Venus in Pisces
Friday, January 13, 9:48 pm PST, Saturday, January 14, 12:48 am EST
Venus is exalted in Pisces where the love planet is at its most spiritual and compassionate expression. Idealism, imagination and exquisite sensitivity can enrich our relationships and help us find inspiration through music, art, nature, beauty and spirituality. Yet romantic fantasies and sacrificing ourselves to get affection could lead to disillusion and a sense of martyrdom. Venus in Pisces’ gift of unconditional love works best when mixed with a dose of discernment.
Another wave of pragmatism ripples through our lives today as the Moon enters efficient Virgo at 4:44 am EST, making a total of six planets in sensible Earth signs. The Moon’s practical Grand Earth Trine with optimistic Jupiter, interactive Mercury and resolute Pluto indicates a very productive day. An energetic Sun-Mars trine empowers us to accomplish even more if we divide significant projects into manageable tasks and do them one at a time.
Be careful about what you decide on doing today because once you make up your mind, you might do nearly anything that’s necessary in order to accomplish your goal. Your ruling planet Mars is graced by an energetic trine from the Sun, blessing you with all the right moves, along with enough stamina to follow through on whatever you start now. Set your intentions wisely and then proceed confidently toward your new destination.
It’s not necessary to overstate your point of view or oversell your plan because your actions tell your story with great clarity today. Everything you do now seems to convey your thoughts, even if you’re not trying to send any particular message. Instead of wasting words by talking about your ideas, take advantage of the power of the current moment and put all your effort into creatively progressing toward your vision of a better life.
You might feel unsure of yourself at first today, but once you overcome your own hesitation you will be glad that you took the initiative. Don’t try to convince yourself that inaction is a better strategy than taking a calculated risk, because you may miss out on a very meaningful experience. Being practical is always a smart idea, but you could have regrets later if you restrain from expressing yourself now.
Sometimes you’re so patient that it looks like you’re just procrastinating. However, that’s not a problem today because you can see the potential opportunity through a very practical lens. There’s no need to wait for a better time to begin a new project. You may be even more successful than you can imagine if you don’t immediately bite off more than you can chew. Reaching for the stars is fine as long as you take lots of very small steps instead of trying to accomplish the impossible in one giant leap.
It’s difficult for reality to measure up to your high expectations now as you take an exciting idea and build it into a concrete plan. Although you’re on the right track, you might become so obsessed about what you want that you may end up dissatisfied no matter what happens. Rather than fixating on the outcome today, let go of your agenda by refocusing your mind on the present moment and not the future. Thankfully, your current flexibility increases your creativity along with your contentment.
It’s quite natural to act on your desires today as long as you don’t waste too much time thinking about them first. Although you are often an excellent planner, the current trine from the Sun to impulsive Mars in your hardworking sign indicates that you’re better off making it up as you go along. Usually, you’re wise to analyze all of your options before taking action, but logic only separates you from your feelings now. React directly from your gut without stopping to doubt yourself along the way.
Your attempts to establish balance today are rewarded if you look at all the alternatives and weigh your options. But don’t wait too long because the window of opportunity won’t remain open forever. Magically, it seems as if time is suspended, giving you the capability to accomplish a lot quickly. But passivity lessens your chances to succeed. Fortunately, nearly anything started now is blessed with a better-than-average chance to get off to a propitious beginning.
Even if it might seem like a good idea to keep your thoughts to yourself today, it won’t likely happen. You want to involve others in your future plans now that the Sun trines superhero Mars in your 11th House of Social Networking. Fortunately, you don’t have to hold back now. You are poised to make noticeable progress toward your goals without exerting too much effort.
Others see you as a go-to person to get things done today because you currently won’t take no for an answer. You can untangle knotty problems and overcome seemingly impossible obstacles because you know how important it is to succeed now. Although your optimism might result in performances beyond your own expectations, you could take your enthusiasm too far. It’s a gift to feel so confident, but your self-assuredness might backfire if you act too boldly. Thankfully, toning down your exuberance prevents alienating your allies while still allowing you to make your point.
