Your Milky Way Horoscope July 10-16, 2011

July 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury in Leo sextiles Mars at 14 degrees Gemini at 11:28 pm Monday. You will be quite emphatic in your statements, so make sure you can back them up with Gemini facts. Also favors athletics (good hand-eye coordination), manual labor, working with heat or fire (like at the backyard grill). You’ll be busy with lots of errands, messages, and possibly crafts.

Venus in Cancer squares Saturn at 11 degrees Libra at 3:35 am Wednesday. The Venus-Saturn square can make us feel unloved, or undeserving of love, or make us withhold affection from others. It might be well to get advice from a mentor or older person, who will help put things in right perspective.

Friday features the Full Moon at 22 degrees Capricorn (opposite a Cancer Sun). It is exact at 2:40 am. The Moon’s last traditional aspect is an opposition to Venus on Thursday morn. Its last actual aspect is an uncomfortable inconjunct to Mercury in Leo about 7 pm Thursday. The main issue is feeling that we are not loved, valued and nurtured by the ones we love, and expressing our needs so that this situation does not drag on. Mercury in Leo is not shy about the latter.

Since there are not too many planetary non-moon aspects this week, we could talk about the asteroids a bit. Ceres moves into Aries on July 12. (It will trine Sun in Leo on July 24.) Ceres might not like the dry heat of Aries this month; let’s hope that farmers have enough soil moisture to get thru this transit without damage to crops. Ceres retrogrades back into wet Pisces in August and remains there thru the harvest season. That suggests the crop will be abundant, tho I hope that fields will not be too wet to harvest. On the personal level, people will crave plenty of Tex-Mex spicy foods while Ceres is in Aries, so keep a supply of fresh salsa on hand. Cooking with fire will have a special attraction, too, keeping the grill busy on a daily basis till your charcoal supply runs out. Ceres in Aries is constantly busy and possibly too helpful. Ceres in Pisces is very intuitive, sometimes religious, and loves to take care of her loved ones.

Pallas is retrograding from 12 degrees to 5 degrees Aquarius this month. Pallas in Aquarius is adept at applying practical knowledge in a practical way; she also enjoys group projects which may be humanitarian in nature.

Juno is transiting the last decan of Virgo this month until it enters Libra July 28, when it will oppose Ceres in Aries. Juno in Virgo is extremely fair-minded, also just about phobic when it comes to dealing with germs. So if you are attending a Virgo cookout, you can trust that the food has been prepared and handled safely. Juno in Libra insists on equality in relationships. The opposition at the end of the month says it might be wise to use more caution about food safety.

Vesta is retrograding from 19 to 14 degrees of Aquarius this month. Vesta in Aquarius curbs her ego in order to (or until) complete her chores. Vesta may not be comfortable here, but she is a good teammate who pitches in to get the job done.

Chiron is retrograding from 5 to 4 degrees Pisces this month. Chiron sextiles Jupiter in Taurus most of the month, since Jupiter has such a wide orb. This suggests that healing may come from Taurean comforts like massage, or from hydrotherapies (Pisces). You might check out local spas for sample treatments, or just visit the whirlpool tub at the nearest health club.

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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.

ARIESMarch 20-April 19 – The Full Moon on Friday accents your solar tenth house of career. The squares to your natal planets say that perhaps a job offer will not please your family; maybe you love your home too much to relocate. The first aspect the Moon makes after the FM is a sextile to Uranus in your sign, so I think that you should be cautious about making a snap decision about a job offer on Friday and wait at least another day, possibly through the weekend, before making that decision.

TAURUSApril 20-May 20 – Sunday’s Sun-Moon trine favors taking a short trip with your mate, possibly in or near a watery location or attraction. The Moon is in compatible Capricorn Wed-midday Fri. Wednesday favors having lunch with a friend whose ideals you admire. I see noise and aggravation at supper time that day, but you should be able to get some quiet time to just curl up with a mystery later that night. You may be stressed Thursday morning over a legal matter, but trust that it will turn out fine. Friday’s Full Moon is in your solar ninth house; I think you will be tremendously relieved when a legal matter is behind you.

GEMINIMay 21-June 20 – The Mercury-Mars sextile on Monday night helps you make constructive arguments; also someone’s words can make you literally excited. A Moon-Mars opposition Tuesday can put a chip on your shoulder; don’t invite trouble. A friend may vouch for you on Friday. Saturday poses a possible grand trine in air; Moon in Aquarius trines Saturn in Libra, which in turn will trine your natal planets. Air trines are very intellectual; it’s a good time to generate ideas with a bull session, or listen to your psychic impressions.

