While generally speaking with Mercury still retrograde it’s best to avoid hard and fast decision making, dear Aries, the Moon in your communications sector most of the day does stimulate a desire to communicate, connect, and collect information. Express yourself and stay flexible – be spontaneous if you feel right about something in your gut. This can be a time for lending someone a hand or acting upon an idea. There can be a nice feeling of camaraderie with a partner or friend. With the Moon moving into your home and family sector tonight, find activities that help build confidence from the ground up, and that are familiar and comforting.
Your intuition is quite sound when it comes to practical and business matters today, dear Taurus. With Mercury still retrograde, we can be a little fuzzy with facts, but you’re in good form for new ideas and instincts with money today. You may simply need to refine them at a later date. You are more inclined to stick with the familiar than to venture out looking for new experiences today. Even so, you could be feeling close to someone who seems to be sharing the same values as you or who looks to you with special respect. Tonight, you enter a more curious lunar period, and it’s a time for branching out and entertaining new possibilities.
This a good day for networking, connecting, and sharing ideas, dear Gemini. The Moon in your sign most of the day tends to magnify your own emotions, at times at the cost of reason. However, this is an important time for getting into touch with your emotional wants and needs, even if they may seem exaggerated at first. You can be craving some “me time”, but can certainly benefit from reaching out to others. Later today, emotional needs don’t seem as urgent, with the Moon moving out of your sign. It’s a good time for reminding yourself of what you do have, and for finding ways to appreciate these things.
There is a tendency for you to keep to yourself much of the day, dear Cancer, or to withdraw a little from mainstream activities in order to regroup on an emotional level. You might be craving a sense of order in your emotional life. It’s natural now to look to the past, settle some issues, close projects, and crave extra rest or time to yourself. The Moon enters your sign later evening, and this tends to have the effect of bringing attention your way. The only real “enemy” with this position of the Moon is impatience. Emotions feel urgent, as if fulfilling your emotional needs is an emergency. These desires will pass, often as quickly as they came on in the first place, but pay attention to what’s left behind of them.
There can be stimulating and even inspiring conversations in your social network today, dear Leo. You might enjoy others’ company more than usual. It’s a great day for networking, connecting, and group activities, and one of the better days for casually communicating in this retrograde Mercury cycle. Doing favors for others may be a good way to express yourself now. Later evening, the Moon moves into your solar twelfth house for a couple days, making it a good time for reflecting on your personal life, particularly with your future in mind, and how you can better develop and improve your attitude towards shaping your life in empowering ways.
You’re more concerned about your responsibilities and performance much of the day, dear Virgo, so that the sooner you meet your obligations, the more relaxed and fulfilled you’ll feel. This afternoon brings lighter energy. Your heart is in your chores now, so that they can be done more happily. You are security-minded and moved to take charge. Projecting a more confident “you” is certainly coming more naturally to you these days and this will continue for some time. Later evening, the need for non-competitive outlets for self-expression emerges quite strongly. The less expected of you, the more naturally you contribute, share, and connect with others at this time.
This can be a good time for sharing ideas and visions with a friend, dear Libra. Honest expression of feelings is the way to go now – it’s charming and winning, frees you of unnecessary guilt, and ultimately, helps you to solve problems. It’s a good time for considering your longer-term goals and plans. Generally speaking with Mercury retrograde in your sign (until the 9th), it’s not the ideal time to expect to know all the details, facts, or figures, but it is a fine time for connecting with a different perspective on your life. Later today, the Moon moves into your career and reputation sector, and this tends to stimulate an increased sense of your responsibilities. The expectations of others can pull you in a particular direction.
Whether it’s through a conversation with someone or with yourself, you’re inclined to pull important matter out from deep inside of you. Thinking, journaling, or ruminating can get you into better touch with your inner needs, wants, and motivations. Discoveries can be truly helpful, and others may be appreciating the insight you share. You’re likely to gravitate towards quiet, healing activities. Tricky issues or ideas can be tackled now with greater ease. By later evening, you’re likely to want to pull yourself up and out, perhaps hungering for more action and experience.
The day’s energies favor making connections, dear Sagittarius, but particularly interacting on one-to-one levels. A partnership or friendship deserves some special attention today. This is a strong day for bonding with someone, especially if you are tuning into nonverbal cues. You have a way of expressing yourself today that draws people in and allows them to open up. Later evening, the Moon moves into your solar eighth house, and you tend to notice and perhaps dwell on more subtle levels. This can be helpful as it is likely to bring you into better touch with your feelings.
Your focus is on the details of your life and getting things into order, and you’re likely to be feeling on top of things today, dear Capricorn. You’ll find that others are thinking and responding rather than reacting, and this allows for a smoother conversation flow. You might receive or give very practical advice. Circumstances may be such that you need to become more organized and efficient with your work and daily life, and energies today are supportive for these goals. Later evening, the Moon moves into your partnership sector, and this tends to bring you into a more sociable mood, or one in which you’d prefer to share your ideas or activities with someone.
You’re not necessarily in the mood to just blend in today, dear Aquarius. In fact, you may be in the mood for some special attention or recognition for your more unique qualities. It’s a strong time for all things creative. You are displaying more confidence, vitality, and optimism. People are drawn to your good humor quite naturally. Later today, you are a little more sensitive to imbalances or inconsistencies in your personal life and environment. A focus on daily routines or on details can be comforting.
