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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, May 15th

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, May 15th

 

Aries 

Ideas can be especially powerful today, Aries, particularly related to creative projects, romance, and possibly children. You can feel a reinvigoration of motivation for pursuing certain projects, branching out, and expressing yourself creatively. This boosts your energy levels for taking on new challenges. Goals and dreams seem easier to reach with this new perception. Past negative, self-defeating attitudes can be left behind. You may be getting over an important “hump” psychologically, and there may be a breakthrough on a project this week. Enjoy the confidence boost!

Taurus

Particularly if you’ve handled recent slowdowns well, Taurus, this is a strong time for regaining momentum, especially related to a money or business matter. Even so, there is also good favor with you for real estate, family, and friendships. It’s a time for robust ideas that can serve you well for years to come if you follow through with them. There can be a breakthrough of sorts this week regarding a family matter, likely having to do with a friend’s recommendation or help. Your confidence will go a long way towards making things happen, so be sure to take the initiative and put your heart into a relationship or project now for best results.

Gemini

Your natural talents are on display today, Gemini. This is a hands-on time when you want to take action, and ideas are powerful, easy to access, and likely very successful. This is a good day for communications on the job or with the public. You have some rather magical qualities now, and you could be solving old problems or envisioning new horizons. There is a sense of being in tune, and you are feeling more confident than you have felt for a while. There can be new channels for expressing yourself or for satisfying your needs and wants now. Your approach is especially progressive.

Cancer

You are rebuilding confidence levels today, Cancer, particularly related to taking action on private or personal matters, or finishing up projects and things that you need to put behind you. Educational, travel, and financial problems can be released or resolved this week through new thinking and the action you take now. You are tuning in to your inner energy and courage, and you are especially interested in finding ways to heal, grow, and improve. Release of pent-up frustration and energy might be found through physical outlets. You can feel more vital and filled with spirit.

Leo

If you’re feeling at all stuck professionally or personally, Leo, look to friends, teams, groups, or networking for help getting doors to open for opportunities to advance your interests this week. Joining with others or pooling resources can indeed bring mutual benefits now. Enthusiasm for recent projects, and possibly life itself, is once again on the upswing after some possible stumbling blocks. Activities are increasing, and problem-solving skills are strong, but you also have some excellent ideas for future projects. There can be renewed confidence in life’s possibilities and future options.

Virgo

You can feel more on top of your work or in charge of your life now, Virgo. There can be fortunate turns in a partnership or the release of a burdensome problem now that has you feeling far freer and more powerful. You are less afraid of challenges and certainly ready to put in hard work. A situation that seemed impossible or too difficult can release itself this week, and this allows you greater freedom to pursue your interests. Those things or attitudes that kept you from taking important action are on their way out. The work you do now, particularly related to letting go of heavy karmic weight and getting your partnership situation smoothed out, will benefit you greatly when Jupiter transits your sign for over a year, beginning this August. You’ll want to have less emotional baggage for this fortunate influence.

Libra

Your energy and motivation levels are building, Libra, and you may be taking steps to improve your life through expanded knowledge, education, and experience. There can be a strong desire to implement a new health and wellness program that brings you more vitality and builds your spirit. Problems that you’ve been avoiding or areas in which you’ve been procrastinating don’t seem as daunting, and you could be taking big steps to get these things behind yo. It can be a good time for competing and for general success. You seem to have more initiative and natural courage today and this week.

Scorpio

This is a good time for acting on intuition, Scorpio, as you seem to sense the right next move. You are interested in making positive changes, and you instictively know that in order to do so, you need to switch up your methods. Fortunately, you’re quite unafraid of obstacles or challenges that previously seemed a little daunting, particularly related to relationships, career, major life plans, and creative projects. Enthusiasm for these things, and faith in yourself, are certainly building now. Ideas coming to you now are possibly quite marketable, so take note. If you need support, a loan, or other resources, this can be a good time for taking the necessary action.

Sagittarius 

Your ruler, Jupiter, is moving towards a very creative aspect with Chiron, dear Sagittarius, and today, Mars is involved, stirring up the desire for action. This might come through someone in your life as Mars is in your partnership sector, but whatever the motivation, you’re feeling inspired to grow, improve, and heal. You may find a solution to a problem related to travel or home life, educational plans, and finding a better balance between security and adventure. While you could easily feel that you are capable of taking on anything, and your energy levels increase with your motivation, try not to overdo things. Personal appeal is strong, and love relationships can be energized now.

