By Jack Fertig
The planets are all conspiring to promote misguided charm offensives, codependency running amok and disastrous efforts at wit. Restraint, humility and foresight are important, rare commodities. If you can stay grounded, considerate and focused you’ll be ahead of the game.
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): What looks like true love could just be co-dependency or the need for human contact. The only relationship you should be starting now is with a shrink, a 12-step group or a charity where you can be of service.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): As new ideas challenge long-held values you need to make some adjustments in thought and attitude. Don’t resist new thinking, but beware the zeal of the convert. Baby… bathwater… An independent mind can meld new ideas with the old.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Growing and expressing yourself in new ways could throw a challenge to your friends. Maybe you need new friends. Still, be gentle with the old ones. You might need to make some apologies along the way.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Urges to protect your partner and your friends (or your partner from your friends) may be a projection of your own doubts and insecurities. In uncertain times your instinct is to protect hearth and home. Open alliances will serve you better than defensiveness.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Feeling moody and disconnected? Make time to hide out and take care of yourself. Perhaps the best way is to take care of others. Some local charity would be glad for your help.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your work can inspire brilliant, provocative insights, but may not be the best place to share them – at least not at first. Think ahead and consider those inspirations carefully before presenting them to your boss or clients.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Home and partnership are real-world enterprises, never matching the ideal. That gap can make you cranky, triggering upsets in your relationship. Mars entering your sign can feed your irritation. Moderate exercise (be careful not to overdo it!) will help you keep balance.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You can’t avoid demands at work or niggling arguments, but you can stick to your principles and hold your head high. Scheduling time alone, preferably with the one you love, will keep you from burning out.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): A new found sense of clarity and ambition can make you a bit too critical and outspoken. Think carefully about repercussions; take the long view before speaking. You’d do better to welcome advice than to offer it.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Make an extra effort to be nice to colleagues. Your own efforts to push ahead might make trouble for them. Remember you’re all on the same team. Listen to their needs. The road to real success is slow, sure and cautious.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Precocious brilliance may win a date but could upset a more serious relationship. Your mouth is a powerful weapon; be careful where you aim it and resolve to use your power for good. That requires a bit of restraint and humility.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): A surge of libido can open up erotic sensitivities you’d never considered but could also bring more trouble than fun. Pushing limits is one thing, tossing them away is another. Hold tight to your commitment to integrity and safety.