We may feel as if our good intentions are being curbed as assertive Mars harshly squares taskmaster Saturn. Working methodically and thoroughly is rewarded while irresponsible behavior is met with swift repercussions. But our thinking is sluggish since mental Mercury is already slowing down to begin its retrograde cycle next week. Meanwhile, the passionate Scorpio Moon reminds us not to say yes too quickly, even if we won’t be satisfied with no.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your natural restlessness prompts you to blast your way forward no matter what the signs are saying; however, this isn’t a winning strategy today. Your key planet Mars is telling you that all systems are go, yet your path seems to be blocked now, nonetheless. You don’t have to add to the frustration by trying so valiantly to overpower the current obstacles. Make the most of the stressful cosmic energy by creating a long-term plan to clear the road ahead before progressing further. Work smarter, not harder.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You have chores to do today that may not be much fun, especially if your current responsibilities don’t leave you any time to explore more creative pursuits. Even if you think you can meet your obligations, it’s still wiser to temper your expectations. Unfortunately, your boss could misinterpret your confidence and pile on more tasks instead of praising you for your hard work. Understate your optimism and focus on productivity, instead.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Although you may establish ambitious goals today, your progress is delayed by unforeseen circumstances. Rather than letting negativity get the best of you, acknowledge your current limitations and then focus on your strengths. Everything should turn out fine as long as you don’t promise too much. However, even a simple task could go awry if you commit to more than you can deliver. Take full responsibility for your actions without apologizing for something that’s beyond your control.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your intuition is encouraging you to do something you have never done, like going on a fantastic adventure in an exotic location. Unfortunately, your vision might have to remain unfulfilled for now because real world commitments are calling. Nevertheless, you don’t have to give up on your idea, however unrealistic it may sound in the moment. Instead, consider taking small steps toward an impossible dream, even if it seems very far away. There is no hurry; patience is your most valuable asset now.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your ability to quickly organize the various parts of a complex job can turn you into a hero today. But people may continue to make unreasonable demands on your time, even if you’re not able to help them out. Although you might be tempted to express your frustration and set someone straight, it’s much smarter to just step aside and let others figure it out on their own. They will ultimately appreciate your skill in executing a defensive strategy when it’s to your advantage to avoid conflict. Taking the high road serves everyone’s best interests.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Uncharacteristically, you’re tempted to throw all caution to the wind and run as fast as you can toward your current destination. You can’t help but be as restless as a tiger in a cage now as impulsive Mars floods your system with adrenaline to trigger an immediate response. However, your apparent proximity to the finish line is the result of your mind playing tricks on you. Instead, maintain a sustainable pace while reserving some energy for when you need it later on. Think of this as a marathon and not a sprint.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You have extra energy to take on more projects at work — or so it seems. It turns out that you could underestimate the size of a job now and find yourself in trouble when you cannot meet your commitments. Instead of trying to make yourself look better in another person’s eyes by making promises you can’t keep, stick as close to the facts as possible while planning your day. If you don’t rein in your energy today, someone might have to do it for you. Sidestep stress by practicing enlightened self-restraint.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You have too much happening in your life now to let your anger impede your productivity or diminish your happiness. Luckily, you can magically transform the current situation by telling others exactly what you want. But giving orders isn’t sufficient; you must lead by example. The bottom line is that you cannot ask anyone to do anything that you’re not fully prepared to do yourself. Your positive attitude is a perfect complement to your hard work.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might be uncertain about your actions at work today, even if you can justify them to your associates. Unfortunately, you could be stopped in your tracks anyhow because authoritative Saturn — now in your sign — won’t let you proceed if you’re not fully prepared or if you’re heading in the wrong direction. Don’t allow self-doubt to adversely affect your efforts; the current obstacles are there to remind you to stop spinning your wheels and to concentrate your intent on the most significant matters first. Your chances for success greatly improve if you have a viable plan in place.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You’re not one to shy away from hard work, but you will be much more productive if you set healthy limits. Karmic Saturn puts you through your paces today, testing your resolve to accomplish your goals. Nevertheless, you can’t take on more responsibilities just because red-hot Mars fires up your ambitions. Do your best to help out those in need, but don’t be afraid to say no when necessary. Even you tireless Capricorns need to recharge your batteries now and then.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You may be feeling the social bug now, especially if your friends entice you with invitations to intriguing gatherings. However, your boss might be leaning on you to do extra work, even if you prefer to take a bit of time off. This conflict forces you to make difficult decisions about your schedule. Leaving the fun and games behind is not your first choice, but it may be the right one. In the long run, your answer is less important than your attitude. Accepting your responsibilities with a sense of pride shows that you mean business when it comes to your work.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Openly disagreeing with anyone is not your idea of a good time, but you still may need to stand up for your convictions now if someone gets in your way. Unfortunately, whoever tries to stop you from reaching your goals probably wields quite a bit of power. However, you have much to gain by facing the current resistance instead of simply acquiescing without saying what’s on your mind. Nevertheless, downplaying your progress may be a wise strategy so you can appear like less of a threat to those in charge. The only person you have to prove anything to is yourself.