Sunday, December 22, 2013
Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
The Sun at 8 degrees Capricorn is conjunct Mercury at 1:28 am Sunday. This is a key point in the economic cycle (as are all the conjunctions between Sun, Mercury and Venus) so keep an eye peeled for stock market moves and hot sectors. Since this is in Capricorn, the sign of both Big Business and of government, those areas should feel the biggest impact. The Sun opposes Jupiter a week later, which may mean that gold (Sun) hits a correction point.
Mercury at 8 degrees 39' Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries at 3:48 am Sunday. This is followed by the Sun square Uranus at 12:05 am Monday. Mercury-Uranus squares are generally bad for buying electronic or mechanical items; it may mean that repairs are called for on items you already have. To avoid accidents, avoid doing things on impulse – the key word there is impulse. Think what to do, use your signals, communicate your intentions. You might have some brainstorms, but your thoughts tend to be chaotic and so you benefit from writing down what needs to be done, step by step. Your nerves may also be jittery; skip the second cup of java. This is followed by the Sun's hunger for change. You may change your routine, shake yourself out of a rut. Once I got on a plane under this transit, for a quick weekend trip. You need a change of scene instead of staring at the same four walls. Instead of channel surfing or web surfing, try visiting a museum show or gallery. Pick up a magazine you never heard of before about a subject you might not be familiar with. At the same time, expect the unexpected.
Mars at 11 degrees Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 8:16 pm Monday. If the Uranus squares are not channeled into constructive changes (see above) then this Mars-Pluto square may blast you out of your cozy cocoon. Mars and Pluto together are such an explosive combo, it's like dynamite plus a nuclear bomb. Avoid dangerous places or hi-energy crowds. There can be ego conflicts or power struggles between business partners or marital partners. Ambition or control issues may be a sticking point. On the plus side, you can harness this energy to get a lot of work done, like cleaning out a garage or demolishing a building. You might also conceive a child if you have not been able to before.
Mercury is conjunct Pluto at 11 degrees Capricorn at 6:24 am Tuesday, and soon squares Mars in Libra at 9:59 am Tuesday. This is a lot like Mars-Pluto, but more verbal. Mercury plus Mars in particular is argument or debate, although Pluto wants to totally demolish the opponent's assumptions and data.
Then the Sun is conjunct Pluto (again at 11 degrees) at 1:54 am Wednesday, New Year's Day. I am going to make a suggestion on how to harness the power of the conjunction with Pluto (PS – there is also a New Moon in Capricorn on New Year's Day at 6:14 am on 10 degrees 57' of Cappy). Pluto has many meanings but I want to focus on the one that helps you to take control of your own life. You might want to also harness the power of the 11 degree number by waiting for the clock to hit 11:11 on your digital readout, and making a very concentrated, very earnest wish for your life, for the year, or for the near future. The numbers lady, Glynis McCants talked about how an actress made a wish for herself to get a plum role when the clock read 11:11; she got the part and hit it big with that role.
The Sun at 12 degrees Capricorn squares Mars in Libra at 7:14 pm Thursday. After all the heavy-duty transits listed above, this one may seem like a piece of cake. All ya gotta do is get into the gym and work off your frustrations. Because the square can mean being blocked or hemmed in somehow, and you really wanna dig in your heels and fight back. This is good in an athletic contest, where one team is down 10 points at the half and comes back to win the game in the second half.
Mercury at 15 degrees Capricorn opposes Jupiter retrograde in Cancer at 2:11 am Friday. Fifteen degrees is the world degree in cardinal signs, so there might be rather significant news in the wind. Pay attention to the fine print in any deals, or have someone with you who will take care of that. A tendency to arrogance sometimes with this transit, so don't come across as a know-it-all. A sense of humor really helps lighten the mood.
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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 - The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar tenth house of career and rank; you may have to risk public failure, but doing so may lead to fulfilling your ambitions. Uranus transiting your sign also ties in to the New Moon; you may upset the status quo, possibly as a gadfly or activist. You may rely on your mate more than ever in the first half of 2014, due to the strength of the transits of Ceres and Vesta in your seventh house.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar ninth house of publishing, college, law, religion, the internet; your intellect delivers amazing insights and intuition not just for your benefit but for all the world. Pallas transiting your fifth house and Mars in your sixth house tie in to the New Moon; health challenges lie ahead, but so does a very bright, capable person as a love interest. Pay attention to the fine print in any contracts Friday, or take along a confederate who will do so.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar eighth house; you may learn how to tap into others' true motivations, and push them into greater self-awareness. You are very proud of an accomplished child in 2014. You challenge yourself to learn to dance this year. You may win a bet Thursday night that you can do some athletic feat; getcher tennies on.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 - The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar seventh house of partners; opening up to your mate can catapult you into a deeper and more intimate bond. A neighbor may have very good advice for you about practical matters like software or keeping a datebook. A male family member may be a bit disruptive this year. The year 2014 may get off to a trying start, but the protective power of Jupiter still in Cancer is in effect.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar sixth house of health and work; you clean up disorder and install efficiencies in the office or in a volunteer situation. A new personal accountant or tax adviser may offer excellent guidelines for getting your finances in order this year. Think carefully before sending letters or email out there; have a friend scan thru them first.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar fifth house of creativity and fun; you can tap into a deeper level of creative power when entertaining others, if you are able to set aside inhibitions. Pallas in your sign ties in to the New Moon; you may be a guide or mentor of some kind to children. Watch out for excess fees and taxes on your bills in 2014, and ask for unjustified charges to be removed. Juno moves into your sign for the New Year; unmarried persons may not remain so for long.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The phone may ring off the hook Sunday (or the previous Saturday) so keep in touch. The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar fourth house of home and family; accepting your deep feelings increases your sensitivity to others and deeper ties. Pallas in Libra trines the New Moon, probably indicating that you may play a greater role as mentor or adviser to family members.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio Sunday morning. Exchange a favor Sunday morning with a loved one, possibly a young niece or cousin. The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar third house of messages and gadgets; you can ask penetrating questions that provoke others into new insights, kind of like Socrates did. Pay attention to the fine print in any contracts Friday, or take along a confederate who will do so.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 12:37 pm Sunday till midday Tuesday, New Year's Eve. I would probably skip the matinee Sunday afternoon. If you are off work Monday, a morning game of pickup basketball with a friend might be the thing to work off some of those holiday calories. The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar second house; you may have to draw upon hidden talents if you are to transform your financial situation.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 1:01 pm Tuesday till midday Thursday. Tuesday afternoon favors pipe-dreaming up your goals for next year. Do some serious wishing on your stars at 11:11 Wednesday morning. Don't be too stingy Wednesday afternoon. The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your own sign; “extreme makeover” might be the keywords for 2014, whether you change your image, your name or your career. You are likely to dig in your heels Thursday night.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar twelfth house; you feel the presence of the unseen world and of the spiritual dimensions. The Moon is in Aquarius from 12:03 pm Thursday till midday Saturday. Your energies are excellent on Friday; you may even do some rock climbing. Frustrations set in Friday night, tho, so have a Plan B and C.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The powerful New Moon on New Year's is in your solar eleventh house of groups; you shape the organizations you belong to into alignment with universal values. The Moon is in Pisces from 11:58 am Saturday and thru the rest the of the weekend. You vote for a nice long film festival Saturday afternoon and evening; take notes on the movies to share with others online!