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Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 1-7, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 27 degrees Scorpio sextiles Mars in Virgo at 11:35 am Tuesday. One can use one’s verbal skills (Mercury) to convince (Mars) others of the correctness of your opinion. Mental and physical energy can be high, easily outpacing that of co-workers, so you might be better off working alone at your own quick tempo. Good for sports that require eye-hand coordination, or for crafts and skilled labor. Note that this Mars is very, very nit-picky and will split hairs to make a point, since it is in Virgo.
Mercury enters Sag at 9:42 pm Wednesday. Bear in mind that Mercury is in the sign of its detriment in Sag, since it rules the opposite sign Gemini. That means that while the mind may be nimble here, the conclusions it draws may be quite careless of the facts. The mind is in other words, too prone to hasty conclusions. Theories may have no or too few facts to back them up. Nevertheless Sag is very inclined to self-righteous pomposity in presenting his conclusions as obvious fact. Powers of concentration can be weak, and memory can be unreliable. However, this Mercury can be very blessed with accurate hunches. Tends to be unfailingly honest, often blurting out what he thinks without couching his words in gentle consideration of others’ feelings. Famous people with Mercury in Sag include: opera singer Joan Sutherland, author Rudyard Kipling, Joan of Arc, Frank Sinatra, J Paul Getty, author J D Salinger, Charles de Gaulle, John Osborne, and playwright Eugene Ionesco.
Mercury at 2 degrees Sag squares Neptune in Pisces at 4:31 pm Friday. Call this the perfect wrong-way Mercury, who sets out for his destination and winds up 100 miles away at a gas station, calling the auto service for directions. One can be extra sensitive to other people’s emotions, even empathetic or psychic. Might even feel kind of spacey, so it might be best to let someone else drive. Will need to make an extra effort to make sure messages are clearly understood. Can be extra sensitive to music or art, too, so it might be a good day to visit a gallery or museum.
Mars enters Libra at 3:41 pm Saturday. This ingress is of another planet into the sign of its detriment – recall that Mars rules the opposite sign Aries. This Mars can be almost militant about maintaining peace at any price, sometimes squelching dissent to maintain the appearance of harmony. In a mature Libra, this Mars is good at initiating contact to air differences. Only then can a peace based on truth be established. Can be outraged at injustice – and frequently outraged! A born protester. Can make a good judge if disciplined and self-controlled. Mars in Libra is good at weighing the merits of both sides of an argument or legal case, and drawing a fair judgment. This Mars can be either very good or very bad!
Famous people with Mars in Libra include: rocker and peace protester John Lennon, actor Richard Burton, Johnny Carson, golfer Arnold Palmer, Paul Tillich, religious rebel Martin Luther, authors Edgar Allen Poe and Percy Shelley, playwright George Bernard Shaw, and Francoise Sagan.
In late November, two asteroids changed signs. Vesta entered Libra and Pallas entered Virgo. By now their effects should make themselves felt. See notes in each sign.

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Continue Reading November 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 24-30, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

The Sun at 2 degrees Sag is square Neptune in Pisces at 12:53 pm Sunday. Ooh, Sun and Neptune together are not good. You might get lost when driving somewhere, and that is the least innocuous thing that could happen. Other possibilities include being scammed, getting sick with something that is hard to diagnose or pinpoint the cause of, or you could have your deep, dark secret revealed to the world in a most embarrassing way. Sun is also square Pallas in Virgo,

Mercury (direct this time) at 16 degrees Scorpio is conjunct Saturn at 8:55 pm Monday. When we last saw this aspect on Oct. 29, Mercury was retrograde. So try to recall if there were any serious discussions that day, and what the topic was. You may have more information to go on at this point, and can undoubtedly correct the data and move forward with a better plan. They are square Juno at 15 degrees Aquarius, so one partner may fluctuate between detachment and intensity, and just when things start heating up, one is called in to a work emergency. Arrgghh!! Will have to figure out a way to accommodate each other’s schedules, possibly with the aid of a personal assistant.

