Horoscope, Thursday, May 9, 2013

By From page A10 | May 08, 2013

New Moon and Solar Eclipse

In ancient days, the disappearance of the sun was a highly distressing omen, and who could blame early humans for wondering where the sun went and when it was coming back? As if to lighten the attitude for what’s to come, Venus slips into Gemini hours before this solar eclipse, which for some of the world occurs tomorrow.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know what you want before everyone else does — possibly before what you want is even “a thing.” Your proactive attitude will have you at the front of the line this afternoon.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The Venus change may have you feeling a bit ignored. This might be a welcome state, though, because it takes the pressure off. With all of the demands on you lately, you might see solitude as a luxury.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A burst of energy has your step lighter and your smile brighter. Romantic attention could be part of the fun. You could suddenly realize who has a crush on you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Consider taking your work to a new environment. Being able to focus without distraction will make you twice as productive as you would be in the hubbub of your familiar surroundings.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You feel more animated than usual. You want to take up space and share all the friendly energy that’s been bottled up inside you. Lively socializing leads to interesting developments in your personal life.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t like being told what to do. But once you remove your resistance to life’s road signs and guides, you’ll see how life can be made easy simply by following the directions.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People don’t want to say no to you today. But if that’s really the answer, make them say it. It’s better to get a fast no than to waste your time chasing a maybe that eventually leads to a no anyway.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ve heard that it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. You’ll question this logic now. Time is your most precious resource, and you don’t want to waste it in scenarios that won’t end well.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your powers of observation are so dialed in that you can read what some people are thinking. Group dynamics will be especially interesting to you. You’ll sense correctly who the real leader is.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Part of your charm is that you don’t psychically lean into people. You hold your own. You don’t say “do you know what I mean,” because you explain yourself well and you don’t need the validation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A burst of energy this afternoon has you tackling a list of random tasks that’s been building for weeks now. It will feel wonderful to get small things accomplished en masse.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Things are off to a good start, partly because you are not worried about how they will end. You go forward with lots of curiosity and very little expectation. You’re ready for the adventure to unfold.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 9). Smart strategies help you earn bigger this year. For instance, you will gain clients and customers and your fine reputation will spread as you network at local chapters of professional associations. Your love life takes a fun turn in July. Travel together, and you’ll get close quickly. Family additions happen in January. Aquarius and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 14, 33 and 20.

CURRENT COSMIC CHANGEUPS: It’s been a quiet week in the cosmos up until now. But when it rains, it pours. Today features many changeups that will influence the days to come, starting with Venus moving into Gemini. This passage brings to mind one of the most popular tattoo and design symbols around: the winged heart. What does this image mean to you? For some, it symbolizes a free spirit. For others, it tells the story of people in love who feel that their relationship emboldens them to soar with the eagles. Still others identify the winged heart as a symbol of memorial. When loved ones pass, our affections do not die with them but are carried on angels’ wings to wherever they are. Venus in the air sign of Gemini attaches wings to our hearts. It’s up to us to decide how to interpret the lighter feelings we have inside.

The second changeup accompanies the new moon in Taurus and the first of two solar eclipses that will occur this year. The new moon is always an auspicious start date for new projects and relationships. This time the energy focuses on money and luxuries — and also food. Taurus rules the appetite, and this is the ideal day to start a nutritional regimen.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Piano Man Billy Joel is a six-time Grammy winner and one of the bestselling artists of all time, with hits spanning three decades of music. Joel is a fine example of the identifiable style and strong vocals associated with Taurus, which rules the throat. This superstar was born when the sun, Venus and Mars were all in Taurus, a Venus-ruled energy that thrives in connection with art, music and beauty.

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