I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
W. Somerset Maugham
I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
W. Somerset Maugham
There is power in knowing your personal limits – your willingness to accept these limits can give you the means to flourish.
Every human life is defined, to some extent, by limits. No one person is capable of fulfilling every possibility. We are all born with unique aptitudes and sensitivities, and it is these qualities that largely determine the paths we will travel in life. What invigorates, excites, and inspires one individual may exhaust or overwhelm another. When we understand what we as individuals are capable of reasonably handling, we gradually learn to accept that we have control over our wellbeing. Yet determining where our limits lie can be difficult, as it is likely we have been told time and again that the discomfort, fatigue, and stress we felt while engaging in activities outside the range of our comfort zones was all in our heads. If you have never before given thought to the notion of personal limits, creating a list of those tasks and situations that leave you feeling drained can give you insight into your own.
You will know definitively that you are operating within your limits when you have the necessary energy and drive to address your personal and professional commitments. This is not to say you should not push yourself or work to extend the range of your capabilities. The wisdom you gain through dynamic self-examination will give you the tools you need to create an individual life strategy that allows you to achieve your goals without compromising yourself or your needs. The limits you honor by focusing your energy on what you can do rather than what you cannot do will not interfere with your ambitions unless you allow them to interfere. You can thrive within your limits, actively shape your circumstances, and avoid anguish by simply recognizing that certain aspects of life nourish you while others drain you, and doing your best to perceive the fine line between applying yourself diligently and overworking yourself.
You may be surprised to discover that your limits change over time. Your willingness to accept these limits as they reveal themselves to you can smooth your passage through life and give you the means to flourish.
March 21- April 19
What’s on your horizon today? Several interesting opportunities are heading your way, so get ready for them. People recognise your creative energy and your natural passion, which means they’re going to want your input. Don’t try to take on too much; be frank with them about what you can and can’t handle. That way, you’ll have enough focus only for endeavours that you really believe in. Of course, you can take on more now than usual.
Your inner grace, elegance and modesty are on full display now. Your friends and loved ones enjoy you even more than usual, because you’re so easy to talk to. Of course, this puts you under the radar. You know the old saying, ‘The squeaky wheel gets the grease’ — and you certainly aren’t squeaky at the moment. Sometimes it’s nice to go with the flow instead of having to work against it.
May 21-June 21
You’re starting to realise that the sibling rivalry dynamic you’ve got going with someone isn’t working anymore. In fact, it’s outmoded, and more than a little boring. Focus on what you have in common with this person. This will open some doors. Just think how much you could accomplish if you worked with them instead of wasting time tossing jabs back and forth. Be the bigger person by building a bridge between you.
June 22-July 22
You’re extra witty and affectionate today. This is a great day for chatting with friends or creating art — or, if you can manage it, both. Invite your favourite people over for a cooking, sewing, painting or writing party. You’ll find that a group of people working together puts out incredible creative energy, even if you’re working on separate projects. And don’t forget that even baking a batch of cookies is a creative process.
July 23-August 22
A good mood has you humming. Your nimble grace and positive, loving attitude are your gifts to give the world today. It’s easy to move among your friends, gracing everyone with a smile. They’re all glad to see you, you know. And it’s up to you how you apply this energy. You can use this brief period for a bit of fun and relaxation, or you can accomplish something more meaningful.
August 23-September 22
Everyone has inner demons of one kind or another. Yours happen to be priggish. But, that doesn’t mean you have to give in to them. If anyone can ignore their dark side, it’s you. Therefore, when the urge strikes to use a few barbed, well-chosen words to put someone in their place, resist. When your irritation makes you want to scream, don’t give in. You’ll see: Tolerance and generosity will fill your heart again.
September 23-October 22
Creativity and emotion blend within you now, producing a calm mental state. The road before you is beautifully smooth. It’s easy now for you to think quickly and act without second-guessing yourself. Your life feels charmed as you reach out to others. You’ve found a way to tap into harmony yet again, and you can build something from these moments. Or, you can simply enjoy them for what they are, with a big grin on your face.
