Mars & Pluto on the loose--make love not war!

Today’s high energy, propelled by warrior Mars and reform-your-life Pluto, can go several ways. One, you can stand up for yourself and your beliefs in the face of resistance and grow stronger. Two, you can fully engage in an intense interaction, without blame or judgement, and strengthen the love in your relationship. Or, three, you could wimp-out and sulk, throw blame around carelessly, collect resentments and get angry. Choices!

You can’t avoid the intensity but you can calm yourself down a bit. Spend the day organizing your sock drawer. Exercise a lot. Move to the east coast and sleep through the worst of it (10:00 PM. PST). Or, there's always love.
Friday, December 15, 2011, is Venus' day.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Today’s powerful and intense feelings will fall in your house of work and service to others. You have the energy today to act with the skills of a precision craftsman, like an excellent surgeon finding just the right place to cut. Likewise, your bedside manner may be too brusque and a bit irritable. Deep breaths and relax. You can learn a lot today. Stock up on sleeptime tea while you’re out helping others.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You feel some relief today as things come down to earth again. It’s a perfect day for scrapbooking or some creative use of your craftsmanship. You’ll need some playful diversion from the intensity of feelings that today holds. If you can lasso Prince[ss] Charming before bedtime, that would be the best of all worlds.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your relationships get a sobering up today along with a thorough housecleaning. Your home will be the focus of some powerful emotions. Pluto’s power is added to your feelings as well as your willpower. You can concisely sum up an argument today, take what you need from the lesson, and let it go before bedtime. Around 10:30 this evening warrior Mars gets into mix, so make your actions of the loving kind. Stir in some warm milk.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Your communications today are on an accelerated path, with lots of very big feelings involved. The day starts with an intensity, as the god of transformation sits down in your house of partnerships for a chat about what’s been said and what’s been left unsaid. You’re going for deeper connections. The road to get there may require venting some frustrations. By bedtime you’ll be glad you did. Forgive by forgetting. The one true thing you can say about the past? It’s over.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
You may get more heat than you’d like with your morning coffee. Feelings are dialed up to the red zone. Nothing superficial will suffice. You actually want to penetrate to the heart of the matter, to get a better understanding. This is going to affect your resources, both money and talents, as they relate to your work. By afternoon you should be in a place of resolution and letting go. Shut the briefcase, the office door, and walk away with a clean slate.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Nothing superficial for you today. You are deep diving into the realm of intense emotions with extraordinary analytical skills. Just keep enough fresh air going so you don’t induce panic. With your keen insight, the ego gives way to spirit, and you find a more meaningful level of connection.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
You have an easy effervescence in your style today, even if it is the bubbles rising from an alka seltzer. The tense and intense emotions you are feeling can lead you to more meaningful encounters with others, which is exactly what you need. You want to go deeper in your relationships, and today is the perfect time for it--just avoid the headache of blame and judgement. Forgive and forget.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
It’s your cup of rather hot tea. The morning is loaded with deeply felt conversations with friends. Your ability to swim in intense waters will pay off in spades, since not everyone can tolerate such depth. You want a more meaningful relationship, and you understand that “polite” chatter is not going to do it for you. You may be everyone’s shoulder to cry on today. By evening you’ll need a way to calm down. Warm milk stirred with forgiveness.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Matters related to your career, and the resources you have to invest there, are in the spotlight. There will be lots of energy from Mighty Mars in hard-working Virgo to fuel your motivation. There may be a few encounters in the course of the day that are “heavier” than you’d like them to be. Shake off the excess energy tonight--go dancing.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
If you haven’t done it yet, today’s a great day to try writing your philosophy of life in #7 words or less. Your mind is stimulated to think an octave higher. Dig a little deeper when talking with friends and family, and you’ll be rewarded with much more intimacy and closeness--two things you really need right now, even though you’re reluctant to admit it. You have high, sustained energy levels into the evening hours. Make a promise for yourelf--don’t go to bed angry.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Some serious matters are on the agenda today, or at least your mood feels that way. There may be powerful encounters in the course of the day because you’re not satisfied with the tried and true. Or it could happen in reverse--someone else wants a more in depth response from you. Either way, emotions run high, even for cool-headed Aquarians. Say what’s on your mind, even if it’s a talk to the mirror, and let it go.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Notice the impulses you get today to assert yourself, because that’s the positive outlet for today’s high intensity encounters. Mars in your compatible sign, Virgo, is calling you to the dance of greater intimacy with your partner, friends or family. You’re running on impulse all the way to bedtime. Try to resist the temptation to run out to the all-night drive-thru!

Posted on December 16, 2011 .