Your Milky Way Horoscope April 8-14, 2012
By Milky Way Maid
Happy Easter, everybody!
Venus at 5 degrees Gemini is sextile Uranus in Aries at 12:51 pm Monday. Venus-Uranus aspects put us into contact with strangers, people who speak foreign languages, or people with unusual (to us) ways of dressing, acting, thinking. The sextile denotes positive interactions, fondness – we may become dear friends with someone very different from ourselves.
Mercury at 26 degrees Pisces is inconjunct Saturn in Libra at 3:16 am Thursday. The inconjunct denotes having to alter something; sometimes this means rearranging the furniture (literally or metaphorically). So this aspect means that the experts, the pros (Saturn) are forced to alter the way they think about something, possibly to alter the way they measure something. In Pisces, the “thing” could be religious ideas, ideals vs “real life”, hope vs a Virgoan cool analysis, etc.
Mars at 3 degrees, 41′ Virgo goes direct at 11:53 pm Friday. Times when planets go retrograde and direct are very important for us to take note of – and not just Mercury. Venus retrograde periods can denote a “change of heart”. The Jupiter retrograde period is a time to broaden the mind and raise one’s consciousness. So with the Mars retrograde, it is a phase in which we – to the outer world, at least – seemed to slack off. But inside, we are recharging our batteries, and will return to the fray much refreshed and eager to get back to work-life-sports, etc. We may arrive at a new goal for ourselves, and apply all our new-found energies to achieving it. Note how the direct station degree contacts your natal planets. I have been ill during the retrograde (nothing major), and the direct station degree makes an aspect to my natal Mars, so I am rather looking forward to a renewal of energy very soon. Let’s hope so, at least!
We are being a given a gift of two planetary stations within two weeks this month. Let’s make a conscious effort to apply them to good, worthwhile projects and careers.
Venus at 9 degrees Gemini is inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 12:52 pm Saturday. Another inconjunct! Aaaeeiii! Compare to the inconjunct described above. Pluto is the “powers-that-be” which may be influences operating behind the scenes. Venus is values as well as love; Venus also rules the Dollar, sugar and other sweets, butter, cattle, music, art, fine furniture and cabinetry, etc. In other words, most of the things that make life comfortable. It could be that the modern robber barons feel they need to raise prices of certain commodities for an improved profit picture?
I started putting up some info related to the 2012 Election on a new Page on the WordPress site. Have to dig up stuff on candidate birth dates and make up a few charts for them.
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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 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may surprise you with how highly a relative or neighbor thinks of you. Tuesday night is great for brainstorming or just socializing. Plans may be upset Wednesday night. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar sixth house of health, an excellent place to have it! Your batteries, now fully recharged, enable you to go back to work or the gym with renewed vigor.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may uncover hidden assets or lost bank accounts. The Moon trines Jupiter in your sign on Thursday afternoon; you might find a fascinating article or course on another culture online. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar fifth house of children and fun; you are ready to start enjoying life again, perhaps even engaging in sports.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may bring a new friend into your life. A rather unusual person – but a dear friend. Monday pm is stressful when the Moon squares first Neptune then Mars; confusion and wasted effort results. You are glad to do a favor midday Saturday. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar fourth house of home; you realize you have a desire to make your house look more like a home, perhaps doing this as a family project.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may not be so favorable to you; in fact I would watch carefully any new employee or partner at work to find out what their agenda is. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar third house of messages and education; you realize you have a desire to go back to school or teach. Teaching may be in the form of an online blog of how-to columns.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may mean that a dear friend’s legal proceeding is aided by unorthodox pleading. Best day may be Tuesday night when you might brainstorm with others or just socialize. On Saturday you may help your spouse do a favor for a friend. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar second house of finances; Mars denotes fees and commissions here, so you may see an upsurge of income in that form.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday favors your employer offering you a benefit that you did not expect. Monday pm is stressful when the Moon squares first Neptune then Mars; confusion and wasted effort results. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar first house of self; you feel a renewed ambition, or desire, to achieve new goals – and you might be darn near unstoppable.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may mean you meet a rather interesting and unusual person on campus, perhaps teaching a course. Tuesday night is serene, so plan something with the kids. You are glad to do a favor midday Saturday. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar twelfth house of endings; you might find you have a great desire to get rid of debt, anger, resentment, or strife.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in intense Scorpio on Easter Sunday and till midday Monday. There’s some chance you blow something way out of proportion in dealing your spouse Sunday – but I think it is more likely that your thoughts may turn to expanding the family. The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday could be pretty awkward for you, possibly interrupting payment for your sideline job or payment into your 401K. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar eleventh house of friends and service organizations; you might devote a great deal of energy in a new fund-raising drive, or in a sports league.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 11:12 am Monday till midday Wednesday. The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may bring an unusual (legal or educational) advisor into your life. Monday pm is stressful when the Moon squares first Neptune then Mars; confusion and wasted effort results. Tuesday night is serene tho, so plan something with the kids. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar tenth house of career; you may latch onto a new job in a Mars-type field, such as sports or sales.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday favors hosting an exchange student or other foreign guest in your home. The Moon is in Capricorn from 1:02 pm Wednesday till Friday afternoon. Plans may be upset Wednesday night, but Thursday pm is rather lucky. You’re not feeling warm n fuzzy Friday morn. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar ninth house of law, college, internet, etc; you may have a new or renewed desire to get a college degree, to teach or coach, or travel.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may mean that an unusual neighbor or relative takes a shine to one of your kids. The Moon is in Aquarius from 5:48 pm Friday thru the weekend. Indulge your creative outlets Friday night. You are glad to do a favor midday Saturday. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar eighth house of joint accounts and insurance; you may desire to reduce debts and obligations affecting your joint accounts.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday may mean you splurge on some home redecorating, funded by a small windfall. Monday pm is stressful when the Moon squares first Neptune then Mars; confusion and wasted effort results. Mars goes direct this weekend in your solar seventh house of partners and the public; you may have a renewed desire for your partner and plan a second honeymoon. Or you may finally realize what kind of partner you want, ditch the one you have and go after a more attractive sort.