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Go easy on yourself, Libra!
By Jack Fertig
Originally printed 8/9/2012 (Issue 2032 - Between The Lines News)
Venus entering Cancer brings out domesticity, familial affections and good cooking. Easy on the sweets! Mercury quincunx Neptune brings a last burst of madness (enlightenment?) as he turns direct. It will all clear up soon.
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You can hardly help but to push too hard. Hitting a limit in your efforts with your partner (at home or at work) will help you clarify your capacities. It can also be a make-or-break time for the partnership.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): The longer you keep smoothing things over at home, the bigger it will backfire. Resentments and anger will come out so face them squarely and deal with them. It's not so bad. With forthright honesty it can actually work out very well.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): With your ruler Mercury turning direct, expect everything you've been wanting to say to be heard. So will a lot that you wanted to keep under wraps. You think you can handle the fall out yourself, but you really do want some help!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): As much as your dreams do come true, resist the impulse to fret over those that don't. Be mature and constructive with what you have. There's a difference between dedication and stubbornness. Focus on your long-range goals.
LEO (July 23 - August 22): Friends mean well with their promises. Try to be kind and forgiving when they don't come through. Perhaps, just maybe you were expecting more than they were offering? Be careful not to reveal sexual secrets, unless you want to create some more.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Worries that have been lurking in the back of your mind are moving to your mouth. For your own sake, and everyone else's, be careful who you share that with. Conversations with your partner can open up problems that need work. Roll up your sleeves!
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): The velvet glove isn't fooling anyone. Everyone sees your iron fist. Go easy on yourself and everyone around you. A long, deep heart-to-heart with a trusted friend, or even a therapist, can get you back in balance.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Life feels like trying to win the Indy 500 with your parking brake on. If you let it, the tension will only get worse and worse. Consult with a spiritual (or psychological) authority. You really need to work hard on letting go.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): There will always be a part of you that wants to be somewhere else. Don't let that stop you from settling in with the one you love. Partnership is an adventure that will test you, push you and teach you more than world travel.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You're pushing ahead harder in your endeavors, but something's holding you back. Distinguish between necessary structure and dead weight. Advice from your partner could make life easier. Don't be too proud to listen!
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Don't get ahead of yourself. You can master the great ideas, but you need to start from the basics. That might mean reviewing what you think you know and finding new approaches.
PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Recent problems can feel overwhelming, but answers and order will come soon. Intuition is a better friend than logic, although you do need both. Just keep asking yourself: What's the mature, responsible thing to do?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.