Relax, Virgo!

By Jack Fertig

Q Scopes

The Sun's entering Gemini, Venus Cancer, and both are aspecting Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn and Neptune! Seek ways to build communities and networks to survive the major political storms. Tribalist defenses and polarizing into camps is too tempting. Work instead to build communications, especially where they seem counter-intuitive.

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): For the sake of personal and domestic security, be careful with your secrets. Passion (or mere convenience) may suggest sharing a house key, but think very carefully about that! Advice from friends is well-intentioned, but ill-considered.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): If you can't resist impulse shopping, at least save the tags and receipts. Friends won't guard you against temptation. More economical ways to indulge your playful streak can inspire resourcefulness that will support your ambitions.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): The spotlight can feel uncomfortable, but what you're most afraid of people seeing can become your greatest strength. A little vulnerability and sensitivity to others will prove to your advantage in ways you couldn't imagine.

CANCER (June 21- July 22): Remembering the Golden Rule can determine whether you come off as incredibly shrewd or just plain bitchy. If you can ruthlessly mind your own Ps and Qs and be generous in dealing with the faults of others, you will gain huge respect.

LEO (July 23 - August 22): Being incredibly sexy is too easy. Your real challenge is in daring great risks for others. That's even sexier, but keep your mind and heart focused on the higher ideals and the lower ones will also be well met.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Much as you'd like to crack the whip on all those other screw-ups, you really need to discipline yourself and find opportunities in gently helping them. Remember: flies, honey, vinegar. Relax, meditate and it will all be easier.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): It's only brown-nosing if you don't mean it. Malicious gossip reflects more on the tellers than the subject. If you can keep your motives and actions truly sincere, you'll glide ahead without any mud touching you.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Let your friends set you up on a blind date. It won't work out the way they intend, but instead of true love you could make a very good new friend, perhaps with benefits.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): Unanticipated changes at home will prove to your benefit. Give up control and let it play out. If you can't trust your partner, who can you trust? Logic may obstruct real communication. You might say it better with a cookie or a kiss.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Your mind needs a challenge, not in coercing agreement, but in the ability to understand other perspectives. With some focus and creativity you can draw out your opponents. Find common ground by looking deeper into your own core values.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Whether erotic inspiration can open your creative energies or sublimation better harnesses them depends largely on the values of your upbringing. Whether adhering to those or rebelling against them serves you better is not a logical question, but answered best in mediation.

PISCES (February 19 - March 19): You are exaggerating real problems in your relationship. Talk with a sibling or a very close friend to get some perspective. A parent may be helpful, but looking at your parents and checking for repeating patterns is probably better.

Jack Fertig, a professional astrologer since 1977, is available for personal and business consultations in person in San Francisco, or online everywhere. He can be reached at 415-864-8302, through his Web site at, and by e-mail at

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