Sunday, February 26, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 4-10, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Venus in Aries opposes Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 6:18 am Sunday. Venus-Saturn oppositions can mean a break in a relationship; but more often one is torn between duty and fun – or if one of those planets rules a money house, your cash flow could be interrupted.

Venus enters its home Taurus at 5:25 am Monday, March 5, where she parks till April 3. Venus is comfortable here, and likes to decorate herself and her surroundings with art, knickknacks, music (to which she sings along), nice clothes, and color. Venus here has many practical skills, knowing how to cook, sew, decorate a room, fix things, or grow some vegetables in the garden plot out back. Is often found in a comfortable chair, soaking in a bubble bath, or at her massage therapist. Venus here is very giving also, and if you are her friend, you will receive gifts like that extra banana bread she made or a ticket to a concert.

We have a Full Moon at 4:39 am Thursday at about 17 degrees Pisces/Virgo, whereupon the Moon goes void-of-course. The Full Moon is accompanied by the Moon separating from a conjunction to Mars (late Wednesday), retrograde in Virgo. The Moon may be concerned about its body being run-down; retrograde Mars makes a lot of us very low in energy. So it is frustrated that it has not been able to complete projects by the Full Moon. We might make an extra effort to fix our eating habits and exercise more, but Pisces is not very good at disciplining itself. This is where one needs to tap into the energy of the opposite sign (Virgo, the dietician) and incorporate it into ourselves.

Heads up! Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday morning, March 11!
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Please visit my twin site on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html
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.
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 - Mercury has entered your sign, helping you to express yourself. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar second house of money; some monetary gifts help improve your personal comfort. Sunday afternoon is stressful; you may be called on to fix something at work or home, so you may as well not schedule anything. Career and financial matters look up for the long-term on Wednesday. On Friday you may be the recipient of an emotional appeal; it can be hard to say no if it's a loved one. You may have to cheer up your mate Saturday night; it's just a mood.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - Mercury has entered Aries, your solar twelfth house; you feel you can put your finger on the truth behind events and can express that to others. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn, making a good month to visit the salon, and bringing lots of affection your way. Things start looking up Wednesday for you personally. On Friday the fact that your emotions and your health are intertwined is brought home to you. On Saturday don't eat things for supper that you know upset your system.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Mercury has entered Aries, your solar eleventh house of friends; you are able to communicate in a friendly, informal way. Sunday can bring an ATM problem so have ready cash on hand. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar twelfth, when you become more understanding and share private thoughts. On Wednesday you may get that home loan or the insurance payout for that storm. A friend may ask you for help Friday; think what you are willing to part with if he can't pay you back. Saturday am is good for palling around with a friend; the evening looks good for working on art but not for a date.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer till Sunday evening. Sunday afternoon is due to be stressful with this Moon squaring Venus one side and Saturn on the other – feeling like there's not enough love around? Sure they love you, hon, they just have their own lives to live. Offer lunch or dinner NEXT Sunday when the planets are more amenable. Wednesday night favors lunch with friends or at a fraternal hall or club. Don't ask friends for favors till Venus enters Taurus Monday morning, where she stays till April 3. Mercury has entered Aries, your solar tenth house of career, so you might be extra busy and hit professional goals.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 6:17 pm Sunday till Tuesday night. Mercury has entered your solar ninth house, the month may find you in the classroom either as student or instructor. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar tenth house of career, where you may get that pat on the back or some deserved perks. You probably prefer to cocoon Sunday. But come Monday you are all over the place fixing problems and encouraging the staff. You may receive an emotional appeal Friday, possibly from a sibling; use your best judgment on how to handle that.