Alternating waves of expansion and contraction prevent us from growing too fast. We are instructed to simultaneously hurry up and slow down as the action-packed Aries Moon trines the restrictive Sun-Saturn conjunction that’s exact tomorrow. Meanwhile, an expansive Sun-Jupiter alignment tells us that more is better. Although there are practical limits to how fast we can move, the Moon’s conjunction with instantaneous Uranus suggests otherwise. 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

You’re enjoying the cosmic momentum today, but you might not be so happy when circumstances stop your progress. Rather than just accepting the resistance you encounter, you want to do battle with anyone who stands in your way. Unfortunately, fighting the opposition of an authority figure only exacerbates the stress. It’s smarter now to collaborate than to compete. Fortunately, an adversary will likely come around to your perspective, bringing a resurgence of energy and renewed optimism. Patient determination is your most efficient path to success.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Your moods are all over the map today and it may be helpful to share your feelings with someone you can trust. Stay open to the possibility that there are good things waiting in the wings, even if they haven’t made their entrance onto your life stage yet. However, there might be a rough patch when the headstrong Aries Moon catches up to erratic Uranus, creating some uncomfortable psychological turmoil. Author Alice Walker wrote, “Hard times require furious dancing.”

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You and your friends are on a roll, solving all the world’s problems today, but progress is slowed when someone speaks up and warns against jumping to conclusions. Sobering words can be a buzzkill, but it’s wise to heed them anyway. Don’t worry, lucky Jupiter lends a helping hand to the willful Sun now, so your enthusiasm won’t slump for long. Finding the right mix between compassion and practicality allows you to make a positive difference.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

You’re driven by professional ambitions today, and you know you have what it takes to climb the ladder of success. However, it can be a drag when your physical body can’t keep up with your groundbreaking ideas. Your lack of stamina may hinder you in the early afternoon, but don’t throw in the towel just yet. When you take time to rest, you’ll go farther in the long run. Fortunately, a second wind comes along just in time to carry you to your destination.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

You’re intent on soaring higher than ever before, but sometimes a successful launch requires a delay for an evaluation of the quality of your work. Unless you understand the wisdom of slowing down, you may feel like you’re hurrying up just to wait. Luckily, sensible Saturn is offering constructive criticism from your 5th House of Self-Expression, preparing you to put your best foot forward. A Danish proverb reminds us, “Delayed is preferable to never.”

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

All you want to do is push a task to completion today, yet unexpected changes require more caution than insistence. Authoritative Saturn stops you for an unexpected pop quiz in order to determine what else you need to know before continuing on. Don’t fret over lost time; it’s not really lost if you become more efficient in the long run.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

Hot and cold, stop and go — the flipping and flopping of energy today is mildly infuriating. One moment you’re given the green light and the next you’re pulled over for speeding. As unpleasant as it is to deal with restrictions and limitations, sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise that keeps you from rushing into an unwise decision. The dynamic Aries Moon parties with unpredictable Uranus in your 7th House of Relationships, so don’t be surprised if things heat up with your partner or a new attraction rattles your cage.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

After rushing to fit everything in, time magically slows down today, allowing you to sit back and reconsider your previous commitments. Strict Saturn is conducting its annual audit in your 2nd House of Values, bringing your core beliefs up for discussion. You must examine what matters most to you and where to best allocate your resources. You can’t sweep these crucial issues under the rug any longer or there could be a severe price to pay. As Wayne Dyer wrote, “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

On one hand, you’re ready to play the day away, but on the other hand, you know it’s in your best interest to keep your shoulder to the wheel. One minute you’re enjoying the lighter side of life; the next it feels like you’re sabotaging your own success. Luckily, your stress is only temporary because the buoyant Sun-Jupiter sextile reminds you of how far you can fly when you take the time to fully prepare for your journey. Accepting that your present actions determine your future happiness is a sign of wisdom and maturity.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

You are nothing if not persistent, so even if you encounter frustrating setbacks today, you’re still dead set on accomplishing your goal. The radiant Sun collaborates with jovial Jupiter, encouraging you to go big or go home. Although the bulk of the work you do might not be acknowledged now, the legacy and reputation you build will both precede and outlast you. Motivational author Napoleon Hill wrote, “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Your friendly demeanor may suffer today if you let your anxiety grow out of hand. It seems as if one person after another blocks your progress as you strive to complete your tasks. Try not to lash out in frustration if you feel overly constricted. Hurting someone’s feelings won’t advance your cause and it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Surprise your haters with a smile and your success; work for the cause, not for the applause.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Although one part of you wants to let loose, you’re still determined to get serious about taking care of business. Escaping into fantasyland often lurks as an attractive temptation in your life, but the current planetary focus on your 10th House of Career won’t allow you to wander too far off track. Nevertheless, extravagant Jupiter is telling you that buying something you covet will lead to satisfaction. This internal tug of war may be frustrating, but if you keep a tight leash on your impulses today, your wallet will thank you tomorrow.

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