Horoscope for May 4, 2015

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (05/04/15). Home is where your heart is this year. Smart investments grow in value. Clear clutter, organize and beautify. Chart your destination. Plan changes and take action after 6/14. Prioritize to protect what (and who) you love. New romance heats up the autumn after 10/13. Personal discovery, spirituality and growth appeals after 10/27. Focus on 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 6 — A deadline looms. Something that looks good in theory doesn’t work in practice. Changes require adaptations. Listen to an expert. Let family know if plans change. Good work grows your reputation.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — Invent the next phase together. Take advantage of an opportunity without risking great expense. Check out the competition. Invest in a shared dream. Slow and steady wins the race.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is an 8 — Balance new work with old responsibilities. Don’t let someone cute talk you into being bad. Avoid controversy. Team up with a genius. Form a creative partnership. Clarify mutual goals. Delegate tasks to team members, and track who’s doing what.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — Embrace your creative inspiration. Clean up before starting a new mess. Expect travel or shipping delays. Collaborate with someone who has what you need. Avoid risk and expense. Invest time and talent into your work. Imagine future fun.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 6 — Family needs take precedence. Your services are in great demand, with a temporary setback. Reaffirm a commitment. Provide leadership. Prepare your home for fun with beloved people. Stick to your budget. A happy ending is possible.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 — Shift your research. A turning point arises in your creative expression. Give your word and follow through. Resistance from above could slow progress. Continue to hold your standards high. Persuade them with a dream. Focus on all things new.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is an 8 — Creativity blossoms along with profitable new opportunities. Share your concerns with someone who always tells the truth. Don’t worry if you don’t know how. You can do it. Learn what you need. Keep costs down. Keep the faith.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — A turning point arises with your personal priorities and obligations. Clarify what you want. Write down some objectives. Make plans now for action later. Overcome an old worry by improving your skills. Keep track of earnings. Plant seeds.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 5 — Emotional release provides freedom. Reassure someone. Don’t ask for favors or take risks now. Take time to plan. Meditate on the desired result. Ritual and symbolism add beauty and meaning. Let your optimism rise. Experience an awakening.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Get invited to participate in a new phase of a group project. Don’t take on more than you can complete. The competition is strong. Save funds to upgrade equipment. Get together and plan out who could do what.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 6 — Work could interfere with family time. Your professional status is on the rise. Take leadership. Cut the fluff. Postpone travel. Get your team involved. Contribute to a good cause together. Gentle effort is enough. Results can be sweet indeed.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Plan an educational journey. Finish previous work, so you’re free to begin. Guard against technical glitches. If annoyed, take a walk outside. Achieve a new level of understanding. Adapt as you go along.