Saturday, December 29, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 6-12, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 9 degrees Capricorn is conjunct Pluto at 11:42 am Sunday. Favorable Mercury-Pluto aspects can be utilized in adopting a positive affirmation or mantra for the week to come. Mercury sextiles Saturn at 6:44 pm the same day, adding a layer of self-discipline to the mix of planetary energies. Mercury-Pluto is not very talkative, since you are busy turning over clues in your mind as you solve assorted mysteries. Mercury-Saturn is very serious and sticks to facts or number-crunching, sometimes they are in a role of authority such as teaching or running a seminar. 
 
Mars at 10 degrees Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio at 2:33 pm Monday. Mars as a signifier of health may be challenged Monday by restrictions, poor health, being physically blocked from moving forward, etc. Yet the Mission comes first with Mars-Saturn aspects, so sick people may go in to work anyway. The aspect is also very organized; you get at the junk drawer, your purse, old files, and toss what is no longer needed. 
 
Venus enters the sign Capricorn at 11:11 pm Tuesday. Venus in Capricorn is very disciplined and dutiful. She holds onto her looks better in Cappy than in possibly any other sign, since she is more careful to maintain her weight and make herself exercise. Venus in her rulership of values is a bit too socially ambitious in Capricorn for my taste, altho there are some with this placement who are so fearful of social rejection that do not even enter the fray. Venus in Capricorn does have a knack for manipulating physical resources to meet her needs. For example, she can budget well in order to meet a financial goal, she can see how to turn a tablecloth into a shawl or a dress, etc. Famous people with Venus in Capricorn include: Joan of Arc, Robert F. Kennedy, Richard Burton, Prince Andrew, and Caroline Kennedy. 
 
Venus at 1 degree Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 12:46 am Thursday. Sensitivity to music or other arts is high, and performers may be able to pull out a better performance than they thought they were capable of. You get going on creative projects. You might be a wee bit spacey, but you are just listening to higher vibrations today. 
 
Venus at 5 degrees Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries at 11:13 pm Saturday. Venus-Uranus squares usually denote meeting a fascinating stranger, even falling in love with that stranger, but the square usually denotes a short-term relationship if any. Someone could suddenly propose, but think very carefully whether you would still like this person five years from now. Venus as ruler of financial issues can also find itself with a cash flow problem, or changing jobs. 
 
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ALSOsee 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.

COOL WEBSITES In no particular order of importance: Check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online. Watch astronomic animations at http://shadowandsubstance.com/. Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars. This guy called the correct winner of the 2012 election, and he puts out a monthly column: http://www.howardbeckmanvedicastrologer.com/wordpress/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at www.astroamerica.com.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. 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 – Don't assume a friend will loan you money on Monday. Venus enters your solar tenth house late Tuesday; the month may find you in a more prominent position, and possibly in the public eye. Friday's New Moon puts a lot of focus on your career sector, altho you will have to apply some creative energy to it. Somebody at work may find you terribly charming on Saturday.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Monday can be terribly frustrating. Venus enters your solar ninth house late Tuesday; the month may find you exploring the idea of going back to school either as a student or a teacher, especially if the school is rather prestigious. Jupiter goes retrograde in your money house, which may be frustrating as finances recede – but Jove goes direct Jan. 30, so hang in there. An older person starts to look more and more attractive to you.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Venus enters your solar eighth house late Tuesday; the month may find you involved in financial or insurance organizations, or in creating a will for yourself and your mate. Friday's New Moon at 21 degrees Capricorn demands a creative response from you in order to realize financial potentials. Saturn's transit through your sixth house may call on you for long hours at work or on the night shift.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Monday may be frustrating if you depend on child support checks arriving on time. Venus enters your solar seventh house late Tuesday; the month may find you enjoying the renewed attention of a spouse, or entering a profitable partnership. On Saturday, your spouse may be fascinated by an unusual person from your place of work.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Monday can be terribly frustrating; family members tell you NO. Venus enters your solar sixth house late Tuesday; the month may find you volunteering for prestigious local institutions or service organizations. On Thursday you may find a coworker to house-sit or do some other favor for you. Unmarried Leos should not lend money (Venus) to a romantic partner (Uranus) Saturday; that charming stranger is not necessarily reliable.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Venus enters your solar fifth house late Tuesday; the month may find you using your creative talents in preparing and decorating for social events, possibly for children in some cases. On Thursday you may be able to arrange an exchange of favors with some in-laws. Ooh, that stranger is so charming Saturday, but do not lend him any money!

