By Jack Fertig
Mars in Leo promotes bold, flashy initiative. Now he’s opposing Neptune in Aquarius, tempting us to jump way ahead of ourselves and the limits of common sense. Take a little time out to meditate on your actions and to discuss them with reliable friends or colleagues before you act!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your creative vision is bold, assertive, and a bit mad. That’s wonderful in art; in contact sports, you could break something. Resist friendly inducements to drugs. This is “so” not the time to be experimenting with new highs.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): This is not the week to invite the boss home for dinner. Keeping work and private life separate is a good idea, at least in principle. Wanting to excel and shine for your family can distort job goals. Try to be realistic!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): If you want to show off your keen grasp of facts and figures, stick to the facts and figures. They should fit into an overarching philosophy, but your long-range vision is a bit blurry right now. Keep it simple!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): High-minded, spiritual aspirations can lead you into expense and debt as easily as baser indulgences. You can’t buy fulfillment. What seems vital now is likely illusory. Make an inventory of what you know deep down to be important.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You’re amped up to a degree that might be fabulous on a Las Vegas stage, but can be hard to take in person. If you have the opportunity to perform, go for it. Off-stage, be considerate and defer to your co-star.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Worry and doubt can impact your physical well-being. Take time out to meditate or to indulge in a relaxing physical retreat, ideally at a spa or a beach, but any place restful and soothing is fine.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Explore artistic styles and media you would never normally consider. Check out some surrealistic or allegorical films or art. Finding company for these aesthetic adventures may be more trouble than it’s worth. Invite, but don’t insist! Going alone is fine, too!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Push ahead toward your goals and ambitions. You can make terrific progress, but if there’s any lack of clarity in your motivations or your process, it will trip you up. A little humility and respect will help a lot!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): You’re a little too eager to show off your intellectual prowess. While you’re good on general ideas and principles, you can easily trip over faulty details and statistics. Just be careful and be certain of those pesky little facts!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your sexual charisma is high, and you can certainly have terrific times. Don’t sell yourself short and settle for less than you really feel you deserve. Being a libertine is one thing; being cheap is quite another!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Fights with someone close to you come from inner uncertainty, and the faults you see most sharply in others reflect your own. If you feel short and snappish, take time out for a fast attitude check before responding.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): You can only do so much at work. Trying to do more will make you crazy. Take time out for breaks and some real relaxation to stay in balance and work more effectively and less frantically.