By Moonbeam Snyder Edler   Published Jan 11, 2005 at 5:38 AM

{image1}In OMC's exclusive "Milwaukee Horoscope," Moonbeam Snyder Edler scries into her magic cheese ball to find out where you should hang out in 2005.

Aries (March 21-April 19) It's all about money for you in 2005, but not making it, rather spending it. The powers that be suggest you stumble over to Brady Street for some serious splurging in the form of shopping, fine dining and beer drinking. Your mantras this year are "You can't take it with you" and "Woo-hoo!"

Taurus (April 20-May20) Heard you've been blue, so head to Bay View! The View's got everything you need to feel sprightly again, including homemade potato chips at Lulu, velvety custard at Bella's and hung-like-a-horse cocktails at Palomino. Your mantras this year are "Turnin' the frowny upside-downy" and "Giddy up!"

Gemini (May 21-June 21) You're super sassy as usual, Gemini, so don't try to dilute it with yoga classes and nature hikes. Instead, grab your lampshade and stumble to Water Street for some super-duper sud slurping. If you're heterosexual, your mantra this year is "Hangovers are for amateurs" but if not, it's "Bottoms up!"

Cancer (June 22-July 22) This year will feature a flurry of interesting and challenging debates. To revel in this, go to Riverwest bars like The Uptowner, River Horse, Art Bar or Nessun Dorma where heavy discussion may be on tap, but be careful when talking trash in the tavern or you'll end up with a steak-worthy shiner. Your mantra this year is from the merry mouth of Dr. Seuss: "I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful 100 percent."

Leo (July 23-August 22) For you, 2005 is all about wisdom and knowledge, so hop a bus (yes, a bus; it builds character) bound for Wisconsin Avenue and jump off at Borders or the Milwaukee Public Library. Although your answers are between the pages this year, don't forget to wiggle your bookworm now and again. Your mantra is "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." (--Dorothy Parker)

Virgo (Aug. 23-September 22) Everything old is new again for you, Virgo. So head to the places where you hung out in the '80s or '90s. Was it Bryant's Lounge? Vitucci's? Conway's? By walking into the past, you'll be able to see how much you've changed and grown -- for the better, of course. Your mantra: "Like a virgin, hey, touched for the very first time. Oooooooooo."

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) This is your year for relaxation and reflection, so spend time at the lake and watch the tide come in. Respond to the voices telling you to balance the bills or scrub the tub with your 2005 mantra: "Laziness is next to godliness."

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) It's going to be a year of driving, driving and more driving, so load up on rockin' CDs for the car and avoid the Marquette Interchange at all costs. Instead, take the Hoan Bridge -- especially at sunrise or sunset -- and feel at one with Brew City as you drive across it. Or maybe you need to trust your Kerouac-ian kismet and go on the road for a while. Your mantra: "Beep! Beep!"

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Finally, you'll be rewarded for all of your hard work and feel on top of the world. So get to Blu this year -- on the top floor of the Pfister -- and celebrate your successes while mowing martini olives and fistfuls of free cashews. Lucky you, your mantra is lifted from "The Greatest American Hero" theme song: "I never thought I could feel so free eee eee."

Pieces (Feb. 19-Mar 20) Time for change, my finned friend. Think of where you want to go and then choose the exact opposite. For example, if you're craving a greasy fish fry at Serb Hall, consider a piece of whitefish at Crawdaddy's. Likewise, if you're drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages, switch to something mellower (but not yellower), like wine. Mantra: "Yes, you can teach an old fish new tricks."

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Watch your mean side this year, aqua boys and aqua girls. To stay in the nice zone, try nurturing your spiritual side. Wander to Seven Stones for a massage or go to a kirtan with Ragani. At the very least, eat dinner at The Emperor of China or your favorite Chinese restaurant and take your cookie's fortune to heart. Your Mantra: "Mean people suck dung."

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It's all about staying home this year, Cappy. Either lack of funds or disenchantment with the bar scene is keeping you confined to your crib, so make the most of it. Don't let the telly tempt you, instead, invite your chaps over for conversation, card games and cocktails. Or spend the night alone, perhaps in front of the fire, reading your favorite on-line magazine. Your mantra? "The solutions to each and every one of my problems are within the cyber pages of OMC."