Horoscopes (May 2-8)

ARIES: March 21 – April 20

Shell-shocked from whatever it is that has knocked the wind out of your sails, you are pulling yourself together enough to realize that there is life after too much of the hard stuff. The idea that there was a reason for all of it is just beginning to dawn on you. If you're on the right page, you are totally energized by these lessons. In a way, this is what it took for you to earn the guts to own what's next. From the looks of things you have become a force to be reckoned with and from here on out, as long as you keep the focus on preserving your soul, nothing can stop you.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

Something tells me you're ready to flip. Trust me, this is a good thing. If you weren't ready to flip on multiple levels I would question your sanity — because it's high time. New influences have already entered the picture. Old issues are still there. The future is concocting itself somewhere in the middle and you need to become fluid enough to move between the two without letting your "stuff" keep it from turning into a miracle. Welcome to the human race. This is what we call life. Don't get too wrapped up in anything that keeps you from seeing that this too, is perfect.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

All of us are playing Truth or Consequences. You are either totally OK with the way you've played it, or you're living with the things that come up whenever we decide to compromise. At this point the choices you make are more significant than you can imagine and you need to understand that the truth is the key, regardless of what it might cost you to tell it. Ye of little faith need to remember that faith in the power of the universe, along with the understanding that only the truth can set us free, will make it much easier to come to terms with your decisions.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

You don't necessarily need to know what'll happen next. Part of this lesson involves realizing that even though you've done everything in your power to show up and apply yourself to this situation, from this point on you don't have much to say about it. If you're impatient, relax and try to look at this as if you got to the station a little bit early. Just because you're the only one who seems to want this, there's no need to start thinking that it isn't a two-way trail. Stop worrying about coming up with a solution to it all. Be smart and let the solution come to you.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

You have everything a person could ask for, but you're not as happy with it as you thought you would be. Everything money can buy isn't that fulfilling, and you wonder what it will take to locate your heart's desire. That includes the idea that your love life is a little too one way. It's either all about them, or too much about you, and either way, something is missing. It's time to go within and dig up pieces of the past that have kept you from living authentically. The rest of your life hinges on the need to get as real as you can about who you are and what you're here for.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

The best you can do is stay centered. Too many things are whipping you around for you to think that any of them will remain permanent or constant. This is not just about people; it's about places and things. And it's also about: What are you really after and what can you do about it now? If anything, the last few months have shown you how much you've gotten caught up in other people's energy as well as their problems. Minus all of that, what would your life be like? Don't over-respond to these changes. Step back and let them rearrange your perspective on things.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

You have straightened out your differences with others. After a month or two of passive aggressive interactions you finally figured out that you have been looking at everything from the wrong angle. The need to remain open to the ups and downs in your relationships will continue for a while. Your friends and loved ones are dealing with issues that make it hard for them to be straight with themselves, let alone you. It's a good thing you're an expert at minding your own business because the social scene will be devoid of whatever you need until the seasons change.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

All this intensity has to be good for something! You have been held hostage by people and situations that have tricked you into believing that you need them to survive. Old belief patterns make it seem as if you have to keep this up. Legal issues could be part of the story. Tying up loose ends as quickly as possible will save you a lot of grief. P.S.: You are free to fly the coop any time you want. The minute you do, an opening will occur that will give you carte blanche to pursue things that are exciting and more in keeping with whatever it takes to fulfill your dreams.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

Sometimes it's hard to see what we're doing. You are caught in a comfortable trap. You talk about following your bliss but you're tied up with people and things that make it hard to really go for it. Others seem to be supportive, but there are strings attached; they're only willing to be there for you if you dance to their tune. This is a test. You are being called to live from a place of radical trust and are a little too hung up on money to do so. Don't let fear and dependency overtake the ability to live your truth. Hanging on to a cushy situation could cost you a fortune.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

Being in over your head could be a huge part of the deal right now. And if you're not there, you're in a place where you are milking a situation for all that its worth. Either way, something needs to be adjusted because nothing will come to fruit if it is messed up from the get-go. The money piece is bigger than life and that is part of the problem. You're hip enough to know that abundance comes from within, but the bigger part of you is still bowing to the Money God. You are totally mixed up re: your true motives. Getting clear on that score is where it's at right now.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

You aren't too sure about what's going on but you seem to be having a good time within high levels of uncertainty. This is where you get to cook up what's next. Don't let your plans get in the way of possibilities that will be much more interesting than anything you can dream up. You're spinning this one from the inside out. It'll be five more weeks before the latest clue to the new direction appears on the screen. Most of you are totally clear about how to let things flow. The rest of you need to unplug the control/perfection switch and let the universe run the show.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

You're in a phase where you can do pretty much anything. If that seems less than apparent, it's because time, and the actions of other people, are regulating the way things flow. In essence, you need to be ready for a slew of changes, many of which are already filling up the atmosphere. Yes there are blocks; there always are when we're just about to turn our lives around — but this is the point. At times like this it does no good to cling to what's known and familiar. Consider the virtues of taking a chance or two, instead of letting your fears keep you from starting a whole new chapter.

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