Your Milky Way Horoscope April 20-26, 2014
By Milky Way Maid
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Happy Easter, everybody! Hope the Easter Bunny hopped over to your house and left you lots of nice things.
The Grand Square tightens this week. Jupiter in Cancer squares Uranus and opposes Pluto on Sunday. Uranus in Aries squares Pluto on Monday. Mars in Libra squares Jupiter on Tuesday. Mars opposes Uranus and squares Pluto on Wednesday. All of these occur on 13 degrees of the cardinal signs, a critical degree and a world degree. It would not surprise me if the Russia-Ukraine issue breaks wide open. It would not surprise me if the giant El Nino forming these last several weeks sets off a deluge and mudslides in California. Anything can happen, and natives of the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will all feel the effect the most.
Mercury enters Taurus at 5:16 am Wednesday. Mercury in Taurus can be amazingly plodding and literal-minded. They are not bad students but they may need time to turn ideas around in their heads before the light goes on; sometimes they are better students when they can try things hands-on rather than just reading words on a page. But once they have learned something, they know in backwards and forwards and inside out. Is most interested in tangible results and practical applications of ideas. Can be very stubborn, taking years to change his or her mind about something. A well-aspected Mercury here can indicate a pleasing voice, either for speaking or singing.
FAMOUS people with Mercury in Taurus include: ballerina Margot Fonteyn, Henry Fonda, Barbra Streisand, composer Richard Wagner, Eddie Arnold, J. William Fulbright, conductor Otto Klemperer, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Willie Mays, Nikolai Lenin, painter Willem de Kooning.
Venus at 21 degrees Pisces trines Saturn in Scorpio at 1:15 am Friday. Venus and Saturn work together surprisingly well. Venus smooths over the ambition of Saturn, and helps him schmooze with influential people. Saturn gets serious about love, and may formalize (Saturn) a relationship with an engagement ring or wedding.
The Sun is conjunct Mercury at 6 degrees Taurus at 11:27 pm Friday. Sun with Mercury is a key turning point in the market cycle, so pay attention to Wall Street news that day. Natives with the conjunction can be intellectually brilliant, or great salesmen who are convincing at putting across their message.
Mercury at 7 degrees Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 1:27 pm Saturday. Even the favorable aspects between Mercury and Neptune can cause a lot of confusion. However, this transit might be a help at playing music that requires accurate fingering such as clarinet or a stringed instrument. Can be helpful in arts and crafts that requires color sense or following a chart or instructions.
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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 – Cardinal signs are stressed, um make that challenged, all week beginning Sunday. You may get competitive with family members Tuesday. Mercury enters your solar second house Wednesday; you turn into a little bookkeeper about everything, enjoying putting things into order. The Moon is in Aries from 6:01 am Saturday thru the weekend. The Moon makes no aspects that day, but Mercury’s sextile to Neptune might prompt you to donate items for a charitable fundraiser. A secret Santa-type may do you a favor Friday afternoon.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – On Monday morning you are kept busy satisfying requests from others. You may get competitive with coworkers on Tuesday. Mercury enters your sign on Wednesday so read the above notes on that. You may find yourself with a microphone in your hand this month – or a ledger. On Friday afternoon, Venus favors asking your BFF for a huge favor. Late Saturday you may buy something from a friend just because they need the money.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – A faraway friend has you laughing Tuesday night. Mercury enters your solar twelfth house Wednesday; you quietly turn ideas over in your own mind and may discuss them privately with those close to you. Promises, promises seem to be the keyword at work Thursday so try not to be disappointed if they are forgotten. Finances can blossom Friday seemingly without effort. Your fifth house of creativity is stressed all week, tho this may mean you hear knocking, and you have to scramble to open the doors.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Cardinal signs are stressed, um make that challenged, all week beginning Sunday. Mercury enters your eleventh house Wednesday; you may serve as bookkeeper for the local club, or handle the fundraising mailings and newsletter. Friday afternoon a prof or editor does you a huge favor so think of some way to say thanks. The home is the busiest place to be all week, which is your fave place anyway. You may be supervising renovations.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – An unexpected expense blows the budget on Sunday. You may get competitive with a neighbor Tuesday, but don’t bet anything that you will miss much if you lose. Mercury enters your solar tenth house Wednesday; you have a relaxed authority that provides a calm hand on the tiller. On Thursday afternoon your plans are really just pipe dreams, but enjoy them as something to aim for. You may get a good tip Friday afternoon about insurance or wills.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Your ruling planet Mercury enters your solar ninth house Wednesday in compatible Taurus; you may want to either teach or enroll in a class related to practical skills or how-to’s. Your mate does you a great favor Friday afternoon so thank him or her properly. Friday night you may find a good accountant or banker who can help grow your plans for the coming year. Making music provides special enjoyment on Saturday afternoon.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Cardinal signs are stressed, um make that challenged, all week beginning Sunday. Mars in your sign gets competitive, especially on Tuesday; be careful of accidents on Wednesday. Mercury enters your solar eighth house Wednesday; you are concerned about getting your money’s worth from insurance and investments, so compare deductibles and fees. The workplace is confused Thursday, with misplaced papers or messages. You swap favors with a coworker Friday afternoon; say thanks.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – You may have a bet going with a coworker Tuesday, possibly about something in the news. Mercury enters your solar seventh house Wednesday; you want to talk with your mate more, and may actually learn a lot more about him or her in the next month than in the last year. Friday night you may meet quite an impressive person, possibly a future mate, possibly at karaoke night. Making music provides special enjoyment Saturday afternoon.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – A sudden expense may blow the budget Sunday. You get competitive with a friend on Tuesday. Mercury enters your solar sixth house Wednesday; safeguard your voice and wrap your neck against chills. Arguments over money can cause a rift with a friend Wednesday. Aggravations abound at home Thursday due to misplaced papers or garbled messages. You swap favors with a family member Friday afternoon.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from Sunday till early Tuesday. Easter with a Moon in Capricorn emphasizes the traditions of the holiday, so don’t try to buck it. On Monday morning you are able to be more objective about your friends and what they want; maybe you will be able to horse-trade favors with each other. You get totally absorbed in a home project Monday night. Mercury enters your solar fifth house on Wednesday; you may break into song at the drop of a hat this month. A neighbor does a favor Friday.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 12:18 am Tuesday till early Thursday. Tuesday night provides some amusement from a wry sense of humor, possibly from a long-distance source. Mercury enters your solar fourth house Wednesday; changes to the home are aimed at practical considerations and comfort. You will be frustrated if trying to accomplish errands on your lunch break Wednesday.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – A sudden expense may land in your lap Sunday. Mercury enters your solar third house Wednesday; you might splurge on some traditional monogrammed stationery. The Moon is in Pisces from 2:55 am Thursday till Saturday morning. You may receive offers to help from relatives or neighbors Thursday morning. Thursday afternoon is quite confused or chaotic. Friday afternoon may present a guilt trip; call your mother anyway. You swap favors Friday afternoon so that’s good. Late Saturday you may buy something from a neighbor just because they need the money.