by Jack Fertig
March 19, 2007
A Mars-Neptune conjunction opposing Saturn can inspire fear and dread, challenging us to face our demons. This will take clear-headed focus and lots of work. Jupiter is alleviating the stress, offering insights and new visions. If St. George can’t win, try being the dragon!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): A failure at entertaining – and other discouraging efforts -may squelch your usual upbeat attitude. A vacation from your usual crowd, or even the change of scenery offered by a hike, a museum, or an offbeat film, will help restore your juices.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Feeling stuck at home is not helping the confusion at work. This will pass, but you need relief now! It’s no secret that sex relieves stress. Some new erotic adventure can even provide insight into your domestic and professional problems.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Don’t let yourself get sucked into any arguments. You just can’t win this week. When you sit by silently listening, you can learn a lot, although you may choke on some ideas that are in conflict with your own. Try to be open-minded!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Your sexual needs are not easily satisfied nowadays. Look beneath the obvious frustration, and see what deeper needs are not being met. Focus attention on your work, and along the way you may find insights into your personal problems.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): A serious, take-charge attitude will help you find a playmate – but if you’re already partnered, such an approach could cause trouble. Your partner needs someone solid, but sympathetic. A fun excursion can lighten the mood and help you resolve difficult problems.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Physical and emotional stress are ganging up on you. You can escape without leaving home. Give yourself a spa retreat in the tub, a video film fest, or a quiet night of meditative peace. Or just curl up with a good book.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Spend time with your older – or at least more mature – friends. The party-hearty crowd seems especially dull in its futile sybaritic chase. Phoning up your most geographically distant sibling can offer fresh perspectives.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Erratic outbursts at home can sap energy that you would rather focus on your career. But what is the “point” of your career? Philosophical questions should focus on practical matters and support your efforts. If they don’t, try asking different questions.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your hunger for knowledge can lead you into foolish arguments. If you can’t just sit back and listen quietly, reading Baudelaire should help you stay out of trouble – or get you into classier mischief.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Kink can get expensive; apply your innate resourcefulness to some bargain debasement. Most of those expensive toys can be cheaply improvised from a hardware or pet-supply store. Sex is not about competition, but about being real. Stay true to yourself!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your exuberant impulses can threaten your partner’s need for stability – and hence, the relationship. Be sympathetic, not clinging. Some time off with friends can give necessary space. If you’re single, this is no time to change that!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Nightmares and anxieties can offer some illumination. Remember FDR’s words: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Trusting in a higher power, protective authority, or parent figure can help you through this challenge.