Feeling friendly? The Sun shifts into Gemini today, bringing out the social butterfly in all of us. Well, all of us except the Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, who may feel more reclusive than normal. Venus squares up to Neptune today too though, so if you’re making friends of the romantic sort, don’t be taken in by someone with a pretty face and a cold heart. Looking ahead, Saturday’s Moon conjuncts Venus, creating the ideal energy for resolving a quarrel.
Aries (March 20th – April 19th)
Take this day to channel and redirect your vitality. Some project you’ve been working on needs a new approach, but this isn’t the time to head back to square one. Instead, switch into brainstorming mode, and don’t confuse it with being put on hold. It’s not the same at all. You’re just calming yourself, gathering your energy for the next phase of things, which is really just two days away at most. There’s plenty to do in the moment, and if you play it right, it won’t feel anything like waiting around for the next big step.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
If you’re an underachiever, this is your moment to emerge from the shadows. There’s nothing wrong with being a practical, steady hand when everyone else is flashy or flaky, but you refuse to be boring. Break out of that old rut today. It won’t be hard when everything you do sparkles with culture and class. As long as there’s something special about your touch, get things done and do them in style. And be sure to check the mirror from time to time over the next month. Yes, that exciting person really is you.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Today offers a wonderful chance to get out of town, if you can. The current vibe is just right for easing into the rhythm of the great outdoors. If you reconnect with nature now, you’ll be struck anew by the realization that you are a vital and important part of the natural world. And you’ll enjoy living at nature’s pace for the day. If you have to stay home, find another way to move through life more slowly and naturally. Go with the flow, and match your energy to that of the world around you.
Cancer (June 21st – July 21st)
Spread kindness and affection wherever you go. You can’t keep something this good inside any longer, and, lucky for you, nobody minds when this type of mess comes crashing into their lives. Expect a day of success in the middle of all the happy confusion you’re creating. And if you already know what you want, make a beeline for it while you have the chance. Some people might get nudged out of the way, since all’s fair in love and war, but be sure to show them the appropriate sympathy. Next time around it could be you.
Leo (July 22nd – August 21st)
Maybe you’re just doing what you’ve always done, but doesn’t your behavior seem a wee bit decadent? Sure, this probably feels great here and now, but don’t forget about the future. The thing is, your future might be very different from what you’re used to, and you have to prepare for that. Detach from the past today, while your understanding is fresh and your resolution is still strong. These old habits could be hurting your chances. Say bye-bye and promise to stay in touch. Or not.
Virgo (August 22nd – September 21st)
You’re so self-assured that you’re either turning people on or scaring the pants off them. You’re so eloquent it’s as if some brilliant playwright scripted your lines. But no, that’s just you speaking the truth and acting naturally. Today you’ll have the power to access and use anything that you ever learned. Be glad you paid attention, and be ready to put this scrambled world into some kind of order. What other skills are you hiding up your sleeve? This is your time to whip them out and show what you can do.
Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)
How can you be so hardheaded and yielding all at once? How can you be so demanding yet utterly clueless about what you want? Don’t worry too much about these paradoxes. You’ve got a million of them, and they’re all just part of your charm. OK, so maybe you don’t feel so charming right now. Maybe you’re feeling moody and unfit for decent company. If it’s any comfort, creative genius works in strange ways. And the stranger you are, the harder you’re working. Hey, flowers are already growing from this compost. Beauty will find its way in.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
There’s more to life than just showing up. You need to have a reasonably good grip on what’s happening around you, too. So if you want to be effective, start being attentive. Maybe you think this is just another mind game to keep your brain in shape, and maybe you’re right. But it’s one game that you’d be wise to start playing. Today will put you in completely new situations. This is where the part about paying attention comes in. Don’t model these new situations on the old ones or you may end up compromising your power.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 20th)
Today you could be a creature of lust. Your brain might not be the boss when your body makes such a convincing argument. Don’t get too lazy, though. Prepare for possible frustration even as you dwell on your chances for success. High self-esteem is useful until you slide over the line into arrogance. Sure, you’re the hottest thing for miles, but you can’t always have your way here. Other people have their own preferences and commitments and lives. Respect them for who they are, not for who you want them to be. Maybe then you’ll start seeing some results.
Capricorn (December 21st – January 18th)
Be more circumspect and thorough this time. Check out the back alleys, subtle currents, and fine tuning that make people tick. This could mean a big change of style for you. You’ll have to power way down and replace all those fierce demands with a few easygoing hints. Today you’ll find strength in restraint. Think of this as a Buddha-like repose, letting things take care of themselves and accepting the outcome. It’s still going to come out your way, though. You have an instinct for that.
Aquarius (January 19th – February 17th)
It’s true you want your life to be unpredictable, but you’re headed the wrong way with this. Your suspicions are alienating you from all the fun you could be having. Who knows how many dates or parties you’ll miss if you stop talking to people? Negative energy obviously won’t be your friend today. Start clearing out the bad old stuff now, because you have to admit that it’s starting to bore you. Did you ever think boredom could motivate you? This is your chance to find out.
Pisces (February 18th – March 19th)
Set aside the usual goals, games and greed. Be calm and in the moment, because your system is crying out for a change of pace. Instead of living in fear that others will laugh or call you weak, let your natural kindness come out. Your heart is in charge today. Take its orders willingly. What if everyone did this? That might sound a little too idealistic, but any local or global improvement begins with a few motivated individuals. You could be the one to start it up this time. Just don’t fall into that same pattern of goals, games and greed.