Your Milky Way Horoscope for Dec. 27-Jan. 2, 2009; Venus runs the show
By Milky Way Maid
This will be a somewhat abbreviated column this week due to the holidays, but I promise to provide a sneak peak into the New Year of 2010 before year’s end (I hope).
Well! Did you enjoy an extra zing to your love life on Saturday, Dec. 19? That was when our dear girl Venus was square Uranus, the lord of surprises. I had thought that the square portended that relationships could come to a sudden end, and that is true if there were hard aspects in your natal chart. However, the unattached and lonely were just as likely to experience a sudden (Uranus) attraction (Venus) to a certain Other. I hope that all of the unattached readers felt a certain zing when with an interesting Other, and were able to at least get phone numbers.
Speaking of Venus, she is conjunct very-serious Pluto early Monday in Capricorn. Romantic matters could get quite serious very fast. Use caution, though, to stay out of unsavory parts of town at dangerous hours of the night, because Pluto can sure pull unpleasant surprises.
Geez, Venus is busy this month. Next she squares Saturn at 1:55 am Tuesday at 4 degrees of Capricorn and Libra. Now some of you may throw up your hands and think, oh no, now Saturn is going to kill this love affair she just started on Dec. 20! But Saturn is commitment as well as responsibility, too, so it is possible that a couple may decide to get married or otherwise cement their relationship (like with a ring).
Mercury was inconjunct Mars on Dec. 21, and with Mercury’s retrograde it repeats that aspect at 11:53 pm Thursday, Dec. 31 (only this time with both Mercury and Mars in reverse motion, OK?). The aspect will repeat when Mercury is direct again, about Jan. 26. (Mars will not go direct until March 9.) Mercury is going through a process of re-evaluating how it determines what the truth is. Mercury always likes hard data; he loves lots of numbers to crunch. Mars suggests to me that sports is somehow involved, ergo all the sports analysts and prognosticators are going to be challenged to accurately predict the outcome of bowl games, etc at this time. Some teams that were supposed to roll over meekly in a blowout, may surprise with a very spirited performance. They may not win, mind you, but they could acquit themselves very well. Likewise, persons who do not give the impression of being great physical specimens may surprise you with strength and stamina.
Hugs to all.
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 – The Venus-Pluto conjunction occurs on Monday in your solar tenth house; this sounds excellent for starting a business related to financial investing or advice. The conjunction squares Saturn on Tuesday, but that’s all right; I think it gives some stability to the cardinal energy here. Fire signs like Aries will feel at home with the energies of the Leo Moon on New Years’ eve. You will probably add a fire element to the day somehow, whether with sparklers for the kids or by firing up a BBQ grill, or with a roaring fire in the family room. (((Aries)))
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus as the week begins, and remains there till Monday evening. Sunday begins with a very lovely, harmonious Moon trine Sun. Couples will probably enjoy the lull after the holiday rush with some quiet time together; just go watch the sun rise together. Early Monday begins with a Moon square Mars in Leo; a relatively minor tiff is possible, so tiptoe around the kitties if you can. At 5:36 am, the Moon trines Mercury; your message inbox will fill quickly so stay on top of that. Try to make time to write or do your bookkeeping. About 8 am, a sextile to Uranus; share a joke, cruise the web; also some insights may come if you concentrate on data or search for information. A square to Jupiter and Neptune at midday offers big challenges and opportunities if you know how to capitalize on them. (((Taurus)))
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 8:13 pm Monday till late Wednesday. The Moon is inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn in the wee hours Tuesday, then more inconjunctions to Sun and Venus follow later that morning; you have the opportunity to take back control over some part of your life today. Issues may cover the gamut from finances to love to end-of-life matters. A Moon-Saturn trine on Tuesday puts you in a serious but productive frame of mind, so enjoy checking off lots of items from your to-do list. You could feel upset, impatient, and even rebellious on Wednesday when the Moon squares Uranus; not a good day for important decisions, Gem, because they are not well-thought-out. Best to break out of the rut in some small, symbolic way. (((Gemini)))
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 9:45 pm Wednesday till Friday evening. Your opposite sign, Capricorn, may be going through some deep struggle over love and identity and what kind of legacy he leaves behind. Small kindnesses and loving acceptance of him/her are the best prescription for now. A square to Saturn can make both of you feel lonely even when together; engaging in some cozy ritual like having tea together, or taking out photo albums, or reminiscing, can really help you reconnect with each other. A Moon trine Uranus on Friday morn can start your day with a laugh or happy surprises. (((Cancer)))
