Horoscopes by Holiday: May 14, 2018

New Moon Pre-Show

The day before the new moon in Taurus is an exceptionally lucky time to do financial planning. If this type of work isn’t your thing, it’s an excellent time to make it your thing, learn what you need to know and dive in to financial management in spite of your trepidation. Most of the hurdles are psychological, after all, and easily overcome.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The unique qualities come naturally to you. Build on that originality. Steer away from “one size fits all”-type goals. Trying to make something fit everyone is a good way to make it fit no one.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll never have enough time to impart what you know in great detail. So choosing your stories well and telling them succinctly will be your key to making sure everyone has understood you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Wanting and needing – what a position to be in! If you can rid yourself of both conditions, you’ll get the best deals and arrangements possible. Also, don’t be afraid to negotiate. You’re great at it!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to know exactly what you’re dealing with, what’s going to be expected of you, what work came before yours and where it’s likely to go next. The more you can find out the better your results will be.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You feel that you can predict what people are going to do on the grand scale by correctly analyzing what they do on the small one. Your skill at this is pretty impressive today, and you’ll be very accurate.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s easier to settle in when circumstances are not all that much different from the ones you already know; however, you didn’t come all this way to repeat the same pattern. Accept discomfort as part of growth.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have people in the same group working toward the same goal who view things very differently. Not only is this OK; it’s preferred. It’s what makes your group strong.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are people who develop crushes quickly and with very little basis. Know that they will just as quickly lose those crushy feelings. Enjoy each temporary stage for what it’s worth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re an inclusive person, but if you don’t create and protect your schedule, you may regret it later. People want your time. Before you agree, decide how well this fits into your plan.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be a bridge between people, closing the gap that exists because of cultural and generational differences. The reason you can do this is that you know both worlds very well.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You want quick answers and would love to have a guarantee, yet such things aren’t in the cards today. Settle in for the whole story. Expect that people will do their best. It’s as good as it gets, which won’t be half bad.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Relationships will mature just as soon as the people in them do. It can happen as a function of being in the relationship, but more than likely, it will be what happens outside of it that starts the growth spurt.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 14). The travel you do will pay off in joy, in education and eventually in dollars. New people are added to your inner circle, and they will lift your experience during this jubilant solar return. As you become a more loving and tolerant partner, something magical happens: The change you wanted occurs without your involvement. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 24, 32, 29 and 40.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “My fiance, a Sagittarius, is a serious long-distance hiker, a passion I do not share with him. He now wants to go on a hike in Dominica that is known to be treacherous. Potential dangers include active volcanoes and the like. He’d like to do this hike three weeks before our wedding. There’s something about the plan that doesn’t sit right with me. Is he trying to get himself killed so he doesn’t have to get married? Is he afraid that married life will be so boring that he has to get in all the excitement he can before he takes his vows? Should I be taking this so personally?”

Sagittarius people are famously adventurous, and they feel vividly alive while exploring parts of the world that are new to them. Perhaps your fiance wants to take a risk such as this while he is still technically a single man because doing so as a husband or later possibly as a father would be irresponsible, if not out of the question. It may be an extremely good sign for your marriage that he takes such things into consideration. Of course, you won’t really know until you ask him directly – a practice that will hold you in good stead for your married life.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Venus-ruled Cate Blanchett has been called a throwback to Hollywood’s golden age, when mystery, glamour and mega-talent went along with the job. Whether reliving history in movies such as “Elizabeth” or channeling an enchanted fantasy in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Blanchett breathes the kind of screen magic into her work that makes the character and world come alive.