While you may have been keeping a low profile for the last couple of days, dear Aries, with the Moon in your sign today, you’re seeking out more connections to the world around you. Mercury is in minor tense aspect to both Pluto and Mars today, which suggests communication challenges, especially since Mercury is currently in your sector of communications and mobility. You could be working under stress right now, feeling pressure to produce or to solve problems quickly. While conversations seem light on the surface, there can be some tense undercurrents. The root of tension may be concerns for the future or increasing ambitions or competition. There can be minor but marked conflicts of interest with someone. The tendency to be taken the wrong way is strong right now, but nothing that you can’t handle! Mental restlessness can lead to positive experiences, particularly if it compels you to seek out new and exciting information or interests. Discipline, however, can be lacking if you are required to focus on dry or monotonous work.
The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, dear Taurus, encouraging you to keep a lower profile than usual as you need to take a break from the routine. While it can be challenging to do so now, try to get rid of rigid ways of looking at things, and if you find yourself acting out of your insecurities or fears, nip this in the bud as soon as possible. Tensions arising today are unlikely to be about what they appear to be on the surface. Convincing others to address the root of a problem may be tricky but not impossible! There can be a war of words over personal possessions, values, communications styles, or respect. Or, this can be a day when the ordinary doesn’t satisfy, which can lead to interesting thoughts, but possibly some restlessness as well. Watch for impatience especially with people who are lacking a sense of decorum. Aim to be as flexible and adaptable as possible, and keep the bigger picture in perspective so that you don’t let the little problems drag you down today.
Mercury’s minor challenging aspects today suggest some tension, dear Gemini. This morning, there can be two separate pulls – one towards light and easy thoughts and communications, and the other towards digging up the truth of a matter. This can leave you undecided, but if you let go of one, you’ll be in a better place! Your voice is stronger than usual these days with Mercury in your sign, and your words have more impact in general, making it especially important to watch you don’t communicate a little too impulsively or get overly fired up over a difference in opinion. Today can be strong, however, for feeling emotionally centered, particularly if you focus on work behind the scenes or get the private, quiet time you so need right now.
With Mercury in minor challenging aspect today, dear Cancer, there can be a lack of flow and perhaps some misunderstandings to deal with, although nothing you can’t handle! Communications can rather easily go awry, and there can be something emerging from your past that you’d prefer stays buried. Alternatively, your mind can be restlessly scanning the past for answers, and it can be difficult settling yourself. A disconnect with a partner can be an issue now. Something may feel out of sync, or you could be worried you missed something that will later surprise you. You may need to spend a little time sorting out your problems to clear your head. Attempt to keep things light and straightforward, but don’t entirely avoid the deeper issues, particularly if they are the same old patterns that keep emerging. It may be better to discuss these things, though, when everyone is more receptive.
This morning, concerns about or ambitions related to health or work can impact your social activities, dear Leo, or play with your head a little, making it challenging to concentrate. It can be hard to enjoy yourself thoroughly, as well, with so much going on at the back of your mind. As much as you want to “do it all,” you may benefit from some delegation of tasks or help from others. Later today, it’s a good idea to try to stay centered and focused rather than to allow others’ dramas to throw off decision making. You might feel like someone is overstepping bounds and this can cause you to feel quite self-protective. Wait things out, get rest, and aim to approach problems from a fresh perspective tomorrow.
This morning, there can be an edge to the atmosphere around you that makes you feel that you should be accomplishing something substantial, dear Virgo. However, it can be hard to know where to put your energies. This can stimulate restlessness or needless arguments and drama. Your ideas may not go over as well as they would on another day, so you may want to hold onto them for now. Watch for impatient, impulsive communications, and tension related to changes of schedules. Today is better for troubleshooting and edits. There can be misunderstandings or poor timing that make relating to one another a little strained. Do your part by resolving not to take things too personally if things are slightly off. Be careful about what you communicate, especially professionally, as your words hold more weight than usual with Mercury at the top of your solar chart these days.
