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Everything is reborn in springtime. With blossoming flowers and warmer weather, it is the time of the year when we begin again. Spring starts on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere when the Sun is on the equator and headed north, entering the zodiac sign of Aries. It lasts until the Sun reaches its northernmost point, lining up with the tropic of Cancer in late June, the summer solstice. This means that for 2010, the northern hemisphere is treated to Spring’s charms and beauty from 10:32am (PDT) on March 20 to 4:28am (PDT) on June 21. 1

With this seasonal activity thawing winter’s cold grip on the northern hemisphere, romance is something that could be warming up. While the consistent Sun is in the same part of the zodiac every spring, other planets are moving about the cosmos at different paces and affecting your zodiac sign in different ways, making each spring unique. One spring could see the planets lining up with your sign in a way that attracts love with little effort on your part. Another spring in a different year may see you lonely, desperate and unable to attract attention, as the planets are not in position to help your zodiac sign for a period of weeks or months. Such is the nature of the universe.

Spring 2010 is exciting because of a few planetary movements that will make a big difference down here on earth. The planet Uranus enters the zodiac sign of Aries for the first time in 75 years in late May, and we will all feel the electricity. Did you know that Uranus was discovered around the same time in human history that electricity was harnessed? Since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, we can expect some big scientific breakthroughs to arrive soon in the big picture.

The other rare planetary activity this spring is an unusually intense Mars move. Mars has been retrograde in Leo for a few months. In early March it begins moving forward and speeds up its pace. Mars is the planet of action and when it is coming out of retrograde, it retraces its path with a vengeance. This allows us to revisit recent breakups and bad decisions and offers us all a chance to take action in order to remake the recent past.

In addition to Uranus and Mars, the planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are moving through the zodiac with impact this spring. Read your sign below to see whether love is blossoming soon, staying frosted over or patiently waiting for a sizzling summer.

Aries March 21 – April 19

With the planet Uranus moving into your sign, look for opportunities to arrive with a sudden fury; make decisions quick. The man to whom you are most attracted has kids, but that should not be a deal breaker.
Passion Timing: Your chances are great at finding romance after May 16.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

This spring could put your head in the clouds a bit. Get ready for a little crush on someone so cute that he attracts a lot of attention. You might do something truly dorky to get him to look your way.
Passion Timing: April 1 – 17 is your window of love opportunity.

Gemini May 21 – June 21

Career matters will make for a busy spring and could get in the way of spending a lot of time with a love interest, but quantity time is made up with quality time. Moving toward summer, you firm up a love story.
Passion Timing: After May 21 the coast is clear.

Cancer June 22 – July 22

Your money situation is improving. Can your man handle someone who makes more than he does? Or is a sugar daddy involved? By May, this spring will be a financial success, but a search for love could come up bare.
Passion Timing: The full moon at the end of April sends a strong signal.

Leo July 23 – August 22

It is now or never for that long-awaited makeover. This spring is the chance to reinvent yourself in order to attract your dream partner. The new you creates dynamic energy that reels in partner possibilities.
Passion Timing: The new moon in Mid-May makes you stand out like never before.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

You are under the spell of a significant someone, whether you call it love, infatuation or a crush. This spring will see you quite willing to abandon much of your world for the possibilities of partnership.
Passion Timing: Getting back together with an ex for a fling in late April seems predestined.

Libra September 23 – October 22

You may have been waiting too long for the spotlight to really comprehend your newfound popularity. In making yourself absent from the dating scene you are suddenly the most in-demand girl around. Prepare for a busy spring.
Passion Timing: Late May and into early June delivers the hottest catch yet!

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Your workload is suddenly quite heavy this spring. If you are in a relationship, there is smooth sailing as the two of you share a new daily ritual. If you are single, it is going to be a spring of interesting on-the-job developments.
Passion Timing: The right guy comes late in the spring, closer to summer.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

Spring delivers a fantastic partnership possibility if you can get past a language or other communication barrier. This is one spring break where you should venture far from home if possible.
Passion Timing: Late April and early May. Early spring is tense with past associations and late spring delivers too much drama to start something new.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Staying around the house is suddenly an exciting way to pass the time this spring. You find a way to fill up what others would see as a dull passing of time, with some new men in your life.
Passion Timing: Tension and loneliness depart after April 7.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Finances might be shaping up for you to take it easier this spring. It is in this newly relaxed mode of yours that the possibility of attracting an interesting partner arises. Don’t spend too much money trying to impress him.
Passion Timing: Any time this spring is a good time for a fling!

Pisces February 19 – March 20

Getting organized is never a priority, but circumstances will put your spring focus into getting some issues from the past sorted out. If you can manage to take care of this unfinished business, a dating experience this spring will turn out nicely.
Passion Timing: Mid-April and beyond emphasize a serious partnership.

1. Specificity in dates and times courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory.

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