Astro Advice Weekly for May 05, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't fold under pressure on the 5th. If you wish to try something new, do it for the right reason. Ulterior motives will not pan out. Emotional unpredictability will take over on the 6th and 7th. Do your best not to overreact. Sit back and wait until the dust settles before making a decision that has the potential to alter your reputation or status. Preparation will be the key to your success on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Serious attempts to perfect what it is you want to present or promote will create a stir. Love and romance are highlighted on the 11th. Plan to socialize or spend time with someone you find intriguing. An adventure will pull you closer to the one you love.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think about others and how you can lend a helping hand on the 5th. Offering a solution that is cost effective and innovative will boost your reputation. Think outside the box when dealing with the way you earn your living on the 6th and 7th. You will come up with an alternative way to make your money stretch. Change is good -- as long as it is not being forced. Emotional situations involving a partner will escalate on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Don't let stubbornness cost you. Work with, not against, popular opinion. Emotional turmoil based on false information is apparent on the 11th. Do your best to go to the source and find out exactly where you stand before taking action.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep a clear head on the 5th. Not everyone will be on your side. Don't share pertinent information or someone will meddle in your affairs. Make the changes that will lead to self-improvement on the 6th and 7th. Send out your resume or set up an interview. You have more options than you realize and must explore every avenue before you make a final decision. Much of what you do or say should be kept a secret on the 8th, 9th and 10th. You may like to share, but the interference you will face will not be worth it in the end. On the 11th, share your feelings in hopes of drawing the truth out of someone you feel may have been holding back information. Appeal from the heart.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look at your current position, and determine how you can improve and advance on the 5th. An emotional matter can be resolved if you speak up. Making an unexpected change on the 6th and 7th will do more damage than good. Stick to basics and follow a path you know has a good and honest track record when it comes to achieving success. You hold the key to your success on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Pull in favors, and share your creative thoughts and intentions with people you feel have something to offer in return. Be careful not to share personal information on the 11th. Someone you least expect will divulge secrets you shared in confidence.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Protect your personal and professional position on the 5th. Listen carefully, but don't offer any information in return. Take your responsibilities seriously, but don't let them consume you. On the 6th and 7th, step outside your normal routine, and experience people, places or pastimes that inspire you to explore new avenues. Anger will not solve problems on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Work hard and get your chores out of the way before someone complains or pushes you into something you didn't sign up for. Join or participate in a group endeavor that excites you on the 11th. Enjoy the people, challenge or activities that will take your mind off your worries and ease stress.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): On the 5th, explore new avenues and meet new people who offer information, ideas and motivation. Love and romance are on the rise. Enjoy partying. Don't let anyone pressure you into a contract, agreement or financial situation that can jeopardize your future on the 6th and 7th. Make your mind up based on facts. You'll have all the right moves on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Attending a conference or setting up meetings will lead to prospects that will be prosperous and bring you long-term benefits. A problem with someone you are close to will develop on the 11th. Question whether the relationship you have with this person is an asset or a liability.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Fulfill personal promises on the 5th. Follow through with plans to make your home a better place to live. Stabilize your financial future. Don't let confusion set in because someone you are dealing with is trying to force you to do something you don't want to do on the 6th and 7th. It's OK to say no and move on. Go over your personal papers on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Making conservative changes will help position you better financially, legally or medically. Do what's best for you. Plan to do something with someone you love on the 11th. Finding out where you stand will lead to future plans; however, practicality must be incorporated.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get together with friends or do something with someone you love on the 5th. You will establish a better relationship and build a solid future. Make professional changes that ensure you get what you deserve on the 6th and 7th. Negotiate your position based on what you have to offer. Don't be shy -- elaborate exactly what you bring to the table. A partnership can be developed or enhanced if you include the people that your decisions will influence in the decision-making on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Your persuasive pitch will bring positive results. You'll be prone to overspend, overdo and overindulge on the 11th. You may want to celebrate, but keep it to a minimum.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make personal changes that will add to your comfort and your confidence on the 5th. A change will be as good as a rest. Network with your peers on the 6th and 7th, and you will form a strong alliance with someone who will eventually have something special to offer you. Nurture important relationships. Demands will be put on you on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Do your best to be accommodating. Putting your own spin to whatever you do will bring you additional praise and advancement. An emotional encounter will alter the way you live on the 11th. Explore the possibility of including what you discover into your everyday routine or living situation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Re-evaluate your position on the 5th, and plan your strategy for the week. A unique skill you have to offer will interest someone you want to get to know better. Avoid anyone appearing to be erratic or unpredictable on the 6th and 7th. You need to distance yourself from an emotional situation. Focus on home, family and love. Take charge and you will get your way on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Your sincerity coupled with your ability to please the people you care about most will result in added respect and assistance. Don't let indulge be your downfall on the 11th. Stick to a steady pace, regardless of what you are doing. Moderation will be your salvation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): On the 5th, listen to what's being offered, and if it sounds too good to be true, prepare to back away. You can get so much more for your money if you do the work yourself. A change in the way you do things or what you have to offer will draw interest from someone you meet while socializing or networking on the 6th and 7th. Restrictions are apparent if you don't abide by the rules and regulations on the 8th, 9th and 10th. The more accommodating you are, the easier it will be to get your way. Love and romance are in the stars on the 11th. Changes made to the way or where you live will bring positive results. Avoid excess or you will stifle the gains you aim for.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look at your situation on the 5th, and you'll come up with unusual solutions to any problems you face. Whether you face legal, medical or financial issues, you can alter the outcome. Call in any favors owed to you on the 6th and 7th, and you will show your leadership ability and impress someone willing to contribute to your professional or personal goal. Rely on past experience on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Negotiate agreements, and you will get what you want. Being secretive will enhance success. False information will work against you on the 11th. Don't promise what you cannot deliver. Emotional deception and damage to your reputation are apparent.

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