You may feel somewhat dissociated today, as if you're watching yourself from a distance. This discontinuity between mind and body can be disconcerting, but it can also be a fascinating exercise if you attempt to see yourself as others see you. You are feeling fragile, though, and the least show of opposition, particularly if it comes from someone you don't much like, could elicit an emotional response that is wildly disproportionate to the transgression.
The green-eyed monster strikes today. Are you going to let it take over? Your feelings of envy may be directed at a lover who seems to be having too much fun outside your presence, at a friend who receives some very good news or at a coworker who is showered with recognition that you feel is undeserved. Showing anger, attempting to control people or engaging in any other negative action may temporarily mask your feelings, but sooner or later you'll have to face your own vulnerability. The sooner you do it, the sooner you'll feel a sense of relief.
If you've been putting off a visit to the doctor because you've just been too busy, pick up the phone and make the appointment today. Whether you need to investigate a symptom or are taking a proactive, preventive approach by arranging for a physical exam or some other kind of routine testing, you are taking the right step. Your health is your most valuable asset and it deserves as much care as the other aspects of your fast-paced lifestyle.
Peer pressure and pushy salespeople can be hard to resist, but you want to give all forms of intimidation a wide berth today. Look at these urgings for what they are -- others' attempts to influence your will and your actions. Even if no harm were to come from your acquiescence, you would still have a lingering feeling of having been manipulated. Stand your ground and don't allow anyone to take advantage of you.
Now is not the time for superficial judgments and snap decisions. Whatever situation you're facing deserves very careful consideration and a thorough sounding out of your intuition. Taking what appears to be the path of least resistance could find you trudging up a steep, rocky hill in the very near future. Look to your interests and be aware of what others could stand to gain.
Your desire to get ahead could find you in an audience of equally ambitious folk listening to an exciting business presentation. But hold your horses before you go galloping off in pursuit of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Does this opportunity truly have the potential the presenter depicts? The only way to find out is to banish the stars from your eyes and thoroughly investigate the company and its claims. Insist on references, not just pep rallies, and check the firm's reputation with business and governmental agencies.
Demands on your time, your checkbook or your emotional support could leave you drained and feeling somewhat selfish by the end of the day. Perhaps too many people are laying claim to various parts of you, causing you to feel as if you have no energy or time for yourself. Overdependence rarely resolves on its own, so you may need to take a series of small steps spaced out over a period of time to disengage.
You forge ahead like a locomotive full of steam today. Nothing can stop you, but you're so compelling that no one even tries. They're anxious to jump on your train and go for the ride of their lives. Enjoy the attention and the accolades, but remember that even the mightiest engine needs to stop and refuel from time to time.
The pictures in your head may seem more real than what your eyes actually see today. You're so wrapped up in your own thoughts that there's a danger you could bump into a post or step off the curb without looking. When others speak to you, you may not hear them at all, or it could seem as if they're calling to you from across a wide canyon. Preoccupation is the natural result of an active imagination, but don't allow yourself to completely disengage from reality.
You effortlessly see both sides of a question today. Consequently, you have no trouble making decisions as circumstances demand and no problem explaining the reasons behind your conclusions. The best part is that you don't feel the least bit of hesitation or ambivalence; the right choice seems so obvious. Others respect your integrity and fairness, so they accept your conclusions without protest.
Work may not be as satisfying these days as it once was. Maybe you've grown so used to your job that it no longer stimulates your creativity, or perhaps your principal interests have simply moved in another direction. Reconciling this situation could be as simple as adding some extracurricular activities to your after-work hours or as complicated as changing careers. Only you can decide which course is right.
Has your heart been bruised recently? You're feeling so sensitive that the slightest emotional prod could cause a big lump to form in your throat or send you running out of the room in tears. The unwitting agent of your distress may need as much consolation as you do. They will be shocked that their innocuous remark elicited such a reaction. You definitely need some solitary time to sort through your thoughts and feelings.