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 Press Room's Cosmic Correspondent Kim Rogers-Gallagher has been invited to the planets' secret hangout. She's the first astrologer to enter this starry domain, and reports regularly on her findings there.

Cosmic Café 37:
A Ride with Mars and Venus

Mars and Venus gave me a ride home from the Café that night. As promised, the Moon had packed a wonderful plate of food for me in a wicker basket, complete with a small plate of carefully de-boned chicken for my cat. Venus carried the basket up the stairs to my apartment—and Mars carried me. I started to protest, but decided against it. He was in proud, lavish Leo, and determined to take action in a very big way. Ah, well. I wasn't about to argue with the God of War—besides, what could be bad about being "spoiled" by this gorgeous, sexy man?

Let's face it. It was wonderful. My only wish was that the ride would have lasted longer.

Mars carried me easily up the stairs and into my home, put me down on the couch, and stopped to say hello to my cat. Ah, yes. Mars in Leo—the astrological lion—would certainly be interested in a cat. Zuni would round his legs, purring, ignoring the dish of food Venus had put down for him. He was obviously infatuated with Mars—and since I knew my pet had been born with the Sun and Mars in a tight conjunction in Gemini, I wasn't surprised. No matter what type of creature you happen to be, any planet that close to the Sun in your chart is a planet you just adore—it's part of you. So my feisty little feline son had every right to be enamored with Mars—and vice-versa.

Venus, meanwhile, was puttering around my house. She pulled down the sheets on my bed for me, found my nightgown and robe and laid them out. She brought my house-slippers over and slipped one on my left foot, disappeared into the bathroom and came back with a pain pill and a glass of water. Then she sat down next to me, and looked around. "I love your place, girlfriend. It's lovely."

I smiled and thanked her. Who would have ever thought I'd be enjoying the company of Venus and Mars at my own home? Who'd believe it? I didn't believe it.

Suddenly, Mars' cell-phone rang. He answered it, spoke for a moment, then sat on the floor next to Zuni, who curled up beside him, purring. "Yeah, Big Guy. I hear ya. No, I'll help. Just stay calm." He hung up, then stood and straightened out his suit. "We gotta go, Venus. Jupiter's on the warpath, and he needs me."

"Okay, babe. Let's go." She turned to me. "You okay? You need anything else?"

"No, I'm set. Thank you so much for everything." She hugged me, as Mars waited by the door.

I had to ask. "What's up with Jupiter?"

Mars grinned. "Well, he's not happy with Saturn—let's just put it that way. And he's going to have a little chat with him. Right now. I figure I better be there to cover his back. He's not as bad as he thinks he is, you know?"

I was worried. Jupiter was unsurpassed at overdoing everything. I could only imagine what he'd be like when he was angry. "Keep me posted, okay? And don't let him do anything too foolish."

Mars laughed. "Oh, yeah, right. Like anyone could ever stop Jupiter from doing anything." Then he got serious, and I could swear his face turned red. "But I won't let him start anything without me, okay? And I'll have Mercury call you."

"Okay." I said. The pain pill had started to kick in, and my ankle discomfort was disappearing. I yawned and reached for the remote, as the magical couple left. Zuni sat at the door for a few minutes meowing after they'd gone, then toddled out to the kitchen to enjoy his Moon-made feast. We went to bed early that night—and I don't know about Zuni, but I don't remember dreaming.

I was awakened by my cell-phone around nine the next morning. Mercury's voice greeted me. "Hey, how's the ankle?"

"Still broken," I muttered, a bit fuzzy from the pain medication. "How's Jupiter?"

Mercury laughed. "Oh, girl, you would've been proud. Boy, does Uncle J love you. You should've heard what he said to Saturn! It was quite the scene."

I sat up straight in bed, a bit more conscious. "But is he okay? Jupiter, I mean?"

"Oh, yeah," Mercury answered. "He's fine."

"What happened?" I asked.

"Well, rather than tell you about it, why don't I just stop by so you can see for yourself?"

"How do you figure?" I said.

"I video-taped the whole thing for you," Mercury answered, proudly.

I grinned. He certainly was wearing Libra—the sign that was the absolute ultimate in tending to the other. "Yeah, come on over. It's not like I'm going hiking or anything." Besides, I just knew I was going to enjoy this. Jupiter, my own cosmic uncle, had done battle with Saturn—on my behalf. I had to smile. It was truly good to be a Sag.

"See ya soon!" Mercury said, and hung up. I struggled out of bed, hopped into my bathroom and awkwardly took a shower with my ankle propped up on a chair. Talk about a good time.

Just as I was finished dressing, the doorbell rang. I called out, "Come in," and Mercury dashed into my living room. He held a video cassette in his right hand.

"Sit down, girlfriend," he said, "and prepare to see the fury of the King of the Gods."


Next Week: Jupiter does battle with Saturn.

Read the entire Cosmic Café Saga.
Cosmic Café Archive


Kim Rogers-Gallagher is a well known columnist, lecturer and author of Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain and Astrology for the Light Side of the Future (ACS Publications). You can reach Kim by email.

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