By Jack Fertig
With Venus in a hard aspect to the Sun, sweetness and light take on proportions that can induce diabetes and sunburn. Venus is already strong in her own sign, Libra, while the Sun goes from Scorpio to Sagittarius. Try to be gentle and subtle!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): You feel like you can seduce anyone – it comes too easily. Your enthusiastic confidence is over-the-top and a bit scary. Be quiet and calm; look like an adventure waiting to happen, and it will!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Could your efforts at collaboration be a bit too forced and manipulative? Listen to your colleagues, take time to absorb what they’re saying, and let them feel included in deciding how to divide the labor.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Your efforts to lighten up the atmosphere at work are too much. Your intent is good, but a little goes a long way. Get involved in planning for the holidays, knowing that your ideas will be excellent once they are scaled down.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Be very careful of whom you bring home, even more so of whom you introduce to your family. They’ll get along famously, and when you tire of your new friend (very soon), he or she will be that much harder to lose.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Getting along with your folks or exhibiting family pride should be encouraged, but you are probably overdoing it. Make a few calls to your kin. Have a couple of friends over for dinner, and let the family recipes speak for themselves.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Modesty and good taste are usually your strong suit. Try to remember that this week! Your negotiating and diplomatic skills can be especially good now if you can keep your own ego and agenda out of the way.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Looking good feels important, but it’s horribly expensive. You need not spend astronomical amounts to look like a star. Clever shopping and a homemade facial can make you look and feel like a million bucks.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): A romantic retreat with your true love or your “amour du jour” can be wonderful, but presenting it as a surprise will probably backfire. Suggest a weekend away, and let the actual plan develop cooperatively.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your insight into politics and social dynamics is unusually sharp now, but eagerness to share your revelations can undermine the value of your vision. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open, and you can go far!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Let relationships with superiors develop naturally. Even a slight effort to develop advantageous connections can make your nose look mighty brown. Host a party, but try to keep it simple; and don’t fret over the fact that it won’t be!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): The width and breadth of your experience may make you feel very accomplished, but if you work that angle, you’ll only seem overbearing and full of yourself. Let others come asking for help, and they’ll want you all the more.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): You shine as the avatar of Eros. Looking like a total sex god or goddess could undermine intimacy and even intimidate those you wish would make a move. Make “your” moves definitely but gently, and you may have the time of your life!