Happy birthday (May 14): You've faced a lot of challenges that conditioned your grit. Now you'll put that knowledge to the test on a wondrous challenge. You will create yourself. Through actions, wishes, exercises, work and reflection you'll become someone navigating a life you once only dreamed about. Your support system and your family tree will expand.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Maybe it's not ideal in the moment it's happening but consider this: When you don't get the help you need, want and deserve, you get something else even more powerful — the right to call yourself a self-made person.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There's a place for criticism, but it shouldn't be a constant in your social world. Gossip offends your sensibility, and it doesn't have to be about you for you to feel hurt by it. Go where people are kindly supportive.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Picking up broken pieces can lead to cuts. Wear gloves. In an emotional sense, gloves can be an agreement you make with yourself to approach hurtful people with great caution.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): You'll try something new and be richer for the experience. The more experiences you have, the richer you get... but not always in the same commodities. For instance, a person can be rich in humility. So go at an easy pace.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There's value in going off purpose, or not having one to begin with. Your feline nature will guide your way with an instinct to metaphorically stretch, pounce and climb at your whim.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You'll feel spontaneously driven to serve someone — to pay full attention to the person's preferences and how they need things done. It's a beautiful and rare gift you're giving here.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): As the sign of balance and fairness, you are keenly aware of how the quest for justice often leads to injustice. And yet, you still try to make things right, a mission that will absorb some of your hours today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): New communities and circles intrigue you. You can't tell from the storefront what this is all about; you have to go in and feel the vibes. You'll know within the first dozen interactions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You're exciting because you entertain risky ideas, not because you always do them — that would make you foolhardy! What you're cooking up in that playful mind of yours is making you very attractive to someone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sometimes happiness is a room full of people you love. Sometimes happiness is a room full of people you don't know yet. Today, happiness is your own space, your own time, glorious solitude.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This role you took on no longer feels like a good fit. Now what? Well, this script you're going by is not the Ten Commandments. It wasn't written on stone tablets. You can change it without a chisel.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It will be challenging to lead others to your purposes today. The key is to be consistent and repetitive. People will learn and dance to your rhythm, but first you have to start banging that drum.
STARS OF DIPLOMACY
With social currents strong all weekend, the fates favor diplomacy. People will demonstrate status in various ways: by throwing parties, holding meetings, putting on shows and more. Consider that the more driven someone is to prove their power, the less powerful they believe themselves to be. True power is the ability to command oneself.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Cate Blanchett is collaborating with renowned filmmaker Pedro Almodovar to bring the short stories of Lucia Berlin to the screen. Blanchett’s Taurus sun surrenders to Neptune, planet of emotional highs and lows, discontent and uplift. Her Mercury in the roving sign of Gemini makes her a keen observer and communicator of the human experience.