Your Milky Way Horoscope Aug. 16-22, 2009
By Milky Way Maid
How unusual, the Moon traipses through five signs this week. Of course it is only in two of them for a half day or less.
Mercury is conjunct Saturn in Virgo Monday morning, heightening your powers of discrimination.
A New Moon occurs at 27 degrees 32 minutes Leo on Thursday, at 6:02 am EDT. Late Leos will be most affected, going thru a crisis that ends one chapter of their lives as they step into the next one. Some of you may step back from/into careers or the public eye, or accept/resign positions with clubs and charities. Degrees in late Leo are often occupied by people who are famous or infamous, or both. Gemini and Aquarius may benefit the most from this New Moon.
Mars in Gemini trines Neptune in Aquarius on Monday evening. Mars-Neptune aspects favors ideals and dance, or anything artistic. It’s a good aspect for going dancing or just moving to music. You might also enjoy seeing an action film.
Mars in Gemini squares Uranus in Pisces on Tuesday night. Mars-Uranus (or either one with Saturn) can be quite predictive of accidents or injuries. Just be very safety-conscious and check that machinery (including cars) or electronics are working properly. Uranus is also electrical so check that cords are not frayed or otherwise damaged. Mutable signs are most vulnerable at this time.
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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect.
ARIES – March 20-April 19 – The Moon and Venus will be in your solar fourth house of home and family on Monday afternoon; you can make things happen in the area of home beautification. A bit of paint works wonders to improve the ambiance of a dining room. Wednesday and Thursday may be your best days when the Moon is in fire sign Leo and favorably aspecting Jupiter. Dream a little bigger on the New Moon Thursday, and plan out how you will make your life more enjoyable.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – is accented by this week’s New Moon in Leo is in your solar fourth house of home and family. Brightening up a kitchen with sunny colors may appeal to you now, and you might host a few more house parties this month. Mercury conjunct Saturn in Virgo, your solar fifth house of creativity and fun, on Monday morning favors classes or other training in history, mining, or writing research papers.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini as the week begins but enters Cancer mid-morning. It trines Neptune about 1 am EDT and then squares Uranus over an hour later. You may be prone to lots of dreams and possibly a nightmare. If you are awake late on Saturday, you might be enjoying films or comedies. Mars in your sign trines Neptune on Monday night, a good aspect for going dancing or just moving to music.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from Sunday morning till Tuesday morning. The Moon quickly opposes Pluto, giving you a chance to reclaim your power of self-determination. Don’t let anyone walk all over you. On Monday the Moon is conjunct Venus and and sextile Saturn, which favors getting a perm or other hair treatment you want to last. On Tuesday the Moon trines Uranus, presenting you with happy surprises but also letting you see the humor in situations.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The Sun opposes Neptune on Monday evening, which can make you feel confused or dragged out, but music can be restorative. The Moon is in Leo from Tuesday morning till Thursday morning. The Sun in Leo sextiles Mars on Monday morning, enhancing your physical energies. Wednesday may be your best day, when the Moon opposes that Jupiter-Neptune conjunction; you can potentially give your best performance, or at least bliss out watching someone else’s.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from Thursday morning till midday Saturday. The Moon trines Pluto about midday Thursday, giving you a chance to reclaim some of your right to self-determination. Mercury in your sign is inconjunct Neptune that afternoon; you might have to correct errors in paperwork or do some editing. On Friday morning, Mercury opposes Uranus which brings too many ideas and insights to process all at once. Make notes to yourself to hang onto great ideas.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from midday Saturday thru the weekend. The Moon squares Pluto midday Saturday and frustrates you; you feel like you really have no control over things but you do, you just have to plan a bit better. The Moon is conjunct Ceres that evening, accenting issues over food or parenting. You may be troubled about something, but things will look better by Sunday when the Moon trines Jupiter.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Venus is still in watery Cancer and favorable to you, so the Moon-Venus conjunction on Monday favors ventures in law, publishing, politics, and higher education. Thursday’s New Moon in Leo affects your solar fourth-tenth house axis; start a new career, put out resumes and inquiries, or scout around for a house. Mercury opposite Uranus on Friday affects your solar fifth-eleventh house axis. Look for the fun and call up some friends to share it with.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – On the whole a very favorable week for you. Use care in handling electrical or mechanical items on Tuesday evening; I can see you trying to handle home repairs and courting disaster. The New Moon in fiery Leo on Thursday is favorable for you, as it falls in your solar ninth house, your natural home. Make plans for travel or getting involved in political matters. Best days are when Moon is in Leo, Thursday thru Saturday.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Monday may be your favorite day this week, when Moon-Venus in Cancer makes your significant other so pleasing and just plain adorable. The same day has a Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Virgo, so pay attention in a class or courtroom or council chamber because some discussion will benefit you. A Venus-Saturn aspect on Wednesday morning helps you find a lovely antique, possibly through a class or a book that ID’s an odd item.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The New Moon in Leo may pose a challenging month for you, since Leo is a sign that squares your own. You may run into people who are as stubborn as you, and even more autocratic. Try to remember that everyone deserves time to speak their piece, so just sit back and listen, and tell them you will think about it.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – On the whole a fun week for you. Just use caution on Tuesday under the Mars-Uranus square. The New Moon in Leo is in a creative aspect to your natal planets; you have fun playing (role-playing?) and expressing yourself. You could be prone to bickering on Friday morning when Uranus makes you speak without thinking. Venus trines Uranus in your sign on Saturday evening. This favors beauty treatments like hair coloring, and also music (especially jazz or rock).