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What about me? Today's quarter moon in Taurus puts the spotlight back on your personal needs. Instead of playing the proverbial sweeper for everyone else, you have the opportunity to sort and sift through which projects and opportunities hold the most personal appeal. Put others' notions of success on the back burner. Not only is life so much sweeter when you're acting from an empowered place, but time also flies. Before you get distracted by someone else's drama, take a stand for Team Taurus.
Today, you will feel decidedly unsatisfied by the status quo. Take a break from your role as the zodiac's hardcore realist. With probing Pluto and artsy Venus locked in an expansive opposition, this is a great day to stretch outside the box for inspiration. Researching online can literally put the world at your fingertips. Better yet, however, would be getting out "into the field" by exploring a new part of town IRL. Hop in the car or wander about on your lunch break. An after-work lecture or cultural event has Taurus written all over it.
Stick to your values, Bull, but try not to be so stubborn about it. It's admirable to live by your principles, but stop short of imposing your beliefs onto others. Rather than telling people (unsolicited) what you think they "should" do, practice active listening, offering your ear instead of your agenda. If you find you're preaching to the choir in a one-sided conversation, try asking questions…or changing the subject to something less emotionally charged.
If you want something done, give it to a busy person. Today, you may need to delegate some duties to get all your tasks complete. Although it may seem illogical, someone whose plate is almost full is probably more reliable than the person who never seems to have anything to do. Just remember that everything comes at a price. If you're eternally racing against the clock, it would be better to pay a professional than ask a friend for a favor—then wind up feeling guilty when you don't have time to return the solid.
Rein yourself in, Bull! You often extend a helping hand before being asked. But under today's mashup of the sensitive moon and Neptune in your social sectors, it may be a better idea to hold back and allow others to sink or swim of their accord. Before you leap in for the save, let the other party have a go at it. That might turn out to be the most empowering thing you can do for them. And if you can't completely let go of control, pick tonight’s venue and delegate the Open Table reservation or ticket purchase to another reliable soul.
Pro tip for Saturday: Aim for dialogues, not monologues. The moon teams up with your ruler, gracious Venus, in your communicative third house, sending you a gentle reminder that conversations are a two-way street. In other words, Bull, keep your opinions private and tune in to the other person. Listening could teach you something new AND illustrate respect. Before the evening concludes, you could meet the other half of a mighty dynamic duo in the making. On Sunday, when the moon swings in Leo and your fourth house of home and family, sit down with a loved one and have a heart-to-heart, especially if it's a friend in need. This will demonstrate far more strongly than words how much she means to you. Bonus for YOU: Your stress levels will drop, and the bond of friendship will remind you what matters the most.