Following Friday's yearly Sun-Saturn polarity, the universe appears to be in a rub-it-in mood. Immediately today, the cosmic claws are out in the form of a dicey Sun-Pluto contra-parallel (1:00AM) and Venus connecting with still retrograding Saturn via a disconcerting, 135-degree aspect (2:02AM). This double-dose of early planetary shenanigans requires a lot of rest, sleep and time-outs from hectic work if you are to experience an uplifting and success-oriented weekend.
Some emotion-empowering assistance appears to be coming from a subtle, 30-degree liaison between Venus and Juno (5:01AM) followed by a sporty, game-directed Moon-Mars 60-degree connection (6:17AM). If you are hunting for antiques or collectibles, it is still wise to hedge your bets and be extra alert at estate sales and art fairs.
Try your best to tweak a possibly tension-filled Mercury-Mars parallel (4:21PM) toward energizing your favorite crafts, hobbies, and literary interests. Look forward to a reprieve from recent celestial hijinks as the Moon joins up with mentally-expansive Jupiter (9:07PM) and peace-and-harmony advocate Juno (11:52PM). Pleasure is in while pain is out as you create a mini-celebration with loved ones.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]