Embrace a strong urge to be there for your nearest and dearest today. Whether this means playing an elaborate game with your child, preparing a meal for a relative, or relieving your romantic partner of a dreaded chore, the important thing is to make a sacrifice on behalf of someone you love. Meanwhile, if someone in your life hasn't been handling personal challenges very well, try a compassionate approach instead of a forceful one. Everybody's trying to figure out how to live in this new normal; cut them some slack.
Your sense of humor is shining today and you can use it to break down barriers. Winning over an influential person may be as simple as making a self-deprecating joke. Keep it clean though; there's no point in risking an offense. If you're taking steps toward a new professional position, spend a few extra moments today sending thank-you messages to interviewers, referrals, and supporters. Little details like this can put you over the top. First impressions are easy but making a good impression takes a little more effort.
People gravitate to you because you are warm, generous, and affectionate and these qualities are especially valued in your professional life today. Even if you're just checking with colleagues via conference call, they'll appreciate the praise and encouragement you can offer their contributions. Or, it's possible you'll be given a raise or promotion after a challenging project or phase is finished. If, however, you're looking for work, beware of taking a job that pays on a commission basis. This financial arrangement may not be able to sustain you during lean times; don't sell yourself short.
You may be feeling the urge to make some dramatic improvements to your personal life. Embrace this strong impulse to make yourself over, adopt a more rewarding lifestyle, or relocate faraway. You may not want to tell others about your plans just yet though. Critical or cautious friends could try to discourage you, or a pessimistic partner might be worried you will spin out of their orbit. Keeping your plans under wraps will help you stay confident and focused on carrying through with these important changes you're making for yourself.
Working behind the scenes can be emotionally rewarding today. Generally, someone with your star power prefers being in the spotlight, but this situation is a little different. You're still developing a creative idea and it's much easier to experiment when your every move isn't being monitored. Be open to learning some skills from someone whose work you never really noticed before. Working together now may dramatically alter your opinion of this talented individual. Later this evening, don't force yourself to get to all the household chores. Ordering takeout instead and allowing yourself a break will help keep your spirits up.
A greater tolerance for other people's eccentric behavior can help strengthen a friendship today. You have your ways of doing things and may find it hard to understand others' odd methods. Today though, rather than roll your eyes, you'll just roll with it. On the work front, joining forces with someone who has good instincts about the public's wants and needs makes smart business sense. Together, you could make a great deal of money with your partner handling the daily operations and you focusing on customer service. Play to each other's strengths and give each other space to work your magic.
Make a commitment to a career goal today, even if it's not possible to fully realize it right away. Taking an advanced course, undergoing an intense training session, or working as an intern will take time but they will build your foundation. Instead of focusing on the finish line, concentrate on taking one step at a time. This can keep you from feeling overwhelmed, especially during the early stages. Meanwhile, be careful not to make forceful statements to an authority figure this afternoon. Diplomacy is your strong suit and it will take you much further than arrogance will.
You're ready to take a chance on learning something new, even at the risk of looking foolish at first. If you're going to master a skill, you must be willing to be a beginner today. Be open to constructive feedback and different methods and keep looking for ways to practice and improve. With patience and persistence, you will become much more proficient. Never let it be said that you can't finish what you've started; you are incredibly dogged when it comes to something you truly enjoy.
Declaring your desires can actually help attract the love, money, and support you need now. It's much easier to be successful when you demonstrate faith in the universe's endless bounty. Although you may have fallen short of your goals in the past, things are different now. Assume everything will work in your favor today and watch how things unfold. If you start to feel a streak of jealousy for people who have achieved goals you haven't, realize you'll feel just as victorious when you stop comparing and start expressing gratitude.
Adopting an easygoing approach to a group project is wise. Although you are much more methodical than your colleagues, it is possible to work well together today. Their tendency to mesh unlike concepts and materials can lead to some brilliant breakthroughs. It will be your job to rearrange everything into a coherent order. The result can be impressive and profitable. After a job well done you may want to treat yourself, but beware overindulging in food and drink. Treat your body like your best friend; respect it and it will respect you back.
You're steadfast and responsible when it comes to family matters. Going grocery shopping, tending the yard, and taking care of household chores will make your loved ones much more comfortable. Make a game out of all the tasks ahead today. If you whistle while you work, you'll finish quickly and have time for fun. It's important you make enjoyment a priority through things like hobbies, sports, and creative projects; depriving yourself of pleasure could really start to affect your mood. Moving forward, dedicate a set time each day to personal fulfillment.
You're up for some fun today and looking for an adventure, and this zest for life may make a loved one want to join in. If you'd rather go it alone, though, don't feel pressured. Your needs are primary today. It can be difficult for an accommodating person like you to set personal boundaries, but this is a critical component to contentment. Practice giving polite but firm refusals; all your relationships will benefit as a result. Even if this adventure you take today is purely in your imagination, it can give you the enjoyment and escape you are seeking.