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Friday, May 22
Our efforts may seem futile today, but persistence brings the results we seek. The Sunís annual opposition with taskmaster Saturn applies pressure in the realm of relationships as we meet up with resistance from others. The Moonís shift into fiery Leo at 5:42 pm EDT brings enthusiasm when we actually need caution and common sense. Thankfully, a Lunar trine to Saturn helps us find the maturity necessary to overcome the obstacles that block our path.
Aries Cancer Libra Capricorn
Taurus Leo Scorpio Aquarius
Gemini Virgo Sagittarius Pisces
Aries     You donít necessarily excel at following rules, but you must pay attention to them now or suffer the consequences. The lines are printed in a coloring book for a reason, even if you rebel against the idea of staying within them. Self-control counts far more than anything else these days, so establish clear guidelines and stick to them. Keep in mind that reaching your long-term goals is more rewarding than the temporary satisfaction of immediate gratification.
Taurus     Even if you believe you must act with authority, don't get so enamored with your role that you end up alienating your closest friends and family. Undoubtedly, maintaining your integrity when it comes to ethical issues is important, but itís dangerous to force your beliefs onto others. Take your commitments seriously, but remember that compassion and cooperation are necessary components if you want your voice to have a positive impact on the people in your life.
Gemini     Slowing down and doing a job methodically doesnít come naturally to you busy Twins; you want to bolt ahead to the next compelling activity rather than learn an important lesson. Nevertheless, you wonít likely feel free to follow your own heart until you deal with a lingering relationship issue. Your big ideas may be knocked down a notch or two by someone in a powerful position. But donít get discouraged; this is not about defeat. Restrictive circumstances are giving you a chance to become even more effective as you rework your plans, limit your options and create a more stable future.
Cancer     An emotionally intense interaction with someone at work could precipitate deep contemplation on your part. You may wonder how to cultivate more supportive business relationships. It's not that anything in particular is wrong; it's just that youíre determined to get your needs met even if satisfaction seems too far away. Soften your stance and let go of any self-criticism for now while you reevaluate all your alternatives. If you can imagine it, you can find a way to make it happen.
Leo     The weight of responsibility falls upon your shoulders today and you canít decide whether to stand up even taller or just collapse under the pressure. However, giving up is not a viable option now. Bear the heavy burdens as best you can or they will grow more cumbersome over the next few weeks. Just be sure to use your common sense and draw a line when absolutely necessary. Know your limits and then communicate them clearly to those around you if you want things to change.
Virgo     You are aware of exactly what must be done today, but you may be inhibited by your previous commitments to others. People might not understand the hardship you are experiencing and itís not necessarily wise to tell them now. Thankfully, you can surprise everyone with your high level of perfection. No one rises to the challenge better than you when it comes to performing under pressure.
Libra     Channeling your creativity into practical endeavors is critical today because you could otherwise fritter away an important opportunity. Even if you feel like your brilliance is bottled up, you can overcome your mental blocks to success by declaring your unwavering determination. Don't allow non-believers to tell you what you canít do. Nodding yes in agreement only encourages them. Defend your right to reach for the stars; once youíve gathered enough information, taking a calculated risk makes the most sense.
Scorpio     Stand up tall and assume your rightful place within your family, workplace, or local community. Even if you are uncertain about your capabilities today, this isnít the time to give them voice. Instead, express your vision as optimistically as you can. Naturally, reality may constrict your dream to make it fit into your life, but don't sell yourself short before you start. Your confidence alone could inspire others to grant you the support you need.
Sagittarius     Many people donít share your cavalier philosophy and they worry about your future well-being. You might not want to hear the opinions of others as you attempt to gloss over their negativity. Nevertheless, it's crucial to acknowledge the advice you receive in a matter-of-fact manner and use it to improve your plans, if necessary. Visionary thinking may be your strong suit, but your ideas will simply drift off into space if you don't find a way to ground them in reality. This is a wonderful opportunity to create lasting changes if you have the sense to grab it before itís gone.
Capricorn     Working harder may be your instinctive answer to the heightened stress now, but thereís a point at which additional effort just isnít worth it. Knowing when to stop today can mean the difference between happiness and sorrow. You could feel great about your contribution if you simply give it your best shot and then relax and reflect upon your accomplishments. Taking your responsibilities seriously is one thing; carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders is beyond the call of duty.
Aquarius     Your antennae are extended as far as they go now, but youíre not necessarily picking up the desired signals from your favorite station. You might prefer dance music, but instead are receiving serious cautionary lectures that make you wonder if you're on the right path. Be patient and respectfully listen to the voices of authority, but remember that ultimately you are your own boss. Remain open to the incoming message, but turn the radio off once youíve heard it and follow the beat of your own drums.
Pisces     Evading your professional duties is nearly impossible today, even if the personal goals you have in mind are more worthy. You might have to get serious, buckle down and fulfill your immediate obligations before undertaking a more charitable endeavor. Even if it seems overwhelming at first, making a concrete plan improves your chances of pursuing a full spectrum of activities. Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and are willing to show up and do the work.
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