Responsibilities weigh heavily on your shoulders today, but there’s a part of you that doesn’t really care. You want to do what you Rams do best: speed up and plow through the obstructions without looking back. You believe the way out of your current frustration is to break through the bonds of doubt with sheer force. But some blockages don’t respond to a full frontal assault. Instead, slow down long enough to listen to those who have your best interests at heart. Following useful advice could prove to be more beneficial in the long run than you think.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
It might feel as if someone is raining on your parade today as a burst of creativity runs into the wall of reality. Colorful ideas and images may fill your mind, whether or not they are practical. However, a tenacious Sun-Saturn struggle puts the halt to your fantasies, allowing only the most pragmatic concepts to survive. Make certain to give new ideas enough time to germinate before relegating them to the trash bin. Confucius warns that “everything has its beauty but not everyone can see it.”
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Negotiations about what you are willing to give for what you want in return are likely to be productive today. The Sun’s aspect to serious Saturn in your 7th House of Relationships is a signal to be clear about what you expect to accomplish with others. It might not feel romantic or generous to be so definitive about your needs now, but building a solid foundation ensures the development of trust in the long run. Honesty is the highest form of intimacy.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You may be upset if an authority figure reads you the riot act today for no apparent reason. However, you might be missing a real opportunity if you take criticism personally now. Although you could be rather thin-skinned while the Moon is visiting your emotionally sensitive sign, don’t force a showdown until you discuss the matter with people you can trust. There’s no reason to let your tender feelings run away with your day. Words of wisdom that inspire a healthy sense of self-restraint are worth their weight in gold.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Braking for speed bumps isn’t the easiest thing to do when you have your destination in sight and time is running out. However, you may have little choice today when the willful Sun crosses paths with karmic Saturn in your 5th House of Self-Expression, testing your patience. The obstacles that appear now are probably symptoms of sloppy work or shortcuts that didn’t pan out as expected. Heed the warnings and overcome any self-perpetuated resistance to your success with discipline and diligence.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Stop to take a long hard look at your real motives for accomplishing a specific task today. A harsh Sun-Saturn connection might have you thinking that someone is furtively working against you. However, diffusive Neptune rattles rational Mercury, making you miss the mark when explaining your intentions. Quietly retreat, regain your footing and try again in a few days when clarity returns. Thomas Carlyle wrote, “The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.”
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You may overreact to some adversity today that probably isn’t as difficult as it seems. In any event, your strength is tested as the Sun shines its light in your sign only to be blocked by stern Saturn in your 3rd House of Communication. A minor setback at work might reinforce your fear of failure or, at least, challenge your self-confidence. Instead of focusing on this as a personal defeat, take it as a cosmic assignment. Without some stress now and then, there is little gain.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your creative urges are stifled by someone’s lack of support today, but it may be your own fears that prevent you from moving mountains. There is a deeper lesson to learn if you find yourself involved in a struggle with others. The real work now is internal because overcoming self-doubt is ultimately your greatest challenge. Fortunately, you can reaffirm your resolve to continue forward by remembering previous accomplishments. Poet Khalil Gibran wrote, “And God said, ‘Love your enemy.’ So I obeyed him and loved myself.”
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
If your persistent efforts have led to pleasure, recent successes could be replaced with perplexity today. The Sun’s stressful alignment with austere Saturn is a constrictive influence that can tangle you up in knots. If you are encountering difficulties when expressing yourself, your aggravation may force you to clarify your intentions and commit to a new set of goals. Although you might feel the need to alter your current direction, don’t be in a hurry to make a critical decision. Give your thinking a chance to stabilize before finalizing your course of action.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You may believe invisible forces are conspiring against you today, but you can’t find the source of the negativity. Nevertheless, someone is likely impeding your progress and making unreasonable demands upon you. You might want to give up, but quitting is not advisable now. The good news is that this frustrating Saturn transit is short-lived. Drastic changes are not required in this moment, only the passage of time. Saint Frances de Sales wrote, “Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.”
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
It might seem as if someone is purposefully complicating your life now, but the truth is the trouble may originate within you. Don’t be like Don Quixote and fight with windmills when the solution is more readily found by modifying your own behavior. Paradoxically, you could be unconsciously creating difficult predicaments so you can prove to yourself and others you’re capable of putting in a solid performance when overcoming obstacles. A head full of fears has no space for dreams.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
An odd mix of serious work and serious foolishness can make for a strange day. No matter how much you try to concentrate on your job, your thoughts keep drifting in and out of fantasy while mischievous Mercury crosses paths with dreamy Neptune. However, Saturn the Taskmaster still demands concrete results. Don’t take the easy way out today; show the world your determination by valiantly handling your current responsibilities as best you can. No one questions the creativity of your imagination, but character counts now more than anything else.
Start the daily practice of not letting the little things bother you! If the little things ruin you what’s going to happen when the big things come along? Start practicing now for your big challenges in life. — Bryant McGill