All horoscopes by Eric Francis
Monday Morning Horoscope #159 for Jan. 14, 2019
Make sure everything passes the sniff test, particularly offers or proposals from others. Try things in the short run to see whether they might work in the long run. Meanwhile, you need others far less than you might imagine. At this stage, you’re like an artist working diligently in your studio, who does not need an assistant. The dregs of yesterday’s coffee will suit you fine, if it means not being interrupted. Only you understand what you really need to do, why you need to do it, and how to do it correctly. At a certain point soon, you’ll want to work with others, but don’t rush it. You are onto something, and in order to accomplish what you need to do, you are, in a sense, the content of your own work. You are the sculpture, the poem, the book, the painting, the project that you’re working on. Allow yourself to be obsessed. Check the mail every day and make sure your electricity doesn’t get turned off because you forgot to write the check.
Monday Morning Horoscope #167 for March 11, 2019
You’re likely to be undergoing a review of your relationships now and for the next few weeks. This is a good thing, as looking back and evaluating personal experiences is rare enough to experience. So take the opportunity to consider what’s happened in your personal affairs, particularly going back about five years (though in some situations, much further). The central questions involve truth and veracity. Who has been real with you, and who has not? Whose word have you accepted as valid? Who demonstrated themselves worthy of your trust, and who did not? What secrets have you discovered from your distant past, and how have you been influenced by their coming to light? The information you’re seeking will come out in layers, rather than in a big burst. However, as Mercury begins to slow down again and station direct toward the end of the month, you’re likely to make an unusual discovery, and you will benefit from what is revealed.
Monday Morning Horoscope #183 for July 1, 2019
Your sign is prone to anxiety, and you will want to monitor this now. You may be concerned about being in public, though that’s not the energy source. It’s your inner world that you need to track carefully; it’s your own thoughts that make you feel the most vulnerable. If you find yourself projecting your fear onto external sources, that is the time to pause, and intervene on your own behalf. Externalizing your fears only makes them worse, and by the way, this is a prevalent meme in society today. Many are freaking out about the “other,” in whatever form that may take, and not addressing the deeply personal material that is the heart of the matter. Speaking of heart, this takes place in Leo, the sign of the Sun, of the heart center, of courage, and of true value. Much of your struggle in life is that so often, these things seem so difficult for you to access. I have a suggestion: you are a person of ideas. Experiment with those. If you’re up late at night, do something creative. Understanding is another matter entirely.
Monday Morning Horoscope #189 for August 12, 2019
Some days you may be full of fire and thunder, and then the smallest insecurity can make you stumble. Therefore, focus on the smaller kind of confidence rather than the greater. For example, solve problems in your home, and make tangible improvements from which you feel better. Make sure you clear out the energy of anyone you’ve decided does not belong there. Open up what may feel like a challenging discussion on any topic involving the “facts of life” — finances, sex, or commitment, for example. Know where you stand before you initiate the discussion, and be honest about your expectations. You have an opportunity for a real discussion, on much easier terms than you’re used to. What I would remind you of is the profound extent to which you seek self-knowledge in any relationship. Keep that near the front. Be real about it. Partners will appreciate you for doing so.
Monday Morning Horoscope #197 for Oct. 7, 2019
Insecurities are so often paralyzing. I’m sure you’ve noticed this thousands of times over the years. There is, however, one of those seeming paradoxes in that we don’t tend to go beyond insecurities until we challenge them directly. I know it’s tempting to think, “I will find my confidence, and then I will try that!” However, most people who have succeeded at anything will tell you they gained their confidence by attempting to do things they sometimes failed at many times. Seen this way, you might say confidence entails the willingness to get it wrong, to mess up, to be a fool, to make a mess. Part of doing this well is learning to distinguish actual cautionary messages from anxiety and paranoia. This again takes experience. We now live in a world that tends to make experience seem too scary or dangerous to bother attaining. I’m here to tell you there is no substitute.