Sunday, September 29, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 6-12, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 9 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 9:55 pm Sunday. While Sag supposedly worships and seeks Truth more than any other sign, I think it is Scorpio that is more determined to ferret out what the Truth is. I may be prejudiced about this, since I have Scorpio rising. Scorpio will be driven to get to the heart of the matter, possibly with an eye to bringing about positive changes in one's life. This aspect can poke you into taking up study of esoteric subjects like astrology, psychology, handwriting analysis, or into picking up crossword puzzles or Sudoku, etc. Can do a great job of forensic analysis of bookkeeping or other documents like contracts. 
 
Venus enters Sag at 1:54 pm Monday. Venus goes from serious Scorpio to footloose Sag this week. Venus lightens up and is more inclined to just flirt rather than consider a serious romance. That is mainly because Venus in Sag spends so much time out of town, unavailable for a spontaneous date at the pizza joint. Sag's emotional rootlessness can be seen by others as fear of commitment, tho it is really a fear of loss of freedom. Is inclined to joke too much with a serious romantic partner. A mature Sag is able to foster trust in the relationship so that they can endure short separations necessitated by career demands. Venus in Sag makes a better friend, due to his loyalty combined with a certain detachment. 
 
Famous people with Venus in Sag include: Dwight David Eisenhower, James Thurber, Cary Grant, Winston Churchill, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Douglas MacArthur, Johnny Carson, Joan Baez, Jane Fonda, Charles de Gaulle, and Pablo Casals. 
 
Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 10 degrees Scorpio at 3:39 pm Tuesday. The shorthand for this aspect is “serious talk”, altho it may also include study or reading on serious subjects. Another shorthand is “negative thinking” which you really gotta fight against and analyze whether there is any factual basis for your negativity. You want to stick to the facts, get to the point, get to the bottom line – “Are you in or are you out?” It can also mean crunching the numbers or talking with an older person or mentor. It can mean guilt and worry altho the Moon is often involved when emotions are stirred up. It can mean saying Goodbye, especially for responsible reasons. Hitting your Moon or other personal planets can make you somber and nit-picky and no fun at all. (This aspect kind of echoes the Mercury-Pluto sextile of earlier this week.)

Venus at 3 degrees Sag squares Neptune in Pisces at 5:06 am Thursday. Now this is a bit hard for me to understand the shorthand of this. Normally Venus and Neptune together spell “in love with love” feelings. But Sag is not very serious or romantic, as opposed to Pisces who would like to live in dreams. So this is hard to reconcile. It may be that one party thinks this match is the Real Thing, and the other party thinks this is just a convenient arrangement. A romantic interlude for those already committed, and a secret affair for new liaisons. Possible increased sensitivity and creativity in the arts such as music and painting. The other meaning of Venus square Neptune is that it tends to bring the get-rich-quick schemes (and other scams) out of the woodwork. Don't sign contracts under this aspect! Someone is not telling you the whole story, or is fabricating lies wholesale. 
 
The Sun at 19 degrees Libra squares Jupiter in Cancer at 11:09 am Saturday. Sun-Jupiter squares generally force you to see the effects of overdoing stuff – you wake with the killer hangover, and so you finally decide to grow up and accept your limits when it comes to alcohol. It also tends to make us loosen the purse strings a bit and spend more than usual. You may buy multiples at the shirt sale, plus three pairs of shoes, or replace all your socks. Altho with Cancer, your spending may be on the home and d├ęcor.

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/

LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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/

