Sunday, October 20, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Retrograde Mercury at 13 degrees Scorpio is conjunct Saturn at 4:48 pm Tuesday. You may have a tough go of it slogging thru college study material, but hang in there because your efforts will pay off in the end. Because Mercury is retrograde, what you learn or decide may be redone or rethought or taken back. Scientific methods need to be checked against a master “cheat sheet” of some kind. 
Mars at 9 degrees Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn at 6:45 am Thursday. This aspect may make it possible to dig down deep for a second effort on the ball field. It will be like accessing a supercharger!

Friday, November 1 is top-heavy with aspects:
Uranus at 9 degrees Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn at 7:13 am. This square can bring deep and radical changes – a bit like getting radical surgery for cancer, altho some cases may really require such drastic procedures. Some people with natal talents can psychically diagnose illnesses (whether physical or psychological). 
Retrograde Mercury at 10 degrees Scorpio sextiles Mars in Virgo at 8:03 am. Mercury sextile Mars can bring a job offer that excites us, or anyway some message that is very exciting. There can be heated arguments or formal debates under such an aspect, or even lawsuits. With the retrograde, something may be wrong with a legal summons or contract, something that could require a do-over. 
Sun at 9 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 1:02 pm. We may be called upon to rise to the occasion, be presented with some challenge that requires we dig down to be a tower of strength for others. 
Sun at 9 degrees is conjunct Mercury at 4:16 pm. Sun conjunct the retrograde Mercury is a significant point in the economic cycle, so pay attention to what happens on Wall Street or at the Federal Reserve. 
Mercury at 9 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 6:46 pm. Mercury with Pluto can be an obsession when great powers of focus get fixated on relatively minor items. It's great for research and detective work of any type, be it medical, legal, criminal, or scientific. 
Looking ahead, a Solar Eclipse occurs on the Full Moon at 11 degrees 16' Scorpio, at 7:50 am Sunday, Nov. 3. The day is filled with easy conjunctions and sextiles, plus the lights are trine Jupiter. Things should be looking up for most people, especially natives of the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). The Pisceans may be considering surgery or other medical interventions, given the fact that Chiron is in close aspect with the Full Moon.

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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 – Sunday morning starts off with laughs at the children's antics. Uranus in your sign is pulled into the web of planets and asteroids at 8 to 10 degrees of the signs; you may have to make adjustments in the workplace, pay attention to health issues, and of course deal with insurance. On Friday you get emotional about a child's recital or other public appearance. Aries Halloween costume: Japanese geisha.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The children's energies are high after school Tuesday; let them run outside to play before expecting them to settle down to homework or dinner. Family and insurance matters may benefit from seeing an independent agent or perhaps an ombudsman to troubleshoot problems regarding coverage. On Friday you may be quite glad to hear that a family member's health is on the improve. Taurus Halloween costume: Albert Einstein.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – A neighborhood advocate may be able to help resolve a problem for you. On Thursday, a male family member may face a minor emergency so be prepared to drop everything. A neighbor or relative may be the right person to ask for advice affecting your mate's problem. Gemini Halloween costume: Marilyn Monroe.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – You feel very good about your job and your paycheck Monday; all is well in your world. Friday morning brings lots of warm fuzzies at watching your child while chaperoning a class field trip. Cancer Halloween costume: Fat Cat Banker.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from Sunday till late Monday. Unexplored territory beckons you for a Sunday morning hike. The afternoon is frustrating tho, when you cannot get answers to your questions. Life is good Monday morning when a child gifts you with a love token. Pallas Athena in your sign trines Venus in Sag late in the week; you may gain recognition for your artistic mastery. Leo Halloween costume: the much-married Liz Taylor.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 11:45 pm Monday till Thursday morn. Tuesday favors having a sunny lunch companion. You have an emotional reaction to news Tuesday afternoon and may be quite vociferous in defending your turf. However, Mercury retrograde may force you to stand corrected. Wednesday afternoon brings a helpful friend to lend a hand. The evening favors pampering yourself with a bubble bath, etc. Friday morn brings exciting personal news. Virgo Halloween costume: mermaid.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 8:22 am Thursday till midday Saturday. Thursday morning favors having an inspector look at the house you are considering buying. On Friday morning you may be quite relieved to find money or belongings you had misplaced. Try not to blow things out of proportion on Friday night. Saturday morning favors shopping with a friend, or sharing things out of your closets. Libra Halloween costume: a TV set.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Sun and Mercury in your sign are pulled into the web of planets and asteroids at 8 to 10 degrees of the signs; you may chauffeur a friend to and from the hospital. Tuesday may be your best day of the week, when you can focus on serious matters or get more detail from a mentor. The Moon is in Scorpio from 1:35 pm Saturday thru the weekend. Saturday night favors an outing to the local cinema or other fantasy lands. Scorpio Halloween costume: cow or milkmaid.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Venus in Sag trines Pallas Athena in Leo; you may find a course in art techniques or actually consider teaching. Alternatively, a woman lawyer or ombudsman may be a real help to you. You feel so relieved Friday to get straight facts from a national non-profit's local office. Sag Halloween costume: Siamese twin (with spouse).

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Pluto in your sign trines Mars but it also receives hits from several other planets or asteroids. Health issues cannot be dodged any longer, so pick the best practitioner you can and follow his/her advice. Cappy's Halloween costume: Mother Nature, or Ringo Starr.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Juno in your sign is pulled into the web of planets and asteroids at 8 to 10 degrees of the signs. You may drive a family member to and from a hospital visit, for example, or coach him through post-op exercises. Your mate's appearance in a news story gives you a warm feeling of pride. Aquarius Halloween costume: Marie Antoinette or Napoleon.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Chiron in your sign is pulled into the web of planets and asteroids at 8 to 10 degrees of the signs; you may be either the patient or the practitioner, but in any case the medical issues addressed affect your life a great deal. Work and career matters see an uptick late in the week with the arrival of a consultant or advisor. Pisces Halloween costume: Mother Nature, or Arnold Palmer.

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