Communication is not necessarily fun or easy today, especially if you fear for your survival. Although you may be entering a tangled web of emotions, the potential reward is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
However, you must be willing to descend into the shadows before you can emerge into the light. Every conversation is a chance to delve further into the uncertainties of life. The deeper you’re willing to go now, the greater the payoff.
Knowing how much to say is challenging because you become more vulnerable as you share more of your heart. Although your long-term goals remain unchanged, your immediate path is undergoing revision as you adapt to changing circumstances. Be careful not to slip into your infamous bullish stubbornness when considering your options now.
However, being too flexible won’t likely work in your favor, either. The stability that comes from moderating your response ensures your best chances of success. Groucho Marx said, “Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out.”
There is a direct channel from your thoughts to the minds of others, but it’s up to you to make the most of this psychic connection today. Cerebral Mercury hooks up with the Sun to merge your intellect with your will.
You are like a broadcasting station that people hear on their radios. However, choosing the correct delivery for your message is important because you have the potential to be too lighthearted when dealing with a serious topic, or you can overcompensate with too much intensity. Roman poet Ovid wrote, “Most safely shall you tread the middle path.”
Relationship issues are on the front-burner today, and it’s tempting to turn the heat all the way up. However, lowering the flame can improve interpersonal dynamics by preventing an emotional meltdown. Resist the temptation to solve a complicated struggle for control in one short conversation.
Instead, strive to find common ground and common goals. Your vision of the future will clarify as the dialogue continues. The most delicious dishes are simmered slowly, allowing the complexity of flavors to sink in.
There are critical issues fomenting just beneath the surface now, which could impact your business and personal life. Your current enthusiasm about the future is admirable, but it might overshadow critical discussions that need to occur sooner than later.
Rather than performing a song and dance to charm your audience, find the courage to initiate a conversation about those subjects you would rather avoid. Mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
People may lack the clarity you desire today, making it confusing to plan ahead. Unfortunately, the more you dig, the less you know. Finding a wait-and-see strategy that works is tricky because you don’t want to miss an opportunity for a heart-to-heart talk.
However, there is a fine line between persistence and aggression. This can be a time to gain awareness, share complicated feelings and develop mutual trust. However, the current potential will be realized only if you’re willing to step into the unknown.
There is a strong possibility of professional or social recognition now, but you could be harboring unconscious resistance to being seen. Of course, you love the idea of being showered with appreciation for your altruistic work or creative contribution.
However, you’re uncertain if you will enjoy the bright spotlight and the clamoring attention it brings. Nevertheless, you’re hesitant to share this vulnerability with anyone since it may be based on unwarranted worries. Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.
You are the emotional deep diving champion of the zodiac, but that doesn’t mean you’re always willing to share your feelings. The cosmos has turned the intensity control knob up to high, causing you to wonder where to set your boundaries for personal disclosure.
Ironically, the potential for significant breakthroughs and well-deserved rewards is great, but dependent upon your willingness to take a risk. Although acknowledging your vulnerability is uncomfortable, it’s just what the doctor ordered. Ernest Hemingway wrote, “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
An imbalance of power or a difference of values might create an unspoken awkwardness that demands resolution. Although you may willingly engage in a dialogue, you’re aware it opens a door into an emotional realm you wish to ignore. In the meantime, you’re likely creating an escape route in your mind to use just in case the conversation goes too far for your taste.
Unfortunately, taking the quick exit is not your best choice for personal growth or long-term happiness. Persian poet Saadi of Shiraz wrote, “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”
Your daily life is overflowing with a variety of activities, responsibilities and people, leaving you little time to rest. Although someone may offer you peace of mind, you’re afraid the emotional price might be too great. However, it’s counterproductive to keep your fears quiet now because they will only intensify unless they are addressed.
Talk about your desires in a non-threatening manner and without blaming anyone else for your feelings. Push through the resistance and get to the heart of the issue. Just remember that communication is a two-way street.
Although you are in a highly creative phase now, it may be nearly impossible to apply your talents directly to reaching your goals. It’s easy to demonstrate your cleverness today, but it does nothing for your productivity. You might feel as if someone is trying to control your self-expression by distracting you from your path.
Instead of openly confronting anyone, imagine a protective wall that keeps negativity from influencing your attitude. Focus on your work without worrying about others. Hold the vision; trust the process.
People may see your cheerful optimism today before they notice anything else. Although you might be more concerned with an emotional drama on the home front or a messy conflict in a relationship, it’s your upbeat attitude about the future that others appreciate now. Keeping an eye on your long-term goals is a clever strategy, especially while your vision is so far-reaching.
But don’t get so distracted with the distant horizon that you forget about your feelings. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, “Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.”