Aries (March 21-April 19): Today is a 5 — It’s all about action today (with a Grand Cross in cardinal signs), but the one who initiates loses. Test before pushing ahead. It could get tense. Watch your step! Mercury enters Taurus, beginning a phase of pruning, trimming and adjusting. Clear out old branches for new growth.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Today is a 5 — Keep communications grounded in facts this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Postpone travel, risk and expense today… it could get explosive. Take it slow to avoid waste and accidents. Complete old projects, and stay flexible with changes. Support your networks and it comes back to you.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Today is a 5 — Keep your communications stable, consistent and solid this month. Provide support at home and work. Grab a good deal quickly. Stay out of arguments, controversy and upset. Recite a prayer or mantra to cool a tense moment. Avoid risky business or expensive propositions. Quiet study time soothes.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Today is a 5 — Community and group efforts thrive by weaving together resources, talents and support structures over the next month, with Mercury in Taurus. Avoid distractions and upset today… tempers could flare. Keep to practical facts. Work on existing projects, and launch new ones later. Slow and steady does it.
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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Today is a 5 — Your communications skill advances your career this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Avoid debate, risk or spending today, and maintain momentum to complete a project. Plans change. Stand firmly for your commitments, with flexible scheduling. Think fast with surprises, but keep actions measured rather than impulsive.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Today is a 5 — Gardening and outdoor activities satisfy this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Fall in love with a fascinating subject. Negotiate turns and maneuvers carefully. The way forward may seem blocked, and shortcuts dangerous. Take it slow, flexible and gentle. Provide peace and calm.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today is a 5 — Base financial decisions on fact rather than fantasy this month. Update plans and budgets with conservative figures. A conflict with regulations or authority could arise, impeding the action. Others may lose their cool… keep yours. Favor private over public. Let love guide your actions.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today is a 5 — Someone has a hair-trigger temper… avoid setting them off. Private actions go farther, with less friction. Dance with changes as they arise, without impulsive reactions. Mull over consequences first. Reassure one who needs support. Stick close to home and clean up. Play peaceful music and serve tea.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today is a 5 — Breakdowns and obstacles slow things. Get multiple bids for major repairs. Take extra care with kitchen utensils. With Mercury in Taurus, edit your communications this month for solid impact. Plan, prepare and research before presenting. Private actions close to home on existing projects get farther.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today is a 5 — It’s easier to express your love for a month with Mercury in Taurus. Plant seeds hidden in messages. Proceed with caution today, despite chaos. Old beliefs get challenged, obstacles arise and thwarted intentions distract. Avoid upset by working quietly. Don’t get singed in all the fires. Hunker down.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Today is a 5 — With Mercury in Taurus for a month, have your home express what you love. Resist the temptation to over-spend. Reschedule travel and new project launches. Work quietly to complete a job, to minimize conflict. Rest and recharge, while assimilating new changes. Take it easy.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Today is a 5 — Consider the impact of your words before speaking, with Mercury in Taurus for a month. Ground arguments in fact. Avoid conflict today by keeping a low profile. Slow the pace, and anticipate resistance. Use discretion. Stay off the roads. Use extra care with tools.