Your Stars This Week by Stella Wilder

Your Stars This Week For May 17, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can arrange to have someone suspend the rules for you this week, provided you can prove that your way of doing things is really the "right" way. (April 5-April 19) -- A long conversation yields only so much information this week, but you must be willing to engage at every point. Too much is at stake right now for you to opt out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may choose to reveal a secret at a certain time this week because you are confident you'll win support by doing so. What actually happens may surprise you. (May 6-May 20) -- You're going to want to study what happens very carefully this week, as you don't want to be one of those who misinterprets events by taking things too personally.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may discover that a promise made some time ago cannot be fulfilled this week if you keep things going in the same direction. A change can be made. (June 7-June 20) -- You can turn a disadvantage to your advantage today by making fun out of something that others consider far too serious for your taste. A friend helps line things up.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Someone you know makes a decision that affects you each and every day this week -- but in ways that surprise you. You must be flexible at all times. (July 8-July 22) -- Travel may be affected this week by events that take place far from your point of departure. It's your destination you must think about: Will a change of plans be necessary?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A memory proves inspiring as the week opens, but you may not be able to repeat yourself as you had hoped. Not everyone is operating on your wavelength. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to take things far more seriously this week than you had anticipated. Some key developments require you to do things in certain ways.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Those who are by your side this week will play roles of increasing importance. A decision you make early on will have long-term repercussions. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may disagree with the way things are being handled on an official level, but there's little you can do as a result. You're going to have to accept the way things are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You know the rules, but you're not sure they are best for you right now. You may choose to do things your own way and deal with the fallout at a later date. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A separation of sorts is to be expected this week. You can do much to keep a certain challenge from getting out of control -- but quick action early on is the key.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may find yourself surrounded by those who do not want to support your agenda. You have decisions to make -- and you must make them as quickly as possible. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Much is happening at this time, and you may find yourself at the center of the storm. The first decision you make this week is likely to be the most important and lasting.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- A great many demands will be made upon you this week, but you -- and only you, perhaps -- are in a position to address them productively at every turn. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You will want to reach out this week to someone who seems to know, at every turn, what you're going to do next. This is something you'll want to explore as fully as possible.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are willing to take the liberal view of most things this week, but there's something on which you're not willing to compromise at all. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- How you assess another's performance this week will reveal a great deal about you -- and you'll be able to use the information in a way that serves you well for quite some time.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be the only person you know who can reduce the overall stress level this week. It will take more than attitude; you must do all the "right" things. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Any attempt to pass the buck this week is likely to backfire on you, requiring you to do much more than you had been assigned to begin with. Play by the rules!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- An old friend provides you with just the right perspective this week. From now on you'll see things in a way that allows you to avoid personal traps. (March 6-March 20) -- You're facing a situation that you had hoped to avoid altogether. As you deal with it head-on, you'll realize that it's something you've brought upon yourself in some way.