By Jack Fertig
Accept a challenge, Taurus!
Venus in Capricorn boosts the love life and general fortunes of those who are mature in age and spirit. Everyone looks a little better in leather, and it’s also a great time for skin and hair treatments. Venus aspecting Pluto in Sagittarius adds a sexy charge. Erotic adventures beckon, but a little effort is required to make them happen.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Stay focused on work, and practice techniques of subtlety. Your charisma and charm are especially strong now, and your usual straightforward drive needs a little softening. Finesse will work better for advancing yourself and winning arguments.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): This week, it’s a “short,” dark stranger offering you romantic adventure. If it ain’t true love, it will be great fun while it lasts. Accepting a challenge will open doors to pleasure and insight that can change your life.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Let your partner take the lead in new erotic techniques, even if that means heeding subtle suggestions about how you should “take charge.” Love needs a challenge to grow, so brave new territories, sexual or otherwise.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Be attentive to any resentments or discord with co-workers. Now is an excellent time to air them, in order to boost morale and effectiveness. You’ll have to be at least as adaptable as your colleagues. Remember, the only one you can really change is yourself.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Getting involved in a sport can improve your health and social life. Being a team player and not the star is a challenge for you, but work on it and you will find yourself and your friendships even more improved.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Host a party for a few particularly accomplished friends. You’ll need to go on a cleaning and redecorating tear, but that’s half the reason for the party. Everyone, especially you, will love what you’ve done with the place.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Something’s going on between your sibs and parents. You might be an effective negotiator – or better off staying out of it. Can you resist the urge to get involved? Sure, you hate having to make the choice, but only you know best!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Have a serious chat about money with a sibling or a neighbor you know you can trust. New info will open your eyes to some very lucrative possibilities. If travel is involved, jump to it!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Resist impulses to spend, and see what that suggests about your financial attitudes. This is a great opportunity to know yourself better and develop discipline with money, which is, in turn, generally empowering!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your dreams and insights – and even better, your terrors and nightmares – offer practical inspiration. Keep a sketchpad handy to draw out those horrors, and turn psychic manure into fertilizer.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Throw yourself into any sort of public service, the more challenging the better. Hmmm… Prisons or public schools? You’ll earn terrific respect from your friends and feel much better about yourself!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your friends are eager to help you get ahead, although you may need to make some deals to motivate their support. Go ahead and take the big risks, as long as you’re absolutely sure you can deliver on any deals you make.