Horoscope for May 5, 2016


Today’s Birthday (05/05/16). Fun with family and friends takes priority this year. Romance sparks into flame. Increase savings with steady contributions. Professional breakthroughs this spring lead to a two-year work surge after summer. Personal good fortune this autumn leads to new opportunities with a community project. Love and be loved.


To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.


ariesAries (March 21-April 19)

— Today is a 7 — Your head’s full of ideas to make money. Have faith in your own imagination. The next two days are profitable. Discover a new beginning after a tragic ending. Follow your grandmother’s advice and win.


taurusTaurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 9 — You’re confident and powerful for the next few days, with tomorrow’s New Moon in your sign. Begin a new personal phase. Ask for what you really want. Sweeten your sales pitch.


geminiGemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 5 — Close a deal or sign papers. Wind up one project before beginning the next over the next two days. Rest up for upcoming opportunities. Seek out calmness and peace. Luxuriate in private. Relax.


cancerCancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 7 — Join up with friends over the next few days. Share resources and ideas to support your community. See how you can contribute to a shared cause. Work together for something bigger than one person. Provide peace.


leoLeo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Take on more responsibility over the next few days to conquer a challenge or pass a test. Share your talents. Make sure what you build is solid. Contribute from the inside of your heart.


virgoVirgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 7 — You want to explore; go ahead without draining your physical energy or finances. Watch for bargains that fit your plans. Study different options to find the most cost-effective. Get creative for artistic solutions.


libraLibra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Practicality and simplicity serve you over the next two days. Discuss linked finances. Determine priorities and reach a determination or decision. Think creatively for mutually beneficial solutions. Support each other along your shared path.


scorpioScorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 9 — Collaboration is key today and tomorrow. Work together for mutual support. Negotiate for a compromise that everyone is pleased with. Contribute to others, and let others contribute to you. Share your thanks and appreciation.


sagittariusSagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 9 — Profit from detailed service over the next few days. You’re entering a busy phase. Make a wish list of what you’d like to make your work easier and post it visibly.


capricornCapricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is an 8 — Follow your heart over the next two days. Relax and engage with people you love. Learn from young ones. Generate some passion and enthusiasm. Savor sweet time together. Slip into something more comfortable.


aquariusAquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 7 — Get into a practical housebound phase today and tomorrow. Conserve resources, and cook at home. Get into projects to beautify your home and garden. Score extra points for getting family involved.


piscesPisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 7 — Study a subject of your fascination. Your ability to concentrate seems especially anxious over the next two days. Write and share communications. Get into a social media campaign. Words flow with ease.


(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)