Mercury at 18 degrees Scorpio is sextile Venus in Capricorn at 9:45 pm Wednesday. Mercury in positive aspect to Venus turns on the charm, which includes perfect manners, compliments, sweet nothings, possibly a love note or two, etc. Even if you are normally unexpressive, you will be able to stammer out those three little words. You may be able to get a good recipe for a sweet treat, shared by a dear friend. You may take a short trip with a loved one, possibly to enjoy scenic views, or to check out early holiday decorations. Take a camera along, because the scenery may offer a memorable moment.

Mercury at 19 degrees Scorpio trines Jupiter in Cancer at 2:24 am Thursday. Mercury and Jove are both mental planets, so positive aspects favor anything related to education, any course of study or a seminar or private study. You will pick up the material very easily. On another level, the two planets together spell joviality, having the gift of gab, so that you successfully schmooze with the boss for example at the company dinner. You are also optimistic that things will work out in your life in general. You can handle even the most difficult problems with style. Buying or selling real estate or other major investments is favored, as is handling any legal matters.

Venus at 19 degrees Capricorn opposes Jupiter in Cancer at 7:01 am Thursday. In some ways this can be a sad aspect, even though the two major benefics are involved. You may be in love with someone who is far beyond your social class or otherwise unreachable, and that is truly tragic if you both decide to let love die rather than try to make it work. One can start new relationships under this transit, or look deeper under the superficial shell of the loved one. Can be a pleasant day if you avoid overdoing guilty pleasures to the point of getting sick.

The Moon is in Libra on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. We will ooh and aah at especially artistic floats in the morning parades, and later at the beautifully set table for the holiday feast. Use your best dishes and napkins to set the table, and pick up some flowers for a centerpiece. With Vesta and Ceres both in lovely Libra for the holiday, her feast is sure to be spectacular.

The Sun at 8 degrees Sag trines Uranus in Aries at 1:25 pm Saturday. Sun-Uranus aspects put the wind in your hair as you blast yourself out of a rut. You get encouragement or approval for your (possibly quirky) uniqueness, or you may make others laugh when making them see things from a different perspective. Be careful though, because the Sun is square Chiron in Pisces; don’t fall off your motorcycle! You are excited and excitable, dancing around your new toy or exploring new terrain. Possible interest in arcane subjects like astrology, computer and other tech stuff, psychology, hypnotism, or signing up for a class or session with a practitioner.

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LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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 (PS– The calendars are IN): Dave at www.astroamerica.com.

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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.

ARIESMarch 20-April 19 – You get away with all kinds of shenanigans on Sunday. Early risers on Thursday have helpers to put on a special holiday breakfast; this is followed by making wisecracks about all the floats on the televised parades. Friday shopping is frustrating and work is pointless because you cannot get hold of anybody. On Saturday you crack everybody up, possibly by putting a funny video clip on the internet.

TAURUSApril 20-May 20 – Your mate may want to have a serious chat Monday night, so lend a sympathetic ear even though it may be confusing when he shifts from cool logic to rampant emotion and back again. You might elect to have your holiday dinner on Tuesday; the Moon is in compatible Virgo, and in nice aspect to both Venus and Jupiter. Thursday is not bad, but the table may be so pretty that you hate to dig in and break up the picture-perfect image. Let your mate sleep in on Saturday.

GEMINIMay 21-June 20 – You have a rather idealistic picture of the perfect holiday that you want to achieve for Thursday, but give yourself a break if it falls short a bit. At any rate, you will put in a lot of effort on Tuesday to spruce up the house and decorate. A rather serious meeting may be held at work either late Monday or early Tuesday. The holiday itself has the Moon in compatible Libra, so you keep the flow of light-hearted chatter going very easily.

