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Be helpful, Leo!
By Jack Fertig
Originally printed 10/4/2012 (Issue 2040 - Between The Lines News)
Saturn entering Scorpio alleviates some social conservatism and spells trouble for plutocrats. Mars, Venus, and Mercury all changing signs at the same time will help people develop strategies to make sure of that.
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Think carefully about your life's goals. Your ruler Mars entering Sagittarius makes you more open and impulsive, but reality and disappointment will slap back at you. You can handle it. Exercise foresight, responsibility and compassion.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): To clarify questions about the future, grasp the creative challenges of today. Hard work brings focus. Don't do it alone. Asking your partner or a friend to help can help improve a relationship - or end a bad one.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Get to work! While energy is high, clear the decks, set goals and build momentum. When you hit a wall, ask your boss or an authority in your field for help. The answer need not make logical sense, but practice should clarify it.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Living up to your promises is largely a matter of managing your moods. Friends want to help if you only give them a chance. Take time to be alone so you can charge up and be ready to dig in.
LEO (July 23 - August 22): Focusing your energy into house cleaning or community affairs will make you a force to be reckoned with. Don't reckon wrong. Your challenge is to listen to others, to really hear what they need. Be helpful, not meddlesome.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Nice or nasty? Venus brings charm and grace to your sign. You'll need it with other planets giving you a hard critical edge that could easily misfire. As always, focus your critical brilliance on yourself before sharing it with others.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): Life in general will get a little easier, but finances continue to be a problem. Helping others who have it worse will help you keep perspective. Take time alone to prioritize your goals and time with friends to vent your frustrations.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): The real world is dragging you out of yourself but doesn't look all that real. To stay oriented, keep your priorities in mind and your wallet in your pocket. Bring your creative and empathetic insights into practical application.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): Of course friends will disappoint you. They're only human and you're not exactly perfect, either! Sort through your negativity alone or do something charitable to lift yourself out of it. Your positive energy will return soon.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Your ruler, Saturn, entering Scorpio takes you past a career peak into two-and-a-half years of winnowing your friends to those you really value and trust. The future looks bleaker than it is, but you're enduring and resourceful. Time is always on your side.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Your ruler, Saturn, entering the top of your chart signals a two-and-a-half year career peak. Work hard and shine! Don't let promises of success tempt you to extravagances. Money continues to be uncertain, but with time you'll learn to manage in the new economy.
PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Home is an uncertain respite from the world's troubles if your problems won't leave your head. As worries come into clearer focus, so can solutions. Accept kind encouragements from others even if they seem fuzzy and meaningless.