The amount of romance you have in your life is directly proportionate to the amount of romance you add to other people's lives. So if you want more roses, wine, and poetry, you need to give more roses, wine, and poetry! If you're in a relationship, treat your partner the way you'd like to be treated. If you're not in a relationship, it's time to remind yourself how precious you are by pampering yourself and taking yourself out on a nice solo date.
You are one popular person today, and folks might try to pull you in several different directions at once—it seems as though everyone needs your help! In order to avoid overextending yourself, make a schedule and stick to it. And don't let everyone know about the other people you're helping. Keep your alliances secret—your choices might be misunderstood by folks who are prone to jealousy. They might not understand why they aren't always the center of your universe.
You don't have to deal with opinionated people today—just because someone has something to say does not guarantee that he or she is worth listening to. Too many people are trying to change your mind right now, and they don't always know what they're talking about. You already have all the information you need, so keep moving in the direction you've chosen. Give any blowhards you encounter a wide berth.
If someone has recently started giving you extravagant gifts or treating you to amazing experiences, be aware that this behavior could be covering up a guilty conscience. It's time to stop being blissfully ignorant and start asking this person what's behind all this generosity. Getting to the truth is a journey that begins with confidence, and you have tons of that today. And don't worry—looking this gift horse in the mouth doesn't mean that you'll stop getting presents!
In a stressful situation today, you will need to remain calm and controlled—because no one else will be able to. You might not like taking a leadership role, but it is in your best interests to keep things moving forward. Other people are way too eager to lead with their emotions and fight dirty. And when that happens, any gains that have been made will disappear rapidly. You have the power to keep that from happening.
Be prepared to have your regular routine turned on its ear today. If you can stay flexible, you'll have fun—but you'll also gain a new appreciation for some of life's boring, dependable things -- like calendars, watches, and schedules! Suddenly, planning things in advance seems like a very wise idea—not the boring or tedious task that you always thought it was. A firm plan can help prevent unpleasant surprises, so if you have a special night out in mind, make the reservations today.
You can make amazing things happen in a group situation right now, so go for it! Don't wait for people to ask what your opinion is—you may end up waiting forever. You have to be proactive if you want people to see the beautiful big picture that you see. The only caveat is that before you speak, you need to make sure that you have a well-developed plan for your idea. Otherwise, you'll end up going around in circles. Give people an idea of what they should do.
Authority figures who think they know everything don't have the answers today—and you see this clearly. So how do you voice your opposition without stepping on anyone's toes? Especially if your boss is part of the problem, appeal to her or his ego. Imply that listening to you is the path to success that any smart person would choose. Or you can always just let these power players discover their error the hard way. They'll listen to you next time.
They say that honesty is the best policy, but they don't know the sensitive personalities you're dealing with right now. White lies can be very useful, so use them when you feel that the harsh truth could upset someone more than help. It's important to be gentle with other people today. Pay them compliments, laugh at their jokes, and so on. Even if you have to force yourself, it will do no harm.
Keep in mind that while many people are cheering you on right now, there is one person who feels more deserving of this support and praise. She or he may not make this fact known to you, but you probably have a pretty good idea who it is. Do not take this personally, and do not let it affect your pride in yourself. This is not your problem—give this person plenty of space to deal with these feelings of jealousy.
In a negotiation today, you could be asked to compromise your moral values. If you feel pushed to choose something that you think is wrong, find a way to stall for time. It won't be advantageous for you to bend to someone else's will if he or she is forcing you to do something you don't believe in. However, to reject him or her outright could be bad for your career or your social life. Hold off on making any commitments. This situation is about to be shaken up by outside forces.
If you've decided to get serious about making healthier lifestyle choices, good for you! But as excited as you may be about this empowering change, try not to project your goals onto other people. No one enjoys having his or her meals scrutinized or hearing his or her lifestyle critiqued. Let the people in your life make their own choices, even if you don't agree with them.