Shooting it Straight – Water Signs/June 3-7

Here’s a heads-up on the challenge or obstacle you’re likely to face in your love relationship this week (problem) and what’s at the root of it (action). The advice is irreverent, a bit cheeky, unfiltered and admittedly brazen. The message is putting either you or your partner on notice. You know who you are! If you’re offended by the truth or strong language–stop here.


You’re killing me with the victim card. Of course, nobody appreciates being bull-dozed or betrayed. Did someone get upset about getting dumped or getting dumped on? Maybe if one of you weren’t such a workaholic, you might actually have time for a relationship. That OCD behavior driving the need to constantly criticize or be in control isn’t helping either. On top of that, one of you could be a real tightwad. Go ahead and admit that you secretly resent having to spend the money or that money is ALL you think about. As a result, one of you may be willing to burn a bridge or two if things don’t work out on your terms. You can always crown yourself as benevolent dictator if you consider your partner to be financially inept, but the truth is one of you is just plain stingy with time, money or love. But you’re a victim only if you make yourself a slave to something. It’s time to take a second look and put an end to a situation. Since you seem to enjoy business, go ahead and handle yours.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Deal with it. The baby mama drama, the exes, the emotional wounds and all the other sh#&t that’s holding you down.


What are you hoping for—a commitment? Then someone is going to have to make a few sacrifices and start living up to expectations. Your relationship needs to be fueled by more than the self-deception of a wing and a prayer. You can’t have faith in each other unless you mean what you say and say what you mean. The exposure of little white lies, broken promises, and bent truths are making one of you feel vulnerable. Your attraction to or irritation with someone doesn’t grant you free license. In fact, a few bad choices or the wrong alliances can entangle you in circumstances that make you a dartboard for accusations, gossip, or rumors. Perhaps you didn’t realize the consequences of some reckless behavior and the drama it would create with a partner, but disturbing circumstances bring reality sharply into focus. While hope might be helpful in finding the silver lining, one of you is still hoping for a little gold to line your pockets.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Strip it down to the naked truth. It might be refreshing.


Do you want to get involved or not? Your intuition tells you that the price of indulgence may come with an exorbitant price tag. You’ve been operating through the lens of past conditioning for a while now, but it’s time to gain some psychological insight about why and how you seek pleasure. Superficial relationships that offer some kind of comfortable benefit may be just a bad habit if you haven’t gained mastery over the internal. You have to understand the rules before you can break them. Pushing the envelope seems exciting, but could also open up more challenges than you can handle when the rewards program comes with too many strings. If players, narcissists, or a&%holes are the main cast of characters in the story-line and selfishness is a familiar theme, perhaps closing off to immediate gratification is a better negotiation tactic. Go deep inside–what’s your secret wish, your hidden desire? Hold out for that.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

They’ll be waiting ’til hell freezes over unless I get what was promised.

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