Monday, August 19, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 25-31, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Lots of aspects this week so some of these notes will be very short.
Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces at 7:13 pm Sunday. Ha, Virgo Mercury wants everything precise and neatly stashed in its place, and Neptune tears thru and makes everything look like a tornado went thru the place. Mercury-Neptune hard aspects make for fuzzy thinking and guesstimates. Or maybe you put something in a perfectly logical place and darn if you can find it later. You may be frustrated by another person who is the Oscar to your Felix.
Venus in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries at 1:56 pm Monday. Just as with the other Venus-Uranus aspects, you may meet unusual folks or foreigners who open your mind a bit to other ways of living and thinking. Might become rather enamored of them but these liaisons are rather short-lived as the other person tends to value their freedom too much to get tied down.
Sun opposite Neptune in Pisces at 9:43 pm Monday. Similar to the Merc-Nep opposition except that you get lost, or the person you were supposed to meet gets lost or calls in sick. Being confused, and having confused information given to you.
Mercury in Virgo sextiles Saturn in Scorpio at 5:45 am Tuesday. This is ideal for not only detailed work but for drawing up detailed plans for the whole week or month. Good for studies in any subject but especially science, ruled by Saturn. Sometimes means saying goodbye to someone, usually for all the socially-acceptable reasons.
Venus in Libra squares Jupiter in Cancer at 5:53 pm Tuesday. Being gluttonous and wasteful, not managing money well – sometimes to the point of bouncing a check. In love matters, can mean longing for someone well above one's social station.
Mars enters Leo at 10:05 pm Tuesday. Mars is very well-placed in Leo, a sign that is noted for courage when the going gets tough. Mars in Leo can be larger than life, a real hero figure. Can make dramatic shows of authority over others, that is, “lording it” over the underlings. A more mature type can use this kingly energy to inspire others to magnificent effort. Has a warmth of expression and an open manner, plus huge drive, that draws others to follow him. Famous people with Mars in Leo include: actor Gregory Peck, comedian and actor Jackie Gleason, President Harry Truman, Eugene McCarthy, actress Helen Hayes, baseball manager Casey Stengel, Willie Mays, talk-show host and game-show mogul Merv Griffin, and architect Le Corbusier.
Mercury trines Pluto in Capricorn at 10:50 am Wednesday. Mercury plus Pluto can mean controlling words, and motivating others could be one manifestation. Also you may deliberately choose an affirmation (power words) to keep you on track for your goals for the month.
The Sun sextiles Saturn at 1:18 am Friday. One feels a sense of pride for what one has accomplished – may or may not be accompanied by any reward or pat on the back.
Mercury sextiles Jupiter in Cancer at 11:10 pm Friday. This aspect is like the Merc-Saturn sextile in that it is helpful in one's studies. Mercury is practical knowledge and Jove is theoretical knowledge, so learning the how-to gets backed up with the underlying principles or with natural laws. Jupiter can also bring luck in word games, etc. as you play along with Wheel of Fortune or the like. It means being optimistic, laughing at oneself, being witty, schmoozing easily with others.
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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 – The Moon is void in Aries from 6 am Sunday till it enters Taurus mid-morning; stick to routine. Mars enters your solar fifth house Tuesday, energizing you to engage in more sports and games; this can also mean a Mars-type person as a romantic interest. Friday may be the best day of the week, when you can enjoy family life in the last days of summer. Family happiness oozes from the pores whether on a picnic lunch or a day trip Saturday.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 9:13 am Sunday till Tuesday night. Sunday afternoon looks good for chatting with children or holding an open house. Errands may hold happy surprises for you Monday morning, and even relatives may have a kind word or two. Mars enters your solar fourth house Tuesday which can mean arguments in the home; you can defuse that by using a sense of competition in setting goals for each member of the household. Late Friday favors playing word games of all kinds; go take your shot at party games.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 7:08 pm Tuesday till Friday morning. Mars enters your solar third house Tuesday which can mean arguments, but also a taste for debating issues. You are absorbed in mental tasks Wednesday afternoon, but are ready to laugh that evening. The Moon is void all day Thursday so stick to routine matters. Midday Saturday may bring an unexpected financial gift.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mars enters your solar second house Tuesday; you can either be hurt by commissions and other fees or you can profit by collecting commissions and service charges. The Moon is at home in Cancer from 7:33 am Friday thru Saturday. The pm hours Friday receive harmonious rays of inspiration to help you plan how to reach your goals. You may be inexplicably happy midday Saturday, possibly while enjoying a summer day trip or picnic. The Moon goes void about 8 pm Saturday so stick to routine that night.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Steady effort will bear fruit at work in the early part of the week. A legal judgment could come down Monday in your favor, with a monetary award. Mars enters your sign on Tuesday; you may be impulsive in asserting yourself, but you are generally as good as your word. On Wednesday you are able to persuade someone to see things your way. Saturday you are ecstatically happy to be at your getaway cabin with loved ones.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Expect your best laid plans for Sunday night to be muddled by your mate. A Monday night appointment may fail to show or go to the wrong address. Early Tuesday morning is excellent for planning your week if not your month. Mars enters your solar twelfth house Tuesday night, energizing your private dream with the desire to bring it into reality. Spend good times with dear friends on Saturday.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – You may meet a fascinating and unusual person – possibly a foreigner – on Monday. Mars enters your solar eleventh house Tuesday, which is good for team sports in general, but also good for applying one's energies to humanitarian goals. Tuesday night is not good for impulse buying, especially if you have not balanced your checkbook recently. Good news regarding career matters may come on the weekend or just before then.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Monday night may be a good time to visit galleries or exhibits with friends. Do not initiate legal matters on Tuesday. Mars enters your solar tenth house Tuesday; disputes are possible with authority figures, but usually greater ambition in career matters. Friday afternoon and evening are great for indulging your creative side or in artistic expression. A legal decision on or before the weekend may make you deliriously happy with the result.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The oppositions to Neptune on Sunday and Monday will confuse and garble things at the workplace, at the corporate level. Mars enters your solar ninth house Tuesday; you may become more ambitious to master a subject – may also get the travel bug. On Wednesday night you enjoy a comedy night out. On Friday you enjoy delving into unknown worlds via reading or personal messages. You will be well satisfied with a tax or insurance decision on or before the weekend.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Mars enters your solar eighth house Tuesday, which usually means arguments over taxes, inheritances, or divorce – either yours or a client's. Sometime Wednesday morning write out a specific goal for yourself, preferably a long-term goal, and be specific. Your club may recognize you for the many hours you have contributed to making a success of their fundraiser, etc. on Friday.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You may enjoy going to an art gallery or exhibit on Monday night with friends. Mars enters your solar seventh house Tuesday; you can be more confrontational and tell people off, or you can be more assertive. Take some quiet time Wednesday for contemplation. Stick to routine on Thursday. You may sign up for work-related courses Friday to improve productivity. You really appreciate your health and well-being Saturday; perhaps it has improved in the past year and that is something to celebrate.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday is one of those times to keep silent if not sure of the facts. It might be best to let someone else drive Monday night. Mars enters your solar sixth house Tuesday; this can bring new tools into your workplace, also more stress and pressure to perform. You enjoy a wonderful dinner buffet that night. Stick to routine on Thursday. Go somewhere that will stimulate your mind on Friday night. On Saturday you will feel your parental heart swell with pride while watching your children at play.