Rockie Horoscope 19

February 11-17, 2000If you know your ascendant, read it too.GENERAL FORECAST: You can practically feel the changes in the air as three personal planets (as opposed to the further out generational planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) get ready to change signs. On Friday macho Mars enters Aries, the fiery sign it rules, for six weeks of passionate pursuits. On Thursday the 17th, magnetic Venus, embodiment of the feminine principle and ready cash, enters humanitarian Aquarius for three shorts weeks of socializing and civilized behavior. However, it is generous Jupiter's passage into sensual Taurus on Valentine's Day, that will have the strongest impact. And not a moment too soon. Since magnanimous Jupiter spent some time in early Taurus last summer, you could get a repeat of the lushness that fell into your lap at that time. Enjoy every earthy moment because Jupiter shifts into Gemini on June 30 and doesn't return to Taurus for another 12 years. What to give and get for Valentine's Day? A luscious dinner; a lavish gift, preferably green (Jupiter in Taurus); an endless massage.ARIES (March 20-April 19)Enough of hiding out, contemplating the myriad alternatives to direct action. Once your Mars ruler enters Aries on Friday, you'll be eager to take on a cause (don't limit yourself to a romantic pursuit) to die for. However, push might not come to shove because exuberant Jupiter exiting Aries on Monday can leave you feeling flat. I trust that during Jupiter's year-long visit, there were sufficient opportunities to cash in big. So, while surgical Mars is in Aries the next six weeks, consider having the physical imperfections that bother you corrected. Personality flaws? You're on your own.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)Bulls born when Taurus begins are blessed by the reentrance of generous Jupiter into your sign. Quick, what wonderful thing happened on Independence Day only to vanish around Columbus Day? Well, it's coming back very soon. Jupiter expands and educates, but it only works wonders every 12 years. The other Bulls will enjoy having Jupiter transiting their natal sun sometime before July; however, if you have other planets in Taurus, you'll see benefits much sooner. Everyone can feel the difference in how you love (and whom) after your Venus ruler moves into egalitarian Aquarius on the 17th. Spread it.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)Do you need to hear it? What is revealed when your ever- curious Mercury ruler squares secretive Pluto this weekend could be nasty, so think twice before you pry into someone's business. You wouldn't want to spoil Valentine's Day plans or upset the happy mind set the Gemini moon-Aquarius sun creates that night. More harmony and ease after the 17th while loving Venus in Aquarius favors the Twins, e.g., easy money and better sex. Warning: Mercury is retrograde from the 21st until March 14; repair the machines, buy high-end items, sign important papers beforehand.CANCER (June 21-July 22)The most romantic element in this year's Valentine's Day scenario is magnetic Venus in your Capricorn marriage house. Never mind that this placement suggests that a gold digger is going for broke or that your heart as well as your assets are up for grabs. You should be used to these relationships by now. But, by next Wednesday the attraction could be on the wane and you, out of harm's way. The full moon on the 19th highlights places you haven't been, books you haven't read, classes you haven't taken yet. While Mercury is retrograde, do the research.LEO (July 23-August 22)Energetic Mars shifting into adventurous Aries Friday is a go signal for all fire signs; any effort you exert works on your behalf, and you won't have to make awkward adjustments for a while. Add the heartwarming fact that affectionate Venus enters Aquarius, your sign of significant others, next Thursday and you can look forward to at least three weeks of hugs, kisses and happy get-togethers. Money, however, is another matter; Mercury turns retrograde in your house of investments and inheritances for those same three weeks. Double check all statements.VIRGO (August 23-September 22)Fewer arguments, we trust, once feisty Mars moves out of your Pisces complement Friday and the idealistic, self-sacrificing Pisces sun takes over. The Virgo-Pisces full moon on the 19th lets you know whether your health, the job or the service you perform -- what you consider your charitable contribution -- will demand the better part of your attention during the next two weeks. A word to the wise: your Mercury ruler is retrograde in Pisces (more about partners) from February 21 to March 14, a good time to research and rewrite.LIBRA (September 23-October 22)Enjoy yourself, it's not a minute later than you think. In fact, once your Venus ruler gets to Aquarius, a compatible air sign like yours next Thursday, it'll be smooth sailing, for three weeks. Although you could have a bit of a rough time this weekend when Mars moves into ardent Aries, it's probably just your sexy valentine flexing a few muscles to get your attention. Mercury's flip into retrograde on the 21st shouldn't effect anything other than your work routine and working out. No biggie, nonetheless, steel yourself for the minor hassles coming.SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)Like your Aries buddies, you'll be invigorated by your Mars co-ruler moving into that spirited fire sign this weekend. Take the risk, get the thrill, play to your heart's content. Athletes should do exceptionally well, so should lovers. That is, unless you spill the beans Sunday night when nosy Mercury keeps poking at one of your Plutonic secrets. A confession could spell "trouble" and lead to a less than loving Valentine's Day celebration. Try to balance your desire to communicate with the need to express yourself physically.SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)Something you'd prefer to keep to yourself might leak out when Mercury in Pisces squares Pluto in your sign this weekend. And through no fault of your own, you may have caused a "situation" that'll affect your Valentine's Day plans. Once again, the Centaur sticks its clumsy hoof in its big mouth. Give yourself a break; since your Jupiter ruler changes signs Monday, from adventurous Aries to hard-working Taurus, you're perfectly justified in feeling out of whack and trepidatious. Hard work? Heavens preserve us!CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)I'm not sure why you'll feel secure come Valentine's Day; maybe you're counting on the love of a good man or woman, or maybe you're counting on protective Jupiter's shift into Taurus, a friendly earth sign like yours, to allay any fears you may have about home or parents. Either way, you come out okay. You won't even mind it when Venus leaves Capricorn on the 17th; just so long as the planet of affection and decoration has made an impact on your appearance and improved your social life. If not, there's still time this weekend for a makeover.AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)Quick, before Pisces begins on the 19th, find another reason to celebrate being an Aquarius avatar. Much good feeling is being generated during these high-flying days, and to make life even better, Venus, ruler of beauty and art, enters your sign on the 17th for three weeks. So if this Valentine's Day turns out to be less than fabulous, artistically and amour-wise, there's plenty of time to meet a higher criteria. Opportunities to grow show up again, like they did last summer, once expansive Jupiter enters fertile Taurus Monday.PISCES (February 19-March 19)Many differences in planetary energies. Razor-sharp Mars leaves your sign on the 11th, so you might lose your bite, your acerbic, self-destructive wit. Ha! Jupiter switches to Taurus from impulsive Aries, so you can become more conservative about money and how you spend it. Real estate, products of the earth and coins of the realm (Taurean topics) might suddenly seem appealing. Venus exits from Capricorn, where she paid her respects to the establishment, and enters Aquarius, the sign of the rebel, on the 17th. Now that's promising; however, Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on the 21st for three very slow weeks.Curious about the future? 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