Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope April 4-10, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

Venus at 5 degrees Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn late Sunday; love and sex can get very intense under this transit. Relationships may be transformed or you may gain new insights into each other. Someone may suddenly turn out to be a lot deeper than you thought, once you've had a good chat with him or her.

Mercury at 3 degrees Taurus squares Mars in Leo at 12:17 am Monday. Use logic and reason when dealing with things you desire. You may have to negotiate with others over getting time off to pursue your hobbies or go on club outings. You might really enjoy a spirited debate (formal or informal), too, but don't expect to change your opponent's mind.

Mercury at 5 degrees Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn at 6:46 am Tuesday. This is excellent for research and detective work of any kind. Get out the deerstalker hat and gather your usual suspects together.

Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo (2:51 pm Wednesday, April 7), alas for Virgoans who were just beginning to relax. Time to tidy up any loose ends of matters unfinished when Saturn entered Libra last Oct. 29. You have until late July to get it done right this time, so get along there. At least the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) get a bit of a breather for the spring/summer.

Hey, got sick under a Sun square natal Mars transit. It ought to have given me a big burst of energy, but my bad habits and a bad batch of soup got me. Down I went with a case of food poisoning (I think). I needed the 'inner cleanse', like it or not. If one does not give an outlet for that Mars energy, one can easily get sick, so that is what happened to lazy me!

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20- April 19 - Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo (2:51 pm Wednesday, April 7). You have till late July to enjoy a breather. Us this time productively because it will be a lot harder to Get Things Done when Saturn opposes you come August. Your spouse may suddenly seem less dour, less harried, less pressured. Plan and enjoy a spring break or early summer getaway. Thursday night is an excellent night to get out with a group of friends, no matter what kind of activities you have planned.

TAURUS - April 20- May 20 – Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn late Sunday; love and sex can get very intense under this transit. Relationships may be transformed or you wake up realizing that hey, so-n-so is a lot deeper than you thought. Mercury in Taurus squares Mars in Leo at 12:17 am Monday. Use logic and reason when dealing with things you desire. You may have to negotiate with others over getting time off to pursue your hobbies or go on club outings. You might really enjoy a spirited debate (formal or informal), too. You may be in a stubborn mood again late Wednesday so I hope your mate is very patient with you.

GEMINI - May 21- June 20 – Sunday evening may be challenging; too many chores and you feel like you are left all alone after the bustle of the holiday. Count some blessings. Best day: Wednesday when Moon in Aquarius trines Saturn in Libra. You will probably be very calm and objective about yourself and your goals. Moderation and maturity are good things, y'know. Friends and college pals have a swell time late Thursday evening. Round up the Aries gang and challenge them to a game of pickup b-ball.

CANCER - June 21- July 22 – On Monday your spouse is quite the tower-of-power; Moon conjunct Ceres and Pluto in Capricorn, Moon trine Mercury-Venus in Taurus. He/she can plant and harvest simultaneously, it seems. He may even show a rare artistic side, too. Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo (2:51 pm Wednesday, April 7). You have till late July to enjoy a breather. Us this time productively because it will be a lot harder to Get Things Done when Saturn afflicts you come August.

LEO - July 23- Aug. 22 - Mercury at 3 degrees Taurus squares Mars in Leo at 12:17 am Monday. Use logic and reason when dealing with things you desire. You may have to negotiate with others over getting time off to pursue your hobbies or go on club outings. You might really enjoy a spirited debate (formal or informal) - - but don't expect to change your opponent's mind. The Moon-Mars opposition Wednesday evening threatens to start a fight between you and your spouse/partner; you are so good at being generous and reasonable, don't let the day end on an angry note.

VIRGO - Aug. 23- Sept. 22 – Sorry, Virgo, but Saturn decided he liked your modest, retiring self so much he is making a return visit this spring. Yes, starting this Wednesday and right thru late July you can expect your unwelcome guest to start using all your towels and raiding your refrig. Again. What can I say? Try to tie up any unfinished business from last October and make sure to do it right this time. I'm not nagging you or blaming you, just trying to help you plan how to use this period. Yes, he'll be gone by August, promise. I have aspirin if you need some.

