Cast your mind back to when you were young and learned how asking for something always involved 'the magic word.' If we forget to include it in our request, then we were usually reminded sharply to do so. However, it soon became clear how essential it was to get what we wanted. This week, the cosmos assists you to communicate or convey yourself in a new and effective way. There's a right and wrong way of asking for something. A combination of imagination and effort ensures you'll get it right.
Gaining respect from others usually involves commanding it. Enhancing your respect levels is something the cosmos assists you with this week. Try not to be focused on what you say. It's how you say it that matters. You might have grown weary trying to persuade others you have a valid point that needs acknowledging and accepting. Your efforts ensure someone takes the initiative where you've needed them to take it - and starts taking you a bit more seriously, too.
This coming week brings two important developments. The first surrounds your ruler, Mercury, indulging in its final backward motion phase until January. This offers you a superb chance to reassess a particular plan that hasn't quite gone to plan this year – so far! The second is a Full Moon in your sign. This brings closure to an ongoing saga you've wanted to see a shift within for some time. Trust that it marks the start of progress where you convinced yourself it would never be made.
Choosing to distance yourself from a certain situation will probably cause it to continue offering the same, old result. Not long ago, you'd have welcomed comfort that came from predictability, even if you knew the result you had your sights set on wasn't forthcoming. This week, it's important to push, poke or prod a certain scenario. You need a stronger understanding of where you stand in some way. It's time to move it up a gear and remove guesswork from the equation at the same time.
If something is to be done properly, then it appears it needs doing by you. Involving others with your plan brings complications, so be prepared to embark upon it alone. If a hasty or sporadic approach hasn't worked so far, then it accept how a different and more helpful approach involves doing it practically, methodically and patiently. If you can resist trying to run before you can walk, then you can bring a development that pleases you and inspires others.
If you're willing to trust your instincts, then you'll see beyond the obvious at the reality of a particular situation. Knowing where you truly stand means this revelation is one you'll feel grateful for. You're about to finally gain an accurate understanding of something that has confused or concerned you. So, allow the truth trying to emerge to do so. It brings with it an answer or solution that can reduce or eliminate stress where you've experienced too much of it lately.
You might believe you know all there is to know about a certain individual. You might also believe you've an accurate understanding of an arrangement involving both of you. However, coming events could reveal how there's much more waiting to be discovered. This requires you to detach yourself from a situation or commitment you've become too fixated with or grown too close to. This week, give it some breathing space. Then, wait and see what revelation comes your way.
Taking a certain situation at face value brings comfort or predictability. However, if your instincts tell you there's more to it than meets the eye, then you're wise to trust them. As much as you'd prefer to base any action on more than a hunch, be willing to accept that you need more facts available. This week, the sky speaks of a particular truth making itself known. If you allow bit more information to find you, then the revelation shouldn't come as a surprise.
Venus arrives in your sign and encourages you to assess a certain situation to clarify where you might have 'gone wrong' in some way. What hasn't worked or materialized might be obvious and your frustration levels could have increased recently from not having as many options available you as you wish you had. However, events this week help you to see an old, tired situation in a new, inspiring and refreshing light. A new way is begging to be tried. This time, things can be very different.
Your ambitious levels and determination are admirable in anyone's eyes. When you become determined to make something happen, it happens but in a necessary, gradual way. This week, resist being too determined in a particular area. Believing you have something to prove to yourself or someone else could cause you to be too steadfast or single-minded. You could also make one hasty or impetuous move that you'll need to put right at a later date. Being so fired up and determined is great. Just try to accept the benefits of a slow and steady approach.
Did you ever own a 'snow globe' when you were younger? Perhaps, you still do. I refer to water-filled glass or plastic spheres that are shaken to create an illusion of falling snow. A globe sitting unshaken holds limited appeal. When it's disturbed, something interesting happens. Similarly, a situation in your world that has been dormant benefits from a shake this week. That's why you need to embrace any chaos that manifests. It brings a valuable discovery once it settles.
It could become clear this week that a certain boundary needs pushing. It's time to rise to a challenge and assess what you believe to be impossible or immovable to exceed a certain expectation. Don't focus on what you believe is missing or how the time to stir a situation isn't right. Focus instead on what you do have available – and what might result if you pushed not only an unjustified boundary but your luck as well!