Seeing the worst in things might provoke us to lash out without warning. The vital Sun crashes against gloomy Saturn at 3:04 am EST, dampening our enthusiasm. As the impatient Gemini Moon enables active Mars, we might rush to the conclusion that we’ll feel exactly this miserable forever. Sensual Venus also complains discordantly with Mars, so we may end up directing our energy toward something that’s not even what we really want. After Luna enters nurturing Cancer, emotional release can help us regain perspective.
March 21-April 19
Grouchy words could fly out of your mouth easily today. Perhaps you’ve been trying hard to relax some boundaries with your friends in order to make them happy, but you’re not truly comfortable with the situation. Your accumulated resentment is likely to explode at the least convenient moment, so think about proactively addressing whatever discomfort you’re feeling before it gets to that point. The tension is probably less hidden than you think, so a frank discussion may be a relief for everyone involved.
April 20-May 20
Money concerns might dominate your attention at the moment, to the point you prioritize them over the needs of a close relationship. You may feel like the pressure to do so is coming from an outside authority figure. Ask yourself if your own anxiety has created obligations extending beyond the things that are truly required of you. If you can get the major building blocks of your financial life in line, you could find room to give a little bit on the details.
May 21-June 20
Feeling responsible for too many things could fill you with resentment. Unfortunately, impulsively ditching your whole to-do list would probably create problems instead of solving them. Besides, you might wind up missing the opportunity to do a few tasks that you genuinely enjoy! As for your less fun obligations, it’s possible that someone else would find more pleasure in those jobs than you do. Let go of the idea that you must do it all yourself, and look for a mutually beneficial arrangement instead.
June 21-July 22
Irritability may strike you at any moment — or, seemingly, without any reason. Perhaps you just need to take space away from somebody you’re heavily intertwined with to do your own thing for a while. The more worried you are that making such a request will lead to an uncomfortable, drawn-out negotiation, the more necessary doing so probably is! Consider the possibility that spending time apart and having separate experiences will give both of you fresh stories to tell when you come back together.
July 23-August 22
Sudden opportunities to socialize could conflict with your domestic commitments. While you might be afraid to disappoint anyone, you aren’t obligated to go along with every impulsive idea your friends have. If this invitation isn’t the right fit for you, there should be others later. That said, is there ever a good time for you to take a break from your domestic duties? A rigid approach to them isn’t sustainable indefinitely, no matter how convenient it seems. Sometimes, you need to take a break.
August 23-September 22
You may currently be searching for the perfect words to convince others to do what you want them to do. There’s almost never a nice way to boss people around! You probably need to admit to yourself that you’ve veered into impolite territory, although that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the wrong. For a truly serious matter, perhaps getting your way is worth the cost of not being liked. Be realistic about whether or not things are at that level, and pick your battles accordingly.
September 23-October 22
Financial restraint could be seriously frustrating for you at the moment. Your suppressed desires for pleasure may motivate you to research ways around the restrictions you’re experiencing. However, you might struggle to blend that curiosity with enough patience to make it truly helpful. Although earning more money would likely solve your problem, rushing into the first get-rich-quick scheme you find can bring even more difficulties into your life. Remind yourself that anything that sounds too good to be true probably is.
October 23-November 21
Being the center of attention may feel like a mixed blessing. No matter how much you enjoy getting noticed, your insecurities might still be running in the background, giving you a nagging sense that your five minutes of fame are constantly almost over. Boldly diving into forbidden subjects and cracking edgy jokes can seem like a way to keep people focused on you longer. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to take things too far and bother others. Remember that true confidence knows where to stop.
November 22-December 21
Keeping a secret could be a challenge at this time. Someone else may be pushing you hard to provide information that you don’t want to share. Perhaps they don’t fully understand what they’re asking. They might simply feel entitled to satisfy their passing curiosity without realizing it’s actually the tip of a much bigger iceberg. As obnoxious as this is, at least it opens your options. Finding an interesting tidbit to distract them with can likely keep them entertained and protect your privacy.
December 22-January 19
An organization you belong to is potentially heading in a direction that makes you uncomfortable. You might not know how to balance your loyalty to the group with your desire to do the right thing. Raising concerns about minor details may seem easier than admitting you don’t agree about the big stuff, but that approach is likely to backfire. They’ll probably give you what you want, and then you’ll be stuck with it! Respect them — and yourself — enough to air your real grievances.
January 20-February 18
You may feel railroaded into playing the role of the “bad guy.” Perhaps someone else is giving you the responsibility for an unpopular course of action while they have all the power — and can seize the credit for any good results! Although standing up for yourself is risky, what can they really do about it if they’re so dependent on you? Go into any negotiations with a specific idea of what the other person could do to make things better for you.
February 19-March 20
Insecurity could have you on a knife’s edge, ready to lash out at others who don’t share your beliefs. While you may appreciate the social benefits you get from being associated with a particular spiritual or political philosophy, the tenets of your worldview might be a messy fit in your own private life. Admitting your secret doubts, at least to yourself, can help you cultivate compassion toward any people or groups you see as wrong. Perhaps they’re more like you than you’d prefer to admit!