Sunday, July 27, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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Happy Birthday to Leos out there! More celebs with Sun in Leo: Tom Robbins, Anthony Kennedy, Maxfield Parrish, Mick Jagger, Beatrix Potter, Frankie Yankovic, David Baldacci, Louis Leakey, Sylvia Sidney, Cecil B DeMille, Annie Oakley, Tim Tebow, Meriweather Lewis.
Venus at 11 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 2:37 am Monday. Venus and Pluto aspects sometimes affect a “soul mate” relationship. With the opposition, there are obstacles or one party rejects the other party. Sometimes the opposition indicates intense soul-searching about what kind of life you want, as well as what kind of love you want.
Mercury enters kingly Leo at 6:46 pm Thursday. Mercury in Leo tends to be rather arrogant – he's always right because he's the king, you know. At any rate, when this Leo talks it comes off sounding dictatorial, which makes communication rather one-sided and unsuccessful. However, if one's message is couched in Leo's talent for dramatic impact, then communication can be very successful. Leo can sure leave a lasting impression! This Mercury also wants to hear expressions of loyalty. Mercury in Leo does have the advantage of combining the mind with the heart, which makes what he says go straight to the listener's heart. With his personal charisma, he could be a very popular speaker. Famous people with Mercury in Leo include: author Ernest Hemingway, Napoleon, Beatle Ringo Starr, former talk-show host Merv Griffin, Louis Armstrong aka Satchmo, Fidel Castro, painter Marc Chagall, baseball manager Casey Stengel, and Paul Tillich.
Venus at 16 degrees Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 12:43 am Friday. First, let's be clear: Venus can be love or it can be money. Taking the latter first, this transit can bring sudden expenses or sudden windfalls. You may have difficulties re finances: declare bankruptcy, change or lose jobs, or conversely, win a lottery. With love, you may fall in love with the charming stranger or foreigner, or get a proposal of marriage. The square unfortunately indicates too many obstacles for this to be a lasting alliance-- maybe he/she is at that party with another date, which he/she is eager to ditch for an interesting dinner with you.
Venus at 16 degrees Cancer trines Saturn in Scorpio at 6:22 am Friday. Obviously this is related to the issues stated above under the Venus-Uranus square. Regarding finances, it is very positive because you are more inclined to stick to your budget, or set up a savings plan. We find a safe investment for our money. Regarding romance, we are comfortable with an older person, or we are happy to link up with someone who is financially stable.
Mars at 3 degrees Scorpio squares Jupiter in Leo at 6:47 pm Friday. Any aspect between Mars and Jupiter can be lucky; the square indicates that we have to make some focused effort to get there because nothing is going to fall into our lap. We are extra competitive at sports or in business, going deep down for that second effort that wins the game. There may be some risk involved, such as with placing a bet on a sporting event, or sinking cash into a start-up. We tend to win more than we lose under this transit, so we feel we are on a roll.
On Saturday, Mercury gets busy – it conjoins Jupiter at 3 degrees Leo at 3:33 pm, while squaring Mars at 3 degrees Scorpio at 8:01 pm. Mercury square Mars is very argumentative, and in Leo it takes on the manner of issuing a royal edict! However, with the conjunction to Jupiter, this Leo may just be right about the facts.
