By Flo Higgins
Practical but mellow, grounded but occasionally flexible, this is the Taurus born this week. Taurus is a fixed, earth sign ruled by Venus. This gives the royal Taurus a persona that is gracious, patient and extremely caring of the needs of others.
Taurus will patiently care for the sick, pay the bills and expect little in return. They do have a great need to be involved in the environment, so enjoy working with the soil and saving the earth.
As much as a Taurus will be generous, they also like what money will buy, so they are often looking for ways to make money. They like owning their own home, having plenty of material things, like cars, jewelry and clothes.
Taurus works hard for the material things they want and often end up with more than they really need. A negative Taurus can easily become a hoarder.
People born this week: Jay DeMarcus, April 26, 1971; Ulysses S. Grant, April 27, 1822; Jessica Alba, April 28, 1981; Daniel Day-Lewis, April 29, 1957; Kirsten Dunst, April 30, 1982; Wes Welker, May 1, 1981; David Beckham, May 2, 1975; Christina Hendricks, May 3, 1975.
Life should calm down slightly for Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn now that Mars has moved into Taurus and the full moon and eclipse are finished. Uranus and Mercury remain in Aries promising us quick thinking and sometimes misjudgment. So until the next eclipse on May 9, just watch what you promise and all will be well.
Aries (March 21 to April 20) If you are still simmering about some slight during the past week, forget it. Be wise and let the past be the past and you will be glad you did. Life will definitely calm down as you slow down. Just watch yourself and any turmoil you have been dealing with will disappear.
Taurus (April 21 to May 20) Because you often find yourself in a rut, it might be time to let yourself find a new venture. This will allow you to vent your creative skills. Stand up for what you believe you should be doing and then do it. Stop letting others overwhelm you with their needs. You have great talent.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) If you haven’t taken advantage of Jupiter in Gemini yet, you have a mere two months left. Jupiter enters Cancer at the end of June. Take advantage of the opportunities that are probably right in front of you. Pull things together and decide exactly what it is you want in your life. It is time to meet your new self head-on.
Cancer (June 21 to July 20) Stay wide awake this week. You don’t want to miss any opportunities that come your way. Avoid an attitude and don’t pay attention to nonsense that means nothing in the long run. You need to let your talent shine and avoid people who overwhelm you with negative behavior.
Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) The promise of more to do should be facing you this week. Just know that you are totally capable of adding more duties to your schedule. You are a capable mentor and should accept more and more duties. The more you are able to do the better you will feel.
Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) Now that you are avoiding people who push your buttons, you will have more energy. With your newfound strength nothing will stop you. A busy Virgo is a happy Virgo, so keep working on the new you. Staying away from the negative people who used to be in your life is wise. Keep it up.
Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) Your latest idea may have fallen on deaf ears but don’t give up. Just move on to bigger and better things. The reason a project doesn’t work is merely a clue to try something bigger and better. Realize that sometimes we don’t reach high enough and it doesn’t work. You need to think bigger.
Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) This is no time to let any fear stand in your way. If you have decided what must be done and have outlined the details to your satisfaction, then move on it. Don’t give your power away to anyone. After all, you have done that in the past and it doesn’t work. That means you should stay in charge.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) It is time to remember to never, never give up. A disappointment does not mean the end; it merely means a new beginning. So as you gather up your talent, just get set to try again. The next new moon and eclipse is May 9. You will have a second chance and it will be better than the first.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) You may feel certain frustration this week. The best way to handle it will be to say nothing. After all, Pluto remains in Capricorn and calls for some changes. The more you accept this fact, the more you will like what is happening. Once you understand, you will be happy with the results.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) One of the lessons of your life is to do things with no thought of a thank you. The joy of understanding this fact will be overwhelming. So keep up the good works and forget what others should or shouldn’t do. You are well on your way to discovering who you really are.
Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) Finish up what you have started and stay out of any type of conflict. You are headed into a grand adventure and you will love the results as you learn more. A new face could prove to be a wonderful friend. Just move slowly and be happy with yourself.
Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.