Saturday, February 9, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 17-23, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
The Sun enters Pisces at 7:02 am Monday. Pisces like the other mutable signs has no definite nature, so that the natives of this sign take their appearance and personality from stronger planets and signs in their natal chart. However, some things can be said of them as generally true. They often have a victim-savior complex (aka martyr-messiah), playing either or both roles to perfection. They may become determined to “save” someone who does not need saving, thank you very much. However, they often are able to soothe troubled souls and animals just by being there. Pisces can be very observant without even trying. They master the art of being everyone's favorite. Famous people with Sun in Pisces include: Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Gleason, Frederic Chopin, the late senator Edward Kennedy, Tricia Nixon, Sidney Poitier, Rex Harrison, playwright Edward Albee, Beatle George Harrison, Rudolph Nureyev, both Princes Edward and Andrew of England, Pierre Renoir, and Pope Pius XII.
Saturn has its retrograde station at 12:03 pm Monday, at 11 degrees, 32' of Scorpio. Saturn will be retrograde until after the Independence Day holiday. Dane Rudhyar felt that Saturn stations gave one the opportunity to exercise the will, establish boundaries, study moral teachings, and learn from old patterns or traditions. As Rudhyar states, “The king makes the new laws, but the old laws make the king.” So law tends to perpetuate itself even when new laws replace old commandments. Dane also went on about how one's name is synonymous with the Will, but I differ with him on that. (I think that the name is the Sun, and the Will is Saturn.)
Another astrologer – and I apologize for not having notes on where this is from – says that during the Saturn retrograde, we may be forced to restructure payment schedules or any other schedules, organizations, programs, procedures, and so forth. Retrograde periods are good for completing something left undone. You may be forced to learn hard lessons either on taking responsibility or on not taking on duties that do not belong to you.
The Sun at 2 degrees Pisces is conjunct Neptune at 2:19 am Thursday. Here we go again, Pisces is spacey enough without a Neptune conjunction, y'know? I am trying to be light-hearted about this, but the fact is that some of us may be hard-pressed to keep ourselves in the moment and firmly connected to reality and our to-do list. If we need a break or a nap, fine, take your break or the nap. Take care of yourself, then make a list of what you need to do and when you need to do it – go from there.
Mercury at almost 20 degrees Pisces has a retrograde station at 4:41 am Saturday. Well! Mercury in Pisces is spacey anyway, and toss in a retrograde and you have trouble, my friends! Oh, I am trying to take these Mercury retrogrades lightly, since they happen so often and actually, you can get them to work for you in some ways. Like, clean out that drawer or closet and find buried treasure! Or “do over” some project and do it right this time. We have to check up on our assumptions, which may be totally off-base from reality, find the errors in our math or in the bank statement, use a different formula, find an old book that is truly amazing, find out new info (some of which we were not supposed to find out, tee hee).
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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 – Rising early on Monday is favored, especially if you are embarking on a short trip. Your ruler Mars gets impatient Monday night; hold on, check the specs before starting. Your energy is excellent midday Thursday, when ruler Mars is ready to tackle a big job. Saturn's retrograde may mean that matching funds dry up for a few months, or your insurance goes into denial mode.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is still in Taurus as the week begins. The Moon squares Sun in Taurus about 3:30 pm; possibly authority figures upset you. Saturn goes retrograde in your solar seventh house Monday; your partners are not in an indulgent mood. You may receive offers of assistance from the company midday Tuesday. On Wednesday you may plan a little jaunt with friends, altho it may not happen till Thursday. Saturday afternoon can be stressful; pace yourself if doing physical work.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 4:50 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. Sunday night you may work yourself into a worrywart snit; chill out and watch a movie instead. Your spirits are quite buoyant Monday morning. Saturn's retrograde affects one of your health houses, so seek advice if pains don't go away. A confused or misguided person may cross your path this week. Your ruler goes retrograde Saturday, and is square by sign; career matters may backtrack this month.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Saturn retrogrades in your solar fifth house; you may play substitute referee or coach in a structured league. The Moon is in Cancer from 5:45 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. Chasing your dream motivates you Wednesday morning. Cardinal signs are stressed early Thursday; you have a problem and you can't even get your fingers around it. You enjoy heart-to-heart chats in the evening. Mercury‘s retrograde fouls up your plans for a trip.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Saturn goes retrograde in your solar fourth house; unresolved family issues get examined. The Moon is in Leo from 5:12 pm Friday through the weekend. No exact aspects on Friday. Odd news gives you a laugh early Saturday morning. A boon companion brightens the same morning. Family obligations are scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Mercury‘s retrograde snarls insurance matters; make sure your application is error-free.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Saturn's retrograde is in your solar third house; construction may make local travel a headache, and you volunteer for a neighborhood cleanup project. You are a bit preoccupied during the Tuesday commute, so be sure to pay attention to driving. Your ruler Mercury makes a happy trine to the Moon Thursday night; you enjoy the support of dear ones. Your ruler goes retrograde Saturday, and opposes your sign; relationship matters suffer from crossed signals this month.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Saturn goes retrograde in your solar second house Monday; money may be tighter until mid-summer, tho you manage to economize. Ruler Venus is pleased to make a grand trine with the Moon and natal planets mid-Tuesday; you ask a special favor, and you receive it. Early evening Wednesday, a stranger rubs you the wrong way. Cardinal signs are stressed early Thursday; you have a problem and you can't even get your fingers around it. On Saturday, your mate and a friend of his/hers suddenly plan to take off, leaving you alone for the day – but that's OK with you, you can get more done.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Saturn goes retrograde in your sign Monday; you may dig deeper to master issues of will and boundaries. Your ruler Mars gets impatient Monday night; hold on, check the specs before starting. Wednesday and Thursday could be power struggle days. Your energy is excellent midday Thursday, when ruler Mars is ready to tackle a big job. Friday does not favor initiating new classes at the community college, or new issues in court.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Saturn goes retrograde in your solar twelfth house Monday; oops, some secrets can spill out. Ruler Jove conjoins the Moon early Monday; euphoria can spill over into overdoing the breakfast buffet. Stick to routine Tuesday pm and Friday during the day. Saturday morning you discuss travel plans or hopes with your mate.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Your ruler Saturn goes retrograde in your solar eleventh house; you may decide to resign or retire from a club office and pass the torch. Cardinal signs are stressed early Thursday; you have a problem and you can't even get your fingers around it. A dear sibling can distract you with confused questions Thursday. Saturn gets a moon aspect, also on Thursday, when a message from a loved one comes with a guilt trip.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Saturn goes retrograde in your solar tenth house; career matters may be frustrated till mid-summer, and you may be accused of slacking off. Ruler Uranus tickles your funny bone early Monday. It may be best not to work late Wednesday since some key item may break anyway. Sweet inspiration strikes early Saturday morning. Also Saturday, Mercury goes retrograde affecting finances, so check bank statements closely.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Saturn retrogrades in your solar ninth house, where delays can slow the wheels of justice. A Moon-Jove conjunction early Monday can tempt you into overdoing breakfast at home. Co-ruler Jupiter helps you get creative with the kids Saturday morning. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign Saturday, where it snarls personal communications for three weeks.