By Holiday Mathis

May 11, 2012 6 min read

Venus and Saturn have been flirting from afar since April 28, but this time around their amorous intentions won't be fulfilled. A harmonious trine between the two planets won't quite line up, though lovely dreams linger in the air. Fantasizing about an idealized version of life may not help matters, but it's a fun escape.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes you rebel against yourself and can't see what the real reason is. You do have one, though. You are human, not a bionic robot that can be programmed to do whatever you want it to do.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Babies, children and pets are excellent reminders that you don't have to be doing something at every moment. Sometimes life is about just being you, doing nothing in particular.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll love the way an arrangement develops now. New treats will be added to sweeten the deal. This is partly because of your stellar sense of timing and partly because the other party recognizes the value of your end of it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll connect with a courageous and strong part of your personality. You won't accept less than you think you deserve without a fight. Others join in after you pave the way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may find yourself dissatisfied with the languid pacing of a lackluster routine. No one is to blame per se, though you'll take on the responsibility of formulating a specific plan to inject excitement.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll give someone a kindness that you wish someone had given you. Your generosity of spirit is hardly unusual, though someone who is not used to the luxury of your friendship may experience it as such.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Looking into the past can be dicey because you never know what memories are going to come up, and the feelings attached to them can be equally surprising. There will be something good that comes of the excavation, though.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your connection to an older person will make life richer. Reach out and ask questions, particularly having to do with traditions, manners and ways that are unfamiliar to you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There will be drama and excitement. You usually prefer not to be involved with that sort of thing, but you can't deny that it adds a certain energy boost to a time period that might otherwise be a bit dull.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Aesthetic choices are more difficult than you would think. You won't be able to please everyone, and getting too many opinions will further confuse the matter. Defer to the one whose taste you trust implicitly.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a fond appreciation for a partner and will express it heartily. You realize how important it is to share good "vibes" and keep the fire of friendship kindled.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your "inbox" may be a wild jungle of a place. So many people have been trying to reach you lately. This is an opportunity to attain new organizational skills to keep you on track.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 11). People appreciate you for the big and little contributions you make to their lives. The next 10 weeks are marked by artistic whimsy and romance. Your devotion to family will be highlighted in July. What you learned from experience you'll be able to teach for a profit. August brings new business and the chance to travel. Leo and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 49, 3, 20 and 24.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Carefully think through your communications. Ask questions that are likely to elicit the answer you were hoping for. TAURUS: Trusting your stellar sense of timing, you'll venture into new relationship territory. GEMINI: Beautifying your domestic environment with a partner will bring the two of you closer together. CANCER: You'll crave the nearness of your someone special — a sure sign that you're falling fast. LEO: You'll be practical, rejecting the fairytale notion that someone should be the hero and someone should be the one who gets saved. VIRGO: You rather enjoy being independent, which makes you all the more appealing to potential sweethearts. LIBRA: Being self-confident, you take your own attributes and work them to the highest possible achievement. SCORPIO: Your time is well spent in developing your own unique aura, mannerisms and style. SAGITTARIUS: Your relationship success is based on the fact that you treat your love or any potential love like a respectable equal. CAPRICORN: Because you got something wrong in the past, you're able to get it very right now. AQUARIUS: Someone close is reminding you of a parent and bringing up deep feelings in the process. PISCES: Loved ones admire your intelligence. One way to ensure that you're always right is to speak strictly on topics you know all about.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The sun in Taurus and the moon in Aquarius suggest that these signs will be able to reflect each other in a light most pleasing. Their affection for each other will grow through the weekend. The more attention they give to each other the more appealing they become to outsiders, too. Love triangles could form. The game of romance may be more social and psychological than spiritual just now.

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