Capricorn

This is a good day for bonding with a partner or for love in general, Capricorn. You are open to new ways of relating, and less likely to repeat the same overdone patterns. This is also a powerful time for finding productive solutions to work and health problems. Again, it’s about looking at things in new ways. There can be a breakthrough in research, conversations or news that stimulate original thinking, and a kind of fearlessness when it comes to tackling problem areas, both in relationships and on practical levels. You tend to ignore the more conservative side of your nature in favor of somewhat unorthodox methods. There can also be new hope for healing methods, and strong motivation to improve physically. You are naturally drawn to activities that make you feel good all over.

Aquarius

Motivation, particularly for a creative or pleasurable pursuit or a relationship, is improving and building today, Aquarius. In fact, you have a lot of courage to make positive changes and the talent to back it up. Creatively speaking, it’s a powerful time. You could also solve some relationship and financial problems today, largely due to a certain fearless confidence that may have been missing lately. You are drawn to things, situations, and people that/who make you feel good about yourself. You might even find a new outlet, game, or pastime that excites you or allows you the freedom to express yourself. People may be extra willing to back or support your efforts. Creative talents are on show now.

Pisces

This week is wonderful for feeling that you’re growing and gaining wisdom, Pisces, and today, you could have the courage to handle problems that you previously felt stumped by. This can be a good time for handling a health matter or for making lifestyle changes, and it’s also powerful for improving home and family life. There can be a sense that you’re recovering from recent challenges, and your spirit is stronger. You are far less concerned about outward “proof” of success and more fully in tune with what makes you happy regardless of what is expected of you. Inner healing and vitality are what count most to you at this time.

The Daily Motivator for December 9th – Start the ball rolling

Start the ball rolling

Motivation leads to action, and action leads to more motivation. If you’re  not motivated to do anything, do a little something anyway and start the ball  rolling.

Even the smallest positive step can begin to create positive momentum. Take  that small step, feel the tiny wisp of motivation and momentum, and let it carry  you to the next modest step.

Even if it doesn’t seem to accomplish anything, a small, initial positive  action does in fact achieve something of great consequence. It gets you  going.

Once you’re in motion, you’re much more likely to stay in motion. The longer  you stay in motion, the more likely you are to keep going.

The best thing to do when you don’t feel like doing anything, is to do  something. Remind yourself that although you may be severely unmotivated, you  can take a small action anyway.

No matter what your situation or level of motivation may be, there’s some  little something you can do. Do it now, get the ball rolling, and let the power  of positive momentum push you forward.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

The Daily OM for Nov. 21st – Permission to Simply Be

Permission to Simply Be
Working through Transitions

by Madisyn Taylor

During the pause between achievements, many people begin to question what their life is about.

The elation we feel when we have learned an important lesson, achieved a goal, or had a big breakthrough can sometimes be met with a period of downtime afterward. During this period of transition, we may feel unsure and not know where to turn next. Many people, during the pause

between achievements, begin to wonder what their life is about. These feelings are common and strike everyone from time to time. Human beings are active creatures—we feel best when we are working on a project or vigorously pursuing a goal. But there is nothing inherently wrong with spending a day, a week, or even a month simply existing and not having a plan. Just be. It won’t be long before you embark upon your next voyage of growth and discovery.

The quiet lull into we which we fall between ideas, projects, and goals can make life seem empty. After accomplishing one objective, you may want to move immediately on to the next. However, when your next step is unclear, you may feel frustrated, disconnected, or even a mild depression. You may even perceive your lack of forward momentum as an indicator of imminent stagnation. To calm these distressing thoughts, try to accept that if your intent is personal growth, you will continue to grow as an individual whether striving for a specific objective or not. Spending time immersed in life’s rigors and pleasures can be a cathartic experience that gives you the time you need to think about what you have recently gone through and leisurely contemplate what you wish to do next. You may also find that in simply being and going through the motions of everyday life, you reconnect with your priorities in a very organic, unforced way.

The mindful transitional pause can take many forms. For some, it can be a period of reflection that helps them understand how their life has unfolded. For others, it can be a period of adjustment, where new values based on recent changes are integrated into daily life. Just because you’re not headed swiftly to a final destination doesn’t mean you should assume that you have lost your drive. The stage between journeys can become a wonderful period of relaxation that prepares you for the path that will soon be revealed to you.

