By Jack Fertig
Saturn leaving Virgo should offer some relief to the economy (despite still much larger problems!). But in Libra he brings three years of greater social conservatism, including stronger formalization of relationships. Expect America to have same-sex marriage in 2011. Saturn squaring Pluto highlights the more extreme and drastic shifts to the right. Personally, it warns of crises, forcing evolutionary change.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your expectations of others may be excessive, complicating personal and working relationships. Test your own ability – not theirs! – to cooperate at their level. In the long run it really will be more productive.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Be aware of your physical limitations. Exercise and pushing those limits “gently” is OK. Pushing too hard is asking for major disaster. Slow and easy does it. Ultimately, attitudes need more challenge than bodies.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Your sense of humor can come off much too wicked and much too dark for some people. What you mean as a joke could put you on a list of sex offenders or potential terrorists. Perhaps it’s just time for new friends.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Major changes around the house may be necessary to save (or start) a relationship. Is it worth saving? Be ready to make a major sacrifice. Hmmm … are you replicating problems from your parents’ marriage?
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Holding stubbornly to your own ideas will only make trouble at work. The resulting stress and anger leads too easily to accidents. Make a serious effort to be open-minded, and be very careful not to overdo your exercises.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Take a very critical look at your finances, Be ready to make big cuts where you can. Resist temptations for risky schemes. Today isn’t pretty, but discipline and effective management can make you stronger in the future.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): You may be taking yourself way too seriously – or underestimating yourself. Look at where that’s coming from. Whatever your parents did to you as a kid, you’re responsible for working it out on your own as an adult.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Nightmares, and anxieties close to the surface, can be a blessing in disguise. A shrink could help – or have long talks with an insightful friend who can help you to understand, dissect and defeat those inner demons.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Some “friends” aren’t worth it. Are some of them making unreasonable demands on you? Consider who you really value in your life and who you want to be around 10 years from now.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your place in the pecking order is changing. How you face and exercise authority is very important. Your revolutionary urges may risk disaster, but with focused, subtle thoughtfulness you can accomplish great things.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Inner voices are undermining long-held ideals. Challenging your beliefs can lead you to much deeper understanding. It may take a big change or sacrifice, but in the end your ideals will be stronger.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Some of your kinkier friends could turn you on to notions that you wouldn’t normally entertain. Is this the time to try it? There may be a good reason to be scared, or to push yourself through the fear. Stay safe at least!