Horoscope for May 18, 2014

Today’s Birthday (05/18/14). Clear communication builds strong partnerships for success this year. Educational and creative adventures hold your interest before July 16; words and transportation flow with ease. Private projects hold your focus into winter. Quiet time in October lets you review your priorities, before you can empower the team for your new direction. Release extra stuff. Talk about what’s most important. Stand for love. 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 5 — A mess can lead to improvements, even as it triggers emotional or communications breakdown. Stay flexible with sudden and unexpected developments, and avoid travel. Take care of family first. Don’t take to much part in at social events. Get greedy and risk losing it all. Love wins, in a strange way.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 5 — Transform your emotions by letting them flow through you. Take a moment for yourself, then help a goofy friend stay calm. Continue to be respectful. Defend your position, if necessary. Avoid weakness and greed. Hold on to your money. Plan your next adventure, but don’t go yet.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 6 — A brilliant idea reveals a hidden truth. Temporary confusion or arguments could disrupt the flow. Handle paperwork, and schedule actions and communications for later. Learn from an expert. Keep your resources for family. A female adds creative touch. Take the day!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 5 — Quiet, peaceful time together supports your partnership. Misunderstandings arise over small things. There’s a solution. Breathe deeply, and let go of the automatic response. Avoid financial risks and big expense. Travel later. Read, write, fantasize and plot your course. Test a hypothesis. Relax.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 6 — Work spills overtime, colliding into your personal life. In a disagreement on priorities, listen more than speaking. Make sure you heard the considerations, and let them know so. Apply solutions. Get help with details. Handle the most pressing urgencies, then go play with someone you love.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 6 — Relax and have fun today. Ignore responsibilities, except important ones, and get lost in distraction and diversion. Make life easier. Take another’s opinion into account. Disagreements can show up over stupid stuff. Don’t talk about work in progress. Just play, without consequences.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — A surprise or breakthrough shifts the circumstances at home. However, ignoring work isn’t a good idea. An obstacle can be over come. Develop the necessary processes before going forward. Finish a complicated chore first. Don’t fall for casual flirtations. A miracle happens when you least expect it.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — Gather up your winnings. Bickering wastes time… let go of your position for now. Don’t gamble, expose your sources or go shopping. Keep travel plans flexible. Indulge in peace. Create a romantic venue. Don’t give away everything. Let it go. Be polite.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 6 — Financial misunderstandings could get expensive. Pay attention to the numbers, and keep your sense of humor. Arguments over money could arise. Keep it light, and join forces. Hold out for the best deal, and remember what’s really important. All the money in the world won’t buy love.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 6 — Use or invent a tradition. Take time for yourself, and take part in pleasant relaxation. You don’t have to do what others suggest. Challenge the generally held opinion. Misunderstandings could arise. Apologize when you’re a jerk. Being right isn’t worth much, in the big picture… given the cost.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 5 — It’s a lovely time to hide out and get introspective. Follow your own curiosity, and your journey produces results. Use logic to the equation. Unexpected costs could shift the balance… look for opportunities to save. Your partner plays their hand. Think of your move.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 6 — The peace could get damaged. A mess at home changes your plans. Don’t make too much of a small disagreement. Clean up, and take the opportunity to make something work better than it did. Reward participation with pizza or other encouragement.