Horoscopes by Holiday: May 21, 2018

Maybe money can’t buy happiness, but financial lack and debt are sure to create unhappiness. On these first days of the Gemini sun, which focuses on communication and the transactions of domestic life, whatever is done to alleviate material concerns, though it may not feel like joy exactly, will certainly count toward it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You aim to exceed expectations. It starts with being very careful about what you set up in a person’s mind to begin with. After that, you must be vigilant about delivering on that and then some.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Patience isn’t about timing; it’s about attitude. Patience is a manner of graciously accepting life as it presents itself instead of trying to bully your own agenda onto it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Part of the appeal of growing things is that it feels good to know that you can do what’s needed for your own survival and thriving. Explore this and/or other kinds of self-reliance to unlock a new level of confidence in yourself.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ve stood at those intersections in the road where the buttons seem like a ruse. You push to walk, and nothing happens. You’re dubious about your ability to influence today’s pattern, too, but you have to at least try.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Don’t be too quick to judge, especially in matters of art or personal taste. Styles come and go, and their appeal can strike you in unexpected ways, depending on the appetites and moods of the moment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It will be clear from your way of managing challenges big and small that when you decide to be adaptable, you can get used to almost anything. Now it’s just a matter of deciding what’s acceptable and what’s not.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The worthwhile thing you’re doing needs an audience who cares; otherwise, the work, no matter how exquisite, will be incomplete. Sharing is an essential part of the process.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The recipe for a good mood will include sunshine, music and exciting ideas. Thinking of a better future will also be a worthy pastime, especially if you’re willing to organize these thoughts onto paper and make a plan.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). All support networks are not equal. The ideal network is a mix of different ages, employment situations and cultures. This is the kind of network that makes you stronger and better.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can’t get out of a bad mood by deciding what’s wrong with your life, so it’s a waste of time to dwell there, especially today. Focus on what’s going right and also on self-care. You’ll lift yourself and all around you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). For the social connection to be strong, it has to have mutual benefit. This requires you to be honest about what you hope to get out of it and what you’re willing to put into it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To say that freedom is important to you would be a colossal understatement. You are inwardly revolting against the restrictions placed on you, and that revolt is about to get very “outward” indeed.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 21). You include new people in your decisions this year, just to keep things playful, interesting and exciting. There’s a twist in July that will favor you tremendously, but this will be hard to see in the early stages, so have faith. Your strength attracts other strong people, and together you’ll accomplish impressive feats. Pisces and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 33, 28 and 4.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “I’m a Gemini, born June 8, 1968, and I finally feel as if I am in the relationship I have always wanted. He is respectful, kind and sensual and has all the qualities I’ve looked for in a man. He’s a Sagittarius, born Dec. 20, 1964. Though through all his actions he acts as if I am the one for him, he says he is ‘not quite there yet.’ Why do I feel that hearing him tell me ‘I love you’ is that important when it’s obvious in his actions? On some level, I know that words won’t change a thing.”

As a Gemini ruled by Mercury, messenger of communication, you deeply appreciate verbal reassurances of love. Though it’s true that actions speak louder than words, words still rule your heart. There’s nothing wrong with needing to hear love in language. Sweet utterances make you feel cherished! But you should know that he’s different. For a Sagittarius, love is in the doing. He may be thinking, “I’m here right now. Isn’t that proof enough?” And that’s his truth. If you ask him to say “I love you” before he’s ready, he’ll feel pressured. Don’t you want the scene to play out more organically? You already have his heart. Trust that the words will follow.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Mr. T, who famously pitied fools in “Rocky III” and the 1980s television series “The A-Team,” is the second-youngest child in a family of 12 children. The legendary tough guy is quoted as saying, “Any man who don’t love his mama can’t be no friend of mine.” Mr. T is a bright Gemini with four important luminaries in strong, stable, stamina-inducing Taurus.