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May 3 in the stars: The moon is in Libra, square Mars in Cancer. What does this mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday May 3.
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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday May 3, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Someone is tugging on your heartstrings today, and you’ll find it hard not to go soft for them. Triggering Mars sailing through your sentimental fourth house is making you a sucker for a sob story. But thanks to a tense angle with the chatty Libra moon, once you start giving, they might not stop taking. To avoid resentment—or fueling the codependent fires—hold yourself back a little. Better to empower people than enable them.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
It’s always flattering to be asked for advice, but think twice before you opine today, especially if you haven’t been asked. With the moon getting jousted by impetuous Mars, you could get hooked into playing the (draining) role of savior. Or you might offer levelheaded solutions only to have the person argue with you every step of the way. Talk about a waste of time! Channel your energy into tackling a detailed task. Be mindful not to take on too much. Break your work into small steps and focus on accomplishing ONE thing instead of scattering your energy.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Your mind’s on your money with motivational Mars in your finance zone. But it’s also on the fun ways you could spend it, thanks to a competitive angle between Mars and the indulgent Libra moon. The classic Oscar Wilde quote “I can resist everything except temptation” is pretty much your life today, Gemini. (But let’s be real: When isn’t it?) With your willpower on the weak side, self-deprivation is futile. Pick a splurge or two. Just check your balances before you go wild.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Your sensitive sign has a knack for taking things personally. But are you holding yourself to the same standards that you demand of others? Today, aggro Mars in Cancer can make you pretty blunt, especially since it’ll be steamrolling the diplomatic Libra moon. As a result, you could trample right over someone’s tender feelings with your unsolicited advice. Check in: Are they ready for your full-frontal honesty? And if you deliver it, remember that you’re signing up for the same harsh dressing-down that you’ve just dished out.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Telling a sad story can grab people’s hearts, but it can also leave them feeling awkward and obligated. Today’s square between the moon and aggressive Mars warns against spinning a tale of woe to get people to do your bidding. If you need support, ask for it directly. And be open to receiving it however it’s offered. If you’re the one being tapped for a helping hand, don’t do it out of pity. For example, if someone wants a job recommendation but you’re not sure they’re qualified, it’s okay to ask pointed questions. After all, this is YOUR reputation on the line.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Chameleon alert: Are you shifting your personality or back-pedaling on your beliefs to fit in with a certain group? Today’s square between the moon and firebrand Mars sounds an alarm. As the old cliche goes, if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. If you truly want to win people’s respect, don’t try to be someone you’re not. Maybe they won’t “get” you right away, but your confidence will send the message that YOU respect yourself. Ultimately, changing in the hopes of impressing people is a waste of time.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Having goals can keep you centered, but are yours crushing your spirit? Today’s tense square between the Libra moon and feisty Mars in your professional sector poses a dilemma. Can you be your colorful self and still get ahead? The answer, of course, is yes—but it may require a few priority changes and honest talks. Maybe you’ve just been working too hard. Step away from the grind and do something spontaneous. Plan a trip, go out dancing, eat at that new tapas place with a huge Spanish wine list. When you’ve reconnected with life and all its wonders, you’ll be able to focus again.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
The truth will set you free—most of the time—but today it might just rope you into an endless debate. As the moon locks into a tangled angle with aggressive Mars, do your best to avoid over-explaining. Not everyone can handle honesty and directness, and the last thing you need is to be on the receiving end of someone’s passive-aggressive backlash. Share with discretion as a policy today. Feel people out before you spill any tea or confidential intel (not that we have to tell a Scorpio that!).
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Secrets are called that for a reason, Sagittarius, so guard the ones you’re keeping with the utmost care. Today, aggro Mars in your confidential eighth house will form a tense square with the Libra moon. You could be tempted to leak some juicy gossip to a friend or hint that you’ve got the scoop on a “developing story.” While you might feel important, you could be branded as untrustworthy. While you’re at it, watch what you let slip on social media. Make sure it’s okay to share any news before you broadcast to the world.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Are they interested in you—or just using you to get ahead? Today’s tangled angle between the moon and feisty Mars could find you questioning someone’s intentions. Test the waters before flinging accusations, though. If you’re always going above and beyond, you might want to ask them to return a favor or lend a hand. Should they suddenly be “busy,” that’s your cue to pull back. In romance, you may be out of sync with your partner around long-term goals. Is it time to talk about what you both want for the future? Uncomfortable as that can be, you need the clarity.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Detail overload! Today’s challenging dustup between the Libra moon and restless Mars could find you juggling more than your brain can handle. You’ve got way too many irons in the fire, and you need to finish a few projects before taking on anything new. Break your current work down into manageable steps. Delegate what you can, even if you have to pay someone to help with a few short-term projects. The time and frustration you save will be worth every cent.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 3
Scandals were meant to be avoided, Pisces, so watch your step. Today’s dramatic dance between the moon and hotheaded Mars could find you unwittingly in the center of the drama if you aren’t careful. Walk away from the tea spillers, and don’t fan the conflagration of conflict by chiming in to the complaint fest. If you’ve been holding onto anger, your resentment could all come boiling up now. Before you unleash an emotional torrent, talk it through with a neutral party and process your raw feelings. Avoid taking sides with feuding friends. Remember, there are always at least two sides to every story.