Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 12-18

October 11, 2008 at 6:41 am

By Milky Way Maid

Yay, Mercury finally goes direct again on Wed. afternoon in air-sign Libra. Time to get your facts straight, step back for an objective view, then proceed slowly as you verify each step of your plan.  Venus enters the sign of carefree, travelin-man Sagittarius midday Sat.

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 is in Aries from the wee hours Monday till early Wednesday. The Moon opposes Mercury in Libra, which may draw you into a discussion, OK an argument, on Monday afternoon. Stay cool and table some items till Mercury goes direct Wed., then take a lesson from your partner Libra: get the facts together, take a deep breath, and step back for an objective view. You can get thru these challenging times, but your odds improve if you stick together and develop a plan first.

TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from early Wed. till early Fri. You are not a happy camper this week, and Thursday may see your moods go up and down. Thurs. morn the Moon trines Jupiter — you feel more confident and upbeat. Then that afternoon, the Moon squares Neptune in Aquarius, and you convince yourself that things are sooo totally hopeless. As usual, the truth is somewhere in-between, so it’s OK if you take some comfort in chocolate that night. (Let’s not be too hard on ourselves just because of a lil ol‘ recession!) But then pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back into your game plan.

GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from early Fri. till Sun. morn. The Moon trines Mercury, which is finally direct in Libra, Friday evening which means not only wonderful conversation over dinner, but you might even go shopping for the great marked-down deals all over town. Saturday is a bit problematic; you might feel quite put upon by Virgo and Pisces types. But I think you slip out the door that afternoon, maybe for a matinee, maybe for a cozy rendezvous at your fave coffee shop. That evening is great for getting together with a Libran, writing in your journal/blog, or going to your book club meeting.

CANCER – June 21-July 22 – No planets are traveling thru Cancer right now. The inner planets are going thru your solar fourth and fifth houses of home, family, kids, and creative outlets. Mercury finally goes direct in your solar fourth house, which I am sure will be a great relief to you. It drives you nuts when your home life and routines are messed up by Mercury retrograde. Decisions you had to make within the past 3 weeks may have to be altered, now that the true facts come to light. Oh well, you can still count on your apple pie to be a crowd-pleaser.

LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – No planets are transiting your sign either this month, but please don’t take it personally. People are not ignoring you, they just have tons of stuff on their minds lately. Insist the adult kids come to the house for supper once a week — it doesn’t have to be on Sundays — so you can catch up on their lives and hug the grandkids. If you have been working on a large creative project, you may either be nearing completion — or see it carried away in high winds or rain. Either way, someday it’ll make a great story over an after-dinner drink in front of the fire.

VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon opposes Saturn in your sign Sunday morn; your partner may not feel like following your neat little routines this morning, so try not to get into a snit over it. An Arian takes a tip from you about how to organize his life a bit better on Tues.; don’t you wish everyone was as proactive? Taurus also benefits from your advice and friendship on Thursday. But Gemini is fighting you every step of the way Saturday. Hey, you’re not supposed to be working on the weekend anyway. Take off, go to the library or something.

LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – You are so relieved when Mercury goes direct in your sign again Wed. afternoon. You start to see things more clearly, and can find the answers to your questions. Be cautious, of course, about big items on your agenda; facts may still come to light that impact your decisions. The Moon trines your Mercury then your Sun Friday and Saturday, which improves your outlook and makes things run more smoothly. Stay cool, and resist impulsive decisions. Things are still very changeable, and you need to develop a strategy for both the ups and the downs.

SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your mate is having a bad couple of days midweek, so do not stint on the hand-holding. Oppositions and inconjuncts to Venus and Mars in your sign may have you juggling and adjusting payments and other financial tasks, but at least you find a list of options to take. Thank the customer service reps for their help, and you will get more info out of them. Venus is cash and Mars is debts and loans; all these matters may rattle your cage this week, but stay cool.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – You never get down, even on challenging days like Monday when the Moon squares Pluto in Sag. Things may look pretty dire in the wee hours, but a beautiful sunrise always promises a great day. Venus enters your sign midday Saturday; you can hardly wait to get in for a delayed beauty appointment. Time to freshen your look, with anything from a trim, to a new or recut scarf, or maybe something that shows off your legs and tan. You’ll collect compliments for the next month or so.

CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon squares Jupiter in Capricorn early Tues.; hold your cards close to the vest till Thurs. morn when the Moon trines Jupiter. THEN you can go ahead with the meeting or interview or send in the order — your own confidence and spirit will inspire employees (or potential business partners) so you can work toward your goals. Saturday is a day for creative energy. Spend it painting the back room or hiking your favorite campground trails.

AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Sun trines Neptune in Aquarius Tuesday; consider attending a class or seminar, publishing your collection of articles, or seeking legal advice on a nagging situation. The Sun is in your solar ninth house, which rules all of these matters. You are always “biased toward the future” as they say, so keep up with the latest info in your line of work or hobby. Google questions just for the heck of it, and I’ll bet you will be astonished at the new stuff that comes up.

PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from the previous Friday to the wee hours Monday. The Moon conjuncts Uranus Sunday morn, meaning you could face mechanical or electrical failures or just break a dish. Be especially careful with breakable items that day. Also ignore people who upset you with petty stuff. Monday is good for cleaning out the garage and closets, etc. It’ll feel good to finally be able to find stuff again.


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