We may worry that our most sincere efforts won’t be recognized today. Or, perhaps, new responsibilities are limiting our freedom of movement as the radiant Sun is cooled by its conjunction with restrictive Saturn. Our good intentions can run into walls of resistance because this awkward planetary combo fosters self-doubt. However, we’re willing to work diligently to get what we want once the Moon shifts into ambitious Capricorn at 4:43 pm EST.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your natural inclination is to race through a task so you can hurry on to the next one. But today you can appreciate the benefits of slowing down and sticking with a job all the way through to completion. Accept any delays as a part of the process and stay focused on the project at hand, even if you wish you were doing something else. Your persistence will be rewarded sooner than you think.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
If you’re not willing to take responsibility for your behavior today, someone else could do it for you — but at a price. If others do come down heavily on you now, your first impulse may be to blame them for complicating your life. Even if they just want to help, it’s difficult to respond positively to their criticism. Nevertheless, you still might not be able to avoid the fact that you need to change your ways. Your willingness to learn a necessary lesson alleviates the pressure and improves the dynamics.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Although you have obligations that demand your attention today, it’s not necessary (or even wise) to forego all pleasure. In fact, making a bit of time for structured play — like going outside for recess when you were a child at school — might be exactly what you need to be more productive. But don’t just take off when you feel like it; instead, create a schedule and stick to it for the best results. Balancing work and play is key.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
It’s relatively easy to keep your thoughts to yourself today. Even if you have a very definite opinion, it may be nearly impossible to talk casually about your current plans. If you end up sharing what’s on your mind with someone else, you still might feel misunderstood. There’s no reason to question your own point of view just because others don’t understand your perspective. Trust your common sense; it won’t steer you wrong now.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You might find yourself drifting down Memory Lane today, thinking about how a previous failure could negatively impact your current life. Your nostalgia can remind you of how you fall short of your own lofty expectations, turning a minor setback into a more serious one. Thankfully, you are not a slave to your past. Rather than letting old fears limit your choices, move beyond your personal history and do something brilliant. There is no one to stop you but yourself.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Don’t be satisfied with maintaining a comfortable distance between you and an acquaintance today. Bringing up a sensitive topic can transform a casual friendship into something more meaningful. Today’s Sun-Saturn conjunction occurs in your 3rd House of Communication, making this an ideal time to tackle a difficult issue. Remember, following frivolous desires only distracts you with trivial information, so pick a subject that is practical enough to improve your relationship in a positive and lasting manner.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Sometimes you find it challenging to make a final decision because you naturally see the pros and cons to each and every possibility. However, you can narrow your field of vision today, enabling you to focus your intentions on whatever you decide is most important. Concentrate your energy on accomplishing a task that makes you feel good about your work. If you start to think about something you did wrong in the past, consciously switch your attention to what you can do right in the present.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Reality may have an obstacle or two to place in your way now, as the Sun joins Saturn in your magnetic sign. Consider the extraordinary pressures you have encountered since Saturn entered Scorpio last year to determine what lessons you can learn from this hard-nosed planet. Awareness is crucial; fortunately, understanding your role in what’s currently happening empowers you to push through to the other side and plant the seed to create something significant.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You could exhaust yourself as you vacillate between overly optimistic thinking and an accurate analysis of the facts — especially if you can’t tell which is which. You might overcompensate by acting as if you know more than you actually do. Instead of pretending you have all the answers, just ask for help. Usually, you are the one cheering others on, but now it’s your turn to lean on someone else for a change.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You are more realistic than ever as you make plans for your future because the Sun is forming its annual conjunction with your key planet Saturn. However, as the energy crystallizes in your 11th House of Long-Term Goals, Saturn can also bend your thoughts toward negative thinking. Don’t give up; fortunately, your critical analysis enables you to make improvements to a current project if you’re willing to act on your conclusions with a positive attitude.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
If you experience trouble at work today, don’t simply assume that you did something wrong. Instead, look at the resistance you face as a lesson from the universe. Even if your original attempt was not met with much enthusiasm, you have an opportunity now to improve on what you did and then try again. Don’t give up on your goal; instead, work even harder to prove that you deserve it.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Setting a goal can mean serious business today, because you won’t be able to easily change your mind once you make a decision. Whether you are considering a new residence, job or school, it’s crucial to take your time and think through all your options before choosing what to do next. But merely knowing that you’re capable isn’t enough. You must resolutely overcome your own inertia and take action, however small it may seem.