By Jack Fertig
Speak softly, Taurus!
Sun opposing Saturn is an annual challenge – a few days of butting heads with limits and responsibility. Measure your goals carefully, look ahead, and proceed with caution!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Accomplishments are always relative to your particular talents and background. Whether your parents were wealthy or on welfare, you’re at the beginning of a 15-year career upswing. Focus now on innate or familial traits that will help you up the long climb ahead.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): If you’re going to shine intellectually you need to check your basic facts. Any shortcomings in your arguments and assumptions will be brought very harshly to your attention. Speak softly and carry a big eraser!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): You’re pretty hot stuff these days, especially in a bit of leather. That can get expensive, and money’s a little tight. Your resourcefulness and eye for bargains are very sharp right now, but the best accessory, at no cost, is an invincible attitude.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Times are tough, and loneliness can weigh heavily now, whether you’re partnered or not. Assess and make better use of the relationships you have. And never look for love! When the time is right, love will find you.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Be attentive to your health right now. Apparently, minor skin problems can be symptomatic of something much worse. Stress at work can be alleviated, at least to some extent, by organizing your space to be more efficient.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Being productive and creative offers more fun than relaxing and partying. Now is a good time to find like-minded teammates in your pursuits. Actually coordinating the efforts will take some work, but will prove worthwhile.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): You’re at the top of your game, but now more focused on home and family. Something from your roots – although it points to more work, and you may not like it – will illuminate ways for you to maximize your professional potential.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Stick to simple ideas and details for now, and soon enough you’ll see how they fit together into a greater scheme. For the broader, over-arching ideas, stay with what you know and build carefully on that.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): The stars hint at a life-and-death struggle, but that’s usually metaphorical. If you rise to the occasion, you will have a stronger sense of your own worth. If you fail, don’t be too hard on yourself, but make sure to learn from your mistakes.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You relationship may feel like “the old ball and chain,” but what weighs on you most about your partner is very likely a projection of your own faults. Sure, it takes two – but be very clear about your own responsibility in all your affairs.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Meditation and a healthy diet are especially important for your health now. A spa retreat would be ideal. Or just eat intelligently, baby your skin, and get a check up. It’s a great time to nip problems in the bud.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): You’re craving company, but you’re not really in a party mood. Working on a committee or networking with colleagues is more for you now. Don’t overcommit, but if you can take on more responsibilities, you will be rewarded for them.