By Jack Fertig
Mercury going into his own sign, Gemini, sets minds and mouths a flutter. He immediately squares Saturn in Virgo and, quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn, points out limits and problems in ways more critical than gracious. Try to be diplomatic with others, but for yourself, be thick-skinned and ruthlessly pragmatic.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Worrying about money really doesn’t help. You need to explore new possibilities and make some changes. Keep a calm, cool head, remaining open to new ideas and still critical enough to avoid flaky risks.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): A sudden burst of energy could go into erotic adventurism that by itself offers dubious satisfaction. What you need is some domestic or community connection, either affirming one strong sexual partnership, or a sense of home in your own queer community.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Some adjustments are necessary to your partnership – or your search for one, if indeed you’re searching. Time out with a trusted friend can help clarify your issues. A friend could even help out in negotiating tough problems with your partner or another opponent.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Social obligations and efforts may take more out of you than you expected, in terms of both money and personal commitment. Gauge your energy and finances carefully. Party smarter, not harder!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You may feel threatened by rumors, but any direct response only makes them worse. Make light of them, and try to see what you might be doing inadvertently to feed them. Even without that spur, some humble self-scrutiny can prove helpful!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Arguments may be a distraction from what’s really bothering you, or a path to find that out. Remember that “good” arguments are about getting to the truth, not about who’s right. Traditional “wisdom” may need some tweaking, but can prove an important key.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Sexual experimentation can be spiritually liberating, or just plain exciting. Some of your friends may disapprove of your new avenues of exploration. Could they be right? Think ahead, and be careful!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You’re at a major career peak. Your partner or a close colleague has ideas about how to maximize it. If you find those ideas unpalatable or too challenging, at least use them as a starting point to develop your own strategies.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Get past all those excuses, and make the necessary adjustments to your schedule so you can get the exercise you need! Burning off some energy will be good for mind and body, helping to keep you out of arguments at work.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): A little wicked play is good for the soul. Go ahead and indulge. Exploring secret desires is good, but how many of your secrets do you want to have revealed? Be careful of whom you can trust!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Arguments at home seem to just go around in tight, painful circles. Think ahead, take the long view, and reconsider your hopes. Asking a friend to mediate can be very helpful.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your mouth can get too far ahead of your brain. Be careful with that. The line between wit and sass is hard to remember. Focus your busy brain on your work. Don’t say anything to bosses until you are certain it will help!