Your Milky Way Horoscope April 12-18
By Milky Way Maid
Thursday the 16th is a red-letter day with a grand trine of Moon in Capricorn, Mercury in Taurus, and Saturn in Virgo . Good day for scientific seminars or giving oral dissertations; anything involving communication, science, discipline, organization, economics and the public. Watch the news that day for any science announcements from government agencies or related fields. Earth sign trines favor building something concrete. The Mercury-Saturn trine is exact on Friday so see if there is any followup that evening. And anyone with natal planets at 13-15 degrees of the earth signs will probably be affected.
Mars is conjunct Uranus in Pisces on Wednesday morn, the 15th. Drive defensively on your morning commute, and be careful of all potential accidents, including putting your foot in your mouth.
Chiron approaches a conjunction to Neptune in altruistic Aquarius; non-profits and food banks are being stretched past their limits, and as you know because the Madoff scheme burst, some have been forced to close. Please donate whatever small amount you can to your local food bank, shelter, and other support structures because I fear a crunch is coming and more will shut down.
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 Aries Sun sextiles Neptune Wednesday afternoon; perhaps you donate some of your abundant energies to a charitable organization’s project, or just go to the movies with friends. It’s OK if you do both. Your ruler Mars is in unpredictable conjunction with Uranus so be prepared for any surprises regarding people around you. Keep an eagle eye out for safety conditions wherever you are. May as restock the safety kit at home, work and car. And watch your temper as well, because things you say can unnerve others so much that they dash into accidents.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Mercury in your sign is part of the grand trine Thursday with the Moon in Capricorn, and Saturn in Virgo. You may be called on to make the official announcement (with your broadcast-worthy voice) or provide other communication services. Saturday may provide some obstacles like misspeaking, stumbling, stuttering, but concentrated effort (trine to Saturn) can pay off. Mercury is also in sextile to the asteroid Juno in Pisces; you are better at speaking in one-on-one situations and marital relations stand to improve. Those who need some marriage counseling can make great strides now just by learning constructive communication techniques.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Because your ruler Mercury is involved in the grand trine this week, please read all notes about that above. The asteroid Vesta will be at 2 degrees Gemini mid-month, and so it has been or will be in close aspect to Pluto in Capricorn (inconjunct), North Node in Aquarius (trine), Juno in Pisces (square), and Ceres in Virgo (square), and Pallas in Cancer (semisextile). These are making very subtle changes in your life, altho the North Node can vault you to prominence or fame in some way. You probably feel conflicted over instinctual drives to marry or have children, vs. career drives and need to dialogue with your inner self to negotiate a ‘treaty’. Read Dr. J.S. Bolen’s excellent book, Goddesses in Every Woman, for insight into this negotiation process.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Pallas Athena entered your sign about April 7 and will be there about 2 months. Pallas is very career-oriented and ambitious. You can be the go-to person for media quotes or get business referrals. Pallas is also trining Juno in Pisces in your solar ninth house, again activating your sector of law, publishing and higher education. If considering any projects in those sectors, do not delay getting applications or book drafts to people who can act on them. Expect challenging relationships while your ruler the Moon is in Capricorn Wed.-Fri.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Those with birthdays in the last decan of Leo will have a nice week with the transiting Sun in the latter part of Aries. You definitely feel the onset of spring and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face. Lately your get-togethers with friends have been less boisterous, and more of the gathering-by-the-fireplace type. Maybe you are mellowing out. Mercury in your solar tenth house can bring more messages, meetings and speaking engagements. Also remind family members to wear their seatbelts and drive defensively.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Lucky you, you are right in the thick of this grand trine with Saturn in your sign. Your expertise or discipline has put you in the right spot to benefit; you may be called on to make an announcement or craft some graphic enhancements. Economists, engineers and scientists among you may be especially busy and/or excited over discoveries and reports. Monday may be difficult, but Thursday and Friday much smoother. You might be in a creative mood on Saturday so rearrange and redecorate to your heart’s content.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Your ruler Venus goes direct this week Friday at 3:24 pm Eastern time, at about 29 degrees Pisces. Librans with natal Suns in late degrees of Libra will be more affected than others. Look back at what happened around March 6 when she went retrograde to determine what might happen now. If a layoff went into effect, you could be called back. If you were let go, perhaps unemployment checks may start arriving upon the termination of severance benefits. My only caveat this week is to make sure that workplace safety is as important as your work.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The spotlight may be on your opposite number this week so try to be the gracious and proud spouse. Venus goes direct in your solar fifth house of fun, games, sports, children and art. Renew your acquaintance with creative expression and find your inner child again. For you, the Mars-Uranus conjunction may mean a happy surprise, since you are more comfortable with Mars energies.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from midday Sunday till Tuesday night. The Moon squares Ceres on Sunday, so don’t try to jump the gun and get some plants in the garden early, no matter how warm it is. The aspect will nip food crops early if you are so foolish. This is followed by a square to Saturn in Virgo Monday; you see the negative now, and also have problems relating to persons of the opposite sex. Tuesday midday can also be problematic, but things flow much better in the afternoon and evening. Identify ideals you hold in common.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from Tuesday night till midday Friday. You go into detective mode Wednesday and do research or get to the bottom of minor mysteries. Thursday is a hi-energy day with a grand trine of Moon in Cap, Mercury in Taurus, and Saturn in Virgo. Good day for scientific seminars or giving oral dissertations; anything involving communication, science, discipline, organization and the public. A kinder gentler aspect graces Friday as the Moon sextiles Venus direct; perhaps a neighbor brings a plate of cookies.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from midday Friday till late Sunday. Venus goes direct Friday in your solar second house of money, lucky you. Venus brings smaller gifts than Jupiter, but are usually more personal. On Saturday the Moon squares Mercury in Taurus, which can make you tongue-tied or mellifluous; either way you are likely to remember the moment. Sunday has lots of Moon conjunctions to Jupiter and Neptune, and you will enjoy treating everyone to a wonderful dinner out or other extravagance.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Some weeks are best spent hiding under the covers. OK, if you insist on doing something, you can curl up on the couch with a stack of mysteries. Mars and Uranus are conjunct in your sign this week, and they are so unpredictable together.