Aries

Magically, you wake up today in a new and improved world. Obviously, recent disagreements won’t automatically resolve overnight, but the atmosphere feels refreshed as emotional baggage is left behind. You are less encumbered by your past and so eager to move into the next chapter of your life that you might not notice the stop sign just ahead.

Allowing yourself to be distracted can be very dangerous now, so pay close attention to the signals you encounter. Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote, “An alert and learned man will take advice from any event.”

Taurus

Your straightforward expression of love could catch someone off guard today. Much to the chagrin of others, you’re too serious now to engage in playful games. You’re not likely to conform to other people’s expectations or to jump through any hoops to get what you want.

You prefer to take the easy route if it’s available to you. Prepare to change gears on a moment’s notice, so you can make a sprint to the finish line. Keep everyone on their toes; never announce your moves before you make them.

Gemini

You could land yourself in a pile of trouble today if you are obsessive about your goals. However, encountering a setback complicates your life, especially if your calendar is booked for the days ahead. There won’t likely be any quick fixes while the cosmic energy is bent out of shape.

Keep your antenna up and don’t listen to those radio stations that broadcast fear and hate. Focusing only on the positive potential reveals a viable path to your future. Deepak Chopra says, “Because I always have a choice, I choose love.”

Cancer

A lack of clear boundaries creates an awkward moment when someone’s actions seem out of place. A generous spirit is certainly an admirable trait, but your magnanimity can backfire if you lose your perspective. Giving too much is disingenuous, upsets the delicate balance of power and could quickly hijack your good intentions.

Authenticity is your key to happiness. Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh said, “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

Leo

A power struggle at work could require so much of your attention today that it depletes your limited supply of energy. You may be called to step into a situation to help mediate an outbreak of contagious fear. Although you might not directly be involved in the melodrama that’s unfolding around you, you can still play an ameliorating role in the larger universe by simply controlling your temper.

Your light will shine when all else fades. Czech politician and poet Václav Havel wrote, “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart.”

Virgo

Relationships remain a mystery as you bounce around on fateful winds of change. At first, you try to tether yourself to be safe, but the storm blows away the anchor. A second strategy may be to go with the flow, until you notice you’re being carried in the wrong direction.

Another tactic is to jump in with both feet and engage the resistance head-on, only to realize that you’re trying too hard. Surprisingly, there might be nothing that needs fixing today. Instead of attempting to save the world one subversive act at a time, just show up and do your best to create a positive impact.

Libra

Unforeseen circumstances trigger a powerful release of emotions today. Although the movement is disruptive at first, you quickly understand your silence was blocking a larger flow of energy. Naturally, you are relieved and maybe even giddy when you realize how much you were holding back.

However, riding a wave of enthusiasm inspires you to follow your passion. Cinematographer K. Senthil Kumar wrote, “Life is full of ups and downs. The trick is to enjoy the ups and have courage during the downs.”

Scorpio

You have carefully crafted a mission statement and woe be the person who inadvertently steps in your path and tries to change your agenda. The ensuing confrontation might be messy yet the drama could be over just a few minutes after it starts. Additionally, the fight is not a fair one because the odds are strongly tilted in your favor.

Nevertheless, the only way you can call yourself victorious is if you avoid any sort of unpleasant conflict. Allow compassion to open your heart. Rumi wrote, “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”

Capricorn

You may choose to take an unpaved road today because it appears to be the most direct route to your destination. You must drive very slowly because extreme emotions create treacherous potholes now, which are impossible to avoid unless you are very careful. But fortunately, establishing a steady pace finally enables you to make some progress.

Although your speed increases as your confidence grows, poor judgment could set up a dangerous situation. Thankfully, you won’t lose control of your vehicle if you don’t drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

Aquarius

You are a bundle of contradictions today. On one hand, your communication style is so intense that others clam up in your presence. They are wary of engaging in dialogue with you because they know you are a master of persuasion. On the other hand, your sense of loyalty is unflappable. Once you give your word, there is no question about your commitment.

You can change the dynamics of the situation by encouraging people to push past their fears. Dealing with your extremes is confusing now, but the rewards are well worth it for those who are not faint of heart.

Pisces

Feelings of anger or resentment can prompt you to clear the air when interacting with friends. Hiding your emotions creates a gulf that isolates you from your social network. Happily, the energy lightens almost immediately once you take a risk and share your concerns.

Don’t consider the communication complete until you finish speaking your truth. The more you put on the table now, the stronger your connections will be in the future. George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”