Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 12-18, 2012

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Victor Hugo

Author Victor Hugo used his Mercury in Pisces to write masterful novels such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Image via Wikipedia

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The asteroid Pallas Athena enters Pisces at 12:05 am Sunday, Feb. 12. Pallas is not really comfortable in such a feeling, spiritual sign like Pisces. Pisceans may be quite stressed and torn between the influence of Neptune in their sign (bringing out latent spiritual and humanitarian values) and the very practical, very self-controlled Pallas. Pallas might allow herself to respond to music, and that is about it for her. Pallas remains in Pisces until about mid-May, then the Neptune influence can begin to express itself more freely and openly.

The Sun enters Pisces at 1:18 am Sunday, Feb. 19. Happy birthday to all the Fishes! People with the Sun in Pisces tend to be impressionable and/or psychic. Pisceans are probably best at manifesting their inner world onto the outer world; if their inner life is a shambles, that is what they manifest, and the same hold true if their inner life is serene and creative. Its natural ruler Neptune enters this sign in February, a spiritual influence that many of us might resist to no avail.

Mercury trines Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 1:44 pm Monday. Serious talk, serious mood and serious work. No one is in a mood for the idle chatter by the coffee machine after lunch. That’s OK, maybe we can all catch up on everything in the in-box today.

Mercury also enters Pisces, at 8:38 pm Monday. Mercury in Pisces accents the creative imagination. Pisceans are good at learning by osmosis, seeming to just pick it up from the air. They know some things intuitively without knowing how they know it. Yet these people can absorb too much tension from their surroundings and become ill, even mentally overtaxed to the point of physical breakdown from too much work or stress. Needs a creative outlet. Famous people with Mercury here include Adelina Patti, Leontyne Price, Victor Hugo, Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Poitier and Robert Frost.

Venus in Aries squares Pluto at 8 degrees Capricorn at 1:32 pm Wednesday. Venus-Pluto squares have a lot to do with romantic obsession. Persons affected by this aspect tend to try too hard to control a relationship and don’t give it room to grow. And you know that livings things that don’t grow tend to start dying on the vine. So think about it.

The Sun trines Saturn at 29 degrees Libra at 11:02 am Saturday. People affected by this aspect may be called on to manage the details, to organize and plan. Responsibility (Saturn) may be thrust upon you. You may even receive honors or awards, which is also Saturn. Saturn rules science, so you will tend to be more methodical and logical.

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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 – Your spouse hits it off with friends of yours at a relaxed gathering on Sunday. Fight off a rare self-pitying mood late Monday or early Tuesday. On Wednesday you may be the recipient of fond greetings from a distant school chum. The boss really lays down the power trip Friday afternoon. It turns out that the teacher of your spouse’s class is an old friend of yours.

TAURUSApril 20-May 20 – On Sunday you may actually feel like getting out and exercising in this wonderful weather we’ve been having. Be skeptical of things that a friend says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. Midday Tuesday is stressful balancing the demands of your spouse and a parent. Your lawyer (or possibly a professor) throws his weight around Friday afternoon.

GEMINIMay 21-June 20 – Be skeptical of things that a boss says late Monday or early Tuesday; your know what they say about promises, promises. Tuesday afternoon is stressful dealing with the public or bosses; don’t volunteer to do sales presentations. On Wednesday a friend may introduce you or give you a referral. Your insurance company may not be inclined to cut you any slack Friday afternoon.

CANCERJune 21-July 22 – Be skeptical of things that a lawyer or editor says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. On Wednesday the boss may offer extra hours or some recognition. Your spouse lays down the law Friday afternoon, possibly nixing plans for a romantic evening. Saturday favors making a good decision about insuring your family.

LEOJuly 23-Aug. 22 – Be skeptical of things that an insurance rep says late Monday or early Tuesday; read the brochure three times. On Wednesday a professional acquaintance may pass along your business card; this is also a good day to generate ideas. A coworker may refuse to help you out Friday afternoon, or demand an equal favor in return. A Saturday class may turn out to be quite useful to you.

VIRGOAug. 23-Sept. 22 – You are likely to spend for emotional reasons Sunday so leave the checkbook at home. Be skeptical of public statements and of new people you meet late Monday or early Tuesday; check them out. Tuesday afternoon is stressful dealing with home, family and spouse. On Wednesday a coworker may give you something for the home. A child may throw a temper tantrum Friday afternoon; be firm but do not raise your voice.

LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra as the week begins, but only till dinner hour. You enjoy a chat over lunch discussing current events. An attack of the blues about 4 pm Sunday should be waited out. If you are watching your budget, avoid shopping with the Moon in Sag early in the week. On Wednesday your spouse may actually give you a love letter. You share more of your thoughts and feelings, especially with your children on Thursday. You show who rules the roost Friday afternoon. Saturday morn you might pack up the family for a brief getaway.

SCORPIOOct. 23-Nov. 21 – Sunday is probably a day for cocooning. The Moon is in Scorpio from 5:01 pm Sunday till Tuesday night. You may feel indulgent towards your children or loved one on Sunday night, possibly treating them to a movie. Be skeptical of things that children or a new beau says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. Juggling family demands may be stressful Tuesday. A sibling tries to throw his/her weight around Friday afternoon, but you never give in to bullying tactics.

SAGITTARIUSNov. 22-Dec. 21 – Be skeptical of things that a family member says late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. The Moon is in Sag from 7:56 pm Tuesday till late Thursday. Tuesday afternoon is stressful at home. On Wednesday one of the kids may thank you for sending them to college. You may be tempted to blow the whole wad on Friday afternoon, but resist ruining your budget.

CAPRICORNDec. 22-Jan. 19 – Be skeptical of emails from strangers late Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. On Wednesday a family member may let you in on a secret. The Moon is in Capricorn from 12:03 am Friday till next Sunday. Your emotions may swing out of control Friday afternoon, but keep a grip on reality.

AQUARIUSJan. 20-Feb. 17 – Be wary of sales pitches Monday or early Tuesday; your own wishful thinking might be taken advantage of. But do write yourself an imaginary check for future earnings. Midday Tuesday may be too stressful to eat lunch; do your stomach a favor and eat in a quiet corner. You may cross swords with the boss on Tuesday. On Wednesday you may introduce a sibling to a friend of yours.

PISCESFeb. 18-March 19 – Sunday may be a creative day for self-expression. Be wary of assumptions you make late Monday or early Tuesday; you have a hard time seeing yourself clearly. Tuesday afternoon is stressful at work. Thursday may be the best day of the week at work and when working alone on a project. A friend tries to throw his weight around Friday afternoon, but friends who try that do not remain friends for long. Saturday you prefer just cocooning with hubby and a new book. 


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