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Venus is inconjunct your sign, and Saturn is sextile, affecting your sixth and third solar houses; the two planets square off on Tuesday. You may feel that your siblings or other close relatives are not as close, warm, or accepting as you would like, but that may be remedied by expressing your wish that you were closer. Mercury is inconjunct Mars in your sign; you will be challenged to discern the truth of things you may have long accepted as true. Well, give others a respectful listen even if they are full of hot air. The Moon enters Leo at 9:41 pm Friday so Leo can announce the New Year with a really BIG splash. “I am 2010, hear me roar,” the NY says to us all. Whatever the year holds, it will likely do things in a big way. (((Leo)))
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Virgo might be the calm center this week. Best days this week come with the Moon in Taurus (Sunday-Monday night). An early Sunday hike or other excursion may turn out very good for restoring a sense of a special relationship between couples. The Moon trines Mercury on Monday during commute hours; great for catching important news snippets or doing your email on the metrorail ride to work.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Librans will likely be affected by Venus in Capricorn squaring Saturn in your sign (1:55 am Tuesday). A loving kindness eases the strains you have been under lately; a love relationship can either come to a belated end, or become formalized with a ring or wedding; you may feel terribly lonely; you are challenged to accept the shortcomings or foibles of your partner, but when you do so, your happiness increases tenfold. Things may appear worse than they are, so try to weather this transit with patience, and with the small kindnesses that people do for each other. Also a grand trine in air occurs on Wed. afternoon when the Moon in Gemini trines the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Aquarius; combined with your natal planets this can be a huge window of opportunity for you personally. (((Libra)))
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Best days this week are when the Moon is in compatible Cancer (late Wed. till Fri. evening). The Moon trines Uranus Friday morning, lending an air of fun and laughter to any early New Year’s celebrations. The year 2010 starts off with the Moon high in your solar chart in Leo; Leo Moons sure knows how to throw a party, and I think that the fact it is in your solar tenth house as the year rolls in bodes well for your career this year, especially if you work with the public in some way. (((Scorpio)))
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Best days this week are when the Moon is in compatible Gemini (Mon. pm till late Wed.). Tuesday provides a Moon-Saturn trine that could be quite profitable if you are an authority (Saturn) in a field or in a scientific field. Fire signs like Sag will feel at home with the energies of the Leo Moon on New Years’ eve. You will probably add a fire element to the day somehow, whether with sparklers for the kids or by firing up a BBQ grill, or a roaring fire in the family room. (((Sag)))
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Capricorns will likely be affected by Venus in Capricorn squaring Saturn in Libra (1:55 am Tuesday). A loving kindness eases the strains you have been under lately; a love relationship can either come to a belated end, or become formalized with a ring or wedding; you may feel terribly lonely. You are challenged to accept the shortcomings or foibles of your partner, but when you do so, your happiness increases tenfold. Things may appear worse than they are, so try to weather this transit with patience, and with the small kindnesses that people do for each other. You are also tested by Mercury inconjunct Mars; your beliefs may be challenged and need reassessment. (((Cappy)))
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Best days this week come when the Moon is in Gemini, another air sign (Mon. evening till Wednesday night). It may be quite beneficial to get up extra early on Tuesday to get some work done; the Saturn trine will help ideas flow whether you are writing or catching up on paperwork. Your partner may find his or her beliefs tested by events this month, and that can be very disconcerting. Perhaps just letting your partner know that you are still here for them will be calming and reassuring. (((Aquarius)))
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Fishes can get anything they want this Christmas, as long as it includes lots of hugs and jolly times. Early Sunday is lovely, too, when a Moon-Sun trine favors an early excursion with friends. Best days this week are when the Moon is in compatible Cancer (Thurs.-Fri.). On Thursday, the Sun and Venus sextile your sign while the Moon trines it; fun with friends beckons with the promise of a profitable venture. (((Pisces)))