Horoscope: May 7, 2018

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

Sometimes disagreements are no more than that. But according to your birthday chart, even minor clashes or situations where a mistake’s been made are about taking you into new territory, that is, meeting people, going places or doing things that, otherwise, you’d have avoided if not flatly refused. This won’t be logical. Yet, over time, you’ll begin to appreciate and, often, enjoy those situations and individuals that once you’d regarded as of little interest, if not unappealing.

Aries March 20 – April 19

While you’ve no fear of standing up to anybody, recent tricky situations have made you anxious about others’ outbursts of temperament. This caution is wise, especially because one particular individual has access to information you need, and if things are harmonious, they’re more likely to be in a mood to share it.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

By tradition, next week’s New Moon in your sign would mark a period of retreat and reflection. However, with the arrival of the planet that’s all about breakthroughs and surprise developments, Uranus, moving into Taurus on the same day, the odds are good unexpected events will keep you very busy indeed.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

As much as you hate being forced to deal with somebody so stubborn they refuse even to listen to suggestions, in one particular matter you’re being just as rigid. The issue isn’t the actual situation. The problem is, you feel that you’re being ignored, and bullied into going along with somebody else’s plans.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

Long ago you learnt not to allow yourself to be drawn into battles over issues that are more about the ego of others than any actual conflict. Yet the passion of one particular individual’s views could convince you they’ll benefit from your support. Analyse this carefully. It’s all about their ego, nothing more.

Leo July 22 – August 22

When exciting ideas or offers came your way in late April, you were thrilled but still, suspicious. Since then, things have fallen into place, many almost magically. Which could mean you’ll regard the current unexpected developments as worrying. These are only about updating arrangements and so, no reason for concern.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Few signs care about whether their plans are regarded as wise or others agree about the strategy involved. But for you, as a Virgo, such things are important. In fact, these could be crucial. True, many won’t understand this until after the fact. Despite that, you know it’s right, and that’s what’s most important.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Nobody enjoys being disappointed. Currently, however, those situations in which you’re being somehow disillusioned are more about getting your attention than the feelings you’re experiencing. The time has come to ask a few questions about increasingly unacceptable arrangements. Others are aware these aren’t right and will be relieved they’re being discussed.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Only a few weeks ago you insisted you’d never alter certain elements of your life. You felt there was little point and, what’s more, changes would be disruptive. But now you’re not only making these changes, you’re doing so with enthusiasm. This is just the beginning. Other changes are just as overdue.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

Initially, the challenging facts you had to face, over the past week or so, may have seemed a real downer if not very bad news. Since then, however, you’ve realised these are forcing you to explore ideas or expand into new territory or consider ventures that previously hadn’t even crossed your mind.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Nobody born under the sign of Capricorn expects life to deliver opportunities without making at least some effort. And it’s the reason you’re wary of certain brilliant offers that have come from out of the blue. Yet in this particular case, they’re just as good as they seem, if not better.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

Those who lack curiosity, about people or life itself puzzle you. Yet you’re dealing with somebody who’s exactly like that. The individual in question can’t see the point in exploring certain ideas you find intriguing. Forget about efforts to win them over. Turn your attention to somebody who shares your inquisitiveness and enthusiasm.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

As an intuitive Piscean, your instincts usually tell you when it’s worth discussing problems versus those that will work themselves out. But one particular matter is personal, and to such an extent you’re struggling to get any sense of what’s right. Do nothing. Somebody’s trying to make you feel guilty, and they’re succeeding.