Lines between fantasy, dreams, and reality blur today when the Moon squares up against Neptune at 8:14 AM EST. This brings us all feelings of emotional instability and insecurity, which might cause us to feel easily hurt. The extreme emotional sensitivity brought about by these celestial motions might even cause you to suffer emotionally. With the ongoing mercury retrograde, it might be hard to communicate these feelings, which might cause you to suffer even more.
Not all hope is lost, however. If you’d like to learn more about how you can navigate today’s difficult planetary transits, read more below.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, your thoughts do not align with your words today when the Moon side eyes the illusory Neptune, and the ongoing Mercury retrograde only makes this worse. You might find that your actual, subconscious desires do not match with what you actually want to believe, which causes this discrepancy. If you’re committed, a partner who knows you and sees through you will see through this facade you’re trying to keep. Maybe you’ll even feel resentment as you deny it when they point out that you’re not being true to yourself. If you’re single, this internal battle might get even worse if you have no one to talk to about it. Spending some time for internal reflection can do you some good. You don’t have to keep up the act if you know it’s not you, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Finances and friends do not mix today for you, Taurus, as the mysterious Moon gets in a fight with illusory Neptune. You might find yourself spending too much money and time for people who don’t deserve it. However, it can be quite hard to figure out who your real friends are versus those who only want to take advantage of you. If you’re committed, seeking guidance from a significant other who knows you inside and out can help. If you’re single, on the other hand, spending some time for reflection with a trusted adviser—whether it’s your ride-or-die best friend, your mother, or maybe even your therapist—can help you with your problem. Remember, Taurus, your real friends are the ones who would always be there even when you’re stripped of all your material possessions.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, your self-image clashes with your career and status today as the Moon squares up against Neptune. Lately, you’ve been putting all your self-worth in your career and in how well you do at your job that every time you experience setbacks, your self-esteem suffers. The ongoing Mercury retrograde fogs up your vision of yourself even more, and now you’re just confused and sad. You feel like a failure every time you fail, and this becomes even more apparent with today’s planetary motions, but this is simply not true. Spend time with your friends or, if you’re committed, with your partner and you’ll soon realize that failing does not equate to being a failure. All you have to do is pick yourself up, dust off your knees, learn from your mistakes, and try again. Don’t put all your self-worth on your status, Gemini. Your loved ones know you’re worth so much more than that, and you should, too.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer, your long-held beliefs about the world are challenged today when the Moon gets into a fight with Neptune. You’ve recently learned something big, something that shook your world to its core, and it’s really making you question your reality. You’ve realized it’s all smoke and mirrors, and the ongoing Mercury retrograde is only making things even more foggy. However, know that it’s harder to unlearn what we were raised to believe and the values we’ve always been taught to have than to learn new knowledge, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re not able to immediately unlearn bad behavior and values. Talking about this with a friend or a trusted advisor can give you the clarity you need. You don’t have to do this alone, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, you’re struggling to establish intimacy with your friends today when the Moon gets in a fight with Neptune. You love and treasure these people, and you would probably go to the ends of the earth for them, but there’s just some things that are really hard for you to talk about. You know it would do you some good to let it out, to talk about them with your wonderful, incredibly understanding friends, but it’s just so difficult, and the ongoing Mercury retrograde only makes matters worse. If you’re struggling to communicate your feelings at the moment, better wait for the retrograde to be over before you decide to take that scary step and open up to them. In the meantime, taking some time to relax and compartmentalizing these issues could help, so fire up the TV, open that tub of ice cream, and watch all your favorite shows and movies until you feel a little better.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You’ve always been a career person, Virgo, and today, when the Moon challenges Neptune, you find your professional life clashing against your personal, romantic life. If it comes down to it, you know you would choose your career over the prospect of romance, but it’s a little more complicated today. Perhaps you’ve started developing feelings for a colleague which you fear would greatly interfere with your career, or you’re starting to realize that you really care about your current romantic partner and you don’t really want to have to choose between achieving your dreams or living the rest of your life with them. As Mercury goes retrograde, it’s better for you not to make final decisions yet, Virgo, because your judgment is still clouded. Better wait until the fog has cleared up and you’re more capable of making rational decisions before acting on any of your desires.