Dear Eugenia

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019

DEAR EUGENIA by Eugenia Last

DEAR EUGENIA: I was married to my ex-husband years ago, but recently we have been around each other more than we have been since the divorce. His birthdate is Oct. 13, 1953, at 7:30 a.m. Can I trust him, or should I avoid him? We have always kept in touch somewhat, and we have a nice friendship. I feel we have each other’s backs, but he has a nasty, sneaky side to him, and I don’t like drama. He is a wonderful stepfather to my daughter, and they have a great relationship.

I am considering asking him to help me with a project, and I will need to trust he has my best interests at heart, because once it is done, there won’t be any turning back. He is in a relationship and appears to be very happy. I have no romantic interest in him, but I enjoy his friendship. Should I be more careful? I was born on Dec. 22, 1955, at 1:20 p.m. — Wondering

DEAR WONDERING: Your description of “nasty, sneaky” and the inclusion of drama shows loud and clear in his natal chart. Yes, sorrow, deception and so on and so forth are definitely problems where contracts, negotiations, legalities, rules and regulations come into play. If you are dealing with a financial institution jointly, you will want to think twice.

Right now, you have an amicable relationship with the man, and it benefits your daughter, but should things go wrong, the results will be disastrous. His chart indicates that he swivels very quickly and that he can be your best friend one day and your enemy the next. Surely you can find someone more trustworthy to do business with.

Without his new partner’s date of birth, I cannot say how she might influence his relationship with you. However, from what you have given me to work with — once bitten, twice shy applies.

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DEAR EUGENIA: According to my natal chart, it shows that I have a chance to do well in the medical field. I did my very best, but I wasn’t able to clear my entrance test this year. This was the second time I attempted the medical entrance test. I feel like all my hard work was in vain. The only option I have left is to take my admission test in pharmacy.

Lately, things have been terrible for me. I am not only lost regarding my vocation, but where love interests and my dreams and goals in life are concerned, I’m falling short. I feel broken, as if life has nothing for me. All my love interests end up leaving me.

I have lost all hope. Tell me what do I have to look forward to. Will I end up being successful in the pharmacy field? And is there a person who won’t end up leaving me for silly reasons? I need your help. I was born July 20, 2000, at 3:45 p.m.– Cancer

DEAR CANCER: You are only turning 19 this year. You have so much life ahead of you. The past 18 months, you have been experiencing a Saturn opposition that has made it challenging to choose how you will earn your living.

I understand where you get the impression that the medical field is your only choice given the buildup of natal planets in an area of your chart that deals with chronic health. However, that area of your chart deals with legal and financial as well, which means you have far more choices than you realize.

You have also been experiencing transiting Jupiter moving across your ascendant since last fall, and this tends to make you overreact and has also been the culprit that is making you so uncertain about your future, personally and professionally.

Take a step back, and rethink what it is you really want to do. With the amount of planets in the sign Cancer and your Moon situated in the constellation Pisces, industries that require nurturing should be at the top of your list. If you want to work in the medical field, it should probably be with children, or perhaps you are overlooking such fields as teaching.

This fall Jupiter will move into an area of your chart that will help you determine what you want to do with the rest of your life, and it will result in new and exciting opportunities throughout 2020.

Regarding love, what’s the rush? You spend a long time with a life partner. You should be focused on your educational pursuits and getting to a level in life where you will meet potential partners you have something in common with.

In 2021, you will begin to meet partners who will have more interest in you. The place most suited to meeting someone special will be at school or through family or friends.

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DEAR EUGENIA: So far, the year for Aries has been miserable.

I need to work for at least two more years, and I need to make decisions now regarding how I will support myself. I am a widow, born on March 21, 1954, at 5:06 a.m. I don’t have many relatives, and none are nearby. Are there any positives in 2019 for Aries?– Down and Out

DEAR DOWN AND OUT: Yes, it has been a struggle for all the cardinal signs this year (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). The positives for you moving forward are that you have a job and where work and financial gains are concerned, investing and saving will put you in a position that will allow you to live a moderate, peaceful life should you decide to retire fully. Sizing down and lowering your overhead should be a consideration, along with how you can use your skills, experience and qualifications to parlay that into a small income in the future.

Your chart indicates you are energetic, and to sit back and fully retire probably isn’t going to be all that satisfying. You should be considering the things you enjoy doing and trying to wiggle your way into a part-time position that will allow you to earn a little cash and have fun doing it.

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