Mercury Forms SemiSquare With Venus

mercury002This is a day of obvious contradictions. The Taurus Moon reminds us that it’s sensible to steer clear of unnecessary complications, nostalgically drawing us toward a simpler lifestyle. But we may not get our heart’s desire today, for logical Mercury forms an uncomfortable semisquare with romantic Venus, pitting our thoughts against our emotions. Meanwhile, Mercury harmonizes with quirky Uranus, turning up the volume on our most outrageous ideas.

Aries: You may try to stay calm today, but your plans for a laid-back day fall to the wayside as you recognize an old behavior pattern of yours that resurfaces now. It’s a bit disconcerting to face this problem, for you thought you were done with it. Nevertheless, the best thing you can do is to work with your current awareness. Avoiding the issue is not advised, for denial will only strengthen a bad habit.

Taurus: Managing your schedule could be a real problem now because you cannot make the additional appointments, phone calls and tasks go away. Acknowledging your limits can be the most important thing you do today, for then you’ll be able to better handle your time. Once you have established what you cannot do, it’s easier to say no. The sooner you set boundaries, the smoother your day will go.

Gemini: Your key planet Mercury is electrified by shocking Uranus today, lighting up your nervous system like a neon sign. You cannot contain your excitement, but you still might be afraid of being seen. You don’t want to stand out as being different now, yet your ideas are good enough that they should be shared. Even if it makes you a bit uncomfortable, take a risk and show others your unorthodox side. You’ll be glad you did.

Cancer: You are in touch with a higher form of intelligence today and although it may be your own, it also could be from another dimension. If you believe in angels or spirit guides, then remain open to further instruction from them. If you do not, then at least trust your intuition now. Don’t try to rationalize what you seem to know; just act on it.

Leo: You need to appear to have everything under control, even if you do not. Fortunately, you’ll be able to pull this off, for you perform admirably now when faced with a crisis. But you don’t need to turn an insignificant event into a major drama. Just prepare the best you can, show up with a willing attitude and let the moment teach you what you need to learn.

Virgo: Your key planet Mercury is stirring up trouble today as it sends mixed signals your way. Your brain is processing faster than you can form words, which might make you appear agitated to others. But you can be absolutely brilliant now if you are able to set language aside and directly access what you instinctively know. Avoid expressing your thoughts or trying to explain yourself. You can always circle back around later and share your ideas once your nerves settle back down.

Libra: Balancing your current need for stability with your desire for excitement can prove exhausting, for every little thing that happens to you today stimulates an avalanche of memories. More thoughts rush into awareness now than usual, and it’s tough to maintain your sense of perspective. Keep in mind that your system is tightly wired now and that anything you can do to calm down will be helpful. Try soothing music, meditation or a walk in the woods.

Scorpio: You crave fewer distractions today and although you may be able to manage your outer world, it’s your imaginative realms that are the real challenge now. Others might not even realize how much you have going on and it’s probably pointless to try to tell them. They won’t understand because you have your dramas contained and well managed. Accept your complexity without attempting to change it; resisting your inner nature is an act of futility.

Sagittarius: It may seem as if others in your life have more going on than they are saying and it worries you because you think you are missing something important. But everyone else’s inner worlds may be indescribable today. No one is purposefully hiding anything from you and your investigation only adds to the tension. Let the unspoken truths remain silent for now; they will take shape and be expressed when the time is right.

Capricorn: It’s easy to settle into a pattern today that demonstrates your competence without too much effort on your part. But as capable as you appear to others, you don’t necessarily feel that way yourself now. You know that you have your bases covered, yet you are deeply concerned that your inadequacies will soon be discovered. Realizing your vulnerabilities is humbling, yet sharing your concerns with a trusted companion can deepen a lasting friendship.

Aquarius: You may pride yourself in your rugged individualism, yet your desire to be different can get in the way of your success. Instead of attempting to prove that your ideas are better than anyone else’s now, it’s more useful to establish common ground. Remember, you can still be a non-conformist, even if you choose to cooperate with others today.

Pisces: It’s your day to visit Fantasy Island, yet no one other than you needs to know that you’re going anywhere at all. Fortunately, you are able to travel instantaneously in your mind, returning as needed for conversations with co-workers and friends. Don’t bother explaining your double life today. Just come and go as needed, for you are adept enough now to be in two places at once.

