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Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
For love or money. What might have an obvious impact on you this weekend is the opposition between your fiery Mars ruler and affectionate Venus in your Scorpio house of sex, death, and other people's money. Sometimes this passionate face-off makes the relationship sizzle, sometimes it fizzles, but no matter the outcome, anticipate an exchange of assets. You may threaten to change your will or you could discuss terms for a different deal while Mercury and Jupiter meet in your Libra partnership zone just days after the new moon.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Except for the fiscal ramifications, your forecast this week reads a lot like Aries. However, it is your artistic Venus ruler sitting in your Scorpio house of partners that is confronting Mars in Taurus. What to react to? Opposing points of view, male/female contentiousness or the knowledge that energetic Mars turns retrograde Saturday for ten weeks of enforced idleness? If surgery is scheduled, will rehab take longer than usual or will the procedure have to be repeated after Mars goes direct? P.S. The new moon can introduce a new romantic interest.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
One of the more opportune days of the year appears right after the Libra new moon on Monday ushers in a civilized social agenda and a harmonious reunion within the family circle. When your expressive Mercury ruler joins forces with expansive Jupiter on the 5th, any number of offers to make an appearance and speak your mind could pour in. Writers and pundits will relish their good ideas, rappers and actors their growing audiences, athletes their pervasive media exposure. Grab your chance ASAP, by next weekend Mercury will be in Scorpio.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
The judicious Libra new moon comes up with another way to handle a perplexing educational issue or a situation in the neighborhood. It may also offer a fresh approach to a family matter. And while airy Libra might not be the easiest element to adjust to, because the lunation is also a solar eclipse, a Moon Child could have a greater impact on the people concerned. This week would be a good time to rethink your reasons for making improvements at home. It's also a propitious time for buying if not another car, how about a bike?
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Becoming conservative in your old age? Since sensible Saturn in your sign forms a supportive sextile with your sun ruler this weekend, chances are you won't be terribly affected by the events accompanying the always dramatic, often vitriolic opposition between Venus and Mars. But if you want more insurance, stay away from budding conflicts between the girls and the boys. Also, because the Libra new moon is a solar eclipse, you may not get as much satisfaction from a financial matter as anticipated.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Travel plans might have to be put on hold while adventurous Mars in your Taurus house of life-long ambitions goes retrograde for ten weeks. The same holds true for courses and symposiums that would buff up your resume. Since Monday's sun-moon conjunction is a solar eclipse, your financial picture is not as clear cut as it normally would be this time of year. However, while your Mercury ruler merges with prosperous Jupiter in Libra on the 5th, there's an excellent chance that something spectacular or substantial will come your way.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
The new moon in your sign holds the promise of a new attitude, perhaps a new look for yourself. But don't expect instant gratification; because the sun is eclipsed, it could take longer than a month to achieve the result you want. An indicationmaybe the actual announcementthat benefits are about to arrive could come when Mercury, the messenger, meets lucky Jupiter in your sign on the 5th. Their merger sets the stage for the supremely fortunate sun-Jupiter conjunction at the tail end of your sign that is scheduled for October 22.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
It's not a sure thing, but there's a fair chance that a casual acquaintance will do something that'll add legitimacy or luster to your good name. No biggie, just a nudge in the right place at the right time. However, the primary focus this week is less on you than on a partner who, because your Mars co-ruler is turning retrograde in Taurus, could be at a crossroads that'll affect you both. Be as supportive as you honestly can, but also know that the decision could take a lot longer to reach than either of you expect.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Despite the portents that classically accompany a solar eclipse, the Libra new moon might bring pleasant, even pretty, people onto your scene, who, whether you like it or not, may still be around three months later. Sometimes an infusion of new faces acts like a tonic, sometimes it's overwhelming; however, if some want to foster your career, then the time and attention they demand could be worth it. Few Centaurs are certifiable loners, but since archery is not exactly a team sport, having a bunch of boosters buzzing around can become a distraction.1
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