Our energy is high today and we have the opportunity for a fresh start. The Moon meets intellectual Mercury in the morning, helping us gather clarity on our intentions. The centerpiece of the day, however, is the powerful New Moon in Aries at 10:31 pm EDT, which gives us a renewed burst of initiative. We are empowered to pursue our desires, though a tense square between persuasive Venus and manipulative Pluto forces us to consider the hidden costs of what we want.
You have a renewed sense of personal identity today. You are more articulate than usual about who you are and what matters to you, and you would like to share this with the world. The only thing holding you back might be your concern about the reaction of a more traditional professional environment. Take another look at the people you think would take it badly, though, because you are not the only person who has lived through changing times lately.
You have been thinking through life’s big questions lately, but a breakthrough could come to you when you don’t expect it, like in a dream while you are sleeping. Many people imagine they want this sort of experience, but it can actually disrupt your life if you are involved in an educational, spiritual, or professional community that is very attached to their particular view of the world. You don’t have to share your insights immediately, so let them ripen until you are ready.
Your phone and social media accounts may be blowing up with notifications today, and the attention feels good. However, the type of public attention that comes from revealing your personal world comes with costs. Make sure that you can live with whatever choice you make -- and, also, be careful not to make this choice on behalf of anyone else. Be mindful of others’ boundaries so that you only share stories that are entirely yours to share. You have more than enough to say about yourself.
Your progress toward reaching your professional goals is reaching a high point. If you get the sense that someone you have a close relationship with feels lost in the shuffle of your exciting developments, you need to address it with them directly. You may not be able to give them everything they want, but whatever their issue is, it is better to air it now than to find yourself sabotaged by their sulking indefinitely. Just hearing them out may relieve the tension.
You would love to get out and see the world, but practical matters have been holding you back. Today, you might be able to work out a plan to add smaller, more achievable chunks of exploration to your daily routine. You cannot focus exclusively on your responsibilities; you need more excitement in your life to refuel your fire. If you are not able to travel physically, then a mental journey, like catching up on your reading list, could get you feeling like yourself again.
You may be interested in merging resources within a personal or business collaboration, as you see the possibilities for your duo becoming greater than the sum of its parts. In the excitement of the moment, though, it might be easy to forget that you do like to have your own creative freedom when you really need it. Read any paperwork you are signing closely, and make sure whatever you are agreeing to does not inhibit you more than you can honestly live with.
A budding relationship where you feel seen, heard, and valued has you excited. You definitely want to pursue it further. Whether this connection is personal or professional, however, it may not have the level of stability and security you are accustomed to in your life. The answer is not always as simple as following your heart no matter what. You are a master of compromise, though, so you may be able to work out a situation where you get the best of both worlds.
You have the energy and focus to get a lot of practical work done today. If others see you as incommunicado or antisocial, tell them that it’s nothing personal against them. Maybe it is a little bit personal on your end, though. You are such a perceptive observer of the people around you that it is easy for you to make their drama your own. To prevent your workload from piling this high in the future, you might need to mind your own business more.
You have finally made some progress toward a longtime creative goal of yours, and now you want to pursue it with full force. It may be hard for you to balance that with your other commitments, though. You are not inclined to compromise when you have found something you are passionate about. Just make sure you can support what you are doing with your own resources, as others will feel resentful if you coax them into taking on your burdens.
You can be the star in your family today. However, if your family doesn’t know the real you by now, you may feel resentful about being stuck in an outdated role. Change that creeps up over time can be hard to articulate for so long that, by the time you do get around to telling others, the delay in the news makes it awkward. It may be hard for you to open up, but loved ones can’t come in if you don’t let them.
Conversation is popping up all around you today. You might feel like the atmosphere of constant connection lacks depth, but you have not failed if you don’t get around to sharing your most complex visions of the world with every acquaintance you meet. Just enjoy casual company as a pleasant experience in the moment, and take in the wisdom of people you might have overlooked. You may hear a choice tidbit of information that inspires you on many levels.
You may finally reach the culmination of a financial goal today, and this milestone also enables you to see your next step forward. Do not post your accomplishment on social media or otherwise spread it too widely, though. Whatever motivates jealous haters is not really about you -- it could be as simple as hard times, which can bring out the worst in people. A run-in with one of these people will steal your good vibes, so enjoy your success in private.