First Venus enters Taurus. This comes as a relief. No offense to Venus in Aries, but it did have an edge to it — a nervy energy that, while exhilarating, takes a lot of energy to maintain. Venus is completely and powerfully at home in Taurus. So when Mars slips uncomfortably into Cancer a little later, we’re in a good position to roll with it.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 15). You’ll go into this solar return with the praise of your peers, which feels fantastic but is not enough to get you where you want to go. You’re bound for greatness. So you risk more and make excellent mistakes. The universe will be your constructive critic, and you’ve the stellar attitude to use the notes to become brilliant. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 22, 1, 40 and 19.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve key information to impart, and no one knows it better than you. There’s a temptation to elaborate, but resist. You will only lose or confuse your audience. You’ll be respected for staying on point.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To some extent, every interaction is a show-and-tell situation. Those who are aware of what they bring to the table are much more effective than those who bring things like complaints and ego displays.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Anyone who is afraid of humor is afraid of being revealed as vulnerable (even though vulnerability is a given for all living creatures). You’re funny whether these types laugh or not.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The spiritually small will search for reasons to be mad at other people. Condemning others is the lazy man’s ego food. It makes him feel bigger and more important without having to actually do anything useful.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s no benefit to rushing in or hurrying through. You’ll only go the same distance but have less to show for it. Take in the sights; talk to the people; mosey along at the strolling pace that will allow you to fully breathe in this day.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s good that people see what you do and want something out of you, so long as they are willing to do a fair trade for your offerings. Many won’t understand. They have to be taught what a fair price is.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In the past you’ve assumed that people around you knew what they were doing. It turns out that wasn’t always the case. Now you check things out before taking people at their word, and this will prevent trouble today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Ordinary things can become sacred once they’ve been infused with sacred energy. Full-on wars have been started over things as ordinary as a wooden bucket. As for your own ordinary/sacred item: Protect it well today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Learning other views isn’t for nosey people — busybodies learn everyone’s dirt from their fixed, and often judgmental, point of view. It takes a remarkable sort of intelligence to really understand another person.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Many who would like to reach a state of joy and openness of mind will try shortcuts. They might work, but they create dependencies, and they teach nothing. The long path strengthens and teaches. Its gifts are enduring.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s easier to sign each page and agree across the board. Alas, you can’t in good conscience give a categorical yes today, because there are too many variables. Each item must be considered separately.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t have to compete to win. It’s more of a recipe than a competition. If you put in the right ingredients, in correct measure and with the prescribed technique, you’ll have what you set out to make.