By Jack Fertig
Mercury and Neptune are in opposition, creating a struggle between rationality and irrational, artistic passions. Religion and atheism are articles of faith that cannot be explained or proven. Artistic appreciation is subjective. You can explain and describe how you feel about all those things especially well now, but there’s no winning any arguments there.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Pay attention to details. Don’t obsess, dither or fret! When you find yourself losing perspective, meditate – or at least stop and breathe. Take your work seriously, but not morbidly so. A little fun and relaxation is necessary!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You need to change a few things around the house, but what…? If you don’t live alone, your frenetic aesthetics could be disrupting. Talk with your roommates or family members. They could help you develop a plan.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Family chats can get very dramatic. Is your sibling really helpful or a provocateur? You do need to talk, but you may want to be more careful about what you actually say. Also, be very careful to listen!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Remember what’s important. If being right is among the top 10, you need to revise the list. Advance ideas to provoke discussion to learn from others. Facts and figures aren’t everything, but when using them, make sure they’re accurate!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): What’s most important to you? No, darling, not “being fabulous.” That only works when it serves a deeper purpose. That’s what you need to get clearer on. When it’s all over, what do you really want to be remembered for?
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): A little self-criticism promotes self-improvement. Taking to heart every negative piece of crap from everyone around you is quite another. Filtering is your forte. Consider the source and intent behind all remarks aimed at you.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Let your friends distract you from your worries, but also let a few of the more sensible, trustworthy ones help you sort out the real problems from the pointless head trips. Helping others worse off also helps you keep perspective.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): As your artistic vision turns to deeper directions, let friends lead you to new possibilities. To make sense of them, let go of logic. Inspirations for your career also defy logic, but at least think ahead before acting on them.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Overwatering your garden? Romanticizing (or over-blaming) your family? Look out for soggy roots. To know where you’re going you need to know clearly where you’ve been. Deep affection and new understandings are great, but don’t lose perspective!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Nothing seems quite right, and logic won’t make sense of it. Some mad, flashy display – say a drag show or surrealist art exhibit – could put you in the state of acceptance to make more intuitive connections.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): You know what’s really sexy? The answer to that is too subjective and ethereal. Sometimes you can’t even connect with your most beloved, adoring partner on that. Relax; hold on to your self-confidence. It will pass.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): When you lose track of who you are, trust your partner to tell you, engendering even more confusion. Throw yourself into your work; the tasks you take greatest pride in will help you get back on track.