Rockie Horoscope 36

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GENERAL FORECAST: After all the turmoil, the ups and downs, the anticipation and disappointments of the past few weeks, you finally get some time off. Well, not really, but everything astrological that happens this week occurs on one day only, Whit Sunday. It starts with a sun-Uranus trine in air signs that sensitizes you to the intuitive and inventive elements in your life. While romantic Venus favors unconventional Uranus a little later, you could become inexplicably wild about the people you like. Then as the sun and Venus join up, taking off for Vegas to legitimize you union will seem perfectly natural. A Libra moon, the sign that rules partnerships, alliances and matrimony, presides over the weekend, so align with someone really fine (Venus goes for gentleness, charm, talent and beauty) to hang with and revel in being part of a pair. FYI: Mercury turns retrograde in Cancer on June 23 for three weeks and three days.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

The neighbor or relative who matters most, who can best express joy and appreciate beauty, is the one you want to spend time with this weekend. Nothing complicated, just the sheer pleasure of being with someone who is on a similar wavelength and headed in the general direction you seem to be going. But leave your plans loose enough so if there is a sudden change (unpredictable Uranus is very much in evidence), you're free to welcome it and follow where it leads, too. Participation in a political group, charity event and chatrooms contributes to your sense that things are definitely progressing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

If you scored big-time during the once-every-20-year merger of Jupiter and Saturn at the end of May, then why not use the glorious conjunction of the sun and your tasteful Venus ruler in your money house to buy the most beautiful asset you can get your hands on? Or, because the meeting takes place in literary Gemini, write about your heart's desire instead. Your value system might undergo some modification during the magical weekend ahead, but rest assured that whatever changes do take place will go down gracefully, lovingly, too.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

No birthday present will be quite as appreciated as the one that comes your way during the Gemini sun's conjunction with artistically-talented, socially adept and utterly gorgeous Venus this weekend. That this happy duo also favors progressive Uranus in airy Aquarius suggests that unusual and liberating elements will be introduced into your future plans and that you'll suddenly be smarter, more into the next wave -- whatever that might be -- than you were last week. And because the Libra moon is also in an air sign, you'll be totally in your element.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

The benefits you get from this weekend's sun-Venus conjunction in Gemini come from a guardian angel who, despite the talkative Gemini vibe, works quietly behind the scenes on both your conscious mind and the unconscious. Think of a well-meaning, well-read, well-dressed Svengali, not the sinister guy of literature. Maybe he or she is a therapist, sponsor or guru. Since your moon ruler is in Libra, the sign that rules Cancerian fourth house family matters, consider cleaning house, physically and mentally.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

What happens this week, none of it challenging or unpleasant -- thank the goddess and your sun ruler -- occurs in your Gemini house of hopes for the future and like-minded friends. These people reach out to you and your partner and forge a supportive alliance, so both group activities and isolated moments with your mate will be loving and aesthetically rewarding. That's because you're being blessed by the annual conjunction of affectionate Venus and the sun, a time of ease, popularity and, since they meet in Gemini, witty and wise conversations.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Giving you the discipline to know when to hold back and the foresight to envision what lies ahead -- this is the function of the still potent Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in your Taurus house of philosophy and faith, foreign travel and higher education. So, are you going back to school or hasn't this planetary powerhouse made itself felt yet? Don't worry, it will. In a much less serious vein, the all-embracing sun-Venus conjunction this weekend in your house of honor and career success places you among very talented, pretty people. Enjoy.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Spirits rise, as does ambition and desire. Sounds like a hot time in the old town tonight, but there is nothing base or earthy about the rewarding aspects between your Venus ruler, the airy Gemini sun and inventive Uranus in your house of pleasure. I doubt if you'll spend the entire weekend talking, but there's a good chance that a heady mix of ideas will keep you intoxicated far longer than the cocktails will. And if you wind up taking off, flying high with such compatible souls, so be it. Finally, pure unadulterated fun.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Keep in mind that the benefits of the powerful Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in your Taurus house of partners, allies and eventually, enemies, is still in effect. You'll continue to draw folks with prestige and money to your specialized sphere of influence until the month ends. In July, the planets separate, and the situation changes a bit. However, this weekend you can benefit from what the beautiful people you're hanging out with are saying, writing, even reading. Marriage vows? Annual reports? The Kama Sutra? Anything goes.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

So, how well are you responding to the merger of your free-wheeling Jupiter ruler with authoritarian Saturn? Are you working harder or has your stern taskmaster/personal trainer seen the light and eased up? Let the discipline go for the weekend and try a little tenderness instead. Loving Venus and the quick-witted Gemini sun meet in your marriage house, so romantic love and the wooing words that'll win your heart will supercede everything else. If you knew in advance this love fest was happening, you would have picked a date: Sunday, the 11th.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

I may have been gone, but you haven't been forgotten. I assume that the recent conjunction of lucky Jupiter and your Saturn ruler in your Taurus house of romance and risk is still making you a happy, perhaps even a gloating Goat. Nice, but try to make time this weekend for memorable moments with well-versed co-workers and craftsmen with beautifully made products. You'll learn what you need to know effortlessly and enjoyably. The same goes for information about medical procedures and exercise regimes.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Experience the joys of flying high -- gliding on air currents, exchanging bright ideas or words of love -- this weekend. While your Uranus ruler receives blessings from the artistic, harmonious and extremely appreciative sun-Venus conjunction, why not enjoy one of the best times in your lifetime? Or you could take the benefits this amazing lineup brings for granted, and figure "easy come, easy go." Not so. Although Uranus remains in Aquarius until 2003, Venus and the sun won't meet up again in your Gemini house of romance and risk during that time.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Spruce up the house while decorative Venus and the Gemini sun get together in your real estate zone. You'll find the motivation and the results fairly easily to come by this weekend. And while you're at it, you could also add a harmonious note to lively family discussions. Actually, you're in the perfect (astrological) position to welcome the entire brood into your home and educate them about matters that matter to you all. The stress is minimal.

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