Retrograde Mercury forms a square to Mars today, dear Aries, suggesting that impatience and hastiness can cause problems. You’re more sensitive to what’s going on around you and what’s communicated today, and it will be important not to jump to conclusions or speak before thinking. There can be some tension if there are hidden agendas at play or information that is not yet known, and you’re frustrated with only a partial story. Watch your temper or too-quick communications in the first half of the day. Others can be defensive, and it may be best to wait for a better day to tackle major issues. As the day advances, it’s easier to detach yourself and gain perspective. Even so, it remains a good idea to slow down with a New Moon occurring tomorrow. Changes of focus or direction will naturally unfold in the coming days, and it’s not a time to push.
With today’s Mercury-Mars square, dear Taurus, watch for impatience, which can work against you. Aim to be on the lookout for openings and opportunities, particularly involving career, business, finances, and reputation, but avoid pushing anything now. With this tense aspect, there can be nervous tension and haste that lead to making mistakes, speaking too soon, or launching a project before it’s ready to go. You can feel a little on edge in the first half of the day, after which you find it easier to detach and observe. Harping on the past can be an issue, and you might recognize that too-high ambitions are at the root of pressure just for now. There can be some disagreements, likely due to rushing and impatience. Instant results may not appear, and won’t be gratifying even if they do! You may be tempted to force an issue or try to get your way. Plans are not going to move forward at lightning speed, but your personal life could certainly bring rewards if you resign yourself to this idea. A New Moon will occur tomorrow as Venus and Jupiter come together, and a nice boost is in the works. For now, aim to wind down, reflect, and intuit.
A Mercury-Mars square can find you feeling a little mentally restless in the first half of today, dear Gemini. Avoid hasty and impatient behavior now, particularly with communications and moving about. You can experience some irritability if you face obstacles to your plans or missing information. You may need to slow down and think up a better approach. You might be feeling as if you are in the dark on a specific matter, and it can eat away at you, but only if you let it. Disagreements can all too quickly escalate with this transit in play. While you could be seeking instant gratification, the results are not going to satisfy you in the long term. It becomes far easier to let go of mental paths that are frustrating you as the day advances. It’s a good idea to decompress and unburden with a New Moon occurring tomorrow.
The Moon heads into your sector of home, safety, and familiarity today, dear Cancer, and you’re ready to unwind. While early today can stir tensions or buried frustrations, the day advances with more ease. Venus enters an intimate, complex sector of your solar chart today, influencing this house until the 25th. It’s a transit that can pull up important themes of passion, attachment, and intensity in your love life or relationship with yourself. You more easily attract support, and you can be more involved with others’ resources and talents. If you could use a loan or benefit from smoothing over differences with financial or intimate matters, this can be the best time of the year to do so. Your love nature runs a little deeper now.
From today until the 25th, Venus transits the sign opposite to yours, dear Leo, making it a great time to pay special attention to your relationships. You seek harmony and agreement. It’s a good time to bring more balance to your life, make peace with people, express your interest and affection, and go to greater lengths to understand others. The three-plus weeks ahead are strong for attracting or enhancing close relationships. You tend to seek more feedback or company. Mercury has just turned retrograde in the same area of your solar chart, introducing some complications, but Venus moving in helps soften and enhance your approach. Early today, try not to give in to impatience but do consider the need for action.
The Moon’s transit of your busy solar third house today stimulates your curiosity, dear Virgo. Mercury, your planetary ruler, moves into your work and health sector today. Until March 15th, you might frequently focus on and perhaps fret about the details of your life. Your thoughts and conversations often turn to work, health, and practical matters. It’s a decent time to learn new skills, particularly practical ones, and seek information that helps you improve your work, health, routines, and habits. Haste makes waste later today, as Mercury and Mars form a square. This transit might convince us we need to rush our actions or words when we may only need to think differently. Differences of opinion can escalate quickly, or disagreements can occupy too much space in your mind. On the other side of the coin, problem areas may be so glaring that you’re ready to do something about them and finally resolve a long-standing issue. Just be sure not to move so quickly that you trip over yourself. It’s best to avoid rushing conversations, trips, or projects.
