Horoscope May 3,2013

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Center

Today’s Birthday (05/03/13).

Ideas this year revolve around  relationships, career and passionate community causes. A financial boom before July leads into a summer of quick-paced travel, communications and connections. Education this fall fits you, and home fires invite. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

— Today is an 8 — Finish up old projects to beat the clock. Hold on to your money. Put a hold on contacting a distant loved one until the job is done. You can get the agreement you’re working towards.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) –

Today is an 8 — You’ll be more organized, with help from a techie. Don’t get fooled by something “too good to be true.” With more time for friends, avoid starting jealousies. Protect a sensitive soul.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) –

Today is a 7 — Continue with caution. If you hit a dead end, learn so you’re stronger next time. Life experience trumps book learning. Career matters come up for consideration. Take time for yourself.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) –

Today is an 8 — Set long-term goals. Compromise is required. Plan your agenda. Be careful to keep costs down. It might be a good idea to ask an expert for help. Consider consequences.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) –

Today is an 8 — Take care of business now. Better review resources again over the next few days. Changes needed budget revisions … work it out with your partner. Focus on your key commitments, and what’s most important.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) –

Today is an 8 — Compromise works, and there’s possibility of emotional trouble. There’s no need to buy special treats. Spend time with your partner now. That’s your most valuable commodity.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) –

Today is an 8 — Your partner applauds your effort, as you begin a two-day intense work phase. Don’t get fusterated by temporary overwhelm, or hooked into confrontation. Take persistent action. Start planning and budgeting a new project.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) –

Today is a 7 — Let your creativity out. Use sharp tools with caution. Don’t bet the rent money. Recycling works again. Call on your connections … they’re happy to help, and your skills serve them, too.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) –

Today is an 8 — Catch up on the latest news from friends. You’re learning how to do without something previously considered indispensable. Home and family demand more attention. Avoid risks. Get into planning.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) –

Today is a 9 — You’re starting a learning phase. Your assignment may change. Catch up on reading. Use what you have. Get out in the neighborhood with your brothers and sisters.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) –

Today is an 8 — Focus on profit. Design a new look. It’s easy to spend …Take out what you can’t afford. Worries could tangle your dreams, and work could mess up romance. Breathe deep.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –

Today is an 8 — Wear the leadership role, and wait to see what develops. You’re getting more sensitive to what’s needed. Not everyone agrees with choices, and not everything you try works. That’s okay.