Sunday, November 16
We pull our thoughts inward and contemplate deep subjects now that clever Mercury forms a cooperative sextile with mysterious Pluto. We act like detectives in search of elusive solutions, inspired by intuitive Neptune’s direct turn. But the analytical Virgo Moon tricks us into believing that the answers to big questions are found in the small details. However, our spirits lift and our horizons expand when Venus shifts into visionary Sagittarius.
Although you may be looking at life through a conceptual lens today, you can be much more effective if you bring everything down to a manageable size. Rather than considering the long-term consequences of your current actions now, limit your thinking to the immediate impact. There is nothing to be gained by attempting to solve all the world’s problems; just make small improvements to your own life and let the ramifications of each of your actions ripple outward naturally.
Someone’s harsh words could cut deeply today, leaving you feeling hurt or even betrayed. You might even question a friend’s motives and wonder about their loyalty. Your natural tendency is to defend your position while also protecting your self-esteem. However, you’re being offered an opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and learn from past mistakes. The choice is yours; seal off your boundaries to criticism or push past your fear of failure. Even one golden nugget of truth can jumpstart your personal growth.
It's tricky to follow through with consistent action today because your thoughts are bouncing back and forth between the small and the large. You notice every tiny detail now that the discriminating Virgo Moon aligns with superhero Mars. Meanwhile, social Venus enters uplifting Sagittarius, widening your perspective and enticing you to explore distant galaxies. Attempting to make a logical decision may be an exercise in futility; however, following a hunch just might be your best chance for success.
Your attitude determines how much you will actually accomplish today. If you concentrate on the immediate tasks at hand, you could power through your chores more efficiently than anyone might suspect. But if you scatter your energy by dreaming about the far-off future, you may end up annoyed with how much you still have to finish at the end of the day. Scale back your big thinking so you can take care of the little things first.
It’s tempting to leave what you’re doing if you get the chance to express your excitement competitively or impulsively run with someone else's bold idea today. However, it's more productive to follow through on whatever you previously started or you could suffer from harsh self-criticism later. One tactic to help you focus now is to consciously limit your activities. Walking away from your work is not a smart strategy, especially when you can channel your creativity into the present moment.
It seems as if your emotions are settling down now that the practical Virgo Moon harmonizes with Pluto and Mars. However, you might be uncharacteristically overconfident as you contemplate your next chapter. Don't trust your logic today, especially if your future looks too good to be true. Balancing your newfound sense of adventure with a bit of common sense enables you to take advantage of the current planetary magic.
Finishing up an old project this weekend is a wise plan so you can be free to tackle new problems that show up next week. Unfortunately, it may not be all that simple to take care of business now because your standards are so high that you find it nearly impossible to meet your lofty expectations. Don’t work against your own success. Stop procrastinating; you can't delay the inevitable by ignoring what needs to be done today.
It's perfectly acceptable to be as picky as you want about your social commitments because you don't have time to waste today. But even if you have room on your schedule, it’s still healthier to be the master of your own destiny than to fall in line with someone else's agenda. Nevertheless, distancing yourself from friends and family isn't useful, either. If you manage your calendar more efficiently you can hang out with others and still follow your bliss.
Broadcasting your optimism allows others to get a sense of the big picture as you see it. But you can become so enamored with your vision of the future now that you might miss what is happening right in front of your nose. Although it’s hard to resist throwing yourself into another fantastic pursuit, it's more helpful to be as pragmatic as possible today. Whether you like it or not, exercising self-restraint improves your chances of reaching your goals.
You believe that you have a workable plan in place to fulfill your dreams, but it might not turn out quite as sweet as you wish. No matter how much you try to narrow your focus today, your thinking is still in an inflationary phase. However, your best ideas lose their value if you take them too far. Paradoxically, keeping your expectations in check now could actually enable you to accomplish even more.
Your friends and acquaintances could steer you in the right direction now as amicable Venus moves into your 11th House of Community. But you are still inclined to withdraw and think things through on your own. Aim to find a happy medium between losing yourself in a crowd and avoiding others altogether. Establishing stronger connections with the right people makes your investment of time worthwhile.
You may be rethinking relationship strategies now as the Moon camps out in your 7th House of Companions. No doubt, juggling your domestic responsibilities with social obligations is complicated. But, instead of flitting from one thing to another, pick one task and follow it all the way through to its conclusion. After you finish, shift gears and do something else. Staying on a narrowly defined path could bring the stability you seek so you can apply your efforts more creatively next week.