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Mercury has entered Aries, your solar eighth house of pooled resources; you might compare insurance quotes, or rewrite your will. A gift for perceiving the motives of others come forward. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar ninth house of knowledge; you may pick up some extra income teaching a class in theory or philosophy. The weekend may see ATMs go down so make sure you have cash to carry you thru till Monday. The Moon is in Virgo from 10:27 pm Tuesday till late Thursday. The workplace may be upsetting Wed. am but things smooth out later. Bridle your temper, tho, Wed. night. Share lunch with a humorous friend on Thursday.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 11:50 pm Thursday till the very end of the week. Mercury has entered Aries, your solar seventh house of partners; you will need to decide whether to tell people what they want to hear or what they need to know. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar eighth house of pooled resources; you gain by getting others to pool their leftover credits or points which can then be split among the group. On Wednesday your home may be the best and luckiest place to be. You might make an emotional appeal to your spouse on Friday, but is that really fighting fair? Saturday night can be depressing for no good reason; treat yourself to a bubble bath.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Mercury has entered Aries, your solar sixth house of work and health; your gift for analyzing data comes forth. Work matters can suddenly look up on Monday morning. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar seventh house of partners, helping you give others the benefit of the doubt, or coax others to cooperate. You benefit by going public with a project or pet cause of yours on Wednesday. Guard your health on Friday and avoid emotional upsets.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Sunday pm can be stressful especially if the ATMs go down; make sure you have adequate cash on hand. Mercury has entered Aries, your solar fifth house of fun and romance; you get better at telling engrossing stories and acting them out. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar sixth house of work and health; you help make the workplace more pleasant. Financial matters look good midday Wednesday if you have a building project of some kind underway. A friend may appeal for help Friday; use your best judgment on handling that.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Mercury has entered Aries, your solar fourth house of home and family; you are more sensitive to family members' unspoken feelings and you acknowledge them. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar fifth house of fun and romance; you are both more social and more creative this month. Wednesday looks very good for breaking ground or for inaugurating a personal project. It can be very hard to balance home and career Friday when a family member asks you to stay in. Try not to get discouraged over career matters Saturday night; it is a passing mood.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Mercury has entered Aries, your solar third house of messages and transit; you are more tuned-in to others thoughts, almost like a mind-reader. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar fourth house of home and family; you spruce up the house a bit, and throw open the doors. Your wit may be keen Monday morning; also, you may be tempted to be overly generous possibly by bringing in treats for the whole office. Be careful of appeals for help or money on the internet Friday. On Saturday night you are able to coolly analyze the news or coursework.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mercury has entered Aries, your solar second house of personal resources; you might be able to successfully list items for sale with your gift of gab. (sell before the 12th when Merc goes retrograde) But have cash on hand Sunday when ATMs might freeze up. Venus enters Taurus Monday morn in your solar third house; your gift for diplomacy is accented. A sibling might be lucky for you on Wednesday; go along to a club meeting or benefit. Someone may ask for a cash loan Friday; that's a good way to lose a friend and your money.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury is inconjunct Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 1:33 pm Thursday
. The inconjunct calls for us to make adjustments. The planets are both in air signs, which is a help in dealing with the awkward inconjunct. Libra represents the Other, the Audience, and keeping one's audience in mind when writing (and then reading) your messages will help you avoid mixups and mis-steps.

