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The favorable trine between the sun in Pisces and protective Jupiter, even though it's retrograde in Scorpio, informs the mood of the weekend. So you're liable to have a false sense of security and do something crazy, and fairly dangerous, during the disruptive Mars-Uranus square on Saturday. Some signs may feel frustrated by the lack of affection generated by the Venus-Saturn opposition; others might learn what they need to know from retrograde Mercury's conjunction with the sun. By the time Mercury and Jupiter trine on Tuesday, it could be public knowledge. Every sign will be affected by the eclipse of the Virgo full moon later that day, especially if you watch it happen.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
The benefits won't be immediately apparent, because at the moment affable Venus in your Aquarius house of friends, hopes and wishes is being tested by a Saturnian situation that must be dealt with right away. However, an impressive reward for how well you behave this weekend should come through by May. Also know that the provocative square between your impetuous Mars ruler and "color outside the lines" Uranus is a good enough reason to proceed with caution. That interaction may have more alarming results than you anticipate.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Lots of activity over the weekend to hold your interest, but none will make as lasting an impression as Tuesday's lunar eclipse in your Virgo of romance and recreation. Sometimes the effects of an eclipse take three months to manifest, at other times you'll notice the changes immediately. Because powerful Pluto is an integral part of this sun-moon opposition, feelings that have been submerged are likely to surface. Although your partner might not be in the throes of a full-fledged crisis of faith, something along those lines is happening as well.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
A sign that is as conscious of alternatives as Gemini should be aware that you're liable to upset a whole lot of apple carts when daredevil Mars in your sign activates unpredictable Uranus this weekend. Perhaps your actions will elicit a strange response from a parent, maybe your boss will carry on like a madman and maybe the community you identify with will rise up in protest or in praise. Also, something from your past could come to light as your retrograde Mercury ruler and retrograde Jupiter align on Tuesday. Was it something you wrote, something you said?
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Some Moon Children react immediately to a lunar eclipse by taking a nice long nap to restore the life force they feel is being sapped. Others take days, even weeks to notice the effects of the full moon phenomenon. Since Tuesday's eclipse occurs in your Virgo house of communication and travel, (activities ruled by Mercury which is retrograde until March 25), you might not realize what is missing until then. Or, since enthusiastic Jupiter in your house of fun and games is under the spell of magical, musical Neptune, you may be oblivious to anything except the swell time you're having.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Unlike a solar eclipse (an event you'll experience on March 29), a lunar eclipse often gives the Lion an even greater sense of empowerment. So before you really start lording it over the rest of us, remember that Moon Children and Virgins, the folks most affected by Tuesday's full moon eclipse, might be justified in exacting sweet revenge when it's your turn to be eclipsed. Pay attention to the ideas you get while your sun ruler and retrograde Mercury conjunct in artistic Pisces this weekend. There's more to that message than meets the eye.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
No one can control what happens when hot-tempered Mars (currently passing through your Gemini career house) provokes disruptive Uranus in your house of co-workers, health and the dues you're obliged to pay. Try not to lose your temper and stay clear of the folks who are blowing their tops. Forewarned is forearmed, especially during the edgy Virgo full moon eclipse on Tuesday. However, while you're protected by the beneficial trine between Jupiter and your Mercury ruler, feel free to use what does occur as grist for the commentator's mill
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
Every noble bone in your body may be responding to the challenge issued by idealistic Neptune this week. Because the planet that Neptune is focused on is generous Jupiter in your money house, chances are you're about to pay, and pay handsomely, to meet that challenge. Let's hope that being this high-minded is a luxury you can well afford. But if artistic inspiration, not moral imperative, is the motivation behind your spending spree, remind yourself that while Mercury is retrograde, buying high-ticket items, no matter how altruistic the reason is still a no-no.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Wouldn't you know it? The first dramatic eclipse of the year takes place when the sun, in your Pisces house of romance and recreation, opposes the Virgo moon in your house of socio-political aspirations, the part of your chart that'll disappear from view. Could this be a signal to forget about the plight of your fellow man for a while and follow the dictates of your heart? No matter which course you choose, the ethereal Neptunian vibe will continue to emanate from your immediate surroundings. Who at your house is bucking for sainthood?1
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