Horoscope: May 1, 2016

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Shelley Von Strunckel May 01, 2016

Aries | March 20 – April 19

By no means are you narrow minded. Still, you’re on the verge of turning down certain opportunities, mostly because they’d require that you go somewhere unfamiliar or, possibly, learn a new skill. This is a small price to pay for what you’ll gain, in the present but, even more, in the future.

Taurus | April 20 – May 20

Obviously, last minute changes in plan are annoying, especially when nobody offers to explain the reason why. Now, that’s exactly what you’re faced  with doing. While you may not be able to say much, you can explain it’s happened to you, so you realise what an inconvenience it is, and that you’re deeply apologetic.

Gemini | May 21 – June 20

If ever there was a time to take chances on the unfamiliar or on ventures involving those you don’t know, it’s now. At any other time that might be unwise. But with your ruler Mercury retrograde and triggering all sorts of surprises, while some ideas won’t work, others could be a spectacular success.

Cancer | June 21 – July 22

It would be easy to misinterpret the temperamental attitude of certain individuals as a passing phase. While, to an extent, that’s true, they’re also struggling with issues of which you’re unaware. Worse, they’re not ready to discuss these. They will be, but for the time being you must be patient.

Leo | July 23 – August 22

Tempting as it is to finalise seemingly wonderful plans, take your time. Ideally, in fact, you’ll wait until the New Moon, on the 6th, and the fresh perspective it brings. This is particularly important in situations where, at the moment anyway, it appears you’ve no choice but to compromise. That could change.

Virgo | August 23 – September 22

While it’s understandable you’re trying to avoid confrontations that could lead to more serious clashes, you’re better off saying exactly what you think from the outset. Actually, the reaction of others may be more for effect, something designed to intimidate you. If you’re anxious about speaking out, their strategy has worked.

Libra | September 23 – October 22

Only days ago you dismissed certain changes in your way or living or working as unnecessary. Now that you’ve had time to think these over, you realise that disruptive as these would be, it’s also the fastest way to break up patterns that, while familiar, are preventing you pursuing certain longstanding goals.

Scorpio | October 23 – November 21

Although the Scorpio Full Moon took place a few days ago, you’re still experiencing the repercussions from both the personal insights it triggered and frank discussions. While ordinarily you’d retreat to reflect on what was said, address your concerns openly. You’ll be surprised and touched by what others have to say.

Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21

If you’re a typical Sagittarius, you’re easily bored so try to avoid having a routine of any kind. Yet, still, certain habits have become restrictive. Not only is that true, once you’re in the process of rethinking these, you’ll find ways to include the pleasurable activities you never seem to have time for.

Capricorn | December 22 – January 19

Theoretically, facts are exactly that. Usually that’s true. But during periods like this, with both Mercury and Mars now retrograde, surprise revelations or sudden twists in plans could lead to unexpected insights or changes in seemingly stable situations. Knowing that, ensure even simple plans are flexible and expect the unexpected.

Aquarius | January 20 – February 17

Don’t be surprised if the plans you’ve carefully thought through and organised don’t go remotely as you envisioned. This has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with the current exciting but unpredictable cycle of change and growth. The solution? Be prepared to rethink things, every day if necessary.

Pisces | February 18 – March 19

For you, as a sympathetic Pisces, few things are more difficult than watching others struggle with unfair or challenging situations and to do nothing. Yet your instincts are correctly telling you that in those particular cases you’re observing now, the individuals in question must deal with these issues on their own.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2016.