It’s time to make your case

This week, Mercury and Makemake come together below Libra in the 1st House of Self. While the former governs communication and the intellect, the latter influences activism and our connection to the natural world. Their conjunction suggests a need to express oneself, to explore and to defend oneself.

Meanwhile, Uranus begins its retrograde period under Taurus in the 8th House of Reincarnation. This House also rules our mental health, which Uranus RG will have a direct impact on. During this time, the flickers of inner revolutions will begin to unleash deep within our being.

How will your sign prepare for what lies ahead?

Your passion lacks focus, which has left you lazy and bored. Because you don’t have a precise direction, you just go around in circles. As your emotional side encourages you to do something, the stars are urging you to favor your stable and logical side instead.

Of course, some things in life fall into place with little or no planning. But that’s the exception, not the rule. Despite how stagnant it may seem to sit down, analyze and plan is what you need to break out of this frustrating plateau.

As we evolve and change, so do our needs. What once brought you comfort may no longer be, and vice versa. Just because a previous version of you would never have thought of pursuing that interest, career, or relationship doesn’t mean your current self should avoid it as well.

The more you try to keep your comfort zone exactly the same, the more you will notice uncomfortable it will become. You grow emotionally and mentally. Your comfort zone settings should follow.

The stars are urging you to stop underestimating yourself, Gemini. Your adaptability and flexibility are not weaknesses; these are strengths. There is an old saying of Confucius: “The green reed that bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak that breaks in a storm.”

Your malleability keeps you green, while the dogmatism you admire in others makes them stubborn and rigid. So, despite the storm that may be forming on your horizon, you can take comfort in knowing that you can get through it.

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Emotions do not often engender rational thought. And for someone like you with particularly intense emotions, you can easily pander to the whims of your illogical, hypersensitive side. Therefore, you can talk without thinking and cut bridges along the way.

When emotions get turbulent, it’s best to find a way to calm down. As tempting as it may be to let the adrenaline of confrontation get the better of you, try to keep your feet on the ground. How you act in these moments will color your relationships once the conflict is over.

In your attempt to solve someone else’s problems, you created some of your own. Now what? Will you accept the same advice you seek from others? Or will you shut up and let your ego convince you that no action is necessary? Is being right worth dying on that hill?

Part of being a fair judge means maintaining an objective perspective for everybody– including you. Responsibility may sting at first, but it will eventually make you stronger. Keep ignoring it, though, and you’ll just repeat your mistakes.

You could fill an entire encyclopedia with all the nuggets of wisdom and encouragement you’ve given your loved ones. Yet you struggle to extend that same compassion to yourself. Indeed, you are your own worst critic, Virgo.

Unsurprisingly, this has started to disaffect your interpersonal relationships. If you don’t respect yourself, it can be difficult to maintain respect in your relationships with others. Showing patience and empathy is the first step to creating healthy and meaningful boundaries.

Just because something is comfortable doesn’t mean it’s beneficial. Unhealed emotional wounds have hampered your ability to see harmful patterns for what they are. After all, if you never acknowledge the initial pain, it will never happen to you again. Right?

False, Libra, we must identify the negative in order to better avoid it in the future. Whether you decide to ignore it or face it, the pain will always be there. Wouldn’t you rather go ahead and deal with it than let it eat you away?

The first step is definitely the hardest part. But no matter how long you sit and wait, no one will take it for you. Plus, no one is better equipped than you to navigate this path. So why do you insist on passing the buck to yourself?

It’s time to tap into the deep and powerful parts of yourself – the parts you know you are there but hiding from others. As you take this leap of faith, know that the stars are aligning in your favor. You can do it.

As sure as you normally are, you’re not even immune to the occasional doubt. Daily stressors, negative influences, and poor lifestyle choices all contribute to these anxious feelings. When these emotions start boiling over, it’s important to handle them carefully.

Whatever you do, don’t limit them or you risk becoming an emotional pressure cooker. Turn to trusted loved ones for help. Eventually, those feelings of doubt will pass. But you can’t rush them.

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The idea that relaxation is always 100% stress-free is an outright lie. Holidays are good, but to say that they are not without faults is wrong. In fact, it takes a plot planning, prepping, and working ahead just to enjoy a little “downtime” these days.

However, don’t let these obligations stop you from trying. It can be too easy to use prep work and working ahead as excuses for never taking time for yourself. But you can’t afford to take self-care off your top priority.

No one can predict (or control) the future, not even you, Aquarius. Digging your heels when life isn’t going your way won’t do this pander to your will be. It only serves to wear you down and discourage you. And why waste all your energy doing that?

Don’t consider this a forced change of plans. Think of it as an opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. You have already gotten rid of more delicate situations. Who’s to say you can’t start over? You are smarter than this fight.

When you get used to negative emotions, they become easier to understand than positive emotions. Therefore, your subconscious will anticipate these feelings in all facets of life. You start to color every situation and interaction as inherently negative, and worst of all, you believe it.

The stars invite you to reconsider this perspective. Try to take things at face value this week – no silent innuendos, hidden meanings or secret intentions. Approach and react to your environment as it appears to you, not as you imagine it.

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