community.

Neptune in the seventh- Often prone to unrealistic expectations of partners, leading to disenchantment and disillusion. Try to appreciate the small joys and small gestures of love. Encourage others to follow their highest ideals.

Neptune in the eighth- Can be prone to trying to overpower others with their sexual nature, to control the partner in the relationship.

Neptune in the ninth- Can try to appear to be intelligent and so forth, while spending a lot of energy to maintain this illusion. Yet they can have a gift for absorbing a great deal of material like a sponge. Can be a wonderfully intuitive student, or a philosophical teacher.

Neptune in the tenth- Can be like the wizard behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz, building themselves up to be more than they are. When in truth, they may have some wonderful gifts and talents that are truly unique. Needs to let go of a need for acknowledgment or awards.

Neptune in the eleventh- Best expressed in working with non-profit or charitable organizations. A wonderful, selfless friend to all who works to improve the community and to be egalitarian in spreading around his or her bounty. But be realistic; if you accomplish just one good thing in a year, you are doing great.

Neptune in the twelfth- These people are found volunteering in hospitals and nursing homes, or running retreats (spiritual or otherwise). May have a getaway cabin where they paint or practice other artistic pursuits.

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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 Moon is still in Aries as the week begins, until the wee hours of Monday. Beware of unwelcome advances at work early in the week. Monday morning could be a bit lucky for you, it's OK to spend a buck on a quick-pick. You may be too self-absorbed Monday, leading to your mate feeling miffed by evening. Thursday you might be able to introduce a sibling to a club you belong to. Friday may be stressful, or challenging, depending on your view. You may spend time in a medical facility, but we hope just for a checkup. Juno enters your ninth house: you may begin traveling with your mate a great deal.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Moon is in Taurus from 1:28 am Monday till Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 1). Monday morning may be particularly lucky for you, at least bringing a feeling of confidence and optimism. Your energy may keep you up late Tuesday, so have the to-do list handy. Stay alert after lunch Wednesday; brain fog may set in. Be especially of sticking to your budget Friday. You enjoy a school event Saturday morning. Juno enters your solar eighth house, where she helps you attract a financially solid mate.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Sunday, a friend may share a tip on how to juggle work and family. The Moon is in Gemini from 2:14 pm Wednesday till about midnight Friday. Meeting a friend after work Wednesday can end up in a fit of the giggles (but watch the budget). A lawyer may promise to help your case Thursday morning. Friday can be stressful trying to balance work and family. Don't even let a friend hint about borrowing from you Saturday. With Juno entering your seventh house, Gemini voted most likely to marry well this year (tho you must make a special effort to get on with the in-laws).

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - With the Moon-Jupiter conjunction in your solar eleventh house, a friend may be quite generous Monday morning. You contribute your energy to a club meeting Tuesday night, when a Mars trine keeps you on the go. Be a bit skeptical about too flowery or too charming messages Wednesday pm, and again Friday. The Moon is at home in Cancer from 1:04 am Saturday thru the weekend. A change agent may show up early Saturday. A friend may be a lifesaver mid-morning. Juno enters your solar sixth house Monday; you may become married to your job, or actually work with your mate.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Endings and beginnings are in store this week and month for Leos in the romance department. Be prepared to charm some new faces. Also children and creative projects take up your attention more and more; you may even turn a hobby into a paying concern. Keep an eagle on finances Wednesday night and Friday; this includes noting when bills are due. If you have natal planets early in Leo, then this week is an especially good time for generating ideas and putting them in action. A light bulb may go off in your head. Juno enters your solar fifth house Monday, helping you resolve to a more committed relationship.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Juno enters your solar fourth house Monday, when traditional roles become more important to you as time goes on. Must watch temper this week; make a note to try to kill them with kindness instead of with criticism. If you are considering going back to school, Jupiter favors your studies in any field. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction on Monday could be lucky for applying for scholarships. Definite attractional vibes are in the air Wednesday night and Friday; enjoy flirting but this may or may not be the real thing.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Juno enters your solar third house this week; you try to regulate your daily life with a set schedule, and work to get the kids into the “right” schools. Saturn has been at the very end of your sign for weeks; this is a placement that bodes well for “a good match” and even with Saturn there, could be durable and rock steady. No particular rush on this; Saturn doesn't leave your sign till October.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Juno enters your solar second house Monday; Juno is a rather cold mate here, who treats partners like possessions or trophies. I know you are not like that at heart. Do try to regularize your finances and make sure they are set on solid footing. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction on Monday morning favors meeting the public, and possibly a significant other. Neptune enters your solar fifth house on Feb. 3, raising your artistic sensitivity and deepening expression. Dust off that musical instrument or paint brushes, or play with creative software.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Juno enters your solar first house Monday, making you increasingly concerned with propriety and appearances. You make a good hostess, tho. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction on Monday morning favors starting a job, or turning a hobby into a sideline. You could receive recognition for the many hours you've donated to your fave charity. Use caution in buying a new home; have it inspected before you sign anything. You may have family heartaches from your own ideals running into reality.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Juno enters your solar twelfth house Monday, where you happily become the power behind the throne and avoid the spotlight. Neptune entering your third house will help you write inspirational or artistic material, but your normal communications need scrutiny to make sure it says what you mean to say. Make a habit of having someone read letters before they go out. Wednesday night and Friday could be pleasant interludes of sweet nothings. Plan to spend Saturday tending to home chores.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Juno enters your solar eleventh house Monday, an awkward placement for someone who so enjoys being in and organizing group efforts. Make it your 2012 resolution to scrupulously record expenditures and keep to your budget. You will be pulled into impulse spending often in the next few years. Someone may try to sweet-talk you into “investing” in further education, but do not assume there will automatically be a payoff on that.

