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Other than another sun-Mercury gab fest, and a supportive trine between Mars, the Warrior in sagacious Sagittarius and Saturn, the chief executive, in regal Leo, not much happens this week. So here's a glimpse into what might rock your world in 2007. Read Gemini for the Mercury retrograde schedule so you know well in advance when to bail. Clip and save.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
A powerhouse of a year for an ambitious Aries. Your Mars ruler's bi-annual meeting with "cut the crap" Pluto next weekend doubles your determination to get your own way. During February Mars in Capricorn, the sign of the successful executive, can propel your reputation to new heights. Come spring, the red planet zeros in on your personal life and physical well-being. Prosperous Jupiter provides growth through mind-expanding travels and fateful encounters; a new guru? Later for the frivolous playmates; a romance grows serious.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Bulls become even more involved with other people's money, however this year Jupiter's foresight can protect your joint financial arrangements. And while sex might not be any better, there's likely to be more of it. Mind-fucking, too. The main issues are still generated by stern Saturn in your zone of real estate and family affairs. Although your career might not take off dramatically, the more idealistic or artistic your work, the more people will relate. Social life blossoms in spring; complications during the summer.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
Mark your calendar: In 2007 your Mercury ruler turns retrograde on Feb. 13; June 15 and Oct. 11. Each period lasts a little over three weeks; however, you'll need some days to prepare and recover. Since nothing new begins then, why not visit old friends, schedule a real vacation or try rewriting the script? Especially loving interludes during April, again in November; but the true blessings come from wealthy and wise Jupiter inhabiting Sagittarius, home to your marriage and business partners, for the first time in 12 years.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Work and money, money and work. Better opportunities to expand your job description; better organized, long-range strategies concerning finances. Take a chunk of time off while Mercury is retrograde for your birthday, ditto during December when usually active Mars treads water in your sign. Happy days in May as lovable Venus feathers her nest in Cancer for the month. Socially-speaking December looks promising as well. The two total lunar eclipses on March 3 and August 28 are best viewed anywhere but here. Why not Africa or Australia?
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Almost everything will seem easier this year thanks to free-wheeling Jupiter in Sagittarius, the fire sign you're most compatible with. The fact that the jolly giant is in your house of creativity, games and romance is the grease that'll spins those wheels. Especially the wheel of fortune. Even if some Lions have to deal with stringent Saturn in Leo until Labor Day, lucky Jupiter is happy to provide compensation. Its wit and wealth also helps you fulfill a partner's fantasies during Easter week, again for Halloween.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Read Gemini for your Mercury ruler's annual retrograde schedule and jot down the dates when trivial things can mean a lot. The Virgo full moon eclipse on March 3 could affect your emotional well-being, so might the Virgo new moon eclipse on September 11. Venus chooses your sign for her long, lingering retrogression: July 14 to November 8, with time off in September. But that's when Saturn begins its two-year trek through Virgo, where the taskmaster will offer lessons in patience, consistency or respectability you weren't aware were necessary.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
So much for the legendary summer romance. While your Venus ruler is retrograde&emdash;July 14 to Sept. 8 &emdash;your social life could suck. Or you might hook up with someone from your distant past; during retrograde, relationships can go either way. November is terrific for attracting people to your favorite cause, but for the hottest time one-on-one, these first two months, while affectionate Venus meets up with passionate Mars, is prime time. And if your new love interest is an Aquarius, the odds that it'll last, improve. P.S. More money, more easily obtained.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Ignore the downgrade, Pluto continues its role as your co-ruling "planet." This year, because its orbit barely budges from the Galactic Center of the Milky Way, Pluto's power to transform you, and the rest of the world, is truly cosmic. Status-savvy Saturn, still dominating your Leo midheaven, offers access to the executive elite. Use it before you lose it. Generous Jupiter in your Sag money house provides more do-re-mi to insure that this Valentine's Day, when loving Venus is in your house of romance, is memorable.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
It bears repeating. For the first time in 12 years, your beneficent Jupiter ruler is in Sagittarius, retrograde, i.e., less active, from early April to early August. Take the vacation of your dreams, go on hiatus during retrograde; launch a new enterprise, expand your network, polish your personal image while the god of good fortune moves forward. Saturn in fire-friendly Leo offers stability if you step beyond the range of possibilities, expanded though they may be. February through June is your season for making whoopee!1
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