A gentle approach can help us navigate thorny emotional territory at present. As intelligent Mercury vibes with intuitive Neptune at 1:36 pm EST, we may be more aware than usual of how the people around us are feeling. There could be plenty of free-floating tension as the sensitive Cancer Moon provokes touchy Chiron. Figuring out which sadness is ours might be a challenge as boundaries blur on this intensely watery day. We shouldn’t hesitate to take time alone if we need it.
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March 21-April 19
A family member probably knows the most effective technique to push your buttons now. Unfortunately, trying to point this out may lead to accusations of cruelty or ignoring their need for your aid. While embarking on a quest to determine what they did or didn’t intend isn’t likely to be productive, you’re within your rights to say directly whether the outcome is sustainable for you or not. Figure out the amount of personal time you require to maintain your sanity, and declare its boundaries kindly.
April 20-May 20
Social life could be a little exhausting for you today. As networker Mercury in your relationship sector engages diffuse Neptune in your 11th House of Community, you may have multiple fingers on the pulse of the room. With the conflicting sensitivities of many different people to take into account, how can you possibly please everyone? Ultimately, your own emotions matter as much as anyone else’s. Staying quiet might keep you out of trouble, but try to recognize when you really need to be heard.
May 21-June 20
Sensitivity to details in your work can help you progress toward your larger professional goals. When careful Mercury in your practical 6th house gives structure to nebulous Neptune in your authority sector, you may be able to spin vague directions from a boss or client into something even more impressive than they’d dreamed! While you can tell your friends what happened, you’d be better off keeping quiet about any financial bonus you received for this achievement. Triggering insecurity over money matters isn’t worth the trouble.
June 21-July 22
You may succeed in infusing a creative project with your spiritual ideals at this time. As articulate Mercury in your creative 5th house supports ethereal Neptune in your 9th House of Beliefs, you can bring abstract concepts into physical form with ease. That said, you still might not be able to please everyone. An authority figure’s harsh take on your final product could wound your tender ego. Focus only on judgments from those that truly matter, and let the rest slide.
July 23-August 22
Discovering the up-to-date truth about a family matter could be vital. When curious Mercury in your 4th House of Roots harmonizes with perceptive Neptune in your mysterious 8th house, your sensitivity to things people don’t say out loud can give you clues regarding where to dig. That said, be sure to consider the ramifications of whatever you might find. New information has the potential to change your mental paradigm, revising boundaries you’d relied on for stability. Don’t ask questions you don’t want answered.
August 23-September 22
A fulfilling conversation with someone you really idealize could take your admiration of them to the next level. However, bragging about this encounter to your friends might end up sucking the pleasure out of it. They may see the dynamics of your special relationship differently than you do and interpret your enthusiastic play-by-play through their negative lens. Whether or not their assessment is correct, the bigger issue is potentially your boundaries with your posse. Enjoy whatever you truly enjoy without looking for their validation.
September 23-October 22
You may be resistant to anyone who’s trying to tell you what to do with your money. Perhaps your own insecurities are distorting what you hear. Because your instinctive sense about financial matters is heightened by Mercury allying with Neptune, you’re likely already aware if your approach to the practical side of life has been flaky lately. Under the circumstances, you might have trouble trusting even yourself! Accepting that organization doesn’t look the same way for everyone can help you relax.
October 23-November 21
Learning to speak your body’s language can bring delightful rewards. You don’t have to be tied to communicating solely through the spoken word. As connection-making Mercury in your sign stimulates creative Neptune in your expressive 5th house, your mind could be stimulated as well. A frustrating physical symptom may suddenly make sense when you interpret it symbolically. Even if the discomfort doesn’t immediately disappear, finding meaning and purpose in the situation can at least give you patience while you pursue other relevant treatments.
November 22-December 21
Remembering a confusing part of your upbringing may inspire you to search within for a path to resolution. Since an atmosphere of toxic secrecy likely contributed to making the initial situation as difficult as it was, healthy privacy can finally give you the space you need to work through challenging material. Acknowledging the role of collective upheaval far bigger than any one family or person’s failings may help you find perspective on your caregivers — and discover your own place in the cosmic setting.
December 22-January 19
Being noncommittal in your speech can seem like an easy way to evade conflict today. Spinning conversation topics in whatever direction you please may go quite smoothly when chatty Mercury in your social sector aligns with vague Neptune in your 3rd House of Communication. On the other hand, being honestly happy will be more difficult if you find yourself feeling like nobody really knows how you feel. Try to find at least one person you’re comfortable opening up to more freely.
January 20-February 18
Your professional instincts are finely tuned at the moment. However, as quick-thinking Mercury in your 10th House of Career reaches out to hazy Neptune in your money sector, you may need to go for the goal now and work out the financial details later. Make an effort not to tell many of your peers what you’re doing, because the negative comments you’re likely to receive could distract you from your vision. Just start taking action — let the skeptics wait for your results.
February 19-March 20
Making your spirituality part of your identity could be compelling today. You might be especially able to articulate your views with verbal Mercury in your 9th House of Beliefs encouraging idealistic Neptune in your sign. Although your intent may be to explain your philosophy to others, you may also wind up learning as you teach. Having to talk things through can expose the spots where your stated worldview doesn’t quite fit your personal needs. Let your desire for a better world begin with yourself.