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Horoscope for May 5-May 11, 2010 

Taurus The Bull (April 20-May 19):

Be sure to read the lead paragraph because Mercury is especially affecting your sign. You are itching to move forward, but "something" tells you to wait. Taurus does not like to be rushed into anything, so when you feel pressured to make a decision, you balk.

For All Signs: Mercury, planetary symbol of communications and travel, has been in apparent retrograde motion since April 18. It changes to direct motion on May 11. Astrologers have long observed that during Mercury's retrograde periods, schedules are changed, routine communications become confused or lost, and people intuitively delay decisions. The experiences of retrograding Mercury press us to slow down, reflect and review information. If we force a decision while Mercury is retrograding, it is often reversed or revised during the planet's direct motion periods. Now that it is beginning to move forward, the road to resolution of these difficulties should be more clear of debris.

Aries: Restlessness is gnawing at the back of your mind. Put that energy into a challenging project or exercise. A small gift, favor, or an invitation comes your way from a female, a neighbor or a sibling. Love life could be good if you can knock the chip off your shoulder.

Gemini: Your planetary ruler, Mercury, is turning direct this week. It would be better to allow yourself a few weeks before rushing into anything new. Perhaps a health issue has required you to slow down for awhile. Follow your doctor's orders and take it easy.

Cancer: You are dealing with concerns about a special person in your life. This person may have an illness with an unknown outcome right now. It is easy to fear the worst, but the aspects encourage you to pray for and visualize the best.

Leo: Your aggravation concerning issues of work and career are front and center this week. You are asked to do a major project without enough assistance and next to no appreciation. You are probably the best one for the job, however, so get through this as well as you can.

Virgo: There have been delays in activities concerning the law, education, Internet or travel interests. Now that Mercury, your planetary ruler, is turning direct some of these detours will begin to open up slowly. What you need is information so you can make decisions and proceed onward with your life.

Libra: Fortune comes your way this week through your friends and your community contacts. Love and social life are positive. Have you noticed in the past year how erratic people seem to be in your life? You are the one carrying the responsibility for various relationships.

Scorpio: You are more than a little bit loaded with energy and wired for a fight. Aggravations of recent weeks want to boil over. Small gifts or favors may come your way through the week.

Sagittarius: You have one foot in the previous cycle and the other foot almost out the door. Although your engines are revved to roar forward, this is the month to clean up and finish the chores at hand. Next month brings exciting changes.

Capricorn: A major theme of this year is the question of whether to move forward and expand or fall back to a position of safety. Right now you are more inclined to stick to that which feels most secure.

Aquarius: You were all set emotionally to move forward into an entirely new phase of life. But now, something is holding you back. Perhaps it is not quite time, or the right people are not yet at their posts on the journey. Know that this time of hesitation is written in the stars.

Pisces: It is possible that you are feeling isolated and alone right now. Your mind also may have zoned out on you. To reorient yourself, think backward in time until you find the point at which you did not feel this way. What circumstance or thought occurred right then from which you needed escape?

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site:

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