Your Milky Way Horoscope Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2013
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. I don’t specialize in lunation reports, so for further in sights you might want to read about the Full Moon in Libra from back in March of this year — read THIS.
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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 – Mercury enters your solar eighth house on Sunday; you discuss intense subjects like making a will, or of making provisions for annuities, etc. Aspects to the Sun in your seventh house Libra can bring challenging and demanding people into your life. The New Moon on Saturday directly impacts you or your partnerships, and could even push you into couples therapy.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Mercury enters your solar seventh house on Sunday; a younger person may interest you as a partner. Aspects to the Sun in Libra this week can bring some health issues to the fore, some of which may be work-related. The New Moon in Libra may force you to address health issues, some of which may be of long standing. It is possible you may have to revamp everything that you thought you knew.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Mercury enters your solar sixth house on Sunday; a greater quantity of serious messages come in, possibly related to making health-related followup visits. Aspects to the Sun in Libra (and Saturday’s New Moon in Libra) in your house of children may bring concerns about them to the forefront, although this may be good news about expecting a new grand-baby.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Sunday; you may act as social secretary, making reservations for a bus to Anne Rice’s New Orleans, or similar destinations. Jupiter in your sign sextiles Ceres in Virgo, making me imagine you selling produce or jams at the local farmers market or at work. Aspects to the Sun this week, and the New Moon in Libra on Saturday, raise family issues to the forefront; how to balance home and career demands may be entwined with a mate’s desire to control events.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo from 3:57 am Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. Leos find sympathetic company for dinner Sunday – or maybe just a good audience. You may stay up past midnight expressing your wild or eccentric individuality. You may have an emotional reaction to news Monday night, something that puts you on top o’ the world and revs your engine to high. Aspects to the Sun this week, and the New Moon in Libra on Saturday, put educational matters on the front burner.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 2:52 pm Tuesday till Thursday night. Tuesday night does not favor going to a new hangout, since it is too easy to get lost. You might prefer catching up on calls or emails. Start off Wednesday morning with a strong affirmation to stiffen your spine. Mid-morning favors a meeting with a mentor or older advisor. On Thursday afternoon you may locate a sibling or neighbor to swap favors with. Aspects to the Sun this week, and the New Moon in Libra on Saturday, accent financial matters.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Mercury enters your solar second house on Sunday; you spend some time analyzing finances, tracking payments and expenses. The Moon is in lovely Libra from 10:59 pm Thursday till next Sunday morning. New people may walk into your life you are significant at least in the short term, not as a love object but as something that you struggle against. Try not to overdo or blow things out of proportion Saturday morning. You are your usual energetic self Saturday night, possibly putting a great deal of energy into a project or relationship. SEE NEW MOON NOTES and Mercury transiting aspect notes.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mercury enters your sign on Sunday; lots of people walk into your life, possibly some from past lives. Saturn in your sign ties in tightly with the Sun transits and New Moon. The New Moon could usher in a family health crisis, possibly that of a child, although I must add that it may be just a wake-up call. A sextile between Saturn and Vesta is applying; a friend may be the friend indeed who helps out in a pinch.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Mercury enters your solar twelfth house on Sunday; secret messages come your way, or you have confidential discussions of Big Secrets. With the New Moon in Libra, your beauty-loving friends may disapprove of your strong interest in avant-garde styles. Juno in your third house is applying to a square to Mercury; a sibling or neighbor may try to fix you up with someone.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Mercury enters your solar eleventh house on Sunday; you may edit or print the newsletter for a cause or a service group, or possibly the undertakers’ society. The New Moon on Saturday directly impacts you, possibly due to conflicting demands of family and career. You may be asked to give up one or the other, at least for the short term. For the long term, be very careful of data and check it out for accuracy or incompleteness.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Mercury enters your solar tenth house on Sunday; you might prepare a speech or PowerPoint for a conference. Watch what you say to your partners, due to Mercury in Scorpio squaring Juno in your sign; you may have a lot of discussion with partners in any case. The New Moon may force a revamp or upgrade in computer systems or other communications.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Mercury enters your solar ninth house on Sunday; your mind seeks stimulation and wisdom, leading you to sign up for a class or online discussion group. Health insurance matters work out this week. The New Moon on Saturday may force a change in your routine, where you may even nurse a family member through their illness. An internet forum provides flirtatious fun and diversion.