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A dramatic confrontation, a song and dance, a bit of mystery. So goes the weekend. The powers of perception become razor sharp on Friday as Mercury and Mars meet in couple-centered Libra. Later that night affectionate Venus in "May I serve you?" Virgo may be thrown for a loop by its annual opposition to erratic Uranus in Pisces. What turned the tide? Saturday night could bring another power struggle as the Virgo sun challenges what secretive Pluto in Sagittarius has been hiding. Midweek is mop-up time; finish what's on your plate before the endless summer ends.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Make sure the people who matter most are getting what they need and that includes your attentive ear. Because your eager Mars ruler in your Libra complement meets Mercury this weekend, you're apt to rush through the information the Messenger imparts and miss an important point. Take time to re-read your mail, crucial blogs and the script. You don't want to sacrifice depth of understanding so you can be a Johnny-on-the-spot, raring to go you know not where. Writers should take advantage of this bi-annual merger of brains and bravery before it's gone.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Will you break up just to make up? Same-old, same-old is usually comforting, but when your Venus ruler confronts disruptive Uranus, as it will this weekend, you're apt to undergo the shock of recognition that changes everything. Whether "change is good" applies to your relationship depends on just how critically you view it. Remind yourself that Venus won't be in demanding Virgo forever and that as the goddess of love finds favor with generous Jupiter (Tuesday), your attitude may soften. A stroke of luck can do the trick.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
"Smart as a whip" pretty much describes how you'll feel when Mars meets your Mercury ruler on Friday. Sarcastic, maybe a bit bitter, too. A sharp tongue could be your best defense if Venus occupying your Virgo residence and rebellious Uranus in your Pisces midheaven direct flak your way when they oppose each other. Although this might not be the most peaceful of weekends, there'll be plenty of material for social commentators (e.g., neighborhood gossips). Athletes, actual and armchair, also benefit from the advantage ambitious and energetic Mars bestows.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Whether or not the Moon Child feels caught between a rock and a hard place, the weeks between two eclipses can be trickier than other fortnights. So while you're adjusting to what followed from the lunar eclipse on the 7th, keep in mind that a solar eclipse is scheduled for the 22nd. That new moon phenomenon will probably call for further adjustments, particularly regarding travel arrangements or class schedules. Try to remain comfortable while you're juggling a variety of elements and don't get too upset if you drop a ball. It'll bounce.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
After so many summers, the latest brouhaha may feel like old hat. When your powerful sun ruler is challenged by tiny, manipulative Pluto this weekend, the most confident of Lions could roar his head of. Sounding tough could be an effective way of dealing with power struggles, so if you're really frustrated, why not use the mean and muscular Mercury-Mars conjunction in your Libra zone of communication to get your point across? No need to keep the claws sheathed either; militant Mars is not averse to drawing blood.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
You could be emboldened by Mars' merger with your Mercury ruler this weekend, so much so that you'll dare to go where, under normal circumstances, no cautious Virgin would. Since ballsy Mars doesn't meet up with the Messenger that frequently, should you need a shot of Dutch courage, this would be an appropriate time to take it. That their conjunction takes place in your Libra house of finances suggests that you're liable to act on a money matter that's been on your mind for a while. Is it reckless or is it about time?
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
The power of the spoken word could be revealed when vocal Mercury and virile Mars meet in Libra this weekend. So much for the subtle hint, the implied good intention; you're better off stating your case outright, especially if your world gets nudged out of orbit when your amenable Venus ruler has to face whatever weirdness Uranus tosses your way. This annual opposition may be exciting if it presents an attractive alternative, but if you're enjoying a smooth ride and would rather not have it interrupted, now would be a good time to sound off.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Is that a pickpocket eyeing your assets or a close colleague? This weekend, while the attentive Virgo sun challenges your all-or-nothing Pluto co-ruler, the competitive spirit runs rampant. Be careful with whom you bet and what you stake; because unpredictable Uranus in your house of games, romance and other risks is under pressure, there's no such thing as a sure thing. To add insult to someone's injury, your slash-and-burn Mars co-ruler, by teaming up with expressive Mercury, can encourage you to say something you'll regret.1
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