Your Horoscopes for Friday, Jan. 23
March 21 – April 19
Where does the saying about ‘passing tests with flying colors’ come from? The saying’s origins are apparently vague but we know it to mean to succeed magnificently at a test or selection process. You have, in recent months, been ‘tested’ in some way. What you might have seen as an over-the-top requirement of effort on your part has been done for a reason. There has been something you have had to prove to certain others. There has also been something you’ve had to prove to yourself. It’s the latter that is going to be invaluable for the new chapter unfolding now.
April 20 – May 20
We don’t go to great lengths to seek others’ approval but there are times when we find it difficult to detach ourselves from giving thought to what others think of us – or what we’re doing! You have recently launched a plan that means much to you but could be met with disapproval or puzzlement from others who wonder what possessed you to pursue whatever it is you’re pursuing. If they knew what you know about what you’re doing, they’d think differently. So don’t allow yourself to be distracted now by those who aren’t making an effort to understand.
May 21 – June 21
Sometimes, it’s what doesn’t get said that matters most. Silence might well be golden but when something doesn’t get said that ought to be said, then problems inevitably arise. For some time, you and someone else have been doing a carefully planned dance of sorts around each other, avoiding communication in the belief a situation is best left as it is. The sky now has plans to change this and if it isn’t becoming obvious that some form of dialogue is becoming essential, then it will do shortly. You’ll likely find you and someone else agree on more than you think.
June 22 – July 22
We tend not to make a point of looking at what has been swept under our or others’ carpets. Why would we feel a need to do such a thing anyway? If it’s out of sight, then it must surely be out of mind? Hmm. We know that isn’t always the case either and are also aware of how convenient it can be sometimes to disregard what we know ought to be brought out into the open. It’s time you and a certain person had a discussion that has been put off for long enough. What has been ignored or swept under a proverbial carpet needs to see the light of day.
July 23 – August 22
When others don’t quite understand what we’re doing and require explanations, we can be unwilling to offer them through seeing the need to do as distracting. There are also times when we know providing explanations might serve to cause us to be discouraged from what we’re doing by others – or we might end up talking ourselves out of what we’re doing! There is a method to your apparent madness now but it appears you need to reassure someone else about your intentions. Take time necessary to put someone in the picture a bit more than they are.
August 21 – September 22
Interesting and proactive people tend to live somewhat complex lives. Such people are interesting because they’re proactive. They make things happen. They attract attention from others from doing so. Then, what happens? They become the topics of conversation or even gossip. Should you be concerned about attention you’re drawing to yourself in some way now? Not if you’re confident you’re doing whatever it is you’re doing with certain others’ best interests at heart. Where you might feel inclined to be humble or apologetic, don’t succumb to the urge.
September 23 – October 23
‘I told you that would happen’. ‘I told you so’. Such words don’t usually encourage a positive response from those they’re said to. Usually, someone on the receiving end isn’t feeling particularly wonderful and are likely more inclined to focus on something they regret doing than heed them anyway. As tempting as it might be to say such words to someone now, try to cut them some slack. There’s also more to a story than you’re probably being told anyway and you might actually discover someone hasn’t made quite the mistake you believe they have.
October 24 – November 21
Some people are very sensitive. We need to be careful what we say to them or even imply in case we touch a nerve that causes upset. We can sometimes be oblivious to this when we feel comfortable with such people and that’s often when problems arise. We say certain things we believe to be amusing or unlikely to cause offence a bit too freely and then find ourselves in a situation requiring an apology. Words, we know, cannot hurt anyone. It’s how they’re interpreted that causes hurt. Be careful with what you say and how you say it to a very sensitive person now
November 22 – December 21
We are all blessed with powers of persuasion. We learn from a young age how to use them, too. Our ability to be persuasive increases noticeably when we spot a weakness in another person’s ability to refuse. Before you make someone an offer they can’t refuse, it might be worth looking more closely at your motivations for making it. Are you attempting to persuade someone of something that ultimately suits you and not them? There could be an element of selfishness attached to what you’re trying to achieve now. Look closely to see if that really is the case.
December 22 – January 19
If we believe we have accurate measure of a situation and are aware of its limitations, then we tend to leave it alone. What more can we do to change something that appears to be solid and immovable? What will our efforts achieve through trying to shift that which is likely to refuse to be shifted? If we adopted such an attitude toward every seemingly inflexible situation in our lives, we’d make no progress at all. That’s why you need to be a bit daring now. Have a go at attempting to achieve the impossible where one situation is concerned. Then, prepare to be surprised.
January 20 – February 18
Cooperation or support from a certain person wouldn’t go amiss. The trouble is, you could be at a loss to identify what more you could say, do or prove to them that collaboration would benefit both of you greatly. They appear to have made their mind up and drawn what you believe to be an inaccurate conclusion. If they were armed with more facts, then you’re confident they might change their set-in-stone attitude. To achieve this, you’re going to have to be clever. That’s why the cosmos is granting you brief and possibly unprecedented levels of imagination now.
February 19 – March 20
What happens to our dreams when we wake up? Is there a complex filing system in our brains where they become stored? Are they categorized in variety of ways such as ‘Preposterous’ or ‘Worthy of Further Consideration’? Dreams we experience when asleep tend to be less exciting than those we’re capable of creating when awake, anyway. Perhaps, that’s why you’re being encouraged to allow your wonderful and colorful Piscean imagination to run wild now. You look set to experience an epiphany derived from little more than a daydream. So relax and let your mind wander.