CANCERJune 21-July 22 – The Moon in Scorpio trines Sun in Cancer Sunday morning; relationships with your loved ones should be smooth, fueled by deep emotions. Wednesday night’s Moon-Jupiter trine in comfortable earth signs favors dinner or a party with good friends. You may feel rather affectionate toward your mate on Thursday morn when Venus in Cancer receives the Moon’s rays. Friday’s Full Moon is in your opposite sign, Capricorn. I think a surprise in your career sector is in the near future and will please you.

LEOJuly 23-Aug. 22 – Jogging with friends helps you burn off some calories on Sunday am, Tuesday am, and late Saturday. On Monday, the Moon in Sag trines Uranus in Aries, combined with your natal planets makes a grand trine in fire signs. Fire grand trines tempt us to keep going till our last bit of inner fuel is spent, so force yourself to stop for breaks. Monday’s Mercury-Mars sextile comes late in the day but favors energetic discussion; your words may really excite people so plan what you want to say ahead of time. Get your chores out of the way early Saturday and enjoy the rest of the day. A late gathering with friends is favored, when the Moon and Mars boost spirits.

VIRGOAug. 23-Sept. 22 – Best days may be Wed-Fri when the Moon is in compatible Capricorn. There may be some kind of showdown over who’s the boss when dealing the kids on Wednesday. A Moon-Jupiter trine in earth signs meshes with your natal planets for a grand trine in earth on Wednesday night; you can be extra productive and practical. The Full Moon in Capricorn Friday morn puts the accent on friends and creativity; perhaps you’d like to join a group to learn more about your hobby or crafts.

LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Monday night, a friend offers helpful advice regarding a legal matter or help with editing a publishing project. You may feel burdened by home ownership or chores early Thursday, but you really do love that house; maybe an attitude adjustment is in order. Friday’s Full Moon in Capricorn stresses the family and career axis; challenging you to balance the two. I think the edge will go to your mate and children, definitely, who will show some of the fun and laughs they enrich your life with on Friday night.

SCORPIOOct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio till Monday morn. The Moon in Scorpio trines Sun in Cancer Sunday morning; relationships with your loved ones should be smooth, fueled by deep emotions. There are no other aspects Sunday, so you might just spend the day on a family outing. The Full Moon in Capricorn Friday morn puts the accent on your solar third house (aka the kitchen sink) which rules siblings, neighbors, short trips, communications, computer software, etc. You may hunt for some software related to your profession, or to a home-based sideline.

SAGITTARIUSNov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 5:47 am Monday till Wednesday morning. The Moon squares fuzzy-headed Neptune during the Monday morning commute; drink your java because you’ll want to be extra alert. Try out a joke on someone during lunch. The evening is marred by difficult aspects to the Moon from Venus and Jupiter; your feelings that you deserve so much more love and abundance are not reflected in your current reality. Lighten up and don’t be so judgmental, then love will flow. A Moon-Mars opposition Tuesday can put a chip on your shoulder; don’t invite trouble.

CAPRICORNDec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 10:14 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. A square to Uranus Wednesday evening either makes you finicky over supper, or puts you in a tizzy. Relax with a nice mystery or puzzle, or by playing with the children later that evening. You’re in a pessimistic mood early Thursday morning, but a favor or compliment comes your way within hours. The Full Moon in your sign Friday offers an opportunity to work on meeting your emotional needs in a mature way.

AQUARIUSJan. 20-Feb. 17 – Monday night’s Mercury-Mars sextile can mean excited chatter between your spouse and the rest of the family; you may have to play referee if the discussion gets TOO spirited. You will probably seek quiet corners and retreat when the moon is in Capricorn Wed-Fri. The Moon is in Aquarius from 4:30 pm Friday thru the weekend. Careful not to overdo breakfast or brunch on Saturday morn, no matter how Jupiter tempts you. Other than that, Saturday gives you plenty of energy to accomplish lots of chores (Saturn) with plenty left over for sports or dancing at the end of the day.

PISCESFeb. 18-March 19 – Sunday morn may be an emotional time, when Moon in Scorpio trines Sun in Cancer, making a grand trine in water signs if you toss in your natal planets. Listen to your intuition during this transit, since your antenna will be way up. Tuesday morning’s Moon-Mars opposition in Sag-Gemini can be stressful as you try to juggle family and career demands. A woman friend could be pulling your leg when you meet her for lunch on Wednesday. The Full Moon in Capricorn Friday morn puts the accent on friends, clubs and creativity. You may join a group related to career development or career counseling.

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