HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 8, 2017:
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Defer to others as you try to loosen up what could be a difficult situation. More information comes forward that might add a level of confusion. Trust that even through the haze of the chaos, solutions will appear. Tonight: Impulsiveness emerges. Relax and enjoy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You have what it takes to deal with various problems. The fact that you are logical and stoic helps others trust you. Some of what you see will encourage you to step back and take another look. A financial matter might be difficult to transform. Tonight: Choose a stressbuster.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Your imagination provides lightness when you’re faced with challenges. Make sure that others understand where you are coming from. A boss might express a more challenging perspective. Do whatever you need to do to get focused. Tonight: Be spontaneous.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Your emphasis is on family matters. Confusion surrounds various areas of your life, but it seems to funnel mostly into your personal life. The unexpected keeps shaking up the status quo. You could react emotionally and become overly tired as a result. Tonight: Make it an early night.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You generally are upbeat and direct. You know when to pull out of a problem. What you hear and how you hear it varies from one extreme to another. Recognize the instability of the present situation. Try to turn down the emotional temperature. Tonight: Work through stress.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You understand that money isn’t everything. However, you still might have to deal with a partner being unreasonable and challenging when it comes to shared finances. Do your best to keep your cool, despite what goes down. Tonight: Make it easy and play it low-key.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Choose your words carefully, and don’t say anything that could cause more upset. Remember, you are the master of diplomacy. Use your skills well, and ultimately this ability will pay off in a difficult situation. Others trust your behavior. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.”
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Kick back and detach. The less involved you are in the present uproar and confusion happening around you, the better off you will be. Observe rather than speak, and you’ll learn a lot about the people around you. Adjust your schedule if need be. Tonight: Vanish.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your natural inclination is to withdraw and quietly observe. Others can’t seem to gain control of a situation or their emotions. You might note how the unexpected plays a role with a loved one. Your creativity peaks as the day goes on. Tonight: You have a reason to smile.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might feel as if someone is holding you back. Understand that there is a lot going on with this person right now. Be patient, and you will see better results in the long run. Try not to personalize others’ attitudes or words. Tomorrow is a new day. Tonight: A must appearance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your ability to make a difference marks your behavior and your long-term desires. Let go of a feeling of frustration. Identify with the other parties involved, and imagine what it would be like to be them in this same situation. Tonight: Go to a jam session, or watch a concert.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Defer to someone whom you care a lot about. Someone who has influence over your life might be extremely difficult and challenging right now. Let this person’s attitude wash right over you. As a result, you will prevent this moment from becoming more serious. Tonight: Be a duo.
BORN TODAY: Comedian Don Rickles (1926), former U.S. President Harry S. Truman (1884), mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio (1961)