HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 17, 2012: This year you act on a long-term desire that you have not revealed to many people. You could experience moments of insecurity, as you will tend to take risks. If single, you could date quite a few people. Many of them might not be who you think they are. If attached, you spend a lot of time together as a couple. Accept certain idiosyncrasies. Aries has a blunt way with words that can be hurtful. A baby born today has a sun in Taurus and a moon in Aries all day long.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Just when you feel a situation is improving, you’ll discover the other party seems to shut down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • You might choose to say little, yet your mind is on overload with all of your thoughts. You’ll express yourself succinctly and gently, in hopes of being heard.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • Look to a friendship in order to make necessary changes. Clearly what you thought was OK in the past no longer is, or at least might not be right now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • A take-charge attitude does a lot for getting key matters handled. You might need to use that approach for now, because you really have little choice.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Allow more creativity into the most mundane chores or interactions. You will enjoy your life so much more as a result.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • You might feel as if a partner wants something you cannot give. A financial situation could be wearing you down.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • You might be causing your own problem. Sometimes you cannot help but reveal your feelings, whether it is with a look or how you approach a situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Toss yourself into whatever you feel must be done. You cannot keep putting an important matter on the back burner. You see a situation far differently than others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Even if a meeting is difficult or a friend is irritable, do not let it bother you. You will soon discover exactly what has been ailing this person.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • You might need to walk out the door several times in order to release your stress.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • • You have a very sunny way of approaching others that works on nearly everyone. A situation that surrounds someone at a distance could be problematic at best.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • Recognize that not everyone is capable of giving at the level you can. Center yourself, then proceed. No one can honor your interests as well as you can.