Lots of subtle changes this Easter holiday, starting with Jupiter's
turnaround in Sagittarius on Thursday. The gentle giant's retrograde trip
will last until August 6, the highly anticipated date of the Saturn-Pluto trine.
Apropos Good Friday, Mars trades Aquarian rationality for Piscean fantasy and
faith. Easter Sunday itself is blessed by a high-spirited trine between the crusading
Aries sun and tradition-bound Saturn in Leo. More good fortune on Monday while
the sun trines Jupiter, the most favorable aspect of them all. On Tuesday, Mercury
abandons poetic Pisces for Aries' no-nonsense stance. And on Wednesday,
Venus exits Taurus, the sensual sign she rules, for the variety and vicissitudes
of Gemini.


“Easy come, easy go?” Not necessarily. You've waited a long
time to be in this rewarding a position. As you celebrate Easter and the sun's
annual visit to your sign, recognize that prosperous Jupiter and productive Saturn
have been invited to the party. Saturn brings the gifts of greater stature and
stability, while Jupiter offers wisdom, wealth and a few raunchy jokes. For a
classic Arian Lone Ranger, this “more the merrier” guest list could
contradict the vows of Piscean piety that your Mars ruler suggests you take on
Good Friday.


Since your flirtatious Venus ruler leaves your sign on the 11th, don't be
shy about capitalizing on the personal magnetism you're radiating. Once
the goddess enters general-interest Gemini, she'll be attracting a variety
of valuable assets, not the least of which is more money. Need to target a date
when you'll be at your most charming and persuasive? How about Saturday
morning? That's when Mercury adds its familiarity with numbers and other
pertinent data to the sales pitch you have your heart set on.


Who knew that Gemini could be a necessary ingredient in the grand fire trine taking
place this holiday weekend? Without an air sign like yours to fuel their high-minded
intentions, the current triumvirate of the sun, Jupiter and Saturn won't
be able to succeed with their plans. Whether you're lending a bit of charm
to the presentation or adding a crucial detail, be sure that your contribution
gets some credit. If not, you may be stuck with Pisces' reputation for self-sacrifice
well after your Mercury ruler enters the realm of Arian self-interest.


If it seems like a lot is going on or that too many potentially profitable opportunities
are in the works, and you're wondering what's the best thing to do,
try to decompress over the weekend and relax. Hide some Easter eggs, take the
pup to a parade, and feed the flock. The answers to your questions should reveal
themselves once the sun in your Aries career house completes its favorable trine
to pragmatic Saturn in your Leo house of values and assets, also after Sol's
trine to beneficial Jupiter in your house of health, co-workers and the beloved
pet on Monday.


A slight shift in planetary perspective, and suddenly the same sob story you've
been hearing from the folks you've been dealing with is gone. Take some
time off, e.g., all of Easter Week, before they come up with a different tale
of woe. Meanwhile, you're free to go whole hog and enjoy all the pleasures
that generous Jupiter, in your house of fun and games, is offering. It hardly
makes a difference when your Leo birthday falls; every Lion I know still feels
the stiff arm of Saturn holding you back from the kind of good time you were used
to having.


Although Virgins tend to react to subtle changes in tempos and temperaments sooner
than the rest of us, FYI: Militant Mars drops some lethal weapons when it enters
simpatico Pisces on Friday. Your Mercury ruler exchanges your acceptance of Pisces'
“all and everything” philosophy Tuesday for the “what's
in it for me?” motivation Aries provides. And on Wednesday, affectionate
Venus saunters into the sign of the Twins for another round of “love the
ones you're with.” Note the plural, also the favorable tie between
Venus and Mercury that'll boost your charisma.


It's the self-directed Aries natives in your life who are generating the
heat you're feeling this week. Even if it's too hot for an air sign's
comfort, consider getting out of the way so that significant others can do their
thing. And don't worry that they'll go overboard; their assorted passions
are being held somewhat in check by Jupiter's rule of law and Saturn's
wealth of experience. Once your Venus ruler enters literate Gemini, your attention
may shift from pleasing the people you're so fond of to initiating more
serious discussions with them.


By now, anticipation could really be driving you mad. Instead of twiddling your
thumbs this weekend, waiting for manna from heaven to rain down on you, you'd
be wise to ignore the triple threat, i.e., the spectacularly rewarding grand fire
trine, and focus instead on your Mars co-ruler's entrance into Pisces. This
way, when the career kudos and financial payoffs do show up, you'll be deep
into the suitably spiritual, cosmically conscious mindset of the Fish. You'll
have until mid-May to decide whether to join an ongoing crusade or start one of
your own.


It's possible that you've grown used to having lucky Jupiter in your
sign and are taking that extra measure of good fortune bestowed by your ruling
planet for granted. If that's the case, you ungrateful wretch, so be it!
Instead, why not focus on the loves of your life, the kids and playmates eager
to share their ideas of fun and entertainment, while you still can? Before aggressive
Mars invades your Pisces home court and turns everyday irritations into domestic
problems you'd rather not cope with. So much for your advantage.


Refinancing the house? Seriously, the prospect of tapping into a well-established
reservoir of other people's money looks especially good this week. That's
because the Aries sun in your real estate zone is fairly fearless, as well as
insistent enough to break through the barriers that your Saturn ruler tends to
erect, mainly to protect you. So, if you want to use the favorable trine aspect
to your advantage, no one will complain. Not now. Taxation, insurance and inheritance
matters also benefit from this positive planetary relationship.


Good news for Aquarians looking to get laid. Venus, the vixen, moves into your
Gemini house of romance and recreation on the 11th. What to do until then? Fix
up the house, make nice with the relatives, and smooth relations between your
partner and the neighbors. You are especially expressive at the moment and can
probably charm the pants off anyone you choose. Even casual friends are looking
kindly (and kinkily?) at what you have to offer. This interlude, i.e., so many
favorable aspects, won't last, so don't dawdle.


Dame Fortune, she comes and she goes, but does she speak of Michelangelo? Yours
is the silly space, the final forecast, in which Mercury's perceptions and
poetry make way this week for the bold forays that aggressive Mars offers the
Fish. Not that bad an exchange, especially if you're scheduled for a surgical
fix between Easter and Mother's Day. Don't worry about the money:
A fortuitous trine between the sun in your Aries money house and generous Jupiter
in your career zone promises plenty of filthy lucre. Plus, the aspects to your
health house look good too.

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