Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 2-8, 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/
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/
This guy writes a cool weekly astrology newsletter and sells astro books: Dave at http://www.AstroAmerica.com.
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 11:55 pm Sunday till Wednesday morning. Try to avoid getting obsessed with an idea or a person Monday night; best to walk away and cool off. You may still be rather defensive the next day. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar twelfth to eleventh houses on Thursday; try to avoid pitched battles with friends and bosom buddies over viewpoints that may not be so important in the long run.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Moon is in Taurus from 4:46 am Wednesday till midday Friday. Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when talking about negative health habits that are doing yourself no favors. Wednesday should be a pleasant day with much touching bases with friends and relatives. Relax with a movie late that night. Thursday continues on a productive phase, even with Mercury going retrograde that afternoon. Try to get as much done as possible Thursday morning rather than afternoon.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in Gemini from 1:44 pm Friday thru the weekend. You can get a lot done Friday evening due to excellent focus on the task. However, you might be prone to worries later that night; try to distract yourself with family game night or other group activities. You enjoy comedy and expressing yourself freely on Saturday morn – a la Born to Be Wild. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar tenth to ninth houses on Thursday; you could get drawn into battles over agendas, or the boss may overhear something you’d rather he hadn’t.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – You may be emotionally over the top Monday night; put the brakes on and look at things objectively. Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when dealing with criticism of how you juggle work and career demands. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar ninth to eighth houses on Thursday; try not to be so adamant about your convictions this month.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when someone questions what you know or how you know it. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar eighth to seventh houses on Thursday; you could get into pitched battles with your partners (personal or business partners) possibly over joint finances or other pooled monies.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when dealing with money issues, your own or joint accounts. Thursday morning may be the best period for asking for favors; in fact you may get even more than you hope for. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar seventh to sixth houses on Thursday; you and a health provider may have strong opinions on what your medical problem is, re problems affecting nerves and muscles.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Monday night may be the most stressful period of the week; remember to express your caring and restrain yourself from saying things you don’t mean. Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when dealing with your mate. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar sixth to fifth houses on Thursday; a child’s health may be a concern for the month. There may be a great deal of confusion regarding health or legal matters Friday night.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 -Sunday’s Moon-Saturn trine may see you lay a guilt trip on the kids, in the guise of having a meaningful chat. Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when talking about negative health habits that are doing yourself no favors. Worries may bog you down late Thursday but that is a short-term transit. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fifth to fourth houses on Thursday; disputes over family members, especially children, may mar the month.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when dealing with friends and their opinion of your creative efforts, or of your latest love interest. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar fourth to third houses on Thursday; family trips may be the topic of heated discussions. Be sensitive to a partner’s worries or confusion Friday night. Saturday morning is best for enjoying life and laughs.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday’s Moon-Saturn trine may see you laying a guilt trip on a child of yours regarding how much you pay for their phone or internet access. Monday’s squares to the Moon may propel some heated family arguments; everyone may need a timeout! Thursday morning may be the best period for asking favors. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar third to second houses on Thursday; be especially careful driving to avoid costly accidents.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when someone questions what you know or how you know it. Mercury goes retrograde in your solar second to first houses on Thursday; you may shoot yourself in the foot during this retrograde, mis-speaking in such a way that hurts your image. Be sensitive to a child’s worries or confusion Friday night. Children’s laughter can be most healing when you share some quality time Saturday morning.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces on Sunday, but goes void-of-course about midday. This means try to stick to routine matters in the afternoon or evening. An early luncheon with older in-laws or with a mentor looks favorable. Tuesday night you may be way too defensive when dealing with money issues, your own or joint accounts. Be sensitive to a family member’s worries or confusion Friday night.