Horoscope: May 6, 2018

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

This is a birthday, and a cycle, of delights although many will be so subtle that you won’t necessarily recognise their promise when they first appear. Knowing that, explore everything, but especially any idea or offer that’s unfamiliar. Initially, you’ll view some as an interesting experience, then move on. But also, gradually, you’ll learn to spot these as being about bringing something or, perhaps, somebody, new and wonderful into your life.

Aries March 20 – April 19

Last minute changes in plans are unsettling for everybody, including you. It’s just that certain individuals seem to think they’re alone in struggling with the disarray these cause. There’s only one way to deal peaceably with the difference between your perspective and theirs, and that’s to avoid the subject entirely. Otherwise, there’ll be battles.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Only days ago, you’d have said that you wouldn’t even consider making changes in certain elements of your daily regime or lifestyle. Yet, suddenly, that’s exactly what you’re thinking about. Now, in the run up to the Taurus New Moon, on the 15th, this process of change and reflection is no surprise.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Not only would it be wise to review recent discussions, especially those in which you made plans or promises, you’re urged to consider the next few days’ commitments. Judging by the planetary setup, you’ve made more commitments than you’ve no time for. Reorganise things now, while you can without any drama.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

It’s not that you were being secretive or trying to deceive anybody but, rather, you knew certain matters could cause upset so have avoided mentioning them. The problem is, somebody else has. Explain your intentions, slowly and point by point. It will require a combination of charm and persistence, but you’ll win them over.

Leo July 22 – August 22

You don’t think of yourself as a perfectionist. But if things have gone as you hoped or others are grumbling about certain issues, you’ll do all you can to make things right. Yet what you’re dealing with now is so complex that it’s impossible to keep everybody happy. Do your best. That’s enough.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

There’s a difference between committing to a plan, and making a lasting arrangement. While, as a Virgo, you’d avoid anything unlikely to work long term, not everybody takes that approach. And it’s for this reason you’re urged to discuss both here and now plans, and those involving the future as well.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Judging by the clash between your ruler Venus and the planet of both dreams and disappointment, Neptune, things are unlikely to turn out as you expect. While that may be upsetting in the short term, wait and watch. The odds are good something better is about to appear on the horizon.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Having struggled to impose order certain rather complicated plans recently, but having managed to get things organised in the end, you’re not just relieved, you’ve a well-earned sense of achievement. Consequently, even the idea of changes horrifies you. Despite those misgivings, at least give these some thought. You won’t regret it.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

It’s time you faced certain difficult, if not disappointing, facts. While the optimistic side of your nature hoped you could find a way around these, events are making it increasingly clear these matters simply can’t be ignored. Not only are you urged to tackle them swiftly, make a point of learning from them.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

There’s no denying you’ve worked hard to arrange certain elements of your life so that they’re not only organised, but so they look after themselves. While that’s a relief, you rather enjoy getting involved and fine-tuning what many would regard as minor details. Don’t let anybody, including you, interfere with that pleasure.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

Only a short time ago, you’d have laughed at even the suggestion of certain changes. Yet now, you’re actually considering them. This is timely. The trick is to explore every option, including those you regard as unlikely. That may be true now, but with things moving swiftly, extensive changes are inevitable.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

When others are struggling with changes, your first impulse is to offer to help. While, normally, that’s both generous and a good thing to do, at the moment, you’re urged to think twice. The situations in question are far more complex than they seem, and could devour your time and, possibly, your money.