Although you’re naturally a hard worker, you might not want to work hard today. However, your disinterest isn’t because you’re lazy. In fact, a trine from energetic Mars to the Sun in your sign increases your drive now. But your motivation isn’t limited to your professional objectives; you are more attracted to finding personal meaning now than career success. Luckily, reducing the emphasis on your job won’t have negative long-term effects. Seeking happiness through emotional and spiritual growth is always worth the effort.
You may not want to waste time interacting with co-workers today. You have a lot to do and wish that everyone would leave you alone so you can get down to business. Unfortunately, you might not be able to avoid anyone who is already involved with you on a project. Instead of withdrawing, find a healthy balance between being alone and participating in a group. Don’t hang on to your expectations needlessly; you’ll be more successful if you can integrate working with others into your schedule.
You may believe that you cannot do anything wrong today and whatever you start now will turn out well. Unfortunately, there aren’t any guarantees, but your self-confidence goes a long way toward your current success. Of course, hard work is necessary, but you have a high level of energy and sufficient reserves on which to draw from when needed. Don’t hold back now; you’ll feel at peace later, happy that you did as much as you could when you had the chance.
The serious Capricorn Moon fills our minds with thoughts of success, yet today’s early morning Mars-Pluto opposition may still have us locked in a power struggle where no one will win. A conflict can escalate due to a misunderstanding because retrograde Mercury forms an argumentative semisquare with authoritative Saturn. Thankfully, original thinking can precipitate a sudden resolution, prompted by an intelligent Mercury-Uranus alignment.
You may have to take a stand against a rather formidable person, but today it’s you who is the tougher cookie. Unfortunately, you might not be aware that you could hurt someone’s feelings because you are so determined to reach your goals. Nevertheless, you would be more effective if you didn’t push so hard. Soften your approach and consider how others may react before doing something you’ll regret.
Naturally, you want to follow through on your commitments, even if your schedule suddenly changes because of unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately, other people don’t seem to have the same level of integrity and you may become angry with someone who falls short of their promises. Instead of adding to the drama today, be as compassionate as possible, shift your focus to finishing your own work and don’t be too judgmental of anyone else.
Your thoughts and emotions don’t mix well today. You may try to manage your desires in order to fit in socially, but you could grow resentful if you don’t say what you feel. Unfortunately, knowing what’s best doesn’t always mean that you will do the right thing. Instead of acting too quickly, think about the consequences of your actions before blindly following your impulses. You might feel differently tomorrow.
You may be upset today if someone promises one thing yet does another. However, you might withhold your feelings because you don’t fully understand what’s going on. It’s extra challenging if you cannot trust your senses, especially if others are sending mixed messages. Accept your dilemma as a temporary situation that will soon fade, for attempts to end a conflict now will only increase your frustration.
You quickly tire of a melodrama that reignites today, but this time it’s different because the crisis has passed its peak and you feel strong enough to handle it. Nevertheless, you still must show up and combat the threat with a concerted effort or it could reappear again sometime soon. Respond to the current situation with compassion rather than animosity to help everything return to normal as quickly as possible.
You may be amazed by how fast you respond to a difficult situation today. Normally, you would prefer to gather facts and then take some time to think about your options before swinging into action. But there isn’t enough time for such a rational approach now, so you must immediately process what is happening and use your intuition to reach a conclusion. Don’t hesitate to react without your safety net of logic because any delay lessens your current chances of success.
Family dynamics weigh on your mind today, possibly preventing you from doing what you want. You may be tempted to walk away from the domestic drama, but you might be under pressure to increase your involvement. Unfortunately, losing your temper is easy now, but won’t help your cause. Instead, consider what can be done to settle the tension. Your innate ability to understand both sides of an issue enables you to be gracious in how you handle this tricky situation.
