Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 18-Apr. 24

Welcome into Taurus, ruler of both the throat (the part of the body astrologically attributed to the second sign), and the planet of love, Venus. “Let Venus Come Between Us,” written for the Venus-ruled sign of Libra, is from my CD “ZODIAC” — available everywhere (including my Full Moon lecture at the Benson Pizza Shoppe at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th — along with more tunes from “ZODIAC”). Venus rules the arts and music…and (no matter what those horny Scorpios say!) the throat — through which we sing — is the most musical part of the body. I’ve dropped a musical hint with each sign this time, ’cuz I’d rather sing than talk — I’d rather dance than walk. At last! Happy spring! Time to tune up your instrument. —MOJOPO, the Golden Troll of Rock ’n’ Roll
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b TAURUS (4.19-5.19)  Your turn. Your ruler Venus has already shown up for the party, and is soon to be followed by Mars, at dawn on Saturday, the 20th. Now in one, short week you are going to be called upon to be your most responsible, mature, diplomatic self, as the Sun in Taurus will be opposed by Saturn (retrograde in Scorpio) next weekend. Use this week to prepare by doing some spring cleaning, hiding from your boss, paying off (old) debts, reminding your parents how much you love and appreciate them and doing your yoga — whatever that means to you. The Full Moon in Scorpio is on the 25th. “Turn Your Love Around,” by George Benson. (Sounds kinda gay, huh?)

c GEMINI (5.20-6.19)  Now, you start. Your ruler Mercury just entered Aries. First, you’ve got some old love affairs to put back in order, as Venus and Mars stroll hand-in-hand through your 12th House of earthy Taurus this week — kicking up some old dust in the process. If you only knew then what you know now… Would it all be different, somehow? May I suggest that you use your foresight to project your future, and then look back to what/who you want to be/have been — and then make it happen. “Little Wing,” by Jimi Hendrix.

d CANCER (6.20-7.21)  The next Full Moon is on the 25th, conjunct Saturn at 5° Scorpio, at 3 before 3:00 in the afternoon. Your tune is “Afternoon Delight.”

e LEO (7.22-8.21)  There seems a battle brewing next week between your home center (4th House) and your ambition; your fame and fortune (10th House). Are you going to have to move to become the STAR that you were meant to be? After you’ve “handled your responsibilities,” of course — or is that just another dodge to keep you safe from the possible disappointment that can come from gambling with your future? Your song is by Kenny Rodgers; “…know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.”

f VIRGO (8.22-9.21)  Here’$ where the moneymaking idea$ are born. Full throttle. “I’m a steamroller, Baby…” —James Taylor. Your brothers and sisters are laying the foundation in/from your 3rd House in one week, when next we speak.

g LIBRA (9.22-10.21)  It’s almost all over — except for the meditation. Perhaps that’s why winter keeps hanging on — so you can get your meditation done? Mercury represents that last spark of opposition in Aries. It finishes by May Day, and then you’ll be free to love. Happy spring. “All You Need Is Love,” by The Beatles.

h SCORPIO (10.22-11.20)  The next Full Moon is in your sign at 3 of 3:00 in the afternoon of the 25th — conjunct Saturn. May I suggest that you pay your bills, seek out at least one old personal debt and resolve it, meditate on your maturity  (or lack thereof), and do something nice for your parents — or, in their memory, show some kind of responsible, parental gesture for at least one of the many emotionally homeless orphans out there. Listen to “Grandma’s Hands” by Bill Withers for ideas.

i SAGITTARIUS (11.21-12.20)  Save it up for next weekend, when the Moon (exalted during Taurus) is in your sign. You’ve got ’til the last week in June to resolve the duality in your life. (Not all of it.)

j CAPRICORN (12.21-1.18)  The Full Moon in Scorpio on the 25th highlights last year’s meditations on your sexuality, immortality and general occult realities. What kind of mark are you going to leave here on Earth after your short sojourn? There’s got to be something more, doesn’t there? All you see is not all that there is. Hey Dr. Scientist! Dark matter? Mystics? Clairvoyance? Edgar Cayce? Serendipity? If there is no magique, then why do we have a name for it? Your tune for clues is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

k AQUARIUS (1.19-2.17)  You(’ll) get a message from/through lightning-like dreams over the weekend. Early on Saturday (or late Friday, for all you partying dogs!) is the prime time to receive the holy word, an epistle, or an occult guided missile; a weapon for your mass instruction? The occult is due to talk to, through and/or for you (for these next 2000 years), so listen up, Buttercup. “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…”

l PISCES (2.18-3.19)  Continue meditating on your economy ’til May Day, when Mercury moves on into Taurus and out of your 2nd House of Aries. You’ve got 2 more months to fix/finish up your pad (or get a new one?), while your mundane ruler Jupiter finishes transiting your 4th House. Then it will be a good time to move into your “creativity for fun” phase (5th House) for a year, following Jupiter into Cancer. I’d suggest “Burning Down the House” at full volume, while dancing around it naked!

a ARIES (3.20-4.18)  Here comes Mercury. “I used to kiss her on the lips, but it’s all over now” — but not the recapitulation meditation. Wham, bam! Thank you, Ma’am. What a crazzzy month! At last everyone (the planets) has moved on but Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before…) — and then, here comes Mercury. Please read Aquarius; now, and for these next 6 years (while Uranus continues through Aries), for they — just like you — will always play/be “Born To Be Wild”!

posted at 07:22 am
on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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