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By Milky Way Maid
Yes, I am a wee bit later than usual in getting this week’s column out. Just needed a time-out. Will also try to get the following week’s column on time – that is, no later than Tuesday.
The Moon is conjunct Jupiter at 12 degrees Taurus at 6:02 pm Sunday. A Moon-Jupiter conjunction makes all that feel-good stuff fill our inner bucket and splash all over everyone in the same room with us. Can be actual euphoria, or just a quiet feeling of well-being, and trust in the future. In Taurus, it often means that the Taurean likes too much of a good thing – now, if they can resist gobbling up the whole plate of goodies, they will insist you try a wee bite of same. Oh, and if you go grocery shopping under this aspect, don’t be surprised if you go in for just bread n milk, and come out with five bags of the most tempting gourmet offerings.
Mercury at 25 degrees Pisces sextiles Venus in Taurus at 1:43 pm Thursday. Mercury and Venus in pleasant aspect denote charm, small talk, good manners (please and thank you), asking favors of others, compliments, and the recipe for the sweet treat that you take in to work. Very good for scheduling a luncheon for any purpose, with any one. Generally the tone is quite light so don’t ruin it by pushing a hard sell. Your purpose should be to grease the social wheels – and the rest should take care of itself.
The Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn at 3:56 pm Thursday. Sun-Pluto squares generally signify a power struggle between the self or ego against the powers-that-be. It is time to see what we are made of – digging deep down for the strength to resist. Pluto represents mass movements – the creation of labor unions, the struggles of the masses to gain or assert their rights as human beings. We cannot win by fighting alone; we have to join with those who share our situation and know what we stand to gain or lose.
Here’s a difficult aspect to interpret: Venus at 27 degrees Taurus inconjunct Saturn in Venus-ruled Libra at 2:24 pm Saturday. This could operate as a mutual exchange – of sorts. Saturn exalted in Libra, in aspect to Venus which rules both signs. Inconjuncts point to adjustments, sometimes creative ones like when we re-arrange the furniture. Saturn is the experts, the pros, the odds-makers and taste-makers. Venus is our ideas of beauty and fashion. The taste-makers may change their opinion of what constitutes true beauty. Could we possibly see models who are not so skeletally thin as they are at present? Will a popular fashion gain official approval and adoption by designers and stylists? Stay tuned.
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Leading Economic Index (LEI) Peaked in March: The LEI is published monthly. Historically its year-over-year percentage change has been one of the best recession forecasting tools available. Whenever it fell below the zero line for three months in a row, a recession followed. And it has never missed calling a recession since the 1960s.
The chart below shows you the history of this indicator. It looks like the LEI saw the high for the current business cycle in March 2010 when the year-over-year change shot up to 11.6 percent. In April it declined to 10.4 percent. And then last Thursday the May figure was released — a drop to 9.2 percent.
The New Moon is in 6 degrees of Aries on March 26 at 12:06 pm Eastern time. You can take advantage of a cazimi aspect a half-hour before or after the exact conjunction in your time zone. This is supposed to be a wonderful opportunity to start off a new project/business, etc. that you want to succeed. It can even be a job hunt; so fire off mass emails to personnel offices. (Use blind carbon copy!)
Happy Spring Equinox this Thursday the 20th!!! The Spring Equinox is when the Sun enters Aries, so happy birthday to all the fiery Arians. This is followed by the Full Moon on the 21st, at one degree Libra. This can be a touchy day for Librans, so avoid any verbal spats at all costs. Avoid somebody else’s power plays, and dance on the diplomatic high wire.
This week’s bonus feature: Check out the website Spiral Goddess Grove, at SpiralGoddess.com. It has all kinds of goddess info to help you tune into your style of relating to social, societal and relationship matters. There are fun activities like making yourself a goddess mask, or selecting items for a virtual altar.
Thursday afternoon (the 13th) Venus sextiles Pluto – a modest bequest or insurance settlement comes to your attention, altho you may not actually receive it till after Venus opposes Saturn on Saturday. Mars and Mercury also make aspects to either Pluto or Saturn on Friday and Saturday, so watch the mail carefully for legal paperwork. Push serious matters out our mind with a romantic early date Sunday the 16th to watch the sunrise, perhaps with a picnic basket or your morning java fix.
Time of day given in any case is Eastern Time, so please adjust accordingly if you live in another time zone. Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop.
This week’s bonus feature: What is your Goddess style? Go to Goddess-Power.com for an excellent, free detailed analysis of your lifestyle to determine your Goddess personality.
The Moon is conjunct Jupiter Sunday a.m. the 2nd — a fun, jovial mood prevails at the brunch buffet, but try not to overdo on the bakery. But invite extra friends along to multiply the fun. The other major celestial event this week is the Mars opposition to Pluto early Friday a.m. This does not bode well for commuters. At best it means huge traffic snarls, and at worst some multi-vehicle accidents — altho a stock market jittery over the mortgage situation is another possibility.