Horoscope for 17 May: Is today your Lucky day?


Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

ARIES: You like to think of yourself as ethical, with above average integrity. You have become a bit of an armchair philosopher recently, but can sometimes sound slightly self-righteous as if you had all the answers. Keep asking the questions and remember the more you know, the more you realise how little you know.rnYou will find yourself in higher gear at home. You are determined to get things into shape but do beware a tendency to be a little too sharp at points. You could hurt sensitive feelings.
TAURUS: This is no time to raise loans or go into debt. Credit will not be easily forthcoming or you might get to resent the obligations of paying it back. It is only a temporary phase but one where you are very much thrown back on your own resources. Your stamina, persistence and determination are fairly amazing at the moment so you should be able to achieve more than most. When you decide to exert your willpower, nothing will distract you from your goals.
GEMINI: Close partners may have become more critical and be demanding more of your time and energy. You are certainly being made aware of your commitments, but success should be coming also for your past efforts at work. You are serious about your responsibilities in close relationships. It may not all be wild ecstasy, indeed at times it feels rather a slog, but your efforts will be rewarded at the right time. Luckily you have a capacity to intuitively understand feelings and emotional situations.
CANCER: Hard work may be needed to get your health in optimum shape but you can do it. Disciplined Saturn is around pushing you to take all the right practical steps. Your body probably needs special care since you are over-worrying and that can communicate itself to your digestive system. Find ways of winding down and de-stressing. Take up deep breathing exercises or just chill out more often, then you you will be able to sort out situations which have been bugging you.
LEO: This is not a time to speculate wildly where cash is concerned, or gamble. You will need to draw back from some of your wilder impulses. You seem to be trying too hard to keep your emotions in control. Maybe you should learn to let your hair down, to be the centre of attention when you are not working. Accept that you can be loved and valued for being yourself. If you channel your red hot energy in constructive directions, you could achieve a great deal.
VIRGO:  It may feel a struggle to establish a warm, happy, secure home life. You will get what you want if you persevere. You need to learn to let down your guard and trust intimacy more. Letting your emotions flow will you’re your closest relationships. Oddly enough it will also help your body which tends to store toxins and fluid. Maybe you are having to resolve certain practical or business problems around your home or family. Knuckle down, get it done and then you can play truant.
LIBRA: It may be sensible to go off and think or even write seriously on your own about matters which interest you. Learning new subjects may be hard work but the effort will be rewarded. You tend not to take life at face value at the moment. You don’t feel comfortable around too much small talk and surface chatter. Mates may find you a little too stiff or rather gloomy. Your emotions may be getting in the way of reason because you cannot think as clearly as usual.
SCORPIO: You need to be thrifty when it comes to money and possessions. You know you want to save for a rainy day, get your pension plan and retirement cottage all lined up. You will have strong feelings which you are keeping firmly to yourself. Even close companions may find it difficult to know quite what runs below the surface in you, but you will sense that one old resentment has finally been put to rest. Lighten up and brighten up.
SAGITTARIUS: Self-discipline and patience are the essential lessons of Saturn in your own sign now but beware a tendency to look at life from a negative viewpoint. Be persevering and don’t try to take short cuts. Don’t be too reserved or distanced since mates will feel excluded and wander off. You have a lot of energy for improving your surroundings or life situations. Just move cautiously, try tact not foot stamping for best results. You are very motivated to improve almost everything and everyone around you.
CAPRICORN:  Don’t let yourself feel lonely or isolated. Maybe you do sense a lack of support especially at work. But there are changes ongoing within you which will need time to come to the surface. Just keep pruning out what you reckon is inessential. You are clearing the decks of whatever you do not need for the future. The Moon at a tricky aspect to Saturn could make you seem chilly and stand offish but really deep down inside you may be feeling shy. scop-icon-5
AQUARIUS: IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be go-ahead, pro-active and hard working though you may expect everyone else to dance to your tune which may not go down well. Try to sweep them up in your enthusiasm instead of laying down the law. Generous presents should come your way, in cash or in kind, and you’ll be open to the positive changes happening emotionally as well. Just try to sort out your priorities since a busy schedule will keep you running.
PISCES: There is no short cut to achievement. It will come through perseverance, self control and self discipline but you will gain the esteem and respect of people. There is a real chance that your reputation will be solidly established, although you tend to magnify small situations and turn them into dramas. If you are too secretive or make loved ones feel shut out they will not respond well. You are being enormously responsible in your approach but seem to be weighed down too much by gloomy feelings. “>