Your Milky Way Horoscope July 22-28, 2012
By Milky Way Maid
Gotta tell you about my Mercury retrograde experiences this past week. On Thursday night the 12th, the week that Merc went retro, I was all aflutter over a rather expensive item that I could not find. I cast a horary chart for my question over where it was, tho it did not really help right off. Only after the item turned up did the horary make sense. It had Pisces rising and its ruler in the twelfth. Didn’t look good for getting it back, did it? So anyway, it was a footwear item, some custom inserts, and they turned out to be in the winter boots which I had stored in the front closet. Pisces rules shoes, of course. Sometimes a chart is SO OBVIOUS and yet we still can’t get it.
Not to be outdone, computers have been giving me fits lately, too. The point where Mercury made its station, 12 degrees Leo, is near my natal Uranus, ruling computers, and also indicating my aggravation and upset. Plus Uranus also made a station on the 13th. So I was already frustrated over the lost item, and the computer assigned to me at work spent the last two weeks mostly out of commission. Now I am home on Saturday, needed to print something, and try to plug in the power cord for the printer. The plastic plug was broken, so then I had to ask myself if I had another cord or if I had to buy a new one.
The Sun enters its home of Leo at 6:01 am Sunday. Sun in Leo natives are wonderfully warm people. They have a great gift for encouraging and inspiring others. The flaws include demanding attention whether deserved or not, and taking criticism personally. Bored to tears with menial work, repetition, and detail. Affectionate, ambitious, magnetic. Famous people with Sun in Leo include: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, poet Percy Shelley, George Bernard Shaw, comedienne Lucille Ball, chef Julia Child, Casey Stengel, Paul Tillich, Dag Hammarskjold, and the dictators Fidel Castro, Benito Mussolini, and Napoleon.
Retrograde Mercury at 10 degrees Leo sextiles Mars in Libra at 6:55 am Sunday. The aspect is good for eye-hand coordination in sports or crafts (especially if they involve heat or sharp tools, like woodworking, stitchery, woodburning, cooking, etc). Ask someoen to show you how to do that craft skill you need to finish your project. Can set off minor arguments, or verbal “bullets”. You do well at debate.
Retrograde Mercury at 8 degrees Leo trines Uranus at 9:27 am Wednesday. We want to spread the word in a big way, probably via email or internet postings. But with the retrograde, we have to send out a correction 2 minutes later.
The Sun at 6 degrees Leo is conjunct retrograde Mercury at 3:57 pm Saturday. We may talk about ourselves nonstop – and accidentally blurt out something we wanted to keep secret! Also the Sun-Mercury conjunction is one of the key points in the economic cycle, so keep tabs on changes of direction in the stock market, etc.
Jupiter in Gemini squares Chiron in Pisces this week, at 8 to 9 degrees of the signs. If this contacts natal health houses, could send you to a doc for treatment. Let’s hope you get a good one, so check around for good references from friends and such.
Mars at 11 Libra opposes Pallas in Aries, and trines Ceres in Gemini. It’s too dry this summer for a lot of crops, and Pallas may decide she has to do something (Mars) about it PDQ. Couples who are chronically arguing (Mars) may decide they either have to divorce or seek counseling to salvage the good side of their relationship. I am all for getting to the root of the problems and learning new strategies for relating.
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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 – Sunday features games with the kids. Tuesday morn can be stressful, possibly with machinery breaking down, but by midday things are looking up. You burn off some energy in the gym after work, or possibly play with the kids at the park. Wednesday morn favors working with the public or in sales, but leave before midday. Saturday midday and afternoon are very pleasant even if you only daydream about your next long trip.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Not a good idea to stay up late Monday; tiredness forces mistakes you’ll just have to fix later. Mid-morning Tuesday is favorable for finances and possibly remortgaging the house. Thursday you are more Other-minded; however, making time to be with your mate can be a juggling act. You may have to juggle funds Friday, possibly borrowing a few bucks from hubby till your payday.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Sunday you wish your could redecorate the house a bit; try freshening up accessories, or a coat of paint. On Tuesday you take time off work for a school function (summer school? Picking the new school for fall?) but it is worth it to see your kids in a good place. Wednesday favors fun times with friends, possibly on a day trip. Saturday may be your best day, with your spouse picking the agenda for the day. Vesta entered your sign this month; give Vesta some quiet time puttering around the house.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Sunday might be filled with errands, altho I cannot promise they will all get done. Tuesday makes a good family night, if you are OK with a quite competitive game of Monopoly. Possible good new at work greets you Wednesday morn. Have a notepad ready by the bed for those great ideas in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Mars in your money house gets some help Thursday night; maybe you can call in a “marker”.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Monday thru Wednesday can be quite busy with calls and appointments. The Sun in your sign receives a stressful aspect from Neptune on Thursday night; perhaps you wish you could remake yourself. A session with a hair stylist or makeup artist could gain you a lot of useful tips. If you have Saturday engagements, confirm the time and who is picking up whom, to avoid missing each other.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from Sunday till Monday night. You may be a bit competitive in your morning walk Sunday. You may have to refuse someone a favor Sunday night, but soften the blow by mentioning a possible substitute. Resist sabotaging the budget Monday night. In fact the week is perilous for taking on new debts; be careful of interest rates and fees. Friday may bring a positive change in your career assignment.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 6:38 pm Monday till Wednesday night. Monday night favors spending time with boon companions. Be cautious on your Tuesday am commute to avoid a ticket. A new coworker Tuesday may shake up your outlook. Make sure to catch up on the news and gossip on break. A friend may refer you to a good lawyer or other professional. Your mood is somber midday Wednesday, but that will pass, and don’t let it dictate drastic decisions. Persuasion is the keyword for Thursday afternoon.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 10:29 pm Wednesday till early Saturday. You enjoy a soak in the tub before bedtime Wednesday. You can be very persuasive anytime, but especially Thursday afternoon. Reassess finances sometime Friday; you may shift funds from one account to another, or seek a new advisor. You may get some very good advice from a senior or mentor Friday afternoon. That bonus may finally come thru by the weekend. BTW Juno went direct in your sign last week, so relationship issues may get back on track.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Monday night favors good times with friends. Competitive juices flow Tuesday afternoon. Cheer up a friend at Wednesday lunch. On Thursday you are more inclined to go to the quiet cabin retreat and exercise your creative muscles. The Moon is in Sag from 1:18 am Saturday thru the weekend. Early risers may enjoy a swim Saturday. Midday and afternoon favor quality time with the kids.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Tuesday makes a good family night, if you are OK with a quite competitive game of Monopoly. A member of the family may have good news to report on Wednesday morn. Tuesday and Thursday have their share of stresses this week, with Wednesday a fairly serene but busy day. Friday you may have to make a bank run to cover the payroll. Be careful what you say Saturday; it’s too easy to shoot yourself in the foot with that Mercury retrograde aspect.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Your mind may be far from the workplace the first half of the week. Wednesday is particularly lucky for you in terms of latching onto a good idea, or sharing ideas. You may not be able to get away for lunch on Thursday. You may have to shift some personnel on Friday to cover those on vacations. Saturday favors spending time with friends at least on a lunch date; you have lots of gossip to catch up on.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 –Sunday morning favors exercising your creative muscles a bit, so take along your easel or camera on your nature hike. On Monday you may be able to adjust your employer-paid insurance plan to better suit your needs. On Tues
day, you or one of the kids figures out how to install some exercise equipment at home. The Sun-Mercury conjunction may affect your work duties or scheduling. On Saturday, you can make some positive changes in your home environment.