Horoscopes (May 4-10)

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

The path to success is wide open. The next thing is living inside the way you express yourself in the moment. The only thing that matters is your ability to keep your fears in their place. More than one thing is cropping up to make you wonder if you have what it takes for this. Ghosts from the past question all of it. As you ask yourself the same question, the answer is clear. This close to fulfillment is no time to lapse into over-confidence, or fear. You are right on the line where everything counts. Be mindful when it comes to your faith, and of the need to keep walking your talk.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

You have more going for you that you realize. In and out of logistical snarls, and a few health issues a lot of things have been rearranged. You may wonder why things haven't gone the way you planned. Certain adjustments had to be made. What happens next will turn out way better than what you had in mind. Relationships are bound to be highlighted for many of you. As far as that goes, you just need to pay attention to being yourself. That way, whoever's on the other end of the line will be able to see you clearly enough to decide whether or not they want to get involved.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

You don't know how lucky you are. To be part of what has come together in the last year or so is a huge blessing. If you can tune in to that fact, the next month or so will go a lot easier. Your gift for keeping things light may have led you to forget that other people are geared toward taking things more seriously. You could wind up on shaky ground if you don't stop long enough to put things into perspective. Haul back and get a grip on where you would be if others weren't even more on the ball than you are. Keep your position but don't overlook them, or their contributions.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

Your show is getting on the road. You may wind up riding two horses at once until this new thing starts walking and talking, but after a long stretch of wondering where to go from here, you're off and running. Having more than one thing to account for, or making sure that you have a Plan B, just in case Plan A doesn't pan out, your mind is all over the place. You are on fire with the need to express yourself fully and completely. Memories from the past will slowly subside and the energy for what lies up on the road ahead will replace all of that with a brand new start.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

To everyone else it looks like you have it made, but there is another side to it. If anyone knew what it took to be you they might see it differently. On the other side of paradise, you're going through the same old thing, wondering what the next few months will bring. Others are either gone with the wind or doing things they're not supposed to. You wish you had a friend, or somewhere to run, or some way to get around things that aren't half as hard as they feel. Give it time and chill out. You will have a lot more power in this situation if you let it take care of itself.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

It's been a strange and confusing time. Just when you knew you had it made you woke up to the thought that it might be time to move on. Dial back about 7 or 8 years. Ask yourself how much your experience has altered the plans that were in place back then - for some of you it might be 4 years — but the point is, everything is up for review. This is not the best time to expand. The temptation to do so is being overridden by forces that will outlast your optimism and your bank book. This is one of those times when 'time will tell', and caution needs to reign over impulse.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

If you haven't already been through it, you're about to get a crash course in the truth. It may be time to face it, but many of you aren't there yet. This is all part of what lies beneath. If it doesn't ring true, it's because surface energies are coming together in ways that make it seem as if everything's hunky-dory. Between these extremes you find yourself stretched, waiting for a miracle. For the time being, everything is holding steady. The surface is bound to get ruffled once the seasons change. At that point your current trials could be mitigated by the power of love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

You have put every ounce of what you've got into this situation. It could be a relationship. It could be a project. It could your work. It might even be a test of faith. Inside the next few months you will find out why so much of who you are got lost in things that took you on a long detour. Inklings as to what's actually going on have been ruffling the surface for months. In many situations the sense of being compromised is a little too strong. The people that you've loaned a little too much credit to could easily let you down, as easily as they could help you turn things around.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

Things are on the line. You are usually pretty good at this stuff, but this time, part of you wishes that someone else would step in and handle it. At the end of the day there is nobody here but you. In spite of what you expect from others they are not necessarily going to be there for you - not the way you want them to. This theme is showing up on a lot of different levels. In some cases it may come down to going your separate ways. For others there may be a need to redefine your role in situations where experience and time have altered your expectations enough tip the scales.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You are back on track after too much (fill in the blanks) left you with a case of PTSD. It's amazing how good you are at maintaining your cool in situations that would put the rest of us in our grave. The deeper part of you is still ruffled by things you never expected, but your stiff upper lip keeps all of it close to your chest. Glimmers of change and hope light up what has tested all of your human and material resources. As the tide begins to turn, keep an eye on those who still have the capacity to trick you into thinking that they have your best interests in mind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

You have taken care of yourself since you can remember. The stuff that made that imperative has turned you into a tower of strength. Upcoming challenges have you wondering if this strength of yours has enough going for it to pull you through this stretch of the gauntlet. Multiple demands leave you little time to reflect. With choices to be made, and circumstances making it harder to know which way to turn, it might be time to enlist a little outside help from someone who knows more about things than you do. This new phase looks promising. Pull yourself together and go for it.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

Caught between the past and the future, one thing or another, or, a rock and a hard place, there is no certainty, whatsoever. Whether you realize it or not, things of this nature are easier for you than they are for the rest of us. Your ability to remain fluid and flexible is what keeps you alive in situations like this. Your only weakness lies in the tendency to fall prey to fear and paranoia. You need to keep a steady eye on where your faith lies. Tons of "stuff" is nipping at your heels. If you let any of it kill your faith it will weaken your chances of coming out of this in one piece.