Rockie Horoscope 100

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GENERAL FORECAST: Frustrations, obligations and stiffer regulations after the Virgo sun squares Saturn in Gemini the night of the 6th. What began with the sun-Saturn conjunction just before Memorial Day, e.g., control of the power supply, reaches a critical point during the challenging square aspect. On a personal level, contact with Saturn is usually a bummer, but because lovable Venus is hanging with the old man this weekend, something beneficial may come from their liaison, perhaps a May-December romance. Mars leaves optimistic Sagittarius on Saturday, where it's been for the past seven months, for a seven-week stay in conservative Capricorn. Because aggressive Mars is exalted (works best) in the sign of the Goat, the guys in charge will probably become more militant. Great.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

If you broke new ground during the past seven months, now is the time to solidify your gains and pour a solid foundation to build on. Because your Mars ruler is exalted (works best) in Capricorn, the sign of the chief executive, you can succeed by blending the Ram's assertiveness with the Goat's patience and prudence. Until you have to put a costume together for Halloween, knowing instinctively when to push and when to play the waiting game can be the most fun you'll have all autumn.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Twinges of jealousy might be particularly strong this weekend, but they can be appeased by an infusion of common sense or lots of dollars and cents. While Venus favors earthbound Saturn, you can acquire a major appliance, although "serious" jewelry would suit you better. During Venus' annual trip through Leo, the desire to adorn yourself or add some flash-and-dash to your scene at home might be irresistible. If you don't get what you want, rebel against authority when Venus opposes independent Uranus on the 13th. It's only natural to have a change of heart then, too.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

One way or another, you'll succeed in directing almost everybody's attention your way. While your Mercury ruler is in lovable Libra, people tend to react well to your charm and wit, instead of recoiling from the incessant second guessing: "What do you think I should do? " Although this wave of popularity might not yield the romantic results you would like, it can raise your standing with someone who wields considerable clout. P.S. Until solar Virgo ends on the 22nd, household and family issues pop up to test your patience.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

While energetic Mars travels through Capricorn, you'll be encouraged, if not badgered, to do more and do it according to Hoyle. Following rules and regulations, learning the lessons of history before you're condemned to repeat them and dealing with pissed-off people is the course the gig may take until you break for Halloween. After that, you're off the hook. Right now neigbors and spiritutal siblings are your biggest fans. Gracefully accept their help if problems arise when Mercury messes with your transporation and communication devices.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Poring over the small print, picking the perfect pen for the job at hand, acquiring the latest equipment to better organize you and your stuff are among the pleasures you get when your sun ruler passes through detail-driven Virgo. However, this short, relatively painless period ends with the onset of autumn and fashionable, art-loving Libra. So before you focus on updating your wardrobe, getting together with friends you haven't seen in a while and checking out what the fall season has to offer, make sure your act is neat and clean.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Chances are you won't get into as many arguments or feel you're being provoked after hot-tempered Mars leaves philosophical Sagittarius for Capricorn, an earth sign that usually doesn't upset you. Actually, an infusion of Capricorn practicality will serve your interests well, especially when dealing with family, household or real estate matters that have been a source of contention for the better part of the year. Start gathering the info you think you'll need when your Mercury ruler goes retrograde for most of October. Forewarned, etc., etc..

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

As long as you're being entertained and creative ideas are flying back and forth, hardly anything you come across now will seem too wild or too weird. Your revolutionary spirit is being tweaked by irreverent, inventive Uranus in your house of fun and games at the same time that your Venus ruler in Leo is showing off to beat the band. What sort of climax will result, what shibboleths will be shattered and which pieces will friends and associates wind up putting together after you have this cataclysmic change of heart mid-month? Who knows.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

You're bound to be more prudent about financial matters, less willing to spend like a drunken Centaur, once your Mars co-ruler gets comfortable in conservative Capricorn. This doesn't mean you'll lose sight of the big picture -- not while your Pluto co-ruler remains in optimistic Sagittarius -- but you're liable to make executive-type decisions, to act less like the guru and more like the autocrat. This period won't last long; about the time Scorpio starts, Mars ascends into a more rarified atmosphere and so do you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

It'll take a little while to adjust to the fact that energetic, impulsive Mars is no longer in your sign, fueling the interests that sports-minded, animal-loving Archers have in common. But since nothing more challenging might come up than defending your reputation -- from a family member? -- relax and enjoy the romantic overtures and aesthetic goodies Venus in luxurious Leo is offering for as long as she's in the mood. Another week and the goddess could turn all virginal and prissy on you.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Do you feel different? Do you think you'll be hot and horny all the time after sexy Mars is in your sign? It's been two years, and it'll be another two after he leaves around Halloween until the macho man comes back. Do you need to be reminded to take advantage of every opportunity to score and, as long as you have this big set of psychological balls, to make a few overtures yourself? This infusion of desire can also be applied to an ambition or secret longing you've been harboring. Incidentally, October is not the time to have your eyes done: Mercury retrograde.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

The only thing to upset the easy-going groove you're in, to give you more than a moment's pause is the excitement Venus can generate when the goddess of good times opposes your intuitive Uranus ruler the weekend of the 14th. Let's hope that the friction arouses more than a passing interest in an attractive partnership possibility or a social lion who's stalking your mate. Either/or can be a bore, but some truly original ideas might come out of this encounter. Don't trivialize it.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Not every Fish is dangling from the hook that the heavy-duty Saturn-Pluto opposition dropped, that hoisted you on your own petard. (Whatever that means!) If you weren't born at the beginning of March, there's a good chance that all you have to deal with now is a partner with a bitch, and that'll disappear soon after Libra starts. But if your Pisces sun hovers between 10-18 degrees, then do the best you can when you know you're being manipulated or when your frustration with a parent or landlord overwhelms you. The situation is not going away, not yet.

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