The Daily OM

A Little Humor for Your Day – 14 Reasons To Allow Drinking At Work

14 Reasons To Allow Drinking At Work

1. It’s an incentive to show up.

2. It reduces stress

3. It leads to more honest communications.

4. It reduces complaints about low pay.

5. It cuts down on time off because you can work with a hangover.

6. Employees tell management what they think, not what management wants to hear.

7. It helps save on heating costs in the winter.

8. It encourages carpooling.

9. Increases job satisfaction because if you have a bad job you don’t care.

10. It eliminates vacations because people would rather come to work.

11. It makes fellow employees look better.

12. It makes the cafeteria food taste better.

13. Bosses are more likely to hand out raises when they have had a couple of drinks.

14. Salary negotiations are a lot more profitable.

Daily Motivator for October 1 – Discontent

Discontent

If you blame your discontent on others, that will just make it grow bigger  and more burdensome. Choose instead to embrace and to own that discontent fully,  and you can make it go away.

There can be all sorts of reasons why you’re unhappy with life. Yet it is not  those reasons that matter, but rather what you’re willing to think, to feel and  to do.

When you accept that your discontent is yours and yours alone, you can  quickly get beyond it. And though you may not be able to immediately change the  outer conditions, you can instantly change your inner perspective.

What can weigh you down is not what has happened, but how you have chosen to  respond. Choose to let go of the discontent, and free yourself to grab hold of  the most positive possibilities.

Whether the situation is your fault or not, doesn’t really matter now. Your  best strategy is to be sincerely thankful for where you are, and to move quickly  in the direction of where you wish to be.

Life can be tough on you, but you don’t have to be so tough on yourself. Let  go of your discontent, and let yourself soar to new, fulfilling heights.

— Ralph Marston

Daily Motivator

Daily Motivator for August 28 – Effort is opportunity

Effort is opportunity

Every effort, no matter how small or tedious or seemingly insignificant,  builds value in your life. Every effort is an opportunity.

With every effort, you make a difference in the world. With every effort, you  express your ability and your influence.

Give joy to each effort, and you add joy to your life. Give your attention  and focus and gratitude to the efforts, and they produce meaningful, lasting  value.

Seek out efforts, perform the efforts, and what you get is achievement. What  you get is the experience of life lived in a truly fulfilling and satisfying  way.

With effort, problems are solved, obstacles are transcended, and dreams come  true. With effort, you can change the world in accordance with your highest,  most authentic vision.

Fill each day with positive, purposeful efforts. And you’ll fill your world  with great meaning and joy.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Daily Motivator for August 24 – Positive example

Positive example

Don’t merely wait or wish or hope for the world to become more positive. The  world becomes more positive when you become more positive.

The experience of life in this world is not something that is imposed upon  you. Life is precisely and reliably what you choose to make it.

What you cannot control, you can accept, interpret and make use of in a  positive and purposeful way. Shine a genuine positive light where you are, and  that light will quickly spread beyond you.

Don’t complain about how bad things are. Imagine how good life can be, and  then persistently act on what you imagine.

Life is the way you live it. Live it well, with joy, with purpose, with care  and commitment and love.

Live according to your highest vision and your most treasured dreams. Be the  best positive example for all of life to follow.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Daily Motivator for July 26th – Positive power

Positive power

Your most formidable obstacle is you. If you are unwilling, or filled with  doubt, you simply cannot get very far.

All the other challenges and limitations, you can find a way around. Yet when  you persist in holding yourself back, nothing can move you forward.

The extremely good news is, you never have to continue holding yourself back.  You can be entirely free of your most stubborn burden simply by choosing to be.

Your doubts are yours by choice, and you can choose to let them go. Your  apathy, lack of ambition, and negativity are yours by choice, and you can be  free of them all in an instant.

There are many difficult challenges to living a life of success and  fulfillment. Yet once you get the positive power of your own authentic purpose  on your side, you have what it takes to handle everything else.

Instead of being your own biggest obstacle, choose to be your own most  effective advocate and facilitator of success. You have the power to choose in  every moment, so choose again and again to live the richest, most meaningful  life you can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator