Sunday, July 29, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 5-11, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Venus enters caring Cancer at 9:43 am Tuesday
. Venus in the sign of the Crab can be sensitive to the point of being a nuisance – the kind of person who whines that “but I'm so sensitive, you hurt my feeling when you say that!” – they can become impossible to deal with in the workplace if they take everything personally. On the other hand they have a great talent for recognizing the feelings of others, for nurturing, and soothing, and smoothing ruffled feathers.

Venus in Cancer can be a rather passive sign in that they sometimes do not go out looking for love, altho they are able to receive when it comes to them. This holds true unless there are aspects to natal Mars or Uranus. Venus in Cancer is very home-loving to the point where they may prefer to stay at home or work from home. Children with this placement can be difficult to kick out of the nest, since they make themselves useful in the kitchen and in general. Famous people with Venus in Cancer include: ballerina Margot Fonteyn, NY guv Nelson Rockefeller, crooner Dean Martin, former president Harry Truman, trumpeter Louis Armstrong, Constantine of Greece, Princess Anne, “happy warrior” Hubert Humphrey, and author William Styron.

Yay, Mercury goes direct at 1:40 am Wednesday! Mercury will be at 1 degree, 28' of Leo when it stations. BTW I missed putting up one of my columns the week Mercury went retrograde square to natal Mercury – I had started it and then forgot I still had to finish it. Please accept my humble apologies if I missed a week that was crucial to you.

Venus at 1 degree Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces at 6:34 pm Thursday. This is very much an in-love-with-love aspect, so don't believe everything a charmer tells ya. Can make you feel a bit spacey, depending on your natal aspects. Great for creativity in the arts, tho it could be fueled by alcohol. Just don't drive under this aspect if you can help it.

Jupiter is conjunct Vesta at 11 degrees Gemini on Sunday, effective all week. Jove and Vesta are both pretty spiritual planets, with Vesta just being more private about it. You may decide on performing some personal ritual on a regular basis, possibly a New Moon or Full Moon meditation, or a Templar ritual, or something of the sort. Send out a ring of light at the end of the ritual to help heal the world.

