You can never try too hard to express yourself clearly — and clarity is especially important right now, so you need to put extra effort into making sure that you’re saying what you mean (and meaning what you say) and that people understand you. If you don’t, conflicts are a real danger. Double-check any emails you send today, and think through conversations before you open your mouth to speak. Being especially careful today will pay off big in the long run.
Someone from your past will reappear today, and you should prepare yourself — this person has made some radical changes, and is eager to hear what you think of the transformation. Above all else, you should be honest. But you should also be mindful of the fact that he or she is putting more importance on your opinion than you think. So be gentle with any bad news, and try to spin everything in a positive way. This won’t be difficult.
Someone from the past will come back into your life today, and you’ll find that this person has radically changed. Give him or her the benefit of any doubt, and make some time to find out what caused the transformation. Foreign influences can have a positive impact on your life, so reach out and explore different cultures. Wrapping your mind around unfamiliar customs, foods and music will enlighten you and provide an idea about how to solve a recurring problem.
The precarious balance between your public life and your private life is going to be a bit of a sticky one to walk right now — so feel free to rely on the guidance of folks who have already been through what you are going through right now. Let go of all the efforts you are making to guide your path so narrowly, and turn away from the expectations you fear other people have for you. You are responsible for what happens today, but only to a point.
There is a teaching aspect to the advice you dole out to friends today — passing on your hard-learned information is something you take seriously, and rightfully so. Is the idea of being a teacher so far-fetched? Not really — in some ways, you were born to be one. You have a natural patience, a gift for compassion and a huge ability to remember what you have learned yourself. You will find it rewarding to connect with people today and give a little bit of yourself.
Do not push any of your relationships — especially the romantic ones — past their natural dynamic right now. As much as you might be itching for a major change, you cannot force things to go in a certain direction … if it is meant to happen, it is meant to happen at a certain time. And that time is not today. So right now, just let things take their course. If you do, you will learn an invaluable lesson about patience and giving up some control.
Today you meet someone who stops you in your tracks — something about what they say or how they carry themselves gives you pause. Stop your engines and stick around for a while, because you need to see what happens. Observe them, listen to what they say and take their ideas seriously. This may be the beginning of a new phase of life, and you should take things very slowly. Experience what it’s like to work, play or discuss ideas with them. You’ll learn something.
Rushing through this day is not going to be the right strategy — instead, you need to take things one step at a time and not worry about anyone who may (or may not) be hot on your tail. Getting too caught up in a competitive vibe will only add stress to any otherwise pleasant day. Be content with where you are — the progress you’re making is respectable. Perhaps you’re not exactly where you want to be right now, but who is? Count your blessings and choose to be content.