General Daily Insight for July 30, 2023
General Daily Insight for July 30, 2023
A lack of clarity can lead to hurt feelings. Perfectionist Venus scoffs at wispy Neptune in a messy quincunx at 12:25 pm EDT, making it difficult to know what’s appropriate. As the Moon supports Mars, we at least have the courage to work past any misunderstandings and take ownership of our mistakes. Finally, the Moon agrees with Jupiter, showering us with luck and wisdom that should help us make sense of what was previously a confusing haze of emotion. We can find our way through.
March 21 – April 19
You could get the sense that you’re feeling your way through the dark. It’s possible that a statement of yours won’t land well with your audience, potentially because you weren’t aware that they were sensitive to the topics that you were addressing. While this isn’t completely unavoidable, there’s nothing wrong with taking ownership of what you said and apologizing for your ignorance. They’ll likely appreciate your willingness to grow from your mistakes, and you should be able to move past any awkwardness.
April 20 – May 20
Your friends may feel like you’re avoiding them at the moment. While this probably isn’t the case, you may have recently spent a while on your own, handling situations that you needed to take care of — it might be time to reach out to your friends and remind them that you haven’t cut them off out of the blue. We all have periods of our lives where we’re not able to be as social, but a quick hello can make a big difference.
May 21 – June 20
Speak from the heart, not from the mind. You could be struggling with an authority figure, like a parent or a supervisor, whom you find difficult to understand. You are different people who have unique styles of communicating and thinking, so your methods may not make sense to each other. It’s easy to dismiss someone’s way of life when you don’t know their story, but there’s likely a reason they operate like this. Keep an open mind when puzzling things out with them.
June 21 – July 22
You might be avoiding learning something new. You could feel like you don’t need help or advice at this time, but you’re allowed to need a little boost getting to wherever you’re going. Trying to do it on your own may lead you to do things wrong or to take a lot more time — instead, make a point of listening to someone who knows tips and tricks to get you there much faster or more accurately. Don’t shut yourself off from growth.
July 23 – August 22
Your fears might distort what’s actually happening. Speaking onstage could feel like everyone is just waiting for you to finish, when really they’re engrossed in what you’re saying. Auditioning for a part or requesting funding could feel like you gave the worst performance of anyone, when really you knocked it out of the park! It’s understandable, since we all have insecurities, but try to see the people around you as being on your side rather than against you. Don’t create an enemy in your head.
August 23 – September 22
Someone may be refusing to speak up. It’s possible that a peer is dancing around specific topics with you, or avoiding speaking to you entirely, but seems as though they have something that they want to say. Perhaps they feel hurt but don’t want to look weak, or a secret is weighing on them. Whatever they’re keeping inside, they could be struggling to bring it to the surface. Give them the space to figure it out, and until then, that’s all you can do.
September 23 – October 22
Someone who currently claims to be your friend might not be what they seem. They may feel enamored with you for myriad reasons, but their intentions could be less simple than companionship — what might they want from you? Whether this is love, money, influence, or just your kindness, you should be aware of the people that you’re sharing your life with during this time. Make sure that those in your circle want the best for you, as you do for them.
October 23 – November 21
You may not be sure what to say today. Someone could bring you shocking information, leaving you unsure whether to try and make them feel better with lighthearted humor or be serious and give them a shoulder to cry on. It might be best to ask them directly what would make them feel most supported or loved, and go from there, because attempting to figure it out through trial and error won’t be fun. As long as they know you care, that’s what matters.
November 22 – December 21
You might be torn between moving on and trying again. In particular, it could be almost easy to see a future where you go your separate ways from someone in your life that you have fallen out with or just drifted apart from, even if at one point in time you couldn’t imagine your life without them in it. While it will take hard work to repair the relationship should you choose to try, preserving a meaningful connection with a friend may be worth it.
December 22 – January 19
It’s hard to know if you should speak up now — especially if you want to talk to someone about a tough topic or say something that won’t be easy for them to hear. You’re possibly not sure if you should clam up and keep the information to yourself, or if they would want to know so that they can promptly address the subject. This decision is difficult, and there’s probably no right answer. It’s more about what you feel inside. So use your intuition.
January 20 – February 18
Social risks may presently be dangerously uncertain. No matter how fun an acquaintance seems or how long you’ve been interested in getting to know them, listen to your gut. Set aside any shared interests and ask yourself why you haven’t fully approached them yet. Does anything about them endanger your sense of security? While it might still feel tempting to try and form a bond, it’s probably not worth the gamble you would be making. Not everyone has to be your friend.
February 19 – March 20
A current choice between the easy way and the hard way isn’t as simple as it sounds. The easy way is potentially riskier or less aligned with your morals, while the hard way is challenging, but should be more stable and provide long-term benefits. Giving yourself an out and taking the simple path is enticing, but life might be more difficult later due to taking such shortcuts. Avoid punishing your future self and take the path that’s more likely to fully satisfy you.