Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 2-8, 2011
By Milky Way Maid
Wedding bells may ring for some of us, as Venus, the planet of love, conjoins Juno, the asteroid ruling marriage and partnerships, on Sunday, Oct. 2. Make your dates for that romantic dinner with the uncommitted beau you are so crazy about.
Mars in Leo squares Jupiter at 8 degrees of Taurus (which is BTW a critical degree) at 1:21 am Monday. Night owls will be playing the slots or anything else they feel lucky at. The fact that this is a critical degree, will I think mean that these fixed signs will finally break out of their ruts to take a risk on something. Leo, a sign that prefers to be acknowledged as the best, will be more competitive.
Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 19 degrees Libra at 6:01 pm Thursday. Libra loves discussing ideas (and ideals) anyway, and Mercury with Saturn emphasizes playing with words, concepts, numbers, and all scientific data and theories. This evening may find you crunching the numbers or dealing with statistics.
Venus in Libra trines Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius at 7:26 pm Friday. Ah, partnership-oriented Venus in Libra starts getting dreamy-eyed over a rather aloof Other. Creative types can find new inspiration and fresh spurt of artistic productivity. Try playing music to help you get into your groove.
Venus soon enters the sign of Scorpio at 1:50 am NEXT Sunday, Oct. 9. Where Venus in Libra insists on equality, Scorpio insists on total commitment. In the financial area, it might (emphasize might) be possible to get that loan or line of credit with Venus in this sign.
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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.
ARIES – March 20-April 19 – Venus and Juno conjoin in your solar seventh house of partnerships, so if you are not wedded now, you might at least latch onto a suitable partner this week. There is some threat of minor injuries this week so look around your house and yard to identify and remedy unsafe situations. Monday morning is a rather emotionally stressful time, when others may look to you for a course of action – sad to say, this may set the tone for the early part of the week. Thursday and Friday promise a chance to take a breather with an outing (or trip) with friends. Saturday might be spent at a private retreat, such as a cabin or out camping.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – This could be a stressful week, or it could be a chance to show how athletic you are. Mars in Leo, Jupiter in your sign, and Vesta in Aquarius form a T-square; and BTW Venus will form another one as it moves into Scorpio. You may have to learn to tap into inner resources as well as network with helpful people to weather this storm. You may have trouble getting your doc to understand what you think is the matter with you, but try to get him to order a blood test at least. Oh, and start building a little money stash in case cash flow is interrupted this month.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Wedding bells are ringing in your solar fifth house of romance this month, as Venus and Juno conjoin Oct. 3. Things may get serious with your beau very soon. Internet security may be an issue this week so pay attention to updates. Venus moves into Scorpio this week, your solar sixth house of work and health. You could get some compliments if not sales of your craft or hobby products. Maybe someone can give you a tip on a good craft show to display your wares at. South Node is about halfway through your sign now; you may notice a lack of energy as it goes over your Sun, but that should pass.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – You may be forced to examine fees, taxes and other commission charges you are being assessed. Take a magnifying glass to bills and contracts; perhaps if your situation warrants you can get relief from these fees by switching bank account types or institutions. Ask your local credit union about assuming a loan with high fees. On a happier note, a family member may announce an engagement. Have people you do business with sign releases to absolve you in case of injury.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The week begins with Mars in your sign squaring Jupiter; you challenge others to a (mostly) friendly game. Your competitive fires may be kindled! Also your Mars is opposed by Vesta, so you may be busy installing alarm or intercom systems (or even a mini gym) at home. Taking a class with your mate on Friday can open up a great deal of stimulating discussion about values and ideals. Venus will enter your solar fourth house, where you may be moved to paint or spruce up your home.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Jupiter in your solar ninth house of law is challenged in court by Mars in Leo. Can’t predict outcome at this time, but pick your lawyer carefully. Those who are romantically involved with a lawyer or counselor would be wise to avoid mixing business with pleasure. You may need a mental-health day from work, or choose to spend a weekend at that rustic cabin you love so much. Best day of the week may be Saturday, when easy sextiles unite the earth signs with restful Pisces.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Venus in your sign is conjunct Juno, the asteroid ruling marriage and other close partnerships, on Sunday, Oct. 2. Getting married? At least hang around someplace where you might meet suitable partners. Vesta in your solar fifth house trines the Sun in your sign; a romantic partner provides a sense of security; another beau may be more of a hearts-and-flowers type but offer only promises. Children may also help you out on a material level. With Uranus in your solar seventh house, a foreigner or someone with an accent is likely to be your mate. Mars in Leo indicates friends who may risk too much this month; don’t offer to bail them out.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – So much has been going on behind the scenes, just hang on a little longer and some favors will come your way soon. The North Node transiting your second house of money shows that as you gain skills in money management, things will bloom for you. This can be a stressful week, as things play out in all the major areas of your life. You might think about a home business, or a partnership situation. Chiron enters Pisces in your solar fifth house of recreation and romance; take care to warm up properly before exercise, and replace worn-out gym shoes for proper support.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The week begins with the Moon in Sag, until Monday morn. Sag enjoys the company of older friend Sunday morning; perhaps you could take gran out for brunch. The early afternoon is very favorable for enjoying the company of a young lady, for attending a concert or art show, or checking out the local music scene. A late-night movie appeals. Foot injuries are a definite possibility this month, which can be avoided if you carefully re-stack boxes and clear the steps of all items.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:16 am Monday till midday Wednesday. Monday morning may find you at loggerheads again with a Aries at home; I see you laying down the law. However, the evening is very pleasant, possibly enjoying a massage or a concert. Tuesday will probably be quite stressful; career issues demand a decision now. Chiron in the third points to possible injuries to hands or arms; wear proper gloves for yard work, and in general just think ahead.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 11:18 am Wednesday till Friday night. Try stopping at the local bookstore after work Wednesday; you might find a humorous book under a Uranus aspect. Things may get blown all out of proportion when dealing with family members at home early Thursday (or late Wed.). Dial down the emotions and stay cool. Things can get smoothed out by midday Thursday if you try to reach each other on a mental level. Thursday night favors handling the family budget. Friday is smooth sailing, especially if you are literally on the water by evening.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Chiron enters Pisces this month; you may be susceptible to ailments or injuries affecting the feet. Baby yourself with foot baths or pedicures, or see a podiatrist if needed. The Moon is in Pisces from 9:13 pm Friday through the weekend. The Moon conjuncts Chiron very late on Friday; you dwell on those who have wronged you, when you might ponder what you have learned from those you’ve met. Saturday midday finds you optimistic or even lucky; hang out at a bookstore, library, or sign up for a class.