Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for putting another person's more pressing needs in front of your own. Even if a lingering feeling of resentment has you feeling somewhat dismayed about your recent attitudes, acknowledging this bit of negativity in no way cancels out the essential goodness of your action. Subsequent events are likely to move in your favor without much effort on your part. Accept favors as a kind of karmic payback and be grateful for what you receive.
Vacillating wildly between frenetic activity and outright laziness could impart a surreal quality to your day. Take these swings as they come, accomplish what you can and allow yourself the luxury of sinking into a comfortable chair at odd moments. Let your mind go completely blank to maximize the rejuvenating quality of your downtime. Adding a gym workout to your afternoon's to-do list could also jump-start your flagging energy and give you the stamina to keep pushing ahead after sunset.
You've got the world on a string, so now is the time to make a serious attempt to maximize the return on your opportunities. Advancing your interests hits a snag, however, because your intellect pulls you in many different directions. You may have fewer significant milestones unless you learn to focus. Nevertheless, you consider any day productive when you learn something -- either trivial or useful -- and there has been no shortage of fascinating revelations and insights. Store these treasures for a later time when you can put them to better use.
The atmosphere around your home is likely to put you in mind of a kitchen with too many self-important cooks, each asserting their dominance despite the chaos. If the soup is boiling over and the bread is burning, someone has to back down long enough to save the dinner, and you are the most likely candidate. Deal with one thing at a time and put off the introspection until the discord is less pronounced. You'll have plenty of time later to examine the circumstances that led to this conflict.
Although supremely gratified by the way others quickly jump aboard your bandwagon, you may be initially baffled about the best way to proceed. Admit that your idea is more of a big-picture yardstick than a detail-oriented blueprint and solicit suggestions for first steps. The result will be a productive and team-building brainstorming session. It will also solidify your leadership position and build your reputation as a take-charge chief who values all the other players. Good personal friendships can grow from these encounters.
All the self-lecturing you've done lately about cutting back on expenses could fly right out the window when a must-have item beckons to you from its shop window. Now is your chance to show some true fiscal self-discipline and to take a strong stand against the voice of temptation. Overcoming this powerful urge will give you a good head start on breaking a long-standing habit. Next time it won't be quite so much of a struggle to say no.
Do the trees seem unusually green and the flowers more vivid than they were yesterday? Maybe you just haven't been paying enough attention to the beauty all around you. When conditions are right -- as they are now -- great comfort and an appreciation for the wonder of life can come from the unhurried contemplation of a single blossom. Sometimes by wasting time, you can actually gain it.
Whatever is on your mind has zipped your lips. You don't want to talk to anyone about it at the moment, and even the thought of casual chitchat leaves you cold. If you successfully pretend that you don't see an acquaintance in the grocery store line or manage to duck around a corner before a friend catches your eye, these mild tactics can help preserve your isolation. If you get caught, though, be careful about hurting another's feelings with your seeming callous disregard. Plead a pressing appointment or a pounding headache to extricate yourself.
Court appearances, contract negotiations or other official-type business goes well. Even if you don't get all the concessions you requested, the outcome is equitable for you and for any other parties involved. The result, however, could present you with a difficult decision. Consult others for their opinions and take them under advisement. Reserve your final judgment until you've had ample opportunity to fully reflect on your options and desired outcomes. This is one of those instances when you want to proceed cautiously.
The financial payback you want may not be immediate, but you appear to be on the right track with this moneymaking plan. The overall climate is optimistic despite the occasional naysayer and sporadic challenges to your vision and authority. Overcome any objections with your usual aplomb and sashay on about your business. If someone is difficult to reach, think of a creative way to get past the gatekeepers. Your message deserves a hearing.
Unusual circumstances lead to unusual encounters. Allowing shyness, discomfort or reticence keep you confined to the sidelines will be more of a loss than you suspect. Don your confident face and emerge from the shadows. Others will welcome you into the light, and what they have to say could cause a significant alteration in your outlook. Engage fully and see what develops. There's no need to fear change.
The change you're contemplating is a big step, so avoid hasty decisions and rash pronouncements. The grass may appear greener in the next pasture, but once you get close, you may find that the color is deceiving. You may discover sparsely growing stinkweed instead of a lush and inviting meadow. Take the time you need to think the situation through, and try to pick a balance between being too cautious and too impetuous.