Horoscope for May 11, 2014

Today’s Birthday (05/11/14). Success comes through communication as the year begins. Speak out for justice. Launch new endeavors after July 20. Travel and education have your focus before July 16. After that, a new phase begins at home and with family. A turning point arises in a relationship with autumn eclipses. Prioritize love, health and happiness. Make your mother proud.

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 6 — Make sure to get the orders straight. There’s a sense of urgency, and the potential for hurt feelings remains high, especially if deception gets revealed. Money’s tight. Inhibit fantasies for now. Double-check your work. You see through the advertising hype. Assuage doubts with facts.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Dreams could seem nebulous and difficult to articulate. Take concrete, practical actions to move a project forward, one step at a time. Handle chores. Costs could run high. Make family your top priority, and spend some lazy time together. Lounging can be really satisfying.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — A new direction beckons. You can profit now from a dreamer’s vision. Listen to your heart. Save criticism for later. Follow through on what you said, despite temporary confusion or increased difficulty. Distractions abound. Resist the urge to flee. Friends are happy to help.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — Progress gets delayed on home projects. Conditions seem unstable. Talk about money later. The message can get twisted. Avoid provoking jealousies. Keep your feet on the ground. Take a friend to a film or show. Storytelling, music and art provide emotional release.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Don’t blow your savings just to look good. Unexpected income could arrive, too. Stash it. Spend on basics. Stay out of someone else’s argument entirely, or moderate a misunderstanding. Talk it over, and confusion dissipates. Jealousies seem easily aroused. Move gently and with patience.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Avoid temptation to spend impulsively or exorbitantly. Follow your partner’s recommendation. Calm anxieties by postponing a final decision. List changes to make, and review later. Ignore a trickster. Communications could get garbled. More study is required. New evidence threatens complacency. Choose your exit strategy.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Postpone a date. It’s not a good time to shop, gamble or talk about money. Don’t fund a fantasy… stick to practicalities. Defer gratification. Costs run high. Get creative artistically. Craft a beautiful illusion in a story. You could fall in love all over again.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Sort out fact from fiction. Your imagination goes wild today and tomorrow. Take note of symbolism from a dream. Avoid double-booking appointments, as you connect with friends and family. Relax and recharge your batteries. A separation is permanent, if you say so. Take out the trash.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — It’s difficult to make a romantic connection. Handle homework instead. Take it slow… things don’t make sense yet, and tempers could get short. Don’t believe everything you hear, and avoid speculation. You can’t see the full picture yet. Reassure someone of your love.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Mistakes could get expensive today. A test or challenge holds your attention. Minimize distraction and get efficient. You don’t have all the pieces yet, and illusion distorts the real picture. Patiently plod. Make no foolish promises. Let your partner choose the direction.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 5 — A conflict with authority could arise, or a communications breakdown. Research what you want but spend later. Relax your expectations, and release attachment to how it goes. It all works out, but it may not go as planned. Keep secrets. Count your blessings and relax.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Resist mediocrity. New evidence threatens complacency. Meditation or a dream reveals a new direction. Enlist a resourceful, talented team to amplify results. Avoid a needless argument by taking someone’s comments in stride. Watch what you say, too. Miscommunications could slow you down.