Astro Advice Weekly for May 19, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Personal changes should be put into play on the 19th and 20th. Discussing your plans and executing them precisely will lead to compliments. Keep your emotions in check. Business or emotional relationships are highlighted on the 21st and 22nd. Have conversations that will allow you to forge ahead in your life with the confidence that you are heading into greater stability. Take control when it comes to financial, legal or contractual matters that need to be addressed on the 23rd and 24th. Negotiate shrewdly and you will gain respect and get what you want. A financial gain is heading your way on the 25th. Invest in your future. Spend frugally and budget wisely.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Mingle, make offers and network all you can on the 19th and 20th. Striving to increase your income or to better your skills will pay off. Take action and control your destiny. On the 21st and 22nd, rely on past experience to help you make better choices now. What you learn by observing others will give you the advantage you need to get what you want. Emotional ups and downs can be expected if you don't see eye to eye with someone you are in a partnership with on the 23rd and 24th. Whether it's personal or business, you will have to compromise. Emotional deception is apparent on the 25th. Don't commit to something you cannot do or rely on someone else to honor a promise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Avoid excess on the 19th and 20th. Too much of anything will lead to setbacks, emotional upset and regret. Focus more on accomplishment and working toward a creative or physical goal. Stretch your imagination on the 21st and 22nd, and consider alternatives that will help you with work and personal improvements. Love is in the stars, and romance should be scheduled. Taking responsibility regarding work will improve your chance to advance on the 23rd and 24th. Mixing business with pleasure will pay off. Be honest about the way you feel regarding a relationship on the 25th. Discuss your concerns and offer suggestions as to how you make improvements.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Fix up your home or make a move to a more suitable dwelling on the 19th and 20th. A creative or unique pastime will help you meet new people. Focus on what you can do, not what you cannot, on the 21st and 22nd. Check what's required for you to take on a position or branch out in a new direction. Look for ways to diversify the skills and services you offer. Explore new avenues on the 23rd and 24th. Getting involved in groups or courses that interest you will lead to greater opportunities. A change will do you good on the 25th, but regardless of what you do or where you go, stick to the rules and regulations.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pay close attention regarding excess and moderation on the 19th and 20th. Stick to a budget and a set plan. Keep emotional matters under control. Too much of anything will lead to trouble. Enjoy the company of friends or work alongside someone with whom you share values on the 21st and 22nd. Love is in the stars. Plan a romantic outing, and you'll enhance your personal life. On the 23rd and 24th, the help you offer others will make you feel good, but it may cause a rift with someone who feels that charity begins at home. A short trip will lead to interesting prospects on the 25th. The more interest you show in what someone is doing, the more you will get out of your encounter.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put your plans into motion on the 19th and 20th. Less talk and more action will help you bypass interference. Don't believe everything you hear. Keep a close eye on work-related matters on the 21st and 22nd. Someone may submit false information in order to challenge you. Rely on the information you receive firsthand before you make a move. On the 23rd and 24th, engage in travel if it will help you get ahead. Doing a physical job or activity will revitalize you. Don't allow anyone to come between you and your goals. An emotional situation must not affect your productivity on the 25th. Keep working at a steady pace. Success will be the sweetest revenge.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The information you pick up on the 19th and 20th will give you the confidence to make changes you've been thinking about for some time. Love is highlighted, and a personal relationship can benefit. On the 21st and 22nd, take advantage of an opportunity that can improve your resume or help you raise your earning potential. Good fortune is in the stars. Make your money work for you on the 23rd and 24th. Protect your assets and budget wisely. Look and you'll find ways to profit using a skill or service you can offer. Travel plans or visiting someone you enjoy spending time with will enhance your day on the 25th. Speak up -- let everyone know exactly how you feel.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may be called upon to help others on the 19th and 20th. Keep in mind that charity begins at home, and although you can offer suggestions, you are best to keep your time and cash to assist loved ones. Share your emotions on the 21st and 22nd. It's important to let the people you deal with most know exactly how you feel and what you want to do. On the 23rd and 24th, socializing will bring about interesting conversations and potential opportunities that can help you benefit financially. Keep an open mind. Past experience will help you make a decision or negotiate a deal better on the 25th. Be sure to look at parallel situations that left you at a loss, financially or emotionally.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make personal changes that will improve your lifestyle or living arrangements on the 19th and 20th. A partnership or sharing responsibilities will ease stress. You'll have some great ideas on the 21st and 22nd, but that doesn't mean you should take on chores that don't belong to you. Be prepared to delegate whatever needs to be done to others so you can take care of your own business. Emotion will surface on the 23rd and 24th if you feel someone is withholding information or you are trying to be secretive about your whereabouts. On the 25th, make necessary changes in order to achieve peace and happiness. Honesty may hurt, but it will resolve issues.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Avoid impulsive or unpredictable people on the 19th and 20th. Fend for yourself, and work toward your goals. Time spent developing your plans will pay off. Separate what you have to offer from that of any competition you face on the 21st and 22nd. Your ability to take whatever you do one step further will ensure your success. Protect your reputation. Someone is likely to cause you grief or cost you financially if you let down your guard on the 23rd and 24th. Don't donate, lend or borrow. Mix business with pleasure on the 25th, and you will be able to improve your relationship with colleagues, peers and superiors. Visiting an unfamiliar place will be inspirational.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): On the 19th and 20th, mull over your concerns and the changes you feel you should make to help improve your personal life and relationships. Signing legal documents or elaborating on a plan that will enhance your living quarters will bring good results on the 21st and 22nd. Financial, contractual and medical issues can be addressed. Don't get angry when dealing with friends, relatives or neighbors on the 23rd and 24th. It's in your best interest to listen, evaluate and do what's best for you. Use your charm on the 25th, and you will get what you want. Greater opportunities are apparent if you network, socialize or take part in challenging activities.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional self-deception is apparent on the 19th and 20th. Rethink your situation before you make an assumption or blame someone for something that is just as much your fault. On the 21st and 22nd, having an open mind regarding the way you live and how you get along with those you live with will make all the difference to the outcome of your current arrangements. Look over your personal papers on the 23rd and 24th, and you will find a way to improve your assets and cut your liabilities. Contracts and legal matters should be resolved. Stick to the truth on the 25th. Exaggerating or getting involved in gossip or secret activity will not turn out well. Protect your reputation.

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