April 17th, 2015
Combative Mars makes a square to overconfident Jupiter today. This will not be a good time to take chances or enter competitions. There is a tendency to underestimate rivals and inflate personal talent. Resist the temptation to take blessings for granted. Instead, focus on appreciating the simpler pleasures in life, rather than yearning for more. Arguing about sensitive issues like religion and politics can cause anger and resentment. It's better to stick to bland topics like the weather, just to avoid trouble. Changing hearts and minds may be practically impossible under this influence. Don't waste valuable energy on a pointless pursuit. Looking ahead, the expressive Sun moves into artistic Taurus. This would be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the senses. People born under the signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn may be especially creative. Mental Mercury will also make a square to excessive Jupiter, causing unrealistic thinking.
Get some vigorous exercise today. You have energy to spare, and blowing off steam will help focus your mind. Your ambitious streak runs strong now. You have big, bold ideas and the courage needed to make them a reality. Put some thought into your plans instead of rushing headlong into something. There's a lot to be said for the power of grabbing hold of opportunities, but forethought is invaluable.
Temper, temper! You may be a mellow, easygoing person ninety-nine percent of the time, but that other one percent reveals your stubborn streak, which is highlighted under today's energy. The current influence makes you more determined than usual to hold your ground and make your point, no matter what opposition
you might be up against. If you find yourself getting hot under the collar, make an effort to cool down.
A wonderful sense of daring infuses your spirit today. You have a feeling the universe will support you even if you leap into something without looking first. And you'll probably find that's true. You can get away with a lot under the current influence, because it favors creativity, enthusiasm and fearlessness. If there's something you've wanted to do but you've been too nervous, now would be a good time to jump in!
Watch your temper today. You're a nurturing, compassionate person, but if you sense someone is wasting your time or taking advantage of your kindness, you can get pretty worked up about it. If that kind of situation develops today, it will only be compounded by the fact that most people, including you, are reacting more quickly than usual to perceived slights. If you feel upset, do your best to mediate your response.
Your creativity swells today. Maybe it's your high energy, or maybe it's just your willingness to try something new without worrying how it might end up. Either way, there's a sense of boldness in everything you do today. And you'll find that your enthusiasm is infectious! If you're working with a team, you'll inspire them to take savvy risks, as well. Who knows what brilliance this could create?
The energy boost courtesy of the current influence could quickly translate to nervous energy for you. And when you feel anxious, irritation can set in fast. Especially if you're working closely with other people, do your best to stay calm, especially when you feel nervous or upset. Overreactions are common now, and most people are reacting without thinking. Do your best to stay even-tempered, and give people the benefit of the doubt.
You're spunky today, filled with creative fire
and enthusiasm. It's a great day to take a risk of some kind -- within reason, of course. You're feeling more daring than usual, which may inspire you to take a chance on something. Just remember, there's a difference between inspired boldness and a desperate gamble. Making a move as a wild last resort probably won't work out as you would hope.
Your temper could get the best of you today if you aren't careful to rein it in. You have a lot of energy now, as do many people. But that could include a tendency to fly off the handle at minor provocations. If you need to get something off your chest, this may feel cathartic, but try to avoid overreacting. Keep a sense of perspective, even as you take a stand.
Your creativity burns with true passion today. You're in a daring, adventurous mood. You may not be sure what you're pushing toward, but you'll know when you see it! The current energy is perfect for taking a daring leap of faith. This may not work out as well for some, but the universe is on your side right now. Taking chances is actually favored. A stroke of inspiration could manifest in something truly outstanding.
Today you have a strong sense of your own authority. Other people also see you as the leader that you are. But if they seem to react or even rebel against you, take it as a sign that you need to modify your approach. Whether you're dealing with your children, spouse, friends or coworkers, treat them with easygoing respect. No one likes being bossed around! And many people work better when given more autonomy.
A sense of daring makes even tough jobs or choices simpler today. You aren't worried about making the wrong move, because you feel a deep sense of confidence that things will work out of their own accord. And you're probably right. Missteps lead you down new, exciting paths, and mistakes are valuable learning experiences. Knowing that, you're free to do or create just about anything you can envision!
Most people are in high spirits today, but for some that means quick tempers and overreactions. You could get caught in the crossfire because of your compassionate nature. If you see a tense standoff developing between friends or coworkers, for example, you'll jump right in the middle to try to calm them down. But then you'll find yourself caught up in the drama! Dealing with the current energy may depend on choosing your battles.