Mercury enters Aries at 6:41 am Friday, March 2. Mercury in Aries has the tendency to be abrupt, direct and too forceful. They want to sound like they are in charge – but if they adopt the habit of keeping their audience in mind (see above) they can succeed in inspiring others and helping them gain a new perspective on their circumstances.

The Sun in Pisces opposes Mars which is still retrograde at 13 degrees Virgo, at 3:10 pm Saturday. Let me share some of the things that are going on with me during this Mars retrograde. It aspected my natal Jupiter, which expands the impact of the retrograde, making me very tired to the point where I crashed on the bed in the afternoon. Sun opposite Mars tends to produce a tug-of-war, but here with Mars retrograde, I think people will be so tired of tugging that they let go.

Juno in Sag squares Pallas AND Chiron at 5 degrees Pisces early in the week. Juno in Sag, as I've said earlier, wants freedom in (or from) relationships. Sag natives may push away people who threaten to come too close. Some danger of physical injury due to not dealing with inner pressures in a rational way.

Ceres in Aries is inconjunct Mars retrograde in Virgo at midweek. Issues of taking care of (or neglecting) oneself force you to pay attention. Baby yourself, baby.

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Please visit my twin site on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/
ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html

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.
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 early Sunday morning, and the last hour and a half it is void-of-course. Early risers will be able to get a great deal done before midday. Sunday night has a good chance of bringing a sweet piece of financial luck. Work issues are on the agenda Monday; you may have to grapple with health issues with employees. You might offer healthier options at the company cafeteria. Early Friday may be the best time to make an announcement. Later in the day things may get chaotic or unpredictable. Midday Saturday favors a quiet retreat with the family.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 9:29 am Sunday till Tuesday night. Sunday am is excellent for performing random acts of kindness, perhaps by passing out coffee and donuts to people in line. You are in a generous mood Sunday night, possibly because you have a good chance of winning a nice sum. Your determination to get a thing done will carry you thru Monday afternoon. You enjoy a nice chat with a friend Tuesday afternoon. Don't rush to buy something Thursday. Saturday favors making a day trip with a friend, or tagging along on an excursion organized by a club you belong to.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – I see you vegging out big time on Sunday night. Schedule health appointments Monday, possibly for a family member instead of yourself. The Moon is in Gemini from 10:27 pm Tuesday till Friday morning. Wednesday night can be stressful in balancing career with family. Take a moment Friday am to explain why one of the house rules is a house rule. Midday Saturday favors anything related to your career; you might arrange sessions with a new client.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The best place to be Sunday night is at a group event with friends. Determination is the key to getting thru your agenda Monday. A friend may be able to refer you to a lawyer or advocate Tuesday afternoon. The Moon is back home in Cancer from 10:08 am Friday till next Sunday night. Midday Friday is your turn for doing a random act of kindness. The afternoon can be frazzling, but going out with a friend late Friday night could be lucky for you. Midday Saturday favors an outing, party or picnic with the kids.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Sunday night favors career matters, altho the Jupiter energy may not find an outlet till Monday. Monday should be a memorable day for career progress. On Wednesday night, you learn how friends and loans do not mix. On Saturday you may be in an untypical mood to steal away to a retreat, or just cocoon in an undisclosed location. But it will be a wonderful day, with wonderful weather and scenery.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday night favors higher education, and addressing issues of national concern. On Wednesday you may have to break a date with your spouse due to working late at the office; he or she will not be happy. Saturday favors making a special date with your spouse; perhaps you attend a gala at the lodge or the non-profit that you volunteer for. This week you may be forced to pay attention to health issues if you have been ignoring them. Virgos are least likely to have a poor diet but they don't always take their own advice.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Making friends of your in-laws Sunday night may uncover some interesting and beneficial tips. Everyone may be thrown into a tizzy Friday afternoon by unexpected events or broken appointments; it may be up to you to drum up some new customers. Work matters are favored on Saturday; maybe you organize an employee appreciation event.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Sunday night favors being generous with your wonderful life partner; whatever he or she wants to do is just the thing. On Wednesday night, the adult kids may ask for help making a down payment on a new home or with bills, but you probably will have to say no. Saturday is a golden day for being with the kids or being creative; artistic expression is favored by the Sun-Moon trine aspecting your natal planets.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Sunday night favors working on crafts as a creative outlet. Do not be hasty Thursday morning, or you may have to redo everything. Wednesday night is pretty stressful; don't make dates that have to be broken due to working late. Saturday favors having a tag sale, or hosting a craft workshop teaching your friends how to knit or paint. Sag is always seen as so carefree, yet you may have your hat screwed on way too tight this week. Try to welcome new chapters of your life.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You enjoy an outing to a fine arts events Sunday night (possibly a musical); it could be a truly memorable evening. Aim to meet deadlines Friday morning. Everyone may be thrown into a tizzy Friday afternoon by unexpected events or broken appointments; you may have to reshuffle personnel or send some people home. Saturday favors taking your mate out for a day trip, possibly to visit rarely-seen relatives.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Home is the best spot to be on Sunday night; you may receive news of an addition to the extended family. On Wednesday night you may have to hold firm and say no to the kids when they ask for money, but don't expect to be popular. Saturday offers a very good day for making a bit of money on your hobby; rent a table at a craft fair, or put a notice online.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – A fraternal meeting hall could be a lucky place for you on Sunday night, in terms of making valuable contacts. Do not be hasty Thursday morning, or you may have to redo everything. Saturday is a golden day for being with the kids or being creative; artistic expression is favored by the Sun-Moon trine meshing with your natal planets. Listen to your softer side this week. Maybe it is best not to force any relationship issues, or try to fit others into your idea of what they should be.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 19-25, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun enters Pisces, the Fish at 1:18 am Sunday
. Pisces natives tend to fit in anywhere, since they soak up the atmosphere around them and readily adapt. The negative Pisces tries to be all things to all people, losing their real identity and sapping their strength. The positive Pisces is able to uplift and inspire others, while addressing their practical concerns. Pisces can be so observant of subtle clues that others suspect them of being psychic. Famous Sun-Pisces include the late Elizabeth Taylor, John Steinbeck, Jackie Gleason, Victor Hugo, Copernicus, Chopin, George Washington, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Earl Warren, Sidney Poitier, Edward Albee, George Harrison, Rudolph Nureyev, Pierre Renoir, and Pope Pius XII.

