The square of Mercury and Mars gets right in the spirit of the Saturn retrograde, nudging us toward emotional and spiritual growth. Chasing things that don't really matter in the bigger scheme is the very definition of immaturity. Small minds see small pictures. Young thinking produces irresponsible action. Back up and get the mind-expanding view.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The feelings don't mean anything until part of you decides what they mean. Don't accept this meaning as the truth. It's really just the first thing your mind went to. If it's not helpful, send your mind somewhere else.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People have go-to emotions — things they are better at dealing with, states they understand and can navigate like a hometown. Realizing this, who can you learn from to increase your emotional awareness?
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Abundance is a state of mind. When you feel rich, the actual numbers aren't the point. That's all relative. Wealth is a matter of putting a high value on what is already yours.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). A fantasy is like a gift you give yourself. It can do more than entertain you. A good fantasy can pull you forward, making you aware of where you are now compared with where you want to be.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your stars tell a message of pleasant urgency. There's something to be gained, and you must act on it at once. This will mean deciding what not to do so you have the resources you need to make your move.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People's responses can be unpredictable and untimely. Whatever you can do to guide them along will smooth the process. Think about what you want them to do and reverse engineer the exchange.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will gladly take on the high level of responsibility of which you are capable. There's a decision to be made, and you are the best person to make it. You will follow through with the work you know you need to do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are happy to fill in the blanks for another person, work behind the scenes to make them look good and do what you can to make their dream come true. This graciousness will eventually come back to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It may take longer than usual to get going this morning, but once your mind kicks into a certain mode, you will come up with brilliantly creative and exceptionally workable plans.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are these moments in which you feel that the way things are now is intolerable and untenable, but with a total change of direction much could be solved. Hypothetically explore the options.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Today's struggles will not be tomorrow's. What changes the game is not the accumulation of hours and days. Rather, it's the resolutions you make and the actions you take to eradicate the problem.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You would love to spoil someone with attention, as it would please you to be able to give someone else what you wanted but didn't get. These dynamics are complex, but they play out simply.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 11). You get free in more ways than one this year. You will drop a demand you've made on yourself and feel amazing about the choice. In another instance, you will drop everything else to meet a demand, to the tune of a sweet reward. Exciting relationships are part of the fun, as is an overhaul of your domestic scene. Scorpio and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 40, 22, 48 and 31.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a Capricorn woman dating an Aquarius. He's smart, funny, athletic, gorgeous, charming, and he has the most amazing smile I've ever seen. The only issue is money. He barely scrapes by and doesn't have much extra for dating. I have a pretty good job but am by no means wealthy. I end up paying for both of us most of the time. I don't mind; however, when I look to the future, I wonder if this guy will ever get it together financially or if I'll have to be the breadwinner through our entire relationship. What do you think?"
You mind. Accept that, because it's OK to admit that money matters to you, especially if you're a Capricorn! Finances are a fact of life and one of the major issues that couples usually fight over. So a man who has similar ideas about security and economics is naturally going to be a better fit for you. That said, it's important to differentiate whether your freewheeling Aquarius is at a temporary financial low point or whether his core beliefs about money are totally different from yours. Have the conversation and find out.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The surrealist painter Salvador Dali was told by his parents when he was boy that he was the reincarnation of his deceased older brother, a belief he held throughout his life. The Taurus artist was among the most significant of the 20th century. His iconic painting "The Persistence of Memory" featured wilting clocks, a sentiment that seems to apply universally, especially in times of quarantine.
Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis.com.