We learn from mistakes yet we're not always willing to accept that, through making them, we often end up in a better place than we would have been otherwise. If, through a process of trial and error, we do arrive at a better destination, then surely brief frustration we experience through trying and erring is worth it? You're in a position to stand back and let someone make a mistake or you can choose to intervene. Logic dictates that you ought to do the former. Your heart is inclined to opt for the latter. Be at hand if necessary but it would be wise to keep some distance.
Do you really have time to be reading this forecast? You must be aware of how someone needs you to assist them in some way and how another person has another demand they wish to make of you. It's just as well you're such an obliging soul. Or are you? Pressure is mounting in terms of how best to divide your time and efforts to those who appear to want it. This week poses an interesting question: what about you, your needs and what you want? Now is the perfect time to send a clear message to anyone who you feel can help you to answer that question.
When reading a map and identifying the most direct route from A to B, we find ourselves examining other routes, wondering if they might be easier or less stressful. We then discover more than one way to get to where we want to be. It is important that you stick with the most obvious way to make something important happen now. Don't become distracted or confused with other options that might be viable but, through being unexplored, could end up becoming more of a problem. What might appear appealing or easier might be a problem waiting to happen.
People speak sometimes about 'being caught in a crossfire' and, you're likely to find yourself soon in the middle of a dispute, argument or conflict that will require you to choose a side. You are very likely aware of repercussions of making an incorrect choice in the eyes of a certain person. So where does that leave you? Your challenge this week surrounds finding balance between being supportive of someone's aims and letting someone else fight their own battle, in addition to knowing what you truly want to achieve from adopting a rigid stance.
'The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray'. So goes the old saying which formed the basis of the title of John Steinbeck's novel. We make plans. We believe there should be no reason why, given their simplicity, they should not come to fruition as expected. Then, often through no fault of our own, we discover otherwise. You're right to make certain plans and expect certain levels of commitment from others. Just be 'live' to how these might alter. The cosmic climate is a volatile one and you'd be wise to be as flexible and accommodating as possible.
'I'm afraid we can't do that'. 'I am unable to do this'. We hear such statements from customer service people regularly. We also know that the person we're speaking with either can't be bothered to do more than they believe their job's worth or risk retribution from someone else. You're likely to find individuals unwilling to assist you in ways you wish they would. The result you want is dependent on how you ask for cooperation and make clear why you need it. You might believe you've asked in every way possible but the sky insists a way has yet to be tried.
We have all received an email or text that appeared more abruptly than the sender intended. Such is the way of today's communication. It's immediate. It relies on abbreviations and symbols being understood correctly. Breakdowns in communication obviously occur in face-to-face discussions but not as frequently. What matters this week is you and someone else say to each other what needs to be said, and without distractions or any possibility of misinterpretation. It's time to employ some good, old fashioned, eye to eye communication.
For some time, imbalance and uncertainty have existed where a plan or pursuit of something – or someone – is concerned. You appear to have been weighing up pros and cons of taking decisive action and have probably opted for doing nothing and sticking with what's familiar, tried or tested. Coming developments bring you face-to-face with a decision begging to be made. Trust that this will be infinitely easier with a bit more information that promises to arrive to help with this. In the meantime, don't overlook how much stronger your position is becoming.
Habits, we are told, are habit forming. As the great philosopher Aristotle once said 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit'. Soon, you're likely to adopt a fresh and much needed change in a routine or toward a pursuit. Where you have grown used to repetition, the cosmos intends to shake things up a bit. What's tired and unnecessary is being removed and replaced with something much more inspiring. Look for certain clues about where the cosmos is aiming its interest this week.
People speak of 'method' in 'madness'. What make sense to someone sometimes doesn't make sense to the rest of us. That's because they're closer to 'whatever it is' than we are. All we're seeing is methodology being applied. We haven't been privy to thought processes that created it. It's important to trust that you know what you're doing, even if others are quick to query, criticize, condemn or complain. What you are undertaking with genuine, heartfelt belief really is worth doing. For once, your head and your heart are in agreement about this.
In the absence of essential information, we piece together a picture or solution based on what information we do have available. Sometimes, we get this right. Other times, we become aware that we probably would have arrived at a correct answer or drawn the right conclusion if only certain information was available to us! This week, don't be quick to make an assumption in the apparent absence of key information. A decision relies on you having factual information available to you and soon, this will come.
How tedious has a certain discussion become? Your unwillingness to go round and round in circles with it is understandable. Ah, but have you or someone else ever addressed why a line of discussion keeps going round in circles with no clear evidence of an agreement being reached? Coming developments bring interesting news on that front. You and they are about to set a helpful precedent where future discussions are concerned. At long last, progress is imminent and you can expect reassurance that an ongoing drama's days are numbered.