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GENERAL FORECAST: True believers, talented artists and gifted actors should be thrilled by the fantatical Mars-Neptune trine (exact Friday, but already in effect). The alliance between the Martian crusader and the Neptunian idealist manages to both strengthen the convictions of the faithful and make the spin (on the election results or whatever has you going) more graceful. There'll be way too much talk about religion, gas, music and movie grosses, and, unfortunately, the pleasure-loving Taurus full moon on Saturday (exact at 1:15 p.m.) won't be strong enough to silence it. However, an emotional full moon could make this year's Veteran's Day ceremonies more heartfelt, your Saturday night rituals more satisfying. Gluttony is the sin we associate with Taurus, and when the moon, exalted in the sign of the Bull, is full, your hungers have to be met, you want to feel sated, not merely content. The spin spins out of control midweek when Mercury and Neptune get skewed.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Although Rams prefer to carve their own path, this is a good time to make your way arm-in-arm. Preferably with someone who plays music, inspires devotion or is an entrepreneur of sorts. Right now the concept of "partnership" may hold special appeal because the desire to be a couple is a once-every-two-year phenomenon. That's the time Mars takes to visit each sign of the zodiac. Your ruling planet is currently in Libra, your marriage sign, until December 23, affording you three opportunities to hook up. Then it's secretive Scorpionic sex until Valentine's Day.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

No matter what sign your natal moon may be in, during the Taurus full moon this weekend you'll find a valid reason to express another side of yourself. Luna in Taurus brings out your natural sweetness, the deliciousness and delicacy that often isn't seen when others look at you. That's because the Taurus sun is blatantly productive, while the light of the moon reflects more subtle qualities. A relationship may come to a critical point, but delay dealing until your Venus ruler crosses into Capricorn Sunday and you are less impressionable.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Gemini musicians, imagineers, chemists, sailors and actors are under the magical spell of a devout Mars-Neptune trine in air signs. Twins born before Memorial Day, have an even better chance of hearing accolades before the week is over. But if you are the kind of fanatic whose self-expression begs to be restrained, watch out. This full moon takes place in your Taurus twelfth house, the one that governs jails, hospitals, ashrams, cosmic consciousness and unconscious motivation. Make an appointment with the shrink.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

More fun and games with outcomes that can mean a lot. Nothing trivial for the Crab this weekend because your moon ruler is full in Taurus, the sign, next to your own, in which Luna works best. It's easy to make moon magic when you're with friends, the kids and your lover, especially if there's a Scorpio waiting in the wings to make a bid for your affection. All this action in your sphere of romance, recreation and risk makes the aftermath of the election much hotter than it should be. Who's lining up to plant a big wet one on you and why?

LEO (July 23-August 22)

If you need to make a family matter that's been lingering too long disappear, you may get a chance this weekend during the Scorpio-Taurus sun-moon opposition. The connection between the two "lights" encompasses whatever is upsetting your scene, causing ripples of discontent in the fabric of domesticity. But if you can't declare the problem "dead and buried" yet, you'll have another chance in February. Now that Mercury is direct, use your connections to widen your network of folks who can help you find work when and if you need it.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

"Could you be more specific?" That's the request I most often get from you guys. Well, how about this: On Tuesday and Wednesday, when your Mercury ruler is filled with filmic Neptunian energy, get that cute digital camera you've been eyeing since the beginning of October, the same one you knew you shouldn't buy at Halloween because Mercury was still in retrograde. If this bit of advice doesn't apply, substitute something else ruled by Neptune -- like a boat or a musical instrument, or stock in pharmecutical giants and recently merged oil companies.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Flying high is where you should be. It's not often (once every two years) that daredevil Mars visits your sign and makes you want to do things you've yet to experience, explore places you've never been. If you're considering surgery, try to have it done while Mars, ruler of steel instruments and laser beams, is with you; that is through December 22. You may think you're dreaming the impossible dream, but it ain't necessarily so. Next week, lucky Jupiter increases your sense of exaltation, or is that exhaustion?

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

You, more than most, know that crucial things happen during major full moons. Well, the one that is exact on Saturday can hit so close to home one would think the gods had arranged events solely for your edification. Although Scorpio is hardly the sign we associate with jelly, (maybe with jellyfish), you just might turn into a quivering mass of sugary sentiment when the full moon, exalted in Taurus, (meaning extra powerful) opposes your Scorpio sun. A partnership is transformed, a sore spot gets healed.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Two opposing themes are currently being played. First there's sociable Venus in your sign, but only until Sunday, urging you to see people, indulge your sense of beauty and show off more than you usually do. Then there's that overwhelming Scorpio-Taurus full moon reeking of mystery and "meaningfulness." It's in the weeks before Sagittarius begins that the Centaur needs to be alone to contemplate and ruminate, to replenish psychic strength. Next week you get an infusion of physical energy. Where to go, what to do? Flip a coin.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

The full moon in Taurus can be especially enjoyable because, not only are you comfortable with the earthy, productive vibe the Bull emits, but the moon is lighting up your house of love. All things that bring you pleasure, even the risks you on occasion are willing to take, have a greater impact this weekend. And while there may be questions about resources that have been fluctuating (Uranus in your money house), they won't upset the feeling that "life is good." More romance and recreation with Scorpios.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

There's money behind you, all you have to do is ask the Aries and Libra folk for their support. But if dollars are not what you need, other resources will gladly be made available. The first thought that comes to mind is an airplane you can learn to fly. Air signs dominate the horizon; they provide the intelligence and energy to bounce back from the emotional drubbing you might be subjected to during the Scorpio-Taurus fixed sign full moon this weekend. Who can stand his or her ground the longest? Who cares the most?

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Don Quixote rides again! The Impossible Dreamer (a Pisces, no doubt) is under the spell of the magical trine between crusading Mars and your imaginative Neptune ruler. Since this particular arrangement is not an every year occurence, take whatever opportunity and support is offered, so that you, too, can get closer to an impossible ideal. High hopes, boundless sympathy, unlimited artistic talent and the desire to achieve, in a substantive sense, what lives so vividly in your mind -- all this and more next week.

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