By Jack Fertig
Don’t argue, Aries!
Mars in Taurus is opposing Jupiter, boosting energy, and both square Saturn, offering focus. Mercury in Sagittarius interjects a lot of new ideas. Whether those notions are keys to insight or just a lot of distracting nonsense depends on if you maintain focus.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Keep your mind receptive to new ideas that can tear down blocks to your creative efforts. Don’t argue; just listen and learn! An open mind and closed mouth can also unlock financial and amorous opportunities.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Getting stuck in routines is far too easy for you, and now the domestic rut runs very deep. Sexual adventures offer the break you need. Let loose your imagination, and don’t be shy! Your partner (for life or “du jour”) will enjoy the variety.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): If your partner is working your nerves, the problem is “with” your nerves. If you’re single, the person most irritating to you right now deserves a second look next week. Accept all criticism graciously, and consider it carefully.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Friends can offer helpful ideas, but they can also distract you from your work. Yes, a little rest and relaxation can charge the batteries – but just a little! Stay focused on what’s important now and in the long run.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Resist the siren’s call to fun and games, or better yet, draw your powerful, playful energy into your work. Demonstrate that competence and responsibility work better with creativity and humor.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Take time alone to meditate, sort out crazy messages, and clear out the arguments that surround you. If you can maintain sanity at home – or at least good humor – everything else will fall into place.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Long-range goals seem like more trouble than they’re worth, and mixed messages around sex can drive you crazy. In both cases, listen to your friends for grounding and assurance. They could also give you some labor-saving tips!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Hard work should be paying off right now, but nattering problems and arguments with your partner can distract you from basking in your success. A serious talk will help you both make necessary adjustments.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your brain is buzzing faster than usual, and your tongue – if you’re not careful – even faster. That could be trouble. Keep your mind focused on what’s true and right, and think about that before opening your mouth!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Are you really too sexy for your own good right now? Well, how good “are” you? Erotic charisma will get you wherever you want to go. Think at least briefly about your most important ideals and dreams before you select your path.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): In trying to balance home and career, you may find your partner less helpful than you’d like. Resist the urge to fly off the handle. Sit down and talk together about long-term goals. That will lead you back to current problems and solutions.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Maintaining focus – which is never easy for Pisces – is especially difficult now. Concentrate on your career or other goals, and if those don’t keep your mind where you want it to be, don’t be afraid to ask for support or help from a boss or mentor.