Q Scopes: Think carefully, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig

Saturn squaring Pluto is a long-term aspect dragging us through cathartic transformations both social and personal. While the Sun entering Virgo aspects both, take a critical look at social institutions and your own ways of confronting them.

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Getting along with colleagues can be a real challenge, but is the issue really their competency, or is it perhaps your own ego? Stepping back and slowing down a bit may be the best way to get with the program and be more productive.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Fun, games, sports are the answers to worries about your health. If they seem to be the problem, you're just doing it wrong - either by taking the game too seriously or being in the wrong sport. A good coach or trainer could help.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): You've been facing some sexual challenges, perhaps needing to reassert some boundaries or to stretch some. Review early messages you picked up from your parents or otherwise in your childhood. That reflection can offer huge insight.

CANCER (June 21- July 22): Raise any problems you have with your partner or family. Think carefully first; be as critical of yourself as you are of anyone else. Even if you don't achieve resolution (and you probably won't!) a good principled discussion can make great progress.

LEO (July 23 - August 22): You may be underappreciated, but it's up to you to make your labor more valuable and valued. Take up some new skills and check out classes that will help you take your work to a whole new level.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Worries about money could precipitate sudden rash moves that will prove disastrous. Yes, change is needed, but anything that important deserves a good, long analysis with someone whose opinion you know you can trust.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): For whatever problems you may face at home it may well be that the only thing you can really change is your attitude. Reflective time alone, much more than arguments, will help you clarify your perspective and see solutions.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Stay close to friends you can trust. You are too likely to blurt out secrets, both your own and others'. Rather than obsessing on secrets and slips, focus on your own inner challenges and blocks to push through those for profound personal insights.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): How you handle challenges in teamwork and resources will surely be noticed and could get you a promotion. If you need help, don't be shy about asking your boss or another expert.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): A new promotion - or a chance to prove yourself worthy of one - will test you severely. Standing up to authority can work in your favor, but be very careful of having your facts right and to show respect where it is due.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Ever searching for a higher truth, you could be looking in the wrong direction. The truth is not necessarily "higher" but could be down and dirty, in the darkest recesses of your soul, hidden beneath fears and prejudice. Yes, you! Dig!

PISCES (February 19 - March 19): Pursuing your erotic ideals is all well and good, but do remember there is another person involved. Or so one hopes. Your partner's criticism on this subject may be hard to take, but it will help you to better understanding.

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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