For Friday, May 19, 2017:
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You might feel caught in a suppressed emotional situation, and will need to make a grounded, intellectual decision. You’ll need to determine which direction you should head in, given the present circumstances. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Meetings and calls from friends are likely to keep you busy most of the day. Underneath these activities lie thoughts triggered by an intense realization. Let more optimism float through your day. Tonight: A dear friend or loved one might not appreciate your silliness.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Interactions with loved ones seem more upbeat, which makes for more content moments. Nevertheless, a partner still seems somewhat somber. Know that only this person can change his or her attitude. Don’t allow anyone to mar your good spirits. Tonight: Let the fun begin.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You might be considering taking off for the weekend. Whether you decide to check in to a hotel on the other side of town or explore a new area, you will make the most of the moment. Be less responsive to your phone, and free yourself to the moment. Tonight: Follow your instincts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
An associate might want you to put on the brakes. Perhaps this person is encouraging you to revisit a recent decision, which you still might be iffy about. What do you really have to lose? Allow a tendency to be somewhat indulgent to enter your interactions. Tonight: In the limelight.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Others appear to be in a dominant position; their security and selfconfidence are evident. An issue involving your domestic life demands your attention. Reach out to a trusted friend who is more knowledgeable about the situation for some feedback. Tonight: So many suggestions.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You might enjoy being more dominant than you have been in the recent past. Your smile and easygoing nature tend to put you in a leadership position more than you realize. Observe what occurs later in the day. An admirer can’t get enough of you! Tonight: Out with a friend.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You understand the problem at hand, but someone else might try to make a decision for you. Feelings tend to go to extremes. Are you suppressing how you feel about this issue? Know that the truth will come out one way or another. Be smart and speak up. Tonight: Be near music.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Pressure surrounds a personal matter that you could be choosing not to share. A close friend might be taking your seriousness personally. Allow more silliness to enter your life; you will feel better, and a situation will roll off your back. Tonight: Follow the path your friends take.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You have choices that you might not be prepared to deal with. Honor a fast change of pace, but also recognize that you need to slow down a bit in order to be as thorough as you’d like to be. Resist allowing your fussiness to emerge. Tonight: Return calls before deciding anything.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Fun does not need to cost anything. In fact, you understand that it is the company you are with that makes the moment enjoyable. Respond to a friend’s last-minute invitation to join him or her later at a new or offbeat place. Tonight: Be careful when handling funds.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Understand that an emotional frenzy surrounds you. Decide how you would like to handle yourself. Enjoy the sudden blast of attention, and choose to make the most of the moment. Your popularity seems to be at a high point right now. Tonight: Let the good times rock and roll.
Wrestler Andre the Giant (1946), singer/songwriter Grace Jones (1948), musician Pete Townshend (1945)