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Monday can be frustrating regarding finances, while Mars squares Saturn. Venus enters your solar fourth house late Tuesday; the month may find you hosting social events in your own home so that important people can mix in a comfortable environment. Saturday, your mate may feel like he really does not understand your child anymore.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 1:09 am Sunday till early Tuesday. The biggest riddle is one's self; Sunday afternoon, you make progress in understanding your own motives. Sunday night can be depressing, but it's a good time to pick up the phone and call a friend. You awake Monday with an unexplained happiness, altho the day can be terribly frustrating. Venus enters your solar third house late Tuesday; the month may find you counseling or teaching children about how to reach their goals in careers or life.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 3:28 am Tuesday till early Thursday. Venus enters your solar second house late Tuesday; the month may find you examining your accounts and re-using items to new, creative purposes. You break out of a rut midday Tuesday. You start your day Thursday with a random act of kindness.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Do not approach a bank for a loan Monday. Venus enters your sign late Tuesday; you might arrange for a day at the salon for a new haircut or at a spa for some physical renewal. The Moon is in Capricorn from 3:54 am Thursday till early Saturday. You may work the phones Friday morning, or be interviewed. You may or may not get recognition Friday afternoon for the work you have done, but if you do you will be rather teary-eyed over it. An unusual guest may come to your home Saturday.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Monday can be terribly frustrating; you may be physically blocked. Venus enters your solar twelfth house late Tuesday; the month may offer you opportunities to learn more tolerance of a wide range of backgrounds in the people you deal with. The Moon is in Aquarius from 4:01 am Saturday thru the weekend. You enjoy the company of a funny friend midday Saturday. You have the urge to expand your horizons that afternoon. Late Saturday you may meet a charming stranger and want to learn more about him/her.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Venus enters your solar eleventh house late Tuesday; the month may find you investing time in charitable or philanthropic groups, where your special organizational skills will be put to good use. On Thursday you may be able to arrange an exchange of favors with a friend – something like pet-sitting or house-sitting.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 30-Jan. 5, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun at 9 degrees Capricorn is sextile Saturn in Scorpio at 12:45 pm Sunday. You may be honored or recognized for an accomplishment, or you may feel a quiet satisfaction over what you have accomplished in the past year. It's OK to pat yourself on the back. You might also confer with a mentor or older person today. 
 
Mercury enters Capricorn at 9:03 am Monday. Mercury in Capricorn is so determined to be an authority in his field that he will even maintain the pretense of knowing all the answers. He will sound pedantic and artificial, even moralistic. And that will tend to undermine his real authority unless he matures to the point of being able to share information. He can foster an atmosphere of sharing data that helps everyone to advance to a level of competence if not mastery. This Mercury is capable of concentrating an issue very deeply and at length. Has an excellent memory like his opposite sign, Cancer. If this Mercury is in good aspect with Saturn, can indicate ability in the sciences. Famous people with Mercury in Capricorn include: Louis Pasteur, Douglas MacArthur, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Margaret Chase Smith. 
 
Mars at 4 degrees Aquarius is sextile Uranus in Aries at 9:31 pm Monday. Mars-Uranus aspects can denote accidents, and the sextile means these might be lucky accidents, such as serendipitous discoveries. You are spontaneous in a way that seems inspired or even brilliant. But make an effort to get those brilliant thoughts onto paper before they evaporate. 
 
Mercury at 4 degrees Capricorn square Uranus in Aries at 11:30 am Thursday. Mercury-Uranus aspects generally affect electrical, electronic, or mechanical items, and the square can mean repairs are due. We feel like a bit of a rebel today, and step out of our ruts. We could also get news (Mercury) that is shocking or surprising (Uranus) so hold on to your hats. 
 
Mars at 7 degrees Aquarius trine Jupiter in Gemini at 7:46 am Friday. Mars-Jupiter trines are great ones for taking risks, although air signs might be content to merely do so on paper only. In general, people are more willing to step outside their comfort zones and test themselves against the competition. We win more than we lose in sports or gambling – but only if this favorably aspects natal planets or cusps!

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

ALSOsee 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.

GREAT WEBSITES In no particular order of importance: Check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online. Watch astronomic animations at http://shadowandsubstance.com/. Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars. This guy called the correct winner of the 2012 election, and he puts out a monthly article: http://www.howardbeckmanvedicastrologer.com/wordpress/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at www.astroamerica.com.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. 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 enters your solar tenth house on Monday; you might become an official spokesperson for the company, or you may be asked to lead a project or drive. Monday also features a Mars-Uranus sextile that could be lucky for you especially when with a group of friends. Mars' transit of your solar eleventh house as the new year begins finds you more involved in team sports (even if only as a fan) or arguments in a group of friends (agree to disagree).

