Our logic is working overtime today as we filter out ideas that could have the greatest positive impact on our lives. The exacting Virgo Moon demands that rationality and efficiency are our top priorities. We don’t have the luxury now of making choices based on beauty or originality; our primary concern is practicality. Nevertheless, the Moon’s opposition to imaginative Neptune and lovely Venus may have us doubting ourselves later in the day.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
Responsibilities seem to keep piling up and they won’t go away until you decide to face them once and for all. Nevertheless, you’re distracted by your fantasies and might try to cleverly delay your obligations a little while longer. Unfortunately, this tactic of procrastination will likely backfire today; it makes more sense to bite the bullet and resign yourself to a day of karmic catch-up. For now, heed the words of author Peter Drucker: “Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
You are looking at the world through a very practical lens today, motivating you to find satisfaction by achieving substantial results. People may marvel at your positive attitude because they know they would complain if they had your row to hoe. But you’re willing, even eager, to do whatever it takes if your work influences your peers to shine their lights in the darkness. Applying your creativity for the good of all makes your heart smile and inspires others to follow in your footsteps.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Sometimes spending the day at home is a way to escape from the real world. But there are plenty of projects to finish and you’re happy to have the breathing room to tie up loose ends. Mundane household chores are at the top of your to-do list. Oddly enough, focusing on physical activities frees your mind to meander in your daydreams. If you concentrate on one thing at a time, you will be amazed by how much you can accomplish with a short burst of willpower. Channel your energy constructively and your productivity will increase dramatically.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
You like the idea of free-floating through the day without anything on your schedule. Nevertheless, creating an agenda enables you to make the most of your time. It may seem counter-intuitive to allocate space on your calendar for rest and recreation, but it’s wise to relinquish your resistance to organizing everything in advance. Even if you deviate from your initial arrangement, planning in advance gives you the widest range of choices. Prepare for the road ahead, even if it’s just leading to the playground or the couch.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
You have a hundred different money-making ideas running around in your head, but turning any one item into tangible income is an entirely different story. Unfortunately, the gulf between your fertile imagination and boring reality seems too wide to cross today. Nevertheless, building bridges between the present moment and your future aspirations starts with a thought. As Gloria Steinem correctly noted, “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
You long for consistency but it is elusive today, nonetheless. Your efforts to stabilize your emotions only adds energy to their uncertainty. Nearly everything in your world seems to be in flux while the evocative Moon is camping out in your sign. It can be tiring to keep up with your never-ending mood swings now, but even more exhausting if you try to control them. Tides change, feelings change, perspectives change. It’s part of the natural process; take a deep breath and just go with the flow.
Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)
You are a closet list-maker today, and will jump through hoops to prevent others from discovering your secret. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enumerating what you want, but your heart is set on showing everyone how much you’re willing to compromise. You don’t want to come across as controlling, so you might pretend you aren’t attached to a particular outcome now. Paradoxically, your suppression of your real intentions is transparently obvious. The more you mask your need to have it your way, the more others will resist your ideas. Ben Franklin wrote, “Honesty is the best policy.”
Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)
You can see where your current path leads into the future and you’re driven to modify it so it will take you exactly where you want to go. However, you might not possess as much accuracy as you wish and today’s actions could profoundly impact your trajectory unless you consider all of your options first. Think twice and then think again; your impulsive changes have as-of-yet unseen consequences. Orator William Jennings Bryan said, “Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.”
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
You might get so hung up on the logistics of your plans today that you end up missing your opportunity to put them into motion. You are engaging in a familiar dance between using a telescope to aim at the distant horizon and a microscope to focus on the minutiae. Your current inclination is to handle all the details first, but you may grow frustrated when you keep slipping into daydreams and lose touch with your goals. President Barack Obama advises, “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
Your current idealism is like an itch that won’t go away. Try as you might, making a practical plan is a real struggle today because your thoughts keep drifting toward chivalrous goals like protecting the environment or feeding the poor. However, your real problem isn’t your altruism; it’s about scale. Instead of trying to save the entire planet, start in your local community. Margaret Mead wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Logic enables you to only get so far as you try to navigate your way through complex relationship dynamics today. Your emotions are warping your perspective and you realize that objectivity is nowhere to be found now. However, you don’t know how to start a conversation about a subject that’s a mystery to you. Fortunately, the moment is rife with opportunities to grow and learn more about your feelings. However, it takes courage to admit if you’re floundering. Author James Thurber wrote, “It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all of the answers.”
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
You may find yourself in an awkward position if people think you have more information in your possession than you do now. They could demand specific details all they want today, but your feelings don’t easily fit into words. It might seem as if others are leaning on you to manage their own discomfort with uncertainty. However, you can’t squeeze water out of a stone and you just don’t have a simple solution to give anyone. Shakespeare wrote, “Expectation is the root of all heartache.”