Friday, January 18, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 27-31- Feb. 2, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Jupiter goes Stationary Direct at 6:37 am on Wednesday. While Jupiter was retrograde, we had an opportunity to break away from the rigid kind of rote thinking that we grew up with as part of our local culture. We were exposed to other ways of thinking and philosophizing, other values that were possibly more evolved. And not when Jove goes direct we have an opportunity to consciously choose our way of living, working, thinking and moralizing. Consciousness is the key. Whereas before, we did something because that was how mom or dad or our third-grade teacher or our best friend did it – but now we choose another way, a way that we hope and believe is a better way because it is more evolved, and we want the whole human race to make it to the next century.

The Sun in Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio at 5:49 pm Wednesday. Fixed signs, especially Aquarians, will be frustrated and blocked and generally feel like they are in a cage. Now it may be that they think the cage they are in is a bit larger than they thought; they could benefit from clarifying just what is expected of them. The self (Sun) will still have to follow directions and stick to the plan, and might have to explain itself if it strays even a teeny bit from the plan. If you live with or love any of the fixed signs, please be extra kind – let them out to play in the sun a bit, and make sure there's dessert in the frig.

Mars enters watery Pisces at 8:54 pm Friday. Mars in Pisces is neither favored nor hobbled by being in Pisces, where it is neither the ruler nor exalted – altho it does tend to be passive, and these people would rather follow than lead. Some of those with Mars in Pisces really believe that they are the only ones who have received the only valid spiritual vision, and refuse the insights of others. A mature Pisces is able to share their experiences and get others to share their insights with all, too. As a performer or politician, may have a knack for inspiring empathy by the audience. May be better suited for artistic expression. Famous people with Mars in Pisces include: John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Leslie Uggams, comedienne Carol Channing, Hubert Humphrey, painter Vincent Van Gogh, James Baldwin, songwriter Jule Styne, Henry Luce, Prince Edward, and Gertrude Stein.

Venus enters airy and impersonal Aquarius at 9:47 pm Friday. Venus in Aquarius is quite able to train itself into such a level of detachment that they forget how to relate to anyone on a personal level. On the positive side, this Venus is able to retain a sense of inner freedom even in the middle of the most intimate relationships. This Venus knows she has freely chosen to love this person and to stay with this person, and so feels no chains on her. Some of Venus' usual passion is transmuted into a love of humanity, will seek out some kind of mission for herself to accomplish in the world, for the world. In the arts, Venus in Aquarius most likes music, especially forms with accented rhythms or which come from foreign cultures. Famous people with Venus in Aquarius include: writer John Steinbeck, poet Lord Byron, Arturo Toscanini, painter Henri Matisse, composer Frederic Chopin, Dick Van Dyke, Supreme Court justice Earl Warren, astronaut Walter Schirra, Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, playwright Edward Albee, and boxer Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali.

Saturday, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day – an excellent day to view the movie of the same name, of course, but also to contemplate how we might break out of our various ruts.

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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 - Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects joint resources and friends; your friend may not share as fairly as you had hoped. Mars enters your solar twelfth house on Friday; you spend a lot of time daydreaming about those sand castles in the air. Venus enters your solar eleventh house on Friday; harmony and special favors come your way when involved in humanitarian groups.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – On Monday a family argument may cause tension at work. Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects partners and career; your personal and career partner may be the same person, or conversely the life partner may not support your career goals. Mars enters your solar eleventh house on Friday; you may become more involved in humanitarian organizations. Venus enters your solar tenth house on Friday; your career moves this month are inspired by ideals of social values.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – On Monday it is harder than usual to juggle work and family demands. Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects education and the workplace; a work-related course may be canceled or delayed. Mars enters your solar tenth house on Friday; you choose job positions based on their visibility to the top brass. Venus enters your solar ninth house on Friday; you might enroll or teach classes on world views and philosophies.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects children and inheritance; example, the children may not be interested in carrying on a family business. Mars enters your solar ninth house on Friday; you become more interested in world affairs and possibly a legal career, where your ability to memorize material at will is a great help. Venus enters your solar eighth house on Friday; you can benefit from merging material resources with your partner.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo as the week begins, where it remains until Monday night. On Sunday the Leo Moon squares Saturn and opposes Mercury; you will feel frustrated at not being able to reach someone that you want to talk to, or that person refuses to give you a hearing. Midday Monday is also frustrating, and the application of force will get you nowhere. People might even raise their voices at you, the nerve of such people! Mars enters your solar eighth house on Friday; fertility may increase, a blessing if you wish to expand your family. Venus enters your solar seventh house on Friday; you are extra tolerant and tactful with others.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 6:27 pm Monday till the wee hours Thursday. Due to Neptune's opposition, you would do well to take everything with a grain of salt Monday night. I would say that discipline is the keyword for Tuesday; you keep your resolutions, and you use affirmations to help you retrain your brain. Spending time with an older relative in the afternoon bonds kindred souls. Wednesday night may be well spent on artistic hobbies. Mars enters your solar seventh house on Friday; you find a quiet and subtle way of meeting people you are interested in. Venus enters your solar sixth house on Friday; you harmonize the workplace.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 1:36 am Thursday till Saturday morn. An “agent of change” may step into your life however briefly midday Thursday. A couple hours later, Jupiter smiles on a legal matter of yours. Family issues remain stubbornly unresolved Thursday night; resolve not to waste time discussing it just now. Friday night you enjoy a lecture on art (Mercury in your solar fifth house), or playing with a young child. Mars enters your solar sixth house on Friday; you are driven to volunteer service, or possibly a career move into health care. Venus enters your solar fifth house on Friday; you enjoy creative arts and crafts this month and may take a class.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mars enters your solar fifth house on Friday; you may discover quite an interest in and knack for artistic and creative expression. Venus enters your solar fourth house on Friday; you may open your home to groups of people interested in humanitarian goals. The Moon is in Scorpio from 7:02 am Saturday thru the weekend. Your energy level is high Saturday morn so schedule your heavier chores for that time. Don't count on help from others, so work safe and work smart. You can get a lot done and take a well-deserved break late morning.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Monday the illness of a family member may cause you to reschedule an important work meeting. Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects communications or transit negatively; the car may stall or break down, or the computer freeze up. Mars enters your solar fourth house on Friday; you express your personal feelings to family members more. Venus enters your solar third house on Friday; an opportunity for teaching or moderating forums may arise.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects loans of money or possessions to friends (don't do it) or possible expenses in relation to a club you belong to, which you cannot pay at the moment. Mars enters your solar third house on Friday; you discover a talent for artistic expression. Venus enters your solar second house on Friday; you spend money on things that increase your comfort level this month.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects self and career; the boss may have different ideas about your role in the company than you, and you two need to clarify what is expected. Mars enters your solar second house on Friday; you could start a month of ill-considered purchases spurred on by a desire to possess things. Venus enters your sign on Friday; a trip to the salon is called for, and you may spend too much time worrying about being liked by others.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Wednesday's Sun-Saturn square affects legal matters and self-undoing; the law could decide you need to pay a penalty if you are stubborn about your position. Mars enters your sign on Friday; you silently assert your wish to be involved by plopping yourself into a chair. Venus enters your solar twelfth house on Friday; the accent is on being understanding and accepting of others. 

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