by Jack Fertig
January 1, 2007
Sun and Mercury lining up in Capricorn clash with Saturn in Leo, making egos more important than actual ideas. Remember, you’re more often right if you can admit when you’re wrong! The open mind and humble ego will win in the long run.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your sense of your own brilliance may lead you to trust in a triumph of your will, but your confidence is a bit inflated and can get you into big trouble. Handle authority gently. Intuitive hunches will soon prove helpful.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Tripping over your religious roots? Patriarchal authorities from childhood may still intimidate you or act out through you. See where that’s coming from and focus on humanitarian ideals to rise above it.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Your mouth is likely to get you into trouble, but the real problem is your ego. What do you need to prove? Shrewdly measured, carefully considered words will get the point across better, and holding back will nurture your genius.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Fussing about debts, those you owe or those owed you, can damage a partnership or friendship. Get those accounts in order, but don’t gripe. A more philosophical approach to these relationships will prove helpful very soon.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Stressing out gets you into arguments with co-workers. Work smarter, not harder, and be nice about their suggestions – whatever you think of them. Success in that area will help you look and feel sexier wherever you go.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): If you start feeling old and cranky, try to make a game of it. Exaggerate your complaints whenever you can to make a joke of them. That will make it easier to put things in perspective and open up new opportunities for fun.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): You are normally the world’s greatest hostess. Not this week. Put some energy into your community, but keep your home a private “sanctum sanctorum.” Don’t let pessimism get you down; focus that energy into sensible caution.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Your clever notions are likely to irritate your boss. In order to get ahead, soften and adjust your ideas to fit the boss’ thinking, but be ready to backpedal as necessary. Your innovations will be more welcome, and more effective, very soon.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Philosophy and pragmatism are heading for a nasty collision. Your challenge is to stay true to your ideals and to apply them in the real world. It will take some severe adaptation. Expect arguments along the way, and be ready to learn from them!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): A little leather or some dominance games can bring up more than you’ve bargained for. Play with someone you trust enough to step back and explore those issues with. Switch roles? Aggravating sexual problems will soon be easily discussed.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Problems in relationships are bugging you. Take time out to examine the issues, bur remember you can only make changes on your side of the equation. Some rigorous introspection can make others seem more reasonable.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your idea of being a good team player may depend too heavily on the notion that your ideas and leadership are best. Focus on humility and attention to others. Still, offer your input – just don’t push!