Your Milky Way Horoscope July 14-20, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
We have an interesting week, astrologically speaking. We have two planetary stations – Uranus goes retrograde and Mercury goes direct. Then we have not just one Grand Trine in water signs, but a series of Grand Trines being triggered as two planets become exact at any one time.
First up – the Uranus retrograde station will be at 1:20 pm Wednesday, at 12 degrees 31′ of Aries. Where will that fall in your chart, and will it contact any natal or progressed planets for you? It will make major aspects to two of my natal planets, so it will be interesting to see what transpires. Dane Rudhyar says that Uranus stations express an ego that becomes an expression of “the God whose countenance is now at least dimly perceived – The Star in the sky has become the pulsating heart of the Christ-child within the utterly renewed human person.” He also says that at times “the Uranian challenge to ego-structures and social-religious privileges . . . is perceived as a kind of Visitation from the spirit – It may be a vision, a summons to action, a sudden realization of the next step to be taken or of the distant goal.” Uranus is the power of the Annunciation, or of a Transfiguration that allows spiritual light to shine from within. Uranus can throw off the base matrix stone that encases the brilliant diamond of the soul.
Stephanie Clement says of the Uranus retrograde period that “you can expect the unexpected. Things are subject to sudden fluctuation and you may be feeling a bit stubborn, rebellious, your emotions explosive and uncooperative toward anyone or anything that represents the status quo.” [for her complete article please, go to http://www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/retrogradeplanets.htm]
I should also add that when Uranus has a station, whether retrograde or direct, things can be rather chaotic or even manic.
Mercury goes direct at 2:22 pm Saturday, at 13 degrees 23′ of Cancer. Note that this is square the Uranus station, so if you have natal planets in aspect to the one, you will likely feel another whack on the side of the head when the other makes its station. We have covered Mercury retrogrades several times already, but in summary, the retrograde gives you time to correct your thinking, try a different formula, find the error and fix it, or find out new information that causes a re-evaluation of the situation. Also, people may find that it is easier to write things down than to communicate verbally.
Jupiter makes two trines Wednesday – Jove trines Saturn at 1:32 pm, and trines Neptune at 8:16 pm. They are at 4 degrees, 50-some minutes of the water signs. The Moon in Scorpio trines Jupiter and Neptune on Tuesday. The Saturn-Neptune trine becomes exact at 9:28 am Friday. Mars gets into the act on Saturday, trining Neptune at 3:43 pm, and then Saturn at 5:34 pm. The Moon in Capricorn sextiles Neptune and Saturn the same day, and opposes Mars and Jupiter late that night. (Mars won’t be conjunct Jupiter until next Monday.)
So you can see that the Grand Trine is continually urging new beginnings on many of us this week – which also means that we may have to say good-bye to something first. Good-byes and losses are part of the Neptune dynamic – sometimes translated as “easy come, easy go”! So if that part applies to you, I hope that you took the opportunity to make good use of the good that came into your life to get on your feet again.
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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/
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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 may be stressful, and end with a bit of a power struggle. Monday night is perfect for a dinner out or for loving family times. Wednesday and indeed most of the week favors a family getaway. A friend may provide surprising insights this month. A joy and a boon can arrive by the weekend. Mercury’s direct station on Saturday can deliver some surprising information. Be careful who you confide in this week.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Ruler Venus receives loving support Monday and midday Saturday. Ceres in your solar fourth house may find you trying out more new recipes and storing summer’s bounty in the freezer. If you have not partnered up with someone at work by now, do so in a hurry, in order take advantage of Juno’s energy in your solar tenth house. Visit ailing friends. Organizations which had previously supported you may suddenly withdraw that support, or your position may be eliminated.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – There is a great deal of energy in your solar second house, with Mars-Jupiter, Mercury and the Sun; you have many resources to draw upon to improve your earning power. One avenue may be creative writing, because Ceres in your solar third demands expression. Friends can be relied upon for laughs, and come back from vacations with the best stories to tell. Career matters may suffer reverses this week, but you will likely bounce back next week.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Pallas is entering your sign; attempts to logically analyze feelings will likely come to naught. However, your executive abilities may come to the fore. You can come up with creative ways to get new income streams going this summer, possibly renting out seldom-used equipment. Saturn in your solar fifth house indicates photography as a hobby, odd as that may sound. The water signs can ride emotional highs and lows this week; put your sensitivity to good use in artistic expression and in relationships.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Ceres in Leo is trined by the Uranus station in Aries on Wednesday; you may find that creative work with the hands is very rewarding – consider pottery or sculpture. Vesta is in your sign until mid-September; this can make you even more closed-minded. Now don’t be that way, Leo; be magnanimous enough to concede that others may possess a sliver of the truth! Joint finances are not favored this week; get advice from others rather than trusting your own judgment just now, or put things on hold.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – You may find it helpful to buddy up with a pal for jogging around the neighborhood. Opportunities to teach may open up at local schools or the college extension. You have great energy to offer local non-profits or other local groups, so get into volunteering. You may enjoy a seminar or retreat focused on creative arts this summer. You may find your mate’s emotionalism this week a bit hard to deal with.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 3:41 am Sunday till Tuesday morning. The Moon receives nothing but squares on Sunday, which might ignite your “I’ll show you!” sense of determination to get things done. Friends offer favors and pats on the back Monday and Saturday. You have to bite your tongue to keep from mentioning the M word to your beau, at least until September. Meanwhile, careful attention to your health needs will keep ailments from stealing your summer from you.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 10:24 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. Tuesday night would be so great with those trines to Jove and Neptune, except for a depressing conjunction to Saturn – but you just get your head on straight and square your shoulders, and march right up there. Mid-morning Wednesday brings an offer to help but nail that down before Mercury goes retro on Saturday. Jove makes his Grand Trine to Saturn in your sign and to Neptune, so put that emotional sensitivity to good use.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 1:54 pm Thursday till Saturday afternoon. Your thinking may be confused late Thursday night; maybe you better sleep on it. You really would like to carpool with someone, but its been hard pairing up with anyone. Housing issues continue to plague you, with moisture problems top of the list. You greatly enjoy foreign friends or the beau with the delightful foreign accent. Be careful to pay all proper fees and taxes, or that could bite you late on.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday is a stressful day for various reasons, plus it can end in a bit of a power struggle. You can get a lot done by working with a group Tuesday afternoon. The Moon is in Capricorn from 2:39 pm Saturday thru the weekend. You amuse others on your morning coffee break Friday. You are awfully tempted to take off early for the weekend. Midday Saturday you may be surprised by how much people really care about you.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Juno is at the midway point in your sign now; by now you probably have definite mixed feelings about your independent and outspoken partner. Money seems to leak away lately; track all expenses and look for tips in cutting expenses. Relatives have hilarious stories to tell about their trips and family life. Your creative works may finally be ready for a showing. Personal finances are not favored this week; get advice from others rather than trusting your own judgment, or put things on hold.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Money comes in spurts and squirts lately; analyze how to keep a steady stream coming in. You may be dating an athlete, or at least someone very energetic and talkative. You could get very creative about applying massage and other health techniques to yourself. The water signs can ride emotional highs and lows this week; put your sensitivity to good use in artistic expression and in relationships. Watch your step at all times; make sure walkways are well-lit.