Your Milky Way Horoscope May 13-19, 2012

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Geometry of a Total Solar Eclipse

Geometry of a Total Solar Eclipse — Hope this helps explain how it occurs.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Milky Way Maid


The Sun is conjunct Jupiter at 23 degrees Taurus at 9:23 am Sunday. The Sun conjunct Jupiter generally puts one in a very confident and positive mood, eager to reach out to new people, travel, and master new subjects. Taurus may be more of an armchair tourist, more content to explore their own community and garden. You may enjoy indulging someone (besides yourself, I mean). It can be very lucky, even for people who are not normally lucky at all.

Mercury at 8 degrees Taurus trines Mars in Virgo at 4:54 pm Sunday. Good for projects where good hand-eye coordination is needed, or working with heat or fire. Examples: crafts, sports, metal-working, surgery, glass-blowing, welding. Mercury-Mars aspects can spark heated discussion (OK, argument), and some of us may even initiate lawsuits under this aspect. Words excite us, for good or ill.

Venus goes retrograde at 23 degrees, 59′ of Gemini at 10:33 am Tuesday. Matters related to money or love can see reversals. The period when Venus is retrograde may see us have a “change of heart” about something or someone. Your values get examined, and maybe you decide to try to elevate people values above you money values – or vice versa if Venus is stressed by aspects.

Mars at 9 degrees Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn at 12:28 pm Wednesday. This is a great aspect to have touching the chart of a marathon runner or tri-athlete. One can dig deep for that extra bit of energy and will to complete a goal, cross the finish line, or vanquish an opponent.

Juno enters Scorpio at 2:15 am Thursday. The bad part about Juno in ol’ Scorp is that open communications are difficult for them – natives with this placement may definitely prefer the strong, SILENT type. Privacy is high on their list of values; this means that private discussions should stay private (not blabbed around to all your women friends or guy pals). Juno here has high standards for self and others, and generally lives up to her obligations. Juno is retrograde at the beginning of this transit, and after it goes direct again it will move into Sag in mid-September.

Pallas Athena enters Aries at 12:18 am Friday. This would seem like the natural home of Pallas, since in legend she sprang from the head of her father, Zeus. However, Pallas in Aries has a real problem with following through. Starts a dozen projects and finishes maybe one. Her head is so filled with ideas that it is hard to translate more than a fraction of them into concrete reality. Perhaps she needs a team under her, such as an R&D team, or a large staff, to help her realize all her potential. Drives herself hard and can benefit from doing handcrafts as a hobby or sideline – can innovate with new techniques or unusual materials. Palllas will be in Aries till the beginning of October, when it retrogrades into Pisces again.

Looking ahead, the Sun enters Gemini on May 20, and promptly goes into a Solar Eclipse at zero degrees Gemini. The Solar Eclipse is exact at 7:23 pm; the New Moon is exact at 7:47 pm. The Moon is conjunct Jupiter before eclipsing the Sun, and then its first aspect after that is a square to Neptune in Pisces. I may be wrong but I think that people with natal planets in the first degree of the mutable signs should be very cautious about their health. Go to the doc if nagging symptoms won’t go away.

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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 Moon is in Aries from 5:45 pm Tuesday till Friday morning. You stay up Tuesday to watch that late show. Mom could make a surprise visit or call Wednesday morn. The early-morning beauty on your Thursday jog is hard to tear yourself away from. With Juno entering your solar eighth house of joint resources, you may attract a mate with deep pockets. Pallas entering your sign spurs you to be more aggressive in pursuing your career.

TAURUSApril 20-May 20 – Your research and forensic powers are keen on Monday morn. The Moon is in Taurus from 6:03 am Friday till next Sunday night. You may have a very charming lunch companion on Friday, but don’t lend him or her money. Your energy will be off the chart Saturday; you could prep the whole garden. With Juno entering your solar seventh house of partners, you may try make a potential mate fit the mold, or a controlling person enters your life. Pallas entering your solar twelfth house helps you retain objectivity in dealing with those who are suffering.

