By Jack Fertig
The Sun is aligned with Eris focusing our attention on our alliances and group identifications. Aspects from Mars and Jupiter make us eager to protect the group and expand its influence. Rather than assuming your side is somehow more correct or better than others, do what you can to make your side better.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Social demands are a sign of your popularity, but conflicting invitations may force uncomfortable declarations of where you stand and with whom. Think ahead and meditate a bit before choosing sides. You could even find a reconciliatory solution.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Your contributions to a party will make you a much-valued guest, boosting your social and professional reputation. Do they love you for what you bring or for who you are? Darling, empty-handed is so not you!
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Trying too hard to prove a point can leave you dangling on a limb looking lost. Let the argument develop, and listen politely, if not entirely agreeably. As your position gets clearer you could be very surprised at where you finally stand.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Strutting your stuff could put you in competition with your superiors. That could mean a promotion. Be certain that you want the boost you’re offered, and be very clear who your allies and supporters are.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Sure, you can always stand up for yourself, but you’ll do a lot better if you let someone give you a hand. Cooperation will prove very sexy opening doors you hardly knew were there.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You’re a lot sexier than you realize, and may be seen as flirting even when that’s not your intent. Be careful with that at work! That can cause confusion that affects your relationship, or helps you start one.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Arguments with your partner can stimulate playful or creative juices. A little competitive spirit is also stimulating. A little! Pushing too hard can lead you into accidents. Trust your first hunches at work.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): If your co-workers feel like “family” that bond could be much strengthened by after-hours fun. If you prefer to keep the concepts separate, it may be hard to resist the pressure. Keeping boundaries up politely can be a challenge!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): If your favorite team isn’t the home team you could get into some very loud arguments, ultimately more fun than serious. Embrace competition as a spur to creativity. Yeah, that’s not you, but now it works!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Hometown/community pride can lead to misunderstandings that end up being very revealing. Allow the confusion to play out and unfold. What you stand to learn will be spiritually valuable at least, and perhaps even financially profitable.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Sibling rivalry heats up, and it needn’t be a birth-family “sibling.” As long as money’s not involved (Google “potlatch”), the competition can help bring you to your best. Take time out to keep perspective; remember what, and who, really matter in your life.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Long meditative walks, jogging, or swimming – even vigorous dancing – will help you burn off the energy that has you running in circles. Better yet, focus it on thinking how you can be more competitive in your field, and how better to save money.