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Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Friendship and finances. That's the leitmotif of the Aries week. The friend, or a group of like-minded folks, is represented by unpredictable Uranus; the financial situation, particularly if it involves other people's money, by the Sagittarius sun. On Monday, as the creative sun squares chaotic Uranus in Pisces, all hell could break loose. You'll figure out a way to put the relationship back together after the Sag new moon cycle kicks in on the 1st if you focus on the ethical implications rather than the monetary value.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Mercury retrogrades back into your Scorpio complement this weekend, so if an "oldie but goodie" ex hasn't appeared yet, now would be the time. Surprises pop up all over the place whenever disruptive Uranus is unleashed. As our work week ends, you may hear about an offer you probably shouldn't refuse, but if it doesn't originate with the Corleones, ask for more time to consider it. Say until adventurous Mars in your sign turns direct on the 9th and confronts protective Jupiter in Scorpio at least one more time. Mid-January?
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
After so many retrograde periods, by now it should be obvious that the days just before and after your Mercury ruler changes direction are the ones when things go ker-flooey. So, knowing that Mercury will flip on the 3rd, it makes sense to reconsider whatever outrageous action you're tempted to take during the sun square to idiosyncratic Uranus. Being original is one thing, certifiable is another altogether. Meanwhile, the Sagittarius new moon on the 1st can initiate an entirely new round of meetings with potentially significant partnerships.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Every new moon gives the Moon Child the opportunity to change the tune that's been playing in your head for the past month. Say a fond farewell to the refrain you've been listening to or, perhaps worse, humming over the Thanksgiving weekend. After the comedic Sag sun and moon merge on the 1st, you shouldn't be surprised if the silly love song you channel turns out to be Monty Python silly. Anything to diffuse the growing tension generated by the imminent face-off between militant Mars and expansive Jupiter.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Restless Lions usually welcome the dramatic action generated when your sun ruler makes a "hard" aspect to the "outer" planets. But when that planet is kooky Uranus and it's bordering on your house of other people's money (e.g. a check you've been waiting for), then the result of their challenging square might not be as liberating as you anticipate. Also, because the creative force of the sun coupled with the destructive urge of Uranus often indicates earthquake activity, you should probably stick to safe and sane choices until the Sagittarius new moon has kicked in.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Sagittarius can be a tricky time for Virgins who want to enjoy stability and tradition during the holidays rather than be subjected to the insecurity and/or excitement of a "go with the flow" sensibility. Depending on how drastically the sun's difficult square to Uranus in your Pisces house of partners affects your relationship, that flow could be headed straight down the toilet. Before you pack your bag, remember that any decision made before your retrograde Mercury ruler turns direct on the 3rd will likely be revised.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
Retrograde Mercury in your money house may transmit the wrong information, return a bank deposit or otherwise contribute to annoying, but minimal mistakes in your balance sheet. You could wait until Mercury faces forward on the 3rd before addressing the issue or, better yet, assume that the Sagittarius new moon on the 1st will introduce something fun that you'd prefer to do. It's a see-saw kind of week with beautiful wild things showing up when you least expect them, trailed by authority figures waving their traditional safety nets. The choice is yours.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Once the turkey and leftovers are gone for good, your prospects for personal growth and financial gain can improve considerably. Having free-wheeling Jupiter in your sign will present opportunities that at first may seem like too much of a risk. But after your ballsy Mars co-ruler faces Jupiter next weekend, that feeling could vanish. If you don't want to jump on the offer right away, you should know that you'll have another turn after Mars comes out of retrograde in two weeks. One more in mid-January.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
You may feel you're in the clear after retrograde Mercury backs out of your sign on Saturday, but it'll be back Dec. 12, refreshed, revised and rarin' to mess with your mind and machines. This week what you have to contend with is the contradictory responses you'll get when the Sagittarius sun is provoked by revolutionary Uranus, only to be rewarded by the Saturnian power elite a few days later. Centaurs usually support ideas that lead to a better future, but, despite the new cycle the Sagittarius new moon initiates, tried and true could get your vote.1
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