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Your Horoscope: Week of May 1-7, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of May 1-7, 2013
This Week: Between now and the new moon May 9 provides us with the perfect opportunity to remove unwanted elements that do not serve us anymore. Whether this is connected to an emotional struggle that has been weighing heavily on the mind or cluttered space with items that could be utilized elsewhere, this time frame provides energy to rid ourselves of it permanently. This aspect also influences the sale of large-ticket items that have been sitting stagnant and creating a strain on some of you financially. In situations like this, everybody wins. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Influential connections provide you with a new career opportunity during this next lunar cycle. Even if you’re fine in your current position, it won’t hurt to keep an open mind to new and inspiring possibilities. News from a friend from your past leaves you a bit bewildered. Bite your tongue, and wait to hear the rest of the story.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Unexpected offers of work arrive midweek. This may be tricky trying to prioritize the demands of others. However, by week’s end, you have everything aligned in your favor. Long-distance communication can be a bit frustrating this week. An associate may be getting on your very last nerve. Count to 10 before you blow a hole through them.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Connections from your past have you feeling a bit melancholy early on this week. Try to understand the changes they have been through and accept that this is just a temporary disconnect. As spring rolls into summer, there will be an opportunity to get back in sync with those you love. Expanding social situations create the perfect mix of business and pleasure.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — If you have been behaving like a spoiled child, it may be time to grow up a bit. You’re not going to get anywhere pouting or throwing tantrums. With some Cancers, this is not the case at all. Other Cancers may find themselves dealing with child-like behavior from another. If this is the case, it won’t hurt to throw someone over your knee for a good paddling. When all is said and done, you’ve made your point loud and clear!
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — A recent social gathering may have left you exhausted as well as wondering how you pulled it all off. You came out shining like a star, and those around you admire you tremendously. A conflict within a family circle does not need to become your problem, unless you choose to make it so. Adding in your 2 cents may make matters worse. Try to steer your loved one off complicated emotional issues now and help them accentuate the positive. By week’s end, you will be the hero.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Romantic relations make more sense this week than they have previously for you. Additional responsibilities put everyone in sync emotionally, physically and spiritually. As a result of this, the pressure is off, and things begin to get back to normal. Good news arrives this week regarding a financial matter. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — A financial breakthrough will arrive in time to cover the most important aspects. Try not to panic … it took a while to get into this situation, it will take time to dig yourself out. One step at a time, take each day and praise your own progress, no matter how small it may appear to be in the big picture. The second half of this year marks a turning point for you emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Be cautious of how much time and energy you’re expending with someone who isn’t willing to help themselves. This salvation theory you have is only digging you into a deeper hole. It’s time to wean an undeserving individual off the “breast” and take care of your own affairs. Your personal life may be suffering as a result of these aspects. Honor those who contribute to the greater good within your life, and leave the rest behind.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Single Sags will find worthy romantic connections begin to align in this month. After a bit of a dry spell, this will be a pleasant surprise. For now, it’s time to hit the pavement running. You’re in a unique position to capture the brass ring. If you’re not riding the carousel, you’re going to miss out on an important contact. Fatigue may be a huge factor in your recent emotional state. This week, you begin to feel like yourself again.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — This would be a good time to sit down with a significant other and consider a healthier lifestyle for the both of you. If the object of your affection objects to your ideas, then perhaps they are not the right fit in your life at this time. Don’t go down with the Titanic — get on a lifeboat, now. Your business and financial sectors will be extremely active during the month of May. It’s time to take care of yourself.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — If you feel like a gypsy in your own skin, try not to let this get the best of you. You’re going through a major transformation at this time, one that will improve the quality of life on a permanent basis. The trouble is, you don’t have your map in hand quite yet. Take a leap of faith, and move into your new surroundings. Finances will improve in “real time” now.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Romance may be getting the best of you this week. Take a step back and allow this to unfold naturally, instead of pushing the issue. You’re in the best position to receive love on terms that will work for everyone involved. Allow this to grow and develop at its own pace. Meantime, don’t forget who you are in the process.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the May 1-7, 2013, issue