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About-faces and double takes are to be expected when Venus is traveling through Gemini, the zodiac sign of the twins. Venus will be in Gemini from May 9th thru June 2nd. Gemini rules over close friends and sibling rivalries, and you can expect to deal with some surprise reversals. You may discover that a close friend was divulging all kinds of information about you behind your back while someone you regarded as being an enemy was quietly working behind-the-scenes to protect your interests. You will certainly know who your real friends are by June 2nd when Venus changes zodiac signs.
ARIES (March 20-April 18)
You can expect big to-dos with a sibling or close friend this week. You have done everything in your power to help this person out, but he’ll be back on his can again by Thursday. Others urge you to cut ties, but that’s not an option. Aries is one of the most loyal signs of the zodiac. However rushing to the rescue isn’t the answer either. Try coaching from the sidelines instead. The best lesson you can teach him is to pull his own fat out of the fire.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Are you familiar with the adage that every time a door closes, a window opens? That’s what you will have to look forward to on Friday when a window of opportunity opens for you. Keep close tabs on your voicemail, Twitter, and/or Facebook, because this will be completely out of the blue. Be sure to respond quickly, because these sorts of things have a short shelf life. Saying you’re interested doesn’t mean yes, but it will keep your place in line while you mull over what to do next.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
Keep your friends close, but your “frenemies” closer during the early part of the week. A frenemy is someone who’s a part of your social circle (maybe she’s married to your husband’s co-worker or the mother of your little girl’s best friend) who’s friendly, but doesn’t always have your best interests at heart. Loyalties can turn on a dime, and she’ll be causing trouble on Tuesday and Saturday. Meanwhile Venus in Gemini for the next 3 weeks makes you absolutely irresistible. Your wish is every man’s command.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
Nobody likes to feel that they are benefitting at someone else’s expense. You will have to rely on your moral compass to navigate your way through this week’s tricky passage. The honorable thing might be to disqualify yourself, but is that really the best solution for everyone involved? Should the job you’re qualified for go to a lesser light because he had his heart set on it? Should the man who’s in love with you remain in his thankless marriage? There’s nothing selfish about doing the right thing.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
You must pursue every opportunity that comes your way this week as you will be experiencing dramatic breakthroughs in work, love, and money. This coincides with when family members need you most, so you’ll need to find a way to juggle it all. Putting things on the backburner isn’t an option – not when Venus, the planet of pledges, is this powerful in the sky. Break a promise or shirk a responsibility and it all comes tumbling down. Be true and Fate will be true back.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
You need to feed your soul. Your higher purpose is not on your to-do list, and you’re never going to reconnect to it if you keep doing the same chores every day like clockwork. Friends may laugh, but go ahead and do something that lies far off the beaten path. Try enrolling in a yoga class, attending a museum lecture on the arts, or maybe find a park bench somewhere and read some Rumi. This will do a lot to recharge psychic batteries and to enrich your world.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
This week will be an eye-opener. You had been led to believe that everything was up-to-date with finances, a property matter, or a repayment plan. However, information that comes to light on the 6th and 7th shows that you are in arrears. Evidently someone didn’t file the proper paperwork or that person you co-signed the loan for wasn’t keeping up with his/her part of the bargain. You need to get to the bottom of this right away. Act now and you’ll be able to salvage the situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
Expect big changes in the lives of your nearest and dearest. It’s been a long time since you’ve seen so many breakthroughs, breakdowns, and break-ups in rapid-fire succession. You won’t know who to congratulate or pass a box of tissues to. In some cases it may even be the same person in the same day. You may feel like you’re immune to this but you’re not. Not on the 9th. Be ready to deal with events that will move you out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)
It took you a while to catch on, but you’re finally on the right path to success. Ironically it was always there underfoot, but your love of long distances and exotic life purposes made you overlook (and undervalue) the things that were in easy reach. This led you to discount your strengths and talents as you struggled to try to become something that you’re not. Thankfully that’s all been sorted out which means that you are perfectly placed to make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on the 9th.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
You were born under a sign that needs to see tangible results by the end of the day. They don’t have to be substantial to be substantive. They just have to be there. Your insistence on always having something to show for your efforts can strike people as demanding and hard-nosed, but there’s no denying that this bottom-line thinking is responsible for your success. This is something that will be abundantly clear on Thursday when the solar eclipse in Taurus shows you pulling off yet another extraordinary coup.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
A longstanding dilemma is brought to a close on May 9th. Whether it’s good or bad almost doesn’t matter. What matters most is that you no longer feel like you’re living with the Sword of Damocles dangling overhead. Your immediate reaction will be excitement, because you are now free to move forward with plans and ambitions. Nothing casts a shadow over what you want anymore. But tread carefully because you will soon discover that the very thing that held you back also protected you from predatory interests.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
Reality checks are never easy and you will have a couple of “wake up and smell the coffee” moments on Tuesday and Saturday. However these disappointments (though disillusioning) will also bring a renewed appreciation for the good things in your life that lie close at hand. It was a little girl from Kansas who once said that the next time she went looking for her heart’s desire, she wouldn’t go any further than her own back door. You would be wise to follow her sage advice.
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