May 2022

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The day throws different grabs at us – a friend who didn’t return a call, not getting the grade we expected and so on. It’s up to us to avoid getting caught in the grab. If the grab gets to us, we get swayed and end up a wreck. Think of the grabs you avoided which put you in a better place and the times you got caught and exhausted your physical and mental strength.

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. How we finish today, sets the pace for tomorrow. That’s why it's important to end the day on a happy and grateful note, as it helps us wake up fresh and in a positive frame of mind. Before you go to sleep, think of all the things you are grateful for and thank the universe.

Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)

Let today’s goal be to inspire one person. Find one person in your life, who you can very actively inspire through a chat, a call or by meeting in person. It should not come across as staged but flow from the heart. In inspiring others, we inspire ourselves. Do yourself a favour, and inspire someone.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 23)

Looking at the brighter side of things has never injured anyone’s eyesight! Jokes aside, there is always, always a silver lining to even the darkest, meanest cloud. Look for that silver lining. Automatically, the mind will be lifted and you will begin to see things in a new light – solutions will come up, and options for the way ahead will appear.

Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23)

Don’t let the fears in your heart stifle your dreams and aspirations. Let the fears be, don’t fight them. Simply go ahead and act despite the fears. Let your dreams and goals lead you ahead. Let them show you the path. Fears, if allowed to, can cloud our thinking, crush our enthusiasm and destroy our hopes. Don’t let them.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

Waking up early in the morning is one of the secrets to success – read the biography of any successful person and you’ll know. For one it gives you a head start to the day, more time to get things done, being one or few of the ones awake at home, gives one the feeling of being a leader. This boosts our productivity and enhances our attitude to work.

Libra (Sep 24 – Oct 23)

Do you know which is the biggest obstacle on our road to success? Our inability to overcome the snooze button! Yes, we snooze not just once, but thrice! To start with, put the snooze option on snooze. Get going when the alarm rings once. Wake up early and get stuff done! You’ll be amazed at the amount of work you can accomplish.

Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 23)

Wake up with a purpose. Begin the day with a game plan. List the things to get done and prioritise them. Either do this before you go to bed or in the morning after you’re done with your ‘me time’. Yes, some quiet, ‘me time’ before you plunge yourself into the day is a must. It rejuvenates us.

Sagittarius (Nov 24 – Dec 21)

Remember what we learnt in computer class – GIGO or Garbage In, Garbage Out? The same applies to life. A negative mind can never give us a positive life. Whatever is within is what will come out. If we want to change things in our life, we have to start inside out. Work on the mind first and automatically it will start changing our lives as we will deal with life differently.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20)

Sometimes we need to let go of the life we planned to have the life that is waiting for us. For all you know, it might be way better than what we had planned. We need to take that chance and allow life to unfold in ways that we had not thought of. By holding on to our plan, even if it’s not working out, we are blocking new and better things from entering our life.

Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19)

Life is full of pairs of opposites – rain and shine, heat and cold, joy and sorrow, victory and defeat and so on. We have to develop the ability to deal with both equally well. Neither should we lose all hope in the face of defeat, nor be so euphoric in a victory that we forget ground realities. In both situations, we must maintain an equilibrium.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Things may not always get better. But one thing that can surely get better is you. Work on yourself and your growth instead of always focussing on trying to get external things better. When you grow, things around you will also change. Dedicate a time to reading and devour inspirational biographies. They will surely add fuel to your fire.

Chinmaya Udghosh