Monday, March 26, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope April 1-7, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Venus enters Gemini at 11:18 am Tuesday. Venus in Gemini is the big flirt of the zodiac, sorry Gemmy if you are tired of hearing that. Venus here does not generally like to be touched, and prefers a mental connection before getting serious about a relationship. Admirers may come in pairs or multiples, making it harder for you to make up your mind. Some famous people with Venus in Gemini include Leslie Caron, Bill Shakespeare, Ringo Starr, John Glenn, Richard Strauss, and Benjamin Spock.
Mercury goes direct at 6:11 am Wednesday at 23 degrees 51' of Pisces. You can come out from under the covers now, honest. Mercury does not reach the degree that it turned retrograde till April 23, so you will probably be checking your work and correcting errors till then. Gotta be done. The computer ate some files? – hope you have backup. The dog ate your homework? – oh, c'mon, you can do better than that. Ignore promises made while Merc was retrograde; they won't pan out, 9 times out of 10.
Venus at 2 degrees Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces at 9:48 pm Thursday. Do not sign contracts – someone may be scamming you. You're attracted to get-rich-quick schemes which will not pan out. You could fall for someone who is not what he says he is.
Full Moon Friday at 3:19 pm as the Moon opposes Sun in mid-Aries. The Moon is inconjunct Jupiter and Mercury on either side of the opposition to the Sun, so I would take that to mean that you may need to brush up your skills by taking a class or two. Mercury and Jupiter are both students, with one being the higher octave of the other.
Venus at almost 4 degrees Gemini squares Mars in Virgo at 7:36 pm Saturday. Passions are aroused. This can be either good or bad, depending on how you handle it. If you fight with your mate, it can be so much fun making up. But there will be friction between you – may start a nice blaze in the fireplace, or just an aggravating brush fire.
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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 – Early afternoon on Sunday favors showing your ability to ad lib when things go wrong on stage. Early Monday may be your best period; relationships go well and you are extra creative. Venus enters Gemini, your solar third house, on Tuesday – in spring a young man's fancy turns to love poems and songs. Friday's Full Moon especially affects you and your mate; make creative adjustments to each other.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Early Monday, you may be tempted to spend far too much. Venus enters Gemini, your solar second house, on Tuesday – favoring an improvement in your bank balance. Ask the banker how to avoid unnecessary fees. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar eleventh house of friends; pals you lost touch with reappear. Thursday night be especially cautious about parting with money or signing anything.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Spend Sunday afternoon with a lovely, humorous Leo friend. Venus enters Gemini, your solar first house, on Tuesday – visit the salon and get a fresh image. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar tenth house of career; stalled work projects get moving again. Thursday night is scam night; you are not at home to strangers. On Saturday morn you can really buckle down to writing that novel.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Venus enters Gemini, your solar twelfth house, on Tuesday – you look forward to a beautiful retreat. This may mean planting a secret garden in your own yard. Hit 'Save as Draft' on that angry email at the end of the day Tuesday; you may have second thoughts on that. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar ninth house of law/ college/ religion/ internet – a backlog of email is suddenly delivered, lost term papers show up, etc. A boon companion lifts your spirits on Wednesday morning.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 4:35 am Sunday till Tuesday morn. You need a creative outlet Sunday morning; take your easel to paint the lake shore sunrise. Early pm favors leaning a foreign language or planning next trip. You may stay up late Monday reworking a speech. On Tuesday Venus enters your solar eleventh house, favoring joining service clubs or networking. A raise or promotion could come thru on Wednesday. Keep in touch with friends on Thursday, possibly over a late lunch. But be careful Thursday night of other friends who introduce un-vetted persons.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 9:53 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. Venus enters Gemini, your solar ninth house, Tuesday – a prof may take a special interest in you, helping obtain scholarships or internships. Mercury goes direct in your solar seventh house of partners on Wednesday. Clear the air with your life mate, and yes it's necessary. Thursday night is scam night; you are not at home to strangers.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Early Sunday pm favors gatherings with you, your mate and some select friends. The Moon is in Libra from 11:32 am Thursday till midday Saturday. Moon trine Venus Thursday pm could bring an intro to a kind, charming prof or lawyer. Your ruler Venus squares Neptune late Thursday, so watch your purse and don't sign anything. Saturday morn is very depressing because the Moon is conjunct Saturn but don't let this rattle you; the transit will be over quickly.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Venus enters Gemini, your solar eighth house, Tuesday. You may be able to analyze your joint accounts or debts more rationally now, and insurers may finally settle. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar fifth house of fun/games, creativity, and children. You suddenly find out why your kids are doing what they do, and how to talk to them. The Moon is in Scorpio from 11:18 am Saturday thru the weekend. Don't loan money to friends Saturday night.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Venus enters Gemini, your solar seventh house, Tuesday – an opportune time to make overtures to that fascinating creature you keep running into. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar fourth house of home/family. Purchases for the home go thru smoothly now, and family members actually want to tell you how their day went. Thursday night is scam night; a family member may not be telling the whole truth.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Venus enters Gemini, your solar sixth house, Tuesday – favoring work and health matters, you might find a sideline profitable. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar third house of messages and computers; finally the mail gets routed correctly, and you figure out why some emails wound up in the trash. The 9 o'clock hour at work Wednesday is golden for starting building projects. Saturday night a silly argument may be resolved in the boudoir.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Treat your mate to an amusement park or comedy on Sunday afternoon. Venus enters Gemini, your solar fifth house, Tuesday – an ideal transit for love and romance. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar second house of finances; I hope you balanced the checking account by now. Thursday night be especially cautious about parting with money or signing anything. Friday's Full Moon could trigger more creative writing projects.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Venus enters Gemini, your solar fourth house, Tuesday – prompting you to start spring cleaning a bit early so you can update d├ęcor. Mercury goes direct Wednesday in your solar first house of self; words can run thru your mind so fast that you trip over your own tongue. Thursday night is scam night; you are not at home to strangers. Saturday afternoon is prime for getting errands done with a smile.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 25-31, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Yes, I am a wee bit later
than usual in getting this week's column out. Just needed a time-out. Will also try to get the following week's column on time – that is, no later than Tuesday.

