Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 23 – March 1, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
The Sun and Neptune are conjunct at 5 degrees Pisces at 1:11 pm Sunday. As I was saying in last week's column, perhaps you ought to let someone else drive; it is way too easy for you to get confused and lost today. To put it another way, you probably couldn't find your way out of a paper bag. It is a good day for shooting yourself in the foot, literally or metaphorically, so leave new matters for another time. In some ways it can be an expression of the anxious or confused energies around you, which you have absorbed like a psychic sponge. It may be good to reinforce a kind of protective blue aura around yourself.
Venus at 23 degrees Capricorn sextiles Saturn in Scorpio at 11:50 pm Monday. One interpretation is “kind advice” – which to me is the best type of advice to give. If one of the planets is in a money house, it may bring an opportunity to earn what you need. If one of the planets is in a career house, it can help you schmooze with the movers and shakers in your corner of the world.
Jupiter at 10 Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 2:33 am Wednesday. This aspect is basically generational but can be quite disruptive in one's personal chart. You may feel like you are on a roller-coaster ride. You may feel like you were “born to be wild” while at the same time reporting as usual to a button-down job. You may burn a bridge or two, hopeful that you can now journey to a land where the grass is really greener.
Mercury makes its Direct Station at 18 degrees 10' Aquarius at exactly 9 am Friday. Yeah, I can see you breaking out the confetti and balloons. I hope you have taken the opportunity to clear the air (since it occurs in air sign Aquarius) and put communications on a solid footing, with all parties on the same page. If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal chart, you may have enjoyed a vacation from miscommunications or internal chatter.
The Sun at 10 degrees Pisces trines Jupiter in Cancer at 11:05 pm Friday. Luck can land in your lap under this transit, or maybe you are king/queen for a day. Try not to be too haughty! Travel is generally favored since you are optimistic and open-minded, ready to make friends wherever you go. It is a good day for visualizing a better life in every way. I must add, however, that sometimes a Jupiter transit contacting your personal planets is more protective than lucky, although given the current economic realities, protection of your main source of income is very lucky indeed.
Mars makes a Retrograde Station at 23 degrees 32' Libra at 11:24 am Saturday. Just as Mercury gives us a chance to correct erroneous thinking, Mars retrograde gives us a chance to change bad health habits, possibly because you are forced to by some health wake-up call. If this is close to natal planets, your energy may be low, so make sure to get enough rest. You may have difficulty with sports, competition in general, or with expressing anger or standing up for yourself. On the plus side, it is easier to count ten before responding with inappropriate anger. On the minus side, you may let resentments fester until you explode later; to fester is BAD, do not fester. Depleted physical energy can make it harder to heal, slower to recover from ordinary infections, fevers, injuries. You may find it helpful during this time (and for the long term) to take up some yoga exercises, if only some breathing exercises, to help your body recharge its battery.
