I received a phone call today, a little bit unexpectedly. I had been waiting (kind of) to hear from this person, but the actual mechanics of the phone call--when it happened, where I was, etc.--were totally out of the blue. In a good way mind you, just unanticipated.
He said to me that he hadn't called because it hadn't been the right time. The stars hadn't been aligned for it, he said somewhat jokingly. He also prefaced this by saying that he's not all about astrology or anything.
This phone call made me think that I should go and read my horoscope for today, which I did. (I'm a Virgo, by the way. Screw that nonsense about changing signs. Don't get me started. And as the Amazing Sloan said, "Once a Virgo, always a Virgo!")
Some problems might arise with equipment that you use at home or with the structure of the house, Virgo. Appliances might go on the blink or the plumbing or electricity could require repairs. This could be a drag. It might involve staying home to wait for help. Still it must be done. Find a good book and settle onto the couch. You won't have to worry about this tomorrow.
The day is almost over and <knock on wood> nothing has broken in the house. (It's really hard to type with crossed fingers, by the way.) I still haven't ruled out curling up with a good book, though.
A surge of independence, a need for freedom, and an interest in trying new and different things may take hold of you. Unusual or unconventional behavior, an interest in the exotic or in eccentric friends. During this time period your thinking is intense and penetrating. You tend to become impassioned about your ideas, and you are inclined to feel very strongly about your ideas.
Oh, yeah, I'm all about the new and different today. I did have lunch at a new Vietnamese place. Then I spent some time with my friend Christine, taking pictures of trees on the side of the road at a busy, major intersection. (The knotholes and scars on the trees gave them interesting faces.) I'm definitely wrapped up in my own, intense head tonight. I feel very strongly about this.
You need to let the day take you wherever it wants today, even if you’ve got serious reservations. Sometimes struggling just makes things worse, and this is definitely one of those days!
The day took me to IKEA, though I'm happy to report that I didn't buy anything. It also took me to the gym. I definitely didn't struggle too much--when the 100's were too hard, I just refused to do them.
There will be beneficial opportunities at work and through co-workers to help you capitalize on some moneymaking matters. A combination of intuition, common sense and a couple of inspired ideas will bring you the answers for which you have been searching. Your thinking is clear for any project you may care to attempt. Give a stretch to reach for the stars through your thinking. Possibilities are open this year and this month of January is a time of planning toward the direction in which you want to take your dreams. You will have the universe and its energies on your side. If you are ready for romance, it may be a scintillating stranger has turned your head! If you are free to involve yourself in a new relationship, now is the best time!
Lots of projects have been in process today, in lots of good ways. Including the original, blog-provoking phone call. Hopefully some of those will pan out in financially beneficial ways, for me and the others involved. This blog post has me stretching to the stars through my thinking, certainly. A scintillating stranger... hmmm.... (I need to talk to Absolem about this.)
There is good and bad in everyone and if you keep that thought in mind today you should be able to stay on friendly terms with just about everyone. Try not to be judgmental -- it never leads to anything positive.
I've bitten my tongue a few times today. I've also reigned myself in and not sent some messages that I really wanted to send. I absolutely took a moment to imagine the recipient's reaction, how that could pan out, and thought better of it. I'm not in the mood to upend anyone else's psyche today, and I really don't want or need the bad karma. Sometimes I think I get too concerned with the good in people, though. I would also argue that remembering people aren't perfect has its own benefits.
But is there something to this idea of star alignment, or kismet or fate, or seemingly random events that have meaning?
I like to think so. I fully believe that we have lessons we're supposed to learn while we're here on Earth. I don't think it matters if we're learning them for use in another life, in the afterlife, or in this life--those uses can be equally significant. But I definitely believe things happen and people come into our lives for a reason, whether or not we ever fully understand what that reason is.
The problem for me, I guess, is that I tend to see the import of events and people where it may not actually exist. I will sometimes assign significance to things that may not necessarily warrant it. I'm sure some will argue that everything has importance. I don't know that I believe this human condition deserves a value of that magnitude, given the expanse of the Universe, both literally and figuratively. To believe that I will ever know the truth of that struggle seems the height of hubris. I find it best, for me, to acknowledge that there are huge questions that I will never be able to answer, or even to fully comprehend.
That doesn't mean I don't try every day, to strive a little bit to understand something outside myself and my own nature. I get off on seeing what makes people tick, on figuring out what drives them to do the things they do and to think the things they think. I love to see connections between external things and events, but I especially love to see connections within the people I know.
There are a couple of people in particular who are über-fascinating to me, and I love to spend time talking with them, just to be able to touch the beauty of them, even for a fleeting moment. What I find, though, is that sometimes it's incredibly difficult for me to pull back from that. I'm so mesmerized and enthralled that I want to stay in constant contact with them, but also with the fascination of them. The allure is, in and of itself, engrossing and sometimes rapturous.
These are the people whose horoscopes I will also read from time to time. Sometimes I think that maybe I will see something special that's happening in their inner lives. And sometimes I will see correlation between their horoscope and my own and hope that I'm not imagining the connection between them and me.
I like to imagine that my stars are aligned with those of certain others in my life, at least for a while. I know that such connections are often fleeting. But if it means I get to gaze upon the beauty of the synergy, to let the synchronicity of us pass through my fingertips even for a moment, I will revel in the glory of such ephemera.
And I absolutely bet I can find a horoscope that says it's supposed to be that way.