Monday, April 29, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope May 5-11, 2013


By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 7 degrees Taurus opposes Saturn in Scorpio at 7:13 am Sunday. On the one hand, this is a good aspect for doing detail work. On the other hand, you will be in quite a gloomy mood, and maybe even considering terminating a relationship or firing an employee. You are too obsessed with the bottom line, when you need to be more practical and look for approaches that work. Your outlook is much too negative for making major decisions; talk things over with an older person you respect, like dad or a mentor.

Mercury is conjunct Mars at 12 degrees Taurus at 8:33 pm Tuesday. Wow, last week you were really getting' mad because you kept pushing at a thing and darn it, it just wouldn't move. Now with this conjunction, you are ready to let fly (verbally) at the object of your frustration or anyone in the way. On the other hand you could write a very effective letter to the president of the company, or to the County Clerk, or whomever is at the nexus of the problem.

We have a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 19 degrees, 31' Taurus at 8:28 pm Thursday. It is accompanied by Mars and Mercury very close to the lights. Also Venus just enters Gemini at midday. And I better mention that Scorpio will get a corresponding solar eclipse this fall on November 3, at 11 degrees Scorpio. For an interesting interpretation of this May eclipse, see Marina's column at http://darkstarastrology.com/solar-eclipse-may-2013/ There is even a fifteen-minute video by Donna Page on the eclipse on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsKeL9AR2TM You go, Donna! I must confess that this eclipse contacts a major point on my own chart so I will be anxiously watching the effects.

Venus enters Gemini at 11:03 am Thursday. Venus in Gemini often uses his quick wit as a crutch in social situations, leading to superficial and ultimately unsatisfying relationships. But a more mature Venus can add not only sparkle to conversation, but also elevation and zest. You can learn to listen well, and create equal exchange. This is a very cheerful Venus, and that is nothing to sneeze at. This Venus needs mental attraction rather than physical ones, preferring intellectual pursuits. Famous people with Venus in Gemini include: both First Lady Jackie Kennedy and her mate, President John F. Kennedy, playwright William Shakespeare, former Beatle Ringo Starr, astronaut and senator John Glenn, baby doctor Benjamin Spock, and musicians or composers Van Cliburn, Richard Strauss, and Yehudi Menuhin.

The Sun and Mercury are conjunct at 20 degrees Taurus at 5:10 pm Saturday. The Sun-Mercury conjunction is one of the key points in the economic cycle, so one should watch the stock market and other economic indicator announcements. What news does Mercury bring the Sun? Well, looking at where Mercury has visited just this week, he made a stop to talk to Saturn (tight budgets, possible job losses) across the aisle, and had tea with Mars (debt and war), so probably he will not have a lot of happy talk to pass along to the Sun on Saturday.

Please look to the right-hand column on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – 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

ALSOsee new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2011/07/goddess-archetypes-pallas-athena-myth.html --- also as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.

