If you are holding back from a serious discussion with workmates or close companions then maybe you need to think of some way of breaking the ice. There may have been more criticism around than usual recently but you could also be misconstruing something you have only half heard. Check it out before jumping to conclusions. Keep your mind pitched at a higher level and refuse to be drawn into trivia or gossip.
You do have a very critical, clear view of life now, but it may not endear you to close companions. If you continually point out to them everything that's wrong, you will end up standing by yourself. Try adding a few compliments first if you have to be honest or critical. You do want to get to the bottom of certain financial matters so keep digging in your heels until certain people come clean. It is a time for negotiating, looking for compromises and fairer deals all round.
Trivial amusements may not be uppermost on your mind which is just as well since they won't work well just briefly. If you try to be too cheerful, you'll end up feeling thwarted. Whereas if you try to be serious, you'll make by far the best of the Saturn influences around. You are keen to see justice done and fairness. What you say is coming across as tolerant, well-balanced and impartial, but you will not budge on what you truly believe.
You will be quite sharp about detail today. Where you have specialised or really significant tasks to do, you will find you crack along. Though you won't necessarily find it very easy to communicate with other people. Saturn around can sometimes creates barriers or maybe you're just putting yourself across too cautiously. You will be seeing the flaws and inadequacies in work situations. You loathe muddle or sloppiness and will not be backwards about saying so.
It is important that you fix your eagle eye on the things that need looking at. If you do you will find that you can pick up the tiny little details that need to be sorted out, which others have missed. This is not the time to be keeping your head in the clouds or ambling along relying on luck to see you through. What is helpful is that your sense of humour is also to hand. So you can be entertaining and rather mischievous as well as sensible.
If there are delays around at work, don't get discouraged. Just sound bright, breezy and bouncy, leave it for three or four days and hey presto it will all work itself out. Attitude of mind may be more important than anything else. Think positively and it will work. Though do think out carefully what you want to say in advance of major discussions. With Mercury tucked out of sight in one of your emotional houses, you may find your feelings cloud your judgement.
Maybe you will feel a bit heavy briefly, but that may just mean you are being realistic, facing the bottom line in one situation. It could be dreary in some ways, but the Saturnine influences around are good if you have mental work to do, that requires disciplined thinking. The problem may be that you are too scattered. Mercury in Sagittarius tends to put you in a grass hopper mood, not wanting to do much in depth or detail.
Don't run yourself or your talents down but try to be fair minded both about your own achievements and those of other people. Remember that you've got a sense of humour as well as a sense of what's wrong with life. It will be important to break through one communication barrier now but that requires you get companions to listen respectfully to what you have to say. Prepare the ground in advance by softening them up. Don't get too nit picky. Just keep putting them straight.
Your self-esteem is maybe not that great at the moment. Don't judge yourself by other people's standards. Just because not everyone fits in with your point of views, doesn't mean you are necessarily wrong. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you have accomplished recently. Try to keep on the move, visiting as many encouraging friends as possible. At work, your sharp eye and ability to put ideas across clearly will bring you the respect of those in the right places.
If you can push frivolities to one side just temporarily and get on with practical, sensible tasks, then you will get a good deal done. Just be cautious about volunteering for too much, since your energy is not limitless at the moment. Later you will deserve a break and can disappear off to play truant. Just keep your ear close to the ground even on social occasions. Don't want to take anything at face value.
This is very much a day to focus in on the small things. Try to see things exactly as they are, which is never as much fun as looking on the bright side, but might prove to be more useful. If you are more on your own than usual it's only a passing phase. But find the chance to discuss future possibilities. You need mates around as sounding boards for your brighter inspirations. The right people will adore you because you are up on the latest advances and not harping on about how things used to be.
You may be looking too much for what's wrong around you at home, seeing the flaws and the inadequacies rather than the benefits. It may not be very easy to either open up to those close because you fear they may be critical rather than supportive, but try all the same. At work, take time and trouble to speak in as precise and effective a way as possible. Your ambitions will be helped by your communication skills.