by Jack Fertig
April 30, 2007
Mercury aligned with the Sun in Taurus makes us stubbornly attached to our ideas. Both orbs clashing with Pluto bring those ideas under harsh scrutiny. Arguments are inevitable but offer chances to learn.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Holding fast to your principles doesn’t require arguing with everyone who disagrees with you. Better to challenge yourself and see if your ideals are strong enough to encompass more than just the ideas you’re comfortable with.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Little disagreements can feel like major personal attacks. Try to shrug them off and relax. A little sexual exploration can take the edge off, although that might also feel like a challenge. Still, it should be a challenge you can rise to!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): An erotic retreat with your partner can relieve pressures that are making you feel paranoid. Even if you can’t get away, stop imagining hostile agendas behind every conversation. Meditation or a dream journal can help unravel what’s really bothering you.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Your long-range vision may cause clashes with colleagues who are locked into accomplishing the task at hand. Helpful as your ideas may be, arguing about them won’t help. Bite your lip, go with the flow, and save your inspirations for later.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Eager to get ahead, you may be pushing too hard. Sit back a bit, strategize, and try to cultivate finesse. Getting into everyone’s face about your brilliance is counter-productive. Let your creativity speak for itself.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Being terribly certain in your ideas can put you at odds with your family or your community. It may well be that you have something important to tell them, but you need to listen in order to be heard.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): The more you struggle against scandal, the more it grows. A bemused response – “Mercy! Who’s telling such silly stories?” – will help facilitate a quick change of subject. Or you may prefer a smug, quiet smile that enhances a wicked mystique.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): If you’re partnered, arguments are nearly inevitable for you, with money being the likely trigger. If you’re single, your feistiness will make or break the interest of a potential mate. Arguments now can foreshadow a bigger struggle in six weeks.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Safe sex is as important now as ever. Your health is extremely vulnerable right now, especially in erotic situations, but also while you’re at work or exercising. Re-examine your habits at work, working out, and “working it.” There’s always room for improvement!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your efforts at playful repartee may seem a bit artificial, as if you’re trying to hide something that is bothering you. At an unconscious level, you probably are. Doodling, humming, or singing in free association can help provide clues to what’s behind the banter.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): How far do your ambitions and dreams lead you away from the comfort of family or tribe? And how far away do you really need to go? Those questions seem important now. The answers are not comfortable, but neither are they final.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): The stronger your opinions, the more they’ll be challenged. Do some homework to back up your arguments. You may even learn something that will push you to grow and change. Remember, it’s only resistance to change that makes it difficult.