Aries: May 1-7: Fantasy land images prevail in play now. Give yourself permission to "space out" a bit and enjoy the show! Be good to yourself. Ease up on your self-criticism and enjoy life! May 8-15: If you ask, you can get reassurance about a family matter. Blood remains thicker than water. Your imagination soars to new heights and takes you beyond old boundaries and limitations. May 16-23: Do some thinking about the influence of your family background. A fresh perspective on familiar views can occur. Recreation centers on the mind. Enjoy crossword puzzles, writing letters, Trivial Pursuit, cards, or other mentally stimulating pursuits. May 24-31: Temptations are strong this week. You may overeat or overindulge in other pleasures. Don't feel guilty about minor excesses. Even though you are capable of much versatility, it is not your job to do everything. Remember to prioritize tasks.
Taurus: May 1-7: A time to be with people, to share ideas. Group activities may appeal, or the simple social stimulation of others. Communicate. You notice a friend struggling with an addiction. Don't lecture, but do offer moral support--one day at a time. May 8-15: Information/stimulation overload! You could feel overwhelmed by papers, messages, meetings, and demands. Simplify your schedule. Give yourself some quiet time to contemplate. A pet can bring great comfort and help you regroup. May 16-23: Share thoughts and ideas this week. You need to communicate who you are and what you want to others. You can tune into deeper emotions--within yourself and others. It's OK to withdraw if things get heavy. Intensity is on the rise. May 24-31: Life feels a bit chaotic, confusing, or overwhelming. Trust that you will make sense of everything; it just takes time. You need freedom this week and may feel like leaving if you think you are being held back. Do not burn essential bridges!
Gemini: May 1-7: Go for the thrills this week. You need an adrenaline rush, so ride a roller coaster, go flying, surf, compete, or otherwise get your blood zinging! You can be flexible on job, but you need more variety in your working environment and projects. Try for some different tasks. May 8-15: Beauty is tied to friends: perhaps sharing a sunset, going to a concert, singing together, or enjoying anything lovely. A friend needs some extra support this week. Your warmth and assistance will be very important. May 16-23: Sometimes you just want OFF the "information highway." Don't be afraid to take a break! High drama or exaggerated emotions occur around religious and spiritual issues. Stay centered and don't let others create an imbalance. May 24-31:A need to be needed surfaces in your household. Seek out opportunities to assist and be assisted by those around you. Someone needs your shoulder to cry on. Sympathy is fine, but don't get sucked into trying to make it all better for them. Their life is their job!
Cancer: May 1-7: You are tempted to overvalue work at the expense of relationships (or vice versa). Nurture both for greatest happiness. News of expansion in the home arrives--a visit, plans to add on, a new child, pet, or other arrival. May 8-15: You'd like a more ideal job (better hours, better pay, or different conditions). Make the dreams you are seeking achievable. Take time to do some long-term planning about your career directions. You can initiate steps to improve your work status. May 16-23: Now is the time to do something for your own pleasure. Get a massage, a facial, a manicure, a pedicure, or other indulgence. Careful planning can lay out a great itinerary for pleasure. Make reservations; map out your course and look ahead for best results. May 24-31: This week you can be quite rational and logical, detached and objective. You may listen more to your intellect than to your emotions. Daydreams help create the future. Sharing your hopes and wishes with those closest to you helps them to come true.
Leo: May 1-7: You can be more sensitive to the "vibes" in your relationship. You tune into others, but don't expect total mind-reading. Information is power. Don't reveal everything. "Please mind your own business" is a legitimate answer. May 8-15: Running away from certain financial realities has great appeal, but is ineffective. Don't expect to win the lottery. Do what's necessary. You are called upon to be more sensitive. Trust your feelings and look for the silver lining and hidden value. May 16-23: Comfort and beauty are a focus this week--through nature, music, sculpture, dance--or just kicking back. Solid support is the theme. Familiar joys appeal with family and trusted friends. Play at what you have enjoyed in the past. May 24-31: You feel torn between being in charge versus being part of a team. Take on enough responsibility, but not too much. Logic and practicality are necessary. Do some problem-solving, focusing on an area needing improvement. Facing facts is essential.
Virgo: May 1-7: You'll feel more satisfied if you "get something done" during your leisure time. Perhaps you can create or work further on a project. Picky people come your way. Don't aim to be totally organized, systematic, thorough and precise. Strive for casual efficiency. May 8-15: Your partner may seem too grounded, boring, predictable, or controlling this week. Don't despair; concentrate on practical matters. Joint endeavors can lead to gain. A partner could contribute to your successful activities. May 16-23: Now is the time to release any stress. Relax tight muscles and let go of tension with a hot tub, steam bath, massage or other watery indulgences. You can strengthen your trust and faith. Religious, spiritual, or mystical paths tune you into life's order and meaning. May 24-31: Clarify goals and be sure your intentions agree with the intentions of someone sharing tasks with you. Mutual decisions promote accomplishments. Foreign goods, people, or services are involved with your financial picture now--as sources of income or expenditure.
