Slow your roll! Speedy Mars squares cautious Saturn, making us feel like we have one foot on the gas, the other on the brake.
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You’re feeling proud of a recent triumph, but be sensitive to others who may still be struggling. Mars in your sign is giving you plenty to Tweet about, but today the feisty red planet is on the receiving end of a humbling square from cautiously modest Saturn in your professional tenth house. Of course you should let people know about your accomplishments, Aries. Just be gracious—and for bonus karma points, use this as an opportunity to help someone else on their journey. See the full week >
Sensitivity alert! You may feel “strong like bull,” but your skin will be thinner than usual owing to today’s angsty angle between feisty Mars in your emo twelfth house and stern Saturn. What’s being offered as a constructive critique may feel to YOU like you’re being raked over the coals. Remind yourself of how talented you are and turn this into an opportunity for positive change. On the other side of the coin, realize that others may be just as sensitive, so be sure to use an extra-soft touch with them. See the full week >
Watch for power struggles that materialize out of thin air today as potent Mars in your collaborative zone clashes with territorial Saturn in your eighth house of secrets and cover-ups. People aren’t revealing their true motives, or they may be primarily out for themselves. While you probably can’t pry the truth out of them, you CAN set some boundaries. Choose to engage on a limited level so you don’t get ensnared in their web. See the full week >
Just say “maybe,” Crab. If you can hold off, stall on agreeing to anything binding today. Your judgment may be clouded by a tense face-off between combative Mars in your career corner and cautious Saturn in your partnership realm. If you’re 150 percent sure you want this—and that it’s a fair deal—you might still sleep on it. If they really want YOU, they should be willing to give you a little more time. See the full week >
Slow and steady, Leo. You may feel like for every step forward you take, you’re getting sent back three. Blame it on taskmaster Saturn, who’s parked in your sixth house of hard work and duty. Today you might be feeling that energy strongly because Saturn’s issued a one-day restraining order on hotheaded Mars. There’s no racing ahead with your big ideas; you MUST follow due process. Rather than get discouraged, take this as your cue to make sure everything is built on a firm foundation. Be creative and think outside the box, even if you have to color inside the lines a little longer. See the full week >
Today’s restraining square between Mars in your intimacy zone and cautious Saturn in your passion realm is like the flashing lights at a crosswalk. Sure, you’re allowed to drive there, but you need to drive REALLY slowly and carefully to avoid injuring anyone. In this case, your self-restraint could save you unnecessary drama or emotional upset. Rush into anything now—or get too deep too fast—and you might end up with second thoughts. Saturn reminds you: Good things come to those who wait… or at least, take their time! See the full week >
Sharpen your diplomatic skills, Libra—they may be required today. A couple people in your inner circle aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on something, and it might be impossible for you to stay out of it. Or maybe you’re at odds with an important person in your life. Mars is in your zone of compromise, giving you every reason to believe people will play fair, yet persnickety Saturn’s tense beam means nobody’s budging too quickly. Rather than rush a reconciliation, ask insightful questions. Simply by listening objectively, you might find the perfect middle ground (your specialty!). See the full week >
A strong gut feeling isn’t an excuse for rushing into a major mission without a game plan! Today, as intensifier Mars gets body-checked by “make a list and check it twice” Saturn, you’ll benefit from a little extra caution. If you’re feeling constrained, change the way you’re looking at this situation. No one’s trying to hold you back; if anything, this slowdown can help you nail the project and possibly save a return trip to the drawing board. See the full week >
Your romantic side that believes literally anything is possible is also casting a loud and forceful vote. This push-pull is courtesy of a combative angle between pragmatic Saturn in your grounded second house and daring Mars in your fanciful fifth. By no means should you snuff out your creative vision, Archer, but before you rush into “dev” mode, run the numbers, review your calendar and make sure you are REALLY ready to handle the responsibility that comes along with this choice. See the full week >
Despite your best intentions—and efforts to keep the peace—someone in your inner circle may be insistent upon stirring up drama. It’s probably not worth your time and energy to try to get this person to simmer down, at least not today. Grumpy Saturn in your sign is throwing shade at hard-headed Mars in your domestic fourth house. Don’t count on logic or reason to work. Better to cut them a wide berth, focus on YOUR stuff and let them go brood somewhere else. See the full week >
You can run, but you won’t be able to hide from strong feelings that well up today, Aquarius. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing! It’s almost second nature for your intellectual air sign to rationalize your emotions, but sometimes it’s better to just sit with them. Steal some time for yourself and do something to help you process what you’re experiencing. Try a little free-writing in a journal, take a restorative yoga class, have a heart-to-heart with a friend who’s a good listener. Wisdom lies in there somewhere! See the full week >
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Keeping the peace could be a full-time job today as adamant Saturn in your teamwork zone throws some serious shade at intensifier Mars. But don your diplomat’s chapeau and steer clear of being the dictator. While someone has to keep the troops in line—and motivated—take the loving but firm approach. You’ll catch more flies with Manuka honey than by barking out orders or creating a climate of fear, Pisces. Figure out what will inspire people to do their best work, and lead with that. And don’t forget the positive reinforcement! See the full week >
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