You are determined to stay on track today as you push to reach your goals, even if you would rather withdraw for some precious time alone. But solitude might not be in your immediate future, even if it’s high on your personal agenda. Being flexible is more important than sticking to your plan, since it’s impossible to know where an interaction with a colleague might lead as emotions heat up. It’s not necessary to win an argument now; it’s wiser to set a course based on compromise.
It’s frustrating if you crave something but can’t afford to buy it. Maybe you want your partner or friend to rescue you now. But instead of getting angry when others don’t come to your aid, try a radically different approach to find satisfaction. Letting go is your best bet today, but this tactic requires some real soul-searching to detach your happiness from the current object of your desire.
Mars’ opposition to passionate Pluto in your sign dredges up intense feelings about someone or something standing in your way. Even if you are determined to reach your goals today, you need to be careful about riding roughshod over others to get what you want. The intensity of your current ambitions may create more problems than solutions now, and scaling them back just a bit might be the most sensible thing you can do.
You might be unusually ambivalent when asked about your plans today. Whether you’re considering a new path at work or in a relationship, it’s hard to make a commitment now. It isn’t that you don’t care; to the contrary, you care so much that you want to be absolutely certain about your choice. Even if you’re feeling pressure to decide, take a few more days before letting others know.
You don’t mind the idea of working today, but your ideal is far from the reality, prompting you to start planning your secret escape. But you could get into a disagreement with a friend or lover if he or she tries to coerce you into some activity that you would rather skip. Don’t play the role of a martyr by agreeing to drop your plans for someone else’s. Take responsibility for what you want and don’t give in. Prevent problems later on by being very clear right from the start.
This may be an emotionally turbulent day, even with the Moon in stabilizing Capricorn. We would be unwise to underestimate the intensity of the Moon’s square to unruly Uranus, opposition to warrior Mars and conjunction with passionate Pluto. A somber Moon-Saturn square later in the day would normally be sufficient to put a lid on the turmoil, but Mars is moving toward an opposition with Pluto which increases aggression and forceful resistance.
There may be too much happening today to process everything, especially if you’re hearing conflicting stories. However, you’re not very receptive because you are afraid of being misled by someone else’s agenda, especially when you are on your own mission. It’s tempting to defend your right to maintain your individuality, but there isn’t as much at stake as you think, so pick your battles carefully before jumping into a fight.
You may feel as if you’re in the middle of someone else’s struggle today and you don’t want to be distracted by another melodrama. You might consider avoiding the conversation completely, but you realize that you can actually have a positive impact on the situation. You don’t need to come up with a solution and then sell your idea. In fact, all you have to do is listen to both sides of the argument. For now, sufficiently airing an issue could be enough to dissolve the tension.
You want to share your feelings with a trusted friend, but your harmless disclosure could inadvertently elicit an explosive reaction. You understand the necessity of exercising self-restraint today because you can sense the delicate balance of power. However, you’re still not interested in changing your mind now. Unfortunately, your current lack of flexibility might make a difficult situation worse. On the other hand, trying to meet another person halfway could produce mutual benefits.
You may be feeling an upwelling of anger today, yet it seems more intense than the situation would normally warrant. Although you want to express your frustration, you don’t want to deal with the emotional fallout. Play it cool and sidestep confrontation for now. Or ride your passion and say what’s in your heart no matter what. There’s no right or wrong answer; ultimately, it’s your decision to make.
You might not show your feelings today in an attempt to avoid a possible meltdown, as your emotions pull you into the shadows. You are more accustomed to the light, making it challenging for you to figure out what’s currently happening. For now, don’t worry about making your point. It’s more important to concentrate on your emotions and to process them in real time, rather than wasting time explaining yourself to others.
You aren’t happy with the role that your friends have put you in now and you’re not sure how to get out of it. There are no quick and easy solutions to your dilemma, even if you are in touch with the group dynamics at play. You may be tempted to internalize another person’s struggle and treat it as if it were your own. However, it’s smarter to just steer clear of any melodrama that isn’t yours. Don’t worry about disappointing others; they’ll get over it sooner than you think.
