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ABCer­cury ends ret­ro­grade on new-moon Thurs­day. While we now have the green light to make big de­ci­sions and pur­chases, make sure the dis­tinc­tion be­tween wish­ful think­ing and re­al­ity is clear.

The new moon in Sagit­tar­ius puts ev­ery­thing to do with spec­u­la­tive mar­kets, trend­set­ting, travel, trans­porta­tion, and the hol­i­days into fuller swing. Not­ing that Nep­tune in Pisces, a sig­na­ture for iconic pas­sages, is in dy­namic as­pect to the new moon, watch for G. H.W. Bush’s fu­neral to gain ex­po­sure be­yond the or­di­nary. Nep­tune’s in­flu­ence on the new moon also in­creases the at­ten­tion on oil/oil trans­porta­tion, jus­tice-seek­ing, truth-seek­ing, lies and cover-ups, me­dia cov­er­age, re­li­gion and spir­i­tual mat­ters, loss, lost souls, ad­dicts, the sick, the needy, and the home­less.

On Fri­day, Mars/nep­tune be­gin a new two-year man­i­fest­ing cy­cle. Un­fold­ing over time, this ex­pos­ing tran­sit brings hid­den po­ten­tials to life. For some, it is the stuff dreams are made of, i.e., fame and for­tune, love and ro­mance, cre­ative op­por­tu­nity, a vo­ca­tional call­ing or ul­ti­mate path of ser­vice, a more vi­brant re­la­tion­ship with the divine. For oth­ers, it is a time to sur­ren­der to the process and to place faith in the big­ger pic­ture, to let go and let god.

The Mars/nep­tune tran­sit can also un­leash un­re­solved anger, which usu­ally takes us by sur­prise. Theft can too. One last thing to say is that Mars/ Nep­tune can set up an at­tack on the im­mune sys­tem. Guard your health!

That’s the big-pic­ture run­down. On the day-to-day front, the Capri­corn moon keeps the week­end in good run­ning order. Tues­day/wed­nes­day, the Aquar­ius moon keeps it lively. Hit­ting a fuller swing, Mer­cury en­ters Sagit­tar­ius on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

ARIES

March 20–April 19

The gods are on your side. What’s com­ing your way soon may not be vis­i­ble just yet, but know that Thurs­day’s new moon holds bet­terthan-av­er­age po­ten­tial. Con­tinue to clear it away and sim­plify where you can. As of Fri­day, Mars/nep­tune pro­vides a fresh in­fu­sion of cre­ativ­ity and in­cen­tive. Mer­cury into Sagit­tar­ius, start­ing next Wed­nes­day, puts you on the plus side. TAU­RUS

April 20–May 20

Venus is freshly into Scorpio. Mer­cury ends ret­ro­grade in this same sign on Thurs­day. Tar­get­ing an unfinished mat­ter (karmic and ac­tual), both plan­ets aim to strip it down so that you can bet­ter see what you are re­ally work­ing with. They’ll stoke you with enough in­cen­tive to get more com­mit­ted to mak­ing the nec­es­sary and de­sired change. Satur­day/sun­day, the go­ing is good. GEMINI

May 21–June 21

The new moon keeps you oc­cu­pied (per­haps swamped) with the work or work­ing-it-out end of things, but look to Mer­cury re­sum­ing di­rec­tional mo­tion to place you onto the progress-and-im­prove­ment side. As of next Wed­nes­day, Mer­cury be­gins a four-week stint in Sagit­tar­ius. More peo­ple to see, places to go, money to spend, and more to en­joy. Let the good times roll!

CAN­CER

June 21–July 22

Thurs­day’s new moon co­in­cides with the end of Mer­cury ret­ro­grade. You should feel this as the start of an im­prove­ment curve. Mer­cury and Venus in Scorpio pro­vide you with the abil­ity to read peo­ple and sit­u­a­tions very well. They also loan you willpower, per­sua­sive power, and good sexy. Satur­day/sun­day, you’ll keep it un­der good con­trol. Mon­day through Wed­nes­day, keep it causal and spon­ta­neous.