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Mercury enters your solar ninth house on Monday; you can be a formidable professor or litigator,winning as much by intimidation as by the force of your intellect. You also crave mental stimulation whether by classwork or travel. Wednesday noon is quite favorable for earth signs to have a pleasant luncheon with a special someone. Saturn's transit of your opposite sign sometimes denotes a marriage or divorce, or an involvement with an older person. You weed out those who do not meet your standards.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Mercury enters your solar eighth house on Monday; you are able to weigh not only the motives of competitors but also your own chances against them in an uncanny way. Air signs may feel quite daring early Friday, about 8 am. Jupiter plus two asteroids (Vesta and Ceres) inhabit your sign as the new year begins; make good use of them; you may learn you have a gift for educating children, especially handicapped children.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Mercury enters your solar seventh house on Monday; you innately sense what others need to hear, but need to weigh the truth in with that. You also could meet a doppelganger (dead ringer) and that can sure be fun. Saturn in your solar fifth house as the year begins may signal getting serious about settling down to a spouse and family, if you are not already married with children. You may be able to convert your hobby into a paying operation, or play coach or referee at children's games. Investments will tend to not flourish, so move funds into safer havens.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Mercury enters your solar sixth house on Monday; your scientific mind is able to analyze and weigh the data, possibly in a medical setting. The Moon is in Leo from 2:45 am Sunday till midday Tuesday. You are liable to have a chip on your shoulder Sunday morning for no good reason; work out aggravations in the gym. By midday you may be on the road just to get out of the same four walls. But by Monday afternoon you are a pussycat, satisfied with your life. Saturn in your solar fourth house makes you yearn for greater stability in your home life, and so you might actually propose to your live-in mate.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Monday; you get too dramatic over a fear that the kids won't get into the “right” schools. The Moon is in Virgo from 12:35 pm Tuesday till Thursday night. The after-lunch doldrums strike Tuesday and you may fight off the urge to nap. You may have a heart-to-heart chat Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday night may be spent on creative pursuits. You may tap into your network Wednesday morning for assistance and advice. Wednesday noon is quite favorable for earth signs to have a pleasant luncheon with a special someone. Your calls may not be answered right away Thursday.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mercury enters your solar fourth house on Monday; your excellent memory of family history needs to be set down in type somewhere. Also Monday you may dare to introduce yourself to that handsome stranger. The Moon is in Libra from 8:11 pm Thursday till Saturday morn. Thursday night may find you working late on your painting or photography. You may feel quite daring early Friday, about 8 am. You can easily overdo mid-morning Friday. Friday night may not favor going out with a date or spouse; next Friday is much better.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mercury enters your solar third house on Monday; you might become the arbiter for difficult cases, so do avail yourself of more experienced heads than yours in the trickier cases. You may also breeze thru puzzles such as Sudoku that had stymied you before. Early risers Saturday can benefit from quiet study time before the rest of the household is up. Saturday night favors romance, doing favors for dear ones, or even musical expression (from about 6 pm on).

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Mercury enters your solar second house on Monday; you become more practical about managing your resources. You may also bow to necessity and find yourself a good accountant or tax lawyer. Venus in your sign has been opposing Ceres in Gemini; you may act as caregiver this month especially to children or other family members. Saturn's transit of your solar twelfth house warns of confinement due to health concerns, so take good care of the physical self. You may also wish to spend time alone, possibly in a rustic retreat.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You awaken Sunday quite determine to maintain control of your schedule; you accomplish a great deal today. Mercury enters your sun sign on Monday; people might come to you for answers so don't just make up stuff. Wednesday noon is quite favorable for earth signs to have a pleasant luncheon with a special someone. Mercury approaches a conjunction with Juno Friday, helping you to be sensitized to and able to talk or write about feminist issues.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Air signs may feel quite daring early Friday, about 8 am, and with Jupiter's aid, you may find something quite profitable. Mars in your sign is in a long-term trine to Jupiter in Gemini; you could take a lot of risks this month, and date many eligible Others that you might not have entertained in years past. Saturn's transit of your solar tenth house this new year offers the fulfillment of ambitions, or at least a greater focus on career. Working hard and working long hours.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – At the moment Pisces suffers from a long-term square between Pallas in Pisces and Ceres in Gemini, your solar fourth house. Pisceans may interfere with a family member's life in a misplaced sense of duty to care for them. Either the other person does not want or does not need your intrusion, if in the case of another adult, or they resent your intrusion in the case of a parent. By April the caretaking relationship should have cleared up or become unnecessary. Chiron in your sign also squares Jupiter in Gemini, repeating the themes.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Looking back at Prince William's “cracked skull” accident when he was a boy

