Sunday, June 23, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope June 30-July 6, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Venus at 4 degrees Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio at 1:03 pm July 1. Venus-Saturn squares may sound rather depressing, but they could force the issue of where one's relationship is going – are you really serious about each other? – Are you ready to make the commitment? – Do you feel any responsibility toward or for each other? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you might formalize (Saturn again) your relationship with an engagement. If the aspect is not really strongly touching your natal planets, it may only mean that you gain some social polish (Venus) on top of your ambition (Saturn), or you receive some kind (Venus) advice from a mentor or older person (Saturn).
The Sun at 10 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 8:03 pm Monday. Sun-Pluto aspects have to do with demanding or losing control over one's own life. The opposition has you (Sun) pointing to an opponent who you feel has or is trying to exert controls over your life, which you of course strongly resent! This can lead to power struggles. This can also, on a more subtle level, mean that you work to retrain your own mind of the unconscious or subconscious training that you received as a child, via psychotherapy or adopting mantras or affirmations, or Geotrans, or other similar self-improvement techniques. The Pluto figure can be either malignant or benign – it can be a Svengali type who assumes total control but helps you develop your talent to the nth degree. It can be a controlling husband or boyfriend who beats you and tears down your self-esteem. It can be a Hollywood studio, a mob boss, a super-corporation, a king or aristocrat – someone who has total authority over you. It can be a psychotherapist, as I mentioned before, who may be either a benign or malignant figure depending on his philosophy and skills.
The Sun at 12 degrees Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 2:22 am Thursday, July 4. Sun-Uranus squares really resent being confined or ordered about. This Sun will challenge authority, get a petition together, rebel, toss a sabot (wooden shoe) into the mechanical works (the source of the word 'sabotage'), and in general Fight City Hall, or if you prefer, fight for lost causes – the only ones worth fighting for! Since Uranus can also be geniuses, this aspect can also signify the brilliant inventor, the person who is ahead of his time.
July Fourth, the national birthday, also features the Moon in chatty Gemini, which seems to forecast a lot of speechifying. Plans may also be changed or made with rapidity; perhaps the weather turns up better than the weatherman said, and so everyone decides to go to the beach, or the zoo, or something like that. People will be VERY spontaneous! Now, this Gemini Moon on top of that Sun-Uranus square, which follows a Sun-Pluto opposition earlier this week, may mean some impromptu speeches to rally the crowd to march against something. It may mean a spontaneous demonstration. It may mean even a spontaneous riot, although we don't seem to have a Mars tied into this energy to bring that about. But people will feel like they won't stand for bullying from authorities any more.
The Moon is conjunct Mars in Gemini at 8:30 am Saturday, followed by Moon conjunct Jupiter in Cancer at 11:21 pm. Mars with Jupiter can bring risk-taking such as in the form of daredevil stuff or gambling or whatever. With the Moon, that just intensifies that urge. So if you have a little money that you will not miss, OK, spend a night at the bingo hall or buy a lottery tickee. Good luck!
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LATE DEGREES – 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
POPE FRANCIS – I finally posted a little article on the new Pope Francis and also a kind of book review on a book that accidentally talks about ancient astronomy. The article on Pope Francis is here: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/a-look-at-the-new-pope-franciss-astro-charts/ (BTW, I just found out that the retired Pope Benedict will get a pension of about 2,500 Euros a month – equal to about $40,000 per year. Is that enough, you think?) And the article on the best book that both is and is not about ancient astronomy is here: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-best-book-about-ancient-astronomy-that-isnt-about-astrology-per-se/
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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 – The Moon is in Aries from Sun. till Mon. pm. Secrets or jealousy may be on your mind first thing Sun., not necessarily with reason. Emotional tension may accent the breakfast table; it might be well to take an early morning run. Midday Mon. may find you mulling whether to take the plunge and propose to your lady; mixed feelings are normal, hon. Home and career tensions may stress you out on Mon., too, because the job is so demanding. Domestic peace rules Mon. night; bear in mind that Jove has recently entered your solar fourth house, with all his benefits. Thurs. is also a challenge day, but you like challenges.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 5:43 pm Monday till Thursday morn. Taureans may run into roadblocks in getting their diplomas Monday, which may not be handed over until certain fees are paid; a relative may be able to smooth things over. Emotional outbursts may mark midday Tuesday – maybe it would be best to shout to an empty room, or an open field? Other than that the afternoon is pretty harmonious, especially if you work with a friend. It is easier for you schmooze over an early lunch Wednesday. The afternoon should be spent on routine matters. Stress points may come from neighbors, travel, and health matters. A retreat might not be as restful as hoped.