Horoscope for May 1, 2016

Today’s Birthday (05/01/16). Love is the bottom line this year. Savor precious moments with family and friends. Discipline grows shared accounts. Springtime changes at work lead to a new two-year boom phase after summer. Autumn eclipses shine on personal breakthroughs and community changes. Long-term plans include travel and study. Kindle some passion.


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 a 5 —

Peace and quiet soothe and satisfy over the next few days. Emotions could seem sensitive. Avoid controversy and fuss. Get creative behind closed doors. Private productivity gets the job done with the least stress.


Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 5 —

Check public opinion today and tomorrow. The element of surprise is on your side. Circumstances provide extra time. Advise a friend to be cautious (and quiet). Your backstage efforts attract attention. Take a bow.


Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 6 —

There’s a test ahead. Assume more responsibility today and tomorrow. Your deeds make a lasting impression. Involve others in decisions and discover new opportunities. Provide incentives. The more you learn, the better you look.


Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 6 —

The next two days favor financial planning. Keep it simple, and avoid expensive, unnecessary extra feature. Consider an outrageous suggestion. Wait for the best bargain. Clarify your vision, and get deals in writing.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 7 —

Fantasies abound. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to determine what’s real. Figure out your shared vision together. Study ways to make and keep money over the next two days. Collect unexpected benefits.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 7 —

Creative challenges confront. Ask someone attractive to share their trusted opinion. Each partner has a puzzle piece that the other lacks. Teamwork thaws frozen doors. Discuss solutions and possibilities over the next two days.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is an 8 —

Fulfill existing promises today and tomorrow. Profit from careful service. Learning new skills leads to new friends. Mix business with pleasure; take a walk or share a meal with people you work with.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is an 8 —

Indulge your romantic side over the next two days. Slow down and go play (outside, preferably). Relax and have fun with your sweetheart, family and friends. Get silly and Laugh.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 7 —

Update home technology and comforts over the next few days. Fix something that’s broken or not working correctly. Investigate carefully before buying new pieces. Gentle pressure works better than force.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 —

You’re especially clever today and tomorrow. Think before you speak; don’t get involved in a fuss you won’t care about a year from now. Get feedback from friends and family. Rediscover a forgotten treasure.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is an 8 —

Review and revise finances over the next two days. Cash flow improves with focus. Stick to the budget with frugal discipline. Gathering with loved ones reminds you what you’re working for.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is an 8 —

Imagine and dream. Take charge, and ask for what you want. You’re especially confident today and tomorrow. Make changes for the better. Keep your facts straight, smile and say “thank you.”


(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 Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com)