CANCERJune 21-July 22 – Sunday’s preliminary seating chart for the holiday will have to be redone more than once. You may get stressed out by too many errands Monday; take a tip from Santa and make your list, check it twice. Tuesday favors showering the object of your desire with flowers, compliments and love notes. Stick to routine matters on Friday. You may have a Saturday session with a practitioner of hypnotism, Geo-Trans, or other system that blasts you out of your rut.

LEOJuly 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is in Leo on Sunday, but is void-of-course all day; stick to routine matters. On Monday your mate addresses serious matters, which is good, but the cold logic used can be unbearable. On Tuesday you may be prevailed upon to share your secret recipe for a beloved holiday treat. Thursday is definitely a day to practice pushing yourself away from the table, lest you overdo to the point of getting sick. You laugh with pleasure Saturday when one of the kids posts a funny clip online.

VIRGOAug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from 7:11 am Monday till Wednesday afternoon. Be careful what you eat at lunch Monday, lest you set off your allergies. You feel so unappreciated that afternoon. Love notes and compliments fill the air on Tuesday. Offers to help (with the Turkey Day duties?) come in Tuesday night. You may have to make another place at the table in return, tho. Pallas has entered Virgo, so you are probably the Ask-the-Expert that everyone calls for details on the correct way to prepare the turkey.

LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 5:00 pm Wednesday till late Friday. Wednesday morning finds you energized and ready to start preparations for the big day. An agent of change may walk into your life Thursday, but don’t be alarmed. With Vesta and Ceres both in your sign for the holiday, your feast is sure to be spectacular. Friday is spent ruing how you fell off your diet.

SCORPIOOct. 23-Nov. 21 – Thursday finds you in an optimistic mood, also eager to learn all there is to know about arcane subjects. The Moon is in Scorpio from 11:03 pm Friday thru the weekend. On Saturday someone may give you a good tip regarding a lucrative job opening; maybe you can sign on as last-minute holiday help. You enjoy doing puzzles or reading a mystery in the afternoon.

SAGITTARIUSNov. 22-Dec. 21 – On Monday and Tuesday the Moon is in compatible Gemini, when you probably contact everyone who is expected to attend the holiday gathering to coordinate travel and schedules. The second half of the week may find you spending as much time with friends as with relatives; perhaps there are too many miles between you and siblings this year. Stick to routine matters on Friday. A child makes you break up laughing on Saturday.

CAPRICORNDec. 22-Jan. 19 – You are too likely to get hopelessly lost on Sunday, so leave the driving to someone who has been at your destination many times. Tuesday is probably your best day of the week, with the Moon in compatible Virgo and many lovely, easy transits involving friends and your beloved mate. Thursday is sure to be a day of hustle and bustle to get the feast ready and wait on your visitors. Friday can be frustrating and it may be better to stay in rather than shop.

AQUARIUSJan. 20-Feb. 17 – Long-distance calls keep your phone busy the second half of the week. The holiday favors schmoozing with the boss, at least by making an unofficial phone call to wish him a lovely feast. Thursday is definitely a day to practice pushing yourself away from the table, lest you overdo to the point of getting sick. Saturday’s Moon in Scorpio favors shopping with the help of a friend who makes it a fun expedition.

PISCESFeb. 18-March 19 – On Sunday, you are an example of someone who does not see himself clearly, and so your ambitions could be totally unrealistic. Monday is good for facing medical test results with a cool head. Thursday may not be lucky for romantic matters. Chiron goes direct in your sign this weekend, so do be aware of safety issues re handling the stuffing of your bird, and in storing leftovers.