You continue to be a little more introspective and cautious today, dear Pisces, with the Moon in your solar fourth house until later evening, but in no way unfriendly. In fact, your feelings are especially warm. It is a good time to set priorities and to enjoy simple things. It’s not a day for pushing or reaching beyond boundaries – there’s plenty of time for that later this month – but it’s a good day for emotionally preparing for more demanding days. Later evening, the Moon’s move into your creativity sector can stimulate a stronger need to express and share yourself with others.
Work, health, and relationships are in big focus this month, dear Aries, and motivation levels are on the increase. From the 9th, strong energy for consulting, negotiating, and partnering is with you, particularly in connection with your work or health goals. You could be teaming up with someone to pursue health and fitness programs, or to get a particular project done, and while you’re typically very independent, this is a great time to let someone in. When it comes to work and career, this is a powerful time for renovations, redesign, and dramatic improvements. Your ambition increases pleasantly now, and you are especially resourceful in your methods. There could be some recognition for efforts that previously were taken for granted. You can be thoroughly enjoying your work or daily routines, and this shows in the finished product. When it comes to the pursuit of better health and well-being, what you may have been lacking recently is patience, but this month puts this shortsightedness behind you. Newfound or increased joy in your work can also bolster health. While you can be quite busy now, you are increasingly turning to study in order to perfect your skills or to gain knowledge. Lifestyle changes implemented now are likely to last. For some of you, you may be discovering your “calling” now and in the coming months. This is an important month for being alert and active. You are especially inventive, creative, and enterprising, particularly with your work, methods, and pet projects. If a fresh start is needed in a partnership, the New Moon on the 12th can provide it. The Full Moon on the 27th can be a call to handle out of control money matters.
Wonderful influences for both work and play are with you this month, dear Taurus. With your ruler, Venus, and Mercury in mutual reception and both direct from the 9th forward, you are in excellent shape mentally. Work benefits the most from this, but relationships improve considerably as well with open lines of communication and attentiveness. Work relationships can improve now, and work projects or health programs get off the ground. There can be surprising or exciting turns of events surrounding romance, children, entertainment, and creative projects. Small risks or innovations can be rewarding. You can be seeking, and likely finding, more meaning in your projects, hobbies, and friendships. Self-improvement efforts are strong. As you pour more of your energy and heart into romantic relationships and creative pursuits, your relationships and work take on new life. Powerful and meaningful connections might be made. Travel and romance may be connected now and in the coming months. The Full Moon on the 27th is in your sign, bringing an emotional epiphany. All month, and especially from the 9th forward, personal magnetism is through the roof. You are certainly attracting positive attention as your more playful impulses surface. This is only set to increase as the month advances, and continues into next month. Enthusiasm for hobbies, entertainment, and other forms of playful expression increases, and opportunities emerge to more thoroughly enjoy yourself. This is also a good month for learning and travel. You’re feeling increasingly freer of the need to sort out family and home matters, and confidence improves.
The month ahead brings home and family matters into strong focus, dear Gemini, as well as romantic, creative, and playful pursuits. Your ruler, Mercury, turns direct on the 9th and around the same time is in mutual reception with attracting Venus. This brings more charm, clarity, and warmth to your presentation. You are being received especially well. You have energetic Mars and expansive Jupiter in your sector of soul/home all month, and Venus entering here on the 8th. This brings many opportunities to improve relationships with family and with yourself! It’s also good for creative improvements to the physical home, not only emotional ones. Ideas for having fun and making your accommodations more livable are abundant. You’ll need to be especially active on the domestic front in order to truly benefit from these energies – Mars here becomes temperamental and disruptive if it doesn’t have something constructive to do! Generally speaking, this month and extending until June is a period very important for laying down foundations and setting up a base of operations on career or life-path levels, particularly for those of you with Gemini Ascendants. Take every opportunity to get in touch with your heart’s desire. Discoveries can be profound. Some of you could come into financial support or backing for establishing yourself in a career or home. The New Moon on the 12th can bring a nice charge of motivation for creative and entertaining pursuits or a new start in a romance. The second half of the month is certainly better for mental clarity. You now have the motivation to launch new projects. The Full Moon on the 27th brings a sudden need to tend to spiritual and restful needs. Treat yourself to some down time now.
The month ahead is powerful for motivation and energy levels, dear Cancer, particularly on mental levels, and is also strong for strengthening your resolve and self-confidence. When it comes to learning, connecting, and communicating, your taste for the new and untried is powerful, and your initiative is through the roof, particularly after the 9th and building as the month advances. A partner is in your corner, and there can be a motivating, supportive meeting of minds. You might be the go-to person for information and know-how. Some of you could meet someone special through the phone, online, at school, or possibly in your own neighborhood with Pluto in your relationship sector in favorable aspect to Jupiter, Mars, and Venus in your communications sector. There could be new or improved connections and friendships. New information coming in or a new perspective from someone close to you could transform your own perspective or motivate you to pursue a dream project. Studies and mental interests are rewarding. How you view your relationships and commitments in general can be changing, and more clarity is likely now. Grab any opportunities that emerge to improve your communication skills and mindset. Some of you could be doing a lot of work at home or even on the home. A better atmosphere for learning or working at home can happen now. There can be lovely exposure to different ideas, opportunities, and possibilities. You’ll need to be fairly active and enterprising in your communications in order to benefit the most from the positive energies with you this month and into November; otherwise, you could feel rather restless and impatient, which can lead to mistakes. For some of you, transportation opportunities can open up, making it easier to get around. The Full Moon on the 27th brings a cosmic push to reach out to friends and groups. Networking efforts can be rewarding. The last week of the month stimulates a desire to play, enjoy, share your feelings and affections, and create.
