Shooting it Straight – Water Signs/July 22-26

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.


Have you made your decision? One of you is examining an unexpected situation that left you unprepared or without defenses. A secret, plot, or something happening behind the scenes is now rising to the surface. Though it’s playing out in the here and now, it may actually have a lot more to do with past memories and conditioning from long ago. Somewhere along the way, you got caught up in your head and shut off your heart. But either of you may give control over to emotions and reveal something that’s long been repressed, especially if there have been superficial interactions between you. Now you’re questioning whether you’re making the most of yourself and your talents, a goal, your beliefs–and ultimately, what you want from a relationship. The constant analyzing and considering all of the strings is tying you up in knots. You need to trust that your own intuition will guide you to act in the right moment.

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

It has to start somewhere.


Are you working for scraps or getting the leftovers? Perhaps someone thinks it’s your job to do clean up or you think someone should be cleaning up after you. Either way, there could be power struggles due to a sense of entitlement. Maybe one of you is unorganized, lacking a sense of purpose, and failing to take responsibility for the burden on your partner. Unless one of you, by nature, is willingly carrying the load as a workaholic that prefers to take the initiative (i.e. control freak). In that case, you seem to thrive in difficulty and may be prone to create it by making situations much harder than necessary. It’s time to recognize which of you should be doing what to ease a heavy load or eventually the over-extension will take a toll on your relationship.

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

Are we having fun yet?


You may be working diligently to establish the foundation of a relationship or an objective, even if it means you bearing the brunt of the load. The problem is that you may never end up on equal footing. Perhaps there’s an unhealthy willingness to overwork and take on unreasonable obligations. Maybe you have an over-the-top sense of duty that binds you together rather than love. Either of you may be very controlling, especially when it comes to finance and security. But an excessive focus on money or the physical side of life can mean that success is measured in terms of the material rather than the emotional. As a result, the trappings of wealth can easily replace the warmth of true companionship. Don’t end up a victim of your own success by attaching too much intensity to the wrong goals. It’s time to create space in your life for something other than hard labor. All work and no play makes for a very dull life.

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

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb

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[Deck: Touchstone Tarot Deck by Kat Black| Kunati, Inc.]

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