The Sun is conjunct Neptune in Pisces at 3:41 pm Sunday. A Sun-Neptune conjunction is not favorable for most things. Don't make any important decisions, be careful what you believe or read or hear, and don't go on any binges. You may be in a self-pitying mood, or may totally mistake your role in life or in an organization. Depending on whether this is conjunct any natal planets, one may be much more sensitive to drugs, chemical fumes, or toxins of any kind. You may feel like cocooning for a time, and that is OK, but do contact friends just so they know you're alive.

Tuesday's New Moon is at 5:35 pm in Pisces, and marks Mardi Gras. The Sun is conjunct Neptune, Chiron and Pallas, squares Juno in Sag, and a sextile to Jupiter in Taurus. These conjunctions are not very favorable for Pisces natives, who should be extra prudent this month. Hire someone else to get up on the roof, etc.

Mercury in Pisces is opposite Mars in Virgo at 6:25 am Thursday. Mercury-Mars aspects tend to produce accidents due to suppressed anger, arguments, and haste. So everybody just take a breath and slow down during the morning commute, OK?

Vesta enters Aries at 2:05 pm Saturday, where it remains until May. Vesta in the sign of the Ram is a real leader of religious or humanitarian movements, with a strong desire to improve the lot of humanity.

COOL LINK ALERT! Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars.

