The next few weeks turn out to be a more extravagant phase in your life and you will be keen to make more money than usual. A flamboyant lifestyle holds great appeal now and you want to indulge yourself in the short term without thought for the future. Today you yearn for harmony and perfection, especially at home or in family relationships. You want to keep the peace at all costs.
You will find yourself being more assertive and competitive at this time, as among other things, Mercury enters your sign. Now your blood is up and nothing is to be allowed to get in your way. Fly into action at home and pull your environment and the family into shape. Beware a tendency to be too fierce - if you can gradually go in a direction that suits you, it's the best way to deal with this tricky energy.
You are vaguely uneasy about a sense that you know is right: someone is holding you back. You are can't quite decide why, or what, to do about it. Be patient and recognise that this is only a temporary phase, with Mercury passing through your twelfth house. You must just throw your energy into behind-the-scenes activity, or learn to pull strings a little more subtly. Today just briefly, you tend to be pulled into complex situations and end up feeling a touch frustrated or blocked.
Today you have the capacity to intuitively understand the emotional situations that are around you, both at work and at home. You are able to pick up subtle hints and react in a sympathetic manner, but take care that you're not getting too close and losing your sense of perspective, in the process. Over the next few weeks, you'll be throwing your energy with lots of enthusiasm into team activities.
You will be working even harder than usual to achieve your ambitions. No one will be allowed to slow you down or stand in your way. But tread softly. Sometimes gentle persuasion works faster than issuing orders. If you cannot quite make up your mind what you want in your emotional life, or what your commitments should be, but it's only a passing blip, so just step back briefly until you feel clear again.
You are a great crusader for things you believe in, and enthusiastic about broadcasting your ideas to the masses more than usual for a while. Your main drive as Mercury cruises into Taurus is to get your life out of a rut and aim for higher ambitions, but be careful that you don't set yourself up for disappointment by expecting too much. You avoid any kind of confrontation at the moment.
Be determined in the weeks ahead to fight for your rights in both financial and emotional matters. You are definitely not taking your love life lightly, but do not insist on being in control or you will end up with a real fight on your hands. At times you feel like a volcano that is about to erupt. Keep your sense of perspective or you could hurt sensitive feelings.
You may be finding close relationships both at work and at home more heated than usual as your partner will be fiery tempered and rather irritable. You may also be snapping and sniping too: try to stand back and be less edgy. You will try to keep companions at arm's length, since you are playing your cards close to your chest and don't want to be manipulated. But if you act like this, you may come across as slightly controlling.
Today your emotions are getting in the way of reason, not because you are over-heated but because you can't think as clearly as usual. You may be talking incessantly about trivia, so friends can't always follow your drift. Over the next few weeks though, your nose will be firmly stuck to the grindstone as duty comes first. You'll have to push indulgences and pleasure activities to one side and concentrate on becoming better organised.
You feel passionately enthusiastic about the better things in life - love, leisure, pleasure, children and sport. And you will also be cross if anyone tries to stop you from doing exactly what suits you. Try to keep your cool. The planetary energies around now are very likely to make you feel irritable. If you can channel your over-abundance of red-hot energy in constructive directions you could achieve a great deal.
For the next few weeks, the picky planet Mercury will be affecting your family and domestic matters. This may be tricky since you won't sit still easily. So you need to channel your energies constructively. Try to look on the bright side of things and keep up your optimism. Avoid the tendency to focus on the negative and make situations more difficult than they need to be. You'll cope well with situations which are out of the ordinary.
The Moon parties with Mars at the moment, so make the most of it! Communications of all kinds, are speeded up now. Short distance journeys, and stimulating conversation makes your adrenaline flow faster, and it's difficult to keep your patience in check. You're inclined to jump in with both feet and say exactly what you think, but today you try to be kind and compassionate to those in need.