By Jack Fertig
Mars is in Virgo trine to Jupiter in Taurus directing our energies to critical, constructive matters. Get to work! Flirtations and chatter are just distractions, but a little is good for morale.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): If you ask for a raise you’ll get what you’re worth. Are you willing to risk it? Quiet time alone can help you get insight into early traumas. Helping those less fortunate can help you to heal them.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Sex can be healing, but like any medicine one can overdose. Feelings of satiation can open new insights. Even in hard times life can be good and you have the resourceful creative instincts to make the most of it.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Advice from Mom about getting ahead is useful, not taken directly, but more as a springboard to clearer ideas. Although others may trigger your anxieties those worries are your own, likely from childhood shames. Still, choose your company carefully.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Showing off will lead to criticism, perhaps constructive. In any event, the trick is to consider the source, see what you might learn from it and don’t let it bother you. Stay strong and focused to take charge and deal with family problems.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Try not to start arguments at home, and if they come your way listen and learn. An older sibling or neighbor has good advice even – or especially – if you don’t like it. Hard work and efficiency at work will be rewarded with greater challenges.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your energy is picking up, liable to go off in different directions. Getting busy around the house is a pleasant diversion – or a distraction. Focus on learning about practical issues. What do you need to learn to be truly successful?
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Keeping up with the Joneses quickly becomes more jonesing than keeping it up. Challenge yourself to be thrifty. Bitchy, campy discussions can be fun, but easy to overdo. Improve on your own flaws; never mind others’.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Efforts to befriend colleagues can backfire. Constructive criticism should always be offered very carefully. Do your best to receive it graciously. Friends’ insights can help your partnership, even if they challenge your friendship. You love a challenge. Work it out!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your eagerness to get ahead could be overdone. Credit and support to your colleagues will help you keep proportion. You don’t need to oversell yourself. Humility – knowing what you’re worth, no more or less – is your key to greatness.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your own creative visions and hopes are likely to be too extravagant. Share them anyway. Invite your friends to critique your goals. They will help you to develop a keener focus. You have to face domestic discord in order to heal it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Think before responding to any challenge. You’re feistier than usual and a snap back is likely to make things worse. On the other hand, taking criticism to heart could provide a lot of material for self-improvement.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Too much explaining can undermine your efforts. Answer questions succinctly. In your personal feelings and your work, let your actions do most of the talking. Hunches may offer insight, but don’t necessarily trust them. Stick to the facts!