The month may not begin in a very hopeful manner as the response to a recent application turns out to be disappointing. This can teach you not to pin your hopes on any one course of action; keep in mind that there are always alternative possibilities. A renewed interest in a serious subject that touches on the meaning of life should not be allowed to lapse. Visit your library or favorite web sites and search for meatier reading. An older relative's illness may make you want to do something to help. Certainly they will appreciate a visit and some flowers, or you might offer to do some housecleaning or yardwork.