Saturday March 24, 2018
Your swagger is legendary, Aries, but knowing how to turn it on AND off is a must. Un-fan those peacock feathers today. As domineering Pluto body-checks charismatic Venus, your confidence could be mistaken for an ego-trip. Find subtler ways to exude competence, like being of service to other people on your team. Stay humble, dole out the praise and, even if you’re in charge, make a point of shining the spotlight on other people’s accomplishments.
Warning: System overload! As penetrating Pluto clashes with your ruler, pleasure-seeking Venus, you need to free up some bandwidth before you crash your personal OS. In case you haven’t realized it yet, Taurus, today is Friday. You don’t need to “savage” every assignment before clocking out for the weekend; in fact, pushing yourself when you’re spent could lead to careless mistakes. Get real about what you can handle, and either outsource the rest or table it until Monday. Then, start the weekend early with a spa treatment or overnight getaway.
With garrulous Venus in your collaborative eleventh house, you’re an open book with your squad—and that can make for some lively conversation! But punishing Pluto in your zone of intense emotions fires a warning shot today: Choose your confidantes with care. That overly chummy coworker may actually be a frenemy who’s gunning for your job. Dishing about the boss never makes for good office politics. Keep your cards to your vest, and try to keep talk light and breezy with anyone who hasn’t earned their loyalty points.
If ONLY love conquered all, Cancer! Today, as possessive Pluto in your relationship house shoots a harsh beam to passionate Venus, you may have to face some unpleasant truths about a business or romantic partnership. Take a deep breath and initiate a frank discussion about your visions for a shared future. If you’re not headed in compatible directions, it may be better to part ways now—or at least ease off the accelerator and see where things go.
Pump the brakes, Leo! With idealistic Venus orbiting through your boundless ninth house, you’re on a rapid growth trajectory. There’s no such thing as too much, as far as you’re concerned… or is there? Today, as punishing Pluto locks into a challenging angle with Venus, you’ll get a clear glimpse of the consequences of overindulgence. Stay out of the cupcake shop—and absolutely forget about sexting that married hottie who bought you a drink last night. The momentary thrill will not be worth the consequences (and obsessing!) these “slips” can bring.
With planets packed in your bewitching eighth house, your magnetism is hitting record levels—and today’s dynamic dust-up between Venus and seductive Pluto supplies you with powerful bait. The trouble is, under these erotic skies, you could easily reel in the wrong catch. (Read: Someone who is more sizzle than steak.) Save your final rose for the person who plays the long game. While they might not be the immediate or obvious choice, their slow-burning heat is a much wiser investment than the quick-fire charms of a 101 player.
“Out of sight” won’t translate to “out of mind” today, Libra. As your ruler, rosy Venus, clashes with clandestine Pluto, issues that have been simmering below the surface could erupt like an active volcano. Face the facts instead of attempting to rewrite history. Although it’s hard to accept unpleasant (and inconvenient) truths, dealing is the first step to healing. Whether you mend your heart alone or in partnership remains to be seen. Just remember: You can’t do other people’s inner work for them.
Keep that debit card locked down, Archer—and watch your roving eyes. Thanks to a dust-up between hedonistic Venus and obsessive Pluto, willpower will be in short supply today. If you have some fiscal goals for the year—new apartment, getaway to Belize—don’t derail your long game with “window shopping.” Apply the same measure to your love life. When you sniff out a player, run in the opposite direction instead of deluding yourself into thinking that YOU could be the one to reform them.
Ready to get to the bottom of things? A tense angle between sentimental Venus and excavator Pluto could send you on an epic emotional dig. Something feels off, and you won’t give up until you have answers. Warning: As deeply buried emotions get unearthed, your cool exterior may crack. That’s not the best look for the office or general public settings… well, not for an ultra-composed Capricorn. Step out of the room to take any potentially triggering phone calls. Better yet, schedule talks for the evening when you can chat in a private place.
Your powers of observation are sharp today as detective Pluto trades fire with visual Venus. As a principled Aquarius, you may feel that it’s your duty to defend the underdog or speak up about wrongdoings. But this can be a slippery slope—especially if your sleuthing puts a shady person on the defensive. To avoid arousing suspicion, watch quietly from the sidelines. Once you’ve confirmed your findings, share them with people who can actually DO something to make things better.
Recruiting candidates for Team Pisces? Today, you’ll want to hand-select them instead of holding an open casting call. An obfuscating angle between convivial Venus and conniving Pluto can make it tough to discern people’s true colors. Someone who reads like a top-notch candidate could turn out to be a viper in the grass. If you can’t find a trusted ally to supply a reference, don’t take the risk. What other people do will reflect back on you—for better and for worse. Apply the same curatorial approach to social plans too. One bad apple CAN ruin your Friday night.
Are you too guarded for your own good? It’s one thing to approach new situations with a healthy dose of “let’s wait and see.” But if you take that a step too far and always assume people have ulterior motives, you cross the line from skeptical to paranoid. Today, as your co-ruler penetrating Pluto faces off with rosy-eyed Venus, it may be hard to give folks the benefit of the doubt. At least TRY, Scorpio! Could it be that you’re using your Doubting-Thomas persona to avoid getting too close (and potentially hurt) in the game of love?