October 23 – November 22
Your instinct today might be to hide the truth from someone, but secrecy won’t get you anywhere. Being open, on the other hand, will open you up to some great opportunities. But doing so could be difficult, because you’re feeling vulnerable and insecure. If you’re among trusted friends, your fears are unfounded. But if you’re involved with someone new, maybe you’re right to hold back a bit, until you know what’s going on.
November 23-December 20
You’re playing mind games, and it’s exhilarating to feel a step ahead of everyone else. But being clever isn’t the most important thing now. You need to rise above your mental games today, and connect with people on a genuine level. Real sincerity comes from the heart. So you’re going to have to become a team player, which means abandoning this dream of taking over the world with your brilliant mind.
December 21-January 19
Your goals are important to you, so be aware that indulging in a bad mood will only set you back. Yes, they can be self-indulgent, and this is one of those times. You have a choice to make: being grumpy, or taking a deep breath, raising your chin and moving forward with confidence and energy. If you choose the latter, not only will you feel better but you’ll be open to new experiences with others.
January 20-February 18
A single-minded approach to your goals is bringing you closer to reaching them. The energy you’re displaying is sure to impress anyone who happens to catch you in action. Today you’ll have all the resources you need to make your plan work. Plus, your people-oriented nature is a real gift now, as you gather support. And hey — if you end up influencing someone else’s life in a positive way, so much the better.
February 19-March 20
You’re misty-eyed about old, bittersweet memories. You’re definitely feeling pushed in one direction and pulled in another, and it’s bringing troubled emotional reactions. For today, you may not know if you’re coming or going. But look at it this way: At least you’re here, feeling your way through life with that big, soft heart of yours. Just try not to take everything so seriously. Things will look a lot better in just a few days.
Feng Shui practitioners believe that the best way to attract love to your life is to adjust your environment accordingly. Dingy surroundings, piles of clutter, and self-absorbed artwork can actually drive Cupid from your door.
Here are 10 simple tips for finding your perfect mate, or for increasing the passion in your long-term relationship or marriage.
Single chairs send a loud and clear message to prospective suitors and spouses: back off! If you’re looking for love, create cozy seating arrangements from love seats, sofas, and chairs. Putting chairs at comfortable angles to each other will signal that you’re ready to welcome a relationship.
Artwork has a tremendous impact on the subconscious. When you surround yourself with photos, paintings, sculptures, and knickknacks of solitary figures, you’ll carry yourself accordingly. Replacing such images with representations of happy couples will make you more receptive to love.
Nothing kills romance like the drone of late night television. If you have trouble falling asleep, try unwinding by reading love poetry or romantic novels. Your subconscious will shift accordingly, making you a virtual love magnet.
That old ratty pillow from college and those serviceable sheets aren’t doing your sex life any favors. Go ahead and splurge on pillows, blankets, and sheets that invite you to linger in bed.
Sleeping on a huge mattress won’t encourage intimacy. Invest in a comfortable queen-sized bed if you’d like to cultivate more love in your life. If you simply can’t make the switch, make sure to sleep on patterned sheets to add some zest to your sex life.
Avoid making your partner feel crowded out by your possessions by reducing your personal clutter in shared areas of your home, closets, drawers, etc. When you demonstrate you are willing to share your physical space generously with your partner, the space in your hearts can open up, too.
Pushing your bed against the wall effectively crowds out any chance for love to expand in your life. Arrange your bed so that it has enough space to walk on either side. Before you know it, you’ll be cuddling close with your special someone, instead of hugging your pillow for comfort as if you were alone.
Using the front door of your home as a reference point, the far right corner of your home represents relationships and is known as the “Relationship Gua” in Feng Shui. Therefore, you need to keep this area intimate and inviting. A love seat illuminated with adjustable lighting is ideal for this special spot.
Your bedroom represents your romantic life. Therefore, the last images you want to see here are photos of dear old Mom and Dad. Children’s artwork and toys will also undermine your sex life. Celebrate these relationships in other areas of your household, but keep your boudoir a private retreat.
Warm colors like pink and red can enliven your love life considerably. Soft shades like rose, salmon, and coral can attract a gentle partner who is attentive to your needs, while bold colors like scarlet, crimson, and burgundy will draw a passionate adventurer to your side.