Please visit my twin site on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html
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.
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 – If Vesta, now entering Aries, is in your first house, you may feel drawn to sacrifice much for a personal quest. Tuesday's New Moon accents privacy; you may wish to go on a retreat to sort out your own head. The Moon is in Aries from 9:48 pm Thursday till next Sunday morn. Suppressed anger plus haste can cause accidents Thursday morning so be alert. Friday morning brings kindred spirits to help with the workload. Saturday can be quite pleasant early morn and mid-afternoon, with the morning favoring anything, and the pm favoring visits or having fun with the kids and pets.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Vesta enters Aries in your solar twelfth house; you prefer to keep your motivations to yourself, and it is fine to keep do so, but loved ones want to understand you better. A relative may seem very confused Sunday afternoon; help talk him/her thru their thoughts. Watch out for garbled communications midday Tuesday; read those emails before hitting Send. Tuesday's New Moon accents confusing relations with friends; you may have positive experiences with charitable groups. Also delete angry messages before sending them out Thursday night. You may have an argument with a child Thursday morning. Saturday morn is the best time to spend with a friend.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Vesta enters Aries in your solar eleventh house; you may feel that the charitable groups you belong should take priority over personal needs. The boss may seem confused or overly optimistic early in the week; let's hope it wears off. Tuesday's New Moon accents a confused career situation; possibly you start working for a non-profit or charity. A flurry of calls (possibly business orders) come in on Wednesday night. A family quarrel is the wrong way to start Thursday; you may carry that turmoil to work, too.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Vesta enters Aries in your solar tenth house; you may offer to take a pay cut or have to give up some perks. You treat the kids to a matinee Sunday afternoon, and a good time is had by all. Tuesday's New Moon accents legal matters; you may have to pay a fine, or have a hard time finding reliable advice. A long-distance call has you chattering away on Wednesday night. You find a dear friend in the boss on Saturday.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar ninth house; you may have to travel for work rather than for pleasure but take your camera anyway. You may overdo things again Sunday afternoon. Your spouse may get favorable legal news early Monday. Tuesday's New Moon accents joint finances. Wednesday night favors talking about that very topic. Finances may be the topic of an argument Thursday morning; cool off and check the bank statement. You may be offered a better health plan Saturday through your employer.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar eighth house; you may experience a delay of insurance, alimony, or of a bequest. Your spouse may seem confused Sunday afternoon; talk them thru their thoughts. A favorable workplace insurance plan may be offered Monday. Tuesday's New Moon accents relationship issues. Refuse to be drawn into a Thursday morning argument with your mate. A Saturday morning visit with your mate's relatives may be significant.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar seventh house; you may give too much to your relationships where you are not appreciated. Tuesday's New Moon accents a chaotic workplace and confusing health issues. Wednesday night favors talking over concerns with a provider, or with a coworker. A fit of temper could be your undoing Thursday morning. Set aside Saturday afternoon for a lovely time with your mate.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar sixth house; you may enjoy teaching special-needs children or teaching crafts. Tuesday's New Moon accents children or creativity; you may gain a special depth of expression. Wednesday night favors looking up a wiki on your craft. Bite your tongue if tempted to argue with the kids Thursday morning. Your sideline business may receive some orders on Saturday.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar fifth house; you may be separated from your children for a time due to disruptions of family from divorce or work commutes. Tuesday's New Moon accents the home and family; don't be surprised if you have to play nurse to a family member. Wednesday night favors holding a family conference. Overlook a fit of temper at home Thursday morning.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar fourth house; you may have to be the caregiver for an older person or family member. Tuesday's New Moon accents daily life and messages; you may really struggle to maintain your schedule. You may use Wednesday night to catch up email. You may have to hand complaint letters to a staffer on Thursday. Saturday morn is a fine time to take the kids on an outing.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Vesta enters Aries in your solar third house; you may become a better scholar, and be very cautious how you word your letters. The Moon is in Aquarius from 5:28 am Sunday till midday Tuesday. Have brunch with an unusual friend Sunday. Sunday afternoon favors a matinee or an art class. Ask a favor early Monday for best results. A court matter may come to a favorable resolution before lunch Tuesday. Tuesday's New Moon accents personal finances; time to whip them into shape and make sure you do not miss a payment.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Vesta enters Aries in your solar second house; you may have to observe a strict budget for the time being. The Moon is in Pisces from 12:31 pm Tuesday till Thursday night. Do not make any decisions based on confused feelings early Tuesday afternoon. You may buy too many books if you visit the bookstore late Tuesday, but they will be wonderful. You will feel like chatting after dinner Wednesday with anybody at all. Avoid early morning spats on Thursday; that's no way to start the day. Saturday afternoon favors asking to borrow cash (or getting repayment of loan you made).

Monday, February 6, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 12-18, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

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.

The Sun enters Pisces at 1:18 am Sunday, Feb. 19. Happy birthday to all the Fishes! People with the Sun in Pisces tend to be impressionable and/or psychic. Pisceans are probably best at manifesting their inner world onto the outer world; if their inner life is a shambles, that is what they manifest, and the same hold true if their inner life is serene and creative. Its natural ruler Neptune enters this sign in February, a spiritual influence that many of us might resist to no avail.

Mercury trines Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 1:44 pm Monday. Serious talk, serious mood and serious work. No one is in a mood for the idle chatter by the coffee machine after lunch. That's OK, maybe we can all catch up on everything in the in-box today.

Mercury also enters Pisces, at 8:38 pm Monday. Mercury in Pisces accents the creative imagination. Pisceans are good at learning by osmosis, seeming to just pick it up from the air. They know some things intuitively without knowing how they know it. Yet these people can absorb too much tension from their surroundings and become ill, even mentally overtaxed to the point of physical breakdown from too much work or stress. Needs a creative outlet. Famous people with Mercury here include Adelina Patti, Leontyne Price, Victor Hugo, Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Poitier and Robert Frost.

Venus in Aries squares Pluto at 8 degrees Capricorn at 1:32 pm Wednesday. Venus-Pluto squares have a lot to do with romantic obsession. Persons affected by this aspect tend to try too hard to control a relationship and don't give it room to grow. And you know that livings things that don't grow tend to start dying on the vine. So think about it.

