According to Susan Miller. I don't think you should buy a lottery ticket, though, everyone will be doing that.
"Your eye must stay on the grand prize, Scorpio, if you wish to contain any stray rebel-cries or erratic itches which might otherwise discharge themselves from you during a momentary ego-surge. You ought to have enough to be genuinely excited about (provided that you are indeed intentionally orienting yourself in a specific direction) to keep your imagination happily occupied with future-minded visions… and, as a result, any passing irritations with a present-time happenstance can hopefully be kept in check before they spur an impassioned, though aimless, lurch. I'd even declare it okay to indulge certain escapist inclinations, if, of course, you're only 'escaping' the triggering reality by immersing yourself in creative conceptions, inspiring daydreams, and artistic inventions—but not (as we've already discussed) literally escaping the real-life situation. But just because it's presumably becoming more and more obvious how much else you could be reasonably aspiring to achieve out there in the game, that isn't enough to justify potentially imperiling your present status by trying to prematurely collect on a prospective, forthcoming greatness which you haven't yet manifested."
Oh man. I so have this issue... It's very very hard right now to not be all "I can almost taste it!"
"I want to begin by reminding you, Scorpio, the world is your oyster. I say that in honor of the two benefics, Venus and Jupiter, conjoining in your solar 10th, the house of public-sphere aspirations and achievements and recognitions. This is a splendid stellar influence on your capacity to evolve into a bigger, better position out on the world stage… even if that means first experiencing a loss, in the context of your having grown beyond the restrictive confines of an existing role."
"These weeks ahead provide you a chance to putter around with exploring new ways of activating your money-earning and/or money-managing potential, Taurus… though, with Mercury leaning into a retrograde in your 2nd (which begins next week but is already making mischief), it's less about making deals, accepting offers, or signing contracts in an immediate sense, and more a matter of trying things out on a provisional, non-committal basis. Don't mistakenly assume, for instance, there's one ideal solution to boosting your bottom-line, when in fact your most lucrative scenario might instead involve cobbling together more than one part-time income-generator, not only creating multiple streams that drop dough into your account but also keeping day-to-day life more interesting. This is the time to see just what your personal hustle can muster for you. But here's the catch: You probably know as well as I do there are certain avenues which are decidedly not open to you at the moment, due to limiting circumstances hanging over you from prior errors, entanglements, or extravagances. To be a shrewd self-serving economist, you cannot wish such limitations away. Don't fret, though. Figuring out how to work with them is a simply a creative challenge… with several viable solutions, though it's presently unclear which are most promising."
Okay, I hope this kicks in.
"TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Please be suspicious of any moves on your own part, Taurus, to reductively and/or prematurely simplify the situation. Though the swell of feelings likely to rise in you, during this Jupiter-flavored-full-moon week ahead, could seem to point unquestionably toward a rather clear-cut foregone outcome, I urge you not to overlook the very-real pertinence of certain extenuating circumstances which undeniably complicate—and, therefore, potentially undermine—what you think you know. Several astrological factors conspire to make this an exceedingly subjective moment in the world of Taureans, obscuring your perceptive awareness of how other people might arrive at quite different determinations if faced with a situation similar to yours. Now, does that mean you've got it totally twisted, upside-down and backwards? Not necessarily. What you're feeling about all this is probably quite insightful, in terms of revealing exactly where your primary concerns and considerations rest. It's just that your feelings are not the whole story. Rather than trying to take some comprehensive leap of summarizing logic which unduly engulfs a more nuanced reality, it's enough to avow this is just how you are feeling."
"SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): For the moment, your maximum advantages come from leaving intricate or perplexing situations to suspend in their complexity, open-ended, for a while longer, Scorpio. Should you cut it off, cut it short, cut your losses, or cut and run, you are needlessly leaving yourself without something which is genuinely yours (well, at least part of it is), just because you may wish to get the whole thing over with already and/or wound another party with your deliberate, dismissive absence. If you resist that impulse, however, and think more deeply on this subject, you ought to realize how many different possible outcomes could become manifest, based on your willingness to apply innovative or experimental thinking to your endgame. What do you want for yourself, beyond the contextual bounds of this circumstance… and this particular individual who, for the moment, has obviously gotten under your skin? With a bit more patient positioning on your part, you can play this thing in a way that suits your purposes far better than 'just get it over with it' could ever serve you. Thankfully, being the Scorpio that you are, you should have a higher threshold of tolerance for prolonging any discomfort—if, in the end, you score some winning point from it."
And the longer ones:
"Sun trine Pluto: Life-changing Experiences
You are extremely perceptive, and you have the opportunity to use that to reach a new level of transformation and self-understanding.
Sun sextile Neptune: A Beautiful Imagination
Your intuition and your imagination will be at a peak. You'll relate well to others and your romantic relationships will be ideal.