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 – The Moon is in Aries from 9:03 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. You may get rather upset about closing time (5 pm) Monday when someone riles you, but really, it is their problem and not yours. Don't let them drive you away from a place you have every right to be. You may receive an offer of help from a sibling Tuesday morning. The rest of the day, the Moon will be void so stick to routine. Venus enters your solar third house Thursday; you may socialize more with neighbors and relatives so organize that block party.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Sunday morning is not the time to make major decisions due to your temporary gloomy mood. The Moon is in Taurus from 6:09 am Wednesday till Friday night. You may enjoy a matinee with a friend Wednesday. You get an interesting Solar Eclipse in your sign on Thursday; if it falls on your Sun, Moon or Ascendant you will have a year of changes. Venus enters your solar second house Thursday, ushering in a month of improved earnings.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Venus enters your sign on Thursday, so give yourself a bit of a makeover with a trip to the salon, since the Moon is conjunct Venus at 8:49 pm Friday. The Moon is in Gemini from 5:21 pm Friday thru the weekend. And with your new 'do and the Moon in your sign this weekend, you ought to be in prime party form. Saturday afternoon promises lotsa laughs with Aries friends.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – You may be too negative about your children or your creative hobbies Sunday morning, but your mood is just not seeing things right. Monday evening may be rather stressful due to last-minute changes in the schedule. Stick to routine Tuesday. On Wednesday you may consider a cruise with friends; check whether everyone's schedules will mesh. Venus enters your solar twelfth house Thursday; a guardian angel may work in your behalf.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Best days may be Monday and Tuesday when the Moon is in compatible Aries. A legal matter may come to an unexpected conclusion Monday. Tuesday morn favors breakfast with a friend who readily shares everything with you. Thursday's Eclipse may signal a year of changes in your career. Venus enters your solar eleventh house Thursday; your friends new and old share gifts with you.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday favors inaugurating an athletic program for yourself. You make a passionate argument in favor of your cause Tuesday night. This may presage what the Thursday eclipse is about for you personally. Venus enters your solar tenth house Thursday; career matters take a positive upswing with added perks. An important long-distance call may come through on Saturday.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Monday night is apt to be stressful and chaotic when appointments are broken. Your mate may talk Tuesday about hopes for a long trip together. You might donate something to a coworker Thursday. Thursday's eclipse activates the joint accounts sector of your chart; you and your mate will have to be of one mind on financial goals. Venus enters your solar ninth house Thursday; you may consider a long, scenic trip with a loved one.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your co-ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, enjoy a positive aspect Sunday; your physical energies are revitalized. Appointments and phone calls go awry Monday afternoon. Your spouse makes an impassioned argument Tuesday night. Wednesday favors a night out at the movies with your mate. Thursday's eclipse accents improving and enriching existing partnerships. Venus enters your solar eighth house Thursday; you may finally get approval from insurance for a procedure.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The children's schedule may be out of whack Monday. A coworker may get rather vehement about a work issue Tuesday. Thursday's eclipse highlights the workplace, which may include having to search for a new place to work. Venus enters your solar seventh house Thursday; you may be in the public eye more, in the role of entertainer or host. Your mate may be especially affectionate Friday night.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Monday finds home and work scheduled disrupted by broken appointments. A child may make an emotional argument Tuesday night. Thursday's eclipse highlights making your life more fun now; this includes hobbies, creative pursuits, romance, and children. Venus enters your solar sixth house Thursday; friendships with coworkers blossom. You might profit from putting up a For Sale notice by the weekend.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Hold off making big decisions on career or family Sunday. Make sure to chat with the children over breakfast Tuesday. Wednesday does not favor shopping or bill-paying. Wednesday's eclipse highlights your sector of home and family; you may re-bond with family members, and develop your intuition. You may even buy and sell a house. Venus enters your solar fifth house Thursday; you enjoy the company of children, and creative projects flourish.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday's Moon in Pisces favors lunch with a relative. Items you've ordered may be canceled or delayed Monday. A family member has uplifting words for you Tuesday morning. The Thursday eclipse highlights your third house, meaning you may enroll in a class, take more day trips, or participate in local events. The Moon is in Pisces from Sunday morn till Sunday night. Venus enters your solar fourth house Thursday; you freshen up the home with a bit redecorating, and you may even shelter some young woman for a few weeks.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope April 28-May 4, 2013


By Milky Way Maid

The Sun at 8 degrees Taurus opposes retrograde Saturn in Scorpio at 4:27 am Sunday. Sun-Saturn oppositions can be the most frustrating for fixed signs like Taurus because Taurus will not stop pushing against the “obstacle” – Saturn – and Saturn is not going to move or break. The aspect is about balancing your own needs with those of others; try a little horse trading, favor for favor.

Mars at 8 degrees Taurus opposes retrograde Saturn in Scorpio at 1:12 am Wednesday, May 1. Taurus is gettin' mad now, he's been pushing against that obstacle half a week, and it still hasn't moved. Some projects may totally fail that ran into difficulties six months ago. Anger (Mars) needs to be aired or sublimated in physical activity, but at the same time you may need to learn to relax deeply and release the awful stress of this transit.

