Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 20-26, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury goes retrograde Monday, Oct. 21 at 6:29 am, on 18 degrees 24' of Scorpio. Also you may wish to make a note of this-- Mercury will go direct on Nov. 11 at 2 degrees Scorpio. Mercury retrograde can be a barrel of laughs, really, once things settle down again. But in Scorpio, things can be more serious than mix-ups of schedule – errors can involve making wrong assumptions about guilt or innocence, about fidelity or adultery, about loyalty or betrayal. Mercury will be in my natal first house, so this should be a bit more interesting for me than usual, ha!
The Sun enters Scorpio at 2:10 am Wednesday, sneaking in during the wee hours, and on tiptoe so as not to wake up the wife upstairs. Sun in Scorpio is not one to hang back when it comes to finding out the details of other people's wishes, needs or desires. They generally will figure out some way of finding out what they wish to know, either by direct or indirect means. Emotions can leak out of Scorpio's tough hide in a way that can make others uncomfortable or even feel goaded. However, a more mature Scorpio soul can use his intuitive understanding of human nature to uplift, to encourage, and to lend emotional support.
People with Sun in Scorpio can have great personal magnetism, an attraction that has nothing to do with looks. Scorpios are said to be of two or three main types – the scorpion, the snake or serpent, and the soaring eagle for the most spiritually-developed type. Eagles are dedicated laborers for the common good. Scorpios can be quite intelligent plus have the physical stamina to achieve their goals. Famous people with Sun in Scorpio include: soprano Joan Sutherland, artist Pablo Picasso, authors Robert Louis Stevenson and Eugene Ionesco, Marie Curie, Marie Antoinette, Martin Luther, Bobby Kennedy, Richard Burton, Billy Graham, Jonas Salk, Leon Trotsky, and Felix Frankfurter.
The Sun at 2 degrees Scorpio soon trines Neptune in Pisces at 6:41 pm Friday. Spiritual tendencies are stronger under this transit, and favor quiet meditation or walks in natural settings (especially by a body of water or a waterfall). You may even have an ESP experience or something mystical – tuning in to another's thoughts or feelings, having a peak experience, having a prophetic or powerful dream, etc. Neptune is also strongly idealistic, which can make you vulnerable to being suckered in by a scammer. I get a feeling of buoyancy when thinking of this Sun-Neptune aspect – like a beach ball floating in a pool. Let's hope that your spirits are buoyed by this transit just like that beach ball!
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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/
GREAT WEBSITES – In no particular order of importance: Check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online. Watch astronomic animations at http://shadowandsubstance.com/. Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars. This guy called the correct winner of the 2012 election, and he puts out a monthly column: http://www.howardbeckmanvedicastrologer.com/wordpress/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at www.astroamerica.com.
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 – Sunday favors having the extended family over for dinner. Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar eighth house, on Monday; don't make assumptions about insurance or wills. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. Your independent attitude may annoy others Thursday night, but you can't help it, you gotta be you. You could feel like taking personal days Thursday and Friday, just to have a holiday.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from Sunday till midday Monday. Sunday favors having relatives over for dinner, who bring lots of happy chatter into the house. Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar seventh house, on Monday; misunderstandings easily occur between you and your partner, so don't make assumptions. Monday night brings tensions from a T-square; maybe you want to work it off with yoga.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 12:14 pm Monday till late Wednesday. Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar sixth house, on Monday; appointments may be changed at the last minute this month, or lab work gets lost. Also Monday pm is rather stressful for all mutable signs, since your energy mysteriously vanishes, leaving you unable to carry out your tasks. Tuesday morn brings a laugh from a friend. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar fifth house, on Monday; a movie suffers technical problems and so your ticket is refunded. The Moon is home in Cancer from 11:36 pm Wednesday till midday Saturday. Thursday and Friday may find your spirits buoyed up by the Moon-Sun-Neptune grand trine. Mid-morning Thursday finds you energetically doing errands or pinning people down for appointments. Friday morning favors reaching people by phone or email, or paying a personal call. A bit of wine will be nice with Friday's dinner, just watch out lest you overdo.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar fourth house, on Monday; the plans of family members may have last-minute changes or mix-ups so be flexible. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. Family members may daydream of the inheritance they expect to get, over Friday dinner, but that may be an elusive prize. The Moon is in Leo from 12:12 pm Saturday thru the weekend. A Saturday night pillow fights is on the agenda.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar third house, on Monday; double-check all papers and emails that go out the rest of the month. Also Monday pm is rather stressful for all mutable signs, since your energy mysteriously vanishes, leaving you unable to carry out your tasks. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. Try not to let anyone ruffle your feathers Thursday evening.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar second house, on Monday; count your change, and make sure to lock up valuables. Your ruler Venus feels estranged and unloved on Tuesday. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. If you have expectations that a second income may appear Friday, your hope may be illusory. Try not to let your mate ruffle your feathers Thursday evening.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on Monday; you may trip over your own tongue, or make wrong assumptions. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine – once that day is past, the Sun's entry into your sign makes you feel more alive in the brisk fall air. Friday evening favors a romantic dinner near water, possibly with quiet music playing. Don't let a coworker, or a person in uniform, ruffle your feathers Thursday evening.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar twelfth house, on Monday; you can easily be your own worst enemy and say the wrong things. Also Monday pm is rather stressful for all mutable signs, since your energy mysteriously vanishes, leaving you unable to carry out your tasks. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. Don't let one of the kids upset you Thursday night, just because they are in a rebellious mood.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar eleventh house, on Monday; friends may be out of reach, or misunderstandings occur which should be cleared up asap. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. A family member's rebellious mood may ruffle your feathers Thursday night, but let it run off your back. You try to maintain scientific thinking Friday, but some data or assumptions are a little off.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar tenth house, on Monday; be careful what you say where the boss might overhear. Your ruler Uranus is in a quirky, humorous mood Tuesday morning. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. Your sense of humor may not be appreciated by a relative Thursday night. You and your Friday dinner companion have fun dreaming about what you'd do if you won the lottery.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, your solar ninth house, on Monday; legal matters may be delayed due to paperwork errors, or contracts may have mistakes in them. Also Monday pm is rather stressful for all mutable signs, since your energy mysteriously vanishes, leaving you unable to carry out your tasks. The Moon is void all day Wednesday so stick to routine. You and your Friday dinner companion may dream of long trips together.