by Milky Way Maid

Several years ago, it was in all the papers and was also mentioned in a book on the royals. But now in 2012, not many people seem to remember when Prince William had to be rushed to the hospital with a head injury.
The event may even have been foreshadowed in an eerie occurrence at his baptismal ceremony. Reports were that the candle lit during the ceremony by his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, flickered but did not go out. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury had baptized the infant, and handed the lit candle to the father, Charles. The windows were open and as a terrific storm gathered, a gust blew through the church, causing the candle to flicker. This was believed to predict a crisis in the young prince's future, but that he would survive whatever it was – according to a psychic, Van der Post. 

On page 410 of Kitty Kelley's massive book, The Royals, she wrote,
BEGIN CITATION
“Prince William was accidentally hit on the head with a golf club, which fractured his skull, necessitating emergency surgery. Diana, who was at San Lorenzo restaurant when she received the news, hurried to her son's side an spent two night in the hospital with him until he could come home. Charles visited him for a few minutes after his surgery but did not otherwise interrupt his schedule. He said he had to attend a performance of Tosca. The press was appalled. “What Kind of Dad Are You?” shrieked a Sun headline. Jean Rook in the Daily Express asked: “What sort of father of an eight-year-old [sic] boy, nearly brained by a golf club, leaves the hospital before knowing the outcome for a night at the opera?”
END OF CITATION.

The facts are as follows:

Birth of Prince William was on June 21, 1981 at 9:03 pm. He weighed 7 lbs, 5 ounces. 

His full name is William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor. 

The accident took place on June 3, 1991, and he was admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital. He was operated on at Great Ormond Street Hospital for a depressed fracture of the skull. 

(Chart produced by WinStar Express software. Data given in article.)


In an article printed in the Daily Mail, Prince William made light of it. BEGIN QUOTE
Prince William was interviewed on Newsround by 10-year-old cancer sufferer Alice.
“Yeah, we were on a putting green and the next thing you know there was a seven-iron and it came out of nowhere and it hit me in the head.” END QUOTE

ITN Source dot com adds that Princess Diana rode in the ambulance with William, although it is not clear which hospital was the destination for that ride. 

So – I made up a two-ring chart with the inner circle for Prince William's birth time and the outer circle for the accident. It is frustrating when the things that you think will show up on a chart are not there, isn't it?
No Mars or Saturn or Uranus on the ascendant. He was having a lunar return, and transiting Sun was conjunct natal Mars in the sixth house of health. Mercury was transiting over Algol in Taurus in the fifth house of games and sports, opposite natal Uranus in Scorpio. 

What strikes me most is not that the transiting planets are merely contacting natal planets, they are transiting natal HOUSE CUSPS. The House Cusps are possibly more sensitive than the natal planets and can often be used to time life events. 

So that's all I know about this one.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 23-29, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Mars enters Aquarius at 7:49 pm Tuesday, Christmas Day. Mars in airy Aquarius is stronger when he joins as part of a group in working towards realizing his ideals on earth. Aquarians field of action tends to be more intellectual than practical, but that may depend on where other personal planets are positioned. Mars represents energies, and so the placement of the planet generally indicates where you need to expend much of your energy. In Aquarius, one's understanding of human nature, and love of humanity in general, can be applied to many fields. An Aquarian loves watching children develop and grow, so he or she may go into education or simply have as large a family as his budget allows. Aquarians can go into politics, medicine, writing, or anything that requires detailed planning. Famous people born with Mars in Aquarius include: authors Victor Hugo, J D Salinger and Truman Capote, astronaut Virgil Grissom, playwright Edward Albee, actress Julie Christie, whimsical cartoonist Arthur Goldberg, photographer Edward Steichen, composer Richard Wagner, and politicians Charles de Gaulle and Adlai Stevenson. 
 
Christmas Day features the Moon moving into Gemini at 2:13 am, plus the moon joins up with Jupiter – a rather euphoric conjunction, possibly from genuine Christmas cheer (not the liquid kind). The Sun squares Uranus in the evening, a rather upsetting aspect that makes one want to fight City Hall at the drop of a hat – although it could also give rise to original inventiveness or insights. So do not be upset if junior takes apart that expensive electronic toy; he is just learning how to build a better one. 
 
