Rockie Horoscope 45

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GENERAL FORECAST: Nancy Reagan showed the Republicans that when it comes to scheduling events, an astrologer's advice is a good thing. Their convention opened on the regal Leo new moon, while the sun and powerful Pluto were trine, and no speech, no vote was delivered during a moon-void. The Democrats, on the other hand, will open during the kooky, albeit progressive, Aquarius full moon (exact Monday at 10:13 p.m. PDT) while Venus and Pluto square (bitchy, bitchy). (However, if you're looking for nasty sex on the side, you couldn't ask for a better aspect.) The compassionate, idealistic Pisces moon from 12:41 p.m. PDT/3:41 EDT Tuesday through Thursday night will help send that "quality of mercy" across the waves. But, and this is a biggie, the moon goes void-of-course Wednesday at 1 p.m. L.A. time and doesn't come out of ineffectual voidness until 10:44 Thursday night. By then all the acceptance speeches, and the promises, will have been made. Moon-void=no conseqences. No victory?

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Any way you approach the week, as a gamboling Ram out for fun and games or a stone-cold sober candidate for President, you're going to have a good time. Over the weekend you may be surprised by a friend's choice of playmates or amazed by the length of your own lucky streak, but not until the 16th, when your Mars ruler trines Pluto in fiery Sag, will you realize just how powerful you are. Not powerful enough to raise the dead, but something similar, e.g., reigniting somebody's sex life. Maybe yours?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Moving? Mobile Mercury straddling your home base introduces a variety of possibilities, e.g., traveling to a family reunion, checking in for some grand hotel living or filling out a change of address card. A tendency to blow things out of proportion or spend too much can leave you feeling unsatisfied, if not downright cheated, and for value-conscious Taurus, that is a bummer. Monday's full moon could be a bit rough, not only because it crosses your career-home axis, but because emotions are running high and hot. Jealousy getting to you, yet?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Straight as an arrow. No, not that "straight" I mean you'll be forthright and precisely on target while your Mercury ruler picks up perspicacity and passion from its meeting with Mars. Feeling especially powerful comes from Mercury's trine to Pluto in your house of partners this weekend. If there's a heart of a matter or, for that matter, a heart of darkness you need to get to, do it this weekend. By Wednesday, when Mercury is opposed by erratic Uranus, you may change your mind, or have it suddenly changed for you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

A lot of planetary connections are being made this week, but what matters to a Moon Child is the fact that the full moon Monday night will not be eclipsed. You should simply feel the way you usually do (good, bad, but never indifferent) when your moon ruler dominates the heavens. Not the way you did in July when three eclipses disrupted your emotional pattern, not to mention your domestic routine. Money or what you hold dear could become an issue during the Leo sun-Aquarius moon opposition. FYI: the next lunar eclipse falls on -- Yikes! -- Christmas Day.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

You, and those politicos with Leo rising, will be the talk of the town as Mercury, Mars and your sun ruler encourage you to boldly go where no Lion has gone before. Taking a trip, preferably in this galaxy, can help you focus on a long-range goal and strengthen your sense of purpose. A close relationship might undergo an abrupt change in status while the sun opposes Uranus during this full moon weekend. Tough it out; come next Wednesday you'll have the determination to rescue what can be saved.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

You possess the courage to say exactly what's on your mind as well as the insight to grasp what the group has in mind. The merger of your Mercury ruler and passionate Mars puts you in an interesting position careerwise. It can also reveal one of those family secrets/buried treasures a relative would kill for. Meanwhile charming Venus in Virgo is making you rely too much on luck and a talent for attracting fat cats. The piper may want to be paid in full when the moon is full in your Aquarius house of work loads, debts and services rendered.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Wretched excess, that endearing vice-virtue, rears it's magnificent head while effusive Jupiter tests your Venus ruler this weekend. It goes without saying that so much enthusiasm and free-wheeling spending will be a financial strain, but the passion that wells up, particularly the bittersweet taste of revenge, should be worth the cost. You could also eliminate something else that has been sticking in your craw when Venus and subversive Pluto align during the full moon, but be discreet. Don't tell a Sag who can't keep a secret.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

That powerful sense of yourself, something way beyond ego gratification, keeps building. If ever you were going to reveal your magical self, spill the beans (or write the memoir) this weekend while Mercury favors Mars and Pluto, your two ruling planets. And if you're contemplating shedding one lifestyle and adopting another, one that rings more true to the you you are now, the 16th would be the best date to debut that new you. Read the last line aloud by the light of the full moon while spinning counterclockwise and, presto! it's a done deal.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

A creative thought and direct action will advance your current agenda more than social schmoozing, expensive gifts or popular sentiments. While Venus rubs your enthusiastic Jupiter ruler the wrong way, you can't get no satisfaction, just bigger VISA bills and expectations that won't be met. Underlying resentments and whatever double-dealing you're involved in can surface when Venus also irritates manipulative Pluto in your sign. Anticipate a fight and, if you're lucky, a passionate reconciliation. If nothing else, you won't be bored.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

This week many things will be happening all around you, but if the Goat so chooses, you can walk through the shit oblivious and unsullied. However, because of the full moon in your Aquarius money house, you might incur an unexpected expense. But hey, what do you care? As long as erratic Uranus is taking its twisted path through Aquarius, financial matters will be up in the air for quite a while. Also, a principle you value one day can change the next. How does this relate to the Democrats invading L.A.? Beats me.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

I'd make a run for it. On the 10th the Leo sun opposes your Uranus ruler, then the sun faces off against the Aquarius moon on the 14th. Powerful Pluto in your career midheaven is on the wobble, about to disclose what you've been neglecting or undermining for the past five months. Mercury and Mars in your partnership house are preparing a caustic diatribe, replete with insights and invectives. They'll be delivered on Wednesday; however, since the moon will be void then, on Thursday, too, nothing will come of it. No pain, but no gain, either.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

You're innocent. What happens this week won't come as a result of your actions, not even your pervasive day-dreaming. Nevertheless, just by being who you are and where you're situated, you could catch some flak. Try to avoid women who frequently say, "perfect" while attacking the Geminis, Scorpios and Sagittarians in your midst. Those Venus in Virgo ladies are merely well-dressed harpies, not angels in disguise, plus, at this time, you could become easily riled by their little white lies.

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