Only The World card of the Tarot can match the blessings that come with The Sun. While it certainly doesn’t promise a life’s path without some bumps in the road, The Sun indicates all will be well. The Sun is our Cosmic Nurturer. Life flourishes under its radiant beams. It provides the illumination to find Truths and lights one’s path so they do not get lost. To stand in the rays of The Sun is to shine. To absorb its energy promotes growth, exceptional physical and mental health, and good fortune. The Sun is empowering, elevating and fills those who bask in it with confidence and sense of self-worth.
Our reactions are swift today as assertive Mars sends an energy boost to the impulsive Aries Sun. This fiery trine strengthens our sense of purpose while an emotionally intense Venus-Pluto connection deepens our experience and encourages us to share our feelings. Meanwhile, the fixed Scorpio Moon adds an unrelenting commitment to maintain integrity. We may be impatient now, but we can still apply ourselves diligently to accomplish our goals.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
You’re fearless today, confident that your pet plan will be successful while the radiant Sun harmonizes with your ruling planet Mars. You are blessed with an abundance of energy and are willing to pace yourself so you don’t end up exhausted. Following your regular routine will work in your favor as long as you aren’t distracted by something trivial. Consciously utilize the sweet connection between your head and your heart, but don’t assume your dreams will come true right away. Sometimes the best things take a while to manifest. Stay humble and press on.
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
You possess a high level of stamina today and therefore can play at the top of your game. But you might grow restless if you’re required to focus on too many details at once. You typically don’t mind being practical as long as you can see that you’re making progress. However, boredom quickly sets in if obstacles slow you down too much. Nevertheless, stick to your initial plan since impulsive actions will only complicate matters now. Determination and hard work bring a well-deserved victory.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
Although listening to someone else’s story is more interesting than dealing with your own issues today, it’s clear that this harmless diversion is partly an evasive tactic. Actually, another person’s dilemma could hit very close to home, leading you back to the very thing you were trying to avoid. If a discussion brings up a subject you would prefer to ignore, push through your fear anyway. Remaining open to a potentially uncomfortable topic now allows you to learn something positive from it.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
Minimizing your emotions can be tricky business today, since your feelings appear to be spilling over into your actions. Thankfully, you really don’t want to keep secrets any longer and just need the right moment to speak your truth. Nevertheless, anything you do now could have a long-lasting impact on the people closest to you. Err on the side of caution when it comes to declarations of the heart. Although you can blurt out your perspective without much thought, others may treat your words as the ultimate truth.
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
Sometimes you are so crystal clear about your agenda that everyone knows exactly what’s on your mind. Even if your message creates conflict, you’re usually courageously open about who you are and what you feel. However, be mindful and remember to keep some things to yourself today. Although it takes extra effort to stay quiet, you will benefit in the long run from exercising thoughtful disclosure now rather than spilling the beans all at once. Discretion is your secret weapon for relationship success.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
No matter what complications make your life difficult, the resistance is finally fading and you are standing at the threshold of taking a giant leap forward. Thankfully, today’s harmonious alignment between action-hero Mars and the willful Sun in your 8th House of Deep Sharing is a harbinger of good news. If everything is going well, your life should only continue to improve. Let go of the past by turning the power of now into a positive strategy for a successful future.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
Always knowing what to do with your emotions isn’t as simple as it sounds. In fact, it can be downright discouraging when you must rein in your feelings and connect them to a specific event. You might not be able to fit your actions into a current social context today, even if your plan seems logical. Recognizing that you don’t understand all the relationship issues at play helps you to reclaim your objectivity. Continue to methodically work toward your goals rather than wasting energy overreacting to circumstances out of your control.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
You’re absolutely certain your perceptions are on target today, since your natural ability to keep things real in a relationship is one of your greatest strengths. You’ll do whatever it takes to reach your goals as the bright Aries Sun trines brave Mars traveling through your 2nd House of Self-Esteem. This isn’t a cosmic permission slip to fly off into fantasyland, but a constructive excursion into your imagination may be exactly what you need now. Visualizing the most amazing possibilities inspires you to stretch beyond life’s current limitations.
