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The good vibes being spread by yesterday's very lucky Venus-Jupiter trine could span all the way to Saturday. Indulge, enjoy. Then the sun's problematic square to Saturn in early Leo, not exact until Monday evening, may begin to bring you down. As depressing or frustrating as Saturnian events can be, behind the grief there is a lesson being taught, one that we'd better learn and quick. The new lunar cycle begins Thursday afternoon; since the moon is exalted in sensual Taurus, your gut reaction could carry more weight than your rational mind. Indulge, enjoy . . .
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Since when does Aries need permission? Since you sensed that limits could be imposed while the sun in your Taurus money house squares rigid Saturn in your home base. Try to be agreeable and respectful to the family member who controls the purse strings or, for that matter, to whomever collects the rent. And if you don't see immediate results, don't be impatient and push for an answer. Cautious Saturn will take its own sweet time to deliberate, but because the planet is in fire-sign friendly Leo, the outcome should eventually work out in your favor.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
The beginning of a new lunar cycle can offer a fresh start to a Bull who is obsessed by yet another birthday or an issue that is dear to your heart. It's one thing to stand up for something you believe in, another to refuse to budge when the powers that be insist you follow their instructions. A sun-square aspect is difficult enough, but the one between Sol in your sign and Saturn in Leo, the sign of the king, could be the toughest test you'll be given all year long. If frustration or fear is cramping your style, make an effort at the new moon to let go.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
If you feel that every-day matters are not progressing fast enough to suit you, remember that while the sun transits sensual Taurus, it is highlighting your 12th house, the zone you zone out in. Rather than focusing on life in the material world, this four-week period allows you to delve into the deep, dark recesses of your past, as well as your past lives. Too esoteric for the practical Twin? Then simply let things unfold according to their own time table. Despite your lack of interest or involvement, one way or another, karma is getting cleansed.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
If they play their cards right, Moon Children can have a new lease on life every time there's a new moon. The trick is in letting the current lunar cycle complete itself before racing on to the new. Some months this is easier than others, and this is one of those times. Because impulsive, assertive Mars is presently in Cancer, there's a tendency to push too hard to get what you want when you want it. Better to wait until the 27th when the pragmatic and productive Taurus new moon initiates a new phase of your career arc. Less frenetic, more supportive.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
You may be nearing the end of a chapter that began last July when your sun ruler met Saturn in your sign for the first time in 30 years. See if you can tie what occurs when the sun squares Saturn this week to what started back then. The actual conclusion is slated for their conjunction this summer, but the final challengei.e., the third act that starts around the waning square on the 24thshould give you an idea of how the outcome will play out. Use the Taurus new moon energy to visualize the nature and extent of your success.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
One of the positive features of having a new moon take place in a fellow earth sign is how it manages to make current concerns disappear as if by new moon magic. So try to be patient until the 27th when the Taurus new moon cycle puts you in touch with someone else's resources and/or the sensual pleasures you can share. Of the three practical earth signs, Taurus is the one that'll convince you to relax and enjoy. Also to let go of what you cannot control, e.g., a jealous partner's suspicions, the elusive repairman's work load.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
You might be the jealous partner Virgo is worried about since it is your romantic Venus ruler that seems to be succumbing to Pluto's schemes. Although a goodly amount of passion can be released during these semi-annual square aspects, there's also a lot of recriminations and remorse. Remember, while Venus is in empathetic Pisces, you're more susceptible to the figments of your own imagination. Another weekMay 3and Venus will cross over to independent Aries, the sign of your cosmic complement. A different mind set entirely.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 1
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