Archive for January, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
Dear Readers– I continue to recover from an episode of blood clots on the lungs. Thanks for your good thoughts and get-well wishes. Please visit the website of the National Blood Clot Alliance at StopTheClot.org to learn more about blood clots and when you might need to see a doctor about it.
Mercury goes Stationary Retrograde at 4:43 pm Thursday at 3 degrees 18′ of Pisces. It will cross back into Aquarius on Feb. 12 or 13, and go Direct on Feb. 28 at 18 degrees 10′ of Aquarius. Mercury will not cross 3 degrees Pisces again until about March 20, so make a note of any projects or issues that are stalled by the retrograde because they might not really move forward again until March 20. This all depends on whether transiting Mercury contacts (or aspects) any natal planets, too.
More on Mercury Retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius: Some have noted people get pretty slack about keeping up with real-world demands when Mercury retrogrades in Pisces; procrastination can take over and then really snarl your schedule. Psychic or paranormal experiences may enter your mind field. People often feel more stressed, and seek a quiet place to spend a few hours. This retrograding Mercury will actually spend more time in Aquarius, where it makes people more fixed in their views and opinions, causing serious friction both at home and at work. The worst part is that both sides might be wrong. Those who analyze medical astrological data state that they see more nerve and muscle disorders during Mercury retrograde in Aquarius.
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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/
By Milky Way Maid
I missed a column in January due to illness. I was in Intensive Care for a few days; my doctors are still running some tests. I’d appreciate your keeping me in mind for the near future while I mend. Thanks so much!
The Sun at 9 degrees Aquarius is sextile Uranus in Aries at 3:33 am Wednesday. Sun-Uranus aspects have to do with declaring one’s independence and asserting one’s uniqueness. We may resemble a rebel without a cause. We may break out of our ruts, and even play hookey from school or work. Insights can arrive without really working for them. Mentally, this transit favors study of any kind, because your alert, curious mind can comprehend and accept ideas more readily and more quickly.
Jupiter at 12 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 4:36 am Friday. This is probably a generational transit rather than a personal one. Opposition by the oligarchy (Pluto) can be strongly against progressive politics (Jupiter). On a personal level, one is obliged to keep to the straight and narrow lest the law (Jupiter) and/or police (Pluto) clip your wings a bit. (I am reminded of Jesus’ trip to Jerusalem, where he worked to challenge both the religious and Roman authorities, while trying to maintain silence on the subject of whether he was the Messiah or not.)
Mercury enters Pisces at 9:29 am Friday. Mercury in Pisces far prefers the private world of fantasy to dry and nasty reality. Mercury here can be amazingly intuitive, although Pisces often fears expressing her intuitions in the face of ridicule or laughter. Mature Pisces natives can communicate their visions of a better way of life, birthing ideals into a healing force in the real world. The Piscean mind is not basically scientific, but it can absorb information and do well enough in an academic setting to graduate. If Mercury here is well aspected, denotes a creative imagination. Famous people with Mercury in Pisces include: opera singers Adelina Patti and Leontyne Price, author Victor Hugo, Eugene McCarthy, Earl Warren, Sidney Poitier, Princes Edward and Andrew, poet Robert Frost, and W E B DuBois.
Venus makes her direct station at 13 degrees, 34′ Capricorn at 3:49 pm Friday. As I have explained before, based on reading Dane Rudhyar and other astrologers, the Venus retrograde period allows us to have a “change of heart” – about a specific person or about our values in general (balancing values of people vs money). During the retrograde, it can be awkward or difficult to relate to others, or we may doubt the sincerity of the Other, or feel let down. On December 21, Venus went retrograde at 28 degrees, 58′ of Capricorn. In 2012, Venus went retrograde on May 15 and direct on June 27. Possibly reflecting on the 2012 period will reveal insights useful to understanding the current retrograde and direct motions. Venus represents magnetism, and during the retrograde it might be best to try not to attract whatever or whoever we most desire, because we may inadvertently drive them away. Wait till after the direct station (Jan. 31) to try to spread your nets. Then Venus is your friend again, and can function normally as the prime attractor in your life.
By Milky Way Maid
Dear Readers: I missed a week of this month’s columns due to health problems. I was in the Intensive Care ward for a few days with a serious issue and my doctors have put me on medication while ordering more lab work. Please keep me in your thoughts for the near future. Thank you.
The Sun enters Aquarius at 10:51 pm Sunday. Aquarians are natural group members and sometimes group leaders; they accept that various members have different roles to fill in any healthy group dynamic. Aquarius natives almost always have an independent streak, sometimes being contrary for no reason at all except to express their “I gotta be me” attitude. Is often able to make members of a group feel included in determining the agenda for the group, so they willingly share info and lend their energies to the group project. Aquarians seem to understand human weakness, and are willing to have the group carry a member who is going thru a tough time. Aquarians look forward to all the new technology and scientific breakthroughs that the future brings, while remaining firmly grounded in the present time. This is a fixed sign, and don’t forget it! They are not flighty even though they look forward to change. They can be the most steadfast of friends and spouses. Famous people with the Sun in Aquarius include: Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Gertrude Stein, W C Fields, Carol Channing, Franklin Roosevelt, Mia Farrow, and Wolfgang Mozart.
Mercury at 20 degrees Aquarius trines Mars in Libra at 9:57 pm Friday. Mercury with Mars in a positive aspect gives excellent hand-eye coordination, especially in sports and athletics. It is also a help in technical jobs and in creating crafts of fine workmanship.
Mercury at 22 degrees Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio at 6:56 pm Saturday. This could mean the arrival of bad news or at least serious news, and serious discussion of that news flash. You may have to accept a delay in progress on some matters on your agenda.