Horoscope for May 2, 2015

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency



Today’s Birthday (05/02/15). Expand your family’s assets this year. Plan to make home changes after Saturn goes direct (6/14). Power on then, with a vacation around mid-July. A new beginning in fun and romance arises after 10/13. Take stock of where you’ve been and are going after 10/27. Take action to protect what you love. Speak out.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.                        Aries (March 21-April 19)

— Today is an 8 — Deliver a secret surprise. You get a lucky break … and revision is required. Sort out conflicting orders. Breathe deeply and count before responding. Put aside fears. Intuition tells you the way to go. Meet a new friend.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 9 — There’s more work arriving. Gain additional profits. Listen carefully to instructions. Keep others on track. Keep accounts current. Read the fine print to avoid trickery. Choose staying home with a loved one over going out.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 7 — Something reaches a breaking point. Don’t get distracted by a disagreement about priorities. Let your public know your accomplishments. Shed light on a dark subject (possibly with chocolate). An excellent suggestion arises in the conversation. Fantasies flourish now.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 7 — Pick a gorgeous destination for an adventure. Research different possibilities before settling on one. Don’t venture into new territory before doing the homework. Invest in home, family and real estate. Replace what you left behind. Love wins out.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is an 8 — Take care of home and family for the next few days. The gentle approach works best now. There’s fierce competition and a nice prize. Look farther away for your answer. Use quality materials. Pick up the pace. Work together to win.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 9 — You’re even smarter than usual under the Scorpio Moon. Enjoy an intensive learning phase. Network with like-minded people. Grow your collaborative community. Toss the ball to a teammate. Don’t cut corners. You’re building something here. Make it beautiful.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 9 — Focus on making money. Practice makes perfect. It takes time to grow and develop skills. Make the commitment. Let intuition guide your handiwork. Review new findings with your team. Increase your meditation. And get yourself a little treat.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 9 — Use your power responsibly. Begin a two-day self-confident phase. You’re gaining mastery. Streamline your routine. Imagine the possibilities! The situation is changing. Ask for help if you need it. Give your word to someone. Share your love.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Take on more responsibility. Invest in creative work you love. It’s a good time to ask for money. Friends offer support and good advice from afar. Get your team together. Stories excite your imagination. Relax and enjoy it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 7 — Committees are especially productive today and tomorrow. Get into a party phase. Reaffirm a commitment. Follow a profitable hunch. A great assignment develops. Smile as you take new territory. Back up intuition with research. Shine your love light.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is an 8 — Navigate hard waters today and tomorrow. Your portfolio can benefit, although bank balances could change with unanticipated costs. Reestablish order. Strengthen foundations. Invest in skill. You’re especially charming now. Soothe someone whose emotions flare. Keep the faith.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 7 — Get adventurous today and tomorrow. It doesn’t need to get expensive. Travel and studies provide fascinating and profitable answers. Pretty them up to get a better price. New opportunities show themselves. Open the door at the first knock.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit www.lindablack.com and www.nancyblack.com)