The Moon is conjunct Jupiter at 12 degrees Taurus at 6:02 pm Sunday. A Moon-Jupiter conjunction makes all that feel-good stuff fill our inner bucket and splash all over everyone in the same room with us. Can be actual euphoria, or just a quiet feeling of well-being, and trust in the future. In Taurus, it often means that the Taurean likes too much of a good thing – now, if they can resist gobbling up the whole plate of goodies, they will insist you try a wee bite of same. Oh, and if you go grocery shopping under this aspect, don't be surprised if you go in for just bread n milk, and come out with five bags of the most tempting gourmet offerings.

Mercury at 25 degrees Pisces sextiles Venus in Taurus at 1:43 pm Thursday. Mercury and Venus in pleasant aspect denote charm, small talk, good manners (please and thank you), asking favors of others, compliments, and the recipe for the sweet treat that you take in to work. Very good for scheduling a luncheon for any purpose, with any one. Generally the tone is quite light so don't ruin it by pushing a hard sell. Your purpose should be to grease the social wheels – and the rest should take care of itself.

The Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn at 3:56 pm Thursday. Sun-Pluto squares generally signify a power struggle between the self or ego against the powers-that-be. It is time to see what we are made of – digging deep down for the strength to resist. Pluto represents mass movements – the creation of labor unions, the struggles of the masses to gain or assert their rights as human beings. We cannot win by fighting alone; we have to join with those who share our situation and know what we stand to gain or lose.

Here's a difficult aspect to interpret: Venus at 27 degrees Taurus inconjunct Saturn in Venus-ruled Libra at 2:24 pm Saturday. This could operate as a mutual exchange – of sorts. Saturn exalted in Libra, in aspect to Venus which rules both signs. Inconjuncts point to adjustments, sometimes creative ones like when we re-arrange the furniture. Saturn is the experts, the pros, the odds-makers and taste-makers. Venus is our ideas of beauty and fashion. The taste-makers may change their opinion of what constitutes true beauty. Could we possibly see models who are not so skeletally thin as they are at present? Will a popular fashion gain official approval and adoption by designers and stylists? Stay tuned.

