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Your Milky Way Horoscope May 11-17, 2014

By Milky Way Maid

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Venus at 9 degrees Aries opposes Mars in Libra at 5:27 am Sunday. Some of us may be attracted to a new love interest but it will be based primarily on a physical attraction, which may or may not have anything more substantial to maintain it. Those who are already in a relationship may find this transit magnifies whatever is already in the situation, for good or ill. You may feel like the Other person is to blame for anything wrong in the relationship. You might sublimate frustrations into creative work, rather than take things out on your partner. Creative energy is stimulated by conflict, sometimes working things out in painting or pottery or any other craft.
Mercury at 7 degrees Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces at 8:35 am Sunday. This is just about the definition of confusion. Verbal or written instructions can be garbled, you can easily get lost while driving or miss your connection if flying. You might feel a little spacey, a little out of touch with the here-and-now. The transit can favor studying unusual subjects like metaphysics, the mystical, things like reincarnation, numerology, astrology, tarot, etc. It is not a day for signing contracts of any kind, especially if looking for a car, computer, horse, etc.
Venus at 13 degrees Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn at 1:47 pm Wednesday. Venus square Pluto is said to signify romantic obsession, sometimes to the degree of someone like Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction.” You could meet someone that you feel is a soul mate, but there are obstacles, or one party rejects the other.
Venus at 14 degrees Aries is conjunct Uranus at 7:54 pm Thursday. Leading up to that conjunction, Mercury makes sextiles to Venus and then Uranus starting at 5:54 pm. Venus conjunct Uranus often brings a sudden romance (or at least an introduction to) a new love interest, with the new person having something unusual about them such as an accent or a strange way of dressing-thinking-supporting themselves. Uranus is sometimes the foreigner, so you may meet someone from a different country (hence the accent). Usually these alliances are not durable, but they are sure interesting while they last! Very rarely this transit may bring sudden windfalls (or sudden expenses) if they contact a natal planet, the second house cusp, or the ruler of your second house.

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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 – Sunday’s Venus-Mars opposition can be pretty good for spending time with your life partner, as long as you can let the other person pick what to do next sometimes. On Monday you may have an urge to take a day trip with your mate, or at least start planning a weekend getaway. You may feel pessimistic about health issues Wednesday, but that will pass. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your sign Thursday night could make you irresistible due to your independent spirit, which is just one of your charms.

TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Spending may be on the agenda for Monday, just make sure you have checked out the market values so you don’t overpay for a car, for example. Wednesday’s Full Moon in Scorpio will probably accent partnership issues; beware tendencies toward obsession or domination. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your twelfth house Thursday night could usher in a secret love, someone who is very different from you but totally irresistible.

GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Sunday morning’s Venus-Mars opposition can spur creative juices, so pull out your paints, clay or camera to express yourself with. On Monday try to do a bit of brainstorming to come up with creative solutions to personal or romantic problems. Wednesday’s Full Moon accents workplace issues, where you might get drawn into a drama that really does you no good. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your eleventh house Thursday night could bring a new and fascinating addition to your circle of friends.

CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Sunday’s Venus-Mars opposition could mean stress from trying to balance home and career demands. Wednesday’s Full Moon in compatible Scorpio accents children or romantic prospects, where you may obsess about one or the other when you really need to step back a moment. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your tenth house Thursday night could bring unexpected perks or even a raise from your employer. Stick to routines on Friday. The internet is confusing Saturday afternoon, make sure you read those movie listings correctly.

LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – It is useless to argue with a professor or lawyer Sunday (or Monday). You may enjoy a day trip with some friends Monday; you ought to at least jump at an offer of such a trip in the near future. Wednesday’s Full Moon puts the accent on home and family, with work-related travel putting some stress on family ties. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your ninth house Thursday night could bring an unexpected decision in a legal matter, with a payment or windfall as the result.

VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – The Venus-Mars opposition puts stresses on finances (your vs ours) so you may be working out a division of responsibilities for assorted bills. Wednesday’s Full Moon affects transit, education, or communications; I suspect that financing of college tuition for the kids is the major issue here. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your eighth house Thursday night could affect finances one way or another in an unexpected way. Stick to routine stuff Friday. On Saturday you enjoy visiting a local attraction or restaurant with your mate.

LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – The Moon is in Libra from Sunday (Mother’s Day) till Monday night. Early risers Sunday have plenty of energy to tackle a beautification project such as painting, weeding out clothes from the closet, etc. The afternoon may frustrating if you were counting on someone to come and lend a hand, who does not show up. Sunday’s Venus-Mars opposition can be pretty good for spending time with your life partner, as long as you can let the other person pick what to do next sometimes. The Moon is void from almost 9 pm Sunday night till it enters Scorpio about 9 pm Monday, so stick to routine matters during that time. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your seventh house Thursday night could usher in a fascinating and unusual love interest or partner, at least for the short term.

SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – The Moon is in Scorpio from 9:07 pm Monday till early Thursday. Mid-morning on Tuesday is probably going to be either chaotic or idealistic, but either way your work may suffer. You may benefit from a chat with a mentor-type Tuesday night. Wednesday morning favors knuckling down to getting lots of work done, so have your to-do list ready to tackle. Let a partner shine in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your sixth house Thursday night could bring an unusual coworker to the workplace.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from 1:44 am Thursday till Saturday morning. Thursday afternoon is probably going to be confusing and your brain will just not get into gear, so it is best to either hand the reins to someone else or stick to routine. Romantic matters could take a surprising turn Thursday night, or you could meet a fascinating new love interest who has an accent. The Moon is void all day Friday so stick to routine matters.

CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Sunday’s Venus-Mars opposition could mean stress from trying to balance home and career demands. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your fourth house Thursday night could signal hosting an unusual visitor, perhaps a foreign exchange student. The Moon is in Capricorn from 4:12 am Saturday thru the weekend. The afternoon favors enjoying a matinee at the cinema, or possibly swimming in a nice heated pool. You hurry too much Saturday night and may wind up having to redo your work.

AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Sunday’s Venus-Mars opposition may trigger debates over beliefs, theories, or practical application of abstract values. Midday Monday favors holding a brainstorming session, possibly with other air signs; write down every loony idea for evaluation later. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your third house Thursday night could bring a “phone call from a stranger” or probably just an email from someone you have not heard from in quite a while. Stick to routines Friday.

PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – Creative energies may be stimulated by the Venus-Mars opposition Sunday, so pull out your paints or clay or yarn to express yourself with. Wednesday’s Full Moon in compatible Scorpio could reactivate a legal matter. The Venus-Uranus conjunction in your second house Thursday night could mean unexpected bills or if you are very lucky, a bit of a financial windfall. Impulsive spending Friday can easily blow the budget. Saturday favors spending time with friends.


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Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 1-7, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury at 27 degrees Scorpio sextiles Mars in Virgo at 11:35 am Tuesday. One can use one’s verbal skills (Mercury) to convince (Mars) others of the correctness of your opinion. Mental and physical energy can be high, easily outpacing that of co-workers, so you might be better off working alone at your own quick tempo. Good for sports that require eye-hand coordination, or for crafts and skilled labor. Note that this Mars is very, very nit-picky and will split hairs to make a point, since it is in Virgo.
Mercury enters Sag at 9:42 pm Wednesday. Bear in mind that Mercury is in the sign of its detriment in Sag, since it rules the opposite sign Gemini. That means that while the mind may be nimble here, the conclusions it draws may be quite careless of the facts. The mind is in other words, too prone to hasty conclusions. Theories may have no or too few facts to back them up. Nevertheless Sag is very inclined to self-righteous pomposity in presenting his conclusions as obvious fact. Powers of concentration can be weak, and memory can be unreliable. However, this Mercury can be very blessed with accurate hunches. Tends to be unfailingly honest, often blurting out what he thinks without couching his words in gentle consideration of others’ feelings. Famous people with Mercury in Sag include: opera singer Joan Sutherland, author Rudyard Kipling, Joan of Arc, Frank Sinatra, J Paul Getty, author J D Salinger, Charles de Gaulle, John Osborne, and playwright Eugene Ionesco.
Mercury at 2 degrees Sag squares Neptune in Pisces at 4:31 pm Friday. Call this the perfect wrong-way Mercury, who sets out for his destination and winds up 100 miles away at a gas station, calling the auto service for directions. One can be extra sensitive to other people’s emotions, even empathetic or psychic. Might even feel kind of spacey, so it might be best to let someone else drive. Will need to make an extra effort to make sure messages are clearly understood. Can be extra sensitive to music or art, too, so it might be a good day to visit a gallery or museum.
Mars enters Libra at 3:41 pm Saturday. This ingress is of another planet into the sign of its detriment – recall that Mars rules the opposite sign Aries. This Mars can be almost militant about maintaining peace at any price, sometimes squelching dissent to maintain the appearance of harmony. In a mature Libra, this Mars is good at initiating contact to air differences. Only then can a peace based on truth be established. Can be outraged at injustice – and frequently outraged! A born protester. Can make a good judge if disciplined and self-controlled. Mars in Libra is good at weighing the merits of both sides of an argument or legal case, and drawing a fair judgment. This Mars can be either very good or very bad!
Famous people with Mars in Libra include: rocker and peace protester John Lennon, actor Richard Burton, Johnny Carson, golfer Arnold Palmer, Paul Tillich, religious rebel Martin Luther, authors Edgar Allen Poe and Percy Shelley, playwright George Bernard Shaw, and Francoise Sagan.
In late November, two asteroids changed signs. Vesta entered Libra and Pallas entered Virgo. By now their effects should make themselves felt. See notes in each sign.