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
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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 – Company health plans or 401K's may be under consideration Sunday night. Venus enters your solar ninth house Sunday; you want to travel to scenic places this month, preferably in a foreign country. On Tuesday morning you get your lawyer to intervene in a matter before it becomes a legal issue. Tuesday afternoon favors making financial settlements that will close the dispute permanently. On Saturday you may have to tell your mate that the home redecorating cannot be a never-ending project.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - Venus enters your solar eighth house Sunday; you may have a money magnet on your head this month. On Tuesday morning you get an insurance agent to work up some quotes for you. Tuesday afternoon favors a more serious tone to partnerships, perhaps deciding to get married or divorced. Friday morning may be productive for discussing or settling legal issues.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Venus enters your solar seventh house Sunday; charm just oozes from your pores as you tell funny stories about your trips. On Tuesday morning your mate offers to do a favor, such as picking up some travel brochures. Tuesday afternoon favors starting a training regimen, or making a work routine that you can stick to. On Saturday you finally start adding up what you have spent on your romances, and it is scary.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Venus enters your solar sixth house Sunday; you may start a new diet or exercise regime, possibly centered more on fun sports like riding or skiing than on counting calories. On Tuesday morning a coworker trades favors with you. Tuesday afternoon favors proposing and making your liaison official. You hit the Saturday sales pretty good for household items.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - Venus enters your solar fifth house Sunday; you may flirt a bit more this month, and latch onto a world-traveling new beau. On Tuesday morning your romantic interest is delighted to press your shirts for you. Tuesday afternoon favors researching your family history. On Thursday morning you may find out that your new beau may not be interested in settling your debts. Saturday may be the day you decide to give up the hard partying on Friday nights.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Venus enters your solar fourth house Sunday; you may paint or re-decorate your home this month, and feel a wee bit nostalgic about the childhood home. On Tuesday morning you finagle getting a family member to do you a favor, such as taking over cooking supper. Tuesday afternoon may see your neighborhood under construction, or a landmark torn down.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Rather serious family discussion about money may take place Sunday night; let everyone have a chance to speak. Venus enters your solar third house Sunday; you make more social calls this month, and may receive love letters. On Tuesday morning you find someone who can do a small favor such as picking up something at the market. Tuesday afternoon favors seeing a credit counselor or setting a budget.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 4:33 am Sunday till Tuesday morn. You might enjoy a morning swim Sunday. You blurt out what your needs are Sunday evening, which could spark a productive discussion. Venus enters your solar second house Sunday; finances may see a boost with a bonus or some perks. Legal and other 9th-house matters prosper Monday afternoon. The Moon is void in Scorpio all Tuesday morn till it enters Sag, so stick to routine matters. You might feel like hanging a “Under Construction” sign on your door.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Venus enters your sign Sunday, so it's time to schedule a do-over at the salon. The Moon is in Sag from 8:21 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. You find a dear friend to swap favors with Tuesday morning. You're not seeing things clearly in the after-lunch slump Tuesday. Midday Wednesday favors getting together at a luncheon. The Moon is void in Sag from 6 am Thursday till it enters Capricorn, so stick to routine matters.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Venus enters your solar twelfth house Sunday; you may have secret admirers or a financial angel. The Moon is in Capricorn from 11:17 am Thursday till midday Saturday. You come across some words of inspiration Thursday afternoon. You may consult with a mentor early Friday. Mid morning favors reaching people by phone. Don't let a difference of opinion spoil Friday dinner. The Moon is void in Cappy from 8 pm Friday till it enters Aquarius so stick to routine matters.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Career and partnership needs may be under discussion Sunday night. Venus enters your solar eleventh house Sunday; you find dear classmates at reunions, or run into a Kindred Spirit. On Tuesday morning, a friend is your lifesaver. Tuesday afternoon favors writing down your ambitions; this includes writing yourself a check for the amount you wish to earn. The Moon is in Aquarius from 2 pm exactly on Saturday thru the weekend, but there are no exact aspects.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Venus enters your solar tenth house Sunday; you rub elbows with Big Shots, who take a shine to you. On Tuesday morning, doing a favor for the boss may pay off down the road. Tuesday afternoon favors working towards a credential in your profession, or possibly traveling for work. On Saturday you may finally realize how much cash your romantic partner has borrowed from you, and decide to dun him.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury enters Scorpio at 7:38 am Sunday, a sign where Mercury becomes the detective who delves under the surface and solves any kind of mystery – the murder mystery novel, the medical mystery, the crime mystery, the mystery of where your money went, but especially the mystery of the soul and spirit. This Mercury's insights into others' motivations or moods can make them seem psychic. Do not play poker with these guys if you can help it. 
 
Mercury at 3 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 5:46 pm Tuesday. Adverse aspects between Mercury and Neptune can cloud our judgment terribly, and allow us to be fooled by lies and propaganda. Words can be magic – as in poetry – or they can be hypnotic – as in a scammer's spiel. Sometimes we do not really understand what is said to us under such a transit, and that is one reason why astrologers always tell you not to sign anything under such a transit. You won't understand what you are signing. 
 
The Sun at 9 degrees Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 9:25 pm Tuesday. Sun-Pluto squares generally mean that fighting City Hall is a losing proposition, even tho you may feel that your issue is perfectly cut-and-dried in your favor. One runs into Authority Figures who throw obstacles of various kinds in your path, such as traffic tickets, lawsuits, audits, denial of permits or licenses, etc. For a restaurant owner, losing a beer license can probably put them out of business. I shouldn't say to never take up a fight under this transit, but be aware that you cannot count on having it won just on the face of the obvious evidence. You will have to marshal your facts and cobble together a legal argument for why your request-suit-petition should be granted. 
 
