We may experience clear sailing today as we move through an astrological quiet zone. Although a calm peace dominates the heavens, the far-seeing Sagittarius Moon stirs longings and stimulates wanderlust. Nevertheless, it’s no problem to keep our feelings from spilling over for much of the day. A late afternoon discord between talkative Mercury and unrelenting Pluto brings a suppressed argument out into the open where it can hopefully be resolved.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
You can recall trying to avoid a difficult scene from your distant past as if it were just a few minutes ago. However, something is shifting now and you want to react to an entirely new situation based on the old dynamics. One of the hardest things to do is to wait for all the circumstances to line up in your favor, inviting you to start the show. Nevertheless, focusing on the present moment enables you to see options that were not previously there. Continue to accumulate data until you can make an informed decision. Nelson Mandela said, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Setting your priorities can be tricky business today because you’re unwilling to make plans until you get a nagging feeling off your chest. Your current emotional unrest is exacerbated by tomorrow’s Full Moon, making it impossible for you to remain silent any longer. If you have something controversial to say, choose your words carefully so you don’t stir up unnecessary conflict. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
You can make your message sound as casual as possible, but others are still going to listen between the words in an attempt to uncover your true intentions. Nevertheless, you don’t want to err on the side of endless rambling because you will surely lose your audience before you finish making your point. Consciously conserving your energy in all conversations ensures you will be ready for the spotlight in a day or two. Talk less; say more.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
You can feel your own resistance build as you think about putting a temporary halt to the never-ending bickering. Although it might seem as if confronting someone’s overactive persuasion techniques isn’t worth the effort, fighting for respect is a noble cause. Don’t give up your power in unnecessary ways. However, consider all your options before declaring war on an adversary. Your best verbal sparring is done now if you pick your battles with care.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Celebratory activities are occurring all around you now, and you may be suffering from a severe case of envy. Although you have so much work on your plate, you’re tempted to walk away from it all to join the party. You’re unwilling to cut back on your indulgences unless you have no other choice. Fortunately, you always have other alternatives. Postponing your commitments isn’t a problem today as long as you give advance notice. Katharine Hepburn said, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
You aren’t pleased when your energy is so scattered because you have little to show for all your work. In fact, messenger Mercury is light and lively today, even while delivering news to suspicious Pluto. You might stumble upon someone’s long-held secret while probing Pluto is snooping around in your 5th House of Spontaneity, prompting a surprising revelation. Actor Dave Willis wrote, “Secrecy is the enemy of intimacy. Every healthy relationship is built on a foundation of honesty and trust.”
Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)
You’re promoting a specific agenda at work today and you’re not interested in running your plan by anyone else. Although it’s reassuring to gain the approval of others, you just want the satisfaction of knowing that you made your choices on your own now. Potent Pluto’s connection to strategic Mercury in your 9th House of Distant Horizons nudges you along on your personal evolution. Nevertheless, the most sensible path could be revealed if you are receptive to constructive advice. An open mind is a powerful mind.
Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)
You may be at the center of a minor storm today as the emotional weather intensifies, triggering an early warning system between you and a close friend. Ironically, you’re convinced that the most positive response is the only one you can make without raining on someone’s parade. Without constant monitoring of your behavior, you believe you’ll set a sequence of events into motion that ends with conflict. Luckily, you possess the power to steer the ship of free will away from the trajectory of fate. Keep calm and carry on.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Your feelings are all over the map now and you’re unable to stuff them back into an appropriate box. The moody Moon is visiting your optimistic sign, but it appears that unavoidable trouble is on the path directly ahead of you. Don’t tire yourself out trying to stir excitement where there is only unnecessary resistance. You won’t change someone’s mind with logic today; you must appeal to their heart through the emotions of desire. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.”
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
An overly talkative coworker can turn out to be the fly in your ointment today. Chatty Mercury in your 6th House of Employment is driven by paranoid Pluto to explore every alternative, including a few conspiracy theories along the way. However, all the chatter simply might be a ploy to cover up an emotional dynamic that needs resolution. Instead of being distracted by all the gossip now, sink beneath the words and into the deeper realm of feelings. Stephen Covey said, “The biggest communication problem is that we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply.”
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
You’re beginning to see that your plans for the future still need some serious tweaking. And even if they are in good shape, there are plenty of details to be ironed out along the way. You might want all the loose ends tied up, but you will only grow frustrated if you think you can outsmart the cosmos today. Don’t be afraid of visualizing the future, but avoid obsessing over one final outcome. The more possibilities you entertain now, the more alive you will feel over the days ahead. Don’t set limits on your unlimited potential.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
You would like to project your umbrella of compassion and protection over everyone at work today. But your dreams of leadership may not be realized, especially if they are more like idle fantasies than a viable alternative. Imagining your destiny normally helps to create it, but now it’s more of a diversion than anything else. The Dalai Lama said, “It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer; what we need is to take action.”