Your Milky Way Horoscope June 15-21
By Milky Way Maid
This is quite an interesting week as far as working with asteroids in astrology goes. Chiron is conjunct the North Node at 21 degrees Aquarius (plus it will sextile Juno), Venus moves into Cancer where it joins Ceres (conjunct on the 22nd), Vesta in Aries sextiles the North Node-Neptune and makes a Grand Trine with Mars in Leo and Moon-Pluto-Juno in Sagittarius. I feel that Venus-Ceres in Cancer will prompt people to not only grow some of their own food, but also put up some produce for the winter, especially sweet things (Venus) like jams. You can find a recipe for easy freezer strawberry jam here at http://minnieapolis.newsvine.com/_news/2008/06/07/1552025-easy-freezer-strawberry-jam-for-newbies?r=643198883&threadId=282409&cmt=1962063#c1962063.
The Fire sign trine will probably prompt some to take the plunge to explore new worlds for themselves — this can include anything from a hiking trip (preferably with a guide) to contributing to the Mars lander project. Mars in Leo is a very brave placement, so you could step outside your comfort zone (WAY outside) and even have to face down a wild animal or a crowd.
Juno was conjunct Pluto in May, but now it helps form the Grand Trine, plus the Moon is in Sag from June 16-18. This is a very emotionally deep, heavy placement, when Sags have to reach down deep into their samurai core and challenge themselves. This may mean they have to allow themselves to be transformed, and change their way of thinking, if they are to survive. Juno may signify a mentor or advisor who helps you achieve the breakthrough.
I recommend the excellent book on Chiron by Barbara Hand Clow.
Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop
ARIES – March 20-April 19 – You may feel the urge to go on a personal Quest (with a capital Q), either alone or as a guide for others who are on a Quest. Those who are not in this field as a business may merely want to go camping and get away from it all for awhile. Security is another possible interpretation — so maybe you will provide security for a group traveling the globe. I see you working with a woman tour group director; give her all due respect because she is a stronger person than you might think.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Nodes are at the top and bottom of your chart as they transit thru Leo and Aquarius. Career options can open up for you in alternative health, possibly in massage which is a very Taurean career. Experiment with music as an adjunct to treatment for yourself and others. Mars conjunct the South Node may mean your health is at a low ebb; conserve your energy and force yourself to rest. Low-impact yoga, with soothing flutes and mellow strings in the background, looks like a good option now to help restore your energy.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Sun in late degrees of Gemini favor writing and other messages. Try to finish up that book or post those blog notes now. Mercury, your ruling planet, will go direct on Thurs. morn — but hold off decisions on choosing an agent or publisher till better info comes in after the 28th. Your Sun sextiles Vesta in Aries; if making travel plans, consider that traveling with a tour group offers greater security than traveling solo. Find out how experienced the travel guide or operator is; this can make a big difference. Look up reviews on Trip Advisor or other travel sites for the consumer. You might also consider a vacation at a spa or other health resort for a very positive experience.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Happy birthday to Cancer natives! Not only does the Sun enter your sign (Friday) but Venus, too, (on Wed. morn) bringing all kinds of soft, sweet things like compliments or a visit to the beauty salon. Venus is also joining Ceres in your sign, where it is very at home. You might feel the sudden urge to hit the kitchen after picking strawberries (at their peak now) and put up some jams. (See link at http://minnieapolis.newsvine.com/_news/2008/06/07/1552025-easy-freezer-strawberry-jam-for-newbies?r=643198883&threadId=282409&cmt=1962063#c1962063.) Duties may fall on your shoulders if the boss takes off on his summer vacation; you are a capable executive and administrator, and you project a positive, encouraging influence on your workers this month.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Mars in Leo receives trines from Vesta in Aries and Juno-Pluto-Moon stellium June 16-18 — PLUS there is a Full Moon in Sagittarius on Wednesday! Mars here is a very brave placement, and I think it’s very possible you will find out how brave you are. Maybe you just step outside your comfort zone, maybe you go hiking and have to face down a rattler or puma, or maybe you just have to brave the crowds at a big sale! Be prepared for anything. At any rate, you will emerge stronger and with a great story to tell by the fireside.