By Jack Fertig
Play doctor, Pisces!
Mercury retrograding past the Sun in Leo is so Norma Desmond: arrogant miscommunications, plans gone awry, and that great line, “We didn’t need words. We had faces!” Neptune opposes them, feeding confusion. Jupiter and Venus offer some harmony, but in weaker aspects. You may charm your way out of trouble, with some effort. Don’t schedule anything too tightly, and be ready to forgive screw-ups – you may need such mercy yourself!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Right now you can’t win at anything, but don’t let that stop you from playing for funsies. Well, you could be lucky in love, especially at a gym or a spa, if you can manage to be humble and self-critical.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Domestic squabbles feed worries about your reputation and opportunities for advancement. One has nothing to do with the other, unless you make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Artsy-craftsy activities help you keep perspective.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Stay home and have fun with family or close friends. Going out and expressing your opinions will just get you into trouble. If you really need adventure, get a foreign or surrealist film, perhaps one by Cocteau or Jodorowsky.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Erotic adventures beckon, but will lead to trouble. Keeping busy around your home and in the community will offer better opportunities for fun and provide helpful perspectives on current money troubles.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Be modest and self-effacing. Well, do your best. Expect rude surprises from your partner. Your big mouth could only make it worse. If you need to get something off your chest, write it as poetry and share it with a friend.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your dreams should be especially interesting now and may even offer lucrative inspirations. Minor illnesses could be warnings of far worse ahead – unless you nip them in the bud. Nothing’s too small to merit looking into!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Doing good is its own reward, but charity performed now will earn all kinds of extra points. If that’s why you’re doing it, your motivation will be called into question, so be sure to do something that your heart is really into.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Involve colleagues in efforts to reorganize at work. This may seem to create problems, but actually will uncover already existing problems. Your boss may need some extra convincing, so have your evidence ready!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Apologies and self-correction will actually help you shine at work. Despite a bit of confusion in the short run, the humility and honesty of the process will earn you great respect.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Watch out for power struggles at work. Your natural flair for analyzing such games will help you unravel nasty little schemes and appear heroic in your solutions. Erotic temptations carry hidden costs. Don’t let your libido hijack your brain!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): One would expect arguments to diminish sexual passions, but nowadays your love of debate could land you in thrilling situations! Yield points in intellectual combat, and you could win on the field of love.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Pay close attention to your health. Moderate exercise – review and revise your routines! – and spas are helpful. Meditation is especially good for you now. If you don’t need a doctor, play doctor!