Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Your Milky Way Horoscope AUG. 10-16, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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Venus enters Leo at 3:24 am Tuesday. Venus in Leo has a flair for dramatic style and fashion impact, putting together outfits that would be comfortable on the street or on the runway. Leo has a high need for approval, and when Venus is here, he may withhold those sunny rays if he fears being ignored or judged harshly. But a confident Leo-Venus sheds his warm and gregarious rays on all and sundry, who are mostly charmed by him. Famous people with Venus in Leo include: poet Percy Shelley, author Leo Tolstoy, golfer Arnold Palmer, Merv Griffin, actress Greta Garbo, playwright G B Shaw, Leonard Bernstein, author Truman Capote, and architect Eero Saarinen.
Mars at 11 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 5:25 am Friday. Mars energy is able to dig deep for a second effort, whether at sports or career goals, or at playing detective in a frustrating mystery. It's good for any type of investigative or forensic work, such as science, criminology, medicine, accounting, or journalism.
Mercury enters its second home-sign Virgo at 12:44 pm Friday. What is the difference between Mercury in Gemini and Mercury in Virgo? In Gemini, the fleet one is endlessly busy with facts and figures, phone calls and short trips (such as with merchandising or sales). The fleet one in Virgo is more service-oriented; it is the librarian who looks up a fact for you, the nurse who follows the protocol for carrying out the doctor's orders, the secretary who makes your appointments, and the teacher who tries to make you write a good paragraph. Virgos have a problem with trying to attain perfection and rejecting everything with the slightest flaw. Now look, Virg, we mere mortals cannot be expected to produce perfection all the time because we are after all merely human!!! So get over it! Famous people with Mercury in Virgo include: president LBJ, Dag Hammarskjold, comedienne Lucille Ball, pianist Vladimir Horowitz, golfer Ben Hogan, actress Geraldine Chaplin and Pope Paul VI.
I am considering dropping the weekly horoscope format in favor of regular articles on transits or people in the news. I have written the weekly horoscope for about 7 years now, and it is getting harder and harder to stay motivated to continue. Thank you to all the readers over the last 7 years, and stay tuned for a changeover to a slightly different format.
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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 9 am Wednesday till midday Friday. Wednesday may be your best day when the Moon in your sign trines Venus at midday and Jove in the evening; be generous and loving with children and romantic Others. Midday Thursday may upset you if you let it, or you may get a flash of insight; Uranus is like that. The evening favors romance. Make time for creative writing Friday.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 11:58 am Friday till next Sunday night. Friday night favors a late night at the movies with friends. Saturday favors a breakfast meeting with your mentor or influential folks. The rest of the day may be like a tug-of-war tho. Vesta and Ceres are in your solar seventh house of partners now; Ceres likes to see their mate as an underdog in some way, and rush to defend them. Vesta may be denied the rewards of the married state; possibly the spouse is always in transit, or even in confinement.
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Your ruler moves into your solar fourth house of Virgo; on interesting possibility is that you may host an exchange student, or at least play host to your children's little friends. It should be a busy month with lots of people stopping in at your house. Venus in your solar third house may mean short trips to scenic areas, or even an offer to take you along on a relative's vacation.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – OK, Jupiter has been out of your sign for about a month now, and you should have noticed that you have stopped gaining weight. And if you were following a diet plan pretty closely with no changes in your weight, you may finally see the needle on the scale start to go down. Yay, give yourself some credit, and reward yourself with a movie night out or a new plant for the house or garden. Juno enters your sign this month, the most natural placement for that asteroid. You may be called upon to extra supportive of your partner, either in a health crisis or in his/her career.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Venus enters your sign this week, which is kind of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you may be too hung up on whether people like you, but on the other hand, if you just radiate all the love and talent in your soul, people just can't help but love you! Best day of the week may be Thursday when Moon and Uranus in Aries and Sun in your sign make a lovely trine; let your uniqueness find a means of expression, or you'll bust.
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Mercury enters your sign this week, which tends to increase the tempo of your life in at least one sector. You may have lots of visitors or calls, or have extra duties at work such as intake, training or interviewing.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus's entry into your solar eleventh house adds a sweet note to the presence of Jupiter already there; your boon companions (Jupiter) may be joined by very dear friends, both old and new. Some of them may be artists or musicians, possibly those you have met in art classes you were in. Pallas enters your sign this week; Pallas helps you to negotiate agreements with coworkers or any kind of partners. You may be less objective, but better able to see the other person's point of view.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Ceres enters your sign this week, Scorp, joining Vesta which is already in progress! Ceres in Scorpio helps you recuperate and regenerate yourself, so if you have been facing a few health challenges this is a great aid in getting you back up to speed. Vesta in your sign may likewise bring a regeneration of your personality; others will probably be very glad to see the old you back in full glory! Both asteroids tend to help bring out latent psychic abilities, so pay close attention to your inner senses.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Mercury enters your solar tenth house of career on Friday; you could act as spokesperson for the company or tour the company plants all over the country. Venus enters your home territory, the solar ninth house, on Tuesday where it joins Jupiter; I think you could see a financial settlement proposed in a legal matter, and I think you should probably take it (your attorney may feel otherwise) because that Venus offer will not be an option forever.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Best days are Wednesday and Saturday morning-- Wednesday because cardinal-sign colleague Aries enjoys lovely trines and so home life is harmonious and mutually satisfying. Saturday morning because you may be consulted as the wise mentor you are by a young person, possibly one of your own children or grandchildren. Mercury's entry into compatible Virgo on Friday also increases your comfort zone, just knowing that somebody is taking care of the details lets you relax a tiny bit.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius Sunday till Monday morning. Sunday's Full Moon at 18 degrees 2' Aquarius at 2:09 pm is challenged by a frustrating square to Saturn; even the politest requests might be refused so don't be too discouraged.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 8:55 am Monday till Wednesday morning. The Moon trines Saturn midday Tuesday, helping you to achieve goals for the week. Saturn also may render a verdict in whatever pending legal issue is at hand. Mercury's entry to your solar seventh house makes your partner more talkative, you may even have a hard time getting a word in edgewise.