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Aries

Mercury stations and turns retrograde today, dear Aries, and some of the new work or endeavors that you began recently could come up for review. Some delays are possible. Matters surrounding studies, transportation, and essential communications can involve some confusion or backtracking. Vital information may be missed or is not yet available. Through delays or mishaps, you might discover new ways to express yourself that wouldn’t have come to mind otherwise. In fact, this retrograde is a powerful time for reviewing and revising work already in progress. With the shift occurring now, aim to watch for expressing yourself prematurely about a matter or saying things you don’t truly mean. Until June 22nd, decision-making may not always be straightforward as you search within for answers and need more time to draw conclusions. Try your best not to focus on flaws and problems, and this can be a rewarding period when revisiting past projects or subjects of study can be satisfying.

Taurus

Mercury turns retrograde today, dear Taurus, and this shift can create a heavier atmosphere in which communications are taken a little more seriously and not necessarily correctly. It’s temporary, but in the weeks ahead, while Mercury is retrograde, there can be some delays to manage. You could deal with more clerical problems than usual, misunderstandings, and a lack of clear messages coming through. You may need to review financial matters. This is not the ideal time for making entirely new large purchases. Watch for fuzzy or wishful thinking, especially regarding practical affairs. Aim to come at old problems from a new direction or perspective and open your mind to new ways of thinking and approaches. It’s a period for looking to the past for answers to current problems or delaying some matters while you make changes and refinements. The Moon moves in harmony with your sign today, and it’s not only about escaping the ordinary, but it’s about expanding your experiences. Differences in opinion may figure strongly now, but you might decide to take things slowly.

Gemini

Your ruler, Mercury, stations and turns retrograde today, dear Gemini. It’s best not to push anything forward for now, as it will likely get off to a slow start, or you might reconsider it later. Because this retrograde occurs in your sign, it can feel a little more personal than usual. Others may not understand you as readily, and you would be wise to take a little extra time making sure you’re clear in your communications. Decision-making turns inward during this cycle that lasts until June 22nd, and intuition tends to reign over pure logic. Today, watch that you don’t put faith in what someone tells you and consider that you might entirely misread a situation. Try not to take things too seriously today by lifting yourself above petty matters to focus on what truly matters. It’s a time of a little more introspection, and you will benefit greatly from this. Try not to push topics today, especially with the Moon opposite Mars in addition to Mercury’s station. It’s all too easy to find yourself at cross purposes with someone.

Cancer  

Today can be a little tricky in certain areas, dear Cancer, mainly due to possible communication breakdowns and misunderstandings or problems with transportation. People in your life, in general, require a little more care and sensitivity right now, as there can be some misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Mercury stations retrograde today, and in the weeks ahead, there can be some delays or rethinking of matters. For you, trusting your instincts may not be as straightforward. Decision-making can be problematic in the next while, as you play with different possibilities. You can quite easily put your foot in your mouth or reveal something that you’d prefer to remain hidden. However, it’s a good cycle for redoing and refining work already underway and backtracking over the past to find answers that you previously overlooked. Mercury will move in retrograde motion until June 22nd. Today’s Moon stimulates a strong need for companionship, but others can arouse defensiveness in you early today.

Leo  

It’s a relationship-oriented day for you, dear Cancer, and you tend to ease off a little with personal agendas and plans. Current energies are very supportive of compromises, negotiations, and breathing new life into friendships. Even so, a lot is going on under the hood today. You might learn a secret or have a conversation about a private matter today with Mercury and Venus heading into alignment in your solar twelfth house, the sector of your solar chart that rules endings, the past, and hidden matters. Ideas are plentiful, although you’re probably not ready to share them. Have patience, or you may reveal too much too soon, and with Mercury turning retrograde tomorrow, you may do a turnaround regarding some of the details anyhow. Confidential matters or secrets are in focus. Conversations and musings on the past, especially related to friendships or love, can be fruitful today.

Virgo  

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.

Libra

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.

Scorpio  

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.

 

Sagittarius  

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.

 

Capricorn 

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.

 

Aquarius 

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.

Pisces 

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.