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 – Possible money luck on Sunday. You could receive a money gift or certificate on Monday afternoon. You could get lost Tuesday morning, but your peripatetic trips go well later that day. Thursday afternoon can be a struggle where career matters are concerned. Friday afternoon is somewhat stressful re relationships, but Friday night is rather charming for a night in with your family.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus as the week begins, till Tuesday morn. Sunday morn favors playing games with the kids; it's a good op to teach sportsmanship, too. A sense of well-being runs high on Sunday, and may spill out to everyone around you. Monday afternoon favors a trip to the salon for a makeover. Tuesday morn does not favor shopping; money runs thru your fingers. Thursday favors lunch with a good friend; perhaps he/she has good news to share.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – You may shoot yourself (and your budget) in the foot Sunday when you go waaayy overboard. The Moon is in Gemini from 6:43 am Tuesday till Thursday night. Tuesday mid-morning does not favor clear thinking; write things out so you can analyze your thoughts. Tuesday night finds you having to redo something if you have not checked what instructions mean in English. You may be frustrated trying to reach someone by phone Thursday morn, but the afternoon favors getting lots done.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – You're the best friend anyone ever had on Sunday. The Moon is in Cancer from 7:07 pm Thursday till NEXT Sunday morn. Thursday favors a luncheon with charming friends. You may receive an emailed invite; say yes. However, that afternoon can be pretty stressful in relationship or career matters, so stick to business in the pm. Get an early start at work Friday so you get lots done, but the pm can be stressful. Unwind Friday night with a friend at the movies.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Sunday/Monday favor career matters in a big way; you are able to represent your company in a positive way that boosts the confidence of patrons and investors. You could also receive some extra perks. Tuesday night favors fun times with friends, perhaps online, or perhaps at a book club. Perhaps belated insurance coverage finally kicks in by Thursday. Your alma mater may send out an appeal for donations to the scholarship fund.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday favors hosting a dinner in honor of a beloved prof or schoolteacher. Confusion reigns at work Tuesday morn, and the troops have trouble staying cool. But that evening can be a creative time. Thursday offers a charming lunch date with your significant other, or future spouse. Friday night, a friend may enjoy going along to a college lecture or bookstore. You confide in your mate over Saturday dinner about things going on at work; you might gain a tip on managing stress and coworkers.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – You may decide Sunday that your will ought to leave a hefty bequest to beloved persons. On Tuesday you find the perfect humorous volume at the bookstore. Thursday afternoon can be pretty stressful re relationships or family affairs, so be available to talk things thru in a calm manner. Friday afternoon can be stressful at work, but you enjoy a spa visit that night. On Saturday your taste in beautiful things may undergo some revision. You can always learn something new regarding color combos or accessorizing.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your generosity to your mate may know no bounds on Sunday; he or she is just glowing, and you enjoy seeing your mate so happy. Midday Thursday favors a special date with your mate and the kiddies. Thursday afternoon can portend major stress at work (continuing into Friday), so take a deep breath. A friend enjoys going along to a campus lecture Friday night. Saturday night can be marvelously relaxing playing charades with the kids.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – You may decide Sunday that your health regimen requires installation of a very pricey gym in your home; not necessary, but it's hard to convince a Sag not to be spendy. Lots of visitors and calls Tuesday thru Thursday. Late afternoon Tuesday may be frustrating reaching somebody, but you get thru to set up a productive meeting for Thursday afternoon. Legal matters are not favored for Friday, however. Communications at home are warm and supportive on Saturday.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You play the doting father, spoiling the kids rotten Sunday night. Midday Thursday favors making speeches and issuing press releases, especially regarding fun projects and employee appreciation day. However, that afternoon can be very stressful if you have legal or business matters pending. You'd prefer along weekend starting Friday to spend with family camping or traveling.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You might have a sudden massive urge to buy a McMansion Sunday; lie down till it goes away. Be content to redecorate a bit Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday you enjoy indulging your creative side – Tuesday's efforts may not work out, you still learn a great deal by experimenting. On Thursday an exchange student may arrive; you are impressed with his or her manners. On Friday you may have to tend to a family member who has an outpatient procedure.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – You could have an urge to donate a large gift to your hometown on Sunday. You and a friend arrange to exchange favors on Monday afternoon. Tuesday night aggravates your temper. On Thursday everyone is so nice to you (little do they know, ha!). Best days may be Friday thru the weekend, when the Moon is in compatible Cancer. On Friday afternoon, relationships can be a bit strained, but Saturday dinner out with kindred souls is filled with charming conversation.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Video: Interpreting Viking Runes

by Milky Way Maid

Hi, I just had a brainstorm and decided to make a brief introductory video (made up of pictures of rune symbols and placards) about the Viking runes, aka Futhark. Futhark comes from the initial letters of the first few letters of the Viking alphabet.

