by Jack Fertig
Mercury entering Aries provokes an already dismal Saturn-Neptune opposition. Foot-in-mouth disease will be rampant. Think carefully; focus on spiritual ideals and good manners. (Funny how they usually coincide!) Initiative is good, but think of others first.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Take careful stock of who your friends are and what values bind you together. Then ask yourself what you can do for them or your community. In your service role, accept frustrations with good grace and learn from them.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Juggling demands of career and family can be a real challenge, and both seem at odds with your current ideals and goals. Take some time out for meditative exercise, martial arts, biking, or a long walk.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): You feel a need to assert your personal ambitions and your intellect. Thinking before speaking is more of a challenge than usual. What better set-up for disastrous arguments? Have faith in yourself; don’t waste time arguing with fools, and stay focused on long-term goals.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): The role and value of sex cause you some confusion. How does your sexuality mesh with your ideals and life goals? You won’t much like the answers, but the incitement to think more about them, to adapt and grow, can prove very helpful.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your sexual needs are at odds with those of your partner. Demanding what you want only makes it worse. Focusing on more philosophical questions will strengthen your partnership and help put the sexual problems into perspective.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Time out to meditate and relax is essential, but too much time alone can be a trap. Conflicting needs for social activity and quiet privacy can make both uncomfortable. Some simple, uncomplicated sex can help you find balance.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): The siren’s call of fun and games is distracting you from work that absolutely needs to be done. Give yourself a reasonable amount of play time with your partner or a good friend, which will make it easier to focus on your duties.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Creativity and initiative should help your career, but such efforts are miscalculated now – not just at work, but also at home. Puttering around the house with everyday tasks can help you clear your head to focus better on your job.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Defending your home turf can land you in some stupid arguments. Is there really any need for such defense, or is your wounded ego simply lashing out? A creative, playful response is probably more appropriate. Be nice!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You’re feeling trapped by sexual expectations. Simply talking with your partner may aggravate the situation for now, but with hard work can lead to resolutions. Retail therapy (on a careful budget!) can help, especially getting something nice for your home.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Impulse-spending can shock your partner, even if you’re on a first date. Be careful with money, but generous with speech. Saying what’s on your mind will make you more sympathetic to others. Listening and learning is even better!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your verbal outbursts right now may make solitude seem like a good idea. Watching your mouth is a better one. Too much withdrawal is not healthy! Set aside a little money and allow yourself an indulgent, impulsive luxury.
Jack Fertig, a professional astrologer since 1977, is a founding member of the Association for Astrological Networking. He can be reached for consultations at 415-864-8302, through his website at http://www.starjack.com, and by e-mail at [email protected]