Keep an open mind, Taurus!

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig

Q Scopes

Mercury just popped into Gemini long enough to irritate Pluto over in Capricorn, provoking arguments and power struggles. Then he retrogrades into Taurus causing three weeks of further unraveling. It’s the kind of mess that shows you what’s been needing fixing. Just bear with it for now!

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Everything you think needs saying doesn’t. If you can’t behave, try to think your way around authoritarian restrictions rather than confront them directly. Better yet, go along just to understand them better and subvert them more effectively later.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): It’s hard to stay out of arguments about money or anything else that seems important. The hard part is remembering what really is important. Keep an open mind; you can be adaptable and remain true to your principles.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): If you can stay out of fights, you can get into a better kind of trouble. Don’t say the first thing that comes into your mind, but give it a little thought. If you’re not already too sexy for your own good, try channeling James Dean.

CANCER (June 21- July 22): Your partner may be setting you off, but only because you are so cranky and irritable yourself. You won’t like his or her perspective on your issues now, but it can be very helpful. At least listen patiently and consider it!

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your idea of teamwork has you leading the team. Much as you dislike stepping back and not being the lead dog, you and your colleagues will all benefit if you let others run the show.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Being thrust into the spotlight challenges your talents and pushes you to re-evaluate your ambitions. Some questions don’t need immediate answers. Taking time to get it right is better than rushing into error.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Insisting on everything being correct can be more annoying than helpful. You can help others answer tough questions, but to be helpful getting them there, you have to meet them where they already are, and start with baby steps.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): If you can, hide out with a hottie and talk filthy. Anywhere else, communications are a minefield. Simple, offhand remarks can easily take on way too much importance with confusion over intent creating chaos.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Arguments about money are usually about something more important. In this case being right is less important than both partners feeling listened to. Being heard is rarely your problem. Make a special effort to listen.

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Worries about your health may have some basis in reality, but you are likely to exaggerate them. Still, a check-up couldn’t hurt. Efforts to improve efficiency at work may backfire. Find problems now. Solve them next month.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Even fun activities may raise worries and doubts. Turn that ’round. Some of the most creative geniuses have been psychological train wrecks. Express your anxieties through art or comedy. At least it will be a good release.

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Everybody is having to adapt their dreams and ideals these days. Problems at home are highlighting the dissonance between ideals and reality. Accept now that the changes are necessary, and what those changes must be will be clearer next month.

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