Aries (March 21 – April 19)
An interaction with a close friend could trigger nostalgic feelings today, sending you spinning back into your past. You may harbor certain regrets about your family of origin but you can’t go back and rewrite history. Nevertheless, you can widen your perspective in such a way that you no longer need to carry the same old emotional baggage into the present moment. Push through your resistance and sink into the memories. Take what you can use for your future growth and leave the rest behind.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Your philosophical outlook on the world is undergoing a dramatic transformation as you assimilate new information that contradicts what you thought to be true. However, you are exhausted from all the heavy mental lifting you’re doing as you sort through the stories you’ve been told. You don’t like changing your mind, especially when it comes to your plans for the future, but it’s impossible to deny the facts as you see them now. Living with less certainty requires energy so conserve yours for when you might need it.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your eagerness to embark on a journey of discovery today might suggest you may think you can opt out at any time. However, once you head down this path, the only way out is through the center and out the other side. Nevertheless, you will be richer in spirit for your explorations of the missing pieces to your personal history. Even if you encounter painful experiences, it’s still easier now than some unknown time in the future. Poet William Butler Yeats wrote, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
People could jump to the conclusion that you are weak because you don’t stand up for yourself in public until you are pushed into an untenable place. However, they couldn’t be more wrong. You don’t want to make a spectacle of your defensive stance when you prefer to just let it slide for now. Unfortunately, your silence sends the wrong signal today, making it even more challenging to get your message across next time. Expending energy on those who don’t treat you well is a path to disappointment. Respect is a two-way street.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your agenda for the day is set within your mind, even if you haven’t taken the time to share it with anyone else. Although there might not be any reason to inform others of your intended activities, today’s secrecy could backfire on you. Unfortunately, someone may include you in an event that you can’t attend due to a scheduling conflict. Your apparent disinterest in their invitation could be taken the wrong way now. Although a misunderstanding requires a conversation to mend hurt feelings, it is easy to get back to the truth if your apology is sincere.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You might end up saying more than you planned on today, but your message comes from your heart. Nevertheless, you’re not one to mince words when you’re riding a stream of conscious based on the truth. You take great pride in sharing your point of view and hope people recognize you as someone they can trust. It’s wonderful to speak with integrity as long as you don’t preach. C.S. Lewis wrote, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.”
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You present yourself as an enigma today. You don’t want to be rescued but you may be upset if someone stares blankly at you and passes you by. Fortunately, you’re not intimidated by impolite behavior, so you won’t let anyone avoid an important issue by simply ignoring you. Step into a fresh new world where people aren’t interested in simply recycling the same old patterns. You’re not afraid of the unknown; it’s repeating the past that makes you anxious. Claim your power and the future is yours.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
A visit to the dark realms of the Underworld doesn’t frighten you as much as it does others because you always have alchemical Pluto working in your corner. One of your attractions to emotional intensity is the fact that it draws you into the hidden mysteries and away from the obvious. However, your current quest could bring a surprise that throws you off track and into a discouraging place. Nevertheless, your regenerative powers are strong and there’s little to fear now.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
There’s a good reason to keep your positive thoughts active but just out of sight today. People might be harboring concerns about your tendency to lightly brush over complex problems. Nevertheless, if you’re the leader of your little pack, you don’t want anyone else worrying about your intentions and questioning your behavior. You have the most freedom of movement now when you’re not entangled with the expectations of others. Novelist Hermann Hesse wrote, “Solitude is independence.”
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
A lover or partner might offer you an open heart today, sharing secrets that were not previously revealed. However, you’re not sure how to best handle this new information and may stumble over your words. Your immediate response might be ambiguous because you really don’t know how all the variables will play out. Give all major decisions a few more days before announcing your final answer. Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Your attention to detail is extraordinary today. However, you could become so mesmerized by the minutiae that you lose sight of your original task. You don’t want to turn in a job that reflects poorly on your craftsmanship, so you keep refining the same things. A masterpiece was once a work in progress. Alice Walker wrote, “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You want to share your feelings in uniquely creative ways today, but there’s very little chance that you will go out on a limb on your own. Someone may hand you a perfect line, as if you were on stage acting a part in a play. But you won’t take your cue until you are good and ready. Only your heart knows when the time is right. Journalist Germany Kent wrote, “It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.”