Q Scopes: Open up more, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig

Venus, Jupiter and Pluto are all in mutual aspect, bringing out artistic challenges and erotic opportunities, very possibly opening up profound insights. Sun, Mars and Aries are also working together, boosting aggressive competition in efforts to build community and service. Strive for a personal best in cooperative efficiency. Try not to get bossy or clannish.

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Roll up your sleeves and get to work! Challenge yourself to work better with bosses and experts. Confidence is best when balanced with humility. You need to adjust your presentation and outlook. Compete only with yourself to be your best.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your creative drive is typically about technique and perfection, but open up more to deeper self-expression. That can bring revelations too powerful and important to share with anyone other than a very trusted confidante.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Queer folks typically have to keep negotiating between family of origin and communities of choice. As your priorities and ideals are challenged there, keep an open mind and be willing to adapt. Some accommodations are necessary, but few will be permanent.

CANCER (June 21- July 22): When you speak up, carefully consider your message and your motivations. Getting heard by the people who matter is not your problem. Getting a sympathetic hearing will take some work and accommodation on your part.

LEO (July 23 - August 22): Take some time out to recharge your batteries. Expose yourself to new ideas. Challenge old ways of thinking - your own! Ideals are important, but as you try to implement them, reality wins every time. Bend so you don't break!

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Whatever efforts you're making to be sexy, you're a lot more so when you don't try. Just be your naturally sexy self. Challenging your own creativity will get you further than seeking to challenge others' boundaries.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): Getting touchy about your private space? Worried about the motives of others? Narrow your social activities, just for now, to the essentials - those you consider family and important work contacts. Schedule lots of alone time with that special someone.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Brace yourself to discover who among your colleagues are really your friends. Treat lurid rumors as news to you and point out that, even if they were true, the workplace is no place for such filthy talk.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): You want to be known as the best, but at what? The best in bed? That's easy enough. Dig deep into your vast bag of talents and challenge yourself at something more helpful to the world and lucrative for yourself.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): It seems you can't win disagreements at home. You're trying too hard, whether you've dug your heels into the wrong spot or you're being overly conciliatory. Critiquing your own positions first is always good sense. Second-guessing yourself isn't.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Explore your deepest, darkest, nastiest fantasies, but remember there's a time and a place for everything. Colleagues and work-out buddies don't want to hear it. Save it for truly intimate friends.

PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Your financial plans need major adjustments, but new investments, attractive though they may be, are riskier than usual. Friendly, thoughtful arguments, especially with pals or your partner, can clarify your vision. Challenge your advisors for better advice, and then think about it before acting.

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 website at http://www.starjack.com, and by e-mail at QScopes@qsyndicate.com.

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