The Sun at 10 degrees Libra opposes Uranus in Aries at 10:12 am Thursday. I just got done telling y'all not to fight City Hall, and here with this opposition, that is exactly what you might wind up doing. You may actually stand toe-to-toe with an Authority Figure and tell him/her that their way is wrong, with a capital W, W-R-O-N-G!!! There is also some likelihood of brilliantly inventing something, that is if you have that particular talent and skill set. 
 
We have a New Moon 8:34 pm Friday, at 11 degrees 56' Libra. New Moons are kind of like mini-eclipses; their effects usually last for just that month although things begun under them could continue on for a long time. Libra New Moons will emphasize relationship issues. Either you meet someone new who is quite attractive, or issues of fairness crop up in existing relationships. Notice the aspects this week that fall on 9 or 10 degrees Libra (see above), plus this NM at 11 degrees Libra. Anyone with natal planets around there, or at major aspects to them, will surely feel a tug all this week. The New Moon opposes Uranus in Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn, trines Chiron in Pisces, and semi-sextiles Saturn in Scorpio. Those are some heavy-duty aspects, and I am not looking forward to them. Since they are in cardinal signs, we may see something of the effects even before the exact New Moon. Effects may include bombs (Uranus), a government crackdown (Pluto), injuries or loss of life (Chiron). Less dire effects may include psychological (Uranus) therapy (Pluto), surgery (Pluto and Chiron), chemotherapy, etc. I don't specialize in lunation reports, so for further insights from the Full Moon in Libra back in March 2013, read HERE--- http://newmoonastrologyreadings.com/transits-past-and-present/full-moon-in-libra-march-2013

Please visit my twin site 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/

LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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/

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 - Mercury enters your solar eighth house on Sunday; you discuss intense subjects like making a will, or of making provisions for annuities, etc. Aspects to the Sun in your seventh house Libra can bring challenging and demanding people into your life. The New Moon on Saturday directly impacts you or your partnerships, and could even push you into couples therapy.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Mercury enters your solar seventh house on Sunday; a younger person may interest you as a partner. Aspects to the Sun in Libra this week can bring some health issues to the fore, some of which may be work-related. The New Moon in Libra may force you to address health issues, some of which may be of long standing. It is possible you may have to revamp everything that you thought you knew.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Mercury enters your solar sixth house on Sunday; a greater quantity of serious messages come in, possibly related to making health-related followup visits. Aspects to the Sun in Libra (and Saturday's New Moon in Libra) in your house of children may bring concerns about them to the forefront, although this may be good news about expecting a new grand-baby.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Sunday; you may act as social secretary, making reservations for a bus to Anne Rice's New Orleans, or similar destinations. Jupiter in your sign sextiles Ceres in Virgo, making me imagine you selling produce or jams at the local farmers market or at work. Aspects to the Sun this week, and the New Moon in Libra on Saturday, raise family issues to the forefront; how to balance home and career demands may be entwined with a mate's desire to control events.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 3:57 am Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. Leos find sympathetic company for dinner Sunday – or maybe just a good audience. You may stay up past midnight expressing your wild or eccentric individuality. You may have an emotional reaction to news Monday night, something that puts you on top o' the world and revs your engine to high. Aspects to the Sun this week, and the New Moon in Libra on Saturday, put educational matters on the front burner.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 2:52 pm Tuesday till Thursday night. Tuesday night does not favor going to a new hangout, since it is too easy to get lost. You might prefer catching up on calls or emails. Start off Wednesday morning with a strong affirmation to stiffen your spine. Mid-morning favors a meeting with a mentor or older advisor. On Thursday afternoon you may locate a sibling or neighbor to swap favors with. Aspects to the Sun this week, and the New Moon in Libra on Saturday, accent financial matters.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mercury enters your solar second house on Sunday; you spend some time analyzing finances, tracking payments and expenses. The Moon is in lovely Libra from 10:59 pm Thursday till next Sunday morning. New people may walk into your life you are significant at least in the short term, not as a love object but as something that you struggle against. Try not to overdo or blow things out of proportion Saturday morning. You are your usual energetic self Saturday night, possibly putting a great deal of energy into a project or relationship. SEE NEW MOON NOTES and Mercury transiting aspect notes.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Mercury enters your sign on Sunday; lots of people walk into your life, possibly some from past lives. Saturn in your sign ties in tightly with the Sun transits and New Moon. The New Moon could usher in a family health crisis, possibly that of a child, although I must add that it may be just a wake-up call. A sextile between Saturn and Vesta is applying; a friend may be the friend indeed who helps out in a pinch.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Mercury enters your solar twelfth house on Sunday; secret messages come your way, or you have confidential discussions of Big Secrets. With the New Moon in Libra, your beauty-loving friends may disapprove of your strong interest in avant-garde styles. Juno in your third house is applying to a square to Mercury; a sibling or neighbor may try to fix you up with someone.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - Mercury enters your solar eleventh house on Sunday; you may edit or print the newsletter for a cause or a service group, or possibly the undertakers' society. The New Moon on Saturday directly impacts you, possibly due to conflicting demands of family and career. You may be asked to give up one or the other, at least for the short term. For the long term, be very careful of data and check it out for accuracy or incompleteness.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Mercury enters your solar tenth house on Sunday; you might prepare a speech or PowerPoint for a conference. Watch what you say to your partners, due to Mercury in Scorpio squaring Juno in your sign; you may have a lot of discussion with partners in any case. The New Moon may force a revamp or upgrade in computer systems or other communications.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Mercury enters your solar ninth house on Sunday; your mind seeks stimulation and wisdom, leading you to sign up for a class or online discussion group. Health insurance matters work out this week. The New Moon on Saturday may force a change in your routine, where you may even nurse a family member through their illness. An internet forum provides flirtatious fun and diversion.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 22-28, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun enters Libra at 4:44 pm Sunday. Librans like to talk things out to smooth over any social friction. I am reminded of Dwight D. Eisenhower starting off an interview by Ed Murrow by saying, “ Ed, I've been sitting here for months just waiting till I could have a good long talk about all this with just you,” while they sipped Mamie's iced tea. Ike had to master the art of maintaining harmony amongst multiple egos when heading the European task force during WWII. Librans want to know what you want, so they can keep you happy. Librans demand fair treatment. Sometimes a Libran will expect a Yes from you just because he/she said Please, and might be royally miffed if you cannot indulge the request. Also sometimes the Libran will cave in just to avoid argument, but creating resentment that eventually piles up into a flaming row is not serving the cause of peace. A more mature Libran will try to dish out the cookies or perks according to who values what, while demanding everybody contribute a fair amount of effort to the grand project.