We have a Full Moon at 5:21 am on Dec. 28, at 7 degrees Cancer. Plus, the Sun is nearly conjunct Pluto and the lights square Uranus. Hmmm, expect the unexpected. Many of us may be in a rebellious mood against City Hall or against the banksters. Perhaps the strongest statement any consumer can make during the holiday shopping season is to pay cash and scale down the spending. 
 
Please look to the right-hand 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

ALSOsee 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.

GREAT WEBSITES In no particular order of importance: Check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online. Watch astronomic animations at http://shadowandsubstance.com/. Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars. This guy called the correct winner of the 2012 election, and he puts out a monthly column: http://www.howardbeckmanvedicastrologer.com/wordpress/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at www.astroamerica.com.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. 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 - Mars enters your solar eleventh house on Tuesday; your social group becomes a greater focus of activity this coming month. Your driving could be distracted on Christmas night; please be extra alert. You thoroughly enjoy visiting relatives midweek, catching up on the gossip and playing games. Your mind is on family the latter part of the week as well as on the holiday, so I imagine you are taking kids sledding and stuff like that.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The week starts off with the Moon in comfortable Taurus, until early Tuesday. Sunday morning has the Moon opposite Saturn, possibly indicating someone who stands over you and makes sure that your work gets done or tosses more into your “in” basket. Monday offers time to be creative, especially if you get up extra early to write in your journal. Mars enters your solar tenth house on Tuesday; you realize that one of the perks of being a big shot is having more influence on community projects.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Mars enters your solar ninth house on Tuesday; you are stimulated by new classes or internet-based studies. The Moon is in Gemini from 2:13 am Tuesday until Thursday afternoon. Early risers on Christmas Day may be so fuzzy-headed that they overlook a gift. But by midday they enjoy lots of laughs with friends. Supper hour is euphoric tho you may overdo on the feasting and drinks. Early risers on Wednesday start writing their thank-you notes.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mars enters your solar eighth house on Tuesday; you rationally try to divide debts into regular monthly payments. The Moon is in Cancer from 3:06 pm Thursday until early next Sunday (Dec. 30). Cancerians are rather buoyant Thursday afternoon, with Neptune acting as a giant air balloon for your mood. You might enjoy a night at the movies. You might call mom Friday night and she is really very lovely to you yet cannot resist laying down a little guilt trip. Saturday can be a really creative day for you if you plan time for it, and set out your paints or other materials.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Mars enters your solar seventh house on Tuesday; you initiate introductions not only of yourself but to others who might have shared interests with those you already know. You may have more fun with friends than with family on Christmas Day, catching up with all the chatter or playing games with their children.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Mars enters your solar sixth house on Tuesday; you volunteer your time in humanitarian or charitable drives. Also, it is advisable to watch your heart health and diet. You may enjoy being with seniors on Christmas Day, possibly volunteering at a hospital or assisted-living center. You catch up with friends during the latter part of the week.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Mars enters your solar fifth house on Tuesday; your drive for creative expression returns, as well as a joy in watching youngsters grow. Cardinal signs could be distracted or upset on Christmas night, so if travelling please use extra care. You are extra busy at work the latter part of the week, and with extra pressure to get some things done before the weekend.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Mars enters your solar fourth house on Tuesday; you put some effort into family relationships this coming month in spite of differences of opinion. You spend the days after Christmas tossing out the old to make room for all the wonderful new stuff you received. You may be put in charge of something Friday, so look alive, kiddo.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Mars enters your solar third house on Tuesday; you try to use logic and other rational means to convince or teach others. That approach usually goes over like a lead balloon, so try to think of stories to illustrate a point. Your mate may be in a super-good mood at Christmas, and chatting a mile-a-minute, too.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Mars enters your solar second house on Tuesday; you may buy things and then decide you do not want them, so avoid impulse spending. Cardinal signs could be distracted or upset on Christmas night, so if travelling please use extra care. On Wednesday night you enjoy visiting mentors or older relatives.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Mars enters your sign on Tuesday; you might be more impulsive yet also more expressive, and sensitive to musical rhythms. Go dancing more often this coming month. Your children are thrilled with their presents Christmas Day, and you enjoy their happy chatter as they play with new toys. On Thursday night you ponder a more rational approach to your diet and exercise habits.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mars enters your solar twelfth house on Tuesday; you may work on manifesting the personal dream of peace among men and nations. Your favorite place on Christmas Day is at home, with your own family. I see a lot of children in the house. Relatives from out of town may be staying as a guest in your home.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Charts for starting two different jobs

by Milky Way Maid

I have often made charts of the start of various jobs, trying to glean some clues as to how things might work out, or in the case of temp jobs, how long the job might last. 

