Updated: May 19, 2013 9:33PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Cancer.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will seek privacy for yourself, especially at home, because you feel the need to contemplate your navel, as it were. You might be surprised to see how old habits are still controlling your behavior.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’re aggressive today. You’re prepared to say what you mean and mean what you say. That makes this a powerful day for those who teach, write, act, sell, market or need to persuade others. Conversations will be lively because you are mentally sharp!
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You might feel protective or proud of something you own today. In fact, you might be defensive about your possessions or feel you need to stand up for your rights about what you own and even what you earn. “Hey, this stuff is mine.”
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’re full of energy today and — good news — things will tend to go your way because the universe owes you a favor! Therefore, ask for whatever you want because the answer might be yes. (No guarantees.) Competition with someone in a group is likely.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You might want to hide somewhere today. Either you are doing something on the hush-hush or you just need some privacy. Grab a book or a puzzle and disappear into your favorite restaurant. You can be your own guest. You’ve been so high viz. lately, you need a breather.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Exchanges with others in group situations will be high energy today. In particular, you might have an enthusiastic conversation with a female acquaintance. Either one of you could be a tad bossy because you each want to take charge. (Remember your objective.)
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): People will notice you today, especially authority figures — bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. You stand out! In part, this is because you have strong energy, but it’s also because certain private details about your personal life might be public.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’re keen to do something different because you need a change of scenery. Great. Go someplace you’ve never been before. Talk to new people. Travel if you can. Visit libraries, school campuses and places that will stimulate you and teach you something.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will be firm about defending your best interests when it comes to taxes, debt, insurance matters, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others. You won’t be wishy-washy and, in fact, you will probably draw a line in the sand.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you have conflicts with partners and close friends, they will be emotional. All your confrontations with others will be quite intense, in part because you feel you are right about something and you want to convince others of this fact.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Expect to get a lot done at work today because you’ve got the energy to do the job, as well as delegate to others or encourage people to help you. Refrain from being critical of others. Not everyone will have your enthusiasm or your standards today.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you see someone who captures your fancy, you will be bold about flirting and letting someone know you’re interested. Oh yes! In fact, you won’t hesitate to go after anything you want today in terms of fun, pleasure, social limitations, sports events and playful times with kids. Yay me!
If MAY 14 is Your Birthday: Actress Cate Blanchett (1969) shares your birthday. You’re an energetic perfectionist, which means you can accomplish a lot. You’re opportunistic and are quick to see ways to use new ideas. In fact, you are always modern and up-to-date. You can be demanding, but you rarely demand more than what you are prepared to give. Set aside time to learn or study something this year. You will not regret it.