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GENERAL FORECAST: It’s a pretty lovey-dovey atmosphere out there thanks to the Venus-Mars marriage in Libra, the harmonious air sign that governs partnerships. But no sooner are the vows exchanged than we’re subjected to the slings, arrows and buildings tossed around during the earthquake prone sun-Uranus opposition on Friday. Talk your way out of that mess on Sunday while Mercury meets up with Venus and hope that the Harvest full moon on Monday brings whatever upset you to a heartfelt conclusion. All could be forgiven during the rewarding trine between Venus and idealistic Neptune on Wednesday.
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Solar Virgo can be tricky times for a take-charge Ram. As the sun transits your sixth house of service and health — let’s not forget small animals, too — matters related to those topics tend to become more prominent and more puzzling. However, what was hidden or somewhat of a mystery up to now could come to light, especially around the Virgo-Pisces full moon on the 15th. Will you notice or will the happy hookup of your adventurous Mars ruler and affectionate Venus in your Libra marriage house be too great a distraction?
TAURUS (April 20–May 20)
Every now and then the Bull not only aspires to but actually attains a state of exaltation. Sometimes even ecstasy. These magical moments usually occur when your artistic Venus ruler forms a mutually supportive relationship with idealistic Neptune. Rejoice; their rewarding trine is scheduled for the 17th. However, you could discover something or someone quite extraordinary on the 12th when the sun in your Virgo house of romance beams its discerning rays on Uranus, the maverick element residing in your Pisces house of peers and political causes.
GEMINI (May 21–June 20)
Pressures at home or within the family circle may seem monumental, almost impossible to overcome, especially when the moon in your Pisces career house reaches fullness. This week the polarity between Sol and Luna, the two “lights,” intensifies the importance of the choices you’re being asked to make. Even so, it would be foolish to minimize the good ideas and good feelings emanating from your Libra house of creativity and romance. Not only is the Venus-Mars marriage a cause for celebration, your Mercury ruler’s extended stay in Libra ensures you’ll maximize the benefits.
CANCER (June 21–July 22)
It may appear upsetting at first, but the discoveries made when the fact-finding Virgo sun opposes inventive Uranus could turn out to be advantageous for water signs like yours. New techniques explained and the latest information transmitted a few days later, when your moon ruler is full in Pisces, can have long-term ramifications. However, don’t downplay the significance of what is happening during the day-to-day activity at home. Despite the usual stresses and tensions generated, unique pleasures can be experienced there.
LEO (July 23–August 22)
Money matters continue to dominate while the sun in your Virgo house of assets and acquisitions emphasizes the surprise waiting to be sprung by Uranus in your Pisces house of shared resources. Perhaps you’ll ask for a loan, perhaps you’ll not only get it, you could be shocked by the particulars of the deal. Meanwhile, there’s action a-plenty radiating from your Libra house of communication, common interests and commuting. Which attractive neighbor is sending out strong signals and are you picking up on them?
VIRGO (August 23–September 22)
Spoiler alert: This may be an exceptionally emotional full moon for Virgins and their outspoken partners. Because Uranus is embedded in your Pisces marriage house, it’s likely that your relationship is being primed for a significant surprise. Something that might change the tenor and tone of what holds it together. After the water-logged Pisces moon sheds light on those threads, they may dissolve. Remember: with resolute Saturn in your sign, you have the backbone to stand up to the tempest tossed and the temper tantrum thrown.
LIBRA (September 23–October 22)
The marriage-minded may remember that you are in an excellent position, chart-wise, to find, if not the ideal, then an eminently suitable companion. That being said, the rest should be on the alert for a situation that arises seemingly out of nowhere. Over the weekend the element of surprise can trip you up, especially if you’re not paying attention to the direction in which you’re headed. Uranus in your Pisces house of work and health increases the odds of having an accident, especially around the Harvest full moon.
SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)
Water signs like yours could be more vulnerable to the spaciness associated with the cosmically conscious Pisces moon. Keep this in mind if you’re carousing while the moon is full in this emotional, empathetic sign. Since iconoclastic Uranus in your Pisces house of risk and recreation is so close to Luna, even well-regulated behavior may be affected by an inexplicable urge to react inappropriately. Kicking up a shit storm of controversy is not Scorpio’s standard operating procedure; nonetheless, shit happens.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21)
Get through the tumultuous Harvest full moon phenomenon without being disgraced or displaced and it should be relatively smooth sailing until your birthday comes around. Whether you’re being judged by the perfectionist Virgo sun in your career midheaven or are subject to the unpredictability of Uranus and the full moon in your Pisces home base, the tables have turned. Archers, particularly those born in mid-December, have become the targets. Need a diversion? Look to Libra friends and associates with brains and big hearts.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 20)
Goats are considerably better protected this year, so the annual Virgo-Pisces full-moon scenario, which often includes some sort of disaster, shouldn’t shake you up. But if, along the way, it does upset an apple cart, the damage may be confined to Apple products. That’s because your Pisces house of communication devices is the area that’s liable to be zapped by the lunation. If you’re concerned about your Mac and Ipod, get them checked out ASAP. No sense waiting for Mercury to turn retrograde on the 24th and the problems that follow.
AQUARIUS (January 21–February 18)
Should a financial matter fall apart on Friday when your Uranus ruler is blasted by the fault-finding Virgo sun, there’s little you can do to forestall the consequences. Best to bide your time until Monday’s full moon in your Pisces money house is on the wane before you consider picking up the pieces. Meanwhile, it couldn’t hurt to bone up on the law. With Venus, Mercury and Mars, three personal planets in your Libra house of higher education and aspirations, what you learn from informed sources may make a difference.
PISCES (February 19–March 19)
If you can’t control your trigger-happy temper, a likely result of the attention disruptive Uranus in your sign is drawing from the critiquing Virgo sun, find a pleasant distraction to focus on. With three personal planets congregated in aesthetically appreciative Libra, there’s bound to be an art or a craft that’ll interest you long enough to see you through the Pisces full moon period. By Wednesday, when harmonious Venus favors your Neptune ruler, everything could be as smooth as silk again or well on the way.
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