Mercury enters Taurus at 11:37 am Wednesday. Mercury in Taurus is a little bit slower than in Aries or Gemini, but once he learns something, he never forgets it. Mercury in Taurus has a more hands-on style of learning, so rather than read something from a book, it is better to let them try out experiments for themselves and SEE the mechanical or scientific principles in action. Famous people with Mercury in Taurus include: ballerina Margot Fonteyn, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, singers Barbra Streisand, Perry Como and Bing Crosby, composer Richard Wagner, conductor Otto Klemperer, and publisher Henry Luce.

Mercury at 5 degrees Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 12:31 am Saturday. Mercury when combined with Neptune has a different style of learning something; he tends to absorb it rather than memorize rote definitions. Taurus is a more hands-on style of learning, anyway. Intuition is high but communications can be fuzzy. A good aspect for looking into New Age topics like ESP, reincarnation, karma, etc. Set aside logic for later, and let your imagination lead you to insights.

Please look on the right-hand column on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – 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

ALSOsee new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2011/07/goddess-archetypes-pallas-athena-myth.html --- also as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.

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 and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the books and manage debt (Mars). Mercury enters your solar second house on Wednesday; you may do well selling off items at rummage or on eBay, especially if you make money on fees such as brokerage – but not on Wednesday itself. Rather, the Solar Eclipse in Taurus on Thursday will probably mark the beginning of this new phase in your earnings career. Stick to routine Friday morning.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to accomplish goals while conserving your energies. Midday Sunday you may find someone to trade favors with. Mercury enters your sign midday Wednesday; it combines with Mars that night, giving a passion to your arguments. You have a Solar Eclipse at 19 degrees Taurus at 8:28 pm Thursday; it may be frustrating at first to get rolling but the combined energy of Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury can overcome any obstacle.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to handle the health crisis of someone close to you; you may have to juggle appointments in order to take someone to medical tests. Mercury enters your solar twelfth house on Wednesday; you may be in confidential discussions, or attend a writers' retreat or workshop. Ceres in your second house catches a sextile to the Solar Eclipse; things happen behind the scenes to strengthen your financial picture.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance quality time with the kids and donating your time to non-profits or clubs you belong to; you might try combining the two. Mercury enters your solar eleventh house on Wednesday; you may talk more about your “causes” and with Mars also there, you can be rather impassioned. Best day may be early Saturday, when you might try to steal some quiet time to journal, brainstorm, or meditate.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the demands of career and family life. Mercury enters your solar tenth house on Wednesday; we may hold more business meetings or make presentations. Also we may be honored with request to mentor someone. The Solar Eclipse affects your career sector, but it may be years before you realize what exact effects were set in motion.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to reconcile what you thought you knew with new information. Your ruler Mercury enters your solar ninth house on Wednesday, in compatible Taurus; you may set out on a long trip, enroll in a class, or act as a spokesperson. Mercury catches a nice sextile to Moon-Neptune in Pisces, when your imagination and intuition can be high; give yourself some quality time for artistic pursuits.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the books and manage debt (Mars). On Tuesday afternoon, ruler Venus catches a lovely trine to the Moon in Capricorn, when you may find someone to trade favors at work with. Mercury enters your solar eighth house on Wednesday; you may break down taboos about discussing certain topics, especially with one's partner, and especially about things like wills and insurance and joint finances.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to maintain control over your own life while balancing the demands of a partner. Mercury enters your solar seventh house on Wednesday; we tend to learn things about our partner that we'd never have guessed otherwise. Also, a Pluto trine the Sun may mean we are called upon to rise to the occasion midday Wednesday, so that may mean using your First Aid training or it may mean chairing a meeting in the absence of the regular chair-person.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling with health crises, although it may be those of people close to you; visit loved ones in the hospital. The Moon is in Sag from Sunday till Monday morning. Sag will tend to over-react midday Sunday, making a mountain out of a molehill, so chill out a bit before spouting off. Mercury enters your solar sixth house on Wednesday; you may schedule check-ups and be busier at work.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the demands of children and volunteering for local charities; perhaps the kids can come along and learn the value of volunteering. The Moon is in Capricorn from 8:21 am Monday till Wednesday morning. A late coffee break Monday may be a good time to draw out suggestions from staffers. Monday night favors taking in a sporting event. Tuesday afternoon favors making quality time with the children. Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Wednesday; you may act as the social secretary and make the reservations for a party or excursion.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to reconcile demands of career and family life. Mercury enters your solar fourth house on Wednesday; you may revisit the old hometown or flip through old yearbooks. The Moon is in Aquarius from 10:20 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. Don't let pessimism late Wednesday govern your decisions; you will feel much more optimistic within 24 hours. Stick to routine Friday morning.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to reconcile what you thought you knew with new information. Mercury enters your solar third house, with more deliberate speech and writing than usual. The Moon is in Pisces from 2:25 pm Friday till next Sunday night. Friday night travel is not favored unless you have a driver or are taking some type of mass transit. Saturday morning finds you with good energy for getting errands done. Schedule quality time with a companion Saturday afternoon, possibly a relative or neighbor. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope April 21-27, 2013


