Poppy seed love

This is a poppy-seed-bagel kind of a day. Here’s how that goes: Your sweetheart has a favorite breakfast food, poppy seed bagels. You know this because absolutely every morning you walk into the kitchen and find little black seeds all over the counter and floor. One day as you’re angrily wiping them up for the millionth time, it suddenly dawns on you--if there were no poppy seeds, it would mean there was no sweetheart! And you’d miss him terribly. Suddenly, you think you can love these Poppy Seeds.

Friday is for love, December 30, 2011

Aries (March 20-April 19)
You might need two yoga classes today to keep your cool. The balance of yin and yang looks like a teetering see-saw. The Mars yang energy is challenging you to stand firm and trust your intuition. Life will dish up a few little examples so you can practice the balance. This may be irritating. Communications are going very well for you--lots of mental clarity--a beautiful mind.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Sometimes it’s the little things that add up. Like the straw that broke the camel’s back. There may be moments today when it seems you just don’t want to deal with one more thing--but then you have to. Find a way to walk it off. It’s small stuff. You still have the harmonic energy from the Sun giving you the willpower and drive to act on your dreams. Remember where you put that vision board?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You open the door for the dog to go out and the only fly in town zips into your kitchen and lands on your pancakes! It’s a challenge today to hang on to your good humor. Lots of oppositional Mars energy can override the soft, sensitive Pisces Moon. Pay attention to your feminine side, your feelings and intuition, and look at life’s little irritations as a chance to learn tolerance.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Oh, please don’t take anything personally today. There’s irritability in the air and possibly a host of tiny hurdles--just enough to be annoying. But the sweet Pisces Moon is shining her light on you, and bringing you a sense of well-being. You’re in a good position to simply ignore the negativity. Spend some time by the water today to calm any frazzles.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Your mental efforts are strong enough to push an idea upstream today. Communications come easily and clearly. Emotions, not so much. You may have to contend with someone who just wants to disagree for the sake of disagreeing. Small stuff that lions and lionesses rise above--not worth your time. There’s a growing sweetness to your dreams. Love is in the air.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Your Mars energy is still very high. But you won’t take well to obstacles that seem to come out of nowhere today, even the ones you throw at yourself. So if you find you’re getting a little antsy, impulsive, or on edge, it’s likely you’ve denied your feelings in favor of action. Try to stay in tune with the strong intuitive voice of the Pisces Moon--she’s a poet.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
It may be easy to get irritated with the gazillion little annoyances today. If you’re feeling angry, then today’s not the day to try out the new kitchen knives you got for Christmas! The Mars oppositional energy will pass. You have a beautifully creative harmonic with Venus’ growing compassion as she pairs with Neptune, the visionary poet. You’ll just feel inspired.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The sweet Moon in Pisces would rather hang out, read some Rumi, and relax. But Mars is feeling oppositional, and needles her into action with a play on her sympathies. It’s a day that may be a bit irritating, but probably only petty annoyances. If your feel angry, look deeper--something you’ve been putting up with, but now need to take a stand?

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
There’s a stand-off today between your yin and yang energies. Should you stay receptive, just say it’s no big deal. Or is someone stepping on your toes and you need to say “ouch?” Some excitable emotions flying around. Remember your thinking is clear and inspired. It’s your emotions that need some tender loving care.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
On the way to taking out the garbage, the bag rips and of course it’s the wet coffee grounds that spill out all over the floor. A million tiny irritations may seem to jump in your way. It’s a show down between how you feel and how you act. They’re not in sync today. Are you doing something that doesn't feel right to you, just because you’re obligated? You’re still drawing down the powerful Capricorn surge of ambition, so you can makes changes by exerting your will.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
If you have a cherished belief at stake today, you will fight for it with considerable force. And, you will have no trouble getting your point across. The beautiful harmonic you have right now with Venus and Neptune in Aquarius is richly inspiring. Your actions are motivated by a deep compassion, and of course with you it’s always for the good of the whole.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
A challenge for dominance between your masculine and feminine sides could make you tense and irritable today--easily triggered by the slightest little thing. The Pisces Moon is getting flack from three sides. She needs support. Pay attention to how you feel. Take periodic time-outs and check in with your intuitive self. Let your senses and feelings have a say.

Posted on December 30, 2011 .