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
Your enthusiasm about your future makes you believe that you can do nearly anything now. Convincing you to sign onto an extra project is a piece of cake, and luckily, your unrelenting determination enables you to accomplish things that would be impossible on another day. You might as well aim for the stars today, since your chances for success are as good as they get. Focus on the right target or you will end up reaching the wrong destination.
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
You’re like a well-nurtured seedling today; thankfully, you have the support you need in order to pursue your destiny. Additionally, you possess enough energy to finish your work and still have time left over to relax. Nevertheless, it’s still advisable to complete as much as you can in the morning because you could lose focus as the day unfolds. If in doubt, push yourself to accomplish more; you’ll be glad later on that you did. Growth is the only evidence of life.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
Someone might attempt to coerce you into making a commitment you can’t fulfill. However, you may harbor very real concerns that you prefer keeping to yourself now. Although relationships can grow quite complicated today, clear communication goes a long way toward reestablishing manageable boundaries. Let others know your limits; this encounter is your chance to regain stability as long as you don’t promise too much. Your word is your wand.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
You feel maxed out now and need some time to revitalize your emotional batteries. You know what’s good for you and aren’t shy about putting the necessary pieces in place to make the day go your way. However, your friends and relatives want to share their unsolicited advice for your growth and prosperity. Their intentions are well-meaning, but you’re better off listening to your heart instead of following someone else’s vision. Be grateful for the love and support offered to you, but remain resolute on your own path.
You are playful, spirited, and totally unique in your self-expression. Anyone who knows you thinks you are “one in a million”. As likeable as you are, some may be intimidated by your blunt approach, perhaps taking your many jokes a little too seriously. Underneath, you are far more sensitive and spiritual than you appear. Your memory is extraordinary and your talents are many. You love a good debate, and with your sharp mind, generally win!
Famous people born today: Gloria Steinem, Aretha Franklin, Anita Bryant, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker
Have you ever met someone you’re completely — even uncontrollably — drawn to? Someone who causes your mind to scream “RUN!” while your heart and body attempt to convince you otherwise? Well, then, it looks like you’ve been caught in a bad romance.
Most of us have been there at one point or another, and the branch of relationship Astrology called “synastry” can offer incredible insight about the energy potential between you and your love. You can see what attracts you to one another and whether you’re compatible physically, spiritually and intellectually.
But did you know that relationship Astrology also offers vital clues — even warnings — about links between your birth chart and your sweetheart’s chart that may indicate a rough road together? Even more fascinating is that there are certain “red flag” indicators between charts that can almost guarantee disaster, especially when mutually shared in each chart.
Fortunately, relationship Astrology is a careful analysis of every single piece of the puzzle, so one or two tricky aspects should not scare you away from following your heart. In fact, we tend to learn our most valuable life lessons from relationships and partners who test us. This makes perfect sense when you consider that the 7th house in Astrology rules not only your committed partner, but also open enemies!
If, however, your higher self is screaming at you to run for the hills, then perhaps you have several major red flag aspects between you and your partner.
Here’s a lowdown of the top indicators of potential relationship catastrophe between charts. If you and your mate share several of them, you might want to consider relationship rehab. If you’re not in a relationship yet and are considering hooking up with someone you share several of these links with, you might want to think twice.
Any Saturn inter-aspect you share with someone suggests a certain karmic lesson the two of you contracted to work out in this lifetime. If, however, you share nothing but tense Saturn links, you may want to ask yourself if the burden is worth its weight in karmic gold.
When you and your partner share a tense Sun-Saturn link, there’s an overwhelming weight put on the Sun person. It’s as if his or her light is snuffed out due to a perceived criticism or disapproval from Saturn.
