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By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig

The Sun aspecting Neptune and Eris makes us question our place vis-a-vis others, creating confrontations between the real and the ideal. In the gap, you could find discouragement or opportunities to improve on reality. A subtle, sensitive approach should work best.

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Worries about social obligations can make you uncertain about your goals and your standing. Accept that as an opportunity to seek counsel and to make adjustments. Remaining clear with your friends while you change tack can be hard, but it’s necessary!

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You live very much in the real world, but realms within and beyond are tugging at your attention. You need time out from your routines to reassess your career path and to remember that work serves larger goals – which would be…?

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): You could strut around, enjoying and exploiting your heightened erotic charisma – but is that all there is, my dear? Explore new realms in art and music to add further depth to your pleasures.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Feeling tested by colleagues at work is all right if you rise to the challenge and prove yourself through competency and dedication. Avoid lowering yourself when baited, or throwing back attitude, no matter how much of it you’re getting to start with. Be professional!

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Accept any criticism graciously (no matter how stupid it is!), and be very reserved about offering your own. Agree to disagree and otherwise avoid petty controversies. Try to delay important debates. Arguments now just sow trouble and confusion.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You have brilliant opportunities for playful adventure. Some risks may be necessary, but many can be avoided. Don’t get suckered into druggy or otherwise unsafe situations. You’ll have more fun if you keep a clear head and take sensible precautions.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Questions of familial structure make you wonder about your own status, perhaps even about where your loyalties should lie. Some simple fun and games should lighten things up and help you see where you do stand.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Yes, you need to focus on details now, but stay mindful about how the parts relate to the whole. Family wisdom, or Wiccan-style goddess traditions, can help you keep perspective, seeing the forest along with the trees.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Don’t let money problems upset you. You are a champion problem-solver. Listen to advice from a friend. Don’t follow it, but consider it a step toward figuring out an approach that neither of you would have come up with alone.

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Happy birthday? Ha! At your age, you should be richer and better established in your community. Not really, but we all feel that way sometimes. Give yourself full credit, surround yourself with friends, but do economize sensibly!

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Keeping a journal would help provide keen insight. If you find that dull and tedious, keep a journal as a fictitious character. Even that will reveal some deep inner truth.

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Politics, or just entertaining friends, can be an expensive hobby. Getting involved – perhaps with your pals – in some volunteer work will be cheap and effective. For bargain entertainment, churches and synagogues often have secular concerts and programs.

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