Rockie Horoscope 129

March 29-April 4, 2002

If you know your ascendant, read it too.

GENERAL FORECAST: No matter what the weather turns out to be, the astrological climate for the Easter holiday weekend is fairly sunny. Sol sextiles both down-to-earth Saturn and idealistic Neptune. A sudden romantic attraction on Friday as Venus and unpredictable Uranus align is the perfect lead-in to the sexy Scorpio lunar vibe that underlies emotional reactions all weekend long. Two planetary shifts, Mercury into Aries and Venus into Taurus, should keep us on our toes since pleasant does not mean complacent. Monday is particularly significant, and not only because people do play April Fools' pranks. On April 1 the last of the self-sacrificing, yet eminently practical trines between Neptune and Saturn is exact. Now the volunteers at ground zero can go home.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Career karma could come down on you, but it'll just as soon reward you for something good you did in the past as penalize you for something rotten. Since mental Mercury is in your sign until the 13th, you'll be able to remember, reason and write without wondering if your communication skills are up to par. You'll be especially effective, bordering on brilliant, when the Aries sun joins Mercury on the 7th. Anticipate getting good news from your inner guides.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Because it occurs each year around this time, you might assume everyone is spaced on allergy medication or suffering from spring fever. But while your affectionate Venus ruler is in your sensual sign, like a bee to a flower you'll attract people who want to do things for you. Thank idealistic Neptune and inventive Uranus in your career midheaven for stellar opportunities to be even more beautiful, more creative and further out there than you usually are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

The last of three rewarding trines between pragmatic Saturn in Gemini and visionary Neptune in Aquarius takes place this week. Having a stronger sense of purpose or another reason to apply your knowledge and technical expertise could be the cherry on top of the sundae that has been under construction ever since the first trine in June. Although Saturn can present restrictions or worries you would rather live without, its trip through your sun sign is traditionally seen as the measure of the man or the woman.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Crabs with tender hearts and soft shells need to protect themselves when they are bombarded this week by "too much information." Sifting and sorting through what is relevant, appropriate and accurate can take more time or be more trouble than it's worth. Just because chatty Mercury the Messenger is busier than usual, and Cancer happens to be one of the signs on his route, doesn't mean you should accept at face value what are in essence pointed barbs. Either toughen up or hang up.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Now is when an ally or partner may benefit royally from his, her or your connection to a group that shares a common vision and adheres to a similar code of ethics. (Whatever might that be? Certainly not a political affiliation!) Words can have a far greater impact now than they ordinarily do, so listen carefully to tone as well as to text. The implications of what is being said and read are huge; be sure you get the message straight, the innuendos, too. Ask for clarification.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

The precise, sometimes prescient Virgo mind is busy churning out ideas and issuing instructions. While your Mercury ruler moves through aggressive, athletic Aries, you tend to go into Mohammed Ali mode, darting like a butterfly, stinging like a bee. Rely on instinct, impulse and a growing appetite for adventure while you still can. Before tax returns are due, you'll probably revert back to the cautious, dependable, earth-bound entity we know and, when you're not criticizing us mercilessly, love.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Young and foolish are the qualities that suddenly seem so attractive. Could someone's carefree approach, audacious mind and youthful image be what's keeping you on your toes? Although art and romance are perennial springtime pursuits for Librans, during this year's Aries cycle, you might get equal pleasure from down-home creature comforts as well as a more rarified aesthetic sensibility. Caviar and grits, Beethoven and boogaloo, Rilke and rap; one foot in each camp, a happy balance.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Keep the fun and games aspect of your romance, as well as your recreational activities, uppermost for as long as you can. A serious tone may set in soon enough, probably when a playmate works up the nerve to say, "I mean business!" And while there is no shortage of courageous acts during Aries, the emphasis is on physical expression and self-actualization, not on emotional well-being and a sense of security. However, with sweet Venus and sexy Mars in Taurus, your partnership sign, you can't complain.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Not every Archer is dealing with a restrictive (or non-existent) partnership arrangement or a worrisome mate, but those who are might find relief, particularly the financial kind, while Neptune in your money house eases some of the strain you've been shouldering. If that's not cause for celebration, how about rejoicing over finally getting kudos for rescuing or reshaping an aspect of your personal life? Both the insightful Aries sun and Mercury support the healing effort that Pluto in Sag is making.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

What began in June and is about to come to completion? That's what you can attribute to the three rewarding trines between your Saturn ruler in airy Gemini and imaginative, idealistic Neptune in equally airy Aquarius. Some Goats made money from music or electronics, some changed their image, some found what passes for religion. No matter how you were affected personally, know that there are more benefits ahead. Before summer is over, Saturn, and you, fall under the influence of innovative Uranus.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Read for Capricorn. It's a rare and beautiful thing to have Saturn (the planet that ruled your sign before Uranus came into the picture) lend common sense and stability to your scene at home, within the family circle and at work. Although you may have had to play according to the rules, the game has served you well. Look at the respect you can command if need be. On the other hand, as Saturn approaches its trine to your Uranus ruler, it's likely you'll invent new rules for a different game.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

The more highly evolved signs, i.e., Pisces, Aquarius and Capricorn, share a common thread this week. All benefit from goodies generated by the rewarding trine between Saturn and your Neptune ruler in Aquarius. Spiritual satisfaction, social interaction and inspirational ideas, rather than material goods and money, probably will constitute your experience, but you could also cement a relationship with a well-established (Saturn) agent (Gemini) who's eager to develop your Neptunian talents.

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