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
Remember the stunning Grand Sextile/Star of David Taurus full moon eclipse
in November? Well, this Friday, the full moon at 17 Leo-Aquarius stimulates
what was set in motion back then. FYI: It usually takes three to six months
for the effects of an eclipse to manifest. This weekend could turn out to be
equally memorable, especially if you're taken by surprise during the innovative
Mars-Uranus sextile on the 6th. Mercury also brings inventive solutions to the
same old problems when it moves from carved-in-stone Capricorn to electronic
Aquarius that day. On Sunday Venus shifts out of Pisces, where the goddess made
sacrifices for your cause, into Aries, where she'll pick up a sword to
defend it. On Monday, Mercury and Mars provoke a heated discussion for the sheer
hell of it.
Enough of the fire-and-brimstone speeches, impulse buying and sport-fucking!
Now that your passionate Mars ruler is in sensuous, earthy Taurus, you can be
a lot more receptive to the discreet charms of the bourgeoisie. But if cutting
arguments are your forte, the ongoing discussions this weekend should please
you as well. Popular Venus traveling through Aries for the next four weeks makes
the solitary Ram an obvious, not an obscure, object of desire, especially for
tradition-bound Goats and Crabs who enjoy the chase.
It may take a couple of days to realize the impact the Leo-Aquarius full moon
has on your decision-making process; especially if a matter that took center
stage in November is back in full force. Give yourself time and enough leeway.
Right now Bulls, especially those born in early May, are under Jupiter's
protection, safe from the pressures of an authority figure, boss or bossy parent.
Incidentally, your Venus ruler, in adventurous Aries as of Sunday, can turn
you into a tireless hunter and a no-holds-barred lover.
Congratulations, on Friday your Mercury ruler breaks out of the traditional,
family-centered Capricorn mindset it's been stuck in since early December.
That's a long time to go back and forth over the same ground before inching
forward ever so slowly. Now you'll be able to experiment freely, tap into
innovative think tanks, check out tentative solutions without making a commitment,
and play around with the latest methods that make the Aquarius mental process
so liberating. Enjoy, the fun ends with Ash Wednesday.
Now that Venus is at the top of your chart, women might start throwing their
weight around. They could also be the ones who provide the next opportunity
to advance your career. Be prepared for more responsibility, a tighter budget
and a certain amount of snobbery that can go both ways. Frustrating encounters
might heighten your aesthetic sensibilities; although artists will eventually
overcome the limitations and perhaps be openly grateful for the experience,
the other Crabs are likely to seethe in silence.
It might not seem like a big deal or even be apparent, but because your sun
ruler is on favorable terms with regenerative Pluto this week, healing can take
place on a level you're simply not aware of. While you're busy with
work and your co-workers or following your day-to-day routine, the creative
fires that sustain the heart of the Lion are being refueled. Before the month
is over, a powerful work of art or a dramatic outpouring of love and devotion
can spring forth from the sea of confusion you're currently drifting through.
Cool it with the fear factor. Because expansive Jupiter is in your sign, the
prospect of actually experiencing a run of good fortune can be daunting. The
typical Virgo reaction to a growth spurt is first to think of all the things
that can go wrong, and then to set up contingencies and safety nets so you don't
fail too badly. But this prudent mindset may change once your Mercury ruler
leaves pragmatic Capricorn for progressive Aquarius. All of a sudden you might
become enthralled by the latest discovery in your area of expertise.
February could be unexpectedly enjoyable, what with a vibrant group dynamic
setting the stage for inventive fun and games. There's also a chance that
some sort of romantic relationship will develop while your Venus ruler passes
through your Aries marriage house. But if you don't find a true love by
Valentine's Day, graciously accept more respect or admiration than you
think you deserve. You could also get a timeless gift or stumble across a sensational
bargain if you take Momma's advice and "shop around."
Pass the buck. Let your partner assume more responsibility for the pleasures
you both enjoy. Now that your energetic Mars co-ruler is in your Taurus marriage
house, the physical and sensual nature of your relationship can take center
stage. Do you work out together? Cook together? Who is massaging whom? How hard,
how long? This weekend, it should be fairly easy (for a secretive Scorpio) to
discuss how you feel about the give-and-take. Better do it before confirming
plans for the Valentine's Day/Presidents' Day holiday.
Take the bull by the horns. Courageous Mars in Taurus is adding a taste for
adventure to your usual menu of entertainment venues and recreational pastimes.
You might not want to run at Pamplona, but you could be coaxed into trying an
activity that's almost as thrilling, but a lot less dangerous. Creature
comforts and deeply satisfying sensual experiences can call out to you, like
Circe, during the next few weeks. Unless you're John Kerry, who must play
the role of stalwart hero, succumb with pleasure.
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