Communication remains at the forefront of the day, although conversations seem to develop a life of their own. An anxious Mercury-Mars connection fires up our words with an argumentative tone while a shocking Mercury-Uranus alignment adds the element of surprise. Additionally, the impulsive Aries Moon focuses us on the present moment. Luna’s squares to extreme Pluto and magnetic Venus intensify our emotions, bringing us to the edge of conflict.
Someone close to you may disagree with your priorities today, setting you on a collision course. At first, you’re not even interested in discussing your differences because you’re adamant about your plans for the day. Unfortunately, circumstances are more complicated than you wish and there is a need to find common ground whether you like it or not. Fortunately, compromise is easier than you imagined and you both can benefit from the end result. Singer Jim Morrison said, “A true friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
Although you are capable of unexpected responses, you’re probably more predictable than you prefer. Nevertheless, your swift reaction to someone’s advice may startle them so much today that they don’t even know what to say. But don’t let your concern over the impact of your words prevent you from speaking your truth. Whatever conversations might ensue, it’s best to get your position on the table now than letting it stew beneath the surface. Radio host George Noory says, “Chill out, relax and have an open mind.”
People enjoy your presence because they can count on you to be a good sparring partner when it comes to the art of conversation. Although today is no exception, others might need to adjust their expectations because your perspective on an important matter won’t necessarily match up with theirs. There is an uneasy edge of anticipation that prompts you to be cautious about what you choose to share. It doesn’t matter if you have opposite opinions on a subject as long as you respect one another while engaging in a passionate discussion. Stephen Covey wrote, “Strength lies in difference, not in similarities.”
You're so enthusiastic about a particular set of activities today that you try to persuade everyone around you to feel some of your excitement. Although you hope to convince others to join in your fun, you don’t want to be overly insistent. However, it’s challenging to take the lead if you're busy wishing someone else would. Nevertheless, playing the role of the ringleader falls directly on your shoulders now, so you might as well just accept it and get on with your job. Goethe wrote, “A joy shared is a joy doubled.”
Your notion that your life is an adventure drives your thinking today. However, your dreams about the future may include a major change in your destination. Although modifying your life path makes sense to you now, it might not be so well received by others. In fact, you could be in for a serious discussion, especially if there are people in your life who will be affected by your long-term decisions. Instead of preemptively announcing your choice, simply open a dialogue. Author Seth Godin wrote, “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.”
Your reputation for careful analysis proceeds you. Nevertheless, you might set your caution aside today because you don’t want to lose this opportunity to shine. An old habit or routine has dragged on long enough and you’re anxious to do something about it now. Unfortunately, you may not have a solid plan in place yet; you just know you need to take the first step immediately. Trust your intuition, even if it means shaking up the status quo. Author Danielle Laporte wrote, “Use your dissatisfaction to start a personal revolution.”
You are oftentimes eager to acquiesce to someone else’s decision, even if your preference is completely different. However, you’re unlikely to leave your choice unspoken today. In fact, you’re willing to take your position to the mat if necessary. You’re a champ at respecting other people’s needs but it’s time for them to acknowledge yours. Take a risk and let everyone know exactly how you feel now. Nevertheless, be prepared to go off and pursue your idea on your own; your self-confidence may be enough to entice others to join you. Novelist Charles Dickens wrote, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
You are known to harbor deep feelings, often without expressing them out loud. Although you recognize the importance of communication, sometimes you can’t bring yourself to share what’s in your heart because of how people might react. Fortunately, you have a chance today to unwrap a complicated set of emotions stirring in your subconscious. At first, opening up may seem awkward, even scary, but you could be amazed by how good it feels once you start the conversational ball rolling. Courage is your middle name. A German proverb declares, “All beginnings are hard.”
Your creativity can catch you by surprise today like flood waters overflowing a dam. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to manage the intensity when it’s so overpowering. Nevertheless, you have an opportunity to experience a wild ride if you are willing to relinquish control -- even for a little while. Don’t worry about where your current self-expression will carry you. Just jump into the middle of the river, keep your head above water, and go with the flow. Spontaneity is your friend.
Your nerves may be on edge today because you think a big change is around the next corner, yet you don’t know exactly what to expect. However, you prefer an orderly world and you’re much happier when everything is predictable. You might work yourself into a heightened state of anxiety fretting about things that never happen. Or you could reframe your day and focus on the current moment. Abraham Hicks teaches, “Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.”
You are a force to be reckoned with today, but using your power can backfire unless you use it for the good of all. It is all too tempting now to make a surprising move which benefits only you. Although there’s nothing wrong with pursuing your own interests, courting personal satisfaction is a trap which won’t lead you where you want to go. Instead, expand your perspective to include the needs of your family and your community. As you know, improving the larger picture also improves your individual life.
Your compassion is a wonderful trait, but you also need to take care of yourself. Sometimes you are so busy helping others that you lose track of your inner compass. A well-deserved day away from the maddening crowd could be exactly what your heart requires. Happily, you might be able to sneak away so you can revel in the silence, enjoy your favorite music or indulge in an inspirational movie. Aristotle wrote, “Whosoever delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”