HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 4, 2017: This year life presents some challenges, especially when dealing with finances. You tend to be more carefree, whereas a partner or loved one seems to be more frugal. Try to see where others are coming from more often. If you are single, someone you meet could be emotionally unavailable. You cannot change this person, so just move on. If you are attached, try to avoid conflicts over money. You and your sweetie might want to consider getting separate bank accounts. Virgo encourages you to think outside the box.
The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You are full of get-up-and-go. It might be difficult to stop you once you get going. You have a lot of ground to cover, and you will do it with efficiency. Try not to run over someone who is not as quick as you, or who isn’t on the same track as you!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Avoid a hassle by touching base with your inner voice. Do what you feel is right and not necessarily what is expected. A close loved one might express his or her disdain. Curb a tendency to go overboard, especially when reacting.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You might want to do something differently from those around you. You could be more grounded than others are aware. Allow greater give-and-take between you and someone else.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) You are likely to speak your mind, but the reception you receive might not be what you had expected. Pull back and gain insight by exploring a recent conversation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You might not know how hard you need to push to get your way. Recognize your limits as well as others’. A friend could push to spend time with you, which is likely to cause a problem with a loved one.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Go for more of what you want. You might have to jump over an obstacle or two in order to reach your goals. A boss or someone you look up to could be somewhat difficult to deal with. Know how far you should push this person.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You understand a lot more than others realize. You realize that sometimes it serves you to back off and take a loss, or let someone else have his or her way. Keep an eye on the big picture; it might be a lot different from what you had anticipated.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) One-on-one relating takes you down a new path of understanding. A financial matter might stand in your way and could prevent you from achieving the long-term connection you desire. Deal with this issue ASAP.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You could be coming off much more negatively than you realize. Your willingness to handle a difficult matter takes a radical turn, as the other party might not be gracious for your efforts. You’ll opt to focus on one issue rather than many.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might not be in the mood to move forward on a particular project. If you keep hitting roadblocks, you will want to consider proceeding in a different direction, at least for a little while. Let go of a hassle, and work with what seems a lot easier.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Deal with others on a one-onone level. If you notice that someone is being difficult or touchy, you might want to back off and gain a new perspective. Your desire to communicate is important, but others might be too feisty or preoccupied for their own good.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You have the ability to get past problems with ease. How you deal with others and their reactions could be surprising. Recognize that people just might be in a bad mood, and accept that you can control only yourself. Know not to push your luck.