Your Milky Way Horoscope June 23-29, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
We have a Full Moon at 2 degrees Capricorn at 7:32 am Sunday. The Moon is conjunct Pluto, and sextiles Saturn and Neptune. This seems to be a very somber and serious lunation, although let’s hope that it does not trigger anything tragic in the headlines. I don’t really specialize in New Moon or Full Moon commentary, but if you like, you can right click on this link and bring up an article from Isis Moon Tarot on this lunation: http://isismoontarot.com/index.php/capricorn-full-moon-2013/ She calls the Saturn-Neptune trine, “The Hanged Man.”
Jupiter enters Cancer the Crab at 9:40 pm Tuesday. Jupiter last entered Cancer in July of 2001; the ensuing weight gain was counteracted by the entrance of Saturn in June 2003. But Cancerians will not have a following Saturn to help them lose any weight gained this time around. What does that mean for you, on a practical level? It means you will have to learn a new route home, one that does not take you past that wonderful French or Italian or Greek bakery. It means you will have to watch your calories and salt intake like a hawk. It means you will have to find a more positive expression of Jupiter, using its power to open up new horizons and higher levels of understanding.
Jupiter in Cancer is able to make others feel like they belong in any given social situation, because you understand the longing to belong feeling. You can create a feeling of family in the home or at work. You could host exchange students or other visitors and make them feel comfortable and accepted. Jupiter here is optimistic and good-humored, and often gifted with good fortune, which is sometimes a result of your great intuition. Business luck often comes through associating with liquids (water, milk, beer, wine, etc), with the hospitality or restaurant trade, or with nursing or the home.
Famous people with Jupiter in Cancer include: baseball player Willie Mays, former president Harry Truman, ballerina Margot Fonteyn, Billy Graham, authors J D Salinger and James Thurber, playwright William Shakespeare, actors John Wayne and Leslie Caron, humorist Mark Twain, and singer Andy Williams.
Ooh, a Grand Trine in Water looms on Wednesday! The Sun at 4 and 5 degrees Cancer trines first Saturn in Scorpio (at 5:13 am) then Neptune in Pisces (1:48 pm). Now I should warn you there are some astrologers who feel that grand trines just make people so lazy that nothing ever comes of them. But if one is alert and patient and prepared, one can find opportunities virtually dumped in one’s lap. Because of inertia or mental blocks or whatever, sometimes we reject offers without even thinking about how it might be doable. Don’t let that happen to you! Also pay attention to feelings and intuition and dreams; you may latch onto hidden truths that way.
Mercury at 23 degrees, 5′ of Cancer makes a retrograde station at 9:08 am. Mercury will go direct again on July 20 at 13 degrees Cancer. Since it is in the sign of Cancer, you may find yourself turning more towards family and historical subjects, flipping through photo albums, crying over souvenirs, etc. You may revisit childhood sites like the old school or neighborhood, attend reunions, look up old boyfriends, make those sentimental journeys. Because a great deal of literature is written about childhood experiences but from the distance of many years, you may find yourself writing some kind of reminiscence. So have some writing paper or a journal handy!
That wandering girl, Venus, enters Leo at 1:03 pm Thursday – just a wee bit late for the matinee but all the better to make an entrance. An immature or insecure Venus-in-Leo type can obsessively seek others’ approval whether in the spotlight or in social situations. They don’t realize the power of their Venus to spread sunshine all around, but first they have to turn it on. Stop trying to predict if your expression will meet with applause or not, and just spread those Venus rays. Your power is such that your warmth can free others from disabling emotional trauma as well as the monotony of the daily rut. This placement of Venus marks a truly generous and humanitarian soul.
On a personal level, this Leo is demonstrative and warm, affectionate with his or her own loved ones, especially their children. Famous people with Venus in Leo include: poet Percy Shelley, author Leo Tolstoy, golfer Arnold Palmer, talk-show host and game-show baron Merv Griffin, actress Greta Garbo, playwright George Bernard Shaw, composer Alan Jay Lerner, author Truman Capote, singers Eddie Fisher and Jimmy Dean, conductor Leonard Bernstein, and architect Eero Saarinen.