The Sun trines Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 11:02 am Saturday. People affected by this aspect may be called on to manage the details, to organize and plan. Responsibility (Saturn) may be thrust upon you. You may even receive honors or awards, which is also Saturn. Saturn rules science, so you will tend to be more methodical and logical.

COOL LINK ALERT! Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars.

Please visit my twin site on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html

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.
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 – Your spouse hits it off with friends of yours at a relaxed gathering on Sunday. Fight off a rare self-pitying mood late Monday or early Tuesday. On Wednesday you may be the recipient of fond greetings from a distant school chum. The boss really lays down the power trip Friday afternoon. It turns out that the teacher of your spouse's class is an old friend of yours.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – On Sunday you may actually feel like getting out and exercising in this wonderful weather we've been having. Be skeptical of things that a friend says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. Midday Tuesday is stressful balancing the demands of your spouse and a parent. Your lawyer (or possibly a professor) throws his weight around Friday afternoon.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Be skeptical of things that a boss says late Monday or early Tuesday; your know what they say about promises, promises. Tuesday afternoon is stressful dealing with the public or bosses; don't volunteer to do sales presentations. On Wednesday a friend may introduce you or give you a referral. Your insurance company may not be inclined to cut you any slack Friday afternoon.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Be skeptical of things that a lawyer or editor says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. On Wednesday the boss may offer extra hours or some recognition. Your spouse lays down the law Friday afternoon, possibly nixing plans for a romantic evening. Saturday favors making a good decision about insuring your family.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Be skeptical of things that an insurance rep says late Monday or early Tuesday; read the brochure three times. On Wednesday a professional acquaintance may pass along your business card; this is also a good day to generate ideas. A coworker may refuse to help you out Friday afternoon, or demand an equal favor in return. A Saturday class may turn out to be quite useful to you.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – You are likely to spend for emotional reasons Sunday so leave the checkbook at home. Be skeptical of public statements and of new people you meet late Monday or early Tuesday; check them out. Tuesday afternoon is stressful dealing with home, family and spouse. On Wednesday a coworker may give you something for the home. A child may throw a temper tantrum Friday afternoon; be firm but do not raise your voice.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra as the week begins, but only till dinner hour. You enjoy a chat over lunch discussing current events. An attack of the blues about 4 pm Sunday should be waited out. If you are watching your budget, avoid shopping with the Moon in Sag early in the week. On Wednesday your spouse may actually give you a love letter. You share more of your thoughts and feelings, especially with your children on Thursday. You show who rules the roost Friday afternoon. Saturday morn you might pack up the family for a brief getaway.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Sunday is probably a day for cocooning. The Moon is in Scorpio from 5:01 pm Sunday till Tuesday night. You may feel indulgent towards your children or loved one on Sunday night, possibly treating them to a movie. Be skeptical of things that children or a new beau says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. Juggling family demands may be stressful Tuesday. A sibling tries to throw his/her weight around Friday afternoon, but you never give in to bullying tactics.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Be skeptical of things that a family member says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. The Moon is in Sag from 7:56 pm Tuesday till late Thursday. Tuesday afternoon is stressful at home. On Wednesday one of the kids may thank you for sending them to college. You may be tempted to blow the whole wad on Friday afternoon, but resist ruining your budget.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Be skeptical of emails from strangers late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. On Wednesday a family member may let you in on a secret. The Moon is in Capricorn from 12:03 am Friday till next Sunday. Your emotions may swing out of control Friday afternoon, but keep a grip on reality.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Be wary of sales pitches Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. But do write yourself an imaginary check for future earnings. Midday Tuesday may be too stressful to eat lunch; do your stomach a favor and eat in a quiet corner. You may cross swords with the boss on Tuesday. On Wednesday you may introduce a sibling to a friend of yours.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday may be a creative day for self-expression. Be wary of assumptions you make late Monday or early Tuesday; you have a hard time seeing yourself clearly. Tuesday afternoon is stressful at work. Thursday may be the best day of the week at work and when working alone on a project. A friend tries to throw his weight around Friday afternoon, but friends who try that do not remain friends for long. Saturday you prefer just cocooning with hubby and a new book.