TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 15). You’ll have the praise of your peers, which feels fantastic but is not enough to get you where you want to go. You’re bound for greatness. So you risk more and make excellent mistakes. The universe will be your constructive critic, and you’ve the attitude to use the notes to become brilliant. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 22, 1, 40 and 19.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve key information to impart, and you know it. There’s a temptation, but resist. You will only lose or confuse your audience. You’ll be respected for staying on point.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To some extent, every interaction is a show-and-tell situation. Those who are aware of what they bring are more effective than those who bring omplaints and ego.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Anyone who is afraid of humor is afraid of being vulnerable (vulnerability is a given). You’re funny whether these laugh or not.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The spiritually small will search for reasons to be mad at others. Condemning others is the lazy man’s ego food. It makes him feel bigger and more important without having to actually do anything useful.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s no benefit to rushing in or hurrying through. You’ll go the same distance but have less to show for it. Take in the sights; talk to the people; mosey along at a pace that will allow you to fully breathe in this day.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s good that people see what you do and want something out of you, so long as they are willing to do a fair trade. Many won’t understand. They have to be taught.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In the past you’ve assumed that people knew what they were doing. It turns out that wasn’t always the case. Now you check things out before taking people at their word, and this will prevent trouble today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Ordinary things can become sacred once they’ve been infused with energy. Full-on wars have been started over things as ordinary as a wooden bucket. As for your own ordinary/sacred item: Protect it well today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Learning other views isn’t for the nosey — busybodies learn everyone’s dirt from a fixed, and often judgmental, point of view. It takes a remarkable intelligence to really understand another person.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Many who would like to reach a state of joy and openness of mind will try shortcuts. They might work, but create dependencies, and teach nothing. The long path strengthens and teaches. Its gifts are enduring.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s easier to sign each page and agree. Alas, you can’t in good conscience give a categorical yes today, there are too many variables. Consider each item separately.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t have to compete to win. It’s more of a recipe than a competition. If you put in the right ingredients, in correct measure and with the prescribed technique, you’ll have what you set out to make.