Sun square Jupiter: Nothing Is Good In Excess
Moderation is key, but it could be challenging for you to avoid going to excess. Try not to let your confidence turn into arrogance.
Mind Expansion: Mercury
Mercury in Taurus: Steady Thoughts
Sometimes it's called being steadfast, sometimes it's being stubborn. However you look at it, you'll be unlikely to change your mind.
Mercury conjunct Mars: Verbal Sparring And Witty Repartee
That mind of yours is going at warp-speed. You'll enjoy many rounds of verbal sparring, as long as they don't turn into all-out fights.
Mercury opposition Saturn: A Cynical Soul
Cynicism is around every corner, but it's especially radiating off of you. Remain true to yourself to keep depression and negativity at bay.
Love and Romance: Venus
Venus in Gemini: A Real Casanova
Your way with words will attract many suitors. Try not to get too fickle as you pick and choose between who will be your next fling.
Venus sextile Uranus: A Unique Take On Others
You'll be brilliant and intuitive, and there will be little that can get past you. New people and experiences will help you avoid boredom.
Ambition and Desire: Mars
Mars in Taurus: Sensual Energy
Sensuality will play a major role in your life. Your core energy will be solid and stable, and your five senses will be greatly enhanced.
Mars trine Pluto: Stimulus For Transformation
The stimulus you needed to make a major, but positive, change to your life is arriving, and you'll be able to make an easy transformation.
Mars square Jupiter: Going Overboard
It will be far too easy for you to take everything to extremes. This might seem fun, but it's at the expense of your intellectual qualities.
Travel and Finding Truth: Jupiter
Jupiter in Leo: You'll Do No Wrong
Your confidence will be sky-high and totally unshakable. You can practically do no wrong. Just don't let that all go to your head.
Jupiter trine Uranus: From Daydream To Innovation
Your mind will be abuzz with brilliant activity, and your sense of humor will help you make light of most situations -- enjoy this time.
Responsibilities and Restriction: Saturn
Saturn in Sagittarius: Structured Entertainment
One side of you craves structure, while the other side wants to have fun. Reconciliation comes when you can add structure to what you love.
Saturn retrograde: Back To The Drawing Board
Relax, follow the rules, and spend a lot of time at the drawing board this year. The time will soon come to turn your plans into actions.
Saturn square Neptune: Illusion And Delusion
This will be an overwhelming and confusing time for you, as illusions and delusions will rule your life. Your motto: Keep it simple.
This Year's Karma: North Node
North Node in Libra: Relationships For The Future
Your future will be determined by your relationships and partnerships, and as you practice relating to others, you'll grow into yourself.
Neptune in Pisces: Altruistic Motives
Unconditional compassion and enlightenment are what you can expect to achieve as you develop a connection with everything around you.
Pluto in Capricorn: Societal Transformation
It's up to you to try to take on some of society's most sticky issues. You should start small this year and focus on your family or town.
Uranus in Aries: The Energy Of Life
The energy coursing through you has the power to bring about radical change. Your ideas will be creative, and you'll easily take action.
Uranus square Pluto: Pressure Buildup
Your life's like a tea kettle that's about to start whistling. There's so much buildup that it must explode. But then you can start afresh."
And Cafe Astrology:
If Today Is Your Birthday:
Born April 24 - Your Year Ahead
This year is strong for new beginnings and interests. New ways or channels of communicating can open doors for you, but you might want to watch for controversy or rash moves. Also watch for money and energy drains. This is a good year in which to advance your goals and to quit bad habits. Priorities become clear. Relationships are likely to be up and down, but some will stand out as special... more
If You Were Born Today, April 24
You are a determined person and you intuitively know that with patience, you can accomplish anything you set out to do. You easily earn respect from others around you, due in part to your regal manner. Your family is extremely important to you, and many of your values are quite traditional, which keeps you grounded and responsible. However, you are unafraid of embracing the new, even if you do so slowly. Famous people born today: Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Kelly Clarkson."
"The Sun in a waxing sextile to the Moon in your Solar Return chart has a fortunate influence on your year ahead. You can be especially productive this year, as in many ways you are starting fresh, but you have a rather clear vision of what you want to accomplish. Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa, which helps to boost your confidence and happiness levels. You more readily accept that challenges are part of the natural cycle in life, which in turn helps you to meet them with confidence and to worry less. You are likely to be on top of your game this year for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. A comfortable level of personal popularity helps keep conflict to a minimum. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there will be less stress on both your mind and body.
There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. It’s a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful.