April 18th, 2015
The New Moon in cutting-edge Aries could prompt dramatic makeovers today. People born under the signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius may feel an especially strong urge to change their looks. Adopting a more fashionable appearance could attract lots of romantic attention. In addition, thoughtful Mercury makes a sextile to metaphysical Neptune. Spending time on spiritual pursuits can be rewarding. Reflect on ideas that cultivate peace, happiness and insight. Practice the power of positive thinking. Resist the urge to get bogged down with material matters. The greatest satisfaction can come from within. Expensive status symbols can lose their charm under this influence. Looking ahead, energetic Mars will form a trine to transformative Pluto. Launching a fitness regimen could be highly successful, especially for those born under the signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Your energy is off the charts today! This almost ensures that you'll have a great day, thanks to your madcap approach to life. But do watch out for ill-considered decisions. Your impulsive streak is one of your best traits, but when it flares to life, a little too much daring or exuberance can lead to mistakes. On the positive side, you're quick on your feet, so you learn from your missteps.
Your energy is up today. You're resourceful by nature, and now you're especially so. You've got the guts and the creativity to do just about anything you want -- so make it good! Choose something you're passionate about and put everything you've got into making it happen. The current influence is perfect for taking the initiative on something meaningful. Of course, it's also perfect for having some good, old-fashioned fun.
You're in high spirits today, and your impulsive streak is a mile wide. Your friends and family know you well enough to know that when you're like this, they should just stand back, because you're a force of nature! Your sheer enthusiasm creates a burst of energy all its own. You might even get into trouble under this cosmic influence -- madcap, hilarious trouble that shouldn't have ill effects for anyone. Have fun with this.
You're strong of mind and heart today. If you're required to take charge of a group or situation, you should have little trouble -- except that other people are in touch with their inner authorities now, too. You might go head to head with someone whose ego pushes them to challenge your leadership. At least you aren't as emotionally sensitive as usual, so you're willing to go to the mat if necessary.
Welcome to your favorite kind of day. You're spirited and full of devil-may-care audacity, in the best way. You have all the confidence you need to accomplish anything you want. The current cosmic energy favors brash, impulsive moves, so aim high and don't worry too much about planning out your next steps. Trust in the universe to guide you toward your goals, and then just charge forth.
Today, your inner spark of ambition -- oh, yes, you have one! -- flares to life. Suddenly, you feel just a little bit daring, and certainly bold enough to go after something you want. Whether it's a job, a date, a new house or anything else, gathering your courage and going for it is a great idea. Just make sure you don't charge ahead so blindly that you miss important details along the way.
Some brash energy is flying around today. People are in unusually independent moods. You might wish everyone could just get along, but don't expect that to happen. Lots of folks have an in-your-face way of challenging each other now, and you could get caught in the crossfire, or even become the focus. But don't mistake high-spirited ribbing or debates for actual conflict. There's a distinct difference.
Your temper is set to simmer today, which means it could flare easily with just the smallest of sparks. What's more, you see little reason to hold yourself back from speaking your mind. Other people are similarly bold or even aggressive now. What does all this add up to? For one thing, it means there's great potential for run-ins with folks who try your patience. Do your best not to be insensitive.
Your individualist streak flares to life today. Whatever you're passionate about, use the current energy burst to pursue it ardently. Spirited efforts are favored now. And you're good at thinking on your feet. If you charge off in the wrong direction, it shouldn't be much trouble to turn on a dime and switch courses. That's one of the many benefits of being so dynamic and creative!
Watch how you speak to people today, especially your children, students, teammates or employees. The current cosmic energy makes you less sensitive than usual to others' feelings. You're just trying to get something accomplished, but you may not realize you've barked or snapped at someone. That could spark a rebellious reaction, and then a full-on confrontation is in effect. Show you're a strong yet gentle leader by modeling fairness and respect.
Today your interest in a person or subject is sparked. Suddenly, you're filled with ardent enthusiasm. Your blood is humming -- in your excitement, you might literally hear it rushing in your ears! It's a great time for thinking on your feet, since your thoughts flow quickly. Whether you're pursuing a romantic interest or developing a brand-new scientific theory, or anything in between, you stand a wonderful chance of creating your own success.
Try not to be thin-skinned today. The current energy leaves no room for sensitivity. People are in bold, even aggressive moods, so they probably aren't looking out for your feelings. Someone might press a vulnerable spot without realizing what they're doing, simply because they're so focused on pursuing their own goals. You might benefit from such single-mindedness, yourself. At least it would make you more resistant to others' thoughtless comments!
