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Q Scopes: Deal with it, Scorpio!

By |2012-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig

The Sun conjoining Pluto in Capricorn heightens awareness of authority and bureaucratic structures that hem us in, as well as the revolutionary urge to smash them. Impulsive acts of rebellion are disastrous. Revolutions need careful planning.

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Sudden outbursts that leave you wondering who you really are reveal hidden depths and secret strengths. When in doubt, open up to some of your more insightful friends. Working too hard can upset the apple cart. Pace yourself to be effective with your colleagues.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Sassy, daring boldness is a bit atypical for Taureans, but work whatever such energy you have to get ahead. You may reveal more of yourself than you had intended, but that should work in your favor, too.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Any long simmering or “politely” neglected domestic problems are sure to boil over. To head off resentments, open up to your partner first about personal fears and anxieties and see how that feeds the other issues.

CANCER (June 21- July 22): Holidays put stress on relationships. This decade is especially tough for that, and the next few years will be worse. Talk about your shared commitment and goals. Learn from rough spots in the present to be ready when they recur in the future.

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Being nice with some people can be a challenge, but honing your teamwork skills will make it worthwhile. The real trick now is to balance that with the creative impulses that require your very individual initiative.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Enjoying your work is good. Working at enjoyment might miss the point. Working toward an accomplishment can slide into an obsession. If something that’s supposed to be fun isn’t any more it’s time to step back and think about it.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): When the going gets tough, the tough get creative. A domestic spat shows serious problems you hadn’t suspected, but the solution is within reach. It’s not easy, but with a small sacrifice on both sides you can fix it together.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Your wildest, most revolutionary ideas may well be on the right track, but you need to discuss them with an expert who shares your ideals and your commitment. If your partner feels wounded or neglected swallow your pride, apologize, and deal with it!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): What would your perfect job look like? You will soon have the opportunity to improve your work situation. For now, nurture the ideal. Limiting realities will focus that into constructive steps soon enough.

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your work and money situation may feel uncertain, but focus your imagination to develop a practical plan. You really can do anything if you calm your mind, relax and stay alert. Your competence and hard work are seen and appreciated.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Discussing plans with friends will help bring out your genius for community organizing. You need that feedback to rein your ideals into the real world, but once you’ve got that worked out you’re brilliant!

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Having profound personal insights can be liberating. Sharing them with others may not be such a great idea. Choose your confidants carefully! Even if inspiration propels your career, you probably don’t want colleagues, much less bosses, knowing how you were inspired.

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