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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 in Aries from 5 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. You don't exactly feel appreciated Sunday afternoon, but the evening brings promises to help. Don't bother trying to fight City Hall Monday morning. The workday may kick off with a scrambled schedule, but insight also strikes. On Tuesday, the Moon opposes Mars and Saturn, making for a frustrating day. Venus enters Cancer, your solar fourth house, on Tuesday; you may spend a few dollars sprucing up the house or kitchen, or simply spend more time with family.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Venus enters Cancer, your solar third house, on Tuesday; you receive caring notes and emails about your recent illness, or inquiring after your well-being. The Moon is in Taurus from 3:28 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. Mercury goes direct in Leo on Wednesday; quotes on home repairs might be adjusted so ask for clarification. Start Wednesday with an affirmation. Wednesday night favors making contact with a mentor. Thursday afternoon features a bit of a tug-of-war.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Venus enters Cancer, your solar second house, on Tuesday; you may make extra money from catering or housekeeping or house-sitting. Mercury goes direct in Leo on Wednesday; daily life gets back on track. The Moon is in Gemini from 4:11 pm Friday till early next Monday. You catch up with a lot of personal messages Friday night. Saturday morn is well spent with a friend who makes you laugh. You may be in quite a generous mood Saturday night.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Venus enters Cancer, your solar first house, on Tuesday; time to spruce up a bit with a visit to a salon or spa, and buy a new pair of shoes or something. You really must toss out that stuff from fourth grade! Mercury goes direct in Leo on Wednesday; double-check bank statements against receipts. Be cautious about strangers you meet on the internet Thursday. A spiritual retreat or seminar Saturday can be quite meaningful for you.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – A legal decision Monday morning will be rather unexpected. Venus enters Cancer, your solar twelfth house, on Tuesday; you may find rewards in volunteering at the hospital or donating something – attend a retreat of some kind to get in touch with your feelings again. Higher-ups may be considering you for bigger things Wednesday pm. You spend Saturday night among generous friends.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Venus enters Cancer, your solar eleventh house, on Tuesday; your friends are more caring and ask about your well-being. Membership in organizations can be beneficial to you, not only in terms of networking. On Wednesday and Thursday the moon is in compatible Taurus, with about 6 pm Wednesday a favorable hour for brainstorming, or breaking ground on a new project. On Saturday night you may be inspired to your true vocation.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Your partner may say something very upsetting to you on Monday morn, tho I am sure he doesn't realize it. Venus enters Cancer, your solar tenth house, on Tuesday; perks and bonuses may come your way at work. The Moon is in compatible Gemini on Friday and Saturday; a sextile to Mercury direct on Friday night favors attending a club or networking event. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction Saturday night favors attending a publishing event such as a reading.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Monday morning may be a bit upsetting, with appointments or meetings canceled. Roll with it. Venus enters Cancer, your solar ninth house, on Tuesday; a legal matter may finally be settled with a check made out to you, or you receive royalties from your book. Thursday evening's Venus-Neptune trine looks wonderful for attending a concert or making your own music. An insurance matter may finally work out over the weekend.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Spend time Monday morning with a child or romantic partner, possibly someone with an accent. You might even consider adopting a child from overseas. Venus enters Cancer, your solar eighth house, on Tuesday; you may receive a legacy or a settlement from insurance. Or your spouse may open up the wallet a bit wider. Thursday night you may dream about a long trip, or even buying a second home abroad. Saturday morn starts off with fun chatter with your mate.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Venus enters Cancer, your solar seventh house, on Tuesday; your mate looks better and better to you, in fact no one could suit you more. On Wednesday and Thursday the moon is in compatible Taurus, with about 6 pm Wednesday a favorable hour for brainstorming, or breaking ground on a new project. Pluto and Chiron move towards a sextile later this month, possibly you are considering a rather drastic medical procedure or health makeover.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon conjoins your ruler Monday morning; you are quite the master of witty repartee. Venus enters Cancer, your solar sixth house, on Tuesday; your health enjoys a boost, and income from your sideline also rises. The Moon is in compatible Gemini on Friday and Saturday; a sextile to Mercury direct on Friday night favors relationships or being in the public eye. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction Saturday night favors romance and creative projects.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces as the week begins, but only for ¾ of the day, shopping can be frustrating. Venus enters Cancer, your solar fifth house, on Tuesday; you enjoy caring for children; romance could come knocking on the door. Venus also favors creativity whether in the kitchen or in the arts. Venus-Neptune on Thursday night is bad for romantic love but nice for spiritual connections. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction Saturday night favors a family gathering, full of high spirits and emotional support.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 29-Aug. 4, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

By now everyone is talking and writing about the Batman movie shooting. Do you have the details to run your own event chart? The Denver Cinema Shooting: July 20, 2012, at 12:39 am, in Denver. THE SHOOTER: James Egan Holmes, born Dec. 13, 1987, time unknown, in San Diego, CA.
Dave Roell of Astro America is a bit puzzled by the event chart because he cannot see a trigger for the event, altho he sees some clues to the timer in Mr. Holmes birth chart.

In my column of July 15-21, I worried over the awful T-square in the New Moon chart. I wrote: “We have a New Moon in Cancer at 12:24 am Thursday. The Moon soon goes void-of-course, but in the hours preceding the New Moon, the Moon squares Saturn in Libra at about 5:30 pm Wednesday – and Mars opposes Uranus at nearly 11 pm Wednesday. So these are not nice n warm-fuzzy aspects kicking off the last month of summer. All these planets mentioned are in cardinal signs, so events could happen very quickly, and hit the news even ahead of the exact aspects. I worry that the Mars-Uranus energy is too accident-prone, even if one is trying to channel that energy into sports or other physical work. Heads up for safety awareness this week!” Now this was not any warning of an event of this magnitude in the US of A, but at least I was not falling into the trap of happy talk no matter what the aspects! The event chart may not have a trigger – or the New Moon itself may be the trigger -- I have not studied it yet (having been distracted no end with a personal health problem) but I would make a New Moon chart for Denver and see what that yields.

