By Jack Fertig
A Mercury-Saturn opposition normally sharpens minds as well as tongues, but with Neptune in hard aspect to both planets, misguided bitchiness and ill-considered control games are a lot more likely. Examine your own anxieties. They are too easily projected onto others.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Where is your partnership going (or where would one come from?). Ideas from the top of your head are probably wrong. Take time to figure out why. Well-meaning friends stumble in their efforts to assure you; give them credit for trying.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Being a raging control queen will not relieve the stress; getting some professional help could. Relax. Meditate. Sometimes doing nothing is indeed the best answer. At least pause long enough to consider process and priorities.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Your friends are sure to lead you astray if you give them half a chance. It could make a terrific adventure if you’re ready to pay the price. Think ahead, but remember: the biggest regrets are the things you didn’t do.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): The best way to keep secrets is not to have any. Second best strategy is to keep your attention elsewhere. You’re probably exaggerating threats from someone close to you. Staying focused on goals will help you keep perspective.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Let other people’s crazy ideas be your intellectual and creative challenges. Resisting the urge to correct them can be the biggest challenge. A touch of surrealism can be fun. If practicality is necessary, ask how those wild ideas would work rather than insisting they can’t.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Whatever you say is likely to come out sounding dirtier and more emphatic than you intend. That can be great for fantasy role-play, but can get awkward in real life. Listen between the lines for what’s really important.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Enjoy some twisted fun now, but trying to make it last will get more twisted, less fun. Criticism to or from your partner may be more projection than either of you wants to admit. Do not start or end a relationship now.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Worries about your home and family are exaggerated, but not entirely out of place. Meditation will help you keep perspective. Clean up what you can, admit where you were wrong, and let the rest take care of itself.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your mouth seems determined to get you into trouble. Stick to the facts and be ready to accept lots of correction. Creative writing is safer than speaking. Just don’t let anyone read it until you have a chance to edit and review – later!
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Criticism at home can challenge you to re-evaluate your career goals. Are they consistent with your ideals? Some adjustments may be necessary, but do not doubt yourself! You need to stay especially sharp now.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Whatever you say is too easily misunderstood. Hone your arguments on screen or paper where you can review your own sympathies and see how they affect your logic, or vice versa.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Is sex more than a delicious distraction? How does it fit in your relationships, reflect your values, and connect you to your deeper self? Take time to meditate, to understand better whatever gaps you may be trying to fill.