Saturday, August 3, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 11-17, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury at at 5 degrees Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio at 2:05 pm Sunday. There could be some kind of communications block, either people are unwilling to reply just yet, or servers are overloaded or a cell tower goes down. So, not a good day for interviews or sales talks. However, since you are freed of distractions anyway, you may find extra abilities to concentrate on detailed work. With Scorpio involved, that may be surgery, forensic bookkeeping, forensic law, or anything that requires some digging and research.
Mercury at 12 degrees Leo trines Uranus in Aries at 10:11 pm Wednesday. This is one of the days that I recommend for buying mechanical or electronic items, or for installing software. If traveling, go someplace new or unusual; you will be fascinated by everything. Go down to Key West or Piccadilly Circus, someplace where people dress very oddly or have their own idiom. You will enjoy all forms of mental stimulation, whether travel (as mentioned already), attending a class or lecture, reading, doing puzzles, etc. Uranus may deliver one of his brilliant insights. It's a good aspect for enrolling in a course of study especially if it is off the beaten track, something like string theory, Uranian astrology or any other astrology, cats in history, the lore of garden trolls, etc – also a foreign (Uranus) language (Mercury).
Venus enters its second home of Libra at 11:37 am Friday, Venus' day. Venus is more social in Libra than in Taurus, so she seeks out parties and social groups of all kinds. Since Libra is an air sign, she would like her social companions to have like minds, sharing similar tastes, politics, or hobbies. Libra does value peace and harmony, but when she settles for “peace at any price” she only shoots herself in the foot because the relationship suffers from lack of honesty. A mature Venus in Libra is able to focus attention on an injustice, gathers others to her cause, and drives forward to install a fairer resolution. This Venus has a wonderful sense of fair play and lifts all the members of her team to a higher standard.
In personal relationships, Venus in Libra values love as a sacred thing, putting her loved one on a pedestal. You are less interested in the victory (of a game, for example) than in how it was won. Or in how YOU were won – since you believe that the courtship is essential to the eventual happy marriage.
This Venus absolutely requires beautiful surroundings, or she can even become physically ill. Being in a hospital with walls painted a sick green would just make her sicker than when she came in! Is equally sensitive to discord, since argument in the home can also make her ill. She has the sensitivity of an artist to color, form and line. She frequently is a wonderful dancer, like Rita Hayworth. Famous people with Venus in Libra include: Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Martin Luther, Petula Clark, and Anne-Marie of Greece.
We have a First Quarter Moon on 21 degrees Scorpio, which is directly OPPOSITE the solar eclipse degree of May 9. The time of the quarter moon is 6:56 am Wednesday. Naturally there are some stresses on the quarter moon because by definition the lights are square – however, the square is preceded by a Moon trine Mars an hour earlier and followed by a Moon sextile Venus at 5:30 pm, so we expect that interpersonal differences will be hashed out successfully.
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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/ 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 – Take a moment at the beginning of the work day Tuesday to repeat affirmations; the day may work out better than you hope. You've got your batteries recharge and revved to go Wednesday morn. A new electronic toy appeals to you Wednesday night. Fun is on the agenda after work Thursday. Venus enters your solar seventh house on Friday; your mate looks better than ever to you, and you treat each other to gifts of time.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Too many interruptions Sunday afternoon keep you from preparing for a dinner party. Stick to routine on Monday. You splurge while out with friends for lunch Tuesday. Networking brings a hot tip Wednesday afternoon. Venus enters your solar sixth house on Friday; you may be able to make your hobby into a paying concern. Let hubby go fishing with his friends Saturday morning, while you enjoy a pool party at home in the afternoon.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Ruler Mercury squares Saturn Sunday, so don't expect immediate replies to your emails. Ruler Mercury makes a trine to Uranus Wednesday night, when you make a good purchase of electronics, or are mentally sharp as a tack. Venus enters your solar fifth house on Friday; this is the best place for a month of lovely romantic prospects. Your money houses are very active Saturday; afternoon looks better for gleaning good advice from a mentor or broker.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Pallas and Jupiter conjoin in your sign early in the week; you are the go-to person with the answers and the master technique. They make aspects all week to Juno, Chiron, Uranus, Mercury and Pluto; you may be the one to select the new software or hardware at work Wednesday. Water signs benefit from a mini-vacation midday Tuesday. Venus enters your solar fourth house on Friday; here comes the annual home makeover with new curtains and paint.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Detailed work with your hands is favored for Sunday afternoon. Your guardian angel may put in some overtime midday Tuesday. Some networking may be productive on Wednesday. Wednesday also favors detailed work with tools. Vesta and Ceres move in lockstep all month in your sign, never conjunct but never far from each other. The two asteroids may bring a very strong creative energy, enhance your love of children and nature, and activate talents for craft-works.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Venus in your sign benefits from a semi-sextile to Ceres this week, bringing luck in gardening as well as all craft work. A tip from a friend on Wednesday can augment your networking list. Ruler Mercury makes a trine to Uranus Wednesday night, when you make a good purchase of electronics, or are mentally sharp as a tack. Venus moves into your solar second house on Friday, enhancing your earning power especially through sales.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from Sunday till Monday afternoon. Early Sunday is quite stressful and it is best to just let everyone do their own thing. Everybody is in a better frame of mind to settle down together after supper and be entertained. On Monday the moon is void till mid-afternoon so stick to routine matters. Venus moves into your sign on Friday; time for a bit of a makeover at the salon, and then shopping for a new blouse or scarf. Juno is still active in your romance sector, so you may yet find Mr or Ms Right.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 4:18 pm Monday till Wednesday night. You may have difficulty reaching someone by phone Tuesday morning but you may find some words of advice from a senior member of the office team. Midday is golden for dealing with legal or publishing matters. Early risers find ample energy for a morning run Wednesday. Ask a personal favor after work; you may at least be given a lead on who could do a job for you.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Financial pressures rear their ugly heads Sunday – best not to go shopping. Someone may talk you up Wednesday. The Moon is in Sag from 9:04 pm Wednesday till very late Friday. The head-fuzzies attack again during the Thursday morning commute, so stay alert. A fresh insight could hit right after work, followed by a stream of ideas so keep your notebook open. Midday Friday is lovely for presenting your views. The afternoon has a void moon so stick to routine. Try to wipe out a debt Saturday afternoon.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Wednesday afternoon is good for networking. The Moon is in Capricorn from 11:25 pm Friday thru the weekend. Early risers on Saturday really need that second cuppa java. But mid-morn finds you ready to tackle the to-do list. You are very, very focused on your task mid-afternoon, and are probably determined to finish it the same day. Your spouse puts out a very generous spread for dinner, which you find hard to resist. The evening does not favor a night at the comedy club, tho; you prefer just being with family or working on crafts.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Juno in Aquarius opposes Mercury in Leo on Tuesday; you are troubled by an outspoken mate, even while you admire his/her guts. Juno is also inconjunct Jupiter, encouraging you to make changes or work out issues through creative outlets. In fact, Juno makes a lot of near aspects in the early part of the week to Chiron, Uranus and Pallas. Ruler Uranus makes a trine to Mercury Wednesday night, when you make a good purchase of electronics, or are mentally sharp as a whip.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Your mate may notice something Monday or Tuesday, or have an insight that helps unravel what a health issue is about. Water signs benefit from a mini-vacation midday Tuesday. Venus enters your solar eighth house on Friday; insurance claims may finally be paid, and investing thru others is profitable. Saturday morning favors creative pursuits; the afternoon favors picking the brains of your mentor.