Your Milky Way Horoscope July 7-13, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Venus at 12 degrees Leo trines Uranus in Aries at 8:14 pm Sunday. This is one of the best aspects between these two planets, but even so, relationships begun under it still tend to be short-term, or intermittent at best. Venus also represents money, of course, and this aspect could bring some pleasant surprises regarding money, even possibly a modest windfall. In all things, expect the unexpected.
Saturn is stationary direct at 1:12 am Monday, at 4 degrees 49′ Scorpio. Dane Rudhyar felt that Saturn represented the Ego as well as the traditions one is brought up with. “The king makes the new laws, but the old laws make the king,” he says. So it is difficult to completely break away from what is familiar to you and away from one’s comfort zone. Stephanie Clement says that Saturn retrograde often makes us feel like we we’re never good enough – if so, then the direct phase may mean that we have finally mastered a skill or task, have finally given ourselves credit for what we do know, and are ready to take our place in the sun.
The Sun is conjunct Mercury at 2:41 pm Tuesday. They are at 17 degrees Cancer. According to astrologer Barbara Koval, the Sun-Mercury conjunction signals the beginning of either a buying phase or a selling phase (in the stock market). (This depends on whether it is an inferior or superior conjunction, and other indicators.) Since Cancer is an acquisitive sign, this could kick off a buying phase in the stock market.
Mars enters Cancer at 9:22 am Saturday. Cancer is the sign of its fall, which means it will act like it wants to be in the opposite sign Capricorn, where it is strong. For the most part, Mars in Cancer is very home-loving, very happy to putter around the house either gardening or fixing things, or cooking something for loved ones. This Mars can be reluctant, even, to leave home when the child becomes an adult. If Mars is entering one of your health houses, you may find yourself suffering from too much acidity in the stomach, or other digestive upsets related to emotions.
Mars in Cancer can be competitive with others for emotional attention. Then, this Mars can reject those that it feels are not giving it the support it feels it needs. But a mature Cancer uses this energy to be aware of OTHER’S needs, and can grow by finding ways to see that everyone’s needs are met. This Mars can have a great understanding of the whole of human experience, and use that to create works of art in painting, music, novels or plays. Famous people with Mars in Cancer include: Mary Martin, Audrey Hepburn, Henry Ford II, Picasso, William Shakespeare, Copernicus, John Glenn, Dr. Ralph Bunche, William Styron, Arturo Toscanini, Pope John XXIII, Willy Brandt, and John Kennedy, Jr.
We have a New Moon at 16 degrees 18′ Cancer, at 3:14 am Monday. (The Moon goes void 4 and a half hours later.) It gains extra power with the conjunction to Mercury, and the fact of the Mars ingress (to Cancer) also adds a lot of energy potential, especially since all those planets will soon contact Jupiter, already in Cancer. Native Cancerians should have a bountiful and active month.
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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
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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’s Venus-Uranus trine encourages you to reveal some of the wild-n-crazy guy inside, to attract the attention of an appreciative audience. The Sun-Mercury conjunction Tuesday can help you buy or sell a house. Wednesday afternoon favors spending quality time with your loved ones, if you can get off work. Thursday afternoon favors time with the kids, possibly on a day trip. Mars enters your solar fourth house Saturday; the desire to have a home of your own grows, and security is important.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Use caution if electrical storms affect your home Sunday. Be careful when driving Tuesday; the Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar third house can make it too easy to speed. Wednesday afternoon favors having a party or open house. Midday or afternoon Friday favors working on that affirmation stuff. Mars enters your solar third house Saturday; your mental energy and memory increase drastically, although irritations can make you high-strung.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – A fascinating stranger may move next door, or join that club you belong to; introduce him or her around. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your second house can help you quickly sell items, especially items for the home. Mars enters your solar second house Saturday; you may be either hurt or helped by commissions or interest rates so keep an eagle eye on special charges; you may also funnel money into the development of talents.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – You may be cleared for a bonus at work this week. The Moon is in Cancer from Sunday till early Tuesday. Daydreaming a bit before getting up Sunday may help you imagine what realizing your dream might be like. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar first house puts the microphone in your hand. Mars enters your solar first house Saturday; you may become more competitive, impulsive, assertive and physically active. Remember, Cancer is a cardinal sign, so Mars may increase your drive to achieve something in your career or elsewhere, and help you organize ANYTHING.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Someone from far away may fascinate you, thanks to Venus-Uranus on Sunday. The Moon is in Leo from 6:48 am Tuesday till Thursday night. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar twelfth house- Mars enters your solar twelfth house Saturday; which could make your temper your Achilles heel, also a need to overcome resentments. Tuesday’s Moon also may set off a worrying mood, tho you shake that off soon enough. You readily administer TLC Wednesday afternoon, perhaps offering to babysit in an emergency.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Try not to make a fool of yourself over that fascinating stranger Sunday. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar eleventh house The Moon is in Virgo from 6:12 pm Thursday till early next Sunday. You can put your shoulder to the wheel Thursday and get lots done. Friday may be your best day for enjoying the rewards of your work. Mars enters your solar eleventh house Saturday; the theme is taking advantage of friends or being taken advantage of by friends, so learn when to say No.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – A fascinating stranger catches your eye Sunday, but may be most suitable as a friend than romantic partner. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar tenth house puts you in the spotlight, and holding the floor. Wednesday afternoon is the best time to ask a friend for a huge favor. Mars enters your solar tenth house Saturday; this enhances executive ability, since Cancer is a cardinal sign, also success in one’s own business and self-reliance. Saturday favors a luncheon with a friend.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Career matters can take a sudden upswing on Sunday-Monday, especially in businesses with unusual coworkers. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar ninth house could find you boarding a plane, train or ship, or merely enjoying armchair travels. Wednesday smiles on job interviews or gaining extra perks of the job. Mars enters your solar ninth house Saturday; a strong desire to travel, the courage of your convictions, independent thought.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Ooh, Sunday’s Venus-Uranus trine is ideally placed in your solar chart for meeting a fascinating stranger for romance and fun. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar eighth house favors meeting with an agent who can straighten out your insurance needs. Wednesday afternoon favors quality time with your romantic mate. Mars enters your solar eighth house Saturday; can be good or bad for joint finances, but there is an enthusiasm for research.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday night would be good for attending a concert or other arts event. Tuesday has a Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar seventh house; you may be amazed at what determination comes out of your spouse’s mouth. On Wednesday you may be surprised that your insurer gives you a break. On Friday you latch onto some valuable information. Mars enters your solar seventh house Saturday; you may have to learn to let others have their way in order to keep peace.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday favors taking your spouse to a local attraction or restaurant. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar sixth house may find you having to listen to a coworker or your physician, so take notes. Wednesday afternoon spent with your mate can be quite affectionate. Thursday afternoon finds others emotionally supportive of your thoughts. Friday favors slipping away to a getaway cabin or retreat. Mars enters your solar sixth house Saturday; you might be impatient with coworkers, and suffers from fevers.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – On Sunday you may find buyers for something that you do as a sideline. Tuesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction in your solar fifth house could help you sell artwork, or puts your children in the spotlight. You may trade favors with a coworker on Wednesday. Mars enters your solar fifth house Saturday; there is increased desire to be creative or be involved in sports-related activities. Midday Saturday promises fun, pleasant times spent with your mate.