Our need for efficiency is so strong today that we can lose sight of the big picture. Although concentrating on the specifics becomes more critical once the Moon enters detail-oriented Virgo at 10:18 am EST, her opposition to nebulous Neptune makes it tricky. The Moon’s trine to sweet Venus smooths over the rough spots and offers satisfaction. We may even feel dreamier now that rational Mercury forms a magical quintile with irrational Neptune.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You can see large patterns in complex systems, enabling you to wow everyone with your original thinking. You may be inspired when you arrive at a brilliant solution to a problem at work today, but even the best ideas won’t have lasting impact unless you bring them down to earth. Nevertheless, micromanaging your progress only slows you down. Practicing a bit of emotional detachment frees you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you can get done when you don’t worry so much about the results.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You will have time to enjoy yourself today if you make sure that you keep your goals relatively simple. No matter how straightforward your tasks seem, completing them requires more effort than you think. Instead of leaving an unpleasant task for another day, pace yourself so you don’t burn out before the job is finished. Get the hardest chores out of the way first so your day grows easier as it unfolds. Taking pride in your work raises the day’s vibrations to a joyful level.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
It’s not easy for anyone to pin you down today. You aren’t likely to share too many details of your inner process because you could be fearful that someone will expect more than you can deliver now. However, your worries are probably unfounded. Rather, it’s your tendency to avoid making commitments that motivates your friends to want more information. Nevertheless, it isn’t wise to hide your feelings; you’re better off saying what’s on your mind, even if it’s not what others want to hear. The truth will set you free.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You have so much on your plate today that you may jump through hoops to confirm your schedule with others to prevent anything from going wrong. Unfortunately, your advanced planning could end up having the opposite effect. Your attention to detail can’t compensate for overbooking your day. A lack of flexibility becomes an open invitation for a missed appointment. Leave enough time between commitments so your calendar won’t topple like a fragile house of cards.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You may be tempted to start a new project today, but it’s more productive to build on work you already have in progress. Even if you’re bored with what you’re doing now, don’t fall into the trap of believing that you can have more fun if you were only participating in an entirely different game. Changing your current strategy won’t necessarily make you any happier; when it comes down to it, you only have to change your attitude. A positive approach makes you a better team player when it counts the most.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
It’s natural to focus on each individual component of a job today, but you might become so involved with what you’re doing that you lose track of your overall goals. Balancing your narrow concentration with global thinking may be a familiar trouble spot, but now you’re aware of the problems that can arise when going to either extreme. Keeping both perspectives in your current awareness allows you to accomplish more than you expect.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You might not want to continue on your current path because you’re searching for a new adventure. Making changes within the confines of your fantasies is easy, but it’s much more difficult to do it in the real world. Dreaming about your ideal future helps you feel better in the present moment, but you have to return to reality sooner or later. Thankfully, a small modification to your daily routine may be all that’s needed to alter your direction.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your friends might believe they are supporting you, but you may not be happy with the way they show it today. You prefer one-hundred-percent honesty, yet you really don’t like anyone telling you what to do. If you already have a plan in place, you want others to offer friendly advice now rather than criticize you. Nevertheless, you may be wiser to accept that they mean well and be thankful for their concern. Count yourself lucky to have people in your corner who really care.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You can talk circles around others today but your silver tongue doesn’t make executing your plan any less complicated. Although you might believe you know the best route to your destination, you can’t tell whether or not you’re making progress unless you set measurable milestones along the way. Don’t wait until the end to see if you’re successful. Instead, break your project down into small manageable tasks and step through them one at a time. Yard by yard it’s hard; inch by inch it’s a cinch.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
It’s crucial to balance your personal ambitions with what’s already on your calendar for today. However, you might have to cooperate with others, even if they don’t possess the same level of clarity that you do. Although you intuitively know what’s right, it’s challenging to explain your choices to anyone else. Don’t waste your energy trying to justify your behavior now; just go ahead and do whatever is necessary. You can always share your logic after the fact if you are so inclined.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You feel driven to convince others to work on a pet project with you today. Even if you don’t have to involve anyone else in your decision-making process, you can still gain great benefit from enlisting the approval of your friends or colleagues. Keep your expectations to a minimum or you’ll feel discouraged if your goals aren’t fully supported by your peers. Share your plans and then listen carefully to the feedback you receive before heading off on your own.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Choosing how much effort to put toward garnering support for your long-term goals is a delicate matter today. You can sound desperate if you’re overly insistent, making others less eager to help you. However, it could be just as problematic if you’re so cocky that you appear totally self-sufficient. Remember, your positive outlook works in your favor now if you’re clear about your intentions right from the start.