Horoscope for May 17
|ARIES: Sort out your priorities and decide what’s of value to you. You might be tempted to think that money is the only thing that matters, but there are other things, which hold every bit as much interest for you, and can lift your spirits when you are feeling low. Romance could be on the cards now. As you have learned to be more confident and like yourself better, you’re finding that other people do as well. You don’t feel the need to apologise for your shortcomings.|
|TAURUS: In a restless mood, you’ll be ebbing and flowing like the tide, which is why you need really solid, motherly mates around to be protective, nurturing and a little bit more practical perhaps than you feel. You will be unduly sensitive to the under-currents in the emotional atmosphere which does make you more sympathetic, but it can also make you jangled or just confused at times. There will be luck and ease in the areas of relationships and anything involved in domestic life.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time to get focussed, decide what you want and go for it. You’ll be determined to knock your personal finances into shape but will have heavier responsibilities than usual which will put an extra burden on your shoulders. Perseverance will pay off. Certain family members will be a great help and support, allowing you to relax and indulge at times in familiar surroundings. From August, you’ll be flirting and partying in great style.
|GEMINI: You may feel a little bit discouraged or low in self-esteem, but there’s really no need for it. Don’t assume that being left to your own devices is a bad thing, or a sign that you are unlovable. Treat it as a blessing in disguise, to give yourself – emotionally, at any rate – a little bit of space. You will be pleased at how well you are expressing yourself now, so you can give yourself a pat on the back for explaining yourself well.|
|CANCER: It’s important to get the right kind of emotional contact with friends and other people, partly for affectionate support, partly because you want to bounce ideas off them for the future. This is your time to set the agenda and whoever is around can help you sort out your options. You should be attracting money, security and the better things of life. Accumulating possessions is important to your sense of well-being though you need to watch a tendency to put too much value on purely materialistic things.|
|LEO: If you want more prominence, you’re going to have to do things that draw other people’s attention to you. So do what suits the influential people at work or out in your community. Cater for their needs, not your own, and then you will get all the compliments you want. Luckily, you are a great enthusiast at the moment, pushing your favourite causes. You will want to be the one who takes the initiative since you are in a dynamic competitive mood. .|
|VIRGO: In a restless mood, you want to be anywhere other than where you are. But if you are stuck in the one place, go talk to more adventurous people, even find some stretching book to read. You really can’t be bothered with practical routines. You will be appreciating music, movies and other creative entertainments even more than usual. All you really want to do is bliss out, preferably with your feet up, but in the quiet moments you are also developing a love of what lies beyond reality.
|LIBRA: You suddenly lose all thought of being superficial or frivolous. There will be certain points in the day when you want to get down into the depths to investigate, to find long-term answers. It may be to do with financial or emotional matters, or just more fundamental questions you are asking yourself. You want to be of use to society and help to make the world a better place to live so you will be seeking out like-minded people to help you with your ideals.|
|SCORPIO: In your closest rela-tionships, both at work and at home, you may be clutching a little more than usual, hanging on to partners. Don’t get jealous and possessive if they aren’t exactly fitting in with what you want. Just move over and get in step with them. There will be luck coming your way for your ambitions and your desire for social status. You will be more conventional than usual, but watch a tendency to be too pernickety about everything being done to the letter of the law.|
|SAGITTARIUS: This is a couple of days when other people demand a lot of you. You’re having to go out of your way to make sure that everyone is being well looked after. If you feel a bit emotionally squashed because of that, try and give yourself a few tiny treats through the day. You can be a real armchair philosopher, with opinions always ready to deliver. If you can remain tolerant and open to different viewpoints, you have a naturally easy way with people.|
|CAPRICORN: You will be promoting yourself in a very strong way, looking for the limelight. You’ll be flirting, laughing, singing and dancing. There will be more emotional depth in relationships with loved ones at the moment, whether it’s children, adults or indeed social companions. On the cash front you can expect a blossoming of joint finances. Either business finances or your partner’s situation improve dramatically. Small bonuses should come your way in the coming months.|
|AQUARIUS: Even if you are on your own for a little while, it won’t actually bother you very much because the Moon’s position today is a hint to cool down, calm down and get away from hassle, hustle and aggravation. You don’t want to be overwhelmed by the things of the outside world. Close relationships of all varieties are improving enormously. There’ll be an expansive air of ease, enthusiasm and tolerance in love and business partnerships prosper.|
|PISCES: You’ll find at points today the words spill out all over the place and other people may get a bit avalanched and miss out on the sense. Once in a while you have to stand back and try to come to a few conclusions before you leap out again. You won’t delegate as well as usual, but must learn to cut down your workload, otherwise you won’t cope. Either offload the trivia onto other shoulders or cut down the breadth of your schemes to a manageable size.|