Read your rising sign if you know it.
Aries (March 21-April 22) The week begins with the Moon in your sign. Expect to wakeup tomorrow morning raring for action; Friday night and Saturday be careful as both the Sun and Moon connect with your ruler Mars. Acting impulsively, quarrelling, feeling competitive, a demanding physical regime, or getting things done are all possible now. Look for Mars in the southwest evening sky now passing to the left of brilliant Spica and towards Saturn. You will be called upon to put your recently-acquired heightened sense of justice to greater use as the summer progresses.
Taurus (April 22-May 21) Early Friday morning your ruler Venus changes signs and moves from Gemini into Cancer. Your energies will shift from a more communicative, physically active, selling and conversing mode of the last month, to one concerned with connecting with the warm feelings for home and family. It would be a great weekend to have a block or neighborhood party, as celebratory feelings run high. Indulge them all by cooking a special meal. You especially love the creature comforts of food.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Your ruler Mercury connects with the mystical planet Neptune early Saturday morning. This might have made your dreams very vivid or will color the day with visions and fantasies. The Moon enters your sign around noon on Monday, sparking your mental activity. Thoughts are easily expressed. Just make sure that day and the next that your mind does not go towards being suspicious and seeing evil where there isn't any. Your mental perception is razor sharp these days.
Cancer (June 21-August 20) You are winding down the annual month of maximum self-interest now. What new aspect of personal identity have you managed to portray as your own? What feelings have you allowed to escape your hard shell and express? Venus, the planet of love, affection and valuing, has entered your sign now for a month's stay, joining Mercury. Love and nurture yourself, re- parent yourself, enjoy your ever-present mood swings, your home, even your stomach aches. Hold a baby, a pet, listen to music, be by the water -- anything that raises feelings to the surface. Learn to love feelings.
Leo (August 20-Sept. 21) This is it, the time you have been waiting for. Jupiter entered Leo at 6:31 AM this morning until August 2015. Jupiter in your sign will demand you to expand, be generous, go for your ultimate success, take a leap of faith, check off items on your "wish list." Of course, the downside can be weight gain, over confidence that leads to risk taking, religious fanaticism, self aggrandizement and an over the top sense of self importance. Leo likes to have fun and party, enjoys children and all creative acts, the theater, speculation, games, sports. Looking back to August 2002 through August 2003, the last time Jupiter was in your sign, you will be able to sense a theme that will repeat this year.
Libra (Sept. 21-Oct. 22) Events at the beginning of the week could be volatile, as in a need to defend your turf. This week also marks a turning point in the eclipse season, triggering what started at the lunar eclipse last Oct 18th, and/or April 15th this year. If this point touches anything in your chart (which you will know if you can recall events around either of those dates) your life will change, as the Sun at the end of Libra squares that Mars in Libra, which we have been talking about for months. Mars has been in your sign for seven months instead of the usual seven weeks, igniting all kinds of relationships, hopefully bringing balance and fairness; soon to end. There is a solution in front of you.
Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 20) Hopefully you have stabilized your joint finances this past year and are on the road to recovery. Saturn moving ahead on the 20th will give you the green light to proceed forward. You will see the results of your winter's inner personal work on identifying more clearly who you really are, manifest in the outer world. Jupiter has changed signs now and having moved into Leo and your 10th house of career opportunities for a year, should give your career, status and reputation a clear boost. No need to wait for another person to act. You have the authority.
Sagittarius (Nov. 20-Dec. 21) Jupiter, your ruler, has changed signs now and moved from the place of increased unearned income and joint finances to the area of life which concerns your relationship to the divine, the meaning of life, your educational goals, travel plans, higher education, morals, ethics, and the law. You will expand and grow in one or more of those areas this year (look back to Aug 2002-3 for ideas how this will happen again). Leo is a fire sign as are you, so let your enthusiasm and zest for life shine forth and inspire others.
Capricorn (Dec 21. Jan 20.) You ruler Saturn is finally on the starting line ready to move ahead. You have been in retrograde motion since the beginning of March, a normal yearly pattern. If things have been in a stuck mode since then, you can now begin to win the race with the hare. Do not expect the fast pace to begin at once, but rather expect this week to have to make some quirky adjustments. The emphasis is on stability and persistence in emotional bonds rather than going it alone. You might attract an interesting homebody this week.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 20) Both your rulers are changing directions this week. Saturn is moving forward and Uranus backwards (not really but from the earth's perception they are changing their orientation to the Sun). Any revolutionary zest has to be turned inward, rather than externally manifested. As a result of the inner structure building you have been doing over these last few months, your outer reality will change now. The Sun moves into Leo, your opposite sign, this week as well, so let your partner shine.
Pisces (Feb. 20-Mar. 21) If better working conditions are your number one priority, you are fortunate this week as Jupiter, your ruler and the planet of luck, has moved into Leo and your 6th house of work, health and service, expanding the opportunities in those areas for a year. A new exercise regime or diet, shorter hours with more money, more congeniality with co-workers, a new and better job description are some of the benefits to look for. These things happen, but sometimes we do not notice that it is the revolution of the planets in their orbits around the Sun, that dictates the timing.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.