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Stress points this week (Mon. and Thur.) may center on finances (yours or joint accounts), children and friends. A funny friend brightens your Sun. breakfast. It may not be a good idea to recommend a neighbor or relative to your employer Monday. The Moon is in Gemini from 5:22 am Thurs. till Sat. pm. Escapism is pretty much the word for Thur. afternoon; go to the movies or an amusement park. You're mellowed out Thur. night; good night for a late party! You are extra spontaneous Fri. morn, and ready to make new friends. Work off some energy Sat. morn.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mon. is likely to be the most stressful day of the week, with that Sun-Pluto opposition putting a stone wall in your way. You hate that! Also Mon. you may have to tell the kids 'No' when it comes to requests for money. Thur. is also a challenge day, which might be OK with you since you like challenges. The Moon is in its home, Cancer, from 6:14 pm Sat. thru the weekend. A big banquet Sat. night to feed all the visiting relatives looks favorable; people will likely be very sympathetic with each other's challenges, and possibly concerned about the larger social implications.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Stress points this week (Mon. and Thur.) may center on health, college or publishing, neighbors, and a not-so-restful getaway retreat. A faraway pal may call Sunday morn to share a laugh. You may be pressed Mon. and Tues. to make a romantic commitment. Work-related contacts are very pleasant, tho, on Tues. afternoon. Do not press new career initiatives Wednesday afternoon. Escapism rules Thursday afternoon; you might hang out with friends. Friday morning has an inventive energy for you; you might look up how to do a technical or electronic task on the internet.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Stress points this week (Mon. and Thur.) may center on children, friends, and finances (personal and joint). Perhaps it would be wise to check their insurance coverages. A relative might not be able to offer use of their getaway cabin as you had hoped. Tuesday might be your best day if you take control of your own schedule. You might be rather upset to learn that your spouse has loaned money to his friends. Escapism is the motto for Thursday afternoon, when you might lounge by a pool or head for the flicks.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Monday is likely to be the most stressful day of the week, with that Sun-Pluto opposition putting a stone wall in your way. You hate that! Thur. is also a challenge day, which might be OK with you since you like challenges. A strange person may inadvertently upset you Thursday, but try to let it roll off your shoulders. Thursday afternoon looks favorable for indulging your creative talents so get your brushes ready. Hubby takes the kids off your hands Friday morn, so roll up your sleeves to tackle the big jobs while they are out.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Stress points this week (Monday and Thursday) may center on neighbors, information, the internet, and health. Midday Monday also poses a bit of a struggle with a loved one if you are being pressed for a romantic commitment; you hate it when you feel someone is trying to manipulate you. Tuesday is fine, tho, for a morning swim and an afternoon at an author reading. Escapism is the word for Thursday afternoon, which for you may mean going to an amusement park or exercising your creative talents. A coworker gives you a laugh Friday morning. You enjoy watching national sports events Saturday.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Stress points this week (Monday and Thursday) may center on finances (personal and joint), children, and friends – altho you may find these days stimulating. You enjoy taking charge of the kids Sunday morning. A romance you wanted kept secret may not be after Monday. You really enjoy the holiday this year, with the Moon in your opposite sign; you might even throw a late party Thursday. You enjoy listening to a friend appear on the radio Friday morning. You are quite the energetic personality on Saturday.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday morning may surprise you with an upset, such as an appliance breakdown. Monday is likely to be the most stressful day of the week, with that Sun-Pluto opposition putting a stone wall in your way. You hate that! Tuesday favors lunch with someone you mentor or advise. You might share Wednesday lunch with a child, having a good chat. Thursday is also a challenge day, which might be OK with you since you like challenges. You treat your mate to something special Saturday night.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Stress points this week (Mon. and Thur.) may center on health, neighbors, information, and the internet. A neighbor shares a good joke Sunday morning. A struggle over the idea of commitment looms midday Monday. On Tuesday you travel to your holiday getaway retreat ahead of the crowd. You have a productive discussion with a coworker midday Wednesday. Try to avoid any shopping on Thursday, but you might enjoy hosting a late party. Try not to get drawn into an argument with a child Saturday morn.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Stress points this week (Monday and Thursday) may center on finances (personal and joint), children and friends. Monday evening could be a bit lucky for you. Tuesday afternoon looks good for taking the kids to a local attraction. You get quite a few callers to your home midday Wednesday. Escapism is your motto Thursday afternoon which in your case may take the form of lazing by the pool. The morning mail may bring a few financial surprises Friday. You are quite ambitious to get things done around the house Saturday morning.