Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 10th

We may have less on our minds today and the reduced mental noise means we can get in touch with deeper feelings. In fact, we’re not as tempted to waste words by engaging in idle chatter once the Moon enters emotional Cancer at 1:32 am EST. Instead, our tendency is to clam up and withhold controversial ideas. It might take a few days to overcome our resistance because the Sun squares constrictive Saturn tomorrow, pulling in the reins of control.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your head and your heart are in the middle of their favorite argument about which one has the best advice to give. You are torn between following your rational logic and surrendering to your irrational feelings. But even after you have analyzed the situation and determined what’s best, you are still intrigued by yet another direction. Ironically, there may not be a single correct answer today, regardless of which approach you favor. Explore all the possibilities while keeping your options open as long as you can.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Try not to be overly dramatic when you tell someone what you think today, for you can quickly lose credibility if you overstate your position. Stick to the facts and you should be able to sway others to agree with your point of view. Often your greatest obstacle is your own stubbornness. Luckily, your willingness to compromise now is a relief for everyone involved. Establishing common ground right from the start is the fastest route to success.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

If you run into a wall today, your unexpressed emotions might actually prevent you from having your way. However, don’t give up; there’s no need to stop yet. You can still reach your goals, but you first have to process your repressed feelings that aren’t yet integrated into your daily life. Acting from your heart now can increase your chances of getting what you want as long as you’re honest with yourself.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your feelings grow too big to hide as the reflective Moon returns to your sign very early this morning. You may be convinced to disclose something you haven’t yet shared, even if revealing your desires makes things temporarily awkward. If you are keeping any secrets, use this time to clear the air. Think about the potential of the weeks ahead and then set the record straight while you can. There’s no time like the present to be your authentic self.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although avoiding the chores on your list today isn’t a great idea, some quiet time for reflection can also be rejuvenating. You will be happier and more productive if you balance your responsibilities with a bit of relaxation. But don’t attempt to escape your obligations completely or you could regret it sooner than you think when you’re required to go back and finish up your work.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Balancing your desire to spend time with your friends against your need to be alone can be quite a tricky dance today. However, you could choose to sit back and be the quiet one in the group, since you really don’t need to be talkative to enjoy yourself. However, no matter what you do, integrity is crucial because you are setting a long-term trajectory these days. Even if you don’t want to reveal too much, speak your truth by saying what’s in your heart.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Although you’re usually not the one to be the mothering type, you’re inclined to take care of anyone that comes into your sphere of influence today. However, you can be generous to a fault, so be careful that you don’t suppress your anger just for the sake of approval. Everyone around you will feel more comfortable if you are honest in your relationships, even if there needs to be some intense discussions along the way. True intimacy is possible if you’re willing to keep it real.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may be drawn to a romantic notion of getting away from it all, yet this kind of escape might sound better than it really is. Nevertheless, a well-planned trip makes sense now. There’s no need to be impulsive about it, but the sooner you get out of town for some rest and relaxation, the better. If possible, invite someone else along on your adventure, since the energy you receive from others on your upcoming excursion can fuel your enthusiasm.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

A touch of tension hangs in the air this afternoon and discussing your discomfort may just add to the uneasy atmosphere. In fact, even working closely with others now could agitate your frustration. Ironically, you don’t really want to be alone today, but it still might be better to withdraw for a little while. If you begin to lose patience, taking a practical approach will help you keep everything in a healthy perspective.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you might feel as if this is a great day to try an innovative approach to a project at work, don’t lose sight of the more mundane aspects of your creative skills. It could be a real challenge to get others to support your ideas if they don’t fit into the current plan. Thankfully, you have the amazing ability to transform your thoughts into actions now. If you don’t waste energy doubting yourself, you can accomplish a lot more than you expect.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your secret agent lifestyle has outlived its usefulness at work and keeping something hidden might only make you feel uncomfortable now. It’s time to open up and spill the beans. There’s no need to hang on to the past any longer. Push yourself out of your comfort zone by setting new ideas into motion today. Others could appreciate your honesty so much that they follow your example, giving you the perfect chance to lend a sympathetic ear.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

An emotionally charged atmosphere presents problems today. You may even become so involved in a heated discussion now that you have a hard time separating your feelings from those of everyone else. Your sensitivity is valuable, but only if you are willing to see things realistically. Rely only on the facts that you can check. But don’t close down your imagination for too long; it will serve you well again in just a few days.

