By Jack Fertig
Venus entering Gemini boosts charm and facilitates communications, but hard aspects to Sun, Neptune and Mars can make her too eager, egotistical and assertive. Real help and empathy require slowing down and paying attention! Fix existing messes before forging ahead.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Slow down and breathe. Worry and trying too hard only help mishaps pile into catastrophes. Take it easy and double check everything. Ask those who rush you, “Do you want it done fast or done right?
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Feeling fun and flirty is great, but don’t let that exuberance eat a hole in your wallet! Dream about being rich and stay mindful of the economies needed to get you there.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): With your ruler Mercury turning direct, start cleaning up the problems you’ve been tripping over. Don’t be distracted by fun, frolic and other good f-words. Focus! You need to get work back on track. Fun times will come soon enough.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): The real world is getting strenuous and the comforts of home beckon. Recharging your batteries is essential, but don’t make that an excuse for hiding from responsibilities. Knowing the difference will just spoil it for you.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Charity and support should be offered for their own sake. If your ego is involved people will notice that more than any kindness. Sloppy, romantic idealism can interfere with your logic, but broaden your appreciation for the arts.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Start cleaning up problems in relationships. List all the mistakes, misunderstandings and miscommunications of the last three weeks and make whatever corrections and apologies you can. Don’t sign any contracts or make commitments yet. Get everything in order first.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your mind is hungry for new ideas the way a kid is hungry for junk food. Go ahead: indulge in cheap sentiment, nostalgia and sodden cliches. That could open your sympathies to others. Real intellectual stimulation can wait.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Your frustration with co-workers is likely to boil over. Compensating by being too nice, trying to be popular rather than effective, will backfire horribly. A frank exchange of ideas may be rough, but helpful. Let someone else take charge of that.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): In a strong position to change your key relationships, you can be a healer in your home and/or community. Empathy is the key. It’s necessary, but not enough to listen and let others do the talking. Take initiative and work!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Even if some moms are psycho bitches from hell, yours probably only punished you to help you be a better person. Those hard childhood lessons can prove helpful now at work even if by negative example. Or maybe the real work is forgiving your parents.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Who are your real friends? What relationships are you nurturing? Be careful not to spend too much time just having fun with people who won’t be there when the chips are down. Times are tough. You need a posse you can count on.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Mercury turning direct helps you to clean up recent snafus, but don’t get too cocky! Not everyone shares your priorities, and your eagerness to fix things can create more problems than it will solve. Slow down and listen!