HAPPY BIRTHDAY

May 21, 2013:

This year you often surprise others in special ways. You could throw a surprise birthday party, show up randomly at a family member’s door or just do the unexpected. No matter what you decide to do, you are being true to yourself. If you are single, a friend could be instrumental in forming a relationship this year. If you are attached, maintain your friendship as well as your romantic relationship. You will be a lot more forgiving and understanding as a result. LIBRA always keeps it light and conversational.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

**** Continue to evaluate the areas of your life where you think a change is imperative. You might want to take action sooner rather than later. You will see a situation in a new light after having a discussion with someone in the know. Tonight: Say "yes" to living.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

*** If you are to accomplish what you desire, it will be because of your commitment and concentration. Don’t allow a personal issue to flood through your mental gates. You’ll need to filter calls and minimize distractions in order to complete a key task. Tonight: Easy works.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

***** You easily could be baffled by everything that comes in. You have a lot to share, but you might not feel as if you are being heard. Surprising others with a presentation could attract their attention. Realize how much you need a friendship. Tonight: Share some munchies.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

**** Listen to someone who understands you. A surprise could head your way. Take a walk, and think through everything that you’ve heard. Honor your needs first, and then figure out the rest. You often give too much, which later causes you a problem. Tonight: Happy to be home.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

*** You’ll be wondering what to do with some expected news. First, verify all of the facts. There easily could be a detail or two that might have been left out. By keeping your cool while still showing interest, you will help others, too. Tonight: Get together with your friends.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

** You might want to investigate the ramifications of a recent purchase or financial request. Some of the responses might be nothing less than shocking. How you handle news and what you do with it could point to a change in the near future. Tonight: Go over your budget.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

***** While you might be empowered by a situation, others likely will respond much differently, which could shock you. Choose to listen rather than react. Don’t forget to touch base with a loved one! This person might have a lot to share with you. Tonight: Live it up.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

**** You are on top of your game. Don’t wonder what you can do to change direction — trust that it will happen naturally. You might need to adjust to some radical news. Your ability to go with the flow will be tested. Know that others are watching. Tonight: The less said the better.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

*** You could shake up your immediate circle with a surprising idea or suggestion. Trust that it will work, and be willing to go through the details carefully. Allow others to play devil’s advocate. Take a time-out for a child or loved one during the day. Tonight: All smiles.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

*** You might want to play out a situation differently from others. Prepare to go your own way. Someone’s response could surprise you, and you know that trying to persuade this person to follow you could be close to impossible. Tonight: Burn the candle at both ends.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

*** You might be jolted by some new information or gossip that heads your way. Realize that you’ll need to detach in order to see the big picture. Though somebody would prefer to have you feel frazzled, you will maintain self-control. Tonight: Listen to a favorite piece of music.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

**** You might want to have a long-overdue conversation, and you’ll be considering how to initiate it. Later in the day, the opportunity will appear. You see life very differently from the other party. Each of you needs to accept the other’s viewpoint. Tonight: Togetherness works.

BORN TODAY

Actor Mr. T (1952), singer/songwriter Leo Sayer (1948), actress Lisa Edelstein (1967)