Rockie Horoscope 130

Rockie Gardiner's astrological forecast for the week of April 5-11, 2002.

If you know your ascendant, read it too.

GENERAL FORECAST: This is the weekend we spring forward. Don't worry, you'll be compensated for the time lost to Daylight Saving as soon as the adventurous Aries sun and Mercury bombard you with barrier-breaking ideas. Also on Sunday, this dynamic duo turns the tables on some of the sneaky, secretive stuff Pluto recently revealed. Is redemption in the cards? A favorite fantasy grows more imaginative, more impossible to fulfill when Venus and Neptune, the hearts-and-flowers romantics, test your willingness to believe the gooey glop being pitched. However, bullshit can easily segue into bullets by Wednesday while militant Mars challenges explosive Uranus, currently sitting on the USA's moon in revolutionary Aquarius. Be prepared for shockwaves, if not an earthquake.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

The annual birthday rebirthing process can affect you more deeply this year than usual. Somehow you tie into an unspoken, and probably unspeakable, desire, perhaps an inexplicable curiosity about exotic people and arcane practices. As Mercury and the sun meet in your sign, you might become a more clever and well-spoken Ram. This is an asset because, when your assertive Mars ruler tests unpredictable Uranus midweek, and you do something weird, you'll be able to talk your way out of a difficult situation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The Bull is fortunate when it comes to finances this week, but when dealing with artistic or romantic matters, you could lose your sense of what's possible and what isn't. While you're making magic, music or movies, the inspiration generated by Neptune's square to your Venus ruler produces fantastic results. But when you apply such faith in the power of illusion to your love life, you're courting, if not disaster, then disappointment. Could anybody be as perfect as the person you're idealizing?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

A group effort, such as a charity event, is the arena that benefits the most from the illuminating ideas coming to you, like lightning bolts while your Mercury ruler and the daring Aries sun join forces. Friends probably know more than they're willing to reveal about a partnership matter, but if you're persistent and swear to secrecy, you'll find out what you want to know. This is a good time to take steps to repair a relationship that's showing some wear and tear, but is nowhere near unraveling.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Are you up for an award? If not a blue-ribbon or statue you can clutch, perhaps a smashing review will be what materializes from the media-driven merger of Mercury and the Aries sun in your career midheaven. Don't be surprised if the family's good name shows up in the press, especially since work and service is the other area of your chart being highlighted. What you want to avoid is any combination of money and friends; this week a joint investment can destroy the friendship.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Lions, particularly those born around August 10, can be extremely fortunate this weekend. Your brilliant sun ruler and Mercury in fiery Aries provide a soaring spirit, brilliant idea and, despite prior pain, a willingness to fall in love again. This is no harmless flirtation, but something deep and, for a change, not headed for imminent disaster. That scary situation can be sidestepped if you stay clear of airports and an erratic partner, parent or employer who is about to blow a fuse.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Things may get a little too parental or family-centric for comfort. Virgins are experiencing another of those six-times-a-year meetings between your Mercury ruler and the sun. This weekend the ideas transmitted by the powers that be concerns a joint financial matter, the occult or a legacy in the making. Let's hope the inheritance is memorabilia stored in the attic for lo, these many years and not a dirty little secret a relative decides it's time to reveal.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Smartass, smart mouth. This weekend the clever folks across the table might also be full of piss and vinegar. When the sun and Mercury meet in often acidic, always courageous Aries, people like to get straight to the point, sometimes by taking a shot at the heart. But because you -- well, your Venus ruler -- is protected by lucky Jupiter, the slings and arrows should slide right off. No one appreciates wit, wisdom and the written word more than Librans, especially if you're acquiring the info you need.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Another opportunity for collecting the big bucks can show up when Mercury and the Aries sun favor your Pluto co-ruler. Making a lot of money might not be that rare an event, but because the dough flows easily from the work you're doing or the service you're providing, it's foolhardy to take the rewarding trine aspect for granted. And don't aggravate an unstable family matter by poking and prodding away at it. Your Mars co-ruler is teetering on the edge, you could be there as well.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

A lot of creative energy gets unleashed this weekend, so be sure to avail yourself of whatever pleasures you can uncover by hanging around your Aries house of romance, risk and recreation. Whether playing sports or playing around, you're likely to do something you normally don't do in any season except spring. Incidentally, children might suddenly become objects of desire (non-sexual) as well as instructors in the art of living and loving. The heart chakra opens. Will a toddler toddle in?

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Insights into house and garden plus your family tree come easily this week, but in no particular order. While thoughtful Mercury and the aggressive Aries sun join forces, you might feel that you're under the gun. Don't like it? Then don't insist on digging deeper into questions that arise or tapping into your relatives' sketchy memories. While you don't have to spend a ton on impulse buying, a provocative square midweek to high-tech Uranus in your money house could provide a valid reason.



AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Natives born at the end of January are super-susceptible to anything that reeks of romance right now. The artsy-fartsy vibe is also strong, so find something to do that'll protect you from the excesses of an over-active imagination. Mid-February birth dates could be the target of an angry Aries, Scorpio, Gemini or Virgo bent on wreaking havoc. Or, at the least, disrupting a stable situation at home. Does April 2000 set off an alarm? That was the last time Mars in Taurus squared your Uranus ruler.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Like some Water-Bearers, Fish are in for one helluva' fanciful weekend. But since Pisces is a more emotional sign than idea-driven Aquarius, you'll probably adore hearing violins play in the background of, what you imagine is, a true romance. Artists fare better than lovers do, because they have a chance to make real money, also to get closer to a casual friend who could become a patron. Nonetheless, faux, faking it and fraud are very much in evidence. Examine the bait before you bite.

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