We are tempted to spend the day dwelling on what’s going wrong, regardless of all the things that are working in our favor. The hypersensitive Moon’s tense square to exaggerating Jupiter at 11:44 pm EDT triggers our feelings in a big way. At times like these, it's helpful to remember that whatever we focus upon expands, so we should take a few moments to appreciate whatever we can. Feeling gratitude for even the simplest situations, like enjoying a delicious breakfast or hearing a friend’s laughter, teaches our minds and hearts to see the good that is all around us.
If you’re not careful, you may bite off more than you can chew while the melancholy Moon in your sign squares overzealous Jupiter. Resist the temptation to assume an enormous responsibility just to establish your superiority. Everybody knows you’re a dynamo; you don't need to drive yourself past the brink of exhaustion to prove anything. In the event you’re looking for work, avoid accepting an offer from a start-up company that doesn’t have clearly defined roles; this is a fast way to get overwhelmed. Offer to do some freelance assignments for this business instead.
April 20-May 20
It’s important to remember that your way isn’t the only way. By allowing others to take their own approaches to work, you’ll go a long way toward repairing a strained relationship today. Of course, it’s important to implement safety precautions, but beyond these common-sense rules, people fare best when they’re allowed to use their own judgment. By demonstrating faith in your colleagues and loved ones, they’ll probably surpass your expectations. Think back to a time when a teacher, coach, or mentor encouraged you to develop your own style and follow their lead.
May 21-June 20
Give thanks for having responsibilities, even if you don't enjoy the tasks. Being entrusted with duties makes you a valuable part of a team. It’s only when you’ve been released of these jobs that you may realize how they give shape and purpose to your life. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a better position; just remember that your current situation is giving you a clearer idea of the spot you want to occupy. When you can show appreciation for something that is giving you trouble, you direct positive energy into that area of your life. Try it and see.
June 21-July 22
Preferential treatment could put you in a bad spot today; if you bend the rules for one person, everyone else will be insulted. It’s better to enforce regulations equally. If you do encounter someone with unique circumstances, it makes sense to accommodate their needs. Then, if anyone wants to know why that person is getting special treatment, you will have an obvious explanation. It can be stressful to be tough in this age of public scrutiny, when everyone feels like they can’t do or act as they please. Remember the big picture.
July 23-August 22
Neglecting your body’s needs could result in exhaustion or injury today. Even an energetic Fire sign like you should not burn the candle at both ends. Take this opportunity to eat healthy foods, get some exercise, and catch up on your sleep. If that means reducing your work schedule, so be it; nothing is more important than your health. Resist the temptation to invest in a meal delivery service or expensive fitness equipment. It isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money to feel better. A small series of mindful changes can work wonders.
August 23-September 22
This isn’t the best time to rest on your laurels; paying extra attention to the needs of your best friend, romantic partner, or business associate may be critical to the health of your relationship. While it’s nice to know that you have a close bond, that doesn’t mean you can neglect this union. Do something special for your other half. Give careful thought to the way they like feeling valued, like receiving compliments, spending quality time together, or sharing physical affection. A thoughtful gesture may have a huge impact today.
September 23-October 22
Beware of being a passenger on the ride of life. There are always going to be times when you drift along without giving much thought to where you are going. However, if you allow these periods to drag out indefinitely, you can miss golden opportunities. Give yourself permission to dream big today, especially about relationships. Taking an active role with your business or romantic partner will be empowering. Talk to them about launching a new product or living in another part of the world. If you’re on your own, become the partner you’ve always wanted.
October 23-November 21
Everybody has different ways of learning. Just because someone comes from a different educational background than you doesn't mean they don't know what they're doing. Give a newcomer some slack today; you might learn some valuable skills by working in close collaboration. By adopting some of your colleagues innovative techniques, your own performance could soar. If you’re unemployed and seeking work, be open to working for someone who has less experience than you. Your obvious expertise will make you a respected and vital member of the team.
November 22-December 21
A vague dissatisfaction with life could cause you to do something irresponsible today. The Moon’s harsh angle to Jupiter, your ruling planet, might tempt you to fill an emotional void with material goods. Instead of engaging in retail therapy, spend time on the people and activities that make life meaningful. Communing with nature, expanding your knowledge, and chatting with close friends are all good options. It’s comforting to know you don’t need to spend a lot of money to feel good. The best things in life really are free.
December 22-January 19
An inflated sense of importance could cause you to overplay your hand. It’s easy to overestimate your value while the Moon forms a hard angle to Jupiter in your 1st House of Identity today. Though your family respects you, they’re not going to blindly follow your orders. On the contrary, several relatives may intentionally reject your advice to play it safe. These people aren’t as interested in protecting the status quo; they yearn for adventure. Rather than standing in their way, allow them to follow their impulses. Relationships improve when everyone is free to be themselves.
January 20-February 18
While it’s understandable you’d feel discouraged over a series of disappointments, don't let this trick you into thinking it's all bad. There is, in fact, much to be happy about, particularly in your private life. You’ve been blessed with a vivid imagination; use it to construct a beautiful fantasy world today. Retreating to this private place will be empowering. In your mental meanderings, you may come across a brilliant idea for a song, or story, or be inspired to launch a podcast. Incredible breakthroughs can occur when you look for the silver lining to the clouds.
February 19-March 20
It may be time to part ways with a group that no longer reflects your values. Although you might enjoy the prestige this association brings, it's not worth compromising your convictions. Times have changed and so have you; the sooner you go your own way, the faster you’ll find friends who share your views and support your vision. Not only will a fresh influence of people enhance your personal life, it could also lead to new work opportunities that align with who you truly are. Never underestimate the importance of a dynamic social network.