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Q Scopes: You'll be OK, Taurus!
By Jack Fertig
Originally printed 5/17/2012 (Issue 2020 - Between The Lines News)
A lunar eclipse in Gemini has people blabbing about feelings, revealing too much. Be quiet, attentive and philosophical. Learn what you can.
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Long bottled-up energy comes out like gangbusters. You should be able to focus that into constructive work and healthy exercise, but overdoing it can be harmful. Think, prioritize and pace yourself! Give yourself an occasional break. You need them more than you know.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your ruler Venus turning retrograde can exaggerate worries about money. Focus on the root of your anxieties and explore constructive solutions and improvements with a confidante. Sometimes things have to unravel a bit to be properly mended. You'll be OK.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): When little things that worried your mother come back to haunt you look at how her anxieties might have seeded your own. Facing that can be challenging, but clarity can make you a lot stronger.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Anxiety about your career and your future are exaggerated. Sure, your friends are painting an optimistic picture just because they're your friends, but they could be right! Schedule time in the coming weeks for long, warm, soul-nurturing soaks.
LEO (July 23 - August 22): If too much work has you neglecting your partner, get ready to hear about it and make some changes! A recent good run on the job may have ended with you hitting a brick wall. Some time off will give you a fresh start.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Being so sure of the "facts" will get you more points for confidence than for accuracy. You will soon realize your own mistakes even if nobody else does. When you really want to challenge others with information challenge yourself first.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): Competitiveness should push you to your limits. You may have gone a bit beyond, offering more than you can deliver. Quick apologies and reparations will give you credit for honesty and grace. Stewing over problems can undermine your health and credibility.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Few people want to be with a pessimist. Finding others who share your bleak view may offer some assurance now, but they'll likely drag you down later. Find a creative outlet, perhaps scribing a romantic tragedy or dystopian sci-fi story.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): Open honesty with your partner could reveal a lot more than either or both of you ever wanted to know. Keeping your relationship together may require revising agreements. You can make it work; this could improve things over the long run.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Whine, moan and criticize about your job with your friends. Get it together, sharpen those observations, take responsibility for your share of the problem and then take that back to your boss and colleagues. Well-considered, constructive observations will be appreciated.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You will be heard! Don't worry about that but rather about what people will hear. Make an effort to be kind and thoughtful. Remember the Golden Rule. Some of your insights may reveal more about you than you'd intended.
PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Unlike the Trojan princess Cassandra, you can find friends who will at least listen to your bleak foresights and maybe even believe them. At least get it all off your chest with someone who can sympathize and help you make a plan.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.