The month ahead is strong for motivation, initiative, communications, and business, dear Leo, and can be very prosperous. Focus on building, connecting, and producing. There is a lovely exchange going on between your sectors of finance and resources and of communications from the 8th forward, and with Mercury turning direct in your communications sector on the 9th, strong energy for moving projects forward, gaining momentum as the month advances. It’s a good time for both goal-setting and pursuing. You are bolder than usual when it comes to business and earnings, and especially motivated to produce and prove your worth. There could be job offers or you could be making your own job opportunities now, and possibly significant gifts or bonuses. Financial breakthroughs are possible. Your attitude towards your practical affairs and business is proactive, confident, fresh, and positive. Opportunities to attract improved conditions in work, services you render, financial picture, and health are emerging, and this trend is only set to continue for many months ahead. Successful new ventures and launches are more possible now. There is also excellent energy for healing the body and improving health, particularly through grounding activities. There could be new purchases of communications or transportation equipment that improves your daily life. You can also enjoy learning new things this month, and studies are favored. The New Moon on the 12th is good for starting fresh and taking on new interests or studies, and also for promotion, marketing, and sales. The Full Moon on the 27th calls your attention to your career, public standing, reputation, and responsibilities. Recognition for your efforts can arise now.
Your energy levels run high this month, dear Virgo, and your pioneering instincts are strong. Venus returns to your sign (it entered Virgo briefly in July before turning retrograde) just when Mercury turns direct on the 8-9. This is good news for personal appeal and attracting what you want into your life. Still, with Mars in Virgo all month, you are making things happen! This is a fabulous period for charm and attractiveness, and this trend continues into November as well. This is a time for finding your creative voice, furthering a creative project or beginning a new venture, and possibly elevating a romantic relationship, although commitment may not be a goal at the moment. You can be feeling especially empowered, putting negativity behind you, and pursuing your goals. The ways you greet the world and carry yourself are transforming in positive ways. Children may be thriving as previous obstacles are overcome. This is a strong time for picking up or renewing a satisfying hobby. Money matters and business projects are likely to move forward after the 9th, with new beginnings after the 12th possible. This is one of the better times of the year for financial prosperity. You can feel as if you’re winding up as energetic Mars and expansive Jupiter move towards alignment in your sign, exact on the 17th. Those who matter most tend to believe in you fully right now. You have the drive to make your vision a reality, and your ideas are no less than huge. Timing is excellent and your willingness to learn from others gains you even more respect. As October progresses, you can feel more and more decisive and sure of yourself. The Full Moon on the 27th can be a time for making an announcement, publishing, or promotion.
While you’re certain to be getting attention this month, with the Sun in your sign until the 23rd and Mercury in your sign all of October, dear Libra, there is some sense of holding back, and this makes it a more relaxed time than it typically is at this time of year. Mercury is still retrograde until the 9th, and you’re looking back rather than forward, after which you have the chance to act on recent revelations and changes of mind. At the same time, Venus enters your soul sector where Mars is already traveling, and will continue to stay throughout the month. This points to a possible need for a sabbatical of sorts when it comes to major decisions in general, as well as relationships. While you may not be blossoming in an obvious sense quite yet, this is an excellent month for preparing yourself for busier times to come. Personal appeal is strong now, and creative pursuits can thrive, particularly if you’re doing something behind the scenes or if you’re on the last stretch of a special project. Your perceptions heighten this month. You’re learning important things about your inner world, deepest needs, and family or loved ones. Money matters are set to improve considerably. If a relationship is distracting you from your responsibilities and schedules, try to nip that in the bud, as this is an important time for developing your style of communication and for honing your skills. The 10-13 is powerful for new beginnings with a New Moon in your sign putting personal power in your hands, and occurring around the time of a healing Jupiter-Pluto connection. Even so, you may still be better off saving the really big things for later, when Venus and Mars cross the horizon in your solar chart by mid-November. There is still much going on under the hood in October, and for the most part, the biggest changes are going on inside.
While much of October your privacy sector is emphasized and you require more time to yourself, dear Scorpio, there are important influences in your social sector that can’t be ignored. From the 8th, you have creative, attracting Venus and assertive, energetic Mars moving in this part of your chart. Jupiter’s already here and receives a beautiful aspect from your ruler, Pluto, in your communications sector. It’s a powerful time for your social life, networking, and communicating. Some of you could be building a following for your ideas or your work. This month and the next, be sure to make connections and share your ideas. Your ambition is stimulated, and you are enjoying experimenting and entertaining new ideas. You may be feeling especially confident about what you have to offer others and the community, and in your own goals and dreams. You may be taking the lead in a group or people may be looking to you for guidance. New people coming into your life could inspire you to make important changes and improvements. Sudden or unexpected changes, disruptions, and meetings can actually lead to positive new directions. Love requires more emotional space, acceptance, and tolerance. Some of you could be finding love through group associations, networking, and friends. The Sun moves into your sign on the 23rd, bringing more attention to your personality and personal concerns. A Full Moon on the 27th brings relationship needs to the forefront and buried feelings to the surface. October brings far greater clarity to your personal plans, friendships, and love relationships.
