Rockie Horoscope 123

February 15-21, 2002

If you know your ascendant, read it too.

GENERAL FORECAST: If your Valentine's Day celebration fell short of your expectations, you're in luck. Saturday, when loving Venus and generous Jupiter are in a supportive trine, is much more suitable for expressing affection in grand style. It's also a good day to try your luck at the lottery. Rewards abound. Sunday and Monday, however, can be disappointing because Venus and stern Saturn form a tense square. Whatever your heart desires could be denied. The sun enters Pisces, the sign of martyrdom, on President's Day at 12:14 p.m. PST, making it easier to complain, suffer in silence or turn the other cheek. Seek revenge? Not until next weekend.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

If casual friends or business acquaintances are behaving somewhat strangely, if you're paying more attention to what they can offer rather than concentrating on yourself, change that focus now. You only have until the end of the month to take full advantage of the tremendous energy that your Mars ruler in your own sign is providing. No matter what it is you want to achieve, no matter how self-centered you think you're being, you can't afford to waste another minute: just do it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You may have to be a bit more conservative, at least until you figure out what you actually spent while your Venus ruler was testing prudent Saturn in your house of assets and acquisitions. Money issues, whether they're tied to your job or to family interests, can take up more of your time and thought than usual. Until Mercury clears its shadow (gets past the degree at which it turned retrograde) at the end of the month, not a whole lot, except for matters concerning inheritance, insurance, taxes and sex is going on.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Enter the dragon lady dressed in martyr mode. Venus in Pisces at the top of your chart gives a woman or an artist in your circle more power over you. Is she merely messing with your head or urging you to atone for your sins before the next full moon makes them apparent to all concerned? At that time, as the sun also challenges Saturn in your sign, bigger fish might put you through the wringer, testing your willingness to assume greater responsibilities. Isn't this the stuff promotions are made of?

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Until prosperous Jupiter goes direct in your sign on March 1, take every promise and encouragement offered with a grain of salt. Even rewards normally due when loving Venus and the Pisces sun favor Jupiter can be delayed during a retrograde cycle. Once Jupiter turns around, you can "Be all that you can be!" without having to join the Army. Capitalize on every stroke of good luck because this window of opportunity is only five months wide. On August 1 Jupiter leaves for Leo.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Fair warning. The lucky trine between expansive Jupiter and your sun ruler is exact the weekend of the 24th. Make plans now to be where you can best enjoy the good fortune that'll be coming your way. Not every Lion is a high-roller, but there are enough players among you to raise the stakes, the tab and the level of enjoyment for the rest of us. Sad to say, the depression that follows the high comes just 2 days later when the sun squares Saturn. Plan for that, too. Refill and renew.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Whenever there is planetary action emanating from your Pisces house of partners, Virgins tend to become putty in the hands of master manipulators. It's their subtlety that gets to you, plus the amount of guilt they can squeeze from one measly act of omission. So before you start atoning for only God knows what, make sure a plumb job or an acknowledgement of excellence isn't on the line. Try to separate the facts from the fantasy before you fall hook, line and sinker, sucker.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Now that your artistic Venus ruler is in Pisces, romantic overtures and other products of a creative mind might become overly sentimental, even borderline spiritual. Heavens forbid! While your innate intelligence and good taste should keep you safe from gushy declarations of love, you're also getting help from Saturn, the ruler of restraint. He'll insure that you don't go overboard when exuberant, generous Jupiter favors Venus and makes you feel supremely confident, yet poised for a fall from grace.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Once upon a time there was a wise old Centaur with Scorpio rising and a European heritage, who went on the wagon every February because a) it is the shortest month, and b) after whooping it up for the holidays and the Super Bowl, his liver needed the rest. I bring this up now because your forceful Mars co-ruler is currently in your house of healthy eating and working out. Besides, it'll be another two years before you can use this legitimate a reason for cleaning up your act and getting in shape.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Half-human, half-beast and rarely half-hearted. This week Sagittarian enthusiasm can convince those close to you that things are getting better all the time. However, you know that being able to spend like a drunken sailor while pleasure-loving Venus and the Pisces sun are favoring your Jupiter ruler is mostly a matter of luck and good timing. You should also know that you won't be as primed for another stroke of good fortune until July, so make the most of the opportunity that does appear.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

With so many planets in Aquarius and early Pisces, you can't help but focus on second house money matters. Good, you can use that energy to show your concern for humanity at large, also to act in good faith. Make the most of Neptune's final trine to your Saturn ruler, because this high and holy vibe only lasts through tax time. If you haven't absorbed the lesson idealistic Neptune is laying down by then, you're in for a rude awakening when Saturn and disruptive Uranus align this summer.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Still the flavor of the month, the belle of the ball, but not quite as popular as you were last week. What's new and exciting is take-charge Mars in Aries supporting your Uranus ruler in your own sign. This is a fairly rare opportunity to implement changes in yourself, to make measurable progress, also to connect with neighbors in both your local and global villages. If there's a website or a neighborhood venture you intend to launch, or a class you want to take, now is the time.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Like the swallows that return to Capistrano every year around this time, you're empowered by the planets that temporarily make your sign their home. Since Venus is so prominent and powerful right now, romance, art and socializing could be the best way to achieve a measure of success and/or publicity. But you better behave yourself because what starts out as a mild flirtation by Venus can accelerate into a worrisome Saturnian "situation" that won't go away until next year.

Curious about the future? Order a personalized Transit Forecast (30 to 40+ pages) detailing the major themes and issues that will arise over the next 12 months. Send name, date, time and place of birth, plus a check or money order for $42.50 per report to ROCKIE GARDINER, 6701 Colbath Ave., Valley Glen, CA 91405.
Read my daily forecast online at

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card


Thanks for your support!

Did you enjoy AlterNet this year? Join us! We're offering AlterNet ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. From now until March 15th.