Monday, August 18, 2014
Your Milky Way Horoscope AUG. 17-23, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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Venus at 7 degrees Leo is conjunct Jupiter at 1:21 am Monday. Zowie, the greater and the lesser benefics conjoin in the wee hours of Monday! Be sure to have an application or request on file wherever you need a break-- at an employer, with the bank loan officer, at your lawyer's if you need a case dismissed, etc. Propose to the love of your life.
Mercury at 6 degrees Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces at 11:42 pm Monday. A very bad transit for doing any sort of sales, signing contracts, and the like. You must go over any important paperwork with a fine-toothed comb, correcting errors. And even if you are making every effort to do these things while under the transit, you will look at the same paper later and find still more errors. Be cautious when dealing with sales people, who often say anything in order to make the sale and get their commission. Scammers excel under this transit, as they practically hypnotize their victims with emotionally-loaded words repeated like a chant. We may be fearful (Neptune) when reading headlines or when dealing with inoffensive clerks and other service people. On another level, we may speak about ideals and the Perfect World that we hope one day all humanity will live in – a place that we might remain cynically about as we notice all the vice and chicanery that goes on in the Real World. We can only make the world a little bit better, or a lot worse, so make your decision and hold to it the best you can.
Mercury at 11 degrees Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn at 3:19 pm Thursday. A fine transit that favors having a productive chat with your mentor or a wise elder. Take your Uncle Jake out for a late lunch or a stop at the watering hole. Pluto helps Mercury to focus on details, whether in examining a crime scene, a ledger, legal transcripts, or the latest mystery novel. We might waste this transit in wondering about the hidden agendas of whomever, but you can really get a lot done with Pluto wanting to check off everything on the to-do list.
The Sun enters Virgo at 12:46 am Saturday. Virgo natives are generally lifetime students, always looking to feed their minds with a class, a lecture, or stimulating discussion. Analytical to a fault, they often miss the forest for the trees. Cool, emotionally reserved, often shy, humble, very willing to serve humanity with their talents, good with detail, health-oriented, keeps a balanced checkbook, and a perpetual dieter. This is not the person you go to if you need someone to be self-sacrificing, although they may loan you a garden tool or a book. Famous people with Sun in Virgo include: Leonard Bernstein, Henry Ford II, Greta Garbo, Cardinal Richelieu, Andy Roddick, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Mary Cunningham Agee, Peter Ueberroth, Jeff Foxworthy, Patsy Cline, Arnold Palmer, D H Lawrence, Ben Savage, William Howard Taft, and LBJ.
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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/
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 - Ruler Mars is kind of quiet this week, although he does get an emotional boost on Thursday morning; you can use this transit to fuel working toward physical or career goals. Best day may be Thursday when the Moon is in compatible Cancer; you can get lots of jobs done around the house in the morn and and talk to a career advisor in the afternoon. Friday and Saturday are fun days, favoring fun, games, sports and spending time with the kids.
TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus on Sunday till early evening. It is hard to get yourself motivated Sunday, but that's all right, I know you worked hard all week. Ruler Venus is especially nice to you this week, first when she links arms with Jupiter Monday and then when she links up with the Moon on Saturday night. While the placement may favor your family members rather than yourself, go ahead and buy a lottery ticket because you just never know!
GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 6:41 pm Monday till early Wednesday. Venus joins Jupiter in your solar third house on Monday morn, when you stock up on reading material at your fave bookstore. Friday is favorable for anything from errands, shopping to a day trip to a casino or touring play. A relative may benefit from the Moon-Venus-Jupiter transits Saturday, so it might pay to be nearby when they win the pot of gold.
CANCER - June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 4:45 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. You enjoy the early show at the cinema after work, and then catch a late dinner out. Your energy is high Thursday morning so plan to plow through your to-do list. Someone might upset you at lunch hour, but make an effort to let it roll off your back. Saturn helps you keep up the tempo at work all afternoon.
LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Tuesday night favors good times with chatty, energetic friends. The Moon is in Leo from 4:49 pm Friday through the weekend. Friday has no exact aspects so follow your own lead. The Moon conjoins Venus and then Jupiter on Saturday, making it undoubtedly the best day of the week if not the month!
VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Ruler Mercury cannot find someone who understands on Monday morning. On Monday night, ruler Mercury is in great danger of being scammed; don't sign contracts or legal papers without the advice of your attorney. Monday night is favorable however for exchanging a few sweet nothings with your mate. On Thursday afternoon, ruler Mercury helps you analyze the spreadsheet, the ledger, the corporate report, or the mystery novel you just picked up.
LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Ruler Venus is especially nice to you this week, first when she links arms with Jupiter Monday and then when she links up with the Moon on Saturday night. While the placement may favor your friends or a local non-profit more than it does yourself, buy your lottery ticket anyway, because you just never know.
SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Ruler Mars is kind of quiet this week, although he does get an emotional boost on Thursday morning; you can use this transit to fuel working toward physical or career goals. Your other ruler, Pluto, helps you delve down for the story behind the story in the spreadsheets or other papers you have to analyze for work, or the mystery novel you just picked up, on Thursday afternoon.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Ruler Jupiter turns his attention to lovely lady Venus this week on both Monday and Saturday. He has a soft spot for her, and can never say no when she asks so sweetly for any favor. So be careful who you visit this week, and if it is someone that you are normally generous with anyway, all well and good. If not, then set limits or perhaps offer some kind of “matching grant” if she can put some of her own funds towards her goal.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Ruling planet Saturn gets assistance Thursday afternoon to help you express the fact you really do care about loved ones and want the best for them. Pallas Athena's entry into your solar career house this month tends to bring a significant person into the company you work at, someone who is extremely competent, will move the company forward, and sees a place for you in the future.
AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Ruler Uranus helps you express your individuality in a way that others approve of early Tuesday. Ruler Uranus gets a keen insight midday Thursday, although your mind may resist it as being inconsistent with what you think you know about the Real World.
PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Ruler Neptune is just asking to get scammed this Monday, so this is one of those times when I just tell Pisceans to stay under the covers all day and don't even peek. Best day may be Wednesday when you take the kids to the movies for the early evening show and laugh at all the jokes that go over their heads.