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We are torn between practical matters and our spiritual beliefs today. Four planets in earthy Virgo emphasize the details of the day, while energetic Mars and karmic Saturn in philosophical Sagittarius encourage us to act on our principles. A serious Mercury-Saturn square forces us to rethink our game plans. A dynamic Venus-Mars square foments arguments. Thankfully, the Moon’s shift into diplomatic Libra helps us restore balance.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

You might feel it’s your duty to share what’s on your mind today, but speaking the truth can bring an undesirable response. Talkative Mercury’s hard square to no-nonsense Saturn complicates conversations by undermining trust if you say too much. Granted, you aren’t often the long-suffering type, yet you could possess even less self-control at this time. Others may not be willing to reveal their feelings, making you regret your disclosure. Patience is critical now, since pushing for answers only raises more questions.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

The lure of pleasure could distract you from delivering on a promise today. However, there’s a price to pay for irresponsibility when active Mars and hardworking Saturn in your 8th House of Shared Resources are stressed by four planets in your 5th House of Fun and Games. Fortunately, your tenacity can help you overcome your own resistance to work. Although it’s possible to be pulled into an argument with a friend or colleague about your priorities, speaking carefully enables you to skirt unnecessary conflict. Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You want to initiate a conversation about a delicate subject to clear the air of invisible tension. Unfortunately, too many details create a roadblock that forces you to think twice before you speak your piece. Your key planet Mercury runs into scrupulous Saturn, requiring you to back up every statement you make with facts and figures. Thankfully, sufficient preparation works wonders; you’ll be showered with trust and respect if you can satisfy your audience. Setting your ego aside and putting the truth first is the quickest route to your destination.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

You may be quite upset with someone’s actions today, yet your tendency is to withdraw rather than push outside of your comfort zone and share your concerns. Communicator Mercury in your 3rd House of Distractions crosses paths with authoritative Saturn, making it even harder to get your point across if you lose your temper. Gently express your hurt as clearly and patiently as possible and hope for the best. Kindness works magic where anger never could.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Financial matters continue to be in the spotlight, especially if you must limit your activities or purchases because of fiscal restraints. Unfortunately, there might not be an easy solution to your current dilemma because valuable Venus and intellectual Mercury are feeling the pressure while visiting your 2nd House of Resources. Even if you seek advice from someone you trust today, communication bogs down and everything seems to require more effort than expected. Pay attention to the signs and simplify your life. Sticking to the basics now prevents messy complications later on.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

You wish to involve others in your decision-making process, but could have a difficult time finding the advice you need. There’s a lot on your mind now that romantic Venus, mental Mercury and opportunistic Jupiter are all hanging out in your analytical sign. Meanwhile, Mercury slams into a square with stern Saturn, stopping you in your intellectual tracks and forcing you to realize that a few well-considered words create more impact than a rambling speech. Remember, it’s not enough to say the right thing; you must also deliver your message in a way that others are able to receive it.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

There’s an emotional uneasiness in the air that comes from a lack of communication. It’s obvious that there are things that must be shared, yet still remain buried while so many planets hide out in your 12th House of Secrets. You may feel as if you’ve stumbled onto a battlefield as your key planet Venus dynamically squares warrior Mars, but you’re in no mood to fight now. You wish you could just mind your own business and ignore the source of irritation. Nevertheless, this is your chance to kindly yet firmly break the news. As Buddha said, “The trouble is you think you have time.”

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

Although you probably won’t go out of your way to look for a fight, it still might seem as if you’re cruising for trouble today. It’s just that your key planet, contentious Mars, is angry and under duress in your 2nd House of Core Beliefs. Although you’re ready to defend your basic values, your arguments may run into an immovable wall of authority. You are hot for action and tempers can flare. Nevertheless, you can’t just walk away from the issues once they’re on the table. The way through is the only way out.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You could doubt your own wisdom if your ambitious plans run off the rails. You are operating with a deep well of energetic reserve while superhero Mars and taskmaster Saturn are in the picture. However, reality conspires against you today, demanding that you reconsider your long-range goals. You must have all your ducks in order now, since any flaws in your argument will be revealed, whether you like it or not. Your mood quickly sours if unrealistic expectations set you up for failure. Nevertheless, success is yours if you work hard and keep your indulgences to a minimum.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Your confidence may be shaken today if your optimism suddenly crashes into reality. Fast-talking Mercury squares nay-saying Saturn in your 12th House of Endings, requiring you to confront your inner saboteur. Once and for all, you must face the fear that the notion of failure arouses. Although you might want to withdraw from conflict, it’s more productive to rethink your strategy and then respond directly to any valid criticism. Obstacles do not obstruct the path; they are the path.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

You may grow restless today, tempted to trade measurable gains for an unrealistic pie-in-the-sky dream. However, sobering Saturn puts a damper on your wanderlust. Unfortunately, garnering support is challenging now, especially if others want proof that you’re speaking the truth. It might be wise to exercise self-restraint and perform your due diligence in order to build a rock-solid case for your position. Don’t get discouraged if it feels like you missed the boat; you just need more time before you can proceed according to your plan.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

You might be unsure of your life path today when thoughtful Mercury and physical Mars create a bit of an interplanetary struggle. Forcing resolution now at the height of your uncertainty is like slamming on the brakes during a skid. Thankfully, you can maintain control if you clear your head and acknowledge your fears. Mastering your mind is your most important assignment now. Knowing exactly what you want to say empowers your message, but confusion and frustration return if you don’t rehearse your lines prior to delivering them.

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