The Dog takes charge of the day and the Dog reminds you of the importance of friendship.
If you are feeling a bit grumpy today, let others know what it is that is bothering you. No matter how close they are to you, close ones cannot read your mind, and you would not want them to. When those who are nearest and dearest understand how you are feeling, they will know that it is not them who has made you feel down and will conscientiously help you lift your spirits.
If somebody is being all competitive today you can choose whether or not you join in with the game. Remind others that you can be in a friendly contest, even if only one person can be the winner. There is something to be said about taking part and having fun as well as playing to win. Make having fun what is most important today.
When someone asks you for a favour today you might feel obliged to help because you owe them one. However, if you find you cannot reasonably accommodate their request, find a nice way of saying no for today, for that is better for everybody than you not being able to help out properly. Let them know you can help out another time.
If you have been working too hard and not having enough leisure time you could feel a little bit down. It’s important to find a balance between striving for your goals and enjoying yourself with close ones. Today, make it a day about doing those things that bring you joy and spending time with those who mean the most to you.
It’s important to clear the air even if you think that the problems others are bringing up today are trivial in your opinion. It might be a small thing to you but it could be a big deal for them. Let them do most of the talking and be aware that you do not need to argue with them if you really don’t think something is significant.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could just wave a magic wand and have what you want in an instant? You know that in real life it takes a lot more thinking and doing in order to have what you want right in front of you. Think about the sort of magic you could create by sticking with your goal.
Sharing a piece of gossip can seem to be friendly and it seems that friends are bringing all sorts of interesting news to you. If you feel that there is a lot of exaggeration, and not a lot of truth, behind certain rumours do not be afraid to tell those who are telling tales that it is not a good idea to spread unkind words.
If you find you are dealing with somebody stubborn today there is almost no point in trying to persuade them to change their mind. Let them stick to their own ideas whilst you go and do what makes you feel happy. You might find that the less you try to talk them into going along with you, the more interested they become in what you are up to.
If you feel you have been somehow neglecting friends or family because you have been so busy, then the Dog ruling today will remind you to make an effort to spend time with those who are closest to you. No matter how hectic life is for you at the moment, give yourself some time to unwind in good company.
When you look back over recent accomplishments you could come to realise that you did indeed do a good job. Your Rooster nature can demand too much of yourself and keep pushing yourself when you are already past the finishing line. Reward yourself with a big pat on the back, and give yourself some kind of special treat today.
You know you do not like to hurt other’s feelings, yet you also believe in being honest. Whilst honesty is a good policy, there are times when a brutal truth can best be delivered with some softer edges, so that it does not hurt and is better received. When a close one asks for your opinion today be truthful, but not exceedingly so.
By doing a good deed today, whether it is for a friend, acquaintance or stranger, you can lift your own spirits whilst helping somebody else. It can feel rewarding to make a difference. Are there any other rewards you can expect? Those whom you helped can heap gratitude on you and you can trust that the good you do eventually finds its way back to you.