Archive for September, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury at 9 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 9:55 pm Sunday. While Sag supposedly worships and seeks Truth more than any other sign, I think it is Scorpio that is more determined to ferret out what the Truth is. I may be prejudiced about this, since I have Scorpio rising. Scorpio will be driven to get to the heart of the matter, possibly with an eye to bringing about positive changes in one’s life. This aspect can poke you into taking up study of esoteric subjects like astrology, psychology, handwriting analysis, or into picking up crossword puzzles or Sudoku, etc. Can do a great job of forensic analysis of bookkeeping or other documents like contracts.
Venus enters Sag at 1:54 pm Monday. Venus goes from serious Scorpio to footloose Sag this week. Venus lightens up and is more inclined to just flirt rather than consider a serious romance. That is mainly because Venus in Sag spends so much time out of town, unavailable for a spontaneous date at the pizza joint. Sag’s emotional rootlessness can be seen by others as fear of commitment, tho it is really a fear of loss of freedom. Is inclined to joke too much with a serious romantic partner. A mature Sag is able to foster trust in the relationship so that they can endure short separations necessitated by career demands. Venus in Sag makes a better friend, due to his loyalty combined with a certain detachment.
Famous people with Venus in Sag include: Dwight David Eisenhower, James Thurber, Cary Grant, Winston Churchill, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Douglas MacArthur, Johnny Carson, Joan Baez, Jane Fonda, Charles de Gaulle, and Pablo Casals.
Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 10 degrees Scorpio at 3:39 pm Tuesday. The shorthand for this aspect is “serious talk”, altho it may also include study or reading on serious subjects. Another shorthand is “negative thinking” which you really gotta fight against and analyze whether there is any factual basis for your negativity. You want to stick to the facts, get to the point, get to the bottom line – “Are you in or are you out?” It can also mean crunching the numbers or talking with an older person or mentor. It can mean guilt and worry altho the Moon is often involved when emotions are stirred up. It can mean saying Goodbye, especially for responsible reasons. Hitting your Moon or other personal planets can make you somber and nit-picky and no fun at all. (This aspect kind of echoes the Mercury-Pluto sextile of earlier this week.)
Venus at 3 degrees Sag squares Neptune in Pisces at 5:06 am Thursday. Now this is a bit hard for me to understand the shorthand of this. Normally Venus and Neptune together spell “in love with love” feelings. But Sag is not very serious or romantic, as opposed to Pisces who would like to live in dreams. So this is hard to reconcile. It may be that one party thinks this match is the Real Thing, and the other party thinks this is just a convenient arrangement. A romantic interlude for those already committed, and a secret affair for new liaisons. Possible increased sensitivity and creativity in the arts such as music and painting. The other meaning of Venus square Neptune is that it tends to bring the get-rich-quick schemes (and other scams) out of the woodwork. Don’t sign contracts under this aspect! Someone is not telling you the whole story, or is fabricating lies wholesale.
The Sun at 19 degrees Libra squares Jupiter in Cancer at 11:09 am Saturday. Sun-Jupiter squares generally force you to see the effects of overdoing stuff – you wake with the killer hangover, and so you finally decide to grow up and accept your limits when it comes to alcohol. It also tends to make us loosen the purse strings a bit and spend more than usual. You may buy multiples at the shirt sale, plus three pairs of shoes, or replace all your socks. Altho with Cancer, your spending may be on the home and décor.
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury enters Scorpio at 7:38 am Sunday, a sign where Mercury becomes the detective who delves under the surface and solves any kind of mystery – the murder mystery novel, the medical mystery, the crime mystery, the mystery of where your money went, but especially the mystery of the soul and spirit. This Mercury’s insights into others’ motivations or moods can make them seem psychic. Do not play poker with these guys if you can help it.
Mercury at 3 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 5:46 pm Tuesday. Adverse aspects between Mercury and Neptune can cloud our judgment terribly, and allow us to be fooled by lies and propaganda. Words can be magic – as in poetry – or they can be hypnotic – as in a scammer’s spiel. Sometimes we do not really understand what is said to us under such a transit, and that is one reason why astrologers always tell you not to sign anything under such a transit. You won’t understand what you are signing.
The Sun at 9 degrees Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 9:25 pm Tuesday. Sun-Pluto squares generally mean that fighting City Hall is a losing proposition, even tho you may feel that your issue is perfectly cut-and-dried in your favor. One runs into Authority Figures who throw obstacles of various kinds in your path, such as traffic tickets, lawsuits, audits, denial of permits or licenses, etc. For a restaurant owner, losing a beer license can probably put them out of business. I shouldn’t say to never take up a fight under this transit, but be aware that you cannot count on having it won just on the face of the obvious evidence. You will have to marshal your facts and cobble together a legal argument for why your request-suit-petition should be granted.
