Aries: Mar. 20 – Apr. 19Six of one, half a dozen of the other. The goodies that come your way while affable Venus rewards your Mars ruler should be pounced upon with as much enthusiasm as you can muster. Be it a romantic encounter, a job offer or a personal favor, accept your good fortune graciously. Soon enough, perhaps the very next day, Mars in stubborn Taurus and stern Saturn in Leo form a difficult square, an aspect that is both challenging and frustrating. Not only won’t you get what you want, you may have to give up something precious in the process.
Taurus: Apr. 20 – May 20
You’re never quite as persuasive, as quietly powerful—no posturing necessary — as when the moon is full in Taurus, the sign in which Luna works its finest magic. That’s why the moon is “exalted” in Taurus. Plus, this year, the rewarding trine between your affectionate Venus ruler and sexy Mars in your sign makes the attraction that much stronger. Even if you planned it yourself, the timing could not be better. No matter what else is going on, because it’s your week to shine, don’t let opportunities that land in your lap slip by.
Gemini: May 21 – Jun. 20
Your impulse to jump either out of the way or into the fray is especially strong this week. That Gemini duality again! Not only must you contend with your Mercury ruler doing its periodic back flip, but erratic, electric Uranus at the highest point in your chart is tossing thunderbolts every which way as it, too, changes direction. Under the circumstances, try to do nothing at all, not until you have a clearer picture of what is still developing and what has been shot down. This full moon makes every sign more vulnerable than they usually are.
Cancer: Jun. 21 – Jul. 22
Perhaps as beneficial as a full moon in your own sign, is this week’s full moon in Taurus, the sign in which your ruling orb is exalted. That the event occurs in the Moon Child’s house of friends, associates and hopes you share makes that area of your life as important as its going to be all year. Be sure that what happens is duly appreciated, not only for its immediate effect, but also for the benefits that may follow. Mercury turning retrograde could misdirect messages from one of the loves of your life as well as from members of your team. If in doubt, verify.
Leo: Jul. 23 – Aug. 22
This week could mark a pivotal point in a real estate or family matter, with possible bumps along your career path. Two planets are changing direction; as unpredictable Uranus turns around to look to the future, Mercury goes retrograde to reevaluate the recent past, at least the last three weeks worth. Then there’s a full moon on the rise, indicating that your sun ruler is maneuvering you into a confrontation that’s been developing since the Scorpio new moon on the 1st. If you can’t avoid an emotional scene, take the path of least resistance and cut it short.
Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sep. 22
You’re due for compensation of one sort or another. While your Mercury ruler goes retrograde this week creating petty annoyances, future-oriented Uranus in your Pisces house of partners finally turns direct. If you’ve been waiting for action or even a decision from a significant other (business partners qualify), this could be the week you see some progress. You might also wind up in the right spot at the right time: Venus in earthy Capricorn trining Mars in earthy Taurus could include earthy Virgins in their love-fest.
Libra: Sep. 23 – Oct. 22
Disruptions at work, changes in the market place, enough stuff to think about. However, you’ll be a happier camper if you let things work themselves out over the next few days. Meanwhile you should concentrate on the benefits you might accrue while your appreciative Venus ruler and sexy, single-minded Mars form a rewarding trine. This positive aspect doesn’t occur frequently enough to completely satisfy anyone, let alone a relationship maven such as an in-love-with-love Libra. Stay focused, enjoy your surroundings, make whoopee.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
This week Scorpions can get screwed two ways, those celebrating birthdays, every-which-way. The first thing to watch for is that Mercury turning retrograde doesn’t result in more accounting mistakes than usual. Then prepare for the shock a playmate may spring on you while Uranus in your house of romance ends its five-month retrogression. The full moon in Taurus could bring on an emotional storm you can’t avoid, but if you stick it out, you’ll be rewarded by the treat lovable Venus offers your Mars co-ruler and you. Well worth the hassles.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Big day! Innovative Uranus comes out of retrograde on Tuesday just minutes before the Taurus moon reaches total fullness. What sort of surprise will the Joker have for you? And since it’s trawling through your Pisces home base, how will it affect your current address? It may take a while before you change your perspective about the matter that Uranus raises, but it’s not going away any time soon. Mercury flipping into reverse in your own sign means that you should sign nothing, do nothing out of the ordinary and take extra care when you’re on the road.
Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 20The best thing about this unpredictable week comes at the end when pleasure-loving Venus in your sign and macho Mars in Taurus hook up in the garden of earthly delights. The Scorpio-Taurus full moon experience can also have romantic implications for Goats. However, Mercury’s back flip in your house of colleagues and associations suggests that matters currently on the table may be postponed for the next three weeks. More possibly positive news: Uranus coming out of a deep sleep could reawaken your interest in the latest technology.
Aquarius: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18
It’ll probably take a while until you notice the effects, but once your Uranus ruler comes out of retrograde, you’ll begin to have fresh ideas again, primarily about financial matters. Trust your intuition because, around the end of the month as lucky Jupiter trines Uranus, an incredible growth opportunity will appear. If that boils down to buying extra lottery tickets, so be it. The one area to assiduously avoid is the problem taking shape between your mate and either a family member or the landlord. Nasty stuff.
Pisces: Feb. 19 – Mar. 19
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 8, 2005
Tuesday’s Taurus full moon highlights both past and future tales of travel, the more sensual and romantic the better. So if there’s a chance that you can get away, even for a few days, take it. Who knows what secrets you’ll be exposed to? But keep in mind that Mercury turning retrograde late Sunday can disrupt even well-laid plans. A client could suddenly ask for a meeting, a parent might reach out for your help. Although you’d prefer not to get involved in a costly conflict between friends, one seems to be brewing.