By Jack Fertig
Mercury conjoining Eris triggers battles of wits and verbal one-upmanship. That can easily lead to silly arguments. Fortunately, Venus is in Gemini sextile to both, bringing charm and affection to help keep it to playful banter.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Mercury in your sign may have you convinced that you’re a silver-tongued wit, but he’s likelier making you a motor-mouthed annoyance. Write down what you have to say and think about it carefully before you say it.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Yes, darling, you are truly fabulous, but true fabulosity speaks for itself. Pushing it too hard is easy to do and only reveals your own doubts. That nagging voice inside your head may be pointing you to something you need to check out.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Trying to be the shining light among your friends may generate more heat than light. Give it a rest and just be your own sweet self. Your partner’s criticism is worth listening to. If you must argue, at least listen!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Sharp awareness of the financial future can too easily degenerate into useless worries. Real as your problems may be, it’s too easy to imagine them as worse than they are. If you can’t take positive steps at least focus on constructive ideas.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Normally you love attention, but now you are feeling conspicuous and a bit disconnected. Feeling unsettled can make you argumentative. Relax. Do what you do best and let your work speak for itself.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Talking filth with your sweetie could get you slapped, but is it a good slap or a bad one? Getting kinky can invigorate a relationship, but be very clear on limits, safety and clear communications. Harder and heavier does not always equal better.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): If you’re wondering if a doctor should look at that the answer is yes. Building a real partnership includes hard work and hard conversations. If your mate is coming off as too competitive ask yourself what you’re doing to provoke that.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Those problems you see at work probably don’t need your solutions. Discuss them gently, inquiringly with others concerned. Don’t insist. If your baby’s best attribute is sexiness you need to grow up and move on, but not necessarily today.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Collaborative efforts will shine, but they do require effort. Share your best ideas gently and credit enthusiastically. Promoting your own creative efforts is OK, too, but better if your partner does that for you.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Get wild and crazy. You need a release. Focusing that energy into a creative project is best, but don’t let that hang you up. Not a good time to take up an extreme sport, but that leaves a lot of room.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your wicked mouth is like a super-power. Will you use it for self-indulgent entertainment or for the public good? Bitchy acerbic wit needs a victim, but that’s the one thing that politicians are always good for.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Don’t let financial news throw you into a tizzy. Calm, discipline and cooperation will help you find solutions. Know who’s on your side and who you can confide in. Sudden inspirations aren’t reliable, but can point you to ideas that are.