Librans truly enjoy working with a partner. This is true even if she is only holding the ladder while hubby nails the roofing. Thrives on the approval of others, so sometimes winds up in the performing arts. Enjoys harmony in music, and in vocal talents can often sing in a wide range, on perfect pitch, in a pure tone. Dresses carefully to put together an outfit for the day. Offended by vulgarity. Famous people with Sun in Libra include: Eisenhower, author William Faulkner, showman and columnist Ed Sullivan, singer-actress Julie Andrews, late-night TV host Johnny Carson, actress Helen Hayes, Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, pianist Vladimir Horowitz, architect Le Corbusier, composer Giuseppe Verdi.

Venus at 17 degrees Scorpio trines Jupiter in Cancer at 5:01 pm Thursday, which is Jupiter's day, BTW. When the two benefics are in easy aspect, life can look very plush. It is also easy to overdo when it comes to sweets, gourmet multi-course dinners, spending in general, or any aspect of the good life. Note if it touches any natal planets for clues as to what you will be tempted by. Some chance of actually winning money under this aspect, but a lot depends on natal planets. You may feel like you are on vacation, spend more money than usual, be generous and treat another couple to dinner, etc.

Venus at 19 degrees Scorpio squares Mars in Leo at 9:32 am Saturday. This is often an aspect of sexual tension. People who are interested in each other may be prevented by social or economic roles from following up, so when they do meet it can get awkward. This is also an aspect that traditionally mean argument between couples – but of course it can be fun to make up. If the Mars is more activated, it can mean taking on a dare to impress someone. If Venus is representing money, it can mean putting in more hours and thereby increasing one's income for the week.

