May 27th, 2015
Inquisitive Mercury makes a conjunction to outgoing Mars today. This could be a great time to launch a research project or test an intriguing theory. Good ideas may be more important than good looks. The best way to attract favorable attention is through stimulating conversation and impressive presentations. When faced with opposition, don't be afraid to get a little aggressive. Worthy ideas need passionate cheerleaders. Refuse to let mediocre plans win the day. Impulsive decisions can pay off well. It is probably better to take action than deliberate endlessly over choices, especially for people born under the signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Looking ahead, the expressive Sun will make a conjunction to brainy Mercury. Making a public presentation or going on a job interview could prove successful.
The world may seem a little too prim and serious today, and you long to break out of these rigid rules. You might fantasize about doing something big and noisy to upset the apple cart of life, but you probably realize that it wouldn't go over well at all. And, it could be messy! For now, find ways to work within the confines of your agenda or others' expectations.
You enjoy your indulgences, and you have an appetite for pleasure. But you're also practical enough to recognize that everyone has to balance play with work. Today you're sober- minded, and you're ready to attend to business. Solve problems with logic. If a disagreement arises, handle it quietly and gracefully, and always return to reason as your guide. Emotional appeals carry less weight now than clear thinking and communication.
It's difficult for you not to inject wit and humor into just about everything you do, whether you're at work or among friends. But today, you may need to set your natural charm aside and simply get down to business. In every task on your agenda, pay strict attention to detail. Apply yourself to your work with strict dedication, and be as efficient as possible. This type of focused effort counts for a lot now.
Take a sober, levelheaded approach to your day. Efficiency and economy feel right. You know you aren't wasting any effort -- or money -- and the energy you expend goes toward good causes. Even simple acts like preparing dinner for your family, folding laundry or clearing out your email Inbox brings you satisfaction. Focus on systematic ways to simplify and streamline your life. It will clarify your emotions as well.
Tidiness isn't necessarily your thing. You're often too busy to clean, plus you're naturally given to dramatic flourishes. But today, making sure your surroundings are neat and clean brings you a sense of mental calm. It's easier to work when your desk is clear, and in that same vein, it's easier to relax at home when clutter isn't threatening to take over. Spend some time gaining mental clarity through good housekeeping.
Of all the signs of the zodiac, yours might be the most capable of taking care of the nitty-gritty of everyday life. You see what needs to be done, and you simply do it. You don't waste time procrastinating or complaining, because you know the sooner you begin a task, the sooner you'll complete it. Your stellar work ethic and eye for detail will carry you through this day and through life.
Self-discipline is easy to achieve today. It's as if you've suddenly developed tunnel vision: All you see are the simple tasks that need doing around the house or office. You might have a busy day, full of errands, meetings, emails and phone calls. Or you might spend the day in solitude, working on your own projects. Either way, you're calm, quiet and somewhat shy. Your usual social self will return soon!
Your problem-solving skills are on high alert today. It's as if you've dialed into a deeper mental level that allows you to combine your mental and emotional powers to great effect. It's easy to get absorbed in pursuing a subject that interests you, because your legendary focus is even stronger than normal now. Details don't escape you, which helps you develop a dynamic view of the big picture.
Your usual high energy could become high-strung today. You're feeling a little nervous and restless, so it's hard to keep still. But you need to focus if you're going to get through all the items on your to-do list. If you have a lot on your plate now, take a few moments to perform a quick deep-breathing meditation. This will center your thoughts so you can work more effectively.
Don't be surprised if you have to field a flurry of requests for advice or assistance from your friends, coworkers or even perfect strangers today. People are drawn to your grounded energy now, and they can tell you're one to keep a cool head in a crisis. The truth is, you don't mind helping others out now, especially if you're assisting someone you care about. You want to serve the people you love.
High-strung energy, whether your own or someone else's, is making you irritable today. Perhaps you feel someone in your life is being too critical or nitpicky. Or maybe you're the one putting pressure on yourself to perform to an impossible standard. Just remember, you can only work within your own abilities -- and if you're nervous, you aren't focused. A lack of focus makes it even harder to work with any efficiency.
This could be a frustrating day. It feels as if the standard that's been set is unfairly high, and when you fall short of it, you're criticized. Or maybe you're the one being hard on yourself. Either way, unreasonable expectations get in the way of feeling satisfied with your efforts. Just remember, you can only do so much. And if you're scattered or indecisive, that makes it even harder to act purposefully.
