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Mercury kicks off this weeks take care of business Grand Earth Trine by reaching out to Pluto in early Capricorn and Saturn in early Virgo on Friday and alerting us to whats coming. The sun begins its trip through Taurus on Saturday and by early Sunday morning, opposes the moon. Under a Scorpio full moon, this Passover could be intense. The sun-Pluto-Saturn triumvirate should shepherd us through to Earth Day, at which point well find out what the rewarding trine between militant Mars and aeronautic Uranus has wrought. Flirtatious Venus gets into the act on Wednesday by first testing the extent of Mars interest, and later, how much generous Jupiter will spend. Thursday pits assertive Mars in maternal Cancer against protective Jupiter in paternal Capricorn, a contest thats been many months in the making. Good luck.
Tribute will be paid. Well-meaning folks who inadvertently missed, forgot or simply neglected to give you a gift on your birthday could be enticed to lay significant goodies at your feel this week, and not because of Administrative Assistants Day. Irresistible Venus in Aries is fueling the competition between prosperous Jupiter in your career sector and your Mars ruler. While a provocative Venus-Mars square is famous for heightening sexual desire, a prominent personality is likely to be involved this time as well. Flame on.
(April 20-May 20) You seem to be one step ahead of the crowd, so pay attention to what you learn and follow through ASAP. Over the weekend Mercury passes along critical info that gets confirmed by the Taurus sun a day or two later. For some Bulls, the ideal birthday present, for others, a way to ensure that the powers that be wont interfere with your good time. Serious family business is also favored, especially if it concerns a well-respected relative and/or old money. Attracting new money from a foreign source could be your Venus rulers prime objective for Earth Day. Give it the old college try.
This week your mind can be even quicker than usual. Before you take the time to mull the thought over, its already being implemented. Is it because your Mercury ruler is in productive Taurus and as close to the sun as the Messenger gets? Probably. But how to account for the financial rewards you might receive when independent Mars in your Cancer money house finds favor with barrier-breaking Uranus in your Pisces career zone. Are you promoting an ingenious water filtration system for Earth Day? Looking for investors?
The last six months have been leading up to the coup you now have an excellent chance of pulling off: This week courageous Mars in Cancer finally confronts expansive Jupiter in your Capricorn house of partners. At the same time, irresistible Venus in your career zone is urging them (and you) to act because, once this moment passes, its gone. Eventually, youll have other opportunities to put such a dynamic package together. However, Mars moves on to Leo in three weeks and doesnt return for another 2 years. By then, far-sighted Jupiter wont represent your partner anymore.
Isnt there a contest this week you want to win? We know that Obama is a sun-sign Leo with Scorpio rising and that Scorpio Clintons ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, are conjunct in Leo. Which of these two fixed (i.e., determined) signs will benefit the most from the suns transit through Taurus, the fixed earth sign ruling the Lions career house? How about you? Will the suns favorable trine to Saturn in your Virgo house of assets add to your stash? Or will your sun ruler reward Never say die! Pluto in your house of romance instead? Maybe both.
A grand earth trine is an awesome thing to experience. Especially when this phenomenon consists of the pleasure-seeking Taurus sun, powerful Pluto in Capricorn and steady-as-she-goes Saturn in Virgo. Rarely does the Virgin have this amount of stability at your disposal, so before you go ahead and blow a valuable resource during the workweek, think twice. Which is something you can easily do because, on Friday, your Mercury ruler also plays a vital part in the grand trine. Unexpected support on Earth Day for a partnership.
Youre right in the middle of the discussion or, if the contest heats up as expected, the confrontation between adventurous Mars in your career house and extravagant Jupiter at home. Input from a partner can tip the balance youre trying to maintain, so until the issue is resolved, dont make promises you know you cant keep. Spur of the moment decisions could also get you in trouble. However, while your accommodating Venus ruler is transiting impetuous Aries, it wont be easy to think things through before you act.
Much of what happens this week depends on hard-working co-workers and allies. Having efficient Saturn in well-organized Virgo at the top of your solar chart is a plus, but hardly a guarantee of success. Youre likely to enjoy financial benefits because your Pluto co-ruler in your money house finds favor with the practical Taurus sun. However, your Mars co-ruler is an integral part of a challenging T-square thats testing the alleged appeal of enthusiastic Jupiter and popular Venus. Read for Leo.