Although the morning starts with a jolt of cosmic energy, optimism turns to realism as the day progresses. An expansive Mercury-Jupiter conjunction opens our eyes and our minds to a myriad of possibilities prior to an emotionally explosive Moon-Uranus alignment. Evaluating our options grows fruitful once the Sun moves into picky Virgo. This cosmic shift toward pragmatism is confirmed when the Moon enters practical Taurus.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
You are so focused on doing a good job today that you can get lost in even the smallest task. Learning how to adjust your methods at work is especially important once the Sun moves into modest Virgo to join an ongoing planetary party in your 6th House of Service. This is an excellent time to sharpen old skills and develop new ones. But getting attention is not the same as getting results. When you make a good impression, follow up with hard work to maximize the return on your efforts.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
While it’s smart to have the right data at your fingertips, too much information can weigh you down and prevent you from reacting spontaneously. The way in which you see your world determines how you live in it. Naturally, you want to take responsibility and do what’s expected of you. However, it’s also beneficial to make time for fun when the Sun dances into virtuous Virgo and your 5th House of Fun and Games. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Redefining your relationship with your home and family entails a complex mix of thinking and feeling. However, you receive a convincing invitation to reality when the Sun moves into pragmatic Virgo and your 4th House of Security. Thankfully, observing how your subconscious mind operates can help you turn anxiety into opportunity. Recognizing and respecting the line between enthusiasm and hyperactivity actually makes it possible to enjoy the thrills of discovery without losing your perspective or scattering your energy.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
No matter how busy you think you are now, the cosmos is raising the ante and you will soon be even busier. There’s no time to rest once the Sun rushes into your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, making it nearly impossible to keep up with everything that’s happening. Be prepared to pass up a chance for career advancement if the trade-off is to keep your life in balance. Every lucrative possibility that comes along isn’t necessarily the right one for you. Making informed choices today means no regrets tomorrow.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
The best way to collaborate with individuals who are working with ideas contrary to your position is to balance your joyful creativity with objectivity and common sense. The Sun’s shift into prudent Virgo and your 2nd House of Resources reminds you to attend to pressing financial matters while they are still manageable. Of course, being thrifty today helps, but upgrading your present arsenal of skills or learning an entirely new trade is even more financially beneficial in the long run. Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Easy Street might appear to be around the next corner, motivating you to take a shortcut and make a mad dash for the finish line. Unfortunately, this impatient move is not wise — opposing forces may be stronger than you realize. Proceed with caution, instead of trying to force progress today. Sometimes you can make a sensible decision by lining up all the alternatives and rationally eliminating them one by one. However, you’re better off now entertaining each possibility on its own merits as it appears. Carl Jung wrote, “Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see it.”
Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)
Take some time away from the maddening crowds for a hefty dose of self-reflection now. Engaging in a spiritual practice counterbalances the high levels of personal and professional activity that are bound to keep you hopping throughout this month. Nevertheless, serious matters demand your attention with the Sun’s presence in methodical Virgo and your 12th House of Privacy. Make adjustments if you’re helping others without getting anything in return. Healthy relationships depend on mutual support and respect.
Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)
Your future is brighter than you realize even if your plans are up in the air. Your fears about the direction of your life may be exacerbated now; thankfully, you can rely on your inner voice to come through with sound advice. Listening to your intuition helps you resist the temptation to overstep your current boundaries and enables you to proceed with sensible caution. Nevertheless, you will go places you never dreamed if you can stay open to change.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Brilliant insights pop out of thin air while your nerves are stretched tight by practical issues. Taking center stage seems natural now that the hardworking Virgo Sun is shining in your 10th House of Career. Concentrating on immediate tasks while polishing your skills raises your status on the job, but a lack of focus could reduce your effectiveness. If you aspire to turn your life in a radical new direction, lay down a solid foundation with disciplined competence to create a future that aligns with your dreams.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
The future is now and you’re ready to apply the principles that you hold most dear. Thankfully, practical intelligence is a gift of the Sun’s entry into technically astute Virgo and your 9th House of Higher Mind. Mapping out the details of a complex journey comes easily today; you’re primed to learn from the best and can be an effective teacher for those who lack your skills and experience. Step up to the plate; it’s your turn to manifest positive change in your life and in the world around you.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Being flexible enough to shift from making plans for the future to addressing the nuts and bolts of present logistics is essential for creating more effective alliances now. But general principles give way to concrete pragmatism as the Sun shifts into earthy Virgo and your 8th House of Shared Resources. Blaming others isn’t helpful if reality doesn’t match up to your expectations. The “Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment” reminds us, “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.”
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
All types of relationships find their way into the spotlight now. The Sun’s entry into ethical Virgo and your 7th House of Companions starkly illuminates the complex dynamics of your partnerships, while encouraging you to work through unresolved issues with others. Discovering a new truth can be a powerful source of inspiration, but testing it diligently will reveal whether it’s actually useful or just a passing thought. Your priorities might change even if you don’t.