Rockie Horoscope 35

Editors: Rockie is on vacation, and instead of front-loading horoscopes she has offered a few from her archive. As you can see from the note below, she'll be back on track in one week. She sent the following message to AlterNet on May 17:

Hi,

I'll be cruising the Mediterranean, from 5/23 to 6/8. There will be no column during that time. I am currently writing 6/9-15 which I hope to send shortly. If you like, you can run my first two columns of the new year.

Please add this note: "These are not current forecasts. Rockie is on vacation, but she thought you would like to see how her predictions for the new millennium are unfolding. Do they bear any resemblance to your life as you know it?"


Rockie Horoscope 35

June 2-8, 2000 (Formerly January 7-13, 2000).

If you know your ascendant, read it too.

GENERAL FORECAST: Easing into the new year, writing the right date, wondering if this is your reality or if you stumbled into the wrong movie -- welcome to 2000! Forget about the horoscope for the new millennium, we'll deal with that next year, the general tone of this year is peace-seeking, artistic (thanks to Libra rising), earthcentric and family-oriented (Capricorn sun on the nadir). Land, family trees and folk culture (as in Kosovo, Burundi, etc.) continue to be major motivators; however, this year the focus is on who controls the money and other valuable resources. The moon (Mom) in Scorpio in the second house opposes Saturn (Dad) in Taurus in the eighth. One week into the decade (what will we wind up calling it, the Naughty Naughts?) the first significant planetary aspect after the new moon on the 6th is an intensely passionate Venus-Pluto conjunction on Sunday. If you can drag yourself out of bed, or wherever you're experiencing this phenomenon, remind yourself that strict Saturn turns direct Tuesday night. Now all hell can break loose.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

In the year 2000: your Mars ruler opens in watery Pisces, so you'll be drinking with pals, playing guitar until February 11. While Mars transits Aries until March 22, you'll focus on your body and intrinsic needs, like surgery. After Mars enters Taurus, it'll be money, honey; sensual awareness and sartorial splendor. Come May, Mars in gadabout Gemini packs your bags, sells your stuff, etc.. Family conscious Cancer brings you home for Father's Day. August is hot; Mars plays in Leo until the pristine Virgo vibe takes over in mid-September. Marriage-minded Libra sets in just before Election Day, and for Christmas, there'll be a sexy Scorpionic you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Since your Venus ruler transits all the signs, some twice, in the course of the year, starting with early Sag on 1/1 and ending in late Aquarius next New Year's Eve, you can pretty much expect the course of true love and real money -- matters ruled by Venus -- to run smoothly, albeit swiftly. However, in May when Venus is in Taurus (as are the sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) major changes take place, new cycles begin. This is a big year for the Bull, even if it should turn bearish.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Plotting Mercury's forward-backward course through 2000: Direct in early Capricorn until February 21 when it turns retrograde in watery Pisces. Direct on March 14 until June 23, then retrograde in Cancer until July 17. (Figure that your Fourth of July holiday plans will be complicated, if not compromised.) Mercury moves ahead until October 18 when it flips in mid-Scorpio; Halloween should be wonderfully creepy. On November 7, Election Day, your ruling planet turns direct (9:28 p.m. EST) by which time the polls will be closed, so if you wait until late, your vote will hardly matter.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Your moon ruler is the orb that calls the shots so eclipses, both solar and lunar, have special significance for Cancerians. Besides the first total lunar eclipse on January 21 mentioned last week, there is a second one on July 16 visible in the West, Hawaii, Australia, etc.. Partial solar eclipses (when the moon dominates the sun and Crabs lord it over Lions) occur on February 5, (when the Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon 4698 begins), July 1, July 31 and December 25. Plan your trips accordingly.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Read the Cancer forecast for a schedule of eclipses due this year. There are lots of partial solars that could knock your energy level down, especially the ones in February (new moon opposing your sun ruler) and July (new moon in Leo). And the total lunar eclipses are nothing to sneeze at either. You might want to take a peek. May is major, not only because of the Great Alignment (sun, moon and five planets within 26 degrees of each other), but because this unusual event takes place in your Taurus midheaven. That's where your stellar reputation is made.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Read for Gemini. Then you'll know your Mercury ruler's retrograde periods, those three weeks three times a year when things go down the toilet and even Virgins don't function well. Mark the dates on your calendars (have two because you may misplace one during the first retrogression) and refer to them before making travel arrangements or crucial appointments. Since very little new stuff happens during Mercury retrograde, you could use those weeks to catch up with old friends or to revise (as in perfect) ideas you've already come up with.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

You may have been overcome by an intense desire, stunned by the depth of your passion while your Venus ruler merged with Pluto last weekend. But for what? A thing of beauty that should be a joy forever? A principle that begs for your heartfelt defense? It's always difficult to predict what can happen when mysterious Pluto rises to the surface and reveals hidden motivation. Now, doesn't that sound interesting? To know the general tenor of the year, read every sign's forecast; that'll keep you informed and in tune with your dearly beloveds.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Your slow-moving Pluto co-ruler advances a mere three degrees into Sagittarius and is retrograde from mid-March to mid-August, so not much changes on that front. Mars, your other ruler, barely makes it to Scorpio before the year is over. Figure that dynamic Martian energy will be felt most strongly when it opposes your sun while in Taurus (mid-March and April) and squares when in Leo (August to mid-September). Partnerships benefit, primarily financially, from having lucky Jupiter in Taurus (mid-February through June).

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

The main ingredient in the Great Alignment in Taurus is Jupiter's placement there. And it's Jupiter's conjunction with Saturn on May 28 that inaugurates a 20-year financial cycle. This aspect also accounts for the habit of US Presidents dying in office, the Lincoln (elected 1860) through JFK (1960) curse. Whether Reagan (1980) who was wounded was a conscious Chief Executive is still in question. Think before you vote. Jupiter, your ruling planet, enters Gemini on June 30, flips as September ends and goes direct in Gemini early next year. Do I hear wedding bells?

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

If you loved the feeling you had on January 1 when the Capricorn sun was favoring your Saturn ruler in Taurus, you should like the rest of the year. The rewarding trine relationship between two earth signs becomes even stronger during Virgo, the other earth sign. Consider putting all your eco-eggs in one basket to save the planet and the parcel you lay claim to. As jolly Jupiter joins Saturn in May, your focus may shift to children, an educated lover and really rich entertainers.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Your Uranus ruler continues on course, advancing from 14 degrees to almost 21 Aquarius, this year. Neptune's progress is slower, from 3 to 6+ Aquarius. If you have planets on your natal chart close to these numbers, expect sudden, brilliant changes from rebellious Uranus and artistry, greater spirituality (psychic ability or spaciness, too) from Neptune. Stay plugged into the ever-expanding Internet, experiment with something brand-new to you and work on your glamorous persona. Lucky at love on January 12th.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Energetic Mars in Pisces bestows curiosity and courage until February 11; go off on an adventure, if only in your mind. Venus drops in for a visit on March 13 and leaves on April 6, so if you want an active social life, plan your parties then. That's also the time aesthetic tastes and artistic talents thrive. Mercury flips in water signs this year; the messenger transits Pisces from February 5, the Chinese New Year, to April 12. It will be retrograde from Feb. 21, Presidents' Day, until March 14, Tie-Dye Annie's birthday.

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