Your Milky Way Horoscope Jan. 8-14, 2012

January 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

By Milky Way Maid

Hope your New Year’s celebrations were merry as well as safe.

Mercury, as I noted last week, enters Capricorn on Jan. 8 at 1:34 am. What is Mercury in Capricorn like? A negative expression is the desire to be an authority on a given subject; that sounds admirable until one does not know the answer to something and then declares he doesn’t want to be confused by the facts. But giving up a need for authority, and dropping pretense, lets this Mercury concentrate on filling the informational needs of others – and thereby becoming a true resource for all. Must guard against being too pessimistic or dour; Edgar Allan Poe is one example of someone who used this Mercury well. Others with Mercury in Capricorn are Barry Goldwater, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Richard Nixon.

Mercury trines Jupiter at zero degrees Taurus Sunday at 1:05 pm. This aspect favors transactions, the study of theoretical subjects like philosophy-law-religion, real estate, positive thinking and optimism.

Mercury squares Uranus at 1 degrees Aries at 6:23 pm Sunday. This aspect can be impulsive and accident-prone, so be sure to signal your intentions when driving. On the one hand you may be jittery, and on the other, your mind is working so fast you may need to jot down ideas before you lose them. Both planets are very mental, and you could latch onto insights that are more profound than you realize. That is why I suggest writing them down because an application for your insight may not occur till later (AFTER you’ve forgotten all about it).

The Sun trines Mars at 22 degrees Virgo at 11:46 pm Thursday. Favors all physical tasks and athletics. You can dig deep down for still more drive to finish or score or reach the top of that mountain.

Venus joins Neptune at 29 degrees Aquarius at 10:17 am Friday the Thirteenth. One’s sense of reality is weak, and one receive a reality check – soon– to shake these cobwebs from your eyes. One tends to be in love with love, as they say, and that dreamboat you met serves better as an object of inspiration for your creative pursuits, than for a flesh-and-blood life partner. Venus under the influence of Neptune is given to unconditional love, but without commitment – and anyway, Neptune is ill disposed to commit. One may wake up later complaining of being misled, when it turns out that one deceived oneself most of all. HOWEVER, is excellent for writing, composing, painting, acting, or engaging in any artistic field.

Venus enters Pisces on Sat., Jan. 14 at 12:47 am. Venus in Pisces is most considerate and self-sacrificing. Venus in Pisces may be most useful to the artist, musician and singer, and sometimes those who work in the other arts. Artists and performers with Venus here include Barbra Streisand, Vincent Van Gogh, George Harrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Leontyne Price, Sandra Dee, Carol Channing, and Victor Hugo. It may surprise you to know that both George Washington and Richard Nixon had Venus in Pisces, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Adlai Stevenson. This Venus’ keyword or ideal is compassion, and with it, unconditional love.

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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 – Sunday morning may be stressful, with everyone wanting to do their own thing. On Sunday night, you really must use caution whenever impatience grabs you by the itchy trigger finger. The month is one of trying to balance home and career demands; make quality time. Don’t miss an important luncheon or announcement midday Wednesday. Get acquainted with new staffers Thursday afternoon. Saturday is devoted to quality time with your mate. Venus’ entry into your solar third house ushers in a month when your guardian angel is working on your behalf.

TAURUSApril 20-May 20 – You decide to take legal or publishing matters into your own hands Sunday. About 1 pm Sunday promises good news re those same matters. All communications are the focus of the month’s Full Moon Monday, with creative pursuits or romance favored. Friday’s Mercury-Pluto conjunction sharpens your investigative or forensic skills; this includes writing a mystery novel. In fact, Friday may be the best day of the week, for all you do. Venus entering Pisces ushers in a month of running fundraisers or enjoying the company of kindred spirits.

GEMINIMay 21-June 20 – Sunday morning may have a power struggle over money; you might have to open your piggy bank. The Full Moon again accents both your money and shared funds, tho a family business may prove profitable. Thursday and Friday are good days to discuss that venture. Saturday is devoted to quality time with the kids, possibly with a friend and their children. Also on Saturday, Venus enters your career house, ushering in a month of possible bonuses or extra perks.