Your ability to concentrate and focus helps you to achieve what you set out to do, and your ambitions are stimulated. A new project or goal begun this year has a good chance of being successful and long-lasting. You are determined to meet or exceed your goals this year. You benefit from being more decisive than usual. It's an excellent year in which to make a lifestyle change, as your ability to concentrate on what really matters to you is enhanced. Temper and impatience are the things to avoid most - these will surely trip you up.
This can be a year in which you are building faith and confidence in your personality, skills, and talents. You can experience a stronger desire to seek out meaning, wisdom, and mental stimulation in your life during this period. Others might frequently turn to you for guidance.
You can be quite prolific with your work, mental interests, and projects. This should also be a quite sociable year, although it's not always about quantity and more often about quality of your connections.
There may be a problem with overshooting this year with Mercury-Mars-Jupiter strong in your Solar Return chart. However, you may very well need to stretch your mind in order to see new and overlooked opportunities.
Connections you make this year can be strengthening, growth-oriented ones. Your open heart is likely to attract easygoing friendships or love opportunities into your life. You have a taste for the offbeat this year.
This year is strong for new beginnings and interests. New ways or channels of communicating can open doors for you, but you might want to watch for controversy or rash moves. This is a good year in which to advance your goals and to quit bad habits. Priorities become clear. You are open to friendships and new ways of relating.
2015 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice - let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
2016 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice - Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence."
And just so I don't forget it... Birthday Magic: The Solar Return Chart.
"A scant six months ago (October 8, 2014), a lunar eclipse fell opposite this point, at 14 Aries. This is the response to that eclipse’s call. If that eclipse asked us to question the primacy of our individuality in order to give ourselves more fully to a relationship, this message perhaps carries the opposite message: namely, that you can be yourself and honor your own needs without being rude.
The Aries Sun at this Full moon is in a conjunction with Uranus; both are opposed the Moon in Libra, and all three are square Pluto in Capricorn. There are many conflicting impulses and needs bound up in this configuration; tension is likely to be high in the days around this eclipse. Where do we turn for comfort and sanity?
In a configuration like this one, the tactic is similar to surviving any fast-moving disaster: move toward the empty space. The empty space in this cardinal t-square is opposite Pluto, in Cancer. Yesterday, I skipped a party I had been invited to. After a hectic couple of weeks with a lot more social interaction than usual, this introvert was simply not up to making small talk with a room full of strangers. So I stayed home, nestled on the sofa with my cat, watching TV. I felt a little guilty for missing the party, but I exulted in the sheer, indulgent, Cancerian bliss of being alone in my little cocoon."
Almost everyone I encountered hates my guts today. I spent a lot of time being told how horrible I am. And tomorrow's going to be just as bad or worse. Shoot me now.
"Unless you are one of those lucky souls with personal planets in the mid-degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) and may already be feeling the effects of the Lunar Eclipse on April 4, this week should flow along smoothly."
*raises hand at those placements*
"Mercury in Aries is blunt. The pace of information will accelerate; raw and uncut facts, thrown directly at you. This could be too much for some folks, because Mercury in Aries tells it like it is. Mercury in Pisces hinted, but Mercury in Aries hammers the point home.
The downside to these “truths” is they are not always rational. Aries is extremely subjective, so information will be coming from a place of wilful assertion, passion or anger. People may push the facts at you, rather than presenting the facts. If someone needs to speak up or launch a passionate defence, this can work out well. But it will be easy to lose sight of the objective picture.
If you’ve been waffling, or waiting for a sign, Mercury’s Aries ingress may be just what you need to decide the matter. Watch for unavoidable information that “shouts” at you."
Yeah, the unavoidable information is that I SUCK AND AM HORRIBLE.
"As for “hinting” about this Eclipse, i am aiming for clarity without alarm – Yes it is intense. Yes decisively fix potential trouble spots early rather than leave them to fix themselves. Yes use it to work your own personal evolution rather than trying to make others over.
Continued from here. Now there's a counterpart article on the Moon/Venus/Saturn cursed woman.
Now it's all about me, me, me, and my misery! Whee!*
* okay, I am actually in not a bad mood right now, but this topic, man.
As with the Moon/Saturn man, the Moon/Saturn woman probably had a difficult relationship with her mother. She was either responsible for her mother, or did not have access to her mother’s unconditional nurturing. Her emotional expression was frozen in childhood, and a shell was constructed around it. We have the lady who is cool and controlled on the outside, but starving for hugs on the inside.
Much as I gagged at "starving for hugs on the inside," I can't really argue with it either. "Responsible for her mother" is definitely the case. My mom is actually rather overnurturing, but if she's upset she can't nurture and then things aren't pretty.
