If you need a positive answer from authority figures today, try your luck. With the Moon conjunct both Jupiter and Pluto, you just never know – fate could be on your side. The Earth signs, TaurusVirgo and Capricorn, can easily persuade people to support them today, so it’s a great time to prepare for a job interview or to seek out new clients. Looking ahead, words spoken in anger on Wednesday may come back to haunt us, as Mercury squares up to Mars.

 Aries (March 20th – April 19th)

Right now it’s all too easy to jump the gun in a snappish moment. Any tense situations at work or at home will need to be carefully navigated. Restrain yourself, despite the strain of how unfamiliar that feels. You don’t like limiting yourself, after all. But right now, it’s more prudent to hold your cards. If you let others know how strongly you feel about something, they might disagree just to be contrary. But don’t worry: Things will be back to normal soon.

 Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Sure, your tastes might be on the particular side. But that’s just another way of saying you know what you want, and you won’t settle for less. Plus, you have quite the hearty appetite, and today, you’ll find plenty to satisfy you. A creative project is refined by your elegant sensibilities. Even if you’re just shopping for new couch pillows or rearranging the furniture in your living room, you lend grace and style to the project. The end result will be comfortable as well as pleasing.

 Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

If you’re feeling disconnected today from other people, or even from your own feelings, try not to place too much importance on it. Your energy is off, but that won’t last forever. Though this may be an awkward phase, remind yourself that it will improve soon. In the meantime, try not to say anything too off-color, especially in the presence of your employer or potential clients. You wouldn’t want to make a bad impression just because you’re feeling a little strange.

 Cancer (June 21st – July 21st)

Your loyalty to your bosses and colleagues has always been one of your best traits. Rely on it now to get you through the day. If you feel rebellious against someone’s commands or expectations, remind yourself that compromise is key, for the present. If you can execute your duties faithfully today, you’ll show everyone that you’re worth taking seriously. And eventually, you’ll have a bigger say in how things are run.

 Leo (July 22nd – August 21st)

Where’s that famous sense of humor of yours? It must be temporarily lost beneath a minor landslide of insecurity, suspicion and general bad feeling. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. You can dig deep within yourself, find your old flexibility — not to mention your courage — and learn to laugh at yourself again. Soon that sunny energy will return to brighten the day. In the meantime, here’s a word to the wise: Generally speaking, it’s best not to take everything so seriously.

 Virgo (August 22nd – September 21st)

Something you’re after has caught your imagination, and it’s hard to think about anything else. Your instincts might be to push for this, but if you want to avoid resistance, take a more moderate approach. Yes, you want this. Still, don’t let on just yet exactly how much. That can come later, when you’re more certain you have others’ support. For now, play this carefully, like a high-stakes card game: Keep your cards close to your chest and your expression neutral, and track your opponents’ every move.

 Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

You’re hardly known for your thick skin. Quite the opposite, in fact: Your friends love you for how sensitive you are. Developing a more durable hide might be today’s important lesson for you, however. For instance, if someone is nasty toward you, don’t dignify them with a response. The path of least resistance is better than wasting time with hurt feelings, or flaring up and starting a fight. And who knows? Perhaps you were just feeling overly sensitive. Maybe they didn’t mean anything by it.

 Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

It’s important now to communicate well with your boss, coworkers or associates. You’re focused on getting ahead in your career, and you can take great strides now toward that goal — as long as you work with other people. This is no time to go it alone. Your best opportunities today will come through group efforts. Good thing you’re feeling patient, focused and easygoing. Everyone will appreciate your positive attitude, which will encourage them to get in your corner.

 Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 20th)

Good luck seems to be on the horizon at work or with your finances, but keep quiet about it for now, and keep working to secure this good deal. Shouting it out to the rooftops might actually scare it away, but keeping things low-key should have much more positive results. Once the loan, promotion or raise comes through, your ship has effectively sailed into harbor. Then you can explain yourself, everyone will understand why you weren’t more forthcoming.

 Capricorn (December 21st – January 18th)

Hard work is like play for you, and now you possess even more drive than usual. Stick to the plan, because you’ll make great headway today, but have a care for the people around you. Your coworkers might have some good ideas that will make your project even more successful. But even if they don’t have anything of substance to add, don’t treat them as obstacles or speed bumps. Drive isn’t everything.

 Aquarius (January 19th – February 17th)

Suddenly, karma is serious business. You’re aware now that the choices you make today could change everything, so be cautious and take a sober look at your immediate future. Better yet, why not spend the day doing research, talking to people and gathering more information and opinions? That way, you can make a more informed decision later, one you’ll be sure is the right one. If you try to make a move prematurely, you’ll just end up having to backtrack and correct your mistake.

 Pisces (February 18th – March 19th)

Life seems a little more interesting at the moment. Maybe it’s because you’re operating on all cylinders instead of from just one, subjective viewpoint, like usual. This new, rounded perspective enables you to go with the flow, but in a systematic way. You’re blending your fluid, impressionable personality with a logical approach to life, and it actually works. The only question is, how are you going to use this gift? What and how much you accomplish is entirely up to you.