By Jack Fertig
Mars just entered Capricorn, focusing energies toward our goals. For better or worse, ambitions get more intense and goals seem more urgent. Idle hands lead to frustration and fights. Interest in maturity and leather picks up a bit. Plan ahead, work hard, have fun!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Scram! Beat it! You need a change of scenery, some new sights. Staying in your familiar space will just get you into trouble. Mountain-climbing is ideal, but anything combining adventure and physical challenge will do you good.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You’re up for some kind of a power struggle. It could be nasty office politics or a sweet and simple bit of wrestling to see who gets on top. Some B/D or rough play at home could shake off that energy and keep work more smooth.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Your fast talking can get you into a relationship or out of one! Think carefully about what you’re saying and what you really want. You’re coming off a lot stronger and stakes are higher than you probably realize.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Moisturize, baby! Be careful now of dry skin, inflammation, and burns. You’re in a productive streak; work it – but carefully! High speed and obsession can lead to accidents. Slow, steady, and careful wins the race.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Time for you, the born entertainer, to get to work on what you love best. Whether stagecraft or sports, sassy or saintly, polish the skills your stardom calls for. The only audience worth performing for deserves your best!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Feeling like Cinderella? There’s no fairy godmother in sight, so decide how much you want to work for your family or community and kick whatever ugly step-“tuchis” you need to get people into line.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Ever polite and gracious Libra, your tongue is suddenly a bit sharper than usual. Hone your critical insights, and don’t tolerate b.s. But the mind can always use sharpening. Stay tactful – all the better to get your critiques across.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Take time and energy to budget and plan your finances. Money is coming and going easily now, burning a hole in your pocket. With a bit of discipline and restraint, you can easily turn that cash flow around.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your energy has been especially high lately, but now it’s time to apply it! You can do almost anything you set your mind to. Discipline is a virtue not normally associated with your sign. This is an excellent time to cultivate it!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): When Mars hits your Sun, your energy flares up (e-mail me with your birthday on that date!), and you will be nearly invincible. In the meantime, charge your batteries, meditate, clean house, and pay attention to dreams.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): You’re shifting gears now from social butterfly to political Mothra. Count on your friends – within reason! Don’t be too demanding of them. Some team sports can keep things in balance, if you can remember that fun is more important than winning.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your ambition is showing, perhaps in a way that’s bothersome to your boss. Competitive? Insubordinate? Focus on getting the job done, and you’re sure to do it well enough to earn the attention you want.