Feb. 15-21, 2008
Decompressing from Valentine's Day and the high energy
generated by the sun-Mars trine could take all holiday weekend long. Luckily,
there'll be a comfy, cozy Cancer moon on Saturday and Sunday to snuggle
up with. Venus shifts her modus operandi from social-climbing Capricorn to egalitarian
Aquarius Sunday morning, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to connect
with the masses. Mercury doesn't come out of retrograde until Monday night;
however, if you must travel on Presidents Day, be extra careful and extra patient.
Solar Pisces begins 10 minutes before 11 p.m. PST Monday/2 a.m. EST Tuesday. Barring
bad weather, a total eclipse of the Virgo full moon Wednesday night should be
visible throughout North America.


Rams are usually in a rush to move on to the next thing, the bigger, the more
exciting, the better. Instead, consider holding the reins in check, waiting to
see what'll happen after retro Mercury turns direct in forward-thinking
Aquarius. With amenable Venus' entrance on the 17th into this compatible
air sign, the tone at work, your boss's demeanor could become much friendlier.
Not so on the playing field or cruising the clubs. The full-moon eclipse on the
20th may accentuate the pall Saturn has thrown over recreation and romance.


You may be privy to information that other people in your circle aren't.
Whether the news pleases you or makes you antsy depends on how willing —
forget about eager — you are to incorporate a sudden change into your current
plans. Your amenable Venus ruler leaves the tried-and-true pecking order governed
by earthy Capricorn for the lofty, egalitarian principles of Aquarius. Whether
in the guise of a woman in your field or a popular online project, Venus'
transit through your career house may present one challenge after another.


Turn on the printer, charge the phone, press “record,” and prepare
to get back into the communications game. After your Mercury ruler turns direct
in electromagnetic, satellite-friendly Aquarius on Presidents Day, the gizmos
that shut down should begin to work again. Still, give yourself some time to watch
the effects of the lunar eclipse, particularly if your birthday falls in May.
These are the Twins who've been trying hard to adjust to Saturn's
restrictions so that everyone at home can feel comfortable.


How big a perfectionist are you, are the family jewels safe, and must you make
a major purchase right now? A lunar eclipse, especially the one on the 20th in
your Virgo house of values and valuables, can augur a difficult time for the Moon
Child. Biding your time to see what evolves should alter your approach to an important
financial matter. How long? Until militant Mars re-enters Cancer on March 4 and
reinforces your role as a concerned caretaker or until data-gathering Mercury
visits your house of other people's money.


Granted, your sun ruler's transit through emotional Pisces might soften
the Lion's regal stance and make you more of a pussy. Nonetheless, the sun's
supportive sextile this week to passionate, persuasive Pluto in your house of
romance is not about hearts and flowers as much as strength and endurance. Add
the ego boost you get while the Virgo full moon is eclipsed, and you'll
be ready to stare down whatever problem Saturn puts in your path when it opposes
the sun the weekend of the 23rd. Meanwhile, the partnership still works like a


The lunar eclipse in your sign on the 20th primarily affects Virgins born close
to the Leo cusp, e.g., Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee. They might lose something while
the Virgo full moon is dark or become discombobulated by the chaotic Pisces sun.
The September-born can relax and enjoy the sociability extended while your Mercury
ruler, turning direct on Presidents Day, escorts affable, attractive Venus through
popular, politically active Aquarius from now through mid-March. After that, who
knows what this marriage will bring?


The general tenor of the times could lighten up once your Venus ruler leaves earthbound
Capricorn for sociable Aquarius, a fellow air sign. After Venus catches up with
informative Mercury, facing forward as of the 18th, your communication skills
will improve dramatically. Playwrights and sales personnel, take note. For the
next six weeks, these two very personal planets will forge a friendship you'll
enjoy at work and play. Out of a field of Bulls, Twins, Virgins and Fish, you
can pick your next partner.


In water there is strength. This week, the sun in your Pisces house of creativity,
children and fun forms an opportunistic sextile to your Pluto co-ruler. From this
positive connection, a renewed sense of purpose and productivity can evolve. Then,
when your take-action Mars co-ruler returns to nurturing Cancer, you'll
be able to deal with a long-standing concern about other people's money
with a fresh perspective. Although it may seem like nothing much is happening,
Scorpios are in the middle of a regeneration.


Must be the season of the witch, again. Not every year, but often enough, i.e.,
when solar Pisces kicks in, Centaurs tend to get flak from the family. For the
next few weeks, the tension generated by a close relationship could become downright
testy because of acerbic Mars in your Gemini partnership zone. The lunar eclipse
in Virgo might not help matters, since the effects of this phenomenon can take
three months to manifest. On the upside, the witch gets maternal again after Mars
returns to comforting Cancer on March 4.


Goats are in good shape, particularly if you were born close to Christmas. Around
the 19th, the artistic Pisces sun forms an opportunistic sextile to Pluto at the
beginning of your sign. This is the first of the positive aspects slow-moving
Pluto will receive over the next 15 years, so pay particular attention to the
kind of power you attract. Then, on the 24th, the sun, by opposing your Saturn
ruler in earth sign-friendly Virgo might bring a matter involving other
people's money to a head, but not to a resolution until May.


The willful, life-affirming sun will leave your sign, but that's a small
price to pay for having magnetic, affectionate Venus come stay for a month. Not
a bad trade-off. The addition of Venus to your sign can help you look more attractive,
plus present your kinder, gentler side. People will respond well to what you're
saying, because Mercury, no longer retrograde as of Presidents Day, hooks up with
the goddess for the duration. Even if you're not a lot smarter, at least
you'll get the facts straight.


Cuspy Pisces, of which there are many, should be lining up to receive the full
impact of the lunar eclipse on the 20th. For the next few days, you may be encouraged
to exert your will over a co-worker or your partner. But after the sun confronts
strict, play-by-the-rules Saturn in your Virgo marriage house on the 24th, who
knows what'll follow? Fish tend to circumvent situations that limit alternatives;
however, until Venus and Mercury get to your sign in March, it won't be
easy to charm your way through this roadblock.

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