Clever Mercury makes a sextile to offbeat Uranus today. Brilliant ideas can occur quite suddenly. When faced with stubborn problems, do some routine work. An amazing solution may occur while doing laundry, chopping vegetables or scrubbing the floor. When the conscious mind is preoccupied, it gives the imagination a chance to soar. Additionally, an opposition between Mercury and Jupiter warns against making travel arrangements. It may be best to wait a few days before purchasing plane tickets or reserving a hotel room. Last-minute changes have a way of undermining carefully laid plans, but it can't be helped. Be as flexible as possible. Looking ahead, alluring Venus will make a trine with outgoing Jupiter. It's a great time to give romantic gifts or schedule an exciting rendezvous. If it's your birthday today, the year ahead could prompt you to take up an unusual hobby. It may take time to perfect your technique, but don't give up. Venturing into unfamiliar territory will be scary but exhilarating.