Andy Warhol, August 6, 1928
Published Thursday, 05-Aug-2010 in issue 1180
Play it up, Virgo!
From mid-Leo, the Sun is aggravating Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, which could create brilliant political insights, but that will take extraordinary work and humility. Rampant megalomaniacal egotism is much likelier. Being attuned to what other people (think they) need is half the battle.
March 20 – April 19
Whatever hand you’re dealt it’s way too easy for you to overplay. Your partner may be a bit too overcautious, but still pay close attention to his or her warnings. Somewhere between that reticence and your recklessness a great strategy can be planned.
April 20 – May 20
Your home will never be as perfect as you wish. You may want too much. Meditation and a broader perspective will help you appreciate what you have – and there’s still a lot you can do with that!
May 21 – June 20
Your impulsive outspokenness will certainly shake things up. If you think, just briefly, about what you really want to say, you could accomplish a lot more good and dodge a lot of trouble.
June 21 – July 22
Home, career, and your relationships seem to be pulling in different directions. You may be ready to jettison any or all of them. Stop. Think. Reevaluate your priorities as the first step to seeing how all three of those can work together.
July 23 – August 22
The spotlight and the podium come to you maybe too easily. Controversy is very likely to follow. You can handle that, but remember who you have to work with after all is said and done!
August 23 – September 22
Pulling back a little bit, taking care of private, personal business will not shield you from the spotlight, but will arouse more interest, a bit of mystique. Play it up, à la Greta Garbo, and you will be much in demand.
September 23 – October 22
You feel bogged down in the big problems of family, partnership and the encroaching burdens of maturity. “Lighten up, have fun, “ is usually just flippant, but really, that will help you see through the problems.
October 23 – November 21
Trying to get work done discreetly? Forget discretion. Whatever you say or do will be picked up and broadcast. Keep good grace and humor (that may be a challenge!) and do welcome any criticism as a chance to improve your accomplishments.
November 22 – December 20
Friends criticizing your extravagances are doing you a huge favor. Don’t just shut them out or take their advice without question. The more feedback you can get out of them, the more you’ll profit from their perspective.
December 21 – January 19
Getting ahead will take shrewd finesse, not easy with all eyes upon you! Principles you learned in early childhood, probably from a stern teacher – as well as faith in your own wit and resilience – will get you through.
January 20 – February 18
Your opinion is valuable, but worth more if you heed the law of supply and demand. Make it rare and asked for! Sure, you can handle any argument you get into, but give your partner a break!
February 19 – March 19
Financial opportunities are out there, but you have to work hard to make them pay off. Listen to advice from an older friend, but don’t follow it directly. Rather, use it as a springboard to think of something even better.
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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