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Dealing with the annoyances raised by Mercurys recent flip into retrograde could take up a good deal of time and energy, which, considering that theres a new moon on the horizon, might not be a bad way to spend the weekend. At least something would be accomplished. On Tuesday the Gemini moon and sun merge to inaugurate another lunar cycle, and on Wednesday, the sun shines directly on fiery Mars in the midst of its first transit through heartfelt Leo in two years. Hot stuff.
Its that time again. Whether for a night, a week or forever and a day, whenever the sun looks favorably on your Mars ruler, another Lion tends to enter your life. Or a familiar one comes back, dragging its self-absorbed issues with it. Since Leo rules your house of romance and risky behavior, and Mars hasnt been there for a whiletduring its transit two years ago, restrictive Saturn was also in Leot between now and the July Fourth weekend may well be a good time to resolve those issues, and have some fun.
(April 20-May 20) The new moon Tuesday in your house of money you earn and spend on whatever you desire may be exactly what the practical Bull needs. Although the Gemini duality can present more than one alternative, for a change, youll have equally intelligent options to choose from. When it comes to investments, know that persuasive Pluto and pragmatic Saturn are in supportive earth signs. Also remind yourself that Mercury will continue tracing steps it already took until it comes out of retrograde on June 19th. If contracts are involved, hold off signing until then, and then some.
Tuesdays Gemini new moon can be considered cause for another birthday celebration, an unexpected opportunity to start anew, to initiate something near and dear to your fast-beating heart. How exciting depends on how you use the supportive sextile between the life-giving sun in your sign and fearless Mars in Leo, one of the fire signs that fuel your gift of self-expression. Add the artistic or romantic flourishes Venus endows you with while the goddess dances through Gemini, preparing to perfect her sextile with macho Mars next weekend.
No matter what area of your life or which of the astrological houses a new moon activates, it can be a significant turning point for a Moon Child. Even though the Gemini new moon takes place in the mysterious 12th house, the zone you hide out in and where your unconscious can run amok, what happens in the next four weeks could affect your daily routine and how you feel about the people involved. You may have to dig a little deeper to explain your behavior or expand your capacity for understanding, but, hey why not? Psychologically preparing for your birthday.
The most interesting aspect taking place this week is an opportunity-rich hookup between your sun ruler in versatile Gemini and energetic Mars in your sign. It follows on the heels of Tuesdays new moon; thereafter, look for a fresh approach to a group endeavor or perhaps youll make a new acquaintance, one who really, truly turns you on. Mars isnt in Leo often enough to act blasé about the passion it adds to whatever else is sparking your interest. But be sure to act quickly, the fireworks could be over before July 4th.
Despite the delays, mistakes and misinformation associated with your Mercury ruler being in retrograde, theres an excellent chance that an interesting new element will be introduced with the Gemini new moon. Because Gemini is the sign governing your career, as well as your employers and the familys reputation, you cant ignore anything, good or bad, that involves that area of your life. You might try to postpone taking action until Mercury is direct, but that can be tricky, especially next weekend when the Messenger receives lots of hits.
Dont expect much excitement over this weekend; were in the balsamic phase, the last three-and-a-half days of the lunar cycle, when nothing lands on your plate until the next new moon. That event occurs on Tuesday in your Gemini house of life-long aspirations. However, by next weekend, as your Venus ruler connects with Mars, Mercury and the sun, therell be plenty of action and heightened interest in an assortment of astrological signs. Your own, Leo, the two ruled by Mars and the two ruled by Mercury. Feast follows famine.
Your workweek may be far more interesting than the weekend. Having said that, please dont feel compelled to refute the prediction. Instead, wait until the Gemini new moon on Tuesday infuses your eighth house of sex, transformation and other peoples money (Scorpios natural domain) with a blast of fresh energy. Before you can come up with a reason to use that infusion, the positive sextile between the sun and your Mars co-ruler on Wednesday could ignite your creative fires. Put on a show, stage a demonstration or entertain to your hearts content.