Smiles of a Summer Night

Smiles of a Summer Night

Forecast 8/23 The moon enters Aries at 3:13 a.m. ET.

When the moon is in Aries these days, we get a lot of chafing going on as personalities clash. This can happen at work, on the street, in the news and within your own brain, depending on your astrological makeup. If you have Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn planets in your horoscope, this might be a rough weekend for you (or if you’re spending time with someone who does). Keep a sense of humor and be willing to change the topic.

My dad has memory disabilities and when he gets belligerent or anxious because he doesn’t remember something, the quickest antidote is to artfully change the subject and engage him in another thought.

This is what I recommend when we get fired up by these inevitable explosions in conversation that occur. It’s not that you should forget what triggered it or why, but it won’t cool down with continued handling, because it’s not a hot potato but more of a fireball.

It’s better to look at it from the distance of time than to respond in the heat of the moment. Work on projects with a quick finish and be sure to move your body through some exercise or a good walk. The early evening may be especially prickly for hurt feelings or power struggles; avoidance may be preferable to regrets.

Mercury flies into the sign of Virgo at 6:36 p.m. Mercury in Virgo enhances dexterity, both physical and mental, especially for earth and water sign folk.

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