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We need to assimilate a weird mixture of energy today as relationship issues stew in the cosmic pressure cooker. However, the Moon escapes into intellectual Aquarius, reducing the emotional tension. Nevertheless, the willful Sun is engaged in a tug-of-war with transformational Pluto, triggering unpleasant competition to establish control. We are caught in the middle of powerful interpersonal dynamics that impact everyone involved.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

Of course, it’s admirable if you are consciously evolving into a better person, but proving your superiority at work is not the best way to exhibit your growth. There’s no need to instigate conflict just to demonstrate that you will come out on top. Rather than being unnecessarily combative at home or on the job now, go out of your way to be helpful to all those who could benefit from your assistance. Cooperate with others; compete with yourself.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You’re certain that your ambitious new plan is good for the wellbeing of everyone involved. Unfortunately, you still may need to fend off criticism from someone who thinks you’re only in it for yourself. Luckily, you possess the necessary skills to guarantee your success. But reaching your goals is not very satisfying unless you do so in a kind and supportive manner. Your current adversary might not even be a real nemesis unless you turn him or her into one by escalating a disagreement. Jim Wallis wrote, “We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground.”

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Relationships are front and center today, but you’re only interested if there’s an equal give and take. Although you might prefer keeping the conversation on the lighter side, denial will only exacerbate the problem. Dive into a lively discussion, but only after ground rules have been established that prevent power politics from controlling the mood. Plunging into the unknown may not be your first choice now, but engaging in an open dialogue could bring wisdom, along with a deeper sense of intimacy.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

An unavoidable disagreement over an intense emotional issue could provoke random feelings of helplessness now. Thankfully, transformation is your superpower today, enabling you to skillfully turn negative emotions into fuel for positive change. Looking within your heart can lead you to your own tender spot, but your self-awareness won’t matter until you are vulnerable with your partner. Buddha taught, “When words are both true and kind they could change the world.”

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Your passions are so aroused today that you can lose your temper if an emotionally charged discussion does not go your way. Although you don’t intend to turn your disappointment into a major issue, there may be negative fallout from your reaction anyway. However, suppressing your feelings isn’t a viable strategy now. If you think it’s more prudent to remain quiet, the unexpressed words could act like a lightning rod that attracts exactly what you were attempting to avoid. Sophocles wrote, “Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.”

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

You might think you shouldn’t tell someone how you feel today, especially if you believe your disclosure will be a catalyst that triggers unpleasant memories. Unfortunately, you may not be able to settle down until you share what’s on your mind with a trusted friend. On other days, you could apply your rational thinking to help you decide what to do. However, you can’t use logic to solve an illogical problem. Of course, caution is advised, but the possibility of uncovering metaphysical treasures makes the risk more than worth it now. Fear is temporary; regret is forever.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

Everyone expects you to deliver on your recent promises and you can’t afford to drop the ball before fulfilling your commitments. No doubt, there is plenty of hard work in front of you, and you are uncharacteristically compulsive about handling your responsibilities today. Nevertheless, don’t allow anything to pull you so far off course that you lose track of what you initially set out to do. Getting started while the cosmic forces are with you empowers you to accomplish superhero acts.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

People make more and more demands on your time now, leading you to believe you’ve lost control of your priorities. Perhaps your schedule has grown so complicated that you don’t know how you can regain normalcy. Nevertheless, you refuse to give up; you know a solution is near and a great adventure ahead will once again inspire your heart and soul. Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

It’s time to face your insecurities so you can clean up a messy situation that threatens a significant relationship. The problem is you have already taken the bait and are hooked on untangling the complicated issues. Naturally, you prefer to leave the whole matter behind, but you must resolve personal business before moving on to anything else. Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton wrote, “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

You are known for your amazing ability to continue plodding through your work until it’s finished. However, you can go over the top in your drive for completion; almost nothing will deter you from reaching your destination. Your current tenacity graces you with a one-track mind today, as if you are supercharged with an extra dose of practical determination. No matter how hard you must fight to stay on your chosen path, set your goals high and then go after them. Maeve Greyson wrote, “No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.”

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

It’s absolutely imperative that you are one hundred percent honest with yourself today or you may run into trouble. Don’t be afraid to reevaluate your assumptions and reconsider what’s most important if unfolding events challenge old values that have outserved their useful purpose. However, it makes no sense to set the cart before the horse; create a new set of priorities based on your current thinking before you make a detailed list of things to do. John F. Kennedy said, “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.”

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

You are more confrontational in social settings today because you may be insecure about your role within the group. You might feel marginalized, even if you’re an integral part of the process. However, your inclination is to withdraw if something rattles your stability. Unfortunately, you can’t escape from your responsibilities without making a scene. In the long run, a strategy based on peaceful coexistence is smarter than one that’s fueled by outright conflict. An African proverb teaches, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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