While there is continuing focus on your social life this month, dear Sagittarius, career, responsibilities, and life plan goals are in strong focus, although they do have a social element to them. Very creative dynamic energy is with you, particularly after the 9th, for manifesting your goals or for furthering your career goals. Money matters are likely improving the more energy you put in the work you do, as you’re enjoying it more than usual. This trend will be with you for many months going forward, but right now, motivation is powerful. Your ruler, Jupiter, is in excellent shape this month, connecting beautifully with Venus, goddess of love, energetic and courageous Mars, powerful and resourceful Pluto, and inventive Uranus. This is a time for really shining and getting noticed for your performance. You may have the chance to use your most natural talents and skills in practical ways. There is courage for trying new things and even for starting something from scratch through redesign or renovation. Seek out connections with people who can further your career or personal interests. Through others’ faith in you, or wisdom, you are encouraged to reach your potential. Projects or even finances might be turned around. The pace may be hectic, but you’re generally enjoying it. If there have been problems with friends, you have the chance to make serious improvements, first with Mercury’s direct motion from the 9th, and then with the power of the New Moon on the 12th, which can help to wipe the slate clean with someone you care about, if necessary. Love relationships can certainly improve this month, particularly after the 9th.
Life is really picking up pace for you this month, dear Capricorn, in a most enjoyable way. You seem to be balancing work and play well right now, with opportunities emerging on both personal and professional levels. There is good energy for applying your knowledge and skillset in practical ways and to good feedback, particularly from the 9th forward. For some of you, your ideas are reaching a larger audience and gaining recognition, or publishing, learning, and teaching are in strong focus. Combining business and travel can be rewarding for some. You might be enjoying an exciting new project or a revival of one already in progress. Personal magnetism is strong and is only set to increase. You’ll find that moving outside of your normal bounds and routines improves your opportunities. There can be great hunger for new experiences and knowledge that feed your mind and spirit. Many of you could be feeling that you bounce back much more easily from minor stresses and problems. Teaching or guiding can be in strong or stronger focus in the work you do. Opportunities for travel, friendship, learning, and love can emerge. Jupiter connects with Pluto in your sign, and this can stimulate a real sense of meaning and purpose. There may be some issues with instability on the home front to deal with three weeks in, but you’re in a good position to manage problem areas. Mercury’s forward motion on the 9th and the New Moon on the 12th both can help to boost career efforts and reputation. There can be a sense that you can start anew. The Full Moon on the 27th is strong for love relationships, romance, and creative pursuits. The lines of communication open.
This month brings improvement to learning pursuits, transportation, and general spirit or attitude towards life, dear Aquarius. For people in love relationships or looking for love, this month and the next are strong for getting closer. Connections can deepen. While you’re seeking out a little more adventure from your life this month, your private world holds a lot of appeal. In fact, there can be times when you’re utterly absorbed in quiet activities, research, and projects. The desire for more intimacy in a relationship, or in your relationships in general, is increasing, and opportunities are likely to present themselves. Support from others tends to be more and more available to you, if you are seeking it. Self-improvement efforts can be very successful this month, and in many respects, in the coming year. Some of you could enjoy support or backing for travel or educational plans. You are coming into a very good career period, and while the rewards may be more explicit later, you’re likely to feel more competent, motivated, and a little freer when it comes to doing things your way. The last half of the month tends to play more heavily in your favor, and this can be in the areas of finances, love, and friendship. Special dates for advances in financial and intimate arenas include the 15, 17,22-23, and 25. Your ruler, Uranus, connects beautifully with Jupiter by a parallel aspect, boosting motivation levels and a sense of joy and purpose. This perfects in the last week of October, when a Full Moon occurs in your home and family sector. You can feel that loved ones really have your back, and confidence increases as a result.
There is a strong focus on the agendas of others in your life this month, dear Pisces, on your close relationships, and on your relationship with yourself and self-understanding. From the 8-9, there is a nice exchange going on between your partnership and intimacy houses, not to mention the direct motion of Mercury, your partnership ruler. This can improve relationships many times over, and especially partnerships or other one-on-one connections, such as in counseling set-ups. Negotiations are well-favored. You could be meeting with especially exciting or enticing people now, and for those in a partnership, a relationship is animated, perhaps a little demanding at times, but overall contributing to a nice growth and learning process. There might also be some good publicity for you in October. Mutually beneficial connections can be made, and networking can be rewarding. Some of you could meet a partner through your work or group associations. Relationships in general can advance to a new level. Be open to new ideas and stimulation, but experiment wisely and creatively. Be sure to get a word in edgewise, even if it’s an important time to consider the input of others. A partner or special friend can inspire or motivate you to pursue a dream or to work up to your potential. The New Moon on the 12th along with Mercury’s direct motion can bring forward motion to a financial matter for some, and the Full Moon on the 27th is strong for learning and communications projects.
The pace tends to be busy today, dear Aries, largely because your curiosity is big and attention span a little short. There can be some conflicts between the desire for freedom and the need to tend to work and routines. It may be a little difficult to discipline yourself now, particularly if your heart’s not into what you’re doing at the moment. Fortunately, the month ahead brings building motivation levels and a stronger sense of purpose or mission. Today, take in, connect, and learn.
