Aries

You want to discuss your latest ideas with your peers today, hoping to weed out those thoughts which might not be very productive. Your friends are happy to listen with objective ears and tell you exactly what they think. But the feedback you receive might be less than useful if people don’t truly understand your plans.

If you want to benefit from the give and take of an open dialogue, you must take more time up front to explain your intentions and define your vision. Paul J. Meyer wrote, “Communication — the human connection — is the key to personal and career success.”

Taurus

You might think you’re speaking with the power of authority today, but your words could soar right over the intended recipient’s head. Don’t waste everyone’s energy if there is nothing important to say. Rather than talking in vague generalities, make sure your message is as concrete and practical as possible.

Your innate common sense serves you well, yet you still may feel the need to embellish the truth just enough to flip the odds in your favor. Keep calm and remain honest. Poet George Herbert wrote, “Good words are worth so much and cost so little.”

Gemini

Self-talk can be the most important factor in your overall pleasure today because your psyche is particularly sensitive to the vibrations of the words themselves. Whatever you say out loud hits home in your own mind — and begins to create ripples there, as well as in the real world.

Choose your message carefully because, whether you realize it or not, you are writing the script for the future. Linguist Steven Pinker wrote, “The language we use influences the way we think.”

Cancer

You’re eager to share your feelings with anyone who will listen today. But when you finally have a candidate within earshot, you begin to realize that there are plenty of facets of your current circumstances you don’t wish to reveal.

Thankfully, no one will pressure you into confessing more than you want now; whatever you say must come willingly from your heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-trust is the first secret of success.”

Leo

You really don’t enjoy being in the company of know-it-alls, and today is very taxing if everyone claims to have a corner on the truth. You are particularly bothered if there’s no agreement among the variety of responses. You want to trust someone to clear the air of all the ambiguity, but the more you seek reassurance, the less you know for certain.

Living without clarity can be a spiritual experience as long as you can let go of your need for resolution. Gertrude Stein said, “There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be an answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer.”

Virgo

You may inadvertently say something that aggravates a coworker today, but you can easily clean up any misunderstanding if you take care of it right away. Don’t let ill will linger, even if you know that you were not to blame. Talking about any unresolved issues is a smart strategy now because healing can come in a flash.

The longer a communication rift is left alone, the wider it grows. Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them.

Libra

Although you harbor big ideas for your future, you might be required to temporarily place them on the back burner so you can handle unfulfilled responsibilities. Fortunately, you know in your heart that you’re not giving up on your dreams. You are simply reconsidering where your energy is needed the most now.

Nevertheless, you still may be overly critical with your self-judgments. Cut yourself some slack and simply reframe your intentions to keep your mind on your work. Gandhi said, “Action expresses priorities.”

Scorpio

There are crucial subjects that must be discussed today, but you are not sure how to broach them gracefully. Instead of tackling the topic by opening with a direct statement, you may tiptoe around in circles until the real issue becomes unavoidable.

Don’t worry about the impact your words will have on others now; if you speak the truth, the end result will lead to the best possible outcome for all involved. Poet Walt Whitman wrote, “All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.”

Sagittarius

Philosophical debates can be entertaining, but too much talk leaves everyone feeling unfulfilled today. Unfortunately, conversations may run all over the map and won’t necessarily lead to any constructive conclusions.

Thankfully, you can dramatically change the outcome by gently guiding discussions toward practical considerations now. Don’t wait until you’ve wasted time lost in idealistic dreams of potentials and possibilities. Tennis champion Arthur Ashe said, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Capricorn

You may think you’re casually chatting about projects at work today, only to suddenly realize you’re stepping into more personal realms. Normally, you might switch the conversation back to business as soon as you notice things have gone adrift. However, the mood is different now, and it feels appropriate — maybe even necessary — to express your feelings.

Trust your intuition and, if mutually acceptable, follow your heart. The cosmos is offering you a chance to deepen a relationship and you will regret letting this opportunity slip by without pursuing it.

Aquarius

You are developing a soft spot for someone at work and it seems like the right moment to tell them how much they brighten your day. The intensification of a relationship now won’t likely lead to a romantic involvement; it’s simply the result of two people who enjoy working together.

Life is too short to let the possibility of friendship come and go without taking action. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

Pisces

Unspoken thoughts can grow so loud today that they become the temporary center of attention. Shifting your focus from your inner world to the outer one has a powerful impact on your day. Rather than isolating yourself for the wrong reasons, use your feelings to fuel discussions that draw you closer to those around you.

Thankfully, you might even feel as if you’re being drawn back into a cozy place you can call home. Songwriter Colbie Caillat wrote, “Be happy and comfortable with who you are, whoever it may be.”