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Horoscope, Saturday, May 5, 2012

By From page A14 | May 04, 2012

There are times when confusion and tension only add to the magnitude of attraction, and this is one of those times. Mercury and Saturn are in opposition during this luscious Full Scorpio Moon, promising that what’s exchanged will strike at the very core of  relationships. It’s not about the words; rather, it’s the overall dizzying effect of them.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People don’t like to think about it or admit that it’s going on, but within every relationship, there is a tally, and everyone involved knows the score. Someone owes you in a subtle way, and you owe someone else too. Settle up.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Build some accountability into your plans. You’ll have a greater sense of purpose if you know you will have to report your progress to another person. You won’t feel that you’re alone in your ambitions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll shine in the spotlight, so go where you’re likely to get the chance to present your case or talk about your cause. Also, if you have a shot at showing off your skill and knowledge, all the better.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will be swimming with the sharks again, so get prepared. Don’t think out loud. Answer the tough questions decisively, or you’ll risk being dismissed as wishy-washy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Lay your cards on the table. After all, you can’t help what you were dealt. Right now it’s better to err on the side of full disclosure rather than being accused of withholding information.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are not easily manipulated, and yet when there’s a part of you that needs or wants something, a mere suggestion — or just the look that suggests a suggestion — is all it takes to convince you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You read the signs but that doesn’t mean you have to follow them. Sometimes the signs were placed just to get you to the conventional route, which is not the only way. Test, poke, prod and investigate. You’ll find your own way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Every culture (and businesses are cultures too) has an indigenous language and jargon. If you are going to live in that world successfully, you have to get comfortable with the language. It’s not an option, it’s a must-do.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don’t have to be told to think positively because it’s your natural inclination. Even when people seem to be disappointing you, you reserve a small window of faith and hope that they will prove you wrong.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People need to know you exist. Take up as much space as possible. Walk the parameters of your territory. Gesture broadly. Make waves in the air around you. Be the force.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have this way of disarming people, and it will be most effective now as you want to get to know someone better. You’ll ask personal questions, and the tilt of your head will get the object of your affection to open up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Use your time at a leisurely pace, especially when it’s your turn to take the floor. When you relax, your audience will relax. There’s really no rush to get to the point. Everyone wants to go on the journey with you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (MAY 5). You will establish communication lines with important people and move your life in the direction of your dreams. You’ll have zero expectations for family life. June and your loved ones will make you proud anyhow. In July, you’ll work for the sheer enjoyment of it and make a killing. In August, you’ll have a cheerleader. Aries and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 24, 1, 2 and 28.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “You helped me years ago with my 2nd Saturn-return and it was great advice. I’m a Pisces with Capricorn moon and Venus, Libra rising. My husband is a Capricorn, and we’re crazy for each other. I love Saturn, but it is a harsh and mega-demanding taskmaster, and now it’s been in and continues to be in Libra until October? I have my ruling Neptune AND Saturn in my 1st house, so maybe that’s why Saturn’s impact on me is so strong. How do you advise me as to how to handle this till October and beyond? I love Saturn but it doesn’t love me back!”

Wonderful to hear from you again! Yes, it can be intense when your husband’s moon is sitting on your sun. He has your heart in every way. You probably feel that the best aspects of your life have come about through and because of him. So of course you’re inclined to give him the best of you. In order to do this properly, you’re going to have to be somewhat selfish during this period of time. Saturn moves into Scorpio, (out of Libra the sign of partnership) on October 5th. Use the months to come to get in touch with who you are as an individual. You can do this and still be an active, loving participant in marriage.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Adele (5/5/1988) is on the cover of Vogue and the top of the pop charts and no doubt still trying to figure out what to do with all of the Grammys, but this Taurus remains grounded in her soulful roots through the excitement that comes with fame and fortune. Adele has Jupiter, the good luck planet, in Taurus as well, suggesting that she can overcome any troubling vocal issues and continue to sing her way into a beautiful future.

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