Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 17-23

August 15, 2008 at 8:46 pm

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury is conjunct Venus on Thursday morning. This should be good news for the stock market because sellers and buyers agree on a price that reflects a decent value (a Venus word). Volume should be up. Venus buyers generally buy to hold, or at least till they have made a profit. The conjunction is in the sign of Virgo, who is usually a very discriminating shopper, so he or she probably has set a limit on how much he’ll pay for a stock. Actually Virgo prefers to work for their money so this conjunction may say something about labor agreements or the unemployment index. See also the Earth sign Grand Trine under Taurus horoscope.
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 – The Moon enters Aries Tuesday morn and stays till midday Thursday. Mars enters your opposite sign Libra Tues. morn, which may frustrate you — check messages from your partners (business or personal) and make sure you are on the same page with everything. Relationships that you have not been working on/with can get rocky because suddenly you are not in sync. You can also benefit from working out frustrations with physical activity. Mars does not leave Libra till Oct. 5 so just make up your mind to work it out.

TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from midday Thursday thru late afternoon Saturday. The Moon is inconjunct Mars Thurs. afternoon; looks like a great afternoon or evening for doing something creative. This covers anything from rearranging the furniture to arts and crafts projects, or even just cleaning out a closet so you have space to hang the clothes you actually wear. Those with their Sun at 10-13 degrees of Taurus will get a big boost from the Grand Trine Friday morning from Moon, to Jupiter in Capricorn, to Saturn in Virgo. This earth trine puts the accent on things that you PRODUCE: crafts, tangible products, finished goods, or entertainment like movies. So list your products on the market at a decent price and see what happens; you go, girl.

GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from Saturday afternoon till Monday evening the 25th. The weekend looks pretty busy with the Moon trining Mars. Sports, games and competition are in the air and I do not think you will merely tune in to the Olympics on TV. Just be aware of safety in laying out improvised games; see that you are away from sharp objects/edges and so forth because I think you could twist an ankle or bruise yourself if not careful. Mars enters your solar fifth house till Oct. 5, bringing more energy in recreational pursuits. You might join a local league or other competitive groups; anything from paintball to chess to sandlot softball fits the bill here.

CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Mercury and Venus conjunction occurs in your solar third house of communication, neighbors and relatives. You could do quite well with a neighborhood rummage sale, or finally find a buyer for an item among people you already know. I do not think that you will have to list it in craigslist or eBay after all. I do not see the Grand Trine affecting you directly, but perhaps your spouse, friend and another relative or neighbor are all somehow involved in starting a local business. Their good luck can rub off on you, you know, so offer your bookkeeping or other services.

LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The summer is slipping away and you notice all too well that the days are getting shorter. Leos love summer and sun and finding any excuse to soak up some rays. The Sun enters Virgo and fall officially begins on Friday, but you are not ready to say goodbye to summer yet. Not no how! You still have some charcoal left for a dozen cookouts, and the pool is oh so inviting. Let me bet that you will hold your own Olympic-size party and shoehorn it into your back yard. Offer ribbons and silly prizes for potato sack races and hula-hooping and bean-bag tossing.

VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Read the introduction and notes about the Earth sign Grand Trine in the Taurus horoscope. Venus is conjunct Mercury, your ruling planet, on Thursday morning. This favors finding a buyer for your goods/labor/services or for incorporating a production company. Jupiter in your solar fifth house of recreation & creativity boosts your results in sporting or speculative areas as well as activities with children and the arts. The Moon is exalted in Taurus and favors public speaking and because it is in your solar ninth house, higher education, law and publishing. My guess: you find a teaching position or publisher for something related to the above subjects.

LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mars enters your sign till about Oct. 5 so you really need to control your temper and count ten before speaking. Mars can put you on the warpath even tho normally you are such a dovelike peacemaker. It would be much better for your partner if you held regular business meetings to iron out problems before they push you to the “ultimatum” phase. Any group associations that you belong to could also get in the news, because the Sun-Pluto trine affects your solar eleventh house.

SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Encourage your partner to initiate formation of a production or manufacturing company to take advantage of the Moon-Jupiter-Saturn trine on Friday morning. Recreation lately has tended to be a comedy or foreign film; check out borrowing classic titles for free from your library and some movies are available for free download on the internet now, too. Jupiter in your solar third house this year has probably sent you back to school, perhaps to a community college, for training in another career. If considering what you will do after graduation, consider pairing up with another student as partners. The Sun in your solar house of career is heading out of Leo soon and toward a conjunction with Saturn, so you might need to line up a job now, or you could wait till the Sun unites with Mercury and Venus a week after that.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Pluto in your sign is trining Sun in Leo this week, and this could be the last chance to finalize some legal matter. Maybe you will be all too eager to wave goodbye to Pluto once it moves into Capricorn for good around Thanksgiving this year. I know I would be. The Mercury Venus conjunction in your solar tenth house of career suggests that you will make some sales for your services or company, or gain a new job. You will like the terms offered, and will feel that while the price may not be the highest, it is a fair one.

CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Read the introduction and notes about the Earth sign Grand Trine in the Taurus horoscope; the Grand trine occurs Friday morning. Saturn in your solar ninth house suggests honors, scientific subjects if going back to college, old companies in the fields of law and publishing. Any of them might prove to be fruitful areas for professional or avocational projects. The Moon in Taurus in your solar fifth house suggests luck with children and the arts. Mars entering Libra could provoke restlessness and increased risk-taking; always have a Plan B.

AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Mars enters your solar ninth house of higher education, law and publishing. Conflict can spill into legal action or very public areas like the internet. Debt may be the issue, whether debts that you are legally contracted to pay or debt related to college expenses; in any case find a prompt way to resolve this so everyone can move forward. If you belong to large and powerful associations, those groups will be in the public eye quite soon; some of their members may gain sudden notoriety for scandals. We’ve had this long and recurring trend when Saturn was at end of Leo, now it returns due to Pluto in last degrees of Sag trining Sun at end of Leo.

PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon enters Pisces early Sunday and stays till Tuesday morning. Sunday the Moon opposes Saturn; you can be in quite a blue mood and send away anyone who wants to cheer you up. Saturn is also trining Jupiter, tho, so you could enjoy helping others or just sort out your thoughts. Monday try to pamper yourself with a bubble bath and herb tea. The Moon conjuncts Uranus in your sign later Monday; you could get quite upset and it could be over misplacing something. Take someone with you on errands to help keep an eye on your things.

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