Your Milky Way Horoscope April 13-19, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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Much is being made of the Blood Moon – the Full Moon Eclipse of April 15 at 3:42 am, at 25 degrees 16′ Libra. It is accompanied by Mercury at 13 degrees Aries square Pluto in Capricorn at 12:12 am the same day. Mercury is applying to an opposition to Mars at 16 degrees Libra (retrograde) at 7:15 am Wednesday. A Grand Square is in effect — Not only the Mars in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, but also Mercury and Uranus in Aries, plus Jupiter in Cancer. So obviously the cardinal sign natives are going to be super-stressed, um, I mean super CHALLENGED by events of the next five or six months, the period of time that the eclipse will be in effect. (Let me also point out that 13 degrees of cardinal signs is a critical degree – things really start to happen, and because they are in cardinal signs, these events may already be in motion at the time of the eclipse!)
I can attest to the fact that this eclipse will be felt even by those who are not Sun-sign members of the cardinals. The cardinal signs occupy my health houses, and things have been building up regarding health matters since late December, and I can no longer work. I will soon be facing more medical interventions over the summer, and can only hope that my docs will do the job right this time around. I have natal planets and asteroids (Saturn, Moon, Mercury, Juno and Pallas) being aspected by eclipse transits.
Venus at 13 degrees Pisces trines Jupiter in Cancer at 9:19 pm Thursday. Venus is a natural ally of Jupiter; you might call them Sugar Baby and Sugar Daddy. Examples of things that could happen on this day: The slot machine actually pays out when you put some coins in! Your grouchy boss buys lunch for the whole department! When you are called to the payments desk at the auto shop, there is no charge for the minor repair! OR, you overdo it at the bar or candy counter and get sick as a dog! Or you might go on a whopper of a spending spree and rue the day when the bills come!
Venus at 13 degrees Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at 5:24 am Friday. Romance takes a very intense turn under this transit. If you have someone over for dinner, be sure there are clean sheets on the bed.
The Sun enters Taurus at 11:56 pm Saturday, sneaking in a few minutes before midnight. Sun in Taurus natives are often accused of being lazy but that is just not the case. All the earth signs are generally very hard-working and tend to enjoy physical labor. But Taurus wants to pile up some material security as a result of his hard work, otherwise he just doesn’t see the point. Taurus also eventually gets interested in non-materialistic values, such as fair play, kindness, music and other arts and crafts. Whether a Taurean sings on stage or in a glee club, plays a piano or spoons, their creative expressions tend to raise the spirits of those around them. Taurus is generally gifted with common sense and a natural caution. “One step at a time” is the way Taurus reaches his or her goals. They generally have the patience of a farmer, who plants his seeds months before seeing the harvest. As the sign of the throat, they tend to prefer jewelry that either dangles toward the jaw or around the neck – earrings and necklaces in other words, but not bracelets. The best exercise for a Taurus to practice is called “pushing oneself away from the table.” Assuming they can control their weight, the next most likely health threat comes from the neck, either catching colds from an unwrapped neck, or thyroid problems, or jaw problems such as TMJ.
Famous people with the Sun in Taurus include: William Shakespeare, Carol Burnett, Irving Berlin, Fred Astaire, Queen Elizabeth II, Harry Truman, Barbra Streisand, Bing Crosby, Tchaikovsky, Elena Kagan, George Clooney, and Cher.
