Thursday, October 31, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 3-9, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Sunday, Nov. 3 features a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees 16' Scorpio, at 7:50 am. The Moon is conjunct Saturn midday, but otherwise the aspects are mostly easy sextiles and trines. The Sun and Moon are sextile Mars in the early morning, and the Moon trines Jupiter at nearly midnight. The latter aspect may support the urge to expand your horizons, with Mars providing an eagerness to explore new territory.
Venus enters Capricorn at 3:43 am Tuesday. Venus has a hard time when in Saturn-ruled Capricorn. A native with this placement may be very good-looking, but the person is not comfortable with his/her looks, or does not agree with everyone else that they are indeed quite attractive. Finding their special talents may be delayed (Saturn) due to fear of failure or of social rejection. In fact, in social situations, they may be afraid of making the first move due to a fear of rejection, and when rejected, may become quite cold. This placement has a deep respect for the prevailing social and material values of society. Famous people with Venus in Capricorn include: Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Robert F. Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr, Caroline Kennedy, J.D. Salinger, Prince Andrew, and Artur Rubinstein.
The Sun and Saturn at 14 degrees Scorpio are conjunct at 7:01 am Wednesday. We may feel rather depressed and lonely under this aspect, but it may drive us out of our cocoons and out to some gathering place or event where we are forced to mix with others. This aspect does favor planning and organizing, or otherwise Taking Care of Business. Hey, I just remembered I once started a job on a Sun-Saturn conjunction and lost a lot of weight in that physically-demanding stint – so my recommendation is to start your most ambitious weight-loss exercise regimen on this day.
Jupiter at 20 degrees 31' Cancer makes a Retrograde Station at 12:03 am Thursday. Jupiter's expression is generally is a product of its society; that is, it demonstrates the values and consciousness of the world around it. So when it goes retrograde, Jupiter will tend to break away for a little while to reconsider his values as opposed to the values of the society around it. By the time Jupiter goes direct, he may adopt a whole new self-chosen way of thinking and living, one that hopefully reflects a higher level of consciousness inspired by the spirit.
Venus at 2 degrees Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 8:16 pm Thursday. Oh, this is such a lovely, lazy aspect, good for finding shapes in the clouds as you play hookey from work or school. You wander from one daydream to another. It does favor spending time with dear ones and being wonderfully attuned to their needs (without becoming subservient). It also favors using your romantic inspirations to create exquisite works of art in any medium – poetry, music, painting, dance, even gardening.
Retrograde Mercury at 3 degrees Scorpio sextiles Venus in Capricorn at 7:24 am Friday. This aspect favors taking the pleasure drive out to the country or on some jaunt; with Mercury retrograde, you may get lost, you may have a flat tire, but you will probably also happen on the cutest antique shop or the quaintest diner. If you muddled an earlier opportunity to express your love, Merc retrograde gives you another chance to speak up, or maybe write it down in a love note.
Mars at 14 degrees Virgo sextiles Saturn in Scorpio at 6:57 am Saturday. One interpretation of Mars with Saturn is “delayed gratification.” This means that you are able to put energy into long-term projects that may not see fruition for months if not years. Another key phrase might be “sustained effort” – it's similar to the above, but if expressed in physical energy or an exercise regimen, your energy might NOT be enormous but you can keep up a moderate tempo for a long time. It's the difference between a springer and a marathoner. We may also have great attention to detail, with the PATIENCE to do finely-detailed work.
Retrograde Mercury at 2 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 4:32 pm Saturday. People affected by this transit may find their interests turn to occult or spiritual subjects, such as past lives, developing psychic abilities, or turn your energies to creative pursuits like music, crafts or photography. You may go off on flights of fancy, so let your friends put your feet back on terra firma. You can be very sympathetic, empathetic, or even psychic. Thought transfer is easier under this aspect.
YAY, Mercury will go direct at 4:12 pm on Sunday, Nov. 10.
