By Jack Fertig
Good news: Sun, Mercury and Venus lining up in Leo promote bold, fun flirtations and creative efforts. Bad news: Mars in Cancer in semi-square to those three undermine confidence and promote ill-considered aggressive efforts. Solution: Be willing to be vulnerable, start amorous overtures with a meal (or share some candy).
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Some of those voices from your childhood saying “you can’t” could be correct. Just some, not all. Nobody can do everything. Make a list of your talents and another of your weaknesses. Improve where you can and forge ahead with your strengths.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Take the lead on family or community events. Siblings and neighbors might flake. Work around that and forgive them. Are you expecting too much? Sharing a goal doesn’t mean they have your level of enthusiasm. Accept their contributions with good grace.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Is what you’re talking about really important? And does that matter? Idle chatter and gossip can be fun, but what do you really want to discuss? What did you want to learn as a child but never got around to? It’s never too late.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): “Retail therapy” is just shopaholic double-talk. Whether you take one step back from the counter or 12 steps is up to you. Where is your ego wounded? You already have what you need to heal that. Consider your strengths and resources.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Charged up and roaring, but about what? Are you fully as bold and confident as you appear or are you covering some hurt, some fear? True courage would welcome a confidant to help resolve that hidden pain.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Friends will disappoint you; they’re only human. Sometimes you disappoint them too. At some point it’s all about forgiveness. Extend that sense of charity. Recruit some of your pals to help the poor and hungry.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Problems at work, frustrating your ambitions there, complicate your long-term plans. Some backtracking may be necessary to correct your course. Even if your boss is clearly wrong, remember who’s the boss! You can be critical, but be tactful.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Opportunities are opening up for you. Stay focused! Be careful of moody distractions, wanderlust and half-baked innovations. Avoid arguments! Your big challenge is to state your opinion with some flexibility, without looking wishy-washy or sycophantic.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your love of loquacity is cranked up to full blast. You might be even more entertaining than you think, revealing deep personal secrets you’d really rather not. Listening quietly lets you be the one to get the deep insights.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You’re a tiger in bed. Your partner may prefer a kitten. Negotiating something mutually satisfying could be very difficult. Being humble and generous is a challenge now, but is sure to have benefits later.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Sure, you’re a prize catch, but how well can you clean the kitchen? Relationships blossom on high romance but survive on very dreary details. It’s hard work. Hold up your end in that department too!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Trying to make work fun can backfire badly. Better to concentrate on the work at hand and take pride in doing the best you can. Communication with colleagues can get easily confused. Keep it clear and simple.