By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
For the last few summers, when the fiery Leo sun made contact with Pluto in
Sagittarius, we've seen variations on a single theme: the power and the
glory. One year it centered on power failures in California and the high price
of energy, another focused on corporate corruption (Pluto) at Enron. So far
this summer, we have the Kobe Bryant sex scandal along with a student-athlete
murder mystery. Then there's the blame???Gray Davis recall frenzy, with
references to that energy fiasco, along with a sneaky attempt to usurp power.
All the maneuvering and manipulating goes up a notch when magnetic Venus enters
the game during the Aquarius full moon late Monday night. Meanwhile, there's
support for the guys trying to hold back the tide of resentment as Mars in empathetic
Pisces and Saturn in compassionate Cancer trine on Tuesday, followed by further
revelations as Mercury digs up more dirt about the plutocrats among us.
Educational toys, a playful instructor, even an encounter with a modern-day
"school for scoundrels," could be your most valuable learning tool
this summer. You're due for another week of creative fun and games of chance,
with an emphasis on recreation, romance and rehabilitation. The nature of the
changes taking place will vary, but as long as you give your retrograde Mars
ruler leeway to wander through your recent past, re-evaluating decisions made
in haste or confusion, you should emerge in much better shape. Don't rush
the repair process, don't push for resolution.
Finally, an obsession pays off, and for a change, you won't be penalized
for wanting something so badly it can hurt. While your Venus ruler forms a beneficial
trine to passionate Pluto, whatever constitutes your latest heart's desire
lies within your grasp, there for the taking. Some kind of adjustment may be
necessary, but nothing too difficult or complicated. Meanwhile, the Leo-Aquarius
full moon will light up your career midheaven, so look for a chance to enhance
your reputation or make your family proud.
A pure heart, an open mind and a chance to hit the open road are all you need
to reap the rewards of an independent, sophisticated Aquarius full moon. Having
the freedom to do, to go, to give your utmost is exhilarating. If the pieces
fall into place, grab the first opportunity to express yourself, full throttle.
Since the creative Leo sun and charming Venus can easily appease a demanding
partner - i.e., manipulative Pluto in your Sag marriage house - you
shouldn't face any resistance from that quarter until our week winds down.
What you already possess, what you still want and the values you hold in high
esteem may be your main focus during the annual Leo-Aquarius full moon. This
year, getting your financial ducks in a row should be accomplished more easily
than it was last year because there's help from gracious Venus and generous
Jupiter. They won't be helping out next year, so try to get the biggest
benefit from the money matter that comes to a head this week, especially if
it involves other people's participation, e.g., an insurance policy, an
The Leo-Aquarius full moon can tug hard at your heartstrings, making you more
vulnerable than usual to fleeting emotions and flattering ego trips. Because
you might be in exceptionally high spirits, courtesy of affectionate Venus and
magnanimous Jupiter in your sign, you're liable to throw to the wind any
shred of caution still holding you back. You might as well. Since there are
no dire consequences lying in wait, no traps that might trip you up for another
month, go ahead and fulfill that secret desire.
Step back and let the Aquarius full moon deal with the chores, debts and details
of your daily life. There's not much participation required of you this
week. If you manage to stay out of the public eye, the cold, bright moon will
see that the necessities are handled, and it won't reveal any secrets.
Exposure to a dark deed from your past might be more harmful than you think.
Because your Mercury ruler forms a challenging square to Pluto three times in
the next two months, the stink can linger on and on.
This should be another memorable week for sociable Librans because the Leo-Aquarius
full moon highlights your favorite axis, the one connecting friends and lovers,
people and parties. As an extra added attraction, your Venus ruler places you
in the center of the gala Leo celebrations, being rewarded, so to speak, for
a somewhat secretive, sneaky maneuver you managed to pull off. Admiration and
invitations are all well and good, but what can affect you more is a powerful
sexual attraction nobody was aware of . . . until now.
Scorpions can opt for greater personal glory or a friendlier family atmosphere,
but either way, thank the full moon for shedding such clear light on your scene.
Your choice may depend on how strong an influence your Mars co-ruler is exerting
while it is retrograde in Pisces, the sign of the martyr. And how close to 7-10
degrees of Scorpio your natal planets are. If the numbers don't fit, you
can't commit. But if they do, then count on the support of the male establishment
- fathers and big brothers, "uncles" and paid advisers.
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