Your Milky Way Horoscope April 26-May 2
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury is going to go into its “storm” period on the thirtieth (prior to going into another fun retrograde from May 6 to 30), and you may find it very useful to make a list of tasks that must be done so that nothing is overlooked.
Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on Sunday . If you have ever had a problem with your temper, the time is now to make a huge effort to channel it into some constructive, creative change. You are perhaps too willing to implement a scorched earth policy, a la Sherman’s march to the sea. These feelings will pass, so don’t do something you’d regret terribly later! Also avoid dangerous neighborhoods.
Mercury also enters Gemini , its home turf (but goes retrograde May 6, as mentioned above). Double-check everything because you do not want to have errors found while Merc is retrograde; errors can be a lot more costly then.
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 – Fortunately Arian anger is quick to blow over, because you could be sorely tried by the Mars in Aries square to Pluto in Capricorn. Aries prefer to sublimate their conflicts into jogging or other athletic and competitive activities. Good, just give yourself adequate hydration and recovery time. Mars and Venus also approach a sextile to Vesta in Gemini in your third house of neighbors, communications, siblings, etc. You may benefit from quiet time spent journaling or blogging; look back over your entries later and you may realize some surprising insights.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus Sunday till late afternoon, making squares in the morning to Jupiter and Neptune, and tempting you terribly to go back to the brunch buffet for thirds. Another possibility is donating time to a charitable cause. However, midday the Moon conjuncts Mercury, so catch up on calls, email and errands. An Arian may own your heart this month, with your ruler Venus in that sign.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from late afternoon Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. The Moon sextiles Venus Sunday afternoon, so plan a lovely excursion with a friend, possibly with bakery on hand. The Moon then sextiles Mars, also in your eleventh house, and that could mean working off those sweet calories at a gym together. The Moon squares Saturn in your tenth house Monday, so it sounds like a nose-to-the-grindstone day. Tuesday brings a lot more fun and surprises, with aspects to Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus; catch a traveling exhibit or play for a terrific experience.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from Tuesday afternoon till Thursday evening. Tuesday evening can be pretty stressful so don’t take home any work. It could be your spouse who is bringing home too much work, and if that is the case, seek counseling if necessary to bring balance back into your home life. A friend or neighbor may have special insights to share the next day. Thursday brings some laughs back into your week, so catch a comedy or listen to the funny guys on the radio.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from Thursday evening till Saturday night. The Moon trines Venus in Aries on Thursday evening, which sounds lovely for catching a school play or art show. Students might win some scholarship money or grants. Your energy should be boundless on Friday as the Moon in Leo trines Mars; this favors school sports, debating, and any competition. Your spouse may benefit from insurance or a legacy, so let her do whatever she wants with it.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Ceres will be in your sign till August, and this week it makes an inconjunct to Venus in Aries. This is a very creative aspect, and you might finally hit on some adjustment to insurance or inter-generational matters that makes your life easier. Use caution in dealing with new romantic interests till you find out who and what they really are. Those who are already married find out how blessed they are to have the partner they have. Those going back to school have a good month with the Sun in their solar ninth house.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Balance is your middle name, Libra, and this week you are tested on how well you balance demands of family and partner. Resist the urge to bury yourself in your demanding career, classes or a publishing project; your family deserves to have you fully present and spreading your wonderful rays on all. Apply some of what you have learned in class to improve your homelife and it will be worth every cent you paid for tuition. Also make an effort to take everyone to terrific arts programs because they will be great memories for everyone.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Interpersonal friction can adversely affect your health and digestion, so make a special effort to iron out misunderstandings and/or get a third party to deal with material adjustments. You are normally quite a private person who hosts few parties, but look into ways to open your home to others in interesting ways. You might really enjoy having an exchange student, or hosting meetings for spiritual or charitable groups.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Mercury enters your opposite sign, Gemini. Be open to anything that your significant other wishes to share with you. More opportunities may present themselves this month to give presentations, speeches, or sales talks. Mercury’s square to Ceres in Virgo, and trine to Venus in Aries, tells you to present yourself as an energetic, take-charge person who also cares about the environment and greening your product.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Capricorns will be strongly affected by the Mars in Aries square to Pluto in your sign. Make sure any major actions fall into your overall plans, and are not just some angry impulse. There is a chance that conflicts can arise regarding your home or family. Hope you are not being squeezed into a foreclosure, or suffering from family rifts. Seek counseling in either case; state foreclosure counseling is free, and your church may have a low-cost family counseling service.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Transiting Venus and Mars in Aries will prod January Aquarians with into getting busier, possibly with frequent trips to local hardware and paint stores for sprucing-up projects. Perhaps you have been prodded, too, by a spouse? Not everyone likes squinting at paint chips, true, but just let the S.O. pick the color and be done with it. You might possibly volunteer for neighborhood or highway cleanups instead, and we thank you. Juno in Pisces in your second house (until July) means your spouse will probably have better success managing funds, so be supportive.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Venus and Mars transiting thru Aries means that they are approaching a semi-sextile to Juno transiting thru Pisces, with Vesta in Gemini squaring your Juno also. Vesta in your solar fourth house of home and family means that you view your home as a refuge from the travails of the world. You just want to tend to the house, maybe read a bit, and just cocoon. Now Venus and Mars are prodding you to get busier, perhaps with a vigorous spring cleaning, perhaps with a veggie garden.