Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 10-16, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury goes direct at 4:12 pm Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 degrees 32' of Scorpio. By this time you may have stumbled upon some information that you were not supposed to find out, or anyway, info that explains a small mystery in your life. A past event may prove to be the deeply rooted trauma that prevents you from moving forward in some way, and now that you have brought it to the light, it no longer has power over you.
A forward-moving Mercury trines confusing Neptune at 2 degrees Pisces at 3:48 pm Monday. Mercury and Neptune do not get along too well, even with a trine aspect. It becomes TOO EASY to get confused, to get scammed, to lose you way or lose your wallet, to be worried out of your mind. Try selecting an affirmation to conquer a fear (Neptune), or sessions of altered consciousness like hypnosis or meditation to resolve or dissolve old programming.
The Sun at 20 degrees Scorpio trines retrograde Jupiter in Cancer at 11:39 am Tuesday. A lot of benefits are ascribed to a Sun-Jupiter trine, but more often it merely lends a screen of protection around one's person. You may lose one job, but financial supports or other income kick in and you manage to pay your bills. Or, you lose an apartment but find shelter with relatives or other friends. Since Jupiter just went retrograde last week, it is yet virtually at a standstill and exerting especially strong power in this transit. You could be thrust into the limelight under this transit, if it falls on an angle in your natal chart.
Neptune makes its Direct Station on 2 degrees, 35' Pisces at 1:43 pm Wednesday. I wish to quote extensively from Dane Rudhyar's brilliant chapter on Neptune (in An Astrological Triptych) to explain the influences of this planet and effects of the stations---
“The Neptunian era that followed during the nineteenth century actually built the substance of our modern society – its machines, it industries, its commerce and travel – but it built upon the intellectual foundations of scientific materialism. It built upon spiritual scarcity and upon the power vested in the remnants of ancient feudalism to corner the more abundant life under the cloak of rugged individualism. Neptune is the wholesale builder of collective substance. Its power of proliferation is immense, but it builds only according to man's attitude toward Uranian creativeness. If this attitude is one of resistance to the unfamiliar New, of fear before the revealed Glory, of weary withdrawal into the Saturnian shells of social security and privilege, then Neptune's power of growth leads to the senseless mushrooming forth of hectic cities, tabloid newspapers, glamor-crazy motion pictures, murder-storied radios, (hallucinogenic) drugs – and to generalized cancerous conditions due to unorganic living and unnatural habits of physical or psychological feeding.
“Neptune, nevertheless, in its true positive being, is the substantiality of the spirit. Neptune is the substance of creative space, the astral light, the Ocean of spiritual Sound, the encompassing gift-waves of divine grace the all-inclusive charity of the compassionate ones. Is it the divine Substance which feeds what the Uranian spirit has aroused into creative being. . .
“In the physical body, this power is the source whence are derived the antibodies, white corpuscles, and special hormones or enzymes which are sent through the blood to heal and purify whatever part of the organism has been injured or exhausted. At the level of the great spiritual organism that may be called Man, this Neptunian power is Grace (Charis) – Grace which comes to every soul that has recognized and accepted its participation in the 'works if the spirit', and its companionship in the mystic Christ with all that is of the spirit.
“To the individual limited and bound within the structures of his ego, the universe as a whole answers as Karma, the Mosaic Law of exact compensation. But to him whose soul has become a hallowed shrine for the Living God, whose circumference of self includes potentially the whole universe, whose mind establishes its formulations in terms of the reconciliation of all opposites, leaving nothing outside of its all-inclusive multi-dimensional logic – to him God answers as grace. Though his path be strewn with collective obstacles and harsh memories of his individual past, he is nevertheless secure – with the only security that is of value, the security that comes from being the Whole in active expression at one point, and this point, one's immortal self.
