By Jack Fertig
The Sun sextile Neptune this week promotes sympathy and inspiration. Take time for artistic pleasures or deep personal conversations. With both planets aspecting “new planet” Eris, these arts and conversations might focus best on expressing how and where you fit into your community and the world.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Try to think of ideological labels (such as “Christian,” “socialist,” or “feminist”) as adjectives, not pigeonholes. That will free you to deal with others more as individuals, allowing you more room to explore ideas without feeling trapped by labels.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): There are resources out there for every personal taste, and you can connect with like-minded friends. If being part of some erotic secret society is a turn-on, go for it – but remember it’s always just one option among many.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): If you’re looking for love, you may find it someplace where you’ll likely get into an argument. If you have love, you’ll find the argument. Try to maintain a civilized exchange of contrasting ideas; the differences could be part of the attraction.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Your hard work can get you recognized as more professional than you now see yourself. Sleeping your way to the top is usually a very bad idea, but right now, it could work out.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Pretend you’re someone from far away, or that you’re somewhere you’ve never been. Play it out with someone else, whether or not that person knows the real you. This could be the beginning of an interesting relationship, or a catalytic creative exercise.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Just how do you identify your “family”? That may include your family of birth, the GLBT community, or long-trusted friends. Think also about how sex – orientation, identity, or “doing it” – fits into the shaping of your clan.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): How does (or would) your primary relationship fit into the larger society? You need to discuss both the vision and the reality with your partner. Approach the subject playfully, discussing options for getting involved in sports or arts groups.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): The work ethic you derived from your family may need a little adjustment so that you can cooperate better with others in your current work situation. But being aware of your background will help motivate you, and discussing it with colleagues can also help.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): If it’s not actually your birthday this week, it’s close enough for some extra celebration – not that you ever need an excuse to party! Enjoy music and merriment, but be careful not to let secrets slip out during all the fun.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Let your home be your castle. Pull up the drawbridge, and enjoy some time alone. Meditating, being introspective, and reviewing your life and family history could all offer terrific insights and potential for reconciliation.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your political and social skills are sharper than usual, but maybe not as sharp as you think. The best thing you can do now is to listen with your heart, getting past words and apparent logic.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your intuition is particularly sharp now, especially at work. Focus on “enlightened self-interest,” the principle of increasing your personal benefit through group cooperative effort. Being helpful to bosses and anyone who needs a hand will boost your position.