By Milky Way Maid

Everything was Aries last week. This week, the Taurus and Scorpio axis dominates.

Venus at 8 degrees Taurus opposes Saturn in Scorpio at 3:43 am Monday – note that 8 degrees is a critical degree for fixed signs, so this may have more effect than usual on people with planets in fixed signs. (This point will be reiterated when the Sun opposes Saturn on April 28, at the same degree.) Venus-Saturn oppositions can be problematic we are divided between work (Saturn) and play or enjoyment (Venus), so maybe we call in sick to work, but then it rains at the beach anyway so we go home and wind up cleaning out the junk drawer. There is also the chance of money restrictions, such as the cash machines not working, or you are given a very tight budget to work with for, say, a play's props, forcing you to improvise, and very creatively I might add.

Mercury at 16 degree Aries sextiles Jupiter in Gemini at 11:25 pm Tuesday. Mercury and Jupiter are both mental planets, with one governing practical and manual skills, and the other ruling theoretical principles. A sextile is good for studying any academic subject, taking tests and quizzes, and particularly for oral exams. Cooperative business dealings go well. Even taking short trips is favored. Children benefit from tutors, profs find eager students, and in general the teacher-student relationship is productive.

A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse hits on 5 degrees, 46' Scorpio at 3:57 pm Thursday. Mars and the Sun loosely oppose Moon and Saturn, with a sextile to Neptune in Pisces, hmmm. Sounds like a good time to shoot yourself in the foot, you know what I mean? An irresistible force (Mars) meets an immoveable object (Saturn) and somebody could get hurt (Neptune). Try luring the “object” away from its immoveable position with a sunny smile and an invite to neutral ground, possibly a place with a water feature like a waterfall or pool.

Mars at 4 degrees Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 9:47 pm Friday. Mars-Neptune aspects are never very good for ordinary robust athleticism, however if one trains oneself in fields that modulate one's energies, with rhythm or done to music, then one can perform very well, and with stamina. Examples are dance, tai chi, swimming, yoga, etc. Also good for poetry, ideals, and artistic skills in general.

Please look to the right-hand column on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – 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

ALSOsee new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2011/07/goddess-archetypes-pallas-athena-myth.html --- also as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.