“This faith in Grace is the Neptunian consequence of a courageously met and assimilated confrontation with Uranus and its creative transfigurations. The two factors cannot be separated, and both are expressions of an utterly changed conscious relationship to spirit and to God, its cosmic Source. Spirit is the 'universal creative' not in the sense of it being the builder of worlds and physical organisms, but because it is that constant harmonic Motion which emanates and releases incessantly whatever is necessary to compensate for and to harmonize any disturbance in the equilibrium of the universal Whole. Spirit creates solutions to every need – including that vast solution to the need of chaos which we understand as universe or solar system. Every human birth, considered as the release of an immortal self can be harmonized and balanced by the potentiality of a victorious future, is a solution presented by the spirit. Every birth-chart is a plan for regeneration an individual creation of the spirit, a logos sent by the Father to save a portion of humanity. . .
“Grace comes to pervade the soul that has left behind the sense of individual lack inherent in the nature of the ego. As an ego, man knows himself apart from the spiritual Whole; as a soul, he experiences himself a part of this spiritual Whole. In and through this experience he becomes actually and consciously suffused with the vitality of the Whole. He partakes of the Blood of the Whole, of the creative substance of the spirit – the mystic Wine and Bread. He partakes of the Eucharist – the perfect gift of Grace – as the cell of the body partakes of the vital essences and the healing chemicals of the forever flowing blood in which it lives and has its being.
“This is the life more abundant, the life in Grace; a life from which has vanished the gnawing sense of frustration and lack, and the regrets or remorse of ego-bondage, ego-fulfillment and ego-conditioned tragedies; a life now filled with the presence of the unfolding God-seed within the soul and with the downflow of Grace this unfoldment summons because it requires it. It is also the life of charity, for charity is man's only true way of responding to the charismal gift of the spirit, Grace. Faith in the creative power of the spirit, Hope that the Transfiguration shall come and find us fully awake to behold this 'marriage of heaven and earth'; and the greatest of all, Charity to men everywhere – in the name of the spirit.
“True charity (agape) can only be, at the level of still ego-bound men and women, the pouring out of what the traveler on the Illumined Road has received as Grace. The man flooded with Grace must give charity, which is perfect love, if he is to receive greater spiritual abundance in his soul; but that charity can only be true to the spirit, if it comes indeed from the divine spirit, even though it be released through the individual man. To give out charity means, first of all, to experience oneself as an agent of the spirit, as a focusing of the divine Whole. Charity is not of the ego, but of God through the ego transformed into soul. It is as the soul overflows with Grace that the whole organism of the spirit-illumined man or woman is also able to radiate charity. The gifts of a privileged nation filled with earthly goods, egocentricity and collective self-complacency can be bitter to the peoples ravaged by a catastrophe for which the whole o humanity is responsible.
“Yet it was as the presence of Neptune became revealed to Western man that society at large began to respond to the call of mercy and humanitarianism, and even the most egocentric business baron found it necessary to henceforth to bestow the social semblance of charity to the victims of the system that had enthroned him...”
Venus at 9 degrees Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries at 8:13 pm Thursday. Venus-Uranus aspects seem to always involve meeting foreigners or unusual people who shift you out of your comfort zone. These are almost always short-lived relationships, even the romantic involvements. The Uranian person serves his purpose and moves on . . . Sometimes this aspect accompanies a sudden job change.
Venus at 9 degrees Capricorn is conjunct intense Pluto at 4:30 pm Friday. The conjunction (and the square) are often aspects of obsession, especially romantic obsession. Sometimes comes with meeting one's Soul Mate. It may just bring intense experiences in that department of your life. Capricorn is not a very romantic kind of guy, so maybe it will take the form of a transformation (Pluto) of his financial (Venus) condition.
Looking Ahead – We have a Full Moon at 25 degrees Taurus at 10:16 am Sunday, Nov. 17 – this is way too close to the dreaded Algol for my comfort, tho Jupiter is in a kindly and protective trine to the Sun.
