Challenges can come from different angles at once. The confident Sun squares transformative Pluto at 9:33 am EDT, kicking off our day with a bang by encouraging egotistical mindsets and shocking events. The sensitive Moon also disagrees with erratic Uranus, adding more reactivity. Zen outlooks may disappear! The Moon then opposes critical Saturn, inviting self-doubt and outside disapproval. Finally, communicative Mercury contradicts wounded healer Chiron, which may lead to the reopening of old emotional wounds mid-conversation. Be strong — today could be a battle.
March 21-April 19
Today’s relationships could bring up past struggles for you. You may see a surprising side of someone that you thought you knew quite well, leading you to wonder if you really knew them at all. Lashing out might sound particularly enticing when the Sun in your temperamental 8th house provokes intense Pluto — but that probably isn’t the best course of action. Your history could be distorting current reality, so do your best to learn the whole story before you jump to conclusions.
April 20-May 20
Family may critique your habits today. While it can come from a place of caring, instructions about your choices or routines in life from a family member or a roommate could still irritate you — especially as the willful Sun bickers with serious Pluto. Even if you enjoy your current path, they may see something that you don’t see about yourself. Put away your emotions for a moment and see if there’s any validity to what they’re saying. If not, feel free to carry on!
May 21-June 20
Obsession might arrive disguised as loyalty. Someone may feel entitled to knowing your every move or speaking to you whenever possible, even when you’re apart, and they could consider this to be love. However, this amount of contact can be unhealthy, and you deserve some alone time! They may act hesitant to give you space or potentially criticize your decision to fly solo for a bit, but don’t let that stop you. Spending time alone should help you hear your inner voice more clearly.
June 21-July 22
Nosy people may now be prying into your relationships. They’re likely to be family members or people that you live with, and they might find faults in the others that you’re spending time with. This could be born out of a concern for the company you keep having a negative influence on you, or they may simply be judgmental of your chosen partner or friend group. You can hear them out, because they might have valuable input, but don’t let them make decisions for you.
July 23-August 22
The things that you say now can shock people. While it may not be apparent to you while you’re saying them, the statements that you make could be really unexpected — potentially even downright harsh, especially as the bold Sun squares offbeat Pluto. You might say them in an emotional state or to someone that you feel intensely about, and without you realizing it, your words leave everyone in disbelief. Be careful — what’s said is said, even if you apologize later.
August 23-September 22
Your sense of security could be overblown at this time. You may come across as someone who has it all together, and you might even think that you do, but believing that everything’s fine without checking to make sure could turn into a major blunder. Making a to-do list of all the things you have to do would be extra beneficial, since you’re currently more likely to forget something that may end up hurting someone else as a result. Don’t let self-assuredness be your downfall!
September 23-October 22
Your deviations from tradition can be shocking to others. The path you’ve chosen may veer away from the traditional route that your family or culture normally follows, and this difference might feel jarring to the people in your life who have followed that traditional path. They could condemn your decision to create your own future, but it’s your life, and only you can decide if it’s fulfilling! The road less traveled might be the best one for you, even if it’s lonely sometimes.
October 23-November 21
You might get ahead of yourself today. Your talents and skills are probably above average in a subject, but your prowess could lead you to believe that you’re more experienced than you actually are. Putting this confused belief into practice may embarrass you, especially if you’re around an authority figure who’s been practicing for more time than you have. Instead of letting this awkwardness deter you, remind yourself that everyone is a student — just some have been learning for longer than others.
November 22-December 21
Your present security in your community could be threatened. You may have an unpopular opinion or possibly feel judged over your appearance or status. Someone in your group might make a power play and try to manipulate you into feeling small or silenced, and this can fuel feelings of insecurity. While they may have a point if your opinion isn’t based in fact, it’s not right to shame you instead of teaching you. Consider talking things out with them and attempting to build a bridge.
December 22-January 19
Being in a leadership position can bring you difficult decisions. You may have been recently placed in a leadership position, and consequently found yourself unsure about shouldering the responsibility. The people you’re in charge of could be looking to you for answers as well, and if they don’t like what you have to say, they might disparage your ability to lead, casting more doubt into your mind. Just focus on doing what’s best for the people you’re leading, and you’re likely to do something right!
January 20-February 18
You could be about to learn a shocking bit of information. Someone that you love might tell you something that you weren’t expecting to hear, and receiving this knowledge could destabilize your emotional footing. You may want to retaliate for the dramatic way that this startling news made you feel, but keep in mind that they might have been afraid to tell you this information and didn’t mean to catch you so off-guard. Take a breath and let any revelations settle within you before reacting.
February 19-March 20
A partner may currently be trying to control you. No matter what kind of connection you have with them, you might notice them attempting to make you fall in line with what they think is best. Even if they’re correct in many cases, that doesn’t give them the right to make all your decisions for you — that can end in resentment. Politely setting boundaries shouldn’t be enough to end your relationship — if it is, then it might not be right for you.