Have you been dreading Valentine’s Day? Well, there’s nothing to fear! Cupid wants you to celebrate love in all of its manifestations, not just the romantic variety. As a single person, you have energy for loving friendships (which you might not have time for if you were part of a couple), so you have much to be grateful for.
Here are some tips for how each zodiac sign can use Valentine’s Day to affirm that a partner isn’t necessary when it comes to celebrating love — and a few suggestions for attracting a date as well!
If you’re single and loving it, more power to you … but if want to find a partner, try making this holiday your Valentine’s New Year. Write resolutions about new ways you can reach out while having fun in the coming year. Get psyched up and create a positive attitude. The world is your romantic oyster!
You could use some pampering on this special day, so take yourself to a spa to enjoy a head-to-toe beauty treatment, massage or soak in a hot tub. Be your own best date by treating yourself to whatever sensual delights tickle your fancy. Invite a close friend along and indulge together.
If you get the urge to call your friends and whine about your single status, go ahead. Get chatty and vent all you want … but whatever you do, resist the temptation to ring up your ex or that hottie you’ve got your eye on. Wait for another day to make those calls, when your emotions aren’t so volatile.
You’re one of the world’s biggest romantics, so don’t let being single stop you from celebrating love. Arrange a gift or card exchange in your circle of friends and invite them over for a Valentine’s party. Bake cookies and deck out the house in red hearts and candlelight. Declare a toast to the loving friendships that sustain you.
Okay, Leo, you may not have a date this year, but you can still spread some cheer. Offer to babysit your friends’ kids. Parents of young children often have trouble finding time for romance in their busy lives, so help them out. You won’t be alone, and you’ll have fun playing with their kiddos.
This is going to sound crazy, but this might be the perfect day to clean and reorganize your space. De-cluttering improves Feng Shui, which creates chi (vital energy) that can help attract more magic into your life. If you’re looking for a relationship, enhance the southwest sector of your bedroom with gemstones, crystals and candles.
Being single isn’t easy for you, Libra. If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, here’s a sure-fire way to cheer up: help someone less fortunate than yourself. Seniors are often lonely, and not just on Valentine’s Day, so see if you can volunteer at a senior center in your neighborhood. Or, look for a church or non-profit group that could use your help.
You love intrigue and the little white lies behind it, so find an online florist and order a bouquet of flowers to be sent to you at your workplace. Or have a local candy store deliver a big box of chocolates. Sign the card “From Your Secret Admirer.” The water cooler gossip will keep you amused all day.
Recharge your batteries by taking a short trip. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just getting on a bus and heading to some new part of town can do the trick. Or, try this with a friend: get in your car, start driving, toss a coin at every corner and turn left (for tails) or right (for heads) accordingly. After a few tosses, have dinner wherever you end up.
You’ve already got a handle on creating attractive energy that draws people to you. Your flair for success is irresistible. Now’s a great time to share some of the fruits of that success by treating your friends to a special event. Look for a movie, concert, comedy club or theater production you know they will enjoy.
Okay, so you’ve figured out that Valentine’s Day is a plot by flower shops and greeting card companies to bump up their post-Christmas sales. If you’re part of this “bah humbug” group, gather your like-minded friends and have a Valentine’s Scrooge party. Give a prize to the guest who brings the snarkiest card.
Today is the day to amplify the compassionate traits you are known and loved for. Reach out to a friend or family member who needs an open ear. As you listen, offer your support and help them find their way back to a more cosmic perspective. This comes naturally to you, but it isn’t always so easy for others.
Be careful not to be impulsive, but at the same time, be prepared to take a risk.
Aries MARCH 21-APRIL 19
Keep your dreams alive. Don’t lose sight of where you want to end up. If you have a vision of the end result clearly in focus, then all you need to do is decide on the journey to get there. Nothing is out of the realms of possibility, and over this period it is possible to connect with the people who can help move your goals from a business plan to reality.
Taurus APRIL 20-MAY 20
Before you make a decision on anything major to do with your career or love life, gather as much information as you can. It’s not that anyone will try to hide crucial details from you, but with Mercury in the area of friendships you want to make sure your discussions with friends are totally transparent.
