Intensity erupts as volatile Pluto clashes with hotheaded Mars in two strong-willed cardinal signs.
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Don’t back down, Aries! Challenges may come at you from left, right and center, but without SOME adversity, there’s no incentive to grow. Today, two intense planets are duking it out in the ring. Warrior Mars is forming an aggressive angle to old-school Pluto. Where do you need to shake up the status quo, especially when it comes to your career or leadership style? Try to view this as a beautiful opportunity to learn something about how you handle problems. What upsets you most? What happens when you reach the end of your rope? See if you can get to that point and still tough it out. There’s something truly rewarding waiting on the other side. See the full week >
Shortcuts may seem like timesavers, Taurus, but this is not the day to cut corners. With quick-fire Mars in your enchanting twelfth house, it’s tempting to try pulling a fast one or doing something naughty for the sheer thrill of it. But potent, spiritual Pluto in your house of truth will square Mars, activating your conscience. If you want to end the day with your good name intact (or just your sense of self-respect), honesty is the only policy. Don’t even try to bluff your way through a conversation where you feel completely in the dark. Either do a little more legwork on a project or come out and admit that you don’t have the answer but that you will do your best to find it, STAT. See the full week >
Your social-chameleon skills aren’t working so well today, Gemini, and it’s going to be tough to tap into your sense of diplomacy. With combative Mars in your eleventh house of groups, you could find yourself at odds with some familiar faces. Making matters more intense, Pluto will form a tangled angle, activating your psychic sensors. Something feels off, and you’re wise to investigate. Someone on Team Gemini, or even a friend, may be trying to advance a secret agenda. The thing is, you can see right through their nicey-nice persona. You do need to stand up for what’s right, but don’t let yourself get ensnared in a power struggle. This one is better handled strategically than through a confrontation. See the full week >
You do an artful job of balancing your romantic and professional lives, Cancer, but today’s square between Pluto in your relationship house and combustible Mars in your career sector could stretch you thinner than angel hair pasta. Here’s the surprising news: You will strike the perfect balance, not by rushing in as the nurturing caretaker, but by putting your own needs first. Send “Nurse Cancer” packing and let the self-possessed diva in you inform your actions. The people you love will step up to the plate when you set boundaries—and the people you work with will perform better too. See the full week >
Today’s stressful square between Pluto in your health sector and restless Mars sends up a warning: Giving till it hurts can be hazardous to YOUR health. You’ll wind up exhausted and depleted. This breakdown could be a blessing in disguise, however, illuminating your need for support. They say good help is hard to find, but that’s not always true. Curating the right people to back you up is only part of the equation. You also have to train them in how you like things done. Once the hand-holding phase has passed, you’ll have a lot more time to relax. See the full week >
Pump the brakes, Virgo. With frenetic Mars and histrionic Pluto in a tangled angle, you may feel so wired today that you’re on a collision course with, well, everything. Cut back on the caffeine and slow down when you’re talking, texting or typing out a lengthy email with the subject line, “My Thoughts.” You’re bound to hit the Send button before you’ve given your words a proper review…which could stir up drama in a relationship that’s already under significant stress. Better yet, save those musings to your Drafts folder and give them a stiff edit tomorrow. See the full week >
Power struggles could flare up today as combative Mars soldiers through your relationship sector and squares ultrasensitive Pluto. Seeing situations for what they truly are will NOT be easy. Have you been playing scorekeeper with your loved ones? Take a look at your need for everything to be split 50/50. Playing fair happens on a grander scale, Libra, not on a daily basis. You might lay out more money this week, load the dishwasher a few extra times or even do more listening than talking, but try to rectify the balance sheet over a period of several weeks, not hours. See the full week >
Don’t be too quick to cry for help today, Scorpio, or to turn every mishap into a full-blown Broadway production. With a dramatic clash between Pluto and combustible Mars, you could have a crisis of confidence today. If you ask for assistance at every juncture, you’ll wear people out and they’ll be less likely to step up when you really DO need support. Underneath it all, you may simply be afraid to make a mistake. Lighten up the pressure on yourself and respect your own learning curve. See the full week >
Whether it’s the Joneses or the Kardashians that you’re trying to keep up with, comparing yourself to other people is a losing game. You either wind up feeling righteously superior (and running the risk of developing false confidence) or like you can never measure up. With Mars aggravating your fame zone—and squaring Pluto in your house of self-worth—your ego is not your amigo today. Quell your competitive spirit and let yourself be inspired by other people’s achievements. Even if you ARE a tinge jealous, don’t act on it. The trick is to kill ‘em with kindness, Archer, and turn a nemesis into an ally. See the full week >
It’s natural to want acceptance from the general public, but are you trying to please people at your own expense? Today, as soulful Pluto in Capricorn butts heads with renegade Mars in your traditional fourth house, put shock value to good use. Let yourself break from convention, whether that means expressing an opinion that’s divergent from the herd or making a bold style statement. If family and friends have been a little too involved in helping you make personal choices, close the opinion polls and spend time ruminating on what would make YOU happy. See the full week >
This is the day to “mend your speech a little, lest it may mar your fortune.” Thanks to a provocative connection between combustible Mars in your communication sector and secret-guardian Pluto in your zone of unconscious thought, Freudian slippage is likely to occur. Watch out for unintended negative comments, Aquarius, or statements that could be misconstrued. For everyone’s protection, log off your Twitter account before you thumb-type anything you might regret. This doesn’t mean ignoring your heated sentiments—there is wisdom there. But get to the source of your anger before lobbing any verbal grenades. Talking to compassionate friends FIRST can help! See the full week >
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
There’s a popular belief in self-help circles that you are the sum of the five people you hang out with most. As energizer Mars clashes with intimate Pluto, assess your closest connections. Do the people who hold the BFF titles build you up or drag you down? Can you be your full-bodied self around them, or do you find yourself shape-shifting to fit in? These are all questions worth asking under today’s transformational planetary lineup. If you see the need to make some upgrades, you’ll have support from the stars. Sometimes it takes tension to force a change, so if you’re feeling some stress, don’t sweep it under the rug. See the full week >
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