Shelley Ackerman's Weekly Horoscope - March 13 to March 19, 2008
By Shelley L. Ackerman
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ARIES: A question: Is it worse to feel out of control or to actually be out of control? The build-up of planets in your hidden 12th house are hard to reach and even harder to understand. Your element is fire and all of this water could dampen your spirit, but why let it? When you don’t know what to do, it’s best to do nothing. This week, your moves should be inspired by floating and swimming. Be as gentle with yourself as you possibly can: The liaison between Venus and Mars on the 15th/16th opens the door to sublime sensuality.
TAURUS: Your ruling planet, Venus, now in your 11th house of group activities is as active this week as a well-connected socialite in a $10 thousand dollar dress (or tux) at a gala. All of the moves are orchestrated to help elevate you and further your cause and they will work out very well if you promise stay out of your own way! On the 13th a legal deal may finally be struck between you and a foreigner or professorial type. Delicious romance is possible on the 15th/16th but you must be discreet at all costs.
GEMINI: Your youthful exuberance is enviable and contagious. Parlay your lucky vibe by seeing to it that you’re at the right place at the right time. Work must come first, even in social settings. Your self-defeating/self-destructive habit of dropping what you’re doing for a better offer that’s more fun has to be shelved for now. Stay focused and commit to finishing everything that you begin. If you don’t, Mercury opposite Saturn (on the 17th) will make life rougher than it has to be.
CANCER: The baby in you is rearin’ its ugly little head and that inner brat of yours could get you into a whole lotta trouble if you let him (or her) have his way. So no matter how old you are, sit down and give yourself a talking to about the importance of emotional restraint- even when it hurts. That doesn’t mean that it’s wise to ignore what’s bothering you. But please know the difference between an inappropriate public eruption and an emotional epiphany that serves to advance your understanding of who you really are.
LEO: All greats learn how to roll with the punches, and you’re no different. True, you often demand and get special treatment. But with so much stirring in your hidden and very emotionally sensitive 12th house and your 8th house of death, rebirth and personal renewal- at the same time, now is not the right moment to make too many demands. You’re long term success hinges on your willingness to allow nature to take its course. Hold you head high. Your mantra for the week: “Silence is golden”.
VIRGO: Someone you love, trust and hold very dear is seriously out of control. And for the first time in your relationship, you’re frightened and don’t know exactly what to do. Most of this has nothing to do with you, but still- should you stand still and watch him or her unravel? The wisest thing is to not interfere unless you absolutely have to. It’s in your best interest to keep a bit of distance and go into observation mode as it would be counterproductive to get sucked into this cyclone. Rest assured- it’ll all blow over and soon.
LIBRA: The super-charged activity in your 6th house of work has you producing round the clock and drained to a nearly dangerous level. In a way, this is a case of ‘be careful of what you wish for’: You prayed for something to come along and jump-start your stagnant day to day routine, and that’s exactly what took place. Now you must come up with a better way of expediting the influx of correspondences without going mad. It may be time to explore some options to get a little support. Learning to delegate is an essential next step.
SCORPIO: Like a kid in a candy store who’s just been given an unlimited expense account, and with a group of friends egging you on, you’re less than two steps away from partying yourself into oblivion. And though you could easily get away with a few days of debauchery, do you really need it at this point? The same energy can and really should be channeled into one or more of the long list of creative projects that you’ve been promising to devote some time to. A paramour is willing to assist or entertain in any way he or she can.
SAGITTARIUS: An upsetting brouhaha at your home base turns out to be a tempest in a tea pot. But there’s a bit of clean-up and possibly some awkward explaining that must be provided to someone who heard and saw perhaps more than they should have. The funny thing is, that as uncomfortable as it may be to feel so exposed, the incident ends up helping you in the long run. There’s always something to be said for appearing more human than you’d ordinarily like. People (even higher ups) can relate.
CAPRICORN: As a rule, you keep to your own counsel and that works just fine, thank you very much. But this is one of those weeks, win which you’re reminded for the umpteenth time that no man (or woman) is an island, and that infinitely more can be accomplished through team work. The elegant aspect between Venus and Mars this serves to smooth out and integrate some ruffled feathers between factions in your life. The philosophy of “Divide and Conquer” went out with the plague. Drop it once and for all.
AQUARIUS: As a fixed sign, you’re more of a creature of habit than you care to admit. So while you talk a big game about ‘change’ it takes you a very long time to get there or to allow it to happen if at all. Yet change is very much in the air and in your 2nd house of income. If ever there was a time for you to take a risk regarding a creative pet project or a talent you would love to commercialize, test the waters now. You really have nothing to lose.
PISCES: For the past two months, Mercury, the planet of communication has been in your hidden 12th house and it’s been difficult if not next to impossible for you to know let alone say what’s on your mind. Well, speak now or forever hold your peace. Mercury enters your sign on the 14th, and though it may take a few days gather your thoughts, and to refine them, the aspect to Mars on the 18th will provide a clarity and confidence to slay a dragon or two. You may even help out a tongue tied friend.
The Planets this Week: All Times are Eastern
March 13: Moon in Gemini, Venus sextile Pluto @ 3:07 PM
March 14: First Quarter Moon @ 8:46 AM, Moon in Cancer @ 4:37 PM
Mars sextile Saturn @ 5:24 PM,
Mercury in Pisces @ 6:46 PM March 15:
Mercury sextile Pluto @ 1:08 PM,
Venus opposes Saturn @ 4:17 PM
March 16: Venus trine Mars @ 4:21 AM, Moon in Leo @ 9:04 PM
March 17: Mercury opp Saturn @ 5:47 AM
March 18: Mercury trine Mars @ 7:38 AM
March 19: Moon in Virgo @ 3:25 AM
Copyright, 2008, Shelley L. Ackerman, all rights reserved
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When radio and television producers want the celestial skinny on the stars and politicians they turn to Shelley Ackerman, one of the world's leading astrologers. She is known for being insightful, warm, funny -- and accurate! Shelley has headed the New York affiliate of The American Federation of Astrologers and wrote many columns for Beliefnet.com. Her insights have appeared in The New York Times and she was recently on the cover of The Wall Street Journal. She writes regularly for The New York Post and The Westchester Guardian. As a media astrologer she appears regularly on TV, and has worked with Access Hollywood, Court TV, ABC’s World News Now, ABC Eyewitness News, The CBS Evening News, NBC’s ‘Extra’, and Fox News. Visit Shelley at www.karmicrelief.com