Think ahead, Aquarius!

By Jack Fertig

Q Scopes

Mercury in Libra makes people agreeable, but opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto he triggers a lot of arguments. Good! Raise the hard issues and resolve them.

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Do not take conflicts with authority personally. Rash outbursts will only make things worse. It's hard not to react and dig your heels in, but you really need to be empathetic and strategic. Discuss your approach with a friend before you do anything!

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Domesticity suits you especially well now. Find ways to economize and you'll be amazed at how much you can save. That does "not" mean taking an advantage of a big sale unless it's for something you really need.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Whatever you invest time, money or energy into will explode. That would be bad for finances; great for creativity. You're sure to outrage someone (if not everyone). Stay clear on your values and priorities in order to use that power productively.

CANCER (June 21- July 22): Push your mind in new directions. It will take both instinct and logic to get through intellectual barriers. What traditions are holding you back? Can you make them a foundation rather than an obstacle? Don't sell yourself short. Take the challenge and push yourself!

LEO (July 23 - August 22): A slap up against your limitations could lead to doom and gloom. Better to use that as a key to empathy with the limits and frailties of others. That in turn could help you to transcend some limitations, though probably not the same ones.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Worrying about money problems can undermine your relationship. Discussing them frankly and not dramatically with your partner can strengthen it. Wild crazy sex helps, too, but don't leave the serious issues under the rug.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): Dreams can come true, but not just by dreaming. Balance that fairy-dusted right side of your brain with some good solid logic, real world planning and a budget that you can stick to!

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Stay calm through the upsets of work, commuting and the annoying fidgets of people nearby. The real problem is within you. So is the solution. Meditation and exercise can lift your mind from petty bothers to stronger purpose and foresight.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): It is not your job to correct the idiocy of others. Read the story of Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby. Knowing you're right is enough. Or are you? Listen to new ideas that could open your way of thinking. Still, don't argue!

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Getting due credit may take some self-promotion. Don't push too hard, but don't be shy. For LGBT folks, lines between friends and family can be vague. Arguing with a friend can clarify the questions, but don't rush too quickly to an answer.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Efforts at diplomatic outreach are likely to stumble over your now-more-than-usual impulsive frankness. With careful, rapid thought your efforts at wit can prove charming. Think ahead! If you can't avoid disputes with authority, at least avoid a full-frontal attack.

PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Loyalties to your group may clash with your ideals. An open mind and closed mouth make a powerful combination. The best way not to blurt out secrets is to keep the conversation on other topics.

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