In theory, the lovely Libra Moon enables us to avoid emotional extremes by showing us both sides of an issue. However, an irritable Sun-Pluto connection can misdirect our anger or draw us in to someone’s emotional drama. Additionally, perceptive Mercury opposes nebulous Neptune to muddy the waters of intellect and tempts us to believe others. An impassioned Moon-Pluto square this evening reminds us to redirect our feelings into creative pursuits. 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

Unforeseen changes can force you to loosen your grip on your schedule. Go ahead and seek solace in your imagination, but if you choose to postpone fulfilling a promise, don’t confuse your impractical fantasies with your mundane obligations. Logical Mercury in your 6th House of Logistics is influenced by otherworldly Neptune today, so manage your time as effectively as possible. Keeping one foot on the ground allows you to accomplish your goals and still manage to indulge your dreams.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

What you lose in mental clarity today is made up in artistic potential. Your rationality is diffused while cerebral Mercury opposes nebulous Neptune, so writing technical manuals or detailed emails is challenging. Make time to enrich your soul by listening to music or relaxing in nature. Keeping your options open can be a viable strategy, but narrowing your field of vision gives you much-needed peace and quiet. Lao Tzu wrote, “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

It seems like a perfect day to kick back and let your mind wander wherever it wants to go. Mischievous Mercury’s opposition to surreal Neptune sets the stage for storytelling, daydreaming and other forms of mental escape. Avoid concrete planning or initiating conversations if logic is required. Minor irritations at home can surface now, but practicing compassion and forgiveness is a better use of your time than trying to take corrective action for something that’s gone wrong. Take the high road; it’s far less crowded.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Although you can see a domestic issue from all angles today, a sticky dispute conflict could still sidetrack your day. After putting in quite a bit of effort to sort it all out, you might discover that most of the disagreement originated from a simple misunderstanding. But an in-depth discussion only makes the situation worse if everyone is operating off of different assumptions. Frequently, the biggest snag in communication is that people don’t listen to understand, they listen to reply. Open your mind before you open your mouth.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

You’re finally ready to tackle a longstanding financial issue today, only to realize the problem isn’t as bad as you thought. Unfortunately, trickster Mercury’s opposition to fuzzy Neptune can delude you into believing nearly anything that resonates with your fantasies. You could even mislead yourself into imagining an improved fiscal situation. Don’t turn your cash flow upside down by making a decision about a major purchase; instead, list the pros and cons about each option while postponing your final choice until tomorrow when you can hear yourself think.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Ironically, facts range from fuzzy to fantastic now, which can lead you to erroneous conclusions. Paradoxically, analytical Mercury empowers you to focus your logic like a laser beam. However, the Winged Messenger is in a tug-of-war with delusional Neptune today, making it impossible to discern useful data from an incoming deluge of unverifiable information. Rather than making yourself crazy with frustration, grab this opportunity to explore your imagination and indulge your fantasies. Your regularly scheduled program of reality will return tomorrow.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

You may be confused by your lack of priorities today as thoughtful Mercury opposes ephemeral Neptune in your 6th House of Daily Routine. Retreating from the public spotlight seems like your most sensible option while several planets congregate in your 12th House of Privacy. Nevertheless, the future is pulling at you from several different directions now, obscuring your final destination. Thankfully, you can probably get away with declaring a one-day amnesty from responsibility as long as you promise to finish your work upon your return. One step backward, two steps forward.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

Your dreams must be placed on the back burner today so you can direct your energy toward the outside world. Pressure to renew a commitment or change direction is likely as the illuminating Sun’s presence in your 10th House of Career is intensified by powerful Pluto. However, your current hypersensitivity can overrule common sense as you try to meet other people’s expectations now. No matter what anyone says, listen to your inner voice for the advice you need. As Sufi poet Rumi wrote, “Look for the answer inside your question.”

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You long to take spiritual refuge from the demands of life today. Messenger Mercury’s opposition to metaphysical Neptune in your 4th House of Roots tempts you to escape into your imagination. However, it’s nearly impossible to remain objective when every word is so loaded with illusions and emotions. While this planetary combination is wonderful for creative expression and compassionate conversation, it tends to dissipate facts in the presence of dreams. Remember the success of Walt Disney who said, “Fantasy and reality often overlap.”

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

You want everyone to see your fair and balanced approach to resolving interpersonal differences. Unfortunately, the power of your beliefs distorts your objectivity now as relentless Pluto in your 1st House of Self is bent out of shape by the dramatic Leo Sun. But it’s easier to bury your agenda than to acknowledge it. Nevertheless, what’s left unsaid can tilt a conversation in the wrong direction. Although coming clean might feel uncomfortable at first, pushing through your resistance and being honest from the start brings you the respect you seek.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Your defenses soften in the presence of other people’s weaknesses because you have compassion for their plight today. Wanting to help someone in need is admirable, but the sharp analytical lens of cerebral Mercury in precise Virgo is diffused by its opposition to surreal Neptune. This confusing yet imaginative aspect challenges you to discern the truth from fiction. Make sure you understand the underlying message by repeating key components of any discussion and asking for verification along the way. No question is too dumb when there’s so much at stake.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Delving into the details of relationships can be a tedious process, yet it’s essential work for cultivating your compassion. While it’s true that love sometimes flows along with the magic of silent understanding, words are ultimately the best means for establishing deep connections. Pillow talk is the upside of chatty Mercury’s opposition to dreamy Neptune today. But confusion is also possible if you don’t double-check your impressions to make sure that everyone is on the same page. Don’t naively assume that your interpretation matches anyone else’s until you validate your instincts.

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