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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 – Venus in Cancer in your solar fourth house opposes Pluto Monday; balancing career and family gets tricky, and you may be forced into an either-or decision. Mercury enters your solar fifth house Thursday; try to remember to put your heart into what you say, especially when speaking to children or a romantic interest. Friday can be very lucky for you if playing games of chance or betting on sports, or even if you are competing in some kind of games. Might be best if you took a quick-pick or let someone else invest for you.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - Venus in Cancer in your solar third house opposes Pluto Monday; balancing time for friends near and far can get tricky, especially if you are considering a move overseas or going back to university. Mercury enters your solar fourth house Thursday; try to remember to put your heart into what you say, especially when speaking to family members.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 - Venus in Cancer in your solar second house opposes Pluto Monday; balancing personal and joint finances gets tricky, and debts or loans figure into the equation. Mercury enters your solar third house Thursday; try to remember to put your heart into what you say, especially when speaking to relatives or clerks. Best days are Thursday morn – when ruler Mercury helps you reach people you need to talk to – and Saturday afternoon – when you see the larger pattern and act accordingly.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Venus in your sign opposes Pluto Monday; balancing Self and demands by others can get very tricky, especially if your mate demands all your time and attention. Friday pm can be very lucky for you if betting on sports or taking some kind of risk, so sharpen up your basketball free-throw game and team-picking skills. You may have to accept a delay in college or publishing plans for a couple months, until Ceres and Vesta have made things ready for your plans.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from Sunday till very late Monday. You may enjoy feeling the wind in your hair while driving Sunday night, but watch out for the local speed trap, hmm? The Moon is void all day Monday so stick to routine matters. Mercury enters your sign Thursday; try not to sound arrogant, but do put your heart into what you say. Ceres and Vesta enter your solar fourth house for a couple months; you may spend the summer away from home, or family members may take off for assorted jobs or courses.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Venus in Cancer in your solar eleventh house opposes Pluto Monday; balancing time for friends and creative expression gets tricky, and some friends may drop you. The Moon is in Virgo from 11:37 pm Monday till midday Thursday. You manage to reach friends by phone Thursday morning so touch base and confirm lunch dates.
Your audience is too confused for a good post-lunch meeting Tuesday. Best day is Wednesday morn when you introduce a dear friend to a wise old relative or neighbor. You manage to get hold of a friend by phone Thursday morn.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 12:09 pm Thursday till Saturday night. Thursday night favors spending good times with boon companions. Early risers on Friday can share a congenial breakfast while getting shopping and budget tips. Friday dinner is at a sporting venue, which may be a lucky night for you. Saturday shows lots of activity with friends, possibly at some kind of fund-raising event for a non-profit. You may have to be very strict about budgeting for the next two months and forego luxuries, in order to pay off some debt or save for something special.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your solar ninth house is very active this week; you may meet people from other countries or who have an accent, and enjoy hearing their impressions of the USA. These will probably be short-term relationships, possibly through work contracts or something like that. Mercury enters your solar tenth house Thursday; you could be interviewed for a job this month, or sound like a boss. The Moon enters Scorpio at 10:57 pm Saturday. Ooh, the midnight hour belongs to Scorpio anyway. Ceres and Vesta enter your sign the latter part of the week; you need time to yourself, when you can nurture and care for yourself like a hothouse orchid.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Best day may be Sunday although the evening may have its ups and down, like a thrilling roller coaster ride. Mercury enters compatible Leo on Thursday; you have to sound confident and in command of all the facts if you go to court (or talk to a publisher); however guard against sounding arrogant, and remember to put your heart behind your words. Friday also throws some surprises your way regarding friends and finances. Saturday favors a campus visit, online if you are considering free enrichment courses.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Your solar seventh house of partners and the public is active this week. Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto Monday; balancing Self and demands by others can get very tricky, especially if your mate demands all your time and attention. Best day may be Wednesday morn when an older friend is involved. Friday may find you getting rather too interested in a charming foreigner. Joint finances are accented Saturday; you might serve as teller or croupier at your casino-night party.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 - Mercury enters your solar seventh house Thursday; try to remember to put your heart into what you say, especially when speaking to business partners or your spouse. Best day is probably Friday, when ruler Saturn is trined by lovely Venus; you add a layer of charm to your ambition, and are able to schmooze with the higher-ups like a pro. Ceres and Vesta enter your solar tenth house late this week; you may be passed over for promotion, but the time is just not right yet. Just be patient and work on skills you will need for the big job.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Venus in Cancer in your solar fifth house opposes Pluto Monday; balancing time for friends and creative expression gets tricky, and some friends may drop you. Mercury enters your solar sixth house Thursday; try to remember to put your heart into what you say, especially when speaking to coworkers or people in uniform. Best day may be Saturday when your ruler Jupiter joins Mercury and you feel extra playful and competitive.