LIBRA - Sept. 23- Oct. 22 – The Moon-Saturn square Sunday evening can mean loneliness and too much cleanup chores, OR a comforting Easter message of wisdom. Can you say yippee? Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo Wed., April 7. You have till late July to enjoy a breather. Us this time productively because it will be a lot harder to Get Things Done when Saturn revisits you before August. For now, use the Moon-Saturn trine this Wednesday morning to take an objective birds-eye view of your life and goals.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23- Nov. 21 – Aspects to Mercury and Venus in Taurus, your solar seventh house of partners and the public, fill the week. You could possibly get in the public eye, as Mercury rules both interviews and the news. Saturn moves back into Virgo on Wednesday, your solar eleventh house of friends and clubs, where you may again benefit from consulting older people and mentors, or find a respected teacher till August. Wednesday is a contentious day, tho, with the Moon and Mars squaring your natal planets from either side; lie low and agree with everyone.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22- Dec. 21 - - The Moon is in Sag as the week begins, till Sunday night. The Moon squares Uranus in Pisces Sunday afternoon; you're looking for excitement and may even start arguments to get it. About the same time the Moon also sextiles Neptune, meaning that you may actually be picking up others' moods and reflecting them back; select someone that you can discuss dreams or daydreams with instead.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22- Jan. 19 - - The Moon is in Capricorn from 9 am Sunday till Wednesday morn. The Moon squares Saturn at 9:30 pm, giving rise to loneliness and emotional insecurity; reach out and touch somebody's hand, as the song says. Capricorn catches a break when Saturn retrogrades out of Libra on Wednesday; you have till late July to enjoy a breather. Us this time productively because it will be a lot harder to Get Things Done when Saturn afflicts you come August.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20- Feb. 17 - - Chiron is activated Easter day so it might be meaningful to send out a prayer for healing for yourself and the world. The Moon is in Aquarius from 8:51 am Wednesday till Friday night. A Moon-Saturn trine Wednesday morn is a good time to confer with a mentor or older person; you are serene and in control of your urges. This serenity may be tested under a Moon-Mars opposition that evening so take a deep breath. Moon conjunct Neptune 5:44 pm Friday can lead to fuzzy-head syndrome; stick to routine tasks.

PISCES - Feb. 18- March 19 - - The Moon squares Uranus Sunday afternoon; you may feel upset or just want to be alone for awhile. A Moon-Jupiter sextile mid-morning Tuesday brings tea and sympathy (and sometimes luck too) from women friends. Uranus brings a good laugh during the Wednesday am commute. The Moon is in Pisces from 9:48 pm Friday thru the weekend. Saturday offers several sextiles to Ceres, Pluto, Mercury and Venus. You may want to prep the garden, plant, or order seeds. Heirloom varieties may grab your attention.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 28-April 3, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

Venus enters her home sign of Taurus at 1:35 pm Wednesday, and boy is she glad to be back! Time to hang up her hat and put up her feet and maybe snack on a brownie. Sketches out the flower garden (because Venus trines Ceres on Friday) while the cat curls up at her feet, and the ipod plays Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Venus in Taurus is into material comfort, and the best use of Venus here is to share comforting acts, like exchanging back rubs with your partner. Venus in Taurus squares Mars in Leo on Saturday morn, bringing some sexual tension, but then again it's so good to make up after a fight.

Mercury also enters Taurus, at 9:06 am Friday, but is not quite as at home here like Venus is. Mercury in Taurus likes to mull things over -- a LOT. Mercury here likes to think about what he is going to say first, before shooting off his mouth. So don't expect messages to be numerous and conversation to fly like the wind. The best use of Mercury here is to validate others' suggestions and then go further by identifying how they can be brought into material reality.

