Rockie Horoscope 7
November 19-25, 1999If you know your ascendant, read it too.GENERAL FORECAST: This is the last week of retrograde Mercury, and annoying and accident-ridden as it might be, it also means you'll soon be finished reviewing old business and will be primed for the new. Perhaps you'll snatch a glimpse of what or who that could be when Venus and Uranus trine Saturday night. This romantic attachment fosters novelty, independence and our old standby, "love at first sight." Then acting on impulse, taking a decent-sized chance while Mars squares Jupiter Sunday could push all sorts of envelopes you thought were sealed. They aren't. The first of six consecutive cuspy full moons, this one at 0+ Gemini, is exact Monday at 11:04 p.m. PST, just 12 hours after the sun enters Sagittarius. I'm sure there's an astronomical reason for this pattern, but to me it feels that we're on the edge of a new century in more ways than we imagine.ARIES(March 20-April 19)Remind yourself that the social season has arrived, and that someone special wants you to be in the thick of it. Then you might also notice that overt flirting is going on and that a client or co-worker is looking pretty good. Whether all this attention leads to true romance is always a question mark, but there is little doubt that you'll take a big, fat chance while your Mars ruler is being tested by eternally optimistic Jupiter this weekend. The fact that Jupiter is in your sign, recalling the good times (May-June) when you had more disposable income to dispose of only makes the risk more thrilling.TAURUS(April 20-May 20)Liberation or at least temporary relief from the relentless routine of everyday reality. Surprises are in store when your Venus ruler is rewarded this weekend by out-of-the-ordinary Uranus; you'll be, too. Whether the prize comes from an unexpected career move or an impromptu display on the dance floor, you'll attract admirers galore. Artists can easily sell their wares, especially on the Net. And while the Gemini full moon is not strictly about money, it may start you thinking about how far you can go after Mercury turns direct. Going solo this time?GEMINI(May 21-June 20)Sometimes being such a smartalecky air sign pays off, and, happily for you, this weekend is one of them. No, it's not your cleverness nor your erudition that's being rewarded when Venus and Uranus trine in Libra and Aquarius, the other air signs, it's the fact that on occasions such as these, Gemini is just plain lovable. Enjoy the moment, because it won't cost you anything and it won't come around for another year. What can happen, besides a sudden romantic attraction and the start of a social whirl that'll keep you on your toes? Artistic acceptance and financial support.CANCER(June 21-July 22)Crabs, particularly those born near the Leo cusp, are being given the chance to accomplish something quite impressive, but not by themselves. This partnership won't be a friction-free liaison, however, it could bring you much closer to greatness and to the goodies that come with career success. The risk involved is the kind that results in huge dividends or a flat-out bust. So, how much entrepreneurial spirit is encased in that shell and how excited (some dare call it irritating) is the nervy Mars-Jupiter square making you?LEO(July 23-August 22)Relief is in sight! All you red-riding hoods know that once fiery Sagittarius starts on Monday, you'll be out of the dark, scary Scorpionic woods, but I bet you didn't suspect that a swell treat awaits this weekend. As loving Venus and "Boy, do I have a surprise for you!" Uranus align, somebody will act sweeter, an erratic situation will calm down and you'll feel lighter and brighter. This full moon can emphasize the friend-family dichotomy, but you'll figure out a way to reconcile the differences before it's time to give thanks. You'd better.VIRGO(August 23-September 22)Go ahead and splurge while Venus in your money house favors Uranus in your house of audio-visual entertainment and other electronic goodies. If you needed approval from the cosmos, you just got it. Plus the Gemini full moon Monday night activates the communication sector of your chart, and you know deep down how much you rely on being connected. Your Mercury ruler turning direct on the night before Thanksgiving further underscores the importance of relating to neighbors and siblings at this time. Did you get the message? Will you call?LIBRA(September 23-October 22)Just because you're expecting to be delighted doesn't mean that the thrill is already gone. When your Venus ruler, in your sign no less, is favored by idiosyncratic, not to mention erotic, Uranus this weekend wonderous things can happen, even to the most sophisticated of Librans. This means you, bubba. Although money matters might seem like a big deal -- the full moon crosses your financial axis and Mercury turns direct in your Scorpio money house -- you needn't fret over dollars and cents. Feel free, instead, to indulge yourself.SCORPIO(October 23-November 21)Get it right: You, you, it's all about you. Now can we move on to the neighbors and sicko siblings and how over the top they might go when Mars squares excessive Jupiter this weekend? You are so willing to take a risk, play truth or dare and otherwise dig into your surroundings and dig at your brethren! Is this normal behavior for a Scorpio? Haven't you had enough conflict lately? Of course there is an upside, and that is the devotees you attract because you have the nerve to continue dreaming the impossible dream.SAGITTARIUS(November 22-December 21)You can be just as reckless or, if you prefer, as daring as Aries and Scorpio this weekend. However, you will probably have to put your money where your boastful mouth is. Supreme confidence in your business acumen, coupled with some cock-eyed notion that your are at the top of your form, may work for professional athletes, but not all Archers make it into that select group. So while the Gemini full moon throws more light on health concerns and your Jupiter ruler is egged on by ballsy Mars, take a moment to think twice. It's all right.CAPRICORN(December 22-January 20)A woman comes to the rescue, relieving some of the tension you've been carrying, yet offering more than a massage. She could help you achieve a career goal or change the way you present yourself, but she doesn't want to manage you. And I don't think she's your fairy godmother. While you're looking this gift mare in the mouth, don't ignore the demands friends or colleagues are making on your time. There's information that they're dying to transmit, and because Mercury is flipping in your house of group intentions, they might be acting flippy, too.AQUARIUS(January 21-February 18)The scary Scorpionic stuff is almost over, but anxieties you've tried to keep to yourself could become obvious by Thanksgiving weekend. As provocative Mars meets up with impressionable Neptune in your sign, amateur psychologists and slayers may attack your defenses. If you're merely a devoted fan of the home team, their attack can't do much damage, but if you're a religious nut or, almost as dangerous, a film buff, watch out. However, an unusual amount of love, attention and art appreciation this weekend can serve as a buffer. Think Buffy.PISCES(February 19-March 19)Who are these friends and why are they promising you the moon? There seems to be a legitimate opportunity, overhyped as it may be, to expand your assets by extending your expectations. And while Mars-Jupiter squares, like the one you are experiencing this weekend, come with a high risk factor, "nothing ventured, nothing gained." Venture capital or a group adventure; either one fits the pattern. However, next weekend Mars joins your Neptune ruler, and that meeting often ends in weird feelings and self-doubt. Caution.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 $42.50 per report to ROCKIE GARDINER, 1021 N. Genesee Ave., #1, West Hollywood, CA 90046.