By Jack Fertig
Save receipts, Capricorn!
Mars is in Taurus square to the Sun in Aquarius, cranking up energy and ego with powerful determination. That determination dissolves, although energy and ego remain strong when Mars charges into Gemini and the Sun enters Pisces. Adjustments will be necessary, but stay on track!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your mind is made up, and you know where you’re going. Hang on to that! As you assert your priorities, remember that there are different ways of approaching your ideals. Don’t confuse the path with the goal.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Be careful in your dealings with authority figures. Try to find ways to be cooperative without having to give ground. Being sure of yourself is good, but it won’t last. Being full of yourself is not so good, and harder to shake off!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): If confusion is indeed the first step toward enlightenment, you are at the beginning of a great lesson! Any real truth can stand up to any challenge. Welcome those challenges with an open mind. If things always make sense, you’re not really learning.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Your erotic self-confidence radiates “come and get it” more effectively than Joan Crawford’s famous pumps. But like a lunar phase, that changes quickly. Sensitivity and communication supplant certainty, but they can work for you, too!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Be gentle with your opponents, no matter how aggressive they may be. They will suddenly become very open, conciliatory, and vulnerable. Which of those is most to your advantage? Remember: Cooperation is usually the best long-term approach.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Opinions held strongly now will need to be revised very soon, especially as ideals are tested in reality. Be very careful not to overexert yourself at exercise, and be especially adaptable and open-minded at work.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Yours is the sign of genteel good taste, but this is your time to get down and dirty! Explore your erotic ideals, and be sure to test some of them in reality. New inspiration will lead in directions you never expected.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You can hold your ground now, but that stand will prove just a bargaining position as you realize the need to negotiate. Move gracefully from intransigence to flexibility to earn extra points.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): You entertain novel perspectives more than Perle Mesta entertained the glitterati of her day. Still, the stars say to be even more open to new and different ideas. The real challenge is to stay clear and focused!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Save receipts and packaging. All those toys you couldn’t live without are likely to disappoint you and beg for refunds. Your own creative gifts come to the fore, offering alternatives, at better quality and economy.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): It’s a great time for a new look and/or decor. Try something radically different, even if it’s just an experiment. The shake-up will do you good. And if you decide you don’t like it after all, hair grows back and you can always repaint.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Something eating at you is making you cranky. Talk it out with a good friend whom you know you can trust. Letting out your worst secrets in a safe place is a lot better than seeing them explode in a bloody awful mess!