"Clean your closets, Libra!"
October 29, 2007
Venus in Virgo offers a good time to clear out clutter and beautify! But she's making hard aspects to Jupiter, Neptune, and Eris, rendering it too easy to get caught up in the messes of others. Focus on your own!
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
While your political skills are especially sharp now, keep in mind where you're coming from and what you really want to accomplish. Review your aims with a trusted friend and be ready to receive – and benefit from – hard criticism.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20)
You'll do well at work as long as you focus on it. Your natural inclination to be a playful smart-ass could get the better of you. Apply your professionalism to your playfulness and you'll be amazed at your creative breakthroughs.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19)
In order to enjoy argument as an art form, follow these dictates: don't take it too seriously; learn new ideas from your opposition; and never mind about "winning." Your passions and loyalties can make that difficult, but you'll learn so much more if you can manage it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
You're feeling some tension between your actual sexuality and your sexual identity as a function of community. A friend's advice can be helpful. Letting go of definitions and practicing self-acceptance as a unique individual also helps!
PISCES (February 19 - March 19)
If you must criticize your partner, open up the subject gently and get permission to make a "helpful suggestion." And however it's offered, accept any criticism as graciously as you can. Private reflection on career goals may show how those suggestions can help.
ARIES (March 20 - April 19)
Confrontations about religious and spiritual identity provoke you to be especially critical on those issues. Before you toss the first stone at others, take a serious look at yourself. Could you be more respectful and accepting of others' beliefs?
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
Your instincts for observing political factions and motivations at your work or in your profession are excellent, but your efforts to pull at those strings could backfire too easily. Find a creative outlet away from work to release your mischievous streak.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
That old-time religion was good enough for Grandma, but what's in it for you? Whether or not you follow religious tradition, something there can be a source of critical insight or nagging self-doubt. The former can heal the latter.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
Despite your best intentions, most people experience "helpful suggestions" as annoying criticism. Focus on your own health. What could you be doing with exercise and work to maintain a healthier lifestyle?
LEO (July 23 - August 22)
There's more than generosity behind your generous urges. Are you feeling a need to keep up or to prove yourself? Resist the urge to be extravagant, and you can be amazingly resourceful. Use your creativity. It's a lot deeper than your wallet!
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
You have an opportunity now to confront deep issues about life, death, your roots, and your work. Venus in your sign threatens alluring distractions that will not only make problems, but could also be harnessed for creative self-analysis.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
Cleaning the basement, attic, or closets can bring happy surprises and memories, stimulating your intellect and creativity. It can also raise questions about your relationships that may be uncomfortable now, but helpful in the long run.
Jack Fertig has been working as a professional astrologer since 1977 and is a founding member of the Association for Astrological Networking.