We’re eager to nurture those in our care while the evocative Moon visits maternal Cancer. However, self-examination is necessary because the Moon opposes domineering Pluto, inviting us to confuse unnecessary meddling with the act of protecting loved ones. We might try a variety of solutions, only to realize that our best intentions are being blocked. Nevertheless, we may believe we must take control to prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

Navigating through emotional territory is like driving on a mountain road without guardrails. Fortunately, you can avoid the problems associated with losing control of a situation by gradually applying the brake before there’s an emergency. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on others for an early warning because they might be cheering on your reckless behavior today. However, someone will step in and do the dirty work of stopping you in your tracks if you don’t take responsibility in time. Zen master Ezra Bayda teaches, “When you pay attention, everything is your teacher.”

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You encounter unexpected resistance today from someone you thought was on your side. You assumed that a close friend would be your biggest supporter and you might feel disappointed when you realize you’re on your own. Don’t waste valuable time or energy trying to convince anyone to return to your camp. Emotional pleas or angry confrontations will not work out in your favor; instead, plan on flying solo for now. Your actions will reveal your unwavering determination; your integrity is your saving grace.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You may be more worried today than people realize, but that’s because you’re a bit of a magician when you want to keep others from getting too close. Unfortunately, your cleverness can backfire, preventing your best friend or lover from helping you deal with the very thing that’s causing you concern. It takes courage to be honest with others when you’re not living up to your own standards. Sam Keen wrote, “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

You continue to be an emotional being in a world where it’s often prudent to tightly wrap your feelings up in the logic of the day. However, the drive to express your heart’s desires in the safety of a stable relationship is fundamental to your wellbeing. Although you might be tempted to withdraw into your shell, growth occurs now from opening up. Self-disclosure is a rough road today because your perspective may conflict with someone else’s. Instead of making happiness your current goal, strive for recognition. Amy Bloom wrote, “Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.”

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Everyone might be encouraging you to take your brilliant ideas to a larger audience, but you’re not sure this strategy is in your best interest. You like the idea of receiving accolades for your creativity, but you think something magical will be sacrificed in the translation during a rehearsed performance. You’re not eager to tighten up your act too much now because it could lose its spark of spontaneity. Additionally, the reality won’t likely live up to your grandiose expectations. Nevertheless, like Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, you’re still ready to do your duty and play your part when you’re called to the stage.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

You’re focused on the distant future today but might not say much about it. The Moon’s current visit to your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes inspires you to create compelling sequels to your favorite fantasies. Nevertheless, you can’t go overboard now without risking everything. Adopt a sustainable pace that won’t provoke much resistance. Unfortunately, if you jump ahead too quickly, you’ll be sent back to the beginning of the line to start over again. Slow and steady wins the race.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

You may be overly concerned about anyone who doesn’t want to participate in your community-building project today. Instead of relaxing and going with the flow, you might choose to tighten the reins. For example, filling in the details of someone’s schedule leaves little time to pursue more questionable eccentricities. Nevertheless, exerting too much control now is a tactic that will cost you later on when the tables are turned — and you’re the one who is being put back into a box of conventionality. Giving others the respect they deserve is the fastest way to earn it yourself.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

Sometimes you wish money problems would just solve themselves on their own. However, much to your chagrin, they rise and fall like ocean waves. One day your cash flow is not flowing, and on another day, prosperity is abundant in your little kingdom. Nevertheless, you might need to face the fiscal music now and restructure some part of your financial picture. You can resist the changes at first, but they will eventually carry you into the future, bringing greater stability than you expect.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You’re the serious one in a relationship now, especially if your significant other is not quite ready to settle down. This push-pull dynamic makes it easier for you to move closer while your partner is in retreat. Nevertheless, independent Mars opposes restrictive Saturn, triggering your relationship houses. Stop trying so hard to fix what isn’t broken; observe your feelings without attempting to change them. Satisfaction remains elusive for another day or two which gives you enough time to sort out the entanglements of your heart. Novelist Stephen Chbosky wrote, “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Your schedule becomes even more complicated now if you have irrational requirements about certain activities that are non-negotiable. Unfortunately, you might find yourself deep in a power struggle with someone who wants you to alter your calendar so you can join them in an activity. But no one is likely to give in today, turning a minor conflict into a major one. Separating the facts from the emotions reestablishes equilibrium but it requires a commitment from everyone involved. Thankfully, where there’s a will there’s a way.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

You have all the right words at the tip of your tongue today, but you might hesitate to say them out loud if you think they reveal your vulnerability. You wish you could keep your conversations on a cool intellectual level, but you can’t set aside your romantic inclinations now. Nevertheless, you’re not necessarily feeling warm and fuzzy; instead, your need for clarity sharpens the edges between you and someone you love. Don’t strive for resolution; frustration grows when you push harder. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to just let go.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Balancing family activities with commitments made to your community or church can rekindle an unresolved issue in a personal relationship today. Clear communication is essential, but bringing up the subject doesn’t mean you’re any closer to agreement. Unfortunately, this may be one of those conflicts that doesn’t have a quick solution, so you need to know when to back down. You might not be able to discern the best point to start your retreat, but you’ll surely know when it’s too late. Avoid falling into a frustrating well from which there’s no easy escape. Brigham Young said, “Honest hearts produce honest actions.”


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