Or, the Saturn person may project this onto the Sun person and the Sun person might feel like he or she can never have fun around Saturn because there’s just too much work and responsibility associated with the relationship.
Even the best love match may suffer when there is a difficult Mercury-Neptune aspect. This is because Neptune acts as a bewildering force of nature when it stressfully connects to another planet.
In the case of Mercury, this means extra trouble. Communication deteriorates. The Mercury person may feel he or she can’t convey what they want to say with clarity. The Neptune person might feel that the Mercury person simply does not understand him or her.
There’s so much mutual confusion possible that eventually communication simply evaporates. At its worst, this is an indicator of outright lies or illusory communication which can erode trust.
While incredible transcendent love is possible under the influence of a positive Venus-Pluto link, when stressed this connection can lead to an extremely obsessive and unhealthy attachment. Ultimately, power, sex and money issues that revolve around control can destroy what would otherwise be an intense bond.
Mars is the planet that rules our ambition and drive. Saturn, when in a tense aspect to Mars, can squelch it. This is the relationship where one partner is constantly tearing down the ambitions of the other.
Ultimately, a link such as this can lead to resentment and anger. The Mars person wants to “go” and the Saturn person wants caution. Timing always seems to be off for this couple, and it may also express itself in the bedroom because Mars rules our libido.
This exchange can lead to explosive, sudden arguments or even violence — particularly if there is a two-way exchange where person A’s Mars touches person B’s Uranus, while person A’s Uranus makes a difficult link to person B’s Mars. An unfortunate but fitting example of such a couple is Rihanna and Chris Brown.
Sexual passion can easily lead to rough sex or even worse, such as sexually motivated abuse if these links are present in the charts of a couple. Again, it will be more likely if both members of the couple share the exchange, but even if it’s only one-way, remain cautious.
Remember, if you and your love share one of these inter-aspects, it doesn’t have to be a relationship deal-breaker. The key is awareness and a willingness to work through any difficulty together. If, however, your synastry is overwhelmed with several difficult links, the personal cost of remaining together might not be worth it. Love, after all, isn’t supposed to hurt.
*Note: The square and opposition are primarily considered the adverse links. If you have a sextile or trine aspect between planets, their energies work beautifully. If you have a conjunction, it’s an intensification of energies and you want to carefully consider the other aspects between you before you judge whether or not the conjunction is beneficial or stressful.
Saturn turns retrograde today, dear Aries, as it does for several months each year. Some of your plans might stall or require additional review before going forward. Motivation may be waning temporarily, or there could be some adjustments needed, particularly related to career, life direction, education, and publishing matters. During the shift today, you can feel especially weighed down. You’re encouraged to slow down to consider your larger plans and goals. This is not the time to rush decisions. Try to tackle things one at a time rather than wear yourself out. You can feel rather up and down about work matters. Later today, there is a shift in energy that is more future-oriented and upbeat. It may feel as if life is speeding up enough to pull you out of a funk. You come into a much stronger position as the day advances, and plans may seem to be coming together as your mood improves.
There can be some heavy energy hanging in the air with Saturn at a station and turning retrograde this morning, dear Taurus. You are seeing people you associate with in a different light – perhaps a little more critically or with more discrimination. There can be a sense that others are not open with you or blocking your plans. Circumstances may be such that you are reminded of the need for financial review. There can be concern about loans, debts, taxes, and shared income now. Some of you could be reviewing educational or travel plans, or dealing with delays in these areas. This is a time for slowing down and thinking about your priorities. Tune out distractions. People are especially prone to making errors of judgment now until they grow accustomed to the shift. As well, Venus, your ruler, is in a complicated relationship with Jupiter and Saturn today, and you can be feeling rather up and down about a relationship or a social/romantic situation. Later today, there is increasingly easier, more decisive energy with you.
