Aries

Week of 31 January 2022

An opportunity presented itself to you, Aries, and you came through. But I’m a little concerned that you’re allowing your physical and mental exhaustion to cloud your judgment here. You’re thinking that maybe you just need to make up your mind up and say something. Because something needs to be said, you feel. Has anyone even noticed the effort you put in? You may be fuming under a calm exterior, Aries. Watch your step, there. Deep down, you’re aware that a sudden outburst could lead you into some serious trouble. And I hate to tell you this, but you could be right. 

There many ways you might proceed here. Outwardly, you appear to be someone who’s weighing their options carefully. They can’t see the mental fatigue that’s clouding your judgement. That’s good for you. It gives you some breathing space because the approach you need take is to avoid worrying too much about the whole affair. Take time to acknowledge that your exhaustion right now represents the effort you put in to successfully completing an important stage in whatever project you’ve been working on. You need to acknowledge this, and you alone. It will not serve you to let others know what this has cost you. 

Whatever it was that you’ve come through recently, it’s been demanding physically and mentally. And it was in order to pass some kind of a test. It could have been an exam. It could have been a work project. And you did it. You completed a difficult task through hard work and careful planning. But right now you are worried—worried about where you’re heading. And objectively, yes, it is a turning point for you. But if you focus on the fact that what you’ve been through was less about your personal suffering and more about the completion of an important goal—if you set your mind on that, and realize that we all must to sail through choppy waters sometimes, then this week will see you achieving some kind of recognition or acknowledgement to remind you that your efforts were worth it. It won’t necessarily be a big fanfare. What it will be is perhaps quiet recognition that what you’ve achieved was meaningful and lasting. And that will be what you need to regain your enthusiasm for the work you do and enable you to avoid the pitfalls of self-indulgent worry that can sometimes befall us when we’ve come through a difficult stage and feel that nobody’s noticed.

If you take your mind off your desire to have you’re suffering recognized and focus instead on what you’ve achieved and the fact that your efforts, though substantial, were directed towards a goal that you manifested or are manifesting, then those around you will look upon you as someone capable of delivering, and that will be all the recognition you need.

Be a quiet achiever this week, Aries. 

Looking for more? Check out these links to horoscopes and other readings from around the web:

Jessica Adams

Astrology by Lauren

Maria’s Cognitive Universe

Michele Knight

Nadia Gilchrist’s Ruby Slipper Astrology

Noctiluca Tarot

Patrick Arundell

Penny Thornton’s Astrolutely

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

Like all fictional narratives, the stories that emerge through tarot are not predictive. Instead, these stories offer new ways of seeing situations, alternative perspectives, and opportunities to remind oneself of the ups and downs we all must face in life.

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