Others know that you excel in the department of negotiation, so it’s no surprise that they would call on you for assistance now. As much as you might want to help, you have your own decisions to make today. Nevertheless, there’s still time to practice a bit of shuttle diplomacy, shuffling back and forth between the disagreeing parties. Your success depends on not getting too attached to any of the messages that you deliver.
Your two key planets, Mars and Pluto, are pulling in opposite directions, placing you in the middle of an intense tug-of-war. You cannot just express the anger of warrior Mars because unrelenting Pluto will quickly even the score. Unfortunately, you cannot just walk away from the conflict, either. Ultimately, you must be as flexible as you can to get you through this tricky time.
You don’t want to be drawn into an emotional squabble today yet it becomes more difficult to stay neutral, even if you try. You aren’t interested in choosing sides, for this tactic will only fuel an unnecessary conflict that wastes your time. Be an outspoken community member and talk about the pitfalls of supporting fearful negativity. Follow your own brand of spirituality and let your love light shine.
A relationship may be a major source of stress now as battle lines are drawn, making it harder to remain civil. You might prefer sorting out your differences through cool and calm communication, yet you can easily slip back into engaging in the needless drama. Instead of being forthright and expressing all your feelings today, act judiciously. A little bit of discretion goes a long way to settle everyone’s frazzled nerves.
It’s not easy to maintain objectivity today, even as you try to see the pros and cons of a co-worker’s plan. You think that you know what’s best and you aren’t afraid to tell everyone who asks. But rather than judging others, you are wiser to clean up your own act first. Making small improvements throughout the next several days is a better idea than wasting time blaming another person for your dilemma.
Your friends may think that they’re helping you today, but you believe that their behavior is too controlling. However, it feels awkward to come right out and tell them to back off because that would just alienate your most supportive allies. Still, it may be time to dig in your heels by setting clear personal boundaries that enable you to feel truly independent.
The extroverted Sagittarius Moon prompts dramatic conversations as she harmoniously trines messenger Mercury in expressive Leo. The excitement builds as a rock-and-roll square between assertive Mars and explosive Uranus rattles us with lightning-like shocks of awareness. We must find ways to keep the energy moving or it can suddenly erupt. Thankfully, the Moon’s shift into conservative Capricorn at 4:37 pm EDT should help contain the instability.
You may catch someone off guard with the way you exercise your self-determination today as unpredictable Uranus electrifies your ruling planet Mars. Naturally, honesty is your best policy, but your delivery style may be more important now than what you actually say. Don’t state something for the shock value alone or you could lose the trust you gained by telling the truth.
Someone’s erratic behavior could mess up your day and turn your schedule upside down. Fortunately, you’re able to handle the situation today, but you would prefer others to stick to the original plan. Don’t waste your energy worrying about what else could go wrong; instead, concentrate your attention on what you can do now to minimize any additional problems that might arise.
Your nervous energy may create a few headaches today, yet there is a simple solution: stay in touch with your own feelings no matter what happens. If you bottle up your emotions they are likely to explode, so get out and move your body instead of sitting around waiting for a meltdown to happen. It’s better to express your feelings in small doses gradually, rather than precipitating a crisis by revealing everything all at once.
You may keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself today because you’re embarrassed by what you want. Although you believe that your little secret is safe, you’re probably more transparent than you think. Your closest friends will suspect that you’re holding something back, but they know you well enough not to pry. Thankfully, your current shyness will pass if you can just get over your fears and insecurities. Your smartest strategy is sharing your inner process with a trustworthy friend.
You can be so forthright today that you might shock others. Ironically, your intentions aren’t likely any different than usual, but there’s no reason to hide anything now. Your old defense mechanisms have been worn down and you currently don’t have the strength to build up new ones. Just remember that everyone doesn’t need to know every miniscule detail. Paint your picture in broad strokes for the best effect.
It’s not easy to find an emotionally safe place to stand today, for you might feel as if your life is out of balance. You believe that you should remain silent and continue to do your job, yet you may be compulsively driven to even an old score. Avoid the temptation to act impulsively because you could do something that is totally out of character. Consider less radical alternatives to express your anger. You’ll be able to keep your dignity intact with a more moderate response.