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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 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 – Read everything you can about this eclipse since it affects you and your partnerships. Tuesday’s Total Lunar Eclipse stresses you as a cardinal sign, due to the planets in a Grand Cross pattern. BTW Juno in your sign opposes Ceres and Vesta in Libra also on April 15, and trines Pallas in Leo; you may get assigned to work with someone who is just what you need although you may disagree about that at first. The Sun enters your second house on Saturday; this generally brings a boost to monetary success.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Total Lunar Eclipse of Tuesday affects your health houses (six and twelve) so be diligent in following your diet and health regimen and your doctor’s orders. You might even argue with a practitioner early Wednesday but seriously, that is not a good idea; you need their guidance to get you back on track. Thursday night is fun night with friends; you may even latch onto a piece of luck. The Sun enters your sign on Saturday, which usually signals an upturn for you personally.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Total Lunar Eclipse of Tuesday affects your creative axis (fifth and eleventh houses); you may join a group such as a chorus or a theatrical troupe and get a big break. Friends argue vehemently early Wednesday about the latest art gallery show or play. Early Friday evening sees relationships straining to overlook accidental slights. You enjoy catching up with the news with pals early Saturday.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Tuesday’s Total Lunar Eclipse stresses you as a cardinal sign, due to the planets in a Grand Cross pattern. Conflicting demands of family and career will be the main focus of the next five or six months, but you and your partnerships are also affected. Time management is going to be key, as well as delegation of some duties to other family members including extended family.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Pallas in Leo makes a trine to Juno in Aries and sextiles Ceres and Vesta in Libra, at the same time that the Lunar Eclipse forms a Grand Square on another degree; you may be a key catalyst or consultant in helping resolve tensions; example: as a marriage counselor or ombudsman. Late afternoon on Friday is favorable for holding a brainstorming session with fellow fire signs, or possibly a pep rally would be another great idea. Early morning and late evening on Saturday are also good time slots for creative thinking and positive affirmations.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Lunar Eclipse of early Tuesday affects your money houses (two and eight); you may have more money coming in but the creditors line up to collect their share, too. I see you cringing Thursday night as your mate and his/her friends dare each other to eat the most whatever or drink the most mojitos. Early Friday evening is not too favorable for a date night; you will feel neglected no matter what. The phone rings off the hook Saturday morning, with friends who have lots to talk about.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from 4:33 am Sunday till midday Tuesday. The Total Lunar Eclipse in Libra early Tuesday is a lulu, and you probably don’t need me to tell you what it is already bringing into your life. Suffice it to say whatever it is, will probably be effect for the next five or six months. Arguments can break out Wednesday morning; remember that if you want someone to listen, it helps to whisper or speak quietly. Your spouse may surprise you with dinner plans Friday; go along with it. Hubby also is unusually chatty over Saturday breakfast.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 12:20 pm Tuesday till Thursday evening. The Total Lunar Eclipse of Tuesday affects your health houses (six and twelve) so be diligent in following your diet and health regimen and your doctor’s orders. Interesting dreams early Wednesday. Wednesday morn favors breakfast or brunch with a dear person, and lunch with a lucky lawyer, judge, chef, or realtor. Late morning also favors doing some brainstorming with other water-sign natives. Finances could get a boost Thursday night
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Total Lunar Eclipse of Tuesday affects your creative axis (fifth and eleventh houses); you may join a group such as a chorus or a theatrical troupe and get a big break. The Moon is in Sag from 5:44 pm Thursday till Saturday night. A sudden craving for sweets can result in packing on the pounds. Early morning is confusing Friday. Kids make you laugh Friday afternoon. Competitive fires flare up over dinner hour Friday. Great ideas occur to you while chatting with someone early Saturday.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Lunar Eclipse of Tuesday affects you as it does all the cardinal signs so read all the notes above about that. It falls across your family vs career axis, which suggests that you will be challenged to juggle conflicting demands. The Sun enters compatible Taurus Saturday; your fifth house of fun is activated, and you enjoy time spent with children or attending concerts. The Moon is in Capricorn from 9:28 pm Saturday thru the weekend. The Moon makes no aspects though that day.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Lunar Eclipse of early Tuesday affects your education and communications houses (three and nine); what you know may turn out to be valuable enough that you teach seminars to eager students. The Sun moves into your solar fourth house on Saturday; you may step on your mate’s toes and upset the division of labor regarding who is boss of the house; maybe you really don’t want a purple bathroom, but I think you could learn to live with it.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Lunar Eclipse of early Tuesday affects your money houses (two and eight); money may come in although you may have to send a chunk of it right out again. An unexpected argument may break out Wednesday morning over money; perhaps a clerk makes an error in handing you your change. Early Friday is especially confusing; you may need an extra cup of java to peel your eyes open. Saturday morning is good for catching up with all the financial news.