Tension fills the air today as our luminary Luna gets in hot waters with warrior Mars at 5:10 PM EST. Our decisions are fueled by emotion, done with impulsivity, with no regard to the consequences. Because our emotions are peaking, we may have a hard time controlling them, and may lash out or react aggressively in stressful situations—even against our loved ones, including our romantic partners. Due to the ongoing Mercury retrograde, this results in conflict and misunderstanding.
These celestial motions are, without a doubt, hard to navigate today. If you want to learn how you can be the master of your own emotions even with the universe seemingly conspiring against you, read more below for guidance specific to your individual sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, when the radiant Moon squares assertive Mars, conflict arises in your relationships today due to your intensified emotions. You’re screaming and crying even at the tiniest inconvenience, which stresses out both you and your loved ones—including your partner, if you’re in a relationship. Unresolved emotional issues from the past and from your childhood might also surface today, affecting your ability to form healthy relationships. You need to calm down, Aries. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax. It’s only when you’re calm that you’re able to be rational enough to resolve these issues.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, when the lustrous Moon brawls against hot-headed Mars, romance might not be in the picture for you today, but something better is in store—self-love. Today, you focus on taking care of yourself and understanding your emotions. However, a certain productivity blooms within you as well, making you want to pursue new ideas and projects. This does not mix well with your desire to rest and relax, creating inner tension and conflict. To reconcile the two, focus on projects that help you improve yourself. That way, your productivity is dedicated towards your very own character development, helping you hit two birds with one stone.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, today you face challenges in matters of the heart and the penny as the Moon challenges hot-headed Mars. Your desire for emotional expression leads you to indulge in romance, pleasure, and entertainment, which means you’re very prone to impulsive spending, especially on romantic partners or in pursuit of pleasure. It’s never a good idea to burn money you don’t have, but especially so during the Mercury retrograde. You need to be responsible and practical with your finances, Gemini, or you will not have enough for the rainy days.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer, when the Moon gets into a brawl with impatient Mars today, your need for relationship security and stability clashes with your desire to pursue your own personal interests and goals. Relationships go both ways, and if you’re committed, conflict might arise if you constantly pursue your self-interest over the welfare of your partner and the relationship. If you’re single, you’re better off alone right now if you know you can only look after yourself, but you might feel lonely if you also seek a stable partnership. If you want a healthy, functioning relationship, know that you have to consider the other person as well, Cancer, not just yourself.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You like to say what you mean and mean what you say, Leo, but when the Moon challenges Mars today, you’re unable to express your feelings the way you want to. There’s just something in the air today that makes you want to bottle your emotions. This could lead to misunderstanding and arguments in your relationships, which is why you must be mindful of your emotions and reactions in stressful situations. If you’re having trouble saying what you feel right now, you don’t have to. Simply sitting with the discomfort of unpleasant emotions is sometimes enough until you’re ready to let them flow out of you.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You’ve been learning to love yourself without external validation, Virgo, but when the luminary Moon crosses swords with warrior Mars, you just want to know that other people love you the way you need to be loved. You want your partner to value and appreciate you the way you want to be loved and appreciated, and you want to be celebrated for your achievements by your peers and colleagues, but you know this thirst for recognition is unhealthy. Maybe talking to a trusted friend or partner can help you get the healthy validation you need rather than seeking it out from the wrong people.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You’re often called indecisive, Libra, and today, this becomes more apparent when the Moon confronts Mars and you’re unable to choose between your need for emotional security and your desire for social recognition. If you’re committed, maybe your partner hasn’t been very supportive of your career choices, making you feel like you have to choose between the two. If you’re single, you may be having a hard time balancing your personal and professional life. Know that it’s not either-or, Libra, you can be a career person with a healthy personal life. The key is finding a good work-life balance and sticking to it.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Scorpio, your conscious and subconscious clash today as the Moon finds itself in conflict with impatient Mars. Your repressed emotions are coming back to the surface, making you feel uncomfortable knowing that they directly contrast your existing beliefs. You might have been hurt in the past, and now you’ve convinced yourself you’ve moved on when you’ve actually just buried your feelings away from sight. Let yourself feel these repressed emotions, Scorpio. Remember that the only way out is through.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, you’ve always wanted deep connections and intimacy, but you have a hard time expressing this desire today as the silver gleam of the Moon blinds hot-headed Mars. You want to get closer to the people around you, your partner in particular if you’re committed, but you don’t know how. Every time you try to say something, you just get tongue-tied, afraid you’ll say the wrong thing. This might be because of your trust issues, Sag. You might not trust the people around you enough to open up. But you have to learn to trust if you want a real connection, Sagittarius. You have to be willing to hurt if you want to find love.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Career and romance are not a good mix for you today, Capricorn, as the Moon shots daggers straight through the heart of Mars. You have ambition, and often, you work too hard that you end up neglecting other parts of your life, and this is the case today. If you’re committed, your partner might feel neglected. Your friendships might even fall out because of this. It’s essential for you to have a balance between your career aspirations and personal life, Capricorn. Whether you like it or not, you need a support system to succeed.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, you’ve always desired to explore the world, but some things get in the way of this yearning today as the Moon fights with Mars. There might be hindrances at work that are actively stopping you from pursuing this desire, or you might not be emotionally stable enough to cope with the unfamiliarity of visiting new places. This can indirectly affect your personal relationships, including your romantic relationship, if you’re committed, as you might end up projecting the stress onto your loved ones unknowingly. Perhaps it is best for you to accept that you won’t be able to travel the world right now, Aquarius, but know that it’s still possible in the future—in the universe’s perfect timing.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, you want to be vulnerable, but when the Moon fights chaotic Mars today, you’re not sure if you’re ready to open yourself up. You’re recently just discovering these feelings of vulnerability and maybe insecurity, making you long for someone who understands and sees you for who you are, who gives you the stability you need in your relationships. However, the little hopeless romantic in you still hopes for the thrill of the chase, of the constant second-guessing if they want you back, not a steady love that almost feels boring. You have to learn how to differentiate passion from outright emotional abuse, Pisces. Healthy love can also be exciting—you just have to know where to look for it.