Barack Obama August 4, 1961
Published Thursday, 29-Jul-2010 in issue 1179
Keep it legal, Pisces!
Venus entering Libra will line up with Saturn (think of Margaret Dumont) then aspects Mars, Uranus, Jupiter and Capricorn (enter the Marx Brothers!). You can maintain dignity only by relinquishing control. Your first brilliant idea will need a lot of work.
March 20 – April 19
If you must be in charge, challenge yourself at work and forget about control issues at home. Make a special effort to listen to your partner. Allowing each other some space will make it easier to share much more.
April 20 – May 20
Moderate your sugar intake! Too many sweets can be very dangerous now. Focus on health issues and set moderate, realistic goals in exercise. But you need something wild and different, so explore new approaches to staying fit.
May 21 – June 20
Your playful invitations may be too intense. Friends who already know you well can help you to get the tone you want. The less you like what they say, the more you should shut up and listen.
June 21 – July 22
The purpose of work is to have a happier home life, so isn’t home ultimately more important? Domestic calm and stability may take some effort, but it is necessary to help you weather big changes that can radically affect your career.
July 23 – August 22
Efforts to be witty and mildly provocative are likely to explode into huge imbroglios. Focus your mind on being factual, self-critical and open-minded. Relations at your workplace hinge absolutely on staying on that track!
August 23 – September 22
Take control of your finances. A big change in your banking and/or insurance should be to your advantage – if you think way ahead before taking big steps, and watch out for pitfalls. Be smart and attentive and you should come out ahead.
September 23 – October 22
Relationships are especially challenging, but remember the fulcrum for balancing them is in your home. It may be all about compromise, but stay true to yourself and your own principles. Challenge your partner to be at least half as adaptive as you are.
October 23 – November 21
For the sake of your health you may have to reveal some deep, dark secrets. Professionals should be trusted so they can serve you properly. Friends should be trustworthy, but don’t always count on that!
November 22 – December 20
Your efforts to socialize can get a little heavy-handed. Looking steady, solid and reliable is attractive, but can be overdone. Get deep and serious with people who already know you. Their insight is better for your problems, anyway.
December 21 – January 19
Charm will get you ahead, but acting too quickly on spontaneous flashes of “brilliance” could cause your career to go down in flames. With careful consideration those sudden bursts of inspiration might be honed into something truly momentous.
January 20 – February 18
For a good mental challenge, start by shutting up and listening. If that’s too much, offer questions instead of arguments. Opening your mouth will reveal more than you intend so be very careful with whom you do that around.
February 19 – March 19
Love, or a juicy facsimile, can be found in another generation. A decade or two older or younger is fine; just keep it legal! Rude surprises are too likely. The less you like advice from friends, the more you should listen. Following it remains optional.
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, and by e-mail at

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