TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 21). Build yourself, forming strength through repeated actions. There’s a stretch of fun and friends before the August adventure with a stimulating environment. You’ll get to learn new skills and relearn old ones. The windfall comes in November. Your inner circle will enjoy your gifts. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 18, 3, 30 and 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve been thinking of a problem as though it were an uphill slog, but a change has occurred so stop that. This is more of a gravitational process. You’re at the top, and your aim is at the bottom. Side.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In a tight group that functions well, it’s easy to lose track of who gave and got what. This is how it should be and how it will be today; everyone giving what’s easy and affordable for the betterment of the group.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The time to think what the rules should be before the game begins. That’s where you are. What you establish will make all the difference.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll expend emotional labor. Give gifts, and overflow other ways helping people. So, the thing to watch out for is need. Set priorities. Who needs you more, and where can you do the most good?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re a leader in some way. Do you know it fully? You’ll get clues today that you can apply in the weeks to come to help bring the group forward. A vision is coming together.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s a strange but true that as hard as you’re working to forward the agenda you believe is so correct, there’s another faction working just as hard at an opposite “correct” agenda. So how can you outsmart them?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Though experience can make a person wise, it doesn’t always. And there are those who are inexperienced and yet very wise. An open and curious mind is key to wisdom.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The nutrients gotten from eating with loved ones goes beyond actual vitamins and proteins. The shared ritual, conversation and the bond of eating together fortifies the soul.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Note that people with a lot of skin in the game will take offense at whatever the opposition has to dish, even if that dish is congeniality and sportsmanship.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s good salesmanship to close the deal. It’s great salesmanship to build such a strong case that the customer is the one closing it. The second type is who you’ll be today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Maybe the aim is impossible to achieve, but that doesn’t make the tasks that lead up to it any less worthwhile, especially if the thing also happens to be a pleasure to work on. Work can be its own reward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You learn from people who aren’t afraid of confrontation. It doesn’t always have to end in conflict. Take notes, ready to communicate and work something out.