Moon Alert: After 7:30 a.m. EDT today (4:30 a.m. PDT), there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. After that, the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.
Happy Birthday for Monday, July 18, 2022:
You are practical, imaginative and determined. You have inner strength, which means you can be both gentle and aggressive. You hate to be bored. This year you will build something physical (in a literal sense), or you will build inner structures within you to create a solid foundation in your life.
(March 21-April 19)
Family discussions might be difficult today. Someone might insist on getting their way. They might use subterfuge and possibly treachery. Be smart and don’t let anyone pull a fast one on you today. Stay strong. Tonight: Good times.
(April 20-May 20)
People can be obsessed with an idea today. You might encounter someone like this, especially a relative or sibling, or even a neighbor, who is like a stuck CD. They just won’t let up! Avoid this situation if you can. Tonight: Sweet solitude.
(May 21-June 20)
Be careful with financial negotiations today. Someone will try to be very persuasive. (Possibly, this person is you.) Don’t cave in just because someone is persistent. You don’t have to surrender. Instead, walk away from this discussion. Tonight: Friendly exchanges.
(June 21-July 22)
You are a tenacious person who never gives up. This is a positive quality that can serve you well. Today, however, Mercury is in your sign opposing Pluto, which means you might not know when to quit. You might be obsessed about something to the exclusion of everything else. Tonight: Relief!
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Many people are obsessed with their ideas today because Mercury is opposite Pluto. However, this particular planetary aspect can help you if you are doing research. If you’re looking for answers, you won’t give up. You’ll be like a dog with a bone. Tonight: Explore!
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is a popular time for you, and many of you are enjoying warm friendships, as well as increased interaction with groups. Be careful today that you don’t alienate others because you are obsessed with an idea. Be reasonable. If you really want people to listen to you, whisper. Tonight: You benefit.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Discussions with parents, bosses or the police will be difficult today because you might encounter an intellectual conflict of wills. This conflict will be strong, maybe a naked power play. Be careful about someone’s attempts to persuade you to agree with them. Stand in your own power. Tonight: Friendship.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might encounter all kinds of propaganda and indoctrination today on social media or in person. Very likely, there will be attempts to change your way of thinking and swallow someone else’s views — hook, line and sinker. You don’t have to do this, do you? Think for yourself. Tonight: Peace.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Discussions about shared property, debt or inheritances could become overwhelming today because someone is just too pushy. Alternatively, someone might be sneaky and withhold the facts from you. Make sure you know what’s going on. Don’t cave in to pressure. Tonight: Socialize!
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Discussions with partners and close friends will be difficult today. However, you can handle this if you stand your ground and don’t let someone else run over you, verbally speaking. Perhaps they’re obsessed with an idea. They might use any means to convince you. (There’s your first clue.) Tonight: Entertain.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
It might be difficult to deal with co-workers today because someone might be hung up on a particular idea or convinced that their way is right. “It’s my way or the highway!” This same influence can be applied to doing intense mental work to accomplish something. (It could go either way.) Tonight: You’re happy.
(Feb. 19-March 20)
Discussions with romantic partners will be difficult today. (There are none so deaf as those who are wearing headphones.) Today people are caught up in their own views to the point that they want to insist that others agree with them. You might encounter this kind of thinking. Don’t be swayed. Tonight: Financial benefit.
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