Q Scopes: "Avoid skydiving, Libra!"

by Jack Fertig

February 26, 2007

After a few weeks of retrograde, Mercury is slowing down to turn and start moving forward. Mercury in Aquarius and sextile to Pluto could mean very profound, perhaps extremely rude, revelations. This development allows for in-depth study, digging deeper to find new facts in familiar terrain. But are you really ready for what you'll find?

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Re-examine any strategies or plans you have for the future. New input will make them quickly obsolete, and the longer you cling to old notions, the harder it will be to make necessary adjustments.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Feeling pressure from above can provoke you to speak up more forcefully than you'd intended. That could work out for you; but think it through and, if you can, let speaking out wait until next week.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Finding or building a partnership requires revising some opinions. Getting the facts will make it a little easier. Exercise the maturity and integrity to make adjustments with minimal drama. Circumstances can make that more challenging than usual!

CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Review your approach to safer sex and hygiene. Be especially careful right now! There's more than HIV out there, and, by the way, how's your liver? Make an appointment now for a full check-up in the next two weeks.

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your extremely expansive notion of playfulness can be causing trouble with your partner or undermining chances of finding one. Any good performer looks for ways to improve his or her act. Ask someone near and dear for a constructive critique.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Health troubles, however real, are exacerbated by nerves. Meditation helps. So does focusing on the tasks at hand. If they are too big or too many, break them down and prioritize, and then do what you can. Breathing and relaxing make all jobs easier!

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Explore new ways to play – anything from light bondage to backgammon, whatever offers an interesting challenge. But avoid risky things like spelunking or skydiving! It's time to experiment and learn from mistakes. Go easy, and have fun.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Arguments at home are likely to arise over money. Just to keep things clean, assume you've made the mistake, look for the error, and fix it. If you're in the clear, that will make it easier for the other person to come clean.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): It's almost impossible for you to stay out of arguments now. Keeping a sense of humor will avoid most of them and drive your more relentless opponents crazy. You need to take some people very seriously, so be careful with that strategy!

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): What really matters – your bank balance or inner peace? One doesn't affect the other, unless you let it. Acceptance helps, as does skeptical open-mindedness. Listen to new ideas, but think carefully – for a week or two – before implementing them!

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Who are you now, and who do you want to be in 12 years? See challenges to your plans as a spur to rethink them. The changes suggested probably aren't the ones you need to make.

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Retreating into your shell is not usually a great career move. But right now, laying low, cleaning, organizing, and improving your work area are likely to pay off and keep you out of trouble.