GEMINIMay 21-June 20 – Your feelings may not be reciprocated Tuesday morn, so don’t offer a favor without naming a return favor. Venus goes retrograde in your sign this week. It does not mean that no one will love you till it goes direct, but your feelings about some people may change. Juno enters your solar sixth house of work, you may be either married to your work this summer or work with a spouse. Pallas entering your solar eleventh house helps you see your friends objectively. You ask yourself, is this person good for me or bad for me?

CANCERJune 21-July 22 – Midday Wednesday is probably the most stressful time of the week; it is difficult to please others. But if you probe a bit into what they really want, you can turn it around. Going home to an empty house Thursday can feel bleak; ask someone over. With Juno entering your solar fifth house of children, you may be more than normally strict regarding homework, curfews, etc. Pallas entering your solar tenth house is very much at home in a position of authority; you manage staff well, and you lead confidently.

LEOJuly 23-Aug. 22 – Thursday night is ideal for taking a class in a serious subject. Your charm comes in handy midday Friday if entertaining a client. With Juno entering your solar fourth house of home/family, you feel pressed to obtain family approval of your intended. You want to create the picture-book family with mom, dad, and 2.3 kids and a dog. Pallas entering your solar ninth house helps moderate your ego, and heaven knows you need help with that.

VIRGOAug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday morning, you enjoy planning your next long trip. Bickering can mar Sunday pm. Going in to work early Monday gives you quiet time to pore thru charts and reports. With Juno entering your solar third house of siblings makes you try to force siblings to conform to your idea of what is “normal”. You also bury yourself in mundane office life. Pallas entering your solar eighth house helps you deal with others’ end-of-life decisions in a detached way.

LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22 – Joint resources can improve Sunday morning if you take a chance. You could feel stranded Thursday afternoon; ask for a hand. Planning joint finances and home improvement carries into the wee hours Saturday. Juno entering your solar second house of finances makes you a more aloof mate, one who treats the mate like a trophy kept on the wall or shelf. Pallas entering your solar seventh house helps you sway others to adopt a position or policy.

SCORPIOOct. 23-Nov. 21 – Your mate looks like the best thing that ever happened in your life, as you gaze at him/her over breakfast Sunday. With Juno entering your solar first house of self, you may feel a spur to finding a mate (if unattached). You become more aware of social proprieties, and may even take a class in etiquette. Pallas entering your solar sixth house helps you assist others in figuring out what kind of work suits them; you might spend time in a service occupation or as a dietician or health worker.

SAGITTARIUSNov. 22-Dec. 21 – Try to remember Sunday that there can be too much of a good thing. The children make you laugh over Wednesday breakfast. You enjoy flirting over dinner Thursday. With Juno entering your solar twelfth house of privacy and retreats, you or your spouse may maneuver others behind the scenes. Pallas entering your solar fifth house increases enjoyment of strategy games like chess or bridge, possibly with you in the role of instructing children in chess.

CAPRICORNDec. 22-Jan. 19 – On Sunday afternoon you enjoy a good, substantive debate – with charts. Midday Wednesday is one of those times when you could build a house in one day, or tear it down in an hour. With Juno entering your solar eleventh house of groups, your spouse may discourage you from participating in your clubs and other groups as much as you’d like. Pallas entering your solar fourth house helps you start a small home-based business to burn off your restless energy.

AQUARIUSJan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is still in Aquarius for a few more hours on Sunday. The Sun-Jupiter conjunction lights up your solar fourth house of home and family; you may see some additions to your family or residence. You could host a wonderful party attended by who’s who from all over the world. With Juno entering your solar tenth house of career, it would be wise for the time being to refrain from talking about company secrets outside the company. Pallas entering your solar third house helps you enjoy talking about your work; you may even teach a summer class.

PISCESFeb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 7:42 am Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. Watch your temper on Sunday night. On Monday morn you may have to work with an older person who teaches you a few new tricks. If you need to speak with someone in person, about 8 am Tuesday favors reaching agreement. With Juno entering your solar ninth house of law and philosophy, you may soon travel with your partner. Pallas entering your second house of finances helps you draw up a budget and save more.


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