May 28th, 2015
Inquisitive Mercury forms a square to deceptive Neptune today. It may difficult to tell fact from fiction. Don't take stories at face value. People born under the signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces may be especially vulnerable to manipulators. When hearing upsetting news, calm down and take a few breaths. There's a good chance such a story has been manufactured by a troublemaker. Don't sign any contracts or enter into verbal agreements. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Eventually, the fog will lift and it will be easier to know the truth. Be patient.
Looking ahead, the proud Sun will form a square to artistic Neptune. It's important to be open to constructive criticism at this time, especially regarding creative talent.
Today is all about balance. Is there an equal exchange of energy in your relationships? Examine each partnership on its own, because sometimes you might give more to one person and not as much to another. Focus now on how to make sure both partners give and take equally. The relationships that need the most work will be the ones that will catch your attention today, Aries
. Heed the call.
Compromise and cooperation are key concepts today. These may not be your most well-developed qualities, but you certainly see how they smooth the flow of human interaction. The importance of getting along with others isn't lost on you, either, and today you can see others' points of view more easily than usual. You may even be able to negotiate a disagreement between mutual friends. Your gentle, kind spirit is just what they need.
You have a gift today, one that helps you sort through and prioritize any details you come across. You're able to weigh and balance the importance of each bit of information, connect it to other bits, and assign the whole to its proper category without trouble. Your mind is clear and organized now, which is an enormous help when it comes to processing all the information you handle every day.
You may not feel like being pleasant or courteous today, but a certain situation demands it from you anyway. Fortunately, the good manners instilled in you when you were young will come through now. Training counts for a lot, especially when you can go on automatic pilot when it comes to treating others well. You won't regret it, especially when you take a tricky scene and turn it around into something savory.
It's no secret to you -- although it may be to others -- that you need people in your life. And through a lifetime of trial and error, you know that the best way to keep your friends and colleagues happy with you is to be nice to them. Kind words and helpful actions go a long way today in furthering your relationships, no matter how casual or intimate they may be. You'll feel better, too!
Making decisions usually isn't a problem for you. With facts and figures in hand, carefully calculated and compared, it's usually clear which direction is best to pursue. But today, information is muddled. You're just not quite sure whether it belongs in the positive column, the negative column, or somewhere in between! Rather than force the issue, just let it be for another day. The matter may clear itself up with no intervention from you.
Where would you like to be in a month? Think about that today, and make a firm decision. Your problem isn't imagining things to do, it's settling on just one plan! So figure out exactly what you need to do to achieve your goal and get started. If this project involves other people, get them on board. Your charm is peaking right now, so you may as well take advantage of it.
Normally you look out for Number One, but right now you've got other people in mind, too. You're becoming more and more aware that everyone in your life is affected by your decisions, actions and behavior. Today you get that you aren't an island, and it's time to stop acting like one. So reach out and grab the hand next to yours. Human connection will satisfy you and nourish your soul.
This is a good time to shop for clothes or items to decorate your living or working area. Your normally outrageous tendencies are somewhat subdued today, and you have a better sense of what goes together well. You can still express yourself fully, but in ways that won't offend the sensibilities of anyone and everyone who looks at you. Your new threads or wall hangings will be both tasteful and expressive.
It comes down to the letter of the law today. Not only do you know all the rules, bylaws, codes and regulations, you also want to enforce them -- nicely, of course. A profound sense of fairness will prevent you from strong-arming anyone without due cause. If you don't actually have a badge or the authority to haul people in, keep your duties confined to your actual sphere of influence.
Today, you're focused on the basic rules of human interaction. You have a new appreciation for etiquette -- the ways in which you conduct yourself so that you don't offend others. That's hasn't always been a concern for you. Generally speaking, you'd rather speak your mind honestly and openly than cater to anyone's narrow idea of what's appropriate. But you're learning that sometimes the world operates better when you hold your tongue.
Making a firm decision is next to impossible today, so don't expect it of yourself. It's not that you're insincere. You truly mean it when you state contradictory views on a certain subject or get wishy-washy over what to order for lunch. You can't help it if you change your mind every five minutes. That's life as a Pisces
! But save everyone's sanity: Postpone your decision, and for lunch, order a combination plate.
