You will be dealing with quite a few people who care only about appearances today —they are interested in cutting corners and playing some tricks if that will help them look good. You should be careful to distance yourself from these folks as early as possible. If you appear to be in cahoots with them, some very influential people could get the wrong idea about who you are and what you are all about. Sticking up for your values is an opportunity to reinforce your values — remember that.
This is a time to be more conservative and to take things nice and slow. Whether it's a potential new romance or a new job opportunity, something exciting is coming your way, and you need to be careful about easing your way into it. Dip your toes into the waters to test them out before diving all the way in. If you jump into a new endeavor head first, you may end up with a major headache — and an alliance with someone you don't really know all that well.
Your ideas are definitely the best ones being offered up today — so how come no one is listening to you?! This is no time to throw a temper tantrum, as that will do little to help people take you seriously. Instead, resign yourself to the fact that although you can lead horses to water, you cannot make them drink. In groupthink situations, sometimes the best answer is not the right answer, it's the answer that everyone agrees on.
Your already complicated relationship with money is getting more and more complex — but only because you're letting it. The bottom line is still the same — you should not spend more than you have, and you should save more than you need. Low-interest rates, free offers, and the irresistible pull of trends are things to avoid, not embrace. You are stable, but you could always be more stable. Think conservatively, and keep a firm grip on your wallet.
Is your pride painting you into a corner right now? It's never too late to admit that you don't know everything, so if you're starting to feel panicked about keeping a promise that's impossible to keep, you should speak up today. Be honest about your shortcomings, and you will be received much more warmly than if you insist on bluffing your way to the end. Your fears about retribution are totally unwarranted — no one wants to see you suffer for being imperfect.
There's about to be a major change in your routine — and it might be very hard for you to get used to. You'll be torn between working to get comfortable with this new situation, and biding your time in the hopes that this adjustment is only temporary. This change may not be permanent, but it will last for quite a while — so the safest and smartest route for you is to assume that this is the new way of doing things.
If you're not in the mood to be social, then don't be; keeping yourself as content as possible is much more important than getting along well with others, at least for now. Besides, you aren't going to tick anyone off by refusing an invitation today. Recently, you've had a tendency to sacrifice your free time whenever someone has asked you to, and that has to stop. It's time to say no just because you feel like it. You don't have to schedule every moment of your free time.
Some people try to distract themselves from problems at home by immersing themselves in work or school. But that tactic is a poor one, since it only delays the inevitable. Do not make the mistake of pretending that problems don't exist, because reality is guaranteed to come knocking on your door sooner or later. Face things head on, and you'll see that one particular problem is not as terrible as you thought. Denial can make things seem worse than they really are.
Your empathy should be the very first tool you reach for when you find yourself involved in a difficult conversation today. You can improve any tense situation by trying to understand and respect what is motivating the other person — today, this will be sort of like solving a puzzle. You usually relate well to other people, but you have not always made the most of this skill. Be very conscious about what you say today.
Someone will make an innocent suggestion today that may ruffle your feathers a bit too much. This person doesn't mean to hurt your feelings — he or she is just trying to help. Your overly acute sensitivity is probably due to some repeated harsh criticism from an entirely different source -- don't blame one person for the offenses of another. Your judgment may be a bit too easily affected by emotion right now, and you should think twice before getting defensive.
Not every day can be a total winner — after all, if every day were a great day, you would take them for granted. Today you should aim for mediocre, and chances are, you'll be delighted when the day upgrades to just fine. When this day hits a sour note, you can get all bummed out about it, or you can be grateful that things aren't worse than they are. Sure, it's a simple form of hopeful optimism, but it's a smart way to look at things.
It's good to have self-discipline, but if you deny yourself too many indulgences for too long, you run the risk of being a boring person! So give yourself a break today, and allow yourself to deviate from your rigid schedule or regimen. One lazy day won't put you off course forever, so kick back a little and forget about the rules you've created for yourself. Once you do, you will be able to find joy in being normal. There's no joy in trying to be perfect.