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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 – Monday night is definitely a time to schmooze with the higher-ups at the company. On Wednesday Uranus in your sign squares Jupiter, when the roller-coaster ride you have been on these past several months takes a spin and a jerk. The Mercury station occurs in your solar eleventh house Friday morning; make sure that friends are clear on who is meeting whom and where and what. A profitable role with a family business may fall into your lap Friday night; get all the details before deciding.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - The Mercury station occurs in your solar tenth house Friday morning; check with the boss that his memo says what he meant it to say. Your guardian angel may prevent a traffic accident Friday night, but buckle up anyway. The Mars retrograde on Saturday affects your health sector; you may need to rest more, or find a regimen that helps charge up your inner battery. Ceres enters your solar seventh house of partners, where a quiet and mutual nurturing strengthens the bond between you.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Geminis are generally unhappy while their ruler Mercury is retrograde, so the Direct Station is probably a federal holiday as far as you are concerned. Undoubtedly you will pick up where you left off, in mid-sentence while conversing with Aunt Jane... Career matters look confused for the long-term, unless you are working for a non-profit or humanitarian concern. You discuss your needs with a romantic partner, possibly with the help of a counselor.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Mars goes retrograde in your fourth house on Saturday; there may be problems with the heating system or with a stove, so have the phone numbers of repairmen handy. Shakeups in the career sector may affect you very personally, as Uranus squares Jupiter; you may wonder if the grass is greener elsewhere. Ceres enters your solar fifth house, spurring you to spend time outdoors or bring the outdoors inside. Ceres in your fifth house also can coincide with the adoption of a child, either of the two-legged or the four-legged-and-furry variety.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Mercury goes direct Friday in your house of partners, so take the opportunity to get on the same page again with your mate, as you synchronize your watches. Mars goes retrograde in your solar third house Saturday, where you lack the energy to make the rounds of daily errands and meetings; get copies of the meeting minutes, and do as much as possible via email and fax. NOTE: Pallas is about to retrograde back into your sign, so be prepared to finesse every situation and know instinctively how to approach others in a way that instills confidence in you.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Pallas is still in your sign tho retrograding back into Leo in March, so if you need to wrap up any consulting jobs please do so promptly. If you are having problems with a newish partner, possibly someone who is not completely honest with you, be aware that this is a long-term situation and not something that is going away soon; do not sign over any power of attorney or similar legal powers. On the plus side, Ceres has entered your solar second house of finances and that should help you to grow your bank account. But right now Mars goes retrograde in your money house, where you are hit by fees, commissions or taxes; demand a full quote before signing papers with contractors.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – A family member may help you find a way to earn some extra money Monday. Vesta is almost conjunct Mars in your sign and next week it will go retrograde, retracing its steps, and therefore will not leave your sign until the beginning of August. Vesta with Mars this week should spur you to find an outlet for your physical energies; since Libra is a natural dancer, that might be your ticket to fitness. Vesta in Libra tends to sacrifice itself for the sake of the partner, and your lesson is to learn to state your own needs in a loving way.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Definitely schmooze with the higher-ups at the company you work at (or wish to work at) mid-week. The Mercury station occurs in your solar fourth house Friday morning; check out a company's reputation before signing contracts for repairs. Mars goes retrograde Saturday in your solar twelfth house, when you want to recharge your batteries at the retreat or a rustic cabin hideaway. Ceres enters your sign and gives you a certain spartan yet classic quality to your style, also making you more dedicated to creating a house beautiful.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from Sunday till Monday morn. On Sunday you may have an opportunity to play the gallant knight by assisting some poor stranded traveler. You put something extra into your early morning jog Monday. The Mercury station occurs in your solar third house Friday morning; think before putting mouth in gear. Mars goes retrograde in your solar eleventh house of groups; you may feel like your friends drain your energy, and need to get away to the mountains and wilderness to recharge.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 8:50 am Monday till Wednesday morn. It is easy to fall in love with your mate all over again Monday night. Monday ends with dispensing or receiving some kind advice. You are in Power Mode Tuesday morning. On Wednesday morning it is too easy to zip thru a task only to find that it has to be redone. The Mercury station occurs in your solar second house Friday morning; check your bank balance before writing just one more check.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 9:55 am Wednesday till Friday morn. You talk out your feelings at the breakfast table Thursday. Schedule uninterrupted work time for midday Thursday. Early risers Friday can ride out the day on a burst of energy, although the Mercury station in your sign that morning calls for some caution and safety awareness. Ceres enters your solar tenth house of career, and makes you a good administrator. Mars goes retrograde in your solar ninth house, and legal matters may be delayed or put on hold.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 9:53 am Friday till mid-morning next Sunday, March 2. The Mercury station occurs in your solar twelfth house Friday morning; it is very easy to shoot yourself in the foot, so think before speaking. Your feelings are apt to be very confused Friday night. On Saturday you awaken convinced that you can accomplish anything that day. You may enjoy a heart-to-heart chat late Saturday. Juno in your sign is inconjunct Vesta and Mars in Libra; you may clash with your partner over sexual issues and this ought to get resolved with the help of some couples counseling.