Persevere in the pursuit of your ambition; you can cover a lot of ground if you muster your steadiness and determination. There will be effort involved, but this is not a sprint; rather, you are traveling at a pace that gives you plenty of time to pause and enjoy the scenery. The important thing is that you don’t lose sight of what you’re aiming for. Keep it in mind, and take up opportunities to advance.
– by Amy Elliott
Written in the Planets
Today could feel a little introspective regarding relationships, thanks to Venus in Aries making a square to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. What’s the reality of the situation? How do your expectations and standards reflect your values, ideals, desires and sense of self — or are they based on the relationship and social models of a past generation? Notice whether you feel somehow at odds with yourself in that equation. Even great partnerships do not necessarily burn hot all the time, and those moments can be good opportunities to exercise a little independence to balance things out.
Note also that Mars is in a square to the minor planet Borasisi, which could be raising tension between what you think you want and some emotional level of belief that you have about it. Can you have the debate with yourself without dragging other people into it? In other words, this is about doing what you need to do for yourself in a way that owns all of your desires, motivations and frustrations — no matter how contradictory or multifaceted they seem.
Finally, I’ve noticed in the last couple days a fair number of people having unusual glitches with their digital tech items — yet Mercury is nowhere near any kind of retrograde. It is, however, newly in Taurus and about to conjoin Uranus: the ‘cosmic light socket’ in the sign of ‘possessions’. If you can find a low-cost workaround for any electronics that are acting up, it might be an interesting experiment to see if things clear up on their own later in the week. Another possibility is that you’re being alerted to a previously hidden foundational issue that needs to be addressed.
– by Amanda Painter