Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 22-28, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury enters Capricorn at 5:12 am Tuesday. Mercury in Capricorn is all business!! Mercury here also wants to be the Answer Man, the one who at least wants to be the one people turn to for the answers. He may even gather all sorts of factoids and expect you to be quite impressed by his knowledge, whether it is pertinent to the matter at hand or not. A more mature Capricorn personality focuses more on filling others' need for the facts, just the facts, ma'am. Cappy needs to focus less on what he knows and more on what information he shares for mutual benefit and advancement. To his credit, Capricorn has a steady and serious mind that readily studies long and hard, and absorbs details while never losing sight of the Big Picture. Does not like to be disagreed with! Famous people with Mercury in Capricorn include: Edgar Allen Poe, Lord Byron, Louis Pasteur, Douglas MacArthur, Everett Dirksen, Barry Goldwater, Shelley Berman, Margaret Chase Smith, Richard Nixon, and curiously enough, W. C. Fields!
The Sun at 3 degrees Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 12:06 pm Tuesday. If this contacts any natal planets, this transit can find you more disposed to entertain spiritual ideas and ideals, to meditate, to deeply enjoy listening to music, to study occult subjects like astrology or the tarot. You may also be more sensitive to others' feelings. It's a good time to sit quietly by a fountain or waterfall, and just listen to the babbling and burbling waters.
Mars at 8 degrees Libra opposes Uranus in Aries at 3:33 am Wednesday, Christmas Day. The personal energy of Mars needs to work off some steam, but runs up against restrictions that cramp its style. Hence the Uranus energy goes to work to break down those confining walls and strictures. Rebellion! Revolution! Stand back, everybody! You're irritable and impatient and may lash out without planning to – or your projected resentment is directed back at you. Yes, you probably need to liberate yourself on some level, but telling off the boss doesn't do you any favors in the long run. Creative change that is suppressed may boomerang on you as health problems OR as accidents, so do try to manage your own change. Whoa, the Moon is also conjunct Mars that night, intensifying feelings and possibly leading to heated exchange of words. Don't let it be you that starts something.
Mercury at 3 degrees Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 4:04 am Thursday. To me, Mercury and Neptune just do not mix well at all. Some may believe that there is room for positive growth in spiritual thought, or the use of mantras or affirmations, working with artistic imagination, intuition, etc. It may actually be helpful to focus on creative work under this transit. But frankly I think that most of us let this transit go by with an hour or a day of mere daydreaming, with nothing to show for it. Or even worse, they let some huckster rip them off with promises of all kinds of freebies and sweeteners.
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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/
COOL 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 - Mercury enters your solar tenth house on Tuesday; you are better able to communicate your confidence and authority in your field. Cardinal signs get stressed by the Mars-Uranus opposition on Christmas morning (Wed.); Aries might rebel against all they are “expected” to do and just take off with solo plans for the day. You unwind with an eggnog party Friday afternoon.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – You enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon with professional friends. Mercury enters your solar ninth house on Tuesday; you may feel a desire to teach, but need to avoid a pedantic mode. Mechanical problems may affect air flights on Tuesday or Wednesday, so I think it is best to travel earlier in the week. You unwind with an eggnog party Friday afternoon.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Mercury enters your solar eighth house on Tuesday; you pick up on hidden motives and needs in the messages others give out. A child may have a temper tantrum Wednesday night; no doubt this is merely from the strain of being good for so many days. You unwind with an eggnog party Friday afternoon.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Mercury enters your solar seventh house on Tuesday; you can get really good at addressing the concerns of others once you have identified them. Cardinal signs get stressed by the Mars-Uranus opposition on Christmas morning (Wed.); It does no good to pout, Moon-baby, so just go with the flow. Pallas sextiles and Ceres squares Jupiter in your sign this week; your organizational talents take precedence over your cooking skills.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo Sunday until mid-afternoon. You may receive a phone call from one of the kids early Sunday, probably just to touch base and confirm travel arrangements. Mercury enters your solar sixth house on Tuesday; you become stronger at synthesizing all the data into a cohesive statement. Have a merry Christmas Wednesday! You probably enjoy playing Santa!
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 2:19 pm Sunday till 1:17 am Wednesday. Sunday afternoon favors enjoying the company of children or other loved ones. Sunday night is movie night. Monday favors a lunch with your mentor. Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Tuesday; your communication style is both strengthened and weakened by your need to have the last word. You are please Tuesday night with your children's progress in school. You reach loved ones by phone Friday evening for a good chat.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mercury enters your solar fourth house Tuesday; you pick up on others' insecurities and are able to validate them while taking them apart rationally. The Moon is in Libra from 1:17 am Wednesday till Friday morning. Cardinal signs get stressed by the Mars-Uranus opposition on Christmas morning (Wed.); have any nicks or cuts tended to to avoid infections. Don't be the one to start any arguments Wednesday night, either. You unwind with an eggnog party Friday afternoon.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – You may receive several calls asking for information Tuesday morn, the kind of info that only you can provide. The Mars-Uranus opposition on Wednesday threatens accidents if you are distracted, so drive safely. You know exactly what your kids are thinking Thursday morning. The Moon is in Scorpio from 8:58 am Friday till midday next Sunday. You enjoy a movie matinee Friday, followed by an eggnog party. You feel rather generous midday Saturday.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – You send out holiday greetings bright and early Sunday, complete with animations. Mercury enters your solar second house on Tuesday; your practical side comes to the fore this month. A friend gets a wee bit testy Wednesday night; jolly him along, buy him a drink, or go out for a walk together. Hold onto your money Thursday, and avoid signing contracts unless the other party has been thoroughly vetted.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Mercury enters your sign on Tuesday; you do go on, don't you? Cardinal signs get stressed by the Mars-Uranus opposition on Christmas morning (Wed.); you might have to soothe ruffled feathers and figure out a Plan B. You unwind with an eggnog party Friday afternoon.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Mercury enters your solar twelfth house on Tuesday; you may benefit from attending writing workshops or other quiet retreats. Juno is powering to the end of your sign this month; honor the idea of marriage, possibly by congratulating the happily married couple who are your best friends. Have a merry Christmas Wednesday! You probably kept some people busy with a group decorating project sometime this month.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mercury enters your solar eleventh house on Tuesday; you are able to soften your communication style with a friendlier, folksier approach. Also midday Tuesday, the Sun highlights any spiritual tendencies you have; you may enjoy sitting by a stream or maybe the water feature at the mall. You may unintentionally mislead someone Thursday morning, so don't leave out key details. Chiron in your sign is irritated by Mars; maybe you should have a health issue checked out.