Slowing down might not feel comfortable right now, but it is the right thing to do. Whether you need to put the brakes on a new business project, cool off on a blossoming romantic entanglement, or tell that pushy friend that you need some time to yourself for a change, the energy you put out today should be about reducing the level of commitment you have in your life. There is no sense in rushing ahead when you aren't totally sure where you are headed.
Taurus - April 20 - May 20
It's is time to toot your own horn! If no one else is going to sing your praises today, you must step up to the microphone and belt it out! You deserve to feel pride in what you have done, because no one else could have done it as well. With every success comes a cloud of jealousy or anger from the folks who just couldn't pull it off. A few shining people will give you props, but you shouldn't rely on external approval for your sense of accomplishment. Give yourself a hand!
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
There's a battle going on today between the high-spirited side and the quieter side of your personality. This is perfectly normal, and will end in a healthy self-realization. Be sure to give yourself time to work these combative feelings out, and don't expect yourself to come to a certain conclusion anytime soon. This is something to mull over, not something to decide. Try to be comfortable with the state of flux you're in -- it is stimulating some ideas.
Cancer - June 22 - July 22
Someone else's business problems are not your problems, although you will have to deal with the fallout from them today (whether you like it or not). It's very important for you to separate this person from their problems -- or else you run the risk of getting distracted by emotional issues. Be careful not to get more involved than you need to be. The way you respond to things is your choice, and no one should be able to get away with questioning your motives.
Leo - July 23 - August 22
Major movements are happening in your life today -- and just like when tectonic plates shift, these changes could create quite an earthquake. But instead of running for cover, you should head right out into the open so you can be the first person to take in the new landscape. New ideas are brewing just under the surface, and you are in a perfect frame of mind to nurture them and stick with them for the long haul, waiting for them to all come together into something real.
Virgo - August 23 - September 22
You have a strong intuitive sense when it comes to what is going on within your group of friends, but you cannot analyze the unseen. Today, find out what is driving their behavior -- just what are they so riled up about? Don't worry that they will think you're interfering. They won't. In fact, they will love having an objective ear to listen to them vent about whatever it is that is getting them all excited. It will be fun for you to finally know what the deal is.
Libra - September 23 - October 22
Is money on your mind? If it isn't, it should be. Things might be getting beyond your control, and you are in danger of getting lazy about keeping track of expenses. A little money here, a little money there: It all piles up faster than you can say 'bankruptcy.' Do yourself a favor and review your budget as soon as you can. You will be amazed at the far-reaching effects some very small changes could make. It might also be time to revise your phone calling plan: There are deals to be had.
Scorpio - October 23 - November 21
An off-the-cuff comment will reveal a strong connection between you and someone else, and you will know immediately that they have something you need. This could be something romantic, but it could also be professional. When you feel that satisfying emotional 'click' today, you will know that it is time to stay put and not go on any farther -- what you have been waiting for is finally here and there is no need to waste any more time looking for something better. For now, this is exactly what you need.
Sagittarius - November 22-December 21
As wonderful as it would be if there were, there is simply no such thing as a free lunch in life. Getting something for nothing is just not possible, so be wary if someone approaches you with an 'offer you can't refuse' today. Walk away from pressure tactics, and don't let the hard sell sway your steadfastness. If you are in the mood for something free, why not take a walk in a quiet, beautiful place? Public spaces can enable you to have some amazing private moments.
Capricorn - December 22 - January 19
The line between yourself and others is widening right now, as you are entering a phase of solo introspection. This is something to embrace, not to be worried about. Even if your social life has not been extremely active lately, you will relish the discrepancy between what is going on in your own life and what is going on in the lives of other people around you. This is your chance to step back from the world and bow out of social obligations. Get used to greater freedoms.
Aquarius - January 20 - February 18
Living on the fast track can be exciting and rewarding, but right about now it is time you slowed down your forward momentum. You can wait a few days to return those phone calls or emails -- why look so eager? Let the other people involved show their willingness to put forth some effort. You should be courted and pursued right now, not the other way around. You need to be reminded that you are a prize that is worth winning -- and working for.
Pisces - February 19 - March 20
Your old habits have grown to become like a worn-out, dust-ridden blanket. Something that gives you comfort, even though it might not be the best thing out there for you. You need to make sure that the blanket you cling to won't actually end up suffocating you. So today, take a look at the things you do in your life without really thinking and ask yourself whether or not they are necessary or productive. If they are neither, then it's time to get rid of them! Refocus on improving your health.