by Jack Fertig
August 6, 2007
Venus squaring Mars provokes libido and creativity. Mars is moving forward from Taurus to Gemini, and Venus is retrograding from Virgo into Leo. This activity creates bold talk and uncertain or ill-considered action. Be very careful what you wish for, especially out loud!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Baby wants to play! But it’s going to end up costing you in ways you hadn’t bargained on. Caution and forethought were never the best traits of your sign; this would be a good time to work on developing them!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Most families are mortal embarrassments, but we see the flaws at home far more clearly than our guests do. (At least we’ll invite the guests back!) These universal constants are driving you mad. Think about home improvements, but don’t act now.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): With your current inability to keep a secret, you must be careful to listen to none. Your own secrets – so deep and dark, even you don’t know them – can come to light in playful banter, so be careful whom you play with!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Your friends will surely enjoy your charitable impulses, but let a little generosity go a long way. Spending like a drunken sailor could leave you with a titanic financial hangover.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You feel pretty, and you “are” pretty. Everyone already sees that, and even your slightest efforts to play up your glamour will only push you way over the top. Relax, honey. You’re already too fabulous.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): You want to be absolutely correct, but nobody is! Don’t fret. Worrying about it can lead you into silly arguments, provoking others to feel criticized and take offense, even when your aims are entirely self-critical.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Your reputation as a lover is getting around, perhaps with details you’d prefer to keep quiet. Take it all with good humor. Cheerfully refusing either to admit or to deny anything may be your best bet. Or invite some of the gossipers to find out for themselves.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You’re concerned about your career, but you have other problems closer to home. Discussions, even arguments, with your partner should clear the air, perhaps even shedding light on those issues at work!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Your wanderlust is showing, and that could be causing both general nervous tension for you and irritation among your colleagues. Go ahead and get away if you can. At least put on the lederhosen and go for a hike in the hills.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You’re feeling a little too frisky, and everyone’s noticing it. Getting it out of your system won’t stop the indiscretion; but if everyone suspects you of philandering, you might as well be guilty!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Are you showering your darling with too much or too little praise and attention? Pay close attention to your baby’s needs, but you’re still likely to get it wrong. Talking about it at home helps. Listening is even better!
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Wanting to shine at work can cause friction with your colleagues. Just do your best work, let it speak for itself, and make sure to share all due credit – and perhaps a bit more – with the rest of the team.