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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 – Jupiter enters your solar fourth house on Tuesday; latent talents in real estate or other business skills may surface and prove to be in demand. Wednesday morning favors sports, possibly playing tennis with a friend. Venus enters your solar fifth house on Thursday; sure to bring lots of party invites to say yes to, but also brings sweeter creative expression. The Moon is in Aries from 9:06 am Saturday thru the weekend. Saturday afternoon favors time spent in creative pursuits or with your children.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – You put some serious thought into career goals Sunday. Jupiter enters your solar third house on Tuesday; the exchange of knowledge, especially with relatives or on the subject of local history, brings opportunities and rewards. Venus enters your solar fourth house on Thursday; you enjoy entertaining in your home more often this month – and be sure to share your recipes. A nice long chat with friends charms you Friday night. You may be in a party mood midday Saturday, as you reign over an open house.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – You put some serious thought into joint finances and insurance Sunday. Jupiter enters your solar second house on Tuesday; you act on opportunities to earn money that were never offered before. Venus enters your solar third house on Thursday; you may enjoy doing more crafts, and profit from teaching others any of your many skills. But your thoughts about your career midday Thursday are all fuzzy.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Sunday may be a good day to brainstorm where a talented child may find opportunities. Jupiter enters your Sun Sign on Tuesday; watch your diet carefully, but also expect good fortune. Water signs benefit from the Grand Trine on Wednesday, if they pay attention to their intuition. Venus enters your solar second house on Thursday; you may receive generous gifts, tips, or perks this month.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – On Sunday you put some serious thought into what kind of workplace would be ideal for you. Shopping may be your Achilles heel on Monday. Jupiter enters your solar twelfth house on Tuesday; you enrich your life by developing spiritual and psychic awareness, possibly by attending a retreat. Venus enters your sign on Thursday; make a visit to your fave salon for the deluxe package, so you can make a properly regal entrance. Thursday does not favor contracting with or signing any insurance papers, wills, or joint financial arrangements.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – You may help a friend shop for great deals Monday. Jupiter enters your solar eleventh house on Tuesday; joining a club related to gourmet cooking, genealogy, local history, or similar interests can prove rewarding. Venus enters your solar twelfth house on Thursday; you dramatize the belief in the need to understand and tolerate all others in a mass raised consciousness. You may idealize your mate a great deal midday Thursday, but that’s OK.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Jupiter enters your solar tenth house on Tuesday; management opportunities in family services, catering, or the restaurant or hospitality industries may open up and be rewarding. Venus enters your solar eleventh house on Thursday; you share your personal talents with a group, such as presenting a play as a fund-raiser for a non-profit, or reconciling factions within an organization. But your thoughts about the workplace Thursday may be pretty fuzzy, or perhaps too idealistic.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Jupiter enters your solar ninth house on Tuesday; areas such as family law, developing one’s intuition, or writing about family vacations or sentimental journeys can prove rewarding. Water signs benefit from the Grand Trine on Wednesday, if they pay attention to their intuition. Venus enters your solar tenth house on Thursday; this puts you in a prominent position for your artistic and even theatrical talents, possibly as the face and voice of the company. Artistic Scorpios can really play that piano midday Thursday, or you really get into a music recording.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Jupiter enters your solar eighth house on Tuesday; a plum position with a family business may be offered. Venus enters your solar ninth house on Thursday; you benefit from offering your artistic talents to law firms, for example, re decorating or refurbishing services, or putting on a performance as a fund-raiser for a school. Thursday does not, however, favor bringing strangers into the home, or for that matter, a water bed.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:08 am Sunday till early Tuesday. You may call on siblings or friends Sunday for referrals or advice. You’re not too keen about your mate’s purchases Monday, even tho she probably made some very good deals. Jupiter enters your solar seventh house on Tuesday; your life may be enriched with the addition of a business or life partner. Venus enters your solar eighth house on Thursday; can connect with others in a subtle or unspoken manner, making them feel welcome.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 3:25 am Tuesday till early Thursday. Forget about asking the boss for a favor Tuesday. Jupiter enters your solar sixth house on Tuesday; service industries may prove profitable, such as running a cleaning service or bed-and-breakfast. The Moon is void most of the day Wednesday, but it kicks off with a nice Moon-Mars trine that will give you the energy to do a jobs. Venus enters your solar seventh house Thursday; you are extra polite in dealing with the public, and may be in the public eye for your artistic talents.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Jupiter enters your solar fifth house on Tuesday; expressing your creative talents, or encouraging the talents of children, can prove rewarding. The Moon is in Pisces from 4:32 am Thursday till Saturday morning. Beware the after-lunch slump on Thursday. Water signs benefit from the Grand Trine on Wednesday, if they pay attention to their intuition. Venus enters your solar sixth house on Thursday; Venus harmonizes work relationships, and you possibly work in support of the arts. You enjoy a long-distance phone call Friday night.