Attached at charts for two different jobs from years past, dug out of the deep dark recesses of the archive. You may print out both charts, blowing them up on Paint or whatever you wish to use. 

First up, a job that started in June 1996 at 7 am. If I remember correctly, this was a job that lasted until about February or March of 1999, when I left due to what I felt was a repetitive motion injury. 
Start of 1996 job. Chart courtesy of the old Astro Communications.


The work involved detailed and very picky assembly of electrical components – I do not want to get into too much detail about it now. But it was rather interesting for a while, anyway, and the boss was a multi-talented person who also designed magic tricks. Wild, hunh? 

Saturn is high in the chart, possibly reflecting the fact that it was low-paid, though I was also able to work overtime (usually on a voluntary basis) to make a little more money. Venus is inconjunct Jupiter, which might reflect the fact that working conditions were not very good. There was no air conditioning in the summer heat, and I suffered because of that. Saturn might reflect the quality-control guy who was the immediate supervisor; Saturn is trine Pluto which might reflect that fact that he was solidly backed by the plant manager and I suppose the owner. This was true even though he was ill-informed on manufacturing safety issues or worker safety. I could throw more dirt on him but let's move on. 

The second chart was felt by many to be a “good job” – quote unquote. Maybe they thought it had more job security than a lot of companies offered, but that was not really true – and it is not true anywhere, anymore, anyway!

This job started training me in January of 2000, but the actual hiring date came after all the training was completed and I was supposedly up to speed on everything – that was in May of 2000. 
Start of "good job" in 2000. Chart courtesy of the old Astro Communications.


I have already mentioned to several readers that I once started a job on a void-of-course moon – this is the job! Well, now that I look at it again, actually the True Node was a scant 13 minutes later. Does that count? The North Node, I now note, was at 26 degrees Cancer, a critical degree and one that made a positive aspect to my natal Venus. 

I hesitate to describe the nature of the business because it engenders such hatred on the part of some readers. But it was a health insurance company, a quite large one, which at the time was part of a global company but was spun off as an independent American company again while I was there. 

I worked there for six years, and it was very stressful at times. There was always a push to do more in less time – but isn't that true everywhere? Yes, it is. We had a lot of IT tweaks (Informational Technology); our geeks made the system more user-friendly and automated a lot of stuff so all we had to do was use a shortcut key to instruct the system to direct the claim to another department, for example. 

It was a good experience to have with a large, modern office, and with computer software, and with working downtown in a medium-sized city. I only left for personal reasons which had to do with other, personal stuff going on in that town, necessitating a move to another state. 

As a Sun Taurus, the job and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus came about the same time and gave me an economic boost.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Event Chart for Picking up New Car

by Milky Way Maid

Over the years I have made astrological charts for the purchase (or in some cases, the title transfer) of new or used cars. I figure this is a topic of general interest to most astrologers who drive. We like to think that in addition to all the research on the mechanical attributes of the car we purchase, that we can also select a good time to buy a new/used car. 

The accompanying chart was dug out of my trunk of old astrology materials. It is – so far – the only such chart I could find of any of the ones I made for a car purchase. Sorry I do not find the one for the actual signing of the sales contract. I know that is a key (no pun intended) moment, too, but I just don't have it. 

Normally I now tell people that one of the transits to look for in buying any electronic or mechanical object is Mercury favorable to Uranus. Mercury because we want to travel in it, and Uranus because it is a mechanical, and electrical, and metal object. Mars can also be involved if it is a muscle car, a racing car, or red in color, or some other reasonable Mars-type use or function is attached to the particular car. 

Let me pause here to give the planet placements, because they are on not on the chart itself. Sun is at 5 Pisces. Moon is sextile the Sun, at 1 Taurus. Mercury is at 29 Aquarius. Venus is at 19 Aries. Mars is at 13 Taurus. Jupiter is at 15 Virgo, retrograde. Saturn is at 6 Cancer, retrograde. Uranus is at 3 Pisces. Neptune is at 13 Aquarius. Pluto is at 22 Sag. The North Node is at 14 Taurus. 
Chart courtesy of World of Wisdom.


In this instance, you will easily note that first, Jupiter is on the ascendant. That was deliberate, once it became apparent that I was not happy with the color of any of the ones on the lot. Everyone else it seems orders white or silver cars, but those were the colors I was least interested in. So at first they were going to drive a red one from another city to me – more about this later. 

