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Although generally overflowing with the virtue of patience, you have only a short supply of it today. And wouldn't you know it? Just when you need extra reserves of forbearance to handle the crowd of whiners and naysayers who seem to be pouring out of every nook and cranny, you have to struggle to maintain your cool. These people may act as if they know everything, but they're only acting out their own perceptions. Keep to the path you've chosen and stay calm; everything will work out fine.
You can add romance to your life with less effort that it takes to brush your teeth. You've got that certain special glow, and no one can resist it. Back up your physical appeal with your amazing intellect and you've created a tantalizing combination. Tell your best stories, laugh with wicked abandon and enjoy yourself to the fullest. This is going to be a terrific day.
You're apt to confuse and frustrate people who are trying to help you today if you can't stay focused on one subject for more than a few minutes. Your mind is always going a mile a minute, but you can usually channel your attention effectively. Now, though, you can't seem to concentrate, respond to cues or make decisions. You may need a break from the stress. Try to take some quiet time this afternoon and use that peace to refocus.
Even if you don't feel much like going and would much rather spend the evening parked in your favorite chair, drag yourself off to the social event you've got penciled on your calendar. Whether it's a professional group getting together for its monthly dinner, a family celebration or a lunch with friends, you'll be very glad that you didn't miss it. The effects could be far-reaching.
Your chest unconsciously swells today with a familiar high-and-mighty feeling. You're right, they're wrong and there's no room for negotiation or reason for discussion. It's quite possible that you do have the best take on a situation and the clearest vision, but failing to consider others' opinions and concerns will leave you without consensus and completely exposed if the results do not turn out according to plan. Err on the side of common consent rather than autocracy.
Metaphysical musings on the meaning of life could send you to the library in search of an introductory text on philosophy or world religions. What you read may be incomprehensible or foreign at first. Even if you set the book aside in frustration, the odd phrase or two will percolate in your mind. You may not find easy answers, but the exercise will broaden your perspective.
Stopping off for doughnuts before work, taking a midmorning snack break, going out for a big lunch and then capping it all off with a heavy dinner may provide some delicious short-term satisfaction, but you need to examine the reasons behind this urge to overindulge. Maybe you just feel that you deserve a day off from healthy eating and that's fine. But if you're slipping into bad habits, you need to take yourself in hand and nip the tendency right away.
Just when you think you've got it all figured out and life is on an even course, something happens to jar you out of your complacency. Have you been taking someone or something for granted? Like Joni Mitchell sang, 'Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone?' -- but you don't want to allow the situation to get to that point. You may have to make concessions that don't sit well with you, but taking a stubborn stand will lead to a result much less palatable.
Your ability to talk to anyone today leads to some very interesting conversations. You may even pick up on an idea that you think has some moneymaking potential, but getting this plan off the ground will require a lot of preparation. Take a methodical approach and begin to develop a type of business plan, even if it's just an informal series of lists and reminders. Paying attention now to the details could spell the difference between success and failure.
Children relate to you on a fundamental level today. Part of the reason is your warmth and genuine regard for what they have to say, but an ever-bigger component of the rapport you develop is your sense of childlike wonder and willingness to frolic. The responsibilities of adulthood often cut people off from the sheer pleasure of childlike abandon. Rediscovering this playfulness periodically can help you regain your balance.
A chance remark that you interpret as veiled criticism could set you to thinking about your past accomplishments. With such a self-criticizing viewpoint, you may think you don't measure up in terms of ambition, track record and achievement. At such times of self-doubt, it's important to remember that everyone is different and you cannot measure your life by a common yardstick. Instead of comparing yourself to others who have taken a more conventional approach, celebrate your individuality.
Love and poetry flow from your pen today. Locate your calligraphy pen and turn your feelings into a real work of art. You are so wrapped up in this relationship that it colors every minute of your day, giving you that magical tingle at the tips of your fingers. No other emotion even approaches the joy of being so deeply in love, and you long to show it in a tangible way. Getting creative is a good start.