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The weekend starts out with cosmically conscious Pisces new-moon energy merging
with Uranus, the Awakener. Won't we be surprised how the spirit of rebellion
works its wondrous ways! Things may seem chaotic until the sun and stable Saturn
trine on Wednesday; "seem" rather than "be" because the
delusional, fanatical square between Mars and Neptune glamorizes our perceptions
and distorts the "truth." Mercury moving into Pisces also adds an
imaginative, poetic touch to what is being heard and said. On Thursday, Mars
in value-conscious Taurus is supported by protective Jupiter in Virgo, and that
positive note should bring us down to earth in a good, growth-oriented way.
Will you let your imagination run away with you? This week, your incisive,
truth-seeking Mars ruler is fascinated by the allure of the impossible. Amorphous
Neptunian spirituality can also have a hold over you; so might the illusion
of glamour. Will you jump on the bandwagon and use Jupiter's generosity
and optimism to promote your own project or impress a loved one? Will you go
way over the top? Probably not; enthusiastic Jupiter and courageous Mars in
practical earth signs support farsighted, steady growth, not high-risk, flashy
Lucky you. Being energized by motivated Mars in Taurus is one good thing; benefiting
from its rewarding relationship to prosperous, protective Jupiter in Virgo is
another. Jupiter will hang out in your area of romance and creative expression
for the rest of the year, but Mars moves on to Gemini at the spring equinox.
Don't dilly-dally, don't stop to smell every rose. Use whatever good
fortune you stumble across this week to move your agenda, idealistic and humanitarian
as it may be, forward. But be sure there's a little something in it for
Kaboom! Steel yourself for the surprise awaiting you, especially if, like Cher,
you were born on the Taurus cusp. When the Pisces sun (this weekend) and your
Mercury ruler (after Wednesday) collide with unpredictable Uranus, anything
might happen. A rude awakening or an original idea can change the course of
your career; a chance encounter may lead to a mentor or your new guru. Now is
the time to give your intuition free rein or, knowing how much you value inside
information, at least equal weight with the latest rumor.
Focusing on your personal financial situation and how closely it is tied to
the needs of significant others might finally pay off. While the compassionate
Pisces sun favors prudent Saturn in your sign, your attempt to achieve fiscal
responsibility can be recognized as a good thing. Mutual monetary matters -
the taxes, loans, credit cards, insurance, inheritances and alimony payments
that fill your house of sex, rebirth and other people's money - are
a hotbed of activity this week. A Scorpio may simply be hot for you.
Try to maintain a balance between common sense and camaraderie when colleagues
come knocking at your door. Lions usually greet new social situations with open
arms and a pure heart; this is especially so while your sun ruler is passing
through compassionate, charitable Pisces. This week, the sun's favorable
trine to restrictive Saturn just might allow you to put a leash on that generosity
of spirit. It'll also save you from drowning in guilt and remorse. Why
do you think needy folks come to you first? Who can't say no?
That shot of get-up-and-go you may need to promote a project or your own image
arrives when energetic Mars trines enthusiastic Jupiter in Virgo on the 26th.
A lot of money could be made, a cultural icon created. Especially if you can
adjust to Mercury's new mode of thinking: Your ruling planet leaps from
scientifically savvy, media-friendly Aquarius to musical, mystical, mesmerizing
Pisces. Your concern for the common man could also shift focus, from social
and political situations to religious affiliations and spiritual matters.
It can get fairly torrid in your world this week. While the imaginative Pisces
sun and erotic Uranus are meeting in your house of romance and risk, your Venus
ruler is blazing a trail through your adventurous Aries marriage house. Can
you have it both ways, or any way you want? You betcha! The lack of interest
you may have encountered last weekend is fading fast, although there's
likely to be some practical benefit from whatever restraints were imposed then.
Meanwhile, take time to consider the financial proposition a colleague presents.
First the inspiration, as your Mars co-ruler reacts to a dream or vision sent
by Neptune. This is followed by a prudent appraisal while the Pisces sun favors
sensible Saturn in Cancer. Then the two water-sign planets trigger a positive
response from your natal Scorpio planets. Either a fortunate opportunity for
growth or a substantial reward shows up when beneficial Jupiter trines Mars
on the 26th. So far, so good. But the capper will be the soul satisfaction you
get when amorous Venus embraces your Pluto co-ruler next weekend.
If you've been sitting on a moneymaking idea or your latest creative effort,
waiting for the right time to spring it on the world, this week could be it.
Although your Jupiter ruler is still retrograde (it doesn't flip forward
until the May 4 lunar eclipse), the planet of growth and good luck receives
strong support, a favorable trine, from take-action Mars on February 26. Another
window opens during the April 5 full moon on the first night of Passover, which
is the day before Mercury turns retrograde. That's when Mars squares/challenges
Jupiter. Why wait?
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