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A week of transition as Saturn moves out of maternal Cancer, where it's been since June 2003, and into Leo for the next two years. Respectability and responsibility for the cheery fire sign whose anthem has been "Forever Young." Maybe we'll all grow up in the process. However, this weekend "adult" signifies an R-, maybe an X-rating as Venus, Mars and Pluto, the planets of attraction, horniness and release, form an enormously satisfying grand trine in fire signs. Hot? You betcha! The second Cancer-Capricorn full moon occurs on the 21st and brings into focus what started with the Cancer new moon on July 6, George W's birthday and the G8 conference. The next day, solar Leo begins and Mercury goes retrograde.

Aries

Rams born in mid-April will be relieved to learn that on the 16th, Saturn, a.k.a. the Great Satan, leaves Cancer where it has been testing your resolve. Rams born in March around the equinox will soon discover that while it is in Leo, a compatible fire sign, Saturn's determination can be a blessing in disguise. It'll help you accomplish what you set out to do without the customary fear and trembling. Meanwhile, since popular, romantic Venus embraces your Mars ruler this weekend, you could have access to whatever and whoever is hot.

Taurus

This week home is where the heart is. If you get a chance to mend fences with a family member, take it. You'll have help from the gods, particularly courageous Mars and regenerative Pluto while both support your Venus ruler. But if a relative doesn't warrant your attention and the house doesn't need a paint-job, feel free to hide out with the sexiest partner you can rouse. A romantic tryst is a classic way to use this enthusiastic fire-sign energy to your satisfaction. Don't be hesitant; the gods are rarely this generous.

Gemini

Exactly how cheap, or is that thrifty, are you? Blame restrictive Saturn's two-year-long sojourn in your Cancer money house for the stingy, or is that prudent, way you've been dealing with your assets. Although Saturn switches signs on the 16th, for most Twins it'll continue to transit your financial sector a while longer. However, Saturn in luxury-loving Leo is a different beast altogether. Gemini and Leo, a supportive sextile apart, implies that even complicated, long-drawn out financial matters will work out in your favor.

Cancer

Moon Children born at the very beginning and the very end of their sign get to experience two emotion-filled Cancer-Capricorn full moons this summer. Pay attention to the nuances leading up to Thursday's lunar event, especially the relief you feel knowing that strict Saturn is leaving Cancer on Saturday and won't be back until 2032. It may take a while until Saturn settles into your Leo money house, so before things become ridiculously expensive and you start to worry, go ahead and fulfill some of your material dreams.

Leo

How are you going to reconcile recalcitrant Saturn traveling through your gung-ho sign? The contradictions in approach and attitude may astound us all, but when the two-year trip is over, you will have morphed into a responsible human being, possibly into the adult you have managed, so far, to avoid becoming. Unless you were aware of your own maturation process 30 years ago, this will be the first time you can consciously watch it unfold. The full moon next Thursday will either shed light on a fairly important work-related matter or lead a needy animal to your door.

Virgo

Let the forces operating behind the curtain work their secret shtick on your behalf. You don't have to do much more than prepare for Mercury's retrograde session. If repairs and purchases still need to be made, you'd better get cracking. Do as much as you can as fast as you can; Mercury's flip on the 22nd is closer than you think. Besides, the romantic shenanigans due this weekend could be more distracting than you anticipate. Thankfully, the Capricorn full moon benefits Earth signs and players of all stripes.

Libra

While you're enjoying the benefits of the favorable Venus-Mars-Pluto grand trine this weekend, take a moment to appreciate the ease with which you're getting what you want. Two summers from now, when take-action Mars will once again be in your Aries house of partners, the flow won't be as steady, the connection with your Venus ruler not as close. How you react to the second full moon in your Capricorn house of home and family on the 21st depends in part on what followed from the first full moon a month ago. Is your reputation on the line? Who's your daddy?

Scorpio

Is it time for an adventure? While Mars and Pluto, your co-ruling planets, are rewarded by romantic, artistic Venus this weekend, you could welcome more relationships than were possible a month ago. Although the attraction may be evident, the tension is not. This is a good thing; if you need to feel anxious before making your move, then strict Saturn's transit through Leo should keep you on your toes. Meanwhile, the Cancer-Capricorn full moon on the 21st increases your curiosity about places and people you've never seen before.

Sagittarius

This weekend Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn and your second house, shifts modes of operation from maternal Cancer to childlike Leo. Such a dramatic change can impact your attitude toward financial matters for the next two years. Leo likes to spend as freely as Sagittarius does, is as quick to extend invitations, and delights in the goodies and good times that exuberant fire signs relish. See what happens during the Capricorn full moon on the 21st to get a glimpse of how Saturn's shift can affect you or a money matter.

Capricorn

There's always something significant going on when in one year there are two full moons in your sign. Such is the case Thursday as the 29+ degree Capricorn moon opposes the Cancer sun and, just two hours later, opposes your Saturn ruler at the very beginning of its two-year transit of Leo. Two major planetary events in one week! This, indeed, is the time of your time. Feel free to take what happens personally, but don't take offense. Saturn in Leo should encourage you to become more creative and playful, perhaps more egotistical as well.

Aquarius

The latest, greatest change in your life could start right now as constructive Saturn, your former planetary ruler, enters Leo, the sign of your cosmic soul mate. You say you have a lot to learn? Well, over the next two years, while Saturn makes its way through your house of allies and antagonists, you're bound to experience one life lesson after another. But until Saturn actually opposes your Aquarius sun and teaches you all you need to know about patience being the key to heaven, enjoy the dreaming and scheming.

Pisces

For the Fish, Saturn's change of venue from watery Cancer to fiery Leo might not mean a whole lot until the planet of responsibility and restriction crosses the border separating your fifth house of pleasure and creativity from your sixth house of health, work and paying dues. If you were born in February, that rite of passage occurs sooner rather than later; if you were born in March, then you have plenty of time to make the adjustment. Purposeful Saturn is nothing if not slow. You might get a clue from the Capricorn full moon and the sun's entrance into Leo.


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