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Hold your ground, Leo!
By Jack Fertig
Originally printed 4/26/2012 (Issue 2017 - Between The Lines News)
Mars and Neptune are finally moving out of opposition, but not before the Sun aspects them, offering some clarity and lessons to pull out of the recent confusion and fury. Clarifying rules for relationships is a challenge to reconcile new ideas with solid values.
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): As your sense of direction is getting clearer, you may realize a bit late that you've been overly emphatic about petty issues with your partner. The biggest problem is disagreeing on the real problem. Listen more; argue less.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your financial luck is getting a brief uptick that will require a bit of effort, but a little initiative can go a long way. Ask for that raise, put out some resumes. When to buy lottery tickets? Check with your astrologer!
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Expectations exploding into arguments can trigger a sharp reassessment of who your friends really are - who you can count on in a pinch or for a pinch. "Friends with benefits" are likeliest to get problematic.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): As the future is looking a little rosier than usual find ways to invest your time and energy in things that matter. Financial investments are less reliable, but with a shrewd, critical eye you may find something worth the risk.
LEO (July 23 - August 22): For your own sake and those you love set some rules and limits. Some people will be shocked, but they'll manage. Hold your ground. There may be a cost, but demanding some basic respect will increase your confidence and your authority.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Playing tough is OK if everyone is on the same wavelength. It's all good fun until someone gets hurt. If it's consensual that could be when the real fun begins. Challenging your own creative efforts can open a good catharsis.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): A little flirting can lead to some eye-opening adventures. A hot fling can offer new insights; it probably won't last, but enjoy and learn what you can. Your age is an asset, not an obstacle.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): If you see as an argument as an opportunity to learn rather than an exercise in intellectual bulldozing, what you learn can open job opportunities and help you start or deepen an important relationship. Ask hard questions and accept hard answers.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): Every partnership needs a bit of work. Dealing with problems now should yield happy results. That could lead to exuberant fun and risk-taking. Go for the fun. Pass on the risks. Think ahead and use good sense.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Winning the battle at home can cost you the war. Be open to changing your mind and even yourself. It's called "growth." Openness and adaptability are the keys to success. Taking on the hard challenges will pay off quickly.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You need a good intellectual challenge. Don't settle for a mere argument. Talk with a sibling offers can terrific insight on your family and how you carry those patterns into your relationships.
PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Every relationship hits bumps and needs work. Problems with your partner gain clarity but still need some work. Some expert advice could help. Having a little fun and affirming your commitment can also do wonders.Jack Fertig, a professional astrologer since 1977, is available for personal and business consultations in person in San Francisco, or online everywhere. He can be reached at 415-864-8302, through his website at http://www.starjack.com, and by email at QScopes@qsyndicate.com.