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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
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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 in Aries from 2:39 am Wednesday till Friday morning. Avoid shopping after work Wednesday. Someone really gets your goat Wednesday night. A good laugh accompanies dinner, possibly at a comedy club. It is too easy to overdo Thursday afternoon. On Thursday night, a new Someone finds you exotic and fascinating. By Friday afternoon you may be totally bonkers for one of those new friends. Friday is also an all-or-nothing day career-wise.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Wednesday's Neptune station in your eleventh house may accent impossible hopes and dreams, just make sure to build a solid foundation under them. The Moon is in Taurus from 9:49 am Friday into next Sunday. A friend may tempt you to play hookey from work Friday afternoon, but you know better than that. A dear one may offer Saturday to pay your way so you can accompany him or her on a long trip. On Saturday afternoon, you feel like your companion is cramping your style.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The first half of the week finds much activity in the workplace. Watch out for gossip that affects your professional reputation Monday. A coworker may be lucky for you Tuesday. Neptune goes direct in your career sector Wednesday; keywords include Charity, Grace, Altruism, and Mercy. Insurance issues and prices are under consideration Friday. Saturday afternoon may find you visiting elders in the hospital; take a book to loan out.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Your mate does you a favor and takes one of the kids to school Monday morning. Monday afternoon might actually be a highly favorable time for a bull session; write down any old pipe dream that pops into your head. You get to play the hero Tuesday. Your mate enjoys putting on a fake accent to make you laugh Thursday. Try to avoid making power grabs in relationships Friday. You may not like your instructor in the Saturday art class at first, but I think you will learn a great deal in the course.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Pay something forward Monday morning. Family issues are high on the agenda this week. A family member helps you find a favorable insurance policy Wednesday. The news may be very inspiring mid-week. Be very careful what kind of gossip you feed the rumor mill at work Friday. Playing practical jokes is on your mind Saturday, but think twice.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – You can have fun Tuesday generating a list of ideas for later evaluation. Midweek can mark a turning point in realizing you have a psychic connection with your child. A coworker can upset you terribly on Wednesday, or make you laugh yourself silly. You realize your baby is growing up Friday. Saturday may be your best day of the week, when a mentor and a relative play a part in an idea-generating bull session.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Monday you may have to track down a lost paycheck or misplaced office funds; it may be in a drawer. An altruistic, sharing spirit infuses the workplace from midweek. An addition to the family may be announced Friday.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your sign is very active all week. Mercury goes direct in Scorpio Sunday; shake the tree for some more of those details you wanted. Mercury then trines Neptune Monday; hypnotize yourself into believing you can do it. Sun in Scorpio trines Jove Tuesday; success! A coworker introduces you to a new, rather strange, friend on Thursday. Be extra careful online Friday. On Saturday try to let up on your partner a bit, because he or she is feeling cramped.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is void all day Tuesday so stick to routine matters. Neptune goes direct in your fourth house of family on Wednesday; give even the little tykes a disposable camera and orders to take pictures – assemble the results in a scrapbook. Finances can be shaken up Friday; be sure to have cash on hand until the tyme machine is fixed. You might visit sick relatives in the hospital Saturday.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Tuesday might be favorable for a vacation day when you take the family on the road to a rustic campground. A family member gets everyone laughing at the dinner table Wednesday – have everyone share funny stories or jokes. Thursday night brings fascinating or even strange new people in your life. It gets even better on Friday when you meet a Soul Mate. You enjoy talking about characters from the family history Saturday morning.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from Sunday morn till Sunday night. The Moon is void all day Sunday till it enters Pisces, so stick to routine matters. Your ruler Uranus shakes up the life of a potential loved one; visit relatives who may be shocked yet fascinated by your strangeness. You may find a financial backer Friday. On Saturday you enjoy a quiet family getaway, possibly at a campground.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 9:36 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. Monday morning favors having breakfast with a dear friend, or sharing the commute. Monday afternoon includes meeting with your mentor. Best day may be Tuesday morning, when Jove is good for luck and good for you personally. But Tuesday p.m. hours are only suited to routine matters. You want to give your mentor a special thank-you Friday.