Taurus (April 20th to May 21st)

You could be on the brink of a breakdown (or a breakthrough, if you’ve been working on it) with a partner or someone significant in your life. The Mercury retrograde that kicks off the week may seem like the culprit to blame, but I want to discourage you from thinking this. Kicking shards at Mercury won’t get you any closer to understanding what’s broken and there’s no quick fix, Taurus. Nor will you win this battle by being the bull-headed victor when all the chips are cashed in. There is fundamentally something that you are not seeing in dealing with this partner or important person. It’s as if you think you’re operating with the full story and you’re not. It’s also true that the person may be withholding key information. You will have to attempt different means of persuasion other than “Tell me!” or pouting.

Samuel F. Reynolds is a NYC-based astrologer. His personal consultations have been described as “healing” and “brilliantly insightful.” He’s offering special, recorded 1-hour consultations for $95 for Ebony.com readers, in person or by phone/skype. For more info, visit return2thesource.com, write [email protected] or follow on twitter at @sfreynolds.