You have entered a very social phase and you would enjoy being around more like-minded people, but you aren’t interested in losing your individuality in the crowd. You might even try to do something that enables you to stand out from everyone else. However, before initiating action that you’ll regret, rethink your motives. Putting yourself in the spotlight may not be as smart a move as it seems in the moment. Be your authentic self and nothing else.
You assume that you know what others expect from you at work, and you want to please them. Unfortunately, you could take on too much now, making it difficult to decide what to do first. Still, you could lose your temper today if someone criticizes how you are doing your job. But instead of overreacting, channel your emotions into the tasks at hand. You are wiser to focus and get as much done as possible than to add to any more drama to the current situation.
You may think that you know how to fix a problem in a relationship, yet your solution could make matters even worse now by stirring up unnecessary anxiety. Ironically, your answer may be quite intelligent, but executing your plan falls short of your high expectations. Rushing to the rescue isn’t the smartest strategy now; move slowly and give yourself enough time to consider the alternatives before committing to one path.
You like to lean on conservative tactics when your life gets too crazy. Mechanically going through the motions is one way to buy time while things settle down. Unfortunately, reverting back to your old routine won’t work now because something must change for you to feel satisfied. You may be tempted toward extreme solutions like turning everything upside down all at once. However, taking lots of tiny steps is a much better strategy than attempting one gigantic leap before you’re ready.
You want others to acknowledge your contributions at work today, but this desire for respect may bring more frustration than satisfaction. It’s challenging to stay in touch with your emotions while also fulfilling your responsibilities. It feels as if you can only do one or the other, but not both. Nevertheless, the most practical approach is to keep modifying your actions as needed. Practicing flexibility now is your secret weapon.
You have more on your plate than you can handle today and too many tasks can distract you from finishing anything at all. You might have plans with family or friends that have to be changed unexpectedly due to circumstances that are beyond your control. Even if the situation seems urgent, you still have job-related responsibilities that cannot be ignored. There may not be any quick fixes available; multi-tasking the best you can is your only viable option.
Today’s farseeing Sagittarius Moon inspires us to think big while retrograde Mercury skips back into dramatic Leo, encouraging us to deliver our messages with an extra punch. However, the tipsy trickster bumps into a confusing opposition with fuzzy Neptune, repeating this stressful aspect that recently occurred on July 29. We would be wise to pay extra attention to all forms of communication because our good intentions could get lost in the fog.
You may be the leader of the gossip squad at work today because you can waste time as long as you’re having fun. But you are so quick-witted now that you might say something that shouldn’t be shared. Words slip out of your mouth before you think about their impact. Keep in mind that taking a few breaths before speaking up won’t make you less popular; in fact, slowing down your delivery may be enough to save you from an embarrassing situation.
You appear to be putting in maximum effort on the job, but you can simultaneously lose yourself in your daydreams, even if your double life isn’t noticed by anyone else. Although others cannot tell how far from reality your mind is meandering, they can see that your rich imagination is adding something special to your practical ideas. Don’t hesitate to share your creative point of view, even if it seems unrealistic to you at first.
You may be at a turning point in a friendship because you need to decide if you’re going to take it to the next level or retreat to emotionally safer ground. Be careful, for you could make a bad choice today if you let your hopes color your perceptions. Postpone any major decisions for a couple of days, if you can. Once your muddled thinking clears, you’ll be able to choose your course of action with more confidence.
It’s challenging to compare your idealistic dreams with what you currently have in your life. The gulf between your fantasies and reality may be so great now that you don’t even know where to begin. Instead of setting yourself up for failure by aiming too high, try a more modest start. Acknowledging what you’ve already accomplished is better than tearing yourself down with self-criticism. Beginning with a few simple affirmations can give you the positive boost you need.
