The communication planet, Mercury, begins its transit of your solar ninth house today, dear Aries, where it will stay until the 20th. This cycle is especially supportive of flowing communications and movement, and it’s lovely for inspiring enthusiasm and increased faith. It stirs your curiosity and stimulates your desire to learn new things. You have a stronger desire to expand your knowledge. There can be a clearing of the air that frees your mind. Publishing, reaching a broader audience, promotional activities, and new viewpoints and perspectives challenge you most excitingly. You could feel more “heard” and reinforced. While it’s a great time for big ideas that come from thinking in broad terms, it’s not necessarily strong for their practical implementation. Even so, today and tomorrow are solid for doing some disciplined work or design. You could be distinguishing yourself in your work now.
Mercury heads into your solar eighth house for a stay until December 20th, dear Taurus. In the weeks ahead, you’re likely to pick up all sorts of interesting information and cues. You may be reading between the lines more often than not. You’re bound to bring more logic and objectivity to sensitive, intimate, or taboo matters. With the Sun also transiting this area of your solar chart, there’s a strong focus on your inner world and close relationships now. You’re making changes within you that strongly impact how you approach your life. It’s a good time to make sense of some of your habits, tendencies, and gut reactions. You’re forming strong strategies. You are far less interested in small talk and far more curious about intimate, deep, and profound material. Today, you can get very serious about a belief or principle, but try not to let narrow-mindedness in others rain on your parade. If it’s truly not important, let go for your own peace of mind.
Mercury moves into your opposite sign today, dear Gemini, shifting your thoughts to your social or love life until December 20th. You benefit from feedback or pairing up to think through problem areas during this transit. You might attract someone who stimulates you intellectually. Partnerships, negotiations, compromise, and balance are stronger themes in your life now, especially with the Sun transiting this same area of your solar chart. It’s a strong time for discussions with a partner or special friend–decision-making feels better when done with someone else rather than solo. Even if you’re not following their advice, you’re likely to enjoy hearing other points of view before making up your own mind. The Moon spends most of today in your sign, and people notice and acknowledge you more than usual. It’s a good time to work through problems with friends. Teaching can come naturally now.
This morning brings steady energy for solving problems, dear Cancer, but the day advances with somewhat unstable energies on social levels. These can help you free up some creative energy if you’ve been in a rut, but they can throw you off-center temporarily. Part of you may want to experiment, or you need to deal with others who seem to be doing their own thing without much regard for your feelings on the matter. In truth, you may not know whether you want to be close to someone or prefer some space. Emotions can be up and down, which may very well lead to mixed signals. Expect the unexpected today and avoid making quick decisions about matters that require more thought and consideration. If you’re feeling caged in, look for non-disruptive ways to enjoy a sense of being free and independent. Today’s energies are exciting on the one hand but perhaps over-stimulating on the other. Later today, good energy is with you for coming together with someone special to get an important task done, or even for a simple pep talk. You can feel stronger through another person now.
Comfort seems pitted against independence or freedom with Venus opposite Uranus today, dear Leo. It may be best to try to adapt to interruptions rather than fight them. Changes now can have a way of pulling up unacknowledged needs. Nevertheless, the first half of the day can stir up some restless feelings, with areas where you’ve felt in a rut or restricted in stronger focus. Displays and reactions are possible. Uncertainties about your work situation or the general direction you’re heading in life can now impact your relationships. If you feel that your current work or reputation no longer fits or represents you, you can feel some tension. Expect the unexpected today rather than cling tightly to your schedules. Later today, think in terms of the long view for best results. Slow and steady will bring you closer to your goals.
You’re likely to experience a wonderful sense of being “in sync” and supported with someone today, dear Virgo, and a conversation or further thoughts and musings may be the key. It’s a good day to cooperate with others. Listening generously can be key. A Mercury-Neptune transit can make it easier for you to find inspiration. You’re also expressing yourself more imaginatively and charmingly. Agreements and negotiations are favorable, and letting go of stress and negative emotion can be particularly helpful and relieving. Guiding, teaching, or soothing people with words and possible solutions to problems can be rewarding. Tolerant and accepting energy helps you detox. You’re all set to learn from different viewpoints and perspectives, as well as inspire others with yours.
