Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2010
By Milky Way Maid
The Moon at 10 degrees Taurus opposes Venus in Scorpio at 1:25 pm Sunday. People with natal planets contacted may give in too easily, to your own detriment. Also you may be flattered by the attention of another, but not think about whether you actually like this person back. Yet your own hunger for attention and affection may cause you to get involved. People who are supposedly mature can stay in touch with their real needs and standards, instead of just accepting whatever is dumped in their laps. Moon in Taurus is exalted, BTW, so let’s hope that Taurean practicality remains in charge. Stay in touch with your real values.
The Sun in Libra is conjunct Saturn at 8:42 pm Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 degrees Libra. Saturn is exalted in Libra, but the Sun is considered weak there. Try to take a disciplined, even scientific (Saturn), approach to managing tasks today. You can accomplish much, partly out of a need to earn your self-esteem, but you can pad the ‘done’ list by giving yourself credit for getting out of bed. It’s allowed.
Mercury is busy this week. He is inconjunct Neptune and Ceres in Aquarius on Oct. 1, opposes Jupiter on Friday evening, opposes Uranus Saturday morning. The Moon sextiles Mercury about an hour later. The inconjunct to Neptune helps you see how ideas are interrelated; distinctions may be false and you may be led astray by semantics. The opposition to Jupiter is far better for students, for philosophizing, for getting the word out.
Mercury will enter Libra next Sunday about midday. Mercury in Libra wants a mental connection with others. Mercury here is also rather good at finding the right words to say or write in any social situation. You may write about art or artistic subjects, and be an arbiter of popular taste. Stay tuned to next week’s column for notes on that ingress. Its first aspect will be a square to Pluto in the wee hours of Tuesday.
NOTE ALSO that Venus will go retrograde next week, a retrograde that only occurs roughly once every two years. It will station at 13 degrees Scorpio, will retrograde till Nov. 18 at 27 Libra when it will station direct. People with natal planets on any of the degrees contacted by Venus’ motion during those weeks are advised to 1) take notes on what is going on in their lives, and 2) make sure to have ample cash on hand in case of cash-flow problems.
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 Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your money houses; you may be imposed upon to give a loan, or feel obligated to write a check to a ‘t charity even tho you really don’t want to. Be discriminating as to where you put your money, and do so not just because someone flatters you into it. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your solar seventh house of partners can stress your relationships. Your spouse may be absent because he is beavering away on a project somewhere. Just be the supportive homebody, the anchor to his life.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The week starts in Taurus, where it stays till the wee hours Tuesday. You may wake up early Sunday and decide to just get an unpleasant chore out of the way so you can enjoy the rest of the day. Saturn lends its disciplined rays to help, and the Moon opposite Mars helps fuel your bod to do a tough job. A Moon-Venus opposition in the afternoon encourages you to baby yourself, even tho you think you are too tough to need it. The Moon squares Neptune during the Monday morning commute, so keep alert to traffic lights. A Moon-Jupiter sextile Monday evening favors a visit with a Pisces friend; lots of laughs ensue. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in Libra affects your sixth house of health; the message is to stick to your diet or exercise regimen for your health’s sake.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 2:10 am Tuesday till Thursday morning. Air signs should be ideating like mad Tuesday afternoon, but try not to play critic just yet. Geminis can get quite creative when the Moon is inconjunct Mars and Venus in your sixth house of health and work late Tuesday; maybe you create your own dance routine to a fave CD, or adapt a sales pitch for work. Moon square Mercury Wednesday morning can have you talking past your prospect instead of at him; spend a little more time listening first before starting your pitch.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Moon is in Cancer from 9:46 am Thursday till Saturday afternoon. The Sun-Saturn conjunction squares the Moon (and your natal planets), and squares Pluto, Thursday afternoon; you could get pretty frustrated with family and spouse. This is a trying time and you may need a family counselor to get you through this. Things may be easier to resolve Friday morn, when the Moon trines Mars and Venus, helping you express your love no matter what. The Moon trines Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces Saturday, giving you a better philosophical insight into the situation, and helping you take a larger view.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction can help you plow thru lots of tasks; you might blog about it as you go, to keep you honest and motivated to finish. The Moon is in Leo from 2:21 pm Saturday thru the rest of the weekend. The Moon inconjunct Pluto that afternoon makes you wish you had more control over your life/yourself/your world. Well, you can only begin with yourself; check out ctinnerchild.com for amazing stuff on reprogramming yourself to achieve more and overcome self-sabotage.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your third and ninth houses. Your niece-nephew may flatter you into helping with their college expenses, but this may be the time to say no. Or you might reasonably demand free professional services after he’s graduated; I think that’s fair. Best day may be Monday, when your Mercury is trined by Moon in Taurus early; a breakfast meeting can be quite productive and produce usable ideas. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your second house may signal new determination to save money and cut the budget.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your money houses; you may be imposed upon to give a loan, or feel obligated to write a check to a ‘t charity even tho you really don’t want to. Be discriminating as to where you put your money, and do so not just because someone flatters you into it. The Sun in Libra is conjunct Saturn on Thursday evening, at 7 degrees Libra. Saturn is exalted in Libra, but the Sun is considered weak there. Try to take a disciplined, even scientific (Saturn), approach to managing tasks today. You can accomplish much, partly out of a need to earn your self-esteem, but you can pad the ‘done’ list by giving yourself credit for getting out of bed. It’s allowed.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Moon in Taurus opposes Venus in your sign on Sunday. You might be a bit too tender-hearted for your own good, yes, you, tough, crusty ol’ Scorpio. You may be flattered by someone, or give in too easily when you need to stand up for values (Venus) and family feeling. If you can figure a way to combine that with your great generosity, good. Write up a repayment schedule for that loan to your dear boy; forgive a slight but insist on an apology. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your twelfth house may signal that you push yourself too hard; pace yourself or organize a work crew to get it done.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your sixth and twelfth houses; you may visit sick relatives (Moon) in the hospital or take a loved one to the clinic. Express your feeling side; cheer up those who are shut-in, because no one is a better than you. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your eleventh house can help you get a lot done, especially if you team up with a friend to get each other’s chore done. Your weekend really begins, tho, when Moon enters fire-sign Aries Saturday afternoon; get some people together for a pickup game.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Best day is probably Sunday, when the high-energy Moon-Mars opposition helps you gets a physically demanding job done. The Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your fifth and eleventh houses; friends may ask favors that you are not inclined to grant but you may give in too easily. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your tenth house of career can really keep your nose to the grindstone at work; your hard work is not likely to go unnoticed.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your fourth and tenth houses; family and career demands may put you in a bind. You will probably pass up that promotion in order to spend time with family, but think carefully if there isn’t some way to combine trips or whatever to meet all your obligations. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your ninth house helps you devise and maintain a plan to get that novel written, or the college course studied for.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon-Venus opposition on Sunday affects your third-ninth houses. It is possible you will be prevailed upon to loan a car to someone, or possibly chip in on a sibling’s tuition. Well, OK, but you have a right to demand professional services for free once they’ve graduated. Thursday’s Sun-Saturn conjunction in your eighth house may highlight issues related to insurance and wills. Saturn’s presence could signal a death in the family, but more likely you will make a decision about insurance.