The high point of the Cinco de Mayo weekend occurs during the
favorable trine between happy-go-lucky Jupiter and success-oriented Saturn in
the wee small hours of Sunday morning. The low point for some, a different kind
of high for others, takes place while romantic Venus opposes down-and-dirty Pluto
Sunday night. A jealous fit would be par for this course of action; murder most
foul is another possibility. Mercury makes sure there are lots of discussions,
even though Venus leaves chatty Gemini for Cancer early Tuesday. The stubborn
Taurus sun can pose a serious problem when it squares restrictive Saturn on Wednesday.
Escape from that reality during the shocking Jupiter-Uranus square on Thursday.


Every sign should pay a modicum of attention to the rumors, hints and outright
advice you get this weekend, but because Mercury is in your Taurus money house,
Rams should really listen. Even if it's not what you want to hear, the role
of the Messenger is to pass along what the gods have to say. However, while fortunate
Jupiter and constructive Saturn are perfecting another of their rewarding fire-sign
trines, Aries can benefit from almost any activity that pertains to education
and/or recreation. Tennis lessons, anyone?


Passionate about a possession? If that's the case, then you may have to
come to terms with an obsession when your Venus ruler confronts Pluto this weekend.
Although their opposition often involves a sexual encounter that can leave a lasting
impression, this time around, the challenging aspect might manifest as a tug of
war over something else you value. Perhaps a family heirloom, more likely a family
fortune. Relatives and real estate are particularly problematic while the Taurus
sun puts pressure on Saturn in your Leo home base. Happy birthday?


You might not feel prepared for all the attention, but especially this week, other
signs tend to turn to you for advice, perhaps to hear themselves talk. Chalk it
up to your Mercury ruler touching bases with planets in our solar system. There's
a good chance you'll be asked to mediate between advocates of Aquarian independence,
Capricorn's traditional methods, and Neptunian fantasies delivered with
Martian aggressiveness. Too much work? Focus instead on the latest benefits of
a partnership relationship.


Although it may seem fairly friendly out there in your protected part of the world,
the atmosphere could get a lot warmer once romantic Venus enters your sign on
Tuesday. Not only is the presence of the goddess a welcome addition to your pleasing
personality, she'll also highlight your aesthetic sensibilities and social
graces. Gallery hopping might not be your favorite way of spending a Saturday,
but May would be a good month to try it. FYI: contradictory info about a financial
matter, be it a debt to a co-worker or an item at auction.


Diverse opinions you received around the Scorpio full moon could take a few days
to sort themselves out. Be patient. The information you eventually glean can help
cut through the red tape that's been stalling a long-range objective. Also
of help: a “sure thing” tip on a sports event. Lucky Jupiter in your
house of recreation and risk is eager to allay your fears while it trines cautious
Saturn in your sign. Normally, you would opt for optimism, but on the ninth, as
it squares Saturn, your sun ruler says, “No way!”


Read for Gemini, because it's Mercury, the ruling planet you share, that
is dispatching your words to a variety of people. Since the Messenger is currently
in your Taurus house of higher education and lifelong goals, that message is carrying
more weight than usual. Academic types might feel comfortable projecting a sense
of gravitas, but if you're not part of that circle, e.g., if you haven't
been published, your contribution to your particular area of expertise may be
challenged. Ask a militant ally to defend your position.


Your Venus ruler is on the verge of making your life a bit more complicated. As
the goddess leaves Gemini, the articulate air sign that facilitates the flow of
information and invitations, she may provide one hell of a sendoff this weekend
by challenging potent and passionate Pluto. But after Venus moves on to protective
Cancer, intelligent thought could give way to deep-seated emotions, the seeds
of which were planted in childhood. Although you may not be able to control your
feelings, at least you'll know where they're coming from.


Perhaps the best advice you'll get this week comes from your spouse or a
business partner with close ties to folks who are in the know. While money might
not be a significant factor per se, a real estate or career matter could be high
on your list of “things to be concerned about.” What you shouldn't
fret about is how to direct an abundance of physical energy toward attaining a
coveted goal. Athletes should do especially well because both Pluto and Mars,
your co-ruling planets, are encouraging you to make a concerted effort.


A good deal of the conversation this week may originate with co-workers and members
of service organizations. These people know how to assign and accomplish tasks
that need to be done, so if you feel they are ganging up on you, they have their
reasons. Ask why. We know you'd rather indulge in the pleasures you hope
Venus in your Gemini marriage house will present before entering Cancer on Tuesday.
And none of us will complain if you boast about the cultural advantages you're
enjoying courtesy of Saturn's favorable trine to your Jupiter ruler.


As you anticipate the arrival on Tuesday of loving Venus in Cancer, the sign of
your cosmic soul mate, take some time to appreciate the benefits you've
been receiving from Jupiter's favorable trines to your Saturn ruler. Another
example of their harmonious relationship could manifest again when you're
offered access to other people's money, the area of your chart that Saturn
has settled in. This may coincide (there are no accidents) with an opportunity
from the productive Taurus sun to demonstrate just how creative you can be.


You're in for a chatty sort of weekend as Mercury contacts all the planets
that are currently influencing your sign. It starts at home, within the confines
of the family. The next topic up for debate concerns an unpredictable financial
situation. This could be followed by a discussion of how to best present yourself
while idealistic Neptune is in Aquarius. Before the week is out, there'll
be challenges stemming from these talks that you'll have to handle. One
centers on colleagues and cash flow; another deals with a domestic dispute.


There's a payoff in the works for the work you are doing. It could be a
recommendation and/or it could be a financial reward; for sure, it will enhance
your reputation. So don't freak if a jealous relative gets nasty about your
success and attempts to show you in a less-than-favorable light. Consider mounting
your own public-relations campaign while Mercury and the Taurus sun are in your
house of communication. Or opt to go with the flow, a surge of romantic activity
that begins when Venus enters hugs-and-kisses Cancer on Tuesday.

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