By Jack Fertig
Sun in Sagittarius square to Mars in Virgo cranks up mental energy but easily yields to dithering frenzies. Both move into semi-square to Saturn, a rude wake-up call! The right colleague can help you focus, a wrong one just makes things worse.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Collaborative efforts seem only to provoke arguments and resentments. Be aware of their limits, but you can only do anything about your own. Focus on being more effective and forgive mistakes on all sides.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Sexual exuberance can get you into big trouble. Make time and space to explore those passions, but keep it in balance! Be very clear on safety issues and prophylaxis, and don’t get so caught up in fun that your work suffers.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Others seem eager to remind you of things you’d rather forget. Your temptations to retorts and outbursts aren’t going to help. Take it all with good humor or make a better effort to avoid annoying people.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): You’re all too liable to blurt out some ugly truth that will upset someone and you’ll have all hell to pay. Keep your mind and your chatter on philosophy, art and impersonal things that won’t cause offense.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You probably mean well with your exuberant outbursts, but are likely to overdo it, wasting money and annoying people close by. Focus on elegance, subtlety, even minimalism. Remember: a whisper can hold attention where shouting only drives people away.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Fights at home are nearly inevitable. Minimize risk by analyzing your own issues and motives before speaking up. Your parents may have programmed your worst faults into you, but you’re responsible for fixing them.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): What’s really being tested: your commitment to your community or your capacity for dealing with pointless crap? Know your limits and to what you really want to dedicate yourself. Talk with a friend who’s close to the problem, but not involved in it.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Easy, comfortable chats with your partner can lead to tests of commitment. They may not be worth “passing.” Think carefully. You don’t have to like or even follow friends’ advice, but listen and think about it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Mother criticizes because she believes in your potential. A real grown-up can shrug it off and not be bothered. Or maybe there’s some truth in it? Take it or leave it, but thoughtfully. That can be a healing experience.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): ): Running up against limits tempts you to struggle against authority. Put away the battering ram! Learn to engage the powers-that-be more thoughtfully. Keep your criticisms to yourself and be respectful, but don’t be afraid to ask probing, even challenging, questions.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Nosy questions and arguments can get way out of hand. Mind your own business, look for ways to improve your home life, but don’t make unilateral moves unless you do live alone! Thrift and resourcefulness will boost your confidence.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): It’s way too easy to mouth off to your boss. It may be hard to keep your mouth shut and listen, but what you learn could well be worth it. Your ability to handle criticism will count a lot toward your advancement.