Rockie Horoscope 91

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GENERAL FORECAST: We're always asking,"What's next?" Well, the first change after the partial lunar eclipse Thursday is Venus' move into Gemini which should distribute more friendship, fairness and affection to a lot more of us. On Friday, Bush II's birthday, Mercury and Uranus trine like they did on May 23, before Mercury flipped and started backpedalling through the recent past. The weekend is fairly tame, except for a "Surprise!" Aquarius moon that might disrupt plans for Sunday. The beginning of the work week could simply be a prelude to making major adjustments in processing thoughts and providing opportunities. That'll come next Thursday as Mercury joins Jupiter at the tail end of Gemini and together they make their grand entrance into Cancer. The 12th could be a red-letter day.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Rams continue exploring the submerged feelings that surfaced at the solar eclipse two weeks ago, only now there's a lunar eclipse emphasizing the dichotomy between where you came from (Cancer) and where your ambition is leading you (Capricorn.) It's safe to assume that after lucky Jupiter enters Cancer on the 12th, opportunities to prosper will spring from such down-home activities as fixing up houses, the care and feeding of young and old, rummaging through estate sales in search of hidden treasures or from a well-endowed mother figure.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Nothing more earthshaking than a subtle transition, a shift in mood is happening at the moment. However, Bulls are fast approaching that mystical, magical day when your Venus ruler and idealistic Neptune turn you into an icon of sorts, someone worthy of being worshipped. Artists are also blessed during the supportive trine next Thursday between the planets of fashion and faith, beauty and spirit. Is it possible that you're being rewarded for gracefully handling something in the middle of June that offended your sensibilities or threw you off-key?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Twins born near either of the Gemini cusps are sensing there are changes in the wind. Thanks to Venus, May birthdays might become more concerned with their appearance, their artistic output and the social graces they've been known to display if and when the mood suits them. Mid-June Geminis are at their most vocal, but what they're spouting is not the usual dates, names, facts and figures. Because Jupiter is merging with your Mercury ruler, you'll have a more philosophical outlook and a greater awareness of what's going on in the world. A fitting finale to Jupiter's year-long transit through your sign.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

So, just how influential will you become after Jupiter enters your sign on the 12th? Try to remember the good things that happened to you 12 years ago, the last time that the planet of plenty traveled through your sign? Now that you are more mature, you won't take those lucky breaks and opportunities for granted, will you? And while Jupiter's largesse might affect your spending habits, how much more generous with yourself can you become? The main drawback to the expansive Jupiterian vibe is way it congregates at a waistline and sticks to it.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

The travel bug stops biting around the time that Mercury and Jupiter leave mobile Gemini and enter home-bound Cancer on the 12th. If you intend to go somewhere, better make arrangements soon. Otherwise, the possibility of attaining domestic bliss, plus an overweening curiosity about what it's like to be a hermit Crab, could blow summer travel plans out of the water entirely. Good news this weekend about an existing partnership or the chance of connecting to someone new and just a little off the wall, nothing too weird.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Matters that were tabled while Mercury was retrograde surface again when your ruling planet contacts futuristic Uranus and opportunistic Jupiter for the third time, which, as luck would have it, is a charm. No more dickering or gathering information once Mercury leaves dualistic Gemini, where, in case you didn't know, it's been hanging out since Cinco de Mayo. Although Mercury will pass through Cancer in less than three weeks, protective Jupiter will be there for an entire year, during which time you'll meet influential people who will happily do favors for you.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Everything should lighten up once your Venus ruler enters Gemini, an air sign like your own, on the 5th. Ideas are exchanged with all due speed and relationships won't seem as earthbound or as complicated by practical matters. This is especially so on the 12th when Venus ventures into the fey Neptunian realm of Morgana and the Lady of the Lake. But on the Sunday that "The Mists of Avalon" airs, realistic Saturn lays a heavy hand on light-hearted, lovable Venus. So act out your fantasy, make the art and the magic while you can.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Ideally, you'll be able to stick to your ideals while you accomodate the people who have the nerve to ask you to adjust your lifestyle to theirs. Obviously, you have secret knowledge that your attempt to please them will result in action that'll keep you in action for another month, which is how you tend to score a summer: Was it was hot or was it not? Confirmation comes midmonth as affectionate Venus in Gemini reaches out to Mars and Pluto, your co-ruling planets. But first, a few flights of fancy, a musical feast with the neighbors.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

It must be Mars, on its closest approach to Earth since 1988 and in the sign of the Sage, that's giving you so much "get up and go" energy. Go, but look where (and on whom) you're stepping because next week gentle, lovable, diplomatic Venus is directly in your path. Disregarding a peaceful overture could be a mistake, especially if it follows an open act of resistance. Because restrictive Saturn is in Gemini, partnership matters are likely to be more of a struggle than they were when your jolly Jupiter ruler was in Gemini. As of the 12th, those days are over, pal.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Take it easy, take it slow. You need to see what the full moon eclipse in Capricorn on the 5th brings before you make a decision about what to do next. And while procrastination may not be your cup of tea, while your Saturn ruler is in the sign of the Twins, you're likely to see two sides to every story. Considering the alternatives becomes less critical after Mercury leaves Gemini for family-centered Cancer on the 12th. Then, for two-odd weeks, much thought is given to what to incorporate into the household and what to eat. Yum.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

An Aquarius moon this weekend brings a breath of fresh air to the heavy-duty Capricorn-Cancer full moon, which although normally loaded with parental concerns, is made even more so because of the partial lunar eclipse. If none of the above applies to you, stop reading now, and head for the beach. However, if family affairs have been dominating your world, and you're looking for an out, you might have to wait until cheery Leo begins on the 22nd. What to do until then? Make good use of the info you gather on the 6th when Mercury rewards your intuitive Uranus ruler.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Now that it's facing forward, Mercury is beginning to pick up a little steam. Matters that were hung up to dry while the Messenger was retrograde can now be ironed out. The best days for resolving issues dealing with commerce, communication and transportation are the 6th and the 12th. However, you could become so enamored of someone or something, even an abstract ideal, around the 12th, that the business of everyday life will mean nothing. To what do you owe this fine state of affairs? Venus' rewarding trine to your visionary Neptune ruler. Exquisite, ethereal, excellent.

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