Mercury and Jupiter Conflict

By Holiday Mathis

April 11, 2019 6 min read

To be the leader and then have your followers accept credit for the wins as though they did it all themselves... well, it may feel a little lonely, but it's a good sign. It's the mark of masters and no small accomplishment to have a vision that catches on, and that others take ownership of. Mercury and Jupiter square off to drive the point home.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The street traffic lights come in three colors, but the traffic lights of life are far more nuanced and open to interpretation. Right now you've a good idea about when to go; you're not as keenly aware of when to slow down or stop.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your impulses are toward personal expression and taste. This isn't ego. Rather, it has to do with your uniqueness. Follow through. "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere," said G.K. Chesterton

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Where's the inspiration? It feels like you've seen and heard all of this before, and maybe you have. Travel is the answer and will have untold benefits. Put something on the books.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Got scars? Then you have stories. You're more fun at parties, more interesting in life. The internal scars are the most useful kind, and the emotional strength you've gained from experience will serve you well today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What would life be like if affinity were doled out in equal measure, if love were always reciprocal and attractions always mutual? Not as lively as today will be, that's for sure. The inequities of love make for a chase.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To complete the task, you need other people. Accountability will make all of the difference. Go public, because when you tell people what you want to do, you'll feel pressure to get it done.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll cultivate friendly relations with all. It's as much about staying out of the gossip circles as it is about building rapport. The good vibes you generate will serve you in both the short term and long term.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Anything that creates a union of forces is worth doing. So even if the project doesn't work out as expected or the outcome is less than you were going for, the journey that brings people together is always worthwhile.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The need for groups to identify themselves and set themselves apart is primal. One way to do this is to bewilder outsiders. Words can do this. Today, those who are in will know the language.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Suit up for battle. This is not a hostile confrontation. It's a situation where showing up strong will put you and yours in a powerful position. You'll be armed with erudition — a practical though expert knowledge.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You want to hang out with people you like, but unless they are your nearest and dearest with whom you have history, you also need there to be a point to the interaction.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This road to fulfilling your potential isn't a straightforward thoroughfare. It's a path that winds, climbs and dips in such a way that you can't see the destination. Have faith. It's there, and it's a beautiful place.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 11). As you keep honing a talent, it changes in interesting ways. You could fill a niche with this, but more likely you'll create your own niche. Either way, it's eventually quite lucrative. You'll be gaining very attractive layers of sophistication in 2020 as you continually put yourself in novel and challenging situations. Scorpio and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 2, 18, 44 and 20.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I've felt the same way about parties since I was a little kid. I hate them. Everyone seems to be having more fun than me. People seem to know each other and be in a click that I'm not a part of. Then later I find out that they didn't know each other and that they just met at that party. Why does everyone else seem to have such an easy time getting to know people? I can't just walk up to someone I don't know and hit it off. I try to get out of as many parties as possible, but I always end up having to go to a few, and I hate it." — Anxious Aries

Anxious Aries: Would it help you to realize that most people are masking some degree of social anxiety at any given moment of any given party? That extra tension is part of the energy that makes parties fun. Instead of limiting your party exposure, go to more of them. Practice partying. And when you go, don't expect to have fun. But do try to be fun. Successful partying is all about having a playful attitude and a sincere interest in other people.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Aries Cynthia Nixon played outspoken, success-driven mom Miranda in "Sex and the City." Does art mirror life? Uranus, planet of doing it differently, is strong in this fiery redhead's natal chart. Nixon is an ambassador for breast cancer awareness and has been awarded many times for her contributions to equal-rights causes. She is currently filming the television series "Ratched."

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