By Jack Fertig
Neptune coming home to Pisces this Feb. 3 brings 14 years of heightened mysticism, romanticism, sensitivity, passions and decadence. The last time around (1848-1862) was the height of the “Romantic era” and the beginning of the spiritualist movements.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Weird insights can make you wonder how much you really do know yourself. Pushing yourself harder can make things tough on those around you. Ask yourself why you do that and whether it’s really necessary.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Who are your friends really? The answers will be surprising, both good and bad. Focus on the good. As much as some people may deserve your wrath, be careful not to say anything you’ll regret later.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): There is such a thing as being too nice and there is a middle ground between needless controversies and sweeping important issues under the rug. Blowhard, diplomat or sycophant? The role you choose will brand you for a long time.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): What friends say about your sex life is none of their business, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Being sensitive, open and patient with others will help you to improve your reputation, very likely in ways you don’t expect.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Work on your relationship karma. That’s mostly just practicing the golden rule. Find new, creative ways to do that. Being nice to your friends is too easy. Reach out to new people. If you have someone special do something special.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): The ever-confusing element to personal relationships is about to get more deep and complex. Your efforts at charm and rationalization to clear the air are beside the point. Welcome the magic and mystery. It can do you a lot of good.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Wanting to be healthier and prettier is OK, but when self-improvement becomes competition with others look at what inner demons are feeding that jealousy. Don’t be the evil queen asking, “Mirror, mirror…” Meditation and self-examination bring out your deep, inner beauty.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Arguments at home are really about stresses outside: tensions with friends or worries over the future. Home should be where you can discuss your agitation and get better insights. Stay calm and focused and it could be.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Getting too big for your britches undermines the respect people have for you. Humility, charity and a bit of self-deprecating humor will help. A critical review of recent career moves can suggest new directions, but don’t change tack quite yet!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Worries about your career are not entirely unfounded, but they are likely exaggerated. Watch out for new opportunities. They will cost you, but may be worth the price. Look ahead and think carefully!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Flirtatious impulses can prove a bit too extravagant. Remember, one perfect rose is more elegant than a dozen. Don’t dwell on the years that have passed, but think about where you want to be in the future and how to get there.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): With your co-ruler Neptune coming home to stay the next 14 years, you will feel more in tune with the times, a mixed blessing these days. Learn to focus and shield your sensitivity. To care for others effectively, care for yourself first.