Watch you don't get yourself a little hyped-up. Sometimes with Mars around in particular, you get into a competitive frame of mind. Maybe you will feel in a go, go, go frame of mind but it's important not to look as if you're trying to pick fights. Life may feel like a struggle and you could be frustrated at points because of slow progress and other people's obstinacy. Just try to reach compromise agreements which are fair to all concerned.
The combination of planets today can make you a bit cool and clinical about other people's failings. Needless to say they may not respond well. Soften your approach. Stop and think about the consequences of your behaviour for others, because Mars tends to push you straight for where you want to go. Though certainly no one will accuse you of lacking courage or being too timid. You intend to make your mark.
You'll be busy, on your toes, no chance of boredom, with a great deal of variety in your everyday schedule. Mercury always zaps around at top speed, but try as well to be more reflective, and tactful. Luckily your enthusiasm will help other people and sweep them along with you. You just have to watch a tendency to be a touch strong in your opinions since you will feel rather evangelical. Luckily your truthful and straightforward approach should catch general agreement.
The day will keep you talking and moving around quickly and will be added vitality and enthusiasm. OK so you'll be a little too boisterous but not too much so. Just don't get furious if someone disagrees with you. Stand back and be creative about the differences. Enjoy the challenge. You don't intend to let the grass grow under your feet so you will be setting your goals for the future very determinedly.
With planets around, you will want a challenge, a bit of controversy, but it is important not to push it too far. You know you will achieve little by direct action or confrontation at the moment And it's true the harder you push the less you may succeed so patience needs to be your key word for another few days. Behind the scenes you can still push ahead, but try not to be critical. If you point out other people's flaws, they may not take to very kindly.
You will be upfront and speak your mind about cash matters. This is not the time to be hiding in a corner or sweeping your feelings out of sight. Just don't be too critical especially with thinner skinned mates. Remember their sensitive spots before you blurt out your opinions. But for all that what takes priority is your long-term security. Pushing hard to acquire more money and possessions, you will fight to defend your rights and ensure that you get your due rewards.
If you are normally under-confident, Mercury in aspect to Mars will shake you up and make you talk in a livelier way. It will give you that sense of boldness to be able to do things you haven't been able to do before. Just don't get too sharp. Any obstacles that appear will be swept aside and people who oppose you will get short shrift. Some diplomacy will be needed. But your blunt approach is what is needed to achieve your aims.
You'll be vigorous, full of energy, bounce, vim and strong opinions. The important thing is to get the right balance. You've got confidence in what you're doing and what you believe in. Just don't push it too far and end up in disagreements. Writing letters, making phone calls, holding discussions and negotiations are filling your schedule, but there's no sense in trying to pack in even more. Do less better, and you'll be pleased.
Handle yourself with a touch of care, because you're likely to be busy with your mind on red alert, Buzzing around at top speed, your tongue will also be moving rather quickly. You won't take kindly to anyone telling you what to do, giving you orders or crowding you, or indeed disagreeing with you. Not that you'll be arguing, but you very much don't want other people to push you around. Your physical passions will soar and you will demand the right to be yourself.
If you've have to speak to a wider audience than usual, then this is the time. It will pick you up and push you out in terms of confidence to say the things you need to say. The trick is to be assertive but not too brutally frank. Be clear about who you are. But also be clear that it's also OK for other people to be who they are. Aim for a creative and constructive discussion. If you find feelings of irritation start to well up, look to the positive benefits of clearing them out of your system once and for all.
Keep moving, but watch where you're putting your feet. Also be wary of foot-in-mouth syndrome. If you leap into saying one or two things too sharply, it won't work. But if you're clear in what you're saying, then others will appreciate it. Just watch health since you could be a little over heated, even accident-prone at times. Put as much attention towards getting your body fit as you do towards practical work matters.
With your new found courage and confidence you'll be determined to have your say. If you can find mates who are happy to be in competition with you without it spilling over into resentment, then it will be good for debates and lively conversations. Just try to throw your energy into joint co-operative ventures. If you pull together you will achieve more than you would solo. And it will also avoid those eyeball-to-eyeball squabbles, which waste good energy.