A practical mindset could clash with another part of you that would prefer to throw some caution to the wind today, dear Libra. You could feel divided early today. There can be a rush job or an unexpected change in plans that serve to mix things up a little but can leave you feeling edgy. You can be all wound up with no real plan unless you resolve to pick a project and enjoy it without worrying about what you may be missing as you do. The day advances with far less urgency and pressure. In fact, there’s fantastic energy for special attention and focus on work, health, and business pursuits. Intuition for money, work, and health matters is excellent. You can feel motivated to change things in your environment to improve your productivity.
Early today, tense aspects can lead to quick and perhaps poor choices if you’re not careful, dear Scorpio. It may not be easy or straightforward to harmonize your desires or impulses with your communications. You could be a little restless, with part of you craving emotional excitement but uncertainty about how to get it. The day advances more smoothly. Wonderful energy is with you for nurturing a creative project or special friendship with Venus in your sign connecting with Ceres in your sector of joy. As well, the Moon spends the day in your creativity sector, encouraging special attention to expressive, playful, and heart-centered activities. You could find yourself naturally gravitating towards positive situations and people, perhaps finding yourself exactly where you need to be at the right time.
Earlier today is good for entertainment and a playful, cooperative mood, dear Sagittarius, but you prefer not to idle as the day advances. A more purposeful mindset kicks in with the Moon’s move into your solar sixth house. You’re ready to put the work in with the Moon’s move into your work and health sector for a couple of days. You can quite enjoy yourself as you take care of things. It’s a fine day for easy productivity. As much as the urge to get cracking on duties, chores, work, or health routines is with you, there can be some doubts later today. You can quickly tire of anything that feels run-of-the-mill or lacking in magic and poetry at the moment with Mercury challenged. Look for creative solutions since it can be hard to focus on priorities if you have too many of them.
You’re inclined to keep to yourself early day, dear Capricorn, but grow into a desire to share or express yourself. Fortunately, you’re received well. You tend to seek more interaction with the Moon’s move into Taurus and your solar fifth house. The Moon transits a sector of the chart for only two to three days, but it can serve to remind you of important needs. This particular transit encourages attention to self-expression, creativity, fun, pleasure, and leisure or entertainment. More than usual, you’re emotionally invested in your heartfelt pursuits. Venus harmonizes with the Moon, Saturn, and Chiron, boosting your social confidence and your personal outlook. You could be itching to break out of your usual schedules and habits. Later today, your attention span may be short, so aim to avoid taking on too much. Take this time to understand yourself and your feelings, but avoid making big decisions now.
You’re in good shape for rounding out your understanding of things today, dear Aquarius. Today’s Sun-Chiron trine is useful for seeing things more holistically, particularly in your social life. Extra openness, sincerity, and warmth are themes in your friendships and communications. You’re likely to find support for your creative efforts, projects, and desires today. Your interactions with a partner, friends, or acquaintances are likely quite positive and inspiring. Ideas emerging now contribute to a dream or vision. Your goals and dreams seem more doable, and this lifts your spirits. Investing more of yourself in your projects and ideas can be exhilarating, filling you with a stronger sense of purpose. As the day advances, you’re in great shape for bringing more order to your world. You might learn new information that empowers you, particularly along professional lines. The use of strategy is especially important right now, as whatever comes up today tends to require extra thought and analysis, and it’s likely to benefit from a slow rollout.
There’s a stronger focus on your career, public, life direction, or reputation matters at this time of year, dear Pisces. If you feel a little out of balance, your best bet is to slow down and avoid acting on impulses, but do pay attention to prompts and reveals happening this week. This morning’s Lunar Eclipse in your home and family sector inspires realizations or epiphanies. Feelings that you’ve kept at bay or haven’t yet acknowledged are impossible to ignore now! Events and revelations clear the path for improvements in your life, particularly related to career, reputation, status, home, and family. For some of you, there could be home repairs, family dramas, or internal changes to deal with in the coming weeks, and you’re in the position to balance out your attention to outside responsibilities and your personal life. If you’ve been over-extending yourself, you’ll now find ways to get more downtime. As the day advances, you’re in good shape for clearing your head. You have a good eye for detail and a feel for what is truly worth your while as Mercury and Saturn harmonize. It’s also a fine time for solid work or making a reliable connection with someone. People tend to be a little more trustworthy or steady than usual, and you generally have your priorities straight at the moment.