By Jack Fertig
Take risks, Cancer!
Saturn in Cancer gets a semi-sextile from the Sun in Gemini, highlighting emotional limitations, but offering constructive insights. Venus and Mercury, also in Cancer, make quincunxes to Neptune in Aquarius, triggering flights of whimsy and wild bits of confusion that are “probably” more amusing than harmful.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Phone home. It’s a relatively easy time to open communication and resolve problems with relatives, especially parents. Invite a friend over for tea and sympathy – but additional friends and stronger drink add up to disaster.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Efforts to charm the boss can lead to great opportunities, although you may have to clear up some misunderstandings on the way. Your financial discipline gets a good challenge. Be strong! As with most exercises, a little effort brings greater strength.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Money is tight these days, but that problem seems to be worse than it actually is. Take practical stock of your situation to see how to get through it. Also, maintain a greater philosophical view. Pragmatism and idealism can support each other!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Give yourself a little time out for spiritual introspection and erotic exploration. As new feelings and possibilities arise, you need the room and relative safety to take some risks. It’s time to experiment, not to commit!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Recognizing hidden friends and enemies will be a little easier than usual. The enemies are likely to surface first. Put aside your prejudices and first impressions, look carefully beneath surfaces, and be very ready to shift alliances!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Take a good look at long-term goals. See how you can consolidate recent successes to carry you through the coming years. Pay attention to any hunches relating to teamwork, but check them out before acting on them.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Don’t be shy about your accomplishments at work. This is the time to get recognition that will help push you to the top. Trust your instincts and hunches, especially if they come while enjoying music or art.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Read the Marquis de Sade’s “Philosophy in the Boudoir” or some other pervy classic. You could use some new jolts in the bedroom, but the insights will rock other foundations. Be ready to see the world with new eyes!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Ask your partner what s/he really wants sexually, and if you don’t get a direct answer, make one up and be ready to deliver. An argument will erupt, forcing the truth to come out. The revelations will be more than fun!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): There’s always hard work in relationships, but that’s not what scares you, Cappy! Financial uncertainty is more bothersome. The solution and the real work ahead are in clear, open communication.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Any team sport will show where you need to brush up on your collaborative skills. Vanity is not the best motivation to stay fit, but whatever keeps you healthyÉ Just be honest about it. You’re not fooling anybody!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Look through the “Alice B. Toklas Cookbook” – and not just at “that” recipe! (It’s her approach that is the inspiring ingredient!) Add a new twist to a familiar recipe. It’s all the better with a friend to assist. Be careful with that spatula!