By Jack Fertig
Mercury is slowing down in Aries to turn retrograde while aspecting Venus and conjoining Uranus. Enjoy flirtations, but don't count on them to last. Any "inspirational notions" this week will blow up next week, but could lead to true genius by late April.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Is cooperation more trouble than it's worth? Your colleagues may feel the same way about you. Focus on improving your technical and interpersonal skills. Things will improve soon. Build a track record you can be proud of.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Venus coming home to Taurus opens you up to new dreams, ideas and romances. Stay within your budget, but let all other limits and constraints fly to the wind. Sharing your ideals and dreams will boost your allure.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Wild impulsive ideas can lead to true love or add some juice to an existing relationship. Confess your wildest hopes and some will be fulfilled. Think ahead, though! Life gets crazy next week. Pay attention to details.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Be helpful, kind and supportive, but bending over backwards for others will just get you a sore back. Open-mindedness is good, but study basic premises before adopting entire philosophies. You will be heard, so think before speaking!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You're too sexy for your shoes, too sexy for your lover, too sexy for your job. Tone down the charm and charisma at least a little bit. Others can easily make it out to be more than you intended, arousing jealousy and harassment suits.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your naughty mouth can get you into trouble, delicious or otherwise. Tell the one you love what you'd really like to do when you're alone together. It could do wonders for your relationship.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): A flirtation with a co-worker or an exercise buddy could turn into something serious, unless you take it too seriously. Let it be fun and light. You both need some fresh air and fun, and if that's all it is, that's OK, too.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): As you get over being cranky and critical of your friends, how many do you have left? Getting rid of annoying twits may improve your life, but you probably still have some fences to mend. Make time for the folks who really matter.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Family ties or work in your community can strengthen a foundation for your career. Thing seem to be backsliding now. Recalculate your direction. That will take a few weeks yet. Don't fret over immediate results. Keep your eye on the long run.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Why do siblings or neighbors drive you crazy? It's not about you. Work to understand and be sympathetic to their problems. On a power surge right now, you can afford to be generous.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Try not to take yourself, your ideas or your sex life too seriously. Dissatisfaction drives the search for improvement; an open mind, some humility and a sense of humor will help you succeed. The comforts of home help you keep balanced.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): "Brilliant" financial ideas will soon prove to need correcting. You probably have a good start to a plan, though it needs time and work. Don't act prematurely! Listen to your partner's suggestions politely, but your friends really have the better insights.