Venus in Taurus is inconjunct Saturn at zero degrees Libra at 11:16 pm on Wednesday. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Taurus has been working (and worrying) hard, but now he needs to re-balance his life with some play and pleasure and having fun. Spring is sprung, with all that entails. Enjoy the greening fields and woods on local nature trails.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 -- Venus in Aries sextiles Neptune in Aquarius Monday afternoon; you might share a drink or film with friends. Venus then sextiles Chiron in Aquarius Tuesday evening; visit an alternative practitioner or test healing techniques on a friend. Mercury in Aries sextiles Neptune late Wednesday, favoring discussion of ideals, art or film -- or beer. You might attend a class or lecture on a related subject that night. Venus and Mercury enter your solar second house of money, and should bring some welcome income and inquiries over the next month.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 -- Venus enters your sign on Wednesday, ushering in a month of pampering yourself with salon or spa services. Get spruced up and gather the compliments. Venus may also increase the cash flow into your pockets and bank accounts, and that is nothing to sneeze at either. Venus is inconjunct Saturn in Libra Wednesday night; you might want to re-balance your work and social lives. You know what they say about Jack and all work. A Venus-Mars square Saturday morn can bring a lovers spat but you love making up.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – An unusual dream can jangle your nerves early Monday but settle down, it was only a dream. In the morning, Moon and Saturn in your solar fifth house help you coolly edit or evaluate your work. Jupiter and Uranus are in Pisces now, your solar tenth house of career. You should do really well and find plenty of demand, especially if you are in computers or other technical or scientific fields. You are able to quickly crunch numbers and analyze mountains of data for clients who need to make marketing decisions.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 --The Moon in Libra Mon-Tues can be a challenging transit but it does force you to focus on what you really want. A Moon-Uranus trine early Friday can alter a child's choice of college or major early Friday. Venus and Mercury enter your solar eleventh house of friends and groups; you may benefit from tips, favors and ops thru friends and clubs you belong to. Venus squares Mars in your money house on Saturday; perhaps you feel that club memberships cost too much, but write down all the pluses and benefits you get. You may well come out way ahead.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – You work off some competitive fire on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, when the Moon makes aspects to Mars in your sign. Venus and Mercury enter your solar tenth house of career. The month ought to bring increased visibility and income. Venus in Taurus squares Mars in your sign on Saturday morn; conflicts can arise between career and ego needs. It isn't always about you, Leo, even tho we like you; try to make your customer/client look good.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 -- The week begins with the Moon in Virgo till Monday morn. The Moon opposite Jupiter Sunday morn can exaggerate emotions so make an effort to keep on an even keel. A difficult aspect from the Moon to Mercury and Venus asks you to assure others of your love even when you criticize some minor thing. Venus and Mercury's entry into Taurus, your solar ninth house, bring increased activity to your sector of college, law, publishing and religion. Perhaps you might seek teaching, editing, rewrite, technical or translation work.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 -- The Moon is in Libra from 7:21 am Monday till Wednesday morn. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Monday morn can help you analyze feelings but can bottle up the free expression of them. Good for tackling chores, tho. The midday sextile to Mars makes you prefer a power walk during lunch instead of eating. A square to Pluto in the afternoon can be frustrating, but make your case for a promotion, sale, etc. A Moon-Neptune trine early Wednesday can bring fascinating dreams which you'd like to mull over, but keep your mind on the road during your commute!

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 -- The Moon is in Scorpio from 8:41 am Wednesday till Friday afternoon. Don't be hasty Wed. afternoon under the Moon-Mars square because you will just have to redo things. The Moon trines Jupiter Thursday afternoon; you may take April Fool jesting all in stride. A Moon-Uranus trine can alter your home routine early Friday; but since you are looking for a change anyway, it may just become the NEW routine. Venus in Taurus squares Mars in Leo on Saturday morn; friction between demands of career and partner can arise. Prepare to make up with a very special evening together. Venus and Mercury enter your solar seventh house; you may find more opportunities to perform or speak in public this month.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 -- Venus and Mercury move into your solar sixth house of health and work. You might be tempted to overdo sweets or snacking, so get a buddy to help you adhere to healthy menus. You may get more physical in your gym routine, trying weight training for the first time. The Moon is in Sag from 12:53 pm Friday till Sunday night. Face it, Sag, weekends are much more your thing than the daily grind. This weekend kicks off with a lovely Moon in Sag trine Sun in Aries, when you will want to either hike the woods or explore intellectual frontiers.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – Tuesday's Sun-Moon-Saturn T-square in Cancer-Libra challenges your home/career/marriage axis. You feel the lack of one or all in your life and need a new inspiration. You are never one to let things go un-remedied for long, tho. Venus and Mercury enter Taurus, your solar fifth house of romance and creativity. Even a long-term marriage can benefit from exchanging words of love. Try putting in a brief note in hubby's briefcase, or tweeting an appreciation.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Your idealism may cause friction on Monday and Friday, but find a much better reception on Wednesday. Tuesday afternoon's Chiron-Venus aspect favors alternative health treatments. Home and partner issues cause tension when Venus squares Mars on Saturday morn; however making up can be very fun and romantic. Venus and Mercury enter your solar fourth house of home and family this week. Expect more visitors and parties; perhaps you might host an exchange student or lecturer.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – Your optimism is challenged Sunday morn and midday Tuesday, but you feel your jovial self again on Thursday. A Moon-Uranus trine can alter your home routine early Friday; but since you are looking for a change anyway, it may just become the NEW routine. Mercury and Venus in your solar third house increase messages and may bring a block party or two. Attend local events and you could bring home the door prize.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 21-27, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

