Rockie Horoscope 9

If you know your ascendant, read it too.GENERAL FORECAST: Stark contrasts as the optimistic Sagittarius sun meets up with Pluto, the Dark Force on the 2nd. This disturbing vibe can reverberate for days while we try to walk the wavy line between ethics and education and utter unconsciousness. Creativity at the cellular level and brainy philosophical insights vie for attention. To help see the way ahead, light the first Hanukkah candle, the one for light, Friday night. Candles for knowledge, justice, mercy, holiness, love, patience and courage follow in that order. On Sunday Venus enters Scorpio, so your love life may become complicated by jealousy as well as complicity. A new moon Tuesday (5:32 p.m. EST) at 15 Sagittarius begins the cycle that will transport us into the new millennium, therefore take a moment to visualize your crossing. A rainbow bridge? Spiritual longings and sacrifices made in the name of love, also for ART, during the illusory Venus-Neptune square on December 7th, a date that will live...ARIES (March 20-April 19)Get together with a mogul (we're not talking about skiing) and you may not have to weather the icy blasts of winter. Investment or insurance money can resurrect one of your career goals and provide a reassuring amount of emotional security, especially for Rams born in March. Major healing will be done on many levels, so take time at the new moon Tuesday to mediatate on what's causing your particular pain in the ass. Then you'll be in better shape to deal with difficult, i.e., erratic and exasperating, aspects to your Mars ruler next week. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Scintillating and sinful, the rest of 1999 is going to be something else. Once your Venus ruler enters Scorpio, the sign of your cosmic mate, on Sunday you may encounter a sexy sorcerer or a seductive witch who'll totally transform your idea of partnership. This is hot stuff, and because you're eager to rise above the mundane, to escape the dreary details, you'll tend to believe whatever this person lays down as gospel. Making magic during the holiday season, falling under its spell will lift your spirits; however, next week a bump in the yellow brick road. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Take us to your leader. Group action has a strong appeal to the Twins right now, and even if you're not completely comfortable with a different crowd, you'll have a hard time avoiding them. Best to go with the flow of the herd, hoping that the power of the many will lead to a discovery, a breakthrough in a financial matter or a change in your current value system. (Is that a sly reference to Internet stocks?) The new moon in your Sagittarius house of partners offers a glimpse into the future of your present and past relationships; don't be afraid to look. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Extreme sports, power plays and endless games of Monopoly; you could get positively obsessive about entertaining yourself while the sun and manipulative Pluto converge in your house of risk and recreation this weekend. The Sag new moon on Tuesday inaugurates a new regime or a new routine at work, but be sure to keep your bullshit sensors up; don't automatically buy into someone else's fantasy about your future, no matter how attractive. Divine music and art, live and on tape midweek; worth leaving home for. LEO (July 23-August 22) Each year at the Sagittarius new moon, Lions get a whiff of the adventures that lie in store for them in the new year, and in lip-smacking anticipation of the diverse and delicious ways they're able to enjoy themselves, start to plan their next trip. One good time, they eventually realize, leads to another. On that happy note, be sure to take whatever frustration or disruption (Mars kicking ass in your Aquarius house of partners) that occurs next week with regal aplomb, knowing the hue and cry will subside and that the king shall overcome. VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Home sweet home becomes a stronger focal point after the Sag new moon on Tuesday. While changes are taking place on physical and metaphysical planes, at the old homestead or within the family circle, consult your crystal ball, tarot cards and runes for a glimpse of the end result. Trust your intuition, especially about the kids and the wild things they are into. They (and you, too) are pushing for greater freedom and more daring exploits, stuff that'll make your heart skip a beat next week. LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Although the departure of Venus from your sign on Sunday may make you slightly less popular than you are today, you'll compensate by becoming quite a bit sexier. While your ruling planet is traveling through Scorpio, the vibes you send out have an intensity you're often not aware of. They're liable to attract people you might otherwise, say in polite company, find appalling. However, it's going to be a wild and weird couple of weeks and PMS (premillennium syndrome) can affect anybody at any time. Yours is due midweek. SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Feel free to rest on your laurels, graciously accepting the admiration and affection that'll come once magnetic Venus enters your sign on Sunday for her annual tour de force. By next Thursday you should be in position to pull off a plan to further your own agenda; it's not often that Mars and Pluto, your co-ruling planets, align to make your life run smoothly. Since you're liable to be hassled by restrictive Saturn in your Taurus house of allies and enemies next week, use the advantage while you have it, before you blow it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Surprise! An unanticipated financial success -- maybe just a sale on high-ticket electronic toys -- as the Sag sun favors high-tech Uranus in your money house this weekend. Stay tuned to the latest advances in your favorite field. The Sag new moon on Tuesday is another reason to celebrate your good fortune at being born an optimistic Archer; take a moment to thank your lucky stars and light a couple of candles. More about finances and the changes your money can effect midweek. By next weekend, needless guilt and recriminations. CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) Friends, even those you're not particularly friendly with right now, have a disproportionate influence on what is going on. Blame it on the holiday season and the insane need to celebrate the Last (fill in the blank) of the Millennium. The woman or artist who has been prominent in the past few weeks can suddenly do a turn and become overly touchy or too sentimental for you to hang with comfortably. Keep your distance because, no matter what else happens, she's going to be difficult to deal with when Venus opposes your Saturn ruler on the 14th. AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18) This is a more sociable holiday week than what lies ahead, so say "yes" to the invitations and actually attempt to attend the parties. First of all, it'll help your career, whichever one you're contemplating pursuing in the next millennium. Plus it'll make you look like you are on the cutting edge of something we suspect is happening, but are not sure of. The illusion will be easy to pull off, the reality may explode in your face when Mars joins your Uranus ruler on the 14th. No flying or risky fun on that day! Better safe than sorry. PISCES (February 19-March 19) Fish born in February could be regenerating before our eyes, changing into formidable healers and wheeler-dealers. Playing Santa for your crowd? The other Pisces might also dress up while seductive Venus tests your Neptunian faith in a favorite fantasy. Artists and musicians who are seeking inspiration can integrate this over-the-top romantic excess into their work, but it might send others in the school into a tail-spin, all-too-willing to believe in the ultimate illusion. Fun for some, but not the do-or-die fanatics. Holiday Sale! 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 $37.50 per report to ROCKIE GARDINER, 1021 N. Genesee Ave., #1, West Hollywood, CA 90046. Read my daily forecast online at

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