By Besha Rodell
By Patrick Range McDonald
By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
Get in shape. Right now your powers of regeneration are impressive, so if there's
something physical or emotional that needs fixing, plan on accomplishing it over
the next seven weeks. While your Mars ruler transits through pragmatic Virgo,
not only will you have consistency on your side, you should be able to elicit
a respected elder's help for your cause. Just don't turn the project
into a do-or-die crusade. Meanwhile, keep an eye on what it's costing you
to mend fences between feuding family members.
Taurus It might not make that big a difference, but you should be aware that the planets affecting your professional life have all gone retrograde for the summer. If ever a laconic Bull needed a valid reason to stop and smell the roses as well as the Coppertone, feel free to use that one. Meanwhile, you'll probably rely on your luxury-loving Venus ruler to keep you motivated, especially when the goddess confronts overly-optimistic Jupiter during the July Fourth weekend. Fight the urge to hop a plane to Vegas and you'll be none the poorer.
Gemini It's a once-a-year event that, despite all that's going on in your head, the Twins shouldn't ignore. The new moon in your Cancer house of values and valuables marks the beginning of a fresh approach to at least one money matter, perhaps to more. Make a note and see how you handle what follows from Wednesday's meeting of the sun and moon. By the time your Mercury ruler arrives at that same degree, 12 Cancer, around the full moon, there could be an established pattern, a comfortable response to the question, "Who's paying for this?"
Cancer No sign is as regulated by the movements of the moon as yours is. So when your ruling luminary meets the sun in your sign, as it will on Wednesday, pay close attention to what's happening, and also trust your gut to tell you what's coming next. The stomach is one of the body parts that cautious Cancer governs, the breast the other; together they nourish both body and soul. However, if you're willing to test the extent of your various hungers, then follow where pleasure-seeking Venus leads that night when she challenges extravagant Jupiter in your Capricorn complement.
Leo One more display of leonine leadership before courageous Mars decamps for Virgo. While the red planet forms a mutually rewarding trine with powerful Pluto in your house of recreation and risk, dare to do something you normally wouldn't. Well, not until later in the summer when first romantic Venus and then, as solar Leo ends, your sun ruler receive support from resolute Pluto. Also, before the Independence Day holiday gets underway, don't stretch yourself thin by offering your services to an organization that doesn't need them.
Virgo Virgins, e.g., John McCain, born in the last week of August have to deal with the restrictions stern Saturn has been laying on your shoulders. Sapping your vitality while the planet of decrepitude is sitting on your sun? Perhaps the governor of government is adding respect for your life experience or is it for toeing the "official" line? However, fools for love could have a memorable holiday weekend if they give affectionate Venus in your house of friends and enthusiastic Jupiter, the two planets that bestow blessings, free rein.
Libra This week you'll have permission to ask the universe for far more than what is considered "customary and reasonable." Whether you'll be stressed out when your Venus ruler confronts Jupiter's excesses depends on how grandiose a July Fourth celebration you plan, also how your gig could be affected. Will you be cutting out of work too early, snubbing an important client or padding the guest list? However, by stepping out of character, by doing the unexpected, you're bound to enhance your reputation as a trendsetter.
Scorpio The last hurrah sounds this weekend while Mars and Pluto, your co-ruling planets perfect their favorable trine. Instead of waiting for the Fourth to make a joyful noise, get on the bandwagon early, before Mars leaves cheerful Leo for Virgo on the 1st. Even if you're not sure where it'll be coming from, there's money heading your way. Which is a good thing, because an exuberant Venus-Jupiter opposition could result in you paying for an expensive ticket out of town, if not for yourself, then for a relative who promises to return the favor.
Sagittarius Other signs may pay dearly for the excesses foisted upon them when sociable Venus tests the generosity of your Jupiter ruler, but only the Centaur is in a position to be bled dry. Jupiter transiting your Capricorn money house this year should have made you more fiscally conservative, more responsible for your precious possessions. However, a momentary lapse, a desire to please a somewhat significant other (not another mortgage broker) could wind up costing much more than you figured. Until the Fourth is history, go slow.
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