This can be a day of some mental intensity, dear Aries, as you’re inclined to think more deeply about a matter, trying to make sense of an issue. If you find that you’re quickly becoming obsessed with an idea track today, you may be able to use this passion positively by channeling it into an important project. Otherwise, there could be some tension experienced with others if you are taking things too seriously, or if someone in your life is doing the same. Difficult relationship issues or disagreements could seem more challenging now with this frame of mind. Recent obsessions may reach a point where you realize they are not serving your purpose. Concern about your reputation or work can be an issue for some of you now. Concentrate on improving weak or problem areas. While the extra attention you’ve been giving other people in your life these days is positive and beneficial, if you overdo it, you will fail to recognize your own needs and desires fully. This can result in blurred boundaries that impact your relationships negatively.
Mental tension is likely today with Mercury and Pluto at odds, dear Taurus, but if you harness the energy well, you may be able to find solutions to ongoing problems. Avoid obsessive thinking as much as possible, and you’ll feel more in sync with your intuition. Try not to go too far with analyses as this can lead you astray. Emotionally-driven decisions made now may be regrettable later. The tendency today is to be one-track minded, and this can help you if you apply it to a useful task or to something that will benefit you. Watch for an obsession to get to the point or suspicious thoughts. Conflicts, if they emerge today, can come up suddenly and escalate quickly, mainly because problems are deeper than they appear on the surface, and little things can trigger buried, accumulated anger or sensitive points.
Pluto is in challenging aspect to your ruler, Mercury, dear Gemini, and the desire for control over a situation can arise if you’re feeling vulnerable. Personal power comes from managing our own resources, responses, and modes of thinking constructively, not from attempts to control situations or others. You may be communicating intensity with your words, perhaps without even realizing it, and others’ responses may be undesirable or surprising! You might resolve to avoid harsh words or suspicion so as to protect your important relationships now. It can be useful to imagine worst-case scenarios sometimes, but this may go too far now and is unhealthy for you. There can be a veil of suspicion or mistrust cast over parts of the day. Try to take the lesson from any tension generated now.
Pluto has just stationed and is now in challenging aspect to Mercury, dear Cancer, bringing your attention to a lingering problem, likely related to tricky power dynamics in a relationship. There can be some tendency to think in extremes, and this doesn’t serve you well unless it prompts you to improve or strengthen weak areas of your life. Try not to make decisions based only on perceptions of the day, as they, too, could be on the extreme side! Trust is difficult when Pluto is active and challenging, and you may get a sense that someone’s withholding or hiding something from you. This may be about fears, or there could be some truth to the feeling, but either way, it’s better to wait to come to conclusions until you’re less emotionally invested and more objective.
There can be some charged energy with you this week as Pluto has just turned direct and is moving into a challenging aspect with Mercury today, dear Leo. Certainly, this can work for or against you. To turn it to your advantage, it may be best to try to avoid pushing an idea or pushing for an answer from someone. As well, avoid succumbing to pressures to get too much done in a short time. There is a tendency to worry about something due to fear or a bit of paranoia with this aspect, but you can also channel this intensity into something beneficial or productive. You may discover something that is need of a rehaul. This week has the potential to bring truly exciting insights into how you can better manage your domestic life and work, so try not to let fear rule and avoid extremes of thinking or communicating now for best results.
There is a tendency to dwell on problems or flaws today, dear Virgo, with Pluto in a challenging aspect to your ruler, Mercury, and this may be related to a financial or creative matter. With money and relationships, watch for extremes. People can drain you at the moment, whether materially or emotionally, and you can feel very much invested in what’s going on around you. Boundary issues can be a hot topic now. You may be feeling undervalued. Avoid defeatist attitudes as much as possible. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by attempting to manipulate people or circumstances. Work on gaining power through self-control. Mind you, you stand to learn a lot about your feelings and fears now. Try to apply the rule of moderation in your life, not only in activities but with your thinking as well.
There is some tendency to magnify problem areas today with Mercury and Pluto in a clashing aspect, dear Libra. If you can’t seem to shake a line of thought that is interfering with your day, do what you can to relax your mind. If this doesn’t work for you, you might consider finding a way to manage an area where you feel especially vulnerable in some small way, so that you can feel you’re going somewhere with it. Inflexible thinking can be a problem today, whether it’s your own or you’re dealing with this in someone else. You may need to tread lightly in conversations with others today, but there is also good energy for getting to a better understanding of people and situations that you may not want to pass up. It’s time to acknowledge the need to make changes instead of holding on too tightly to things that are no longer working in your favor.
Pluto has just recently turned direct, dear Scorpio, and is now forming a challenging aspect with Mercury. While it’s nice to see your ruler moving forward, this is also a time for getting over a mental hump. This influence can stir up controversy, but it’s best not to jump to conclusions, as thoughts and perceptions can be a little extreme right now. Overthinking things is unlikely to get you to a good place – in fact, it can mean losing objectivity. Expressing suspicion is not going to remedy a situation that has a trust problem in the first place. Observe and adopt a wait-and-see attitude for best results now. Jumping to communicate may not be the wisest choice with today’s astrological climate.
With Mercury and Pluto clashing today, dear Sagittarius, there is a general tendency to push to get to the bottom of a matter or to uncover a truth before considering that we may not be ready for it. It’s better not to jump to a quick conclusion about a friend or lover with this kind of energy that inclines us to think in extremes. Something said or thought can seem to trigger fears now, and controlling reactions is essential. People can be obsessed with their points of view and interactions can be challenged, too intense, and rather unhealthy. Do yourself a favor by working on relaxing your mind instead of getting all wound up over matters now. Dwelling on mistakes will not erase them.
Extremes of thinking are likely with Mercury and Pluto in conflict today, dear Capricorn, and worries about reputation or career matters could be overblown. Look for ways to improve areas where you feel vulnerable rather than overcompensate. Dwelling on problems will only serve you well if you channel your mental intensity into a task that benefits you; otherwise, you’re just doing yourself damage. Choose your words carefully since Mercury is in a rather public and visible area in your chart and Pluto is in your sign. A sense that you have no time to work through a problem is likely exaggerated. Working on self-control when you fear things around you are beyond your control is your best bet.
While strategic thinking can benefit you greatly right now, dear Aquarius, overthinking is likely to lead you astray as Mercury and Pluto form a square aspect. Be as moderate in your thinking as possible, even if it’s difficult to do, as taking things too far is where we’re most likely to trip up now. Fear misguides us when Pluto is active and challenging as it is today. Find ways to simplify your life, particularly on a mental plane, by cutting out those things that are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Or, aim to work on problems one at a time, as it’s the only solution under these conditions. Don’t let fears or insecurities undermine your decisions. Watch for the fine line between healthy skepticism and suspicion. Mind you, through opposition or obstacles, you might come to a state of stronger knowledge or conviction.
With a Mercury-Pluto square today, dear Pisces, what may be a simple disagreement on another day could turn into a battle of wills. We can be a little too close to our opinions or obsessed with being right, and healthy exchanges are difficult under these conditions. As well, you could feel rising tension surrounding a predicament or problem today, or you could have a hard time putting something out of your mind. Do your best to channel excess mental energy into something you can change or influence. You may need to draw upon a whole lot of self-restraint so that you can even yourself out, and it’s worth it! Try not to make big decisions based only on what you’re hearing or what’s communicated today. Safeguard relationships from harsh words, even if it’s challenging to make a partner or friend happy now. If you find yourself unable to move past an issue, take a break.