Today could have us pinging back and forth between harsh reality and eager-eyed optimism. The Moon in Scorpio will square stern Saturn, then turn right around and trine dreamy Neptune, showing us facts and fantasy in equal measure. A lunar opposition to Mercury at 5: 40 pm EDT could have us reacting emotionally and letting our feelings color our words — even if we normally prefer to keep a lid on them. The Moon will glide into Sagittarius later on, lightening the mood considerably.

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March 21-April 19

You can give a lot and be very caring right now, but it shouldn’t be at the cost of your own security. The Moon is in your intimate 8th house, putting a spotlight on your connections and the bonds that link you to others. A lunar opposition to Mercury in your security-conscious 2nd house will remind you that you can’t give everything away. It’s okay to focus on your own well-being! Use this energy to make sure you’re not over-extending yourself in any way.

April 20-May 20

You could find your tongue a bit sharper than usual, at least when it comes to interacting with some specific people in your life. The Moon in your partnership sector is opposing talkative Mercury in your sign, which could lead to some rather intense conversations. Be sure you’re not being reactionary, but if someone asks too much or says something inappropriate, then you have every right to tell them off! You can be mindful of others and still defend your own needs.

May 21-June 20

Don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re hearing voices today. With the intuitive Moon moving through your systematic 6th house, you’re primed to get to work. That’s all well and good, but an opposition to Mercury in your subconscious sector could alert you to other potential messages from the universe. You can try to divine the cosmic meaning, but don’t force it. The more pressure you attempt to put on the situation, the harder it could get to understand the message.

June 21-July 22

There could be conflicting vibes between you and the people you normally surround yourself with, but conflict doesn’t have to automatically turn into something negative. The Moon is in your 5th House of Self-Expression and Creativity, keeping your attention focused on your desires and passion projects. You’ll need to find a balance, however, when she opposes Mercury in your social sector, reminding you that not everyone may want to follow your program. Compromise is essential to keeping everyone satisfied, so be willing to listen.

July 23-August 22

You can do things according to your own schedule, but remember that not everyone is following the same program as you. The Moon is in your comfort-loving 4th house, making nesting your top priority for the day, but that could get thrown off course when the Moon opposes Mercury in your 10th House of Achievements and Superiors. A VIP might call upon you to perform at a moment’s notice, so change out of your pajamas and put on your most impressive attire!

August 23-September 22

Where you come from and where you are going are two very different places — especially right now. There is probably a lot happening in your immediate area, and you are perfectly tuned into it as the Moon zips through your 3rd House of Socializing. The Moon will oppose Mercury in your broad-minded 9th house, however, reminding you that there’s so much more waiting for you out in the world. Spread your wings and cover some major territory, whether that is literally or only metaphorically.

September 23-October 22

Issues surrounding your sense of ownership may pop up today, so don’t be shocked if there are lots of conversations about what’s yours versus what’s ours. You could be dedicated to your own gains as the Moon moves through your 2nd House of Earned Income, but you have to consider other people’s viewpoints when she opposes chatty Mercury in your 8th House of Shared Resources and Merging. Stand your ground — but make sure it actually is your ground before you defend it too intensely.

October 23-November 21

It might be rather easy to push your buttons today, Scorpio. The Moon is currently in your sign, which can make you rather sensitive, and someone could use that to their advantage when the Moon opposes Mercury in your partnership sector. If a particular person decides to tell you a few hard truths, be willing to listen — just make an effort to count to ten before you react. Your emotions could bubble up before you have time to fully process them.

November 22-December 21

It’s a great day for floating along in the slow lane — that is, until your responsibilities come calling. The Moon in your fantastical 12th house wants you to take your foot off the gas, but a lunar opposition to Mercury in your task-oriented 6th house could force you to go from zero to sixty. Try to tend to any potential outstanding projects, even if you’d rather just take a nap, but feel free to leave anything that isn’t pressing for another day.

December 22-January 19

You could encounter a conundrum when it comes to socializing today, especially when it comes to whether you want to group up with others or fly solo. The Moon is in your 11th House of Groups and Friendships, putting you in an emotional, connection-focused state. That said, Luna’s tense opposition to Mercury in your 5th House of Creativity and Passion could have you more interested in exploring your own ideas than following anyone else’s plans. Make room for a difference of opinion.

January 20-February 18

You can make a lot of outward progress today, but if you’re building on top of shaky foundations then all that work could tumble down without warning. The Moon in your career sector is showing you the cosmic finish line, but you might find deeper issues when she opposes Mercury in your home sector. Drama could get stirred up with a family member or roommate, or perhaps you have so many basic chores that you can’t focus on real achievements. Patience is key!

February 19-March 20

Your vision could be focused on far-off lands today, but there might be enough happening right outside your front door that you can’t actually go very far. You’ve likely got a case of wanderlust, thanks to the Moon moving through your 9th House of Travel, but those vistas will probably get put on pause by a lunar opposition to Mercury. The messenger planet is stirring up lots of potential in your local community sector, so you won’t need a passport to find excitement.

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