Rockie Horoscope 137

May 24-30, 2002

If you know your ascendant, read it too.

GENERAL FORECAST: More is going on than meets the eye. The last of the three oppositions between Saturn, representing the establishment, and subversive Pluto takes place Saturday night. The first occurred in August, the second in November of 2001. Sunday's lunar eclipse is exact at 4:51 a.m. PDT, marking the third of the spring full moon celebrations, the Gemini Festival of Humanity. Later that morning, militant Mars and unpredictable Uranus form an air trine. Although the trine is a rewarding aspect, these two planets are often associated with violent, earth-shattering events. Memorial Day begins as the Gemini sun conjuncts retrograde Mercury, in case you need help remembering. On Tuesday militant Mars moves into patriotic Cancer, the USA's birth sign, for the first time in two years. More to come next week.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Being brilliant, especially when you're online or videotaping, is one of the advantages offered by your Mars ruler's rewarding trine to electromagnetic Uranus. You can also benefit from ties you've already made to scientific and/or political organizations. Despite the eclipses (lunar on the 26th, solar on June 10) across your financial axis, you'll do okay if your money comes from photography, dance, chemicals, plastic, oil or fish -- Neptune's domain. And don't forget music.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Another one of those super lucky periods is fast approaching. Rather than spreading yourself thin now -- doing a little here, a little there -- concentrate on making your main move, e.g., buying and selling, on June 3. That's when your Venus ruler merges with prosperous, protective Jupiter in Cancer. Can you be overly optimistic and extravagant, will you feel blessed? You bet. Could you win the lottery? Not if you don't play. Until then, take stock of how lucky you already are. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Time is on your side. All you have to do is stay on this plane (and away from airplanes) until the Gemini new moon eclipse on June 10th has come and gone. But first get through the full moon eclipse (5 degrees of Sag-Gemini) on the 26th without exhibiting undue skittishness, discover what the sun and your Mercury ruler (retrograde though it may be) have to teach when they meet on the 27th and somehow bypass the power games people (well, one in particular) play on June 6 when the Gemini sun and manipulative Pluto confront each other.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Time is on your side. All you have to do is stay on this plane (and away from airplanes) until the Gemini new moon eclipse on June 10th has come and gone. But first get through the full moon eclipse (5 degrees of Sag-Gemini) on the 26th without exhibiting undue skittishness, discover what the sun and your Mercury ruler (retrograde though it may be) have to teach when they meet on the 27th and somehow bypass the power games people (well, one in particular) play on June 6 when the Gemini sun and manipulative Pluto confront each other.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

After Sunday's lunar eclipse, whatever emerges from the dark side should link up with the last of the Saturn-Pluto oppositions. Is there something about the government (Saturn) and the terrorists (Pluto) of 9/11 we still don't know? How this eclipse affects the Moon Child depends on the transformation you've been undergoing since the first opposition in August 2001. But now you'll have more physical energy and a stronger sense of purpose because, for the first time in two years, Mars will be in your sign.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Ideas that pop into your head from out of the blue are the ones to consider seriously. During the six times a year when Mercury and your sun ruler meet, you tend to hear directly (via dreams) from your spirit guides, no intermediaries necessary. Since the conjunction on the 27th takes place in your career midheaven, questions like, "When will my work scene become clear?" should be answered in the next two weeks, as soon as the sun contacts reputable Saturn and regenerative Pluto.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

So much for cautionary tales. You'll either triumph over the challenges strewn in your path by planets in your airy Gemini midheaven or you won't. But if you don't, you'll still have constructive ideas gleaned from the conjunction between your Mercury ruler and the sun on the 27th to comfort you. If a career or a family matter is making you anxious, tell yourself that nothing succeeds like duress, and that responsible Saturn at the top of your natal chart will put you, not the other guy, in the executive suite.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Remind yourself that while other signs are bitching about the fickle finger of fate screwing them, you're being rewarded by the same Gemini planets that are giving them grief. Finding financial, emotional and spiritual support where you least expect is among the gifts being bestowed by the easy-flowing trine in air signs. Another is the opportunity to create a more artistic environment at home. Then there's the chance of having a thrilling adventure or a spur-of-the-moment romantic tryst.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Money is currently making your world go round, but until your Mars co-ruler escapes the Gemini duality and nestles under Jupiter's protective wing, you're apt to feel on edge, reluctant to take that leap into the great entrepreneurial beyond. Your attitude will change by the July Fourth weekend when the two planets that expand business and education meet in nourishing Cancer. Prepare for the inevitable upsurge of spirits, but don't become overly confident, another by-product of this optimistic, enthusiastic conjunction.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Read for Scorpio and Gemini. Trust that you'll find your place somewhere between the pressures of the present and the prospects of the imminent future. Between Memorial Day and Independence Day, you'll have to make or, more likely, avoid making a do-or-die decision. Rather than planning ahead, try to adjust to changing circumstances as they occur, because, with so many planets in Gemini opposing your natal planets, you can't be sure which way the wind is blowing until your allergies actually act up.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

"Someone to watch over me" is what you'll get when Venus merges with protective Jupiter in your Cancer complement next week. Their union also suggests that your guardian angel is well-endowed and willing to bring good taste and extreme good fortune to the relationship. Until then, all you can do is experience the last of Pluto's assaults on your Saturn ruler, enduring or, if you're fast enough on your feet, evading whatever slings and arrows of outrageous fortune are being flung your way.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

Let it go. Impetuous Mars may shock you when it makes contact with your individualistic Uranus ruler over the holiday weekend, but no matter what unexpected (and uncalled for) event occurs, put it in the past, fast. Otherwise, after Uranus goes retrograde from June 2 until November 3, you could wind up recreating that scene and its repercussions over and over again in your head. What a waste of time and heightened powers of perception! Instead, focus on other ways to get high, particularly through art, music and your spiritual practice.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Like Scorpio, another emotional water sign, you'll benefit from an easy flow of compassion coming from simpatico Cancerian planets and people. February Fish feel it now, the rest as June progresses. Use the genuine concern to assuage some of the hardships or hard feelings emanating from planets in Gemini and Sag to your natal Pisces positions. This is a difficult time for the mutable signs, and, pride aside, you should take comfort where you find it. A little romance couldn't hurt, either.

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