Aries

You can only sidestep your own truth for so long. Although you might be trying to play on both teams, you will have to say no to one in order to say yes to the other today. Nevertheless, putting off your final decision was a wise choice because it allowed you to observe the developing events before making a commitment.

Your path is obvious now, so make your move before this opportunity slips into the past. Napoleon Hill wrote, “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

Taurus

Maintaining balance in your professional relationships sounds like an admirable goal. However, you may run into a challenging situation if a coworker isn’t carrying his or her fair share of the burden. You could reach a point of no return today when you realize that a partnership will not work unless both people contribute equally.

You may need to step in and pick up the slack, but you assume the dominant role as soon as you do. Jim Rohn wrote, “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

Gemini

It’s exciting when unexpected activities are squeezed into your schedule. But you may hesitate to participate because you’re not exactly sure what you’re getting yourself into today. Even if you can effectively manage your time now, you might be afraid of setting a course for next week that won’t serve you well.

Your uncharacteristic attention to long-term planning doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but the lasting ramifications of your current choices will continue to resonate into the future. Photographer Chris Grosser wrote, “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”

Cancer

Although you might be overwhelmed with the number of possible changes that could impact your life today, you gradually grow more confident by handling issues as they arise. But just because you are capable of responding to a crisis, this doesn’t mean you enjoy the accompanying anxiety.

Obviously, there are things you can do to reduce the stress, such as exercise, yoga or meditation. Or, you could completely eliminate the tension by drastically modifying your lifestyle. Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote, “The only limits you have are the limits you believe.”

Leo

There’s a fine line between being asked to do something and being told. It seems that people are assuming too much authority today as they make unreasonable demands on your time. You might try to please everyone at first, but eventually reach a breaking point.

You may need to call up energy from deep reserves to help you reclaim your composure. Roar like a lion when necessary and purr like a kitten when you can.

Virgo

You might not think it’s possible, but your schedule seems to become busier as the day wears on. Thankfully, you enjoy the sharpness of your perceptions when circumstances require your unrelenting focus. But you’re worried that you can’t sustain this intensity long enough to finish everything you start.

You could even talk yourself out of taking any action at all now, but this kind of defeatist attitude serves no one. Persevere in the face of doubt. President Jimmy Carter said, “You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”

Libra

You may be expected to play a leadership role at work today. Although you might respond affirmatively to your new assignment, you do so reluctantly. Be careful when framing your overall responsibilities or you could quickly inflate this task within your imagination into an impossible job.

The whole idea is to use this opportunity to quickly get a significant success under your belt. Don’t struggle more than necessary. Actress Blake Lively said, “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.”

Scorpio

You are standing at the edge of a powerful transition yet aren’t quite convinced that you’re ready for the change. You may spend time working on mustering the courage to jump because you realize that certain aspects of your life have grown stagnant and need to be reinvigorated. Grab this opportunity while you can because even the smallest adjustment now will have greater impact than you expect.

Visualize the future as you wish it to be and then take a giant step forward in your journey. Author Neil Gaiman wrote, “When you’re scared and you do it anyway, that’s brave.”

Sagittarius

Spontaneous events in your immediate environment elicit strong emotions, but others might not know that anything unusual has occurred. Normally, you’re not one to hide your reactions, but keeping them under wraps makes sense today.

Rather than responding right away, let your thoughts run free until you can see a logical pattern emerge out of the chaos. Once you have the bigger picture in mind, share your conclusions with your peers. Novelist Josiah Gilbert Holland wrote, “Calmness is the cradle of power.”

Capricorn

Your highly efficient behavior allows you to bite off a big chuck of a project today and gain ground on a long-standing mission. Thankfully, you derive great strength from your relationships now, encouraging you to collaborate closely with others to create a sustainable plan.

But you can’t rely on anyone else to do your job. No matter how much support you receive, you still must work diligently to achieve your goal. A.A. Milne wrote, “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Aquarius

You’re excited about wielding your power today to take control of a floundering situation. Although everything may be complicated by a web of entangled emotions, you can cut through the extraneous noise and quickly get to the heart of the matter. Nevertheless, you’re in for a few surprises along the way.

Ultimately time and circumstances are on your side, but you must be willing to roll with the changes. Charles Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Pisces

Your uncharacteristically sharp tongue is less offensive than inspirational today. You possess an uncanny ability to push others past their normal boundaries where they eagerly confront those things that usually limit their thinking. Some people might erect defensive walls faster than you can imagine.

Don’t waste your energy trying to overcome resistance if you encounter it. Instead, focus on those who are fascinated with the potential of their new perspective. Stephen Covey wrote, “Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.”