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Q Scopes: Practice economy, Gemini

By |2017-10-31T14:58:27-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig

July 2, 2007

Mercury is in Cancer turning direct, offering an opportunity to apologize for emotional outbursts and correct all the problems that erupted while he was retrograde. If you don’t know where to start, try the kitchen.

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Get to the root of recent household messes. If you own, fix plumbing, electricity, or whatever. If you rent, make a list for the landlord. Call family members and resolve misunderstandings. At least have a nice chat with Mom.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Mend fences with neighbors, and call or write to your siblings. It’s an excellent time to sign up for classes in any basic skills or techniques that have interested you, especially if they touch on domestic arts or community-building.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Think about your patterns in impulse spending. Everyone does it, but now is your time to look at your own financial strengths and weaknesses, to get those books better organized, and to practice better economy.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22): It’s OK – you can finally clean up the confusion and chaos that seem to have taken over in recent weeks. Look for long-latent, underlying problems at the root of those troubles.

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Worries and fears that have been aggravating you lately now seem like ridiculous shadows. But they’ll be back to haunt you again if you don’t take a look at them and their roots. A meditative retreat should help.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Give your friends a chance to apologize and correct recent disappointments. Or maybe you should be the one patching things up. You can only take responsibility for yourself; still, shouldering more than your share of the blame could go a long way toward fixing things.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Recent misunderstandings may have you hiding out from your boss, landlord, or other authority figures, and/or undermining your own authority. Now is the time to clean up the lines of command and get your career back on track.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): All those reasons that kept you from taking classes, traveling, or otherwise expanding your world and your mind have fallen away. At least reconsider those opportunities and look at ways to get over the obstacles.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Sex may be more trouble than it’s worth, but has that ever stopped you? You may have slowed down lately, but recent problems and odd shifts of desire can now be re-examined to achieve greater understanding and pleasure. Talking about those issues will help!

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You can finally clear up problems that have been brewing with your partner. That “seems-you-can’t-say-anything-right” period is over. Sing out, Louise, and let your baby hear what you have to say! Your listening skills are also suddenly improving.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Been delaying trips to the doctor or the gym? That’s probably been a good instinct, but get your tush back into action! See the doctor first for any problems with or advice about exercising. Discuss nutrition, too! And then renew your health regimen.

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your creative block is finally over! Drag out the canvases, manuscripts, and instruments. If your muse needs to be fed, get to the kitchen and dig out some long-neglected recipes. A small dinner party will help get your juices flowing, too.

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