By Holiday Mathis

May 18, 2012 6 min read

The moon glides into materialistic Taurus giving the last days of the Taurus solar journey extra intensity. It doesn't take much to make a pocketbook fly open. The right combination of words, or shiny, colorful things bathed in excellent lighting, will do it. In most cases, buying has less to do with need and more to do with emotion and identity.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Thinking is the brain's natural sorting process, and you're enjoying your own organizational process. You welcome new thoughts because they represent learning and fresh energy coming into your life.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). All animals have territorial zones around them, and you're an animal, too. If someone encroaches on your territory, you'll bristle. Out of respect, you'll be careful not to cross the lines with others.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Long ago, you stopped yourself from experiencing an emotion, and now it resurfaces, wanting more than ever to be expressed. Work your way through it. It will evaporate when it completes a cycle.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll feel the need to relax, though it's not as easy for you to do this now. You'll have to go out of your way to release built-up tension. The stress easing out of your being will be a wonderful sensation.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some are comfortable with mediocrity, but you are not. You'll work harder to make yourself remarkable. You'll strive for higher scores and get impressive results.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You just made a plan, and it already needs to be altered to fit the new circumstances. That you're able to adjust easily is a skill in and of itself — and one you'll be using often in the weeks to come.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll avoid restlessness by changing the routine. You'll do something that's different from what you'd normally be doing, and it's more than a single act. It's an actual path that leads to a different you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll require several mood boosts throughout the day. A hot shower, a funny comic, a beautiful day dream, a prayer — all ways to keep yourself feeling good.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). No one is pushing you, but you'll push yourself. You want to be first, the clear victor in the game. You'll catch your breath and make a final sprint past the winning post.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll take control of your schedule. You'll also realize that just because you signed up for certain tasks doesn't mean you have to do them the same way all the time. There is more leeway than you once believed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). With wide-shut eyes, you watch the movie in your mind. You'll experience the scenes with a vivid clarity that would have been impossible to achieve with all of the distractions of yesterday.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your relationship with a certain person is changing rapidly. The better you get to know this one the more opportunity you see in your future together.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 18). You're exceedingly clever and will figure out what needs to happen in order for you to get what you want. Someone new finds your personality enchanting. You'll reorganize your finances and sock away money monthly. November brings a big purchase. December and February are very romantic. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 33, 25 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You're very persuasive, and you'll be surprised by how many people give you exactly what you want. TAURUS: Realizing you don't need anyone frees you to give more of your heart. GEMINI: You'll be involved in relationships that are quiet and stable — no issues, just gentle, supportive love. CANCER: You'll revel in you being you. LEO: Sometimes it's what you don't do in a relationship that makes it better. Give your love a little more space. VIRGO: A loved one was taught in a certain way that is different from what you were taught, but that doesn't make it wrong. LIBRA: A loved one will come to depend on your strength and generous spirit in the weeks to come. SCORPIO: You'll feel self-assured and will act without hesitation to show your love. SAGITTARIUS: You'll bring creativity to a relationship and an element of the unexpected. CAPRICORN: You really don't care what a certain person does or doesn't do in regard to you, which is precisely how you get under his or her skin. AQUARIUS: You maintain your power. If you were to obsess over another person, it would only steal focus from the very goals and intentions that make you so attractive. PISCES: You're willing to be declined, and you're not afraid of it. That's why you'll succeed with people.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Can two Taurus people get along for years or decades? Initially, they have much in common: an appreciation for good food, a relentless pursuit of quality in all things, an eye for beauty and a tendency to collect things. But sooner or later they'll have to deal with the other one's stubborn streak. Their best hope is that they won't want to break it off at the same time.

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