Rockie Horoscope 93
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GENERAL FORECAST: The second Cancer new moon of the year gives you another chance to set your priorities straight, get off on the right foot or simply chase after something you let slide when energetic Mars went retrograde ten weeks ago. Mars flipping forward on the 19th, coupled with the new moon on the 20th, mark a turning point and a new beginning. Except for the arrival of solar Leo on Sunday, our week is fairly tame. Long moon-void periods on Tuesday and Thursday make those days good for nothin' but lazin' around. Late Thursday, affectionate Venus links up with Uranus, the wild one, to break the boredom. Under a sexy Scorpio moon, next weekend could be very interesting.
ARIES (March 20-April 19)
Another new moon might ease the queasy feeling left by the recent eclipses on your Cancer-Capricorn, Mommy-Daddy, private-public axis. Gut reactions to cosmic events are not the exclusive property of the Crab; even the mighty Ram is more sensitive than he lets on. However, with your Mars ruler finally moving forward in fiery Sagittarius, you can expect action from now until September 8 (when Mars enters Capricorn) on whatever you were doing before the ten-week retrograde period slowed you down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You might be feeling feisty, willing to take on all comers simply because your Venus ruler by opposing macho Mars has borrowed some of that aggressive vibe. There's something quite sexy going on, a result of the friction generated between you and whomever you're arguing with. Try not to focus your disagreement on money when you could be comparing philosophies or whatever. On a less strident but equally interesting note, Venus trining experimental Uranus on the 26th opens the door to varieties of experiences, religious and otherwise.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
The new moon in your Cancer money house can introduce a new source of income to your balance sheet or whet your appetite for acquiring stuff to make you more secure. Since there are no eclipses this time to disrupt the soli-lunar energy, you won't feel short-changed. But will you feel adventurous enough to take advantage of an unexpected opportunity Venus presents when the goddess of love favors wild and occasionally weird Uranus next Thursday? Whatever romantic attachment you make next weekend can be very healing.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
If your birthday wish hasn't come true yet, you'll get another chance to speed it along. Simply make new moon magic on Friday the 20th as the Cancer sun and moon set. Any ritual that suits a Moon Child and the nature of your wish will do. Light a candle, steam a crab, soak in the tub or have a drink; then wait for the universe to deliver. A few days later, as you first glimpse the crescent moon, hold up your money to the moonlight and turn it around. At the next full moon on August 3, you could have what you wished for, plus more cash on hand.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Another level of summertime fun and games is scheduled to start at the new moon on Friday, a few days before sunny Leo actually begins. But if you feel like hiding out or making a solo trip to the beach to assess the past year and consider what you want in the next, relax; that's par for a pre-birthday course of events. Every native of every sign, even the King of the social jungle, needs precious moments alone. Also, since Venus in your house of friends is facing strong opposition, your loyal subjects might not be able to come out and play until next weekend.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Friday's new moon takes place in your Cancer house of friends, hopes and wishes, so make a wish that'll benefit them as well as yourself. While you're at it, hope you can extricate yourself from the conflict between what a family member is telling you and what your mentor suggests. You know that an adjustment will have to be made, the only question is when. How about over the weekend as your Mercury ruler in comfy Cancer deals with pushy Pluto and energetic Mars in "go for broke" Sagittarius? Come August 5, you'll reap the first reward.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
While your Venus ruler is in Gemini, you can handle two things at once. This gift for duality (do I mean duplicity?) is good because Venus is now being opposed by macho Sagittarian enthusiasm, and facing that kind of relentless energy can be exhausting. However, Friday's Cancer new moon focuses your attention on the family legacy and your next career success. Envisioning what you want to happen during the upcoming lunar cycle frees you to go hogwild when Venus (and you) are favored by inventive, erotic Uranus next Thursday.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Winning the war, but losing the battle? It could feel that way simply because diplomatic Venus is opposing both your ruling planets, Pluto and Mars. Since that tricky situation won't last much longer, don't pay too much attention to the popularity contest taking place. Instead, give a moment's thought to what the comforting Cancer new moon can do for you emotionally and how this new lunar cycle can bring a new perspective on family history or the care and feeding of folks from another culture. Get ready to grow.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Feeling rambunctious? Mars turning direct in your sign on the 19th may have you behaving more like a randy Ram than a sagacious Sagittarius. Take the lead, walk alone if you must, but know that your partner is not pleased, not amused, either. While Venus in your Gemini marriage house opposes the Sag planets, you may wonder where your allies went and why there is more friction than usual. Also, getting used to having your cosmopolitan Jupiter ruler in family-centric Cancer takes a little doing. Patience, please.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)
Another Cancer new moon, this one at the end of the sign, gives Capricorns born after mid-January another shot at making your marriage or a partnership of any kind more to your liking. Visualize what you want to see happen during the next four weeks and send it out there disguised as new moon magic. A pleasant surprise next Thursday when inventive Uranus in your money house receives blessings and beauty-oriented vibes from Venus in your house of work and health. What could it be?
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)
You can pretty much skim over the weekend events and head straight to the fun and fabulousness coming your way next Thursday when Venus favors your Uranus ruler. Adding to the attractiveness of the situation, Venus is in your house of romance, art-making, risk-taking and other creative pursuits. You'll be this fortunate again next May, but who wants to delay gratification when you can skirt family responsibilities this easily and guiltlessly? If you must take care of business on some level, use the Cancer new moon to start swimming on a regular basis.
PISCES (February 19-March 19)
It's the heart of summer, celebrate. A second Cancer new moon on Friday and the start of Leo Sunday are reasons enough to get happy about spending another season in the sun. But to be more specific, in the chart of the Fish, the sun is currently in your fifth house of love, creativity, fun and games. I don't have to tell you that the situation is not permanent, so get out there and have a good time. You're good to go until the 30th, when the Leo sun will oppose your Neptune ruler and give you something real to deal with.
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