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The vernal equinox late Wednesday, early Thursday, followed by the Aries/Libra full moon, Purim and Good Friday sets us up for an unusually happy Easter celebration. Whats the secret ingredient this year? The conjunction of eloquent Mercury and loving Venus in the sign of the Fish. The fact that the marriage-minded Libra moon is void from early morning until after-dinner Sunday night suggests that the disagreement you get into that day wont have serious consequences. Hope, like spring, springs eternal.
An early Easter, coming close on the heels of the vernal equinox, plus the Aries/Libra full moon adds up to quite a festive weekend. Although you may feel obliged to host a celebration, remind yourself that the pressure could be self-inflicted. Because your Mars ruler is in Cancer, the sign of a dream kitchen, youre likely to be more house-proud and food-friendly than usual. But even if you decide to renege on or cancel the event, no one will be pissed. This week the vibes are so benign, so forgiving, so befitting a joyful holiday.
(April 20-May 20) There have been times during your Venus rulers annual transit through picturesque Pisces, when youre so willing to go with the flow that you forget where you were headed in the first place. The thrill of an unlikely romance, the tricks youve mastered for surviving the inevitable storm -- you know the routine. But thats not what happens in 2008. This year youve got a friend or two or three wholl help you steer clear of the emotional upheaval. Mercury provides memory and reason, Jupiter good luck and happy times and Uranus, the delight of discovery.
It might not seem like a big deal, but your Mercury rulers merger with affable Venus this weekend places you in an enviable position. Not only would you get good reviews for your contribution to the community (organizing an Easter egg hunt?), but the work youve recently done can also elicit plaudits and praise. An opportunity you didnt expect might come your way courtesy of people who are wealthier and better connected than you. Or you could come up with an innovative idea thatll redefine your job description.
Crabs are riding on such an even keel right now, that unless your birthday falls near the Gemini cusp, it wont help to know that the Aries sun could unleash the demon dwelling deep in the recesses of your partners soul. Secretive Pluto in your Capricorn complement may have a sizeable debt to settle, but thats not about to happen for a while. Concentrate instead on the Libra full moon and whatever peaceful overtures it presents this weekend. Mid-July Cancerians might receive an unexpected gift from a wise old soul, not the Easter Bunny.
A certain amount of discomfort may be involved; nevertheless, it could be worth your while to pursue a financial matter you didnt originate. Should you need to fudge the truth a bit, this would be the week to do it. While Mercury and Venus in Pisces pool their talents, youll be perceived as being knowledgeable, charming and believable. Plus, what you discover from this ruse could turn out to be a welcome surprise. However, be prepared to deal with a loved one who is determined to call the shots for you both.
Who is the more lovable creature this weekend? You or your mate? And whom should we take seriously? Unless youre donning bunny ears and hopping around the house, the Virgin wins hands down. But if your spouse is a Fish, then the competition for sweetest and/or silliest might be a draw. Blame or thank your Mercury ruler for hooking up with adorable Venus in Pisces and trading on some of the goddess charms. This is also the week when you can impress your audience with imaginative visuals and prize-worthy verse.
The full moon in your sign might not reveal as much as you thought it would; not to worry, you wont be left totally in the dark. Thats because curious Mercury is as close to your Venus ruler as the little guy can get. Youre bound to learn something from their conjunction, but will it be the whole truth and nothing but? Since both planets are cavorting through Pisces vivid world of make-believe, theres no guarantee that what you discover will reflect reality as you know it. Could it concern the familys good fortune?
A hassle over Easter eggs or your nest egg? Itll take some time before anything significant develops, but having your Pluto co-ruler in your house of values is a positive placement. Because Pluto advances so slowly, you need to be patient; itll take time to reap those benefits. Until then, remember to keep your precious goods in good repair. This week, look for a surprise in your Pisces house of creativity and recreation, a keepsake from the joyful wedding of speech-making Mercury and sensual Venus.