by Jack Fertig
July 30, 2007
“Save receipts, Gemini!”
Belligerent words that you’ll have to stand by come way too easily, with Mercury and Mars triggering a Saturn-Pluto aspect. Expect extremists of all types to issue their proclamations and demands.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Lately you’ve really needed a challenge, and frustrations could lead to challenging others. Challenging “yourself” to greater wisdom and creation is the worthier struggle. What really matters, and what did Mom tell you about that?
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Words come too easily and can leave you with onerous commitments. When you’re angry or scared, be especially careful of what you say. Avoid difficult people, and stick with friends with whom you can try to understand – or at least make fun of! – the others.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Spending money is not therapeutic, but it can be addictive. Buying a surprise for your darling is another matter. Still, save the receipt! Everyone is stressed out, and you’re their favorite confidant. Make sure you get a chance to unload, too!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Everyone’s on edge these days, and you may be the best person to articulate the general anxiety. Resist the urge to assuage people’s discomfort with material presents. Better to offer your presence and clarity, even if you don’t feel very clear.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your urge to perform is a mixed blessing. Sometimes, in a crisis, doing nothing is best. Try to stay focused and calm. Be the Rock of Gibraltar: calm, steady, and assuring.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You desperately want to have all the answers. Mother’s voice is either provoking your doubts or offering the real answers, much as you dislike them. Real or imagined, let Mom have her say. You can disagree, but at least think about it!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your political instincts are usually sharp, but now they’re all wrong. Criticism from a mentor or boss can prove very helpful if you can adapt well in response. The harsher it is, the more you can profit from it.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): The need for novelty is straining your relationship and, more so, your sense of personal values. Performance anxiety at work can be feeding performance anxiety elsewhere. Discussing these issues with your partner (or a close friend) is the biggest challenge and the best solution.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): As strong and capable as you feel, you may be more like a bovine in the Baccarat. Your power comes out more effectively when you can be crude and nasty. Even there, be careful with prophylaxis and safe words.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Everyone else is in stress city. It’s clear – to you, at least – that erotic release is the answer to everyone’s rattled nerves, and you are the one to administer relief. You may be – but save it for the truly appreciative!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your community involvements are important, but need to be adjusted in deference to your partnership. As “charity begins at home,” so do other virtues. Friends can help with insight and negotiations.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your job could be very much in the way of the creative ideal of your life’s work. A long, in-depth practical discussion – preferably with a sister or aunt – can help you see the problem and the goal differently, and to turn an obstacle into a bridge.