There are not a whole lotta major aspects this week. But there is good news for anyone who is looking to lose a few pounds or get fit (is that everybody?). The Sun (self) in Aries opposes Saturn (reducing; a strict regimen) in Libra, with Mars (exercise) in a helpful aspect to both, on Sunday. Sun trines Mars at 1:54 pm; Sun opposes Saturn at 8:37 pm; and Mars sextiles Saturn on Monday night at 11:53 pm. The fact that Mars is in Leo points to getting a good cardio workout from your new program. Saturn in the partnership sign of Libra suggests that having an exercise buddy or perhaps a personal trainer will help you stay on track.

A Grand Cross forms on Tuesday as the Moon in Cancer squares Saturn in Libra, Sun in Aries and then opposes Pluto in Capricorn. All the cardinal signs mentioned will be under stress, and awfully tempted to call it quits in whatever house issue is affected. Look at it this way: one chapter of your life may be ending, but another one is beginning just as the shoots of new grass are pushing up through the sod.

On Thursday at 11:45 pm, the Sun at 5 degrees of Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is a frustrating and yet intriguing square. One may be faced with seemingly relentless pressure, yet one also has the power to reinvent oneself. In fact, you may be forced to renovate your inner or outer self, or be forced by authority figures to to explain yourself. You come to a crossroads; your choice which road to take, of course.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 -- On Sunday, the Sun in Aries opposes Saturn in Libra; your partner says no, or calls it quits. An alternative scenario is that you embark on a training regimen (Saturn) to lose weight; Mars assists from compatible Leo, so fun sports may be part of your new program. Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn late Thursday. This can be frustrating if authority figures step in and demand something from you, so take care to observe speed limits, etc. On the other hand, this aspect offers opportunities to reinvent yourself, kind of like Madonna has done (several times). Erase what you don't like: the spare tire, the mousy hair, whatever. You are eternally youthful inside so the 'outer you' ought to reflect that.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 -- Taurus often has real problems with gaining weight thru the years, so take the opportunity to start a successful regimen under the Sun-Saturn oppositon on Sunday. The Grand Cross on Tuesday touches your solar health houses (six and twelve) and education/communication houses (three and nine). The best possible outcome is that your creative talents, you embark on a career in healthcare or teaching. But your education (or funding thereof) may come to a screeching halt if you cannot find a way to cover tuition. One chapter may close but this makes room for another one to begin. Networking assumes higher priority and will produce likely options.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 -- The week begins with Moon in Gemini till the wee hours Tuesday. The Moon is inconjunct Pluto early Sunday; be careful who you confide in! The Moon-Jupiter square late Sunday may make you overdo; rise above your limitations instead with a daily affirmation online or by dialing a phone recording. The Moon-Venus sextile early Monday opens your day with beauty. A square to Uranus late Monday brings lotsa laughs, then a trine to Neptune helps you empathize. Consider joining with friends to control finances and debt; a nice way to start is with the ladies at FlyLady.org.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 -- The Moon is in Cancer from 2:16 am Tuesday till early Thursday. The Moon in Cancer squares Saturn in Libra and also Sun in Aries, then opposes Pluto in Capricorn, forming a Grand Cross on Tuesday. The day will feel like a pressure-cooker, but trines to Jupiter and Uranus on Wednesday bring help and repairs. Whatever events of Tuesday are, they may not happen to you personally but to people you care about, so don't start worrying just yet, OK? Use caution on Thursday when the Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn; career and partnerships matters can come to a head, or you may re-organize or re-capitalize.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 -- The Moon is in Leo from 5:39 am Thursday till Saturday morn. Mars, having gone direct in Leo on March 10, is joined by the Moon on Thursday at 8:15 am, and trines Sun in Aries the same afternoon. Whoosh, you become aware of a new spring in your step and a burst of energy. Find yourself a new project or offer to emcee a spring event. Friday offers trines from the Moon in Leo to Mercury and Venus in Aries; compliments and favors are exchanged. You may win some cash in a call-in contest. Be careful Saturday morn when Moon opposes Neptune since that can make you fuzzy-headed.