DE­CEM­BER 6 TO 12, 2018

LEO

July 22–Au­gust 22

Dur­ing the next few days you could find or fill in some­thing. Too, you can gain the op­por­tu­nity to take it a step fur­ther with some­one key, per­haps a fam­ily mem­ber. Mer­cury has ended ret­ro­grade, but for the next week it will con­tinue to keep you fo­cused on bring­ing it up to speed. Mon­day to Wed­nes­day, peo­ple keep you busy. VIRGO

Au­gust 22–Septem­ber 22 You are a sharp one! You’ll zero in on it or them even bet­ter now that Mer­cury has ended ret­ro­grade. Venus in Scorpio helps you to make a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact or im­pres­sion. Both plan­ets give you an abil­ity to strengthen com­mu­ni­ca­tion tracks and emo­tional bonds, to con­nect, con­verse, write, and ex­press in a more mean­ing­ful way. The week­end is yours to own. LIBRA

Septem­ber 22–Oc­to­ber 23 Venus in Scorpio, the end of Mer­cury ret­ro­grade, and Thurs­day’s new moon prompt a fresh per­spec­tive on how to tackle it or them. The tran­sits can also stim­u­late cre­ativ­ity, fresh fi­nan­cial op­por­tu­nity, a new in­ti­mate-re­la­tion­ship prospect, or the deep­en­ing of an al­ready es­tab­lished re­la­tion­ship bond (friend, col­league, or lover). Aim for qual­ity over quan­tity this week­end. Mon­day to Wed­nes­day, in­stincts serve you well. SCORPIO

Oc­to­ber 23–Novem­ber 21 Venus ten­ants Scorpio for the rest of the month, but Mer­cury will con­tinue in your sign only through next Wed­nes­day. Both plan­ets can keep you con­sumed with some­thing spe­cific. That’s soon to change. At work or on your own time, the week­end can see you get a lot ac­com­plished. As of Mon­day, you’re onto some­thing fresh. SAGIT­TAR­IUS Novem­ber 21–De­cem­ber 21 Ac­com­pa­nied by the end of Mer­cury ret­ro­grade, Thurs­day’s new moon in Sagit­tar­ius can bring you a fresh in­fu­sion of in­spi­ra­tion or hope­ful­ness. Still, you are wise to take it slow over the week­end, es­pe­cially if you aren’t up to snuff health­wise. As of Mon­day/tues­day, you’ll be ready to reen­gage. You’ll be up to fuller ca­pac­ity once Mer­cury treks into Sagit­tar­ius on Wed­nes­day. CAPRI­CORN De­cem­ber 21–Jan­uary 19 You are bet­ter at keep­ing se­crets than most folks would re­al­ize. You are also more in­tu­itive and more clued in than most folks know. Thurs­day’s new moon keeps you busy be­hind the scenes. Fri­day too. Satur­day/sun­day, you are a mas­ter of good plan­ning and tim­ing. Mon­day to Wed­nes­day, in­no­va­tion and spon­tane­ity serve you well. AQUAR­IUS

Jan­uary 20–Fe­bru­ary 18 Venus in Scorpio and the end of Mer­cury ret­ro­grade as­sist you to get it un­der bet­ter con­trol and to ac­com­plish some­thing more tan­gi­ble/vis­i­ble. Thurs­day’s new moon also helps you to get it/your­self mov­ing in a new di­rec­tion. A new goal or prospect can grow into some­thing quite sub­stan­tial. Mon­day to Wed­nes­day, you’ll hit all sys­tems go. PISCES

Fe­bru­ary 18–March 20 Have you been de­railed or at a loss of late? Now that Mer­cury ret­ro­grade is over, you’ll see plans and prospects gain bet­ter ground. Thurs­day’s new moon be­gins a next phase. As of Fri­day, Mars in Pisces joins forces with Nep­tune to be­gin a new two-year man­i­fest­ing and makeit-real cy­cle. Over time, po­ten­tials will prove their worth.

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