Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 18-24, 2009
By Milky Way Maid
We have a New Moon at 25 degrees Libra on Sunday at 1:33 am. The Moon promptly goes void-of-course, however this is a usable opportunity period a half hour before and after the exact opposition. Libra New Moons put the emphasis on learning to be fair in all areas of your life. You may have an opportunity to draw out information from others to help you make informed, intelligent decisions. Libra (ideally) gives as much as it takes. Too much giving OR too much taking in a relationship is unbalanced and draining. With kindness and understanding you can act to correct that imbalance and restore your emotional equilibrium.
Mercury in Libra trines Jupiter in Aquarius on Tuesday afternoon at 5:49 ET. This favors the study of law, religion, philosophy and other heavy-duty material. It favors any business transaction, including real estate. It favors seeing a counselor or mentor for sound advice.
The Sun enters Scorpio early Friday. Happy birthday to all the deep, mysterious, fascinating Scorpios! The Sun’s first aspect is a sextile to co-ruler Pluto, which seems pretty auspicious for your personal year. Your efforts at everything from research to self-transformation to empowerment should all see encouraging results. And you might even latch onto a new mystery writer you love, too.
Mercury is inconjunct Uranus and trine Neptune on Saturday. The inconjunct to Uranus is sometimes a symptom of the inability to concentrate; people jump from one idea to another or one task to another without finishing. Utilizing Neptune by learning to meditate can help you focus for longer stretches. Neptune is also music, and sometimes the right music can soothe your nerves enough that you can work with better focus.
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. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.
ARIES – March 20-April 19 – Tuesday’s trine between Mercury and Jupiter are ideally placed for you to benefit. You may get a valuable introduction by a partner, friend or club member, or a friend may accompany you on a business transaction. A New Moon in your solar seventh house of partners puts the accent on consideration for others’ needs and feelings. You become more aware of your effect on others, as well. Face it, these things do not come natural to you, tho we love you for your directness and honesty. Best days this week have the Moon in Sag, Tues.-Fri. but especially Wed.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The New Moon and the Mercury trine to Jupiter both activate your sixth and tenth houses. It is possible that a hobby (sixth house) grows into a source of income. It is also possible that your own health issues spur you to master the subject enough to make it a career. Best days for you this week have the Moon in earthy Capricorn, over the long weekend. You may enjoy a short trip or just catching up on calls and mail.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Tuesday’s trine between Mercury and Jupiter affect your fifth and ninth houses; your creative writing project may find a publisher, or you may enroll in a college course in the arts. The New Moon is in your solar fifth house of fun and flirting, too — (things you do best). Work on tuning into your own ability to create and express yourself. Take an art class or babysit toddlers, who will teach you how to accept yourself. Best days for you this week have the Moon in Sag, especially on Wednesday.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The New Moon in Libra may be a bit stressful due to the square to your own sign. Having it in your solar fourth house often brings up self-esteem issues, so you won’t be able to get away with hiding at home under this moon. You will deal with learning to accept as well as give nurturing; baby yourself, baby. The fact of the trine from Mercury in Libra to Jupiter, on Tuesday, will help you to analyze things and get a better perspective. Confucius say he who flies long, appreciates nest even more upon his return. Or something like that.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The New Moon in Libra activates local issues, transit, and relations with siblings. You may get a second chance to patch things up with an estranged sibling, provided that they treat you more fairly. Tuesday’s trine between Mercury and Jupiter affect your third and seventh houses. A neighbor or sibling may help introduce you to a future spouse, or to a buyer for something you have listed to sell.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Tuesday’s trine between Mercury and Jupiter affect your second and sixth houses. You may find a way to bring in a second income stream by performing a service for others. Virgo is the sign of the teacher, and you may enjoy tutoring or counseling people on how to draw up a business plan or keep the books. The New Moon in your second house really forces you to examine your values. If your inner foundation is missing a brick, so to speak, you will be forced to deal with the lack to restore your balance.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The New Moon this month is in your own sign. It’s a new beginning for your lunar year as you toss out what isn’t working and tinker with things that need to be improved. You will get a real boost from Tuesday’s trine from Mercury in Libra to Jupiter in Aquarius; Libra often has a beautifully trained voice that can do accents or project without strain. You may find a local theater group or class to provide an outlet for your fine artistic sense.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 10:23 am Sunday morn till Tuesday afternoon. The Moon squares Mars at midday and you may shoot off on errands or a project before getting your details straight; measure twice! The Moon is conjunct Ceres about 3 pm; you may begin cooking an elaborate dinner for loved ones or host a gathering at your home. On Monday, squares to Jupiter may pique an interest in ethics and principles. A trine to Uranus on Tuesday morn pokes your funny bone, possibly from something on the car radio. A sextile to Saturn that afternoon parks your nose firmly to the grindstone.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 4:49 pm Tuesday till Friday afternoon. The Moon trines Mars in Leo on Tuesday night; you may enjoy a college basketball game. Wednesday’s sextiles to Venus and Jupiter fill your luck bucket (it’s so unfair!). Thursday may be quite difficult as the Moon makes a T-square to Uranus and Saturn; you may tackle a difficult task or accept a challenging promotion. The New Moon affects your solar eleventh house of friends and groups; you will try to rebalance your life if either demands too much of your energies without any return.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 2:40 pm Friday till next Sunday afternoon. Your powers of analysis will be very keen early Friday with the Moon conjunct Pluto. Drill down into the company books for revealing data. A square to Venus early Saturday puts you in a very loving and affectionate mood; enjoy some very quality time with your loved ones watching the sunrise or setting out on a day trip.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The New Moon is in your solar ninth house, which covers a lot of territory. Follow up on publishing or legal issues. Tuesday has a trine in air signs; this is terrific for reaching out into new territory and expanding your horizons. Call up contacts who can introduce you to new people. Record messages or start a blog site to keep in touch with customers. Your best day this week is probably Wednesday; perhaps you enroll in a course with friends, or a friend gives you lessons.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Tuesday’s trine between Mercury and Jupiter affect your eighth and twelfth houses. It will help you to get good advice in drawing up wills or getting help with an insurance problem. You may discover a great hiding place in your home for those important papers, too. Best days this week have the Moon in Scorpio, Sun.-Tues. You may hole up on Sunday with the latest mystery novel. Monday could be stressful but but you may get good advice from a professional.