The lead players in this week's drama don't issue challenges, stamp
their feet or storm off the stage until the very last scene. Until then, they
prefer to beautify, mystify and make music. Some bestow sexual favors; others
exchange important, insightful information. Venus and Neptune have the best
costumes and lighting, the sun and retrograde Mercury the best lines. But in
the end, it's militant macho Mars opposing well-meaning, well-educated
Jupiter that'll make the strongest, scariest impression on us.
In the name of love, don't stop! There's a temptation to play the
prima donna while magnetic Venus in your sign is drawing people to you. However,
since the goddess will abandon you on the 16th and move on to Taurus, consider
making a few sacrifices to maintain the relationship that's already in
the works. While Venus trines regenerative Pluto on the 7th, you could easily
get rid of what no longer works and confirm what still turns you on. Direct
your desire for change at your boss, society or the house instead.
Ethereal, exquisite and easily fooled. This is one of those times when you
give your better nature free rein and it turns around and bites you. Being "the
good guy" is what Bulls do while idealistic Neptune sprinkles fairy dust
all over your romantic Venus ruler as well as on the usually realistic Taurus
sun. Plus, you're being urged to fall under the spell of dreams, drink
and drugs. By Wednesday, as Mercury and the sun meet and Pluto rescues Venus,
you'll learn what you needed to know and emerge all the stronger for the
Questions about gaining access to other people's resources won't
be answered until your Mercury ruler has another of its periodic brainstorming
sessions with the sun. That happens while the two meet on Wednesday, or when
you discover something about a partnership that's been kept hidden "for
your own good." Count on hearing a well-meaning acquaintance blurt it out
in casual conversation. Throwing good money after bad again? Try breaking that
habit when the chance comes up next week. Do the research and the math.
Nothing personal, but until Monday rolls around, most of the action this weekend
- e.g., the big meteor-shower show, the spread of Neptunian idealism -
has very little to do with you. Maybe with your parents, your employer, your
view of world events or your allegiance to a group, but with your personal life,
nada. That won't happen until your moon ruler enters Cancer on Cinco de
Mayo and you feel connected. But if you need an excuse to party, one will appear.
What you find out on Wednesday can be cause for celebration, too. Good news
about a buddy or your boss.
Utterly divine. Maybe it's the glamorous atmosphere, maybe it's those
good intentions; this week you're apt to be fascinated with spiritual concerns
or mystical notions you can't put your finger on. Not to worry; your reputation
won't suffer, and your love life might actually improve. Because your sun
ruler reaches out to nebulous Neptune in your house of partners, a long-standing
relationship could rise to a higher level of commitment or become somewhat questionable.
Either way, someone has to sacrifice something.
One of the high points of the Virgo's yearly cycle occurs whenever your
Mercury ruler joins forces with the sun, a periodic event that happens this
spring on the 7th. Regardless of whether you're so inclined, there's
a strong academic bent to this week's conjunction, because the meeting
takes place in your Taurus house of higher education, philosophy, religion and
foreign travel. Not only will you learn more, you'll be a lot more astute
handling information you already have; also a bit closer to achieving a lifelong
A variety of things may be going on, but the concerns that'll touch your
heart are those that involve your artistic, affable Venus ruler. Because the
goddess of love and beauty is in your Aries house of partnership, significant
others can have a far greater influence than they usually do. That, for a Libran,
is saying something! Happily, the ties to Venus are benign, even beneficial:
an angelic vibe from a family member and a secret sexual attraction for or from
a neighbor or classmate.
The action is still centered in your Taurus house of marriage and other significant
relationships, e.g., ties to your attorney, agent or whoever is suing you. Privileged
information may filter down when the sun and retrograde Mercury meet on the
7th, but eye contact and hand-holding speak louder than words while your Pluto
co-ruler and loving Venus are in cahoots. An opportunity to make big things
happen could pop up when expansive Jupiter contacts courageous Mars, your other
Not every Archer is an entrepreneur at heart, but when Jupiter presents an
opportunity to grab a bigger piece of the pie, your ruling planet urges you
to seize it. Is it need or greed? That's the question posed by the relatively
rare (every 12 years or so) opposition between impulsive Mars in your money
house and prosperous Jupiter in the house of other people's resources.
Perhaps you should sublimate the experience by focusing on the benefits sexy
Pluto in Sag is about to receive from loving Venus. Not as risky.
If you were born in December, read for Sagittarius. If not, then it's
fairly safe to assume that a generous, warm-hearted partner will cover for you
if you blow your cool, burn your bridges or twist your ankle. Avoid all that
self-imposed drama by concentrating instead on what you'll learn when the
sensual, security-conscious Taurus sun and Mercury meet on the 7th. That knowledge
can bring many pleasures, enough to counterbalance the pain you would inflict
by taking one chance too many.
If you were born in January, read for Capricorn. If not, then relax and enjoy
whichever protective wing your guardian angel has placed you under. Before our
week is over, he may even show you his game plan. Meanwhile, you could be subjected
to additional family pressures, but they shouldn't be too demanding. Or
the house may have needs, both structural and cosmetic, that should be attended
to sooner rather than later. Beautification is big this weekend, because visionary
Neptune in your sign and artistic Venus are calling the shots. Enjoy.
Since your Neptune ruler is a dominant force in the weekend forecast, read
for Aquarius. Once everything looks pretty and meets with your approval, you
can figure out what message you're receiving from the merger of retrograde
Mercury and the sun in your house of communication. A sudden insight into your
neighbor's behavior? Or perhaps reconciliatory thoughts about an estranged
sibling? Since the Bull and the Fish are simpatico signs, rest assured that
you won't be provoked. However, you could be persuaded to behave badly,
but in a good way.
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