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by Milky Way Maid
I have often made charts of the start of various jobs, trying to glean some clues as to how things might work out, or in the case of temp jobs, how long the job might last.
Attached at charts for two different jobs from years past, dug out of the deep dark recesses of the archive. You may print out both charts, blowing them up on Paint or whatever you wish to use.
First up, a job that started in June 1996 at 7 am. If I remember correctly, this was a job that lasted until about February or March of 1999, when I left due to what I felt was a repetitive motion injury.
The work involved detailed and very picky assembly of electrical components – I do not want to get into too much detail about it now. But it was rather interesting for a while, anyway, and the boss was a multi-talented person who also designed magic tricks. Wild, hunh?
Saturn is high in the chart, possibly reflecting the fact that it was low-paid, though I was also able to work overtime (usually on a voluntary basis) to make a little more money. Venus is inconjunct Jupiter, which might reflect the fact that working conditions were not very good. There was no air conditioning in the summer heat, and I suffered because of that. Saturn might reflect the quality-control guy who was the immediate supervisor; Saturn is trine Pluto which might reflect that fact that he was solidly backed by the plant manager and I suppose the owner. This was true even though he was ill-informed on manufacturing safety issues or worker safety. I could throw more dirt on him but let’s move on.
The second chart was felt by many to be a “good job” – quote unquote
This job started training me in January of 2000, but the actual hiring date came after all the training was completed and I was supposedly up to speed on everything – that was in May of 2000.
I have already mentioned to several readers that I once started
a job on a void-of-course moon – this is the job! Well, now that I look at it again, actually the True Node was a scant 13 minutes later. Does that count? The North Node, I now note, was at 26 degrees Cancer, a critical degree and one that made a positive aspect to my natal Venus.
I hesitate to describe the nature of the business because it engenders such hatred on the part of some readers. But it was a health insurance company, a quite large one, which at the time was part of a global company but was spun off as an independent American company again while I was there.
I worked there for six years, and it was very stressful at times. There was always a push to do more in less time – but isn’t that true everywhere? Yes, it is. We had a lot of IT tweaks (Informational Technology); our geek
s made the system more user-friendly and automated a lot of stuff so all we had to do was use a shortcut key to instruct the system to direct the claim to another department, for example.
It was a good experience to have with a large, modern office, and with computer software, and with working downtown in a medium-sized city. I only left for personal reasons which had to do with other, personal stuff going on in that town, necessitating a move to another state.
As a Sun Taurus, the job and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus came about the same time and gave me an economic boost.
By Milky Way Maid
Venus enters Pisces at 2:53 am Sunday, March 27, fruitlessly chasing that bad boy Mars who soon dashes into Aries to escape her. Doesn’t she know that if you want someone’s attention, it is better to whisper? Anyway, Venus in Pisces is known for its romantic ideal of saving others, whether the object of their efforts are people or cats. Hence the stereotype of the lady with ten cats (who were all strays). But if you can avoid the trap of the savior syndrome, and achieve true compassion, then this Venus can heal relationships.
The Sun at 7 degrees Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn at 8:13 am Monday. Authority figures may demand that you justify your actions, so obey all traffic laws and cross all the t’s at work. Or Pluto may demand that you let go of the old and embrace the new; in other words, move on in your life. The latter may be the harder challenge to handle.
Jupiter at 14 degrees Aries opposes Saturn in Libra at 5:55 pm Monday. This translates as growth or progress (Jupiter) through accepting duties (Saturn). Saturn may instead require that you release possessions in order to move to a new city, or live with less income when you start your own business. Combined with the above transit, this seems to encourage many of us to leave our current employer and strike out on our own. BTW the Jupiter-Saturn opposition is a key transit in the business and world cycles, so keep an eye on the week’s headlines. BTW the phrase ‘water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink’ comes to mind; there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
Mercury goes retrograde at 24 degrees 19 minutes of Aries at 4:48 pm Wednesday. Uh-uh-uh, no crying or rending of clothes, please. You know the drill: avoid starting something new, dig a little deeper for the real facts, and don’t take anything at face value. That means checking discounted merchandise carefully for defects, and assuming that offers of jobs are just feelers for what people will demand in salary. Probably good for spring cleaning at least.
