By Jack Fertig
Cool off, Taurus!
Oh, that wacky Mercury retrograde! While the Sun is going from Scorpio to Sagittarius, Mercury is backing up from Saj into Scorpio. Efforts at risque wit will backfire with hysterically embarrassing results. Review and get ready to adapt any ideological commitments.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your sex life may be enviously busy, but it can easily be way out of control. If you must have affairs with four different people, make sure they all have the same name so you don’t cry out the wrong one in moments of passion.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Misunderstandings with your partner may erupt with explosive fury, but they’re not as bad as they seem. Allow some cooling-off time before trying to fix the problem. Where there is commitment, there is always a solution.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): You’re especially accident-prone right now. Just observe safety precautions more strictly than usual, and you should be fine. Setbacks at work are to be expected. Treat them as lessons. You’ll be able to move ahead soon.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Your sense of humor is now a little too outre. Amusing yourself may be sufficient for the moment. If you enjoy getting weird looks, all the better. Go see “The Aristocrats,” but remember, those are professionals – don’t try it at home!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Most accidents happen around the house; you’re safer staying out as much as possible. Family discussion will open lots of secrets, probably your own. There are some things Mom really doesn’t need to hear!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Measure your words carefully. Written and verbal slips are nearly inevitable, so be ready to retract, re-iterate, or paraphrase. Review basic techniques wherever needed. Any criticisms made now will come back to haunt you!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): If money problems come to light now, take that rude surprise as a blessing in disguise. It could be worse down the road. Give the solution a few weeks to take effect. Easy does it!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Anything you say can and will be held against you, so be very careful. Mix-ups and reversals are making your life a merry-go-round. All you can do is watch, learn, and take it all with good humor.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Recent ponderings need revision. Go on a retreat where you can relax and clear your head. Well, at least you can relax! Your head won’t clear for a while, so just let go of the noise, detach, and meditate. It’s all OK.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Don’t let little faux pas and social setbacks get you down. Everyone is a bit off now, and you know better than anyone how to learn from mistakes. Pay close attention, little goat, and you’ll learn a lot!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Don’t go looking for attention. You’re bound to get more than you want, and probably when you least want it. Admitting mistakes promptly is the best step toward fixing them and being right again.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Avoid arguments. You just can’t win this week! Keep your mouth shut and your mind open, and you could learn a lot. Any adventure will prove to be far more than you bargained for, and that could be a good thing. Don’t be shy, just be careful!