■ YOUR horoscope
For Friday, May 12, 2017: ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Keep trying to reach out to someone at a distance. Recognize that you could be misreading a situation and making an incorrect judgment. Ask a question or two, and you’ll help clarify what is happening for everyone. A partner or friend is there for you. Tonight: At a favorite place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
A close relationship blossoms even more because of a shared mutual hobby or interest. The two of you often debate the pros and cons of a matter. You might be getting to know each other well enough to be sarcastic and not cause hurt feelings. Tonight: With your best friend.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You want to defer to a loved one or a business partner. Your support makes a significant difference to this person. A new love interest might express an unusual interest in your day-to-day routine. Instead of wondering why, just ask. Tonight: Dance away any anger or frustration.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Pace yourself, knowing that you have a lot to do right now. You might need to clear out a project before the weekend officially starts. Don’t allow a family member to disrupt your communication. You need to stay on topic. Tonight: Decide how much energy you have first.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You can’t just sit on your enthusiasm. You know what you want to do, but you also understand that you need to jump through some hoops first. Allow your creativity and understanding to emerge. You could be surprised by what happens as a result. Tonight: Be a wild thing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Allow more playfulness to enter different facets of your life. Your focus might be more on your personal life than on your professional life right now. You probably will want to work from home or take the day off if you can. Keep an open mind. Tonight: Your home is your castle.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Conversations might be more vibrant, touchy or difficult than you expected. You could be unusually dynamic, but not exactly present, when dealing with others; you seem to be missing a detail or two. Know that you are unusually lucky. Tonight: Hang out with a friend or two.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might not want to deal with your finances, but you’ll create a bigger problem for yourself if you don’t. Your intuition will point you in the right direction. You could be dismayed by a partner’s desire to spend money. Think before you speak. Tonight: Watch your budget.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Trying to gain clarity could be difficult at best right now, as a fog seems to float through your domestic life. Your attitude throughout the day might be colored by certain events. Reach out to friends who remain optimistic and positive. Tonight: Follow someone else’s lead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might appear to regain your strength in a professional situation. You could be overly tired by a back-and-forth situation that surrounds your day-to-day life. Your professional or work life could become more demanding. Tonight: Make it OK to say “no” if you want to.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Friendship and meetings are likely to occupy a good part of your day. Whether you internalize some of what is happening will be up to you. You are more likely to detach and take an overview. A child or new love interest could be very difficult. Tonight: Join your friends.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Take charge of a professional situation. Your caring attitude makes a difference to many people, especially your significant other. You’ll feel much better having this person’s support. Changes on the homefront might be difficult but necessary. Tonight: All eyes turn to you.
BORN TODAY: Musician Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV personality Tom Snyder (1936)