Fiona Apple – September 13th 1977
Published Thursday, 16-Sep-2010 in issue 1186
Breathe, Aries!
Saturn in Libra is squaring the lunar nodes, showing necessary steps in the relationships that are most important in our life’s lessons. Mars is in Scorpio, offering insights to those problems, but those insights can feel more urgent and be more complex and distracting than strictly helpful.
March 20 – April 19
Your control issues can wreck your relationship. Step back. Breathe. Be responsible for yourself, and let your partner do the same. Domestic issues are an easy distraction. Work is where you need to focus your energies and sense of mastery.
April 20 – May 20
You’re fine on the details; don’t worry about those! Work on seeing the big picture. There, you need some help that you’ll get if you want it. Be gracious and pay attention! Criticism from your boss shows investment in your success.
May 21 – June 20
While being your own harshest critic has benefits, you may be too hard on yourself. Expressing your personal values is important, but you’ll have more to say and be better heard speaking from the shared values of your tradition and culture.
June 21 – July 22
LGBT folks often struggle with definitions of “family.” Draw a picture of yours. Don’t write a list; draw a picture! Who’s in? Who’s out and why? Those you have to think about may or may not belong, but work on clarifying those relationships.
July 23 – August 22
There’s so much you want to say and so much more to your message than is apparent. Don’t blame your audience for not getting it! Work on your own communication skills and welcome constructive criticism.
August 23 – September 22
The most important things you need to express are not coming out logically and won’t be accepted on pure logic anyway. Take it as a creative challenge to let your passions clarify – not cloud – your reason.
September 23 – October 22
Your work and ambitions could be a distraction from domestic issues that require more attention. At least take a good, close look at your priorities and your limits. Your efforts to do too much could be antagonizing the people who really matter to you.
October 23 – November 21
Cool your jets, Hot Stuff! Before charging in “where angels fear to tread,” reconsider your premises and re-examine details. Don’t let anxiety urge you forward or paralyze you. Look ahead thoughtfully and proceed accordingly.
November 22 – December 20
Whatever it is you’re worried about, your friends will help you get things into perspective. Don’t let it grow out of proportion. Your problems are simpler and the solutions more pragmatic than you realize.
December 21 – January 19
Helping others can be an easy way to avoid your own issues. Balance healing yourself with nurturing others to strengthen your pursuit of your goals. Shrewd networking will ameliorate the stress of your career.
January 20 – February 18
Find opportunities to promote yourself. Getting ahead is still hard work, but you’re up for it. To sustain energy for the longer run, be conscious of how your own success can and should be helpful to others.
February 19 – March 19
Sometimes you really are Little Miss Innocent, but it won’t wash now! Put this troublemaking phase to good work. Focus on political ends or community building. If you really need to get nasty with someone, there’s a politician who deserves it.
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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