Your Milky Way Horoscope July 8-14, 2012
By Milky Way Maid
Vesta enters Gemini on Monday, 5:25 pm. What does Vesta sacrifice FOR when in Gemini? She is willing to sacrifice for ideas and beliefs. Vesta here also can sacrifice for the sake of their children – occasionally is denotes denial of offspring. Anyway, I see people getting more involved in the presidential campaign this summer, with more discussion of the issues online and while canvassing local neighborhoods. It is also possible that the OWS movement will regain steam. Vesta will be in Gemini till late April of 2013.
Uranus goes retrograde at 5:49 am Friday. It will station at 8 degrees, 32′ of Aries. Let’s talk a bit about Uranus stations and retrograde. Stephanie Clement has some notes on all the planetary retrogrades; about Uranus retrograde she writes: “outward conformist behavior masks inner feelings of non-conformity, or goes out of their way to upset others apple carts.” (www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/retrogradeplanets.htm) This may be more true of the natal planet than of the transits, although I think many of us will long to break out of their routines and “feel the wind in their hair”. Under the transits we may ignore the prescribed methods of doing things, possibly just to see what the result it. Dane Rudhyar writes of the Uranus stations:
His consciousness is being transformed, his mind transfigured, by the focusing of the Uranian electric flow which shatters and burns away all inertia and fear, all reliance upon tribal, social, or religious security, all sense of satisfaction with self and achievements of self, even those which appear most ‘spiritual’.
Uranus, I have also been told, represents the Christ principle. The Christ does not recognize societal valuations such as one person or class or occupation being of more value than any other. On the soul level, everyone is equal and sacred and has a full right to be here. You find this thread in Buddhist thought also, when for example as an exercise one is asked to meet everyone on the soul level for just one day – as a start, anyway. May I suggest to my readers that they try out this exercise for at least one day, and preferably a week, while Uranus is retrograde or stationing?
More from Rudhyar:
Uranus needs no longer be regarded as a power of negative disruption, even though its Visitations may still shake the reoriented personality to the very core of its being, and may be annunciations of eventual liberation from the earth-born body. Uranus, at this stage of the Illumined Road, is a power of transfiguration. It releases light through the personality aglow with the mystery of spiritual gestation – the light of fulfillment.
Mercury at 12 degrees Leo sextiles Venus in Gemini at 6:41 pm Saturday. We just had this same aspect on May 3, before Venus went retrograde (they are both direct again now). Retrogrades indicate going back over the same ground, so check your diaries or appointment books to see what the issues were that week. Mercury and retrograde Venus were conjunct on June 1; see if that date is significant, too. Parents who have children with reading problems may see them benefit from reading programs or storytelling
Hold on to your hats again, Mercury goes retrograde at 10:16 pm Saturday – Mercury will station at 12 degrees, 33′ of Leo. It will turn direct on August 8. Mercury retrograde asks us to correct our way of thinking, to check our assumptions, to ask ourselves if we are plugging in the right data in the equation – or even using the right equation. One of the upsides is that often during the retrograde we FIND OUT information that contradicts what we had assumed without even thinking about it – sometimes we find out these things BY ACCIDENT which is also a good way of describing Merc retrograde, too. That gives us an opportunity to back out of an agreement or move before signing any papers (we hope). That this station occurs in Leo is almost funny, because Leo tends to boss others around, and here it may turn out that Leo does not have the facts at his fingertips like he thinks he does.
A heads-up for the cardinal signs – the Sun at 23 degrees Cancer will square Saturn in Libra just after midnight Sunday am, July 15. This may be a frustrating time for all the cardinal signs especially if they have either Cancer, Libra, Aries or Capricorn on the angles in their natal charts. Not a good time to beat your head against a brick wall, so take out your frustrations on a punching bag or pillow or mass of bread dough.