The Sun at 8 degrees Leo is trine Uranus at 1:21 am July 31. It's “wind in your hair” time. You break out of your routine, even if that only means taking a different route home, or eating at a new restaurant. You may hit on a way of expressing your unique individuality, finding a place in the Sun or in the spotlight. Welcome new and unusual people into your life – someone who may have an accent or live an alternative lifestyle.

We have a Full Moon in Leo at 11:27 pm on Lammas, August 1. The Moon sextiles Uranus that evening and trines Jupiter within a half-hour after the Full Moon. This is MUCH better than the disturbing New Moon chart.

Venus at 23 degrees Gemini is trine Saturn in Libra at 3:38 am July 31. Venus is at the same degree it was when it went retrograde and this can be a powerful time for Venus to make herself felt. Venus smooths the edges of Saturn's ambition, so that he can schmooze more easily when networking. Saturn allows you to have only what you need, nothing more – or less. Experience (Saturn) help you to make a little money (Venus).

The Sun at 10 degrees Leo sextiles Jupiter in Gemini on Thurs., Aug. 2 at 5:56 am. This aspect can bring some modest luck, or put you in the spotlight – which is a favorite place for Leo to be, anyway.

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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 - A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar third house of education; you might benefit from taking or teaching a class this fall, so check out the offerings at the local community center or college. You may even be able to teach an online course or seminar, with students from all over, and wouldn't that be fun! Venus transiting your solar third house of education repeats the theme of education, with a spritz of romance in the air.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Monday afternoon's Moon-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn can help you glean information helpful in a legal matter. Venus trines Saturn on Tuesday – in your second and sixth houses – promising a fatter paycheck but one that you have to earn. A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar second house; career progress can bring a fatter paycheck soon.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar first house; you benefit from taking (or teaching) classes, and you might even win a bit of a scholarship if applying to college. The Moon is in compatible Aquarius on Thursday, when it trines Mars in Libra; a grand trine in air signs favors having your own bull session to drum up ideas so take notes on every idea that's floated.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar twelfth house of solitude; you may get interested in joining a religious or arts retreat, or just vacation in a nice, rustic cabin far from the madding crowd. The Moon is in compatible Pisces on Friday and Saturday; you might daydream about your trip around the world, or find online lessons on money management.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – You seize the spotlight on an Open Mike Monday, and have them rolling in the aisles. If you can take a day trip Tuesday with a friend, or with a club, you can do some successful schmoozing and pick up a few pointers. A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar eleventh house of friends; a friend or a group you belong to may make a lovely offer. On Thursday you breakfast with a friend before work, someone who has often been a boon companion.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Tuesday's Full Moon in Leo accents your twelfth house, making you prefer to work behind the scenes. You might volunteer at the local hospital, guiding patients around the medical complex. Mars is halfway thru your solar second house; hope you have been watching fees, taxes, and interest rates that you are paying, in advance of its conjunction to Saturn later in August.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus trines Saturn in your sign on Tuesday; legal decisions could go in your favor – an internet website offers membership benefits – you make a solid friend at college. The Full Moon in your solar eleventh house this week accents your associations with friends and social clubs; keep an eye peeled for opportunities to apply for scholarships or join tours. The Moon in compatible Aquarius Thursday trines Mars at midday; you can get a lot done on the lunch break or take a power walk around downtown.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - A Full Moon in Leo (your solar tenth house of career) on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar eighth house of loans and insurance; apply for positions in insurance, mortgage companies, or government. The Moon is in compatible Pisces Friday and Saturday; you might enjoy exercising your creative, artistic muscles on Saturday.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag as the week begins, and stays till early Monday. You will tend to feel unappreciated Sunday afternoon, but you hit on a way to guilt-trip everyone into thanking you. A Full Moon in compatible Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar seventh house of partners and the public; there is the chance of a new relationship with a foreigner or public person, tho YOU may be more in the public eye than usual.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 3:29 am Monday till Wednesday morn. Try to be a bit more open-minded midday Monday. Monday pm, everyone changes their plans and throws you into a dither, so have a Plan B. Early Tuesday is frustration, with traffic snarls during the a.m. commute and inability to reach people mid-morn. A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar sixth house of work and health; more perks may come with your job, a job which may involve working with foreign customers or with the export business.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 5:56 am Wednesday till Friday morn. You might work thru lunch on Wednesday, but after dinner will feel a bit adventurous. Perhaps you step into a new shop, or surf to a new website. On Thursday morn you are totally energized by a project. Consult with a mentor on Thursday night. A Full Moon in Leo on Wednesday night features a lovely aspect to Jupiter in your solar fifth house of romance; a bevy of beauties may be yours to choose from. Nice work if you can get it, as they say.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 9:58 am Friday till next Sunday afternoon. The after lunch slump hits in a big way Friday, and you spend mid-afternoon fixing your typos. An influential friend shares tips on your late-night chat Friday. Saturday morning you moan over not having a big enough budget to decorate the house the way you'd like. Much of Saturday offers fun with rearranging furniture and otherwise adjusting your daily routines.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 22-28, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Gotta tell you about my Mercury retrograde experiences this past week
. On Thursday night the 12th, the week that Merc went retro, I was all aflutter over a rather expensive item that I could not find. I cast a horary chart for my question over where it was, tho it did not really help right off. Only after the item turned up did the horary make sense. It had Pisces rising and its ruler in the twelfth. Didn't look good for getting it back, did it? So anyway, it was a footwear item, some custom inserts, and they turned out to be in the winter boots which I had stored in the front closet. Pisces rules shoes, of course. Sometimes a chart is SO OBVIOUS and yet we still can't get it.
Not to be outdone, computers have been giving me fits lately, too. The point where Mercury made its station, 12 degrees Leo, is near my natal Uranus, ruling computers, and also indicating my aggravation and upset. Plus Uranus also made a station on the 13th. So I was already frustrated over the lost item, and the computer assigned to me at work spent the last two weeks mostly out of commission. Now I am home on Saturday, needed to print something, and try to plug in the power cord for the printer. The plastic plug was broken, so then I had to ask myself if I had another cord or if I had to buy a new one.