Mars enters its natural home, Aries, at 12:51 am Saturday. Arians will likely feel a resurgence of energy, BUT should take care to vent that energy in safety. Mars will conjunct Uranus on Sunday, April 3, and this volatile combo can lead to accidents, fires, etc. Just giving you rams a heads up. Now, as for the ingress, Mars here can be much too rash and impulsive, too set on declaring his absolute independence. A healthy expression of Mars in Aries is courageous, takes the initiative, expresses confidence in his employees or coworkers, and in general is the inspiring leader who challenges his team to achieve more than they ever have before. The keyword as always with Aries is leadership.
April 3 will be a New Moon at 13 degrees, 30 minutes Aries, at 10:32 am. Sun-Moon will be conjunct Jupiter, and opposite Saturn. I see a lot of rams striking out on their own, and probably leading the way out of this frustrating recession. They will not do things the same way they have always been done.
Hi – I observed the Spring Equinox by moving my stuff into a new apartment over the weekend. It’s good and bad. I had to spend too much for gas, my legs died, and now I am surrounded by boxes which I am steadily unpacking. Other than that, everything went quite well — not too many things broken so far as I know. So bear with me through a somewhat shortened weekly column.
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. Also 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 – Mercury will go retrograde in your sign on Wednesday. This is bound to add to your frustrations, but what can ya do? Use your energy to clean out closets and get a jump on spring cleaning. The Moon is in Aries from 7:16 am Saturday, thru the weekend. A Moon-Mars conjunction Saturday morn makes you need to burn off some tension with physical work. But read the caution I wrote at the top of this column, because volatile Mercury and Uranus conjoin in your sign about 5 pm Sunday. Check out the safety situation before proceeding with the first cookout of the season, for example. This aspect will be building up in the day or two before it’s exact, so be safety-smart.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – The Jupiter-Saturn opposition on Monday affects your sixth and twelfth house axis of health. Possibly your doc may order you to lose weight or quit smoking, etc. Mercury goes retrograde in Aries on Wednesday in your solar twelfth house; I think you might find some lost objects when cleaning out drawers, etc. Won’t that be like finding buried treasure?
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – Best day may be Tuesday when a Moon-Jupiter sextile affects your ninth and eleventh houses. A friend may refer you to a lawyer or publisher. Mercury will go retrograde in your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs on Wednesday; confirm details of get-togethers. The Moon-Mars conjunction in your solar eleventh house Saturday may produce a friend who wants to talk about heavy stuff. Take the opportunity to deepen your bond.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – Mercury will go retrograde in your solar tenth house of career on Wednesday. Career matters may stall, promotions delayed, etc. Best day may be Thursday when a Moon-Venus conjunction in Pisces warms up your solar ninth house of law; a legal verdict may award you cash. But do not start a legal proceeding at this time; the lawyer may hold out tantalizing prospects of lawsuit wins but things may not work out. Moon-Venus in Pisces on Thursday in your solar ninth house may make you hope someone will help you out of charity. Well there are some service groups, etc that might help, like Legal Services or Legal Aid Society, but also try your library resource databank for more sources of info.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – Best day may be Tuesday when a Moon-Jupiter sextile may indicate a spouse or partner refers you to a lawyer or other advisor. Mercury will go retrograde in your solar ninth house of publishing, the internet, email, religion, law, and college on Wednesday. You may try to get a legal matter reopened due to a missed appearance, etc., or have to take a refresher course.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Mercury will go retrograde in your solar eighth house of insurance and estates on Wednesday. Wills can’t be found and so the estate settlement is delayed, or claims to your insurer may be lost in the mail. A Moon-Venus conjunction in Pisces, your solar seventh house of partners, on Thursday may indicate a very affectionate spouse; try to get him or her to take you to dinner that night, or possibly Saturday.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Try to plan a late date with your spouse on Monday night; a Sun-Mon sextile makes for harmonious encounters. Mercury will go retrograde in your solar seventh house of partners on Wednesday. Communications with spouse or business partner may be muddled; confirm details of appointments, etc. Moon-Venus conjunct at a creative angle to your Sun favors spending time on artistic work Thursday. Perhaps setting up at a lakeside location will stimulate your creative juices.