I had thought that I could upload a video clip, but I this site does not have that capacity. So what I am going to have to do is upload it to YouTube and just give you the link here. I had to go pretty fast thru this, and I apologize. But you can freeze-frame thru it, and take notes.

It’s up — the YouTube link is: here

Monday, March 12, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 18-24, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

As I mentioned last week, Mercury is conjunct Uranus in Aries at 1:22 pm Sunday. I wouldn't be surprised if mechanical or electronic gadgets blow a fuse. Your own brain may be able to make leaps of logic without your conscious awareness of each step in your calculations. Many thoughts crowd your brain; keep a note pad nearby to catch some of those ideas, which may prove useful in years to come.
The Sun enters Aries at 1:14 am Tuesday. Happy Birthday to all the Rams and lambs! Sun in Aries types are self-starters. They like to get things going, and if one of their original ideas is too far ahead of its time, they are sometimes too willing to abandon it in favor of something that will be accepted. Their dynamic energy inspires others to find their own uniqueness and a way to express it. Aries needs to take a lesson from its opposite sign Libra, and learn to work with others in a team effort. Famous Sun-Aries natives include: Doris Day, Gregory Peck, Thomas Jefferson, Vincent Van Gogh, Warren Beatty, Henry Luce, Julie Christie, Robert Frost, J. William Fulbright, and Arturo Toscanini.
The Sun is conjunct Mercury at 3:21 pm Wednesday at 1 degree Aries. May or may not be an big idea day, altho with Uranus close by, it is more likely that we we get a Bright Idea at least once this week. Barbara Koval wrote that the Sun-Mercury conjunction is either the start of a buying phase or a selling phase; watch stock prices before and after the conjunction. The stock market has been generally upward lately, so I would expect prices to soften. While Mercury is behind the sun (10-20 days), there is a period of buyer uncertainty while the new trend sorts itself out.
We have a New Moon at 10:37 am Thursday, at about 2 degrees of Aries, almost on top of Uranus at 4 degrees of Aries. This is a near repeat of the Sun-Mercury conjunction, so read that paragraph.
The Sun is conjunct Uranus at 4 degrees Aries at 2:20 pm Saturday. This liberating energy may turn us all into Rebels Without a Cause, or if we suppress it, we could wind up in accidents instead. Break out of your rut in a conscious way, if only by taking a different route to or from work. Every day does not have to be the same thing over and over, like “Groundhog Day.”
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 – The Sun enters your sign on Tuesday, in your solar first house; you assert your independence from opinion-makers; and lead others toward a new vision. The Moon is in Aries from 5:57 am Thursday till Saturday afternoon. If you have a birthday around this New Moon, you will likely have so many new ideas crowding your brain you won't know what to do first. Keep a notepad handy to jot down ideas as they occur. Saturday, you may be sorely tempted to kick over the traces and start out on your own.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Sun enters your solar twelfth house of privacy and hospitals; you may decide to share your private dream with others to create a better society. Sunday morning brings a strong urge to splurge, but hide your credit card from yourself. Monday night you listen to a friend wallow in her tears, but you are not really in a mood to let her go on feeling sorry for herself. The Moon is in Taurus from 5:43 pm Saturday thru the weekend. Saturday brings a rebellious mood to all, but you would be shooting yourself in the foot if you abruptly left your current situation. A friend may treat you to a movie on Saturday night.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Sun enters your solar eleventh house of friends and groups; you may serve in a leadership position on an ad hoc committee, in a way that expresses your uniqueness as a communicator. Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention. Saturday may offer an opportunity to express your unique style of leadership. Tuesday is stressful for the mutable signs; steer clear of argument.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Sun enters your solar tenth house of career and rank; you claim your own power to achieve outside of any boxes or ceilings imposed on you. Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention. Wednesday morning favors an early breakfast with a friend; in fact this may be your best day of the week. Saturday may drop an sudden career opportunity in your lap.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Fixed signs are stressed on Sunday morning, either by overdoing or by not being able to afford to overspend. The Sun enters your solar ninth house of law and education; you try to become the “answer man” or Mr Memory, digging up data upon request. Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention. Saturday, you may experiment online with formats for performing this service.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The Sun enters your solar eighth house of pooled resources; you might hit on innovative ways to pool the resources of you and your partner, or of larger groups of people (insurance, family estates or businesses, mutual funds). Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention. Saturday favors discussing ideas with like-minded people on how to offer the advantages of investing to middle-income people. Tuesday is stressful for the mutable signs; steer clear of argument.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Sunday morning could be rather lucky for you, if playing games of chance. The Sun enters your solar seventh house of partners; you want to be acknowledged as an equal in any relationship, or will move on to another. Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention – altho late Thursday could be the scene of a power struggle that no one wins. Saturday is a likely day to tell someone off, just be sure you can live with the resulting solitude.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Fixed signs are stressed on Sunday morning, either by overdoing or by not being able to afford to overspend. Early Wednesday favors a nice romantic breakfast, possibly watching the sunrise over the nearest lake. The Sun enters your solar sixth house of health and work; you enjoy your work and you work to defend labor rights. Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention. Saturday offers a prime opportunity to issue a personal declaration.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Tuesday is stressful for the mutable signs; steer clear of argument. The Sun enters your solar fifth house of children and creativity; you express a child's joy in living in a unique and inspired way. Thursday's New Moon in Aries reinforces this energy; so pay attention. Saturday favors working on your creative outlets, using new or unusual media or techniques .

