Mercury Emboldened

By Holiday Mathis

April 17, 2019 6 min read

Communication planet Mercury marches into Aries, a station that emboldens the sign of the warrior. For some, it represents the exchange of fighting words. For others the shift highlights the creation of a creed, a formation of new rules to live by, or the negotiation of different and better agreements.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If it's too hard to do the right thing, consider that you might be in the wrong place. Go where you're surrounded by people who are taking good care of themselves and the world.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's time to think beyond the obvious options, which have been laid out by people who, while nice enough, simply aren't you. Here's a question: What if instead of having this or that, you could have this and that?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Something will help you to remember your original intention. You may laugh at how that's changed, and yet you'll still feel excited the way you did when you first started.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The most difficult foe is always the one inside. If you try to quiet the chattering mind librarian-style, by shushing, it will only rebel, but you can tamp down the dim through vigorous exercise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're feeling something new and you can add that to your growing sense of a complicated situation. It's as though your understanding is filling out from a flat picture into three dimensions.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). One belief is that human desire is petty and something to overcome in order to do what is required of us. Is that so? What if something like the opposite is actually true? You will be better for the philosophical pondering.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's time to stop thinking and planning and to go find your adventure instead. This one's not going to come to those who wait. Clarity comes with action. So does fun. So does prosperity.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's an excellent balance starting to shape up. Life supports work, work supports life, and there's a nice confluence and continuity happening. Understanding relationships are a key part of the equation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your success comes as a result of confronting mistakes. It doesn't always get better on the first try, but keep at it. Because even the sort of stubborn errors that seem almost ingrained can be overcome.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's always another way to look at it. So if the current way isn't doing you any favors, change it up. The beauty of it is that you don't have to commit. You can try on a perspective and put it back if it doesn't fit.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your work doesn't have to be completely finished to be worthy of sharing. In fact, there's something to be gained sharing unfinished work with people who can encourage you with valuable feedback.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Not all sound is music and not all music is sound. Look for rhythm in other parts of your life. Feel the tone of relationships, of places, of experiences. Your poetic heart will get what it needs.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 17). You'll approach what you do with joy overflowing. The feeling is infectious. People flock to you. You'll have plenty of company in your leisure as well as support in your work. A key relationship will grow and solidify. June features a road trip. There's a lucrative opportunity right at the start of 2020. Gemini and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 29, 4, 40 and 17.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I am a Pisces who married a Scorpio last summer. Soon after the wedding, he lost his job. He had no luck finding a job in our area and then he found one out of state. We are now in a long-distance marriage. Living with him was no fun when I was working and he was not. I can't let go of my career and move. (I have a 16-year-old teenage boy who is not that crazy about changing schools.) Every day I think of getting a divorce so I can have my freedom back because this marriage seems to me to be like a rock hanging from my neck. I love him, but I'm not moving. What do I do?"

Though Pisces and Scorpio are extremely compatible (it's a soul connection that fulfills you on deep emotional levels) real-life problems sometimes get in the way of their otherworldly kind of bond. Though you'll likely dissolve the legal connection in a matter of months, it will be worth it to maintain something in this relationship, even if it's just to part ways amicably. You could have another go at this love at a later date in life when these practical issues will not apply.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Though high-maintenance is an element of the Victoria Beckham brand, the media is flush with stories of how the artist formerly known as Posh Spice is as kind and generous as she is glamorous. Her natal chart shows moon, Venus and Jupiter in empathetic Pisces, a soulful and family-oriented placement. The Beckhams are famously headed toward their 20th wedding anniversary.

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