Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: Tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of your life. We will be able to say the same thing about the day after tomorrow. And the day after that. Now, let us look back. What was the day before yesterday? And yesterday, itself? But you cannot seize yesterday's opportunity now. In your emotional life now, if you truly wish to make positive progress in the way that a relationship is conducted or a problem is resolved, you've got to be willing to seize each moment afresh. But if you awaken that spirit, you will invite great progress.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: One big issue. One big deal. One main event. One point of focus. One bone of contention. One priority. One cause for concern. One source of great potential joy. All one and the same thing. For now at least, there's nothing else to think about. That doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of topics vying for your attention and an endless number of potential distractions. It just means that, for now at least in your emotional life, only one thing really matters. You know that. You should know too that what's good far outweighs what's bad.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: For some strange reason, we value our intellect more than our instinct. If we have a feeling about something or someone, we all but ignore it. If we have an idea, we take it terribly seriously. No matter how cleverly reasoned your line of logic might be - it won't prove as reliable as your heart. In your heart now, a strong and sincere reaction is taking place. It deserves to be respected. Some things really need to happen in your emotional life. Others look as if they ought to be happening. Don't confuse the two.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: Do you feel as if you are on trial - facing awkward questions from antagonistic inquisitors? If so, count yourself lucky. Many Cancerians are under the scrutiny of an even less forgiving examiner. This one lives in the back of the mirror and will not be fobbed off with excuses. A story is being conveniently retold for public consumption with key facts omitted. You need to get at the truth. Don't be harsh on yourself. But try to find out why a silly situation in your emotional life has come about. With understanding will come liberation.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: Even if you win the rat race, you'll still be nothing but a rat! Some arguments are not worth having. Some prizes are not worth competing for. It's important that you don't lower yourself now, down to someone else's level. If what they are saying - or doing - is 'beneath you' then you must remember to walk tall and be big. Don't rise to the bait. Don't be goaded, taunted or teased. Retain your dignity and respect your own highest standards now, even if others seem to be getting clean away with a set of dirty tricks.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: Why are so many people, so fond of crossword puzzles, brainteasers and logic problems? Why so many quizzes and competitions? Because, contrary to popular belief, we all enjoy wrestling with a challenge. We only find this process uncomfortable when the difficulty touches on our own life. Even then, we can feel fine about it as long as we don't take it too personally. Emotion dissolves the intellect just as quickly as detergent cuts through grease! Don't be soppy in your emotional life now, just be smart.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: When you finally get to the future, who can you expect to find there? Yourself! You'll be there. In all your glory. There's no getting away from that. The day you cease to exist, there is no future - at least as far as you're concerned. Do you like yourself now? Then you'll like yourself in the future and, reassured by the prospect of your own good company, you'll find tomorrow a rewarding place. And if you don't like yourself now? You had better start working on that relationship. It's powerful and it's not going to go away.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: How are the grapes? You know, the carefully peeled ones that are being popped into your mouth one by one by a couple of gorgeous admirers while you recline on a chaise-longue. No sign of such service? Why, surely, somewhere in your life, you are sitting in luxury's lap? Really? Then you must be sowing seeds for some future experience of unmitigated bliss. The cosmos is on your side. It wants you to feel more loved and more solvent, too. It won't rest until a positive change has come to your emotional life.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: Sometimes, we forget the things we ought to remember and remember the things that we ought to forget. Something now is triggering an interesting memory. Soon, you will wonder how you could ever have overlooked or ignored something so relevant and so significant. But that's largely because, up until now, it wasn't really necessary to keep it in mind. Inwardly, something has grown and changed. Now, as you rediscover old confidence, you can approach an emotional challenge in a much happier frame of mind.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: Even the things that happen all of a sudden don't really come from out of nowhere. Various forces and pressures build up over a period of time, but they do so subtly and invisibly. Everything is quiet and seemingly still... until, at one crucial moment, a tipping point is reached. For some while now, you have been edging ever closer to a moment of truth. It has all but arrived and this is catching you off guard. You may say that you weren't expecting this - but in one way you were! Don't be put out by what's happening now. Be excited.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: What is the purpose of life? Ah, that's easy. The purpose of life is to wonder what the purpose of life is. If we actually knew, we wouldn't have anything to feel confused about. Life, without confusion, delusion, uncertainty and/or wild obsessive belief would be pretty dull. All the best adventures are never-ending quests. When you reach the top of a mountain, what else is there to do but come back down and find another mountain to climb? It is not a satisfying answer you seek in your emotional life now; it is a satisfying question.


Your Week Ahead - Love Focus: People say, 'All I want is an easy life.' They don't mean it. They never do. Easy lives are dull. Easy lives lack challenge. Easy lives lack drama. What we mean, when we say something like this is, 'I just want a life that doesn't seem to be far too difficult.' Or perhaps, to be even more precise, what we mean is, 'I would like a life with a variegated control switch, like the volume knob on a stereo. I would like to be able to turn the difficulties down and turn the ease up as I choose.' Actually, you have that power in your emotional life now.