Your Milky Way Horoscope Feb. 16-22, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
Mercury retrograde at 26 degrees Aquarius trines Mars in Libra at 3:19 am Sunday. We feel extra self-confident, like we could take on the world; but with Mercury retrograde, that thought may lead us astray. We may tackle a mental challenge, and even though we might make a false start on it, it is still important to do that groundwork. We may also have quite a gift for turning a phrase, but then have to retract our statement. It may be a good time to get some things off our chest, if only to use someone as a sounding board.
The Sun enters Pisces at exactly 1 pm Tuesday. The phrase that come to my mind with Sun in Pisces is “tea and sympathy” because Pisceans value both giving and receiving a sympathetic ear. The problem with Pisces is that they are often too willing to just wallow in the self-pity or the pity party, whereas a sign like Cancer will feel the feelings and then do something about it. Pisces can appear to be indecisive and addicted to self-defeatism. But the mature Pisces can transmute all their feelings into inspiring art or poetry, or into a mystical if idealistic vision of the future.
Sun in Pisces natives can be very observant without even being aware of it, and as a result their comments may seem psychic. They have a vivid imagination, which is useful in the arts but negative when they scare themselves out of their own wits. Can be the pet of the family. Can be pliable, which scammers take advantage of. Can be prone to yielding to the impulse of the moment, driving 100 miles for no particular reason or blowing off appointments. Famous people with the Sun in Pisces include: John Steinbeck, Jackie Gleason, Liz Taylor, Albert Einstein, Victor Hugo, Frederic Chopin, Earl Warren, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sidney Poitier, Rex Harrison, Edward Albee, George Harrison, Rudolph Nureyev, Pierre Renoir, and Pope Pius XII.
Mercury retrograde at 23 degrees Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio at 2:11 am Wednesday. We may feel lonely simply from the unwillingness to pick up the phone and call someone. The aspect may favor doing very focused, very detailed work, but with Mercury retrograde you may have to do it over again. It doesn’t favor making a good impression so find another day for that interview.
Ceres enters Scorpio on or about Feb. 17, and promptly trines Sun entering Pisces. Ceres in Scorpio gives great reserves of physical and psychological strength. Scorpios will proceed toward their goals despite any number of obstacles or setbacks. They can also recover from physical ailments and regenerate themselves like the phoenix. Psychic talents may also surface, especially in regards to what loved ones are doing or what they need. With the trine to the Sun, Scorpios may gravitate toward art as an outlet, and luck onto a teacher because the student is ready.
CAUTION for next week: The Sun will be conjunct fuzzy Neptune midday Sunday, Feb. 23. Pisces natives are likely to suffer all kinds of mishaps, some of which may make for funny stories later. Let other people drive, lest you get hopelessly lost!
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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 astrology books: Dave at 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 – Sunday favors using your mate and best friends as a sounding board; just remember to check out any advice given to you before taking any action. The Sun enters your solar twelfth house on Tuesday; you may be content with dreaming your private dream, or volunteering at the local hospital. Ceres enters your eighth house this week which may spark an interest in biological sciences in general and specifically in natural foods.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Best day may be Sunday when the Moon in compatible Virgo makes pleasant trines to Venus and Pluto; you might be able to firmly catch that Someone in your romantic net. The Sun enters your solar eleventh house on Tuesday; you may take on more duties at a fraternal organization or hobby club, and inspire the membership to new heights. Ceres enters your seventh house this week which sometimes means taking on the caretaker role in a marriage, but more often just makes them quietly reliable in a balanced relationship.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – On Sunday you might use your children as a sounding board, just remember to thoroughly check out any advice they may give you before you do anything. The Sun enters your solar tenth house on Tuesday; a chaotic person may hire on at work, and proceed to create a royal mess. Ceres enters your sixth house this week which increases a yearning to live in the country, or bring nature into the home.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – You might use your family as a sounding board Sunday, altho I caution you to thoroughly check out any advice given before doing anything. The Sun enters your solar ninth house on Tuesday; you may plan a cruise that may or may not ever take place, or just read about long sailing journeys. Ceres enters your fifth house this week which could mean an addition to the family by birth or by adoption; you also restore your spirit with long nature walks.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The Sun enters your solar eighth house on Tuesday; joint finances may be a royal mess this month if you hire someone new to do bookkeeping or taxes; you may also devour a stream of murder mystery novels. Wednesday may force you to do detail work at the office which is not your strong suit to begin with. Ceres enters your fourth house this week which will help you choose healthful menus for you and your family; you may also work out of your home for a time.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Moon is in Virgo from Sunday till midday Monday. The Sun enters your solar seventh house on Tuesday; you may be attracted to a rather scatterbrained partner that you can minister to. Pallas in your sign opposes Neptune late this week; you could administer to those in distress via applying your professional skills to clients. Ceres enters your third house this week which should help you speak effectively and also organize everything from block parties to committees.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Sun enters your solar sixth house on Tuesday; you may be more sensitive to office dynamics or politics. The Moon is in Libra from 1:23 pm Monday till late Wednesday. Tuesday gives you challenges of keeping a lid on emotional reactions in the morn, and deftly avoiding a pointless tug-of-war in the afternoon. Wednesday morn brings offers of cooperation, which you simply must nail down into specifics. Ceres enters your second house this week which should help you grow your resources.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 10:33 pm Wednesday till Saturday morning. Best day is Thursday, when lovely trines to idealistic Neptune and optimistic Jupiter lead you thru the day. Believe the best of people today and they may try to live up to your high opinion of them. You can get a lot done working thru your lunch break Friday; but try not to be disappointed if the boss won’t let you go home early.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Sun enters your solar fourth house on Tuesday; you may cocoon more with family members at home, or possibly deal in real estate matters. The Moon is in Sag from 5:12 am Saturday thru the weekend. You are a homebody Saturday, puttering around the house and tending to repairs. Saturday night is devoted to laughs, whether from rented movies or from telling each other funny stories.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – You may seek a parent to use as a sounding board on Sunday, altho their advice may not be applicable to today’s realities. The Sun enters your solar third house on Tuesday; mastery of non-verbal communication is added to your toolbox. You may also enjoy reunions or visiting the old neighborhood. Wednesday may be productive when doing detailed work on the club’s financial records. Ceres enters your eleventh house this week which helps you assign the right person for each task.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday is very favorable for brainstorming with other air signs; a lot of ideas will be discarded later but watch for the gems. The Sun enters your solar second house on Tuesday; you may find a new bookkeeper or accountant, or have to assign values to everything you own. Wednesday may find you assigned to detailed work, chained to your desk till it is done. Ceres enters your tenth house this week sees your hard work rewarded with an executive position.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Sun enters your sign on Tuesday; you may be the center of attention more this month than in the past year, although you may have gotten used to being invisible. Your skills in the arts may be in demand in the next couple months, when you may take on a teaching position. I say this due to the Sun ingress trining Ceres, plus Juno in your sign trining Saturn, plus Neptune in your sign opposing Pallas. Be especially careful to guard your health this week.