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Rockie Horoscope 110

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GENERAL FORECAST:

Sometime in the future it may be possible to fly without fear, but this Thanksgiving holiday is not that time. As you make your plans, consider that an optimistic and lucky Venus-Jupiter trine on the 20th can lift your spirits higher than they should be. False positivism. The long weekend itself should be exciting, with sexual tension thick enough to slice, but the clincher aspect is the once-every-two year conjunction of Mars and Uranus exact on Monday, the 26th. When those troublemakers get anywhere near each other, I predict accidents and earthquakes.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Thanksgiving finds your Mars ruler cruising through Aquarius, the air sign representing groups and groupies. Feel free to hang with friends from morning til late night. That way, perhaps you'll bypass the romantic challenges issued when Venus withdraws her affection for the weekend. A "hard" aspect between the planets representing women and men usually spells discord, but then, the prospect of making up can heighten the sexual tension. Flipping out or declaring your independence is a distinct possibility while impetuous Mars and rebellious Uranus unite on the 26th.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Inexplicable and spontaneous joy as your Venus ruler and optimistic Jupiter form a mutually-favorable alliance. Now is the time to count your blessings, also count on your lucky stars to protect and enrich. However, before the month is over, Venus, and you, may have to ward off a surprise attack from militant Mars and unpredictable Uranus; in other words, the nutty Aquarian in the family or the employer adopting a slash-and-burn policy. Still, because you are stubborn and resourceful, you will hold your own. Once Venus leaves Scorpio on the 2nd, you may want to move on, too.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Try to capitalize on the rewarding trine between your Mercury ruler and magnanimous Jupiter in your Cancer money house. While the easy-going aspect between the planets of communication and commerce is fairly common, it doesn't land in your financial home base that often. Also be prepared for unexpected news or, better still, a brilliant idea when intuitive Uranus sends a message from your higher mind as you begin your Thanksgiving celebration. Decisions may have to be made by the end of the month, about the time the full moon in Gemini brings a work- or health-related matter (not necessarily your problem) to a head.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Moon children often march to the beat of a different, dreamier drummer, one whose diffuse rhythms are not easy for others to follow. The issue that was born on the Scorpio new moon could be taking shape (for your eyes only) on the 22nd, at the first quarter of the lunar cycle. It'll become a monster of sorts when the moon is full in Gemini on the 30th. Until you have to face whatever choices must be made then, you're free to enjoy the creative, loving vibes beamed your way from your Scorpio house of romance, recreation and reproduction. People want to play; some in fun, some for keeps.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

A streak of Aquarian independence derailing one of your constant companions can turn this holiday into a breakthrough experience of major proportions. Who is deserting the ship and where does this leave the Lion? As usual, on the prowl for a feast to counterbalance the fear of a famine lurking in the dark. This mood gradually dissipates as the fiery Sagittarius sun strengthens your innate enthusiasm and cheery disposition. However, moments of negativity and doubt can crop while your sun ruler approaches its annual opposition to restrictive Saturn. This, too, shall pass.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Offbeat and intangible elements take on greater importance when your Mercury ruler contacts impetuous Mars and Uranus in Aquarius. Stepping out of your normal pattern of behavior or breaking with tradition will make this Thanksgiving one for the books, if the book is an anthology of sci-fi stories. Even if "weird and wonderful" doesn't materialize, you're heading into new territory when Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 26th. Getting the word out and bypassing obstacles or reluctant employers comes next.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

The benefits bestowed when your sociable Venus ruler and lucky Jupiter form a rewarding trine a couple of times a year are rarely considered "special." It's what you've come to expect for living the Libran version of the good life. Therefore, you're liable to miss the deeper meaning of the blessing you receive just before Thanksgiving. What you won't miss is the tension unleashed when Venus is jolted by macho Mars and disruptive Uranus. Harmony and romance can fly out the window, blown away by the winds of war or a family dispute.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Home might not be the most serene or safest place for a Scorpio to be right now. Until your single-minded Mars co-ruler extricates itself from the clutches of disruptive Uranus after the 27th, you can be sitting on top of a tricky situation that'll erupt at any time. If you're determined to shake up the family, this would be an excellent time. Add the friction generated by secretive, sexy Venus in Scorpio testing or teasing the folks gathered round the dinner table, and the outcome seems obvious: disastrous.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Vibes fostering closer friendships can send you happily on your way to wherever, and with whom, you're spending Thanksgiving. The going part should be easy because Venus favors your Jupiter ruler in time for the midweek lottery. It's the return trip around the 26th, when things seem on the verge of exploding, that could be hard. But on that day Mercury enters your sign and brings a new, less conspiratorial approach to communications and commerce in general, to your way of expressing yourself in particular. So much for cryptograms and codes.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

You're currently out of the line of fire. Most of the activity over the holiday focuses on the struggle between Scorpioid and Aquarian forces, each determined to get their own way. Any of them coming to your house? Not that Caps are the most adaptable of signs, but until next month when you're pressured to choose one direction over another, when your Saturn ruler comes under scrutiny, you're relatively free to have a good time with friends and, with so much action in your Aquarius money house, to shop (online) til you drop.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Being one of the signs in the spotlight during a Thanksgiving holiday as full of subtext as this one can be jarring. So tread softly and use whatever comic shtick you can muster to counterbalance the aggressive vibe you may be emitting. Only once every two years does pushy Mars travel through Aquarius, but this year it merges with your erratic Uranus ruler about the time you'd be boarding a flight home. Need I remind you that besides being accident-prone right now, you're subject to Freudian slips and falling head-over-heels in lust?

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Does the phrase, "behind the scenes" mean that you should spend the holiday weekend holed up in bed? With so much going on in your Aquarius house of retreat and retirement, you might deem that room the safest, sanest place to be when fiery Mars hooks up with spontaneous Uranus. Or you could navigate the electronic universe and see what iconoclastic, cutting-edge idea comes to you while surfing the Net. New and different is the main motif underscoring the rest of the month; it smacks of revolution.

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