Friday, July 18, 2014
Your Milky Way Horoscope JULY 20-26, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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A busy week this last full week of July! Planets making stations, planets changing signs, plus a New Moon! Read on for more.
Saturn is Stationary Direct at 4:36 pm Sunday. It is at 16 degrees 39' Scorpio. During the retrograde phase we restructured some parts of our lives (or should have). We should have decided to take responsibility for our actions, and for the results of those actions. Setting boundaries is another side of Saturn, a necessary task if we are to avoid being used by others. We might set up a more demanding schedule for ourselves, something that requires more of us than just keeping up with mundane chores. Fixed signs like Scorpio are usually pretty stubborn, and Saturn going direct in such a sign helps you to stick to your guns, aim at a goal, and follow through on promises.
Uranus is Stationary Retrograde at 10:53 pm Monday. It is at 16 degrees 30' Aries, which is coincidentally inconjunct the Saturn station the day before; inconjuncts sometimes mean things come out of nowhere – life pulls the rug out from under us. Uranus stations tend to make things pretty chaotic for a few days. The Uranus retrograde makes us think twice about doing something outrageous, which may be a good thing. And yet we might plow ahead and go out of our way to upset an apple cart or two. If it contacts a natal planet, we may have trouble finding our niche in life; the energies of that planet contacted may be frustrated. We feel that we are different; well of course we are unique in some way, but we feel we are so different that the society has no place for us. At the very least, we feel uncomfortable about the status quo and start wishing things were different. Dane Rudhyar says the Uranus retrograde involves some kind of Visitation from the Spirit, as the individuality unfolds to a truer expression of the light within.
Mercury at 11 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 2:47 am Tuesday. This sounds like a great transit for research, or for grilling someone for information. You can drill down through layers of data to find the telling details that solve a puzzle.
The Sun enters its home in Leo at 5:41 pm Tuesday. It promptly conjoins Jupiter at 4:44 pm Thursday. Sun in Leo is spontaneous, outgoing, vain, attention-getting, a glutton for approval, and loves to be made a fuss over. But when they turn the spotlight on others, their warmth brings out the Leo in them, too. Likes to be in a position of authority, and makes a good manager in spite of being bored with details and repetition. Leos are magnetic as they draw others to them, especially pulling guests into their home for very entertaining parties. Famous people with the Sun in Leo include: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, poet Percy Shelley, playwright George Bernard Shaw, Napoleon, comedienne Lucille Ball, chef Julia Child, Fidel Castro, James Baldwin, baseball manager Casey Stengel, Paul Tillich, Eero Saarinen, Mussolini, aviator Amelia Earhart, rocker Mick Jagger, David Baldacci, Annie Oakley, director Cecil B DeMille, sprinter Usain Bolt, and Fritz Freleng.
Sun conjunct Jupiter: Natives with this transit expand their horizons in some way, whether by travel, a new job, gaining a more optimistic outlook, studying philosophy or law, or widening their network of contacts. Sometimes they become the star of the show, maybe it's on a very private, off-off-off-the-beaten-path stage but it's theirs.
Venus at 7 degrees Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces at 7:10 am Thursday. This is the classic in-love-with-love aspect. Try to keep your feet on the ground when being charmed by the new beau. You can also tune in to others in a very empathetic way, making them feel that someone really understands them. This is a great transit for expressing yourself in painting, music, poetry, photography, and any other art or craft. Visit a gallery for inspiration!
Mercury at 16 degrees Cancer squares retrograde Uranus in Aries at 8:07 pm Thursday; it immediately trines Saturn in Scorpio at 10:11 pm the same night. Mercury in a water sign is very fast, so when it squares Uranus you can sure expect things to happen in a hurry. Caution: this is an accident-prone transit so be careful driving and watch your head! Your mind may work very fast today, which means you need to check your work the next day. Make notes of your thoughts to think thru later, make a to-do list to stay on track. Nerves can be jittery, so it might be wise to stay off the caffeine; you will definitely NOT need the extra stimulation today. Try to watch yourself for impulsiveness, even rashness; signal before changing lanes, for example.
Mars enters Scorpio, where it is co-ruler, at 10:25 pm Friday. Mars in Scorpio wants control of his environment. Often Scorpios wind up in some type of managerial position, maybe just so they can order their own chair and organize things the way they prefer in their office. Can learn to coax others into talking about their goals by revealing (at least partially) one of their own motives or intentions. Scorpio natives will find this transit lends steel to their goals, turning you into that irresistible force that overturns immovable objects. Could also be vengeful, unless you have transformed into the eagle rather than the scorpion. Your taste may turn towards horror movies and the like. Mars in Scorpio is apt at using sharp tools, whether as a butcher or as a surgeon. Famous people with Mars in Scorpio include: Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alan Jay Lerner, Jonas Salk, Mohandas Gandhi, and Robert F. Kennedy.