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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 - Venus enters your solar tenth house Tuesday; you might invest in your own career or skills, possibly in a Venus-ruled field like brokering or art consignment. On Friday make a point of expressing your appreciation to coworkers for their help on projects. Having to go in to work Saturday morning may delay other plans for your weekend – but they'll wait. Ceres moves into your solar seventh house; you work on behalf of the underdog anywhere.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - Venus enters your solar ninth house Tuesday; you may travel to scenic places, and possibly meet an attractive older beau while on that trip. On Wednesday night you may find someone to loan you luggage for your big trip. Friday offers another chance to tell your mate that you love him/her. Ceres moves into your solar sixth house; you find you need nature in your home or apartment, and may consider moving to a country house.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Venus enters your solar eighth house Tuesday; you might magnetically attract money, or at least get a key loan or credit account. On Friday make a point of expressing your appreciation to coworkers for their help on projects. On Saturday you are willing to accept delays in family or career in order to achieve a goal first. Ceres moves into your solar fifth house; you enjoy nature walks, and may consider adopting a child.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Venus enters your solar seventh house Tuesday; you say “pretty please with sugar on it” and get your wish like magic. Friday offers another chance to tell your kids or other relatives that you love them. Ceres moves into your solar fourth house; you may base a catering business from home, specializing in combining gourmet dinners with nutritional or dietetic value.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Venus enters your solar sixth house Tuesday; the workplace is more cooperative, and you may adopt an older pet. Ceres moves into your solar third house; you may organize a block party centered on Halloween or harvest themes. Tuesday may be a day for respecting elders, especially one's parents; have them over for dinner and thank them for all they did for you. On Friday make a point of expressing your appreciation to coworkers for their help on projects. On Saturday you are willing to accept delays in marriage in order to achieve a career goal first.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Venus enters your solar fifth house Tuesday; this could bring more flirting, but also formalized courting such as “pinning” your steady. On Wednesday night you may find someone to babysit the kids or trade other favors with. Saturday morning favors working on long-term projects because your patience is inexhaustible. Thought transfer comes easy Saturday afternoon, especially with your mate. Ceres moves into your solar second house; you may be able to raise flowers, etc for sale, manage financial resources.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus enters your solar fourth house Tuesday; you may suddenly get tired of “shabby chic” at home, and toss them for a new look. On Friday make a point of expressing your appreciation to your banker or accountant for their professional guidance. Ceres moves into your sign this week; your natural sense of fairness and truth may spur you to get more involved in civic affairs, legal services for the working poor, or civil rights groups.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio all day Sunday and till Monday afternoon. Sunday morning finds your energy high, and you enjoy some one-on-one with a friend on the basketball court. Midday favors serious thoughts or doing unglamorous chores. You can stay up late, tho, trading funny anecdotes. Stick to routine Monday morning, when the Moon is void. Venus enters your solar third house Tuesday; you suddenly notice how shabby some office things look, and toss them in the trash. Saturday afternoon favors thought transfer experiments with a loved one. Ceres moves into your solar twelfth house; you find you have useful psychic powers.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 3:14 pm Monday till Wednesday afternoon. You may get lost looking for an address Monday night. You enjoy a comical morning DJ while commuting to work Tuesday. Venus enters your solar second house Tuesday; hike among beautiful scenery. The Moon is void Wednesday morning so stick to routine matters. Friday favors finding or making a secure hiding place for valuables. Ceres moves into your solar eleventh house; you helps you avoid alienating others, plus it helps you allocate human resources into suitable positions for the talents of the individuals.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Venus enters your sign Tuesday so freshen up your look with a visit to the salon. The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:44 pm Wednesday till Friday night. You may find yourself in close attunement with a relative Wednesday night, leading to interesting discussions. Do not speed on your Thursday morning commute. Thursday afternoon favors legal debate or a visit to the gym. Dine out Thursday night with friends. The Moon is void for most of the day Friday so stick to routine matters. Ceres moves into your solar tenth house; your hard work will pay off in promotions.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Venus enters your solar twelfth house Tuesday; can mean a secret love affair, or gaining a financial backer for a project. Ceres moves into your solar ninth house; you may return to classes in order to advance in your work. The Moon is in Aquarius from 6:30 pm Friday till next Sunday night. Communications are difficult, garbled or blocked late Friday. Friday morning starts off with sweet nothings. You enjoy a comical radio DJ Saturday morning. On Saturday you are willing to accept delays in marriage in order to achieve a career goal first.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Venus enters your solar eleventh house Tuesday; you attend class reunions or other parties, or run the fund-raising committee. Express your appreciation to special friends on Friday for their help and moral support. Legal matters may cause a delay in special plans with your mate Saturday. Ceres moves into your solar eighth house; you find that nutritious and wholesome organic food improves your health.