The Sun enters its home of Leo at 6:01 am Sunday. Sun in Leo natives are wonderfully warm people. They have a great gift for encouraging and inspiring others. The flaws include demanding attention whether deserved or not, and taking criticism personally. Bored to tears with menial work, repetition, and detail. Affectionate, ambitious, magnetic. Famous people with Sun in Leo include: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, poet Percy Shelley, George Bernard Shaw, comedienne Lucille Ball, chef Julia Child, Casey Stengel, Paul Tillich, Dag Hammarskjold, and the dictators Fidel Castro, Benito Mussolini, and Napoleon.

Retrograde Mercury at 10 degrees Leo sextiles Mars in Libra at 6:55 am Sunday. The aspect is good for eye-hand coordination in sports or crafts (especially if they involve heat or sharp tools, like woodworking, stitchery, woodburning, cooking, etc). Ask someoen to show you how to do that craft skill you need to finish your project. Can set off minor arguments, or verbal “bullets”. You do well at debate.

Retrograde Mercury at 8 degrees Leo trines Uranus at 9:27 am Wednesday. We want to spread the word in a big way, probably via email or internet postings. But with the retrograde, we have to send out a correction 2 minutes later.

The Sun at 6 degrees Leo is conjunct retrograde Mercury at 3:57 pm Saturday. We may talk about ourselves nonstop – and accidentally blurt out something we wanted to keep secret! Also the Sun-Mercury conjunction is one of the key points in the economic cycle, so keep tabs on changes of direction in the stock market, etc.

Jupiter in Gemini squares Chiron in Pisces this week, at 8 to 9 degrees of the signs. If this contacts natal health houses, could send you to a doc for treatment. Let's hope you get a good one, so check around for good references from friends and such.

Mars at 11 Libra opposes Pallas in Aries, and trines Ceres in Gemini. It's too dry this summer for a lot of crops, and Pallas may decide she has to do something (Mars) about it PDQ. Couples who are chronically arguing (Mars) may decide they either have to divorce or seek counseling to salvage the good side of their relationship. I am all for getting to the root of the problems and learning new strategies for relating.