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 -- Saturn in your solar second house becomes part of a stressful but short-lived grand cross on Tuesday. Perhaps a death or illness in the family spurs you to take better care of yourself, or your doctor issues orders to -- lose weight, quit smoking, whatever. The Moon is in Virgo from 6:57 am Saturday thru the weekend. Moon trines Pluto Saturday afternoon to help you regain control over some part of your life; perhaps you gain insights into how to motivate your children to help with chores, or you express yourself through creative outlets.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 -- The Moon in Cancer squares Saturn in Libra and also Sun in Aries, then opposes Pluto in Capricorn, forming a Grand Cross on Tuesday. The day will feel like a pressure-cooker, but trines to Jupiter and Uranus on Wednesday bring help and repairs. Use caution on Thursday when you may be called upon by authorities to provide paperwork or testimony. You may also have an opportunity to reinvent yourself, a la Madonna. Best days this week have the Moon in Gemini, Sunday thru Monday.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 --The Grand Cross on Tuesday touches your solar health houses (six and twelve) and education/communication houses (three and nine). The best possible outcome is that with your investigative talents, you embark on a career in medical or other scientific research. But your education (or funding thereof) may come to a screeching halt if you cannot find a way to cover tuition. One chapter may close but this makes room for another one to begin. Networking assumes higher priority and will produce likely options.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 -- The Grand Cross on Tuesday touches your solar money houses (two and eight) and home/career (five and eleven). The best possible outcome is that with hard work, you get a handle on financial issues. One chapter may close but this makes room for another one to begin. Networking assumes higher priority and will produce likely options. Sun square Pluto on Thursday can bring an opportunity to apply or lobby for funding for a grant to realize a creative project. Best days this week have the Moon in Gemini, Sunday and Monday, and also Moon in Leo Thursday and Friday.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 -- The Moon in Cancer squares Saturn in Libra and also Sun in Aries, then opposes Pluto in Capricorn, forming a Grand Cross on Tuesday. The day will feel like a pressure-cooker, but Moon trines to Jupiter and Uranus on Wednesday bring help and repairs. Possibly your spouse or partner will pitch in to clean up a mess. Prepare for a second whammy on Thursday when the Sun in Aries squares Pluto in your sign; you may have to report to authorities or provide documents. Make sure car insurance is up to date, at least. As explained at top of column, this aspect also gives you the opportunity and energy to make yourself over.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 -- The Grand Cross on Tuesday touches your solar health houses (six and twelve) and education/communication houses (three and nine). The best possible outcome is that with your organizational talents, you embark on a career in technology or engineering. But your education (or funding thereof) may come to a screeching halt if you cannot find a way to cover tuition. One chapter may close but this makes room for another one to begin. Networking assumes higher priority and will produce likely options.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 -- The Grand Cross on Tuesday touches your solar money houses (two and eight) and home/career (five and eleven). The best possible outcome is that with hard work, you get a handle on financial issues. One chapter may close but this makes room for another one to begin. Networking assumes higher priority and will produce likely options. Best days are probably when Moon is in Gemini, Sunday and Monday.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Your Milky Way Horoscope March 14-20, 2010

By Milky Way Maid

Mercury and the Sun enter Aries this week -- Mercury at midday Wednesday, and the Sun on the Spring Equinox at 1:32 pm Saturday. PLUS the Moon will be in Aries Tues.-mid-Thurs. So that means a whole lotta cardinal energy this week. People will be revving their engines, eager to get started on lots of projects and new chapters in their lives. But they will soon run head-on into Saturn in Libra, which says to them, unh-uh, no you don't. So Arians and other cardinal types (Cancer, Capricorn, Libra) in your life will be particularly frustrated this week and next. Especially if natal planets are in early degrees of the signs. Try to be kind. Saturn opposing does help with keeping new diet or exercise resolutions, so don't hesitate to try again this month.