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 – Tuesday's Mercury-Jupiter sextile is key for you this week. You have a knack for explaining how to do things to children in a way that seems simple and easy, and they take to it right away. If you have any interest in teaching, coaching or tutoring, by all means find a place that will allow you to do so. Must get in some workout time Wednesday. The Thursday eclipse affects your money houses, so keep tabs on changes to your accounts.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Ah, this Lunar Eclipse on Thursday might strain you to the max, but you will just reach down deep for some of that excellent fortitude you have, and come up a winner. Friday night favors dancing like mad. Saturday night doesn't favor having friends over unless it is a garden party. Pallas is in Taurus now, and squares Juno; your artistic sense comes to the fore, and you may go into partnership in interior decorating.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Tuesday favors enrolling in a class with a friend, who will make a built-in study buddy. Thursday's eclipse means that health concerns will be uppermost this week and month, either your own or that of the people closest to you. At work, things may go on behind the scenes Friday that you know nothing about, and so a Monday announcement catches you by surprise. You may pick up extra money babysitting this month.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Thursday eclipse affects your children and your friends; sometimes this means that friends are not as supportive of your creative efforts as you would like, but push on and new friends will appear. Vesta enters your sign this week, a place that is as close to home for this wandering asteroid as any; duty may call you to take care of a relative, but build in some respite time. Ceres is also in your sign, where an opportunity to play nanny is definitely in the cards.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Monday favors career matters altho you could get a call from home. Tuesday favors asking a friend for a referral to a professional person. The opposing pulls of career and family will be triggered by this Lunar Eclipse on Thursday, and your great determination to save what is truly important to you will get you through. Stick to routine on Friday. Saturday afternoon could be good for creative pursuits.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo as the week begins, and stays there till early Tuesday. A Sunday morning swim may appeal to you. A female relative may treat you to brunch Sunday. You may be interested in running for school board Monday, but money is an obstacle. Stick to routine matters on Monday, anyway. Your employer might have matching funds for taking a class Tuesday. You may also turn teacher, and look into teaching something like yoga at the health club.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 3:25 am Tuesday till Thursday morning. Mom might make a surprise visit Tuesday night. Your mate might be able to explain something to you in a way that helps you understand it completely. Stick to routine on Wednesday. The Lunar Eclipse on your money house may signify a period of smaller personal budgets, so tighten your belt while exploring ways to grow a sideline. Also, keep tabs on changes to your accounts. Best not to work on papers from work Saturday afternoon.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 6:25 am Thursday till Saturday morning. Things may feel like a tug of war over the next few months, but you will just reach down deep for some of that excellent fortitude you have, and come up a winner. Stick to routine on Friday, although going out for dancing that night is favored. Saturday afternoon finds you in a holiday mood; perhaps a trek to the park or tea shoppe pleases you.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 7:32 am thru the weekend. Plan your Saturday to get chores and errands out of the way in the morning. Mentally, you may be exhausted in the afternoon and resort to reading a novel or watching the tube. Your children will benefit if you hire a tutor to help them through exams and research papers. Thursday's eclipse means that health concerns will be uppermost this week and month, either your own or that of the people closest to you. On Saturday, you make space at home for dancing.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Midday Wednesday brings a surprise gift from a child. Watch the stove or grill carefully Wednesday. The Thursday eclipse affects your children and your friends; sometimes this means that friends are not as supportive of your creative efforts as you would like, but push on a new friends will appear. Friday you may feel like dancing, but have trouble finding a club that plays music you like; maybe play your own records at home instead?

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Duty calls Monday, so off to work you go. Tuesday favors taking a family trek over to the Children's Museum. The opposing pulls of career and family will be triggered by this Lunar Eclipse on Thursday, and your great determination to save what is truly important to you will get you through. Juno has been in Aquarius some weeks now; perhaps you feel moved to help a mate with their career or educational goals.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Your mate offers to babysit the kids so you can meet a friend for Sunday brunch. It is hard Monday to get help finding information. Family members are able to understand appeals for moderation Tuesday when you show them the family finances. This week you consider whether going back to school is feasible. Stick to routine on Friday, although going out dancing at night should be fun. Saturday is just confusing. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope April 14-20, 2013


By Milky Way Maid

Sweet Venus enters its home of Taurus with a sigh of relief at 3:25 am Monday. She tiptoes thru the door and up the stairs to slide in between some soft sheets on a poufy mattress. Let her sleep a bit late today, shall we? Venus in Taurus has a talent for picking up lovely things, but needs to get the hang of sharing them, such as by setting a table with her Waterford crystal and silverware, or loaning an item for a weekend. At the same time, they are genuine in their affections, but note that platonic love is not generally in their vocabulary. They are generally rather talented in music or other arts and have a lovely speaking voice. Famous people with Venus in Taurus include: songbird Doris Day, composer Richard Wagner, Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, conductor Otto Klemperer, Sir Paul McCartney, and Prince Edward.