COOL LINK ALERT! Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars.
Please look on the right column 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.
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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 features games with the kids. Tuesday morn can be stressful, possibly with machinery breaking down, but by midday things are looking up. You burn off some energy in the gym after work, or possibly play with the kids at the park. Wednesday morn favors working with the public or in sales, but leave before midday. Saturday midday and afternoon are very pleasant even if you only daydream about your next long trip.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Not a good idea to stay up late Monday; tiredness forces mistakes you'll just have to fix later. Mid-morning Tuesday is favorable for finances and possibly remortgaging the house. Thursday you are more Other-minded; however, making time to be with your mate can be a juggling act. You may have to juggle funds Friday, possibly borrowing a few bucks from hubby till your payday.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Sunday you wish your could redecorate the house a bit; try freshening up accessories, or a coat of paint. On Tuesday you take time off work for a school function (summer school? Picking the new school for fall?) but it is worth it to see your kids in a good place. Wednesday favors fun times with friends, possibly on a day trip. Saturday may be your best day, with your spouse picking the agenda for the day. Vesta entered your sign this month; give Vesta some quiet time puttering around the house.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Sunday might be filled with errands, altho I cannot promise they will all get done. Tuesday makes a good family night, if you are OK with a quite competitive game of Monopoly. Possible good new at work greets you Wednesday morn. Have a notepad ready by the bed for those great ideas in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Mars in your money house gets some help Thursday night; maybe you can call in a “marker”.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Monday thru Wednesday can be quite busy with calls and appointments. The Sun in your sign receives a stressful aspect from Neptune on Thursday night; perhaps you wish you could remake yourself. A session with a hair stylist or makeup artist could gain you a lot of useful tips. If you have Saturday engagements, confirm the time and who is picking up whom, to avoid missing each other.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from Sunday till Monday night. You may be a bit competitive in your morning walk Sunday. You may have to refuse someone a favor Sunday night, but soften the blow by mentioning a possible substitute. Resist sabotaging the budget Monday night. In fact the week is perilous for taking on new debts; be careful of interest rates and fees. Friday may bring a positive change in your career assignment.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 6:38 pm Monday till Wednesday night. Monday night favors spending time with boon companions. Be cautious on your Tuesday am commute to avoid a ticket. A new coworker Tuesday may shake up your outlook. Make sure to catch up on the news and gossip on break. A friend may refer you to a good lawyer or other professional. Your mood is somber midday Wednesday, but that will pass, and don't let it dictate drastic decisions. Persuasion is the keyword for Thursday afternoon.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 10:29 pm Wednesday till early Saturday. You enjoy a soak in the tub before bedtime Wednesday. You can be very persuasive anytime, but especially Thursday afternoon. Reassess finances sometime Friday; you may shift funds from one account to another, or seek a new advisor. You may get some very good advice from a senior or mentor Friday afternoon. That bonus may finally come thru by the weekend. BTW Juno went direct in your sign last week, so relationship issues may get back on track.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Monday night favors good times with friends. Competitive juices flow Tuesday afternoon. Cheer up a friend at Wednesday lunch. On Thursday you are more inclined to go to the quiet cabin retreat and exercise your creative muscles. The Moon is in Sag from 1:18 am Saturday thru the weekend. Early risers may enjoy a swim Saturday. Midday and afternoon favor quality time with the kids.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Tuesday makes a good family night, if you are OK with a quite competitive game of Monopoly. A member of the family may have good news to report on Wednesday morn. Tuesday and Thursday have their share of stresses this week, with Wednesday a fairly serene but busy day. Friday you may have to make a bank run to cover the payroll. Be careful what you say Saturday; it's too easy to shoot yourself in the foot with that Mercury retrograde aspect.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Your mind may be far from the workplace the first half of the week. Wednesday is particularly lucky for you in terms of latching onto a good idea, or sharing ideas. You may not be able to get away for lunch on Thursday. You may have to shift some personnel on Friday to cover those on vacations. Saturday favors spending time with friends at least on a lunch date; you have lots of gossip to catch up on.

