Happy Cinco De Mayo! This year, the holiday gets love from the Taurus moon favorably angling Saturn, and then just a few hours later Pluto. The move sprinkles lunar luck for satisfying our best appetites, whatever they may be. With senses alive, and beauty and delights available, there's much to be grateful for and satisfaction is well within reach.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you do what's right for you, you'll probably be fully aware that it's not what some people would have you do. And while their rules may be perfectly on-trend, one size almost never fits all. Trust yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Invest in yourself and don't waste a minute feeling guilty about it. You'd give so much more to a friend in a similar position if you could. There is no good reason for being stingy with you-on-you support.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If a situation does not fit your standards, how could it possibly bring you what you want? By some mysterious magic, it just will. So, work with what you have even if it's less than ideal.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Within the context of a large group, staggered actions keep it smooth. Watch out for each other. Go slightly before or slightly after the other person. In today's case, your large group will be spread out over all of life.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As people learn what you do, their demands get specific. This will be great if you like what you do. If not, such demands will become bothersome, but at least they make you think about planning a change.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People respond to you with encouragement and support. But what about your own response? Internal support is harder to conjure, though it's essential. Self-talk and self-care are definitely something to work on now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're not paid as well as you could be. This isn't about asking for a raise or a promotion, rather it has to do with embodying a new role — acting as though it's already yours.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are those who will put a very dramatic spin on things, and you're wise to take that in reservedly. Poke around to get to the story behind the story, as jumping to conclusions will surely lead to error.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're responsible and cautious enough to know when the situation requires a completely different approach. You'll retreat and then come back with a sense of playfulness and rebellion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The life you've lived has sometimes been big, other times small. One is not better than the other, but it's important to know which scale you're dealing with and to do your best within its rules.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The help will come from somewhere — maybe not the place that promised to give it. But it's coming. Keep working with the diligence of someone taking sole responsibility, and you'll eventually be joined by your team.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's pretty rare for you to feel totally free to do what you want. Perhaps you keep thinking that someone is going to need you or that somehow you'll get in trouble. This is old baggage. Let it go so you can embrace freedom.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 5). At first, it will seem like someone is making you feel awesome. Then you'll realize you were already awesome, and it's finally getting noticed — a sign that you're spending time with people who are a good fit. Financial luck picks up in August. Attending a gala or festival will enliven your social and professional world. Leo and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 4, 22, 18 and 10.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Destiny takes no pleasure in tripping us up, though her path is rich with rocky terrain that seems made for stumbling. Those treacherous stretches are opportunities that can lead to our most brilliant and interesting character traits and adventures. Even so, we must still try to stay upright and moving forward. The secret to success in both these aims is sturdy shoes and steady company. This time of the Taurus sun is all in favor of helping us find firm footing in our lives.
Mercury moves into Taurus this week, and Mars forms a rather difficult angle to Saturn, two aspects that bring out a certain stubborn feistiness in people. In many situations, it's possible to figure out early on that a compromise may not be possible and a conflict will only lead to pain for both people. In these cases, space, time and distance are elements of a winning strategy.
The moon moves into Leo for a playful weekend. Plan something showy for Mother's Day because the stars will favor big, theatrical presentations. So supersize the bow, add more people to the event, and turn up the music!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Adele has reportedly been working on a fourth studio record. The Grammy-winning Taurus also has lucky Jupiter in Taurus, the sign that rules the throat and vocal chords. Her moon in Capricorn suggests an excellent head for business and a love of challenge. Mars in Aquarius indicates the important role of philanthropy in her life.
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