Then I was getting a bit too antsy to wait for that car to arrive, so they made some ridiculous deal for the one with a deluxe package that was on the lot. But still I would have to come back since they wanted to prep it for the new owner – me. 

So anyway, I picked up this car and it has been fine. I have had from this date in 2004 to the present day in 2012, with no plans to replace it.
I do wonder about the square to Mars in this chart. If I had accepted the car that was being driven over here for me, would it have arrived overheated (Mars)? Or the victim of an accident – also Mars? 

And yes, I do realize now that Jupiter is viewed as rather weak in Virgo, since it much prefers to be in opposing Pisces. But sometimes a planet in a weak sign will act as if it has jumped to the opposite sign, a sign more hospitable to its energies. Maybe this is such a case?

You will also be struck by the stellium of Sun-Uranus-Mercury straddling the Aquarius-Pisces line. Ascendant ruler is Mercury, which is strong in a late degree. Late Aquarius gives rise to mental detectives, and Mercury here would also have favored starting a series of mystery novels. Alas, I had no such plans at that time for literary fame and fortune. Anyway, Mercury and Uranus, the two planets I mentioned above as favoring buying cars and other mechanical stuff, are conjunct in this chart. The fact that the car is still running and mechanically sound is a testament, I think, to the merit of using the aspect in buying cars. 

The only things I have had to replace were, in the first years of owning the car, both headlights – and in 2011, a starter. Oh, and in 2008 or 2009, a battery. Nothing else really. There were a couple very minor recalls which were completely covered by VW, so that cost me nothing out of pocket. 

Another astrologer wrote that the second house denotes what you keep having to spend money on for the car. The second house here is air sign Libra. Libra would normally denotes cosmetic fixes – and I could spend all my savings on fixing some body work but I just can't afford to do so now. With the car about to turn 9, I guess it isn't worth it to do, ever. 

It is a little disturbing now when I see that Mars and the nodes exactly square Neptune. I do not know what to make of that. Maybe if the car had been the red one, as was once proposed by the dealer, things might have worked out differently.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 16-22, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

Venus at zero degrees Sag squares Neptune in Pisces at 1:23 pm Sunday. Uh-oh, the flim-flam man breezes thru town and fleeces as many victims as he can. Hold onto your wallets, folks, and don't even lend money to friends who swear they will pay you back on payday. 
 
Juno enters Capricorn at 10:26 pm Tuesday. Juno here can be both maternal and paternal, in a rather stern manner of parenting. This is not the parent who comforts the crying child but one who says, oh it isn't that bad, pick yourself up and get back in the game. This Juno is a rather good teacher, who communicates well and rewards desired behaviors. This teacher asks what the student learned from a failure, so that youngsters see that one progresses by eliminating efforts that do not bring the desired result. 
 
The Sun enters Capricorn at 6:12 am Friday. Motivated by ambition, Capricorns want recognition and respect from others. Not for them is the virtue of laboring in silence or behind the scenes without credit or thanks. Sometimes they become fixed on being in control, a la Al Haig. Mature Capricorn personalities are able to encourage the organizational talents of others, and to delegate authority. Cappy has a deep respect for authority, and wishes to become one. Their speech may make use of classical allusions. Famous people with Sun in Capricorn include: actor Cary Grant, author Rudyard Kipling and scientists Louis Pasteur and Isaac Newton, and politicians Everett Dirksen, Ben Franklin, Barry Goldwater and Joseph Stalin. 
 
Also the much-ballyhooed Winter Solstice of December 21, 2012 finally arrives with the Capricorn ingress – at 6:12 am Friday. It is accompanied by the Moon in Aries trine Mercury in Sag, Pallas at 25 Pisces trine North Node in Scorpio, Juno conjunct the Sun in Capricorn, Vesta opposite Mercury in Sag, and Chiron at 5 Pisces square Venus in Sag and trine Saturn in Scorpio. The mutable signs are obviously very stressed by the squares and oppositions. Water signs and fire signs may do best do to the Moon-Mercury trine in fire, and the multiple water trines. Sorry I cannot deal with this in depth in this format. 
 
