Peace of mind is elusive today as the energetic Aries Moon runs through the whole gamut of emotions. We’re motivated to initiate action but don’t know where to begin when the Moon bumps into resistance from the willful Sun, domineering Pluto, pushy Mars and erratic Uranus. But we can’t place too much emphasis on the lunar aspects while mischievous Mercury is spicing up the story and an irrepressible Venus-Uranus connection is agitating our feelings.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
Your current restlessness triggers impulsive behavior, but doing nothing is smarter now than doing the wrong thing. You can convince yourself that putting a sensible deal together will work out well for everyone involved, but your intentions are not necessarily supported by your choices today. Lay low until the emotional storms blow over. Once the sky is clear, you’ll know exactly what to do. Rune Lazuli wrote, “Inside the chaos, build a temple of love.”
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
You have a few tricks up your sleeves today and it’s prudent to keep an ace in the hole for when you need it. You are currently thinking about the big picture, but concentrating your focus leads to more concrete accomplishments. Nevertheless, narrowing your vision too much might be just as counterproductive as overextending your reach. Don’t wait until it’s too late to act preemptively; your chances of winning the hand are best if you play your cards in the present moment.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
You’re thrilled by all the social activity today, but it may become so demanding that you’re tempted to do a major disappearing act. Unfortunately, in the absence of others, you still can’t hide from yourself. You might judge yourself harshly because of your shortcomings in the real world. Nevertheless, making friends with all sides of your personality can heal your relationship karma on many levels. As novelist Tom Robbins wrote, “Funny how we think of romance as always involving two, when the romance of solitude can be ever so much more delicious and intense.”
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
You don’t want to perform in public today, but circumstances might require you to be in the spotlight anyhow. Fortunately, you possess enough confidence to do what is expected of you, regardless of your personal preferences. Once you overcome your initial resistance, you could even enjoy being the center of attention for a while. Don’t overreact to any specific event; instead, observe your changing feelings as if they were the color palette on your next painting.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Your words seem to be clear and to the point, but it’s possible that there’s a whole subtext that you’re avoiding today. Although others might have no idea that your message is only part of the story, they’ll eventually realize something is amiss because your actions don’t quite match with what they hear now. Thankfully, there’s no reason to fret about saying something that could be upsetting to someone you like. John Lennon said, “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.”
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
You may spend a lot of time today reflecting on your changing values. You’re secretly concerned that your core beliefs don’t fit in with those of most of your friends and family. But keeping your desires to yourself doesn’t fix the underlying issue; it only buries the tension deeper, making it more difficult to uncover later on. The road could get rough for a bit if you choose to confront others with your differences now. Author Erica Jong wrote, “The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.”
Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)
Your attempts to keep relationship dynamics from melting down may seem more futile as the day unfolds. At first, you’re able to adapt to each emotional challenge as it demands your attention. But something happens after a few go-arounds; your patience wears thin and you can’t continue smiling your way through this charade. Television character Carrie Bradshaw said, “Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” There is no going back once you decide to speak your truth.
Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)
Your emotions are so volatile today that they could frighten you into temporary silence. Thankfully, you’ll find your voice again sooner than you expect. But in the meantime, you must find a way to process your stress without going all the way back to square one every time someone says something that sets you off again. There’s no reason to get upset with people or situations that you can’t control. Both are powerless without your reaction. Take the high road and channel your passion into a worthy cause.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
There’s no holding you back today, even if you know you’re stepping over the line. You are enthusiastic about showing up in fine form and are unconcerned about offending people with the truth as you see it. However, your cavalier attitude may lead to a situation where you’ll be apologizing later on. Remember, you can still be honest without being hurtful. Taking full responsibility for your own emotions frees you from projecting your disappointments onto anyone else.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
You might not be able to run away from love today, but you’re not sure you’re ready to share your heart with someone new. Feelings grow complicated if you think another person is pushing too hard or progressing too fast. Communication can be strained if you erect arbitrary boundaries to protect your heart. But there’s a fine line between maintaining emotional security and living in unnecessary isolation. Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks by building walls where there could be bridges.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
You can’t prevent your schedule from falling apart today; random changes demand radical solutions. Trying to rigidly cling to an unmanageable agenda only makes matters worse now. Follow the course of least resistance and let your entire calendar fall like a house of cards. Once the stress of keeping up appearances is gone, you’re free to recreate your day to your liking. Sometimes it takes an unexpected breakdown to experience an undeniable breakthrough.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
There can be a wide gulf between what you intend to say today and the words that actually slip out of your mouth. It’s as if there is an impenetrable wall that makes your final message invisible to you until after you speak your piece. You might even be surprised when you compare what others tell you they heard with what you believe you said. Remember, good communication fosters healthy relationships. Keep trying until your heart is satisfied that it is seen.