By Jack Fertig
An aspect between Venus in Aquarius and Mercury in Capricorn is supposed to promote charm and flirtation, but carries the risk of trying too hard and coming off as inauthentic. To make it worse, Eris is aspecting both, offering bitchy, competitive undertones. Be careful where you pull out that Margo Channing attitude! Just be your own sweet self, darling.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your keen vision of future possibilities and your competitive spirit can help you talk out tough issues with your boss – or as the boss. You may need to rein it in a little to keep your inspiring speeches realistic.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Knowing better than those around you is no challenge, but does that really matter? The real trick is to excel in serenity. To do that, you have to take time alone to cultivate your cool with meditation and inner exploration.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Speaking in a foreign language or exploring new ideas and possibilities could make you even sexier. Your friends will play along, up to a point. They have their own agenda. Don’t take anything for granted!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Being adept in dealing with authority is not the same as being a control queen! If you need help distinguishing the two, your partner’s insights – or any advice you receive in bed – can prove very helpful.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): A little humility would help you develop those teamwork skills. Just remember: all your brilliance is really based on effectiveness! Making others look good will reflect better on you than selfish efforts.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): A playful attitude at work can help boost morale and productivity, but keep that playfulness squeaky clean! Responses to naughty provocation will backfire! OK, a little double-entendre in the right places is good, but be very careful with that!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): “Family fun” is supposed to be just that – fun. Getting too competitive can spoil it for everyone. Bringing your clan together as a team can strengthen bonds, but remember: friendship first, competition second!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Eager to learn new things, especially at work, you could unintentionally come off as snippy or provocative. Imagine you’re hosting a party with your great-aunts present (or your colleagues’), and behave accordingly.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Money’s tight, but getting out to play is necessary for mental health. You can socialize on the cheap! What you really have to offer is your strong sense of values and playfulness. Remember that, and you’ll be rich in the things that count.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Before you say what seems to matter, think about what really matters. Kindness and truth are high on that list. Work harder on kindness. Being kinder to family members could prove much to your advantage.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your efforts at imitating Dorothy Parker or Bette Davis could end up hurting friends’ feelings. Those old clever bitch imitations have been done to death. You have it in you to be a charming original.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Charity is not a competitive sport. Give what you can, but remember the airplane drill about putting on your own air mask before helping others. Focus on your own needs and take care of yourself. Then you’ll be in a better position to help others.