Saturday, August 28
We can take things too far today as the Sun creates a fateful septile with boundless Jupiter. Spontaneous action works better than overanalyzing our actions while the Moon is in impulsive Aries. The Moon’s tense oppositions to feisty Mars and sweet Venus in peaceable Libra create relationship tension and add shyness to the emotional mix. Nevertheless a creative quintile between romantic Venus and intense Pluto lure us into the magical web of love.
You might believe you can play all day long and still finish your chores. Unfortunately, reality probably won’t support your fantasy. Nevertheless, the Moon in speedy Aries helps you to accomplish a lot more than you expect once you get going. Be kind to yourself; don't wait so long that you don’t have enough time to make things right and meet your earlier commitments.
You could be feeling pretty good about yourself yet your confidence can actually create a problem for you today. Your key planet Venus is aligned with unyielding Pluto, making it nearly impossible for you to change your mind now. Your legendary stubbornness may kick in if someone accuses you of doing a sloppy job. Instead of spending your energy defending your performance after the fact, put extra effort on doing your job to the best of your abilities in the first place.
Be very careful about committing to something you won’t be able to deliver today because you may not be very good at estimating how long a job takes. You might be so eager to squeeze a lot into a small amount of time that you are almost guaranteed of falling short of your promise. You can make things run smoother if you just schedule your projects more carefully and add a little allowance for unexpected complications.
Be wary of taking on too much responsibility today because the enterprising Aries Moon in your 10th House of Public Life is stressed by planets in your 4th House of Roots. Unfortunately, your friends and family might need you more than the call of accomplishment beckons. Instead of worrying about what you’ll get finished, think about what you can do for someone you love.
It’s hard to understand why you are working so much and still feeling as if you’re not getting what you need in return. You may be worth more than you earn or, perhaps, are overqualified for the job you do. You can usually motivate yourself by aiming high, but now it’s not the best strategy. Don't set such lofty goals that will only assure that you fall short of your mark.
Your current dilemma is that you know what’s expected of you, but you’re totally enthused by a very different course of action. You aren’t planning on doing something that’s shady; it's just that you aren’t excited about the prospect of having to rationalize your actions. Think carefully about your strategy, for you might realize that you’re misjudging the situation now in order to justify your behavior.
You could have too much adrenaline coursing through your body today, yet, paradoxically may feel as if you are running on empty. Thankfully, you seem to be able to function just fine, but you should be careful about exhausting yourself. Instead of accepting an invitation to a fun social event, you may be smarter to opt for a bit of relaxing time at home. Whatever you decide, though, make sure you get some extra rest at some point.
You are eager to look good today, but may not want others to know that this is important to you. Not too much will escape your critical perceptions, but you could become so overwhelmed by the details that you miss something big. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, your best strategy now is to let quality suffer just a little so you can complete your tasks on time.
You might feel invincible now, but your overconfidence could actually be a symptom of denial. There are no sensible reasons for you to hide your shortcomings today. A stellar performance is not a worthy substitute for real substance. Polishing your delivery is always worth the effort, but don’t think that you’ll get away with using glamour to cover up what’s truly happening.
Establishing a bond with others won’t work if you’re only doing it to score points. Although you may have an opportunity to deepen a friendship today, it cannot be successful if your mind is only on getting ahead. Be aware of every moment throughout the day, even if nothing happens. Just being present with someone you love, without having any kind of agenda at all, is enough for now.
You may want to pull back from a lot of social interactions today, even if someone you like wants to work more closely with you. Although you want to hang out with your friends, it’s more important to get some rejuvenating time alone instead. Luckily, you should be able to set up your day so you can have the best of both worlds. Don't be afraid to engage with others, but establish firm boundaries so you can also be on your own for a while.
What everyone else thinks of your contribution may be quite important to you now, especially if you are a bit insecure about the quality of what you are doing. However, being concerned about someone else's judgment isn’t as useful as developing your own critical eye. Thankfully, as you become more discerning, the judgment of your peers grows less meaningful.