You may be basking in the light of admiration today, but you could fool yourself into thinking that everyone is your friend. It isn’t that anyone is necessarily working against you; it’s just that others have their own agendas and it’s crucial for you to understand where they diverge from yours. Don’t waste your breath trying to convince anyone that you’re right. If you can be satisfied with what each person has to offer now, you won’t set yourself up for disappointment.
You could have a tough time staying on track today because you can see fantastic possibilities everywhere you look. Although you know that hard work is key in reaching your goals, your optimism leads you to believe a task will be easier than it is. Still, you are at a fork in the road and you may not know which way to go. Just remember that you are probably missing some crucial facts, so it’s wiser to take the more conservative route, even if it means walking away from the excitement for now.
You’re a bit of a social butterfly today, flying from one captivating conversation to another. However, this doesn’t mean that you should try to avoid a more pressing subject, even if it leads to unfamiliar territory. You can still clear the air by sharing what’s important to you, but circumvent a passionate discussion for a few days.
No matter how certain you are of your current choices, it’s not a good idea to trust your senses today because they can easily mislead you. Don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a state of hypnotic acceptance. Even if you’re dreaming of smooth sailing ahead, there are storm clouds on the horizon and you are advised to batten down the hatches while the Sun is still shining. Ironically, a rough patch might be enough of a wake-up call to get you back on course.
The Moon’s visit to your optimistic sign can raise feelings of nostalgia as you remember a kinder and gentler version of your past. But it’s not smart to believe the stories you tell now because you may have changed the facts to support your current mood. There’s nothing wrong with reviewing your personal history as long as you understand that you can’t live fully in the present moment when you’re clinging too tightly onto memories.
You may be tempted by an unrealistic fantasy about a relationship now. However, your idealistic dreams can actually stand between you and happier days. Acknowledging your attachment to one particular outcome is a good start if you’re willing to make it less important. There’s no need to go to extremes and deny your preferences if you can maintain a healthy perspective.
Perhaps you thought that you had everything under control, but today you may miss an important piece of the puzzle. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to fix anything if you make a wrong assumption. Becoming more aware of your mistakes is enough for now. Don’t initiate action too quickly or you could stir up a hornet’s nest that leads to an intense power struggle. Your relationships are in flux, so take time to see where things are going before trying to exert too much control.
You are an avid dreamer and today’s Mercury-Neptune aspect magnifies your wishful thinking. You can journey so far into the depths of your imagination that you may lose track of what’s going on in the real world. An unexpected event can shock you into awareness, waking you from your contemplative state and confronting you with the truth. It may be very disconcerting at first, but the reality check could be a blessing in disguise.
Mercury in Leo
Monday, August 8, 2:46 am PDT, 5:46 am EDT
Mercury backing into grandiose Leo can inflate the importance of our own ideas. It’s tempting to defend positions out of pride even if facts don’t agree. Separating ego from intellect with a bit of objectivity can counter this reactionary impulse. The upside of this transit is the recovery of creative concepts that have been left lingering on the vine and are now ripe for picking.
Conflicting cosmic messages encourage us to want more from life, yet simultaneously put up barriers to prevent us from going too far. The expansive influence comes from the Moon’s move into adventurous Sagittarius at 11:20 am EDT. This inspirational phase raises our self-esteem and prompts us to think big. Meanwhile, an emotionally constrictive Venus-Saturn sextile reminds us that taking a risk for possible pleasure is not a viable option today.
Although you’re determined to be serious today, it’s too soon to say whether or not you’ll be successful at getting much accomplished. You are quite convincing now, and you may be as good at misleading others as you are in fooling yourself. If someone accepts your optimistic expectations as the truth, you may need to face the music when the facts are discovered. A wiser strategy is to be completely realistic now so you don’t have to backtrack and revise your story later.
You could be hesitant to listen to your instincts today, even if they are telling you to take a chance. Your closest friends may be cheering you forward, yet you don’t trust the positive messages you’re now receiving. Keep in mind that there’s no need to justify your caution to anyone. Just move at your own pace; you already know from prior experience that a slower and steadier approach pays off.