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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 Moon is in Aries from 8:14 am Monday till Wednesday night. Vesta moves into your solar third house on Monday; you may have an opportunity to teach young people, and/or become a good scholar. Around 8 pm Monday favors finding that thing you need sitting on somebody’s curb, with a little sign that says ‘Free’. Tuesday early birds can get a lot of paperwork done. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fifth house on Saturday; attempts to boost the impact of your spiels may fall flat. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Vesta moves into your solar second house on Monday; you find greater success in saving money, although investments are generally not favored. The Moon is in Taurus from 7:30 pm Wednesday night till Saturday morning. Wednesday night favors movies with friends. Thursday luncheon with a mentor is favored. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fourth house on Saturday; your perception and interpretation of others’ moods is a little off so ask for validation of your suspicions.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Vesta moves into your sign on Monday; your ego needs may be less, as you devote more time to community or political drives. The Moon is in Gemini from 8:26 am Saturday thru the weekend. Pick up that call Saturday night; could be a childhood pal wanting to catch up with you. Your ruler Mercury goes retrograde in your solar third house on Saturday; try to ride herd on Mercury-snafus by confirming appointments, having someone read documents before release, having a mechanic check out funny car noises, etc.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Vesta moves into your solar twelfth house on Monday; you may engender suspicion due to your closely-held personal beliefs – you may also trade time at work or home to attend retreats or rustic campouts. A Thursday luncheon favors getting introduced to some movers-n-shakers. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar second house on Saturday; make sure you have cash on hand in case the ATM goes on the fritz. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Vesta moves into your solar eleventh house on Monday; you swap time devoted for personal ambitions for time spent volunteering or working for local non-profits or charitable groups. Monday night favors posting announcements on the non-profit’s website. Tuesday morn is very favorable for networking with a friend who passes on key information. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on Saturday; you may mis-speak or show up at the wrong time for appointments, or not at all.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Vesta moves into your solar tenth house on Monday; you might be called upon to make public sacrifices, or you make the request for sacrifices from others in your organization. A Thursday luncheon is ideal for generating ideas with your group. Your ruler Mercury goes retrograde in your solar twelfth house on Saturday; you may prefer to keep silent, and your interpretation of what is really going on makes others think you are a bit loopy.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Vesta moves into your solar ninth house on Monday; you may not be able to travel for pleasure for awhile, only for business, and then it will likely be fly in, go to meeting, and fly out right away. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eleventh house on Saturday; attempts to disarm others with a casual, friendly approach may rub some people the wrong way.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Vesta moves into your solar eighth house on Monday; you may run into trouble trying to collect on pooled resources. For example, insurance policies held by your mate or his employer may deny coverage, or an ex may not keep up child support or alimony. A Thursday luncheon is favorable for speaking at a club or charitable organization. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar tenth house on Saturday; the boss may overhear you talking at the water cooler!
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Vesta moves into your solar seventh house on Monday; you may suddenly become far too self-sacrificing for a mate, or blame yourself if relationships have problems. The Moon in compatible Aries sextile Jupiter Monday night; take your spouse out for Date Night and set off some fireworks. Tuesday early birds can reach that customer and make a sale. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar ninth house on Saturday; not a good time to set out on a long trip.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Vesta moves into your solar sixth house on Monday; you find opportunities for greater service, such as in education, craftwork, often for little or no pay. The early part of the week may be stressful, lots of deadlines. A Taurus may ask a favor over Thursday luncheon. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eighth house on Saturday; your attempts to psych out the motives of others goes a bit awry. Those who stay out late Saturday may run into roadblocks, literally or figuratively.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Vesta moves into your solar fifth house on Monday; you may be separated from children by work-related travel, divorce, or other family problems. On Thursday night someone may try to give you a hard sell, ignoring your expressed needs. Friday afternoon favors an employee appreciation event. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar seventh house on Saturday; don’t just tell others what they want to hear.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The week begins with the Moon in Pisces altho it goes void-of-course at 7 am sharp with a Moon trine the Sun – favors a free day at the beach with hubby. The Moon leaves Pisces on Monday morning. Vesta moves into your solar fourth house on Monday; you take on projects related to home or family, such as genealogy research, or caring for an ailing elder. Friday afternoon may be your favorite time of the week; favors taking the kids on a day trip, or slipping away on a fun date. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar sixth house on Saturday; your analysis of the facts easily goes haywire so get a second pair of eyes to read the reports.