By Jack Fertig
The Sun makes hard aspects to Uranus and Pluto, bringing ego and power-struggles to a dangerous head; but Sol moves quickly into a grand trine with Eris and the North Node, offering routes to reconciliation.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): What you think is brilliant and clever is likely to be upsetting, perhaps even threatening to authorities. Think ahead: What battles can you win? Who are your real friends? What do you need to learn to succeed?
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Fights at home are probably – to at least a small extent – displaced frustration. Be careful not to say something you might regret later. Whether to head off the fight or to heal the wounds, open up with your partner about your anxieties.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Dare to be shocking and bold if you like, but don’t be surprised if you offend and scare off some friends. Are you stronger with fewer friends who agree with you or more friends with more diverse thoughts? Consult with those on the fence.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Feeling underappreciated may be more about you misunderstanding what your virtues really are. Job reviews and criticism from your partner may hurt, but take them as cues to clarify your strengths and to improve elsewhere.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): A few well-chosen words can stimulate discussions you’ll learn a lot from if you can just keep your mouth under control and out of the way. Open up to challenging new ideas that can change dramatically the ways you work and play.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Creative angst can be a good thing, pushing you toward a breakthrough. You may be trying too hard for something entirely new and different. Go back to your roots and see what neglected treasures might inspire you to innovation.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): “Friendly” advice about your home and relationship may be malicious japery, but is there anything in it? Whatever the source, dissect it for seeds of truth and opportunities for self-improvement.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Speaking out of turn at work is likely to ruffle some feathers. Still it may be worthwhile to open up new ideas. Irritating (or irritated) as your boss may be, keep calm, respectful and focused on your company’s success.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your impulses for adventure can test your resources or your resourcefulness. You’re clever enough to do what’s necessary a lot more economically than it first appears. Trust your own instincts and go it alone if you have to.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): If old tapes are interfering with your sex life, and parental voices chime in at the worst times, relax. Take time to meditate and listen to those voices, if only to get where they’re coming from, to talk back and dismiss them.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): It’s no news that your mouth can make a lot of trouble. Just try to keep your brain ahead of it, and do not reveal your partners’ secrets! Thinking ahead is what you do best. Apply that foresight in the present.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Worries about health and money are probably exaggerated. The future looks tough for everyone, but don’t let your imagination make it worse. You can still thrive. Hard work is the answer, but don’t burn out. Set a goal and do your best.