PISCES
- Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday morning favors exercising your creative muscles a bit, so take along your easel or camera on your nature hike. On Monday you may be able to adjust your employer-paid insurance plan to better suit your needs. On Tuesday, you or one of the kids figures out how to install some exercise equipment at home. The Sun-Mercury conjunction may affect your work duties or scheduling. On Saturday, you can make some positive changes in your home environment.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope July 8-14, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Vesta enters Gemini on Monday, 5:25 pm
. What does Vesta sacrifice FOR when in Gemini? She is willing to sacrifice for ideas and beliefs. Vesta here also can sacrifice for the sake of their children – occasionally is denotes denial of offspring. Anyway, I see people getting more involved in the presidential campaign this summer, with more discussion of the issues online and while canvassing local neighborhoods. It is also possible that the OWS movement will regain steam. Vesta will be in Gemini till late April of 2013.

Uranus goes retrograde at 5:49 am Friday. It will station at 8 degrees, 32' of Aries. Let's talk a bit about Uranus stations and retrograde. Stephanie Clement has some notes on all the planetary retrogrades; about Uranus retrograde she writes: “outward conformist behavior masks inner feelings of non-conformity, or goes out of their way to upset others apple carts.” (www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/retrogradeplanets.htm) This may be more true of the natal planet than of the transits, although I think many of us will long to break out of their routines and “feel the wind in their hair”. Under the transits we may ignore the prescribed methods of doing things, possibly just to see what the result it. Dane Rudhyar writes of the Uranus stations:
His consciousness is being transformed, his mind transfigured, by the focusing of the Uranian electric flow which shatters and burns away all inertia and fear, all reliance upon tribal, social, or religious security, all sense of satisfaction with self and achievements of self, even those which appear most 'spiritual'.
Uranus, I have also been told, represents the Christ principle. The Christ does not recognize societal valuations such as one person or class or occupation being of more value than any other. On the soul level, everyone is equal and sacred and has a full right to be here. You find this thread in Buddhist thought also, when for example as an exercise one is asked to meet everyone on the soul level for just one day – as a start, anyway. May I suggest to my readers that they try out this exercise for at least one day, and preferably a week, while Uranus is retrograde or stationing?
More from Rudhyar:
Uranus needs no longer be regarded as a power of negative disruption, even though its Visitations may still shake the reoriented personality to the very core of its being, and may be annunciations of eventual liberation from the earth-born body. Uranus, at this stage of the Illumined Road, is a power of transfiguration. It releases light through the personality aglow with the mystery of spiritual gestation – the light of fulfillment.

Mercury at 12 degrees Leo sextiles Venus in Gemini at 6:41 pm Saturday. We just had this same aspect on May 3, before Venus went retrograde (they are both direct again now). Retrogrades indicate going back over the same ground, so check your diaries or appointment books to see what the issues were that week. Mercury and retrograde Venus were conjunct on June 1; see if that date is significant, too. Parents who have children with reading problems may see them benefit from reading programs or storytelling

Hold on to your hats again, Mercury goes retrograde at 10:16 pm Saturday – Mercury will station at 12 degrees, 33' of Leo. It will turn direct on August 8. Mercury retrograde asks us to correct our way of thinking, to check our assumptions, to ask ourselves if we are plugging in the right data in the equation – or even using the right equation. One of the upsides is that often during the retrograde we FIND OUT information that contradicts what we had assumed without even thinking about it – sometimes we find out these things BY ACCIDENT which is also a good way of describing Merc retrograde, too. That gives us an opportunity to back out of an agreement or move before signing any papers (we hope). That this station occurs in Leo is almost funny, because Leo tends to boss others around, and here it may turn out that Leo does not have the facts at his fingertips like he thinks he does.

A heads-up for the cardinal signs – the Sun at 23 degrees Cancer will square Saturn in Libra just after midnight Sunday am, July 15. This may be a frustrating time for all the cardinal signs especially if they have either Cancer, Libra, Aries or Capricorn on the angles in their natal charts. Not a good time to beat your head against a brick wall, so take out your frustrations on a punching bag or pillow or mass of bread dough.

