Shorecast: A monthly astrology column for May 2013

2013-04-05T00:00:00Z Shorecast: A monthly astrology column for May 2013Fran Smith
April 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Celebrity Birthday:

TAURUS: "The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert

TAURUS: Comedienne Tina Fey

ARIES March 21-April 20

Key Words in May: Divine numbers. This is a very significant cycle for you. Involved now are your financial resources—what you earn, what you spend, the ways in which you save; above all, the ways be which to increase your income. About that sought-after financial increase: for you, a basic system is in play. Move ahead at a slow and even pace and make changes only if you feel absolutely comfortable and secure about the new shift. And investigate the details within everything. SIDESTEP forgetting how important your personal bookkeeping really is.

TAURUS April 21-May 20

Key Words in May: our personal efforts and endeavors. You adore the month of May in a special way—a loving way that's bestowed on no other month of the year. The weather is usually warm and agreeable, the morning glories, the lilacs and the lilies of the valley are in bloom, and situations in life just seem to go your way. But this isn't the time to relax. May is the month in which to surge ahead with focus and a gentle aggressiveness. Your goal: to maximize the gains made during the past months. SIDESTEP: an uncharacteristic disregard for detail.

GEMINI May 21-June 20

Key Words in May: Confidential calls and meetings at high speed. This describes the workings of your mind—at all times and under a variety of circumstances, developments and new situations. May, however, is a unique time of the year, a time when you relish thinking and talking about secret strategies with secret confidants. Or, more significantly, alone! Whichever method it is, the object is to create new and dynamic plans and blueprints geared to advancing whatever idea is now closest to your heart. SIDESTEP: the unkind remark—yours, of someone else's.

CANCER June 21-July 22

Key Words in May: A determined agenda. And this agenda is forever a secret one—for no one has even the slightest idea as to what you want, desire or turly need. You, however, are crystal-clear on the subject, regardless of the subterranean routes that your agenda may take. Know this—love and unrelenting devotion, whether it's a person, a place or an idea—are at its core. Forgetting the past, think. What do you want? Using your own very appealing and no-nonsense way, now is the time to go after it. So go! SIDESTEP: overindulgence.

LEO July 23-August 22

Key Words in May: The mountain top. And this is where your career goals dwell. True to form, you never give up on a cherished idea or a magnificent career objective. Once you have a plan, a project or an entity in your sights—that's it! You intend to reach it, no matter how arduous the climb. May is the month during which to pace yourself; the competition is of little importance, but your energy level is. Do whatever is required to maintain your diet and exercise regimen. Now climb! SIDESTEP: a refusal to consider another point of view.

VIRGO August 23-September 22

Key Words in May: People, plans and projects—near and at a distance. Ideas, outlines, blueprints, spreadsheets and proposals now exist. Or at least they should. Detail, a monumental interest of yours, is called for. Include vivid images of what you want to develop. At the same time, dissolve (in your thoughts) whatever and whomever is holding you back or causing you to feel uncertain about your skill and ability. Equipped with that superb sensitivity of yours—always ready to help others—apply it now to your own projects. SIDESTEP: scattering your energy.

LIBRA September 23-October 22

Key Words in May: The inner lining. It's that part of clothing hidden from view, but creates the structure and the strength of the garment. In astrology, the inner lining is your eighth house of revitalization on all levels—mental, emotional, physical, financial, spiritual. Governed by the earthy Taurus, you can depend on this sector whenever outside conditions seem uncertain. By focusing on Taurean steadiness, you regain your balance. Now's the time to relish total renewal—and to move ahead with matters firmly in hand. SIDESTEP a reluctance to become still.

SCORPIO October 23-November 22

Key Word in May: Alliances and agreements. With your legendary ease, style and glamor, you are, nonetheless the loner. And with equal ease, style and glamor, you're at the center of all meetings, discussion groups and private dinners. Through all this, you have a single and immovable objective; namely, to create an agreement or a special arrangement to your liking. Nothing else is acceptable. May is your month to take situations and involvements to the next level. And it couldn't come at a better time. SIDESTEP: all last-minute changes.

SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 21

Key Word in May: Your working environment. Love, laughter and fun—that's your public face. But not this May; definitely not this month. Now, during this vital cycle, you're thoroughly submerged in work-related matters that involve facts, figures, calls, emails, text messages and meetings—those that are out in the open and those that are extremely private. Why? Because late-breaking situations demand it, if you're to sign a new contract or special agreement next month. Take your time. You can do this. You are, after all, brilliant. SIDESTEP: verbal aggression.

CAPRICORN December 22-January 19

Key Words in May: Simplicity.That's the way you like things—all things—neat and clear-cut with fine lines. This includes your relationships (personal and business), your sense of creativity and your well-paces ability to speculate, to take a chance. Often looked upon as the unquestioned leader of whatever group you find yourself in, you're still ready to sacrifice yourself for that which you love. Cautious thing that you are, it rarely comes to that. This May, just streamline all of it and start anew. SIDESTEP being out of control—physically and mentally.

AQUARIUS January 20-February 18

Key Words in May: Building blocks. You're an extraordinary problem-solver, especially if it's other people's problems. Now, however, the concerns are yours. And for you, the emphasis in May is on your base of operations—where you live and where you work. You've tried to go around it, even through it. Stop! Instead consider building on it. Keep in mind what's involved when you build. First, there's a blueprint—a detailed plan which you need before you take another step. So start drawing. SIDESTEP going East, North, South and West simultaneously.

PISCES February 19-March 20

Key Words in May: Your point of view. With fresh new ideas in the forefront, the month of May is certainly an extraordinary time in which to reach out to others. Whether by phone, email, text message, the U.S. postal service or a personal appearance (scheduled or surprise), there's much for you to tell, to explain, even to sell. Know that you and your entire lifestyle will benefit greatly from whatever contacts you now succeed in establishing. And for good measure, let love and warmth permeate your message, no matter the form. SIDESTEP too low a profile.

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