The Sun at 26 degrees Aries is conjunct Mars at 8:20 pm Wednesday. That's on a critical degree, so this warlike aspect might have a lot more punch in world events today. On the personal level, you need to work off that energy in games or sports. On another level, this is a very ambitious aspect. Aries wants to be Number One anyway, and with that push from Mars, they can vault over anyone in their way.

Mercury at 9 degrees Aries is conjunct Uranus at 5:20 am Saturday. What an electric combination! This aspect is great for buying new items of a mechanical or electronic nature, such as cars, computers, appliances, etc. On a personal level, we may receive news that shocks or surprises us in some way, or we may feel like kicking over the traces and getting free of the daily rut. See my article on an electional chart for a car purchase.

The Sun enters Taurus at 7:48 am Saturday. Ah, Spring is finally here for real when both the Sun and Venus are in Taurus, when the Bull sniffs fields full of flowers, and the cows are led to mountain pastures for the summer. Taurus likes to be comfortable; just check out the hollow where he/she usually sits in the most comfortable chair. Taurus aims to accumulate material comforts and security; these are important to him/her, and Tau just never settles down if those things are not coming forthwith. Usually gifted with common sense. Flaws include stubbornness, over-eating, and laziness when not doing physically-demanding jobs. Famous people with Sun in Taurus include: Barbra Streisand, Andie MacDowell, William Shakespeare, Fred Astaire, Carol Burnett, Queen Elizabeth II, Audrey Hepburn, and Roger Hornsby.

Please look to the right-hand column on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

ALSO – 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

ALSOsee new article on The Goddess Archetypes: The Pallas Athena Myth at http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2011/07/goddess-archetypes-pallas-athena-myth.html --- also as you read it you may also avail yourself of the excellent QUESTIONNAIRE on the Goddess-Power website at http://goddess-power.com/questions.htm to determine your own goddess profile.

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 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar second house this week; a good time for both giving and receiving gifts that are beautiful or sensual. Wednesday night may find your temper at a hair-trigger; make sure to work off some physical energy with a workout early. Having a relative over for dinner Friday turns out nicer than your wildest imagination. Your inner idea machine works overtime this weekend, so make notes on all the not-so-crazy ideas that zap thru your brain.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar first house this week; Venus entering a sign is always good for a visit to the salon for a makeover. Also, we may spend more time socializing or decorating the place, or both. Tuesday morning's commute may find us a bit fuzzy-headed, so have that second cuppa java if you need it. Your own temper may shoot you in your own foot Wednesday night so watch self go by. Thursday night favors artistic pursuits, possibly with taking a local class.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The week begins with the Moon in Gemini, until Monday night. Sunday morn favors spending time with a funny friend or maybe a foreign friend. Sunday afternoon is euphoric. An officer of a club you belong to may contact you Monday, possibly to ask for your help with a project. The Sun and Venus enter your solar twelfth house this week; Venus could be secret love or secret admirers, but also being the financial backer for a play or other venture.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 10:49 pm Monday till midday Thursday. You may commit a random act of kindness Tuesday morn. The schedule goes up in smoke Tuesday night, but you improvise. The boss may be on the warpath Wednesday so make sure you have your ducks in a row. Sun and Venus enter your solar eleventh house of friends this week, friends who offer love and food and favors.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 11:13 am Thursday till Saturday night. Desserts may be too tempting Thursday night; sit near the salad bar. Sweet inspiration may strike early Friday. There's the urge to broaden your horizons Friday night, perhaps trying an exotic cuisine appeals to you. The Sun and Venus enter your solar tenth house this week; it may seem like everyone has a window to your office because you will not toil in obscurity here. Also some more employee perks may be headed your way.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Sun and Venus enter your solar ninth house this week; a great urge to travel to scenic places, and to travel with someone special. An unusual financial partnership may begin this week. A competitive or ambitious coworker may join the staff mid-week. The Moon is in Virgo from 9:08 pm Saturday thru the weekend. You may ask people over to watch sporting events on your wow TV; you put out healthy snacks, which your guests may or may not appreciate.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar eighth house this week; it may be a good time to apply for a loan or credit. Sunday's mood finds you daydreaming about a long-distance move, even to another country, or travel via camper. Your mate's temper may flare up Wednesday night so stand back. You break out of the doldrums with a Friday breakfast with wild n crazy friends. You may discover your doppelganger this weekend, who might be a foreigner.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar seventh house this week; boy, can you turn on the charm when you want to, and y'know, if you're looking, look now. There could be a good bit of friction and temper brewing in the workplace Wednesday, so you might siphon off some of that energy into some friendly games in the parking lot. You may begin seeing alternative health practitioners this weekend, and they may make progress in diagnosing and treating some unusual condition.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar sixth house this week; you might adopt a new pet, also in the workplace, cooperation and compromise come a lot easier. On Wednesday you may take up a brand new sport, and there are not many that you have not tried. Art purchases are a focus late in the week, with a little help from Venus and Neptune. You may organize an unusual outing for this weekend.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar fifth house this week; a good time for flirting, also for producing pleasing works of art in any medium. Mom may go on one of her rampages Wednesday, or even go on strike, so pay attention to what she's saying. Going through old yearbooks or photo albums late in the week may reveal some people or events you'd forgotten all about.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar fourth house this week; you may have dealings with a parent, possibly with the parent joining your household. Also, you may redecorate the home or freshen it with a new coat of paint. You may decide to attend a whole local sports tournament series of games. You may be attracted to a new car on the dealer's lot this weekend; might not be a bad deal.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Sun and Venus enter your solar third house this week; there is a heck of a lot more socializing and visiting with loved ones. Tuesday morning may find you doing random acts of kindness. Problems with fees or taxes may rob you of financial options mid-week. But, when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping and that is probably what you will be doing this weekend. Meanwhile, a romantic movie is just the ticket late Thursday. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope April 7-13, 2013