May 29th, 2015
The indecisive Libra Moon makes tense aspects to both Venus and Uranus today. Beware of making hasty decisions out of a desire for popularity. It's better to wait and weigh the options. Holding out for a better job, salary offer or romantic relationship is strongly advised. Refuse to accept second-best, even if it means gaining acceptance. Financial changes can be upsetting. Remember that a bank balance is not a reflection of self worth. By staying upbeat and positive, other economic opportunities will arrive. In the meantime, be frugal and avoid making luxury purchases until things pick up again.
Looking ahead, the seductive Scorpio Moon will make a trine to flirtatious Venus. This will be a wonderful time to go on a first date, fall in love, get engaged or enjoy a romantic interlude.
Are you being contrary today just for the sake of it? If you're honest with yourself, you'll probably realize that you are. Sometimes, you just don't like having to compromise and negotiate with other people, and it's moments like these when your inner warrior comes blazing forth. But while your closest friends and family may put up with a temper tantrum, your boss and work mates won't. Breathe deeply and choose your battles.
Watch that stubborn streak of yours today. You may be called on to compromise or make nice in some way, and the best thing you can do will be to smile and get along, no matter what you're thinking or feeling inside. And really, is it that tough to give someone a little ground? It shouldn't be, because you all have the same goal: to cooperate and respect each other. Try to embody these values today.
You're fluid and adaptable today, and the right people are taking notice. Whether you're at work or simply in conversation, mental dexterity is your not-so-secret weapon, and you're using it with flair. It's easy to connect with other people, because you're so witty, talkative and able to identify common ground. In a business meeting or on a date, you'll impress others with your charm and self-expression.
The focus today is on your partnerships and personal connections. Friction is making it difficult to get along, and the strain is getting you down. Plus, everyone around you seems to be in a fine and affectionate mood, which only makes you feel worse: You want to join in their fun, but somehow, you can't. Don't be so hard on yourself. Whatever is going on between you and another will resolve itself soon.
You're feeling very affectionate and self-indulgent today. And you aren't the only one who isn't in the mood for work! But even so, business meetings and project discussions should go well, because you're so warm and outgoing. You'll impress others with your compassionate, balanced view of the issues, and you'll draw them into your corner with your charm. That's what being a warmhearted, charismatic Leo
is all about.
Turn your keen eye toward your personal and professional partnerships today. It's a good time to correct any imbalances in your relationships, and make sure everyone is contributing their fair share of effort. But if you discover any sort of problem, be sure to avoid nagging or criticism. Most people are in a cooperative mood now, but that could sour if you take an overly nitpicky approach to solving issues.
A new, month-long personal cycle begins for you today. At work, your polished charm impresses potential clients or higher-ups. At home, you're agreeable with your loved ones. Just make sure you don't lose yourself in all this even-tempered composure. It's good to get along with others, but also think about what you want to accomplish for yourself in the coming weeks. Then you can go after it decisively.
Take a moment today to appreciate the relationships you've developed with your colleagues at work or with your friends. You know a lot of people who support and cooperate with you, and people who believe in your hard work and input. There's no time like the present to remember all the ways in which these people enrich your life. Think of a few ways you can return the favor to them.
Your mood is buoyant. Any gathering of people seems to you like a good excuse for a party, whether it's an actual party complete with drinks, music and twinkling lights, or just a group of coworkers hanging out in the break room. Your sense of humor really shines today, because your energy is turned on like a light bulb. It's a great time for making new friends, so be as outgoing as you like.
Everyone around you seems to be in a party mood, and that annoys you. No matter what else is going on, there's still work to be done. If you're feeling overwhelmed, ask for assistance, delegate some of your responsibilities, or just get used to the fact that other people may not be as dedicated to their task lists as you are. Maybe you should relax a little and join in the fun, Capricorn
If you're working today, don't do everything alone if you don't have to. There's a lot of power and creativity in group efforts, and you can tap into that now even more easily than usual. Gather your colleagues to brainstorm ideas for a new project, and watch the magic start to happen. If you're at home, gather friends or family to come up with creative ways of doing mundane things like cleaning house or making dinner.
Your sociable mood could make for a tough day if you have to focus at work or attend to other sober matters. Plus, you're in people-pleaser mode, so you aren't direct about speaking your mind. In certain situations, it's fine to hang back and let others take the lead. But if you're in a situation that calls for you to step up and take it yourself, you could feel quite uncomfortable.