Your enthusiasm has an effect on the outside world on Monday and Tuesday. It’s almost as if flowers lift higher out of the earth when you walk by. Midweek, walks are great, and in keeping with your mood, when progress is a concern but speed is not. Thursday and Friday are especially molasses-filled days, but, like molasses, they are not without a certain amount of sweetness. You will reap rewards for your perseverance. Saturday and Sunday, by comparison, are strapped-to-a-rocket speedy. Expect your hair to get wild.
You are of two minds about everything at the beginning of the week. The best advice is to shop around. Don’t take the first thing that catches your eye if it’s not right. Don’t feel pressured to accelerate the decision-making process. Starting Wednesday, everything will be easier, and you’ll feel good just from being in the company of people who know you. Thursday and Friday find you happy as well, appreciative of everything you have, wondering if you’ve become a glutton what with all the excess that surrounds you. Nevertheless, this weekend you will be in the mood to shop.
Whatever you’re feeling on Monday, you’re not alone. The people around you are more complicated (and more understanding) than you may realize, and talking with them — or finding another way to express yourself — is a grand idea. Tuesday’s great for communicating as well. Wednesday and Thursday are more introspective days (you will have to call on inner resources to get everything handled), and Friday involves an awkward squabble with someone nearby (a coworker or a neighbor). But Saturday and Sunday are bursting with goodness and, possibly, romance.
A nice-to-meet-you attitude on Monday and Tuesday is the way to go. Prepare to shake hands with someone who, in the course of a casual conversation, will change your opinion of something. On Wednesday, you won’t see anyone except the people you work with, and on Thursday you won’t have much room for thoughts except those related to work. But Friday is a total mixed bag: Celebrities, the law, your boss, your ego — all of these things may figure in. The weekend, conversely, is about none of those things. The weekend is about friends, dreams, and hopes.
High-spirited-ness can quickly become combativeness when tempers run short. On Monday and Tuesday, keep your head on long-term goals (your relationships with the people around you, for instance) rather than short-term questions (who stole your stapler?). It isn’t until Wednesday that you begin to feel truly compatible with others this week. Thursday and Friday find you getting a lot done — and finding more and more things to do (one door, alas, leads to another) — and the weekend is loaded with potential. It will be a great weekend or a nothing weekend, depending entirely on you.
Whatever else happens, Monday and Tuesday afford you time to spend with you-know-who — time stretching into forever. What will you do together? It’s entirely up to you. But a dose of selflessness isn’t a bad idea. What would this other person like to do? Wednesday and Thursday, your mind is still on other people (attachments and alliances are strong themes), and Friday finds you scrambling to find a creative way to tell someone how much you appreciate them. Saturday and Sunday, expressing yourself comes more easily. You’ll come up with so many new ideas you won’t remember them all.
While your impulse to deal with issues as they arise is a good one, it’s not the right impulse on Monday and Tuesday. Avoiding conflict is the order of the day. Things could easily get out of hand. Wednesday and Thursday are better suited to working things out — although, to your frustration, the best solution most likely requires that you give in at some point (a small point, a painless concession). Boldness is key to getting beyond the obstacles Friday has in store for you, but this weekend you’re better off proceeding on tiptoe. Sunday is deep.
Your checklist is a game on Monday and Tuesday — a competition with yourself, a true test of your effectiveness. You welcome the challenge. You like creating these kinds of games for yourself, and you like getting things done. The secret to Wednesday is in the details, but Thursday and Friday you’d be wise to take a step back and look at everything through wider goggles. On Saturday there is so much going on that you’ll have no chance at depth or meaning in your social interactions — but you’ll be so busy this won’t even occur to you. Sunday’s busy too.
Your family is in your thoughts on Monday and Tuesday. You are feeling loyal and worried in that loving, protective way, and the best thing to do might be to pay a visit. If that’s not possible, try to connect in some other way. Wednesday is much more you-centered — a creative project will have you grinning — and Thursday or Friday evening might be right for a small trip somewhere, for a couple of hours or overnight. Camping? A motel with a pool in a no-name town? The weekend returns you very much to the real world, full of flaky people, talkative strangers and faithful, brilliant friends.
You’re easing into a new approach to your life. Monday and Tuesday, you’re feeling a bit radical, a bit bohemian — or maybe you’re just reading too many French novels. It’s changing the way you dress though, no? And the way you interact with people? Your values? Wednesday and Thursday, your self-discovery takes on even more dimensions, and on Friday you are baffled not only by your own strangeness but by the strangeness of life itself. It’s a wild week for you, internally. And then it becomes wild externally: An out-of-left-field love affair rocks your weekend.
Everything takes on a certain murkiness on Monday, and by Tuesday you’ll have no idea which way is up. That kind of disorientation can be fun, so long as you’re in the mood for it. Wednesday and Thursday, find antidotes to the ambiguous abstractedness. Make dinner at home. Put down your thoughts in writing. Play an album you know by heart. On Friday, nothing is as strong as the pull of your heart, which may explain why, on Saturday, you’ll open up a book of poetry. Sunday isn’t a boring day, but you should try to keep the activities cerebral rather than athletic