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Mounting tensions reach the breaking point when Venus runs afoul of Pluto and Uranus this week. Venus — normally a peacemaker — is now a peace-breaker, and you will be taken aback by the anger and vitriol that come pouring out. Who would have known that two people who were so into each other would now be at each other’s throats? Obviously there’s more to the story than anyone is letting on, and there’s bound to be a few more unexpected twists in the weeks ahead. That’s why it would be wise to adopt a neutral position.


ARIES (March 20-April 18)

Throwing off the shackles isn’t freedom; taking hold of the reins in your life is. You’ve lived with Uranus, the planet of revolution and change, in your sign for three years, and for three years you have broken out of one mold after another. But now the question that the stars are asking is: Where are you going with all of this? You don’t have to answer right away. You should take your time. Remember that breaking out is easy; making something of it requires imagination, ingenuity, and vision.


TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

People want to know if you’re in or out regarding a hotly contested situation. You will feel the pressure to answer on Tuesday. Thankfully you’re a Taurus, and like your namesake, you have no problem sitting down in the middle of the road and parking it for a while. But there’s a difference between resistance and doing what it takes to carve out the time you need to make up your mind. Take charge of your decision, and you will see your way clear on June 20.


GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

Planetary aspects involving transformative Pluto on Tuesday and revolutionary Uranus on Wednesday will act like a tectonic shift. This will upset priorities and topple expectations, but it will also shake free the hopes and dreams that had been put on hold. Ironically this puts you closer than you have ever been to establishing the kind of security you desire. Look for changes on the home front, and what transpires on Sunday should reward you in an area of life that has always been fraught with tension and insecurity.


CANCER (June 20-July 21)

You’ve reached the end of your rope with certain demanding types. It’s clear that you will never be treated with the respect that you deserve, and you’re tired of ironing out differences with people who enjoy wrinkles. Volatile planetary aspects midweek will provide you with the justification needed to make a clean break of a business association or dead-end relationship. All of this may sound intimidating to a security-oriented sign like yours, but the Saturn and Neptune trine guarantees that this is a step in the right direction.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

Cutting losses is never easy. You were born under the sign of winners, not losers. You never turn tail and run. Nevertheless, it’s time to call it quits with an enterprise, piece of property or one-way association that is bleeding you dry. What can be said? You gave it your best shot, but in the end you simply can’t afford to keep doing what you are doing. Schedule a sit-down meeting for Thursday, and you will find that the other party is agreeable to what you have to say.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

What began as a minor spat escalates into a major showdown when gasoline gets thrown on the fire this Wednesday. Two friends (or maybe it’s a sibling and her spouse?) have reached an impasse and neither is going to back down. The end result may be a split or an icy cold war that could last for months or longer. Since you are friends to both sides and refuse to choose one over the other, now would be a good time to tell them to think of you as Switzerland.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

The downside to knowing someone rich, famous or influential is that sooner or later people will start pestering you about putting in a good word for them. Can you make an introduction, arrange a meeting or ask a favor? It’s a drag, but it could be worse. You could be friends with someone that everybody despises. Put on your best diplomatic voice this Friday and say “I’ll see what I can do.” And then do what most diplomats do in situations like these — nothing.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

Things that were denied to you will start to become available this week. The love that eluded you will turn around and be all embracing. The money that slipped through your fingers will now fill your hands. And the artistic vision you strived for will manifest into reality. Did you take too many prescription meds? It might seem that way, but the benefits of the Neptune and Saturn trine are here to stay. Who knows? You may have to switch your perspective from glass half empty to glass half full.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

It only gets better. It’s hard to believe right now when you’re dealing with so many setbacks and disappointing returns, but you are just two weeks away from the tide coming in. And when that tide comes rolling in, it will lift all boats — especially the ones marked love, money, and happy home. So what to do until then? Be a good sport, accent the positive and radiate that bonhomie. You really are on the homestretch when it comes to regaining what you lost and rebuilding lasting security.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

You need to take people’s concerns seriously, because they need your support and guidance. Pluto energy is powerful in your horoscope right now, which means that loved ones and friends are going through some pretty rough times. They will need more from you than a slap on the back and a “buck up” pep talk. You will also have an opportunity to make amends with someone you’ve been on the outs with for months (if not years). June 14 is the perfect day to reach across the aisle.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

You’ll be surprised to see a barrier dissolve on Tuesday. You thought that you had reached a dead end, but the Saturn/Neptune trine indicates otherwise. Water trines are famous for watering down people’s defenses and getting them to say uncle — or to at least write a check. This couldn’t have come at a better time, because part of you was wondering if you should call it quits. Not only will developments this week renew your faith, but they will also motivate you to set your sights higher than before.


PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

People are convinced that you are the answer to their prayers. It’s flattering, but it’s also something to be wary of in the months ahead. The advantages are obvious. If people believe that you can walk on water, then you’ll make enormous strides in the areas of your life where you’ve been floundering. The downside, however, is that you’re at risk of disappointing them. This is why you never promise more than you can deliver. Be upfront about what you can — and cannot — do, and you’ve nothing to worry about.

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