General Daily Insight for July 28, 2023
What we say matters. Communicative Mercury misjudges transformative Pluto, leading us to both be more curious and take more troublesome risks. The sensitive Moon is stressed by both critical Saturn and intense Mars, and we may say things that would be better kept silent or unintentionally open the door for hurt feelings and arguments. Finally, Mercury shifts into its home sign of practical Virgo at 5:31 pm EDT, helping us to be more thoughtful about what we say. Words hurt or heal — it’s our choice.
March 21 – April 19
You may want to take risks when it comes to pursuing your goals. Where you are right now might not be inspiring — or you could feel like it’s time to leave your comfort zone, impatient with the time it’s taking to get where you want to be. The world may seem to be against you, as delays and exhaustion stand in the way of you running after what you really want in life. Don’t stress! Just take a deep breath and be patient.
April 20 – May 20
Loved ones may request, directly or indirectly, that you put your dreams on hold. You could have children or other young people who need you, even though you have different goals that you want to go after, such as education or travel. Your freedom is possibly hampered by the needs of your dependents, and it’s not easy to put your ambitions on the back burner. Right now, life might require you to delay your own desires to do the right thing.
May 21 – June 20
You may be taking risks with secrets now. It could be that you’re pushing the limits of people in your life by saying scandalous or risky statements to be provocative, or you might be spilling secrets, gossiping about your own dirty laundry as well as that of others. This is not a good idea, as the people who are listening might not have good intentions! These risky conversations could easily come back to bite you. Don’t get tangled up in your own words.
June 21 – July 22
The universe is aiding your ability to communicate when it comes to safety. If you don’t feel secure, it’s not easy for you to share your true thoughts or emotions, even when others want you to open up more. Regardless of how much time it takes, you’re allowed to build your connection at your own pace. Be honest with anyone who is pushing you — don’t hesitate to tell them what it will take for you to feel comfortable being open with them.
July 23 – August 22
Life may feel like it’s you against them today. Whether you’re in a moderated debate, an organized competition, or a “no holds barred” argument, you are likely to be on the opposite side against a person or group, defending your own side vehemently. No matter how prepared you or your opponents are, win or lose, this lesson is more about how you react to the outcome of the match. There are sore winners and sore losers, and you don’t want to be either one.
August 23 – September 22
Bad habits are tempting you at this time. You might find that you are around people who indulge in unhealthy pastimes or party too hard, and they may pressure you to do the same. While it might be overwhelming in the moment, it’s wise to avoid falling in line with patterns that could be detrimental to you going forward. A temporary friendship with the people who are around you now could be harmful to you long after they’re gone. It’s okay to say no.
September 23 – October 22
Lots of questions are possibly on the tip of your tongue. While this is fair, especially if you have a new friend you’d like to get to know, the number of questions that you’re asking could be stressing them out. They may feel like you’re interrogating them rather than being interested in them — and you might be asking questions that are more personal than they’re willing to answer. Try to be sensitive to them! They likely have a good reason for not telling all.
October 23 – November 21
You might speak out of turn today. An authority figure in your life may share words that upset you, angering you so much that you lash out or say things that aren’t appropriate for the setting that the two of you are in. Because of your dynamic, it’s probably difficult for you to express yourself impulsively in the way that you’d prefer without experiencing repercussions. Instead, attempt to ask them to speak privately, so you can calmly let them know how you’re feeling.
November 22 – December 21
Seeking out information potentially sounds like an excellent idea — even if you aren’t ready for the ramifications. Perhaps you’re hunting for evidence regarding a suspicious person or volatile situation, but after you find answers, you may regret ever going after them. While it can be painful to learn the truth when you aren’t emotionally prepared for what you will find, it’s usually better to see reality rather than live a lie. Whatever the truth is, it won’t stop you from moving forward.
December 22 – January 19
Struggles to express yourself are myriad at the moment. There might be something that you want to tell an important person, but you just can’t seem to find the right words to say. Jumping into this headfirst and trying to blurt everything at once to get it out of your system could engender miscommunication, and you don’t want to jeopardize the friendship between you. Take precautions to make sure you’re saying things the right way, and you’ll be much happier in the long run.
January 20 – February 18
Secrets can fracture friendships. You may have hidden knowledge that you’re confused about — it potentially doesn’t even involve you. When you know information about a close connection, and you want to maintain your link to them, you might be conflicted about telling them. This secret could even change how you feel about this person, adding another level of conflict. Even if this issue seems urgent, do your best to wait until later to bring it up, or at least in private.
February 19 – March 20
Working with friends doesn’t always work out. You may be coordinating with a buddy on a project that you have different visions for, which could spark some clashes with each other. In the moment, your frustrations could get the better of you and push you to say unkind things that you don’t really mean. Make an effort to be aware of this, and remember that you don’t necessarily have all the answers — and neither do they. Do your best to find a compromise.