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Venus Hooks Up With Pluto

astrology006The fiery Aries Moon is totally pumped up today, for it joins energetic Mars to align our actions with our feelings. Additionally, quicksilver Mercury creates an exciting sextile with out-of-the-box Uranus, spicing the day with interesting conversations, unexpected wit and clever repartee. But something else is pulling us into weird places now as sexy Venus hooks up with passionate Pluto in a complex septile that defies rational understanding.

Aries: You need to be on guard today against your own tendency to respond too quickly when someone interacts with you. Your intensity might be mistaken for anger, but then again, you could actually be angry and not even know it. Either way, take a few deep breaths to check in with your inner world before unconsciously spewing your unresolved emotions onto friends and family.

Taurus: You may wake up from one of those really strange dreams where everything appears so vivid, yet it seems to make no sense, however you try to interpret it. If you are reminded of the nonsensical symbols during the day when something odd happens, it instantaneously brings the entire sequence back into awareness. Don’t try to force meaning onto the mysterious messages from your subconscious. They will work their magic if you simply remember them.

Gemini: Your key planet Mercury is stimulated today by erratic Uranus, challenging you to find an even pace to your day. Thoughts and activities come in spurts; you’re busy one moment and then nothing’s happening the next. Nevertheless, you might not have a problem with this kind of energetic flow because you believe there’s a satisfying surprise for you lurking just beyond the horizon.

Cancer: Others may see you as playing the role of a mother hen, but that’s just because you know what to do and are annoyed that no one else seems to have a clue today. You are willing to jump right in and help, but first it’s wise to make sure that everyone really wants your assistance. If you act out of obligation, your good deeds will only be seen as meddling. But if you act out of love, your presence can be a healing force.

Leo: Today you may find yourself dealing with an unresolved issue at work that already crossed your desk once before in the past week or two. You might be irritated that this pesky situation has resurfaced, but rest assured that it’s a blessing in disguise. Take this second chance to reconsider your previous actions. If, however, you cannot change your plans, they still may need a bit of revision later on.

Virgo: Your key planet Mercury is wired for sound today as its sextile to ingenious Uranus fills your head with the freeing music of radical thoughts. It’s difficult for you to sing along on a traditional song; you’d rather go it alone so you can make up something new and different. Don’t compromise for the sake of maintaining harmony. If a group needs to fall apart; let it. Your relationships with others will be reestablished on a much firmer footing after you have some time on your own.

Libra: Your key planet Venus is in touch with strange tales from the shadows of Pluto’s underworld today, but it’s difficult to know what to do with your stories. The best of your recent experiences may not be appropriate for sharing in all social circumstances. Before you start telling tales consider your audience to make sure that you’re not opening your mouth and inserting your foot.

Scorpio: The Moon aligns with your traditional ruling planet warrior Mars in your 6th House of Work, suggesting that you might need to lose your temper in order to establish or reestablish an important boundary. It may be difficult to know when your job is finished, because you are not following a play-by-play instruction book. Take your time and remember that it’s harder to end an old pattern than it is to start a new one.

Sagittarius: Hope may have been the guiding factor for you recently, but you’re entering a phase where the present moment is more significant than any future possibility. Nevertheless, your utopian dreams don’t need to be shelved; they just need to be moved into the here and now. Instead of compartmentalizing everything, it’s crucial now to keep your life from becoming overly complex.

Capricorn: You might not need to follow all the rules to the letter today since it feels as if you are answering to a higher authority. This is not cosmic permission to perpetuate destructive or reckless behavior; it’s just an invitation to be wickedly ingenious. No matter what you do now, remember that it’s still not a good idea to get caught.

Aquarius: Quick-footed Mercury is zapped by your ruling planet Uranus, the Awakener. There’s no reason to attempt to control this thrilling joyride for the mind. Just fasten your seat belt and let your thoughts take you wherever they will. Although it may feel as if nothing useful will come from this exciting little junket, you could return with an altered perspective that can help you deal with a situation that’s in your real life.

Pisces: It’s challenging for you to make choices today, for reality is peppered with ideas and concepts that have leaked through from your imagination. The bad news is that you may not be able to distinguish the truth from fiction. The good news is that this overflow from your dreams surely makes your life more interesting. Don’t force an issue now; if possible wait until tomorrow to decide.

