By Jack Fertig
Clean up your finances, Cancer!
Mercury is turning retrograde in Leo, knocking ego trips into surprising directions. He’s trine Pluto, making for obstinate minds and arguments. Sun conjunct Saturn, also in Leo, increases the stubborn need to prove oneself. Venus in Virgo aspects those two, so constructive criticism “may” be well taken. It will certainly be much offered!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Play to your heart’s content! You can hardly go wrong. Still, you may find a parental voice in your head urging discipline. Hone your athletic and creative skills. Don’t let heightened competitiveness spoil the fun!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): If neighbors offer housekeeping tips, invite them in to demonstrate. Sexual opportunities abound, but keep it clean and careful! The best planned lays often go awry. Don’t hold back; just think ahead!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Anything you say can and will be held against you. Your partnership (or the search for one) will be a bit of a verbal minefield for the next three weeks. You get a quick glance at where the dangers lie, so pay attention!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Clean up your financial affairs “now,” if only to minimize the mistakes in your bookkeeping that will surface over the next few weeks. Don’t compare yourself to your parents financially. At your age, they were living in a booming economy.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your playfulness typically seems boundless, although boundaries may indeed be felt now. You’re heading into a more serious, hard-working phase of your life soon. Look at how you can make that time more constructive and fulfilling.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Doubts, worries, and self-criticism nag at you even on good days, and now they’re especially loud. Throwing yourself into some community volunteer work will stifle them. If you don’t know where to help out, start with immigrants or schools.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): You’re suddenly at a political standstill and facing some reverses. Welcome critical insights from colleagues, and pay close attention to details so you can see how to make those setbacks temporary.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Expect some setbacks to your reputation. Don’t react – that would invite disaster! Instead, listen to criticism and look for opportunities for self-improvement. Focus on your basic values, and re-examine your ambitions in that light.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Arguments are likely to erupt, seemingly from nowhere, but it’s actually your contrarian nature feeding those fires. You enjoy a good argument – but are these good ones? Exploring new erotic techniques will help keep you out of trouble.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Sexual mishaps can wound the ego, and/or open deeper discussions with your partner. We all have our bad days; this, too, will pass. Use it as an opportunity to examine underlying issues about your real needs.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your teamwork skills are an ongoing problem. You’re going to hear about it, so better to read it here first! Welcome criticism, especially from your partner, as an opportunity to improve.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Problems at work invite criticism from your boss. See it as an opportunity to improve. Starting arguments or taking offense just make things worse. Wear something when you exercise to show off your tail. Someone is sure to follow!