Your key planet Mercury is still tuning into ethereal Neptune, inspiring you to share your spiritual experiences, weave your words into poetic phrases and put a magical spin on nearly everything you say. Fortunately, your idealism goes a long way now toward reestablishing a solid connection with a loved one. However, an underlying tension won’t likely disappear overnight. Do whatever you can to help relieve the stress, but remember that this is an ongoing work in progress.
You often keep your feelings to yourself because you’re afraid of being judged or criticized. Nevertheless, today’s extroverted Sagittarius Moon prompts you to blurt out what’s on your mind without much consideration for the consequences. Pushing through your fears allows you to share your secrets with a trustworthy friend. Still, you’re the only one who can decide how far you want to venture outside of your shell.
You want to be more generous with your affections now that friendly Venus is in demonstrative Leo and the Moon is in optimistic Sagittarius. But Venus’ warmth is somewhat cooled by austere Saturn, making it tougher to connect with others in a lighthearted manner. You can still come through for those you love as long as you concentrate on being real, rather than on being liked.
Your key planet Mercury is preparing to back out of your picky sign and into loud Leo. Thankfully, you’ll still be able to retain your common sense because a practical Venus-Saturn alignment gives you a cool and calm perspective. You don’t have to tell anyone all that you know. Although you like the idea of being open and honest, keeping some things secret can be the most appropriate thing to do. Just don’t let your caution turn into apathy in the process.
Surprisingly, you may be the practical one today because your ruling planet Venus connects with authoritative Saturn, enabling you to see what’s real and what’s an illusion. Although your easygoing charm can disarm others, your pleasant demeanor hides your inner perfectionist, workaholic or curmudgeon. If you concentrate and clearly visualize what you want, you might just find a way to make it happen.
Once you get into your groove today, you’ll be able to accomplish more than you expect. Tying up loose ends feels good and your self-confidence grows with each completed task. Remember, nothing is holding you back now except your own self-limiting fears. Stick to your agenda and continue building momentum throughout the day.
You are able to be very persuasive once the Moon is back in your sign. If you’re passionate in your appeal, you could probably motivate people to go along with your ideas today, whether your perspective is accurate or not. Although you wouldn’t mislead others intentionally, the pictures you now paint with your words can be so pretty that everyone wants to share in your vision. Although telling a tall tale might be more fun, sticking to the facts will keep you out of trouble.
You are inclined to dramatize what you say today, and the ease with which you exaggerate makes it tough for you to be as trustworthy as usual. You can use the expansive nature of the fearless Sagittarius Moon to defend someone who may not be as eloquent as you are. Fortunately, the help you receive from reliable Saturn can keep you on the straight and narrow path. There’s no hurry now; your words carry more weight when you give them time to fully sink in.
Your friends seek out your advice today because the Moon in your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes gives you an optimistic vision of the future. Your strategy may be to focus on the acknowledgment of prosperity rather than the fear of scarcity. Fortunately, you can have a motivational impact on others now if you maintain a positive spin on what’s happening, yet still remember to present both sides of an issue.
You want everyone to see how competent you are now that the Moon is back in your 10th House of Public Responsibility. However, it’s challenging to balance your desire for efficiency with your need to have fun. Prioritize the tasks in front of you; if you finish the most important ones, you’ll have time later to seek the pleasure you want. It will be easier for you to enjoy
yourself today if you feel that you earned the right to relax.
The passionate Scorpio Moon puts us in touch with our feelings which are likely to be more intense than usual. With the right chemistry it can be exciting if our emotions merge with someone else’s, but we are frightened by the idea of being vulnerable because of today’s stressful Sun-Moon square. Yet, once we work through our resistance, we can be transformed by the magic of love as romantic Venus forms a creative connection with potent Pluto.
You may be able to see through the veneer of social niceties today, revealing someone’s fears that are usually kept safely hidden. You can sense an unspoken agenda, even if others act in a lighthearted manner. Your current intuitiveness might prompt you to retreat because you’re not sure that you want to engage on that level. But don’t withdraw too quickly; the person you thought was being negative could turn out to be your closest ally if you give him or her a chance.
