Applying greater force will not get you farther towards your relationship goals today. You can't push people to be where you want them to be—they have to get there on their own. And is it really up to you to decide whether they should even be there in the first place? It's time to remind yourself that everyone has their own path to follow. Like it or not, this person's path may never entwine with yours. You have to learn to be comfortable with that—or at least accept it.
You and a friend are getting closer and closer, and it seems like each of you is the other's biggest fan! But this mutual admiration society the two of you are getting started is big enough for a few more members, so be careful that the two of you don't send a message that no one else need apply. Having a good connection with one other person is good, but you can't let it close you off from connecting with more people. Widen the net and let everybody join in.
Today, you need to understand the difference between a fight you can win, and a fight you just need to walk away from. You've been wasting a lot of energy and patience on a series of obstacles that just aren't going to go away any time soon, and today it might be best if you moved on to more fruitful challenges. This is not a failure: This is a wise strategic decision that will help you come out farther ahead in the long run. Stop wasting energy on someone who will never agree with you.
Odd ideas are going to be popping into your head left and right today—and the crazier they are, the better! You've got to destroy all of your conventional wisdom about what will and won't work, in all parts of your life. Whether you're working on a romance, building a career network, or just tackling a particularly challenging project, you can reach your goal a lot faster by thinking outside the box. Doing what was done before is not going to work anymore.
Your partner thinks he or she knows best about a certain project today, but you know better—or at least you think you do. Before you raise your hand and cry foul, weigh the pros and cons of putting your neck out. Could it get chopped off? Things are a bit tense right now, and you might want to play it safe for a little while. Unless you know for sure that they'll buy your suggestions, you should work hard to keep their ego happy.
Today, your feelings will only get in your way and distract you from doing what you need to do. So if you are working under a tight deadline right now, you need to switch your focus away from emotional ideas and toward analytical thinking. Focus on numbers and dates. Being objective is not always easy, especially when you are around people you either really like or really dislike. But you need to stay neutral in order to finish stuff up and feel better about the way things are going.
Your life has been delightfully calm lately, but it turns out that's not exactly what you wanted, after all! A growing part of you is longing for some adventure, some conflict, some drama—something you can really sink your teeth into. Make it happen today by mixing up your regular routine and getting together with some fresh faces. Change your surroundings, and you'll increase your chances for excitement. Foreign travel is highly advisable, although even a trip to the park could yield some fun.
Do not let the arrogance of someone else get under your skin today—it won't help anything. You will get frustrated, but they will remain blissfully ignorant of how abrasive and annoying they are being. Instead of reacting negatively, use your sense of humor to help you through. Choose to see their behavior as amusing and entertaining, and you will get all the relief you need. In fact, you will look forward to their future outbursts instead of dreading them.
Someone who is usually polished and totally put together will reveal one of their more minor flaws today. This unusually small detail, which they find to be a huge problem, will give you a giggle. Their revelation will also help you have a stronger sense of who they are: An insecure perfectionist! You can identify with being dissatisfied in yourself, and this person will suddenly seem a lot more human to you. It might be time to give them a chance—and more of your time.
Are you feeling too restricted by a relationship? Do you think you're being suffocated by this person? Just a bit? Before you follow your urge to run away from them in order to regain your freedom, stop! You need to be thorough about things like this. Before you make a mistake and deliver an ultimatum, realize that you could really hurt their feelings. You need to think all the possibilities through completely before acting today. Be gentle.
How can you move beyond past mistakes when you won't let yourself forget them? The only person who is still beating you up over what you did is you—so stop it! You are a wonderful person who isn't perfect, but then again, no one is. Holding yourself to a higher standard is not going to force you to rise to your expectations. It's only going to make you feel like you're not doing your best—and you know that you are. So give yourself an emotional hug today.
Your inner poet is going to help you handle stress today, so don't fight it. Relax and open your mind, and you will find poetry in what you would normally call noise or clatter or banal chitter-chatter. However, your energy will flourish best in quieter surroundings, where you are either alone or accompanied by only one or two other people. This is a wonderful day to climb inside your own little world, even if you're in the middle of a crowd. You'll find a new level of insight there.