You might think that you aren't using other people to your advantage -- but you'd be wrong. Don't beat yourself up about it -- everyone does it, though that's really no excuse. Today, re-examine your relationships and take a critical look at the ones that are more about increasing your social status and popularity than about a real connection between two people. If you desire deeper relationships with the people in your social circle, you can have them. It's up to you to take the first step.
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Assumptions are dangerous things make! You might think that other people can change what they are doing to accommodate you today, but you would be wrong. Their plans will be firm, and you will be the one who has to do some accommodating. Luckily, you are as flexible as ever, and it might even feel good to do these stretches today! You do not hold all the power right now, but you do not have to feel powerless. Concentrate on reacting in a positive way.
Although the seas may look calm today, you will be aware of the undertow -- there are a lot of uncertain, confusing and downright frustrating currents flowing just beneath the surface. And although you won't have any trouble keeping your head above water, don't strain yourself by trying to swim back to solid ground. Just float -- and enjoy the sensation of letting life's mysteries swirl around you.
If other people misinterpret what you say, you must accept part of the blame. Giving the world a vague explanation of what you're feeling and then being annoyed when they don't get you is not a fair strategy. Be more specific in your communication, and a marvelous thing will happen: People will know what you want, and work harder than you ever hoped to give it to you. This is especially true in romantic relationships, but it applies everywhere else, too.
You might not have an incredibly strong sense of what you want in life, but don't use that as an excuse to do nothing. Right now, even if you don't quite know what direction you should head out in, you must keep going forward. Standing still will hurt your overall attitude and may even start to eat away at your self-respect, and you don't want that. Do what feels right, and when you can't decide what to do, it might be safest to follow the path of someone you greatly respect.
A mentor or an authority figure whom you really trust may act a bit more critical than you were expecting today, but do not let what he or she says upset you. This person is trying to help you. You should be grateful for this honesty, and for the many people in your life who want to help you improve yourself. Relationships are all about mutual respect and honesty. If you tend to prefer people who tell you only what you want to hear, then the lessons you learn today will be especially valuable.
You will be surrounded by overabundance today -- and by many opportunities to lose your self-control and do things you'll later regret. So know your limits, and make sure to stay on the right side of decorum. Also, today, think about the future -- avoid opting for immediate gratification when you can go for something that will be a lot more valuable to your life in the long run. Look for opportunities to grow, not opportunities to indulge.
Today, observing a group's interaction and reflecting on how these people are working together (or not working together) will teach you a lot about how to get what you want. You can probably come up with a better method in a flash -- why not share it with the group and see what happens? Implementing a new way of communicating is a smart way to improve overall morale and productivity. Plus, your brainstorming will get you noticed by some important people.
Today is a great day to go to a concert or a museum if you can manage to fit it into your busy schedule. Your emotions are in a melodious phase, and music and art hold a strong appeal for you right now. The ideas that visual art represents will have special significance for you, and lyrics to songs will suddenly have a profound and comforting meaning. You can find guidance by listening to a new song or looking at a fascinating painting.
The support you've been giving a troubled friend will finally start to give her or him comfort today -- expect a nice thank-you note or gift. This distressed pal has been working very hard on making positive changes and is about to receive some well-earned recognition. This nice big ego boost will empower your friend to make one last big leap out of the doldrums and into a much happier phase. Be proud of the help you gave.
The folks around you could get whiplash today if they try to follow your every move! With a million ideas buzzing in your head, you will be going in a million directions at once. But be careful -- you could flail all day long and waste a lot of energy if you don't make a plan with some structure. If you discipline yourself and get organized, you can actually make headway on one or two of your brilliant ideas. Quality, not quantity, should be your focus.
You seem to be a jack of all trades today, full of an easy energy that will carry you over any petty squabbles and let you enjoy the entertainment value of the oddball humans you'll encounter. People-watching is going to be very amusing today. If you're taking part in any group activities, consider nominating yourself group leader. You have something to offer that no one else does, and it's a crucial part of this team's success.