NOTE: Mercury will enter Scorpio next Sunday morning (Sept. 29). Mercury in Scorpio holds his cards close to the chest, and tries to scope out what cards are being held by the other players. (more next week)
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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/

LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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/

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 enters your solar seventh house on Sunday; you find yourself charming others in interviews or sales pitches, or partnering with a coworker. This is a pretty interesting week for Aries. Uranus in your sign exactly trines Pallas in Leo, enhancing your leadership qualities especially in emergencies. Uranus is also inconjunct Vesta in Virgo, which may force adjustments from necessity.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Sun enters your solar sixth house on Sunday; people are more aware of your efforts at work, and you may concentrate on personal wellness. The week begins with the Moon in Taurus, until early Tuesday. You could meet a brick wall midday Sunday, and altho you might be able to batter it down, it might be best to avoid the mess created. Your mate looks lovelier than ever over Sunday dinner. Very early risers on Monday may feel a sense of well-being that carries over all day.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Sun enters your solar fifth house on Sunday; indulging your creative side enriches your life with crafts, art classes, or music. The Moon is in Gemini from 3:34 am Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. Early Tuesday morning finds harmony between the sexes. The morning commute, however, can be fogged by confusion, detours, or getting lost. Wednesday afternoon finds you energized by your errands and visits. Thursday offers good luck in converting an avocation into a paying proposition.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Sun enters your solar fourth house on Sunday; you find little changes create a more harmonious color palette in your home. The Moon is home in Cancer from 3:24 pm Thursday thru Saturday. You treat yourself after work Thursday. You delve into symbolism Thursday night, possibly arguing into the night over the meaning of some icon. Try to dodge any tug-of-war Friday morning. You enjoy a productive chat with a mentor late Friday morning or over early lunch. You are exceedingly optimistic early Saturday morn. Breakfast with loved ones may include a sweet treat Saturday.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - The Sun enters your solar third house on Sunday; you may act as Social Director this month, sending out invites or arranging bus tours – possibly to art museums. You may make a long-distance cyber-friend via the internet this week. A legal matter may suddenly be resolved, or you may untangle a legal question for someone else. Family members run into some luck Thursday; help them make the most of it. A sibling may finally meet the right person, and you cannot wait to attend the wedding.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - The Sun enters your solar second house on Sunday; you may want to know what certain items are worth, or put things up for sale. You take along a friend to your fave health food store and introduce him/her to better alternates for problem foods. It is possible that this friend or someone else may make fun of your food choices, but laugh it off. A surprise legacy may present itself this week.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - The Sun enters your sign on Sunday; you introduce yourself to busloads of new people in the most charming way possible. And since the Sun will trine Juno, making a station in Aquarius, one of those new people may be the mate of your dreams. With Mercury in late degrees of your sign, having a meeting of the minds is very important. Ruler Venus squares Mars on Saturday; don't pick fights with friends, but maybe you can channel competitive energies into an athletic contest.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - The Sun enters your solar twelfth house on Sunday; people may see less of you as you concentrate on projects. Also the subconscious may be brought to the surface under this transit, whether you want it to or not! Venus in your sign trines Jove on Thursday; make a point not to overdo at dinner. Ceres in Virgo approaches the midpoint of Venus in your sign and Jupiter; a friend may be a catalyst in re-aligning your diet for a healthier you. It is easy to get into arguments Saturday morn; resolve not to sweat the small stuff.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - The Sun enters your solar eleventh house on Sunday; you spend more time helping out a charitable cause or local association. You may make a new friend while at the local bookshop. Go the next avant-garde art show, where you meet a fascinating expert on everything. A career move into health-food products or merchandising may improve your financial situation, or at least provide another income stream.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 - The Sun enters your solar tenth house on Sunday; you could receive recognition this month, or you might post your resume here 'n' there. A night out with friends Thursday may tempt everyone to over-indulge, so maybe you could cut things off a bit early. Pluto in your sign is exactly trine Vesta in Virgo this week and next; you find what you need, possibly a long ways off in a foreign country. A financial partnership may present itself late in the week; this really looks like it has possibilities.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - The Sun enters your solar ninth house on Sunday; adventures by air may beckon, such as via hot-air balloon; also courses or books in international diplomacy may interest you. Juno in your sign trines Sun in Libra the second half of the week; you may meet someone new who sure looks like your type, possibly at a class or church. You may have noticed Neptune in your solar second house inflating your bank account or financial statements, but make sure there is something solid underneath it.


PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - The Sun enters your solar eighth house on Sunday; mergers of any kind may be on the agenda this month, and some may have power struggles. Second-house Uranus receives a windfall from extra work or from converting a hobby into a second income. Children may have a lucky day on Thursday. I don't know if I mentioned that Chiron is in your sign for quite a while yet, so you need to pay attention to health and safety issues at all times. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 15-21, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 11 degrees Libra opposes Uranus in Aries at 2:41 am Monday. Mechanical and electronic items can go awry. However, the mind can work at incredible speed under this aspect, and other people will seem as slow as molasses. Thoughts can be scattered and easily lost, so it would be good to keep a notebook or notepad nearby to anchor your thoughts onto. One's mind may only be able to make an overall survey of a topic or subject (such as astrology or electronics or some technical subject) but just a glance can yield a brilliant insight. Yet – your mind can skip around and so you forget to carry the two, or some such basic task as that.