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Mercury will go retrograde in your solar sixth house of health and work on Wednesday. That ache that has been nagging at you will suddenly DEMAND attention and NOW. Best day may be Thursday when a Moon-Venus conjunction in Pisces warms up your solar fifth house of romance.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – Mercury will go retrograde in your solar fifth house of romance and creativity on Wednesday. You might revisit earlier themes or motifs in your creative work, or find an old work that you thought was lost. Moon-Uranus in your solar fifth house of romance on Saturday night may produce a thunderbolt (falling in love), or an argument/estrangement. Or both if you jump from one love to another.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn all of Sunday and till 7 am Monday. The Moon squares Jupiter on one side and Saturn on the other, in the wee hours Sunday; dreams may offer a choice between scarcity and plenty. Moon square Mercury at 7 pm Sunday offers 3 hours of prime writing time; your emotional turbulence needs an expressive outlet. Mercury will go retrograde in your solar fourth house of career on Wednesday; confusion could muddle company communications. Mars enters Aries this week, your solar fourth house of home and family. Arguments could break out, or you might merely host a young man for a few weeks.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 7 am Monday till Wednesday night. A Moon-Uranus sextile on Monday morning favors meeting interesting new people, some of whom may be rather strange or speak a foreign language. That night, a Sun-Moon sextile offers a pleasant lecture, class or reading, perhaps at a bookstore. A trine to Saturn midday Tuesday favors getting good advice from a mentor-type. You can get a lot done Wednesday morn before Mercury goes retrograde. Mercury will go retrograde in your solar third house of communications on Wednesday. Oof, the worst place; well, make sure to proofread all letters/emails before they go out.
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 6:38 pm Wednesday till Saturday morning. A Moon-Venus conjunction early Thursday makes those donuts seem much too tempting; satisfy your sweet tooth with some fruit instead. No aspects are exact on Friday; let’s hope that you can get work done without too many interruptions.
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Saturn shows us one of his amazing tricks this week, as he makes his rings vanish into thin air. Is he imitating that shapeshifter Neptune? Is he having a makeover?
Happy Mothers Day to all! This year it comes on the heels of a Full Moon in Scorpio, lending a spiritual flavor to the weekend. The Moon is opposite Mercury the night before also, so make sure you clarify your agenda for Sunday. Sunday has easy trines from the Moon (mom) to Venus (gifts, flowers, perfume, jewelry), as well as to Mars, so you might take mom to a sporting event, hit the links, or go dancing that night.
Saturn stations direct on Saturday at 10:06 pm Eastern time at 14 degrees 55 minutes of Virgo. But Saturn moves so slowly that you will probably not detect any change till it is well on its way forward. Projects that had been stagnating may finally get a go-ahead, rules may be finalized, Saturn has been retrograding for so long, since the very end of 2008, that we may have trouble remembering what projects we laid aside. Anyway, Saturn’s first aspect after going direct is an opposition to the Moon on May 18. The Moon is the general public, and the public may not like some new rules being handed down from on high; the public may not like some of its new governmental representatives, or scientific announcements (Saturn rules science), or restrictions on travel (or whatever) due to the H1N1 flu.
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. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect.
ARIES – March 20-April 19 – Your ruler Mars receives a lovely trine from the Moon late Sun.; your wife may be the beneficiary of your affections. The Moon squares Mars on Wed. pm; you may be too revved up and start working madly on a pile of work before clarifying what needs to be done. Mars gets a sextile from the Moon Sat. morn and you will be happy as a clam working (or playing) with friends. The good news about Mercury retrograde is that when it re-enters your second house of money, mislaid checks or mail may turn up and solve some mysteries. The Saturn station affects health matters so see that you do not neglect checkups.
TAURUS – April 20-May 20 – Moon plus Pluto in your solar ninth house of higher education Tuesday may have you researching the library stacks for your term papers. Mercury retrogrades into Taurus Wednesday, at almost 8 pm Eastern Time. Things you thought were squared away may have to be rehashed or revised. Sun in Taurus receives a trine from the Moon and a sextile from Uranus Thursday morning; a woman friend may be able to help you with tutoring or computer gizmos. The Sun in Taurus squares Neptune Saturday about 10 pm Pacific/1 am Eastern. You need some feedback to keep in touch with reality; ask best friends for makeover tips; get comments to your blog.
