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The Stars Might Be Telling You to Take the Day Off

Between the influences of Mercury and Mars this morning placing us in a mood that others will probably want to avoid, and the Moon in Pisces this afternoon sending us into fantasy land, there might not be a whole lot of productivity today. If you can, take a load off and spend some time alone. It might be better to try this whole adulting thing again tomorrow. Or the day after.

Mercury is Square Mars at 7:07 am

Mercury in emotive Cancer went square of Mars in fiery Aries early this morning. This transit can be challenging at times, and it means we might wake up feeling a bit out of sorts. We’re prone to be nervous, easily excitable, and even possibly intolerant and sarcastic towards others.

Rushed thinking can make us feel short-tempered and aggressive. It’s easy to take things out of context and jump to conclusions, when what we really need to do is slow down and center ourselves. Listen carefully to what’s being said, and think twice before responding. If you’re placed in a position where you have to defend yourself or your beliefs, you’ll be in an excellent state of mind to do so. More likely, though, you’ll just feel like everyone on earth is challenging you. You might be looking for a fight.

This transit can make us accident prone, so if you feel your anger rising, try to avoid driving, or any other mode of travel where you’re in control. Also, avoid making big decisions or entering into any sort of negotiations until you feel more grounded and settled.

The Moon Moves into Pisces at 2:16 PM

This afternoon, the moon officially moves into dreamy Pisces, something that can soften all of that edginess and irritability. When the moon is in Pisces, it’s an ideal time to take a few days off to just be and feel. Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac wheel, and as such, it’s a good time for reflection on the past month, meditation over the mysteries of life, and even a little escapism.

Pisces has us feeling sensitive and emotional, and can dissolve the boundaries between us. This can be a wonderful thing in some cases, as it draws us closer together and increases empathy and understanding. But it’s also a prime time for people to take advantage of those with a loving, giving nature. Business dealings aren’t meant to be the focus during a Pisces moon.

It would be beneficial to spend some time around water over the course of the next couple of days. Steal away to the beach if that’s a possibility for you, head for a picnic at the lake, take a walk in the rain, or just enjoy a long, restorative soak in the tub.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, please adjust for your time zone.