Monday, July 26
The first of five culture-shifting oppositions between traditional Saturn and progressive Uranus occurred on November 4, 2008 when Obama defeated McCain in the USA election. Today is the last of this series, again pitting the old against the new. But aspects to dreamy Neptune can disconnect us from the facts. Meanwhile, the humanistic Aquarius Moon connects us to global issues as an optimistic Sun-Jupiter trine encourages us to gloss over details.
You may have a day that is filled with lots of things to do that need your attention. Your intentions are good, but you might not be eager to work too hard today. Keep in mind that your peers will support your future ideas if you do what you're supposed to do now. It doesn't matter how you get yourself into gear; start early in the day so you can enjoy yourself later on.
You may feel fully responsible for those around you today, but remember that you are only one person. You want everything to go according to your plan so you have time to relax later in the day. Unfortunately, everyone may be tied up in their own worlds now, making it unlikely that you'll receive the help you need. If others don't want to share in the work, perhaps they shouldn't share in the fun.
You could have an unpleasant run-in today with an authoritative person. At first, it may appear as if he or she is an obstacle to your progress, but if you slow down and pay attention, you can learn something important about yourself. It's crucial to be honest now, so don't try to charm your way through a critical situation. Listen more than you talk.
You don't need anyone to tell you what to do today, for you can be your own taskmaster, but you are likely to rebel if someone else tries to take charge. Unfortunately, happiness won't come from rigidly forcing your agenda onto the day. Be flexible, for you could be ready to join in the fun if you can let go of your expectations. Don't hesitate if someone invites you to do something very cool; just say yes.
You could obsess over your current need for efficiency and accuracy as you consider what you value most in yourself. But instead of making a big deal about something that you don't have or what you cannot do today, just keep a stiff upper lip and get to work. There are probably many other things you would prefer to be doing. However, if you can limit unnecessary distractions, you should be able to improve the overall quality of your life.
You may not be inclined to openly share your feelings now because you don't want your uncertainty to muddy anyone else's waters. You want clarity, yet involving someone else will only make things even murkier. Luckily, your flexibility can help to save the day, turning the tide your way by making it easier for you to get along with others.
You could be feeling a bit isolated today as restrictive Saturn in your 1st House of Self opposes independent Uranus. Be careful, for discussing a sensitive topic may leave you disillusioned because you cannot find common ground. But don't succumb to negativity that festers beneath the surface; it's far better to face the consequences of your true beliefs than to compromise your integrity.
It seems as if you have been worrying about your future for a long time. You could be tired of running around on the same mental circuits as you try to make something different from the life you have. But fighting against the resistance is tiring, so try to let go of the attachment that you have to your long-term goals. You may be totally surprised by what happens once your mind is freed from the limits of your own expectations.
You may be called upon to take more responsibility for those who are close to you. However, you might not be up for the task, especially if you doubt your own capabilities. You might feel like escaping your obligations, but doing the right thing now will ultimately increase your self-esteem. Don't seek any immediate rewards. Instead, enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.
You may have a strong yearning to learn about something completely different or to travel to someplace very far away. Unfortunately, it's more pressing for you to focus on the mundane side of your life, such as paying bills, being responsible at work and honoring your personal commitments. Don't worry about losing touch with your dreams; you'll get your chance to follow a more distant star later if you deal with what's right in front of you now.
You might feel as if you want more out of a current relationship, yet the other person could be a source of resistance. Paradoxically, your companion may feel that it's you who is avoiding closeness. Talk it out, even if you start from an uncomfortable place of misunderstanding. If you are honest about your feelings and are gently persistent, then eventually the discomfort will fade and lead the way to clarity.
Someone may want more from you than you're willing or able to give, but you don't have to become a victim of anyone else's guilt trip today. If you want some time alone to contemplate your options now, clearly let others know that you need a bit of space. Remember, you don't have time to wallow in emotional uncertainty, because your current attitude is establishing the pattern for weeks to come.