Your Milky Way Horoscope June 16-22, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Happy Birthday, Cancer! The Sun enters the sign of the celestial Crab at 1:04 am Friday. The days preceding this important ingress feature a Sun-Jupiter conjunction and a Mercury-Venus conjunction (see below for more about them). On the Sunday following this ingress, we are treated to a Full Moon at 2 degrees Capricorn with lots of easy sextiles and conjunctions. As if everything else were not wonderful enough, Jupiter will soon enter your sign on Tuesday, June 25!
Native Cancerians often demand to be pampered and coddled, demand to be the emotional center of their universe, demand to have their sensitivity respected and tiptoed around – and if their demands are not met they can withdraw into their shells for a long long time. But on the other hand, they often mother others, offer a shoulder to cry on, and can be acutely sensitive to others’ needs and moods. Their empathy with others only revitalizes them, instead of sapping the energies of some caretakers who burn out. As a cardinal sign, Cancerians can be very strong-willed! Whatever type they are – active or passive – may depend very much on their early upbringing. Can be sentimental about the past, interested in history and antiques and collecting. This sometimes translates into an active interest in genealogy. Cancerians are often great cooks and gourmand eaters, which translates into an expanding waistline. Their desire for approval can lead to a career in the performing arts.
Famous Cancerians include: comedienne Phyllis Diller, author Ernest Hemingway, drummer Ringo Starr, astronaut and senator John Glenn, talk show host Merv Griffin, Julius Caesar, pianist Van Cliburn, trumpeter Louis Armstrong, songwriter Paul Anka, author Franz Kafka, Helen Keller, tennis pro Arthur Ashe, Rain, Lindsay Lohan, author Nathaniel Hawthorne, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Mars at 12 degrees Gemini is sextile Uranus in Aries at 11:20 am Monday. Positive Mars-Uranus aspects are favorable for buying or installing mechanical, electrical, or electronic hardware or software. This includes cars and computers. On a personal level, you might be restless and seek new experiences and sensations. You can break out of ruts and benefit from original thinking. Think outside the box, in other words.
The Sun is conjunct Jupiter at 28 degrees Gemini at 12:11 pm Wednesday. (See my article on late degrees of the signs.) Since famous writers sometimes have a planet at late degrees of Gemini, you might try starting that wonderful novel you have been kicking around in your head for years already. Announce to yourself, “I am a writer” and follow through. It helps if you have some other planet or point in Gemini, or something that will aspect this conjunction closely. I have a planet sextile this transit exactly, and have had several ideas for novels over the years, so maybe I oughta jump in and write this thing. Wish me luck!
Mercury is conjunct Venus at 22 degrees Cancer at 10:57 pm Thursday. According to astrologer Barbara Koval, the conjunctions of Sun, Mercury, and Venus mark turning points in the stock market, so take note of what the Dow Jones does on this day and this week. In one’s personal life, Mercury with Venus denote “words of love” as well as buying and selling. So if you have a successful yard sale, make sure to treat your honey with a nice dinner out and dancing. You have an increased sensitivity to the arts, and increased ability to see patterns in your life and in whatever area of interest you are engaged in. One caution: if shopping, you could possibly ruin your budget if your current plan is to sit on your cash.
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LATE DEGREES – see my popular article on late degrees of all the signs. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/08/planets-in-late-degrees-what-do-they.html
POPE FRANCIS – I finally posted a little article on the new Pope Francis and also a kind of book review on a book that accidentally talks about ancient astronomy. The article on Pope Francis is here: https://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/a-look-at-the-new-pope-franciss-astro-charts/ And the article on the best book that both IS and is NOT about ancient astronomy is here: https://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-best-book-about-ancient-astronomy-that-isnt-about-astrology-per-se/
GREAT WEBSITES – In no particular order of importance: Check out Astrology.com — free lessons online. Watch astronomic animations at http://shadowandsubstance.com/. Go to http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ for a view of our solar system and nearby stars. This guy called the correct winner of the 2012 election, and he puts out a monthly column: http://www.howardbeckmanvedicastrologer.com/wordpress/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at www.astroamerica.com.