 

November 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 17-23, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Full Moon at 25 degrees, 26′ Taurus (conjunct bad-boy star Algol) at 10:16 am Sunday, Nov. 17. Moon is trine Jupiter, exalted in Cancer, so that represents a good deal of help which ameliorates any bad that comes from the lunation. The state of Israel (May 14, 1948) has its Sun and Ascendant conjunct Algol; will they make another of their surprise attacks on a neighbor? Alex Trenoweth has an interesting essay on Algol at http://alextrenoweth.blogspot.com/2011/05/caput-algol.html

Mars at 20 degrees Virgo sextiles Jupiter in Cancer at 9:49 am Tuesday. Mars plus Jove spells a bit of luck in everything, and extra physical and competitive energy which needs to be burned off. Your physical battery gets charged up! You can get really cranky if you do not have an outlet for this energy so make time for sports and games. Legal decisions (Jupiter) may go in your favor. New business ventures or other projects are likely to be a success unless other major aspects or progressions deny it.

Mercury at 9 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 9:07 pm Wednesday. Pluto digs down deep for more information, more details (Mercury) in a relentless quest for answers. We may investigate subjects in fields like astrology, psychology, reincarnation, and other mysteries of the mind and soul; we browse bookstores or attend lectures. (We may also play at puzzle-solving for fun and relaxation, anything from doing Sudoku to reading mystery novels.) This transit ties in with Chiron virtually standing still at 9 degrees Pisces the last quarter of the year. It may be that some of us will have to face the (medical) music, have the surgery they have put off for months, or at least get a proper diagnosis of what troubles them.

The Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:48 pm Thursday, ushering in the annual holiday season of splurges in shopping and pigging out and just generally ignoring one’s regimens of diet or budget or anything else for that matter. Sun in Sag types want to be free – or at least feel that they are free in some part of their lives even if they are wage slaves like everyone else. Can be horribly pompous and expect to be acknowledged as the authority in whatever; needs to be taken down a peg at times. Still they have interesting things to say, even if they are miles off base.

A good Sag is able to pick up people who are down, and set them back on course re-inspired with Sagittarian optimism. Their legendary luck often relies on uncanny hunches. Not very steady in applying self to a course of study or career, unless he or she has a spouse who motivates him. A brilliant conversationalist but often cannot apply that verbal skill to an orderly thesis or even an editorial. Dismisses tedious work as mere petty details, which he leaves to underlings. Loves the outdoors and most sports, and is usually an excellent and gifted athlete. Famous people with the Sun in Sag include: Frank Sinatra, Mary Martin, James Thurber, Connie Francis, Mark Twain, Patty Duke, John Osborne, Jane Fonda, Joe DiMaggio, Ludwig van Beethoven, Margaret Chase Smith, and former German chancellor Willy Brandt.

Venus at 16 degrees Capricorn sextiles Saturn in Scorpio at 1:46 pm Saturday. Venus with Capricorn is actually a pretty good combo, with Venus softening the usually austere lines of Saturn. It is a pleasure (Venus) to do one’s duty (Saturn) for a loved one; it is a labor of love. We discuss what our mutual expectations (Saturn) are in a relationship (Venus). Venus is able to apply herself to detailed work in arts or crafts. Business related to the arts goes well, so if you have works you would like handled by a gallery, make an appointment to show your portfolio. Juno at 13 degrees Aquarius squares Saturn; one person tries to dominate while the other wants equality. Meanwhile Venus highlights sharing and intimacy, even tho one party may want too much in the way of constant approval.

Please visit my twin site on Blogger if you would like these articles translated into Spanish, French, German, Japanese or any other language. Link: http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/

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LATE DEGREESsee 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 FRANCISI 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.

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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.

ARIESMarch 20-April 19 – You enjoy an online laugh midday Monday. Wednesday can be a key day for addressing health concerns, possibly with lab or x-ray work to find the source of a problem. The Sun enters your solar ninth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of stretching one’s mind with travel, study, or living large. Saturday favors strategic schmoozing with people who could help your career or finance your dream.

