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On Tuesday morning the Sun enters caring, introspective Cancer. During the coming month your attention may shift from the world around you to the world inside you. If you have neglected your inner workings, ignored your need for safety or companionship or healing in favor of constant socializing, this is the time to put things right. If you’ve felt distant from your loved ones, Cancer season offers a chance to reconnect. Then, on Wednesday evening, love planet Venus enters cheerful Gemini and prevents things from coming to sentimental and encourages you to see the beauty in relationships and experiences that are not necessarily profound. You will no longer take yourself so seriously that you will forget how to laugh, flirt, just enjoy the company of those around you.
Although caring for other people makes your life richer, it can also be stressful. The more you invest, the more prone you are to injury. The more you value and value a relationship, the more you have to lose. If you’re particularly pessimistic, worry that love isn’t worth the risk and can only end painfully. Your task this week is to have the courage to care for others anyway. Because love does not make you weak or exhausted right now, but on the contrary: strong and fearless and ready to fight because you know what you are fighting for.
Sometimes it surprises you (though you know it shouldn’t) when others stand as firmly in their beliefs as you do in your own, when they prove to be your equal in determination. Your first instinct in these situations might be to adjust to conflict. What other outcome can there be when two stubborn people clash? But especially this week, competition isn’t your only option. If you’re open to it, you might discover something better: a friend who is willing and able to stand by your side and fight as hard for you as they do for yourself.
No matter how charming or funny or popular you are (as a Gemini it probably is a lot), there are still moments when you feel invisible. You know that people enjoy your company, even admire you, but you worry that they are actually not paying enough attention see She. This week it would be easy to respond by raising your voice, impossible to ignore. But see what happens when you give others the benefit of the doubt. You might be surprised at how perceptive they really are and how much they appreciate you – not just the mask you wear in public, but that one too your true self – after all.
Lately you have become very aware of how much in this life is completely out of your control. You cannot force those in power to develop a conscience they do not have. You can’t even convince certain people close to you to act the way you want them to. The sun rises and sets, the seasons change, and people act on their own chaotic, individual impulses: none of this can be controlled. Nevertheless, you are anything but powerless. Every day there are situations, no matter how small, that need your care and attention do make a difference, and this week it’s your job to find them.
It’s difficult to live in a ruthless society and not be made cruel yourself in response, dealing with greedy, indifferent people without being changed for the worse. violence creates more violence; The people who benefit from this truth rely on everyone else, including you, to forget that there are other ways of being. So this week it’s up to you to remember. The world seems to change for the worse every day, but that doesn’t mean it she have to. Protect everything that is nice, brave and good in you and you will be rewarded for it.
If you ask too much of others – for care or effort or attention they are not willing to give – you will inevitably be disappointed. And after too many experiences like this, you might start to think you will never be content that there is no one out there who really cares for you or that you are uniquely cursed in love. But that is far from the truth. In addition, it prevents you from appreciating the sweet but imperfect ways the people in your life show them to you Care. This week try to accept the gifts that are offered to you. You may find that all of these different forms of affection put together are what you needed.
These days you’ve been thinking how if our reality were just a little different – sweeter, fairer, less precarious – you could live a different, more fulfilling life. You dream of how you could use your creative talents more fulfillingly if you didn’t have to work so hard just to pay the bills; You imagine how much more energy you would have to attend to your community if you weren’t so exhausted at the end of each day. But don’t imagine for a moment this week that your potential is wasted. You are already doing so much in this imperfect world of ours.
Sometimes it seems like the people in your life, even the ones who love you most, can’t quite… handle your whole, complicated self. They’re constantly trying to pigeonhole you, put a label on you, understand you once and for all, and they get frustrated, even annoyed, when they find they can’t. You wonder if it wouldn’t be easier to be the person others chose you to be, to stop changing so much, to let go of the messy, knotted sides of yourself. But it’s not your job to make yourself small for the comfort of others. It is only your job to live fully.
It’s annoying to suspect that others underestimate you, to know that you’re capable of bigger, more wonderful things than anyone else realizes. You wonder what your life would be like if the people around you had more faith in you, what would have been different if you had gotten the support you need. No matter how confident you are, the feeling of not being seen and not appreciated takes its toll. This week you have the opportunity to rebuild yourself. Don’t wait for others to approve. You are capable of more than that she can imagine.
It’s tempting for you to wait for ideal conditions before acting, or a sense of reassurance that a relationship is worthwhile before diving in. In a way it makes sense. Why should you accept less than you deserve? But the truth is, change rarely comes at “the right time” and there are no perfect people. Take this knowledge as a gift, not a disappointment. You don’t have to constantly wait for an optimal moment that may never come. You can act at this moment. You can create the world, the relationships, the conditions you need, anytime.
If you’ve been faced with a confusing relationship or a difficult decision, you tend to think about it lately. That can be strangely satisfying. It gives your brain something to do, and all the mental effort confirms that you’re making good progress. However, this week, do your best to resist the urge to keep spinning the same dilemma in your head over and over again without pausing to obsess and theorize. Right now, if you loosen your grip and stop trying so hard, the answers you’re looking for become more likely. Give yourself a moment just to be.
You’ve wondered if you really are strong enough to get through the coming days. It’s not that you’re particularly weak or that you’re deficient in any other way. It’s just that the future is so frighteningly uncertain and you fear you won’t be ready for the changes that are on the horizon. You fear you won’t have time to develop the inner strength you need to get through it. But power isn’t something new, something you have to earn from scratch: you’ve always had it; You need to remember how brave you can be. You’ve proved it to yourself before, and you’ll do it again.
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