There’s quite a strong focus on mental pursuits these days, dear Aries. However, today’s Venus-Neptune aspect can play with our perceptions of value, blurring or distorting them temporarily. Transportation or communications may be unreliable for now. You might become infatuated with ideas, objects, or people, but you may not be seeing these things clearly. Wishful thinking is very much in play and can cloud the truth of a situation. While it’s undoubtedly pleasant in the present, disappointment can follow. You’d do better for yourself appreciating what’s true and real–something that comes far easier later today.
Today’s Venus-Neptune aspect suggests that it’s best to take your time before drawing conclusions, dear Taurus. Under this transit, wishful thinking tends to cloud what we see. Since Venus is your ruler, you can be in a state of flux, and others might find you a little evasive when you may only be undecided. If you’re not feeling equipped to make decisions and commitments, waiting for a better time makes sense. It’s best to check the fine print today! If there isn’t any, avoid lending and spending and do what you can to avoid misunderstandings or loss of valuables. Today’s energies seem to encourage a bit of fantasy, and some of it can be pleasant, but getting too carried away with ideas is where you might go wrong. Do what you can to avoid waste, making promises, and misunderstandings with friends. Later today, it feels much easier to see and appreciate reality.
The day is strong for connecting and bonding with others, dear Gemini. Venus in your sign forms a parallel with Mars, boosting your personal appeal and charm. It’s a good time for personal attraction and also positive for possible gifts or windfalls. However, Saturn reaches its station as it turns retrograde today, and you’re encouraged to slow down to consider your more extensive plans and goals. Saturn will remain in its yearly retrograde cycle, this time until October 10th, and there can be a shift in your perspective of your responsibilities. This shift might feel heavy initially, and your responsibilities seem to weigh you down, but this feeling will subside. Plans or projects may stall, or you question your commitment to some of them, perhaps due to altered motivation levels or realistic assessments of the limits of time and energy. The months ahead are excellent for editing or building upon projects already in place and less ideal for brand-new major or ambitious plans. Simplifying, building, structuring, and stabilizing efforts produce the best results at this time.
There is good energy with you for personal and family matters, dear Cancer. Perhaps a new freedom is afforded you that feels good. A strong attraction is possible now. Still, Saturn’s station today encourages you to slow down and think about your priorities. People are especially prone to making errors of judgment now until they grow accustomed to the shift. Saturn will be retrograde until October 10th, prompting a strong period for review. While it can cast a heavy note this week, responsibilities are unlikely to increase at this time — they may only feel weightier temporarily. Areas of your life most affected by this shift in perspective are debts, support, emotional health, and your close relationships. You might need to reassess how much time and energy you can afford to invest in these matters, or you may be dealing with delays or refinements of plans. Once you begin to recognize the need for restructuring, simplifying, and stabilizing your life, you’ll have a stronger sense of the benefits of this retrograde cycle.
There is some pleasing, freeing energy available to you today, dear Leo, even with Saturn’s station. Helping others can be gratifying, as you can feel especially good about responding to others’ needs and wants and doing what you can to support them. There can be new interests or a reawakening of interests experienced now. If you can tame impatience, this can be an excellent time for personal appeal and a boost in a relationship. Saturn is stationing as it turns retrograde, and because we’re not used to this heavy energy, we could feel weighed down or disoriented temporarily. It’s best to take the time to think about your priorities, particularly related to partnerships and significant people in your life. Saturn will remain retrograde until October 10th. This cycle is an important one for changing your perspective about your responsibilities, reviewing, and editing endeavors or goals already in place. The key to working with it to your advantage is to remind yourself of the work you need to do to stabilize critical areas of your life, especially your relationships, work, and health, aiming to connect with this purpose. Simplifying rather than taking on additional responsibilities makes the most sense now.
There can be an indulgent, passive quality to part of the day, dear Virgo. You can be in the mood to spoil someone you care about. Doing something creative or sharing your ideas and feelings with others can be a strong draw. Still, Saturn stations and turns retrograde today and will move in this apparent backward motion until October 10th. While this and other important shifts occur this week, watch for errors. There may be strained relationships, or the weight of your work or health responsibilities can be heavier just for now. The cycle itself simply points to a shifting perspective on your routines, work, and health or romantic and creative life. It’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation, and while you may encounter some waning motivation or delays in any of these areas, you are in an excellent position to simplify, edit, and build what you already have in place. You might reassess commitments to specific programs, projects, or jobs.
Teaching, authoring, and communications can be especially rewarding now, dear Libra. The day is somewhat more settled than yesterday, although you may not be sure where to direct your energies. You might find it pleasant to talk something through, spend time with others, and learn assorted facts. Personal magnetism is strong, particularly when moving away from your routines and embracing new ideas and possibilities. Saturn stations and turns retrograde today, and it’s best to watch for errors as the shift occurs. Your perspective on commitments related to romance, family, and creativity is likely to shift in the months ahead–until October 10th. This cycle is suitable for reevaluating, consolidating, or rebuilding key areas of your life. Once accustomed to the energy, you’ll find that things even out and are smoother as you give extra consideration to the limits of time and energy. You might return to a previous project and approach it in a new way now, or you might build a work-in-progress. Brand-new major projects may not take off quickly and might only serve to stress you out, as this is a time for conserving energy and simplifying your life, generally speaking. Aim to level things out.
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.