by Jack Fertig
September 17, 2007
“Let off steam, Taurus!”
The Sun in Virgo is squaring an opposition between Pluto and Mars, triggering arguments and vicious criticism – imagine “The Women” meets “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”! This energy could be focused into self-examination and housecleaning. Hiding from the world to do that may be a good idea – if it doesn’t induce spontaneous combustion.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Keep busy, keep working, keep an open mind – but adapt to new techniques slowly and judiciously. Try to stay out of arguments! If you must spar, use the occasion to hone your own opinions and correct your human imperfections.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Talk with someone about your sexual priorities and needs. Frustration can push you to play in ways that may prove dangerous. You need to let off steam, but be careful not to get scalded!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Arguments with your partner or other domestic disputes are almost inevitable. Recognizing a parent’s voice in yourself is not helping your mood, but recognizing the parental similarities can also be the key to solving your relationship problems.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): What’s behind your cranky mood? Take time out to attend to your physical and spiritual health, and to discuss your problems constructively. If you don’t unload with an old friend, you’re sure to dump on a new enemy!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Friends and fun make an especially expensive combination. A creative genius like you should be resourceful enough to figure out how to entertain on the cheap. Think ahead, even though plans will go awry. Be ready to improvise.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You feel like you’re getting it from all directions. Work is a windstorm, home is a volcano, and one aggravates the other. This will pass. First of all, take care of yourself! Pacing and prioritizing will get you through.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Any efforts to keep things balanced and smooth will only make you look like “Harry Potter”‘s Dolores Umbridge. You may as well just go away and hide out on a mountain retreat with a hot tub and a blank journal.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You’re worrying too much about your financial future. It’s OK to look at plans and consider the possibilities, but don’t commit to anything right now. You’re in heavy fault-finding mode, so uncovering problems is good. Solving them can come later!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Competition at work gets rough; someone is likely to be hurt in the process. Shrewdness and clever teamwork will help. Try not to be “too” ruthless, and keep a long-range view toward preserving relationships.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Psychic stress is pushing toward a crescendo. New ideas and philosophies can provide some release. But you don’t have to agree with those new-fangled notions. Criticism may serve you better than acceptance.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): If sublimation works for you, you could be brilliantly creative. More likely, artistic or political frustration is making you crazy, and you need to make time with your partner or find a hot buddy and let off steam.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Focus energy into professional development and housekeeping. Still, people closest to you feel like obstacles. Make every effort to be nice. It won’t be easy! Asking for their help can get you over the dangerous notion that they need yours.