Mercury moves into harmony with your sign after spending time tucked away in your home sector, dear Libra, and it can feel quite liberating as you become less guarded. With Mercury now in your entertainment, romance, and pleasure sector, it’s more comfortable and natural to express your ideas and opinions. You’re more communicative and friendly during this cycle that lasts until March 15th, and you’re inclined to seek intellectual entertainment or mental stimulation. There can be a stronger need for communications and movement in a romantic relationship. Later today, a theme of impatience or disagreement can emerge, although it’s rather quick to evaporate. It’s best not to speak too soon or without thinking while it lasts, as what you say may not represent how you feel. Disruptions now can stir up new ideas, but it’s best to watch for abrupt moves to avoid complications. If you are impatient with others instead of assertive and direct, then you run the risk of unnecessary stress.
Mercury begins its transit of the sector of your solar chart that rules heart, home, and family, dear Scorpio. Thought processes are inward and intuitive during this cycle that lasts until March 15th. There can be a lot to learn about (or through) family and close loved ones in the weeks ahead. Thoughts and conversations often turn to domestic affairs, family concerns, or the past. You are not as communicative in the outside world, and you may not feel quite as understood or “heard” at this time. You may be a little more guarded than usual with your thoughts and ideas. However, it’s another story in your personal life, which is far busier. Later today, there can be some tensions if you give in to pressures to push a matter or to rush through things. There can be some abruptness in communications or actions, which might lead to unnecessary complications. Kept under check, you may find ways to break out along a new path of expression. Try not to rush things, and don’t let others boss you around, and you’ll have a better chance of resolving problems.
Mercury completes its transit of your resources sector, dear Sagittarius, and now enters your communications sector. As the planet of communications, it feels right at home there! This cycle that lasts until March 15th helps you make sharper assessments and gain some mental clarity. It encourages reaching out, making connections, picking up new interests and skills, and sharing your ideas. Learning, teaching, studying, and conversations flow naturally now. Later today, Mercury forms a hard aspect to Mars, which can generate some tension if you give in to pressures to rush something through. Impatience can be a problem, particularly with ideas. Simplifying or focusing on one thing at a time may help. Watch for hasty moves and jumping too quickly to conclusions. Slowing down just a little can ultimately get you where you want to go, if not faster, more smoothly.
Mercury moves out of your sign and into your resources sector today, dear Capricorn, where it will stay until March 15th. This influence is beneficial for your practical affairs–you’re bringing more intelligence and attention to matters related to finances, valuables, possessions, and security or comfort. These very things can also be strongly on your mind in the weeks ahead! You can pick up useful, practical information, mainly because this is the kind of information you seek most. Later today, Mercury and Mars form a challenging square aspect, and it’s best not to rush conclusions or statements. It’s far easy to say something you later regret under this influence. It may not be easy to relax temporarily, but tension might push you to take care of something you’ve let go. Taking something as an intellectual challenge may be your best bet. Moderation and patience are key, even if they’re difficult to put into practice.
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, inclining you to nurture your ambitions today, dear Aquarius. You’re especially aware of your influence and reputation now. Also today, Mercury enters your sign, and until March 15th, you’re finding your voice and making snappier decisions. It’s a self-starting and sometimes restless cycle. You may need to put a little extra effort into making time to relax. Otherwise, it’s a strong period for mental clarity. You prefer to take the lead when it comes to mental or intellectual tasks rather than consult others or collaborate. While Mercury transiting your sign is a mostly helpful influence, it forms a square to Mars today, and you should watch for the tendency to jump the gun. It’s best not to rush now — problems may result from pushing something too quickly. Try not to give in to pressures to say or do something in haste. It’s also possible that family or home matters can conflict with your plans, or people close to you may be annoyed by your attention to other things. There may be a disagreement that requires putting egos aside to resolve.
Mercury begins its transit of your privacy sector today, dear Pisces. Until March 15th, your decision-making skills and thought processes tend to be more intuitive, inward, or solitary. It’s a good cycle for processing recent experiences, as well as for reasoning your way through issues that you’ve left unfinished or pushed to the side. You can arrive at a greater understanding of your life, and you might help others with words of advice and wisdom. You’re looking at the past from a new perspective and paying more attention to your private life. Even so, Mercury forms a challenging aspect to Mars later today, and it can fire you up to take care of a problem area. However, it’s better to avoid rushing words or actions now. Unresolved matters can weigh on your mind, which can distract you or incline you to rush through communications. Tense or rushed speech can, in turn, lead to unnecessary complications or misunderstandings. There might also be competitiveness with others that irritates rather than motivates. Try not to put plans into motion because you’re impatient–wait until you’re confident and have time to put more thought into them.