Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 6-12, 2009
By Milky Way Maid
The Labor Day holiday falls on the second Monday of the month this year. Mercury goes retrograde that day, which does not bode well for traveling to your chosen vacation site. Staying put can be the best vacation. The Moon opposes Ceres, so something may be wrong with the food served; be very conscious of food safety. Aries there may mean that the food is merely burned (hope you like your chops ‘savage style’). However the Moon sextiles that powerful Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Aquarius, so a good time is had by all, no matter what.
Venus at 18 degrees Leo opposes Jupiter on Friday at 3:54 am EDT. Leo always finds it hard to restrain their spending when they want to make a show of it. They may be sorely tempted to do so today, but expressing one’s love doesn’t have to cost anything. Carving initials into a new piece of cement, serenading your love from the sidewalk or yard, stomping a heart into the snow(?), or dedicating your latest work to your significant other are all good and time-tested. Best to stay out of malls. You may meet new people, possibly through current or past partners, possibly in public places.
Mercury stations retrograde at 6 degrees Libra and stations direct at 21 degrees Virgo. Check your natal or progressed charts for points activated by these degrees. I will have the direct station making angles to natal Sun and Jupiter, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for some good news at that time. Please hold a good thought for me; I can use all the help I can get.
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 is in Aries Sunday till 6:18 am Tuesday. The Moon in Aries opposes Mercury (slowing to its stationary retrograde) at 10 am; don’t take anything said at face value today. The Moon squares Mars late evening, and trines Venus overnight. You may try to force events today but succeed by soft-pedaling and sweet-talking. It’s lovely for a midnight rendezvous. Mercury retrograde affects your solar seventh house of partners and the public. Keep to prepared statements if speaking in public. Try not to laugh too hard at a spouse’s errors.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus early Tuesday till 12:17 pm Thursday. The Moon sextiles Mars in Cancer Tuesday evening; good for recuperation and for asserting yourself. Taurus gets squares all day Wednesday from the Moon to Venus in Leo and to the conjunction in Aquarius; you might be the rope in someone’s tug-of-war, so tie a knot and hang on. You do get a trine to Saturn in Virgo overnight; when you do the responsible thing. A sextile to Uranus in Pisces early Thursday can give you unusual dreams before waking.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini midday Thursday till 4:20 pm Saturday. The Moon trines Mercury in Libra Thursday evening; a trine can be good even with Mercury retrograde, because you can uncover the real scoop if you snoop around enough. Friday evening is exciting: your Moon trines Jupiter, squares the Sun and sextiles Venus. Jupiter in your solar ninth house can help you pass exams, or get an editor’s OK. You might celebrate with an impromptu party but clear the ground rules with the parents first; you might elect to go to a local watering hole or nightclub instead. Moon square Saturn on Saturday morn has you puttering around the house doing chores. Moon square Uranus in the solar tenth house favors getting noticed, possibly on radio or on the internet.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Moon enters Cancer on Saturday afternoon. It soon opposes Pluto again, suggesting a power struggle over making your own choices in life. The Moon squares Mercury (which is retrograde) in Libra that evening. This square to a retrograde Mercury in your solar fourth house can mess up communicating with family members, so make sure everyone is clear on who is picking up whom and when, and where.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Venus in Leo sextiles Ceres Monday evening. You can treat your loved one to a gourmet meal, preferably one cooked by your own manicured hands. Fire signs often enjoy using fire to cook, either in a grill, barbecue, or in making a flambe dish. They enjoy gathering around campfires, fireplaces, or candles. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar first and seventh houses; great for public appearances or getting noticed. You might release an album or debut on stage.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Mercury goes retrograde in your solar second house, so double-check those bank statements and other financial papers. And try not to act so superior when you catch someone’s mistake, OK? The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your health signs; you must avoid excess in anything. The most positive spin on this aspect is that you may be able to comfort others who are in the hospital.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mercury retrograding in your sign may cause you to misspeak more often, or make your written communications garbled. Proofread emails and documents before sending, and think how someone will interpret what you say before blurting things out. It can however be a good time to get feedback from others on your thoughts. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar eleventh and fifth houses; this really sounds great for an audition that you learn of thru a friend. You may also succeed when giving a group presentation on your proposed art commission.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mercury retrograde is in your solar twelfth house, possibly the worst place for it. Take care that you do not shoot yourself in the foot when blurting things out; remember, not everyone needs to know the whole story, and it is possible to give away too much information. (Especially in that interview when you admit that you did not do much of some key operation.) You may also suffer from others’ errors, so ask for a review of any decision or fee that goes against you. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar fourth and tenth houses; job-hunters could get some luck at last, especially if the workplace is a home-type business, like realty, apartments, or assisted-living.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Mercury retrograde in your solar eleventh house can cause canceled or rescheduled get-togethers with friends, or rearranged club meetings where the guest speaker misses a flight. Be prepared with a Plan B; that may mean getting your notes and Powerpoint together if you have to substitute for the original speaker. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar ninth and third houses; this can bring great news regarding a legal case or publishing project. It may be best to have others speak for you, whether that means your lawyer, secretary or spouse. Check mail and email carefully for important messages.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Mercury retrograde in your solar tenth house can cause cutbacks at work, rescheduled meetings or temporary down time in communications networks. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar money houses, and I know you really hate to hear that. I am sure you keep good records of your own, so have that to back up your request for corrections to official bank records or other financial accounts.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Mercury retrograde in your solar ninth house can cause snafus in printing your latest book, or lost/misplaced records or homework at college. Keep backup copies of your final papers or book draft. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar first and seventh houses; great for public appearances or getting noticed. You might release an album or debut on stage.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Mercury retrograde in your solar eighth house can cause confusion and misunderstandings regarding insurance or what you expect to inherit. Re-read those insurance policies and wills. The Venus-Jupiter opposition on Friday affects your solar health houses; you may enjoy visiting friends in the hospital and decide to volunteer there. However, avoid any type of excess in food, drink or other consumables.