By Jack Fertig
Mars retrograde in Leo sextile Saturn in Libra can help repair relationships and politics, but that takes humility and reflection! Jupiter in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn should offer opportunities through spiritual examples and charity to fix broken social structures. Alas, these pairs clash with each other, arousing more polarization and reactionary violence. Think twice before speaking about religion and politics, or any other relationship problems!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Showing off and jokes at others’ expense are likely to backfire. Your best work will show up better if you just keep your nose to the grindstone and let people see your efforts. Don’t worry. They will be noticed!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Your efforts for your family or community may seem underappreciated. Feel free to take a break any time you like. Your work is valued, but it doesn’t all rest on your shoulders. Let others chip in.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Your mouth is dangerously ahead of your brain. If you can rein it in (good luck!), you can say exactly the right thing and solve important problems. Exploring new erotic paths can help you focus, but keep that in its place!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): It’s easy to blame money troubles on others, malfeasant bankers and politicians, sure, but “you” – not your partner or family members – are responsible for “your” situation. Their advice is more helpful as a springboard than taken as is.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): All your roaring passion and angst is good for self-exploration. Don’t make others take it too seriously. An older friend has great insights, though you may not like them.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You need to conserve spiritual and material resources, but social demands make that difficult. Creative selectivity is one of your talents. Suggestions from your partner, or a spiritual advisor, can be helpful.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): The future ain’t what it used to be. The entire world has missed opportunities. Don’t beat yourself up on that score. Give yourself credit for the work that you do, and adjust your long-term plans and hopes accordingly.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Your best efforts to get ahead feel counter-productive while your ruler, Mars, is retrograde. It’s just going to be that way for a while. Co-ruler Pluto suggests creative communications now to build a base for effective actions after March 9.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): What you have learned in your studies and travels can help you better to appreciate the values of your tradition, which can in turn charge your batteries and ground you better for further explorations.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You’re lately at the top of your game, but there’s still always room for improvement. Learning a new skill, even some simple basics, can have a huge catalytic effect to open brilliant opportunities.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): You need to figure out what’s important for you. Anything your partner does seems wrong only because of your own internal questions. Reflect, don’t react! Your partner can help you focus on traditional, old ideas that can offer new insights.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): You’re enjoying a spell of good luck. Despite that, your work is likely to go oddly awry anyway, so you may as well go out on a limb and risk genius. Feedback from colleagues will disperse risk and encourage your genius.