Fighting words? As communicator Mercury opposes combative Mars retrograde, old grudges could resurface.
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Even if you’ve made a kind of big deal about things being equal lately, you might not be able to walk that talk today, Aries. A gnarly opposition between your ruler, passionate Mars (which is retrograde in your sign), and expressive Mercury in your partnership corner makes it hard to compromise. You know what you want, and you’re not willing to back down. Call it greed—or call it looking out for number one—just be aware that it could disrupt the harmony of a special relationship today. See the full week >
How NOT like you to try to keep a death grip on a situation, Taurus! Blame it on today’s opposition between controlling Mars (retrograde) in your unconscious sphere and detail-minded Mercury in your borderline-obsessive sixth house. Here’s the thing: The tighter you strive to hang onto something, the more it resists. And the sooner you realize that, the less energy you’ll waste grasping for false power. Make your new mantra “live and let live,” then get back to focusing on more fulfilling pursuits. See the full week >
If your stable world is being rocked by drama queens—and you can’t extricate yourself—it might be time to look at your role in the situation. Today’s aggravating opposition between competitive Mars, which is retrograde in your friendship zone, and expressive Mercury in your passionate fifth house could shed light on where YOU’VE been fanning the flames of someone else’s incendiary situation. Be honest with yourself, Gemini, and if you can take a few more steps back, we recommend that you do just that. See the full week >
Don’t whip yourself into a frenzy, Crab. If friends and family are demanding more of your attention but work pressure is off the charts, don’t be afraid to inform them (gently) of your limits. While you are fabulous and amazing, you’re still only one person. And under today’s polarizing opposition between Mercury in your home camp and driven Mars in your career corner, there’s no way you’ll be able to please everyone. Be forthright about what you can and can’t give, and stay strong in the face of familial guilt trips. See the full week >
Filters on! Today aggro Mars fires off some anger arrows at expressive Mercury in your communication corner. You may think you’re able to resolve a situation calmly and fairly, but the minute you open your mouth, things could spin out of control. And once you start doling out the truth serum, you’d better be prepared to receive a dose of your medicine in return. Our suggestion: Lay low, and if you MUST get something off your chest, put it in an email, save it in a Drafts folder and review it tomorrow. See the full week >
You may feel caught in the crossfire today, Virgo, thanks to an irreconcilable clash between expressive Mercury (your ruler) and bellicose Mars. If you can’t find anywhere to hide, then duck! The hardest part may be sticking to your guns when others try to pull you in divergent directions. You’re not the emotionally manipulatable type, but before you launch your own counteroffensive, take a moment to examine whether you’re clinging to your position out of stubbornness or because you truly believe in it. See the full week >
You know there’s no “I” in team, but remember, there’s no “I” in partner, either. Today, you and a significant person could lock horns. It doesn’t matter how epic the situation is (or isn’t)—if you don’t handle this well, you might kick yourself later. So under this tense opposition between communicator Mercury in your sign and competitive Mars in your relationship corner, call forth that famous Libran patience, hold your tongue and let the other party have the floor. By actively listening, you’ll show you’re committed to resolving the issue with compassion. See the full week >
Watch out for a surprise snark attack today, Scorpio. Expressive Mercury spins into a tense opposition with pugnacious Mars, prompting some passive-aggressive repartee. Don’t go there! Under this signal-jamming transit, your normally clear thoughts will be anything but, so rein yourself in before you say something regrettable. With Mars in the picture, there could also be some jealousy or other repressed emotions lurking behind your words. See the full week >
Stay calm and ignore the drama, Archer. Under today’s clash between expressive Mercury in your friendship zone and argumentative Mars in your excitable fifth house, it might be challenging to keep your cool when someone is pushing all your buttons. Annoying, to be sure, but it’s also a good opportunity to look at whether someone is actually bullying you or if maybe-just-maybe you’re not standing up for yourself. Push back, and this so-called dominator could quickly ease off your case. See the full week >
Life out of balance? A tense opposition between mental Mercury in your career corner and demanding Mars in your domestic camp could pull you in two directions today, Goat. When you’re trying to work, someone or some nagging issue could try to tear your attention away from the task at hand, causing your productivity to nosedive. Don’t let your emotions get the better of you. Put out fires as they erupt, but make sure you get the job done. Tonight, however, shut off your “work brain” and be present with your nearest and dearest. See the full week >
Telling the whole truth may not be the most strategic tactic today, Virgo. With expressive Mercury in your candid ninth house, you’re tempted to be as honest as possible. But since the messenger planet is locked in a tense opposition with contentious Mars in your communication corner, it may be better to “massage” the facts of a situation. Things will calm down tomorrow, and THEN you can hit ‘em up with a dose of your tell-it-like-it-is candor. See the full week >
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Your harmony-seeking sign hates when things get out of balance, so today’s clash between Mercury and aggro Mars across your wealth axis could put you out of sorts. One important rule to follow: Never lend money to friends. Also, don’t feel pressured to split bills or expenses 50-50 when you’ve had way less than half. And if someone isn’t carrying their weight on a joint venture, you don’t have to accept it to avoid confrontation. Stand up for yourself and let people know you’re kicking the “nice guy” habit! See the full week >
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