There could be commitments to help people out today that get in the way of your own plans, needs, or wants, dear Taurus. Your emotional focus is more practical than anything today, and you could feel a stronger need to produce or to be productive, but distractions are likely. If you can manage it, you may be better off working by and for yourself just for now. Fine-tune plans right now, and get the details right before moving things along.
It can be a little difficult balancing home and friends today, dear Gemini, or you could find yourself in the position to explain that an outside commitment prevents you from spending time with someone in your life. Focus on physical work, if possible, that gets you ahead, because energy channeled constructively can prevent nervous tension or restlessness. The Moon in your sign brings buried emotions to the forefront, and you can find easy expression in creative pursuits today. You might discover that you’re in demand today.
You might find that you’re in demand today, dear Cancer, or possibly called upon to do your duties or perform your responsibilities when your mind is elsewhere. Obligations can conflict with what you’d rather be doing, and certainly, you’re in need of some rest and emotional renewal. Work can be overwhelming today, but you’re in demand and this can be considered a good thing! Revisions made now to projects or your work can be especially beneficial in the future. You’re inclined to keep to yourself or require some break from the hustle and bustle with the Moon in the sign behind yours all day.
There could be some seesawing between impatience and caution today, dear Leo. Part of you wants to explore your horizons and your options, and another part would prefer to focus on what you’ve already been building. Don’t let this predicament keep you in a state of “not doing”. If you’re on the fence, put your efforts into something you absolutely know needs doing, and then return to your decision a little more refreshed and less burdened. The Moon is in your solar eleventh house all day so that connecting with others in some way can help fill you emotionally.
You may be feeling a little pressured to make a decision or to make changes today, dear Virgo, but it may be best to slow down or wait until you are more “in the know” and feeling clearer. Try to control impulses to act hastily. Others could be pushing your buttons, or there could be a lack of appreciation for all that you do, and this can be frustrating. However, you’re certainly coming into your own. It’s probably better to do things at your own pace or independently rather than waiting on others for their input. The Moon is in your solar tenth house all day, at the top of your solar chart, and you could feel that you’re in the spotlight – people seem to be taking note of what you are doing, or haven’t done! This can be a good time to follow the rules and fill your responsibilities to the best of your ability.
Try not to spend too much time on inner conflicts today, dear Libra, as this can lead to unnecessary stress, anguish, and a state of limbo that gets you nowhere. It’s best to turn your attention to what needs doing and then coming back to your predicament or decision after you’ve had time to process things. It can be rather futile to do battle with others or the outside world when you are conflicted on the inside. A partner may remind you of a commitment or obligation that you’d prefer to forget, or they may be challenging your intentions. However, the Moon’s presence in your sector of adventure and higher thinking can pull you out of a funk. It can be fairly easy to work off steam by channeling emotions and energy into a creative pursuit.
You could be feeling a little divided in both attention and time today, dear Scorpio, particularly between work or the responsibilities of your daily affairs and your personal or social life. Your mind can be elsewhere as you fill your duties, but you can’t entirely enjoy yourself until they are filled! It can be difficult to get others to cooperate with you just for now, especially if you are having a hard time sorting out your own desires and needs. However, this is a good time for discoveries about feelings and emotions. In fact, you may have a eureka of sorts about a past matter that is quite satisfying.
You could be having a hard time concentrating and focusing today, dear Sagittarius, and may not know where to direct your time, energy, and attention. An obligation to someone in your life might be interfering with the need to push a business or career project forward. Try to slow down and avoid the unnecessary stress of indecision. Avoid trying to fix situations or people when it’s probably best to let thing play out naturally or the let things be. Today is best used for tending to details and fixing problems rather than pushing forward without a defined goal. With the Moon in your partnership zone, you may want to lean on someone you trust.
You could have some problems coming together with others smoothly today, dear Capricorn, as relations may feel a little off at times, as if you’re getting in the way of each other. This is simply a timing issue – something that happens now and again and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. However, it’s best to avoid pushing forward with your ideas or plans on a day when timing is a little off. Focusing on practical matters and details can be better than doing big-picture thinking, decision-making, and goal-setting. The Moon in your solar sixth house all day reinforces this, as it’s a good time for ironing out problem or weak areas in your life.
Although your life sometimes feels like a roller coaster ride these days, dear Aquarius, there could be a part of you that enjoys the challenge or intuitively understands that some change is necessary in order to pull you out of a rut. Today, you may be confronting the part of you that is looking to stir things up, and you might consider ways to let this work for you rather than against you! The Moon spends the day in your sector of play and creativity, and this can certainly elevate your spirits, particularly as the Moon connects with the Sun in your sector of higher thinking and spirit.
You could be dealing with crossed wires that leaves you lacking the necessary information or confidence to make an important decision today, dear Pisces. It may be better to wait things out. October is actually quite powerful for decision making and confidence generally speaking after the 9th. Instead of getting worked up unnecessarily over things you can’t currently change, attempt to focus on productive, positive efforts and activities. Part of you is attracted to the excitement of a challenge, and another part is drawn to things and situations that keep you feeling balanced and steady. Try not to let this inner tug of war keep you in a state of limbo or stress you out.
