Do you ever feel like you’re not getting your point across, or you’re not being heard? The words are coming out but they don’t seem to be landing with the audience as intended.
Interpersonal communication is a skill that many of us could use a lesson or two on. In our technology-drenched, celebrity-obsessed and fast-paced society, we can forget how to simply talk to one another. Despite the ability to call, text, email and video-chat with nearly anyone at any time doesn’t seem to be improving our communication with each other.
How can we begin to connect with one another once more? As we become more connected through wireless technology, our connection to the universe appears to be dwindling.
Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways to improve our communication skills almost immediately. Astrology is the perfect tool to learn how to work on our own specific communication issues – our signs let us know who we are and how we relate to the world around us. Each sign has their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to human connection and interaction.
Let’s dive right in and take a look at how each sign can improve their communication with others.
Your passionate nature can sometimes lead to impatient behaviors, causing you to speak impulsively from time to time. The next time you find yourself in a conversation that begins to unravel and upset you, take a moment to breathe deeply, inhaling calm and serenity. If you learn to pad your words with the cushion of patience your dialogues will run incredibly smoothly.
While you make an excellent friend in time of need—some say the perfect shoulder to cry on—you don’t always fancy talking about your own feelings or deep, inner thoughts. This can be frustrating for others, or even make it seem like you’re being stubborn. Try taking baby steps, perhaps even explaining your discomfort. Others will appreciate your willingness to share.
Your mind is so bright, your wit so quick, that you sometimes have a hard time at holding onto one thought for too long. It may seem to others that you are ignoring them, even if your thoughts are surrounding the conversation you’re in. Try actively listening to others, interjecting and letting them know that you hear them. They will be extremely grateful.
Your sensitive nature sometimes confuses confronting types of communication for something more aggressive. Don’t allow your feelings surrounding an issue taint your ability to discuss that issue with a loved one. Remind yourself that it’s good to talk things through, and that your friends and family love you the next time you have to have a less-than-pleasant conversation.
Your flare for life can liven up any dull party, as your bring the sparkle in your personality to the forefront. However, this can lead to a certain dramatization on your mind’s behalf surrounding the world around you. Try to be upfront with your emotions without as much intensity as you might be prone to, allowing your sweet kindness to shine through your words. As they say, you catch more flies with honey.
You’re a self-confident, self-possessed individual who knows what they believe in. Just don’t let your opinions become so concrete that there’s no room for discussion. Even in conversations with those whose beliefs are wildly different from yours, there is always something to be learned in any exchange. Try to be a bit gentle in your conversations and you’ll find yourself with many new, exciting friendships.
Your love for balance and diplomacy leads to generally amicable conversations between you and others. Your preference for harmony can become somewhat disrupted in tense conversations, however, which can lead to upset feelings and words of anger. Try to keep the balance within yourself, even when it is not present in the room, to bring the conversation back to a loving center.
Your love for deep mysteries should come as no surprise for anyone who’s ever tried to get to know a Scorpio deeply; you are a mystery in and of yourself. It’s hard to maintain balance in a relationship if the conversations are emotionally one-sided – try opening up in your exchanges with others. People might be much more understanding and accepting than you give them credit for.
Your sense of optimism is certainly a wonderful way to see the world, but try to remember that not everyone shares your views on life. When your loved ones are having a rough time, try listening to their fears and concerns rather than attempting to paint them a picture of how great things will be in the future. Your act of listening and providing a shoulder to cry on might just show them that things can (and will) get better.
You have a loving and loveable spirit, yet you might fall prey to a spell of melancholy from time to time. This can make communication with others, particularly those you are close with, more strained. Let your loved ones lift your spirits, and truly listen to their words of wisdom. There is much to look forward to and be grateful for, especially the friends and family with whom with speak and share secrets.
Your communication style is honest and blunt, but try to remember that many people are far more sensitive than you are. People tend to prefer honesty with a side of honey, as opposed to straight up. Try sharing your opinions with a grain of love, and being truthful without being hurtful. Your cool, eccentric demeanor can sometimes appear nonchalant or uncaring, even though we know you wouldn’t hurt a fly.
As a lover of dreamy, imaginative worlds of fantasy, the harsh reality of hard conversations is not your favorite of the realities. While these uncomfortable confrontations might make you cringe, every once in a while, you have to stand up for yourself and share your truth with others. It’s ok to be firm, just rise up in love and speak openly and honestly.
Communication is a two-way street, and our ability to share this gift with each other is truly a blessing. To improve our conversations with others is to improve our connection to the universe, the stars above us and the earth below our feet. Our relationships with others rely on our ability to openly speak with them about our issues with love and respect. Let astrology help you along this path toward enlightened communication with the world around us.
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