By Jack Fertig
Try watercolors, Libra!
Jupiter in Scorpio is squaring Neptune in Aquarius until March 7. That makes for great internal, spiritual quests, but can be a bit muddling out in the real world. Mars in Taurus makes a T-square to those two, drawing out the energy into a determined, but easily misguided, focus.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Sex and money, typically the big problems in marriage, now put a lot of stress on friendship. Pay off debts the best you reasonably can. If you’re the creditor, be understanding. And this is no time to start that “friends with benefits” business!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Problems with your partner explode in public, but others’ perceptions of the situation are entirely wrong. Their advice, however annoying and off-base, still holds some seed of a solution – if you can extrapolate from the misperceptions.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Worrying about your health is counterproductive. Any changes in your exercise or diet should be made gradually and sensibly. A gung-ho approach will get you into big trouble that will prove very hard to fix.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Your erotic dreams could come true. Be very careful what you wish for! With your fertile imagination, some things are better left in fantasyland or -even better – put into art. In that realm, at least, scandal can help you advance.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): If you play it right – granted, that’s a challenge – home life should support your career, not compete with it. Your partner’s efforts to help don’t help at all. Be kind, but clear and factual about what you need at home and what you need to do at work.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your typically busy brain is unusually preoccupied. Maintain focus on what’s in front of you – little things like oncoming traffic. Take everything at face value. Looking for hidden meanings will just make you crazy.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Release erotic and financial stress in some artistic outlet. Shopping doesn’t count, and sex is only “that” creative with a Pisces. Try watercolors or computer graphics. Poetry can be therapeutic, but only your therapist needs to hear it.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Arguments with your partner center on household matters – but what’s really the problem? Maybe you should resolve the decorating and cleanliness issues to get them out of the way – but they’re just the beginning!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): You’re not to be trusted with secrets, especially this week. As long as everything is wide open, sequester yourself in some intensive therapy where you can open up about revealing dreams and long-forgotten memories.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Fun and games get expensive. No matter how well you track every cent, hidden expenses will sneak up on you. Simple pleasures minimize the blow. Focus on spiritual values and how to create the world you want to live in.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Lacking the recognition you deserve professionally, you can expect attention at home. Domestic scandal will affect your public reputation, but keep a long view and a sense of humor. You might turn that apparent disaster into a blessing.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your brain is too overloaded to win any sort of argument now. If you can’t do a Gracie Allen imitation whenever confronted, this is a good time to hide out and meditate, or just pour it all out to your therapist.