Mercury at 13 degrees Libra sextiles Mars in Leo at 3:17 am Tuesday. This is good for skilled handwork, technical work, or even sports where the hands are important for catching that ball! Mercury and Mars together often spell debate also, so remember to respect the other fellow's point of view even as you try to convince him/her of the correctness of yours.

Venus is conjunct Saturn at 8 degrees Scorpio at 4:54 pm Wednesday. Those who are in a serious romantic involvement may decide to formalize (Saturn) it with an engagement – or break things off if the other party is not willing to make a commitment. This aspect reflects the opposite ends of the spectrum of romance. On the one hand a relationship begun under it may well last for decades – and on the other, existing relationships may see separations often due to the demands of a job or college or something of the sort. It can be difficult to speak of love, altho much easier to do the deeds that express one's commitment to the other person.

Venus at 8 degrees 59' Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 9:49 pm Wednesday. This is good for romantic relationships to take steps toward a deeper knowledge of each other. You go right past the superficial and probe deep into the psyche and motivations of the other person. It also favors improving one's financial position by getting and taking advice from a large bank or possibly from an insurance company (Pluto). Pluto also represents the mob, altho I cannot possibly recommend getting a loan from a mobster!


Mercury at 16 degrees Libra squares Jupiter in Cancer at 10:21 pm Thursday. You can dream big, take the long-range view, and utterly forget the picky details of getting from Point A to Point B. Adverse aspects between Mercury and Jupiter can make it difficult to do well in school or in college; it can also affect one's ability to contact people of influence. The square sometimes coincides with EXAMS, requiring EFFORT to prepare for and pass said tests. Since this aspect occurs on the day of the New Moon, it may be that some of us deliberately challenge ourselves by enrolling in a class or starting some new brainteaser game-playing habit.

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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/

LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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/

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.

