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Our sleepy worlds are jolted awake when the Moon blasts into enthusiastic Aries. A midday lunar trine to the fierce Leo Sun confirms the active nature of the day. Although we might try to escape from our emotions with six planets in fire signs, sweetheart Venus forms an uncomfortable aspect to suspicious Pluto. We are challenged to express our hearts, even if we’re worried about the consequences. Hopefully, love overcomes fear.

 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

It may be a day of rest for some folks, but not likely for you. You probably have one too many items already on your list of things to do and you can’t wait to get started. Hopefully, you will find time to express your creativity because there’s so much on your mind and you want others to share your experience. Fortunately, the timing is perfect for telling a secret or two, even if your disclosure creates waves. You never know who you might inspire when you reveal what’s in your heart. 

 

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

 Lights are changing to green and you’re itching to stomp down on the gas pedal wherever you are going. However, it’s hard to know whether you’re driven to succeed or simply motivated to enjoy yourself. Usually, there’s a clear difference but now the two divergent paths travel along side by side. Luckily, you can race ahead for a little while without needing to choose your destination just yet. The trouble is you think you have plenty of time until it runs out; he who hesitates is lost.

 

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

There might not be much downtime on your schedule today, but that’s exactly how you like it. The pace of life is quickening and the Moon’s shift into the 11th House of Friends opens the door to a variety of social activities. Losing yourself in the crowd brings relief because you don’t have to figure everything out for everyone. However, you grow restless throughout the day and long for some quality one-on-one time with a close friend. As educator Stephen Covey says, “Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.” 

 

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

You’re expected to take over a floundering project today, even if it’s grown in complexity in recent days. In fact, your future was quiet and manageable until someone started to play the what-if game in real life, expanding all the possibilities in your mind. You may be uncharacteristically intrigued by so many choices and wish you could choose them all. Thankfully, you can quickly pick the best direction when the time is right if you’re willing to listen to your intuition. 

 

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Chalk up another day of unstoppable summer Sun and Games. Although you might believe it’s as good as it gets while bright Sol blasts the Earth with his warm rays, it’s all too easy to let the day go by without actively converting your dreams into reality. Your feelings grow more complicated as time wears on, leaving you less certain about the direction you are actually heading. Fortunately, as novelist Margaret Atwood wrote, “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” 

 

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Although you have energy to spare as the astrological element of fire burns brighter, you may not be very motivated to do much of anything now. In fact, you might even need to seek solace as the emotional Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing harmonizes with the Sun in your 12th House of Secrets. You have your feelings tucked away and locked up under surveillance. Contrary to your first inclination, take the time to talk about your needs and your fears with someone you trust. Remember, discomfort is not your final destination, even if it’s a stop along the way. 

 

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

Your perfect day includes plenty of time to relax with friends while sharing your thoughts about life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Luckily, reality will likely grant your wish while the Moon trines the playful Leo Sun in your 11th House of Social Networks. However, you can upset some of your peers when you talk about your feelings today without regard for theirs. No matter what you think, say what is right and not what is easy.

 

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

The atmosphere continues to lighten and your heart forges ahead inch by inch in its attempts to connect with others. Ram Dass said that living on Earth requires us to keep our hearts open in Hell. Most often, love is followed by the pain of separation, disappointment or disillusionment. Nevertheless, the alternative is to close down and alienate yourself from everyone. Given this deeper understanding, your choice is a simple one that only you can make. 

 

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Your mind is like the sea that has washed over the tide wall and your thoughts are breaking the molds of containment. Although it feels as if nothing can stop you now, your confidence borders on denial. It’s a bad idea to disregard the laws of the road or the rules of engagement today. But you might feel even freer once you agree to color within the lines. Ironically, sometimes the right constraints grant you the independence you seek. 

 

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Your newly found optimism might run into a roadblock today as charming Venus is overwhelmed by the power of ruthless Pluto in your sign. You are acutely aware of the fact that your serious style of love doesn’t always play well to your audience. You might try a more lighthearted approach now, but others see right through your feeble attempts at camouflage. Throw in the towel of resistance; just be real and let the chips fall where they may. 

 

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Your objective perspective enables you to remain enthusiastic about the future. But, you also carry the weight of responsibility on your shoulders, and know enough to restrain your expression now if it borders on anything controversial. Meanwhile, a close friend or partner turns the tables on you by revealing his or her feelings today. You might want to run for the hills, but avoidance is not a wise strategy. The only way to escape from your current problem is to solve it once and for all.

 

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

You aren’t sure that your personal contribution adds much to the grand scheme of things today. But magic isn’t always obvious, even to those who practice it. Don’t let your intentions waver, for they set the stage for your future. Your individual actions are part of a larger plan that might not come together until midweek. There’s no need to rush anything now; even in fairy tales, the happily-ever-after occurs on the last page.

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