Born today, you are never one to suffer fools gladly, nor are you willing to compromise or sacrifice your principles for those who are merely working toward profit, pleasure or expedience. Taking the easy road isn't for you; you'd much rather earn what you get, in every sense. You feel that the harder an endeavor, the more worthwhile it is, and the more rewarding it will be in the long run. You are not, however, always as consistent in your behavior as you might be. There are times, in fact, when you may act in ways that are counter to what you truly believe, or that may work against your best interests. When this happens, you must be held accountable, as you well know.
You may, at times, be too insistent that others subscribe to your way of thinking -- which is, of course, simply not always possible. Conflicts inevitably arise, and you must get used to the idea that you will often encounter those who do not wish to do things your way.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- For whom are you doing what you are doing? It's important to answer this question as honestly as you can before proceeding any further.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A personal sacrifice may be looked upon as somewhat heroic by others, but the reality is that it will only set you back with no upside.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Trust your instincts and do what cries out to be done. You'll find that you've actually performed a service for many others in need.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your view of the future may be somewhat obscured, but that's only because you're fixating upon a certain episode from the past. Let it go!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to take at least one more step forward before you stop and take in the view. You've been building momentum; take advantage of it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don't let anyone pressure you into doing anything that you know is wrong. The time will come when you can explain your reasoning.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be traveling down a path that makes you wonder if you're really in control of your own destiny. Who is driving the car?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've been successful at doing something that others cannot do, but that doesn't mean your luck can't run out. Play it safe.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You don't want to attract the attention of critics, so you may have to lie low and wait for another opportunity to come your way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The questions you're asking have been asked before, but perhaps not in the same way -- and that's what makes all the difference.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may want to exert a new kind of control over your ambitions. Consider the needs of others before taking any new action.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your wishes may be granted, but you may actually find yourself in a difficult position as a result. Someone else may have a hand out.