We may appear easygoing at first but strong convictions override our desire for a lighthearted conversation with everyone we meet. The interactive Gemini Moon enables us to flirt with more meaningful issues without necessarily becoming emotionally involved. However, the willful Sun forms a free-flowing trine with unrelenting Pluto, driving our feelings into the eye of any hurricane in the vicinity. Clever words give way to passionate encounters.
Mar 21 – Apr 19
Nothing is more important to you today than living up to other people’s expectations and you might even become obsessive about doing the right thing. Your drive to finish what you start is probably much stronger than your need to be distracted. You understand that you have no other option but to take care of unfinished business before you run out of time. There are deadlines to meet and your reputation is at stake; it’s now or never.
Apr 20 – May 20
Your emotional steadiness goes beyond a textbook description of a stubborn Bull. Romantic concerns that might normally be upsetting are taken in stride today because you believe you can safely say what’s on your mind. However, you might have a sneaky suspicion that no one is listening to you. But don’t rock the boat just to see if anyone is paying attention. Waiting for the right moment to have a rational discussion is less stressful for everyone involved and more effective in the long run.
May 21 – Jun 20
You’re confident you can communicate your ideas easily today, and you expect others to be charmed by your charisma. Although you may be poised to swing into action before you have all the details in place, your cavalier attitude clashes with a more contemplative side of your personality that comes to the forefront now. Assimilate your careful analysis into your strategy, for it helps you hit your target with even more accuracy. Practice makes perfect.
Jun 21 – Jul 22
Your brain may win out over your heart in an internal struggle between logic and emotions. But it isn’t wise to overreact to a situation before you allow sufficient time to process your feelings. It makes good sense to override a strong attraction that will only add drama to your life as long as you don’t just shut down prematurely out of fear. Sometimes, the most loving thing you can do is to take care of yourself.
Jul 23 – Aug 22
It could seem as if you have reached the end of the road and that summer is already over, even though it’s not. However, your anticipation of the future heightens your sense of urgency today as the Moon highlights your 11th House of Hopes and Wishes. You might try to squeeze so much into your schedule that you don’t have time to enjoy any of it. Nevertheless, a more deliberate approach works if you stop and set priorities early in the day. Oddly enough, slowing down enables you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible.
Aug 23 – Sep 22
You may be locked in an endless debate that has no clear winner as passionate Pluto aligns with the practical Virgo Sun today. Your words sound overly emotional, even if that’s not how you feel. Although you might keep your vulnerability a secret for now, the truth will probably leak out soon enough, anyhow. Take control by shifting the conversation from a confrontational argument into an opportunity to share your passions. No one can find fault with your words as long as you communicate in a respectful manner.
Sep 23 – Oct 22
You wish you could lean on others now, but everyone seems to be on their own edge of change and therefore somewhat unavailable. Meanwhile, you can find balance as long as you keep your worries to yourself. Unfortunately, you may be living under an illusion based upon what you don’t want to know. Nevertheless, it’s easier to simply take care of a problem by responding quickly than it is to wait and see what will happen next if you leave things alone. Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today.
Oct 23 – Nov 21
Don’t quit now just because you’re feeling overwhelmed. Have faith that you can get through all your assignments if you simply focus on one task at a time. However, all kinds of distractions pull you away from your mundane commitments. Fortunately, the Sun’s trine to persistent Pluto blesses you with the ability to maintain your concentration, no matter what. You can reach your desired destination if you put your mind to it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Nov 22 – Dec 21
Although your enthusiastic nature can often move mountains, optimism alone isn’t enough to prepare you for the big changes ahead. Don’t try to fake competence or you could find yourself in over your head before you know it. You must clearly demonstrate your competence before you ask others to accept you as their leader. Your passion is inspirational but all talk and no action won’t get you very far today. Lead by example and not by command.
Dec 22 – Jan 19
There’s so much uncontrollable energy floating around in the atmosphere today that you might not be able to suppress your current anxiety. However, you won’t find peace of mind by trying to run the entire show. Being in touch with your feelings isn’t necessarily a problem, especially if it motivates you to exert your authority over those parts of your life that are within your sphere of influence. But don’t fight an unwinnable battle; knowing when to let go can turn potential frustration into surprising satisfaction.
Jan 20 – Feb 18
If there are lingering questions from a close friend or partner hanging between you, respond to them as fast as possible because your window of opportunity is closing quickly now. Instead of secretively manipulating the pieces of the puzzle, bring any remaining concerns out in the open while you can. Once all your cards are on the table today, it will be much easier to talk about what is wrong and discuss a variety of possible solutions. Clearing the air is the kindest thing you can do for all parties involved.
Feb 19 – Mar 20
Stand up and say what’s on your mind today because your words carry the intensity of the conviction of your beliefs. Go the extra mile to be completely honest with your friends while the Sun harmonizes with profound Pluto in your 11th House of Social Networking. Just be certain you’re making sense when you share your feelings, since you could be extremely passionate about a relationship issue now. Aim your thoughts carefully and don’t stray from your truth. Claim your power while you have the chance.
Cancer is the sign of the Summer Solstice, the beginning of the warmest season of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the first water sign of the Zodiac, representing the forming of identity around home, family and personal experiences.
Cancer is associated with the Moon, planet of emotions and feelings. This reminds us of the deeply sensitive nature of this sign, a quality that enables Cancer to respond to the needs of others in a caring manner. But, it also can represent a highly subjective nature that finds it difficult to step back and see itself with detachment.
