by Jack Fertig
May 22, 2006
“Take a mini-honeymoon, Taurus!”
With Venus, Mars, and Pluto all in mutual aspect, we should expect a heightened sexual charge, but Venus in Aries square Mars in Cancer are in ill-suited signs and stressful aspect. Pluto doesn’t help. Urges are erratic, cues easily missed, and bad opportunities too eagerly accepted. Focus and patience are in short supply. If you can maintain both, you rule!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your flirtations will be taken more seriously than they’re meant. Flirting at least pulls you out of fussing and arguing about the house. It could lead you to some interesting adventures, romantic or otherwise.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You’re taking arguments much too seriously and personally. Take your sweetie and go away for a sexual retreat or mini-honeymoon. A few days away from everything except passion will keep you out of trouble.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Social impulses are strong now. If money is involved, slow down and think a little. If not, go for it! Money problems feel bigger than they really are, and advice from friends will make them worse. Just be sensible, economical, and careful.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Controlling your attitude may be a small challenge now, but that can make or break your situation at work. However cranky you’re tempted to get with people, cool it and channel that energy into getting things done.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Even if a dialogue about religion gets a bit heated, keep it respectful. You can’t make anyone change their beliefs, but discussion can be a helpful way to clarify your own. Be playful and draw others out so you can learn more.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You’re especially hot these days! The attention you’re drawing can complicate friendships. Honor previous obligations and keep your boudoir ready so you don’t have to impose on others. Passionate affairs can feel much more important than they really are.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Asserting yourself, especially at work, can backfire too easily. Discuss your strategy with a friend. Secrets will get out, so make sure it’s someone so removed from the situation that you don’t have to worry.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You’re living in a world that is, not one that should be. Be pragmatic. Leave political discussions out of work right now, but quietly make practical decisions that are in line with your ideals.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): As especially sexy as you are now, your insecurities are coming to the surface. Ironically, those can give you a sweet, vulnerable air, making you sexier. Be careful, though, not to get cranky and defensive.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): When others get on your nerves – as seems to happen a lot lately – you need to be able to disengage and find a retreat in your own home. That might require some concessions to those you live with.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your now-heightened efforts to be charming can cause accidents. Let that magnetism work automatically, and stay as focused as you can on the tasks before you. New information, especially from an Aries, could improve your long-range plans.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): When gorgeous little baubles seem to jump up and say, “Buy, buy,” it’s better to say, “Bye-bye.” Thrift and dedication to long-range goals will spur your creative juices. Getting help from superiors will also help you get their favor.