By Jack Fertig
The Sun and Mercury in Gemini both quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn aggravate grievances with power and bureaucracy. Resist the urge to argue. Pressing your point will not help. Be sly and subversive. Know your opponent and work your way inside.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your mouth is determined to get you into trouble. Showing off your brilliant wit will backfire, annoying your partner, upsetting your boss and exposing personal details. Stay home and write, but have your partner look over anything before you let anyone else read it.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Reconciling your ideals with practical needs can be a challenge. The discrepancies there could make anyone pessimistic. The good news is that shows you have a grasp of the larger issues and are taking steps to improve the world.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Being too eager to fix problems can make a cure that’s worse than the disease. Collect facts and figures, listen to everyone involved, but real resolution will be subtler and more empathetic than logical; more in deeds than words.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Applying your personal insights to help others is an awkward fit, but that awareness combined with broader ideas can prove useful. Efforts to solve problems at home just dig you in deeper. For now just listen and cooperate.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Yes, darling, everyone already knows you’re fabulous. Pushing the point will only irritate those around you. Just relax and be you. Your hard work will be noticed, but is that a good thing? Have a friend double-check it first.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Charm and good manners will help you get ahead. Creative playfulness can push you over lines you don’t want to cross. Be sensitive to others, but not presumptuous. Remember that your priorities aren’t necessarily theirs.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Realizing your mistakes is an important part of learning. It may be hard not to feel stupid and resentful. Think of it as intellectual housecleaning that will help you to advance. New approaches to health and exercise are worthwhile, but should be approached thoughtfully.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Sexual tensions and other anxieties need release. Lascivious humor can reveal deeper truths – or it can get you into big trouble. Remembering when and where is just simple common sense. Resist rationalizations and impulses.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Connections that feel karmic can offer insight into old family problems. A little more attention to hygiene and housecleaning can help solve spats with your partner. There are deeper problems, but a little clean up couldn’t hurt.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Screw-ups at work are nearly inevitable. Trying too hard only complicates the project while promoting stress and over-exertion that could cause physical harm. Advice (real or imagined) from a favorite uncle or aunt can help.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): What looks like fun carries hidden risks. Your mouth is especially dangerous now and getting too aggressive will only expose secrets, leaving you vulnerable. In the right time and place, that can be therapeutic. Elsewhere it’s a bloody disaster.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Feeling a bit more than usually disconnected, resist the temptation is to look for comfort in family and home. Better to focus on your career and to build your reputation, not by seeking attention, but by sharpening clarity on your purpose and direction.