TAURUSApril 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus until Sunday night. Sunday morning’s Full Moon may force you to deal with unhealthy eating habits. The Moon is void from mid-morning till it enters Gemini, so stick to routine matters. Tuesday finds your batteries revved up and profiting from a hard workout. You and a friend attend a Wednesday class in a mysterious subject of interest to both of you. The Sun enters your solar eighth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of transitions, mergers, and rites of passage.

GEMINIMay 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 7:07 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. Strange dreams may precede the work week. Monday lunch is accompanied by an unusual or humorous companion. The Moon is void from mid-morning on Tuesday, so stick to routine matters; try not to rush thru tasks. Avoid the martini lunch on Wednesday. Wednesday night favors analyzing your insurance benefit statements. The Sun enters your solar seventh house on Thursday, ushering in a month of one-on-one interface with loved ones, in interviews, or partnering up at work.

CANCERJune 21-July 22 – You’re on a roll Tuesday! The Moon is in Cancer from 6:23 am Wednesday till Friday night. Wednesday may be a key day for the cardinal signs, highlighting information, research, and health issues. It’s too easy to daydream thru lunch break Wednesday, but a dear friend joins you on Thursday lunch. You have a heart-to-heart with a child that afternoon. Try not to overdo Thursday night. Also, the Sun enters your solar sixth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of service and paying attention to health issues. Saturday lunch is a good time to calmly discuss mutual expectations with your mate.

LEOJuly 23-Aug. 22 – The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. The Sun enters your solar fifth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of doing what you love best – parties, going on holiday, attending plays, indulging your playful and creative side. The Moon is in Leo from 6:56 pm Friday through the weekend. Friday night promises convivial times, so you might as well plan a party and send invites. Saturday finds you laughing over an item in the news.

VIRGOAug. 23-Sept. 22 – Monday lunch break finds you doodling some creative designs. The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. Wednesday can be a key day for addressing health concerns, possibly with lab or x-ray work to find the source of a problem. The Sun enters your solar fourth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of cocooning with family and making memories. Saturday favors showing your portfolio to a reputable gallery.

LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22 – On Monday’s lunch break you decide to break the same old routine. The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. Wednesday may be a key day for the cardinal signs, highlighting information, research, and health issues. The Sun enters your solar third house on Thursday, ushering in a month of being in constant motion and communication.

SCORPIOOct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. Attend a lecture Wednesday night on your favorite mysterious topic; maybe the bookstore has an author appearance. The Sun enters your solar second house on Thursday, ushering in a month of heavy shopping and evaluating what you are really worth. On Saturday, keep the phrase “a labor of love” in mind.

SAGITTARIUSNov. 22-Dec. 21 – Midday Monday finds you doodling creatively, so make sure to have a note pad. The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. Wednesday can be a key day for addressing health concerns, possibly with lab or x-ray work to find the source of a problem. The Sun enters your sign on Thursday, ushering in a month of meeting scads of new people so have your introductory spiel polished up.

CAPRICORNDec. 22-Jan. 19 – You lend some moral support to a friend giving a first lecture Wednesday on a topic of interest to you. Wednesday may also be a key day for the cardinal signs, highlighting information, research, and health issues. The Sun enters your solar twelfth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of attending retreats or merely a quiet withdrawal into your own company.

AQUARIUSJan. 20-Feb. 17 – Midday Monday favors breaking routine and exploring the neighborhood. The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. Wednesday evening favors attending a career-related retreat or seminar. The Sun enters your solar eleventh house on Thursday, ushering in a month of teamwork, especially if spending time on causes. Saturday may be marred by subtle power plays with your mate.

PISCESFeb. 18-March 19 – On Monday’s lunch break you enjoy sharing a table with a stranger. The Moon is void most of Tuesday so stick to routine matters. On Wednesday you may consult or schedule a visit for a second opinion regarding a health concern. The Sun enters your solar tenth house on Thursday, ushering in a month of public scrutiny so make sure your shoes are polished and so are your manners.