Gemini MAY 21-JUNE 20
You are fairly easy going, Gemini, but when you are on a deadline, there is no time this week to entertain those who don’t listen carefully. When you have to repeat yourself to someone who doesn’t focus on what you have to say in the first place it is a waste of time. To be productive, turn of the beeping phone and email, and allow yourself some privacy to strategize your next step.
Cancer JUNE 21-JULY 22
Love planet Venus channels romantic energy your way. For couples, it’s possible to improve your relationship, and for singles, don’t spend all of your time at the office trying to solve the world’s issues. Life is about balance, and too much of any one thing can create a void in another area of your life.
Leo JULY 23-AUG. 22
There is activity around your work life, and your full attention will need to be on the details of a project to ensure it is correct as well as financially viable. You don’t want to get obsessed about it though, sometimes it is best to take a step back and let another set of eyes do the final going-over.
Virgo AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
Don’t pass judgment on what someone does in their life if you are not privy to the whole story. Before you take a stand, put yourself in their shoes to get a different approach. Ask yourself honestly what you would do if you were in the same position. Chances are it will be a different answer but that’s what makes us all so interesting.
Libra SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
Some things that happen in life are simply out of your control. Don’t get stressed about something you can’t change. Look on the bright side, there is a lot of good in your life right now; the Sun moves to your area of relationships and can connect you with people you are more in tune with.
Scorpio OCT. 23-NOV. 21
Be careful how you convey some home truths to someone. When you are critical, even if it does come from a loving point, there may be a nicer way to approach what could be a sensitive topic. You want to ensure you encourage rather than discourage someone, and sometimes this can be achieved simply by using a softer tone of voice.
Sagittarius NOV. 22-DEC. 21
If you have a personal dilemma to get to the bottom of, don’t be too hard on yourself; generally, a situation will involve more than one person and sometimes many. It is not up to you to carry everyone’s problems on your shoulders; everyone needs to be responsible for their part in a scenario.
Capricorn DEC. 22-JAN. 19
Planet Venus in your sign helps you make friends with even your adversaries, and will also help to highlight who is on your side and who is not. And whether it’s a business or personal situation, when it concerns money, it is wise to get the ground rules set.
Aquarius JAN. 20-FEB. 18
One way to achieve your goals is to make a plan and follow it through. With the Sun transiting to your sign, you can put a great deal of feeling behind your dream-plan to help manifest what you desire. Once you have the action steps, the rest can be relatively easy going.
Pisces FEB. 19-MARCH 20
Everyone has an opinion on how to best manage their money. When you consider money options, listen to what others do and say, but make sure you follow advice from those who are financially secure, not from people who are still struggling in this area. And at the end of the day, you really just need to trust your own instincts.
We’ve got a handle on how we women fall in love. We’ve spotted the patterns and we know the type of man we prefer. But how about men? How do they deal with falling in love? Find out how men love according to their zodiac sign.
Aries man is an all-or-nothing type. He is active and fiery and likes his women to be the same. He’s not into the gentle sort. He wants a gutsy, intelligent woman he can admire. That’s not to say he won’t love you in a floaty dress. When Aries falls in love, he falls hard. He’s tough on the outside yet his ego is fragile. He likes to think he’s in control of the relationship, even if he isn’t. You might find his intensity too much, but if you can match it, you may have found your life partner.
Earthy Taurus is extremely physical. He’ll fall in love with you between the sheets. Keep him happy there and you’ll keep him forever. He loves luxury and abundance and provided with ample sex and delicious food, he’s a man in love. One thing he appreciates above all else is complete honesty. Truth and trust is the basis of his love. Lie to him and his love will evaporate.
Gemini man is a big challenge for anyone. He takes a long time to commit and often it is better if you play hard-to-get. Predictability is a turn-off for him – he enjoys someone who can personality-shift just like him. He thrives on change so is highly likely to be unfaithful. He’s like a butterfly – needing to try all the pretty flowers. Yet, he also needs stability, so if you can put up with his vagaries and demonstrate a quicksilver mind to match his, you might be a perfect match.
