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Couples get a well-deserved, stress-free break as Venus and Mars, the feminine and the masculine principles, align in a compatible sextile for the weekend. Pundits and poets find inspiration when the Gemini sun meets retrograde Mercury on Saturday and Venus adds grace and generosity to those messages. On Sunday Venus and the sun celebrate their happy marriage, while Mercurys perceptions are honed by its connection to Mars in Leo. All seems well until Thursday when Venus and the sun provoke disruptive Uranus in Pisces. For some, a sudden change of heart; for others, open rebellion.
Its not a three-way yet, but it looks like the rapport building between you, a neighbor and somebody else will soon be coming to a head. Perhaps, for now, youre merely exchanging ideas, although with your horny Mars ruler in demonstrative Leo, physical contact might not be far behind. Just remind yourself that as Mars approaches its opposition to vaporous Neptune, your objective could easily slip from your grasp. Even if you arent being played, when dealing with the elusive butterfly of love, its Catch me if you can.
(April 20-May 20) June bride, Gay Pride, pop tune, high noon - sounds like image-conscious Neptune in the crown position of your solar chart, your career midheaven. However, if youre not a musician, wedding photographer or person of faith per se, your appreciative Venus ruler can help you profit from these professions while she transits through your money house. That is, if the goddess doesnt get waylaid by an unexpected encounter with erotic Uranus around the 12th. But if she, and you stay focused you could do quite well for yourself.
You could easily become the bride the Bull (see above) is taking pictures of. Theres nothing as conducive to romance and/or pure love (we wont discuss wedding gifts yet) as the merging of beauteous, bountiful Venus and the life-giving sun in your sign. Embrace all that is high and holy while that loving duo trines spiritual Neptune in your house of life-long aspirations. Dont let rebellious Uranus throw you off course as you wend your way through the tail end of Gemini. Once summer begins, the best intentions fade away.
Moon Children, especially those born close to the Gemini cusp, may remember what it felt like when Pluto crossed from Sagittarius to your Capricorn complement in January. Well, the God of the Underworld is crossing over again, only now hes in reverse. Whether hell destroy what has been accomplished in the past five months is one of those Plutonic mysteries, such as housing child molesters near a school, weve come to expect and accept. As first Venus, then the sun confronts Pluto, there are bound to be more revelations.
For a change folks seem more involved with your partner than with the Lion right now. Dont be surprised if you tend to align with a group, be it mutual friends or an association that is drawn to Neptune in your Aquarius complement. Seriously, does this person need a hug or a bigger role? Is he or she merely vulnerable or delusional? Be aware that the closer feisty Mars in Leo gets to a full-on confrontation with Neptune, the greater your resentment. You have until the 21st to come up with a solution that suits you both.
The ways of the working world, the challenges and hoped-for rewards could be revealed in a short span of time. When the sun in your Gemini career house tests unpredictable Uranus on the 12th, theres no way to know how your business or life partner will react. Because your Mercury ruler is retrograde in Gemini until the 19th, try to hold off forming any opinion until you see what the favorable trine on the 14th between the sun and artistic Neptune in your house of romance and other creative pursuits brings. Patience, please.
Speed is not your friend. Dont jump to conclusions or make a hasty decision on the 12th when your Venus ruler, in the sign of the Twins, squares erratic Uranus, in the sign of two Fish. Dualities abound. Not until amenable Venus perfects a supportive alliance with idealistic Neptune in your Aquarius house of romance will you feel youre back in your element, that youve regained your equilibrium. Once Venus enters your Cancer midheaven on the 18th, career concerns can take up more of your time and attention.
Watch your step. Your retrograde Pluto co-ruler is crossing the border between pragmatic Capricorn, where its been since January, and philosophical Sagittarius on Friday the 13th. While superstitions might not carry much weight anymore, this change of signs can affect your outlook. And because Pluto is in your house of personal finances, the move could also affect your bank balance, especially when Venus and the sun oppose Pluto next week. Meanwhile your energetic Mars co-ruler should keep your Leo career house hopping.