If you want to get things done today, you’re going to have to follow the rules. This is not a day when rebels will make much progress. As the Moon squares up to authoritative Saturn and power-hungry Pluto, you either do as you’re told, or you do nothing. For the impetuous Fire signs, AriesLeo and Sagittarius, this could be a tricky ask, but impulsive behavior is not likely to end well. Looking ahead, Thursday’s flirtatious MoonVenus conjunction is perfect for a first date.

 Aries (March 20th – April 19th)

Your normal all-out energy has mellowed, and things will move at a slower pace for a bit. Today, you’re the embodiment of good humor. It’s a great time to contemplate and make plans. You’re unaffected by fame and fortune, which means you can make some good decisions now – ones based on nothing but the actual state of your life and the values you hold dear. This is a good thing — you’ve owed the world a demonstration on how to be nice for a while now. It’s about time you paid up.

 Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Here’s a little balancing act to try at home, or wherever you need to achieve balance. You know in your gut that it’s good to obey your instincts. However, you should also use your common sense. In other words, don’t be the fool who rushes in, but don’t be a robot going with the program, either. Take direct action when you believe in something, but take all the necessary precautions, too. With equal measures of sensitivity and sensibility, you can’t go wrong today.

 Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Your drive to freedom is full-on, and your purpose and direction can’t be swayed. The only problem is, these couple of days aren’t about making progress but slowing down and reflecting on the state of your life. Have you thought about what you’ll leave behind, once you get where you’re going? Probably not. So take this opportunity to pause in your journey and learn more about what you’re missing. You might find that in your haste to reach that wide, compelling vista, you’re giving up something you really value.

 Cancer (June 21st – July 21st)

Your emotions will be planting all kinds of wild seeds today, which could turn into a problem when you have such a fertile imagination. Be careful what you spread around and especially about what could be taking root down in the darkness of your unconscious mind. You’re already tending such a beautiful garden. It’s the pride of your loved ones, the envy of the neighborhood, and maybe there are a few photo essays out there, too. Wouldn’t it be a shame to ruin the effect with a sudden burst of weeds?

 Leo (July 22nd – August 21st)

You may have a rather high opinion of yourself. That doesn’t allow you much wiggle room, but if you won’t change for anyone, maybe you don’t need to wiggle. If you’re secure in this little niche you’ve carved out, you’re probably also behind the times. Today the world might actually accept the challenge you’re throwing down. Beware of people trying to knock you off your high horse. If you want to avoid this whole scenario, start by eating a big slice of humble pie right now. It’s not that bad, either.

 Virgo (August 22nd – September 21st)

Collect what you need, whether you’re bargaining for it on the open market, fishing it out from between the cracks, or making it up out of whole cloth. You’re totally clear on what’s required here, but be helpful toward those who still don’t get it This will be a day of questions and answers, and it’s a good thing you like both. Even if you’re not close enough with certain people to get personal with them, you won’t have any trouble getting along.

 Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Don’t even try to please everyone — it’s especially impossible today. Your focus is off, and so are your instincts. You’re swinging back and forth between the magnificent and the utterly tasteless. Well, at least you have diverse interests, which can be fun, given the right company and setting. Spend time with someone you care about — if you’re attracted to them, even better. But don’t waste energy trying to be what you think they want. Instead, be yourself, plain and simple. And don’t worry — this uneasy feeling will pass soon.

 Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

A partnership has you feeling upset and self-protective, but try to control your extreme urges. A fresh point of view would help, too. Though you may not see it yet, there’s plenty of room to meet in the middle. So do your best to calm down and compromise. Even if you have to fake it, you’re sure to have better results than if you were more aggressive or less cooperative.

 Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 20th)

You might feel bursting with crystal-clear insight, but you’re coming across as a little cocky and brash. Plus, your choice of subjects is more than a little bit tedious for everyone else. No wonder they’re all fleeing for the exits as soon as you open your mouth! If this happens, don’t raise your voice — just take the hint, and stop talking. It’s a good idea to change course and lighten up. Plus, listening to other people will make them more likely to listen to you.

 Capricorn (December 21st – January 18th)

You’re impressing everyone with your diligence and endurance. At the moment, persistence could be your middle name, but you’re aggressive in all the right ways. This isn’t an ego trip for you. It’s an expression of your finely tuned energies and practical sensibilities working in harmony toward a clear and meaningful goal. You’re able to influence other people, including higher-ups, who are sure to be impressed with your performance. Everyone’s looking to you for cues so prove yourself a strong leader. Their satisfaction will equal your personal gain.

 Aquarius (January 19th – February 17th)

Others see you as being too rigid when you don’t bend to their will. You see them as thoughtless control freaks, and maybe that’s why you scorn them so much. What starts out with trading cheap shots could turn into a major upheaval if you’re not careful. Don’t let it come to that. Lighten up today. You have a lot in common with these people, and it’s not just in your way of doing battle. You may actually want some of the same things. Start respecting each other and watch where the dialog goes.

 Pisces (February 18th – March 19th)

Be efficient in everything you do. Move forward on multiple fronts. Show creativity in every medium. Maybe this sounds impossible, but you’ll be surprised how easy it could actually be. You already have the tools and supplies to make today special. All you need now is the faith to go for it. A little sympathy, applause or investment wouldn’t hurt, either. See what your friends and neighbors are offering. And don’t ignore that stranger who’s taking an interest in what you’re up to. You never know who it might turn out to be.