STARCAST: Mercury’s flip-flop in Leo signals a rematch. Think second chance, think karma. Think try, try again. IN OTHER NEWS: Though communications are fast and furious, don’t hesitate to press the pause button. Retrogrades are meant for finishing past projects that fell by the wayside. Expect delays and prepare for them.
ARIES (March 19-April 18)
Expect to experience the use (or is it misuse?) of time spent decision making. Heavyweight introspection may not be your game, but doesn’t establishing an agenda beat running in circles? (Beating your head against a door that just won’t open isn’t much fun either.)
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Mercury raises intimate questions involving roots issues. Where you hang your hat-or want to hang it–centers around Mommie Dearest/Father Knows Best issues. Haven’t you played those tapes long enough? To be free, you’ll have to confront blocks that you created. You’ll feel “born again.” (Only this time, you’ll have better recall.)
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
2019 skips along, bringing a summer time high. Minerva hates to rain on your parade, but rogue Mercury has set up the Monopoly board in your communications sector. Though you could receive an unexpected dividend from the past, there’s certain to be a quirky catch to it.
CANCER (June 21-July 21)
It’s tough to wrap your brain around the money thing. And the budinski involvement of others surely doesn’t help. Personal funds and resources are one thing. But shared income such as inheritance and alimony are quite another. Some Moonchildren may get fabulous insights but would still be advised to share them first with a lawyer.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
Mercury Retrogrades occur several times a year. Spiritual types believe these three week visits are a cosmic means of teaching patience. Others say the communications fairy is out to lunch. Either way, the message is: what’s worth doing once is worth doing again and again. (The idea being to eventually get it right.) Brace yourself, Leo, the action’s centered in your sign.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
Though you fancy yourself a cosmic saint, Mercury’s current fling in your house of drawn shades makes you vulnerable. Perhaps you really are a saint, but remember the head that wears the halo has been known to nod off. If you can’t be good, be careful. Failing that, blame it on astrology. (And see how far that gets you.)
LIBRA (Sept. 22-October 21)
Life just got crazier as Mercury stepped backward into your sector of friends and wishes. Clarity is all important. Mean what you say and say what you mean. Then say it again. With Mercury retro, misunderstandings can dissolve into disasters. For the next three weeks: walk softly and keep a tape recorder at the ready.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)
Oh, dear, what can the matter be? Dither! Dither! That frightened deer in the headlights look is so unbecoming, so unScorpio. That coulda, shoulda, woulda stuff is not your style. Time now to retrieve a failed project. This time, think out of the box and watch things pop.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20)
Restless Mercury tickles your travel bone. You long to fly the ocean in a silver plane, see the jungle when it’s wet with rain, exotic stuff. HOWEVER, with retrograde Mercury for a tour guide, there’d be kerfunkles even on a staycation at your house. Really.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan.18)
While a renegade Mercury creates havoc in your hormone house where–rightly or wrongly–lovers and other strangers hold the reigns. Stop twiddling your thumbs, and decide what you really, really want in situations involving intimacy, joint funds or both. Then do something about it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 17)
Uh-oh! Did the stamps come off your love letters? Are you waiting for each other in the wrong restaurants or on the wrong street corners? Are we talking star-crossed. Stop, look, and listen. Get it straight and get it right. You don’t want your light hearted affair to turn into a Russian novel with people jumping onto train tracks and crazy stuff life that.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 28)
Take a deep breath and brace yourself as a lapsed romantic scheme or business venture suddenly develops legs. It’s all very exciting but also confusing. Hang in there. Many Picseans will discover just how big the big stars really are as they’ll be part of the constellation!
MINERVA’S MAIL BAG
I sent you an email about two weeks ago and got no reply. Did you get my email? You’ve been saying in your horoscopes that 2007 is going to be Saj’s year. I’m a Saj and haven’t seen anything yet. When is it coming?
I wish it were possible to answer all the letters that I receive, but it isn’t. There are way too many! Sorry too that you’ve been missing the benefits of Jupiter’s transit in your sign. Expect life to pick up in September.