Getting a realistic sense of our resources could be a challenge. When the vulnerable Moon enters security-focused Taurus, we may want to cling desperately to our possessions. Regardless, as scheming Venus squares anxious Saturn at 2:34 am EST, whatever we have might seem like it’s not enough to meet our needs. While being careful has value, descending into uncontrolled fear could make our problems worse instead of preparing us to face them. Instead, we should let this bad mood pass without committing to anything permanent.
March 21-April 19
Making a vulnerable disclosure to your friends might disappoint you. Although they probably don’t have bad intentions, they may simply not understand something that really matters to you. This awkwardness could be too much to bear — particularly if your self-worth is already shaky. When your need for validation from others is gnawing at your soul, you don’t have the patience for rookie-level questions! Consider building up your internal sense of mental security until you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
April 20-May 20
Devotion to your obligations could block you from properly nurturing your closest connections at present. You’re likely focused on doing the right thing, or at least the thing you think will keep you out of trouble. A personal relationship may seem more forgiving than a professional tie in this regard. Keep in mind that you have human needs of your own. Taking a quick moment to check in with a loved one can energize you to conquer the rest of your to-do list.
May 21-June 20
Beautifying your surroundings might feel vital to you, but maybe you’ve reached the limit of what you can do with only your instincts. Looking for more information may seem like a letdown at first. An expert may claim you’ve been technically doing things wrong so far, shaking your faith in your own judgment. Before you completely go back to the drawing board, check in with at least one other source — there are likely multiple roads to the same mountaintop!
June 21-July 22
Sharing pleasure might be a difficult prospect at this time. Perhaps the person you really wanted to spend time with is busy or not in the mood to hang out. That disappointment doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Instead, it can be just the opening you need to reach out to a friend you haven’t heard from lately. Alternately, heading out alone could bring interesting new acquaintances your way. Connections are available — if you let go of how they should look!
July 23-August 22
A current conflict over how your home should look is probably not really about appearances. If you push too hard to have your own way at any cost, you’re likely to alienate others you share the space with. On the other hand, you might feel like this is the only way you can fight back against the rigidity of someone else who’s trying to throw their weight around. Consider surprising them by being the bigger person and initiating a discussion of the problems involved.
August 23-September 22
All the sweet talk in the world may not be enough to make some onerous responsibility appealing. Though you might be required to do the job, you’re not required to be delighted, and you’ll probably be less miserable if you just admit it. With that off your chest, you’ll have emotional energy freed up for further research into the subject. There could be an easier way to complete the task that you haven’t tried yet — and perhaps you’ll even enjoy learning about it!
September 23-October 22
Your bigger financial picture is likely relatively good at this point, but you may still be chafing at the ongoing restraint necessary to maintain it. Feeling that you’re blocked from certain pleasures is potentially too strict to sustain indefinitely, as you’re likely to get frustrated and eventually rebel. However, if you pool resources with someone else, you might both be able to enjoy yourselves more inexpensively than you otherwise would. Consider all the possibilities before you concede that deprivation is your only option.
October 23-November 21
Ruminating on messages from your upbringing could prevent you from shining your brightest right now. Perhaps you were often told while growing up that you were overly emotional. Your sign is known for its intensity, Scorpio, and while that does have its difficult sides, it also carries amazing potential for creative power when channeled responsibly. Focus on what the people who are currently in your life really need from you, and let that give you permission to go full force.
November 22-December 21
Your rich inner life could be on fire! Even so, feeling like the people around you wouldn’t understand your exciting insights is probably isolating. It might look to them as though you’re not doing much, and it’s okay to be uncomfortable with telling them more than that. Keeping the conversation focused on concrete, practical matters is likely your least frustrating option. You can also get a lot done in that regard, and daydreaming may carry you through the most boring parts.
December 22-January 19
Getting together with friends could be fun, but you may wind up pressured to spend more money than you really feel comfortable with. You might be tempted to argue with your pals about which financial approach is objectively correct. Remember that there’s no disputing taste! Identifying what you, specifically, find pleasurable can show you the difference between a regrettable splurge and a fun indulgence. This isn’t your decision to make for others, though, so look for a way to maximize everyone’s freedom of choice.
January 20-February 18
Obtaining your desired professional recognition may have a disappointing side, as it will likely require that you suppress other parts of yourself. Before you get too down, ask yourself whether or not your expectations are realistic. Maybe a separation between your public and private lives is inevitable to some degree. There could even be advantages to the split, once you accept it and start thinking about it creatively. As long as you’re able to let your hair down somewhere, you should be fine.
February 19-March 20
The truth may not be exactly what you’re telling people it is. You could feel obligated to portray an idealistic view of the world, even if you privately know that reality isn’t quite so simple. Once you’re locked into such a narrative, the prospect of walking it back might seem overwhelming enough that you can’t imagine where to begin. Maybe it’s not necessary to get into all those details! Try changing the subject and starting fresh on a more casual note.