by Jack Fertig
June 25, 2007
“Re-examine your values, Capricorn!”
With a long-running Neptune-Saturn opposition already working everyone’s nerves, Mercury is now retrograde in Cancer, passing over the Sun and triggering emotional outbursts. That will release underlying stress, and likely in hugely embarrassing situations. Keeping it clean and appropriate – a big challenge – offers great potential for healing.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): It’s already hard enough for you to bring ideals into practical application. The “prevailing wisdom” of your family or community background stirs up conflicting voices. Try to welcome the challenge of input, and resist the pressure to make decisions right now.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Imagine what great success in 15 years would look like and what you need to do now to start getting there. Talk it over with Mom or another nurturing mentor. She may shoot down some dreams, but all the better to succeed in reality.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Shopping impulses can make you crazy – and poor! Before you face those shop windows and counters, focus on a long voyage you’d love to take, but need to save up for. Anytime you’re tempted to spend money, just think of that trip!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): You’re itching for trouble, and your mouth is sure to get you there. Slow down, consider your priorities, and pick your battles carefully. You’ll probably lose, but you can learn from defeat. Playful wrestling would be a good outlet!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): There is no perfect match. Every relationship has problems, and yours just feel grossly exaggerated. Lending a hand at a community benefit will help you find perspective, or at least a diversion – or maybe even a partner, if you don’t have one!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Be careful whom you kiss! You’re especially susceptible to anything going around right now. Your ideas for improvements at work are more provocative than helpful. Still, they may spark more useful ideas from others.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Conflict between your ambitions and your ideals could provoke you to undermine the former. A job change may be in order. Iron out these problems with your friends. Expressing such doubts on the job can undercut confidence in your work.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Perhaps you should have work that includes promoting your religion or politics – but if that’s not in your job description, cool it! Those ideals may offer practical application in solving logistical or cultural problems at work.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your attempts at flirtation come off as darker and more serious than you intended. What fantasies do you really want to explore? What dreams and ideas are struggling for expression? Figure out whether sexuality is clarifying or just distracting from the real issues.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Criticism from your partner should be carefully attended. Try to understand it, uncomfortable though it may be. Even if it feels off the mark, use it as a springboard for re-examining your sexuality and other values.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Stress in personal relationships may precipitate strange emotional outbursts at work. Head that off by focusing on ways to make the workplace more collegial and comfortable. Welcome others’ suggestions, and be careful not to get emotionally invested in your ideas.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Cooking can relieve tension, but indulging in favorite treats can upset your stressed-out tummy, and accidents in the kitchen are waiting to happen. Go slow and easy, pick healthy recipes, and make allowances for Murphy’s Law. Bon appetit!