Madame Miranda posts are penned by M. Davis-McAfee and based on the motivations behind each star sign, as described on astrology.com, and the positioning of celestial bodies mapped by theplanetstoday.com. While we appreciate the self-reflection that astrology can inspire, our horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only.
On Thursday, December 8th, the full Moon conjoins with Mars retrograde under Gemini in the 9th House of Philosophy. This takes place in direct opposition to the Sun, which is flying under Sagittarius in the 3rd House of Communications. A lunar and solar stand-off always brings about some type of conflict, but with Mars retrograde in the mix, it will be even more of a challenge to deal with it promptly and efficiently.
What do the stars have in store for your sign today?
Knowing when not to act is just as important as knowing when to act. If the universe is giving you red light after red light, then maybe it’s time to heed these warnings. They could be saving you from a worse fate, Aries.
When we don’t get our needs met, our wellness resources begin to deplete. And when we have to operate at half capacity, the results are inevitably messier and less productive. Thus, it’s critical you start figuring out what your mind and body need.
As disheartening as it is when something doesn’t work out, perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise, Gemini. Rather than trying to force the will of fate, try exploring this path for a little while. You might be surprised by how much you prefer it.
You’re expecting direct results using a passive approach, and unsurprisingly, it’s not working out for you. What if you stopped using doublespeak and told the other person how you really feel? It might be uncomfortable, but at least it’s efficient.
The stars urge you to stop looking at this temporary obstacle as a total detour. On the contrary, this is more like a series of speed bumps. It won’t necessarily deter your progress; it’ll just help you slow down and process things more thoroughly.
Not all conflicts will damage a relationship. The right kind of confrontation can strengthen your bonds, but you need to approach it with an open heart. Doubling down and shutting other people out won’t get you anywhere, Virgo.
Life has a cyclical nature. Encountering the same challenge again doesn’t mean you didn’t do a good job handling it before. It just means you have all the hindsight and experience necessary to manage it better this time.
A new (or recently reignited) romance has been warming your usually cold demeanor. Feeling a little hesitant in this new demeanor is normal, but don’t let it convince you this is anything but an extreme positive.
There’s no use running yourself ragged trying to get something done that isn’t going to work. The wiser option is to divert your focus to things you can actively improve. If you’re meant to come back to this obstacle, it will find you again.
The apprehension you feel toward this foreign territory is normal. But it won’t go away by standing still, full of dread. The only way to rid yourself of these anxious feelings is to confront the problem head-on, Cap.
The waters might seem particularly choppy now, but clearer skies lie just out of view. As tempting as it might be to jump ship, try to hold on for a little while longer—long enough to make it to the other side of this storm.
The sheer depth of your emotions can understandably get a bit overwhelming at times. When this happens, give yourself the grace to step away from them for a while. You don’t need to torture yourself, Pisces.
Read our weekly horoscope for an even deeper dive into your sign’s celestial forecast.