By Jon Campbell
By Albert Samaha
By Albert Samaha
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By Anna Merlan
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Wait a few days to see what the sociable Libra full moon on the 13th brought to the table. Now that Mars is in Cancer, the water sign most concerned with the care and feeding of the needy, any number of gut-wrenching incidents might occur. Early Easter morning vocal Mercury crosses into crusading Aries where it'll raise a ruckus until Cinco de Mayo. However, a supportive trine between the sun and regenerative Pluto during Sunday brunch may be strong enough to heal a rift in the family. Rest up on Monday because Tuesday's action could catch you unawares. The Venus-Uranus merger in Pisces indicates a routine change of heart and/or a round of kinky sex. The Mercury-Mars square, more to argue about. Solar Taurus begins Wednesday night, and on Thursday the rewarding trine between lucky Venus and even luckier Jupiter this year favors the water signs.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Is it possible that the pen really is mightier than the sword? You'll find out after witty, wordy Mercury enters Aries on Easter Sunday. Take a few days to see if you can mount a verbal assault as easily, as effectively as you can cut through the crap you're being fed. Acid tends to flow when your Mars ruler is in Cancer, the sign of the stomach. If you have a grievance against a family member, the landlord or a local chef, don't hesitate to express how you feel. In practically no time, Mercury and constructive Saturn will work out a mutually satisfactory solution.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
It cannot be emphasized enough: This is the week your Venus ruler comes through for you. Not only is the goddess floating through Pisces, the sign of her exaltation which is where she often does the most good, she is also approaching Uranus, the planet of erotic surprises. As well as brilliant ideas, inventive, interesting people and no nerds. The piece de resistance: a beneficial trine between Venus and Jupiter, the bearers of good fortune and glad tidings set for the 20th, but likely to smile on you a few days earlier or later.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
While your Mercury ruler travels through Aries, you could have more in common with the ambitious Ram who is pushing you to go for your latest career objective, be it a major account or your boss' throat. That a significant reward arrives much sooner than anyone anticipates may be a result of Saturn in your Leo money house forming a favorable trine to Mercury on the 20th. Since Saturn, even though it's in flashy Leo, is basically conservative, the payoff might be an offer that's been a long time in the making, not that huge raise.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Having incisive Mars in your sign cuts two ways. If you need to assert your independence, the Warrior will justify your reason for taking matters into your own hands. But swift Martian action can turn inward, so you might wind up hurting yourself. Why not use this infusion of courage to have dental work, a tummy tuck or a facial peel? After the red planet moves onto Leo on June 3, it'll be another two years before Mars comes around to Cancer again. Or you could focus on the loving vibe Venus is sending to lucky Jupiter in your house of romance.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Once your sun ruler crosses into Taurus, the sign governing your career zone, you may become even more achievement-oriented. Ah, the sweet, seductive smell of success. Although Lions are usually not as tenacious as bulldogs, both fixed signs have a tendency to gnaw on their cherished bones til the bitter end. Consider this a veiled warning about the impending challenge due to arrive when the productive Taurus sun squares restrictive Saturn in your sign on the 24th. No lazy leonine excuses and no pulling rank.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Gear up, hunker down, and prepare for the surprise that's about to be sprung. Having magnetic Venus in your Pisces house of partners could draw another attractive, friendly face to your intimate circle. However, when Venus meets unpredictable, easily upset Uranus, there's no telling what'll happen or which way the cookie you covet will crumble. Their conjunction is an annual affair, so try to remember how you handled a similar situation around the same time last year. Venus goes on to make amends by offering a chance to win more than you'll lose.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
You might pull a coup of some kind when your appreciative Venus ruler joins innovative Uranus, not unlike snatching the prize from a co-worker's outstretched hand. Happily no bad feelings ensue, simply shock and awe at such a smooth move. The financial reward arrives a few days later when Venus supports expansive Jupiter in your Scorpio house of assets and income. If there's a high-stakes card game or a visit to the track in the works, go for it. You might not be this lucky at love or another game of chance for quite some time to come.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Whatever the gig or service you recently performed, no matter how easy or difficult, be sure to show your appreciation for the compensation you're offered in return, even if it's unlike any payment you've received before. Why such complicated advice? Because the support your Pluto co-ruler is getting could be coming from someone who is more self-serving than most. Subtle and tenuous relationships are involved, so if you would like to maximize the benefits of this connection, don't ask questions, don't make waves.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Trust that the surprise will be a pleasant one and that artistic Venus' merger with inventive Uranus will introduce something, someone truly amazing to your household. You don't have to profess undying love, but you should give yourself some time to see if this item, this person will bring you the good fortune indicated by Venus' trine to your Jupiter ruler. Meanwhile, sharpen your verbal skills and refine your literary ambitions; while Mercury is in fiery Aries, the desire to express yourself can bubble up and overflow.
Capricorn: Dec. 22 - Jan. 20
A friendly game of poker or Greed may turn out to be a bigger bonanza than you could have anticipated. While generous Jupiter in Scorpio and lucky Venus in Pisces align, Goats, sitting half-way between those two signs, can reap unexpected benefits. However, if this choice opportunity appears in a different guise, e.g. a neighbor's charity event, go for it as well. Anything to keep you distracted while the stubborn Taurus sun gets ready to test your resolute Saturn ruler. What worries you the most? A self-involved parent or a real estate matter?
Aquarius: Jan. 21 - Feb. 18
No matter if you were born around the Chinese New Year or closer to Valentine's Day, every Aquarian gets to face a challenge of some sort this week. A few are fairly easy, e.g., figuring out how much of Jupiter's promise of prosperity is too much of a good thing. Some are more difficult, e.g., how to get your hard-headed spouse, i.e., Saturn in your Leo marriage house, to do what you want him or her to do. And, due to the strength of the fertile Taurus sun, problems are about to surface for some homeowners. Have faith in yourself and all this shall pass. Eventually.
Among the more fortunate of planetary aspects, almost as excellent as the coveted conjunction, is the trine between benevolent Venus and magnanimous Jupiter that takes place this week. While Venus passes through Pisces every year, Jupiter's transit of Scorpio, a supportive water sign, occurs only once every twelve years. No matter how blessed you think you are, don't let their favors slip past your grasp. It'll be another two years until an opportunistic sextile from Jupiter in Capricorn offers the Fish something that's not nearly as good.