“Stand up for yourself, Virgo!”

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By Jack Fertig


A Sun-Saturn conjunction in Virgo sounds like hard work and criticism. This one harmonizes a dangerously boisterous Mars-Jupiter square, bringing focus and purpose to high energies that could otherwise be squandered. Clarify your goals, work with others, and be open to criticism, and you can achieve almost anything!

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your leadership skills can shine through if you’re a good follower. Let others take the lead, and be willing to work with them. Your suggestions and efforts as a humble part of the team will serve the team well, and you even better.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): If having fun feels like too much work, try to have fun at work. A little creativity on the job can boost morale and encourage you and your colleagues to work smarter, getting more done with less effort.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Fun may seem too important, and you could be frittering away energy that could be used in more satisfying – and yes, more deeply “fun” – ways. Start at home. Your partner, roommate, or even parent could have some very helpful ideas.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Working too hard at making your partner happy could backfire. A serious discussion can open up issues you need to work on. It sounds tough, but this is a golden opportunity to improve things tremendously.

LEO (July 23 – August 22): The big picture seems a bit off, and your efforts to correct it could be too all-encompassing to be effective. Focus on crucial details. What’s most important? Don’t be embarrassed to seek help from an authority.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Letting others choose your fun and games can get expensive. Don’t be afraid to set your limits and state your desires. Being a team player means compromises on all sides. You will all have more fun if you stand up for yourself.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your current rush of energy could be easily exploited by a family member or housemate. Stop and think. What do you really want to do? Some volunteer work will do both you and your community a lot of good!

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Worrying about what others think will only clog up your brain. Focus on your personal goals and where you want to be in 10, 20, or 30 years. Meditation helps. Planning is even better. Doing both is best.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Real friends love you for your charms, not your generosity. Entertain and plan as if you were head of accounting. Be resourceful! You can be frugal “and” fabulous, which will also impress the people who count.

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Teamwork is the key to success. Do you really want to be in charge? You’re probably better as the power behind the throne. Your best ideas, important as they are, have room for improvement. Discuss them with an expert.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Those arguments that seem so irresistible are not that important. Make your point and let it go. Take a quiet, amorous holiday, exploring techniques of pleasure. Discover what really works for you and your partner. Don’t fall back on habit or presumption!

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Top? Bottom? Could be time to switch. Don’t be afraid to interrupt lovemaking to discuss needs, techniques, or other important issues, not necessarily sexual. An older friend, maybe an ex, may have very helpful insights.

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