In the book of your life, this week will begin Chapter One. "No!" you protest, "I'm on at least Chapter 20 by now!" That may be true, but this is the new revised version, and in this version, Sunday, May 20, 2012, begins Chapter One. The sun and the new moon in Gemini are expert editors and storytellers with a sense for the best starting point.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some days it's best to let yourself go soft, and other days you benefit from tapping into something stronger inside you. That's what will work for you now. If you indulge sad feelings, they will just keep coming.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Look at the routine tasks in your life. For each one, ask yourself: Is this necessary or just habitual? Consider whether your time would be better spent on a different activity. Delegate where you can.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You might spend a good portion of your day doing someone a favor. It's not wasted time. You'll enjoy yourself and learn something new, and you'll build up karma points to cash in at a later date.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Do you understand how you make a difference in this world? There are multiple ways in which you contribute to the lives of others. A friend helps you see how great you are.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll operate in a group of people who are committed to meeting one common goal. You may not technically be the team leader, but it will fall to you to keep the team motivated to achieve that goal.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're spread a bit thin. Starting too many projects at one time is disempowering because you never get to feel like you're winning at any of them. Narrow your task list so you can see — and celebrate — its completion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You might have to miss out on a spur-of-the-moment opportunity, and rightly so. Stick to your plan. You can always ask for more notice and a second chance. You'll find a way to work it into your schedule at a later date.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are things you couldn't possibly know about that you nonetheless get right on the first try. The guesses you make will turn out to be both intelligent and intuitive.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You genuinely want to help people and make them happy. But you can't say yes to everyone. You'll think of ways to say no that are so brilliant, they come across like you're saying yes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). No one has to tell you about perseverance. You know that if you don't give up, you can't fail. It's as simple as that. Try and try again, using different methods to achieve the result you are looking for.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What comes around goes around — and rather quickly today. This is a fact that favors you because you've gone out of your way to make sure your contributions are helpful, supportive and loving.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Make the interesting choice instead of the one with a predictable outcome. If you're unsure, your brain will kick into a heightened mode, and you'll play a better game.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 20). You know yourself well, and you'll apply yourself to the endeavors that best fit your strengths and preferences. Because of this, in the next two weeks, you sail past the obstacles that once stopped you. July brings the return of an old theme. This could come in the form of a special relationship. Family makes you proud in September. Aries and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 1, 22, 39 and 18.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Eclipse chasers, a group of sky-watching enthusiasts, believe that any total eclipse of the sun is a cause worthy enough to hop on a flight of any distance for a chance to view the spectacle of the sun's disappearance. This same group is much less impressed by an annular eclipse, but will take a long drive or a short flight for the thrill of seeing the ring shape of the sun around the shadow of the moon. The week begins with this kind of eclipse, which will be visible across the Pacific from the coast of China to the southwestern United States.
The eclipse heralds what will be an eventful week astrologically with the crossing of the sun into Gemini and the new moon in Gemini, insisting that the world is fresh and fascinating and there's much to share. Being so close to your own experience, you may assume that it's ordinary and not worth sharing. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are those who will find your experience enlightening and exceptionally interesting. Gemini is the sign of communication, and it happens without effort these days. Even those who have trouble opening up will find it easier to talk about life and work.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Iconic diva Cher has the honor and distinction of having achieved a No. 1 Billboard hit in each of the past six decades. That's not the only record the Taurus superstar has broken, and she has the Oscars, Grammys and album sales to secure her place in entertainment history. Born on the cusp, Cher's sun and Mercury are in Taurus, and her Mars and Pluto are in Leo, the sign of the entertainer.
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