TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 19). You are very much your own person this year, and you’ll be shedding old myths and definitions. The next10 weeks will do wonders for your satisfaction at work and also for your social ties. July presents a fun challenge and the ideal teammate. November brings romantic proclamations. Save up through the colder months. Cancer and Leo adore you

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You’ll take back your time from the digital bandits.  You won’t answer the phone just because it rings or act on every electronic impulse demanding attention. You’ll enjoy a few distractions — distractions of your own choosing!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Either your prayers will be answered, or that thing you do that’s a little like praying will be linked to some interesting results. Tonight, hone social skills, including the art of making a powerful entrance and a smooth exit.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). For today, “Why?” is not the right question to ask. The question “How?” on the other hand, could change your life. It’s also a lucky day for running into the exact people who know about the “how,” and you should definitely take lots of notes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You refuse to think of yourself as a victim of circumstance. There are alternatives to explore — hard to see when you’re invested in one way of being, but they are there nonetheless. Decide to see them. You always have choices.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes all it takes is a simple decision to feel different. It’s as though you’re an actor and the director has just walked up to you and told you to play the scene confident, empowered and ready to make the next winning move.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The potential for trouble lies in reacting to events in an emotional, unthinking way. Take a breath. Be thoughtful and deliberate in your response instead so you’ll avoid the trouble altogether.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Embrace the paradise of imperfect circumstances. Exactly as you are, you’re good enough to do what you really want to the best of your ability. Also, you’ll never be more ready. Go!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are people you’re not happy around–yet can’t avoid. When you have to deal with them, involve others. More people will dilute the power of one negative influence. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you contradict someone, or even yourself, the energy of conflict will be ignited. This isn’t necessary! Acknowledge the things you can’t agree on. The validation may be all that’s necessary to discharge the bad energy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be given gifts today, though they may be disguised as other things. Your definition of the term “gift” will be thereby expanded. Whether something is a gift or a bane is best determined over time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You know what fun is to you. Stick with that and the smiles keep coming, whereas subscribing to other people’s idea of fun might actually make you feel irritated, uncomfortable or worse. 

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). The current cosmic bent will help you realize the wondrous power of saying no, setting a boundary and enforcing a limit. Such a gesture will make love stronger and life simpler.