With Saturn turning retrograde today, dear Gemini, you are entering a period in which you may be reviewing or possibly questioning a partnership or a partner, or you could be taking a more serious and critical look at relationships. This is a time for re-assessing matters regarding your attachments to others, and particularly commitments or frustrations regarding same. Concerns about finances, debts, taxes, and shared money can be stronger now as well. We’re not used to the heavy energy generated by a Saturn station, so we could be feeling weighed down or disoriented when in fact it’s best to take the time to think about your priorities, particularly related to partnerships and significant people in your life. Excesses in your professional and home lives can clash with partnership goals today as well. Feelings can be up and down until you arrive at a realistic place. As the day advances, however, decisions seem less weighty.
With Saturn turning retrograde today in your solar sixth house, dear Cancer, you are entering a several-month period in which there can be some questions in your mind about your commitment to your job, whether it’s the line of work, the company you work for, or the tasks that are required of you. You will have plenty of time to think things through, so be sure to do so before jumping to decisions. There can also be some cooling off or settling in when it comes to a partnership over the next few months, as Saturn is the natural ruler of the partnership sector in your solar chart. Saturn’s station occurs this morning, along with some difficult Venus aspects, so that it’s important to watch for errors. There may be strained relationships, largely due to up and down expectations. As the day progresses, however, your mood stabilizes and you are likely to feel very much in sync by tonight and through to tomorrow morning, particularly when it comes to duties and responsibilities.
Saturn turns retrograde this morning, dear Leo, as it does each year for several months. Saturn is currently in your creativity and expression sector, and it always rules your solar sector of health and work. There can be heavy energy surrounding your daily routines, work, romantic relationships, or creative projects. Decisions may be difficult to make, and the tendency to make errors runs high just while the shift is occurring, after which you learn to work with the energy. The cycle that lasts until mid-August is good for review and assessment of your goals, and this can revolve around your commitments to work or certain elements of your work, health programs, creative projects, and possibly a romantic affair. Aim for moderation today, in your actions and your expectations. As the day advances, you become increasingly more motivated and decisive.
Saturn stations and turns retrograde this morning, dear Virgo, and will remain retrograde until mid-August. Because Saturn rules your romance and creative expression sector and is currently transiting your sector of home and family, these areas of life enter a period of overall review and assessment. Some initiatives may slow down. Temporarily, until you sort things through, some of your commitments could seem less meaningful, which, by extension, can make them feel more difficult to fulfill. Domestic chores or problems in the family dynamic can weigh heavily on your mind. It’s a time for going within and examining your intentions and frustrations. Some of you could experience a slowing down of a romantic affair during the coming months, and this gives you time to reflect and review or to catch your breath. Watch for overdoing in all areas of life today. A moderate approach serves you best in the first half of the day, after which you’ll find it far easier to decide on a course of action.
Saturn stations and turns retrograde this morning, dear Libra, and you may experience some temporary loss of interest or motivation when it comes to certain learning, creative, or mental interests and projects. While you may decide to let go of certain projects, this period is more about making adjustments and re-assessing matters than about abandoning endeavors. Some things might be put on a shelf, while others may simply need editing. There can also be heaviness surrounding home and family, as you could be in the position to make changes or decisions that don’t come easily. Saturn’s retrograde lasts several months and occurs every year. The review you do during this cycle is a necessary, helpful process. However, in the week surrounding Saturn’s change of direction, including this one, responsibilities and pending decisions feel heavier. There could be a problem that pits going along with the crowd against doing your own thing creatively today. Watch for speaking too soon about a mater. As the day advances, you tend to focus more on getting things done than on making tough decisions.
Financial and business matters, issues of security and comfort, and learning or communications projects can weigh heavily on your mind today and this week, dear Scorpio, with Saturn stationary and turning retrograde in your solar second house. This is an important time for getting your finances in order, but it can be a bit of a struggle temporarily, largely due to waning enthusiasm or a feeling of being overwhelmed with responsibilities. You need to stick to it, but you might also need to review and examine your attitudes, needs, and budgets. The coming months are strong for these things. Saturn’s station wants us to slow down and get things right before jumping to conclusions and decisions. Sort, organize, and take things a step at a time for best results. Be moderate in your expectations of others today. As the day advances, life becomes less mental and more active.
