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Three of the planets that affect our personal, day-to-day lives go through changes this week. On Friday Mars comes out of retrograde where it's been since October 1. It'll take until the beginning of February (Super Bowl) for athletic, energetic Mars to return to the degree in Taurus at which it flipped. On Monday recently retrograde Mercury reenters Sagittarius, crossing over from Scorpio like it did at Halloween. And on Thursday Venus leaves Capricorn for a short trip through aerial Aquarius before turning retrograde on Christmas Eve and making it back to earthy Capricorn in time for the Rose Bowl. Thursday's full moon in Gemini may offer one too many choices, but it's the merger of the Sagittarius sun with extremist Pluto that night that can force you to stick to your guns.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Consistent, persistent, insistent. Once your determined Mars ruler turns direct in the stubborn sign of the Bull, there's no telling how far you'll go to fulfill your #1 goal. After ten weeks of cooling your heels while Mars was retrograde (plus Mercury was also in reverse), it's time to turn up the heat, hopefully without burning any bridges. Although it may come with its own set of rules, you can count on steady support from a family elder. The same goes for colleagues with a similar vision of a brave new world as yours.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
You'll have about a week to get a sense of how Venus transiting Aquarius will affect your career before it turns retrograde on Christmas Eve. Your ruling planet leaves prudent Capricorn on the 15th only to return for New Year's. But don't confuse your willingness to contemplate a more idealistic Aquarian future with a dilemma over a financial matter, i.e., where the money is coming from and where it is going to go. That issue comes to a head mid-month during the dual-focused Gemini full moon. P.S. Read for Aries.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
The weekend should be pleasant, even downright pleasurable as your Mercury ruler and lovable Venus form a harmonious bond. And after Mercury enters Sagittarius, your cosmic complement, on Monday someone you met at Halloween could resurface. However, you may have to make a difficult choice during the Gemini full moon; not only because of the dualistic nature of this (for the Twins) emotional moon, but because the demands of "off it or save it" Pluto are stronger now than at any other time of the year. No hedging your bets, no compromises.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
The annual Gemini full moon could be the most confusing one of the year for Crabs who usually navigate the highs and lows of emotional waves with ease. Because the vibes the Twins emit are often in flux or cancel each other out, the Moon Child might not be able to decide in which direction things are heading. That this full moon occurs in your 12th house of what is hidden and unknown, the cosmic dues you're paying, can add to your sense of befuddlement. Concentrate instead on work and health issues and what you'd be better off eliminating.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Mars in your career midheaven goes direct on Friday, so what didn't happen over the past ten weeks may suddenly become important again. But with affectionate Venus in your Aquarius house of partners, will you care about anything other than who wants you now? Although Venus doesn't stay past New Year's, she will return in March. So enjoy the pleasure of having good-looking, sociable people around for the holidays, even if it means you can't pay enough attention to a loved one who's tugging at your heart strings.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Momentum picks up now that energetic Mars in Taurus, a supportive earth sign, is facing forward again. Whether you intensify your search for investment money and access to other people's resources or opt for a trip through unexplored territory depends on the decision you'll arrive at after the Gemini full moon illuminates the full range of your options. However, it's possible that you'll change your mind after retentive Pluto is persuaded to release its grip on a long-standing family matter. A reconciliation or revenge?
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
Midmonth would be the ideal time to begin your holiday vacation, but if you can't take off by the light of the Gemini full moon, use it to read maps by. The polarity between curious Gemini and educated Sagittarius can fine tune your fascination with what you don't know and what you have yet to experience. But if you must hang out at home, try to show more interest in a neighbor's, your sibling's or a class mate's affairs. Right now, you can alleviate some of their anxiety without having to play Lord or Lady Bountiful.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 1
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