by Jack Fertig
August 13, 2007
“Be selfish in bed, Capricorn!”
The Sun and Mercury are aligning opposite Neptune, making folks ever more certain and forceful about their ideals and religion. Our new planet, Eris (nee Xena), is in a harmonizing aspect, but she’s not a harmonizing girl!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): “Let’s all be nice and do as I say” doesn’t really work. Let go of your ego; what you really want now is to find a way to fit in that doesn’t compromise who you are. You can be big enough to be accommodating.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): With anxiety mounting at work, it feels absolutely essential to have your way at home. If family or housemates aren’t co-operating, you’re likely to overreact. Take time out to meditate; focus on what’s really eating at you.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): The strong, provocative thrust of your opinions surprises even you. Don’t be too aggressive. Winning the argument at hand is much less important than getting a clearer sense of your own ideals and developing the larger ideas involved.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Erotic dissatisfaction is likely rooted in conflict between self-esteem and the need to please your partner. Too much pride in your ability to please can make you miss out on pleasing yourself. What’s really at stake here is intimacy, not your reputation.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Bask in birthday attentions, but make sure your partner’s needs are being met, too. You can be a bit much to keep up with, and the strain on your darling may be more than you know.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Where in this great, queer community do you really fit? Just being L, G, B, or T isn’t enough. Being unique defies those categories. They do have some use, but don’t take them too seriously. Enjoy being a true individual.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Even if your goals seem safe and certain, this is not the time to be taking intuitive risks. Remember the myth of Icarus! Arguments from your partner offer grounding and have more value than you’d like to admit.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You’re dazzling and adored at work, but there’s no appreciation at home. Then again, do you work that hard at home? Putting out some effort and being positive in the face of criticism will save lots of trouble.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your grand ideas may now be pinned to shaky presumptions. Bantering with pals can help you clean up those details. Arguing from emotion, not logic, is also good, if you’re clear that you’re doing so.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Asserting yourself sexually will demonstrate terrific skill and empathy in that realm, but you may lose a bit of yourself in your efforts to please. Direct your charitable impulses to community work, and be a bit more selfish in bed!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Finding a middle road between overbearing, co-dependent domination of your partner and invertebrate acquiescence is hard. Discussing the problem could be helpful. Although you hate admitting to yourself that you have no control, that would also help!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): If you can’t afford a gym, you can still go for long walks, exercise on your own, or find some running, hiking, or biking group to stay fit with. Mouthing off at work could also force you into new economy. Think strategically before speaking!