Rockie Horoscope 131

April 12-18, 2002

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GENERAL FORECAST: Take a minute on Friday afternoon to make your intentions known, if only to yourself. The Aries new moon on the 12th ushers in a new lunar cycle, and with it, new possibilities for you to explore. The tenor of the times can change faster than a speeding bullet in Smallville. On the 13th Mercury moves into security-minded Taurus and militant Mars takes off for the dizzying heights of Gemini.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Take a moment on Friday (lunchtime would be good) to center yourself, especially if you were knocked a bit off course when explosive Uranus threw an obstacle in your way. Because the Aries sun and Uranus reconcile through a supportive sextile during the next few days, you might catch a glimpse of what lies ahead. Envision yourself achieving a notable success; with your Mars ruler in the sign of the Twins until Memorial Day, you'll do your best by doing two things at once.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Publish, advertise, say your piece. With Mercury in Taurus for the rest of the month, the mind is in synch with the mouth, and what you think gets a warm reception. This is not always the case, so take advantage of the time and the tide, since, as we've been told by a Taurus, that waits for no man. Because your affable Venus ruler is also in your sign, use a soft-spoken, friendly approach when selling yourself. After militant Mars enters Gemini on the 13th, your threats won't carry the same clout.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

While assertive Mars is in your sign until Memorial Day, feel free to push and shove with the best of the bullies, insisting that your way is the right way. Don't forget the highway; adventurous Mars also makes you more mobile and willing to court danger. Athletes do particularly well during this only-once-every-two-year interlude, so if you intend to break a record, get cracking. Artists and musicians get their shot at the end of April, everyone gets hornier.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Somewhere there is a personal life on hold that you'll get back to, but while so many planets are highlighting your professional life, better to concentrate on what you can accomplish now. The cosmic energy isn't directed solely to your career, but also encompasses your reputation in the community and place in the world at large. Don't forget that having lucky Jupiter in your sign, although only through July, is a once-every-12-year injection of human growth potential.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Moving on sometimes means just that -- put your body in a different place and your spirit, your heart will follow. This is the time of year Leos linger over the travel section, imagining the adventures that await them this summer. Go ahead, make plans. If a working partnership hasn't run its course by now, chances are this person will be around when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. But if a relationship is in danger of tanking, try throwing out a life line on the 17th.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Your imagination tends to take over whenever Neptune in your house of romance, recreation and other risks worth taking is aroused. Right now the old man of the sea insists you pay attention to your aesthetic sense; he's inspiring all sorts of mischief and make-believe. So what if that means lying to yourself! Some people call it, being your own mythographer. The reality is that you are creating something that has a life of its own. But is it true love?

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Whatever follows from the Aries new moon this weekend will impact on your connection to the people you are closest to. Romantic couples and business partners start another phase of their relationships every year around this time. How well you integrate this turn of events into the rest of your life depends somewhat on how gracefully you can let go of your security blanket. Be patient. After your Venus gets to high-flying Gemini in another week, there'll be far less clutching and clinging.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Before Taurus settles in and relationships become more intense or need more "work", take time to evaluate the course of your own work, your health too. While Scorpios rarely lose sight of their long-range goals, so far this spring, you've been doing a lot for other people. It's probable that, until your birthday arrives, you'll have even fewer opportunities to concentrate on purely personal objectives. Nevertheless, this shouldn't stop you from bringing another warm, furry creature home.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

A bad case of spring fever can hit you anytime in the next two weeks. Watch out for telltale signs of heat, rising like the phoenix from the ashes of an old love affair. Also for traces of ambiguity and an inability to choose one course of action over another. If, in your confusion, you spout words of wisdom without being asked for your opinion, then it is high time you took off for parts unknown and experienced a real adventure. You don't have to go very far for a change of scene.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

You're still in a family way, so to speak. The personal planets are concentrated in your houses of ethnicity, domesticity and recreation. While some Goats may hone in on the romantic possibilities the planets are offering, others are drawn to the competitive spirit of their playmates and may want to give them their best shot. So, unless you play baseball professionally, forget your concern with money and career accomplishments for a while and enjoy this interlude of simple living and loving.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

One by the one, as first the boys (Mars), then the girls (Venus) step up to the plate, whatever uncharted territory Aquarius represents to them is about to be invaded. Being the lone, but hardly loud voice trying to be heard above a chorus of "I told you so!" can be a chilling experience. However, this is what happens when planets passing through Taurus challenge your unique take on a situation. It's a seasonal thing and you might as well get used to it. As soon as Gemini energy moves in, harmony and ease will prevail.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Look around for signs that a new financial venture is about to take root. Spring is when Pisces get their best ideas about what will give them security, yet not be boring or limit their range of expression. If you find that neighbors, siblings, even local merchants, are pissing you off, step back before you mouth off, and remind yourself that acerbic Mars -- no Mr. Rogers, he, -- hasn't invaded your immediate surroundings since 2000. And yes, the conflicts can continue through May.

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