Rockie Horoscope 88

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GENERAL FORECAST: Is this the calm before the storm? Two full days and nights of moon-void implies that nothing significant is accomplished on Thursday and Friday. Maybe this is the weekend to sneak away for an impromptu holiday? It's a good idea to stock up on rest and relaxation so that you can cope with the macho forces marshalled by Mars when it opposes the Gemini sun and Jupiter mid-week. Expect even more Gemini press about NATO, SDI, the ABM treaty and other military matters. Jupiter tends to exaggerate, pontificate and overspend whenever it runs into opposition; try to avoid doing the same. On the other hand, the sun-Jupiter conjunction could make next Thursday the luckiest day of the year, so far. Plus, a romantic alignment between loving Venus and idealistic Neptune that night sets just the right tone for a fabulous Father's Day weekend.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

This could easily be the week that everything you've been working towards comes to a head. An enormous amount of positive energy is being directed to your Mars ruler from a combination of the creative sun and expansive Jupiter in Gemini. Even if you encounter some opposition, in the form of constructive criticism or suggestions for a viable alternative, none of it is meant to thwart you or undermine your cause. In fact, midweek would be an excellent time to promote a project, publish your manifesto and sell your stuff.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Is this really the week you intend to ask for a raise? Because the vocal opposition between aggressive Mars and the "I see both sides of the argument" Gemini planets takes place across your financial axis, you probably should wait until the more bombastic elements of this confrontation blow over. Also, while your Venus ruler is under Neptune's spell next Thursday, your interpretation of reality is colored by faith and fantasy. Unless your relationship with your boss is based on romance or religion, you're kidding yourself. Or scamming somebody?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

A memorable birthday for Twins who are celebrating theirs this week. Not only is the Gemini sun, by merging with benevolent Jupiter for the first time in 12 years, dispensing wisdom and wealth in great measure, but passionate Mars in your marriage house is making your heart beat faster and your hormones surge. Rollicking enthusiasm and optimism over a change in attitude or life path you're about to undergo can be infectious. However, should your partner dare think otherwise, a major battle may ensue. Be smart, don't be a smart-aleck.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Your fairy godparent/confessor/shrink might have retreated from plain sight, nonetheless, you are still under his or her protective wing. While expansive Jupiter and the Gemini sun conjunct in your reclusive twelfth house, good opportunities are gestating, waiting to be born when Jupiter enters Cancer next month. However, this week you could run into a snag at work or difficulties if you're working out. Try to keep cool when other people are losing their tempers or coming on too strong. You don't have to play their game.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Big doings -- the annual merger of your sun ruler and magnanimous Jupiter -- in your Gemini house of hopes, wishes and the friends who help them materialize, e.g., your social and political allies. Their meeting on Flag Day is the luckiest planetary aspect of them all. Because Gemini complements Leo so well, the air fueling the fire, there shouldn't be a problem. Unless you're competing with a Mars-ruled Scorpio or an Aries who isn't particularly friendly with your friends. Then emotions could reach a feverish pitch.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

This week you just might need a weather vane to know which way the wind blows. From where you sit, it may seem that your best bet is to opt for the goodies promised when the sun and generous Jupiter meet in your airy Gemini midheaven. That would be greater prestige, promotions and an opportunity to spread your influence. Or you could watch your boss or a parent succeed in their professions. However, you might just as easily be seduced by a passionate plea from home in a cause that touches your heart and sets your mind ablaze. Oh, be careful around fire.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

You can avoid engaging in the mental gymnastics that your Gemini and Sagittarius friends are going through, and still benefit from the results of their competition. As long as you don't travel or hang in cyberspace with either sign for any length of time, you'll be fine. Whatever happens, it's between them. The only danger comes on Flag Day when your Venus ruler lets you succumb to a pretty melody, a wonderful wine and an overactive imagination. Or to the gas fumes escaping from the stove.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

The last thing you want to hear is news of an impending confrontation, and moreover, that there's a part in the upcoming drama for you to play. Rather than "protagonist", how about settling for "line judge?" This way you can temper emotional involvement with a philosophical attitude and foresight, characteristics that come from having both of your ruling planets in Sagittarius, the sign of the Sage. The dispute, and its resolution, comes to a head when the sun and Jupiter oppose your Mars co-ruler on the 12th and 13th.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Archers born in mid-December are simulataneously cursed and blessed as your Jupiter ruler and the sun face off against provocative Mars in your sign, not to mention they are also opposing your natal sun. Be very careful with sharp implements, machinery and fire; you don't want to hurt yourself or wind up cursing the gods. But if you need a boost of energy, these dynamic oppositions could be the ticket. The upside of this planetary picture is bountiful Jupiter embracing the Gemini sun, a marriage made in corporate/academic/athletics heaven.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Work, the dues you actually pay to work out, co-workers and health professionals, such as your pet's vet, all fall into your sixth house of service. That's where the powerful combination of the Gemini sun and lucky Jupiter lands on your solar chart. "Bigger and better" is this duo's motto, so whether you're shelling out bucks or raking them in, expect to go beyond the usual limits you've set for yourself. Also expect more than what you usually get from others, e.g., genuine enthusiasm and a philosophical discourse.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Mid-February Aquarians are being set up to receive yet more good stuff, but not for another week. So if you're dazzled by all the attention you're getting or the excellence you're exhibiting, especially on the playing field, you ain't seen nothing yet. You will, however, have a clue once the sun and Jupiter meet in your Gemini house of fun and games, risk and romance on the 14th. From that point on, the stakes get bigger, the rewards more impressive. Until then, make a wish or two that dreams really do come true.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Read for Virgo. Your dilemma could be similar, although the specifics may vary. The goodies being promised will probably come from the family or be related to home and real estate, while the flames that ignite a passion may stem from some aspect of your work or be inspired by a client or your boss. However, gossip can be as dangerous to you as fire is to a Virgo. But because your Neptune ruler is the focus of Venus' devotion, you'll have a lots of beauty and romance in your life. Naturally, people are bound to talk.

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