By Jack Fertig
From Scorpio, the Sun is triggering those outer planets that have been hovering in mutual aspect. The sexual challenges are only half the fun. Watch out for bizarre egotistical outbursts. Everyone’s under complicated stresses. Stay quietly true to yourself and you’ll be three steps ahead.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Keep your sex life as private as you can. You can get points for the effort and for staying in good humor as secrets will leak. A friend will turn out to be a jealous rival; keeping the friendship may be a challenge.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Try to be more adaptable making plans with friends. Let your partner, or one friend in particular make the choices. You’re especially hard to please right now, so try to find satisfaction in pleasing others and being co-operative.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): It’s tough balancing domestic duties with urges to get out and explore. Browsing at exotic import shops – just for inspiration – is one way to put the two together. Let your hard work speak for itself. It’s getting more notice than you realize.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): New, creative ideas, shrewdly applied to your work, will boost your career. Consider how you balance career goals with more intimate needs, which will in turn feed those novel ideas. Try to steer playful urges away from Eros and toward intellect.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Having the party at your place will incur surprise expenses, but what you gain in the process should be well worth it. Make sure all is clear with your partner and/or roommates first.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Get a checkup, especially for STDs. That and other medical problems that may have been lurking are easier to spot now. Everyone has a bitchy side. Yours is ruthless right now. Be careful where you let it out!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your partner’s efforts at fun may be unduly competitive, which can feed a sense of anxiety. A simple, direct talk with your baby is best. Trying something new at work can also boost your self-esteem.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): At the gym, competing with anyone but yourself is dangerous. A friend’s criticism of your housekeeping is out of line, but accept it as a challenge to make some changes.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): What comes out of your mouth surprises even you. Meditation helps to keep you out of trouble; journaling and writing poetry do, too. But that sort of poetry is strictly therapeutic, and needn’t be shared with friends.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Arguments at home can cause no end of trouble, and money is a particularly sensitive issue. Try to accept criticism graciously. Get out and spend time (not money!) with your friends, and let off steam there.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): You may need some professional help in dealing with financial problems. A less formal consultation with someone in a position of authority may suffice. Competition to look good gets expensive. Self-acceptance is easier on the psyche and the wallet.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): “Keeping up with the Joneses” is a waste of energy and money. If you must compete, try instead to be more spiritual and farsighted. Don’t let a new relationship become anything more than a fun fling – unless you really want your life to be all about perpetual drama!