By Jack Fertig
While Mercury and the Sun line up in Scorpio, they are aspecting Uranus, Neptune and Eris, stimulating new inspirations on how to innovate and compete in this radically changing world. Instead of reacting to challenges, see what they have to offer you.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Choose your confidantes carefully, especially in sexual matters. Secrets are likely to come out and complicate your friendships. To help protect your privacy, avoid getting high – or (again) choose your company very carefully. Also, remember: Sex is not a competitive sport.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Your partner’s sincerest efforts to support you may hit the wrong notes. Getting out with some friends, doing something new and different can be more assuring than words. Avoid secret alliances at work; they’re a set up for betrayal.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Try new approaches to reaching your goals. Professional competition can be a good spur to better work, but be careful what challenges you accept. Somebody could be leading you to disaster. Doing your best at what you do best should be good enough.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): It’s a great time for erotic experimentation, but keeping that private may be a challenge. That naughty sense of humor may amuse your boss, but that’s not the way to get a promotion or a raise. Innovative teamwork is a better approach.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): When expressing hometown and ethnic pride, at least keep it light and friendly. A boss or a new acquaintance may be from the rival town or country. In collaborative efforts, credit is best offered to the team. Let individuals shine in shared glory.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Keeping your mind sharper and busier than your tongue may be a challenge. Ask for opinions more than you offer them. Competitive impulses can lead to trouble, except in the bedroom where some contests may offer new fun!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your usually excellent instincts for teamwork are a bit off right now. Suggestions from colleagues may be helpful. In games and sports, you can’t seem to go right. Then again, if having fun is more important than winning, you can’t go too wrong.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Sharing housework can be a touchy issue, leading to confusion and hurt feelings. Can you/should you be doing more? If you’re already doing too much, raise the issue another week! For now, focus instead on artistic adventures.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): The best adventures can be in your own mind and spirit. Stay home, meditate, read and challenge your own creativity. If home is too full of noise and distractions, find a quiet retreat.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): The best intentions of good friends can get you into big – and very expensive – trouble, but their suggestions could be a springboard to a better, if very different, approach. Trust your own new perspectives on traditional wisdom.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): How you handle a financial crisis could get you noticed, turning that disaster into a great opportunity. Use a rival’s ideas to your own benefit, but acknowledge the source the ideas, even if you’ve improved on them.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Ideas you might usually detest could provide new inspiration. You don’t need to change your mind about anything, but better understanding of different views can make your own a lot clearer.