Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 18
The time has come for you to examine your loyalties. As an Aries and a fire sign, when you commit to somebody or something, it’s wholeheartedly. But now both your own situation and the circumstances around you are changing, which suggests a review of these arrangements wouldn’t just be wise, it’s urgent.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
While many people are like an open book, there are those who seem to enjoy keeping important facts to themselves. While, ordinarily, that wouldn’t matter in the least to you, in certain situations you’ll need to trust the individuals you’re dealing with. If somebody’s secretive, that can undermine those feelings of trust.
Gemini | May 20 – June 20
Long ago you learnt that, often, decisions about what you’ll do can and should be made before you’ve even considered the details. But, as you know, not everybody thinks that way. In fact, you’re dealing with somebody who needs to organise their day carefully, which means you’ll have to, as well.
Cancer | June 21 – July 21
Life will be much easier when you’ve turned discussions about plans into one solid, and lasting, arrangement. Now that Mercury’s no longer retrograde, there’ll be less confusion. Bizarrely, what you learnt during that period will clarify issues that, only weeks ago, seemed to have no reason. Now you have a solution.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
There’s a difference between making a workable but temporary plan and making one that’s meant to last. Tempting as it is to try to formulate that far reaching vision now, you’re short of facts and, even more, the foundation on which plans are based will shift, and often.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
Unquestionably, somebody’s intention is to be helpful. But, also, their observations are being stated in a way that’s critical, if not just plain upsetting. Worse, whatever you say will be turned against you. This has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with their own, toxic, self-criticism.
Libra | September 22 – October 22
Long ago you realised that charming as certain people can be in congenial situations, when they’re stressed or feeling cornered, their mood shifts entirely. And, clearly, something is rousing those defensive feelings. For now, sidestep these matters, allowing the individual in question to raise them when they’re ready to.
Scorpio | October 23 – November 21
While you can’t prepare for the unexpected, you can ensure you’re in the receptive mood that’s best for taking advantage of the Sun’s powerful and positive link with your ruler Pluto this Tuesday. This not only means being open minded, but also being ready to consider making big time changes.
Sagittarius | November 22 – December 20
Enthusiasm is one thing and, as a Sagittarius and fire sign, you have it in abundance. However, that alone won’t convince those around you who are anxious about changes that your rather dramatic plans are wise. Back off. They need time and an opportunity to think these through at their own pace.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 18
You’re facing a range of obstacles, small and large. While you’re chipping away at these, every time you deal with some, new ones appear. Persist. This process is vital now, but is also making way for the remarkable events triggered by your ruler Saturn’s rare and powerful link to Uranus, in late May.
Aquarius | January 19 – February 17
The planetary setup is aligned in your favour, as an Aquarius now and even more during the last half of May. Knowing that, discuss every idea that comes your way and begin exploring every option you hear of. While you can’t pursue each of them, you can learn from them all.
Pisces | February 18 – March 19
Long ago you realised certain individuals need to have things their way, even if that’s difficult, costly or time consuming. Still, nobody would blame you for questioning their current list of demands This won’t make you popular, but you owe it to yourself and others to highlight your concerns.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2017.