Astro Advice Weekly for May 12, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Share your thoughts with friends and relatives, and you'll receive a variety of suggestions that will help you decide the changes you should implement on the 12th. Don't make impulsive personal or domestic alterations that may upset your living situation on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Not everyone will adapt to the changes you want to make as readily as you will. Be sensitive to those most affected by your plans. On the 16th and 17th, an opening will be brought to your attention by a friend or someone in your community. Seize the moment. Difficulties will arise on the 18th if you leave yourself open to criticism. Keep your distance and your personal information a secret.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make personal changes that will build your confidence or prepare you for a challenge you want to pursue on the 12th. You'll have more options if you explain your position and what it is you are trying to accomplish to someone with the expertise or clout to help you out on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Don't limit what you can do because you are too proud to ask for help. Emotions will escalate in your personal life if you or someone you are dealing with is too pushy or controlling on the 16th and 17th. Arguments are likely to develop. On the 18th, a battle of willpower will keep you on your toes when dealing with children, your lover or someone demanding.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Re-evaluate your feelings and thoughts on the 12th. You have to face emotional matters with honesty and integrity. You'll find it easier to explain why and what you plan to do on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Your concern for other people's feelings will enable you to put everyone at ease and manage to do as you please. Put more into your domestic surroundings on the 16th and 17th. The changes you make will make it easier to pursue your goals. Love and romance are highlighted. Emotional blackmail will not help your situation on the 18th. Stick to the truth, and you will not have to backpedal. Deception will add to your problems.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Not everything will be as it appears on the 12th. Listen carefully and look for any flaws that could stand between you and what you want to see happen. Use your intuition and sensitivity to discover how to handle a situation you face on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Offering to help someone will ensure that you will get the same in return. Avoid a sales pitch that indicates you will get impossible results. Don't spend foolishly. On the 16th and 17th, offer suggestions, but not cash, your time or to take on someone else's responsibilities. Visiting an unusual destination or individual will inspire you to pursue a creative pastime on the 18th.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do what you can to help others and stay out of the line of fire when dealing with critical or difficult individuals on the 12th. You may feel like embracing change on the 13th, 14th and 15th, but it's best to look at all the angles before you take the plunge. If you are obsessed with change, take an interesting course, but avoid travel or risky ventures that have the potential to backfire. Emotional matters will escalate on the 16th and 17th. You'll be torn in two directions that affect both your personal and professional life. Concentrate on your goals on the 18th, but be reasonable. Don't lead others to believe you can do something you know little about.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen carefully and refrain from being put in a position that will require you to take care of someone on the 12th. Too much of anything will cause distress. Travel on the 13th, 14th and 15th if it will help you get a better view of a situation, offer or even a location that looks promising. Anger will mount due to a misunderstanding between you and one of your peers on the 16th and 17th. Don't show your true feelings until you know exactly what you are up against. It's better to be safe than sorry. Go over your personal paperwork on the 18th, and prepare to do whatever damage control may be required to avoid a loss.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): An open mind will lead to interesting prospects on the 12th. Socializing, exploring new interests or traveling to a destination that intrigues you should be on your agenda. Someone is likely to push or pressure you into doing something that may not sit well with you on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Have your excuse ready. Indecision or waffling will give others the upper hand. On the 16th and 17th, re-evaluate partnerships and make changes that will help improve the way you are treated. Equality can be reached if you express your needs. Avoid letting someone use emotional tactics in order to take advantage of your kindness on the 18th.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A false impression regarding your financial situation can lead to contractual or investment troubles on the 12th. Stick to basics and a set budget -- especially if you are making household alterations. On the 13th, 14th and 15th, a partnership will improve if you schedule discussions that deal with responsibilities, choices and how to proceed with your relationship. Don't be coerced into something for emotional or physical favors. Anger will not solve problems on the 16th and 17th -- only rational thoughts and unusual solutions will. Rely on your imagination and intuition on the 18th, and you will find a way to get whomever you are dealing with thinking your way.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Let an important relationship have a chance to grow on the 12th. Participate in activities that will bring you closer to someone special. A change at home will bring you one step closer to your personal goal. An unexpected expense will set you back on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Go over contracts and financial obligations, and you will find a way to lower your overhead. Love is in the stars. Picking up information or skills that enhance your professional chances should be your goal on the 16th and 17th. Location will make a difference. A problem with an authority figure will cause delays on the 18th. Follow all the rules and regulations.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen to your instincts when it comes to money matters on the 12th. How you handle your personal accounts and dependents will make a difference. Your partnerships will be enhanced if you have serious discussions regarding how you want to move forward on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Strategizing will allow you to plan for the future. Taking on a little extra responsibility will ensure that you remain in control. Generosity in order to get what you want will backfire on the 16th ad 17th. Rethink your game plan and offer only what you can afford. On the 18th, don't let a change of plans ruin your day. Be prepared to adapt and proceed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Spend time at home or enjoying close friends, family or youngsters in your life on the 12th. An easygoing attitude will help you avoid a disgruntled and argumentative individual. Pick up skills that will make you more employable on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Use your imagination and innovation to come up with a way to use your talents to bring in extra income. Put greater emphasis on love and relationships on the 16th and 17th. A change at home will bring you closer to someone special. Emotional blackmail is apparent on the 18th. Listen carefully to what someone is asking for, and find a way to satisfy your needs without breaking your budget.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Excess will be your downfall on the 12th. Overreacting, overdoing or overindulging must be avoided. Step back from anyone in your life who may be a poor influence. On the 13th, 14th and 15th, reunite with people you haven't seen for a long time, and opportunities will surface that can help you professionally. Networking will pay off. Don't let an empty promise get you down on the 16th and 17th. Carry on and do whatever needs to be done on your own, and you will end up getting all the credit and a chance to advance. The information you receive on the 18th regarding someone's personal situation isn't likely to be accurate. Before you proceed, get your facts straight.

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