You Cancerian guy may have fallen for you a long time ago. He was just unable to tell you. You’ll probably need to make the running at the beginning of this relationship. Once established he’ll be supportive, loving and romantic. Cancerian man likes long-term romances. He’s into snuggles and walking hand-in-hand by the ocean. He’ll avoid conflict at all costs, yet he’s happy to have a strong and capable partner.
Leo loves to show off, so get your most show-stopping outfit on and strut your stuff. He’ll be right there, strutting alongside. He loves to play king to your queen – make him laugh, show him your compassionate side and you’ll easily tame the lion. Then it’s up to you if you can live with his propensity to arrogance and his conviction of his own superiority. When he’s having a tantrum, leave him to it. It will soon disappear and he’ll be back to his loving and loyal self.
When Virgo falls in love, he falls hard. But you may not know it. They aren’t the most demonstrative of people, preferring to keep their deepest feelings hidden. Virgoans may be jealous at times, but understand it arises from his need for security. This need for security extends to his desire for perfection. Despite this, your Virgo guy is sweet and easy to love. Look into his eyes to see how much he cares for you.
Libra is a cool customer. He’s passionate, but he’s prepared to wait for the right person. And he’s unwilling to commit until completely sure he’s met the love of his life. He hates to be smothered or to feel trapped. He needs air, so don’t overwhelm or pressure him. He’s not emotional, so be prepared for an odd detachment at times. He processes things in his own way, and you’ll probably never connect on a very deep level.
If Scorpio has fallen in love with you, you’d better be ready for almost anything. Scorpio in love is intense, passionate, emotional and one hundred percent commitment. There’s no holding back with this guy. Most women are scared off, but if you can take the heat and are prepared to go where you’ve never been before, then you might be the one for him. If you are another Scorpio, then so much the better.
Just about the happiest and most optimistic sign of the Zodiac, Sagittarius man in love is joyful and passionate. Always up for an adventure, but just as happy at home with the barbecue. He is thirsty for new experiences and enjoys it when his partner is equally keen on living life to the full. His relationships begin with the heat of passion, but those flames tend to reduce to glowing embers eventually. Sagittarian men make the best long-term friendships, so a romantic affair may transmute to a platonic one in due course.
Cautious and somewhat predicable, Capricorn might be hiding his kinky side. Often unable to express what he wants, nevertheless he will respond to a sensual partner. Don’t be put off by his cold, sometimes detached, manner. He has hidden depths that only you can mine. If you are seeking an ambitious, hard-working, loyal mate then Capricorn might be the one for you.
Aquarians are extremely individualistic and are impressed by an intelligent person who can think for themselves. They don’t follow trends and fashion, apart from their passion for tech gear. Present Aquarius with an emotional crisis and he’ll be gone in an instant. Emotions make Aquarius uncomfortable, so logic wins out every time. As an air sign, he needs space and the sense of freedom in a relationship. Try to restrict these basic Aquarian requirements and he’ll emphatically resist.
Going out with a Piscean after a difficult relationship, is like the relief of a cooling stream. No pressure from this guy. He seems to feel what you feel and is sensitive to your needs. That’s because he’s probably an empath. He’s also an incurable romantic. Yet these positive qualities also have their negatives. As he is sensitive to your emotions, he is also very sensitive and touchy himself. This means he’ll withdraw or sulk if upset. Pisceans are adaptable personalities so they are able to make adjustments and go with the flow – all you need to do is let them find their own way.
This is another time to trust your intuition implicitly where affairs of the heart are concerned. Your head has a loud voice, and its message could tell you one thing, but it’s what your heart is trying to get you to see or consider that deserves the most attention now. If logic needs to be applied in any way to a passionate plan or pursuit, then allow it to assist with slow and careful steps taken. Anything more could make you overly cautious, and that will kill the magic trying to manifest.
Once again, you could be reminded of some impossibly high standards you might be setting in your emotional world. Perfection is always an illusion and so too is a perfect romantic relationship, so try to dial back any efforts to find or create one. Focus instead on the positive energy you bring to a love connection because your unique brand of lightheartedness could be exactly what can turn a loved one’s frown upside down now.
