By Jack Fertig
Hide out, Capricorn!
Venus in Pisces draws us to ethereal beauty, magical seduction, spiritual ideals, and decadent indulgences. Squaring Pluto in Sagittarius Venus leads us to find dramatic challenges to our affections and values. (Opera queens may consider Tannhauser!)
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Go on a retreat, either in spiritual seclusion or at a spa. Meditate on love and beauty. Challenge your own ideals with the reality of your experience, and consider how the discrepancy creates trouble in relationships.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Social commitments and sexual urges can get very complicated. Keep an eye on long-term consequences. If a friend tries to fix you up with someone else, you may be better off with the friend. At least sound out his or her own wishes.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Flirtation and charisma make a powerful combination, one that may be too strong for the workplace. If you can sublimate your charm to serve your ambitions, you’ll win powerful friends – and maybe enemies, too. At least you’ll know quickly who’s who.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Are you favoring fancy philosophies? Flirting with fetching foreigners? There are hidden dangers in these adventures. Any idea worth exploring should stand up to a good argument. And although foreign relations can be good, you’re vulnerable to exotic diseases.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): The stars declare you a sex god this week. So what else is new? New realms tempt you to explore, but they contain some dangers. That may be part of the thrill, but, still, be careful. Even the gods know suffering and death!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your seductive powers are at their height, but so is your susceptibility to seduction. Be careful about agreeing to anything that might last beyond breakfast tomorrow. Domestic problems can be resolved if all concerned analyze them together.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your efforts to create a friendly, cooperative workplace may be seen as excessive, misinterpreted as flirting, or worse. There’s an erotic charge in the air. Alas, it’s in your house of work and health. Hm… maybe you should get to the clinic, too.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Everyone wants a sexy challenge now, and that’s you to a T. Even outside the erotic realm, you’re suddenly everyone’s favorite playmate, but there could be hidden costs. Be careful that your sudden popularity doesn’t prove expensive.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Stay home (or close by) and let the world come to you. Your search for truth and experience leads you in so many directions that it’s easy to forget the wisdom already accrued in your own home base.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Discretion and logic, normally your fortes, are not much with you now. Hide out in a secret tryst or with a confidante. Enjoy poetry, music, and mystic meditation. Powerful, perhaps scary, secrets may be revealed. Facing them makes you stronger.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Arguments with friends are just sport for you, but if money is involved, it’s not so fun. Acknowledge confusion and sort it out before making accusations. Otherwise, argue about aesthetics and keep an open mind. What you learn could have a great impact.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Venus in your sign heightens your beauty and seductive gifts. Control those powers or they could undermine your professional reputation. You can still be artistic and sensitive, yet commanding, at work – and at play, too!