Continue Reading November 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Your Milky Way Horoscope May 12-18, 2013

By Milky Way Maid

Venus at 5 degrees Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces at 4:48 pm Monday. Venus square Neptune is telling you to guard your wallet or purse! A light-fingered person may lift your wallet, or a fast-talker may get you to sign a contract that does you no good, or a totally shifty person tries to romance you. The only good I can see for it is to go to the early show at the cinema. Another positive side: one’s creative imagination and artistic sensitivity can be remarkable, so do practice your piano or write down those songs in your head.
Mercury enters its home, Gemini, at 4:41 pm Wednesday, which oddly enough is Woden’s day, the Norse equivalent of Mercury. Those with Mercury in Gemini can be masters of the game Trivial Pursuit, knowing a little bit about a lot of subjects. Can make a fine editor or writer, since they have mastered clarity of expression. In debates, can deliberately omit a key assumption and arrive at a wrong conclusion, but it takes a sharp listener to catch the error. Sometimes Mercury in Gemini gives excellent manual dexterity, so they are fine seamstresses, craftsmen, carpenters, secretaries, etc. If a native with this placement continually lives on a high level of mental activity without balancing it with practical matters, one can too easily drift into mental strain and nervous breakdown. Famous people with Mercury in Gemini include: comic Bob Hope, onetime Defense Secretary Robert McNamera, former governor Laurence Rockefeller, author William Styron, and singers Bobby Darin and Steve Lawrence.
Mercury at 5 degrees Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces at 3:20 am Saturday. This is very similar to the Venus-Neptune square on Monday. We may be deceived, although this may be due more to confusion than deliberate trickery. But as with the other aspect, avoid signing any papers or contracts at this time. Also, people may feel a bit spaced out that morning, unable to stay focused on daily chores. People may make unrealistic decisions. Even if you give in to the vibe of the day and study mystical or metaphysical matters, one needs to stay grounded.
Venus at 11 degrees Gemini sextiles Uranus in Aries at 12:40 pm Saturday. Venus-Uranus aspects usually have something to do with meeting fascinating strangers, foreigners, or people who are unusual in some way. These are usually short-term relationships or chance meetings, but they do stretch one’s horizons and sometimes force one to dispose of limiting beliefs.

Continue Reading May 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 9-15, 2012

By Milky Way Maid

December 9 is Hanukkah.
Mercury enters Sag at 8:40 pm Monday. Mercury is in its detriment in Sag, since it rules opposite-sign Gemini. This means that for some people, Mercury is SO uncomfortable there, it may actually act as if it were in Gemini. (This is an insight for which I thank Dave Roell of AstroAmerica – please buy his books!) Mercury in Sag can jump to hasty conclusions without any supporting facts. However, in those Sag’s whose Mercury operates as if in Gemini, there is an adeptness in handling numbers in either theoretical or practical levels – plus a quick mind and quick wit. Concentration can be lacking, but instinct can be unerring. Can shoot themselves in the foot when they blurt out whatever is at the top of their minds. Do not appoint these people to diplomatic posts! Famous people with Mercury in Sag include: Frank Sinatra, writers Rudyard Kipling and JD Salinger, composer and gambler Jule Styne, playwright Eugene Ionesco, Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt, doomed queen Marie Antoinette, doomed mystic Joan of Arc, and the brilliant Sir Isaac Newton.
Mercury at zero degrees Sag squares Neptune in a very confused Pisces at 7:57 am Tuesday. The mutable signs (Sag, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo) are likely to be most affected by this transit, and indeed all signs should be extra cautious in driving, and extra careful in their writing and speech. This is a very confusing aspect and people are likely to get their signals mixed pretty badly. The stock market can be especially volatile.
Uranus goes direct at 7:02 am Thursday, at 4 degrees, 37′ of Aries. As I have written before, citing Dane Rudhyar, periods when Uranus is retrograde gives us an opportunity to challenge the ego structure (Saturn), and make our unique individuality an expression of God. The Skyview Zone website (by Stephanie Clement) has a really good reference article on the retrogrades of all the planets, too – altho it is more oriented towards describing retrogrades in the natal chart. She says Uranus retrograde people feel that they are different, go out of their way to upset the status quo, and/or has a difficult time finding a niche in society.
Venus enters Sag at 11:38 pm Saturday. Venus is not particularly at home in Sag, much preferring to ensconce herself in softer signs like Taurus, Libra, and Pisces. When a Sag loves, it can be brilliant but impermanent. Their attention span is a little lacking, so they may be branded as fickle when they are merely indulging a need for variety. Venus here can be surprisingly demanding of perfection as well as idealism (if only in the form of lip service). Makes a MUCH better friend than lover or spouse. As a friend he is wonderfully loyal and affectionate. Has no desire to sacrifice himself for love, nor even to tie himself down. Famous people with Venus in Sag include: Cary Grant, Johnny Carson, authors Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling (the latter called a newspaper his mistress), Gen. Douglas MacArthur, humorist James Thurber, Joan Baez, and Jane Fonda.
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Continue Reading December 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Your Milky Way Horoscope Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2011

