Mars continues to be the key planet in the heavens just now, angling to both Neptune and Jupiter. With Neptune its influence is slightly in decline, whilst the angle it forges with Jupiter is set to grow stronger from here in.
If you have felt drained of energy in recent days, or found it hard to be clear headed about your motives, Mars/Neptune won't have helped. Whereas Mars square Jupiter can have its upsides, it is going to be important to not to fall into the trap of exaggerating what we say, or "bigging" ourselves too much. Venus and Saturn are also now directly face to face, so a make or break time can reached in some ties.
Aries 21 March - 20 April
It's time when the social butterfly in you can come out. Embrace the world. Enjoy yourself, as the Moon in Aquarius encourages you to make time for a little frivolity. If there is something you fancy you may get a nudge of encouragement. However, Mercury's move into Taurus also inspires practical approaches too.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Even if the day brings tasks or chores that are somewhat demanding - get ready for a surprise that can boost your spirits. This may be particularly welcome if you have to endure a small disappointment. And as Mercury glides into your sign, it's time to power up your thoughts, ready to take advantage of an exciting idea.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
Although today's influences can have a sobering effect, they can also be useful as a way of helping you understand someone's limits or boundaries. You might trigger a person's sensitive side - but even so, could find that after a chat you somehow become closer. A fun encounter can however add extra sparkle to the day.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Are you in the mood for constructive action? It's certainly a time to get on with tasks that need a bit of elbow grease. Also, as Venus and Saturn connect this hints that you may be suffering from a relationship concern, especially if a tie didn't go as planned. However, don't be put off, for things might work out better next time.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
It pays to choose your words carefully, particularly concerning an important bond. A cosy liaison can grow stronger and become more committed under current influences, and especially if you sense this relationship has plenty of mileage. On another note, a personal ambition can edge closer towards success now, Leo.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
A deadline may take its toll, pushing you to cancel a social engagement or meeting. Indeed, you could find working behind-the-scenes is more your style and the chances are you'll likely get more done too. Meanwhile, the presence of Mars in Taurus can act as a spur, leading to new opportunities for learning and expanding your horizons.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
This is one day when liaising with others may be fraught with difficulties. Needs and desires conflict, or a friend or boss may ask you to help them out, when you'd prefer to do something else. However, you'll benefit from handling such situations graciously, as these same people may offer up opportunities in the future.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Today's Moon in Aquarius can enhance the atmosphere both at home and away, making this a good time to connect with family or friends. In fact, a reunion could work to your advantage. Later, a financial misunderstanding can be easily avoided if you make a point of being precise regarding a deal or a purchase.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
Mercury's move into your lifestyle sector could see you getting serious about health issues. If the energy of Mars has recently failed to get you exercising, then reading an inspirational book might motivate you to become focused and toned. Failing this - joining a club can provide the necessary help and support.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
It's probably best to keep smiling, even if friends or loved ones seem a little bit moody. You can win brownie points by gently offering your assistance where necessary. On another note, you might feel like hurrying a budding liaison along in your desire for sultry action. At this stage, though, it may be better not to push too hard.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
This can be good day for negotiations or signing important contracts. You'll be able to impress people with your innovative ideas and sincerity, inspiring them to invite you on board with their plans. However, you'll need to be quick off the mark to exploit such an opportunity, as it might not be around for too long.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
Anything that requires initiative can pique your interest, particularly if it involves using your creative or imaginative skills. However, a friend's rather negative take on your ideas could have more to do with their hang-ups than with you. Fortunately, even if there is disappointment, the evening shows more promising potential.