Horoscope for May 3, 2014

Today’s Birthday (05/03/14) -Strengthening partnerships can realize dreams this year. Study and explore shared enthusiasms. Get to the source. Communications, concentration and transportation flow into mid-July, when home and family take over. The lunar eclipse (Oct. 8) inspires personal discovery and transformation. Focus on what makes your heart happy, and share that.

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 — With Venus in your sign today (for a month), your luck in love improves immensely. Leave extra time in your schedule to manage a communications breakdown, and Stick close to home.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 7 — Fantasies abound, with Venus in Aries for the next month. Allow yourself quiet time for personal projects. Practicing something you love to do goes well. Accept compliments with new orders. Study, plan and get introspective. Develop a secret strategy to realize a dream.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 7 — You’re especially popular with Venus in Aries for the next month. You could ask for a raise. Group activities go well, and your public image shines. Social gatherings forward your career. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Keep the big picture in mind.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 7 — Advance in your career over the next month with Venus in Aries. Get social, and talk about what you love. Step into leadership with a group project. Plan your moves before executing, and give extra attention to clear communication. Focus on the end goal.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 6 — Traveling goes easier for the next month with Venus in Aries. Get lost in study and exploration. A crazy philosopher suddenly makes sense. Check your work for mistakes. Communications could get chaotic. Retreat from the world today and tomorrow. Listen with your heart.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 5 — For the next month with Venus in Aries, it’s easier to save money. Review the budget. Earn a bonus. Communication breakdowns could slow the action. Use your charm and magnetism. Friends are grateful for your support. Find a sweet deal.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 6 — Compromise comes easier the over next month, with Venus in Aries. Talk about what you love with a partner, and repeat if they don’t get it. Communications could get tangled. Domestic issues take precedence. Watch out for hidden dangers. Articulate your vision for the future.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 6 — There’s more work coming in over the next month with Venus in Aries, and it’s the fun kind. Plot your course to gain territory, without spending yet. Beautify your surroundings with simple touches. Romantic adventures pique your curiosity today and tomorrow. The path seems magical.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Artistic efforts work in your favor over the next month with Venus in Aries. Your magnetism and charm are drawing attention. Coordinate household chores for shared benefit. Wise spending stretches your resources longer. Find what you need nearby. Take a moment to listen to silence.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 7 — For the next month with Venus in Aries, focus on household improvements for family comfort. Your home can become your love nest. Pay bills, but keep enough on hand for the unexpected. Don’t argue just for the sake of argument. Compromise. Imagine an exciting future.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 7 — You’re sharp as a tack for the next month with Venus in Aries. You know what to say and do. Dig into a big job. Listen to all considerations. Trust your heart to lead you, despite chaos. Study an area of your passion. Get involved locally.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 5 — It’s easier to make money for the next month, with Venus in Aries. Watch out for misunderstandings today. Avoid distractions, and finish tasks early. Redesign a space. Be subtle… even stealthy. Beauty and art speak directly to your heart. Create, invent, and soak it in.