Horoscope for the Week of May 1, 2017
Four retrograde planets upset our careful little world now. Our thoughts may be muddled and our opinions may unleash large unintended consequences. But what the heck? Say it as you see it and shake your foundation. Maybe it will dance?
(Beyonce has Jupiter in Libras)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
If you have been grumbling about the path that your career is taking and bosses who make life more difficult, expect a bit of push now. Aries yearn for success and are tired of waiting for the crumbs. Maybe its time to take your recipe and bake your own plans? If so, try to graciously extricate yourself from any tough situation. Don’t burn the entire meal.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Travel will have detours and landscape changing surprises. So be prepared for anything and everything, Taurus. If you have been bored by the hohum of your life, see how fast things can upend to something much more exciting. Will you find yourself on a pirate ship bound for the high seas or part of a reclusive cult bent on traveling to outer space? Let’s be surprised.
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis may think that they have all the right love moves but just wait. You best moves may miss the mark or have an unintended impact on a lover. Try to be open and sensitive as you navigate the mine field of your amorous affairs. When in doubt, let others take action first. If you are both waiting, at least wait together in a champagne bath.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Relationships can go from fizzy to fizzle if you let deeply buried grievances take you into heartburn territory. Try to remain cool, calm and cuddly no matter how stressed you may be. But if you feel compelled to say something critical, practice your spiel in the mirror first. You want your message to be accepted. Even better, wait until the summer, Cancer.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Day to day tasks can either be a mindless escape or an overwhelming burden. Try to organize any project and enlist a few helping hands to ease your load. Leos who can liven up any mundane task with a festive collection of people, food and drink will accomplish more that those who don’t. So try to mix your business with a little more pleasure now.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos can go overboard in their pursuit of pleasurable times. (Maybe that is the idea?) Any party you plan can whip up to a frenzy festival. Any artistic project you undertake may become an international monster. Are you ready to tangle with the beast? If so, pace yourself before you make merry and try to control events as they unfold. Uh oh. Too late!
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Any home project that seems simple at first might not turn out to be very simple after all. But don’t panic, Libra. You can wrangle any out-of-control home improvement by taking your time and surveying the plan carefully. A few helping hands couldn’t hurt either. Especially if they apply the right pressure in the right places. Ahem.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Whatever you have to say now, Scorpio, let the thought swirl in your head before you release them. Not only will you sound far wiser this way, you will avoid any miscommunications or gaffes. In fact, give yourself a total rest from anything that requires concentration and diplomacy. Escape if you can. And if you can’t, try to be the strong silent type.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Money may have a way of slipping out of your fingers and trickling down the drain now. You have an eye for extravagance and a yearning for glamor but try to rein in your budget, if you can. Sagittarians may make some financial missteps now because they are not thinking clearly and are anxious for results. Ah, but what type of results?
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
As you step up into the public eye, you may find that all is not what it appears to be. The public stage can swivel around and open up a trap door if you are not careful. Capricorns always prefer to have things strong, steady and predictable. That may not be the case now. So be very flexible and keep your sense of humor. You DO have a sense of humor, don’t you??
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians think they have a bit of extra ESP now. This may be true. But, before you polish up your crystal ball, ask yourself how accurate has your intuition been? Try to parse all of the little voices whispering in your head. You are getting many conflicting signals and premonitions. Some are serious and some are just for mischief and mirth. Uh but which is which?.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Friends may lead you into reckless, but fun, action. Everyone wants to have a good time! Your choices of diversions and parties are limitless now. But before you bungee jump off a skyscraper for just the sheer thrill of it all, take a look around and assess your risks. Pisces love to go with the convivial flow. Can you really stop before you circle the drain?