By Anna Merlan
By Albert Samaha
By Tessa Stuart
By Anna Merlan
By Roy Edroso
By Carolyn Hughes
By Chuck Strouse
By Albert Samaha
A change for the better as the Scorpio sun favors innovative Uranus Friday, the promise of the new in the offing? Sunday could be quite special; an early morning full moon, exalted in Taurus, the down-to-earth sign that Luna loves almost as much as she does Cancer, the emotional water sign she rules. Monday appears to be artistically challenging and romantically confusing; Venus squares idealistic Neptune in Aquarius. Tuesday, Election Day, offers a happy marriage of head and heart, i.e., a Mercury-Venus conjunction in sexy, power-hungry Scorpio. Wednesday is a mass of contradictions: Mercury retrograde squaring nebulous Neptune is either duplicitous or simply misinformed. Militant Mars' supportive trine to unpredictable Uranus in Pisces, the sign of limitless faith, can be dangerous no matter how favorable the aspect. Then the sun-Mercury conjunction mid-afternoon suggests that more information is on the way. Thursday begins with the sun's square to Neptuneillusion, delusion, disillusionment, suspicion, spin.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
How much does money matter? Right now, a whole lot. With so much activity in your Scorpio house of investments, insurance, and inheritances, plus arrangements involving other people's money, you'd better proceed with the utmost caution. At the moment your tendency to come off as unpredictable, overconfident and caustic might not sit well with folks who have a vested interest in your profit and loss statement, e.g., loan officers or your partner. Since Mercury is retrograde (until the 17th) in that section of your chart, errors and oversights will be made.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
You're just as likely to fall for an elaborate scam or believe the latest spin as you are to reject them. It all depends on what you find out when the sun and retrograde Mercury convene in your Scorpio house of significant others. Since your Venus ruler has a significant stake in that meeting, there's a good chance you'll become overly emotional about the information. Be careful, it is one thing to be merely misinformed and another to have your hope's dashed. A saving grace: prudent Saturn's hold on your imagination and ambition.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
As wave after wave of gossip and innuendo seeps into your workplace, your co-workers may flounder in a stormy sea of suspicion. Because it is your retrograde Mercury ruler spreading the word, the Twins are better equipped than most to distinguish the facts from the fabrications. Nevertheless, it makes sense to wait until Mercury turns direct before you take any action that might endanger your position. It's also a good idea to try to stem the tide of paranoia. But since acidic Mars joins Mercury this week, it may be hard to remain sweet and gentle.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Note: after Election Day, fun and games. Are you singing "Happy Days are Here Again?" Or did you campaign so diligently for a proposition that you need a vacation? Maybe you're the kind of Moon Child who, like Nero, is compelled to play while your district goes down in flames? No matter; basically, it's all good. Whatever happens, happens in Scorpio, the water sign hell bent on strengthening its ties to you. Because the romantic implications are also favorable, make the most of this moment in time before it eludes you.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Another of those signals that seem to come from out of the blue whenever your sun ruler and Mercury get together could arrive on the 8th. Pay attention to the messages as well as the vibes you pick up, especially if they concern your family, your residence or the real estate market in general. Should a restriction be placed on you while Saturn in your sign is besieged by all those planets in Scorpio, try to stay relaxed and not stiffen up. A proud Lion has plenty of backbone; you don't need a stiff upper lip as well.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
In the midst of this week's Mercury retrograde, there's the election and its aftermath. The last time this situation occurred, November 2000, Mercury was changing direction and Florida was hanging by a thread, i.e., chad. However, because the Messenger is your ruling planet, you could be the target for the arrows Mercury is shooting all over the place. A conjunction with loving Venus, another one with the creatively suspicious Scorpio sun, and yet another belly-to-belly encounter with abrasive and sexually adventurous Mars. Take pains to not get hurt.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
Let's concentrate on how fine your fine romance is, or is your Venus ruler's trip through your house of acquisitions and values mainly interested in finery? Scorpio can be an intriguing, yet problematic time for the Scales because you probably have a few natal planets in that deep, dark, hard-to-explain water sign. For a verbal Libra, whose ability to convey intelligence and refinement is beyond dispute, these churning emotions can be difficult to deal with, let along express. Luckily, Venus teams up with Mercury to find the words. Write.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
You're golden. There may have been other times when you shone like the sun in all its glory, but that hasn't happened for a while. No matter how you handle the opportunities offered, the amenities extended or the praise you're showered with while so many planets are traveling through Scorpio, try not to take anything for granted. True, lucky Jupiter has been in your sign for the past year, but it's on its way out; so is magnetic Venus. And while your Mars co-ruler is with you for the first time in two years, it, too, doesn't stay for long. Carpe diem.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Plumb the depths of your unconscious, undergo hypnosis, consult an oracle. Just make sure you know what it is you truly want or more to the point, need. Cover all the bases so you won't mismanage the fabulous stroke of good luck heading your way when Venus, the Lesser Fortuna, merges its beneficent rays with those of your Jupiter ruler, AKA, the Greater Fortuna, on the 15th. Sounds like a Tarot reading is in your future. You'd think, with all the talk about Sagittarius being the sign of the Seer, you wouldn't need outside help. 'Taint necessarily so.
Capricorn: Dec. 22 - Jan. 20
Like the Lion, the Goat appears to be standing the test of time. Some people call the tests "problems;" others, your more irritating acquaintances, refer to them as "opportunities." No matter how you deal with what actually comes your way, understand that value-conscious Venus' square to your Saturn ruler and, later this month a square from the Scorpio sun, are normal, seasonal challenges. A ball is thrown; you might hit it, miss it or let it go by. This time the balls represent other people's money and your sex life. Interesting, no?
Aquarius: Jan. 21 - Feb. 18
Feeling reckless? How about more adventurous than usual? That's because courageous Mars is sending strong supportive vibes to your Uranus ruler. Mercury follows suit by extending a warm invitation around Veteran's Day. Think long and hard before you sign up for any passing thing. Just before the Thanksgiving exodus begins, unpredictable Uranus will change direction, from retrograde to direct, a mere two days after Mercury also flips. Chances are you'll change your mind a few times. Try to stay flexible.
These are the times that try men's souls? Maybe. Some Fish could be under undue stress, trying to adjust to a new perspective now that your Neptune ruler is moving forward. Guess what? Another adjustment is in the wind; oddly attractive, altruistic Uranus in your sign turns direct on the 19th, after a five-month (mid-June) hiatus. Then there's little Mercury making its usual retrograde mess. Focus instead on the benefits (material, psychological and emotional) beamed by the doubly fortunate Venus-Jupiter conjunction in empathetic Scorpio.