Horoscopes by Holiday: May 16, 2018

The cosmic changes are happening quickly and boldly. Yesterday was the Taurus new moon and Uranus broke into the Taurus realm, too. Considering Uranus moves signs every seven years or so, this passage represents an important change, though one we’ll have a while to get used to. Mars made a sign change as well, into Aquarius.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The shortcut will be obvious – someone will point to it with a shiny sign. The long and viable path won’t be obvious, but if you’re internally quiet, then you’ll probably sense it. You’ll have to clear some brush to get started.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In your mind, it’s not enough for you to just show up. You want to show up and know that they feel you there. You want to show up in such a way as to make sure that people will miss you when you don’t.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Efficiency is partly about good planning and mostly about dealing well with people. When people feel part of the team, they’ll place a high priority on what needs to be accomplished for the win.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have someone powerful on your side, rooting for you to do whatever it takes for maximum vitality – and that someone is you. All success will spring from taking excellent care of yourself.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Should you knock yourself out to try and win over the very skeptical powers that be, or should you run the other direction from what’s clearly a no-win situation? Choose the action that will make you feel the best about yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The magic and momentum will begin when your goals match up nicely with the goals of another. If this isn’t happening, it’s not you; it’s the situation. Keep moving and looking for a match.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your sensitivity to diet is turned up today, and you’ll be more affected than usual by the foods you eat. Make a plan and stick to it no matter what. This will bring you peace and optimum results.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Being able to control your state of mind will be huge. To determine the state that would be most suited to the job and then have the self-mastery to move your head there… well, that pretty much guarantees success today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The least powerful people are the ones who believe they are small. They’ll show this by being nasty to underlings. Truly important people treat everyone with respect.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The situation you’re in today is not a zero-sum game. People need what you’re offering just as much as they need what others are offering. You’re in direct competition with no one.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There will be those who look at everything as a “you” problem or a “me” problem. Those are the hardest ones to deal with. If you can create a team mentality, then everything will turn into “we,” and you’ll all get a lot accomplished.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People don’t want to be told what to do. They don’t even want to be told what other people did to create success. People just want acknowledgement today. That’s all. Share a kind word, and they’ll be all ears.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 16). Much of your story is outside of your control, but when you take charge of what you can, you’ll create an improved and truly customized future for yourself. Three key allies will help you. Recognize who’s on your side and who’s not. Mostly this is about feeling supported. June and September bring easy money. Pisces and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 40, 33, 8 and 45.

PERSONALITY OF THE PLANETS: With the passage of Uranus into Taurus, it’s a perfect time to take a look at the personality of this distant influence. Uranus is named for the Greek supreme deity of the heavens – the father of Saturn. He’s faintly greenish and glowing like a mood ring due to his a mysterious, smoggy gas atmosphere (which allows him to reveal nothing of his surface to astronomers.) But perhaps his most unusual feature is that one pole of Uranus is always in darkness and the other always in light. Thus he’s a planet of extremes, contrast, smoke and mirrors. He’s never subtle. His primary influence involves wizardry, surprise, rebellion and luck. It was once thought that Saturn was the only planet with rings, but that’s not so. Uranus is a ringed planet, too, making Saturn a chip off the old block. Though Uranus doesn’t have the personality of a dad one finds rooting for his son at a ball game. He’s more of a Bill Gates kind of dad – revolutionary in his contributions, forward-moving, humanity-changing. As one of our outermost planets, he moves through the zodiac slowly, so his effect is generational.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Free-spirited Megan Fox is a Venus-ruled Taurus who was first bit by the acting bug after seeing “The Wizard of Oz” when she was 3. Born under a Leo moon, her creativity is ever-expanding and the spotlight has a magnetic pull that is irresistible to her. Mars and Neptune in Capricorn suggest that Fox has a terrific business sense and is extremely competitive, as well as ambitious.