Horoscope for May 8, 2013

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (05/08/13)

Begin the year with confidence and luck, and hustle to harvest. Materialism loses glitter; stick with basics and adore savings. Then community, family and friends fill your summer social calendar. Education takes focus, along with wellness and service.

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 a 7 — Start getting practical, and compute expenses. Shopping for household items moves into top priority. Talk over the schedule. Friends are on your side. Think quickly, and move slowly. Get in the flow.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) –

Today is a 9 — Let the words pour out as you become more confident. Travel to or over water. New information excites action at home. Prepare to launch. Invest in your success. Take quick action for maximum benefit.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) –

Today is an 8 — Tempers could be short. You’re under pressure to complete old tasks. You get farther with an influence. Your dreams are brilliantly prophetic.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) –

Today is an 8 — Set up a meeting to entertain new possibilities. Move quickly to get the best deal. Adjust the schedule. Circumstances control your actions. Work without chatter. Stay focused and keep cool.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) –

Today is an 8 — Work requires more attention. Don’t speak so freely about money now. Move quickly to find necessary information. Seduce your partner. Listen to all the considerations.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) –

Today is a 9 — Fix something before it breaks. Travel conditions improve, and working at home is nice, too. Tap into your passion, and believe you can. This leads to discovery.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) –

Today is a 9 — Today and tomorrow are good for financial planning. Don’t throw money around. Investigate an improbable theory, and take action on an idea with inspiring brilliance. Figure costs. Subtle art elements are best.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) –

Today is an 8 — Look alive and think fast. Then go slow. Let a strong leader take charge. Invest in home, family, land and real estate. Partnership meetings occur.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) –

Today is a 9 — Use your imagination. Stand for a new way of doing business … this is the design phase. Work on the details. Accept unexplainable inspiration. Ask probing questions. Investigate.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) –

Today is a 9 — You score big with creative output. School takes a new direction. Don’t be abrupt. Use resources wisely. You can ask for more and get it. Indulge your cuddly side.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) –

Today is an 8 — Slow down and listen, close to home. Family wants attention. Keep talking. Find ways to increase efficiency. Your team is hot. The previously impossible seems doable. Follow your heart.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –

Today is a 9 — Push yourself forward. Offer corrections to wrong assumptions. Write up the proposal. Listen and include critical information.  Boost energy with exercise.