By Jack Fertig
Is everybody fabulous? Mercury, Venus, and Mars are together in Libra, drawing out everyone’s social side, lighting up parties, and drawing us to the arts. All three planets are trine to Chiron, a not-so-minor planet of shamanic healing, so what seem like fluffy entertainments can carry a deep power for good.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Address any and all problems you have in your relationships, especially the personal and the political. Have a clear idea of where you want to be in the future with your companion (current or hypothetical) and your compadres.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You and your colleagues each have your own ideas of success. Are you being competitive or synergistic? Appealing to each person’s ambition is a great way to get all of you working together better.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Feeling out of sorts or out of place? Art will help you express and understand feelings that logic can’t account for. If you’re not feeling particularly creative, take some friends to a show that can help open your self-expressive side.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Just running out and getting laid could indeed solve your domestic tensions. Thinking seriously about how messages formed your childhood and traditions affected your sexual expression could be a lot more effective.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Yeah, talking is sometimes what’s best to fix a relationship. Listening is even better! The easy, playful parts can make as much trouble as the hard issues. Pay attention to how your partner jokes, plays, and has fun. You could learn something important!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Financial matters may seem to be all over the place and impossible to keep up with. Just treat the problem as a simple matter of housekeeping. Exercise will help you focus and shake out the stress.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your sensitivity gives you a great capacity for healing, but at what price to yourself? The cost of not sharing that gift is much greater. Practice caring for yourself while caring for others, and you’ll do both much better.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Meditation can help bring out old family secrets. Confronting relatives with your insights can be catalytic, but that may or may not help anyone. Go slow and easy, and trust your intuition.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Social demands and opportunities can be dizzying. Stop and think about which crowd you want to be with 10 years down the road. You have a prophetic message; share it now with those who are ready for it.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Hang out and schmooze, not just with your peers, but with people in the ranks you want to be in. Stay in touch with your values and goals to keep things real and sincere.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your strong individualism can make you a bit of an outsider. Still, that offers you a chance to find brilliant new perspectives where others would not think to look. Share those lessons with others to strengthen yourself as the unique individual you are.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Voices of the beloved who have passed are very loud. Take time to honor them. Sex can be especially evocative, bringing those ghosts up. If you need to cry in your lover’s arms, it can create even greater intimacy.