Horoscope for May 12, 2016

Today’s Birthday (05/12/16). This year is for love. Romance takes you by surprise. Keep stashing nuts away for winter. Springtime opportunities at work lead into a two-year professional phase after summer. A personal breakthrough leads into shifting group directions this autumn. Care for others, and be cared for.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

ariesAries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Exceed expectations for someone special. Roll around obstacles and forgive miscommunication. The greater part of success is simply showing up. Add passion to that, and the sky’s the limit. Create harmony.

taurusTaurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Household issues hold your focus. If you look, you’ll find what you need to make a change. Hold out for the best value. Use something you’ve been saving. Put your back into cleaning.

geminiGemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Writing, plotting and planning go well today. Think long-term. Misunderstandings could arise, so working behind closed doors gets more done faster. Get into a research project. Hang out ¬†and party later.

cancerCancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Keep track of your earnings and stick to the budget. Estimate how much money is needed and pad for the unexpected. You’re able to go farther than expected. Shop for best value.

leoLeo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — You have extra energy today. Handle responsibilities before getting into personal projects. You’ll accomplish more once your mind is clear. Provide leadership and trust to supporters. Convince others with kindness.

virgoVirgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — Finish old projects, file and organize to create space for what’s next. Allow time for daydreaming. Let go of prejudice and discover a new view. Put off pleasure and gain a bigger prize.

libraLibra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Tackle a challenge. Do what you told the group you would do, and finish ahead of schedule for ease of mind. Artistic flair replaces big bucks. Ask for help if you need to.

scorpioScorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Take charge and find new ways to promote your business or professional goals. Stand up to someone pushy if necessary, without being disrespectful. Others appreciate your clear cut decisions. Extra effort earns a bonus.

sagittariusSagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Get outside and explore. It’s doesn’t need to be expensive; guard against overspending or overeating. Compromise on which flavors or experiences to try. Another’s excitement pushes you in a new direction.

capricornCapricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Work with your partner to manage financial details. Determine the situation, and figure out who will do what. Watch what you say, as tempers can get short. Don’t poke a sleeping bear.

aquariusAquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — There may be a temporary clash between love and money. Repay a debt and clear your conscience. Work could be involved. Ignore triggering anger and hold your temper to avoid wasting time arguing.

piscesPisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Move quickly and decisively to take advantage of work opportunity. Active participation is good. Balance physical effort with rest and restoration, combined with healthy food. Ignore gossip and focus on getting the job done.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com)