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You're willing to spend Monday night as movie night, possibly making an evening of it at the local cinema. The Sun enters your solar fourth house of home and family; you may dominate the home environs even more than usual, perhaps making the sole decision about moving or buying a new home. Saturday is a likely day for making an abrupt decision so be sure you have done your homework in that regard.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from week's start till Monday night. Sunday might be frustrating because you want to do things up with a bigger splash than your pocketbook really allows; settle for treating everyone to a sundae at the local i.c. parlor. Monday afternoon favors conferring with mentors or senior advisors. The Sun enters your solar third house of communications and computers on Tuesday; you take the lead in sharing information with others, perhaps setting up a kind of message board or forum. Saturday is a likely day for having a sudden insight or breakthrough about that.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 8:05 pm Monday till Thursday morning. The Moon going over transiting Neptune also in your sign Monday night can bring on confused emotions; it might be helpful to journal your thoughts and feelings. Tuesday is stressful for the mutable signs; steer clear of argument. The Sun enters your solar second house of personal resources; you might hit on a temporary fix to financial problems, possibly on Saturday.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 11-17, 2012

By Milky Way Maid
This week's report is a bit truncated due to the fact I just caught a cold. Can't think anymore. Achoo. Cough. Cough. Sniff.
On Sunday Mercury is conjunct Vesta in Aries and trine Juno in Sag. This Vesta in Aries drives for perfection, but Mercury almost immediately goes retrograde on her and makes a laughingstock of her perfect plans. Even with the best of helping partners formulating those plans (Juno), I think the result could be rather embarrassing. Wait till you run this by everyone, call it beta software -- whatever will keep the egg off your face.
Mercury goes retrograde Monday at 3:49 am. Mercury is at 6 degrees 49 minutes of Aries, and will retrograde into Pisces by the weekend of the 24th. It will go direct again on Wednesday, April 4. Mercury will not reach the point at which it started going retrograde until April 23. Mercury retro is not the end of the world. For one thing, it is good for vacations because you know you will wind up where you started from – home. Also it can be good for finding out stuff you were not supposed to find out, due to another person's slip of the tongue or whatever. BTW if you misplace things, Alphee Lavoie has a fine article on using horary to find lost items. It is at Alphee.com.
Jupiter in Taurus trines Pluto at 9 degrees Capricorn at 12:43 am Tuesday. Venus trines Pluto at 9:27 pm the same day, and Venus conjoins Jupiter at 1:54 am Wednesday. PLUS, Venus trines Mars, and Mars trines Jupiter on Wednesday. The few days surrounding this aspect should be very powerful for all of you earth-sign people.
Mercury retrograde at 3 degrees Aries is conjunct Uranus at 1:22 pm NEXT Sunday. I wouldn't be surprised if mechanical or electronic gadgets blow a fuse. Your own brain may be able to make leaps of logic without your conscious awareness of each step in your calculations.
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 – On Sunday, you may really get upset over an error in a bank statement. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on Monday – and conjoins Uranus next Sunday. Get in the habit of considering your words before you speak, because your tendency here will be to say something off the top of your head – just be sure you know what you are saying. Saturday favors a sparkling night with friends; the banter will be really funny.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – On Sunday, you and your mate may really go over the top; hold on, whoa. Mercury goes retro in your solar twelfth house, which is probably a nice, secret place to have it occur. Your mixups are not found out by others! Search carefully thru things you put in the trash, lest you toss items of value. Make plans for a nice dinner out, just the two of you, on Friday.