Others may be a little too self-absorbed this morning for communications to flow both ways, dear Libra. Aim to let things flow rather than maneuver them for best results now. Watch for power plays with others, particularly with those closest to you. You can be quite focused on a moral issue or a particular belief and perspective. While giving something further thought is just fine, try to shake it off if it’s truly interfering with your day. Alternatively, you can find a way to act upon your feelings and beliefs, even in a small way, so that you can feel you’re actually going somewhere with it. Later today, there can be impatient communications to contend with or frustrations with people who can’t seem to express their ideas or opinions with consideration for others. Try to keep things in perspective. Watch for hasty actions and communications. It will be important to slow yourself down just enough to catch mistakes or to prevent unnecessary conflicts. Try to direct any excess energy into something you truly love doing.
This morning, Mercury forms an awkward angle with your ruler, Pluto, dear Scorpio, and this tends to complicate your communications and mental focus. Decisions revolving around ownership, money, or knowledge can be challenging to make. This is a time when what’s below the surface of matters is more important to you than pretty much anything else! Find ways to know yourself and important people in your life more deeply, but watch for focusing on things that don’t honestly matter in the long run to the detriment of your happiness. Later today, Mercury forms another minor challenging aspect, and you may feel some pressure to speed things up. Unfortunately, people are not inclined to take the time to listen, and frustrations can result. This is not a good time for bringing up tricky topics. Be easy on yourself by calming down and thinking of priorities.
This morning, dear Sagittarius, watch for the tendency to bring worries about your practical affairs into interactions with others and try to separate the two. Energies for communicating are below par most of today, in fact, but you can find spots for expressing and enjoying yourself. Watch what you say and avoid rushing through paperwork and conversations, particularly as the day advances when Mercury and Mars are in challenging aspect, stimulating a sense that you should rush or push a matter. There can be quite a bit of energy available, but it’s difficult to channel it. For some of you, there can be a disagreement over ideas or choice of words with a partner. Keeping yourself mentally stimulated and engaged, even with games, can be helpful.
This morning, watch for worrying too much, dear Capricorn, as it wastes your energy. Be kind to yourself and channel your energy into happier, more satisfying pursuits than overthinking things. Keep in mind that irritability or tension due to the stress of increased demands from others can be experienced now, so be sure not to add even more to your plate. Later today, there can be some tension of a different variety as a Mercury-Mars aspect can speed up your thinking or give you a sense that you should be doing more than you are. Irritations tend to stem from a lack of control over routines or work, or there can be some minor health concerns now. Watch for a competitive edge in your communications. You could feel impatient with people who seem to be taking too much time or who are otherwise blocking your progress. Do your best to center yourself or to direct excess mental energy into something productive.
With Mercury in minor challenging aspects with Pluto and Mars today, dear Aquarius, people may be harping on problem areas or scrambling to take control of situations but have trouble managing if and when they do! Interactions can be a little strained as a result. It can also be challenging to choose between playing it safe and taking a creative risk. Do your best not to take things too personally if interactions are awkward. Avoid staying in a state of limbo for too long, but don’t rush decisions, either. Instead, aim to focus on productive pursuits. Later today, something (or someone) might test your nerves. Watch for excessive hastiness, which won’t serve you well. People around you may be nitpicking or misunderstanding your desires and actions. Avoid pushing matters and find ways to soothe frayed nerves.
This morning, problems or challenges related to your career and social life can weigh heavily on you, dear Pisces, and these can interfere to some degree with your personal or family life and even the words you use to express yourself today. It’s better not to read too much into problem areas now unless they stick, so give things and people time. Later today, Mercury in a challenging aspect with Mars can point to some frustrations brewing, particularly with a family member or tension in your personal life. Consider both the benefits and challenges that impulsiveness brings to your life so that you are better equipped to deal with surprise elements coming your way. The Moon spends today in your resources sector, helping to ground you.