On Sunday, the Sun is conjunct Mercury at 23 degrees, and the Moon conjunct Jupiter at 13 degrees, all in Pisces. Sun-Mercury is good for concentrating on details and for getting your views across, altho I ought to mention that your thoughts may go so fast that others may have trouble keeping up with you. You might make notes in a recorder or PDA so you don't lose valuable insights. Moon-Jupiter is sunny and generous. You may be drawn to spiritual or metaphysical subjects now, and women may be lucky for you.

The New Moon at 25 degrees 10 minutes Pisces at 5:01 pm Monday energizes a stellium in Pisces of the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus. This is very mental, and electronics will figure in your day. Do not be surprised if psychic communications or unusual dreams burst upon your consciousness. Also keep an eye on the news (Mercury) of the day, since important announcements and events are likely to occur this week or month.

The Sun is conjunct Uranus at 26 degrees Pisces at 2:50 am Wednesday. This follows up on the energies of the New Moon on Monday. You feel the need to break out of a rut, explore new places, visit strange places or people. You may feel rebellious, or begin to truly liberate your thinking. Resisting these energies can make you accident-prone. Just suspend judgment for the time being and listen to others stories.

Early note for next week: The Sun opposes Saturn at 8:37 pm Sunday, March 21 at 1 degree Aries/Libra. Plus Sun trine Mars (exercise), this is excellent for starting a serious diet or exercise program so please dust off your treadmills and so forth. I started one physically demanding job on a Sun-Saturn conjunction and tho it was hard work, it paid off with quick results at the scale.

Boo-hoo, did not get all the Oscar winners right this year. But that's OK, this was really the first time I tried to pick 'em in so many categories. The ones I got right: Kathryn Bigelow for best director,Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Mark Boal for screenplay, and Pete Docter for animated feature.

Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 -- The Moon is in Aries from 2:32 am Tuesday till midday Thursday. The Moon trines Mars in Leo early Tuesday. If your exercise habits are lacking, this is a good time to get back into the swing of things. The Moon opposes Saturn about dawn; pushing yourself to your limits, or setting a goal (losing weight, running x number of laps) will challenge you and keep your interest. You want to remake yourself, not just to turn back the clock but to be the best (fill in number)-year-old that you can be.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 - - The Moon is in Taurus from 12:29 pm Thursday till Saturday night. The Moon-Mars square in Leo spurs you to dig in your heels; be careful not to over-react here. A trine to Pluto that night helps you take back control of some part of your life. Friday is a very good day with a Moon-Jupiter sextile. You find support, assistance and good advice all around. On Saturday the Moon is sextile Uranus and square Neptune. You may be able to feel your way to the right answers this afternoon, but these are difficult energies to harness and rely upon. Also seeing a comedy film appeals.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 -- Monday's New Moon in Pisces is in your solar tenth house of career. A new generation of electronic communications dawns, and that's right up your alley. Get on top of it and become the go-to person for writing new apps for it. Planets that enter Aries, in your solar eleventh house of friends, frustrate those in your inner circle. You may need to distract them with small talk, jokes and games. The Moon enters Gemini at 8:28 pm Saturday and stays through the weekend. The Moon-Sun sextile Saturday night promotes a calm yet active evening with friends. You may get competitive tho, late at night and challenge each other to a contest.

