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If you know your ascendant, read it too.
Recover from the surprise sprung when Venus and the Gemini sun test whatever unpredictable Uranus has up his sleeve now and you can segue smoothly into the hyper-romantic trine between Venus and mystical Neptune on Friday. You might not even hear the surreptitious rustlings of Pluto as it returns to Sagittarius until mid-November. The favorable hookup between imaginative Neptune and the informative Gemini sun could make this Fathers Day celebration more interesting than they usually are. Venus enters mushy Cancer early Wednesday, softening you up for the crisis perpetrated by the Sagittarius full moon. And on Thursday, Mercury turns direct! Help!
The Finger of God aspect, a.k.a. the yod is pointing directly at you. Expansive Jupiter in your Capricorn career house and unconventional Uranus in Pisces comprise the two arms of the Y. However its your Mars ruler thats the focus of this relativity rare alignment of planetary forces. Add the incentive you get from adventurous Mars in your Leo house of romance, recreation and risk, and it should be fairly obvious that now is the time to attempt something you havent done before. Jupiter will protect your reputation and your gig.
(April 20-May 20) Before Mercury comes out of retrograde, it wouldnt hurt to ask for money youre owed. Especially if its payment for work youve already performed. Try to deliver your plea with a pretty, please attitude, because, while your Venus ruler is in your house of personal finances, you can handle that area with uncommon tact and graciousness. The advantage wont last long; once Venus moves into Cancer, you might come across as needy and emotional. This is the weekend to give your romantic nature full rein: from sudden attraction to self-sacrifice to jealous rage, let it rip.
Make the most of Venus annual visit to your sign; the planet dispensing beauty, artistry and love leaves on the 18th, not to return until July 2009. However, next year the goddess wont have the Gemini sun and Mercury to augment her charms. So, in the next few days, do your best to express your affection for friends, romantic partners past and present, even for the argumentative relatives. Remind yourself that as your retro Mercury ruler prepares to change direction on the 19th, things tend to get a bit strange. No decisions, no major purchases, no nuttin.
For a Moon Child, every full moon, be it eclipsed or not, can mark a significant event. Knowing that the Sagittarius full moon on the 18th takes place at 28 degrees of that far-seeing sign, at the galactic center of the Milky Way where retrograde Pluto is also headed, might give the conscious Crab cause to shiver and ask: What else can you show me? The fire next time? Since kind and gentle Venus enters your sign that day, perhaps your outlook will soften before the goddess confronts pernicious Pluto, before the summer solstice celebration.
Read for Aries. Along with the approaching opposition between courageous Mars in your sign and wishy-washy Neptune in your Aquarius partnership zone, the red planet figures in the fateful Finger of God aspect with innovative Uranus and protective Jupiter. The yod or Y shape emphasizes Martian daring and how it is urging you to break through barriers youve set for yourself. Also to take the risk cheerfully and with an open heart. Maybe your life wont change as dramatically as you wish, but at least youre being given an opportunity to find out.
With so much going on, before you react instinctively, take a long, comprehensive look and then leap out of the way. There are bound to be disturbances when the Gemini sun and Venus provoke unpredictable Uranus in your Pisces house of relationships. Unless theres an earthquake, youll be better off waiting to see what sort of damage Venus does this weekend. Will you simply change your mind about an impulsive purchase and return it or will you break someones heart? Remember: Your Mercury rulers change of direction can also put you on shaky ground.
Air signs are currently enjoying more than their fair share of attention from the solar system. Therefore be sure you make hay while the versatile Gemini sun still shines, and well before your sociable Venus ruler dives into emotionally deep Cancerian waters. You might be subjected to fits and starts as the weekend begins, but when idealistic Neptune unleashes its uplifting Aquarian vibe on Saturday, your spirits can soar. Dad will appreciate your vision of how his day should be celebrated even if you cant show up.
Make a valiant attempt to shift your attention from your Pluto co-rulers step back into Sagittarius and the memories that move may revive. Concentrate instead on how your ambitious Mars co-ruler has taken control of your Leo career zone and how your work is being affected. While you might sense that a confrontation between the red planet and amorphous Neptune concerning an iffy situation at home will soon take place, until that happens, you can put Jupiters optimism and Uranus independent spirit to good use.