TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 16). You’ll follow the rules of showmanship: Tell people what you’re going to do, do it and then tell them what you did. This you’ll repeat again and again. Goals become increasingly relevant to larger numbers of people, your tenacity earning ever-greater reward. Aries, Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 9, 12, 49 and 47.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Imagine your ideal best friend — the one who gets you, laughs at your jokes, brings out your best and sees you as beautiful no matter what. Be that person. That’s the amount of self-attention that’s appropriate.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Bring something useful to do so you’re not waiting around on one who seems to get some sort of charge or emotional reassurance from making others wait around for them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are loved. Unfortunately, the evidence of this is on the subtle side. So, believe you are loved in order to spot love’s proof.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re stretching yourself, giving a bit more and differently than you’re used to. You may feel like you really don’t know how you’re going to keep on, but you’ll find a way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The thing that gets tedious is seeing, hearing and experiencing what you already know. Sameness can be an irritant, even if it’s pleasant. Change it up.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You sense the truth before you feel like you want to know it. You could push further, but what would be the point? List the pros and cons.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When they say, “These are the good old days,” what they mean that we’ll eventually wax nostalgic about the very routines that seem a little tiresome. Does knowing this help you appreciate today better?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most people would rather do what everyone else is doing than risk being called “weird.” You’ll do what everyone else is doing only after you’ve decided it’s the best way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Give compliments to those who deserve them and those who don’t. The ones who deserve them will like the recognition. The ones who don’t will try to grow.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In some circumstances, ambivalence to one thing allows you to zero in on what matters. But in the case of someone being harmed, especially someone weak, ambivalence is a fault. Involve yourself appropriately.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Success depends on leveraging relationships. Learn more about people to discover untapped talents and ways of interacting.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Maybe the last thing the world needs is more opinions and advice. Some things will be boring unless the people are fascinating.