Saturn is transiting your sign and turns retrograde today, dear Sagittarius, which will continue until the middle of August. Saturn’s retrograde is a yearly cycle that points to a period of review. On one hand this can ease some of the pressure that is on you personally, but on the other, there can be a feeling of lack of connection with why you are making the adjustments and handling increased responsibilities that Saturn’s transit to your sign requires of you. This, by extension, can actually magnify problematic areas. The trick is to understand why Saturn is testing you and to go with it. You are maturing and learning that you can rely on yourself during this phase of your life. This is also a time for financial review, and you could find that you are more hesitant about spending money or making financial commitments during this period of your life. There is a need to slow down and think about your responsibilities and duties. Try to be content doing what you need to do without worrying too much about others’ expectations. This is true in a general sense, but particularly this morning. Moderation is the key to success now. As the day progresses, emotions level out. You are emotionally geared towards some level of retreat from the regular demands of your life.
It’s especially important that you avoid pushing yourself now with Saturn stationary and turning retrograde this morning, dear Capricorn. While this cycle lasts for some time, until the middle of August, the shift of direction that is occurring now can be temporarily discouraging or disorienting. You are a little more sensitive to Saturn as it is your planetary ruler. The months ahead are strong for reviewing and reassessing your plans and goals, and not as ideal for pushing new ones forward. Today, thoughts tend to turn to past frustrations that are affecting your present. Take it easy, consider your responsibilities, and work step by step towards your goals. Watch spending and overdoing pleasures now. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel far less weighed down by decisions and more interested in getting things done, which improves your mood.
Saturn is stationary and turns retrograde today, dear Aquarius. This cycle that lasts until mid-August points to a period of review when it comes to your larger, long-term, life-plan goals and responsibilities. Your commitments or dedication to friends or group activities that you’re part of can be matters that you begin to question today and over the next while. You are now in the position to review what your friends or teams mean to you, ideally with the goal of improving your connections. There can be a feeling of heaviness surrounding your obligations and/or a friendship or group right now. Try not to succumb to the feeling that everything needs to be solved and resolved immediately. Increases or expansion, particularly related to finances, seem to lead to stress rather than joy right now. Aim to simplify your life rather than add to it at this time. As the day advances, you’re in an especially positive, action-oriented frame of mind.
Saturn is stationary today as it turns retrograde, dear Pisces, and this yearly cycle lasts until mid-August this year. This is a strong period for reviewing your goals, particularly your professional ones. However, it’s not ideal energy for pushing brand new projects ahead. This can also be a time when friendships are a little more complicated. Focusing on realizable goals, and stopping to appreciate what’s already in place, will bring the most satisfaction now. Your bigger ideas need more time, edits, and definition before they’re set into motion. Others may be promising more than they can deliver. A wait-and-see attitude can come in handy right now. Emotions can be swinging in the first half of the day. Getting in touch with what you truly desire is not easy right now, but promises to be rewarding and stabilizing. Later today, you’re in a more decisive frame of mind, and your powers of attraction are strong.
Matters of the heart will go from cold to hot this weekend, making it an extra complicated time for romance. On Friday, Venus squares off with Saturn. Combined with Saturn turning retrograde the same day, it’s possible that your heart will ache over not being able to get something you want out of love — at least not without a lot of internal work ahead. You must take responsibility for the current state of your love life, no matter what the details.
Then, on Saturday the tide suddenly turns. Venus and Pluto will be at a supportive sextile. The will to conquer all in love dominates. You’ll go from licking your wounds to hunting your prey. A Scorpio Moon all weekend long adds to the intensity. The Sun trine Mars on Saturday = Sexy!
This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*
* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Phase Details for – Friday, March 25, 2016
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 16.56 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,481.56 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,238,964.71 km