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, your curiosity and thirst for adventure clashes against your health and well-being today when the Moon squares up against Neptune. You’ve always had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, an insatiable desire to discover novel places and people, and today’s planetary motions blur the line between healthy curiosity, bravery, and recklessness. You don’t know where to draw the line, where your boundaries lie. You’re not sure how far you could go without damaging your mental health and emotional peace, making you wonder if there are things you’re better off not knowing, despite your deep curiosity. Try talking about it with a friend or a romantic partner, Libra. They might be able to provide the fresh perspective you’ve lost in all this pondering.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
You crave intimacy, Scorpio, but today, you’re not sure how you’re going to foster it in your romantic life when the cryptic Moon gets into a fight with deceitful Neptune. If you’re single, you’ve probably had a couple of romantic prospects, but none of them ever really connected with you, and now you’re wondering if it’s a you problem. You’re starting to ask yourself, “what’s wrong with me? Why can’t I find the right person for me as easily as other people seem to have found theirs?” On the other hand, if you’re committed, you might be struggling to get intimate with your partner. Whether it’s sexual or emotional incompatibility, you fear that this is going to affect the relationship drastically, and you’re afraid you might lose them in the end. Worry not, dear Scorpio, as these fears might only have been brought about by the ongoing Mercury retrograde. Try to spend some time for rest and relaxation in the meantime, and then start communication and decision-making when the retrograde is over.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, you fear that your family issues are affecting your personal relationships today when the Moon and Neptune get into a battle of tug-of-war. You’re aware that you have issues caused by your family, that you have toxic patterns and behaviors that you’ve adapted from them and you’re trying your best to unlearn them, but right now you’re wondering if your efforts are enough. What if you’re not more than your toxic emotional patterns? What if the baggage will always be there? What if no one will be able to truly love you because of the baggage that you have to carry? Don’t let these fears get the best of you, dear archer. You’re more than your tendencies, and you will realize this when Mercury’s retrograde is over. Right now, try not to think too much about these. Use your hobbies, your friends, or your partner, if you’re committed, as respite from these worries in the meantime.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
It’s hard for you to get in touch with your feelings, Capricorn, and today, you wonder how much this inability has damaged your mental health when the Moon brawls with Neptune. Sometimes, you want to open up to friends, but you also find yourself tongue-tied, with the words stuck in your throat, struggling to get out. If you’ve tried to seek out professional help, even with a therapist, it’s hard for you to open up, because opening up about your feelings makes you feel like a deer in the headlights, terrified of being run over. But you don’t have to be afraid, Capricorn. There are people out there that truly care about you, and once you find the courage to open up, you will find yourself flourishing like never before. Don’t feel pressured to do this right now, however. Self-love and improvement is a process, and this is just the beginning for you.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, romance and finances do not mix for you today when the Moon quarrels with Neptune. Whether or not you are in a relationship, you have a lover in mind that you really want to spoil, but your wallet prevents you from doing this. It makes you feel inadequate to not be able to give your loved ones everything they want, but remember that love is not only made of material possessions, Aquarius. Your real friends—and the right person—will love you for who you are, not only for what you have. You’re more than what you can give, and the right people will remind you of that. You just have to find them. There’s no rush, however. As Mercury goes retrograde this Taurus season, it’s best for you to rest and relax at home and wait until the retrograde is over before you start making major decisions.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, there’s no denying the fact that you have so much love for your family, regardless of whether such family is blood or chosen. However, you might find your family values clashing against your self-image when the Moon gets in a feud with Neptune today. Some of these values might be toxic, and you’re trying your best to unlearn them, but sometimes, they still affect how you view yourself, and today is one of those times. However, know that it doesn’t matter what they think, Pisces, even if they are your family. Whether or not you want to change them is not for you to decide right now, because at this moment in time, the one thing you need to do is show yourself some tender love and care. Find quiet and respite from our chaotic world and ignore the noise for a moment. One day, you’ll learn to look at yourself in the mirror and feel so much love without the negativity of the outside world affecting your reflection.