By Jack Fertig
Mercury, Venus and Mars are all lined up in Taurus and trine to Pluto. Folks are digging in their heels, planting roots, not budging. Are you being any less intransigent? Try to meet people where they are and build cooperation by respectfully complementing differences.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): You can’t get anywhere by standing firm where you are, but there’s something to be said for stopping and taking stock of your experience, your values and your direction. Take a break to discuss all that with your partner or a trusted friend.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): You shouldn’t have to defend your ideas, but you may need to clarify them. Mundane tasks and working out can put you in a meditative state where those thoughts come together and find easier expression.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Acting shy and quiet, or hiding out in a retreat, will enhance your sexual charisma. It sounds counterproductive, but you could sublimate that energy into something creatively brilliant – or invite someone to join you in sweet seclusion.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Bring friends and your partner together for some fun. Even a game of cards or a movie could start discussions that will open up great creative insights for you. Secrets may slip out too easily, but even that can lead to helpful perspectives.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your success depends on the quality of your work and your commitment to it, both of which are clear to see and perhaps subject to debate. Blowing your own horn requires harmony. Don’t push or hold back, but work your charm!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Treat any arguments, or new philosophical or religious ideas, as a game or a creative challenge. Having fun with new ideas will expand your sense of self and stimulate a clearer view of your goals.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): The only way you could be sexier is if you could shake that foreboding sense that your erotic charisma will cost you somehow. Use that power for good and you’ll instantly pay off that imagined debt.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Your intensity, drive and persuasion can come off as strong leadership qualities or control issues. Keep your ego out of the way and focus on the tasks at hand. Insisting that others help pushes them away. Learn from little Bo Peep.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): You have to value your work if you expect others to. Your friends can help boost your confidence. Taking a long view can also help. Getting discouraged and screwing off is a spiral to defeat.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You are born with a strong sense of propriety much needed now as you enjoy a wild and nasty streak that could channel creative brilliance. Sublimate at work, but let it loose in the right time and place.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): There’s no place like home, but you may wonder where the hell “home” really is. Meditate on what you want to accomplish in your life and then reach down to find the roots to nurture that.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Articulating the mad buzzing in your brain might be helpful if you can find the right situation. Keep it among close trusted friends. The key to sorting it out is to focus on the future. What are your hopes for 10 years on?