HOROSCOPES

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 17). You’ll have power to choose where you spend your time and with whom; your destiny springs from these choices. Exceptional fortunes of July include an expensive ticket gifted to you. Hobbies turn into moneymakers in 2020. Devote yourself to making and marketing your reputation. Gemini and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 12, 5, 18 and 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being a good judge of character is part talent and part skill. You’ve had a sense about who to pursue, tolerate or avoid, though occasionally tricked by charm or good looks. Not anymore. You’re seasoned.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s something relaxing about maintenance appointments such as routine doctor or dentist visits or an automobile oil change. You’re where you’re supposed to be and the world outside just has to wait.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Every relationship has rules, though most are unspoken. Be aware of how the rules change as you move in and out of the various circles that span between intimacy and distance.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). We may walk the same earthly plane, but there’s a vastly different internal reality inside each person. Be effective with this knowledge at the core of today’s interactions.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don’t need people to be just like you to feel a kinship and affinity. Thrive on knowing a diverse set of people, and today brings proof that you’re better for a variety of interests.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When the action doesn’t go to plan, come up with a new one. It’s better than passively riding out the direction things seem to fall in. There’s something to save or affect here.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you know that something is right but don’t know why, then you’ll make the correct choice, but won’t be able to convince others to make it, too. Find out the reasons.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Time all to yourself seems like an impractical indulgence when it should seem more like a choice for health and well-being. You’re happier and more loving once you’ve tended to your tranquility needs.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). “You’re going places,” said the casting director to the actor, “just not with us.” You may echo this sentiment as you meet talented, appealing people whom you don’t quite know how to “cast” in your life yet.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Wanting to be a part of a different scene is a waste of the one you’re in. Trust that there are plenty of opportunities to be excellent from exactly where you are.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Valuable things become more so when they are shared, insubstantial things are diminished when too many get their hands in.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The Irish proverb “Praise youth and it will prosper,” was a novel idea. Culture has shifted. Many claim children are now praised to a perilous degree. You’ll dole praise judiciously and fairly.

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