By Jack Fertig
While the Sun is entering Taurus, Mercury in Aries is semi-square Jupiter in Taurus. It’s too easy to start an argument over minor details and dig in your heels. Relax, let go and consider priorities.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Stop making trouble and go to your room. It’s nobody else’s fault that you’re being cranky. The hypersensitivity will pass. In the meantime you need time alone for meditation, moderate exercise and simple housekeeping.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Luck serves the well-prepared. Your lucky day isn’t happening this week, but you should be getting your share of them soon. Fun with friends can go way over the top. How much trouble do you really want to handle?
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): The rush to catch up can have you tripping all over yourself. Slow and easy does it. Breathe. Meditate. No matter how badly your parents screwed you up, you’re a grown-up, have to be responsible and fix your own problems.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): New friendships could last forever. Cultivate important connections you can depend on, but be certain you can be counted on, too! You need some time out to charge your batteries, but too much seclusion is an unhealthy indulgence.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): All eyes are turning to you. Strut your stuff; show off your best work. The flip side is that you can’t pull anything sneaky. That’s not to rule out private pleasures. Have fun, but be very careful not to slide into excess.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Some of your darkest, naughtiest secrets are about to be revealed. You might be able to control which ones and to whom. Good luck with that! Opening the right discussion with the right person could open a lot more!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Discussions with your (potential) partner can help set limits and structures. It might not be easy or pleasant, but you’ll both know where you stand and where to go from there. Whether it creates freedom or security you’ll be better for it.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Vent about stress at work with your friends safely away from your job. Sure you have legitimate complaints to handle on site, but let off the steam and get others’ perspective so you can cool down and deal with it constructively.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): What looks like innocent fun can easily get you caught up in stupid arguments or other annoying details that just distract from valued work and pleasures. There may be no avoiding it, but you can easily walk away.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Defending your turf will get more contentious than you’d expected. Set limits as diplomatically as you can, but you may have to give a little to protect a lot. Think ahead and be sure you can defend whatever lines you set.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): New ideas quickly lead to brilliant breakthroughs. Discuss anything and everything openly. Keep your BS filters up, but resist the urge to argue. Friendly advice about your partnership is worth listening to. Be polite anyway.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): A secret just isn’t safe in your mouth. Stay focused on your own business. You could stumble onto a great deal, but is it really? Check it out as carefully as you can, but act fast or forget it. It won’t last long.