GEMINI – May 21-June 20 – The Moon is in easy aspect when in Aquarius this week, Thursday evening till Sunday morning. Spend time with close friends Friday night under a Moon-Venus sextile. Share a jog or workout with sporty friends on Saturday as the Moon sextiles Mars. The Saturn station in your solar fourth house can affect your housing situation, obviously. I know individuals who are buying or moving into new homes this spring so if your location is an issue, check around for listings or mortgage assistance.
CANCER – June 21-July 22 – I think the only matter that may affect you in regard to the Saturn station is that the family car may finally take its last gasp. Or you could lose a cell phone/iPhone. In other words, things under the general heading of communications, transportation, messages. Aggravating, I am sure, but usually no one dies of it. Usually, :~). If looking to get out of a phone contract, there are some companies that will buy out the old contract when you switch to the new provider. See Credo* online about that, for one.
LEO – July 23-Aug. 22 – The Saturn station in your solar second house will affect your cash flow or possessions; for example it can have you working like a dog on overtime, or change your shift (day to night or vice versa). Temporary jobs can come to an end, or new ones start under this transit. Frankly I think it is better for jobs to start while Saturn is direct, but I could be wrong. The fact that Mercury is retrograde confuses the matter, as people can promise you all kinds of things and then they can’t get hold of you. Keep in close contact as they hash out details and revisions to keep you in their plans. The square to Jupiter Saturday can be very auspicious.
VIRGO – Aug. 23-Sept. 22 – Sunday you will host a lovely and harmonious gathering for the holiday. Moon in Capricorn from Tues.-Thurs. are your best days this week, especially Wednesday for creativity or sports. Saturn stations in your sign on Saturday evening. See notes above for more. Saturn in your solar first house is good for going on a weight-loss or exercise program. I have found that a Sun-Saturn conjunction works for quick weight loss, altho it takes lots of hard work.
LIBRA – Sept. 23-Oct. 22 – Tuesday may be the most difficult day with the Moon squaring Mars affecting your fourth and seventh houses; family and partnership can suffer from arguments. You benefit from counseling that digs to the root of troubles. The Moon is in easy aspect while in Aquarius, Thursday into Sunday. Those days may focus on children or on creative projects (the children of your mind-spirit). This is especially true on Friday and Saturday evenings. Saturday’s Mars sextile may make you more physically active; you may also attend a fun sporting event.
SCORPIO – Oct. 23-Nov. 21 – Clubs and groups you belong to may be undergoing revisions and changes in direction, under the Saturn station in your solar eleventh house. If renewal is coming up soon, inquire about their goals to see if that supports your reason for membership. Scorpios who are in school may lose focus under the Mercury retrograde; you can benefit from tutoring or brushing up on earlier coursework.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov. 22-Dec. 21 – The Moon is in Sag from the previous Saturday night till Tuesday morn. Clear any confusion arising from the Moon opposition to Mercury Sat. night, then have a great brunch together (probably at home). The afternoon and evening are the time for Sag to stretch the legs, in outdoors activities or sports. You will be prone to upsets Monday due to Moon square Uranus, possibly related to appliance breakdown at home. Ah, well, those things can be fixed.
CAPRICORN – Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in Capricorn from Tuesday morn till Thursday evening. You’re in a deep, deep investigative mood Tuesday, wanting to know everything from who did what to the meaning of life. Fortunately Virgo brings a healthy dinner and snaps you back to the here-and-now. Wednesday is very productive tho you may have to backtrack and redo a few things.
AQUARIUS – Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from Thursday evening till next Sunday morn. You get relatively few aspects Friday, just a sextile to Venus in the evening, so enjoy a relaxing date with your mate on the town. Saturday features a sextile to Mars, so schedule some hard work and/or a workout. The Moon is conjunct Jupiter late Saturday with another one to Neptune in the wee hours Sunday; be cautious of overdoing with alcohol. Better to schedule a movie marathon and a mountain of popcorn with it. Enjoy!
PISCES – Feb. 18-March 19 – The Saturn station opposes your Sun sign; your spouse or business partner undergoes changes in plans. Marriages already on the rocks may decide to terminate, but new ones are likely to last. Car trouble is the most likely effect of Mercury retrograde in your solar third house of transportation and communications. Though it will probably be nothing major, it still is a source of aggravation for those Pisceans easily upset by every setback. The Full Moon in Scorpio on the 9th should give you spiritual fortitude and resilience.
Coolest picture online of Saturn’s moons — with link.
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