Your horoscope from May 1 to 7, 2014

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      An intense month has now passed, but don’t expect to see a slowdown. Although we’re now in Taurus month, most of the stars continue on a fast track.

      Mercury has completed a round with the cardinal-cross planets Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars. Next comes Venus, the attraction planet. As the ruling planet of Taurus and both of last month’s eclipses, Venus is especially important to track. She is one of the two lead planets driving today’s karmic initiative; the other is Mars.

      Venus enters Aries on Friday at suppertime, just after Mercury/Saturn calls the task a wrap. Drawing also from the sun/Pluto trine on Saturday, a fertile aspect, Venus is sure to spark the action. Expect to see money, people, and relationships on the move.

      Sunday’s Cancer moon also supports a lively and productive time.

      The moon swings into Leo on Monday and Tuesday. This sets a game and an optimistic trend. Use these days to connect, create, explore new options, promote, or wheel and deal. It won’t take much effort to put yourself on the plus side. Gain, improvement, and satisfaction are on a ready dial.

      Mercury in Gemini, starting Wednesday, stimulates talks, trends, trading, transportation matters, announcements, currencies, and interest rates. Through the end of the month, Mercury will put more on the market and into circulation. Watch for a person, plan, or issue to grow in importance.

      March 20 - April 19

      A feeling, reality, or necessity has been growing on you for a while. Look to Venus in Aries to thrust you out the gate with it and for Mercury in Gemini to get the idea, dialogue, or project onto its next lap. The stars now boost your love life, and social and financial prospects. Sunday through Tuesday, you’re gifted. Satisfaction and pleasure come readily.

      April 19 - May 20

      As of Friday, when Venus advances into Aries, you’ll gain a sharper sixth sense and creative resourcefulness, too. Sunday through Tuesday, you’re on a roll. Perhaps you’ve been stymied by one thing hinging on or cancelling out another, but that’s about to change. Watch for Mercury in Gemini to introduce a fresh option that breaks you out of a stalemate.

      May 20 - June 21

      You’ll enjoy the feeling of Venus in Aries, starting Friday, and Mercury in Gemini, starting next Wednesday. Both planets boost your confidence, creativity, and libido. They also enhance financial and social prospects. What else do you need? It shouldn’t take much to light a good fire. Explore, experiment, try it or them on for size. You’ll make better headway now and in the coming weeks.

      June 21 - July 22

      Friday’s Mercury/Saturn combination brings you to an important finish line, decision, or realization. From here, Venus in Aries gives you a new take on your reality. In turn, a new priority is set in motion. Whether it’s a mindset or necessity that spurs you, you’re ready. Take a stab at it, and you’ll soon prove this statement is true.

      July 22 - August 22

      Friday wraps things up on a rewarding note; confidence grows from here. Look to Venus in Aries to provide you with plenty of encouraging signs and to spruce up your can-do attitude. Monday/Tuesday, the Leo moon keeps you hitting it just right. Look to Mercury in Gemini, beginning next Wednesday, to stir up more ideas, avenues, options, and social opportunity.

      August 22 - September 22

      So good, so far; perseverance does pay off. In addition to reaching a sought-after goal post, the end of the week can give you a feeling that you’re making gains. For the next few weeks, Venus in Aries heats up financial and intimacy prospects; keep up to speed. Next Wednesday/Thursday, Mercury can give you more juggling or running around to do.

      September 22 - October 23

      Friday’s Mercury/Saturn combination takes it as far as it needs to go. Once it’s been said, signed, or done, you’ll breathe much easier. Socially or professionally, watch for Venus in Aries to put something fresh and potent on percolate. When it comes to romance or any other type of decision, it’s hot or it’s not. Sunday through Tuesday, things are working well for you.

      October 23 - November 22

      The end of the week brings you to an important finish line. You could ink a significant agreement, reach a personal or professional milestone, or gain an official status. The right person, place, or thing should be an obvious choice. What’s cemented now will prove to be lucrative and lasting. If it doesn’t come together naturally, don’t force it—there’s more opportunity ahead.

      November 22 - December 21

      Stick with it, and you’ll get yourself somewhere good. After Friday, the pressure comes off; things will roll easier from there. In fact, through the end of the month, Venus in Aries keeps your hot-stuff self going strong. Monday/Tuesday, you’re at the top of your game. Mercury in Gemini puts you in touch with more folk. It can also fast-track a project, relationship, or negotiation.

      December 21 - January 19

      Look for a result, an answer, a contract, or an important talk to set up your next step; Mercury/Saturn can cement it by Friday. From here, it’s springboard time for your home, family, or professional life. Whether you gain more freedom and independence or commit to more responsibility, Venus in Aries says the time is ripe, so give it your all.

      January 19 - February 18

      Venus in Aries, starting Friday, can get a new plan or conversation going. A new friend, agent, or playmate keeps life on percolate. Sports or a new fitness regime can do wonders for you too. Monday/Tuesday, play it up, make an impression, get their attention. Mercury in Gemini, starting Wednesday, keeps your good buzz going strong.

      February 18 - March 19

      Whether it’s a feeling or something actual, it’s shaping up quite solidly for you now. Over the month ahead, Venus in Aries delivers a fresh boost to your earnings, assets, and romantic potential. Mercury in Gemini keeps you on the move with home and family matters. A new project could prove to be a moneymaker.