We must reconsider our plans as hopeful idealism is replaced by sensible realism. The Moon’s shift into calculating Capricorn at 4:51 am EST reminds us that the choices we make today determine our future. Impulses are checked by the Moon’s squares to Venus and Mercury in spontaneous Aries and her rendezvous with stern Saturn. Logical Mercury’s late-night square to Saturn may raise doubts at first, but methodical work habits will be rewarded.
Your inner voice says yes but external circumstances say no. You may try to initiate action anyway, but you will continue to run into obstacles until you modify your strategy. This is not a test of your power of persistence; determination is not sufficient to guarantee good results. A temporary retreat makes perfect sense while you figure out a new-and-improved way to get the job done. If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.
You can successfully work within a set of limits that are established by reality today. In fact, you might welcome the structure for the sense of security it offers. Nevertheless, taking everything relevant into account enables you to make an accurate assessment of the current situation and decide the necessary remedies. Maintaining a singularly focused approach is your key to success. Bill Veeck wrote, “I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.”
You don’t want to restrict yourself when it comes to your work today. You could start so many tasks that you just bounce from one to another. Although you might bite off more than you can chew, scattering your energy is a waste of time. Decide what goals are the most important and move those to the top of your priority list. Author Frank Sonnenberg wrote, “Courageous people know that saying no to one idea enables them to say yes to another.”
You wake up on the right side of the bed, but a close friend can turn your day sour by making unrealistic demands on your time. At first, you might not know what to do because all of your contingencies fall short of your needed production today. Stop worrying about anyone else’s judgment. Keep your head down and work at your best pace. You may be happily surprised by all you accomplish when you concentrate on what matters most.
You may juggle two separate strategies to attacking your agenda today. On one hand, you long to declare yourself free from responsibilities while you pursue your adventure du jour. You’re willing to pay the price later if you must let an obligation slip through the cracks in order to have fun. However, your maturity kicks in now, calling you back to reality before you can make your getaway. The sooner you honor your previous promises, the happier you will be when you finally start chasing your dreams.
You could be so busy today that you forget to do something important. You prefer to not let a commitment fall to the wayside but sometimes it just can’t be helped. Rather than making sure you finish what’s on your plate, cut back on your discretionary activities. Starting fewer projects gives you the time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Author Brandon Sanderson wrote, “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”
Someone sends you mixed signals today, making it difficult to know how to respond. It might sound as if the person is encouraging you to buck the tide and act from your heart. But their enthusiasm covers a more sobering and cautious message. You can’t decide whether to acquiesce to authority or to resist it. A slow-and-steady approach prevents you from making a serious error in judgment. The longer you hold out now, the more effective your actions will be when you finally make your move.
Your productivity requires you to decide early on what you wish to accomplish. But choosing one course is tricky when there are conflicting feelings at play. On one hand, you want a tight schedule that eliminates uncertainty. On the other hand, you need some unstructured creative time. Resolving your divergent desires may seem impossible at first, but you can benefit from the best of both worlds by committing to one or two specific activities in advance and being flexible with the rest of your day. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
You’re willing to work harder in order to demonstrate your competence. But a stellar reputation isn’t the only thing required now to improve your self-esteem. You need to be doing something that supports the vision of your own evolutionary journey. Although your creative juices are flowing today, it won’t be easy to catch the wave. Don’t take anyone else’s advice; trust your intuition. You know the truth by the way it feels.
Your road to happiness today is paved with your practical ambitions. Harboring idealistic dreams is only a distraction from the real work at hand. There’s no need to be concerned if you’re still without a concrete plan. Your most important trait now is your ability to think on your feet. Naturally, you perform well under pressure, but don’t test your theory by leaving too many loose ends untied. David Kearns wrote, “In the race for quality, there is no finish line.”
You may wear a smile on your face today to prevent others from seeing how serious you are. Although you might have some time off work now, there is plenty on your agenda and you are determined to plow through as many items as possible. However, you must manage your emotions, so they don’t stand between you and your practical goals. There's no reason to do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily upset. You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
Your best friends are concocting a plan today, and you don’t want to be left out of the fun. In fact, you take your social role so seriously that you may end up being your own worst enemy. If you are so tied to being part of a group, you could put too much emphasis on your connections to others, rather than your relationship with yourself. Author Ritu Ghatourey wrote, “If you’re still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”