Listening to our emotions can help us make decisions that will work today. As the Moon enters sensitive Pisces and then squares the Sun in Gemini, things said without a lot of thought could hurt our feelings. On the other hand, when passionate Mars sextiles powerful Pluto, we're equipped to get to the bottom of any problems we face. As Mercury Retrograde continues backward into practical Taurus at 9:15 pm EDT, we might be reminded of something important that needs to be taken into account.
You may need to be careful to avoid passive aggression when you talk today. If you have an unresolved issue concerning money, you'd be better off dealing with it honestly and productively rather than making snarky digs at people around you who seem to have things easier. An authority figure involved in your situation might be more sympathetic to your cause than you think, so try to take up your frustrations with someone who can do something about them before you involve anyone else.
Peer pressure could leave you feeling inadequate in terms of your financial status at the moment. However, the real problem might be based in your own insecurities. As Mercury Retrograde moves into your 1st House of Ego starting today, you're likely to get a more useful view of yourself when you use the most accurate mirror possible. Some of your ideas about the world may be out of date, so use this opportunity to make sure that your expectations are realistic according to current standards.
You may feel like a respected authority figure is out to get you today. However, your own frustrations could be playing a bigger part in the problem than you realize. Even if you don't think you're doing anything to provoke this person, going into a situation with a negative attitude can sometimes generate exactly the hostile response you expect. Your boundaries might not be at their strongest right now, so try to be conscious of any signals you're putting out, even unintentionally.
A conflict between your beliefs about how the world is supposed to function and your actual personal experiences could be upsetting for you right now. Discussing this discrepancy with your friends might reveal that you're not the only one dealing with this particular challenge -- and reducing your feelings of isolation may solve the hardest part of your problem. Once you know you're all on the same page, you can work together to find a more effective way of looking at things.
Keeping good boundaries with your friends and acquaintances could be hard for you now, as you might be tempted to overshare about something private to get a hit of attention in the moment. However, reflecting on your major life goals can lead to more lasting benefits. As Mercury Retrograde moves into your ambitious 10th house, you have the potential to accomplish a lot if you put your mind to it. Staying focused on doing something productive should help you avoid trouble.
Achieving your goals might be your main focus today, but somebody close could seem like they're holding you back. Any frustration of this sort may expose a flaw in your beliefs about how life should work. While it's probably necessary for your most significant relationships to be among your top priorities, you should also make room for yourself on your list. A realistic approach to your own needs might be what you're missing as you strive to organize things in a way that works.
Your workload could feel like a block between you and doing anything fun at the moment. Perhaps it's time to reconfigure how you share your responsibilities with other people. Though you might enjoy the feelings of accomplishment that you get as you power through a huge to-do list, other people may be more willing to pitch in than you tell yourself they are. Balance the ego gains you receive from being needed against the adventures you can pursue when you let go of some responsibilities.
An entanglement you have with somebody else could weigh on you today. You might want to just go off and do your own thing to avoid any pressure. However, as Mercury retrogrades into your 7th House of Relationships, perhaps it's time to clarify what you can give the people close to you -- and what they expect from you. Taking the opportunity to have an important conversation may help you create a more sustainable balance between your own needs and your obligations to others.
Connecting with others could be overwhelming for you now. Someone may be demanding that you do what they want, and you might avoid them out of fear that they won't take no for an answer. While you're perhaps in a more cautious frame of mind than usual, a thoughtful look at your resources and responsibilities can help you make an informed decision about what you're capable of. Don't let anyone else boss you around, but don't defer to unwarranted anxiety, either.
Focusing on your responsibilities could seem important now, but opportunities to chat with others will probably be hard to resist. As Mercury Retrograde moves into your expressive 5th house, what you want to do might need to be the tiebreaker. You may have more authority to set your own priorities than you realize, so don't blame anyone else for holding your nose to the grindstone. If having a good time is the most pressing item on your agenda, just embrace it without guilt!
Enjoying yourself probably seems like an urgent priority at the moment, but you might get hung up on how much it costs. While your sense of security is important to consider, make sure that your worries are grounded in reality before you fold under them. This is a useful opportunity to sort out the difference between legitimate concerns that must be addressed and unnecessary inhibitions that are merely weighing you down. The truth can set you free to have a good time!
Some part of your upbringing might be holding you back at this time. With the expressive Moon in your sign today, you're inclined to wear your emotions and desires on your sleeve. Talking to your friends about this dilemma could help you find the most comfortable way to break free and be yourself in the world. When you feel heard out and validated, you should be able to gain a more realistic sense of which changes are immediately necessary versus which can wait.