Shooting it Straight: Earth Signs/May 6-10

Hey, you’re human and humans make mistakes. That doesn’t mean you can’t self-correct. Here’s a heads-up on the challenge or obstacle you’re likely to face in your love relationship this week (problem) and what’s at the root of it (action). And just like a shot of good, straight tequila, we’ll chase it down with a little lemon and salt–advice that’s irreverent, a bit cheeky, unfiltered and admittedly brazen. The message is putting either you or your partner on notice. I’ll leave which of you up to you to decide. If you’re offended by the truth or strong language–stop here.


Hey, what do I have to do to get some help around here? One of you may feel that you’re not getting enough time, money, attention or recognition from your partner. There’s a need to balance the scales with regard to give and take. Neither of you may be voicing your opinions or sharing information with the other resulting in a lack of movement. Perhaps there are issues of financial lack, illness or simply being passed over for what you feel you deserve. If one of you is in a more dominant position, your so-called “help” may be called into question. It may very well be true that whoever holds the power is distinctly aware of it and keeping the partner in a dependent position. On the other hand, your partner is not a mind-reader–it’s your responsibility to ask for what you want or need. However, if it’s you who’s been taking too many breaks or slacking in any area, it may be time to get more conscientious about upping your game and giving more. Charity begins at home–start there.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

So what if it’s not fair? Go the extra mile.


Are you happiest alone or together? Perhaps it’s time for one of you to become either more self-reliant or less self-involved. Maybe you’ve got a little on the side and a guilty conscience is pushing for a decision to be made. Perhaps a slip of the tongue sets events in motion for the piper to call at your door. It’s time to wake up! Something’s coming back to life that either you or your partner thought was resolved. There could be secrets, gossip or churning from the rumor mill that has you or your partner up in arms and ready to pick up arms to retaliate–don’t! Alternatively, concerns could center on creating enough financial security to enjoy yourselves or issues surrounding property. The problem is that there’s a chance you’ve hedged your bets with a false sense of security either financially or emotionally and some unwelcome changes are in the works. Were you expecting too much? Are we having fun yet? What did it cost you?

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Boundaries? What boundaries? Build a blockade–get away from haters.


One of you is making an offer and the other of you is just not having it. Maybe you’re turned off by the overtures or the chemistry is missing. A problem could make one of you feel as if you’re having to play the role of parent for a spoiled, childish partner. Situations could even reach the point where thoughts of separation are triggered as a result of some past disappointments that left either of you feeling betrayed. You may feel that a partner’s fawning adulation is false and only extended as a calculated means to serve a hidden motive or personal agenda. Could it be that you’re both just overthinking things? Do you just have to be right or do you want to be in a relationship? Use common sense guided by intuition to divert any disasters on the horizon.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Stop trying to control every. damn. thing.

Decks: Rider-Waite, U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Image: Cupid Blindfolded, Piero della Francesco

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