Mars has relocated to Gemini, where it is lively and helps to energize the social arena of our lives or anything to do with communications. Yet with Saturn directly opposite in the heavens and rewinding in Sagittarius this mutable opposition can cause quite lot of frustration.
Imagine driving a car with the handbrake on and you will get an idea of how this aspect may play out. Things can still move, but much less easily than usual. In some ways, this can be a good thing, especially if we have any tendency to charge into situations without forethought. However, we may experience the restriction as coming from other people, or one person in particular.
Aries 21 March - 20 April
There may be a sense of frustration in the air, although it's best not to pursue it or get involved in any dramas that end up exhausting you. Instead, shift your focus to what you can achieve and to matters that uplift your spirits. Even so, a Moon Saturn link encourages a practical stance on issues that might pose a dilemma.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
An awkward influence hints that it might not be easy to negotiate your way around bureaucratic delays. No matter how much you plead, it may be you'll need to tow the line. On a personal note, a positive understanding of what makes you tick can help you make wise choices when it comes to family matters, work and play.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
Though you may be happy to negotiate in order to make life easier for everyone, others might not, which could put you in a tricky position. Mind, if you really listen to what they have to say, you could find their ideas are not so very different from yours. The willingness to compromise, as ever, can make a positive difference.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Today's upbeat blend of energies could give you the encouragement you need to meet a challenge head on. If you've been putting off taking action, you might now find it easier to go for it. On another note, Venus can help you see another, more romantic side to someone, and this could encourage you to draw closer.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
There are many reasons why you might be excited about life and the possibilities open before you, particularly as the current alignments offer more than one opportunity to experiment with new paths and perspectives. Plus, the additional activity in your social zone means a new friend could be an inspiration.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
Don't spend too much time worrying about things, as what seems a major issue today could soon be of minor importance. You'll also find that Jupiter in your spiritual sector encourages a reflective mood, urging you to consider your priorities. Any insights you gain as a result could be crucial to achieving a personal ambition.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
Mars's link with Saturn suggests you may have trouble being as patient and diplomatic as usual. Although it helps to be respectful of others' points of view, it's also important that you speak your mind. Even so, your social life looks hopeful, with positive exchanges making up for any conflicts you might encounter elsewhere.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
The idea of giving into an impulse might seem a good one, if it wasn't for your feelings about your financial situation. Whether you have money or not there seems to be an ongoing conflict about whether you can justify an expense. Watch yourself though, as the carefree Aries Moon might prompt you to do it anyway.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
If other people seem to be calling the tune, do your best to stay beyond their impact. It's not just a case of avoiding flak from those who are power hungry, but also of knowing how to deal with any creative blocks you're experiencing. The key here may be to release tension and allow your imagination to run free.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
A very persuasive friend might draw you into a scheme of theirs, even if you're not really that interested. Be firm with them, especially as your schedule is likely very busy. Today's other influences also suggest a love interest could be building on your consciousness, with this person very much on your wavelength.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Be careful about risking important relationships. Just because someone seems tricky to deal with, don't give them the pleasure of rising to the bait. Edgy influences suggest you could come close to saying exactly what you think. However, you'll set a far better example by rising above all this and refusing to get drawn in.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
It's possible things may not be quite as they seem, particularly regarding a key relationship. However, Venus's link to Neptune suggests you might add to any problems by interpreting certain key events the wrong way. Even so, the Moon's link to Saturn hints that chatting to a wise friend could unlock a clearer view.