Shut up and listen, Cancer!

By |2009-09-10T09:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig

Q Scopes

With Mercury turning retrograde in Libra we’re all prone to say things we’ll regret later. The most dangerous word is “yes.” Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are further muddying thinking, making it too easy to rationalize ideals, like Robespierre, Hitler and Stalin did. Try to save big decisions for next month!

ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Misunderstandings with your partner will not be fixed by logical reiteration. Can you agree to disagree? Just listening and understanding can be enough. Be helpful and attentive. A romantic escape offers a nice diversion.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Snafus at work feed into tension contributing to worse problems. Detach and break the vicious cycle. Bring colleagues in to discuss the problems. Let imaginations run free, then winnow out the moonbeams and get grounded with the best ideas.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Creative efforts are blocked, but it’s a good time to edit, revise and see what needs fixing. Mundane chores seem more dull and laborious, but can focus your mind. Like Tibetan monks, make a meditation of “Carry water, chop wood.”

CANCER (June 21- July 22): Your best strategy is to shut up and listen. At least measure your words carefully before speaking. Mouth shut and ears open will lead you to brilliant new ideas. Yeah, Mom could have been wrong!

LEO (July 23 – August 22): Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. If you can postpone everything that needs doing and get suitable company, bed may indeed be a great place to stay. Can you afford to take a spontaneous honeymoon? Can you afford not to?

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Be attentive and realistic about your own limits. The silver lining is that you can become more effective with teamwork. The necessary adjustments will entail false starts and some stress, but not adjusting is even more stressful.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Worrying about your health is the surest way to undermine it. Let your worries, frets and pains be fuel for creative efforts. Nothing will come out quite right, but think if it as raw material to be refined later.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): It’s not the time to be buying stocks or lottery tickets. Emotional investments in home and community are also a dicey bet, but in quiet privacy think about what you give and what you want in return.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Excelling at work can take attention away from needs at home. Whatever is wrong is not being clearly articulated, and trying to intuit a solution is only partially successful. Solutions can wait, sympathy can’t.

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Speaking up too quickly will undermine your authority. Winning arguments is unlikely. Better just to listen and hear whatever you can learn. Keep an open mind, and you could have a deep change of heart.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your sexual standards are in conflict with your other values. Get back to basics. What’s really important? That can change with experience so be adaptable. It may be just a case of your karma running over your dogma.

PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your partnership needs some changes, but you worry too much, making the problems worse than they really are. Although you are a terrific lover, desires change. What used to thrill your partner could be getting dull. Discuss and explore!

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