We are unsettled this morning as the Moon meets up with impulsive Uranus. It is hard to stick to our established plans for the day because surprises and disruptions are popping up from every corner. This becomes exhausting, especially as the Moon makes a stressful square to taskmaster Saturn in the afternoon. Thankfully, when the lively Sun forms a harmonious sextile with assertive Mars at 7:09 pm EDT, we recover our equilibrium and can take constructive action to move forward informed by whatever came to light today.
You have more going for you than you think you do. It can be hard for you to see that today because social groups may remind you of how you think you fall short, even if they do not intend to slight you. The action is going on inside your own head, where you could be tempted to make impulse purchases to show your worth and keep up with the Joneses. Take enough time alone to clearly hear your own perspective and your true needs.
April 20-May 20
If you are in a mood today, it may come from feeling stifled and unable to express yourself, especially if you are dealing with a restrictive professional environment. Someone who has been pushing you too hard for too long might have earned whatever pushback they get now. What will satisfy you more in the long run, however, is privately making progress toward your own financial goals. You will feel better if you can get a greater sense of control over your own life.
May 21-June 20
Provocation seems to come out of nowhere for you today, and you find yourself ready to fight over every little thing. You might feel that vague, shadowy forces far removed from you are holding you back in your life. However, your bigger problem might be that you have gotten too cooped up and isolated from the outside world. Your strong energy needs an outlet right now, so find a way to connect to something bigger than yourself.
June 21-July 22
You may be interested in engaging with acquaintances or friends who are more edgy than your usual crowd today. You are still your comfort-seeking self, though, and might be afraid that a walk on the wild side will somehow threaten the carefully crafted security of your life. While your fears of how your closer circle would react to your exploration may be overblown, it is okay to keep some things private for now if that makes you feel more comfortable.
July 23-August 22
An authority figure in your life, like a boss or a parent, may suddenly act unstable today. This outburst could lead to positive change in the long run, but if this person can’t recover well from the disruption in the moment, you may have to pick up the pieces. You need support too, so reach out to your close relationships for help staying grounded. Engaging with your larger community or philosophical tradition can also remind you that life is bigger than today’s drama.
August 23-September 22
It feels good to have someone on your side, as it looks like resources you share with at least one other person are currently helping you move toward your goals. You are accustomed to working hard all by yourself if you have to, but finally getting some support presents you with a new challenge: You don’t get to think of yourself as entirely unappreciated anymore. You might have to change your way of thinking about the world in order to accommodate this shift in your identity.
September 23-October 22
Relationships demand more than usual from you today, and the social skills you can normally rely on to get you out of any mess will not be enough by themselves. Don’t be afraid of an intellectual challenge in conversation -- if you stick with it, you can reach surprising insights that solve big mysteries. The fear of conflict could keep you from this pursuit, yet you may realize that the heavy atmosphere around you comes from too many things being left unsaid.
October 23-November 21
Your home or family life feels stifling right now, so you are tempted to just spill your guts into a wild connection with the first person who seems to understand you. Of course, even platonic relationships of that sort can be unstable and have problems of their own. You might not be able to fix all your trouble in getting along with people immediately, but you can actually get a lot done -- and avoid trouble -- if you focus on practical work today.
November 22-December 21
You are overdue for some fun in one of your close relationships, but all sorts of practical things come up that urgently need to be done today. This could send your frustration level sky high. Enlist the other person’s help in clearing the obstacles and see if you can make the tasks more pleasant by working together; you both have a lot of energy to burn off. If nothing else, you will at least be able to celebrate afterward sooner.
December 22-January 19
You want to be the fun one in your family for a change. You are used to being the heavy one -- the one who tells others they can’t afford some frivolous expense -- but you are suddenly tired of that role. Today, try doing what appeals to you personally and watch how those around you react. They may take this surprisingly hard, if they have been relying on you to set their boundaries, however, the most responsible thing you can do now is hand them their own responsibilities.
January 20-February 18
You may have to be the serious one today if someone in your home or family is going through an upheaval. If things have gotten confusing, it might fall on you to articulate and communicate the basic facts of the situation. Although you could find yourself taking center stage to an extent greater than you usually do, your basic Aquarius personality traits like seeking what is best for the group and being a little bit emotionally distant will help calm things down.
February 19-March 20
You may receive a surprising communication from someone you would not expect -- maybe it’s even an anonymous message. With the home and money areas of your life basically stable at the moment, you have some space for some fun, so just let your imagination run wild about this exciting provocation. Whether or not you ever solve the mystery, the fantasy process you go through while thinking about it could lead you to insights that are important for other issues in your life.