Mercury/Saturn Square of Ulterior Motives
For most humans, considering someone's facial expression takes less than a sixth of a second, and that's not including the subconscious processing of microexpressions: the split-second expressions we make while processing or concealing our emotions. Mercury and Saturn angle to bring awareness of ulterior motives.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
One reason we idolize top athletes, artists and performers in all areas of life is because they have displayed high levels of self-discipline and focus. You have similar powers within you now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Just as you can strike a beautiful, energetic and alert posture with your body, you can do the same with your mind. Indeed, you'll need to do so, as today's challenges will require a high quality of attention.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
You haven't had the right incentive to change a weak habit yet, but today you'll find the inspiration you need, likely in the form of a user-friendly method or tool.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
It is a function of immaturity to want immediate results. The most desirable outcomes often take patience and persistence. Use this as a guiding principle, and you'll cut out the options that don't lead to success.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
Some would rather make people believe they are good than actually do what it takes to be good. Be aware that not everyone around you cares to be virtuous, protect yourself accordingly, and happily avoid trouble.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
You may feel slightly rudderless, but you'll find direction in life by organizing your motivations, both conscious and unconscious. You may find that two key motivators are clashing and producing tension for you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
Your need to be involved with others is increased now. Though you may prefer the involvement to be about friendship, love and camaraderie, you will also be very satisfied if the involvement is business.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
How do you send the right message when it's so difficult to totally control your body language, expression, tone and exact words? The easiest way is to believe what you say and say what you believe.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
If you don't feel courageous or particularly motivated to move forward, more than likely the real problem is that you're tired. Get extra sleep tonight, and tomorrow you'll feel much better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
If you've ever seen a driver go bonkers over a stolen parking spot, you understand how people can become too focused on succeeding and lose a true sense of perspective. Go for the win, within reason.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Stop straining for an answer. It will come to you when you're relaxed. The same is true of knocking yourself out to achieve results. Take the kinder, gentler route. Do the work while being good to yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
It is comfortable to view your situation the way you always have; using that old frame of mind is also limiting and inefficient. Reach out to someone who might help you break open the realm of possibilities.