By Jack Fertig
Watch your diet, Capricorn!
Mars, the planet of assertion and lust, moves into moody, nurturing Cancer this week. It’s not a good fit for him! Give yourself room for mad, hot, passionate acts of affection – or the energy could come out in nasty tantrums.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): You’ve been mouthy lately, but at least you’re logical in your outspokenness. Moods and feelings are going to take over. You may not be able to sustain the rational lines you’ve been pursuing, so embrace the language of desire and nurturance.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Retail therapy is taking a clearer focus. What do you really need or want? Are you sure it’s something you can buy? If in doubt, indulge in a wonderful meal at an especially nice restaurant or in fancy treats to enjoy at home.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): You take pride in your rational capacities, but your motorized mouth is now running on emotion and empathy. This is good for you – as long as you don’t try to assert that there’s any logic behind those expressions of feeling.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Like your ruling “planet,” Romeo’s “fickle moon,” you have your bright and dark sides. It’s time for you to hide out and be gentle to yourself. Take some time out at a spa or indulge in comfort foods.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You’re suddenly showing the instincts of a border collie, trying to round up your friends into an involved, integrated unit. Spontaneous acts of affection – and baking – should prove more effective than your more usual bursts of inspiration and will.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Recent arguments with authority figures – or with subordinates in your own role of authority – are likely to turn emotional. Stop and think about what is nurturing your ambitions and how hierarchical relations – at work or not – can be more supportive.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Try your hand at some new and foreign cuisine. Dig through the cookbooks at your local library or second-hand bookstore, or look online for recipes from some culture that you’ve never tried. If the kitchen is too dangerous a place for you to explore, restaurants will do!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Any erotic needs that are not being met will be especially demanding now. That should not be a problem. You’re a sex magnet if you go topless or low-cut, or just lead with your chest.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Hot or heated? Either way, discussions with your partner (or whomever is closest!) are shifting from ration to passion. Never mind what’s logical. What do you and your darling want? Express your purest desires and find common ground.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Keep up your exercise and watch your diet. Your tummy is likely to be a bit delicate these days. Nipple piercings are prone to inflammation in the next few weeks. Be careful not to let bad moods affect your work.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Rough, aggressive, passionate play is attractive to you now. No need to shop for fancy accoutrements – cast an imaginative glance around the kitchen. Spatulas and clothespins are the most obvious resources.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Be very careful of cuts and burns in the kitchen – and of arguments with Mother or other relatives. And yes, that includes your partner! Any frustrated energy is best released by cleaning house and getting rid of clutter.