By Jack Fertig
Mercury in Leo, cranking up egos and voices, is at the end of a “yod” with Pluto and Chiron. The real challenge is to shut up, listen and adapt to difficult new realities. Venus making a T-square to Uranus and Pluto stresses relationships, forcing major adaptation. Your work is cut out!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Brash overconfidence is sure to get you into trouble. You do have what it takes, but consider slowly and carefully what your strongest virtues are. A little humility will give you perspective and enhance your strengths.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You can get away with almost anything, but second-guessing yourself will ruin this lucky streak. Meditation aids focus, but don’t get trapped in distraction or dawdling. Stay clear on your ideals and purpose; they will pull you through.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): As usual, your mouth is the surest opening to trouble. Think ahead! When in doubt, trust in your friends for appropriate guidelines. Meditative reflection is helpful, not just for verbal discipline, but for clarity in professional goals and partnership.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Venus in your sign makes you more attractive, but not necessarily to whom you want to attract! Stick to your standards. Do not submit to pressure! A philosophical sense of humor will get you through awkward advances and other potentially ugly situations.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You need to clear the air and explore new ideas. Just be careful when and where! This is what friends are for, not your boss. Actually, once you have those ideas honed and polished your boss will probably love them!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Whatever you’re worried about, face the problem directly. Discussing it with your partner could solve it. (Not discussing it together could in fact be the problem!) If words fail you, try round one in the bedroom.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): It’s your moment to shine. Worrying about family and relations could hold back your career, but understanding them as important support and resources will strengthen you. It’s all in your attitude and knowing how empowering your roots really are.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): There is a special pleasure in getting to the truth of the matter, but doing so could be very disruptive to personal and work relationships. Conspire “with,” not “against,” your potential allies in your search for understanding.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Allow yourself to be challenged by new ideas without arguing about them. Just consider them and see how they might be constructively applied. You love your theories, but practical experience is what proves truth and value.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Asserting yourself can create disaster at home. Pay attention and be ready to adapt. It may take some sacrifice, probably of some aspect of your ego, but foresight and your willingness to transform will save you.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Pay close attention to what your partner has to tell you. Don’t argue! You don’t have to agree; you do have to think about it. Affirming roots and community will give you the strength you need to make necessary changes.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Changes at work are likely to be a blessing in disguise. Friends’ advice that you don’t like will prove most helpful. It may need more discussion for you to fully understand. Keep an open mind.