By Milky Way Maid

Mars and Venus are conjunct at 19 degrees, 58' of Aries at 12:58 am Sunday. There's a whole slate of possible effects this conjunction can bring, and the aspect gains added strength because of the fact that the New Moon on Wednesday is virtually on top of the same degree. On one hand, it can mean arguments about money, or arguments with loved ones – especially if it occurs in a money house. It can mean meeting your knight in shining armor, or someone who resembles one, anyway. It can mean good manners, with a dash or two of chivalry. In games and sports, it can bring high energy along with fair play and a sporting attitude – don't get me wrong, Aries likes to win, but he is so high-minded here that he wants to win by the rules. And of course it can bring added passion to any area of one's life.

Pluto makes a stationary retrograde at 3:32 pm Friday at 11 degrees, 35' of Capricorn. Pluto has to do with death and immortality, with heredity and evolution, with survival of the entity and survival of the race – this is from Dane Rudhyar, and I encourage you to look up old copies of his books. He wrote: “Another illustration, easily understandable, is presented by what occurs in trees during winter. The living fluids of trees withdraw as it were into the roots. The sap hibernates within the great womb of the soil, from which it originally emerged under the individualizing and stem-producing power of springtime. Likewise the ego consciousness of the individual withdraws during sleep into its roots and within the vast all-human wombs of the generic unconscious and of the collective unconscious.”

Stephanie Clement on SkyViewZone website also addresses the planetary stations. Of the Pluto retrograde, she says: “Be willing to go to extremes and prepared to cut away the useless in those areas of life represented by the house your Pluto is in, releasing what no longer serves you in order to regenerate your life.”

Mercury enters Aries at 10:37 pm Saturday. Mercury in Aries tends to use violent slang words like kill, slay, etc but usually in sports or in competitive business situations. Can tend to sound like a general giving orders to the troops, he is that overbearing at times. But a mature Aries personality is able to translate that call to battle, if you will, into inspiring his “troops” to make a unified effort and achieve a goal – whether that is a team goal or a company goal or whatever individual goals we have. Can be a real motivational speaker. Can be as quick and witty as Gemini. Often thinks on his feet, and this is an advantage in the military or in sports. The keyword with Aries is always leadership, whether of an army, company, or orchestra, etc. Famous people born with Mercury in Aries include: Carol Burnett, Shirley MacLaine, astronomer Copernicus, conductor Arturo Toscanini, William Shakespeare, Vincent Van Gogh, and that silver-tongued demagogue, Adolf Hitler.