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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 – Tuesday morning favors sports, games, or skilled handwork; you may even compete with a friendly opponent. The Moon is in Aries from 12:58 pm Thursday till Saturday night. Someone may irritate you no end early Friday, possibly on your commute, but shake it off. Friday afternoon your energy is high, and you might even burn off some of it with games or sports after work. You tend to get absorbed in some take-home work Friday night, or possibly get into a new novel.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – On Monday, coworkers make you feel slow when they are thinking and talking at breakneck speed; take notes as needed. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction in your solar seventh house may make an older person or authority figure look awfully attractive. The Moon is in Taurus from 6:33 pm Saturday thru the weekend. The Taurus moon has no exact aspects on Saturday, so enjoy the power of this moon's ability to express the feelings and hopes of all of us, and the ability to get others to join you in community activities.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Children seem to talk twice as fast as normal Monday morning. Tuesday morning favors crafts or other skilled hand work; you may even set a “personal best” for production. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction may make an older coworker looks very attractive. On Thursday you would dearly love to enroll in a class but worry about the expense; keep checking around because I know there are some free courses online.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Family members are chattering and moving fast Monday morning, possibly forgetting lunches or bus money. On Tuesday you realize how good you are at certain craft skills, a theme to be repeated on Thursday. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction could make an older person look attractive, or it could formalize a relationship into an engagement. On Thursday you consider whether you might take or teach a class; it is possible you might teach informally in the home.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – You can get into a friendly or not-so-friendly debate with a sibling or neighbor on Tuesday. Tuesday also favors games, sports and craftwork – especially crafts that you can take along with you on your train commute. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction favors decorating your home with antiques or at least used items – things that will make the home look prosperous. On Thursday you may prefer to work from home, or learn from home; look into free online courses.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction could make an older neighbor look awfully good to you. On Thursday, you look into whether you might earn a bit of cash by teaching your friends some of the practical skills you have; maybe you could host cooking classes or jewelry-making parties.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Your mind skips around Monday morning, tho you can take in a breathtaking amount of data at a glance. You can get into a friendly or not-so-friendly debate with a friend on Tuesday. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction in your solar second house of finances favors getting a good deal, one that you have researched. On Thursday you may look into taking a course sponsored by your employer to help with your career advancement.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Remember to stay in the present moment on Monday morning; instead of letting your mind run away with inner chatter. Tuesday favors finding how to improve your skills and techniques, possibly at a company-sponsored seminar or retreat. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction gives you an air of having rock-solid values; people may turn to you as the Voice Of Experience. On Thursday you might look into taking a seminar at a quiet retreat setting.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Monday can be a very stimulating day for getting ideas for creative projects or artistic pursuits. On Tuesday a friend might be very helpful at explaining techniques that improve your mastery of crafts. Wednesday is a day when you might get deeper than you want in some very muddy waters. On Thursday you might be intrigued by a class offered through a charity or other non-profit, something that you and your spouse might attend together.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Monday can be very stimulating inre the world of ideas, although it might be hard to recall anything useful without a notebook handy. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction in your solar eleventh house favors getting kind advice from friends or mentors. Pluto makes a station in your sign Friday; you may rethink how to take back control of your life or your business. On Thursday someone (possibly your mate) may suggest taking a course just to stimulate your minds.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 8:05 am Sunday till Tuesday morning. During the Sunday pm hours you are feeling distinctly unloved, and not inclined to grant any favors since you are not in any warm-n-fuzzy mood. On Monday you can wake with a chip on your shoulder, but try to shrug it off before entering the office. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction in your career sector smooths the edges of your ambition, and helps you schmooze successfully with superiors.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 9:58 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. A late lunch Tuesday leads to extra sluggishness, so eat light-n-healthy. Tuesday late-night favors quality time with loved ones. Wednesday's Venus-Saturn conjunction makes you yearn to travel to ancient places. Early Wednesday afternoon has you thinking big, about expanding family or taking a long trip. There might be some resistance to those plans on Thursday, tho. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 8-14, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury enters Libra at 3:07 am Monday. Mercury in Libra is VERY fair-minded, and generally makes a point of listening to both sides before saying anything. Must mention that the youthful Mercury-in-Libra person spends too much time looking for acceptance from others when giving an opinion, because they are afraid of saying the wrong thing. This is why people think they are indecisive. Libras can lose their balance, honest, as well as their integrity and perspective, if they do not learn what is importance to THEM and not to others. The mature Mercury-in-Libra person learns how to say what needs to be said, but in a softer, gentler manner so that it goes down easily. Sometimes has a wonderful vocal gift for accents or languages – can project voice without distortion.

Sometimes the Mercury-in-Libra person can see in a flash what the solution to a problem is, but then they try to back up and figure it out logically – they should learn to trust that intuition. As an air sign is capable of real wisdom, or the most awful superficiality. Famous people with Mercury in Libra include: Queen Elizabeth I, golfer Arnold Palmer, Margaret Chase Smith, Henry Ford II, and actor David McCallum.

Mars at 7 degrees Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio at 7:06 am Monday. Could be an Oopsie day, with a broken bone or two if it contacts something in your natal chart. Arguments (Mars) may lead to saying goodbye or firing (Saturn). This is a very touchy aspect and you may have to walk on eggshells this morning. An irresistible force (Mars) meets an immoveable object (Saturn) – meaning, do not get into arguments that will change no one's minds.

Venus leaves her home in Libra for Scorpio at 2:16 am Wednesday, Sept. 11. Venus in Scorpio is said to be in her detriment – although it must be said that this Venus wears the little black dress like NOBODY else. This Venus can get so much just by whispering a word in your ear, or even by saying nothing at all, and her eyes can be more suggestive than the crudest gesture. Sometimes Venus in Scorpio tries to control or manipulate others, but that is so unattractive! Scorpio rules The Hidden, and in this case, Venus can draw out the hidden talents or hidden side of anyone or anything. Can rouse and strengthen the power that others have over their own lives and talents, showing them their (previously hidden) worth.

Venus in Scorpio can be very possessive, although their magnetism should be enough to keep someone close by. Love lives can be stormy, only because they want to experience the highs and the lows – and the fun of making up. Famous people with Venus in Scorpio include: opera singer Joan Sutherland, actress Mary Martin, Queen Marie Antoinette, actress Patty Duke, singer Connie Francis, pacifist Mohandas Gandhi, tycoon J. Paul Getty, evangelist Billy Graham, actress Sophia Loren and pianist Vladimir Horowitz.

Venus at 3 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 2:33 am Saturday. Venus and Neptune together make for that treacherous “in love with love” dreamy-eyed mood that leads one down the primrose path. You tend to fall for all the wrong people, people who may not be what they say they are. Best to stay home and watch the late movie. Might be good for looking at cameras.

