The cosmic weather shifts today as the Moon enters hardworking Capricorn at 2:39 am EDT, followed minutes later by the Sun's entry into intense Scorpio. We become more serious now as we take stock of what we have and make decisions about how best to use our emotional and physical resources to achieve our goals. The Moon's conjunction with ruthless Pluto, Scorpio's key planet, raises the stakes in any struggle and encourages us to play for keeps.
The party is over for a while, and surprisingly you are more than ready to get down to work. Nevertheless, you must be careful about making too many commitments too fast. Although your intentions are good, you may be setting yourself up for failure if you promise more than you can deliver. It's better to take the heat right away and be clear about what you cannot do than to say yes and then fall short of your goals.
You may get angry if a co-worker or partner isn't willing to go along with your plan now. However, expressing your feelings won't do anything to straighten out the situation. If you want to avoid increasing the tension, don't take their lack of cooperation personally. It's best to directly address the specifics of the criticism you receive. Don't slip into an adversarial mode; instead, seek a response that allows everyone to share in a common victory.
You may be challenged to handle a serious issue today which can make you feel uncomfortable. Your natural tendency to sidestep an unpleasant situation is a strategy that often works well for you, but now you'll be better off if you face the music. It's likely you will need to overcome a ridge of resistance, but you'll feel better once you decide to deal with whatever comes up. The first steps are the hardest; it gets easier as you go along.
You must stand up to someone who tries to bully you today. Whether you win or lose the conflict, though, is not as important as you think. What is significant is that you establish yourself as a person who won't be pushed around. Even if you must eventually acquiesce, you will make it known that you are not a pushover. Don't be afraid to express your feelings, for it is from them that you derive your strength.
There is a wide gulf between how you feel now and what you are willing to do. In fact, your actions may say one thing while common sense says something else. Nevertheless, your emotions might prevail today in a skirmish between your head and your heart. Remember, logic can be used to answer a question, but not to share what's in your heart.
Although a relationship issue may be more complicated now, you are feeling like you're back in your own element. Even if an emotional drama has recently come into the light, today you have the fortitude to overcome your fears and engage in a discussion about what's happening. But don't fall into the trap of thinking you already know the outcome. Remain true to your heart while being flexible enough to change as the situation evolves.
You may feel somewhat let down today as the illuminating Sun leaves your sign for the darker world of Scorpio. However, you aren't ready to jump into the shadowy realms. You might not want to complicate things by exploring your feelings. Even if you prefer to spend more time in lighthearted banter, you can also appreciate the inevitability of the upcoming changes.
The Sun's return to your sign today for a month-long visit can bring buried feelings into the light. Your perspective is already beginning to change although there is much more for you to learn. Still, you may feel as if you have already done the hard work, so the rest should be easier. Whatever approach you take, don't underestimate the transformative power of Scorpio.
You may feel as if an inspirational light has been turned off now that the Moon has left your adventurous sign and entered somber Capricorn. Rather than spreading doom and gloom, you are free to keep your feelings to yourself for a while -- especially with the Sun moving in your 12th House of Secrets. But don't sacrifice your integrity by glossing over something that must be said. As long as you are kind-hearted, you can't go wrong telling the truth.
The cautious Capricorn Moon's monthly conjunction with relentless Pluto today can bend you out of shape for a bit, but don't worry. You may go on a quick trip into the depths of your own subconscious mind, but you won't be required to stay there for too long. You have nothing to fear; there's nothing inherently dangerous about this transit, unless you try to resist the growth that it can bring.
It's time for you to place your attention on your professional path, and this may require you to temporarily hide your passions. But tread carefully here, for it's not a good idea to bury them so deeply that you cannot remember how you feel. Remember, even if your emotions are inconvenient at times, they are still the source of making real connections.
Waves of refreshing emotions are now washing over you and rejuvenating your life. But don't make the mistake of thinking that all will be easy; it won't. You can be quite overwhelmed today, but the intensity can be a catalyst to open your heart. Don't waste energy resisting your fears. Expressing them is your best insurance against shutting down your emotions.