PISCES
- Feb. 18-March 19 - Juno enters your solar tenth house Monday, making you increasingly married to your career. You may actually work for a spouse, and jealously guard his or her professional and personal reputation. Your personal income is entering a period of fluctuations, so plan accordingly. Wednesday night and Friday are best days for dating or looking for new romantic interests; enjoy the attention but do not expect too much from others. Neptune enters your sign on Feb. 3; you may become confused about who you really are and where you stand in the scheme of things, and even try many different looks with dyed hair or makeup.

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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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 as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.
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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.

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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 8-14, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Hope your New Year's celebrations were merry as well as safe.

Mercury, as I noted last week, enters Capricorn on Jan. 8 at 1:34 am. What is Mercury in Capricorn like? A negative expression is the desire to be an authority on a given subject; that sounds admirable until one does not know the answer to something and then declares he doesn't want to be confused by the facts. But giving up a need for authority, and dropping pretense, lets this Mercury concentrate on filling the informational needs of others – and thereby becoming a true resource for all. Must guard against being too pessimistic or dour; Edgar Allan Poe is one example of someone who used this Mercury well. Others with Mercury in Capricorn are Barry Goldwater, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Richard Nixon.

Mercury trines Jupiter at zero degrees Taurus Sunday at 1:05 pm. This aspect favors transactions, the study of theoretical subjects like philosophy-law-religion, real estate, positive thinking and optimism.

Mercury squares Uranus at 1 degrees Aries at 6:23 pm Sunday. This aspect can be impulsive and accident-prone, so be sure to signal your intentions when driving. On the one hand you may be jittery, and on the other, your mind is working so fast you may need to jot down ideas before you lose them. Both planets are very mental, and you could latch onto insights that are more profound than you realize. That is why I suggest writing them down because an application for your insight may not occur till later (AFTER you've forgotten all about it).

The Sun trines Mars at 22 degrees Virgo at 11:46 pm Thursday. Favors all physical tasks and athletics. You can dig deep down for still more drive to finish or score or reach the top of that mountain.

Venus joins Neptune at 29 degrees Aquarius at 10:17 am Friday the Thirteenth. One's sense of reality is weak, and one receive a reality check – soon-- to shake these cobwebs from your eyes. One tends to be in love with love, as they say, and that dreamboat you met serves better as an object of inspiration for your creative pursuits, than for a flesh-and-blood life partner. Venus under the influence of Neptune is given to unconditional love, but without commitment – and anyway, Neptune is ill disposed to commit. One may wake up later complaining of being misled, when it turns out that one deceived oneself most of all. HOWEVER, is excellent for writing, composing, painting, acting, or engaging in any artistic field.

Venus enters Pisces on Sat., Jan. 14 at 12:47 am. Venus in Pisces is most considerate and self-sacrificing. Venus in Pisces may be most useful to the artist, musician and singer, and sometimes those who work in the other arts. Artists and performers with Venus here include Barbra Streisand, Vincent Van Gogh, George Harrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Leontyne Price, Sandra Dee, Carol Channing, and Victor Hugo. It may surprise you to know that both George Washington and Richard Nixon had Venus in Pisces, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Adlai Stevenson. This Venus' keyword or ideal is compassion, and with it, unconditional love.