 

November 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 10-16, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury goes direct at 4:12 pm Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 degrees 32′ of Scorpio. By this time you may have stumbled upon some information that you were not supposed to find out, or anyway, info that explains a small mystery in your life. A past event may prove to be the deeply rooted trauma that prevents you from moving forward in some way, and now that you have brought it to the light, it no longer has power over you.
A forward-moving Mercury trines confusing Neptune at 2 degrees Pisces at 3:48 pm Monday. Mercury and Neptune do not get along too well, even with a trine aspect. It becomes TOO EASY to get confused, to get scammed, to lose you way or lose your wallet, to be worried out of your mind. Try selecting an affirmation to conquer a fear (Neptune), or sessions of altered consciousness like hypnosis or meditation to resolve or dissolve old programming.
The Sun at 20 degrees Scorpio trines retrograde Jupiter in Cancer at 11:39 am Tuesday. A lot of benefits are ascribed to a Sun-Jupiter trine, but more often it merely lends a screen of protection around one’s person. You may lose one job, but financial supports or other income kick in and you manage to pay your bills. Or, you lose an apartment but find shelter with relatives or other friends. Since Jupiter just went retrograde last week, it is yet virtually at a standstill and exerting especially strong power in this transit. You could be thrust into the limelight under this transit, if it falls on an angle in your natal chart.
Neptune makes its Direct Station on 2 degrees, 35′ Pisces at 1:43 pm Wednesday. I wish to quote extensively from Dane Rudhyar’s brilliant chapter on Neptune (in An Astrological Triptych) to explain the influences of this planet and effects of the stations—

“The Neptunian era that followed during the nineteenth century actually built the substance of our modern society – its machines, it industries, its commerce and travel – but it built upon the intellectual foundations of scientific materialism. It built upon spiritual scarcity and upon the power vested in the remnants of ancient feudalism to corner the more abundant life under the cloak of rugged individualism. Neptune is the wholesale builder of collective substance. Its power of proliferation is immense, but it builds only according to man’s attitude toward Uranian creativeness. If this attitude is one of resistance to the unfamiliar New, of fear before the revealed Glory, of weary withdrawal into the Saturnian shells of social security and privilege, then Neptune’s power of growth leads to the senseless mushrooming forth of hectic cities, tabloid newspapers, glamor-crazy motion pictures, murder-storied radios, (hallucinogenic) drugs – and to generalized cancerous conditions due to unorganic living and unnatural habits of physical or psychological feeding.

“Neptune, nevertheless, in its true positive being, is the substantiality of the spirit. Neptune is the substance of creative space, the astral light, the Ocean of spiritual Sound, the encompassing gift-waves of divine grace the all-inclusive charity of the compassionate ones. Is it the divine Substance which feeds what the Uranian spirit has aroused into creative being. . .

“In the physical body, this power is the source whence are derived the antibodies, white corpuscles, and special hormones or enzymes which are sent through the blood to heal and purify whatever part of the organism has been injured or exhausted. At the level of the great spiritual organism that may be called Man, this Neptunian power is Grace (Charis) – Grace which comes to every soul that has recognized and accepted its participation in the ‘works if the spirit’, and its companionship in the mystic Christ with all that is of the spirit.

“To the individual limited and bound within the structures of his ego, the universe as a whole answers as Karma, the Mosaic Law of exact compensation. But to him whose soul has become a hallowed shrine for the Living God, whose circumference of self includes potentially the whole universe, whose mind establishes its formulations in terms of the reconciliation of all opposites, leaving nothing outside of its all-inclusive multi-dimensional logic – to him God answers as grace. Though his path be strewn with collective obstacles and harsh memories of his individual past, he is nevertheless secure – with the only security that is of value, the security that comes from being the Whole in active expression at one point, and this point, one’s immortal self.

