You could experience a struggle between personal and professional responsibilities today, dear Aries, and working on finding a better balance will be particularly helpful now. Learning about your more profound needs, desires, and ambitions can help clarify your long-term and career goals. Power struggles within the family circle or buried problems can emerge with a Mars-Pluto opposition. It can be difficult to relinquish control even if you know it’s for the best. Work or family matters can be heated and serve to rile you up. You may recognize you’ve been clinging too tightly to your objectives, and relaxing them just a little may help bring you back to a better work-life balance. With a Mercury-Neptune square also active now can find you second-guessing things as minor weaknesses seem to reveal themselves. A conversation or news received now can be misleading, and it’s best to let time tell.
Mars opposes Pluto across your communications sector today, dear Taurus, and differences in opinion can be loaded as they can represent something else. It’s possible that something hits a nerve of a deeper issue, or you are frustrated if someone doesn’t see your viewpoint. Provocative energy is likely, and you might want to sidestep confrontations. But observing and learning from frustrations and their trigger points today is wise. Aspects today tend to trigger insecurities or fears about losing someone’s admiration, or they pull up fears of making changes. Holding onto an idea too tightly now will prevent you from going forward, growing, and moving on. The best thing you can do for yourself today is to aim to let something go or to release it and get over a hump, as resentment can rob you of happiness. You’re looking at your finances and security matters differently these days. While it’s useful, today’s energies are challenging for clarity, particularly when it comes to finances and personal boundaries. You may need to deal with sneaky behavior, bluffing, or withholding information today, and it’s best to postpone big decisions or complicated topics.
People may be misinterpreting your intentions and actions again today, dear Gemini. People can be defensive and trying to prove themselves. Arguments over ownership, money, core values, or boundaries can emerge with Mars opposite Pluto. Money or support problems that may have been weighing you down could reach a turning point, but conflicts over money or possessions may disguise deeper issues. If you’ve been feeling undervalued, frustrations can come to a head now. Keep in mind that compromise would be ideal, but getting there involves giving a little, so be willing if the other side is ready to meet you halfway. Your imagination can grow, possibly to a point of excess, and it’s best to avoid making too much or too little of a person or situation. Let time tell the truth of a matter.
Buried frustrations may erupt or come to a head today, dear Cancer, particularly about your independence or freedom with Mars in your sign opposite Pluto. You have no patience for being controlled, manipulated, or coerced. It can be a little tricky, but bringing something that seems dark into the light may very well be a surprising relief. Touchiness is likely, but if you’re willing to get through it and learn something in the process, it can be a highly revealing time. With a Mercury-Neptune square also active today, it’s best to keep in mind that not all communications are likely to get through exactly as intended. However, if you let go of expectations and simply allow your mind some free rein, it’s a good time for creative visualization and pursuits.
With the Moon in your spirit sector all day, you can experience a real need for a breath of fresh air or a change of pace, dear Leo. With people in your life putting more faith in you, you’re motivated to be your best. There can be some tense spots today and tomorrow, and some stubbornness can be frustrating. Power struggles on the job might ensue, and the little things tend to irritate most, especially if there are disrupted schedules to deal with or if people are interfering with your methods or process. Seek peace and quiet away from the storm, but if you need to get something out in the open or out of your system, this may be your opportunity. Alternatively, watch for behaviors that lead to anxiety or guilt.
The Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, and you tend to do more observing and investigating, dear Virgo. Getting to the root of problems or looking at a situation’s many layers can be a goal. A slow and steady pace is best right now–you’ll find things fall into place more readily. Today and tomorrow, people or circumstances can challenge you to confront important and perhaps previously buried issues in your life. You could find that you’re dealing with pressures and tensions coming from others or problems arising from within that are sources of frustration or anger. You may even be flip-flopping between a strong desire to get to the truth of an issue and a fear of doing so! It’s best to watch for a tendency to think in extremes rather than seek the middle road.
You’re more involved with others or approachable today, dear Libra, with the Moon’s transit of your partnership sector. You could feel a little dependent on others right now, but mainly in a pleasant, connected way. While you may prefer to go with the flow than make waves today, there can be some rising tensions to manage, and they’re likely to do with power or control as Mars and Pluto clash. You may feel caught in the middle. There may also be tricky issues with family and authority figures to deal with now. Everyone seems to want their way, and few are conceding, which leads to rather tense scenarios.
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.