If you've been thinking of investing in a new scanner, laptop, handheld or other piece of electronic equipment, today's a good day to comparison shop. In addition to browsing the sale circulars for local stores, be sure to check prices at some of the big online retailers. Sometimes, bargains can be found in the most unlikely places -- all you have to do is look. This might be an attitude you can apply to other areas of your life as well.
Internal struggles could have you at a virtual standstill today. While a big part of you wants to move quickly in pursuit of an idea or plan, your more cautious side urges prudence and restraint. Reconciling these two conflicting urges won't be easy. Perhaps if you step back from the situation and try to take a dispassionate look, you'll get some clues about the best way to proceed.
You've got a great handle on your life and its direction today. Seek out people who can help you put all the pieces in place and who can complement your big ideas with the kind of detailed focus that helps get projects off the ground. Brainstorming sessions are especially productive because of your lightning-quick ability to take an abstraction or partially formed inspiration and transform it into a workable strategy. Consider every idea. No matter how far-fetched it may seem, it could contain a useful kernel.
Renewed vigor and energy propel you through a day spiced with just the tiniest bit of rebellion. You aren't looking to buck the system exactly, but you are searching for a way to bring a greater degree of personal assertiveness into the picture. Tired of being so steady and conventional, you want to push the envelope a bit to see what happens. When others express surprise, smile sweetly and save the explanations for later.
You could receive news today about economic conditions at your job or in your industry and how they may affect your personal income. The news is good overall, but changes are afoot that could make for a somewhat challenging transition period. You can take a proactive approach by preparing yourself to take advantage of what's coming, or you can sit still and wait for events to overcome you. Talk to friends and co-workers. Together, you will be able to develop an amazing strategy.
You have no problem today cutting through the subterfuge and getting right to the heart of the matter. Despite word tricks and other misleading activities, you see exactly what's going on and where it's leading. Impatience with this beating-around-the-bush waste of time could cause you to be unusually direct. In the circumstances, however, such a straightforward approach could cause others to go on the defensive. Coax the situation along with tact and composure.
Your purpose and energy flow back in an invigorating rush today, and you can hardly wait to get started on the day's tasks. With such single-minded focus, you're likely to finish up early, giving you the chance to spend part of the afternoon in lively conversation at the local coffee bar or with some book you've had to set aside lately. The ideas that occur to you have great potential as the basis for an opinion essay or letter to the editor. Begin a draft this evening.
A strong feeling of temptation is in the air and you have to struggle hard to exercise your characteristic thoroughness in the face of such enticement. The prospect of easy money is a powerful motivator, but remember that even the surest stock tip can ultimately turn out to be nothing more than an effervescent dream, momentarily made attractive by shady market manipulation. If you decide you must take this chance, put only your own money on the line. Do not make yourself responsible for others.
Every situation that confronts you today requires your undivided attention. This simply isn't one of those times when you can talk on the phone, type email messages and jot down notes at the same time. Due diligence is especially important right now because someone may be trying to get the edge on one of your leads. Stay focused and be alert to shifting currents. You don't want to get caught up in the undertow.
You may awaken with a start from a vivid dream this morning. Grab a pen or a tape recorder and jot down everything you can remember. No matter how nonsensical the events and people seem to your conscious mind, they all represent important symbols from your subconscious. There's a message here if you are open to receiving it. Clear the cobwebs and extraneous matters from your mind and consider the significance.
Emotionally, you've always believed in the possibility of love at first sight, but your more pragmatic side has been dubious. Today's events, however, support your heart instead of your head. You are totally smitten and happily abandon yourself to Cupid's whim. Every hour is more blissful than the last, and you don't allow the intrusion of a single practical thought. At last you can fully express your passionate nature.
Are you dealing with the aftereffects of being too gullible lately? Sometimes taking what someone says at face value can lead to either heartache or the stomach-clenching feeling that you've been a fool. Don't be so hard on yourself. Going through life filled with suspicion and mistrust is worse than falling for another's tricks on occasion. Taking too defensive a posture can save you at times, but can also wall you off from those who are genuine and sincere.