Rockie Horoscope 95

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GENERAL FORECAST: For no astrological or logical reason either, the Aquarius full moon (exact Friday at 10:56 p.m. PDT) gives me the willies. Could the trekkie Aquarius vibe be too scientific for the emotional bath I expect from a full moon? This summer, there's also an impending sense of doom emanating from the once-every-35-year Saturn-Pluto opposition. A chronicle of what has happened when these planets aspect each other -- e.g., World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, the Six-Day and the Yom Kippur Wars, the energy shortage of '74, etc. -- can be found in Robert Hand's article in the current issue of "The Mountain Astrologer." Anyway, the first of the three oppositions is exact on Sunday, the 5th at 10:03 a.m, but the power (Pluto) shortage (Saturn) is already upon us, as is the opposition of the Holy Father to stem-cell research, which is one positive aspect of Pluto's dominion over death and regeneration. Mercury and the Leo sun meet on Sunday, but I bet, because Venus and Jupiter are also conjunct, Mercury's message relates to the good luck and good times you're about to enjoy. Take a chance, especially on romance.

(March 20-April 19)

The full moon this weekend could shed some light on what's happening with your career. Which one you ask? Since foggy Neptune is obscuring the signposts along the road to success, it's hard to tell where you are right now. But after the full moon, your vision of the immediate future should clear up considerably. Unmitigated exuberance over the odds that your domestic scene is improving may be costly; e.g., don't buy the big new bed until you know for sure you'll be sharing it.

(April 20-May 20)

Ideally the best time of the year to hop onto a new cycle of joyful experiences is when your fortunate Venus ruler joins forces with even more fortunate Jupiter. Sunday is the big day, and, because the conjunction takes place in your house of money earned, greater prosperity could well be just around the corner. A year ago May, the two "benefics" met in Taurus, so you might still be on a roll and strong enough to overcome the belt-tightening vibes Saturn in Gemini is emitting. Lucky you.

(May 21-June 20)

This weekend, while your Mercury ruler is opposed by magical Neptune, you'll be exposed to a mixed bag of tricks that will either inspire you or fool you. Having Saturn in your sign is no fun, but the lesson you're supposed to learn by next May becomes apparent while Saturn opposes Pluto, the planet of transformation, during the first of their three passes. Ideas about what to do next arrive by Sunday while Mercury meets up with the creative Leo sun. Then, as Mercury finds support from energetic Mars, you can act in your own best interest.

(June 21-July 22)

Because Moon Children often get reclusive or depressed during a full moon, it's important to tell you again and again that the Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your sign on Sunday is a glorious, joyful and potentially prosperous event. Also, that more good things will follow from their meeting. Add the information you receive as the sun and Mercury meet in your Leo money house, and you are good to go, maybe even "good as gold." Unless you have natal planets in mid-Gemini, the limitations of the Saturn-Pluto opposition can bypass you completely. More good luck.

(July 23-August 22)

As always, the August full moon in your Aquarius marriage house puts partnerships in the spotlight. You should know that you're apt to misinterpret signals coming from that quarter simply because nebulous Neptune is ensconced there. Wait until the weekend is over before you make any move in any direction. While nothing negative is heading your way, information from the Leo sun-Mercury meeting on Sunday will help you decide how and when to procede. You're strong, right now, but not entirely invincible. Happy birthday.

(August 23-September 22)

Take it slow and easy if you can. So much is going on this weekend -- plus there are so many planets connecting to your Mercury ruler, most of them in rewarding or reinforcing aspects -- that you could spin out and have to seriously chill out. While Venus and Jupiter, the gods of good fortune, are smiling on you, and the optimistic Leo sun is giving Mercury and you bona fide reasons to feel happy, Pluto and dutiful Saturn might have you in a bind. Escaping from the sense of obligation these heavyweights lay on you is not fun.

(September 23-October 22)

It's amazing how Librans glide through situations that throw less graceful, less gracious folks for a loop. While the Saturn-Pluto opposition presents roadblocks that other signs must circumvent, it rewards your persistence and ability to rise, like the phoenix, from the ashes of a financial disaster. The quirky Aquarius full moon increases artistic creativity and down-home friendliness for you guys. But the most beneficial of all the hookups is the marriage of your harmonious Venus ruler with expansive Jupiter in you career midheaven. Easy does it.

(October 23-November 21)

Somebody up there likes you well enough to give you a great gift, a hot tip courtesy of the mega-lucky Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Cancer, a friendly water sign like your own. And while you might feel stressed by the information and/or invitation you receive from the sun-Mercury conjunction, it will help advance your career. The Aquarius full moon has the potential to drive you to distraction, but you've survived similar domestic dramas and, with some subtle manuevering, you'll get through the one this August, too.

(November 22-December 21)

Centaurs born in early December are bearing the weight of the heavy-duty opposition between Saturn in Gemini and Pluto in Sag. It must be obvious by now that a major transformation is about to take place. Also, that a partner is resistant or intent on following a set of rules you don't adhere to. More revolutionary input from the Aquarius full moon which can skew future income towards scientific stuff and telecommunications. Oh, don't forget the supremely lucky conjunction of Venus and your Jupiter ruler on Sunday.

(December 22-January 20)

If you feel there's too much to do or that you have to go back to square one and rebuild on what has become a shaky foundation, relax. It's not a lack of patience, only powerful Pluto's opposition to your Saturn ruler that is wearing you down. Take a break, let your partner do it. Easy come, easy go is how your Cancer complement will handle things, but no matter what sign of the zodiac your mate is, that's the person who is blessed with the good luck, the Midas touch this year.

(January 21-February 18)

You're lit. The Leo sun-Aquarius full moon can reveal things about yourself and your relationship that you may not want to know. Why is this summer's full moon different than previous ones? Because Saturn, your traditonal ruling planet from the days before Uranus was discovered, is facing heavy opposition from Pluto, ruler of the underworld and rehab. You just might have to shed a skin, and we're not talkin' sunburn, pal. Or you could concentrate on the pursuit of pleasure and the romantic possibilities Venus presents.

(February 19-March 19)

How many times do you have to change the way you deal with powerful people? How long will this song-and-dance go on? The first of the three Saturn-Pluto oppositions across your Gemini family-Sagittarius career axis is exact this weekend, the last is due in May 2002. By the time these masters of the universe unlink and go their separate ways, you should have successfully completed the last adaptation and have moved on yourself. Fun and games this weekend? You betcha.'

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