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May 4 in the stars: Venus is in Gemini, square Neptune in Pisces. What does this mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Thursday May 4.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday May 4, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Beware a myriad of mixed messages today, Aries! Tactful Venus in chatty Gemini and your expressive corner squares off with nebulous Neptune in your hazy twelfth. You may THINK you’re being clear as crystal, but your words could be scrambled beyond recognition. Prevent miscommunication by backing up your verbal instructions with emails, keeping your talking points to a minimum and using bullet points and bold type to underscore the most important bits. And cc all the parties involved to keep everyone on the same page!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Hey big spender! Do you reach for the check every time you’re out with a group? It’s time to rein in your generosity and let others pull their own weight. Today, as your ruler, magnanimous Venus, forms a tense angle to boundary-challenged Neptune in your friendship zone, money could get funny. If you always pay more than your share, dial it back. Ten dollars here and 20 there will quickly add up to a great pair of spring sandals. Plus this way, you’ll avoid getting resentful at the freeloaders.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Sometimes it’s better to show the real unvarnished you than to stuff down your feelings in an attempt to keep up appearances. If the public-you is a totally different person from the at-home-you, take a look at that. Today, as style-conscious Venus in your sign clashes with dreamweaver Neptune in your house of public image, you can take steps to reconcile the two. True friends won’t change their opinion of you if you reveal yourself to be less than “perfect.” Guess what, Gem? They already know you’re not and love you anyway!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
When there’s a friend in need, you always prove yourself to be a friend indeed—but at what price, Cancer? Today, your sensitive sign might get a crash course in setting boundaries with people who’ve helped themselves to more than their fair share of your compassion. As caring Venus collides with empathetic Neptune, be kind to yourself first! If someone needs more than you can realistically offer, be candid about your other responsibilities—and tell them you have confidence in their ability to solve their own problem!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Don’t gloss over issues with friends or team members at work, Leo. Your magnanimous sign wants to give people the benefit of the doubt, but doing so today could put you at risk for missing a deadline or having to deal with the consequences of someone’s duplicity at a later date. Even if everything seems peachy on the surface, follow your hunch. With optimistic Venus in your community corner squaring squirrely Neptune, there could be something going on that’s worth investigating.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Rethink a budding partnership that may have zipped into the fast lane a little too quickly. Whether this is for business or romance, you need to keep your eyes wide open and your antennae attuned for anything that doesn’t feel quite right. With diplomatic Venus facing off with nebulous Neptune in your relationship realm, things might not be as they seem. Trust your gut more than sheer logic, Virgo. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions, and then see how you feel about the answers you get.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Don’t undo months of hard work by giving in to temptation today, Libra! That may be easier thought than done, however. Your heavenly helper, sensual Venus, in your expansive ninth house is squaring off with boundary-challenged Neptune. You might be able to dial up anything BUT willpower now. It may be next to impossible to pull this off yourself, but who says you have to? Call a friend and ask for a double dose of tough love. But then: abide!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Your pulse rises with today’s heat, and you may find yourself weak in the face of a smoldering attraction. As vixen Venus faces off with ambiguous Neptune in your passion portals, you could be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a casual fling and the real thing. Chemistry isn’t the problem; it’s knowing in advance what you’re getting into. Risk is a part of the equation, but it’s up to you to decide whether to go all in or fold your hand and cut your losses.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Don’t drop your skeptical guard today, Archer. The skies abound with false, if flagrant, flattery, and it’ll be easy to fall for it. Not everyone is playing with a full deck, and you can’t risk getting taken when it comes to a work situation or, worse, affairs of the heart. But with idealistic Venus clashing with hazy Neptune in your people houses, it’ll be easy to confuse “authentically charming” with “snake charmer.” Err on the side of caution. If you really want to take someone’s bait, make sure there isn’t a hook attached.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Under today’s sketchy skies, ignorance CAN be bliss, Capricorn—especially when someone is trying to draw you into a hornet’s nest of malicious gossip. You may feel like you can always spot the BS artists and trolls, but you may be dealing with a very tricky character. With sweet-talking Venus clashing with nebulous Neptune in your communication sector, all bets are off. In spite of yourself, you could get sucked into a situation that’ll be hard to disengage from. Resist the temptation and just walk away.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Put your wallet on lockdown today, Water Bearer! You need to tap into your wise-shopper’s brain and resist the pull of impulse buying. You may not be your most levelheaded self as indulgent Venus in your fashionable fifth house clashes with boundary-challenged Neptune in your money zone. Just because something is marked down 50 percent doesn’t mean it’s a good deal—especially if it doesn’t fit you like a glove. If you must shop, bring a tough-love-dispensing friend.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday May 4
Stand your ground, Pisces. You might feel yourself sliding down the very slippery slope of people-pleasing today, and that’s the last place you want to go. A challenging square between sacrificial Neptune in your sign and agreeable Venus in your family zone could leave you at the mercy of everyone else’s desires. Your vote counts, too! Even if you don’t feel super-strongly, state your preferences, if only to get others used to you speaking up in a crowd.