Dreams meet reality today and the difference between them can be hard to reconcile. The emotional Moon's trine to idealistic Neptune opens up our hearts to the possibilities, while perfectionist Venus' sextile to rebellious Uranus encourages us to create better solutions. Once the Moon conjuncts dynamic Mars, we are impatient to see the outcome, but the confident Sun's square to Neptune at 7:40 pm EDT may halt us in our tracks. Dreaming isn’t enough to make the life we want a reality -- it requires consistent work.
You may be longing for happier days -- especially when it comes to your relationships and emotional effort -- but this could end up falling flat today. Even if you've put a lot of work into helping someone you care about, your efforts might be getting you both nowhere. While you’ve been putting in your half of the work, ask yourself: Have they been doing the same? If you’re noticing that they have no desire to meet you halfway, it may be time to put your energy elsewhere.
More for Aries: WEEKLY LOVE
Finances are highlighted for you now, and you may find that you don’t have the funds to get you where you wanted to go. Others may have put unrealistic expectations in your mind, and under their guidance, you’ve ended up somewhere completely different from where they said you were going. Instead of giving in to resentment, turn things around and rewrite the plan. Don’t let the soothing words of others trick you into being unprepared for the challenges between you and the level of success you desire.
More for Taurus: WEEKLY LOVE
You could be your own worst enemy today, so make sure that you’re not getting in your own way. Confusion regarding your career is likely, and you could miss something important if you don't set some alarms and reminders. You may also be feeling irritable, so remember to take a few deep breaths before you go off on someone for something small. The better prepared you are to combat mishaps with a zen attitude, the more likely you are to succeed.
More for Gemini: WEEKLY LOVE
Misunderstandings could prevent your progress now, so make sure that you and the other people in your life are on the same page. You may be holding a grudge against someone for something they did by accident, or vice versa, and this confusion is creating animosity. It surely won’t help you to run away from the problem -- clearing the air is better for everyone. Face your challenges now so that they won’t pop up again later on.
More for Cancer: WEEKLY LOVE
Crowdsourcing your thoughts and opinions probably won't go over well now, so be aware of this when trying to make decisions. This is one of those times when you probably do know yourself better than others know you, so trying to make decisions based on what someone else would do can throw you off of your rhythm. Although you may be feeling more emotionally passionate or even self-conscious now, don’t let embarrassment or fear of disappointing others hold you back from what you really want.
More for Leo: WEEKLY LOVE
Your life goals may be getting in the way of some important relationships. You might have been acting like a workaholic lately, creating distance between yourself and the people who love you, even if you’re doing it all for them. While they probably do appreciate all that you provide, they also want to connect with your energy in person and spend time with you. Break free of the need to constantly be achieving and make sure that you’re making time to connect with those who matter to you.
More for Virgo: WEEKLY LOVE
It can be hard to explain yourself today, leading to miscommunications and different expectations. Someone may be giving you instructions to follow or simply communicating an idea, and end up disappointed with your response. Communicating clearly and having a realistic timetable for how long things will take will help you to avoid hurt feelings and arguments. At the end of the day, know that you can’t please everyone. You’re not a mind reader -- communication is a two-way street!
More for Libra: WEEKLY LOVE
Your faith in others might be shaken today, especially if you've been taking things more seriously than they have. Make sure that you’re on the same page with your expectations, because you have the potential to lose your cool in the workplace or on group projects right now. Ultimately, you have no way of controlling other people’s actions, so if they’re not holding up their end of the bargain, simply let it go and move in your own direction.
More for Scorpio: WEEKLY LOVE
Living your life for other people is difficult, and today you may see why this is true firsthand. Other people -- possibly roommates or family members -- might try to force you to conform to what they want for you for your life. You have to ask yourself if this is your dream or if it’s their dream before you commit. Communicate to others when they’re pushing past your boundaries -- any goals that don’t resonate with you should be put to rest.
More for Sagittarius: WEEKLY LOVE
You can’t expect to see progress where you haven’t been consistent. Similarly, you can’t expect to see wounds healing where you keep reopening yourself to the pain. If your consistent effort has been on relationships or activities that are detrimental to you, it’s time to remedy this and redirect your focus. Once you can begin transferring your constant attention to someone or something that nurtures you rather than takes from you, you may see that not everything has to be a struggle.
More for Capricorn: WEEKLY LOVE
If you aren't paying attention to where your money is going today, it could just disappear. It's possible you will lose money due to being tricked or confused, or you may not be aware of what’s in your bank account and end up overdrafting when you least expect it. Look through your accounts carefully -- once you’ve made sure that there are no unexpected bills and no scammers affecting your cash flow, you can breathe easier knowing that you only have your own spending tendencies to control.
More for Aquarius: WEEKLY LOVE
You could be of two minds right now, but it’s okay to be indecisive. You’re more likely to regret jumping into a commitment than you are to regret waiting a day to consider your options. It can be difficult to get in touch with your feelings now, and you may realize once you’ve committed that you want to flip back to the other option, but then it’s too late. Take the time that you need to make the right decision on the first try.
More for Pisces: WEEKLY LOVE
Add Echolive.ie to your home screen - easy access to Cork news, views, sport and more