General Daily Insight for January 18, 2023
Secrets are under a cosmic spotlight. We're all frustrated by the argument between the delicate Moon and intense Mars, but we should be able to move past our issues once Mercury Retrograde ends in Capricorn at 8:12 am EST. We can finally communicate with clarity and forgive ourselves and others, particularly when Luna aligns with wounded healer Chiron. Finally, the confident Sun joins with transformative Pluto to bring our attention to power dynamics and potentially even reveal our secrets. Move cautiously.
March 21-April 19
Working hard or hardly working? A secret may be revealed regarding your responsibilities -- if you've been slacking off and allowing someone else to do your work for you, they may reveal that imbalance to other people, which could damage your reputation and force you to do the work yourself. If you're the one picking up the slack while someone else loafs around, then you now have an opportunity to reveal this. Those who are pretending at another person's expense, beware!
April 20-May 20
An argument with a partner can lead to shocking discoveries. Tensions may flare in any kind of close connection, possibly due to financial discussions between those involved. Pointing fingers could send blame flying back and forth, but eventually, listening to each other should allow you both to find a way to reconcile. Forgiveness and agreements to move forward with clearer minds would be beneficial, but be careful -- there still could be another shocking piece of information to discover before it's over.
May 21-June 20
The way a loved one is treating you might be especially irritating at the moment. An annoying situation between you and a friend or someone else special to you can drive you crazy, potentially leading to arguments and words that you wish you could take back later. You could then realize that you both have made mistakes, making it best to forgive and forget this situation. However, this could also show that your power dynamic is unbalanced and needs fixing sooner rather than later.
June 21-July 22
Your normal routine may be frustrating for reasons beyond your control. While trying to go about your day, setbacks might appear in the form of arguments with people that you usually agree with or mishaps that set everything back. You could encounter long commutes with all sorts of complex difficulties that mess up your schedule. To avoid stress, be sure to allow yourself more time than you'd think would be necessary to complete your to-do list. It's not a race!
July 23-August 22
Conflict could erupt amongst friends. Any issues that have been simmering beneath the surface could bubble to the top in no time at all, regardless of their source. Potentially, you've all been ignoring certain areas of tension within the group, but now that they've reached their boiling point, they must be discussed. Make an effort to be accepting and avoid taking sides in any disagreements, but remain wary -- a hidden enemy could be nearby, possibly someone disguised as a friend. Be careful!
August 23-September 22
You might find yourself at odds with your family today. Short tempers and close quarters can lead you to lash out against your relatives or roommates. Dramatic moments could light a fire within you, but once the heat of the moment has died down a bit, you should be able to have a civil and forgiving conversation with them. However, this won't stop a shocking surprise from potentially making itself known by. Stay on your toes and try to avoid confrontation!
September 23-October 22
Regular conversations can suddenly turn argumentative. You may be having a normal conversation with someone when hostility bursts in -- maybe neither you nor the other person can pinpoint when things got out of hand. Without keen recognition of what's going on, you may both have to apologize to each other once you've heard the other person's perspective in a less heated manner. After the storm has passed, an emotional secret might be revealed. Be ready to forgive, rather than argue.
October 23-November 21
Connections with others are currently under a cosmic spotlight. Even those you've known for ages can still surprise you! A loved one may seem unusually insecure or obsessive about your relationship, potentially creating a difficult power dynamic between you two. Happily, once you're both able to talk through what you're feeling, they should be able to take a step back and react less intensely. They could then reveal the reason they've been concerned, which can help you to move forward. Listen to learn.
November 22-December 21
Your temper could flare without warning. Aggravations brought to you by other people can shove you off-kilter and burden you with stress -- that said, this doesn't mean the people around you deserve to bear the brunt of your anger. Those in your vicinity may feel like you're angry with them when you likely aren't, so letting them know that you're frustrated for other reasons and attempting to keep your head should go a long way. They've had bad days too -- they'll understand.
December 22-January 19
Past hurts might reappear throughout the day. Even simple conversations and casual interactions can remind you of a past issue with someone who had a negative influence on your life. The past may have passed but some wounds still feel fresh. You're allowed to take time and nurture these wounds so that you are able to heal. Rushing forward or repressing painful emotions will only cause them to fester, so treat them with the respect that you know they deserve.
January 20-February 18
Tensions may be rising within your community. It could involve your friend circle or a larger group -- either way, it likely feels as though you're being unfairly forced to defend your stance to multiple people at once. They might not understand where your feelings are coming from, and some potentially believe that you're trying to manipulate them. This is a rough misunderstanding. If they won't even give you a chance to show your genuine emotions, it's okay to walk away.
February 19-March 20
Discussions regarding your work/life balance could come up at any moment. Someone in your midst may be demanding that you perform better -- without providing you with the time, money, or energy you'd need to do so. Their commands are likely unfeasible for you to do with your other duties to yourself. This can be about career issues, work you do for others, or just general life responsibilities. Stand your ground! Doing so might be annoying, but it's usually worth it.