Your Milky Way Horoscope March 2-8, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
Saturn at 23 degrees 19′ Scorpio makes a Retrograde Station at 11:19 am Sunday. Saturn is the “reality check” planet. Saturn retrograde can make you feel like you are never good enough; you may become so pessimistic that you get stampeded into rash actions out of desperation. Take your time during Saturn retrogrades when it comes to making a decision or arriving at a strategy for the future. More information is forthcoming yet, and you are really still in the data-gathering mode. The retrograde period is a time when you may be forced to build a solid foundation for your life, if that was not something that was properly done in childhood. You may have to finish something that was left undone, or be forced to take responsibility for something. Things seem to grind to a halt until that Unfinished Business is taken care of.
Venus at 27 degrees Capricorn squares Mars in Libra at 3:04 pm Sunday. The square between Venus and Mars often translates as physical attraction, or sometimes sexual tension if there is some obstacle that keeps two people apart. It is important to apply mutual consideration and possibly compromise so that both entities can get something out of an encounter. This transit occurs in the late degrees of the signs, so it may be that one of them is the offspring of the owner of a large business, and the other one has hopes of climbing up the ladder of success via a propitious marriage. We shall see.
The Sun at 13 degrees Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 2:13 pm Monday. This transit favors what they call “embarking on a journey of personal transformation” and for creating order out of chaos. You may get deep into reading about esoteric subjects like psychology, meditation, yoga, astrology, numerology, etc.
Venus enters Aquarius at 4:03 pm on Ash Wednesday. Venus in airy Aquarius likes to spread love around in the sense of agape, a non-romantic kind of brotherly love for all humanity. Aquarians can be very sentimental, though! And because this is a fixed sign, natives of the sign often remain married to their mates for a lifetime. This is NOT the sign of the swinger! Having said that, Venus in Aquarius represents being able to love and appreciate others in an impartial way. It can also express itself in immature personalities as eccentric behavior in an attempt to maintain his or her freedom. But if Venus is well-aspected, the native can be very idealistic about love.
Famous people with Venus in Aquarius include: John Steinbeck, Henri Matisse, Arturo Toscanini, Lady Bird Johnson, Dick Van Dyke, Earl Warren, Frederic Chopin, Sammy Davis Jr., Franklin Roosevelt, Edward Albee, Muhammad Ali.
Jupiter makes a Direct Station at 10 degrees 27′ Cancer at 5:42 am Thursday. During the retrograde period, we may rethink our role in the society or culture we were born into. We may start to take a broader view, even a global view. At least for a while, we are able to break from routine and consciously choose a new way of thinking and doing things. When Jupiter goes direct, we may carry these new insights along with us and incorporate them into our daily lives – or not. That’s the choice we all make.
As you can see, three planets change direction this month – Saturn and Mars go retrograde, and Jupiter goes direct. Saturn and Jupiter are in water signs, so natives of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces may get whiplash as events gyrate back and forth.
