As of Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
by Bernice Bede Osol
Although financial conditions look to be quite encouraging for you in the year ahead, you’ll still have to be far more determined than your competitor to generate the kind of returns you want.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — There are strong indications that personal gain is possible for you, provided you don’t take any foolish last-minute risks. If you have a feasible plan, stick with it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Associates who lack your drive and sense of adventure may be indifferent to your goals. If this is the case, strike out on your own.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — If there is something or someone retarding your progress, take whatever measure necessary to change the situation, no matter how difficult.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — For good or ill, you tend to reflect the behavior patterns of your companions. Only if your personality is stronger than theirs will you be the one calling the shots.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Onlookers will admire your confidence and capabilities in handling tough projects. You won’t have to toot your own horn; they’ll sing your praises for you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Although you’ll have good management skills in situations that require a deft touch, you may be hesitant to use them. Don’t be.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — This is one of those days when you won’t be able to please everyone. One person in particular will require lots of praise, yet you won’t be able to give him or her enough.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you want to make a good impression on others, sincerity is a must. For example, if you employ false flattery, you could be perceived as a phony.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you take measures to trim all nonessentials from your budget, it could improve your financial picture. Whether it will be enough is another story.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You have what it takes to do well in most competitive situations, but if you’re an ungracious winner, you will fall flat. Let others sing your praises.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — When making a proposal, you should limit your presentation only to the hard facts. Trying to appeal to the audience’s emotions won’t work.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A commercial involvement with a friend could be on shaky ground. Be careful not to mismanage affairs; you don’t want to lose a friend.