April 19th, 2015
Vain Venus makes a square to absent-minded Neptune today. Try not to be overly self-involved or close relationships could suffer. Turning the focus on loved ones can adjust a troubling power imbalance. Kind, conscientious behavior can begin to heal a rift that has been growing wider and wider over time. Unrealistic expectations in love can also cause problems. Instead of seeking a storybook ideal, be open to embracing someone for their humanity. If the spice has gone out of a relationship, try to cultivate emotional intimacy. Heart-to-heart talks and kind gestures can pave the way for a more rewarding physical bond. Looking ahead, decisive Mercury will make supportive aspects to both Mars and Pluto, making it good time to launch a daring plan. In addition, tasteful Venus will make a sextile to benevolent Jupiter, favoring a shopping trip.
Today you're feeling sensual. Physical sensations may be more noticeable than usual. You might want more comforts, like soft sheets or a foot rub. These are things you normally don't care about! But now they're definitely on your radar. Pay attention to them. Fulfill your bodily needs. Pamper yourself at this level. You deserve it, and it's a great way to spend your downtime before the next phase of excitement.
You feel extra grounded and stable today. You're truly in your element. If the weather is nice, it's a great time to get outdoors and commune with the natural world. If you're stuck inside, there are still plenty of ways to honor this energy. Physical exercise feels great, especially slower-paced, endurance-based workouts. Treat yourself afterward with something nice -- a sweet treat, perhaps, or a bubble bath or massage.
Life slows its pace today. The people around you are in mellow moods. You're a little more relaxed than usual, yourself. Of course, that might make you restless! But rather than making waves purely to rock the boat, why not just enjoy the downtime? You're naturally good-humored. The current influence only adds to that warmhearted vibe. Accept it and absorb it. Life will get interesting again soon, don't worry.
You have great determination today. If you're working on a tough project, you'll persevere until the end. How could you not? You're filled with grounded energy. Instinctively, you know how to draw from it steadily rather than using it up in fits and starts. Measured output takes you far. Be sure to pencil in time for relaxation, too. After the hard work you're putting in, you'll deserve a break!
You're extra generous today. You want everyone to enjoy life to the fullest! You'll go out of your way to make sure folks are comfortable and happy. If you have a chance to host a gathering of loved ones, you'll find it the perfect venue for your energies. Just stay loose. You have a strong vision of how you want things to go, but there's a lot to be said for flexibility, too.
Your practical nature gains wonderful expression under the current energy. You take pleasure and satisfaction in being responsible. You have a sensible, mature approach to any problem that might arise. But for the most part, things should roll along smoothly today. And you have the staying power to see any project through to its completion. Stick to your schedule, and be sure to take time for R and R, too.
You're in the mood for sensual pleasures today. This might be a hug from someone you love or your favorite tasty treat. A luxurious nap fits the bill, too. Just remember, if you have a lot of work to accomplish, the work should come first. You have the physical strength to put in hard, steady effort on a certain project. You can focus until it's completed. Then treat yourself with something nice.
Today's cosmic influence highlights your stubborn streak. You're more opinionated than usual -- and that's saying something! You're also feeling more attached to what you consider yours. That includes people, and it can easily turn into possessiveness if you aren't careful. It's a better idea to think about why you're so attached to your opinions, possessions and loved ones. If there are feelings of vulnerability there, explore and process them.
An affectionate mood settles in today. Express warm, loving feelings in concrete ways. Give someone a gift or a back rub. Even small items that cost you nothing serve as a reminder of your connection. If you need a prompt yourself, the same concept applies. Carry a small object, like a rock or a bead, that serves as a lucky charm. This keeps you grounded and focused on your goal.
You're especially responsive to consistency today. Your daily routine is comfortable, since you always know what comes next. There's a lot of sense in structuring your life in particular ways. It helps you stay efficient and on track with errands and other responsibilities. So have fun applying yourself to your task list and ticking off items one by one. And be sure to reward yourself at the end of the day!
You spend a lot of time in your head, exploring the realm of ideas. Today, it's time to get grounded in your physical self. Taking a walk or other forms of exercise are a good way to get in touch with your body. Eating wholesome foods that bring you sensory pleasure is another. And if you share a meal with friends, that's best of all!
Expect steady, mellow emotions today. You feel inwardly secure, which makes the whole day run more smoothly. This is the kind of mood in which you know you can handle anything that might come up. Still, there are tools you can rely on if life gets a little hectic. Remember that methodical, tried-and-true systems work well now -- much better than trying to invent new solutions to old issues.