CANCERJune 21-July 22 – The Moon is in home-loving Cancer as the week begins, till late Monday. Mercury enters your opposite sign on Sunday, indicating that perhaps your mind and your heart speak different things to you. Try to demonstrate to your mate that you have mutual interests, show how if you took a class in X then you can help him with Y. The Full Moon at 2:30 am Monday has the Moon applying to a sextile to Mars; the month promises to be quite busy with errands, deliveries or messages.

LEOJuly 23-Aug. 22 – Mull over career matters on Sunday; you may have to change your mind about what or how you are willing to do. The Moon is in Leo from 11:35 pm Monday till early Thursday. Try not to be fixated on getting more money; maybe the chance to stretch yourself is more important. On Wednesday, don’t fixate on getting thanks or appreciation; often people feel awkward about saying thanks or are distracted. The Full Moon indicates opportunities this month to broker loans or other deals. Venus’ entry into your solar eighth house ushers in a month when you magnetically attract money to you, possibly via a loan or your mate.

VIRGOAug. 23-Sept. 22 – About 1 pm Sunday is excellent for building or designing something; attend a class if you intend to apply your skill on a practical level. You may want to share a jog or game with a friend Monday morn before work – but if they ask a favor, you may have to refuse. On Wednesday, you and your children may prefer a quiet retreat. The Moon is in Virgo from 4:44 am Thursday till Saturday morn. Early Thursday (about 6 am) offers another excellent day to advance your interests, possibly in publishing or in the legal arena. The Full Moon indicates that you benefit this month from exercising or playing sports with friends or in a league.

LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22 – An important discussion needs to be help Sunday about how the family funds are shared or disbursed. The Full Moon Monday indicates that you may benefit this month from having a private exercise area, but be aware of what job-related expenses may really cost you. Thursday and Friday may be quiet days when you hole up and focus on tasks. Thursday night favors a late dinner at home with candles on the table. The Moon enters Libra at 8:28 am Saturday, where it remains thru the weekend. You enjoy the company of a very different, very humorous date.

SCORPIOOct. 23-Nov. 21 – On Sunday you determine to find a way to reach a mass audience with your blog or other writings. The Full Moon Monday indicates that a male friend may be able to refer you a lawyer or editor; also, time to pay club dues. There may be some adjustments for the better in the workplace Wednesday, pay attention to ergonomics. Meeting a friend at the local watering hole after work promises a good chat and possibly a referral. Pisces’ entrance into your fifth house of romance ushers in a month of flirting and new relationships; everyone is SO NICE to each other.

SAGITTARIUSNov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for anyone in the health care field or who performs a brokerage-type service. You may have to waive a fee in order to get the business, however. Wednesday offers a positive change for you pocketbook if you are willing to budget. Friday offers positive steps at work; have an early discussion about strategy. Energy is quite high Friday night for sports or romance. Venus’ entrance into your solar fourth house of family may indicate sprucing up the home with paint or wallpaper. You could play host to a female guest.

CAPRICORNDec. 22-Jan. 19 – On Sunday night, you really must use caution whenever impatience grabs you by the itchy trigger finger. The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for proceedings in the legal or publishing arenas; you may have to make public appearances to promote a book, for example. Many positive days this week for Capricorns, altho not without stresses. You like challenges and some easy ones come your way. A chance you’ll start a long trip Thursday night so pack carefully. Venus’ entry into your solar third house Saturday ushers in a month of socializing and visits, maybe even a love letter.

AQUARIUSJan. 20-Feb. 17 – You enjoy an outing with just family Sunday afternoon. The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for changing over to a spouse’s health plan, for one thing (weigh your options carefully). A moment in the spotlight beckons on Wednesday. Talking about joint finances helps everything run smoothly from here on. Venus’ entry Saturday into your solar second house ushers in a month of finding extra money in your wallet; you may receive late holiday gifts and share them with dear ones.

PISCESFeb. 18-March 19 – Sunday visits to friends and relatives lets you catch up with those missed over the holidays. The Full Moon Monday indicates a favorable month for children, creative pursuits, and for enjoyment of times spent with one’s spouse. A Thursday dinner with a spouse’s friends can end in a moving a project forward. Friday you just want to cocoon at home with your new book. Venus’ entry Saturday into your solar first house ushers in a month of sprucing yourself up; visit the salon and ditch ratty clothes. 


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