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Our productivity suffers today when delicious Venus misaligns with excessive Jupiter, making it difficult to set sensible limits when seeking pleasure. Although the practical Capricorn Moon urges us toward self-restraint, circumstances distract us as we imagine the possibilities. The Moon’s stressful squares to irrepressible Uranus and indulgent Jupiter act like carrots on a stick, luring us down a path that leads to more trouble than it’s worth.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

Although there are professional responsibilities to attend to now, you’re dreaming of having a day off to follow the whims of your heart. It’s difficult to predict your rapid mood changes; one moment you’re impatient with others and the next you’re on the hunt for a sidekick to join you in a spontaneous adventure. If you let yourself go wherever the wind blows you today, you’re likely to end up at a dead end with nothing to show for it. Tap into the industrious energy of the persistent Capricorn Moon to steady yourself among the temptations. Keep calm and remember your roots.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You’re feeling the love and you want nothing more than to gather with your pals at your favorite restaurant. The problem is that you’re known to overindulge in such sensory stimulus when the circumstances are right, and today it’s difficult to stop once you start. Although you know you should think about the effect your revelry has on your health, it’s a slippery slope. Fellowship is nourishing for the soul, but bring along a Plan B if your Plan A for self-control goes out the window.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You’re happy to throw yourself into your work today because the recognition you receive makes you feel better about your current situation. In fact, you may be craving accolades because there’s something bothering you that you prefer not to think about. While your attempts to seek approval are understandable, be aware that whatever you’re avoiding inside will be there when the applause dies down. The Dalai Lama cautions, “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Your desire to feel secure may be projected onto a close relationship, driving you to be a bit too protective now. Circumstances seem unpredictable and you wish you could find solid ground. At the same time, you secretly want to escape and seek refuge at home base. Whether the dangers you perceive are real or not, they’re likely to trip you up today. Don’t get too carried away with preventative measures. Sometimes by holding on too tightly, you end up losing what you were trying to save.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

A casual conversation with your partner or a close friend may go a lot deeper than either of you initially expected. You suddenly want to know if you’re truly loved and your neediness might drive you to seek the words of affirmation you long to hear. It’s perfectly natural to want some validation but it’s probably doing more harm than good when your concern over being accepted monopolizes your thoughts. Love yourself first and the world will follow.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

The problem isn’t staying on task, it’s that you have so many tasks you want to stay on. There is a plethora of alluring ideas that you believe would make great projects, but you know you should stick to the ones that are the most practical. The earthy Capricorn Moon advises a pragmatic approach, but wild Uranus and extravagant Jupiter urge you to go big or go home. This cosmic conflict creates an annoying buzz, but methodically filing away ideas for another day gives you the chance to focus on what’s most important today.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

You may have made one too many promises, and you plan to follow through with all of them today. But you also long for some down time to do what you want as well. You constantly must adjust to make room for your obligations and your personal desires. Balance is hard to come by now, but the steadying influence of the consistent Capricorn Moon favors keeping your feet on the ground and putting one foot in front of the other. Focus on the present and the future will take care of itself.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

You might enjoy a recreational project so much that you lose track of time completely. You’re going all in today, even though there are a lot of errands to run before day’s end. Optimistic Jupiter and passionate Venus align, promising that you will produce something incredible if you pour yourself into your creative endeavors. However, this planetary duo is known for exaggeration, so be aware that you may not get as far as you think if you succumb to denial or procrastination. Concentration is the secret to your success.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You’re so eager to let loose that you’re already planning for the weekend. Creating a mental list of friends to invite and places to go is distracting you from your work, making it nearly impossible to focus on the here and now. However, a familiar voice in the back of your mind warns that you shouldn’t let your festivities get out of hand because of the strain it puts on your pocketbook. The calculating Capricorn Moon plods through your 2nd House of Finances, cautioning you to stay cognizant of your budget. Setting manageable limits enables you to still have fun without breaking the bank.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

One thing after another is being added to your plate, and you’re under the mistaken impression that you’re capable of doing it all. However, the reliable Capricorn Moon’s presence in your 1st House of Self hampers your objectivity. You find yourself rushing to help out coworkers when asked today, and unexpected things pop up at home that must be handled as well. You may have to say no to someone even if you think you can manage more. Establishing boundaries isn’t admitting defeat; it’s preparing for victory.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Your mind is halfway across the world, roving from place to place like a traveling merchant. Your thoughts flit here and there but never return to your present location, making it a struggle to complete even the simplest chore without drifting off into another dream. Your physical energy is mellow today thanks to the sobering Capricorn Moon taking refuge in your 12th House of Rest. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

The urge to merge is so strong that it’s a challenge to think about anything else. Whether it’s a friend who really understands you or a lover who shares your dreams, it’s as if you only have one setting when you open up today: full blast. The tenuous connection between magnetic Venus and expansive Jupiter creates an abundance of emotional energy that’s difficult to regulate, pulling people in like a vortex. It may seem like perfect love is just a heartbeat away, but reality waits under the delusions of grandeur. A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

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