Mercury at 9 degrees Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 4:28 pm Saturday. This is great for doing heavy research or ferreting out the truth in your best Sam Spade impression. The square indicates it won't be easy, nothing will be handed to you, and you will have to shake a lot of trees before the apples of truth fall into your hands.

Mars at 11 degrees Leo trines Uranus in Aries at 4:56 pm Saturday. Ooh, here's a good opportunity to buy that new computer or car you've had your eyes on. I've told you before that good aspects between Mars and Uranus favor buying anything mechanical, electronic, electrical, etc. So this category covers everything from cars, computers and cameras to some little gadget from Radio Shack. You could install the new garage door opener this weekend, too.

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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/

LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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/

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.
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ARIES - March 20-April 19 – You may ask a favor of your mate Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar seventh house, Monday; you may learn more about your partner or partners, or want more variety in your partners. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar eighth house of joint finance; you may profitably invest through a fund manager, or gain credit or a loan.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - You may ask a favor of a coworker Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar sixth house, Monday; the pace picks up in the workplace, with lots of calls and inquiries, also you may make more health checkup appointments. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar seventh house of partners; you can get anything by saying “pretty please with sugar on it”, hon.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - You may ask a favor of your beau Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar fifth house, Monday; you act like the social secretary, making reservations and sending out invites. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar sixth house of the workplace; you may work in cooperation with coworkers, also you may adopt a loving pet. Moon in compatible Sag on Wednesday brings favorable transits for fun, day trips, and friends.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 - You may ask a favor of the family Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar fourth house, Monday; you not only have memories of the past but you may also write or talk about them for oral history projects or the like. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar fifth house of creativity; your creative pursuits produce things of grace and beauty, and everyone is Ever So Nice to each other.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 - You may ask a favor of a sibling or neighbor Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar third house, Monday; you may run into old schoolmates or neighbors, or start papers or presentations. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar fourth house of home and family; you get the itch to paint or redecorate the home, and family relationships may be more congenial. Pallas Athena enters your sign this week; Pallas aids self-confidence, because you attune to your audience and adapt your approach for best results.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Mercury enters Libra, your solar second house Monday; you try to find out what you are worth, negotiate contracts, or find an accountant. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar third house of messages; there's more socializing and visiting neighbors and such, also possible love letters. Vesta enters your sign this week; you may alter plans so you can volunteer at a large event, or possibly nurse someone through an illness.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra till Sunday evening. Sunday afternoon favors asking favors, due to the Moon conjunct Venus. Mercury enters your sign on Monday; you may have more visitors, and someone puts a microphone in your hands. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar second house of finances; you may receive gifts like it's Christmas, or merely enjoy passing time in lovely surroundings like art galleries, penthouses, etc.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 9:44 pm Sunday till early Wednesday. The Moon conjoins Saturn and squares Mars midday Monday, so don't butt your head against brick walls, physical or otherwise. Chat with your mentor or sage advisor Monday afternoon. Early risers find smooth going and harmonious teamwork Tuesday. Venus enters your sign on Wednesday; time for a trip to the salon for a cut and new style.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 2:36 am Wednesday till Friday morning. Wednesday morning calls for 2 cups of coffee before you are ready for your commute. Calls and emails pour in that morning. A grand fire trine shapes up for evening; hold a bull session to dream up ideas. People are off in all directions Thursday so they might not get on the same page with you. Venus enters Scorpio, you solar twelfth house, which can mean a secret admirer or a financial backer.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Mercury in Libra, your career sector, as of Monday can bring recognition. Venus enters your house of friends and groups on Wednesday; you may work on fundraisers for service groups this month. The Moon is in Capricorn from 5:56 am Friday till next Sunday morning. Put a team together mid-morning Friday for imaginative solutions. You are in a somber mood Saturday night and may have serious discussions with friends. You might consider installing home appliance upgrades Saturday night.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – You may ask a favor of a prof, editor, pastor or lawyer Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar ninth house, Monday; you want to feed your mind, either by taking a class or taking a trip. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar tenth house of career; you may receive bonuses or employee appreciation tokens.


PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - You may ask a favor of an in-law Sunday afternoon, and Moon-Venus may well smile on your request. Mercury enters Libra, your solar eighth house, Monday; you talk about taboo topics, possibly so you and your mate can write a will or buy a burial plot. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday, your solar ninth house; you may travel to scenic places, probably with a companion. Friday favors lunch with a friend; tea and sympathy may be served.