The Moon passes over Saturn today, and whilst the exact link is brief it can set the tone for the day. This can make us more conscious of our emotional, family or domestic responsibilities, or where burdens are a little heavier, see these close in on us.
The good news is that Mercury's opposition to Saturn is set to wane now, so mind power can be back up, although with the Moon also fleetingly face to face with Mercury herself, the trick is going to be in being in touch with how we really feel, before speaking, at least on more sensitive or important issues.
Aries 21 March - 20 April
Mercury today encourages conversation, networking and plenty of interaction, all of which can help the wheels of progress to turn. The Sun Pluto connection also pushes you to look at survival issues, encouraging you to get moving regarding finances and career. A bold move could bring greater security into your life.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Once you've taken care of chores, paid the bills and straightened out a misunderstanding, the day has potential for romance and lively fun. A feisty solar link suggests that if you go out of your way for someone, you'll be more than rewarded for your trouble. Do ignore gossip and surround yourself with good company.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
The Moon in Sagittarius stimulates romance and friendship, even though a Moon Saturn connection hints at initial awkwardness. Though you may have to work hard to break the ice, it can be well worth your while to do so. In addition, a Sun Jupiter connection hints that an intuitive hunch might prove telling today.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
You may have a few surprises in store, so keep an open mind and try to be compassionate with those who delay your plans. Meanwhile, Mercury's presence in Gemini could see you keen to enjoy some alone time. Consider relaxing with a movie or a gripping novel - or anything that helps you unwind and recharge.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
Your feelings for someone may play a part in the day's activities, particularly if you're hoping to persuade them out on a date, or into helping you with a project. However, the Sun's link with Pluto suggests it's probably best not to push your luck. You'll get more satisfaction if you leave others to make up their own minds.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
A difference of opinion can be a good thing, even though it might not feel like it today. Try to stay away from argumentative types, and don't be too hard on yourself if someone criticizes your views. On another note, a desire to study or to travel could pave the way for an encounter that makes your heart beat a little faster.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
Listen to a well-meaning friend as their advice may be just what's needed to resolve a tricky situation. However, your social life seems to be up to speed again, with a focus on exploring new clubs and venues where you can connect with people who share your many interests. Still, it could pay to be smart with your money.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Shopping and companionship can be an uneasy mix today. Don't ask a friend for an opinion about a possible purchase if you're not prepared for a negative response. Even so, you can learn from constructive criticism. If you're feeling restless, a Moon Uranus link suggests you guard against impulsive spending.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
To keep from getting buried under an avalanche of work, it helps to devise a plan and to stick to it. Little things today could have a way of tripping you up so don't overlook apparently minor details. However, when it comes to your social life, positive trends indicate the potential for a lively and upbeat flirtation.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
An idea that seems full of potential could prove to be more trouble than it's worth, particularly once you examine the facts. However, simplifying it might make all the difference. The Moon Saturn connection later encourages you to take time out to reflect on life. If you can include a spot of relaxation, so much the better.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
This should be an upbeat and dynamic day that's loaded with social and romantic potential. Getting together with friends or going off on a day trip could bring you a lot of pleasure. Intriguingly, today's Sun Pluto connection can pique interest in family history, encouraging a desire to explore your ancestry and background.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
Inspired ideas may impress, but keep your feet on the ground and don't let yourself get carried away, as some adjustments may be called for later on. Also be on your guard around a narrow minded or sceptical colleague who refuses to see enlightenment. In contrast, there is fun to be had with family and friends, Pisces.