Mercury and Jupiter Drama

By Holiday Mathis

August 28, 2018 6 min read

No one feels remorse in the moment that causes it. It's a time-dependent emotion. Avoiding remorse requires an awareness that stretches into the future. Mercury and Jupiter are unfortunately angled today, making it tempting to say and do regrettable things. Think ahead. Take a careful approach.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're not very worried about whether people like you or not, and the others can sense this. It's an admirable quality that will attract interesting characters to you today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's not really about giving of yourself until it hurts today; rather, you'll do more good by giving the right thing in the right amount, which is to say the amount that others can best handle.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You like being around funny people, and you're funny when you're around people you like. There will be plenty of laughter in your realm today, and this helps everyone relax.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Funny people make you happy, and happy people make you funny. A sense of openness makes both of these dynamics possible. Whatever you can do to make others comfortable will pave the way for an easy day.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Because you've shown that you can maintain and protect your assets, you'll find it easier to acquire more. Go carefully, taking on only what you need, and you'll avoid the kind of dead weight that could only slow you down.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've already solved problems that were bigger than the sort you'll encounter today. So take stock of where you've been. Remember what worked, and apply what you've learned.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You know where you want to go and approximately where it is, too, but you realize, wisely, that it doesn't necessarily mean that you know how to get there. Ask for a map, a recipe, directions or guidance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You won't have to work at being confident. Confidence is the natural benefit of knowing you did the correct thing and the best job you could possibly do. Right is might.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are reasons you're feeling rather private about your struggles, but weigh them against the benefits of sharing what you are going through, which include advice, solutions and help from all sides.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're in a rebellious mood and will feel strangely restless until you do something to, as the French say, "shock the bourgeoisie." You should know that your behavior will be extremely attractive to a Leo.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The extra discipline you need to reach a personal goal is readily available today, though perhaps not tomorrow. So take time to set yourself up for success. Alter your environment to make success inevitable.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Enjoy the natural popularity surge you'll get today. People will be drawn to you and very interested in what you have to offer, both personally and professionally.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 28). Your cosmic birthday gift will include fun, love and money. Tell the world what you want to do. Loved ones will come through for you and so will perfect strangers. Your creativity is on the rise in 2019 as you endeavor to nurture your imagination through reading, travel and saying yes to new experiences. Aquarius and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 48, 44, 39 and 12.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I have Mars in Sagittarius in my first house. What does this mean?"

Wherever the planet Mars resides in your astrological birth chart is where you generally focus the majority of your energy. A person with Mars in their first house is very driven. You are self-motivated, and you generate your power from within yourself, rather than seeking it in other people or things. You also can be rather hard on yourself if you don't feel like you're living up to your own lofty expectations. Because your Mars is situated in the sign of Sagittarius, this tells me that the area of life in which you're so demanding of yourself has to do with the so-called "higher" pursuits: publishing, academia, foreign travel, law, philosophy and so forth. You are worldly and refined, or at least spend a great deal of effort trying to be. Those wondering where they should focus their energy can look to see where Mars is in their chart. Those with Mars in the second house are traditionally very good at earning money. People with Mars in the fourth house pride themselves on their homemaking. Whatever it is that excites your drive, you will put all your energy behind the pursuit of it.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: From "School of Rock" to "Jumanji 2" to "Kung Fu Panda 3," Virgo superstar Jack Black often plays the bumbling cocky yet self-conscious outsider trying for an improbable prize. In reality, Black has the Virgo work ethic and practical approach to life that makes any goal attainable. Mars in Sagittarius adds the passion and big-picture thinking required to take on mighty endeavors.

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