By Jack Fertig
Mercury in Leo stimulates creative thinking, but also a lot of self-promotional BS. While in Leo he’s agitating the Pluto-Uranus square, leading people to take their notions way too seriously, but those aspects can trigger bits of revolutionary genius. The trick there is to challenge yourself, not everyone around you.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your idea of fun and good humor is likely to upset some people. In the right time and place that could be a good thing, but think ahead about consequences and whom you can afford to piss off.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Arguments at home reflect and exacerbate your own insecurities and doubts. Dig into family history, or reflect on childhood patterns and how they affect you now. Probably best to do that on your own.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Your mouth is getting even further ahead of your brain than usual, and your libido is probably somewhere between. The brilliance of your ideas depends on how much you challenge yourself, not others.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Hiding financial problems from your partner will only make the situation worse. Which of you is really better at handling money? It may be time to renegotiate how you deal with bills and expenses. Explore ideas now, but don’t make decisions!
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Others might admire your brilliance nearly half as much as you do, but a good showman always leaves the audience wanting more. The ability to listen makes one much more popular than the ability to talk.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): As naughty fantasies come up inside your head, explore them safely there. Putting them into reality could be delicious, but be very, very careful! Whether you explore them in theory or practice, you can learn a lot about yourself.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): It seems everyone wants an argument. Why can’t they just be nice and agree with you? There’s nothing wrong with sticking to your guns. It’s shooting them off too freely that drives away the people you care about.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You may feel hassled by an overbearing boss. Bite your tongue and take it all in as feedback to help you do your job better, no matter what the tone. There’s always room for improvement.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your idea of playful banter can really upset some people. That could be a good thing when done in the right time and place. In any event, there will be a price to pay, so make sure it’s worth it!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Capricornian brilliance at sex is one of the zodiac’s best-kept secrets. The more it stays that way, the better off you are. Your home life will stay a lot safer if you keep that info on a need-to know basis.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): If you can’t avoid debate, at least keep one eye inward to see how your arguments reflect your deepest fears and insecurities. Keep a friend nearby with whom you can have an honest talk about that.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Taking a cut in pay might be a necessary strategy for long-range benefits, but keep your eyes open and don’t get taken advantage of. If money gets tight, you have the creative resourcefulness to make it through.