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Capricorn Career Horoscope: May 2013

All around success

Charm and creativity are major assets for you when May begins. Venus, the planet of beauty and attraction is in sensible Taurus and your 5th House of Self-Expression until May 9. This delightful transit can inspire imaginative but highly practical ideas. Verbal Mercury is also in this part of your chart until May 15, providing you with a comforting and reasonable sounding voice that's capable of convincing others to follow your lead. A key to using this personal power effectively is to come across in a simple and direct way. People don't want to be talked down to, which is why a friendly and folksy approach will be more appealing.

The Sun is also in Taurus until May 20, adding to your ability to put on a strong performance. Getting in front of people to make presentations should work to your advantage during this period. It may be necessary, though, to purge a plan that's just not making very much progress.

The Taurus New Moon on May 9 is a Solar Eclipse that might require you to let go of a project that isn't getting you anywhere. While persistence is usually a desirable quality, it can hinder you if it's applied in an area where the long-term benefits are limited. Instead of pushing harder in to overcome obstacles, consider eliminating plans for which you've lost your enthusiasm. In fact, your priorities should be clear from the very beginning of May as the effect of a disciplined Mars-Saturn opposition shows you what tasks you need to master.

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