Heavens Above

Martha Woodworth

(March 21-April 20)

With Mercury entering Virgo this week (some calendars have it at Saturday, but my Ephemeris, the book of all astronomical positions through the Century, says Monday), you'll be thinking more analytically. Since your middle name is "spontaneity," this could drive you nuts, but also bring in money and well-placed connections. Merc goes into Libra on the 21st, planting the seeds for marriage, which could be like going from the frying pan into the fire, but then, you are a fire sign and usually dig the heat. Love: hot; Career: ditto; Health: take time.

(April 21-May 21)

A new Moon's in Virgo this weekend, and since earth signs like each other (a "trine" in astronomy), you'll find nice new people in your life, and perhaps a fun party. The only thing you dislike about a Virgo influence is the endless trying to figure things out. You'd rather sit there and munch away on high-grade grass until the ideas just sort of pop into your head. So when the self-scrutiny and Freudian-analysis-gone-berserk bedevil you, just get up and walk away from yourself. Love: a sure bet; Career: go for something different; Health: music works.

(May 22-June 21)

It's "Gemini Squares" this weekend, as you face off with a Virgo Moon, in a trippy quiz show that has you wishing you could get out of your head (or your square). Mercury, planet of thinking, enters Virgo at the beginning of the week, for a fun-filled two-week therapy session with your many selves. I can imagine it now: "Your mommy was mean to you? Boo-hoo, get over it," or, "Why did Daddy always go away on the weekends?" Etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. You could just pen a memoir—they're really hot these days. Love: eek! Career: buzzin'; Health: warm and fuzzy.

(June 22-July 22)

It's not a wet 'n' wild week for you unfortunately, but rather dry and sandy, with Moons in Leo, Virgo and Libra. You might like to take a dive into your little hole in the beach and wait until next week, which promises a lovely Scorpionic deluge. But do poke your head out once in a while for a spot of people-watching. You might even spy another attractive crab looking for a place to hide, and invite him or her over for a cool farewell party to celebrate the end of the "real" summer months. Love: on the horizon; Career: the tide is turning; Health: kick back.

(July 23-Aug. 23)

Mercury and Moon are in Leo, so your thinking is big and bold and generous, and you're unusually touchy-feely. Today and tomorrow you'll have enough creative ideas to fill a stadium or a movie theater. Try not to gloat; lions under a Leo Moon can be almost too fabulous for mere mortals to bear. Remember what happened to Roy? OK Not funny. But this column is a warning as well as a forecast—you have free will. Love: nuzzle, don't bite the hand that feeds you; Career: run with it; Health: you're at the peak of your dynamism and nothing can stop you.

(Aug. 24-Sept. 22)

You own the weekend, as the (new) Moon (emotions) and Mercury (thought) in Virgo conjunct (collide). Moon also trines Mars (energy) Sunday, which means you put thoughts into action effortlessly. It's a fabulous opportunity for writing, speaking, teaching, sales and performance. If you take to the stage or lectern you'll receive a standing ovation. Heck, even if you're emoting in your own kitchen or living room, you'll sound—and feel—like a superstar. Love: you're a magnet; Career: your originality wins the day; Health: be open to new ideas.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

If you're looking to make a quick buck in a big way, Tuesday delivers, as Moon in Libra conjuncts Jupiter, where everything is bigger and hotter and richer. And if you're seeking a soul mate, you couldn't pick a better day than this coming Wednesday to begin (or end) your search because Moon in Libra conjuncts Venus, where things are sweeter and sexier. It's kind of a one-two punch of good luck and good lovin'. There really isn't any bad news this week, and it's all likely to come easily. Love: happy hunting; Career: smooth; Health: cultivate plenty.

(Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

You may feel a bit constricted as a Leo Moon squares you today and tomorrow and spends an arid week in Virgo and Libra. It's enough to make sensual Scorpions a little looney, but cheer up: Next week ends with the Moon in your sign (we'll talk). Meanwhile, as Mercury enters Virgo on Saturday, try not to get into magical thinking, such as wondering if your high-school sweetheart is available, and spending all your time on yearbook.com, thinking he/she might be looking for you, too. Love: closer to home; Career: ho-hum; Health: you just need a hug.

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)

The next couple of days warm your heart and your spirits, as Moon in Leo reigns through tomorrow afternoon, trining Pluto in your sign. You'll put on some speed and look sharp, but don't forget to take notice of the people who are paid to notice you, in your haste to get things done and master a situation you've been cultivating for months. This could be a good week to hone in on the fame and fortune others will see to it you reap as the reward for all your smart work. Love: groovy; Career: ditto; Health: you're at the top of your game and just getting better.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 20)

You'll enjoy a piquant, delicious weekend, as a new Moon and Mercury, planet of thought in Virgo, bring out the best in you. Leave the drawing board and get out the surf board, because business (and love) abound in the great sea of social celebration as September opens cooler, hipper and more abundant than you ever thought possible. Don't pretend you're not attracted to that gorgeous fellow partier you meet on Sunday night, as Venus (love) sextiles Pluto (power). They'll be glad you noticed. Love: comin' right at'cha; Career: dive in; Health: mellow.

(Jan. 21-Feb. 18)

You've tried to sidestep Saturn's dusty assault on your creative thinking, but the planet of lessons is across from you for a couple of years, so occasionally you'll just have to put up with his cranky mutterings. However, Moon in Libra Tuesday and Wednesday conjuncts Jupiter and Venus, and trines Neptune (in Aquarius) for love and luck and pleasant dreams. So thumb your nose at Saturn, take several deep (dust-free) breaths and repeat, "Yes, I can! Yes, I can!" And you will. Love: makes you happy; Career: fruitful; Health: visit the Luxor for some pyramid power.

(Feb. 19-March 20)

There's a new Moon in Virgo on Saturday, and Mercury enters that sign as well. Though you oppose the sign of work, health and service, you can benefit from its sharp, critical focus, pulling you back to Earth (sorry, I know it hurts!) and out of your dream state, where you envision yours as the one true reality. I'm not saying you're a creative genius or anything, but then, maybe you are. However, even geniuses must remember not to believe everything they think. Love: you gotta have it; Career: you gotta love it; Health: at its best, when you care for it.

Martha Woodworth is a Las Vegas psychic and astrologer. For inquiries about private readings, e-mail her at [email protected] or call 866-6682.

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