General Daily Insight for July 29, 2023
Responsibilities may require extra dedication. The ego-focused Sun disagrees with disciplined Saturn, creating a tug of war between what we feel like doing and what we really should do. This may challenge us, but soon after, the sensitive Moon coordinates with tender Venus to give us some welcome emotional relief from the inner struggle. On top of that, Luna then moves from freedom-loving Sagittarius into dedicated Capricorn at 11:44 pm EDT, bolstering us against any obstacles. Let’s commit to not giving up!
March 21 – April 19
Following your passion may require sacrifice. Grand dreams for your life or career are lovely to have, but nothing good becomes reality without doing the work required. It might be that you need to reevaluate your method if you’re only working on the fun parts of the journey, or at least the parts that you consider fun. The more confusing aspects of your plan could transform into dangerous roadblocks in the future. It would be wise to get them out of the way early!
April 20 – May 20
You might be shrinking into your comfort zone. The people that you need to be mingling with and learning from are out there, but unfortunately, you could be at home protecting yourself from rejection. Even when reaching out is intimidating, letting time pass you by feels much more passive than the effects it will have on you in the long run. If you want to avoid waking up one day and wondering why you didn’t try, this is your time to get active.
May 21 – June 20
What you believe you should do might not be the right move! You may have a plan of action that you’ve created in your head, but you could be missing details that you don’t even know exist. Reaching out to someone who’s an expert on what you’re attempting should help — you could also talk to someone who’s simply been in the predicament that you’re in before. There’s no shame in asking for advice from those who have more experience than you.
June 21 – July 22
Stability could turn into stagnancy. You may have once been happy that everything was slowing down and allowing you to catch your breath. Now that things haven’t changed much in some time, you might be feeling like it’s time to break out of the monotony. You’re allowed to be intimidated by the thought of freeing yourself from a cocoon, whether you made it for your protection or someone else bound you within it, but you’re done with this chapter. Make the next one an adventure!
July 23 – August 22
Saying you’re fine could be dragging you down. You may be trying to be independent and show everyone you’re doing well, so that they’re not worrying about you while you’re struggling. This is a very challenging goal — and one that can be quite lonely if you’re too devoted to it! The reality is, we all have times where we feel low. Pretending you’re fine when you’re not could send you spiraling even lower. Make a point of reconnecting with your emotions and loved ones.
August 23 – September 22
Running away from a difficult conversation could sound easier than handling it. When a conversation with someone you care about looks like it will be a difficult or emotional one, you may spend some time procrastinating it — or even avoiding the person that you need to have it with. While this can feel like a good temporary solution, it’s really only forcing you to dwell in fear of what could happen. Bite the bullet and say what you need to say.
September 23 – October 22
Fun may be tempting you away from your responsibilities. You could have friends reaching out to you, calling your name to come outside and play — but you know that you have work you need to do. They also might be encouraging you to pander to unhealthy desires that won’t be beneficial for you in the long run, which can set you back when it comes to your progress toward your goals. The temporary fun is likely not worth the result.
October 23 – November 21
You might not be acting your age. Even a seemingly obvious course of action can be difficult to take when childish impulses are tugging at your soul. This will almost surely backfire, as immaturity is unlikely to be rewarded at present, and you could speedily regret the consequences that inevitably arrive once you’ve finished indulging the dangerous side of your inner child. Being an adult isn’t always fun, but you could be causing other people more responsibilities by goofing off. Be your most mature self.
November 22 – December 21
You might be moving on before it’s time. You’re allowed to be eager to remove yourself from memories of a recent painful emotional experience, but you run the risk of plastering over the event in your mind before you’ve truly processed its implications. Doing this just shoves it to the back burner to simmer, bubbling beneath the cover you put over it — eventually, your emotions will probably boil over. Make sure that you’re healing in a real way, without ignoring what’s still there.
December 22 – January 19
Talent is possibly less of a current factor than you think. You might feel as if you’re ready to give up on a project that you’ve given a lot of time and energy to, but that hasn’t gone anywhere. It could seem like you’ll never get that boulder up that hill, as it just keeps rolling back down, but some of the best inventions took hundreds of tries before they got it right. It’s not about talent, it’s about tenacity. Get up and try again!
January 20 – February 18
You might be trading your comfort for someone else’s. Someone that you know doesn’t bring out the best in you could become a part of your life at any moment, and they have no qualms about being themselves — but when you be yourself, they may put a damper on it. They might think that their way is the only right way to be, and their effect on you could damage your sense of self-respect. Remember who you are, and love that person.
February 19 – March 20
You may be working too hard, Pisces! Keeping up with goals and responsibilities is good, despite their challenges, but you might be losing sight of your self-care. When you realize how long it’s been since you’ve done something special for yourself, even if it’s as simple as sitting down and having a full meal or taking a long shower, there could be gaps in your self-care routine that need to be remedied — stat. Don’t let your body’s well-being be the victim of your goals.