by Jill Goodman

TODAY: Current influences can imbue you with an, ahem, misplaced sense of confidence in your powers of persuasion, perhaps encouraging you to volunteer to bring the Tea Party and the Far Left (or the warring factions of your own family) into agreement. If you just can't stop yourself, at least make sure that you know that the story you're being told reflects the reality of the situation, and isn't just somebody's humble opinion.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: Even though you'd prefer a partnership arrangement to be a certain way (i.e. more time, less paperwork, more passion, less distance) circumstances may not permit. Should this be the case, see whether you can organize an acceptable compromise by thinking outside the box and using your inordinate ingenuity instead of feeding and watering a resentment until it has a fair amount in common with Jack's beanstalk.

Aries Sunday, March 01, 2015
Push or prod (your person or project) with care. Mercury-?Jupiter says: A single centimeter can make all the difference between smashing success marked by cheering and parades and the kind of mishap or miscalculation that becomes a case study for what not to do when confronted with a particular set of circumstances.
Taurus Sunday, March 01, 2015
Be careful what you wish (or press) for. Logical Mercury is opposing fearless Jupiter, and you may decide to draw the line with all your strength over household, real estate or economic affairs. Fine, but if it emerges that you should have been more gentle or waited until later, getting everybody calmed down could be quite the chore.
Gemini Sunday, March 01, 2015
Try extra-hard not to overcommit yourself or your resources, or spread yourself as thin as a Swedish pancake. While it may be tempting to take on just one more endeavor (or freelance gig, or relative's problem), with Liege Mercury and over-the-top Jupiter in opposition, this could be a classic example of the straw that broke the camel's back.
Cancer Sunday, March 01, 2015
Because Jupiter is opposing mental Mercury, somebody might generously offer you oil rights to the Arctic, beachfront property in Nevada, or an opportunity to invest in a "sure thing." Thank them graciously all the same and wish them the best with their enterprise(s), all the while keeping your wallet shut and your finger far away from the "buy this now" button.
Leo Sunday, March 01, 2015
It's about engaging - or rather, not engaging. Once your nearest and dearest (or colleagues) get started, persuading them to cool it or back off could strain your patience big-time. Seriously, with chatty Mercury opposing excessive Jupiter, they will probably be inclined to make the biggest possible deals over the littlest things, and if you give them an inch, they'll take a mile.
Virgo Sunday, March 01, 2015
Articulate CEO Mercury is opposing Jupiter, the planet of way too much. So for the next 48 hours or so you are strongly encouraged to take just about everything you hear with a dumptruck full of - not a mere grain of - salt, and wait until the end of the week before developing and then rendering verdicts, judgments, opinions, etc.
Libra Sunday, March 01, 2015
Be incredibly thoughtful and mindful in both your analyses and your dealings. According to the opposition between Mercury and Jupiter, if you take actions that can charitably be described as not the brightest moves in the world, you could well leave yourself open to criticism that you're unlikely to appreciate, but that you'll probably have some difficulty evading.
Scorpio Sunday, March 01, 2015
With expansive Jupiter opposing Mercury, the planet of speech: There is a chance that you could say more than you'd intended (or should say) about ideas that aren't fully formed, which would not only compromise their necessary gestation, but invite the scrutiny (and perhaps competition) of the very people that you had recently convinced to give you a little space.
Sagittarius Sunday, March 01, 2015
Ask yourself if you really want to make the comment before you let it drop from your lips. The Mercury-commandant Jupiter opposition promotes speaking prior to considering the ramifications of your statements on the friend, co-worker, family member, or world at large, creating the potential for the type of incident that generally requires much tiring diplomacy to quell.
Capricorn Sunday, March 01, 2015
If someone swears up and down that they can keep a commitment, and your immediate impulse is to think "I don't buy it," note it well. Even though it's fair to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, with Mercury opposing Jupiter there is every chance they really can't keep the commitment - and you'll want to know this before you firm up any agreements with them.
Aquarius Sunday, March 01, 2015
The opposition between Mercury (in your sign) and Jupiter recommends that you stay firmly in the present. So if "Do you remember that time when you offended me, well I'm still wounded and may never get over it!!" is your topic, don't bring it up. And if it's somebody else's topic, try to steer them away from that too.
Pisces Sunday, March 01, 2015
Of course you'd like to know what will happen with x - who wouldn't? And while this inclination is perfectly reasonable and rational (after all, you could really use the data to do something productive or determine your next move): You're still better off putting your trust in the universe and seeing what it comes up with next.