We want to keep our feelings to ourselves, but pressure to share our innermost secrets continues to mount. A planetary cluster in self-protective Cancer triggers fears of being too vulnerable. Meanwhile, energetic Mars dynamically squares exuberant Jupiter, giving us an inflated sense of confidence by pumping up our adrenaline and encouraging us to take action. Finally, the Moon’s shift into proud Leo may convince us to tell all.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
A relationship offers an escape route from recent emotional stress. Although the discomfort may dissipate now, the underlying issue is not necessarily resolved. Taking the easy way out sounds better than it is in reality, partly because it’s only a temporary fix. Your key planet Mars forms a square to expansive Jupiter, blowing everything out of proportion. However, you must face your denial if you don’t want to grapple with the same problem again and again. When in doubt, take a deep breath and return to the facts. President James Garfield said, “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
You may wish you could don Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak today, for you don’t want to expend so much energy explaining your decisions to everyone. It’s even more draining if people are still encouraging you to take a different course than the one you’re on. A puzzling conflict between your inner and outer worlds could entice you to say yes to others, while emotionally withdrawing and quietly doing your own thing. Your retreat is just a temporary tactic to maneuver in the direction you want to go. Claim your power and don’t look back.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
You are as surprised as anyone about your current optimism. You might even assume the recent emotional drama is over. But rather than leaving the unresolved past behind, take advantage of your newfound confidence to push through your resistance and deal with your relationship problems directly. Although you often choose to circumvent the complex mysteries of feelings, your enthusiasm empowers you to explore the unknown today. Rumi wrote, “Both light and shadow are the dance of love.”
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Your fears have receded into invisible crevasses of your subconscious, motivating you to untangle complex emotional issues that resurrect memories from the past. You might try to keep everything light and breezy today, but intense feelings could suddenly pull you off balance. Rather than making a hasty retreat to a safe harbor, stand your ground. Although you may project your insecurities onto those around you, this is your fight to finish. Mooji said, “Face your fears and stop allowing the mind to hold you captive.”
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Your thoughts are coming fast and furious now, and each new idea sounds better than the last one. Your mind is brewing wonderful projects and plans while energetic Mars squares opportunistic Jupiter in your 3rd House of Distractions. Although you’re eager to move ahead with every possibility, your judgment isn’t as clear as you believe. All signs are pointing yes, but saying no is the most immediate way to break the cycle of overdoing. Roman philosopher Seneca wrote, “It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Life’s little surprises appear in your path to remind you that you’re not in charge of your calendar today. Your friends and family expect you to participate in their group activities, even if you don’t have the time to spare. You have work to do now, but there’s no hiding from the onslaught of interruptions. Nevertheless, resist all urges to sever your connections, personal or technological. In the barrage of data coming through your social network, there are truthful nuggets of meaning shining through the noise. Captain Jack Sparrow said, “Not all treasure is silver and gold.”
Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)
It feels like everyone knows your business, even if you say nothing at all. But the fact is people only hear the most positive things about you now that superhero Mars is squaring generous Jupiter in your 1st House of Personality. It’s as if you are communicating your competence while keeping your mouth shut. Spread your message proudly in everything you do today. Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.”
Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)
Building trust is important before sharing your deepest concerns with anyone. You have choices to make now, yet you might be attracted to a totally new perspective on life, thinking it can offer you safe harbor. Nevertheless, impulsive changes in direction will likely distract you from achieving your real goals. Don’t jump at the first shortcut; instead, hang out with your confusion for a while before making your final decision. Author Brandon A. Trean wrote, “It is how we embrace the uncertainty in our lives that leads to the great transformations of our souls.”
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
You want to be able to trust your instincts, but everything is moving so fast now that you can’t get a solid read on the dynamics of the moment. Still, you’re drawn toward the magic in the unseen realms. Someone might surprise you today as he or she gracefully dances around your probing questions. The more you investigate, the less you know. Wait a few days until the mystery plays through. Fortunately, your patience is rewarded when you’re left with newfound clarity and purpose.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
A friend or coworker can be a major thorn in your side today, yet it’s unclear why you are the target of their ill will. It may be obvious to you that some people are obsessing about the wrong things now, but you don’t want to say anything because the issue is so sensitive. Walking on eggshells to evade a direct confrontation is a defensible strategy for a while, but it doesn’t work in the long run. Virginia Woolf wrote, “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
People around you seem to have more energy than you now. You’re not sure if your current assessment of someone is based on the fact or upon your desires. However, you might be able to use another person’s inspiration to jumpstart your creativity into motion. Your flexibility alleviates the pressure of growing tensions in a relationship today. But don’t diffuse the uncomfortable energy too quickly. Holding onto your position and sinking deeper into your emotions eventually leads you to clarity. Max Ehrmann wrote, “In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.”
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
No matter how hard you try, it seems like you should be more practical today. However, your current frustration stems from your inability to manage your emotions. It’s like invisible forces are influencing you to take action, but your spirit just isn’t connected with your behavior. You willingly listen to the advice of your closest friends, but their words don’t alter your feelings. Do whatever is required to meet the expectations of your associates now, but don’t ignore the messages coming from your subconscious. Follow your heart; it knows the way.