Friday, March 7, 2014
Your Milky Way Horoscope March 9-15, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury at 23 degrees Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio at 2:14 am Tuesday. Call this the Gloomy Gus aspect. The Mercury-Saturn square can make you feel quite lonely and unwilling to communicate. However, if you can force yourself to pick up the pen or the phone, your style is very precise and scientific. You may have to guard against pessimism, and the day does not favor making a good impression on new people. It is a good day for holing up in your cubbyhole and getting a good deal of detailed work done. Saturn is retrograde, which may simply mean that you have to re-do a task that was not done correctly while Mercury was retrograde.
The Sun at 23 degrees Pisces trines Saturn in Scorpio at 5:16 pm Thursday. Set goals, make grand five-year plans, and work out all the steps you have to take to get from Point A to Point B. The Sun has separated from that pie-in-the-sky conjunction to Neptune, so while you have a bit of Neptunian air in your tires, the rose-colored glasses are clearing up and you can, as the song goes, see clearly now. The fact that Saturn is retrograde probably just means that a lesson or skill needs to be learned, and learned right.
Mercury at 26 degrees Aquarius trines Mars in Libra at 12:17 pm Friday. NORMALLY-- Self-confidence and physical energy are high. Sports are favored especially if they involve hand-eye coordination; examples are passing a football or tossing darts. Exacting work goes well, whether it is something like balancing the company books or working on a hobby. Assertiveness is accented. You can speak up for yourself, debate an issue, challenge someone, take on a dare, ask for a (ulp) raise, defend your views, or make a sales presentation. You can impress others with your confidence, or even with your chutzpah. BUT Mars is retrograde now, so being rash or daring might get you in hot water at this time.
NOTE: Daylight Saving Time begins at 1 AM on Sunday, March 9. Set your clocks ahead one hour, unless you like to be REALLY early for everything.
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LATE DEGREES – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html
POPE FRANCIS – Last June I finally posted a little article on the new Pope Francis and also a kind of book review on a book that accidentally talks about ancient astronomy. The article on Pope Francis is here: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/a-look-at-the-new-pope-franciss-astro-charts/ And the article on the best book that both is and is not about ancient astronomy is here: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-best-book-about-ancient-astronomy-that-isnt-about-astrology-per-se/
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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 – You may feel the effects of your ruler Mars having gone retrograde by now, and you are no doubt one unhappy camper. However, you may find that you have to deal with health issues that need to be addressed instead of taking your robust health for granted. Juno's transit thru Aries for the next couple months helps you tailor your marriage to the personalities of both partners; as a result you will not feel like a close relationship cramps your style, but gives you a way to share more of yourself.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – With Jupiter having gone direct in your solar third house, the house of commerce, you may be able to sell or broker items that you had sitting around. You may even have to add items to your inventory. Venus in your solar tenth house may bring some perks of the job, if not a bonus. Moon in Leo mid-week makes you prefer to cocoon or possibly host a party Wednesday. You may have to take the kids to the dentist Friday.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini for a few hours Sunday morning. Sunday seems to be ideal for playing doubles tennis, maybe there is snow on the court but at any rate your energy level should be good. Ruler Mercury is in a compatible air sign this week yet, so you are able to put across your ideas to a sympathetic audience, although Tuesday is least favorable and Friday is most favorable. Finances can take an upturn Saturday morning.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 9:33 am Sunday till Tuesday night. Sunday night favors a outing to the cinema. You are in a most optimistic mood Monday morn, and will probably attract good luck. You could get pretty excitable, tho, during the morning commute, so keep your wits about you. You can successfully lay a guilt trip on someone you need to ask a favor of Tuesday morning.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 10:09 pm Tuesday till Friday morning. Wednesday morning does not favor asking for favors. A different way of looking at the world appeals to you Wednesday night. Thursday is for keeping the nose to the grindstone. Ceres going retrograde in your solar fourth house may mean having to pay more attention to proper nutrition. An associate may invite you use their private getaway for the weekend.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Now that ruler Mercury is direct, you may have better success at putting across your views in the workplace; Tuesday is least favorable and Friday is most favorable for that. The Moon is in Virgo from 10:17 am Friday till next Sunday night. Spend Saturday morning with boon companions. Midday Saturday favors getting together with a mentor or older, wiser brother-in-law.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Ruler Venus is in a compatible air sign the rest of the month; relationships with children are more affectionate, and artistic pursuits can garner popular attention. Be sure to put your creative efforts before the public. Ceres retrograde in your solar second house may mean you have to make some adjustment to bank accounts so that fewer fees are assessed, possibly switching to a credit union.
SCORPIO – Oct . 23-Nov. 21 – Co-ruler Mars having gone retrograde in your twelfth house could mean that you have to reconsider whether your new regimen is effective in getting you to reach your goals, whether that is weight loss or improved fitness or both. You can find some good tips on Lifescript.com. Ceres is retrograde in Scorpio and before the end of the month will re-enter Libra; your powers of recuperation may require time off from work or intense therapy.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Your sense of optimism and generosity of spirit are high Monday morning when ruler Jupiter is conjunct the Moon in Cancer; you may surprise yourself with what comes out of your mouth or your wallet. You may be a bit indulgent with employees Saturday, perhaps treating them to brunch. Tuesday morning may be your best day this week, with the Moon in compatible Leo and nice trines boosting your ability to lead and inspire others.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You tend to really hate it when your ruler Saturn is retrograde; you feel like the rules of the game have all been changed and you have no rulebook to go by. You will just have to set up your own schedules for work, payments, and procedures. You will need to map out the baby steps toward your long-term goals. I think it would be a good idea to consider setting aside an hour or a morning a week when you will not be disturbed by phone calls, etc, so you can push through with paperwork.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Saturn is your co-ruler so please read Capricorn, too. On Sunday personal finances may flow easily, perhaps too easily – right out of your wallet or hands, so stick to the shopping list. The asteroid Juno enters your solar third house of commerce this month; you may find a partnership helpful in handling brokering or running an online shop. Friday is the best day for anything from craft work to handling details to sports that demand good hand-eye coordination.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in compatible Cancer on Sunday thru Tuesday. Your energy is good for dancing Sunday evening. Tuesday morning is favorable for relationships in general and for getting on with the boss in particular. A family talent for a craft business or hobby may express itself Friday, and it might surprise you to see how good you could be at it. Saturday is favorable for relaxing with your mate and friends.