Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 2-8, 2011
By Milky Way Maid
What did I tell ya about Dec. 26 and the wipeout planet Pluto?? The Sun-Pluto conjunction occurred on Sunday night at 5 degrees of Capricorn, right on my third house cusp. My computer was attacked that night and I had to shut it down and reboot to factory condition. It wiped out my purchased software, which I had to reinstall, and also the column for this week which was about half-done. Dunce that I am, I did not keep backing it up as I went along. That is changing right here and now, you bet.
So anyway, a Solar Eclipse helps usher in the New Year belatedly on Jan. 4, at 4:03 am and at 13 degrees, 39 minutes of Capricorn. Also exact that day are a Venus-Neptune square (in love with love and not seeing the other person realistically), a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction (boon for electronic and technical breakthroughs), Venus trine that Jove-Uranus combo, Moon square Saturn (some hard-headed realism and practicality), and Moon conjunct Mars in Capricorn. Whew. This is some lunation, and you don’t often see so many EXACT aspects going on the same day as an eclipse. There is a lot of cardinal energy along with that megawatt conjunction in Pisces. It reminds me of that line about “go ahead and build your castles in the air, but then build a foundation under them.” The cardinal energy (Sun, Moon, Saturn, Mars) is going to buckle down and get some things done.
Venus enters Sag at 7:30 am Friday. Venus in Scorpio was very intense, but now she is looking for some adventure, possibly would like to take a trip or go skiing.
The Sun in Capricorn squares Saturn at almost 17 degrees Libra at 9 am Friday, This is probably going to be very frustrating for the Capricorns with natal planets at 17 degrees. Cardinal signs really hate anyone telling them ‘no’ or even ‘later’. However, on the positive side, both signs will be able to muster the fortitude and discipline to meet any goal.
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 – Venus enters Sag on Friday morn, a more compatible placement for you. Venus in your solar ninth will bring some favors or offers of help regarding legal, college, the internet, or publishing matters. The core meaning of Venus is values, meaning people values versus money values. Which matters most to you? And how can you make the above areas of your life become a better reflection of your values?
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The best day this week is probably Wednesday, when sextiles from Moon in Capricorn to Jupiter-Uranus in Pisces, and again to Venus in Scorpio occur in the early morn. Partners and friends may be able to help with legal or publishing problems you have. If you have planets at 26-27 degrees of any signs, this issue is more likely to be impacted.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – A tale of woe awaits you if you get involved with a slick lawyer or ‘agent’. Neptune in Aquarius, in your solar ninth, is squared by Venus in Scorpio on Tuesday. You are usually pretty quick to pick up on when something doesn’t sound right, but this time you need to keep your purse closed and take your time. Because this aspect is on eclipse day it is possible that this warning should be extended for about four months.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Water signs and cardinal signs are both activated by this eclipse on Dec. 4, and Cancer is both. Venus in Scorpio, in your solar fifth house of children, fun, and creativity, squares Neptune in Aquarius, but also trines Jupiter-Uranus for a grand trine in water if you have natal planets at 26-27 degrees of water signs. This could be a marvelous, fortunate period of growth where you are just in the right place at the right time. I worry about Neptune, tho stealing away some of that good fortune with bad bookkeeping or someone defrauding you of your just earnings. So keep your receipts and your accounting up to snuff to prove any bills you present are duly payable.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Leo is not particularly favored by this solar eclipse in Capricorn on Tuesday, because so many aspects are from signs that are inconjunct to Leo (Cappy and Pisces). Leo is therefore called on to make still more adjustments and be very creative in finding ways to get along. The fact that Saturn in Libra, I count as in your favor; friends are your rock even if they demand something in return for their help. Also the Venus in Scorpio square to Neptune in Aquarius, even though it is in fixed signs, may help you find positions that demand a touch of glamour (Neptune).
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Eclipse Day conjunction of Jupiter-Uranus in Pisces opposes your sun sign from your solar seventh house; possibly your mate receives a boon of some kind, or maybe he just seems like he is tremendously generous all of a sudden. Enjoy it!. Saturn in your solar second house, though, is squared by Sun in Capricorn on Friday; your pocketbook may be impacted by legal or publishing issues. Fees may seem like an obstacle, or you may have to sue someone to get your services paid.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Be very cautious of new loves; Venus in your solar second house is squared by Neptune in the solar fifth house of romance. Meaning, that new love may just be looking for some deep pockets to get into. The fact that Venus also trines Jupiter-Uranus may mean this person seems very fascinating and generous, but just enjoy the hours spent, without making any promises of financial help. You may have to be quite firm with him/her by the time Friday is over. However, Thursday night has a very productive Moon-Saturn trine; you may finish that paper, chore, or go out to a classical concert. You may even be teaching a class that night, and loving it.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Venus in your sign is making the rounds. She trines Jupiter-Uranus in Pisces on Tuesday morning, while squaring Neptune. You may have a great boon but boy, be careful you don’t hand it all out in your excitement. Your solar third house is activated by this solar eclipse on Tuesday, the house that rules communications, transit, internet/computer, phones, emails and snail mail, neighbors, siblings, landlords, and local politics. Any issues going on with any of that? This eclipse may force things to a resolution.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from week’s start till early Monday. A Moon-Mercury conjunction in the morn has you burning up the phone lines or emailing. You will reach people you want to talk to. The evening has a Moon sextile Neptune and square Jupiter-Uranus; perhaps a comedy film will suit you.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 2:39 am Monday till midday Wednesday. A Moon-Pluto conjunction just after lunch Monday could denote an emotional wipeout, but more often it’s a chance to set goals for self-determination, etc. for the month/year. Tues: Friends could cost you money; avoid loaning anything. Good fortune thru siblings, relatives, neighbors, and the mail. You are ready to buckle down to work, and take on more responsibilities. Your emotions run high Tuesday night. Wednesday has easy, positive sextiles supporting you from Jupiter-Uranus and Venus; join a fundraiser ski event for example. Friday morn is likely to be frustrating, tho it may spur you to a new goal.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 11:08 am Wednesday till Friday night. The Moon trines Saturn about 8 pm Thursday; this is great for working on papers for school, research, scientific or legal work, or just buckling down to get chores done. A Moon-Mercury sextile mid-morn Friday is ideal for getting calls out of the way or clerical duties. Try to get as much done as possible because a Moon-Neptune conjunction in your sign can make your emotions difficult to handle. Good for seeing weepy movies but not a whole lot else.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 9:57 pm Friday thru the weekend. A Moon-Venus square may make you uncomfortable with a compliment Friday night; also you may not like the music at a club or concert. Saturday’s only aspect is a Moon-Pluto sextile, when you get a tip on how to take back control of some part of your life, possibly you want a chance to pick where you and friends go for the night.