Someone can seem sweet and charming, but do they really have your best interests at heart? Today's line-up hints at an ulterior motive that you might not have suspected. Before you decide to entrust them with a key task or a plan, it may help to ask a few searching questions. It's possible that there's a person better suited waiting on the side lines for you to notice them.
You may be making things more difficult for yourself than is necessary, Taurus. If you want something very much, as the present backdrop indicates, then you could be willing to go to great lengths to make it happen. But there is such a thing as trying too hard, and this can hold you back. Adopting a lighter touch might make reaching your goal much easier and more enjoyable.
You could be driven to explore ideas that might increase your income. And if one intrigues you, you won't want to hear any criticism of it, Gemini. Take your time, as the current line-up may find you a tad obsessed with making it happen, only to lose interest a few days down the line. You'd be better off going with another plan that is taking off slowly, but brings a better result.
If you ask a question, be sure you want to know the answer Cancer, as others might not hold back from letting you know what they think. The edgy and at times caustic Mercury/Pluto angle, means that words have power, and that much good work could be undone if feelings are expressed too harshly. Avoid getting involved in power games, as it won't do you any good.
You could argue about something continuously, but would it get you anywhere, Leo? Mercury's conflicting angle with Pluto, can encourage blame games and manipulation designed to make you back down and go with someone's plan. Yes, it may be a tricky few days, but with Mercury in Libra, putting yourself in their shoes might give insights that help turn things around.
Feel you have to compromise your values to make your creative ideas or business appeal? With Mercury your ruler challenged by an intense planet, it can seem that to do well you'll need to stifle your authentic voice. Yet if you weren't so harsh and critical of yourself, you would find it easier to be more spontaneous, which could allow your natural genius to emerge, Virgo.
As a Libra, you can be sensitive to situations in which there may be a degree of conflict. The present astrological picture suggests this could be one of those times, and that you might be tempted to cater to everyone. This can leave you feeling drained. Indeed, the cosmic setup suggests that standing up for what you know is right may create a very positive shift.
It's not your conscious thoughts, but your subconscious patterns that may be communicating themselves to you, and making you falter. Something can be triggering old fears and causing you to resist moving forward. Over the coming days, it could seem you're fighting a losing battle in this regard, but a fresh perspective might bring leading insights that counteract this, Scorpio.
You may be taking a certain situation very seriously, and although commendable, this might be the reason you seem to have hit a dead end. If you're continuously mulling this over, then you could be going around in circles. Yet with savvy Mercury in the picture, being around others can inspire a playful and creative approach, allowing you to tap into a spring of fresh ideas.
Putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed? If you adopted a lighter and easier approach, you'd be so much more at ease with attempting a plan or goal. The current Mercury/Pluto link suggests you can't bear the thought of failing, and this might encourage you to try to be too perfect. You'll only tangle yourself in knots. Relax and go with the flow for excellent results.
The way cosmic forces are tending, you may feel it is your duty to speak the truth on a matter of importance, even if doing so means total honesty. Do you really need to though? Expressive Mercury's tie to powerful Pluto, suggests that doing so could be therapeutic, even if difficult. If there's something you've wanted to get off your chest, you might feel happier for doing so.
The coming days can see you involved in some intense activities that may be linked with a community project, or perhaps the preparation for a social event. This could be a busy time, which is why you should make sure that work is delegated fairly. If it seems you have the main share, then discuss this and find a way for others to chip in. There's no need to struggle alone, Pisces.
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