Your Horoscope: Friday, May 1, 2009

Your Horoscope: Friday, May 1, 2009

In the Stars

Your Horoscope: Friday, May 1, 2009

-Margaret Santangelo

Planetary Outlook: Friday, May 1, 2009: Today is a time of enthusiasm and beginnings as the moon continues waxing in Cancer. Mercury enters Gemini and tendencies to impulsiveness and snap decisions are likely this afternoon. This weekend is a favorable time for beginnings, making changes, and for work that requires skillful work with tools, deep insightful analysis, or research into esoteric subjects. Sunday is a time of rebirth and renewal. This Sunday is a good time to seek inspiration for a direction through meditation, self-reflection, or prayer.

Today’s birthday: Happy birthday, Taurus! The year ahead could be a bit rocky if you don’t set your priorities straight right away. Take time out today for some self-reflection and contemplation so that you can determine what’s most important to you and formulate your plan of attack. Taureans always set their goals high, which is a good thing, but you may want to focus less on your ambitions and more on personal relationships this year. You share your birthday with Rita Coolodge, Judy Collins, and Tim McGraw.

Daily Horoscopes

Taurus: The difficulties and delays you encounter this weekend are likely to be caused by lack of preparation, planning, and organization — either on your part or that of others. The maddening thing is that even if you are the most careful individual, you are apt to be caught just when things are in disarray, or, just when you need something, it cannot be located in time. Bad timing is, in fact, one of the biggest obstacles to progress.

Gemini: Do not expect instant gratification this weekend. Satisfaction or success may come, but not immediately or without some difficulty. There are apt to be problems or lack of cooperation connected with household tasks, family-related activities, and social events, especially when entertaining at home. It is not that your endeavors cannot be accomplished, it is more a matter of having to work harder to achieve the desired result.

Cancer: Everything should flow smoothly and successfully. Everyone in your world is where they are supposed to be, doing what they are supposed to be doing. Machinery hums along, your body functions well, and your mind is free from annoying distractions. Under this fortunate influence meetings and discussions are not likely to be disrupted by dissension. Business transactions that involve your home or real estate property as well as domestic items are favored.

Leo: Self-esteem and willpower prompt you to express yourself in positive terms. The travel and communications in which you engage at this time are closely linked with the dictates of your ego and personal goals. You strongly identify with ideas that reflect your own thoughts or that provide a more aggressive or perhaps a more dramatic forum in which you can express yourself.

Virgo: Investigation and research yield satisfying results. Digging for buried treasure (for example, by cleaning out your attic or basement!) is liable to be rewarded. Lost items may be found and debts or favors repaid. An excellent time that inspires shrewd business decisions, psychological analysis, and property assessment. Information, ideas, and activities you encounter may be diametrically opposed to the structures, tradition, and organization you have carefully built up.

Libra: Try your luck at the horse races and other sporting events or with lottery tickets. You could be the winner in a beauty or photography contest or emerge as the favorite in a theater audition. Artistic and musical endeavors are successful. Today you are likely to receive the recognition or success you deserve for your efforts in writing, publishing, advertising, higher education, politics, religion, online promotions, or long-distance travel.

Scorpio: Circumstances promote pride and emotional satisfaction in home, children, and other family members. Female relationships are particularly meaningful, and a woman you look up to may provide valuable assistance. This weekend, your emotional level is high, and your intuition right on target. This is an excellent time to initiate artistic and other creative activities, get started with domestic projects, and enthusiastically take care of any matters that are related to children, women, or a new venture.

Sagittarius: Your personal magnetism and physical attractiveness is the focus of your attention. If such an urge doesn’t come from within yourself, then something or someone is likely to inspire you with a need for personal identification with beauty. This influence extends beyond the physical and social aspects of your own attractiveness. You want to surround yourself with it. Attending a concert, art or fashion show may be on the agenda. A partner and other allies are apt to be very supportive in helping you attain personal goals and improve your self-image.

Capricorn: Opportunities you encounter during this weekend are very diverse. You may have an opportunity to go swimming, sailing, or fishing, or be able to advantageously demonstrate your skills in such activities. You may be given a new, more effective prescription for an ailment, or the name of a physician or spiritual counselor who will prove to be very helpful.

Aquarius: People or circumstances you encounter under this weekend’s influence can be used to increase self-control or gain additional power in some area of your life. You’ll be able to get to the bottom of things, perhaps with the fortunate assistance of those in charge. A good time to develop and use your own resourcefulness and ability to separate what is important from what is not.

Pisces: Information, ideas, and activities you encounter over the weekend are apt to be diametrically opposed to the structures, tradition, and organization you have carefully built up. Others may voice dissenting opinions concerning the status of your authority or experience. What you read or hear is not compatible with what you have learned from experience.

Aries: Capacity for enjoyment increases but keeping things manageable or in proper perspective can be difficult. You may be tempted to overstate your sentiments or overdo generosity. Shameless social climbing is a potential to avoid. Social gatherings can bring those who admire your spirituality, knowledge, or sophistication. Let them. Don’t ruin their image of you by immodestly agreeing with their flattering assessment.

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