We’re buzzing with energy today as we build upon events already in process. We can’t contain our excitement while clever Mercury trines ingenious Uranus, creating a stream of innovative ideas. However, we must set aside the notion of immediate gratification when resourceful Venus opposes stern Saturn, reminding us to persevere. The best is yet to come, but we can’t force time to bring us the future any faster just because we’ve run out of patience.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

You can only squeeze so much into your life, even if you think there’s plenty more room on your calendar. Cerebral Mercury harmonizes with radical Uranus in your impulsive sign, encouraging you to break the rules in order to free yourself from unwanted restrictions. Unfortunately, you won’t get away with your plans to outsmart the universe today. Karmic Saturn is on the scene, and you are required to slow down and do everything the old-fashioned way. Author Peter Zarlenga wrote, “No authority is higher than reality.”

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You may grow agitated when you discover that people are making excuses for you today. At first, you’re sure you heard something wrong; after all, you haven’t done anything that warrants your friends covering for you now. Nevertheless, you might need to apply some self-restraint because you believe that your thoughts create reality. But it’s important to remember the saying, “If you build it, they will come.” Take a risk; move out of your head and into the real world.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You might feel as if you’re a flower that is beginning to close. You have already enjoyed your glorious days in the Sun; now it’s time to turn inward and catch up on your sleep. Unfortunately, there is no rest for the wicked and you could be busier than ever with people to see and places to go. The upside to your fast-paced life is that you thrive on variety. The downside is you can exhaust yourself before you know it. Nevertheless, you need a vacation and it’s not going to happen unless you start working on it now. When all else fails, take a nap.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

You are receiving mixed messages while conflicting planetary patterns battle for your attention. Independent Uranus tells you there’s no reason to act hesitantly as long as you’re being truthful. However, nothing is as simple as it appears because the present dynamic also includes strict Saturn who commands you to keep a stiff upper lip and push on through your resistance. It may seem impossible at first, but you must find a way to be both spontaneous and patient at the same time. Kurt Cobain said, “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

You can’t stop the flow of outrageous thoughts today, but you can exercise your intelligence before acting on every single idea. However, you’re not ready to listen to any advice that tells you no. But sooner or later you’ll come back to that same nugget of wisdom and realize that self-moderation is a major component to happiness. Author Rusty Eric wrote, “As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering.”

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

You’re eager to bust out of your self-imposed isolation and rejoin your friends today, but a severe work schedule might be enough to keep you inside and out of trouble. Still, you’re searching for ways to express your frustration; nevertheless, don’t be foolish and send an email before you reread it. If you’re looking to uncover the real you, be prepared to do it once and for all. Psychologist Sidney Jourard wrote, “Perhaps the most important reason for self-disclosure is that without it we cannot truly love.”

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

You have your heart set on a big-ticket item today, but you may need to process your disappointment if you face financial constraints. Perhaps you decide it is prudent to forgo a fancy shopping excursion or delay your acquisition of a fine piece of art. Stop the purchase of anything you don’t actually need now; Turn your attention away from the material world and toward life-altering experiences. Fortunately, your friends are there to help you through this rocky transition with plenty of fun suggestions. Collect memories, not objects.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

You’re looking for your place in the world and could pull some very impressive work out of your past in order to prove your qualifications for your next adventure. If you’re applying for a new job or enrolling in school, allow plenty of time to get your application materials in order. Whatever you envision for your upcoming endeavor, you’re tempted to lean on your unique form of brilliance now, rather than a more methodical approach. However, a healthy dose of practicality serves you well. Benjamin Disraeli wrote, “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You might believe you’re invincible today as you naively proceed along your path to success. Your goals are set high and your current strength is your unwavering self-confidence. Unfortunately, you can’t hold this level of enthusiasm forever. Your positive attitude develops a few weak spots that reveal your vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, you may need to step into a discussion on your own behalf. Instead of using your authority to shut down a conversation, open it up by asking meaningful questions. Queen Rania of Jordan said, “We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.”

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

You are an expert at setting aside short-term desires in order to reach long-term goals. Lovely Venus enters into a tug-of-war with your key planet Saturn today, initiating an internal conflict between expressing love and fulfilling your job obligations. You might want to allocate some time for self-reflection now. The first step to obtaining what you want is having the courage to get rid of those things that you don’t want. Memories take you back; dreams take you forward.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

A one-on-one relationship may thrive now, but connections with your larger group of friends might be more tenuous. Although your social network is often on your mind, you may run into a wall when you try to smooth out the wrinkles. It’s as if you’re being excluded today, yet no one will address your awkward position in this newly created hierarchy. Author Ellen Wittlinger wrote, “When there’s an elephant in the room, you can’t pretend it isn’t there and just discuss the ants.” Never forget, you are your most passionate advocate.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

You are itching to stir up a little mischief at work now, but your motives don’t stem from any mean intentions or negative emotions. In fact, you’re maintaining a rather positive outlook today, even in the face of serious opposition. Don’t waste your energy trying to win a popularity contest. And let no one discourage you from your worthy cause. Self-motivation is key; you don’t need a fan club to achieve your goals. Dance with a light heart and sing a song of freedom.

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