TODAY: It would be oh-so-tempting to cement yourself to your position and your way, mostly because you’ve given the topic a lot of thought and you know that you’re right, right, right. However, your fellows have also given the topic a lot of thought - and if they happen to have arrived at a different “solution” than you have, they too are certain that they’re right, right, right.
YOUR BIRTHDAY: There are certain instances when sitting back and letting it all unfold is a more efficient policy than weighing in, or actively attempting to shepherd a situation to its logical conclusion. So, to the extent possible, endeavor to shuttle between the two modes - rather than spending the bulk of your energy trying to, figuratively speaking, make cats walk in a line.
ARIESThursday, May 05, 2016
Remember the ol' “One for me, one for you. Two for me, one for you?” Because, with security-conscious Venus glaring at overlord Mars, someone could actually think that you would consider such an arrangement equitable and rather attractive – and have no qualms about proposing it with a flourish.
TAURUSThursday, May 05, 2016
Empress Venus is treading on Mars’ toes, encouraging you to come on more strongly than circumstances warrant. And while normally this wouldn’t even cause a raised eyebrow, it’s entirely possible that the person you override (or inadvertently marginalize) is having an exceptionally bad hair day of their own, and will offer more, er, resistance than you’d bargained for.
GEMINIThursday, May 05, 2016
There are occasions when you just can’t get with someone else’s program – especially if you see the fatal flaw (or Zebra bouncing on the backyard trampoline) that they’re apparently choosing to ignore. And while you could be tempted to point out these various flaws, with Venus bothering Mars, they’re unlikely to appreciate your kind efforts.
CANCERThursday, May 05, 2016
Usually-charming Venus is displeased with Mars, the planet of initiation. So if some apparently well-meaning person offers you a short cut or counsel that could potentially change your life, thank them ever so kindly, and then have a peek at IMBd (or applicable reference source) and thoroughly research their “advice” before acting on it.
LEOThursday, May 05, 2016
Your plan for reconfiguring (or salvaging) a creative or romantic arrangement has definite possibilities, but it could also embody a little bit of wishful thinking or selective-responsibility-taking on your end. And if it does, today’s Venus- Mars snarl is trying to bring it to your attention before you inadvertently sabotage yourself.
VIRGOThursday, May 05, 2016
Once more, with feeling: Brownie points will not be given for trying to push the river (or the domestic arrangement). Given the Venus-Mars spat – and the fact that you have many other things to do, places to go and people to see – why not leave this particular matter alone until a more propitious moment?
LIBRAThursday, May 05, 2016
Yours is not to reason why those around you have such peculiar notions, or how they came up with them. In fact, with Venus perturbing Mars, the further away you stay from conversations that include the words “what did you think was going to happen when you did that?!” the happier you’ll be.
SCORPIOThursday, May 05, 2016
Even if someone insists that their smartest move is to, i.e., eat nothing but spirulina powder – and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that eating nothing but spirulina powder is not gonna help their situation - your most efficient response is to ask for their line of reasoning, rather than saying “You've got to be kidding.”
SAGITTARIUSThursday, May 05, 2016
To save yourself time (and a sore foot from kicking the furniture in frustration), retain your maneuverability at all costs. This can best be accomplished by flatly refusing to set yourself up in opposition to another’s point of view or program, thereby seizing the available end of the tug o’war rope and giving it a yank.
CAPRICORNThursday, May 05, 2016
Creative and charismatic Venus is annoying assertive and acerbic Mars, which suggests that (as per a codicil of Murphy’s law) anything and anyone that can try your patience will, in fact, try your patience. Oh well. This is occurring so that you can put in a few essential hours on your “responding calmly, coolly and collectedly” workout.
AQUARIUSThursday, May 05, 2016
Venus is sticking her tongue out at Mars, making it that much harder for the world to sing in perfect harmony, at least for today. Therefore, your assignment: Stay out of the Mr/Ms Fix-It business, even if people bat their baby blues (or browns or hazels) and aver that you, and only you, can make it better.
PISCESThursday, May 05, 2016
If someone doesn’t seem particularly responsive to a proposal, drop the subject instead of trying to persuade them of its merits. At this juncture, it’s less about your scheme's quality and more about their level of distractibility – and for your purposes it’s wiser to wait until they’re a bit more focused before launching in again.