The Sun at 10 degrees Libra opposes Uranus in Aries at 10:12 am Thursday. I just got done telling y’all not to fight City Hall, and here with this opposition, that is exactly what you might wind up doing. You may actually stand toe-to-toe with an Authority Figure and tell him/her that their way is wrong, with a capital W, W-R-O-N-G!!! There is also some likelihood of brilliantly inventing something, that is if you have that particular talent and skill set.
We have a New Moon 8:34 pm Friday, at 11 degrees 56′ Libra. New Moons are kind of like mini-eclipses; their effects usually last for just that month although things begun under them could continue on for a long time. Libra New Moons will emphasize relationship issues. Either you meet someone new who is quite attractive, or issues of fairness crop up in existing relationships. Notice the aspects this week that fall on 9 or 10 degrees Libra (see above), plus this NM at 11 degrees Libra. Anyone with natal planets around there, or at major aspects to them, will surely feel a tug all this week. The New Moon opposes Uranus in Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn, trines Chiron in Pisces, and semi-sextiles Saturn in Scorpio. Those are some heavy-duty aspects, and I am not looking forward to them. Since they are in cardinal signs, we may see something of the effects even before the exact New Moon. Effects may include bombs (Uranus), a government crackdown (Pluto), injuries or loss of life (Chiron). Less dire effects may include psychological (Uranus) therapy (Pluto), surgery (Pluto and Chiron), chemotherapy, etc.
By Milky Way Maid
The Sun enters Libra at 4:44 pm Sunday. Librans like to talk things out to smooth over any social friction. I am reminded of Dwight D. Eisenhower starting off an interview by Ed Murrow by saying, “ Ed, I’ve been sitting here for months just waiting till I could have a good long talk about all this with just you,” while they sipped Mamie’s iced tea. Ike had to master the art of maintaining harmony amongst multiple egos when heading the European task force during WWII. Librans want to know what you want, so they can keep you happy. Librans demand fair treatment. Sometimes a Libran will expect a Yes from you just because he/she said Please, and might be royally miffed if you cannot indulge the request. Also sometimes the Libran will cave in just to avoid argument, but creating resentment that eventually piles up into a flaming row is not serving the cause of peace. A more mature Libran will try to dish out the cookies or perks according to who values what, while demanding everybody contribute a fair amount of effort to the grand project.
Librans truly enjoy working with a partner. This is true even if she is only holding the ladder while hubby nails the roofing. Thrives on the approval of others, so sometimes winds up in the performing arts. Enjoys harmony in music, and in vocal talents can often sing in a wide range, on perfect pitch, in a pure tone. Dresses carefully to put together an outfit for the day. Offended by vulgarity. Famous people with Sun in Libra include: Eisenhower, author William Faulkner, showman and columnist Ed Sullivan, singer-actress Julie Andrews, late-night TV host Johnny Carson, actress Helen Hayes, Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, pianist Vladimir Horowitz, architect Le Corbusier, composer Giuseppe Verdi.
Venus at 17 degrees Scorpio trines Jupiter in Cancer at 5:01 pm Thursday, which is Jupiter’s day, BTW. When the two benefics are in easy aspect, life can look very plush. It is also easy to overdo when it comes to sweets, gourmet multi-course dinners, spending in general, or any aspect of the good life. Note if it touches any natal planets for clues as to what you will be tempted by. Some chance of actually winning money under this aspect, but a lot depends on natal planets. You may feel like you are on vacation, spend more money than usual, be generous and treat another couple to dinner, etc.
Venus at 19 degrees Scorpio squares Mars in Leo at 9:32 am Saturday. This is often an aspect of sexual tension. People who are interested in each other may be prevented by social or economic roles from following up, so when they do meet it can get awkward. This is also an aspect that traditionally mean argument between couples – but of course it can be fun to make up. If the Mars is more activated, it can mean taking on a dare to impress someone. If Venus is representing money, it can mean putting in more hours and thereby increasing one’s income for the week.
NOTE: Mercury will enter Scorpio next Sunday morning (Sept. 29). Mercury in Scorpio holds his cards close to the chest, and tries to scope out what cards are being held by the other players. (more next week)
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury at 11 degrees Libra opposes Uranus in Aries at 2:41 am Monday. Mechanical and electronic items can go awry. However, the mind can work at incredible speed under this aspect, and other people will seem as slow as molasses. Thoughts can be scattered and easily lost, so it would be good to keep a notebook or notepad nearby to anchor your thoughts onto. One’s mind may only be able to make an overall survey of a topic or subject (such as astrology or electronics or some technical subject) but just a glance can yield a brilliant insight. Yet – your mind can skip around and so you forget to carry the two, or some such basic task as that.
Mercury at 13 degrees Libra sextiles Mars in Leo at 3:17 am Tuesday. This is good for skilled handwork, technical work, or even sports where the hands are important for catching that ball! Mercury and Mars together often spell debate also, so remember to respect the other fellow’s point of view even as you try to convince him/her of the correctness of yours.
