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“Rethink your premises, Capricorn!”

By |2018-01-16T07:04:20-05:00October 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig


Mercury is aspecting most of the outer planets, triggering new ideas for opportunities (Jupiter) – tackling limits (Saturn), innovation (Uranus), competition (Eris), and inspiration (Neptune). Nurture those ideas for a few days to be prepared when Mars follows a parallel path, pushing you into action.

The importance of this election can’t be exaggerated. Recent elections have been won on razor-thin margins, so your vote really counts.

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Welcome any advice from your partner, or a close colleague. You don’t have to follow it or even agree with it. Still, the ideas offered can inspire better notions than you have already.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Colleagues offer opportunities for new challenges. With a little creativity you can rise to the occasion, though your innovations may upset some friends. Confidences with your boss should be kept strictly professional!

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Balancing work and play can get tricky. An office romance looks like a way to bring it all together. On general principle, that’s a bad idea. But actually, this one looks like it could work, although sleeping your way up will have repercussions at home.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Play with any of the “domestic arts” that strike your fancy. Of course, cooking is at the top of the list. Your partner has some great ideas. Better to learn new skills than to experiment where you feel more experienced.

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Approach communication with family and neighbors as if it were a job. Do it well, and you’ll profit handsomely, if not with actual money. Do not surprise your partner! Discuss any changes or plans before doing anything.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Be polite, businesslike, and gracious, but don’t go out of your way to be nice in any financial dealings. Know your debts and pay them; know what you’re owed and make every reasonable effort to collect.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Make sure everything at home is in good order. Set aside a small budget for “retail therapy.” You’re going to indulge, spontaneously or otherwise; planning keeps it affordable and heads off criticism from your partner.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): For all your energy and initiative, doubts and worries are holding you back. Talking with friends helps, but those inner demons resist logical explanation. Express your feelings through art, poetry, or music instead.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Trust your instincts and hunches to help you build on recent financial good luck. Joining with friends in charity work can help alleviate stress at home and at work. Pay attention to your rivals and learn from them!

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Ideals you’ve held on to are running into interference from reality. You may need to rethink your premises. Friends – especially with expertise in the issues concerned – will help you iron out those wrinkles.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): New ideas for improving sexual techniques are worthwhile; but be careful, epidemiologically and psychologically. A reputation for erotic expertise won’t bring love. Still, it’s not a bad skill to work on.

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Taking care of your community is one way of taking care of yourself, and vice versa. Get involved in social action and save time for some meditative retreat. You’ll find strength and insight you didn’t know you had.

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