By Jack Fertig
Venus entering Aries provides a challenging spark to the profound re-evaluations of responsibility being raised by Pluto and Saturn. Be patient, take the long view, and rise to the challenge of seeing how your impulses can be harnessed to deep and necessary changes.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Venus is in your sign, and it’s a great time for a makeover. Looking good professionally is more important than just looking gorgeous, so freshen up your work as well as your appearance. Looking good in lieu of accomplishment will fool no one.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Allow yourself time to be alone. Recharge your batteries; take time to think about important issues, to organize hobbies or crafts, or to look more critically at some of your creative efforts. When you need fresh air, do some volunteer work.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Throwing yourself into some community efforts will bring you to unanticipated challenges. You can overcome them, but will have to re-evaluate how you network with others, and how you support and use community structures.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Making useful connections may feel cynical. The truth is, you tend to be a little too romantic and shouldn’t be shy about basing relationships on something practical. Focus your urge to edit on yourself; others rarely appreciate it.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You’re suddenly impatient to make your mark in a new territory. Stop and think. Rather than wasting this energy in some egoistic indulgence, you can apply your skills to present your most valued ideas and talents.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Be bold and daring. Traits you’ve experienced as liabilities can prove very advantageous if you try playing with them – perhaps in dark, subversive ways. Erotic role play can unlock power where you thought you were weak.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Nice people can argue nicely. Assert your points respectfully and hear your partner – or your opponent – out. Be open to new perspectives on cherished traditions. Some long-accepted history also needs a fresh look.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You’re itching to make some much-needed innovations at work. As good as your ideas are, be sure to discuss any plans with colleagues, and not just for diplomacy’s sake. You can learn from their ideas and improve upon your own improvements.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): You could accomplish a great deal, earning fame and fortune. The creative impulse that should feed such progress is more likely to be a distraction. Harnessing that power productively is challenging. Don’t give in to impulse. Structure and discipline are now your best bet.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Suddenly focusing on what you value about your home and tribe, you can become very assertive and defensive. Try to take a longer view, asserting the value of your clan as part of a larger community or humanity, not distinct from it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): To become even more comfortable with your deepest, most private feelings about sex and/or death, you need to challenge yourself to examine these most irrational mysteries with some logic. Find someone with whom you can discuss your secret feelings.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): The fault is probably not with your partner and friends, but in what you imagine – wrongly – to be their chief assets. Try to see what they offer and what you offer to them in a new light, one that will improve all your relationships.