General Daily Insight for October 18, 2020
Today calls for some grit and determination as the Sun makes a challenging square to Saturn at 9:58 am EDT. A sticky situation may arise that seems impossible to handle at first, but can be solved with a little elbow grease and strategizing. It may be tempting to point the finger at someone else as love planet Venus opposes deceptive Neptune, but none of us are saints! Taking accountability for our own actions will bring much-needed balance.
March 21-April 19
Although you can be accommodating to other people’s needs occasionally, it’s only to a certain extent. The truth is that your need for independence can be just as strong as your ability to work with others. Today, you may catch yourself being bossier than usual and making demands on the people you come into contact with. Sure, your plan is probably the best one, but compromising and bending a bit will help to make sure everyone feels included and valued.
April 20-May 20
You're inspired to hustle a little harder today while the Sun is in your 6th House of Routines and making a rigid connection to Saturn. If you face a few obstacles along the way, don’t get frustrated -- instead, get in the driver’s seat and take matters into your own hands. Remember that perfection is the enemy of progress; even if things aren’t going exactly as planned, don’t let one discouraging day get you down. Instead, acknowledge how far you’ve come and enjoy the process.
May 21-June 20
Your friends mean a lot to you and you want the best for all of them, so when you see a red flag, you are the first to say something. But with the Sun’s harsh connection to critical Saturn today, your meaningful advice might come off a little strong. Of course, your intention isn’t to sound preachy, so it’s best to ask questions before volunteering unsolicited advice. You may realize that your loved ones have it figured out and all they need from you is support.
June 21-July 22
Today you may run into a little family drama with a loved one. If there is someone that you always seem to get into the same uncomfortable conversation with every time you see them, avoiding the topic and ignoring triggers may be the only way to preserve the love right now. Look for opportunities to chat about lighthearted topics like cooking or your favorite TV show. If this doesn’t work, it may be necessary to spend some time apart while you both cool down.
July 23-August 22
You’ve been speaking your mind more lately and giving feedback -- just make sure these aren't one-sided exchanges and you allow people to share their thoughts, too. Today’s clash between the Sun and critical Saturn could make you a little sensitive to criticism, but if someone's advice is helpful, try not to get defensive. Instead, use it as a lesson in showing compassion. When sharing your thoughts about other people, try to use less force and add more understanding and softness.
August 23-September 22
If you are making moves without having a solid plan, you may notice that some of your progress gets derailed today. As the confident Sun forms a harsh connection to rigid Saturn, you get a dose of reality and are forced to evaluate your weak points. While this won’t feel like fun, embrace the chance to be able to put structured procedures in place. The great thing is that you’ll feel much more confident and less anxious about what is required to achieve your goals.
September 23-October 22
It’s possible that you'll encounter some jealousy and competition from others today if you boast about your accomplishments without giving credit where it is due. You don’t have to diminish your talents or keep a low profile, just focus on empowering others to do and be their best, too. Is it possible for you to share some of your winning tips or mentor a new person? If you lead with love, no one will complain about your success. In fact, they’ll be more willing to assist!
October 23-November 21
Constructive criticism may stir especially negative reactions in you today due to the harsh connection between the Sun in your 12th House of Sensitivity and critical Saturn. Don’t let this get to you. Feedback -- even the kind you don’t want to hear -- can be a springboard for progress and growth. If you are being faced with a big challenge, stepping away from it for the day and coming back to it tomorrow when you feel better might be the best thing now.
November 22-December 21
Expect some power struggles and disagreements with your peers today. With the Sun in your 11th House of Friendships forming a tense angle with Saturn, it’s possible that you’ll play mediator to your besties, or that someone else’s aggressive approach in addressing everyone will light up your inner rebel. Though you will feel defensive and ready to go to battle to get everything under control again, you don’t have to be the hero. With time, the tension will blow over.
December 22-January 19
Today the Sun in your career-focused 10th house bumps heads with discriminating Saturn, and it’s possible that fear and anxiety will cloud your thinking when it comes to closing a deal. If you are doubting your own judgment, pause before signing on the dotted line. Take additional time to do some research on whatever is making you second guess yourself. It may even be a smart idea to make a few phone calls to people that give good advice. Don’t ignore the warning signs!
January 20-February 18
You might be feeling down or a little frustrated today, but don’t try to distract yourself with mundane tasks. Instead, lean into your emotions and get in touch with why you feel the way you do. Write in your journal, go for a walk, or reach out to a friend that will listen and help you sort through your feelings. While things may not feel that great right now, structured Saturn's influence can help you work out your problems and get to the root of the issue.
February 19-March 20
You are so tuned in to how your friends are feeling that they often insist you must be psychic. However, being so open to others' emotions can become burdensome over time. With the Sun in your 8th House of Loss clashing with solemn Saturn in your friendship zone today, you may be feeling sapped energetically, wondering how you became an emotional dumping ground for your friends. Having a restorative chat with your crew about how you are feeling will help maintain healthy boundaries.