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon moves into Capricorn, trining your sign, from late Wed. thru early Sat. You won’t feel much like giving-receiving affection early eve on Wed. (please do accept it with good grace as it was probably very hard to approach you and say those magic words). Later that night is good for getting down to dirty jobs. Thursday you’re out of sorts — Mercury goes direct but is still confused by emotional messages. Friday morn you’re in a great mood tho, as the Moon conjuncts Jupiter — just avoid shopping or you might blow the budget.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mercury goes direct in your solar ninth house this week — Perhaps you have had promises from a publisher fall thru, or run into printing snags over the past month. Now things will start to get back on track tho patience may be needed. Mercury is still confused till the 28th; this is called the Mercury Storm. Go into wait-and-see mode while you gather data and seek a respected advisor.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in your sign over the weekend till early Monday. You’ll enjoy being the family’s anchor on Father’s Day, receiving your just desserts. Some real desserts (Venus trine) would not be a bad idea, either, in your humble opinion. Scorpios like to challenge themselves, and believe me, being a dad is a challenge every day. Give every thanks to dad this Sunday and every day. We are so fortunate in this generation to have the increased longevity to benefit from our parents both materially and spiritually.
With the Nodes conjunct Marts and Neptune and squaring your sign, I think your energy will be low this month so take care to conserve and ration. Doing some laps in the pool sounds like a good idea, but this is not the time to try to set any records.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Pluto lingers at the very end of your sign, with Pluto possibly signaling the beginning or end of a career for religious or spiritual leaders, athletes, actors, lucky gamblers. The Moon is there also this week (Full Moon on Wed.), so look who’s in the public eye or on the front pages of the paper. Juno, the strong woman or partner-spouse, was conjunct that Pluto in May, but now she retrogrades into the Grand Trine with other fire sign visitors Mars and Vesta. Your partnership may enter a new phase, as you chart a new course or even switch places. The Sun opposing Pluto on Friday makes me say that, which I take to mean that Sag steps away from the spotlight and yields to the partner.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon enters your sign late Wed. and stays thru late Fri. This week you start a new diet or other discipline, probably no sugar or corn syrup, with only occasional home-made jams so you know what you’re eating. You may mis-speak on Thurs. and have to clarify later. You’re in a great Jupiter conjunct Moon mood on Fri. morn; could it be that you’re anticipating the good news that afternoon?
Happy Summer Solstice Friday! The Dragon Project found that the quartz megaliths such as those found in stone circles, emit an ultrasonic sound when sunlight hits them at sunrise on the Solstice or Equinox. Maybe you can plan to be near some large rocks at sunrise this year.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon enters your sign Sat. morn — where it is inconjunct the Sun, Saturn, then Venus. Inconjunctions favor creative pursuits, so this one suggests working on a family scrapbook, taking the old photos and putting them in a beautiful new volume. It also suggests carving and other artistic crafts that last a long time. Is there a piece of art that has been handed down over the years? It might be worthwhile to get it appraised and see if it has anything more than sentimental value.
The North Node, Chiron and Neptune are clustered together in your sign, too. Have you been experimenting with alternative health or sound therapy? Even listening to a Bach fugue has been known to be therapeutic, you know. Follow your inclination in these areas because I am sure they will help you.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Sun and Venus moving into your solar fifth house suggest you will get busy putting up jams and other sweet items. It is strawberry season, you know. And trekking with the whole family out to a pick-your-own farm is great fun and easy exercise. Pallas in Taurus in your solar third house suggests that contacts are key this week — call up people to touch base and you might be surprised what you learn. These contacts can be people from school, the old neighborhood, relatives. The Moon-Pluto-Juno in your solar tenth house means that a very demanding boss is not going to let you off easy, but you will gain increasing competence.