Horoscope: May 5, 2018

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

Judging by your birthday planets, events will be encouraging you to broaden your horizons. This may involve no more than breaking certain familiar habits, which means shaking up elements of your life. But this could as much involve going new places, perhaps in distant or unfamiliar settings or getting acquainted with people very different from those you know. Strange if not unsettling as this seems initially, ultimately you’ll be thrilled with what you encounter and who you meet.

Aries March 20 – April 19

There is no wrong way to disagree with somebody. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that not everybody benefits from your strong character, so could find your very direct approach about certain matters upsetting. Knowing that, begin slowly. This won’t come naturally but will be easier in the long run.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

When you first decided to keep certain concerns to yourself, it made sense. You rightly assumed nobody would understand why the issue was of such importance. Times have changed, enough others are more aware of such matters. And. enough the ideas and suggestions they come up with could prove unexpectedly helpful.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Obviously, if others are being difficult or causing problems, you need to discuss the matters if not straighten then out. Before you say a word, do a little investigation. The odds are good you’ll discover they’ve been wrestling with difficulties but haven’t wanted to bother you with the details of their struggles.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

There’s no wrong way to do somebody a favour even if, at the moment, they’re unlikely to recognise the benefits your efforts will bring. For now, quietly arrange things so they’ll unfold in the background. Then, when the individual in question is in a receptive mood, explain what you’ve done.

Leo July 22 – August 22

Sometimes a difference of opinion is no more than that. At the moment, however, what you learn in the process of untangling any conflicts could not only deal with the issues to hand, you’ll understand why there are certain matters about which you and the individuals in question always seem to disagree.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

By no means is your mind closed to new ideas. Yet being an inquisitive Virgo, you’re often the first to hear about and explore recent developments. So when these are mentioned, you could assume you’re up to date. But things are moving swiftly, enough you’ll want at least review the facts.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Unsettling as sudden changes can be, those coming your way over the coming week or so are exciting. So much so it’s worth exploring what’s involved and, even more, where these would take you and who you’d meet. While not everything will be clear, what you learn will be enough to intrigue you.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

It’s not that you’re lacking a sense of humour. Actually, all sorts of things make you laugh. It’s just when you’re taking life too seriously, as seems to be the case now, you lose your ability to laugh at the absurdity of events and, even more important, at your very serious approach to them.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

As much of a benefit as your capacity to think and act swiftly may be, be cautious about turning enthusiastic feelings into a lasting arrangement. Between the dramatic planetary activity in mid-May and fabulous aspects involving your ruler Jupiter later in the month, whatever is good will get much better.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Having managed to get things organised is one thing. But actually enjoying the fruits of your efforts is quite another matter, at least at the moment. Every time you think you can relax, one thing or another comes up. Actually, most aren’t that pressing. The real problem is you sometimes have trouble relaxing.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

For ages, changes in elements of your way of living, working or arrangements with others have been on your mind. But the time was right. Now, it’s not only vital you address this issue, you’ll inspire others to rethink things as well. Better yet, you’ll be able to deal with these matters as a team.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

Few things make you happier than bringing joy to somebody you care about. At the moment, however, it’s easy to misunderstand what certain individuals are thinking, which could lead to confusion. Knowing that, discuss what you have in mind. While you’ll lose the surprise factor, you’ll also avoid unfortunate misunderstandings.