Rockie Horoscope 124

February 22-28, 2002

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GENERAL FORECAST: Up and down. Over the weekend a rewarding trine between the Pisces sun and Jupiter, still retrograde in Cancer but getting ready to turn direct on March 1, can spread good fortune like sunshine all over the place. But your happy face might turn gloomy when the sun squares stern Saturn on Tuesday. In between the high high and the low low you'll have magical, musical moments as Mercury and Neptune merge, as well as a pretty passionate encounter while Venus squares secretive Pluto. Overseeing this drama, is a big, white winter moon that becomes totally full in Virgo Wednesday at 1:17 a.m..

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

You're especially incisive, inventive and wired into what's happening with your more brilliant or socially-conscious friends. While your Mars ruler is favored by eclectic Uranus, breaking out of old habits, extricating yourself from ties that no longer serve a mutually rewarding purpose is relatively easy to do. However, accomplishing any of this may cost more than you're willing to pay, but this is not your fault, simply another consequence of Saturn in your money house.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Go ahead and fantasize about your next reward, something of value beyond the merely monetary while the sun favors magnanimous Jupiter in your house of assets this weekend. However, with such favorable financial auspices you might as well plan on how you'll spend those lottery winnings. Filthy lucre not up your alley? How about a down-and-dirty sexual experience? That's likely to happen when your Venus ruler falls under the spell of passionate Pluto's irresistible come-on.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Practical and poetic at the same time? How you manage this trick depends on what message you hear after your Mercury ruler receives consistent, constructive support from prudent Saturn this weekend. Then, when Mercury meets idealistic Neptune, you can put those inspirations and aesthetic ideas into a workable format and somehow profit from the interaction. Also look for a satisfactory conclusion to a matter that first arose in early January, before Mercury went into retrograde.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Young and foolhardy folks may lead you off on a musical or mystical pursuit, but the most important connection you make this week is to someone with appreciable amounts of money and/or sex appeal. Because the sympathetic Pisces sun favors prosperous Jupiter in your sign, good stuff will result. Don't take this boon for granted; you might not be this lucky again until your birthday. Also understand that as the moon grows fuller, the Moon Child becomes more aware of the feelings others are projecting. Protect yourself.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Inveterate gamblers and entertainment aficionados already know that they should be in Vegas or Atlantic City this weekend so that they can maximize the rewards coming from the lucky trine between generous Jupiter and their sun ruler. The other Lions might buy lottery tickets, play poker with friends or simply wait and see what kind of blessing is bestowed upon them and, more importantly, by whom. The Virgo-Pisces full moon Wednesday highlights your assets and what, besides possessions, you currently value.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

The good, the bad and the ugly stuff that might happen pales when examined under the perceptive eye of that huge Virgo full moon. As the Pisces sun favors expansive Jupiter in your career house, you and a partner are rewarded for a job well done or, at least, well-publicized. However, the sun's test of stiff-upper-lip Saturn can be a big, fat downer. Ugliness creeps in when artistic Venus is subjected to a fit of jealousy from a manipulative parent or a demented home improvement worker. Watch it all unfold and keep your mouth shut.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Mars in your Aries marriage house works two ways. The horny guy might invigorate the relationship this weekend with novelties such as sex toys for bad girls and boys. Macho Mars could also be too overbearing for a harmonious Libra. But you're more likely to be bothered by Pluto pushing and shoving your Venus ruler around. When those two form a challenging square, something deep, dark and sexual usually occurs. Since Venus is currently in sacrificial Pisces, the event smacks (bad pun intended) of particularly degrading s and m.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

October Scorpions may benefit significantly from the favorable trine between the sun in Pisces and protective Jupiter in Cancer, the other water signs. But because the trine is an easy-going aspect, you might not appreciate the extent of the largesse being bestowed, unless, of course, you win the lottery. What you can't miss is the depth of the emotions evoked when magnetic Venus challenges your passionate Pluto co-ruler. An expensive power-struggle over a romantic prize is bound to follow.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Three times a year the Sagittarius ship comes in, and this weekend is one of them. Whenever the sun trines or conjuncts your expansive Jupiter ruler, wonderful (and awfully expensive) things happen. Since the Pisces sun is in your house of 7-11s, I would invest in lots of lottery tickets. This is also an excellent time to launch or cash in on a publishing venture. But all is not milk and honey; jealousy rears its ugly head when affable Venus tests suspicious Pluto in Sag. Sweet revenge, you betcha'.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Early Pisces, when the sun is still drifting across your money house, is typically a pleasant time for the Goat. But this week the sun giveth and the sun taketh away. A supportive trine to prosperous Jupiter in your Cancerian complement suggests that someone close receives plenty of something you both value highly. But a challenging square to your Saturn ruler may mean that you'll be disappointed, even anxious over the outcome. Parents who are tested by their offspring will probably flunk.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February)

Writer's block vanishes once Mercury again meets inspirational Neptune in your sign and recharges the project put on hold while the Messenger was retrograde. Now that the time for reviewing has passed, you're probably as well-organized and well-informed, especially about a matter concerning real estate or a parent, as you will ever be. Deal with the details ASAP so that you can spend quality time with your partner or spouse during the sweetly romantic Virgo-Pisces full moon period midweek.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

This birthday week presents a few magical moments and a few dubious ones, too. On the plus side is the sun's trine to Jupiter, the prosperous protector that can bring much moola and happy times. Mercury's merger with your Neptune ruler is dreamy, delicious and artistically inspiring. But when the sun challenges strict Saturn, the bloom comes off the roses and you'll have another problem to deal with. Venus in your sign can also cause trouble if she reaches out to power-mad Pluto. Don't flirt with your boss or the mayor, either.

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