Libra: May 1-7: Resist the urge to nag someone close to you about weight, spending, or alcohol. You're most effective setting a good example. You will want to have some fun with your work. You're more restless than usual. A good bet is tackling a new challenge in terms of projects. May 8-15: Use your natural sparkle and magnetism to further your career. Put your dynamism to work for yourself; you can sway people this week. This is a time for easygoing, affectionate interactions with others. Just don't slip into laziness or gossip. Keep things light and comfortable. May 16-23: A mutual give and take can be quite rewarding as long as no one gets into keeping score about who got more pleasure. Enjoy! The time is ripe to move ahead toward being a better person. Take the first step (no matter how small) of a self-improvement program. May 24-31: Business and pleasure mix this week, be it an office party, celebrating a new job, getting together with colleagues from work, etc. Your powers of analysis, fact-finding, researching, probing and investigation are very strong. Dig for answers.
Scorpio: May 1-7: Beauty is accented for you--whether you go shopping for clothes, get a haircut, pretty up the house or do something else. Being with people is important for the children in your life. Encourage visiting friends, team sports, games, and other social activities. May 8-15: Pour lots of energy into those small, essential tasks you've been putting off. You'll be surprised at how much you can accomplish! Reach out a hand in forgiveness. You have an opportunity to heal a breech, smooth over a break. Take the first step. May 16-23: Couple time; you need togetherness. Get some time for the two of you--just you and your partner, away from children, friends, etc. Sharing the material/sensual world with a partner is emphasized. Arguing about money or sex won't help. Find mutual satisfaction. May 24-31: Roasting marshmallows, making taffy, baking chocolate chip cookies or other family sharing of food and fun are in focus this week. You are particularly magnetic now and make a good impression on others. Use your extra edge wisely.
Sagittarius: May 1-7: Contradictory mental impulses emerge. Light, flippant and casual on one hand, digging for secrets on the other. A bit of both is OK. Your mind and tongue are quicker, sharper and livelier than usual. Mental games, sarcasm, irony, or word play can be used for offense or defense. May 8-15: Vivacious and versatile, you make people laugh and enjoy learning. You touch the child within the people around you. Fun and games time! Now is the time to play with the kids (or your inner child) in whatever ways you can all enjoy. Be frivolous! May 16-23: Warmth, caring and love are highlighted this week. Cherishing someone and being cherished are more important than passion. Pleasure comes through exercising your mind. Sharpen your wits; tell jokes; select a class, or just enjoy fun discussions with others. May 24-31: You demand much from yourself and feel you ought to be able to express things JUST SO. Ease up the pressure on yourself! You will assess tasks carefully and well this week. You may delay decision-making because you are trying to collect every bit of relevant information.
Capricorn: May 1-7: Beauty is tied to leisure activities. Choose what suits you--e.g., a make-over, redecorating, visiting an art museum, etc. Discuss your finances with someone trained and knowledgeable. You can take steps to improve your current situation. May 8-15: Generosity brings satisfaction. Money is enjoyed with loved ones (children, lovers, etc.). Indulgence is the theme. You have talent for creating pretty word pictures, intuitively tuning into what will sound most harmonious. You avoid harshness or unpleasantness. May 16-23: Family fun is appropriate! Go out to the movies, bowling, miniature golfing, play charades, Scrabble or do something you all enjoy for excitement and entertainment. Fun is in focus. Don't push yourself. Put off major efforts for another time; keep a playful attitude for the moment. May 24-31: Now's the time to exercise your power. Fight for justice. Sign petitions or write letters for causes you care about. Demonstrate. Finances improve. A project begins to pay off. You see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Aquarius: May 1-7: Strength is an issue this week; your willpower is better than usual. Focus, concentration, and business instincts are good. You're "up" now with more faith, optimism and confidence. You may take direct action to advance truth, religion, education, or values. May 8-15: Express yourself verbally this week. Your mind, tongue and general coordination are keener. Use your mental alertness wisely. You are likely to feel ambivalent about money now, as one side of you wants to spend, spend, spend and the other wants to hold back. May 16-23: Family influences your thinking, conversation and perceptions. Immediate concerns and the people right around you draw your attention. Thinking for yourself is important. Be direct and forthright (but not too blunt). Your mind and tongue work swiftly. May 24-31: Travel is in the air. Plan for a future sojourn, but don't expect to actually get away right now. Roots pull you toward home. Monetary matters rouse strong feelings this week. Stay cool and put off any discussions for another time.
Pisces: May 1-7: Compromises are tested. You will face an opportunity to balance assertion and giving in to others. Find a middle ground. It's normal to feel you don't have enough time for your work AND your relationship. Relax and give up guilt! May 8-15: Tact is marked this week; you know what to say and when. You might put people on a bit of a pedestal; give yourself credit also. You learn more about yourself through others now. Relationships bring out parts of yourself that you have been overlooking. May 16-23: Take the family portrait, give your lover a sexy boudoir photograph, or create some pleasing visual memories. You gravitate toward fascinating people, scintillating conversations and fun. Don't be afraid to play the entertainer, host or hostess. May 24-31: Graceful movement is a good use of your energies now Make time to go dancing, skating, do aerobics, or similar fluid motions. Over extension could lead to missed dates or being late. Budget your time to meet relationship commitments.