General Daily Insight for July 10, 2023
We have to roll with the punches. Active Mars travels into grounded Virgo at 7:40 am EDT, providing a direction for our willpower and cooling down Mars’ explosive nature. Intellectual Mercury then faces off with chaotic Pluto, subverting our expectations and shocking us with unexpected communications and delays. Finally, the Moon enters comforting Taurus, providing us with the emotional stability to clear up any miscommunications or mistakes. Be persistent and don’t give up when obstacles appear — just pivot to the next plan.
March 21 – April 19
It can be difficult to find your motivation now. You may have plans that you want to adhere to, but life is ready to throw other ideas at you like cosmic curveballs. That might leave you feeling deflated, with obstacles that prevent you from going after your true passions, but this delay could actually be a blessing in disguise. While paused, search for clarity on whatever ambitions are driving you toward your goals. Meditating on this should help you lay out a straightforward vision.
April 20 – May 20
Solitude can clear any ongoing noise in your mind. You might be overwhelmed with everything going on in your life, as though you’ve got many different tabs open in your brain that combine to slow down your mental capacity. All the different tasks that you must complete and all the new information that you should learn could be muddling your thoughts — it’s okay to feel like it’s hard to keep up. Check in with yourself without the outside world chiming in.
May 21 – June 20
Family can cause you to doubt yourself now. Whether they’re questioning your love life, career, spirituality, or something else, you may worry that what you’re doing isn’t enough or isn’t satisfying to them. Regardless of how positive their motivations are, that kind of judgment isn’t fun to sit with — especially if it makes you feel like a failure. Everyone moves at their own pace and to their own rhythm, so don’t hold yourself to a timeline that doesn’t make sense for you.
June 21 – July 22
Current communication can clear the air. There may be someone in your life that you offended without meaning to, and their response might catch you off guard. Even if they give you a piece of their mind in a hurtful way, you’re capable of listening to their hurt without being overly defensive. They are looking for comfort in this time, and it might be healing for both of you to reassure them that you meant no harm. Sometimes an honest apology is all you need.
July 23 – August 22
Your security doesn’t have to be dependent on other people! You might want to wear an outfit that’s a little more daring or get a bold tattoo, and the people around you could be discouraging if they know what you’re up to. Peers or acquaintances might feel like they need to follow the status quo and avoid rocking the boat with their fashion choices, but you can follow your heart and take a more creative route with confidence. It’s okay to stand out!
August 23 – September 22
You’re rising above revenge. Be wary of any opportunities that are tempting you to get back at someone else who potentially hurt you in the past. While the potential to create drama is there waiting for you, the joy that you would get from this would likely be short-lived, and the following fallout could take up more of your time than any schadenfreude would be worth. Taking the high road can be the best revenge — they don’t deserve a rise out of you.
September 23 – October 22
Intuition can push past your current fears! You may have been afraid to confront certain ideas or dreams that you had in the past, thinking that such things could never happen for you or that you’re setting unrealistic goals. Don’t let such anxieties box you in and make you feel unsatisfied with life! Instead, look into a happy medium and set some goals that feel like miniature versions of your big goal. Making a little progress is better than wondering what could have been.
October 23 – November 21
Your friends may be giving you some guidance. It might feel like you’re directionless or unsure of where to go next, but talking about your potential paths can help you realize which one you actually like the sound of. You have many talents that you’re ready to invest in and build up to help you succeed in life, but making a choice between them might be your biggest obstacle. Get your feelings out into words, then see if they become clearer.
November 22 – December 21
Proving the opposition wrong takes hard work behind the scenes. There might be naysayers, from your past or present, who tell you that you don’t have what it takes, but you know better! You’ve likely been making plans for your next move without telling everyone else about it, and this subtle process could have allowed you to grow your idea without feeling swayed by their opinions. Be consistent with what’s inspiring you, and you should be able to prove them wrong in due time.
December 22 – January 19
You’re presently able to learn more about your loved ones. Perhaps a close relative or friend is ready to teach you about their own life experiences, and they’re unlikely to match with yours! Whatever you glean from them could be downright shocking. Everyone comes from a different background that only they truly know, with unique strengths and weaknesses. Be an active listener and try to internalize some of what they’re saying — after all, you’d likely appreciate their listening ear in the future.
January 20 – February 18
It could be time to loosen your grip. Holding on tight to a person, an item, or an activity isn’t necessarily bad — until it becomes an obsession. Intense fascination can lead to wanting to control someone or something, and because you feel this need so strongly, it can be easily mistaken for regular caring. Wanting to spend every minute of every day together with someone or trying to do something non-stop just because it’s fun is unhealthy! Look for a way to step back.
February 19 – March 20
Emotions can rise up without warning. You may have recently felt like you were suppressing the urge to debate someone or call them out, and these words could rise to the surface without you meaning them to. The other person might be surprised by your boldness and take it the wrong way, so you may end up having to do some backpedaling if you can’t control your tongue. If you can’t help but say something, do your best to remain tactful.