Getting to the point might take a while today. After communication planet Mercury enters philosophical Sagittarius at 3:42 am EST, we’re more likely to hear rambling, roundabout tales than direct answers to our questions. Remaining patient with this approach could be a challenge as the fretful Moon in detail-oriented Virgo goads touchy Chiron. The truth probably isn’t being withheld from us maliciously. Once we accept that, we may be able to settle peacefully into story time — and even enjoy our own larger-than-life adventures!
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March 21-April 19
Feeling good about yourself just the way you are could be a challenge. Maybe your body isn’t what you want it to be in some way, and you’re considering changes to your habits in an effort to fix that. As thoughtful Mercury enters your literary 9th house, it’s a great time to read a book regarding your ideal new routine. Although you’re probably on the right track already, understanding the deeper philosophy behind your update can help you get the most out of it.
April 20-May 20
Expressing yourself could feel threatening at present. You may be concerned that saying your piece honestly will cause something you’re ashamed of to rise to the surface. Is that such a bad thing? As analytical Mercury enters your intense 8th house, you have the capacity to dig into a matter or topic that you’d otherwise struggle to handle. Separating out the different factors that are involved in the situation can give you more room to decide which ones you’re comfortable exploring further.
May 21-June 20
A reference to your background or upbringing may offend you very soon. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the end of your relationship with the person who brought it up! As articulate Mercury skips into your relational 7th house, it should be worth the trouble to tell them how you took their comment instead of just stewing on your grievance alone. You may be able to talk things out and wind up with a deeper bond. Give them a chance to make things right.
June 21-July 22
Working alone is probably the best use of your time today. As motivated Mercury marches into your responsible 6th house, you’re fully equipped to power through your to-do list. Even so, you might be a little sensitive about the attitude toward responsibility you learned growing up. Snapping at anyone else who doesn’t live up to your high standards may be dangerously easy, especially if you’re not totally confident in your own performance. That’s your personal issue, though, so try to leave others out of it.
July 23-August 22
Having fun could be a little complicated at the moment. With detail-oriented Mercury moving into your 5th House of Play, it may be necessary to specifically define what brings you pleasure — even if you’re embarrassed because you think your tastes should be more highbrow than they really are. Having the self-worth to embrace your true desires could actually make you charismatic enough to win over any haters. Plus, whether or not it does, you probably won’t notice while you’re having a good time!
August 23-September 22
There’s no need to be ashamed of wanting to feel good! Your efforts to have a good time might be half-hearted if you believe your desires are wrong in some way. Now that inquisitive Mercury is brightening your 4th House of Roots, it might be necessary to revisit the messages you received in your upbringing and identify which ones aren’t helpful. Whether your inhibitions stem from physical concerns or fears of wastefulness, look closely at whether holding yourself back actually makes things better for anyone.
September 23-October 22
You may suspect that a peer is hiding something from you today. This vibe of secrecy could definitely create an awkward and uncomfortable atmosphere. While you can’t control what the other person chooses to share, you can do your best to make yourself a safe person to talk to. While thoughtful Mercury awakens your 3rd House of Conversation, it’s a good time to review how you respond to being told something you don’t want to hear. Acknowledge that it takes courage to disappoint people.
October 23-November 21
Opening up to friends about a physical symptom you’ve been experiencing recently could be worth the trouble. They may have some genuinely helpful ideas for what would make you feel better. However, not all crowdsourced tips are equally valid. As discerning Mercury makes its way into your 2nd House of Self-Worth, you’ll have to be the final judge of which suggestions are right for you. Don’t agree to pursue a plan you know won’t be a good fit just to soothe someone else’s ego.
November 22-December 21
Sharing your side of a current story is a worthy pursuit. With verbal Mercury entering your sign, you’re set up to explain yourself with ease. The only thing that could hold back your self-expression at this point is your fear of upsetting an authority figure who has a reputation for cutting remarks. Ask yourself if you’re reading the signals or rules they’re putting out as more restrictive than they are in reality. Respond to the actual limits, not the ones in your head.
December 22-January 19
Dreams may now show you important information. Once eloquent Mercury enters your 12th House of the Subconscious, engaging with the imagery of your mind can help you put vague feelings into words. If you’ve been struggling to understand some aspects of your family or background lately, make an effort to release your expectation that everything needs to make sense. Don’t push the facts to fit your logic — try letting things unfold on their own, and put the pieces together after that.
January 20-February 18
Your social life could be heating up! With chatty Mercury enlivening your 11th House of Community, you may hear from friends and acquaintances you hadn’t been in touch with for a while. Unfortunately, in the heat of an exciting conversation, someone else’s innocent curiosity might wander towards a topic you’re sensitive about. Although you don’t have to share anything you don’t want to, you also don’t have to snap at the other person for asking. Make an effort to deflect unwelcome inquiries kindly.
February 19-March 20
Financial issues might be weighing on a close relationship of yours. As reflective Mercury enters your 10th House of Authority, you may also need to consider the role that power struggles play in this interpersonal conflict. If you felt like you were being taken seriously outside of the financial issues, would you still be interested in throwing your weight around with your money? Focus on solving the real problems between the two of you, and the practical details should then fall into place.