Mercury and Jupiter at Odds

By Holiday Mathis

March 15, 2019 6 min read

On a good day, Mercury retrograde in the empathetic realm of Pisces indicates the sort of misunderstandings that happen when we assume to know what another person is thinking and feeling. A square of Mercury to Jupiter suggests the imagined drama could get quickly out of hand. Don't stress! This might all be in your head.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). This scene you're a part of today is pretty challenging. Try this. Imagine you are the filmmaker who created this whole situation to set up your main character to shine in a later scene. That perspective can lessen your stress.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). No matter what headspace you're in today, you have the ability to slip into a zone where everything is beautiful. Probably this involves that hobby or activity that's become your happy place.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Opportunities to stretch yourself usually happen organically, but when they don't, why wait? Make deliberate efforts to challenge yourself. This will be the difference between adequacy and greatness.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The changing of an old guard is coming. Your respect and deference to power is genuine and you'll be well-considered when the time comes to move up. That said, there are certain injustices with which you'll never go along.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're enthralled by certain kinds of entertainment. It's like some performances can spiral to deep layers of your consciousness, giving you deeply needed soul-nourishment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Saying "no" isn't as hard for you as it is for some others. That's why you don't like to put people in a position of having to agree or disagree with you. Instead, you'll present ideas (no pressure, no "ask") and just see what happens.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Volunteer. You'll love who you meet through this. It won't be all easy or fun — in fact, this promises to be a completely mixed bag — but one special contact will make it all more than worthwhile.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Recovery, renewal and regeneration — three different stages. To expect them to happen all at once is to sign up to a world of frustration. Instead, relax and recognize the stage you're in for it's vital place in the chain.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You hate to reject anyone, but saying "no" leaves an opening for a better fit to step in. So don't agonize over your choices, or your tone will bring others down. Look at the positive that you do by moving quickly on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). No one's job is always easy. Even pampered kings, wealthy socialites and celebrities have problems. So waste not a second wishing for a different set of problems. There's greatness waiting inside of the set you're on.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Probably no one is going to tap you as the leader, so tap yourself. With your talent, drive and a few well-chosen words you can stir up the people and strengthen their spirit.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Consider your next move for three days. Maybe "consider" is too strong a word for what you should do really. No active thinking, discussing or writing will be necessary. Give it a rest. You'll know better on Monday.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 15). You're loved deeply and understood better than you think, so don't hesitate to reach out. There will be celebrations, laughter, community, and education through the next six months. Invest in yourself. You're worth it, but that probably isn't your main concern. Will you make your money back? A resounding YES. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 22, 38, 24 and 9.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Listening well will give you the world on a string. TAURUS: Sometimes good choices go masquerading as bad ones and vice versa. GEMINI: The popular way isn't the way that's going to work for everyone, or, possibly anyone. Norms are no longer normal. CANCER: You like people who are direct, purposeful, and in tune with themselves because these are qualities you want to further develop in yourself. LEO: Things conveyed in a believable way aren't always true. You have a sixth sense about it all weekend. VIRGO: Savor life. Engage the senses. Otherwise, you're too in your own head. LIBRA: If you don't get the wonderful date, you'll get something even better — the story. SCORPIO: You've a terrific sense about what you should tell people and what you'd be better off keeping to yourself. SAGITTARIUS: The same rules that seem really ironclad today will disappear tomorrow like sugar in the rain. CAPRICORN: It's easier to make one sweeping decision about your relationship and stick to it than it is to clutter up your head with a hundred little rules. AQUARIUS: The good thing about knowing someone for a long time is that they can reflect back to you the through line of who you've been all along. PISCES: Love has many forms and tones, some of which don't have a lot of voltage but can still power you through.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The Cancer and Pisces connection is powerful and fluid as ever this weekend with the moon and sun in these signs. The water signs don't so much complete one another as they become a bigger, stronger collective entity. Like two oceans coming together, they assimilate and blend, erasing boundaries that seemed so distinct before their relationship began.

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