Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Your Milky Way Horoscope April 27 – May 3, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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We have a lovely New Moon eclipse at 8 degrees, 52' Taurus (a critical degree in fixed signs) at 2:14 am Tuesday. Fixed signs are very hard to dislodge from a position of comfort in their lives (OK, we might call them ruts instead) but when something like an eclipse happens on a critical degree like this, something is sure to happen. The Moon later trines Pluto and sextiles Jupiter, so let's hope that events are positive and constructive.
Also on Tuesday, Mercury at 13 degrees Taurus trines Pluto at 1:29 pm. Mercury with Pluto is the detective, the researcher, the forensic investigator. The urge is to get to the bottom of whatever is the focus of your attention. Of course, for many of us this transit will just give us a pleasant time reading the latest murder mystery.
Mercury at 14 degrees sextiles Jupiter in Cancer at 4:32 pm Wednesday. Mercury, as many of you might know, is the lower octave of Jupiter in terms of education. Mercury rules practical knowledge that you can use every day, such as how to use the computer or smart phone. Jupiter is more the theoretical knowledge that is taught in colleges or applied to higher endeavors like medicine or space exploration. So in other words, this transit is great for starting a class or sitting down to a seminar or meetup session. And with Cancer there, you will certainly remember what you learn for years to come.
Mercury at 20 degrees Taurus opposes Saturn in Scorpio at 8:56 pm Friday. Mercury and Saturn should be compatible when in good aspect; it can help you when tackling subjects like science or law. In opposition, you may lean toward “what everybody says” when the actual science (Saturn) says something completely different. The tendency is to have a bad case of the gloomies under this transit. You may even consider breaking up with someone, but you are not in an objective frame of mind; you are seeing only the negatives. Try to distract yourself with some hard work and then some funny movies.
Venus enters Aries at 9:21 pm Friday. Venus in Aries is flashy with her red shoes and purse, and dashes around town in a cute little car. Takes the initiative in social situations. That means that for example, they are not shy about going up to someone and introducing themselves. It means that they will go door to door recruiting and organizing people for a block rummage or block party. A mature Aries personality uses this gift to encourage others to become self-sufficient and assertive, while presenting their message in a sensitive way. In love matters, Aries tends to choose on the basis of mental qualities, although physical fitness is also a must. Famous people with Venus in Aries include: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Abe Lincoln, John Lennon, Willem de Kooning, Julie Christie, J Robert Oppenheimer, Henry Luce, Robert Frost, Mia Farrow, Laurence Rockefeller, and Ted Kennedy.
The Sun at 13 degrees Taurus trines Pluto at 8:34 pm Saturday. I remember a transit that was exact on one Kentucky Derby day years ago, when the Moon was trine Pluto. Silver Charm won that day. Now we have a Sun trine Pluto on Derby day, and I am not sure what horse's name reflects that. Could be We Miss Artie, named for an Artie (Sun) who has passed on (Pluto). Unfortunately Artie is given almost no chance in the Derby because he seems to be a total grass and synth specialist.
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LATE DEGREES – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html
POPE FRANCIS – I finally posted a little article on the new Pope Francis and also a kind of book review on a book that accidentally talks about ancient astronomy. The article on Pope Francis is here: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/a-look-at-the-new-pope-franciss-astro-charts/ And the article on the best book that both is and is not about ancient astronomy is here: http://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-best-book-about-ancient-astronomy-that-isnt-about-astrology-per-se/
COOL WEBSITES – In no particular order of importance: Check out Astrology.com -- free lessons online. Watch astronomic animations at http://shadowandsubstance.com/. Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars. This guy called the correct winner of the 2012 election, and he puts out a monthly column: http://www.howardbeckmanvedicastrologer.com/wordpress/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at www.astroamerica.com.
Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. NOTE: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.
ARIES - March 20-April 19 – The Moon is in Aries from Sunday till Monday morning. Early risers Sunday may have sudden flashes of insight. Venus enters your sign on Friday so spruce up your image with a visit to a salon this month. Juno enters your solar second house this week; your tastes may change from “beer” to “champagne” this coming month, so enjoy a bit of the good life.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 10:23 am Monday till Wednesday afternoon. Monday night favors a night at the movies with friends. The eclipse on Tuesday may mean the settlement of a legal issue, with receipt of documents to that effect possibly arriving Wednesday. The moon is void Wednesday afternoon so stick to routine matters. Venus enters your solar twelfth house on Friday; the phrase “secret love” comes to mind. Juno enters your sign this week; enjoying simple pleasures together becomes more important.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 4:56 pm Wednesday till early Saturday. Confusion may reign at work early Thursday. Your energy is good that afternoon as you push your way through a stack of to-do's. The forecast is for laughs over dinner with a friend that night. The Moon is void all day Friday so stick to routine matters. Venus enters your solar eleventh house on Friday; friends are all too willing to trade favors or compliments with you.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Venus enters your solar tenth house on Friday; initiative and leadership are the keywords for the next few months in getting your career on the move. The Moon is in Cancer from 2:13 am Saturday thru the weekend. If you get your chores done early Saturday, you can knock off for the afternoon to watch the horses. Juno enters your solar eleventh house this week; you explore egalitarian relationships with more openness and freedom.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Tuesday's New Moon eclipse should boost your career and reputation as it plays out over the next five or six months. Venus enters your solar ninth house on Friday; introducing yourself as a writer everywhere you go, and schmoozing, may help you get an agent. Juno enters your solar tenth house this week; you take your relationships more seriously and may even consider having a family business.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Tuesday New Moon eclipse will probably be significant and positive for you as it plays out over the next five or six months; keep up with your emails and messages. Venus enters your eighth house on Friday; you may get a positive decision re an insurance matter. Juno enters your ninth house this week; sharing adventures with a partner doubles the fun.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Thursday favors seeking out high-energy adventures in the afternoon, followed by dinner with a humorous companion. Venus enters your solar seventh house on Friday; your mate seems lovelier and more charming than ever. Juno enters your solar eighth house this week; issues may erupt relating to joint finances, sex, power, secrets or old resentments.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Venus enters your solar sixth house on Friday; coworkers express their appreciation and may trade favors with you. Juno enters your solar seventh house this week; equality and balance are key to growing a healthy partnership of any kind. Saturday may be one of your best days this week since transits favor going with the flow, perhaps letting your mate take the lead.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Thursday may be your best day this week as transits favor meeting new and unusual people. Venus enters your solar fifth house on Friday; this is the best place for Venus to be, as you seek out places of beauty and fun to lift your spirits. Juno enters your solar sixth house this week; the workplace may require you to work in teams, or you may try to fix a relationship.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Tuesday's eclipse in Taurus will probably be very favorable for you as it plays out over the next five to six months; communications are key. Venus enters your solar fourth house on Friday; you may decide to freshen up the home with a bit of paint or install gym equipment. Juno enters your solar fifth house this week; you put more energy and enthusiasm into fun activities with your partner or with kids.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Thursday may be your best day this week as transits favor brainstorming for new ideas. Venus enters your solar third house on Friday; you send out invites to people you hardly know because you want to get better acquainted. Juno enters your solar fourth house this week; you are extra supportive of family members, or may put effort into resolving domestic issues.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Spend some time Monday night just writing down your pipe dreams. Venus enters your solar second house on Friday; you may receive gifts, perks or free extras this month. Saturday afternoon may be the most fun time this week. Juno enters your solar third house this week; you make a point of talking things over with your partner, using each other as a sounding board.