This is Cosmic Tsunami

astrology003A dynamic aspect between the two largest bodies in our solar system today can blow in strong winds of opportunity, but whenever the Sun and Jupiter square off, we can also be fooled by placing too much significance on unimportant events. This veritable cosmic tsunami is further powered by Jupiter’s proximity to visionary Neptune. Additionally, the Sun’s supportive sextile to wild and crazy Uranus makes the future seem closer and brighter than it is.

Aries: You can protect your future security by carefully watching your finances now, even if everything looks positive. It’s not that there’s bad news just beyond the horizon; rather, it’s that everything looks so good that you waste money needlessly that could be better spent later on when you are not as flush. Ben Franklin had you in mind when he wrote, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Just remember to allow for inflation.

Taurus: You could be so fixed in your belief that all will end well that you don’t take care of important business in the present moment. The power of positive thinking goes a long way to making things better, but it doesn’t absolve you from being practical. You have too much at stake; don’t bet your success on improvements in the future. Be here now.

Gemini: Current changes at work may be worrisome at first, but there appears to be a silver lining in the dark storm clouds. It’s hard to stay overly concerned with the instability, for you realize that something is stuck and really needs to be shaken up. You may not be able to see around the next corner, preventing you from being certain about decisions you want to make. It may be wiser now to delay setting new goals and to just live with the uncertainty for a while longer.

Cancer: You may be struggling with meeting your own needs while still remaining an integral part of your team at work. Or perhaps you are trying to find balance between staying connected with your friends, even if their goals currently differ from yours. Your lesson now is about inclusion. There’s no need to back away from your peers or social connections so you can be alone. It’s not an either/or situation; you can do both.

Leo: On one hand, life doesn’t get much better than this. There is potential good news everywhere you look. On the other hand, there might not be a direct path to realize any specific goal. This is like running a gasoline engine on fumes; you can only sustain your optimism on hope for so long. Sooner or later you’ll need some real fuel in the tank. In the meantime, conserve your resources the best you can.

Virgo: You are energized in a very real way, for you can see what’s ahead if you continue to work hard and plan for your future. But the currents may be speeding up now and this can make you nervous, even if it’s also exciting. You want to succeed, but you may be afraid that it won’t last if it all happens so fast that you don’t have a strong foundation. Don’t let your fears get in the way of your success.

Libra: Setting aside your agenda may be the smartest thing you can do today, for the greatest opportunity for a good time might be the one that’s a total surprise. Give yourself permission to take a break from your regular Saturday routine. Doing the same old thing in the same old way may be reassuring, but it could also limit your field of vision, preventing you from being spontaneous enough to have a truly memorable experience.

Scorpio: An unexpected event could turn your day inside out. Even if you were planning on spending a quiet day at home, you will likely be tempted to join your partner or a friend in an activity that is physically active or one that takes you somewhere special. There’s no reason to hold back now; if you do, you could miss the fun.

Sagittarius: You may feel as if your life is undergoing big changes as you ride the currents with excited anticipation. You cannot see where they are carrying you, but you are eager to go on this great adventure as the Sun illuminates spiritual Neptune and your key planet Jupiter. Fears may surface unexpectedly but resistance is futile.

Capricorn: You might want to reassert your control by downshifting for the curves ahead. You may even think about using the emergency brake to bring everything to a temporary standstill. Unfortunately, neither of these tactics will likely bring you the stability you seek. Furthermore, they could throw you into an unmanageable skid as your life seems to spin out of control. Fortunately, you are in no danger now if you simply go with the flow.

Aquarius: This can be an exciting weekend for you, one that gives you a chance to be seen in a very positive light by your friends and family. You are the one who can navigate through the fog now and others may come to you for advice. Don’t tell them what they want to hear; tell the truth as you see it, from your eclectic point of view. Your unencumbered vision is worth more than anything else you can offer today.

Pisces: Your two key planets, expansive Jupiter and nebulous Neptune are being stressed by solar winds today, creating intense displays in your imagination. It’s as if you have your own private light show that illuminates your future in a way you’ve never seen before. Your expectations are high, but don’t assume you’ll win the lottery if you haven’t bought a ticket. You still need to apply yourself if you are to succeed.