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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 3:02 pm Monday till late Wednesday. Mars and Venus are conjunct in your sign early Sunday, and this aspect is emphasized by the fact of a New Moon on virtually the same degree on Wednesday morning. So the whole (lunar) month should be an interesting one in regards to remaking our image, taking up a new exercise and diet regimen, wanting to rejuvenate oneself head to toe. Someone could upset you early Tuesday, yet this may be followed by an insight worth checking out. A relative or neighbor may offer some help or a gift Tuesday afternoon.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 11:22 pm Wednesday till Saturday morning. You may be a bit fuzzy-headed during the morning commute Thursday, so have that second cuppa java if needed. You may feel a bit discouraged by the end of that work day, but like Scarlett O'Hara says, tomorrow's another day. The Moon makes no exact aspects on Friday, so you may concentrate on your own agenda. Saturday morning may bring a phone call or email from a friend you haven't heard from in a while.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar eleventh house, where their may be passionate debates in the clubs you belong to. With Mercury entering the same sector late Saturday, you may discover a latent talent for motivating and leading others toward positive goals. The Moon is in Gemini from 10:13 am Saturday and remains there till next Monday night (April 15). Your mood is too susceptible on Saturday night, so guard your emotional well-being in regards to what movies or TV shows you watch.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar tenth house, where it may ignite a professional rivalry, or a sense of competition such as between sales people. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for leadership. You have a particular zest at work Monday thru Wednesday. Something unexplainable may happen re a court case Thursday. Make a date for a day trip with a friend Saturday.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar ninth house, where a college class or a court case may ignite your passions. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for leadership (ex. Student Council). Tuesday afternoon, a friend may offer help or insight to a legal problem you have. Midday Wednesday might see a best-possible result in that legal case, or if you are applying to colleges, you may get a lovely grant offer.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar eighth house, where you may argue with loved ones over money. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for inspiring others to conquer their money demons. Also Saturday, the morning favors embarking on a trip with your mate, or at least attending a lecture together.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar seventh house, where it can bring passionate arguments but also the fun of making up. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for fair play and even chivalry. Midday Wednesday you may be thrilled to make a pact with your mate. Thursday morning is favorable for creative pursuits, so pull out the paints or the camera.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar sixth house, where it can mean good manners among coworkers. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for networking. Things may suddenly be go-go-go in the area of job-hunting and job-finding, with a hot tip coming from a loved one. You may have to act fast, so have copies of updated resumes ready to send out via fax or email.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar fifth house, where it can bring high energy in games and sports, plus a sense of fair play. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for leadership. Tuesday afternoon favors fun times with the kids and your mate; perhaps you try out a new water park or visit a children's museum. Midday Wednesday you might find someone to trade favors with.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar fourth house, where it can mean passionate arguments with loved ones. Late Sunday may find you staying up late to journal, or to make phone calls. The Pluto station Friday may make you face your own mortality. Saturday morning favors making a day trip with a child or romantic partner.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar third house, where passionate debates can be the rule of the day. Mercury also enters this sector late Saturday, where you may discover a latent talent for leadership in local issues. A misleading argument sounds good Thursday morning; demand some stats to back it up before acting on it. A family member may hit you up for a little cash Saturday morning, although you exact some kind of return on your investment.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from Sunday till Monday afternoon. The Moon in your sign squares Jupiter Sunday morning, which is often a signal for people to blow things out of proportion; count ten, and count ten again. A Moon-Mercury conjunction late Sunday-early Monday may find you journaling way past bedtime, which is actually a far better way of processing intense feelings than to lash out at housemates. The Venus-Mars conjunction and New Moon occur in your solar second house, where you may argue with loved ones over money.