By Jack Fertig
Know your limits, Leo!
Mercury in Taurus sextile to Saturn in Cancer gives us a great chance to scrutinize our emotional limits and to put them into practical perspective. Pluto in Sagittarius, quincunx both, goads us beyond those limits. Be careful to distinguish between healthy growth and unhealthy provocation.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): You desperately need a break. Jetting off to Tokyo or Phuket? “Phuket,” indeed! Stay home and deal with priorities – but a new look at those priorities would help. Make a brief, exotic escape to a movie, museum, or concert – it’s all good!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Something about your shyness – even talking about your inhibitions – is maddeningly sexy. Even if you don’t realize it, you are in terrific demand. Allow yourself to be coaxed. What can you lose? Just some of your inhibitions!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Despite your suspicions and reservations, get some input – preferably from your partner – on a financial problem. At the very least, it could confirm your doubts. And even if the advice isn’t good, it could trigger some helpful new ideas.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Get serious about health and exercise. Develop a plan you can stick with over the long run. Big, dramatic starts don’t work. Joining a class or getting support from friends can be a great help.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): An odd, introspective mood is at odds with your playful side. Look inside for strength, and to know your limits and aims better. Think about your goals and reputation. Those ideas can focus your playfulness into a powerful force!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Wisdom learned at Momma’s knee needs some updating, but still has value. Use it not as an anchor, but more like a rudder. Those guiding principles will challenge new ideas, honing your thoughts and clarifying your direction.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Before opening your mouth, focus on your goals and the political ramifications of what you’ll say – especially at work, where you need to be careful. At play, your wicked mouth will also get you into trouble – but really good, fun “trouble.”
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Friction between your current relationship (or lack thereof) and what you really want could be explosive. Are stubbornness and fear of change holding you back? Open your heart. Honesty is important; so is consideration!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Recent philosophical questions about sexuality and even mortality may now boil down to pragmatic questions about your health. Hard choices come into play. Make those choices now – before they’re made for you!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You know the old saw: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they “aren’t” out to get you.” The line between sensible caution in relationships and real paranoia is hard to gauge. The best test is to see how well the other person plays with you.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Balancing demands at home and work now can help you get clearer about long-range goals, both personal and professional. It’s all about looking ahead and making decisions. You can’t do it all, of course. Who can?
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Getting too clever at work can get you in trouble. Sit down for a serious talk with the boss, discussing your own aims, and figuring out what choices and reconciliations need to be made, and how best to invest your energy and resources into your work.