Thursday, April 26, 2007

Weekend Astro-Weather: April 28-29

The big news this weekend is the Venus-Jupiter opposition being squared by transiting mars in Pisces. Venus brings love affection and sweetness; Jupiter brings good times. Mars brings sex and violence... let the games begin!

This should prove to be a very interesting Saturday night at the bar -- alcohol is traditionally ruled by Venus. For those of you in current relationships, this would be a good time to do something to strengthen the bond. For the rest of you... well, I'm going to be out at the bar taking notes. Maybe you should be too.

All signs should watch for overspending and overeating, especially for those of you with diabetes, hypogycemia, or other blood-sugar related issues.

PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION if you have any planetary placements around 15-21 degrees of the Mutable signs, or if your birthday is March 7-14, June 6-13, September 7-14, or December 8-15.

If you don't know the details of your birth chart, ask an astrologer.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

It's Your Year, Taurus.... Don't Spend It All In One Place

It's really not all that hard to keep a Bull happy -- just ask any farmer. Keep him fed, keep him clean, keep a steady supply of the opposite sex around, and that's it. The problem with being a human Taurus is that, generally speaking, the other kids of the Zodiac may not have been playing along the last couple of years. With Neptune (the planet of fuzzy confusion) parked in your 10th house (ruling career and your sense of life purpose), and Saturn (the Grumpy Old Man of the Solar System) moving through your 4th house (your home and your personal foundation), things haven't been easy in the Human Relations department.

The lead story this year is that Saturn is finally moving on into Virgo this September. This will make for a fundamental shift in both your home and your romance. In your home life, you'll likely find that a lot of the unplanned and uninvited difficulties of the last two years will start clearing up, and your efforts towards making improvements will flow with less difficulty.

Of course Saturn has to go somewhere, and in this case it's Virgo, your solar 5th house of Fun and Romance. This may not actually be as scary as it sounds, given that Uranus has been floating around opposite that point for a while now. What this means is that the scattered, unsettled, and unsatisfying elements of your romantic life from the last few years will now be subject to a little order and sensibility. Think back to how things have been that way, the last three years. A little order and sensibility is just what you need, isn't it?

Personal Health and Well-Being: You've probably made some gains in this area of your life in the last year -- and yes, that was likely a pun. June and July this year will represent a chance to get things back on track.

Money: The last two or three years have probably seen an increased entanglement with the finances of others, and not always to your benefit. There should be mild improvement in the next two months, a tight spot in June and July, and general improvement throughout the year. One warning: get the Christmas shopping started early this year... you'll likely be shelling out more than usual this Yule.

Home and Family: The last two years probably haven't been so great when it comes to satisfaction with your domestic arrangements. Thankfully by September the planet Saturn -- representing limitations and difficulties -- will be moving out of your solar 4th house, making for a change in the home environment.

Finally, two major points to keep in mind:

December and January bring huge opportunities to make changes in your work and career. All the tools will be handed to you, but it's going to be up to you to make the effort. This is particularly so if you've been finding yourself wondering if you are in the wrong line of work. Even if everything is running smoothly that way, you may find the urge to aim for bigger and better things. Go for it!

As far as new romance goes: you can sit there and wait for it to come to you (which, admittedly often works for a Taurus), or you could dust off the dancing shoes and MAKE it happen in February. But of course, that's your decision... only a fool stands behind a Bull and pushes.