Mother symbolizes the unifying force of family consciousness. She brings life to babies and is the center of domestic life. Cancer’s connection with the mother is clear through its role as a nurturer and protector. The passage of the Sun through this sign is a reminder to all of us to listen to our inner feelings and to respond to them in a constructive matter.
Holding onto the past, to relationships and useless objects are negative expressions of Cancer’s energy. Ideally, this sign connects us to a source of vitality that gives us the energy to move on, rather than cling to old, outmoded patterns.
Cancer builds nests. It gathers materials and people to give birth to new groups, companies and organizations. As the first sign of a season, it is cardinal (initiating) in nature. But, as a water sign, it bends to external forces, preferring to go around obstacles, rather than meeting them head on.
Although considered moody, the Crab can be very tenacious. It is guided by internal feelings, rather than external values. This provides a rich source of motivation, even when working alone. This reminds us that when we touch our core, we find an enormous river of personal energy to propel us forward in life.
The Tough Cancer
The sign Cancer has a reputation of being rather warm and fuzzy. While caring for others is certainly part of its make-up, there are those born under this sign who express themselves quite differently.
Cancer business giants John D. Rockefeller, Ross Perot and Richard Branson used their toughness and determination to build enormous commercial empires. Navy Seal turned pro wrestler Jesse Ventura used his will to become the governor of Minnesota.
Crabs can climb the ladder of success when their emotions are channeled into the present, rather than spent clinging to the past.
Cancer feeling expresses itself through the work of Meryl Streep, generally considered the greatest actress of our time. Tom Hanks, Kathy Bates, Tom Cruise, John Cusack and Harrison Ford are other prominent Cancer actors.
Sweet sounds come from Cancer singers Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt and George Michael. Mike Meyers and Ringo Starr reflect the humor of this sign. July 1 is the birthday of Cancers Liv Tyler, Pamela Anderson and the late Princess Diana. The range of this sign is enormous, stretching all the way from diet guru Richard Simmons to the Dalai Lama.
You might be a little sensitive during this Moon. Unfortunately, everyone else is too. If you find yourself in deep water now, look to your intuition to get you out. The real issues are often hidden on Cancer Moon days, or dealt with sideways. People tend to circle the emotional wagons, reach for their antacids, and privately nurse their wounds. The collective unconscious is four years old and wants its mommy. Go ahead, seek nurture today. It’s like that children’s story where the baby bird, tumbled from its nest, quizzes all comers, “Are you my mother?” Only you’re looking for the World Mother. You’ll find her in a cozy place where you feel safe and loved; in a cup of tea, a mid-day retreat to your bed or a smile from a friend. Whether or not you have issues, it’s a good Moontime for sharpening your emotional intelligence. Distinguish foods that nourish (both real and symbolic) from those that bring heartburn.
Due to last night’s New Moon, home and family matters are in high focus, and new energy is with you to make improvements to these areas of your life, dear Aries. You might immerse yourself in family projects or home improvement activities. Family is more inclusive or you are more interested in setting things right. Later today, you could have a vague feeling that something is not right. Your perceptions may not be as reliable as they usually are, and reading too much into a situation may even get you into trouble. Avoid, as much as possible, spiraling thoughts and wrestling with regrets or recent decisions. You can feel out of touch. Even so, the Moon begins supporting your sign later morning, and this helps you to feel more alert, capable, and confident.
There are likely to be busy days ahead of you with a New Moon in your solar third house, dear Taurus. New energy is with you for connecting, communicating, and learning. Ideas can fill your head, but so can too much information. Some of your ideas will take and others may not, but don’t worry about the difference between the two just yet. There’s no rush. Plan to make warm and interesting new connections with people, be open to the idea that you need more intellectual stimulation in your life, and look for ways you can improve your approachability. However, watch for taking on so many things that you feel overwhelmed. Later today, a mildly difficult aspect between the Sun and Neptune can point to a feeling that others are draining you of energy or confidence, which can be the result of their negativity or simply your expectations of them.
A New Moon in your second house occurred last night, dear Gemini, and you are receiving wonderful energy for improving your finances and tending to your personal possessions. The impulse to buy something can be sudden and should probably be tamed just for now, until you get a plan in place. Ideas, and especially money-making ones, come to you with force and passion. Receive and enjoy them, and sort them out patiently as you go along. This can be the start of something special. Even so, later today, you may need to get over a temporary hump in the form of lack of confidence, a mental disconnect, or illusions related to money and work. Enjoy your imagination, but go slowly.
The yearly New Moon in your sign has just occurred, dear Cancer, pointing to a time for personal new beginnings. What you’d like to change, improve, or initiate is in your hands. You’re suddenly more noticeable and “out there”, and it’s a good time to ride this energy. It’s also a time for personal re-invention. You are always in charge of your destiny, but times like now, you really feel it. Confidence comes across well; excessive preoccupation with yourself doesn’t! People believe in you, and this only serves to motivate you further to present the best version of yourself. However, later today, watch for some self-deception, as you may not be seeing yourself and others very clearly. You mean different things to different people and this can confuse true understanding of yourself, or you may be giving off mixed signals. Treat any hesitance you might feel now as a chance to slow down and make adjustments.