“This faith in Grace is the Neptunian consequence of a courageously met and assimilated confrontation with Uranus and its creative transfigurations. The two factors cannot be separated, and both are expressions of an utterly changed conscious relationship to spirit and to God, its cosmic Source. Spirit is the ‘universal creative’ not in the sense of it being the builder of worlds and physical organisms, but because it is that constant harmonic Motion which emanates and releases incessantly whatever is necessary to compensate for and to harmonize any disturbance in the equilibrium of the universal Whole. Spirit creates solutions to every need – including that vast solution to the need of chaos which we understand as universe or solar system. Every human birth, considered as the release of an immortal self can be harmonized and balanced by the potentiality of a victorious future, is a solution presented by the spirit. Every birth-chart is a plan for regeneration an individual creation of the spirit, a logos sent by the Father to save a portion of humanity. . .

“Grace comes to pervade the soul that has left behind the sense of individual lack inherent in the nature of the ego. As an ego, man knows himself apart from the spiritual Whole; as a soul, he experiences himself a part of this spiritual Whole. In and through this experience he becomes actually and consciously suffused with the vitality of the Whole. He partakes of the Blood of the Whole, of the creative substance of the spirit – the mystic Wine and Bread. He partakes of the Eucharist – the perfect gift of Grace – as the cell of the body partakes of the vital essences and the healing chemicals of the forever flowing blood in which it lives and has its being.

“This is the life more abundant, the life in Grace; a life from which has vanished the gnawing sense of frustration and lack, and the regrets or remorse of ego-bondage, ego-fulfillment and ego-conditioned tragedies; a life now filled with the presence of the unfolding God-seed within the soul and with the downflow of Grace this unfoldment summons because it requires it. It is also the life of charity, for charity is man’s only true way of responding to the charismal gift of the spirit, Grace. Faith in the creative power of the spirit, Hope that the Transfiguration shall come and find us fully awake to behold this ‘marriage of heaven and earth’; and the greatest of all, Charity to men everywhere – in the name of the spirit.

“True charity (agape) can only be, at the level of still ego-bound men and women, the pouring out of what the traveler on the Illumined Road has received as Grace. The man flooded with Grace must give charity, which is perfect love, if he is to receive greater spiritual abundance in his soul; but that charity can only be true to the spirit, if it comes indeed from the divine spirit, even though it be released through the individual man. To give out charity means, first of all, to experience oneself as an agent of the spirit, as a focusing of the divine Whole. Charity is not of the ego, but of God through the ego transformed into soul. It is as the soul overflows with Grace that the whole organism of the spirit-illumined man or woman is also able to radiate charity. The gifts of a privileged nation filled with earthly goods, egocentricity and collective self-complacency can be bitter to the peoples ravaged by a catastrophe for which the whole o humanity is responsible.

“Yet it was as the presence of Neptune became revealed to Western man that society at large began to respond to the call of mercy and humanitarianism, and even the most egocentric business baron found it necessary to henceforth to bestow the social semblance of charity to the victims of the system that had enthroned him…”

Venus at 9 degrees Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries at 8:13 pm Thursday. Venus-Uranus aspects seem to always involve meeting foreigners or unusual people who shift you out of your comfort zone. These are almost always short-lived relationships, even the romantic involvements. The Uranian person serves his purpose and moves on . . . Sometimes this aspect accompanies a sudden job change.
Venus at 9 degrees Capricorn is conjunct intense Pluto at 4:30 pm Friday. The conjunction (and the square) are often aspects of obsession, especially romantic obsession. Sometimes comes with meeting one’s Soul Mate. It may just bring intense experiences in that department of your life. Capricorn is not a very romantic kind of guy, so maybe it will take the form of a transformation (Pluto) of his financial (Venus) condition.
Looking Ahead – We have a Full Moon at 25 degrees Taurus at 10:16 am Sunday, Nov. 17 – this is way too close to the dreaded Algol for my comfort, tho Jupiter is in a kindly and protective trine to the Sun.

