By Jack Fertig
Retrograde Mercury lining up with the Sun in Taurus leads folks to take their own ideas way too seriously. A semi-square from Jupiter in Pisces makes it worse. Keep a sense of humor about your own assertions and be kind, especially if you have to be critical.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): It’s easy to worry too much or too little about money. Meditation and other quiet times alone will help you get perspective. Helping those who are indeed down and out can also remind you where you really stand.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): “Friends” encouraging you to speak up may be laughing behind your back. Be careful to share your ideas with people who will tell you honestly when you are truly brilliant – or not. Alas, nowadays it’s probably the latter.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Mediation can lead to brilliant inspirations, but perhaps they are not so brilliant as you think. Writing them down and saving them to review later is perhaps best. Being discreet, quiet and modest can help you get favorable attention.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): You may not be able to avoid arguments, but you can treat them as a game and don’t take them too seriously. That could seriously upset some of your would-be opponents, so it may be best to make diplomatic noises, if you can!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Getting too friendly with authority figures could seriously backfire. Be practical, businesslike and circumspect. Take any and all criticism graciously. Unpleasant as it may be, you could learn a lot and improve on old strategies.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): It may be impossible to avoid arguing with your partner. Try to keep the subject light or not to take yourself too seriously. Make-up sex or an erotic prize for whoever gets the facts right can also make it more interesting.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): A medical check-up now could uncover something that seems very scary in time to deal with it before it gets truly serious. After the full moon (which is on April 28th) is a great time to quit bad habits.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Whatever is wrong with your partnership, sharing some creative fun may be all you need to get on the right track. Even if that doesn’t work now, a failed experiment can offer lessons for a new approach later.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Most accidents happen around the home. Be especially careful of heavy lifting. Throwing out old clutter is good. When in doubt, box those dubious treasures to reconsider next month.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Winning’s not in the cards. Play for funsies and you could learn a few new tricks to help you later, or get the latest gossip. Edit any creative projects. “Progress” is challenging; cut whatever doesn’t work to make room for later improvements.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Don’t be scared to discuss money at home. Even arguments can prove surprisingly profitable. You may have to admit to some mistake, but you’re sure to find hidden resources, expenses you can cut down on or other ways to save.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, but do admit quickly to them. That can be an excellent way of getting to the truth of any matter. Petty frustrations can offer great insights if you can detach and be self-aware.