We have a New Moon at 3 degrees 52' Leo at 6:42 pm Saturday. The Moon conjoined Jupiter three hours earlier, and the Moon's next aspect is a trine to Uranus at 8:14 pm the following Sunday, July 27. Moon-Jupiter expands the self to embrace the whole world of experience, law, scholarship, travel, and the arts, and the trine to Uranus eases expression of our insights into whatever forms is available to us. We will probably have our eyes opened to other ways of living, and implement new ways of doing things. We may plan a trip to foreign shores, or even get on the boat or plane. We run into people who are very different from ourselves, and we like them a lot!
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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/
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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 – Accidents at home are a definite possibility this week so be extra safety-conscious. A very lucky person may be the new romantic interest this week, or a plethora of possible mates parade thru your life. Thursday favors trading favors with another family member.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus as the week begins, until midday Monday. Try not to feel like you are saddled with too many bills or responsibilities; objects in mirror are smaller than they appear! Saturn makes a station in your opposite sign Sunday afternoon, which is probably why things seem oppressive and people seem downright mean.. Mid-morning Monday is favorable for meetings and shopping. Thursday favors sharing a ride with a pal, or borrowing a book.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 12:36 pm Monday till late Wednesday. Friends may be unreliable or hard to reach for the next few months. Try not to obsess over ulterior motives of others Tuesday. Good times and laughs with friends Tuesday night. You're up for sports and games Wednesday night, eager to burn off some energy. Thursday favors borrowing a little money from a pal.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 10:59 pm Wednesday till late morning Saturday. Thursday morn can be wonderfully creative, even inspirational. Sun enters your solar second house Tuesday pm (joining Jupiter), when you decide that You Are Worth It, and IT may be a rather spendy item. Thursday's Venus-Neptune trine brings illusory legal judgments in your favor. Midday Thursday favors asking for a big personal favor. Accidents at work are a definite possibility this week so be safety-conscious.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Wow, Sun and Jupiter enter your sign this week! You are feeling very good about your place in the spotlight indeed. The Moon is in Leo from 10:55 am Saturday thru the weekend. Saturday's New Moon in your sign reinforces all that Jupiter energy, with an eagerness to travel and meet all sorts of new people. Saturday's New Moon may herald quite a lucky month for you personally.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – A secret angel type begins to affect your life, maybe paying a bill for you, or offering you travel or schooling opportunities. Ruler Mercury is quite the detective on Tuesday. On Thursday you can get a friend to swap favors with. Also on Thursday, ruler Mercury is very active; you might start a class that evening.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Boon companions enter your life this week, altho they may tempt you to overdo in all sorts of ways. Mars enters your solar second house Friday; watch interest rates and service fees lest they cut into your bank account. Saturn goes direct in your solar second house, meaning that the new protocol you have started for managing personal finances will stand you in good stead.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – New career opportunities open up in a pretty spectacular way starting this week, and remaining in effect for about a year. Saturn goes direct in your sign, and by now you may have found a new routine and new solutions that work for you. Thursday's Venus-Neptune trine may bring a long-distance love interest. Mars enters your sign Friday; not only will you wear more red, but also more action in the health sector, like sports training, surgeries, and willfulness.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar ninth may bring a lawyer into the picture to handle legal matters. On Thursday you may be able to get the investment firm to reverse a service fee, if you ask nicely.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The home is apt to be an accident-prone place this week, especially on Thursday, so be extra safety-conscious. Ruler Saturn goes direct this week and you will feel a subtle shift forward; maybe you have helped some friends get their lives in order during the retrograde, and they pay you back with treating you to dinner.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Thursday favors trading favors with a coworker. Saturday's New Moon may herald quite a lucky month for you in terms of meeting a future partner or being in the public eye. Ruler Uranus goes retrograde this week, and you re-evaluate what is special and unique about yourself. You may ditch the obvious rebel act for something more positive like working for a non-profit.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 - Thursday's Venus-Neptune trine may bring a flood of creative and artistic output. Thursday is also good for trading favors with your beau. Ruler Neptune is busy this week with a trine to artistic Venus on Thursday; you may be newly inspired to work on any art or craft, and be pleased with the results.