Last night’s New Moon occurred in your soul sector, dear Leo, launching a cycle in which you are strongly inclined to take charge of personal and private matters that need your attention, or give more time to a person in need or an important cause. Buried or neglected issues can demand your attention, but for some of you, you may need to take on a supportive role in which you sacrifice some of your personal plans and goals, at least temporarily, in order to take care of or help out other people. You might take the lead on such a matter, or if you are the one who needs extra rest, then you’ll push for that. If you’ve been neglecting your psychic, spiritual, and emotional needs, then this is a time that forces you to acknowledge and tend to them. Later today, a minor difficult aspect involving the Sun (your ruler) in this same sector can leave you yearning for more and especially sensitive psychically. Try not to over-think things. Stick to the simple now.
Pay special attention to who you meet and ideas that come to you around now, dear Virgo. The New Moon that occurred last night energized your sector of friendships, networking, community involvement, new ideas, technology, and aspirations. What’s happening around the time of this lunation helps pave the way for personal changes and new beginnings. There can be new friends or associations with groups and people who share some similar interests or a common goal, or new beginnings with existing connections. A New Moon is about taking the lead and taking charge. Open yourself to the need for people in your life who offer you new perspectives, a change of pace, and some exciting variety to your daily life. Tonight, however, there can be some tendency to nurse an idealized image of someone or a plan. There can be a strong desire to believe in someone, but at the same time, fear that you’ll discover reasons not to. Try to avoid over-thinking.
Last night, a New Moon occurred in your profession and reputation sector, dear Libra. Even if you’re happy in your position as it stands, there are always some tweaks that can be made to improve your professional and public life. New projects and goals, and possibly even a new area of focus on the job, may emerge in the coming days and weeks. Enter these with healthy confidence, not over-confidence. Take the time to plan, and act rather than react. You have more impact on others than usual, so use this time in the spotlight well. Later today, however, when it comes to practical matters, you just aren’t seeing things realistically. In fact, you can swing from pie in the sky to negative thinking, making it a less than ideal time for making big purchases and business decisions. Daydream rather than make solid plans just for now.
Your spirit to explore beyond the ordinary experiences in your life is powerful now and in the coming weeks, dear Scorpio. A New Moon occurred in your expansion sector last night, and this gives you extra energy and resolve to seek out new experiences on mental, physical, and spiritual planes. This can be a period for beginning new activities or projects that feed your thirst for mind-expanding experiences. This is a time of increased bravery and spontaneity. Later today, you may be dealing with mixed messages and minor irritations or delays. The tendency to act in conditioned rather than mindful ways is strong right now, and you would do well to identify these patterns so that you can step around them. Otherwise, it’s a decent day for daydreaming and fantasizing. Take things easy, and slowly right now.
Last night’s New Moon energized your sector of intimacy and sharing – a sector of your chart that’s making a lot of headlines these days! Now and in the coming weeks, dear Sagittarius, there can be a feeling of revitalization on a deep, inner level. This can be experienced in your relationship with yourself and/or in a partnership. Inhibitions can drop and there is more acceptance of the deeper side of your personality. Alternatively, you might have had enough of a bad habit, addiction, or superstition, and you are suddenly motivated to end it. It’s a time for getting rid of burdens, or sharing their weight with trusted others. You might decide to rid yourself of clutter or debt. You may be saying goodbye to a bad attitude or habit, or getting closer to someone who makes you feel better about yourself. Later today, there is a tendency for people to be indirect, which can be especially annoying to Sagittarians! It’s not the best time for healthy relating patterns, but consider that you might need some personal space.
Last night’s New Moon brings you good energy for starting a new partnership or committing to a new way of enhancing a current relationship, dear Capricorn. Someone in your life could need more support or attention and you may need to put your own plans on hold. It’s time to strengthen your relationships, negotiate, compromise, and strike up deals. It can be a strong period for communications in one-on-one setups. Take in now, and take action when it feels right. If you need to take charge of a relationship issue, you’ll feel the energy to do so. Later today, situations and people may leave you feeling drained or confused. There is a vacillating energy tonight that is best handled by imagining or enjoying entertainment and art than for serious thinking.
You can be tempted and motivated to totally rework your daily routines now with the New Moon having just occurred in your solar sixth house last night, dear Aquarius. A new health program or fitness routine could be implemented now, or you could be doing a top to bottom reorganization of your workspace or home. Whatever gets you more organized and feeling in charge of your daily life is favored. A new project, work task, or even line of work can be on the table. This is an important time for clearing clutter, both physical and mental. Take advantage, but take it easy. Tonight, dreamy or creative activities can be nice detours from pressures.
You’re receiving a nice boost of energy that jumpstarts a cycle in which taking charge of your life is appropriate, dear Pisces, particularly when it comes to romance, children, creativity, and entertainment. This is a time for making improvements to your life that help restore balance. You are in need of quality leisure time and channels for expressing yourself creatively. Ideas for enjoying life’s more playful moments can come to you in a rush, or opportunities can suddenly appear, ready to grab. Even if your life seems crammed with things to do, you need to learn to make the most of the time you do have for enjoying yourself. Later today, you may be giving off mixed signals, but who can really blame you? It’s hard to project confidence and clarity if you’re not feeling these things inside. If you feel out of the loop, which is quite possible tonight and early tomorrow, hold off. Be easy on yourself.
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