By Jack Fertig
Mars in Gemini already sharpens tongues, but while he’s semi-square Eris, any little remark can ignite a verbal battle royale. Sun quincunx Pluto this week makes it even worse. Try to take all challenges as challenges to your serenity, charity and forbearance.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): It’s so hard to hold your tongue, but your brilliantly devastating reply to some idiot’s remark will only up the ante, and do you really want to get stuck arguing with an idiot? A calm, generous attitude will boost your reputation.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Share your money worries with someone you know you can trust. Relieve that tension or it will bite you on the tush. Take some of the inner strength you feel at home into the larger world.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): You may be overenthusiastic trying to rally your friends to a good cause. There are better ways to focus your political passions. You express erotic easily, perhaps too easily in the wrong place and time. Focus and think before speaking!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): The buzz in your brain can get you stung if it pushes you into conflict with superiors. Tune it instead to self-examination about your ambitions. You may need to face some hard truths. Re-consider also what you value in a partner.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Arguments with friends, even starting out friendly, can get ugly and divisive. Your own thinking is the only one you can really improve. Showing off can lead to nasty accidents. Another year older is a good thing! There’s nothing to prove.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your sign’s sexual prowess is much underrated. Yours is not. Sexual rumors are best squelched by sphynxian smiles. Admit nothing, deny nothing; laugh like it’s all news to you. Let them wonder, and let some lucky one find out directly.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): The simplest discussion with your partner can become an argument and escalate out of hand. An idea may seem stupid to you because you’re not giving it a fair chance. Consider your home life and how you want it to look in 20 years.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Lovemaking is not about “Anything you can do I can do better.” Harder and faster could get a person hurt. If you have to be the best, push your sense of erotic communication and rapport.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your playful urges could be annoying to your partner and even push people away. While you have so much to give, timing is everything. Let them want what you have, and they’ll appreciate it more when you offer.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You’re coming off seductive, sexy and strong, but duty calls. Cleaning house and taking care of business seem like annoying distractions, but having those done and out of the way enhances your charisma.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Everyone has doubts about the most important things and people in our lives. Worries about your partner are sharp now. Playing together can help you express the problems. Don’t expect easy solutions, but love finds a way.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Worries about money can spark domestic arguments. Keep any criticism honest and constructive. Reevaluate long-term goals; look at small changes you can make at work or in your exercise and hygiene that should pay off later.