by Jack Fertig
December 4, 2006
Venus aligns with Pluto (yes, to astrologers he’s still a planet!) drawing us to erotic confrontation and artistic or financial challenges. Both planets trine Saturn in Leo, grounding us to more secure personalities or others without a need to prove themselves.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Embrace new adventures like your life depends on it. The quality of your life depends on a catalytic change; familiar pleasures aren’t cutting it. Don’t be afraid of a challenge. There’s more to fear if you don’t go for a big one!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Review your mortgage or debts to see if you can get a better deal. New erotic opportunities will push your boundaries and rouse parental or cultural voices – all the better to face them down and be free.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): If you want perfection, it’s best to work on yourself, not your partner! Even efforts at self-improvement may come off as annoying to others. Perhaps that’s a clue to how you really need to adapt. Welcome supportive criticism.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Be careful of your health, especially when it comes to erotic and culinary indulgences that could affect your liver. Hard work sustains you – up to a point. Overwork is very dangerous. Know your limits and err on the side of caution.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You need some recreation to steel yourself against life’s challenges. Some light, fluffy _divertissements_ will not do the trick, but a powerful creative or athletic challenge is needed to provide the required release and reinforcement.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Family or roommates will drive you mad if given half a chance. Take time out and away from them to be centered and clear on your own priorities. Then you can stand your ground with unwavering assurance.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your normally famous diplomacy seems to be on vacation. Despite your best efforts, you tend to come across as forceful and locked onto an immutable goal. That can be good in the right time and place, but use your forcefulness wisely!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Having a crisis of values is just a process of maturing. How you face and resolve it is more important than the crisis itself. Your approach to the problem will be on view and could affect your career.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): You could seduce almost anyone you want now. The trick may be keeping away those you don’t want. If you really want to turn the seduction up, a mature, slightly exotic look will work for you.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Erotic dreams (nightmares?) are suddenly very vivid. They may shake up familiar patterns, but isn’t that all for the better? Embrace the challenges and someone, perhaps with more experience, who can share them with you.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): You love a good debate, now more than ever. You are especially sure of yourself, but learning is better than conquest. The greater victory would be in keeping an open mind and respecting whatever authority your opponent may have.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Hard work now can have transformative effects on your career. Expend some effort, but don’t push too hard, to make sure your accomplishments are noticed. Standing up to the boss may be necessary. Be calm and open to criticism while holding firm when you know you’re right.