Your Stars This Week For May 19, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You must control your emotions this week or you will surely run afoul of one who can do you and your reputation a great deal of damage. Play it safe. (April 5-April 19) -- Any kind of overreaction can prove hazardous this week. Put your needs front and center, and you'll realize there are things you must not do -- and that's that.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may find yourself engaged in a conflict with a family member who is not taking into consideration your own immediate needs. Make yourself clear. (May 6-May 20) -- Instructions may not be clear as the week opens; you'll want to give things an experimental try before doing them in earnest. You must learn from your mistakes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You are eager to learn what someone else knows, but it will require you to make a sacrifice that gives you pause when you consider the ramifications. (June 7-June 20) -- Those who share your core ideals will be eager to work with you this week -- and the more closely, the better for all concerned. You can assemble a crack team, for sure.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- An honest approach has worked for you recently, but this week a certain issue may be hard to crack because of someone else's reticence. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be required to put your needs on a back burner for a time this week as you help someone who has entrusted you with overseeing an important personal episode.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll be able to get in touch with those things that really matter -- and yes, they are all within. Any searching you do out in the world is mere distraction. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Any collaboration is likely to pay off this week in ways that you cannot possibly foresee, despite any detailed planning you may have done. Let yourself be surprised.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You have been making many assumptions as of late, and this week you'll be brought back around to what you can prove by examining empirical evidence. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A loved one reveals something that you had long suspected but had never really wanted to acknowledge or address until now. The time is right to make a firm commitment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- What you want is just out of reach at this time. You can benefit from imagining yourself closing the distance throughout this busy week. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- How you see the world around you is undergoing a subtle change, but how you behave as a result isn't likely to be anywhere near as subtle. You take a more aggressive stance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may find yourself pulled in two directions at some point this week. Your answer to a difficult question can solve the problem -- at least for now. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You must get in touch with that part of yourself that steers you through difficult situations, as you are likely to encounter one this week that you do not expect.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Now is not the time to experiment further, but rather to commit yourself to what you know you can accomplish. Don't distract yourself any longer. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have to work very hard this week to get others to concentrate on the issues at hand. You know just what lies in the balance, though they do not -- yet.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may believe you are waiting for something inevitable, but the truth is that the more you wait, the less likely it is to materialize. Get moving. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- What you want is likely to clash with what someone else needs this week, and you are going to have to make a very difficult decision as a result. Weigh all possibilities.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The course of action that you favor at this time may not be the one others advise, but you have a good reason to follow your instincts this week. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You are always willing to listen to reason, but this week you may not be able to sit still long enough to hear what someone else has to say.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can avoid any serious damage this week while helping someone else avoid a potentially harmful situation. Remember, you're in it together. (March 6-March 20) -- You may discover someone you've long trusted doesn't really have your best interest at heart. You are going to have to make a change this week -- and the sooner, the better.

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