The Sun and Mercury are exactly conjunct or side by side in Aries. This is sometimes described as combust, well, at least in a Natal or Birth Chart Horoscope. If you know of anyone born today they are always likely to possess a lively personality, and even perhaps a touch of genius. The mental attributes of Mercury are positively boosted by the Sun and so quick wits is often a feature of this influence.
For the rest of us, we may find that we are sharper than usual, but it is also important not to jump to conclusions, which is also possible with this aspect. Furthermore as Mars begins to Sextile with Neptune, when it comes to desires, all sorts of motives can carefully disguised, so we will all need to stay conscious of our own.
Aries 21 March - 20 April
Enjoy a chance to mingle with people who are fun to be around, or perhaps with the weekend coming up, a dinner party may be better. It's an upbeat day when people seem to have much to talk about and share. A welcome social buzz can be excellent for relaxing and helping to release the tensions of a busy week.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Perhaps the cosmos is sending a message that it's time to slow down and appreciate each moment, or maybe a walk in nature would do you good. An ongoing focus means that taking a bit of time out from your busy schedule could help recharge your batteries, as well as giving you a chance to reflect on key plans and priorities.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
It can be a top-notch evening for social get-togethers, as a Mercury link encourages conversation and a chance to be part of a fun event. People seem to gravitate towards you, moved by your charm and charisma. Even those you've had a mild disagreement with in the past, could be cajoled into helping out or sharing advice.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
You can get the day off to a good start, when an innovative idea might get you noticed by the right people. A Sun Mercury connection encourages you to share your thoughts and knowledge, seek out answers and gather information for your plans. Meanwhile, a Mars Neptune link hints that you may have a secret admirer.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
Your mood seems upbeat and inspirational, so you'll gain from taking on a challenge or opting to try your hand at something new. And, though there may be a learning curve involved today, you'll certainly benefit from having a go. Later, a hazy influence suggests you might not be quite ready to reveal your next move.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
You'll snap to regarding money matters, particularly if faced with a bill or other demand for payment. Today's Sun Mercury link encourages those mind cogs to start whirring, with the result that a brainwave could solve any issues and leave you happier all round! Going out tonight? Decide to do something different.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
Absorbing ideas that hint at a solution to a problem can pop up, encouraging you to want to be bold. However, despite this you might still find a task or chore somewhat overwhelming. Combine your skills and thinking with the knowhow of a friend and you'll soon be on your way. Dating? A delightful evening is possible, Libra.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
As Mars and Neptune connect, this suggests your decision-making abilities may not be at their reliable best. If today brings conflicting input concerning an important matter and you feel pulled in a number of directions, then resist the urge to grasp at any solution. You could find a friend or family member offers some sage pointers.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
Exciting influences prevail where your love life is concerned, as today they fizz with upbeat energy. In a new romantic liaison? This looks set to sparkle even brighter, especially if you are meeting this evening. Long-term bonds can also perk up. Whether you stay in or go out, you could still have an evening of fun.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
Though you can be sceptical of what seem like new-fangled ideas, embracing a time-saving gadget or book that helps streamline your routines and your life, could bring future benefits, so stay open minded. It may also pay to tell someone close what's on your mind, as it might get the day off to a warm and pleasant start.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Mars focuses your attention on home and family matters and encourages you to spend time on household projects that might afford a respite from too much busyness. While today's Sun Mercury link could mean you'll be in demand, you can also relish being able to unwind with a book, movie or being with good friends.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
As Mars and Neptune aspect one another it coincides with a disappointment. Someone may also criticize a cherished dream. However, they might be offering practical advice that you'll benefit from taking on board. You don't have to abandon your plans altogether, but could be better to tweak them for a more realistic outcome.