Before the evening comes, Mercury forms an opposition with Pluto, and this transit challenges the courage of our convictions. It becomes a little difficult to welcome the possibility of meeting new people and understanding beliefs that are different from ours. People in relationships will find an outspoken tension in disagreements with their partner, but in order to meet halfway, we must make an effort to remember that the goal is to reach a mutual decision. The energy of this transit is best harnessed toward self-improvement and deepening intimacy in our relationships, both platonic and romantic.
To learn how you can best manifest this transit’s energy in your romantic life, read more below.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You’re just starting to mend your broken relationship with your family, Aries, but career challenges might arise that can once again rock the boat. If you’ve recently started a family with your partner, they might feel neglected as you devote more time and attention to furthering your career. Setting clear boundaries between your professional and personal lives will give you the work-life balance you need to live a happy, fulfilling personal life all while remaining ambitious. Having a supportive partner and family will certainly help you reach your goals, so if you find yourself constantly having to choose between them and your dreams, that is a sign that you need to leave and find better people to be with.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You can often be stubborn, Taurus, and today’s transit has the danger of reinforcing your refusal to be open to beliefs and opinions that differ from yours. Without conscious effort, you will be unable to see the value in meeting new people and learning about their unique fears and desires. It is vital for you to remember that you can only learn when you explore beliefs you usually disagree with. It will deepen your understanding of love and life, helping you become a better, more understanding, and compassionate partner, friend, and family to your loved ones.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, when it comes to your loved ones, you’re incredibly generous—and today you’re spoiling them not just with material gifts, but with love and affection. You’re learning that in order to love yourself, you need to learn from how you love other people. It’s easy to love others, for sure, but often, it’s hard to give ourselves the same amount of love. You feel a certain type of guilt from loving yourself; it sometimes even feels selfish. But it’s not. And though it’s hard to unlearn, the important thing is you’re willing to. Know that when you learn to be generous with yourself as you are with others, you will be unbreakable, Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer, today you will be overcome with emotion even more than usual, and it will become a little more difficult to make decisions based on reason. But you have to remember that, to some extent, decision-making based on emotions alone can be foolish. You can never be too kind or too compassionate, for sure, but you still need to be wary of people who will take advantage of your kindness—yes, even your friends, partner, and family. Remember that relationships are a two-way street, Cancer, and if you find that you’ve been giving more kindness than you’re receiving, perhaps it’s time to start asserting yourself.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Every one of us has unhealthy emotional patterns we’re beholden to, Leo, but what you need to learn today is that, often, the best we can do is make a conscious effort to break out of them. It’s certainly difficult, but self-improvement always warrants moving out of your comfort zone. Don’t give up on yourself just because self-improvement requires effort. Taking care of yourself, looking after your mental health, and doing everything you can to break out of these vicious cycles will not only make you a better person, but a better lover, friend, and family to your loved ones.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, today you’re seeing your friendships through rose-colored glasses. You romanticize quiet mornings with them, casual conversations over coffee, and doing your favorite, common hobbies together, and it does wonders for your mental health. But you still can’t help but feel scared that they will end up disappointing you or maybe even leaving you in the end, like everybody else does. Understand that the people who genuinely love you will never leave you hanging, Virgo. It’s okay to enjoy the love they give, because you deserve it.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, the noise and chaos of the world can often be too much for you to handle, and today, you’re too exhausted to deal with all of it—so you choose to take refuge in the comfort of your own home. After a long, winding day, you want to cuddle up in the arms of the person you love. It comforts you to know that you have something to fall back on every time you find a bump in the road, which means that if disagreements arise at home, it becomes overwhelming. It truly is difficult, Libra, but when you develop the strength to navigate both the personal and professional conflicts you encounter, life becomes a little more tolerable.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
There’s no question that you’re passionate, Scorpio, and today you’re harnessing this passion toward storytelling. You love hearing and telling stories about your and other people’s lives because you believe the stories we have are what make life meaningful. However, this passion for stories can often turn into outright gossip. But gossip is a shaky foundation for romantic and platonic relationships, Scorpio. If you’re going to tell stories, make sure they are worth telling.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You’re a deep thinker, Sagittarius, and while you’re usually social, today you’re living in your own head, caught up in your many colorful thoughts and fantasies. You’re digging deep into your heart and reaching for the things you’ve long hidden, fascinated by their seeming novelty. But you wonder if this pensiveness is a good thing. You idealize love and life, and then get disappointed when your fantasies don’t translate into reality. Remember that love doesn’t have to be perfect to be valid, Sagittarius. Don’t let your perfection hinder you from getting the love you need.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn, you’re looking at the relationships you have today, and re-assessing which ones are healthy and which ones you need to leave. An internal battle ensues as you see the toxic people you’re surrounded by. You wonder: do you really have bad taste in friends and romantic partners? Do you always let other people take advantage of you? There’s nothing you hate more than being cheated out of your love, Capricorn. You’ve always carefully chosen the ones who are deserving of it, which is why it hurts so much when you let the wrong people in. Keep in mind that it’s not your fault when other people take advantage of you, Capricorn. If they take advantage of your love, it’s on them, not on you.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, you like keeping your feelings at bay because you don’t like to be perceived as “too emotional,” and you need to unlearn that. Let yourself learn that communication and saying how you feel are important for your mental health. You’ve always believed that it’s best if you’re the only one handling your own feelings because it’s a huge burden to put on other people, but that’s not the case. You will never get the love you need if you keep burying your feelings deep beneath the surface, Aquarius. Understand that to love means to share, and that means letting your loved ones help you carry the baggage that has always weighed you down.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, you’re letting your creative side show today, and you’re learning that creative doesn’t always mean artistic—you’re creative in the way you show love for your friends, family, and partner, and it makes you even more lovable than you already are. Don’t worry about being unappreciated, because real friends will appreciate every little gift you give. You take care of them in ways only you can, and it makes you so special. Don’t hold back on giving love, Pisces. There is a strength in being expressive of your love and affection—use it to your advantage.