Rockie Horoscope 111

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GENERAL FORECAST: Take what happens over the holiday weekend personally, very personally. While affectionate Venus squares macho Mars AND explosive Uranus all manner of mischief may ensue. It's bad enough that the "war of the sexes" reaches a fever pitch during the periodic "hard" aspects between Venus (women) and Mars (men). But when you add the element of surprise that Uranus brings, there's no predicting how anything will turn out. So be on high alert when you're dealing with a lover (present, past, etc.) and try to avoid fits of jealousy and manipulative machinations that, more often than not, lead to disaster. However, on Monday when Mars and Uranus combine energies, what results will probably NOT be personal. More likely, this conjunction is a wake-up call, a reminder that an accident is about to occur. Or an earthquake. Remember the sun-Uranus square of November 12-13?

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Generally things lighten up during Sagittarius, a spirited fire sign like your own. But if your love life tanks when warm-hearted Venus turns as cold as Friday's turkey carcass, don't launch a counterattack. Fights between friends are also a frequent by-product of the challenging square between Venus and your Mars ruler this weekend. Keep inflammatory discussions to a minimum and you might avoid a riot incited by Mars' merger with rebellious Uranus on Monday. Take extra care, you're currently traveling through an erratic energy field.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The friction/frisson generated whenever horny Mars reaches out to your affectionate Venus ruler can be quite the turn-on. Add the square from erotic Uranus also testing the goddess' response, and this holiday weekend may easily rate a 10, and a XXX. An abundance of action may be stressful, so if you don't feel particularly warm and fuzzy towards friends and family, if you harbor doubts and distrust because Venus is still in Scorpio or if you need to break free from ties that bind too tightly, lay the blame on the planets.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Your love affair with high-tech toys could spin out of control as energetic Mars and electronic Uranus meet in future-oriented Aquarius on Monday. Keep this in mind if you're shopping for brand-new products or upgrading the old. Accidents tend to happen when these volatile planetary forces combine, so if you're pushing any envelopes, be more careful. Because your Mercury ruler enters enthusiastic Sagittarius on Monday, you might bite off more than you can chew and not be prepared for your star turn at the Gemini full moon next Friday.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

The cosmic crunch caused by the planets of lust (Mars) and love (Venus) can put undue pressure on Crabs. It'll have you scurrying either for your house of pure sexual attraction or the house that rules romance and recreation. If you've been in this predicament before -- this time of year, it's more than likely -- you know that somehow serendipity resolves the dilemma of having to make choices and excuses. Give thanks that idiosyncratic Uranus is highlighting human foibles, so if you don't show up when and where you're expected, almost all will be forgiven.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Lions are focused on homebase and the pleasure they get from lying around, eating, napping, grooming and occasionally getting up to stretch. There may be some dissension with a partner because of tense squares between male (Mars) and female (Venus) energies. However, if you adopt more of a laissez-faire attitude, if you don't try to control a control-freak, you'll get through whatever disturbance or ultimatum the impetuous Mars-Uranus meeting in your Aquarius marriage house creates. Scout's honor.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Since you usually have one eye on health issues anyway, you shouldn't be taken unawares if breakthrough information comes hurtling at you this week. Perhaps the once-every-two year merger of slash-and-burn Mars and state-of-the-art Uranus will herald a new methodology in the workplace. No matter how the conjunction manifests, there'll be plenty to talk about. You probably won't be involved personally, so if someone close, like a sibling or neighbor, is in conflict with a co-worker, trainer or the vet, lend an ear, but otherwise, stay out of it.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Fussin' and fightin' for Thanksgiving? Not if you sidetrack the relative with the worst whine. While your gracious Venus ruler is still in your Scorpio money house, you might not mind placating the plaintiff with a little pelf. No Libra likes being railroaded, but given the storm about to be unleashed, consider taking the line of least resistance instead of a holier-than-thou stand. If you're in a sexier frame of mind, the attention you're being given and the powerful position you're in can be pretty exciting; nothing sweet and simple.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Power plays for the holiday? Push might actually come to shove as magnetic Venus in your sign attracts (or is bombarded by) the tantalizing combination of your sexy Mars co-ruler and rebellious Uranus. Anything wild and freaky can happen with this duo, so you might want to have an excuse handy in case you get caught up in circumstances beyond your control. Who controls whom is often the issue when planets in fixed signs, e.g., Scorpio and Aquarius, test each other's mettle over this memorable weekend.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

In all good faith Centaurs can chose to be oblivious to the contests other signs are waging this weekend. There's no good reason (no aspects to your Jupiter ruler) to get involved in petty disputes or in discussions of cosmic proportions, either. And while it might seem inhospitable, the placement of the planets suggest that you could go on a retreat in preparation for your birthday or take to your room with videos without catching any flak. Mercury is in your sign for only 19 days; use the time to learn about something that'll mean something in the coming year.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Casual friends make their presence felt in more ways than simply dropping by for potluck. Some may have designs on your charitable nature and your checkbook, others want to bring you up to speed with the latest gadgets. Beware of impulse buying because Mars and hi-tech Uranus, a reckless combination, have taken over your Aquarius money house. Maybe they'll protect you from deals the buddies are pitching, maybe they'll encourage you to be fairly daring, for a prudent Capricorn yourself.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

After this week the astrological spotlight you've been under finds another character to expose. So while this stellar attention is still focusing on what makes you such a fascinating individual and citizen of the world, milk the moment to the max. You're about to be seduced by an attractive offer from someone who is pretty, powerful or both. And because courageous Mars is conjuncting your Uranus ruler, you're likely to accept the challenge, no matter how dangerous or insane. You're also liable to come on like gangbusters and blow it.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

By next Wednesday, when the sun is favoring your Neptune ruler and you've more or less recovered from your Thanksgivng celebration/ordeal, you'll be grateful for the friendship that emerges during this stressful holiday week. Although Pisces is not directly in the line of fire, just by being a woman, man or trannie, you're subject to the less-than-lovable vibes generated by the Venus-Mars square.

This configuration of planetary energy generates a lot of friction as well as heat, so if you find yourself in a fight and fuck mode, that's the reason.

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