Archive for September, 2008
The study’s computer simulation showed how the planet’s rings could date back billions of years ago to the early ages of the solar system, rather than only 100 million years ago.
By Milky Way Maid
Happy New Moon to Libra this Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 degrees Libra about 4:12 am Eastern time. Write out some goals and affirmations for yourself before going to work (you might even wake up before your alarm goes off). These goals should have something to do with establishing good relationships based on harmony, mutual respect, and equality. Things like: I enjoy giving and receiving. I easily find the right words to create mutual respect, supportiveness, love and a desire for fair play. I enjoy working with a partner.
These affirmations can be helped or hurt by Mars’ entrance into Scorpio Friday night. Mars is always frustrated in Libra, afraid to say anything about hurts till they pile up and ignite a blowup. But Mars in Scorpio is OK with being assertive and making his needs known. Discuss setting ground rules for groups, forums, and meetings that you regularly attend. Ask your partner about having regular meetings to discuss shared plans and keeping up with developing issues in a non-confrontational way.
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Happy Birthday to Librans!!!
Mars trines Neptune Sunday evening — ideal for a night on the town dancing. This is especially true for the air signs Libra and Aquarius. BTW Libra produced a fair number of famous dancers: Ben Vereen, Fayard Nicholas (of the spectacular Nicholas brothers), Arthur Duncan, Juliet Prowse, Michael Smuin. And one of the most beautiful Libras, Rita Hayworth, played the Muse of Dance herself, Terpsichore, in a film. Aquarius has produced a smaller but select company of dancers, too — Ruth St. Denis, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines.
Mercury goes retrograde in Libra early Wednesday for a three-week vacation. Librans with natal planets at 22 and 7 degrees of the sign will feel the effects more than others. Mercury retrograde can cause a lot of missed or garbled messages, transit delays, and assorted errors. However, I have found that it can also be very useful for catching up on routine, finding out things that have been hidden or not mentioned, and revisiting old favorite books or movies.
Mercury conjuncts Venus Sunday — good day for buyers and sellers to arrive at a satisfactory price. So set up your rummage table or close your eBay deals. Venus trines Neptune on Wednesday morning; Don’t buy anything without looking closely at it under good window light, because you could miss obvious flaws. The same goes for Mercury trine Neptune on Friday evening.
Astronomers linked together radio dishes in Hawaii, Arizona and California to create a virtual telescope more than 2,800 miles across that is capable of seeing details more than 1,000 times finer than the Hubble Space Telescope.
Plus more on the Milky Way…
By Milky Way Maid
Sunday starts the week with not only Jupiter going direct but also squaring Mars. Looks like there will be a lot of people sorely tempted to take a risk, calculated or otherwise, on the week’s lotteries (or yesterday’s Big Lotto, Powerball etc.). This temptation will especially affect those with planets in the cardinal signs — Aries, Libra where Mars is transiting, Capricorn where Jupiter is transiting, and Cancer (the nation’s sun sign). Natives of those signs will feel like digging in their heels to hang on in athletic competitions — or try to turn friendly and workplace rivalries into races. Try to remember, people, cooperation allows everyone to win.
Venus is conjunct Mars on Thursday morning at 15 degrees Libra. On a personal level this is very energetic and sexy for couples to get together on a hot date. In the sales area, buyers are looking for distressed sellers so they can pick up whatever for a song and resell it later. Meanwhile, sellers could well take a loss; you may be better off just waiting. Other buyers may have to put their purchases on credit or take out loans. BTW Mercury is also conjunct Mars at midday Monday — this is another opportunity for buyers to snap up distressed sale merchandise. There may also be more foreclosures or turnover of foreclosed properties. Mars is also the broker, the tax man and the assorted fees that reduce one’s net gain by selling.