In the Stars
Your Horoscope: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Planetary Outlook: Wednesday, May 13, 2009: Today is a pretty low activity day, aside from the usual everyday hectic morning rush. This evening many may be extra emotional, and heated debates or arguments could result. Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde in Taurus, which brings financial (and other) issues to the forefront of everyone’s thoughts. Try not to argue about money with a loved one tonight; it is a useless waste of energy to engage in unproductive conflict. Tonight is the perfect time to resolve pent-up stress in close relationships by being compassionate.
Today’s birthday: Bettys born this day can expect the next year to be full of surprises, especially involving your siblings or your local community. You could be recognized for your great contributions to the people in your life; accept compliments and kudos with grace. You deserve the recognition you’ll receive. Be extra clear about what you want and formulate plans for how you will accomplish your goals. You share your birthday with Samantha Morton, Stephen Colbert, and Beatrice Arthur.
Taurus: Mercury retrogrades back into your sign today, Taurus, so get ready for difficulties and delays caused by lack of preparation, planning, and organization; either on your part or that of others. Bad timing is, in fact, one of the biggest obstacles in your way today (and for the couple of weeks ahead, unfortunately). Knowing this, however, will empower you to deal with it as skillfully as possible.
Gemini: Satisfaction or success may come today, but not without some difficulty. Lack of cooperation regarding household tasks, family-related activities, and social events – especially entertaining at home – may be more of a chore than a treat. You’ll have to work harder to achieve your usual spectacular success; give it the extra effort, you’ll feel accomplished and empowered when you pull it off.
Cancer: Today you may be let in on a certain confidential tidbit at work. Cancers are very good at keeping secrets, so this should not be a problem for you. You may be surprised that a tied-in colleague confided in you and put you “in the know.” Take it as an indication of others faith in you and how trustworthy you are. Lend your emotional support as you usually do but try not to take sides in any conflict.
Leo: Today, Mercury prompts you to confront important revelations about how your (naturally very large) Leonine ego is being served by your current creative path. You passionately pursue self-expression, so much so, in fact, that others may misinterpret your aggressive manner as arrogance or conceit. You never let this kind of stuff get to you; don’t start now.
Virgo: Mercury’s reentry back into Taurus today enhances your investigative and research abilities. Digging for obscure information is likely to be successful as well as fulfilling. Stimulate that analytical Virgo brain of yours today. In addition, lost items may be recovered and debts or favors repaid over the next few weeks.
Libra: You could be singled out for your beauty, creative talent, or finely attuned aesthetic sensibility. Artistic and musical endeavors are very fulfilling. You may even receive long overdue recognition or success for your work in writing, publishing, advertising, higher education, politics, interior design, or fashion over the next few weeks.
Scorpio: Home, children, and family are the source of emotional fulfillment right now. Female relationships are particularly meaningful, and a woman you admire may provide valuable advice or assistance. Your emotions are running high and your intuition is on target, making it an excellent time for artistic and creative activities.
Sagittarius: You may feel stifled by current friends and colleagues who continually undermine you socially or professionally. Even though you know it is because they are most likely just intimidated by your aggressive and uncompromising self-confidence, that may not be enough. You may think negative energy does not really affect you, but you’ll rethink that when you experience support and mutual admiration with a completely new set of friends.
Capricorn: The next few weeks will inspire you to rethink your daily routine and figure out how to streamline it for more efficiency. You’ll greatly reduce stress by getting yourself re-organized; now is the perfect time to do so with Mercury retrograding in Taurus. Taking control will be easy right now, so go for it without delay.
Aquarius: You will have insight into your inner motivations and desires, which enables you to increase your self-control or gain additional power over your life. The Mercury retrograde gives you a discerning eye for separating what is important from what is not and setting your priorities accordingly.
Pisces: You may be strongly opposed to information, ideas, and opinions you encounter at work or in your personal life. Don’t give into that Piscean shyness; stand for what you believe in. You don’t know it, but you could gain the respect of important people just by voicing your true thoughts about something about which you feel strongly.
Aries: Today you are more sentimental than you Aries typically are. Although you always exhibit a healthy passion for life, right now you may overstate your sentiments or be overly generous. Social gatherings may connect you with others who admire your spirituality, knowledge, and sophistication. Don’t let flattery get to your head, though.