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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/
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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 – Saturn in your solar eighth house goes retrograde Sunday; you may refuse to get involved with someone several years older or younger, when in fact he or she is just perfect for you. The Moon is in Aries from 10:40 am Sunday till Tuesday afternoon. Cardinal signs find sexual tensions distract them at the beginning of the week. You enjoy chatting with friends at dinner Monday night. Tuesday can be stressful trying to balance demands from work and your mate. Venus enters your solar eleventh house on Wednesday; you may spend time with kindred spirits or attend a reunion of old friends or classmates.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Saturn in your solar seventh house goes retrograde Sunday; you may give relationships a reality check but miscalculate the balance. The Moon is in Taurus from 2:12 pm Tuesday till Thursday night. You enjoy hanging out with laid-back friends on Tuesday night. Wednesday morning errands might be lucky for you. Venus enters your solar tenth house on Wednesday; people with influence may start trying to figure out where they can make good use of your talents, or you may be presented with more perks of the job you are already in. Requests made Thursday go nowhere.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Saturn in your solar sixth house goes retrograde Sunday; your health practitioners may want to retest you, or you may have unexplained weight loss. Venus enters your solar ninth house on Wednesday; you may go on a trip with a loved one, or meet a new romantic interest on a trip. The Moon is in Gemini from 9:37 pm Thursday thru the rest of the week. A prof or an editor may be willing to help you out late Thursday. You could take a wrong turn on your Friday morn commute. Laughs abound over dinner with friend that night. On Saturday you enjoy talking about or planning a trip.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Saturn in your solar fifth house goes retrograde Sunday; you feel like this is not the time to get serious about a romance or art training, but it is. Also the kids may have learning difficulties. Cardinal signs find sexual tensions distract them at the beginning of the week. Venus enters your solar eighth house on Wednesday; you may seem to have a money magnet in your pocket, also the little black dress looks extra good on you. Pallas re-enters your house of finances, helping you master money management.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Saturn in your solar fourth house goes retrograde Sunday; you may feel cramped in your home but a bit of creative rearranging of furniture can cure that. Venus enters your solar seventh house on Wednesday; you can really turn on the charm this month, and if you are not in a relationship you can probably find a new steady at this time. Pallas retrogrades back into your sign for the month; you get another chance to achieve goals and polish your self-confidence.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Saturn in your solar third house goes retrograde Sunday; you may misinterpret a message as a denial when you ought to seek clarification. Venus enters your solar sixth house on Wednesday; you may adopt a new member of your “furmily,” or start a new diet with the goal of fitting into a darling new dress. As ruler Mercury (direct now) retraces its steps in your solar sixth house, workplace procedures get cleaned up and updated.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Saturn goes retrograde in your solar second house on Sunday; personal finances can be tighter for a while. Also you may have feelings of not deserving what you have, and toss or give away things that you really do need and use. Cardinal signs find sexual tensions distract them at the beginning of the week. Venus enters your solar fifth house on Wednesday; this is a good time for flirting, since you may latch onto a very attractive new beau. Also, artistic projects turn out very well, with balance and harmony.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Saturn in your sign goes retrograde Sunday; things that affect you personally may stall or be delayed. Also you may see only your shortcomings, and need to give yourself credit for what you have going for you. Venus enters your solar fourth house on Wednesday; you spend time redecorating your home or just doing a deep cleaning. You may feel uncomfortable as the Mars retrograde (which began last Saturday) sinks in; maintain diet and health regimen faithfully through this time, and get plenty of rest.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Saturn in your solar twelfth house goes retrograde Sunday; you may spend too much time brooding over regrets, or go away to a hideaway only to miss important calls. Venus enters your solar third house on Wednesday; socializing is more pleasant, and you may receive a love letter or two. Your ruler Jupiter goes direct Thursday, when you may start feeling more like your usual optimistic self again.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Saturn in your solar eleventh house goes retrograde Sunday; you may wish to resign a club officer position for a silly reason. Cardinal signs find sexual tensions distract them at the beginning of the week. Venus enters your solar second house on Wednesday; you may exchange gifts for no reason, receiving certificates to a spa or visits to art galleries or concerts.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Saturn in your solar tenth house goes retrograde Sunday; you may have doubts whether your career ambitions will work out, but don’t lose faith. Venus enters your sun sign on Wednesday; this is an ideal time to get a makeover or at least a good new hair style. Air signs should do some ideating about how to act on their values late Thursday; take notes for evaluating those insights later. You may repeat the process Saturday afternoon.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces until 10:40 am Sunday. The Moon-Venus sextile about 6 am favors treating a dear one to a breakfast buffet. Saturn in your solar ninth house goes retrograde Sunday; legal matters may be delayed by a continuance or motions or even a mistrial. Venus enters your solar twelfth house on Wednesday; this could mean that a kind of guardian angel or backer starts working in your favor.