Your Milky Way Horoscope April 28-May 4, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
The Sun at 8 degrees Taurus opposes retrograde Saturn in Scorpio at 4:27 am Sunday. Sun-Saturn oppositions can be the most frustrating for fixed signs like Taurus because Taurus will not stop pushing against the “obstacle” – Saturn – and Saturn is not going to move or break. The aspect is about balancing your own needs with those of others; try a little horse trading, favor for favor.
Mars at 8 degrees Taurus opposes retrograde Saturn in Scorpio at 1:12 am Wednesday, May 1. Taurus is gettin’ mad now, he’s been pushing against that obstacle half a week, and it still hasn’t moved. Some projects may totally fail that ran into difficulties six months ago. Anger (Mars) needs to be aired or sublimated in physical activity, but at the same time you may need to learn to relax deeply and release the awful stress of this transit.
Mercury enters Taurus at 11:37 am Wednesday. Mercury in Taurus is a little bit slower than in Aries or Gemini, but once he learns something, he never forgets it. Mercury in Taurus has a more hands-on style of learning, so rather than read something from a book, it is better to let them try out experiments for themselves and SEE the mechanical or scientific principles in action. Famous people with Mercury in Taurus include: ballerina Margot Fonteyn, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, singers Barbra Streisand, Perry Como and Bing Crosby, composer Richard Wagner, conductor Otto Klemperer, and publisher Henry Luce.
Mercury at 5 degrees Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 12:31 am Saturday. Mercury when combined with Neptune has a different style of learning something; he tends to absorb it rather than memorize rote definitions. Taurus is a more hands-on style of learning, anyway. Intuition is high but communications can be fuzzy. A good aspect for looking into New Age topics like ESP, reincarnation, karma, etc. Set aside logic for later, and let your imagination lead you to insights.
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Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. 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 and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the books and manage debt (Mars). Mercury enters your solar second house on Wednesday; you may do well selling off items at rummage or on eBay, especially if you make money on fees such as brokerage – but not on Wednesday itself. Rather, the Solar Eclipse in Taurus on Thursday will probably mark the beginning of this new phase in your earnings career. Stick to routine Friday morning.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to accomplish goals while conserving your energies. Midday Sunday you may find someone to trade favors with. Mercury enters your sign midday Wednesday; it combines with Mars that night, giving a passion to your arguments. You have a Solar Eclipse at 19 degrees Taurus at 8:28 pm Thursday; it may be frustrating at first to get rolling but the combined energy of Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury can overcome any obstacle.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to handle the health crisis of someone close to you; you may have to juggle appointments in order to take someone to medical tests. Mercury enters your solar twelfth house on Wednesday; you may be in confidential discussions, or attend a writers’ retreat or workshop. Ceres in your second house catches a sextile to the Solar Eclipse; things happen behind the scenes to strengthen your financial picture.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance quality time with the kids and donating your time to non-profits or clubs you belong to; you might try combining the two. Mercury enters your solar eleventh house on Wednesday; you may talk more about your “causes” and with Mars also there, you can be rather impassioned. Best day may be early Saturday, when you might try to steal some quiet time to journal, brainstorm, or meditate.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the demands of career and family life. Mercury enters your solar tenth house on Wednesday; we may hold more business meetings or make presentations. Also we may be honored with request to mentor someone. The Solar Eclipse affects your career sector, but it may be years before you realize what exact effects were set in motion.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to reconcile what you thought you knew with new information. Your ruler Mercury enters your solar ninth house on Wednesday, in compatible Taurus; you may set out on a long trip, enroll in a class, or act as a spokesperson. Mercury catches a nice sextile to Moon-Neptune in Pisces, when your imagination and intuition can be high; give yourself some quality time for artistic pursuits.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the books and manage debt (Mars). On Tuesday afternoon, ruler Venus catches a lovely trine to the Moon in Capricorn, when you may find someone to trade favors at work with. Mercury enters your solar eighth house on Wednesday; you may break down taboos about discussing certain topics, especially with one’s partner, and especially about things like wills and insurance and joint finances.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to maintain control over your own life while balancing the demands of a partner. Mercury enters your solar seventh house on Wednesday; we tend to learn things about our partner that we’d never have guessed otherwise. Also, a Pluto trine the Sun may mean we are called upon to rise to the occasion midday Wednesday, so that may mean using your First Aid training or it may mean chairing a meeting in the absence of the regular chair-person.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling with health crises, although it may be those of people close to you; visit loved ones in the hospital. The Moon is in Sag from Sunday till Monday morning. Sag will tend to over-react midday Sunday, making a mountain out of a molehill, so chill out a bit before spouting off. Mercury enters your solar sixth house on Wednesday; you may schedule check-ups and be busier at work.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to balance the demands of children and volunteering for local charities; perhaps the kids can come along and learn the value of volunteering. The Moon is in Capricorn from 8:21 am Monday till Wednesday morning. A late coffee break Monday may be a good time to draw out suggestions from staffers. Monday night favors taking in a sporting event. Tuesday afternoon favors making quality time with the children. Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Wednesday; you may act as the social secretary and make the reservations for a party or excursion.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to reconcile demands of career and family life. Mercury enters your solar fourth house on Wednesday; you may revisit the old hometown or flip through old yearbooks. The Moon is in Aquarius from 10:20 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. Don’t let pessimism late Wednesday govern your decisions; you will feel much more optimistic within 24 hours. Stick to routine Friday morning.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Sunday and Wednesday may find you struggling to reconcile what you thought you knew with new information. Mercury enters your solar third house, with more deliberate speech and writing than usual. The Moon is in Pisces from 2:25 pm Friday till next Sunday night. Friday night travel is not favored unless you have a driver or are taking some type of mass transit. Saturday morning finds you with good energy for getting errands done. Schedule quality time with a companion Saturday afternoon, possibly a relative or neighbor.
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