Venus’s influence in your sign could be encouraging your playful and youthful side to emerge, but a need to be serious or practical could override this. This is also a time to push aside past precedents when it comes to revealing thoughts, feelings or desires because Venus can also work some magic to make your romantic words flow sweetly and eloquently. Ignore past disappointment or love life regrets when taking a risk by opening up because this time, things are very different!
You could have clearly defined limits in mind regarding how prepared you are to explain or justify a plan or vision to a loved one. Sure, life would be easier if they simply supported your idea and congratulated you on being so clever, astute or ambitious. Even if the object of your affections disagrees with you, you can still deal with the matter with grace. Resisting any urge to be defensive and returning to this discussion another time might be wise.
You could identify opportunities waiting to be seized where affairs of the heart are concerned but seizing and pursuing them could require unfinished business in your romantic or relationship past to be addressed. Disclosing something to a lover or potential partner that you’ve been waiting for the right time to arrive before doing so do so will mean ensuring something from the past is put to rest first. Any way you’re pushed to do this now is both helpful and timely. Seize your chance.
A minor and potentially brief conflict could occur between you and a loved one when you share grand ambitions or aspirations with them and discover they’re not as supportive or motivated as you thought they’d be. Rather than feel disappointed or resentful, try to accept that you might need to take certain steps alone initially to get a cherished ambition off the ground. That might be what someone close needs to see before they understand it properly.
It could be easy to jump to a conclusion about a loved one being economical with the truth but try to be realistic or honest with yourself about unrealistic expectations you might be nurturing. It’s these that could be at the root of any suspicion. You could be focused intently on believing what you want to believe and possibly ignoring the truth trying to reveal itself. Accept that this might differ from what you believe the truth should be.
Your imagination fires wonderfully on all cylinders at this time. As much as you might enjoy giving your creative side the freedom it hasn’t experienced in a while; it would be helpful to keep a few surprises up your sleeve. Don’t lay all your emotional cards on the table in one, single expression of love. Be guided by the responses you receive from a loved one or potential partner regarding what to reveal.
Permit the power of imagination to fuel emotional desires now because what your mind can conceive and believe, it can undoubtedly achieve. You’re able to balance a practical and sensible approach to affairs of the heart with being a bit more spontaneous. Allow your mind to wander and come up with a host of sexy and passionate visions because not all of them deserve to be confined to the realms of fantasy.
What you decide to start or put into place in your love life could soon seem a bigger task than you anticipated it to be. Fortunately, you do not lack empathy, and this can act as fuel for overcoming fears and forging ahead with any passionate plans. If an honest and open conversation is needed with your sweetheart, then choose your time carefully – and caringly – now.
Your creativity could be heightened wonderfully at this time. Your imagination could be your ticket to motivating you to bring a truly heartwarming development that is as grounded in reality as it is fueled by passionate reverie. However, making far-reaching decisions should be avoided while your head enjoys being in clouds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t savor so much in the present.
Your romantic confidence receives a timely boost, helping you to see through any haze that has obscured the root of a particular issue in your emotional world or love life. A creative approach, making use of a talent or conveying yourself imaginatively receives fantastic cosmic support now. Delightful romantic progress can happen with the most heartfelt, authentic expression, so don’t hold back!
You could find yourself caught between your romantic reverie or fantasies in the future and being swept away by all that you’d like to experience in the present. However, your passionate visions of the future might be put on a back burner briefly as you find yourself brought back down to Earth. Whatever is unfolding romantically or relationship-wise in the present requires you to be sensible and practical, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep romantic visions alive as something to aspire to.
You and someone close could be on the same page, at least as far as discussing longer-term visions of your future are concerned. Certain goals or aspirations that haven’t been discussed previously could form the basis of a discussion now. Focusing on those that fire both of you up to could create a different and perhaps more optimistic or inspired view of your shared future. Nothing is stopping you from making grand plans but narrowing down those that are realistic from those that you know are idealistic or unrealistic is a good start.