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. Some prices now reduced. 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 as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.
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 – Sunday morning may be stressful, with everyone wanting to do their own thing. On Sunday night, you really must use caution whenever impatience grabs you by the itchy trigger finger. The month is one of trying to balance home and career demands; make quality time. Don't miss an important luncheon or announcement midday Wednesday. Get acquainted with new staffers Thursday afternoon. Saturday is devoted to quality time with your mate. Venus' entry into your solar third house ushers in a month when your guardian angel is working on your behalf.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – You decide to take legal or publishing matters into your own hands Sunday. About 1 pm Sunday promises good news re those same matters. All communications are the focus of the month's Full Moon Monday, with creative pursuits or romance favored. Friday's Mercury-Pluto conjunction sharpens your investigative or forensic skills; this includes writing a mystery novel. In fact, Friday may be the best day of the week, for all you do. Venus entering Pisces ushers in a month of running fundraisers or enjoying the company of kindred spirits.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Sunday morning may have a power struggle over money; you might have to open your piggy bank. The Full Moon again accents both your money and shared funds, tho a family business may prove profitable. Thursday and Friday are good days to discuss that venture. Saturday is devoted to quality time with the kids, possibly with a friend and their children. Also on Saturday, Venus enters your career house, ushering in a month of possible bonuses or extra perks.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in home-loving Cancer as the week begins, till late Monday. Mercury enters your opposite sign on Sunday, indicating that perhaps your mind and your heart speak different things to you. Try to demonstrate to your mate that you have mutual interests, show how if you took a class in X then you can help him with Y. The Full Moon at 2:30 am Monday has the Moon applying to a sextile to Mars; the month promises to be quite busy with errands, deliveries or messages.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Mull over career matters on Sunday; you may have to change your mind about what or how you are willing to do. The Moon is in Leo from 11:35 pm Monday till early Thursday. Try not to be fixated on getting more money; maybe the chance to stretch yourself is more important. On Wednesday, don't fixate on getting thanks or appreciation; often people feel awkward about saying thanks or are distracted. The Full Moon indicates opportunities this month to broker loans or other deals. Venus' entry into your solar eighth house ushers in a month when you magnetically attract money to you, possibly via a loan or your mate.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – About 1 pm Sunday is excellent for building or designing something; attend a class if you intend to apply your skill on a practical level. You may want to share a jog or game with a friend Monday morn before work – but if they ask a favor, you may have to refuse. On Wednesday, you and your children may prefer a quiet retreat. The Moon is in Virgo from 4:44 am Thursday till Saturday morn. Early Thursday (about 6 am) offers another excellent day to advance your interests, possibly in publishing or in the legal arena. The Full Moon indicates that you benefit this month from exercising or playing sports with friends or in a league.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – An important discussion needs to be help Sunday about how the family funds are shared or disbursed. The Full Moon Monday indicates that you may benefit this month from having a private exercise area, but be aware of what job-related expenses may really cost you. Thursday and Friday may be quiet days when you hole up and focus on tasks. Thursday night favors a late dinner at home with candles on the table. The Moon enters Libra at 8:28 am Saturday, where it remains thru the weekend. You enjoy the company of a very different, very humorous date.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – On Sunday you determine to find a way to reach a mass audience with your blog or other writings. The Full Moon Monday indicates that a male friend may be able to refer you a lawyer or editor; also, time to pay club dues. There may be some adjustments for the better in the workplace Wednesday, pay attention to ergonomics. Meeting a friend at the local watering hole after work promises a good chat and possibly a referral. Pisces' entrance into your fifth house of romance ushers in a month of flirting and new relationships; everyone is SO NICE to each other.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for anyone in the health care field or who performs a brokerage-type service. You may have to waive a fee in order to get the business, however. Wednesday offers a positive change for you pocketbook if you are willing to budget. Friday offers positive steps at work; have an early discussion about strategy. Energy is quite high Friday night for sports or romance. Venus' entrance into your solar fourth house of family may indicate sprucing up the home with paint or wallpaper. You could play host to a female guest.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – On Sunday night, you really must use caution whenever impatience grabs you by the itchy trigger finger. The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for proceedings in the legal or publishing arenas; you may have to make public appearances to promote a book, for example. Many positive days this week for Capricorns, altho not without stresses. You like challenges and some easy ones come your way. A chance you'll start a long trip Thursday night so pack carefully. Venus' entry into your solar third house Saturday ushers in a month of socializing and visits, maybe even a love letter.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You enjoy an outing with just family Sunday afternoon. The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for changing over to a spouse's health plan, for one thing (weigh your options carefully). A moment in the spotlight beckons on Wednesday. Talking about joint finances helps everything run smoothly from here on. Venus' entry Saturday into your solar second house ushers in a month of finding extra money in your wallet; you may receive late holiday gifts and share them with dear ones.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday visits to friends and relatives lets you catch up with those missed over the holidays. The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for children, creative pursuits, and for enjoyment of times spent with one's spouse. A Thursday dinner with a spouse's friends can end in a moving a project forward. Friday you just want to cocoon at home with your new book. Venus' entry Saturday into your solar first house ushers in a month of sprucing yourself up; visit the salon and ditch ratty clothes.