You may be worried that a relationship won’t meet your expectations today. Instead of overcoming your fear and scheduling a memorable encounter, you might choose to just settle back into your familiar routine. However, this laid-back approach probably isn’t your best strategy and could leave you feeling disappointed with your choice. Taking the safest route now won’t necessarily help you reach your destination, so open up your heart and make the first move.
Today you may be confronted with an important piece of information that you previously overlooked. You might have innocently assumed that others would support your ideas and admire your creativity. Unfortunately, strong emotional undercurrents raise concerns as you try to comprehend the complexity of the situation. Don’t try to figure it all out now; the energy will shift tomorrow and you’ll gain a clearer understanding of your options.
You feel pretty even-keeled now, even if a little money problem comes to the surface that requires your immediate attention. You can try to analyze the situation and logically determine your best course of action, but your solution may not come through cool reason today. The best answers will arise more easily once you stop seeking them so desperately.
Your life isn’t as carefree as others assume just because you make it appear as if you are having a lot of fun, even when you’re troubled. Your defense mechanisms can effectively hide a very deep well of feelings today. But just going through the motions isn’t very rewarding, so share some of what’s on your mind with someone you trust. If you’re having a hard time starting the conversation, write down your thoughts and use your notes to get the ball rolling.
Although you want to balance your desires with what others need, your good intentions could run into resistance today. It seems as if it would be easier to just gloss over your annoyance if you think that someone is keeping a secret. However your suspicion can turn into anger if you don’t voice your concerns. Ironically, you may be wrong about your hunch, but you’ll feel relieved once your fears are out in the open.
Although you try to maintain your cool today, you know big changes are coming that could impact your closest relationships. Even if the shift seems far away, you’re already feeling the pressure internally. Thankfully, you are able to find your way back to the center now if you concentrate on your core values instead of on external events. If you remain true to your highest ideals then everything else will, hopefully, fall into place.
You don’t need people to tell you what you already know, and anyone who is overly critical today may be rudely surprised at the intensity of your response. However, you don’t necessarily want to be alone; it’s just that you yearn for meaningful contact with your most supportive friends. Those who are seeking shallow social banter could get an earful when you share the truth as you see it. There’s no need to hold back now; just be ready to deal with the consequences of your honesty.
You aren’t interested in sharing your feelings today while the Moon visits your 12th House of Secrets. Even if others think that you’re baring your soul, you have more going on internally than they realize. In fact, your philosophical ramblings can cleverly hide the real juice. Keep in mind that you might not benefit from changing your tactics. It may be wiser to take the conversation to the next level only when you’re ready to be more vulnerable.
You may be more reserved in your conversations with others today as you reconsider what you really want from your relationships. Although you aren’t likely to isolate yourself completely, you’re wary about getting entangled with someone who might create unnecessary drama. Trust your instincts and be ready to walk away from a situation that could complicate your life without offering you any benefits.
You most likely have admirable intentions today, yet your plan may be thwarted through no fault of your own. Naturally, you cannot control all the variables in your surroundings, but you can take full responsibility for your response to a situation. Paradoxically, an overly positive reaction could be just as problematic as a very negative one. Avoiding emotional extremes enables you to make the best of these tricky circumstances.
Your heightened awareness today puts you in touch with emotions that may be challenging to integrate. But denying your feelings can create a whole other set of problems. You could inadvertently disconnect from the source of your inspiration if you shut down your compassion. Thankfully, you’re able to move through your day gracefully as long as you remember to keep checking in with your heart.
Neptune in Aquarius
Thursday, August 4, 7:59 pm PDT, 10:59 pm EDT
Neptune’s 6-month visit to brainy Aquarius provides a subtle dose of intellectual inspiration. Mystical beliefs and spirituality may be described in scientific terms, blurring the lines between physics and metaphysics. Perhaps some genius ideas will emerge that can help us safely dispose of plastic waste and finally lead to mainstream application of alternative energy sources.