CANCER - June 21-July 22 -- Cancer benefits from the New Moon in a compatible water sign. It is in your ninth house of law, publishing, college and religion/metaphysics. Uranus and Mercury there help you access other modes of communicating with others, on the level of ESP. Alternatively you may begin a study of electronics, engineering or other technical subjects, which are also ruled by Uranus. You may venture into writing e-books rather than traditional publishing projects. The equinox in your solar tenth house Aries energizes and yet frustrates at the same time. Pressures will ease a bit once the Sun enters Taurus and wears a more compatible persona.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 -- Leos generally feel very good around the spring equinox, since Aries is very compatible with their own fire energies. Leos will probably fare better than Arians, because Saturn in Libra is sextile, a far easier aspect to work with. A bit of self-discipline and work will carry you far. Perhaps you locate a good teacher or mentor to help you master some key skills. The New Moon in Pisces on Monday is bit of a challenge, since your ruler the Sun is involved in that Pisces stellium and in an awkward aspect. You may be challenged to find effective ways of presenting yourself personally or verbally. You may have to break down and try to master electronic or internet-based services or marketing. But help is out there to explain how to do all that, and you are smart enough to master anything.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 -- The New Moon in Pisces on Monday puts the accent on marriage and relationships. The midweek Sun-Uranus conjunction would be a good time to try something new with your life partner. If your relationship is unrewarding, then counseling or an enrichment weekend might be just the thing to rejuvenate it. I also recommend the book, The Five Love Languages for an effective do-it-yourself fixit. Uranus in your solar seventh house also opens up the possibility of appearing in media such as TV and radio, or on the web.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 -- Lessons of karma and earned rewards are highlighted by planets entering opposing sign Aries. The sun and Mercury oppose transiting Saturn in your sign, perhaps frustrating you but helping you keep to a program you have set for yourself. The New Moon is in Pisces, a difficult placement for you. You will probably have to adjust and 'roll with the punches'. You might be challenged by psychic occurrences that do not fit with your current worldview, but you will just have to deal with it. Really, it is possible to hold two opposing viewpoints at the same time; millions have done it. It might be fun!

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 -- The New Moon in Pisces energizes your solar fifth house of fun and creativity. Get out the craft supplies, take a painting class, go to a funhouse or casino, heck, maybe even break down and buy a Wii. The midweek Sun-Uranus conjunction would be a good time to try something new in terms of fun. You may find a startling talent you never knew you had. The Aries ingress energizes your co-ruler Mars' physical energies, and you might feel the urge to renew acquaintance with exercise equipment. Scorpio likes personal challenges, and feels pleasure at reshaping his body.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 -- Sag always loves the Vernal Equinox, with its compatible fire energy and new growth. Hiking local nature trails looking for signs of spring and breathing fresh air will do wonders for Centaurs tired of being cooped up all winter. The New Moon in Pisces is in your solar fourth house and squares your natal planets. Mercury and Uranus together there can be tricky to handle, but you might consider installing energy-saving thermostats or other electronic controls. Appliances may need repair but this is a good opportunity to look for more efficient devices. You need a new toy, anyway.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 -- The Pisces New Moon is in your solar third house of communications and trips. I think you might consider planning at least a short getaway vacation, perhaps to go fishing -- a sport you truly enjoy. I know it is always hard to tear yourself away from work and other duties, but Jack becomes a dull boy with no play. Perhaps midweek you visit a new attraction or restaurant in your neighborhood. The Aries ingress in your solar fourth house makes you pay attention to younger family members (Mercury). You take a hand in helping them research career paths so they understand where they can go in life.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – Lucky you, the Pisces New Moon is in your solar second house of money. Uranus there is not too consistent, so you may have to adjust to an irregular income stream. Uranus also can bring windfalls, tho Venus or Jove usually have to make aspects for that to happen. A Moon-Venus conjunction Wednesday in your solar third house may bring an introduction to a female by another female. It could be a neighbor or someone you go to school with. The Moon-Jupiter sextile Friday in your solar second house could bring a gift or bonus.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 -- The Moon is in Pisces from Sunday till early Tuesday. The Sun-Mercury conjunction at 9:16 am favors writing and other communications. Your mind may go so fast that you need to record your ideas before you lose them. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction at 5:17 pm helps you beam loving support to all you love. Philosophical ideas catch your attention. The New Moon Monday energizes a stellium in Pisces of the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus. This is very mental, and electronic or even psychic communications can burst upon your consciousness.