A growing sense of comfort and optimism could be felt in your emotional world or within a love relationship at this time. As much as you might want to allow your heart to be guided by this newfound positive energy, it will be important to set some realistic expectations. Saying or promising something due to feeling on such a high could be something you later regret saying or promising.
You might be able to see clearly what you want to happen in your emotional world or within a close relationship but also be unsure about what the most sensible plan of action should be. Knowing what or who you want is one thing, but all you see are obstacles to making it happen. Making just a bit of effort in the right direction could make clear what needs doing from there.
You could struggle to feel supportive of something that inspires or motivates a loved one or potential partner. Even if this is of little or no interest to you and even feigning interest feels like one almighty chore, focus on how you can strengthen or deepen a bond by showing some willingness to consider it. You don’t need to do any more than that. You might grow to enjoy it, too.
Recent events in your emotional world have hopefully helped you to feel free from a romantic or relationship restriction. However, before focusing intently on where you want to go or what you want to see happen in one special connection, time might be needed to acknowledge what has held you back and why. Applying a lesson learned surrounding this new lease of freedom could be essential to make tangible progress now.
You might understandably feel that agreeing to disagree about a certain contentious love life issue is a cop-out or due to you and your paramour not seeing a situation logically, sensibly – or, to put it mildly, your way. However, give whatever the issue is a bit of time and space. There’s much more interesting and sexy fun to be had by giving full attention to what you and your sweetheart do agree upon – and enjoy doing together.
Something that has demanded much of your time and attention might need to be put on a back burner briefly as one inspiring romantic opportunity presents itself. This could be something a loved one wants you to consider – or possibly an invitation made by a potential partner that you don’t want to refuse or reject. Either way, you have a chance to shine and impress now!
A new chapter could be unfolding before your eyes in your emotional life, but you might see what’s occurring as too unfamiliar for your liking and prefer to stick with what’s safe, predictable, tried and tested. That attitude might go against your usual desire to take a risk but try to connect with the part of you that yearns for a change. Once you connect with this, you’ll see why an underlying sense of excitement is real and justified.
Whether it’s your social diary that’s full or an increasing number of responsibilities or obligations occurring in other areas of your world, you needn’t put affairs of the heart further down your priority list. Even if it’s tricky to give focused time to the one you love, there can be something fun and exciting about making plans together. Your cosmic mission involves balancing the ways you’re pulled in more than one direction now, but you can do it.
Commitments or obligations in other areas could be unhelpful distractions where love and romance are concerned at this time, but it’s important to find a balance with all your priorities. You might not be able to delay or avoid all other commitments, and it would be unwise and irresponsible to do so. However, if you can free yourself up to allow time to be spent with a certain person, then you can, with little effort’ create a balance and maybe enjoy the best of both worlds.
You could discover you’ve been a bit too gung-ho with your attempt to create or build momentum in a love relationship and see clear indications that it’s wise to slow down. You might not have any issue with doing something your way now, especially if your unique approach appeals to your naturally independent spirit. However, a loved one might need to be reassured that your desire to do something solo is the way you operate sometimes and shouldn’t take it personally.
It would be great to sound the all-clear signal that following yesterday’s powder keg in the cosmos, you can now relax in peace and tranquility. The Moon’s entry in Gemini (1:33 a.m.) after an 11 hour void lunar dispensation is welcome news for your enjoying favorite arts, crafts and hobbies. In addition, the moon’s monthly union with Juno (3:01 a.m.) can equate with improvement in primary partnerships if you are using words to heal and support rather than criticize.
Plus, some problems can be resolved and investments energized as Venus forms an inspirational, 72-degree rapport with Pallas (12:06 p.m.) while Mercury merges its mental agility with Vesta’s eternal-flame essence at 7 degrees of Pisces (12:38 p.m.).
Nevertheless, antagonistic forces can leap out of the cosmic shadows to spoil your best efforts as Mercury is contra-parallel Uranus (1:46 a.m.) and squares Ceres (8:35 a.m.) while Mars provokes strategy-expert Pallas via a testy polarity (4:57 a.m.). By maintaining a sense of balance and equilibrium you can keep the proverbial wolves away — at least for the day.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
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