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Your Milky Way Horoscope Nov. 3-9, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Sunday, Nov. 3 features a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees 16′ Scorpio, at 7:50 am. The Moon is conjunct Saturn midday, but otherwise the aspects are mostly easy sextiles and trines. The Sun and Moon are sextile Mars in the early morning, and the Moon trines Jupiter at nearly midnight. The latter aspect may support the urge to expand your horizons, with Mars providing an eagerness to explore new territory.
Venus enters Capricorn at 3:43 am Tuesday. Venus has a hard time when in Saturn-ruled Capricorn. A native with this placement may be very good-looking, but the person is not comfortable with his/her looks, or does not agree with everyone else that they are indeed quite attractive. Finding their special talents may be delayed (Saturn) due to fear of failure or of social rejection. In fact, in social situations, they may be afraid of making the first move due to a fear of rejection, and when rejected, may become quite cold. This placement has a deep respect for the prevailing social and material values of society. Famous people with Venus in Capricorn include: Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Robert F. Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr, Caroline Kennedy, J.D. Salinger, Prince Andrew, and Artur Rubinstein.
The Sun and Saturn at 14 degrees Scorpio are conjunct at 7:01 am Wednesday. We may feel rather depressed and lonely under this aspect, but it may drive us out of our cocoons and out to some gathering place or event where we are forced to mix with others. This aspect does favor planning and organizing, or otherwise Taking Care of Business. Hey, I just remembered I once started a job on a Sun-Saturn conjunction and lost a lot of weight in that physically-demanding stint – so my recommendation is to start your most ambitious weight-loss exercise regimen on this day.
Jupiter at 20 degrees 31′ Cancer makes a Retrograde Station at 12:03 am Thursday. Jupiter’s expression is generally is a product of its society; that is, it demonstrates the values and consciousness of the world around it. So when it goes retrograde, Jupiter will tend to break away for a little while to reconsider his values as opposed to the values of the society around it. By the time Jupiter goes direct, he may adopt a whole new self-chosen way of thinking and living, one that hopefully reflects a higher level of consciousness inspired by the spirit.
Venus at 2 degrees Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 8:16 pm Thursday. Oh, this is such a lovely, lazy aspect, good for finding shapes in the clouds as you play hookey from work or school. You wander from one daydream to another. It does favor spending time with dear ones and being wonderfully attuned to their needs (without becoming subservient). It also favors using your romantic inspirations to create exquisite works of art in any medium – poetry, music, painting, dance, even gardening.
Retrograde Mercury at 3 degrees Scorpio sextiles Venus in Capricorn at 7:24 am Friday. This aspect favors taking the pleasure drive out to the country or on some jaunt; with Mercury retrograde, you may get lost, you may have a flat tire, but you will probably also happen on the cutest antique shop or the quaintest diner. If you muddled an earlier opportunity to express your love, Merc retrograde gives you another chance to speak up, or maybe write it down in a love note.
Mars at 14 degrees Virgo sextiles Saturn in Scorpio at 6:57 am Saturday. One interpretation of Mars with Saturn is “delayed gratification.” This means that you are able to put energy into long-term projects that may not see fruition for months if not years. Another key phrase might be “sustained effort” – it’s similar to the above, but if expressed in physical energy or an exercise regimen, your energy might NOT be enormous but you can keep up a moderate tempo for a long time. It’s the difference between a springer and a marathoner. We may also have great attention to detail, with the PATIENCE to do finely-detailed work.
Retrograde Mercury at 2 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 4:32 pm Saturday. People affected by this transit may find their interests turn to occult or spiritual subjects, such as past lives, developing psychic abilities, or turn your energies to creative pursuits like music, crafts or photography. You may go off on flights of fancy, so let your friends put your feet back on terra firma. You can be very sympathetic, empathetic, or even psychic. Thought transfer is easier under this aspect.
YAY, Mercury will go direct at 4:12 pm on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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