"In a woman’s chart, this aspect also creates a hard boundary between her mother (as primary female role model) and herself. This is true whether she is gay or straight. Saturn’s limits create distance, which can result in a woman who is not comfortable expressing the Moon’s energies of care and nurturing. Any resentment she feels for her mother is internalized, so she ends up resenting her own “softer” instincts. She is the partner who may refuse, point blank, to take on anything that remotely resembles a nurturing role. "
Yup. I did not go the "Super Mother" route she mentions (my mom has Moon/Saturn and did, though), I am totally anti-cooking, anti-cleaning beyond the bare minimum I have to do in life. I don't "make a nice home," I rarely have people over and when I do it's stressful as hell to have someone (usually Mom) complaining in my space about how she doesn't like anything. I pretty much think this dooms me out of getting married, but then again, ain't nobody wanting to either. I'm not even sure if I want to--it's more like I could get married but I don't want to have to be The Wife either.
The other extreme can result as well, as she becomes the Super Mother, focusing all her emotional energy on her children and domestic concerns. Sometimes her partner can take the place of a child, and he or she becomes the obsessive focus. Saturn can overcompensate when something is denied; this is an ambitious planet, with nurturing becoming a goal that must be achieved.
Yup, my mom is Super Mom and hence why I'm her partner, like it or not, these days now that she's single.
No matter how this aspect manifests, the key for Ms. Moon/Saturn is to differentiate between what she feels about herself and what she feels about her mother. This can be challenging, especially with a Moon/Saturn conjunction (where the two energies are fused). But it’s essential for her to use Saturn’s focus to draw boundaries. These aren’t boundaries between herself and her partner, or herself and her instincts, but between herself and her experience of her mother. This will lead her to a place of emotional maturity that does not involve denial or overcompensation.
Yeah, I have no idea how one does that (I have the square, Mom has opposition). I mean, much as I like to read astrological advice, I usually have no effing idea how to DO it.
But in a woman’s chart, Venus/Saturn also has a tremendous impact on her vision of herself as beautiful and worthy of love. Venus’ energy of self-worth, attraction and value is refracted through Saturn’s cold lens. This woman just knows, on a deep level, that she is neither attractive nor worthwhile. It doesn’t matter if she receives positive messages from friends and lovers. The message she received when she was young overrides everything else.
Yeah...well, I think I'm average to cute, which is fine. I'm not to most people's taste, but then again most people aren't to mine either so that's rarely a problem.
When Saturn’s overachieving energies kick in, Ms. Venus/Saturn can chain herself to a partner out of duty, even if (and usually because) he or she makes her miserable. If Ms. Venus/Saturn does not consider herself worthy of happiness, she will be drawn to a relationship where she is not happy.
And that's a good reason to never get married there.
At the other extreme, there is the Venus/Saturn cliche of the single woman, isolated for years from all romantic partnerships.
The truth is, the only thing preventing Venus/Saturn from being in a relationship is herself. While being single may seem preferable to opening herself up to pain, it’s the risk of pain (and possible rejection) that is the lesson all Venus/Saturn women must learn. The first go-round (in childhood) was not the actual lesson, it was the introduction. Most people experience the bitterness of that introduction, but then forge ahead anyway, working their way through the more advanced lessons. But the Venus/Saturn woman aborted her education at the introductory phase. The full lesson of love is this: despite pain, rejection and ugly moments, loving someone also leads to beauty, joy and ecstasy. Venus/Saturn tries to separate the desirable experiences from the hurtful ones, but they are all part of the same, non-negotiable package.
The Venus/Saturn woman has to dig beneath Venus’ surface. Shadow Venus is covered in the brittle shell of appearance, and painted with the hard reflection of worth assigned by other people. Saturn crystallizes this, creating a superficial barrier that blocks Venus’ deeper truths: genuine beauty rooted in self-worth, self-love and values that are not compromised. The Venus/Saturn woman must access these truths, which will only happen once she opens herself up to what fears the most – vulnerability in love. Once she does this, she can manifest her Venus/Saturn strengths. These formidable qualities include rock solid self-esteem, independence that is based on confidence (not fear) and the ability to commit herself completely to a loving, healthy relationship.
Eh....you know, I don't think "she wasn't vulnerable" was the issue with me. My exes generally complained that I was Too Much. Too needy, too clingy, too naggy in the case of the one who didn't like working. I have had to learn to hold myself back and not go overboard with wanting attention because I stupidly thought that was okay to do in an official relationship and I had permission. I'm not a believer in that whole "Cool Girl" thing bitched about in Gone Girl because I've never been cool, but I probably should have been doing more of that being "laid back" thing I do now than I did then.
At this point I am pretty much like, fuck it. I'm married to Mom whether I like it or not, anyone else can easily bail especially when they don't like that aspect of life, and it's not worth the fights, especially when I don't like anyone and haven't in over a decade. Nobody is missing out on a wonderful opportunity to partner with a nondomestic, non-nurturing, childfree woman whose mother is frequently in and out of her business too much.