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Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. 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 – Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar tenth house; your hard work and organizational abilities gain you a room at the top. The Moon is in Aries from 2:43 am Thursday till Saturday afternoon. Midday Thursday can either be upsetting or bring a lightning-bolt of insight to your mind – or both. After lunch you arrange to trade favors with a friend. Thursday night brings an obsession with a problem; share it with a friend, who knows just how to resolve it. Friday morning brings enjoyable calls or visits with dear ones and relatives. Friday's Solstice Moon in your sign trines Mercury in Sag; you talk about things near and dear to your heart.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Not all your friends can be trusted Sunday; take everything with a grain of salt. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar ninth house; you may go back to school for career advancement. Friday's Solstice features North Node in opposite sign Scorpio, trined by Pallas; a friend who is an authority in her field helps point the way toward your future. The Moon is in Taurus from 1:25 pm Saturday thru the weekend. You may need a bit of a breather Saturday afternoon, possibly with a cuppa tea. If you are having a pre-dinner gathering at your house, everyone will be in a fine mood to be sociable. But send folks home early, as a late transit encourages people to over-indulge.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – You cannot be sure of the truth of what anyone is saying Sunday; best to take everything with a grain of salt. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar eighth house; you may advance in fields related to biological sciences. Friday's Solstice features stressful oppositions and squares to your sign. You may have relationship challenges, but they can be helped with talking out your feelings in couples therapy.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – A coworker may be jealous of a trip you are planning; it may be best to keep all details to yourself. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar seventh house; your reliability helps you advance – also you may show concern for the underdogs. Friday's Solstice features the North Node in Scorpio trine Pallas in Pisces, and Saturn in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces – all this water-sign energy brings disciplined wisdom (Saturn) and personal growth (North Node) as well as mastery (Pallas) of your talents.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – A romantic interest may try to get his or her hands into family jewels, so to speak; best thing is to drop that person asap. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar sixth house; you tend to the routine details of the office and keep it running like a top. Friday's Solstice has a Moon-Mercury trine in compatible fire signs, giving you extra effectiveness in communications and teaching. You may also find a supportive director or mentor in your creative pursuits.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Family members may try to fool each other Sunday; let's hope it is only over what Santa will bring each of you. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar fifth house; you make a wonderfully professional caretaker of children, and consider it a career. Friday's Solstice features stressful oppositions and squares to your sign. Even tho no planets are in your sign, everything seems to converge on you, all eyes turn to you to fix everything. You may need both family therapy and couples therapy to help keep the family from fragmenting into a bunch of strangers, but your steadiness will help all of you get through it.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – A coworker may snitch items off another's desk; put away any valuables or better yet, take them home. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar fourth house; you may work out of your home, possibly as a caterer of gourmet health foods. Friday's Solstice activates your writing or teaching talents (Mercury in Sag), and you might even become something of an authority on carrying on a career from home.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – A romantic interest may turn into a flim-flam man Sunday; steer clear. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar third house; you are quite an organizer and multi-tasker, possibly rousing people in your neighborhood to sign petitions to get a street fixed. Friday's Solstice features stressful oppositions and squares to your money houses; you may need a financial counselor or advisor to wade through everything. The Solstice also features the North Node in Scorpio trine Pallas in Pisces, and Saturn in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces – all this water-sign energy brings disciplined wisdom (Saturn) and personal growth (North Node) as well as mastery (Pallas) of your talents.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – You and a family member may try to fool each other Sunday; let's hope it is only over what Santa will bring each of you. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar second house; you carefully manage your assets for steady growth, tho you still spend for prestige items. Friday's Solstice features stressful oppositions and squares to your sign. Family problems may be based in differences in personal values, but therapy will be helpful.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – A relative may not have your best interest at heart Sunday; take everything with a grain of salt. Juno and the Sun enter Capricorn this week, your solar first house; you prefer simple, classic clothing and hairstyles, and prefer things that will last. Friday's winter solstice may bring a relative who introduces you to one of his neighbors, someone who can help point the way to creating a more personally rewarding life.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The week begins with the Moon in Aquarius, till Monday night. Sunday morn (6:30-ish) will not find you in a warm-fuzzy mood; however, 2 hours later is a very different story, when Jupiter can bring the urge to expand horizons. Midday Sunday does not favor signing contracts or doing anything that affects your temporarily afflicted money houses – don't even lend money to friends. Friday's Solstice features stressful oppositions and squares to your money houses; you may need a financial counselor or advisor to wade through everything.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Venus squares Neptune after lunch on Sunday; someone may give you the old flim-flam. The Moon is in Pisces from 7:48 pm Monday till early Thursday. Monday night favors having movie night at home, since you will tend to get lost again driving about. Tuesday morn you may receive a guilt trip but anyway, it forces you to buckle down. Try to avoid blowing things out of proportion midday. Your energy Wednesday night may be at its best all week; you can get lots of holiday prep done.