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Overwhelmed? Try An Intuition Check

Overwhelmed? Try An Intuition Check

  • Christy Diane Farr

It is easy to be overwhelmed when you can’t decide out of a whole world of possibilities which things are actually true for you.

When I woke up this morning, my mind was swirling with all of the choices. So many, in fact, that I felt a bit off balance. It’s the beginning of the week of Christmas and there are packages to mail, cards to write, and I’ve got to get a bit crafty because a major car repair two weeks ago devoured anything that might have resembled gift money. And except for the holiday greetings we’ve begun to receive, there’s not a single decoration in sight.

Plus it’s a work day. I have my own business and there are emails waiting for a response, a newsletter that needs to be written, and a book that I vowed would be submitted to the publisher by the end of this year. I have checkbooks to balance and marketing to be done for the clutter clearing class that starts again in January.

The floor at my office, which converts magically back into a home when the children arrive at 3:00 pm, needs to be tended, as does the laundry and the half bath. If the dust was glitter, it would look like fairies live here. For the record, the difference in dust since we took out carpet and installed hardwood floors (a most generous gift from dear friends this time last year) makes me wonder if carpet isn’t the nastiest thing on this planet. Seriously, the dust level seems to have tripled since the carpet came out.

Anyway, all of this and more was swirling about in my head when I woke up this morning, “Pick me! Pick me!” My impulse was, I like to think rather understandably, to go back to bed and hide from it all. The reality is that there is no way all of this can be done today. It isn’t even an option. I’m sure that many of you felt the same way this morning. There is so much to do. Much of it is even important. But, this isn’t about being a diligent list writer. This is bigger than staying on task. Some of these things need to be chosen, and a good chunk of it needs to be left behind for another day, another person, and perhaps another lifetime.

Instead of wondering how I’ll get this all done, the question instead becomes, “At this moment, what is the best use of my time, energy, brain power, and other assorted resources?” This is my power position, with great emphasis on in this moment and best use. When I say “best use,” I’m looking specifically for the action that is going to cultivate the best results for me today.

 

While my brain was buzzing with overwhelm, I searched for the courage to pause–for just a couple of minutes, sometimes only seconds. I had stop and wait for guidance. I had to wait for clarity, a knowing from somewhere deeper, about how best show up in the world at this moment, on this particular day.

I need an intuition check and so, I wrestled myself into a moment of silence.

I do not use the word wrestled lightly here. It’s still a struggle most days, although I hear that eventually some of the resistance will pass. Lots of days, I don’t win the big fight but today I did.

And, it turns out, most of that to-do list isn’t true for me today and I now understand what few things are. I know about connecting with those who’ve written to inquire about working with me. I know to do what I promised I would do for my existing clients. I know that while I will balance the checkbooks, I can’t waste another moment freaking out about the bills that I’m unable to pay today.

When I calm down, freaking out never makes the list. It doesn’t serve me or anyone else. It doesn’t open any doors to allow goodness to flow in. It doesn’t help. Ever. Who can afford to lose another moment to the hysteria?

When I calm down, impossible things don’t make the list either, like decorating today. My back has been acting as if it would like my attention. It doesn’t feel wise to drag the stuff down from the attic, and possibly risking my back wanting even more of my attention. I just need to let it go and trust that a solution will present itself later in the week but today, there are things I can do to bring myself a little closer to ready for Sunday. I can finish that last gift and mail the box of goodies for my people in Colorado, leaving it enough time to get where it’s going.

When I calm down, solutions flow in. People do what they say they are going to do, sometimes even wonderful, generous, helpful things that I don’t expect them to do. The words flow with ease and the time seems to slow and work for me, instead of against me. It’s the same when I do yoga, meditate, journal, dance, or walk in the woods. When I do these things I feel grounded. I can hear my wise self, my intuition, whispering to me about what’s best. I can trust me with me… as long as I remember to listen to my true voice.

Are you listening to your intuition? What does it whisper to you in the still moments? What do you hear in your dreams? What are the activities, people, and places that support your inner dialogue? Are you getting enough of them lately? What do you need to feel supported? What kinds of answers are you looking for? Have you asked for what you need and then, waited for the answers to bubble up from within? If not, are you willing to begin right now?