By Milky Way Maid

Venus in Scorpio squares Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius at 5:19 pm Monday. Venus adversely aspecting Neptune can represent the “in love with love” frame of mind, the kind that thinks he and she are another Romeo and Juliet and no one understands that they just love each other and everything will be alright if they just let them be. Never mind that Romeo is a false beau and runs off with another woman or with her money, and no amount of saying “I told you so” will help matters.
Mercury squares Neptune at 4:37 am Tuesday; this is very much like the above except that one’s reasoning processes are confused. Errors in bookkeeping or other paperwork can crop up, and even if you know that your investment returns are not what they should be, you just can’t think what you should do; if you have a fallback strategy then go with that (ex: putting funds in a money-market account). Refrain from making major decisions or signing contracts.
Venus enters happy-go-lucky Sag at 4:51 am Wednesday. I can just see ever-hopeful Sag waking up Wednesday morning and looking out the window expecting the streets to be paved with gold. Venus in Sag is not the tenderest or most loyal beau. Venus here won’t sacrifice itself for love. This Venus hates to be tied down so do not look for commitment. Celebs with Venus in Sag include Joan Baez, Jane Fonda, Cary Grant, Johnny Carson, and Romy Schneider.
Mercury also enters Sag the same day, at 12:54 pm. Mercury in Sag is in its detriment, since it is opposite its home in Gemini. What does that mean, on a practical level? Mercury in Sag can be brilliant, but generally it cannot concentrate deeply on a subject any length of time. Ideas may be disconnected – people may even think you are spacey or have attention-deficit disorder. Mercury in Sag most often denotes people who say things off the top of their heads without considering their effect. Celebs with Mercury in Sag include singer Frank Sinatra, writer Rudyard Kipling, Marie Antoinette, saint Joan of Arc, actress Patty Duke, and songwriter Jule Styne.
Venus and Mercury square Chiron in Pisces on Wednesday night. I would say that it might not be a favorable day for an appointment; Mercury is not strong here and errors may crop up.
Venus and Mercury square Uranus at zero degrees of Aries at 3:54 am and 9:58 am Thursday, respectively. Venus square Uranus can coincide with a sudden attraction to unusual or foreign people, but it generally does not last very long. With Mercury, the mind may race so fast that sloppy work is the result. Best not to make financial decisions or moves today. You may be jittery, impulsive, even accident-prone. Heads up when driving!
Venus and Mercury are inconjunct Jupiter at one degree of Taurus at 2:52 and 5:13 pm Saturday, respectively. If you made notes to self on Thursday of your thoughts and calculations, now is a good time to go over them with a fine-tooth comb and check for errors. Then try to figure out what you need to do to get back to profitability or sound business practices. Establish stop-loss levels on investments, set up a personal or business accounting system, and so forth.
While Halloween is traditionally a time when the veil between the temporal and spiritual worlds thins, there may be an even better time to contact someone on the other side in November. Looking ahead in the ephemeris, Neptune is stationary direct at 28 degrees of Aquarius at 1:54 pm Wed., Nov. 9. A Neptune station is supposed to favor anything in the spiritual realm; also you might cocoon yourself with a stack of movie DVDs and live in a make-believe world for a few hours.
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