Mercury, the winged messenger, is going to be shifting from Aries to Taurus later today. Under the Aries influence, we may have found courage to speak our mind and a sense of inspirational gumption. We may have let go of fear and felt a drive to tell it just like it is. When Aries is at its best, it can be courageous and bold, relying on intuitive impulse without much deliberation. As you can imagine, too much direct expression could be unbalanced leading to brash delivery of ideas, also known as “foot in mouth” when expressing oneself. Today we slow down a little mentally as Mercury moves into Taurus. We lose the “fire under your feet” feeling and move to “sensory awareness” that communicates from a grounded, stable arena. Taurus like a bull will become aware of the target, but not charge until the moment is right after checking in with the body and taking a few calculated breaths. With Venus’ recent entry into Gemini, we may find ourselves curious and inquisitive in our interactions with others. After all “Variety is the spice of life” and no one knows that better than the Gemini twins. In relationships, we may find we are in the childlike loop of “well, why?”, “How come?”, or “what if?”. As Venus is opposing Saturn in Sagittarius, the authority that just seems to “know it all”, there could be an opportunity for misunderstandings and self-righteousness if we don’t take a step back and see that we are “all in this together”. With assistance of the Moon entering Pisces today, the hearts connection to others may dissolve this tension building compassionate understanding and empathy for ourselves and our fellow man.