by Jack Fertig
“Shake things up, Virgo!”
With Mercury in Aries, brains and mouths are running a little faster than usual. He’s briefly quincunx to Jupiter in Scorpio, stoking dangerous impulses that could lead to arguments and accidents – all of which could prove to be blessings in disguise, if you can be adaptable. Then, Mercury is sextile Neptune, triggering poetic inspirations and insights.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your brain is racing, and your mouth is staying a little ahead of it. You could make “faux pas” that will take even you by surprise. Reactions to them could open up some interesting secrets.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Sharing your worries with your partner can open a huge can of worms, but better to have it all out in the open than to let problems fester silently. Some professional help may be in order.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Gossip with colleagues will reveal some interesting secrets at work. Whether it’s your dirty laundry or someone else’s depends on how you work it. Either way, the story will grow and take on a life of its own!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Accept direction from experts or bosses and channel it into your creative process. What you come up with will prove surprising, or perhaps a bit confusing, to others. Stay adaptable and ready to make revisions to your goals, no matter how challenging.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your busy brain wants to wander far and wide. The best unexplored territory is right at home! What you uncover will add new perspectives to your relationship, or to the hunt for one.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your normally discreet and well-behaved mouth is suddenly likely to get you into trouble. Shaking things up will probably do some good. Sometimes things “better left unsaid” need saying!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Pay close attention to your partner. Something that sounds glib and simple carries deeper meaning. Better to understand it early – but you’ll have a second chance to get the message in a more playful setting.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Tend to health matters. A rude surprise now is better than whatever could develop down the road. Be sure to include a thorough family history in any medical examination, and be very careful about drugs, prescribed or not.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Light remarks made in jest can reveal secrets you may not want to let out of the bag. Those slips could be blessings in disguise; the matter at hand may need airing. Remember, logic may have no place in making sense of emotions.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Arguments at home challenge your long-range plans – but those plans could probably stand revision. Some financial confusion will be exposed. It could be quickly cleared up, depending on your own efforts and clarity.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Everybody’s mouth is running a little quickly, but yours is ahead of the pack and surest to shake things up. You’ll be heard loud and clear, especially by those who can either help you succeed or kick you down. Never mind discretion; exercise careful judgment.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): It’s way too easy to get into an argument, but that may not be a bad thing. Keep an open mind and those spats could be very educational! New perspectives on intellectual or worldly issues will open up deeper self-awareness.