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The first zodiac sign calculates the rough horoscopes for the week on Monday, August 22, 2022

Don’t allow today’s struggles to make you miserable.

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Today’s rough forecast is brought to us by Mercury trine Pluto, which is a transit that is hellbent on making sure we miss opportunities and blow our chances at having them come around for us again.

Wow, that sounds like all sorts of defeat, and well, yes, it’s going to be that kind of Monday. But we shouldn’t wallow in the muck too much because it’s only temporary and, oddly enough, hope does spring eternal.

As Mercury trines Pluto, we hear disturbing words and incorrectly interpret what’s going on. We will see something distasteful today, and we will react to it; however, our reactions will go too far and we will, in our way, out-do whatever it is that we originally found so distasteful.

That is to say, our disquiet will be doubled as a result of our reaction to it, and we won’t be the only ones to make this mistake. Because of the attention and criticism we’ll receive, future prospects will be ruined.

Because Mercury’s trine to Pluto is destroying our chances, we should “read the room” before responding hastily.

We need to step back and think before we plunge forward with all that we think is witty and clever, only to be told point blank that not only are we wrong, but that we are capable of being a royal pain in the neck to those around us.

On Monday, certain zodiac signs will experience difficulties because they have internalized the negative energy associated with this transit.

Discover which three signs of the zodiac can expect challenging horoscopes on Monday, August 22, 2022.

(1) Twins, or Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Because you have such a strong conviction in your own ideas and always feel the need to express them, even when they aren’t being asked for, you may never learn the lesson of discretion. As before, you’ll find that you can’t keep your thoughts to yourself when Mercury trines Pluto.

For you, if something is worth considering because it is in your head, then it must be true and significant. So you’ll tell someone about your thoughts while keeping in mind the impact they’ll have on that person. You take that chance because, deep down, you don’t give a damn about what other people think, and you don’t allow yourself to care about the reaction you know, in advance, you’ll be getting from them.

You are a natural-born instigator and during Mercury trine Pluto, you will dare to go there in speech and in intention. Even though you might be proud of yourself afterward, you might have left someone else feeling terrible. Do not immediately “let it out.”

2, Sagittarius (October 23 – November 21)

Let’s not beat around the bush: today you are going for the jugular, and that means you aren’t going to be nice to someone who may or may not deserve your wrath. Some mornings you just don’t feel like being nice. It’s a Scorpio thing; you just follow your instincts where they lead you and today, during Mercury trine Pluto, you feel like being the bad guy.

Okay, I guess. Isn’t it the other person’s problem if you accidentally hurt their feelings? It’s not your concern, especially since you don’t give a damn about it.

You will spend the day setting up painful situations for other people while remaining completely oblivious to the inevitable consequences of your actions. Today, then, is all about how to fool yourself into a major downfall by thinking you are clever and uncaring. What you are right now is extremely cruel. Cruel and callous, ignoring the inevitable retribution for their actions.

Aquarius, Number Three (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces, if you are not careful today, you will have to eat your words. Seemingly against your will, you’ve been thrust into a fight that you’d rather avoid; however, since you’re already in it, you might as well come out on top. Your ego will be put to the test during Mercury trine Pluto, as you’ll want to stand up for yourself while putting others down. Pluto transits don’t bring out the best in you; you’re usually not this way.

That’s where your words will shock and stun others because they don’t expect you to be THAT mean. Everyone thinks of you as the kindly sensitive one, the person who would rather shrink back down than stand up for themselves. And then there’s today, which has you fighting fights you hardly believe in while losing friends over the stupidest of reasons. Why risk losing a good friend because you feel you have to be right when you know you’re wrong?

Ruby Miranda interprets I Ching, Tarot, Runes, and Astrology. She has been an intuitive reader for over 20 years and does private readings.