Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 8-14, 2013
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury at 8 degrees Sag trines Uranus in Aries at 12:05 pm Tuesday. Ah, another of my favorite days for checking out buys in anything mechanical, electrical, electronic, etc. Anything from cars to computers to iPads to toasters. If your are shopping for holiday gifts, this is probably the best day to buy the electronic stuff. Bear in mind that Mercury is not really at home in Sag and might act like it wants to be in Gemini, its home. That says to me that things that record the written word, like a Kindle, would be a very appropriate item for this transit.
Jupiter at 18 and a half degrees Cancer trines Saturn in Scorpio at 7 pm Thursday. Studies have shown that people who have success in the performing arts have a good natal aspect between these two planets. It indicates that their hard work (Saturn) is rewarded with lucky breaks and success (Jupiter). So I would think that this transit would favor kicking off a business venture like a store or website, or making a flurry of introductions to people in your chosen field. Being recognized in terms of an award, like Best New Artist, reaching a milestone in terms of hours put in, graduating from being just a temp to a regular employee – any of those types of things could also come your way if this contacts a natal planet or angle.
Vesta and Ceres in the Via Combusta. While I had not paid much attention to the Via Combusta till now, a recent perusal of an article about Saturn completing its transit of the Via Combusta (the degrees from mid-Libra to mid-Scorpio) made me sit back and think this over a bit. At any rate, Ceres reaches 15 degrees Libra about Dec. 11, and Vesta reaches that point about Dec 25. The Via Combusta represents a trial by fire for any unfortunate transiting planet or other celestial body. I expect that any sense of ease and comfort will have to be severely cut back for Libra natives or anyone with natal planets being contacted. Ceres, representing bounty, will of course have to experience the winter of its hibernation, you might say. Ceres, the quiet and demure caretaker, nurse and homemaker, might cast about for a new home to take care of. Saturn officially left the Via Combusta Nov. 21. You might enjoy reading and reflecting on the New Moon eclipse conjunct Saturn of Nov. 3 in an article written by Willow at http://willowsweb.blogspot.com/2013/10/new-moon-eclipse-in-scorpio-conjunct.html She wrote: “My interpretation of the Via Combusta is humanized and comes from the point-of-view of a person experiencing life with key natal placements in this area. When the Via Combusta is strongly highlighted, there is a feeling of running the gauntlet through sometimes seemingly insurmountable odds, collective karma, booby traps and friction, very often related to relationship dynamics…”
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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/
COOL 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/
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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 – The Moon is in Aries from 8:06 am Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. You may have a huge chip on your shoulder mid-morning on Monday, but there is hardly any reason for it to be there. Wednesday may be stressful because you feel squeezed between family and career obligations, though you get to relax in the evening. Thursday may bring an opportunity related to a family business or legacy. Pallas and Chiron oppose each other in your health sectors; a second opinion may identify your ailment.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 3:40 pm Thursday till early next Sunday. You enjoy a movie on Thursday night under an easy aspect to Neptune, but it may be best to let someone else drive.. Friday favors lunch with your mentor or an older advisor. Saturday night calls for family gatherings to enjoy the good life under Venus’ charming rays.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Your best day of the week may be Tuesday, when the Moon is in compatible Aries you may find some charming miniature electronics to play with, favored by the transiting Mercury-Uranus trine. Thursday could bring a financial opportunity, possibly related to turning an avocation into a profitable going concern.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Best day of the week is probably Monday, when the Moon is in compatible Pisces and there are easy aspects between the Moon and the heavy-hitter planets. Do some brainstorming on Monday and/or Thursday on ways to get your life and career moving forward, when Jupiter and Saturn are in trine.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Your best day of the week may be Tuesday, when the Moon is in compatible Aries and you may find pleasure in electronic toys of some kind, favored by the transiting Mercury-Uranus trine – probably something that makes a lot of noise and is preferably red in color. On Thursday you may work behind the scenes on family matters, such as a family business.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Your best days of the week are when the Moon is in compatible Taurus, Thursday night thru Saturday. Monday’s quarter moon presents agreeable windows for progressing in your holiday agenda. Still, it would be well to take a break some evening for taking the kids to view the official tree lighting or to enact some family tradition.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Tuesday favors buying an electronic gift for a relative, also buying or selling a car. Your salary scale could take a boost Thursday with the help of Jupiter and Saturn ensuring that past effort is rewarded. Pallas and Chiron oppose each other in your health sectors; a second opinion may identify your ailment.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Best day of the week is probably Monday, when the Moon is in compatible Pisces and there are easy aspects between the Moon and the heavy-hitter planets. Do some brainstorming on Monday and-or Thursday on ways to get your life and career moving forward, when Jupiter and Saturn are in trine.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Tuesday may bring an interesting experiment in thought transfer with a child. Tuesday may be the best day of the week anyway, with the possibility of a bolt from the blue (Uranus) late at night bringing real insight into how to solve a problem. Venus favors creative pursuits on Saturday night, so pull out the paint brushes or pen and paper.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Best days of the week may be Thursday night thru Saturday, when the Moon is in compatible Taurus. You may develop a business plan for bringing a long-held dream to fruition Thursday, when a legacy gives you something to work with. You pause to enjoy the good life Saturday night.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Best day of the week may be Tuesday, when not only is the Moon in compatible Aries, but the Mercury-Uranus trine plus your fascination with new technology helps you find a new toy to play with. Turning a sideline into a viable business might be on your agenda Thursday; make sure to get the best advice you can.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 3:34 am Sunday till Tuesday morning. Sleeping late Sunday morning, then self-absorbed at midday – you are hardly the social butterfly today. Monday you are called upon to put in extra effort, possibly with a whip poised over your head to help you stick to the task. Thursday might be the best day of the week for you, a day when it would be good to brainstorm on ways to get your career moving, when Saturn and Jupiter are in good position to help.