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

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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 in Aries from 8:14 am Monday till Wednesday night. Vesta moves into your solar third house on Monday; you may have an opportunity to teach young people, and/or become a good scholar. Around 8 pm Monday favors finding that thing you need sitting on somebody's curb, with a little sign that says 'Free'. Tuesday early birds can get a lot of paperwork done. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fifth house on Saturday; attempts to boost the impact of your spiels may fall flat. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Vesta moves into your solar second house on Monday; you find greater success in saving money, although investments are generally not favored. The Moon is in Taurus from 7:30 pm Wednesday night till Saturday morning. Wednesday night favors movies with friends. Thursday luncheon with a mentor is favored. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fourth house on Saturday; your perception and interpretation of others' moods is a little off so ask for validation of your suspicions.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Vesta moves into your sign on Monday; your ego needs may be less, as you devote more time to community or political drives. The Moon is in Gemini from 8:26 am Saturday thru the weekend. Pick up that call Saturday night; could be a childhood pal wanting to catch up with you. Your ruler Mercury goes retrograde in your solar third house on Saturday; try to ride herd on Mercury-snafus by confirming appointments, having someone read documents before release, having a mechanic check out funny car noises, etc.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Vesta moves into your solar twelfth house on Monday; you may engender suspicion due to your closely-held personal beliefs – you may also trade time at work or home to attend retreats or rustic campouts. A Thursday luncheon favors getting introduced to some movers-n-shakers. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar second house on Saturday; make sure you have cash on hand in case the ATM goes on the fritz. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Vesta moves into your solar eleventh house on Monday; you swap time devoted for personal ambitions for time spent volunteering or working for local non-profits or charitable groups. Monday night favors posting announcements on the non-profit's website. Tuesday morn is very favorable for networking with a friend who passes on key information. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on Saturday; you may mis-speak or show up at the wrong time for appointments, or not at all.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Vesta moves into your solar tenth house on Monday; you might be called upon to make public sacrifices, or you make the request for sacrifices from others in your organization. A Thursday luncheon is ideal for generating ideas with your group. Your ruler Mercury goes retrograde in your solar twelfth house on Saturday; you may prefer to keep silent, and your interpretation of what is really going on makes others think you are a bit loopy.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Vesta moves into your solar ninth house on Monday; you may not be able to travel for pleasure for awhile, only for business, and then it will likely be fly in, go to meeting, and fly out right away. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eleventh house on Saturday; attempts to disarm others with a casual, friendly approach may rub some people the wrong way.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Vesta moves into your solar eighth house on Monday; you may run into trouble trying to collect on pooled resources. For example, insurance policies held by your mate or his employer may deny coverage, or an ex may not keep up child support or alimony. A Thursday luncheon is favorable for speaking at a club or charitable organization. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar tenth house on Saturday; the boss may overhear you talking at the water cooler!

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Vesta moves into your solar seventh house on Monday; you may suddenly become far too self-sacrificing for a mate, or blame yourself if relationships have problems. The Moon in compatible Aries sextile Jupiter Monday night; take your spouse out for Date Night and set off some fireworks. Tuesday early birds can reach that customer and make a sale. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar ninth house on Saturday; not a good time to set out on a long trip.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Vesta moves into your solar sixth house on Monday; you find opportunities for greater service, such as in education, craftwork, often for little or no pay. The early part of the week may be stressful, lots of deadlines. A Taurus may ask a favor over Thursday luncheon. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eighth house on Saturday; your attempts to psych out the motives of others goes a bit awry. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Vesta moves into your solar fifth house on Monday; you may be separated from children by work-related travel, divorce, or other family problems. On Thursday night someone may try to give you a hard sell, ignoring your expressed needs. Friday afternoon favors an employee appreciation event. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar seventh house on Saturday; don't just tell others what they want to hear.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The week begins with the Moon in Pisces altho it goes void-of-course at 7 am sharp with a Moon trine the Sun – favors a free day at the beach with hubby. The Moon leaves Pisces on Monday morning. Vesta moves into your solar fourth house on Monday; you take on projects related to home or family, such as genealogy research, or caring for an ailing elder. Friday afternoon may be your favorite time of the week; favors taking the kids on a day trip, or slipping away on a fun date. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar sixth house on Saturday; your analysis of the facts easily goes haywire so get a second pair of eyes to read the reports.