Venus is conjunct Saturn at 8 degrees Scorpio at 4:54 pm Wednesday. Those who are in a serious romantic involvement may decide to formalize (Saturn) it with an engagement – or break things off if the other party is not willing to make a commitment. This aspect reflects the opposite ends of the spectrum of romance. On the one hand a relationship begun under it may well last for decades – and on the other, existing relationships may see separations often due to the demands of a job or college or something of the sort. It can be difficult to speak of love, altho much easier to do the deeds that express one’s commitment to the other person.
Venus at 8 degrees 59′ Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 9:49 pm Wednesday. This is good for romantic relationships to take steps toward a deeper knowledge of each other. You go right past the superficial and probe deep into the psyche and motivations of the other person. It also favors improving one’s financial position by getting and taking advice from a large bank or possibly from an insurance company (Pluto). Pluto also represents the mob, altho I cannot possibly recommend getting a loan from a mobster!
Mercury at 16 degrees Libra squares Jupiter in Cancer at 10:21 pm Thursday. You can dream big, take the long-range view, and utterly forget the picky details of getting from Point A to Point B. Adverse aspects between Mercury and Jupiter can make it difficult to do well in school or in college; it can also affect one’s ability to contact people of influence. The square sometimes coincides with EXAMS, requiring EFFORT to prepare for and pass said tests. Since this aspect occurs on the day of the New Moon, it may be that some of us deliberately challenge ourselves by enrolling in a class or starting some new brainteaser game-playing habit.
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury enters Libra at 3:07 am Monday. Mercury in Libra is VERY fair-minded, and generally makes a point of listening to both sides before saying anything. Must mention that the youthful Mercury-in-Libra person spends too much time looking for acceptance from others when giving an opinion, because they are afraid of saying the wrong thing. This is why people think they are indecisive. Libras can lose their balance, honest, as well as their integrity and perspective, if they do not learn what is importance to THEM and not to others. The mature Mercury-in-Libra person learns how to say what needs to be said, but in a softer, gentler manner so that it goes down easily. Sometimes has a wonderful vocal gift for accents or languages – can project voice without distortion.
Sometimes the Mercury-in-Libra person can see in a flash what the solution to a problem is, but then they try to back up and figure it out logically – they should learn to trust that intuition. As an air sign is capable of real wisdom, or the most awful superficiality. Famous people with Mercury in Libra include: Queen Elizabeth I, golfer Arnold Palmer, Margaret Chase Smith, Henry Ford II, and actor David McCallum.
Mars at 7 degrees Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio at 7:06 am Monday. Could be an Oopsie day, with a broken bone or two if it contacts something in your natal chart. Arguments (Mars) may lead to saying goodbye or firing (Saturn). This is a very touchy aspect and you may have to walk on eggshells this morning. An irresistible force (Mars) meets an immoveable object (Saturn) – meaning, do not get into arguments that will change no one’s minds.
Venus leaves her home in Libra for Scorpio at 2:16 am Wednesday, Sept. 11. Venus in Scorpio is said to be in her detriment – although it must be said that this Venus wears the little black dress like NOBODY else. This Venus can get so much just by whispering a word in your ear, or even by saying nothing at all, and her eyes can be more suggestive than the crudest gesture. Sometimes Venus in Scorpio tries to control or manipulate others, but that is so unattractive! Scorpio rules The Hidden, and in this case, Venus can draw out the hidden talents or hidden side of anyone or anything. Can rouse and strengthen the power that others have over their own lives and talents, showing them their (previously hidden) worth.
Venus in Scorpio can be very possessive, although their magnetism should be enough to keep someone close by. Love lives can be stormy, only because they want to experience the highs and the lows – and the fun of making up. Famous people with Venus in Scorpio include: opera singer Joan Sutherland, actress Mary Martin, Queen Marie Antoinette, actress Patty Duke, singer Connie Francis, pacifist Mohandas Gandhi, tycoon J. Paul Getty, evangelist Billy Graham, actress Sophia Loren and pianist Vladimir Horowitz.
Venus at 3 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 2:33 am Saturday. Venus and Neptune together make for that treacherous “in love with love” dreamy-eyed mood that leads one down the primrose path. You tend to fall for all the wrong people, people who may not be what they say they are. Best to stay home and watch the late movie. Might be good for looking at cameras.
Mercury at 9 degrees Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 4:28 pm Saturday. This is great for doing heavy research or ferreting out the truth in your best Sam Spade impression. The square indicates it won’t be easy, nothing will be handed to you, and you will have to shake a lot of trees before the apples of truth fall into your hands.
Mars at 11 degrees Leo trines Uranus in Aries at 4:56 pm Saturday. Ooh, here’s a good opportunity to buy that new computer or car you’ve had your eyes on. I’ve told you before that good aspects between Mars and Uranus favor buying anything mechanical, electronic, electrical, etc. So this category covers everything from cars, computers and cameras to some little gadget from Radio Shack. You could install the new garage door opener this weekend, too.