Rockie Horoscope 138

May 31-June 6

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GENERAL FORECAST: Deciphering the message of last weekend's lunar eclipse as well as the cryptic sun-Mercury conjunction could keep you busy for the rest of Gemini. Remember that mental as well as physical gymnastics are among the Twins' favorite activities. Imagery and ideals may sweep you away on Saturday when the sun and imaginative Neptune trine. Sunday could feel disjointed as Uranus, ruler of the ankles, turns retrograde for its usual five month sojourn. On Monday Venus, the lesser, and Jupiter, the greater of the ancient "benefics," meet in Cancer. Moon children are particularly lucky, but so are folks born under Taurus, Libra and Sagittarius. So much for the niceties, because on Thursday, the Gemini sun opposes degenerative Pluto and underscores what happened when Saturn opposed last weekend. Mercury is preparing to go direct on Friday. On your mark, get set...

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

Rams who are vested in film, music and deep-sea diving might enjoy a measure of success when the sun in your money house trines Neptune in your career midheaven. One of your dreams is about to pay off. Home and hearth are guaranteed sources of satisfaction, although it's fairly certain you're going to spend more than you intend. When generous Venus and Jupiter get together, there are no limits to the good times and the live-and-let-live attitude that accompanies them. Open house at your place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Bulls born in April who share the Rams' good fortune should also read for Aries. Those born in May might feel happy for no other reason than their Venus ruler is meeting with expansive, enthusiastic Jupiter. Where the sign of Cancer falls in your natal chart is where you'll grow emotionally and prosper financially for the next 15 months. For folks with Taurus rising, the annual merger occurs either in your house of assets and values or communication, neighbors and siblings.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Gemini might not be sure why the future looks so rosy. Is there a fairy godparent who's looking out for you? Confidence (as well as con artists) abound while the sun finds favor with illusionary Neptune this weekend. Twins born near the Cancer cusp may feel uprooted by Uranus' change of direction. If so, take time to regain your footing and don't proceed until well after your Mercury ruler turns direct on the 8th. Celebrating a birthday this week? Get rid of the baggage slowing you down.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Moon Children born close to the Gemini cusp could be rockin' and reelin' from macho Mars' entrance into your sign. That's because on Tuesday the fiery planet activated 0 Cancer, the degree of the powerful total solar eclipse last June. Crabs born around July 8 are being blessed by the annual marriage of loving Venus and lucky Jupiter. Make the most of this extremely fortunate conjunction; next year you won't be as fabulously wonderful and beloved as you are now. Just wealthier.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Pretty fantasies and ugly reality carry equal weight this week. As your sun ruler supports visionary Neptune, what you wish for in a relationship or what you picture yourself working at can take shape before your very eyes. Concurrently, while the sun opposes Pluto in your house of pleasure and entertainment, you could nail what or who is dragging you down and let go of that negative influence. The opposition replicates a full moon; it brings an unpleasant matter to a head and, like a pimple, obsesses you until it's popped.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Unpredictable Uranus flipping in the area governing job descriptions and working out might make a difference in your daily routine, but chances are the five-month retrogression will affect your generation more than it'll impact on your personal life. What could have a major effect on your career and domestic scene is the annual opposition between the Gemini sun in your midheaven and powerful Pluto pushing for a major improvement at the house or within the family circle. Plumbing problems?

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Could too much of a good thing motivate you as much as having too little? You'll get a chance to check this out while your magnetic Venus ruler and generous Jupiter merge in your Cancer midheaven. The annual conjunction by itself is a stroke of good luck, no matter what sign it falls in. But when these planets of good fortune meet at the top of your chart, your career could take off and the family name can glitter like gold. Will you be able to live up to all this good press? How hard should lovable (and lazy) Libra try?

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

You'll have a fair idea of what to expect from the sun's opposition to your Pluto co-ruler next Thursday. The action will follow or confirm what happened when Saturn opposed Pluto last weekend. It'll probably be a money matter or the end of a trend that started this time last year. Balance the intensity of your feelings by appreciating the benefits, e.g., protection and better prospects, you're getting from the fortunate marriage of Venus and Jupiter in Cancer, a simpatico water sign.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Once more into the breach. It can feel like you're engaged in a battle of wills, with occasional tests of courage and patience thrown in. Get through the challenging face-off between the Gemini sun and regenerative Pluto in your sign next Thursday without relinquishing too much personal power and you'll be in good shape to withstand what the solar eclipse on the 10th brings. Meanwhile don't let the happy marriage of loving Venus and your Jupiter ruler on Monday slip by unnoticed. Celebrate something precious to you.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

A fairly unusual financial matter or your latest electronic device could become, if not a problem, then a bigger deal than anyone expected. Quirky Uranus in your money house changes direction on Sunday. Luckily you'll have access to other people's resources as well as their generous spirit, thanks to the Venus-Jupiter merger in your Cancerian marriage house. If you're buying lottery tickets, take a partner. You don't want to go it alone when the Force is obviously not with you.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)

We assume you would be aware of your ruling planet's change of motion on Sunday. But even an attentive Aquarius could be oblivious since your focus is rarely turned that far inward, which is what retrograde periods are basically about -- review, reassess, remember. So while the next five months pass blithely by, all you really have to do is make sure you get tickets for the shows you simply must attend. This way you can bond with fellow members of your generation and whoever else shares this communal, intrinsically Aquarian experience.

PISCES (February 19-March 19)

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly and Crabs gotta scurry off to their home sweet homes. You might feel the same way once you realize that the goodies being offered by the gracious and generous Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Cancer can make you feel quite content. After darting this way and that to avoid further repercussions from the onslaught of Gemini planetary aspects -- the questioning is almost over -- Fish deserve to rest in peace and relish their pleasure.

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