Today's Influences: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Was there something you wanted today? Be prepared to make adjustments.

Today features one of those rare and challenging configurations: the Yod. Mercury in Leo and Venus in Gemini are joined in a nice, sociable sextile. It's fun and easy to grab other people's attention and get what you want. At least, it would be if Mercury and Venus weren't being blocked by a heavy inconjunct to Pluto in Capricorn.

Lighthearted flirting (Mercury and Venus) struggles under the shadow of bigger issues (Pluto). Choosing (Gemini) for yourself (Leo) won't work because your foundations (Capricorn) are being transformed (Pluto). You simply need to make allowances for big picture stuff, authority or changes beyond your control.

The Yod will be exact at 8 degrees Gemini, Leo and Capricorn. If you have planets close to this degree in these signs, you'll have to change your game plan for today.