July 5 – Daily Feast
Remembering can be painful and sometimes without any real benefit. It keeps us feeling guilty and regretting so much that the good memories are washed out. It is easy enough to forget the good that happened, without covering the good with bad memories. No doubt, everything has not been ideal – but haven’t we given enough thought to the unhappy times? It doesn’t do any good to ruin the present time recalling what went wrong in the past. But we can begin to change. Maybe only a little at first – but honest effort has always changed things for the better and given us self-respect as well. Time grows more and more precious and what we do with it at this moment makes or breaks today and all our tomorrow’s.
~ We are not afraid to work and we are not afraid to do right. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
The Sun’s anxious sesquisquare to mysterious Pluto today dredges up old fears without us even realizing what’s happening. Something in the present moment triggers unconscious reactions that add intensity to the events as we engage in a power struggle, real or imagined. Fortunately, the Moon’s shift into gracious Libra at 11:56 am EDT helps us moderate our emotional distress with coolheaded logic, although it can be a tricky balancing act.
Your day may get off to a bad start, but don’t hold on to any feelings of negativity or they might become obstacles to getting your way. Your workmates are willing to give you the support you want now, but you have to meet them halfway. You are naturally spontaneous, making you acutely aware of the advantage of focusing on the present; consider your current situation without dwelling on your past.
No matter how self-confident you feel now, there are still pragmatic reasons why it’s not wise to charge ahead and take what you want. Luckily, you’re willing to wait and your patience serves you well. Acting too forceful would only complicate things, but taking small, determined steps should increase the chances of reaching your desired destination.
Someone may misinterpret your actions today, for shady Pluto aspects the Sun hiding in your 12th House of Secrets. Fortunately, throughout the day it grows easier to say what needs to be said, but you might not overcome the resistance without an open conflict. Don’t back down, even if you must stand up to another person’s power trip. Ultimately, your persistence and clear conscience will work to your advantage.
Your ambivalence is apparent today if someone demands that you take sides in an open disagreement at work. Although you might have a distinct preference, you’re hesitant to express your opinion because you understand both sides of the issue. Ultimately, you’re aware that you’re an observer and the conflict isn’t necessarily your problem. Even if you’re willing to lend a sympathetic ear, this distraction can affect your productivity. Stand firm in your impartiality to allow others the chance to find a quick resolution on their own.
The Moon’s entry into your 3rd House of Information means that you must make some difficult choices about your schedule. You’re tempted to cram a lot into a small amount of time, but it might be smarter to simply let the day unfold with as few commitments as possible. There’s a sensible wisdom in being flexible to the changing winds, like a kite remains open to the fickle breezes of spring. Stay unattached to the clock today to increase your chances of grabbing an amazing opportunity if it appears out of the blue.
You know what you need to do to reach your current goal; however, you might actually prefer to be doing something very different now. Your struggle over this apparently irresolvable dilemma can be very intense. Thankfully, you have a greater degree of control than you think. Remember that your happiness is not dependent on any one event, but rather on how you respond to life’s twists and turns. Your resilience may be tested today, but you’re up for the challenge.
You may experience an uncharacteristic emotional meltdown this morning, which clears the air of bad feelings and allows you to get back to business. Fortunately, getting along with others isn’t all that difficult when you care about the same issues. Sadly, someone may be dishonest with you today, making you unsympathetic to an alternative perspective. Still, it’s wise to suspend your judgment for a while and be as gracious to others as possible.
Your patience has worn thin, even if your intentions are good. You’re tired of the same old issues coming up again and again, even though you have processed them and moved on. Fortunately, you can tell that others are really trying to change and you may already see positive movement. But it might not be happening fast enough and you don’t feel like waiting any longer. Being honest and expressing your frustrations in a calm manner reduces the tension and strengthens a key relationship.
You may be known for your social charm, and this usually works in your favor. However, you must exercise self-restraint now or your exuberant style might offend someone important. But rather than withdrawing completely, try toning down your enthusiasm just a touch. Keep in mind that self-discipline doesn’t mean you have to remain silent; it’s about saying the right thing succinctly. It’s crucial to know how much to say and when to stop talking.
You may be angry if someone sends you mixed signals today, asking you to do something and then instructing you to back off. You might not have a strong preference about what you should do, but you aren’t happy with the uncertainty that’s raised with the change of plans. Don’t push for clarification; you could inadvertently open a can of worms that’s better left alone. Accept the lack of direction now instead of wasting your energy trying to capture elusive resolution.
You’re on the edge of a breakthrough today, but you are probably juggling too many tasks to follow up on any one of them. Thankfully, your routine work assignments won’t necessarily prevent you from pursuing a more interesting adventure. Your commitment will probably mean working late hours, but you can meet all your obligations while still having sufficient time to explore a more inspiring path.
Your subconscious is sending you powerful messages today, yet they may stem from old fears rather than from current events. Ironically, the more time you put into analyzing your memories, the more intense your feelings become. There’s nothing to be gained by feeding your negative fantasies; instead of worrying about something that’s well in your past, focus all your attention on what’s happening now.