Rockie Horoscope 29
If you know your ascendant, read it too.GENERAL FORECAST: Did you get through this April 19th without experiencing another disaster? It's scary enough to have an explosive Mars-Uranus square scheduled for the anniversary of Concord, MA, Waco, TX and Oklahoma City; add a bunch of radicals protesting whatever sets them off and the combination could be fatal. But after death and destruction comes resurrection; Earth Day and Easter coincide with a rare Jupiter-Saturn parallel (their once-every-20-year conjunction isn't exact until May 28) that aligns with forward-thinking, humanistic Uranus. A new day, a new way of dealing with social conditions, marked by the start of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle, is dawning. Try to stay focused Wednesday when the sun and imaginative Neptune square, but if you can't manage the details, feel free to lose yourself in meditation and musings. Neptune in Aquarius is connected to music and movies on the Net, so while the moon is in Aquarius midweek, check out the latest technology and product.ARIES (March 20-April 19)Knock your socks off. Go ahead and astound yourself while your ballsy Mars ruler elicits an unusual reaction from your peers. Yes, it will be costly, but where the money is coming from or going to may surprise all of you. Easter promises to be sexual if not particularly spiritual. Cut through the fog surrounding an artistic career goal midweek so that its original purpose isn't diluted by Neptunian wishy-washiness. You, the most direct of signs, must have learned by now that going with the flow can sometimes leave you adrift. Don't forget the paddle.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)While I've yet to hear a Taurus cry Enough!, now could be the time that even you, with your enormous capacity for life experiences, need to take a break. The emphasis on all things Bullish -- the pleasures and the pains stemming from so many planets in Taurus -- can be as exhausting as they are exciting. Easter dawns in a burst of curiosity as your romantic Venus ruler and exotic Uranus align. The work week may be shrouded in doubt and a muddied aesthetic, but questions can be held in abeyance until next weekend when joyous self-expression reigns.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)You could be taking stock of what you have stashed away and what you haven't thanks to so many planets in your Taurus house of retirement and solitude. Nonetheless, it's safe to come out to play Easter weekend and express your thoughts about our planet's future. Your Mercury ruler and progressive Uranus are in harmony, so your peers will pay attention. So will assorted lovers (known, former and embryonic) who are drawing closer to you every day. When your Mercury ruler and alluring Venus meet on the 28th, you'll be damn near irresistible.CANCER (June 21-July 22)Friends and their money are soon parted, perhaps even by now. Friction over a sexual conquest (no love lost here) or someone else's web connection can change the course of your Easter holiday plans. If confusions follow, don't try to clarify the situation until the 28th. That's when what you say is taken to heart, when the world embraces affection and intelligence, when Mercury and Venus join hands for a s wild and crazy love, let him or her be your salvation this weekend. That is, unless you're afraid that, as more planets congregate in your Taurus complement, too much power is shifting to the other side of the bed. A hint of subterfuge from a sibling or a neighbor can make October Scorpions scurry out of sight. Tricky times.LEO (July 23-August 22)Playtime bigtime this weekend, at least until an abundance of family feeling and a sense of responsibility overtakes you on Easter Sunday. Is this what is meant by "fatherhood?" Only artists will be able to sort their way through the maze of mishaps blocking foward progress midweek; those who depend on logic may be lost. It is a good time to pray for guidance and an assistant who can both think and link up to the sites and sounds you need. No matter how heavy or many the demands made, Leos are in peak form and your rep is getting better.VIRGO (August 23-September 22)Flashes of brilliance and heart palpitations, too. No, you're not in the midst of a seizure, you're simply reacting to the influence of electric Uranus and loving Venus, the planets that are having their way with you. Add the reassuring thought that romance and sexual experimentation are harmoniously aligned and you're (figuratively) free to spend Easter anywhere, with anyone you choose. Your love life may actually improve, you and your beloved are becoming as one. But not for long nor forever. Carpe diem. LIBRA (September 23-October 22)Sweet solicitations from a partner can soothe whatever upsets you may have encountered in the last few days. Let your significant other make nice while he or she is filled with the milk of human kindness. These feelings will find expression next weekend as Mercury, the divine messenger, and your Venus ruler come together in your marriage house. If there's a chance you'll be writing your own vows some time soon, this would be a good time to do it; your words won't be quite as eloquent, charming and heartfelt until the July Fourth weekend.SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)Did we shake, rattle and roll? The explosive astrological forecast for the 19th (history notwithstanding) could have shattered the peace process at your house. So if a partner offers to make amends, as well as wild and crazy love, let him or her be your salvation this weekend. That is, unless you're afraid that, as more planets congregate in your Taurus complement, too much power is shifting to the other side of the bed. A hint of subterfuge from a sibling or a neighbor can make October Scorpions scurry out of sight. Tricky times. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)Holy Moley! Good Friday has a TGIF feel thanks to a Sagittarius moon that just wants girls and boys to have fun. And while Earth Day activities may lose their effectiveness once the moon goes void (2:25 p.m. PDT), you'll still have a fine time in the neighborhood. Whether you spend more than you intend for Secretary's Day or because you are caught up in illusion and Neptunian confusion, Wednesday will be expensive. Don't try to stay in the moment or practice what you preach. Just be kind.CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)Reaching for a higher purpose this holiday weekend, doing your part to make Mother Earth a safer, friendlier place can be lots of fun, quite creative and, like a garden, full of sensual delights. However, because the work week is overflowing with Neptunian fantasies (i.e., bullshit), you could easily be conned into believing something that simply isn't true. Walking the fine line between your affection for the liar and the fabricated fact may be tricky, but like all the earth signs, you'll get your reward, your just (and yummy) deserts soon.AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)Kiss the boo-boo and make it better. A sibling, classmate or neighbor is filled with good feelings toward you and whatever erratic scene you recently fell into. Let this sweet person make Easter Sunday an excellent occasion. Then when you become totally confused by nebulous Neptune in your sign on Wednesday, you'll be able to look back without anger. More than any other sign, you are reacting to what happened during the powerful solar eclipses last August and this past February. Write about it, talk it over, connect the dots.PISCES (February 19-March 19)If you've been holding the fort, keeping the troops at bay, then you might embrace the action initiated when the sun squares your Neptune ruler on the 26th. But you probably won't welcome the cost. However, the flurry of decisions to be made, the variety of people to consult can keep you very busy until May Day. Non-militant types -- the placid peaceniks, piano-players, poets and painters -- can use the challenging square to make your peers love you a little more than before. Get down with the group thing.Curious about the future? Order a personalized Transit Forecast (30 to 40+ pages) detailing the major themes and issues that will arise over the next 12 months. Send name, date, time and place of birth, plus a check or money order for $40 per report to ROCKIE GARDINER, 1021 N. 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