May 05, 2017
File Merlene Ottey




Entertainment and romance...................10th

Domestic and family matters.................10th

Bargain hunting and shopping................8th


Sport and outdoor life......................9th



Sign new contracts, start new ventures......7th

Avoid new commitments.......................10th

Arrange business meetings and interviews ... 8th

Note tips and hunches.......................10th

ARIES (Mar 21 Apr. 20)

It's a complex period in your complicated life! There are around ten major interlocking planetary cycles and at least a hundred smaller ones pushing you in different directions. Right now these are gearing up for a new adventurous phase but not yet! What you can do now is spend your time making careful preparations.

TAURUS (Apr. 21 May 21)

You must by now be aware that moral and legal questions always need to be taken into account. So, if you're already formulating little schemes for the coming twelve months, check out the broader consequences, now. If you're looking for love, make the first move.

GEMINI (May 22 June 21)

Your planets gradually, but inevitably, shift into new regions which favour all family and domestic improvements. I doubt if you'll wait around for other people to do their bit. Instead I should think that you'll be giving the orders. But you'll still probably be involved in tedious and routine financial questions.

CANCER (June 22 July 23)

Money is the root of all Cancerian hopes this week. What you can and can't do, even in affairs of the heart, is therefore partly a question of what you can and can't afford. It would be a shame, though, if you allowed a shortage of funds to inhibit your sense of fun. At work, let other people know what's happening when you're good and ready.

LEO (July 24 Aug. 23)

Your tougher, more ambitious side should be much in evidence. There may even be moments when you could be quite ruthless but with yourself, as well as with others. You need to push yourself hard if you are to achieve your goals. It's unlikely that you'll stand for any nonsense, so partners should take care. Watch out for a financial loss midweek, and don't take unnecessary risks.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 Sept. 23)

The deeper message of the stars points you towards compromise and co-operation. Also, with the Moon influencing your house of hopes and wishes, there can be no better time for making plans for the future. Social pressures will be stronger than ever, so have fun. You may have to take the lead, yourself, though, and make the practical arrangements.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 Oct. 23)

For some time now most Librans have been caught up in family or domestic upheaval. I have to say that, if anything, these conditions are growing more intense, bringing greater scope than ever for drastic improvements. In all personal matters it is up to you to take the initiative, but you must realise that there will inevitably be bouts of confusion.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22)

Family matters seem to be very much on your mind this week, and one of the best ways to use this week's excellent planetary energies is to imagine yourself this time next year. The next step is to decide exactly how you're going to get there! Put your pride to one side and seek help from those more experienced than you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 Dec. 22)

Your stars are still pulling you in two very different directions, one speeding you up, the other slowing you down. The outcome is likely to be a feeling that you absolutely must do something personally fulfilling and worthwhile with your life. When you eventually decide which way you must jump, the results will surely be in your favour.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 23 Jan. 20)

Your stars are in an adventurous mood. Let your imagination roam and follow it wherever it leads. If you are on the ball, you will instinctively recognise just what your next step should be without even having to bother about the facts. Business partners will have good ideas, but only for long-term profits rather than a fast buck.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 Feb. 19)

You could be in for a pleasant surprise over the next two weeks. While you may not like what you hear, there will be a lot of sense in what other people say! For this reason alone you should consider acting on their advice. However, it is indeed out of character for any Aquarian to follow advice, no matter how well-intentioned.

PISCES (Feb. 20 Mar 20)

You probably have something important to keep quiet about and, as you know only too well, there's a time and a place for everything, and that includes revealing your secrets! Your intuitions are on top form it's almost as if you can sense the right thing to do without being told. Oh, and firm up your saving plans. You know it makes sense!

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