Be the first one to step forward today. Not only will you get the reputation of being an intrepid trailblazer, but you'll also have better odds of getting in on the ground floor of an opportunity that could hold quite a bit of promise. Don't fret if your carefully planned schedule flies out the window almost immediately. Spontaneity can lead you into remarkable situations and connect you with some truly unique individuals.
An unconscious urge is propelling you into situations that make you uncomfortable, but you can't seem to muster adequate resistance to the compulsion. You might have to make multiple trips in the car because you forgot half of what you intended to do or you could end up with full shopping bags from a spending binge at the mall. Personal inconvenience is far preferable to financial imprudence, so do yourself a big favor and stay away from any stores that carry items you long to own.
Self-reliance is extremely important to you, but sometimes you just don't have all the answers. Facing up to your limitations can be a liberating experience because it removes some of the pressure you have a tendency to pile on yourself. There's no shame in soliciting information and opinions from others, particularly those who have experience with what you're considering. Explain what you need and accept help gracefully, even if you receive suggestions you know you won't be able to use.
You can solve problems today even before others finish articulating them. Your intellectual acuity is at an all-time high, but so is your impatience with people who waste time or don't pull their weight. Your sense of super-smarts could also deepen any feelings of disdain you harbor for your boss or other authority figure. Allowing your mental sneer to make its way onto your face will lead to difficulties, either now or later. If you want to control your destiny, control your attitude.
You're never too old to learn, and today's experience reminds you just how stimulating exposure to an unfamiliar subject can be. Make a pact with yourself to incorporate some kind of learning experience into your everyday activities. The contract can be as formal as resolving to go back to school or as informal as picking up a new vocabulary word every morning. No matter what you choose, resolve to make the most of it. Educational exploration is a terrific way to keep your mind sharp and your conversation interesting.
Part of you is spoiling for a fight, but this aggressiveness is born more of conviction than animosity. You just can't understand how others can be so blind. Your position on an issue seems so right and so clear-cut that it's inconceivable to you that people have a different opinion. If you find yourself involved in a spirited debate, be sure to keep the repartee on a high and fair level. Engaging in personal attacks weakens your position and your reputation.
Think of your relationship as a delicate game of dominos. One careless move will send all those dependent pieces tumbling down one after the other. You've worked hard on this personal connection, so you don't want to erase all that effort with hasty words that will be impossible to take back. Compassionate listening and rational responses will pave the way toward a mutually satisfying meeting of the minds.
Getting your back up if someone questions your motives could add fuel to a smoldering fire. While you're off in your own world, someone who is envious of your accomplishments and your ease with people could be feeling the bite of the green-eyed monster. Laugh off any attempts to put your off your game. The only one with a right to examine your motives is you.
You're feeling so brawny today that you might have an uncontrollable urge to flex your muscles in front of the mirror. The sight could send you into paroxysms of giggles, but the rush of power and control is undeniable. Everyone wants to be close to you today. A trip to the park or the school yard could find you surrounded by crowds of children. A mutual attraction could easily develop with a supervising adult.
Concerns about job security or some other financial worry could weigh heavily on your mind today. Listening to office rumors will deepen your anxiety. Some situations are completely beyond your control and if this is one of them, do yourself a favor and try to let go of your fear. You have always found a way out of predicaments like this before. If the scuttlebutt turns out to be true, you'll survive this one too. Hold onto the thought that sometimes adversity brings better circumstances in its wake.
Sometimes it seems that you're so far ahead of the pack that others will never catch up with you. Unless you're with a group of open-minded people, this difference can cause you to feel a little out of step and tempt you to adopt more pedestrian dress and attitudes. Who are you kidding? You consider your individuality a badge of honor. Celebrate it by buying the most outlandish hat, shirt or pair of shoes you can find and then strut your stuff so the more conservative folks have something to goggle at.
You can't believe everything you hear, but you might be overreacting with far too much suspicion of others today. Dissecting every sentence in the search for hidden meanings is a waste of your energy and a drain on your self-confidence. You may not understand a situation fully, but it's quite likely that it doesn't concern you anyway. Trying to trick yourself into believing that you're protecting someone else's interests might be a futile exercise in self-deception. Try meditation to regain your balance.