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – On Sunday, you may have to soothe someone close to you who is fretting about going in for medical testing. Mercury goes retro in your solar eleventh house of friends; there may be mis-communications over friends or club meetings. Verify meeting place and times, or cancellations. Tuesday favors an outing with friends. Wednesday night may be stressful; try not to butt heads with those near 'n' dear. You wake up early Thursday ready to catch up on everything.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – On Sunday a friend might demand more of your time than is reasonable. Mercury goes retro in your solar tenth house on Monday; you might have to wait for the expected promotion or new job, since your trainer might be out. But everything looks quite sunny Monday afternoon. This week, a friend is just a magnet for luck; stick around to catch the runoff. A Friday night out (or in) with spouse n friends is just grand.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – At the beginning of the week, you may go off the deep end about life priorities; maybe you are frustrated at not juggling them as well you want. Mercury goes retro in your solar ninth house on Monday; expect snags in long trips or college plans, so have a Plan B and Plan C ready.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – On Sunday, you may be very upset over a letter or email; don't jump to conclusions. Mercury goes retro in your solar eighth house on Monday; insurance mixups could occur, so keep an eagle eye on those EOB statements. On Friday, make some special plans with your mate for dinner. You're allowed to watch cartoons with the kids on Saturday morning.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Sunday you could go off the deep end over some minor checkbook error. Mercury goes retro in your solar seventh house on Monday; be especially well-prepared if you have to make public appearances or interviews. Don't talk off the top of your head! An estate matter could finally be resolved late Tuesday.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 12:24 am Sunday till Tuesday morn. You really need to control the urge to blow things way out of proportion Sunday pm. You can work off your turbulent emotions getting lots of chores done that evening. Everything looks much sunnier Monday afternoon. On Friday, make some special plans with your mate for dinner. You're allowed to watch cartoons with the kids on Saturday morning, but after that you will probably tackle chores around the house.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Sunday, you spend time cheering up friends in the hospital; you might even offer them a ride home Monday. The Moon is in Sag from 2:54 am Tuesday till Thursday morn. On Tuesday you manage to get someone to cover for you so you can take a day off. Wednesday night may be stressful; try not to butt heads with those near 'n' dear. You wake up early Thursday ready to catch up on everything.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Monday afternoon you may receive an invite to a local event. The Moon is in Capricorn from 6:24 am Thursday till midday Saturday. Thursday afternoon can be stressful at work; a key employee may even threaten to quit. Make some conciliatory moves on Friday. Early Saturday favors a short trip, perhaps a brunch with loved ones. After that you work on the to-do list.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday may be stressful for you if family members are under the weather; rest assured that they will be well soon. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar third house, possibly the most aggravating place it could be. Just make a point of confirming appointments. The Moon enters Aquarius at 12:11 pm Saturday. The evening favors a night on the town, perhaps to visit a comedy club.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mercury goes retro in your solar second house on Monday; be sure to note where you put things like checks, checkbooks, statements, etc. Follow up on whether refunds are processed in due time. Someone at work may have offered to help you with your tax prep, but don't count on it happening unless you get an appointment. Wednesday night may be pretty stressful over work matters.