By Jack Fertig
The Sun and Mercury are in Cancer and in conflict with Neptune and Chiron, both in Aquarius, aggravating clannishness and the worst of well-intentioned urges. Focus on your own goals and hard work. If you’re in a 12-step program, go to your meetings!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Do your best to stop worrying about family and social problems. Focus instead on career challenges and your public reputation. Getting mucked up in others’ problems will only make you look like an incompetent meddler.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You are probably exaggerating the attention you are getting. While you’re not exactly invisible, neither are you the center of everyone’s attention. Keeping half an eye on details may be necessary, but keep your eye on the bigger picture.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): You can deal with your own fiscal problems better if you can take the long view and see how everyone is in the same boat. Political philosophies need real world grounding. For every idea, find a precedent.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): The sexiest thing about you – especially now – is your ability to see the sexiness in others. That can be dangerous, tempting you to get more involved than you should with the wrong person(s). You can pick and choose. Be sensible!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): The best things you can do for others may best be unobserved, although the right people will know. Discuss your plans with someone so as not to make any presumptuous errors. If you have to choose, “practical” is better than “nice.”
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Plans made now will not go any better than those that are currently failing to be fulfilled. Get creative and practical, take the long view and save those ideas (some are quite good!) to be hashed over later.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Getting a little too clever at work can backfire easily. Include your boss in any planning. Misunderstandings can be the first step to clarification. Don’t be scared to work it through. Building a strong foundation is most basic and important.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Lofty dreams and arguments are alluring, but your grand notions could be built on a house of cards. Ideas you’ve carried all your life may be outdated. Keep your ears open to new perspectives, but stay focused on real-life details, facts and figures.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Questions about sexuality can cause confusion, raising more questions, engendering more confusion… It can be an enjoyable merry-go-round if you prefer the spin to solid answers. For the latter, stick to your own most basic values.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Money is one of the two biggest sources of conflict in relationships. While communications may seem very simpatico, financial questions lead more to confusion and more questions. Self-reliance is the key to this mess.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Worries about your health are probably exaggerated, but not completely unfounded. Meditation and relaxation can help a great deal. So would a sensible review of your diet, but a check-up is never a bad idea.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Quiet time alone will help bring out your more creative side. Keep a dream journal, meditate, and explore your worries, doubts, fantasies and ideals. What to do with all that material? Friends can help you focus it into something useful.