By Jack Fertig
Try a different approach, Capricorn!
With the Sun in Capricorn, of course we focus on goals and improvements in the new year. The Sun in harmony with Jupiter and Mars gives your resolutions some extra dedication and momentum. Some of them just might make it this year!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Sex and shopping are especially distracting. Focus instead on human and material resources that can help you get ahead. Your reputation is at stake now. Your sexual reputation is already made, so focus on the professional.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Usually your charm lies in your beauty and sensuality. With that as a given, reach out beyond your sexuality and be willing to embrace new ideas. The latter is a bit of a challenge, but you’ll find the stretch exhilarating.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Sex releases stress, but what’s causing the stress? If questions of sexual integrity, values, and self-worth are at the root of it, acting out will only feed a cycle of tension. Now is a great time to clarify those issues!
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Adapt your current efforts to serve your long-range purpose. Invite and graciously accept any critical support. Your partner – even a partner du jour – brings luck and feeds creativity. Welcome any and all suggestions!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Work, work, work… It’s the key to success, so keep your nose to the grindstone. Your inner reserves and inherited talents will come to the fore if you apply yourself. Your efforts are better seen and appreciated than you know.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Get into some good debates, or if you’re too shy, just listen. New ideas will open your brain and your heart to new possibilities. The more you open up, the more you – and others – will realize how much you have to offer.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): It’s hard to tell what’s important for you personally, and what social concerns you need to address. Ask yourself how Mother would solve the dilemma. If that doesn’t provide the answer, it will at least serve as a springboard.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Don’t be afraid of arguments. It’s an ideal time to take on the tough issues in your personal relationships. Be willing to let go of your present stance so you can be open to deeper truths and stronger partnerships.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Worries, doubts, and general fretting undermine your health. Regular meditation helps, as does a spa retreat. Focus on priorities and values. Decide what matters in your life, and your worries will evaporate.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): The more you find pleasure in your efforts now, the more you will see the rewards down the road. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Try a different approach!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Demands at home and at work are taxing, but the real work you need to do is internal. Take a little time out to be clear about your motivations, fears, dreams, assumptions, and habits, and your tasks will be much easier.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Peace-loving, open-minded Pisces is now some other fish – a barracuda with a strong opinion, or a shark in an argument. Good quarrels are not about who’s right or wrong, but about learning from the other person!