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 – Be cautious Monday as you dash around town because a speeding ticket may lurk around the corner; the day does favor tweaking mailing lists and mail merge operations, tho. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar third house can overfill your email box so check it often; also visiting the old neighborhood can raise your spirits. The Sun enters your solar fourth house on Friday, as you host open houses and pool parties and reunions.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – A family member may be all too happy to pay you Monday for your skills. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar second house of finances could bring a lovely windfall; also you may realize you are worth more than you thought. The Sun enters your solar third house on Friday, making it a bit easier to talk about your feelings and needs, and don’t be shy about it; you may also explore local history and museums.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Midday Monday favors lunch with a funny friend; you need some laughs. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your sign opens new vistas, but can also thicken your waistline so do a few extra laps in the pool. The Sun enters your solar second house on Friday, boosting your prospects for acquiring things of value such as antiques; you may also study up on collectibles and become an authority on them. .
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – A friend may discover your deep dark secret Monday, but may be agreeable to keeping it secret. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar twelfth house could bring unwelcome attention to secrets, but also, you may benefit from a good therapist, counselor, or guru. The Sun enters your sign on Friday; you might start off with a salon visit this month to create a flattering new look, followed by a visit to the library to pick up tomes on your fave eras of history, then dinner at a fab new exotic restaurant where you secretly take notes on the menu.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – A young friend may have insights into your legal or publishing problems Monday. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar eleventh house makes you realize what a boon a certain friend is. The Sun enters your solar twelfth house on Friday, a difficult placement since you need to shine in public not in some retreat, but perhaps you can rule a private stage or a private kingdom?
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo for most of Sunday. You will tend to overload the Father’s day banquet with way too much food as an expression of love, but if you have used your reduced-fat and calorie recipes, all is well. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar tenth house of career is sure auspicious for gaining the brass ring of company perks. The Sun enters your solar eleventh house on Friday, when you may take a higher profile in working for a non-profit or historical society, possibly as an officer.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 9:19 pm Sunday till early Wednesday. Be cautious when driving home Monday to avoid traffic tickets. Your mate may trot out his hoary jokes Monday night, when you really would enjoy talking with an energetic professional person. Sales attempts may be frustrating Tuesday morning, but late Monday is much more favorable for finding a sympathetic audience. The Sun enters your solar tenth house on Friday, when you may rise to an executive level at work or at least rub elbows with the top brass.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 2:39 am Wednesday till early Friday. Midday Wednesday favors getting lots of work done, so have your to-do list at hand. Wednesday evening favors getting advice from an older, wiser mentor type. Early Thursday afternoon favors legal matters or getting approval from an editor. Stick to routine for the evening. The Sun enters your solar ninth house on Friday, when you may see your name in print in the newspaper or on a book; you might also consider taking a nice cruise or other historically-oriented tour.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Chatting with your mate Monday may yield insight into how to deal with the “problem child” issues. The Moon is in Sag from 4:31 am Friday till next Sunday. Confusion and chaos can characterize midday Friday; let others take the wheel, so to speak. Saturday morning finds you ready to start the day with a morning run and keep right on going, like the Energizer bunny. The Sun enters your solar eighth house on Friday, which bespeaks emotional manipulation based on appeals to your poor, dead mother, etc.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – On Monday you may be surprised to find a family member involved in the workplace in some capacity, possibly as a consultant or supplier. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar sixth house promises improved health with the help of a key health practitioner. The Sun enters your solar seventh house on Friday, when you are attracted to someone who wears his/her heart on their sleeve, and knows how to cook up a storm.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – On Monday a relative’s technical expertise may prove lucky to have around when dealing with creative or child-raising matters. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar fifth house may bring a windfall, but at the least helps you grow in your artistic pursuits, possibly with the help of a new mentor. The Sun enters your solar sixth house on Friday, where you get much more out of helping others thru health issues than you thought possible.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – A family member may be all too happy to pay you Monday for your skills. Wednesday’s Sun-Jupiter conjunction in your solar fourth house opens your home to foreigners (foreign-exchange students?) or other favored guests. Do not be stingy about opening your home to friends and strangers. The Sun enters your solar fifth house on Friday, a fun, party time especially with kids involved, but in any case your creativity demands expression in crafts or hobbies.